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Public health officials advise ‘safe sex’ after previous linked STI outbreaks

Date
10 June 2019
Abstract

Background: Chikungunya is an arthropod-borne viral disease now identified in over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has spread in the last 15 years to many countries, causing large local outbreaks. CHIKV infection can be clinically misdiagnosed in...

Author(s)
Overbosch, F. W.; Elfrink, F.; Schinkel, J.; Sonder, G. J. B.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2019, 19, 196, pp (26 February 2019)
Abstract

Background: Xishuangbanna, a border area of China, Burma and Laos, had its first major DENV-1 outbreak in 2017. This study aims to explore the genetic characterization, potential source and evolution of the viruses in outbreak. Methods: The structural protein C/prM/E genes of viruses isolated from...

Author(s)
Lin Yao; Ma DeHong; Wen SongJiao; Zeng Fen; Hong Shan; Li LiHua; Li XiaoMan; Wang XiaoDan; Ma ZhiQiang; Pan Yue; Chen JunYing; Xi JueMin; Qiu LiJuan; Shan XiYun; Sun QiangMing
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2019, 79, pp 152-161
Abstract

Background: The incidence rate of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in travellers from non-endemic areas to the Americas during the ZIKV outbreak in 2016 is unknown. Methods: Belgian adults who planned to travel to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean were recruited prospectively to study...

Author(s)
Huits, R.; Bossche, D. van den; Eggermont, K.; Lotgering, E.; Feyens, A.; Potters, I.; Jacobs, J.; Esbroeck, M. van; Cnops, L.; Bottieau, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2019, 78, pp 39-43
Abstract

The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, is spreading northward from its historical stronghold in the southeastern United States. As a vector and biting pest, public and veterinary health officials must remain vigilant of the lone star tick's expanding range. We use ticks submitted to Public...

Author(s)
Nelder, M. P.; Russell, C. B.; Clow, K. M.; Johnson, S.; Weese, J. S.; Cronin, K.; Ralevski, F.; Jardine, C. M.; Patel, S. N.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2019, 10, 1, pp 146-155
Abstract

Yellow fever virus (YFV) has a long history of causing human disease. Today, YFV is persevered in jungle environments with occasional sporadic human outbreaks in South America and periodic intermediate human transmissions with occasional urban outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa. The ever-present risk...

Author(s)
Callender, D. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Global Public Health, 2019, 14, 3, pp 445-455
Abstract

Imported infectious diseases are becoming a serious public health threat in China. However, limited information concerning the epidemiologic characteristics of imported infectious diseases is available. In this study, we collected data related to imported infectious diseases in mainland China from...

Author(s)
Wang YaLi; Wang Xuan; Liu XiaoBo; Ren RuiQi; Zhou Lei; Li Chao; Tu WenXiao; Ni DaXin; Li Qun; Feng ZiJian; Zhang YanPing
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2019, 25, 1, pp 33-41
Abstract

Nonhuman primates host a variety of gastrointestinal parasites that infect individuals through different transmission routes. Social contact among group members (e.g., body contact, grooming) brings the risk of parasite infection, especially when the pathogen infection is directly transmitted....

Author(s)
Tiddi, B.; Pfoh, R.; Agostini, I.
Publisher
Springer-Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Primates, 2019, 60, 3, pp 297-306
Abstract

Background: Amoebic colitis is the most frequent clinical manifestation of invasive intestinal infection due to Entamoeba histolytica and a common cause of diarrhoea worldwide. Since higher transmission rates are usually related to poor health and exposure to unhygienic conditions, cases reported...

Author(s)
Roure, S.; Valerio, L.; Soldevila, L.; Salvador, F.; Fernández-Rivas, G.; Sulleiro, E.; Mañosa, M.; Sopena, N.; Mate, J. L.; Clotet, B.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 2, pp e0212791
Abstract

Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly and other birth defects. We hypothesized that the Latin America Zika epidemic resulted in pregnant women and their partners adopting behavioral changes to limit risk, leading them to forego travel to Zika-affected locations. We evaluated...

Author(s)
Gallivan, M.; Oppenheim, B.; Madhav, N. K.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 2, pp e0212507

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