Arthropods, other than insects and arachnids, which transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
Members of the phylum Arthropoda, composed of organisms having a hard, jointed exoskeleton and paired jointed legs. It includes the class INSECTS and the subclass ARACHNIDA, many species of which are important medically as parasites or as vectors of organisms capable of causing disease in man.
An order of parasitic, blood-sucking, wingless INSECTS with the common name of fleas.
Lice of the genus Pediculus, family Pediculidae. Pediculus humanus corporus is the human body louse and Pediculus humanus capitis is the human head louse.
Blood-sucking acarid parasites of the order Ixodida comprising two families: the softbacked ticks (ARGASIDAE) and hardbacked ticks (IXODIDAE). Ticks are larger than their relatives, the MITES. They penetrate the skin of their host by means of highly specialized, hooked mouth parts and feed on its blood. Ticks attack all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. In humans they are responsible for many TICK-BORNE DISEASES, including the transmission of ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER; TULAREMIA; BABESIOSIS; AFRICAN SWINE FEVER; and RELAPSING FEVER. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, pp543-44)
The largest genus of TICKS in the family IXODIDAE, containing over 200 species. Many infest humans and other mammals and several are vectors of diseases such as LYME DISEASE, tick-borne encephalitis (ENCEPHALITIS, TICK-BORNE), and KYASANUR FOREST DISEASE.
Arthropod-borne viruses. A non-taxonomic designation for viruses that can replicate in both vertebrate hosts and arthropod vectors. Included are some members of the following families: ARENAVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; TOGAVIRIDAE; and FLAVIVIRIDAE. (From Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed)
Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
DNA molecules capable of autonomous replication within a host cell and into which other DNA sequences can be inserted and thus amplified. Many are derived from PLASMIDS; BACTERIOPHAGES; or VIRUSES. They are used for transporting foreign genes into recipient cells. Genetic vectors possess a functional replicator site and contain GENETIC MARKERS to facilitate their selective recognition.
A specific species of bacteria, part of the BORRELIA BURGDORFERI GROUP, whose common name is Lyme disease spirochete.
A species of gram-negative bacteria that is the etiologic agent of bacillary angiomatosis (ANGIOMATOSIS, BACILLARY). This organism can also be a cause of CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE in immunocompetent patients.
A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.
Glands that secrete SALIVA in the MOUTH. There are three pairs of salivary glands (PAROTID GLAND; SUBLINGUAL GLAND; SUBMANDIBULAR GLAND).
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) frequently found in tropical and subtropical regions. YELLOW FEVER and DENGUE are two of the diseases that can be transmitted by species of this genus.
An infectious disease caused by a spirochete, BORRELIA BURGDORFERI, which is transmitted chiefly by Ixodes dammini (see IXODES) and pacificus ticks in the United States and Ixodes ricinis (see IXODES) in Europe. It is a disease with early and late cutaneous manifestations plus involvement of the nervous system, heart, eye, and joints in variable combinations. The disease was formerly known as Lyme arthritis and first discovered at Old Lyme, Connecticut.
The interactions between a host and a pathogen, usually resulting in disease.
Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.
Arthropods of the class ARACHNIDA, order Araneae. Except for mites and ticks, spiders constitute the largest order of arachnids, with approximately 37,000 species having been described. The majority of spiders are harmless, although some species can be regarded as moderately harmful since their bites can lead to quite severe local symptoms. (From Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, p508; Smith, Insects and Other Arthropods of Medical Importance, 1973, pp424-430)
Abnormal intracellular inclusions, composed of denatured hemoglobin, found on the membrane of red blood cells. They are seen in thalassemias, enzymopathies, hemoglobinopathies, and after splenectomy.
Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.
