Arnon Shimshony

Zoonotic Infections

An in-depth look into infectious diseases that affect both humans and animals.

Zoonotic Infections

Bornavirus: Zoonotic and animal health aspects

Infectious Disease News, April 2016
Arnon Shimshony, DVM
Between late 2011 and 2013, three men in succession — aged 63, 62 and 72 years — from the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, suffered a…
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Ebola: The zoonotic aspects

Infectious Disease News, January 2015
Arnon Shimshony, DVM
When WHO announced the first appearance of a new, fatal emerging disease in Central Africa, the report included the following information: “electron…
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: Zoonotic aspects

Infectious Disease News, June 2014
Arnon Shimshony, DVM
In April 2012, a 60-year-old male citizen of Bisha, located in southeast Saudi Arabia, became seriously ill with pneumonia. After his condition…
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Brucellosis: Endemic and re-emerging zoonosis

Infectious Disease News, September 2013
Arnon Shimshony, DVM
During the first week of August, the Syrian Ministry of Health and the WHO Early Warning Alert and Response System reported a significant increase in…
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Ecology, drivers and dynamics of zoonoses

Infectious Disease News, March 2013
Arnon Shimshony, MD
More than 60% of human infectious diseases are caused by pathogens shared with wild or domestic animals. Human pathogens from all taxa…
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Antibiotics in swine feed may promote bacterial gene exchange

Infectious Disease News, February 2012
Researchers have found that antibiotics in swine feed stimulated gene exchange in the intestinal microbial community and could therefore lead to…
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Organic farming practices produced low levels of drug-resistant bacteria

Infectious Disease News, September 2011
A lower prevalence for antibiotic-resistant and multidrug-resistant Enterococcus spp was observed among US poultry farms that transitioned to…
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Two confirmed cases of Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever

Infectious Disease News, February 2011
Arnon Shimshony, DVM
A 64-year-old man from Italy spent 1 week in a touristic village in southern Egypt during April 2010. On April 29, he visited the famous…
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Hendra virus: Rare in humans, but problematic in animal populations

Infectious Disease News, August 2010
Arnon Shimshony, DVM
On May 17, a horse fell ill in the township of Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. A vet, wearing protective equipment…
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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: A re-emerging, potentially deadly illness

Infectious Disease News, May 2010
Arnon Shimshony, DVM
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is one of the most widely distributed viral hemorrhagic fevers. This disease occurs in much of Africa, the Middle…