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B. microti: Looks like malaria, smells like malaria, but isn’t malaria

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Babesiosis in humans is a tick-borne infection. In the United States, babesiosis is usually caused by the protozoan Babesia microti, an obligate…
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Nipah virus: Going from bat to worse

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Thomas M. Yuill, PhD
Nipah virus (NiV), an RNA virus, and Nipah virus infection (NiVI) are relatively recently discovered entities. NiVI is a particularly lethal…

Infections linked to thawing show importance of Arctic surveillance

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
In the summer of 2016, an outbreak of anthrax in the Russian Arctic that left dozens of people hospitalized and one 12-year-old boy dead was blamed…

M. bovis TB detected in Michigan deer hunters

September 21, 2019
Between 2002 and 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified three human cases of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium
In the Journals

Antibiotic resistance rising in farmyard chickens and pigs

September 19, 2019
The proportion of pathogens infecting chickens and pigs in developing countries that are also significantly resistant to antibiotics grew from 2000…
In the Journals

Surveillance for novel flu viruses should target swine workers with ‘intense’ exposure to pigs

September 10, 2019
A study of hundreds of swine workers in China showed that they are at an increased risk for infections with enzootic swine influenza A viruses…
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Global warming may have contributed to emergence of C. auris

August 5, 2019
Global warming may have played a critical role in the emergence of Candida auris, researchers reported in mBio. C. auris
In the Journals

33% of animal-use probiotics contain pathogens; spillover to humans documented

July 25, 2019
A study of animal-use probiotics in China showed that approximately one-third contained “life-threatening” pathogens, and that colonized…

Colorado State University receives $9.5M to develop Rift Valley fever vaccine

July 22, 2019
Colorado State University announced a $9.5 million partnering agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI, to develop…
In the Journals

HEV in pigs a ‘permanent zoonotic disease risk’

July 8, 2019
Hepatitis E virus circulates in domestic pigs and represents a “permanent zoonotic disease risk,” particularly among occupationally…