Computer programs or software installed on mobile electronic devices which support a wide range of functions and uses which include television, telephone, video, music, word processing, and Internet service.
A type of MICROCOMPUTER, sometimes called a personal digital assistant, that is very small and portable and fitting in a hand. They are convenient to use in clinical and other field situations for quick data management. They usually require docking with MICROCOMPUTERS for updates.
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria often surrounded by a protein microcapsular layer and slime layer. The natural cycle of its organisms generally involves a vertebrate and an invertebrate host. Species of the genus are the etiological agents of human diseases, such as typhus.
Infections by the genus RICKETTSIA.
An acute febrile illness caused by RICKETTSIA RICKETTSII. It is transmitted to humans by bites of infected ticks and occurs only in North and South America. Characteristics include a sudden onset with headache and chills and fever lasting about two to three weeks. A cutaneous rash commonly appears on the extremities and trunk about the fourth day of illness.
Infections caused by arthropod-borne viruses, general or unspecified.
Order of mammals whose members are adapted for flight. It includes bats, flying foxes, and fruit bats.
An absence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably below an accustomed norm.
A viral encephalitis caused by the St. Louis encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, ST. LOUIS), a FLAVIVIRUS. It is transmitted to humans and other vertebrates primarily by mosquitoes of the genus CULEX. The primary animal vectors are wild birds and the disorder is endemic to the midwestern and southeastern United States. Infections may be limited to an influenza-like illness or present as an ASEPTIC MENINGITIS or ENCEPHALITIS. Clinical manifestations of the encephalitic presentation may include SEIZURES, lethargy, MYOCLONUS, focal neurologic signs, COMA, and DEATH. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p750)
A collection of single-stranded RNA viruses scattered across the Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, and Togaviridae families whose common property is the ability to induce encephalitic conditions in infected hosts.
A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE), which is the etiologic agent of ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS in the United States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Indolesulfonic acid used as a dye in renal function testing for the detection of nitrates and chlorates, and in the testing of milk.
Critical analyses of books or other monographic works.
An indole-dione that is obtained by oxidation of indigo blue. It is a MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITOR and high levels have been found in urine of PARKINSONISM patients.
A plant family of the order Lamiales. It is characterized by simple leaves in opposite pairs, cystoliths (enlarged cells containing crystals of calcium carbonate), and bilaterally symmetrical and bisexual flowers that are usually crowded together. The common name for Ruellia of wild petunia is easily confused with PETUNIA.
Infections of the brain caused by arthropod-borne viruses (i.e., arboviruses) primarily from the families TOGAVIRIDAE; FLAVIVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; and RHABDOVIRIDAE. Life cycles of these viruses are characterized by ZOONOSES, with birds and lower mammals serving as intermediate hosts. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) or TICKS. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, alterations of mentation, focal neurologic deficits, and COMA. (From Clin Microbiol Rev 1994 Jan;7(1):89-116; Walton, Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System, 10th ed, p321)
Inflammation of the BRAIN due to infection, autoimmune processes, toxins, and other conditions. Viral infections (see ENCEPHALITIS, VIRAL) are a relatively frequent cause of this condition.
A family of viruses, mainly arboviruses, consisting of a single strand of RNA. Virions are enveloped particles 90-120 nm diameter. The complete family contains over 300 members arranged in five genera: ORTHOBUNYAVIRUS; HANTAVIRUS; NAIROVIRUS; PHLEBOVIRUS; and TOSPOVIRUS.
A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE), which is the etiological agent of Japanese encephalitis found in Asia, southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.

Mechanisms of arthropod transmission of plant and animal viruses. (1/145)

A majority of the plant-infecting viruses and many of the animal-infecting viruses are dependent upon arthropod vectors for transmission between hosts and/or as alternative hosts. The viruses have evolved specific associations with their vectors, and we are beginning to understand the underlying mechanisms that regulate the virus transmission process. A majority of plant viruses are carried on the cuticle lining of a vector's mouthparts or foregut. This initially appeared to be simple mechanical contamination, but it is now known to be a biologically complex interaction between specific virus proteins and as yet unidentified vector cuticle-associated compounds. Numerous other plant viruses and the majority of animal viruses are carried within the body of the vector. These viruses have evolved specific mechanisms to enable them to be transported through multiple tissues and to evade vector defenses. In response, vector species have evolved so that not all individuals within a species are susceptible to virus infection or can serve as a competent vector. Not only are the virus components of the transmission process being identified, but also the genetic and physiological components of the vectors which determine their ability to be used successfully by the virus are being elucidated. The mechanisms of arthropod-virus associations are many and complex, but common themes are beginning to emerge which may allow the development of novel strategies to ultimately control epidemics caused by arthropod-borne viruses.  (+info)

Restriction of major surface protein 2 (MSP2) variants during tick transmission of the ehrlichia Anaplasma marginale. (2/145)

Anaplasma marginale is an ehrlichial pathogen of cattle that establishes lifelong persistent infection. Persistence is characterized by rickettsemic cycles in which new A. marginale variant types, defined by the sequence of the expressed msp2 transcripts, emerge. The polymorphic msp2 transcripts encode structurally distinct MSP2 proteins and result in an antigenically diverse and continually changing A. marginale population within the blood. In this manuscript, we used sequence analysis of msp2 transcripts to show that a restricted repertoire of variant types, designated SGV1 and SGV2, is expressed within the tick salivary gland. The same SGV1 and SGV2 variant types were expressed in ticks regardless of the variant types expressed in the blood of infected cattle at the time of acquisition feeding by the ticks. Importantly, subsequent tick transmission to susceptible cattle resulted in acute rickettsemia composed of organisms expressing only the same SGV1 and SGV2 variant types. This indicates that the msp2 expressed by organisms within the tick salivary gland predicts the variant type responsible for acute rickettsemia and disease. This restriction of transmitted A. marginale variant types, in contrast to the marked diversity within persistently infected cattle, supports development of MSP2 vaccines to prevent acute rickettsemia in tick-transmitted infections.  (+info)

Observations on the epidemiology of Rift Valley fever in Kenya. (3/145)

The epizootic range of Rift Valley fever in Kenya is defined from the results of virus isolations during epizootics, and form an extensive serological survey of cattle which were exposed during an epizootic. A study of the sera from a wide range of wild bovidae sampled immediately after the epizootic, showed that they did not act as reservoir or amplifying hosts for RVF. Virus isolation attempts from a variety of rodents proved negative. Rift Valley fever did not persist between epizootics by producing symptomless abortions in cattle in areas within its epizootic range. A sentinel herd sampled annually after an epizootic in 1968 revealed not one single seroconversion from 1969 to 1974. Certain forest and forest edge situations were postulated as enzootic for Rift Valley fever, and a small percentage of seroconversions were detected in cattle in these areas, born four years after the last epizootic. This has been the only evidence for the persistence of the virus in Kenya since 1968, and may be a part of the interepizootic maintenance cycle for Rift Valley fever in Kenya, which otherwise remains unknown.  (+info)

The differential transmissibility of Myxoma virus strains of differing virulence grades by the rabbit flea Spilopsyllus cuniculi (Dale). (4/145)

Laboratory studies showed that few rabbit fleas (Spilopsyllus cuniculi (Dale)) transmitted myxomatosis after removal from wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus (L) that had been infected for fever than 10-12 days, irrespective of the virulence of the myxoma virus strain involved. Rabbits infected with fully virulent (Grade I) strains died within 10-15 days and few fleas from these hosts became infective; averaging all the samples takem. 12% of the fleas were infective. Also, few fleas acquired infectivity on individual rabbits which covered from infection with attenuated strains; the mean was 8% infective. Rabbits which died between 17 and 44 days after infection had higher proportions of infective fleas at all sampling times; the mean was 42% infective. Male and female fleas transmitted virus with equal efficiency. For rabbits infected with any of the attenuated virus strains the mean percentage of infective fleas was inversely related to the survival time of the host. Rabbits infected with moderately attenuated strains (Grades IIIA and IIIB) had, on average, the highest proportion of infective fleas; hence such strains have a selective advantage and have become predominant under natural conditions in Britain. The changes that might occur if there is an increase in host resistance to myxomatosis are discussed.  (+info)

Anti-arthropod saliva antibodies among residents of a community at high risk for Lyme disease in California. (5/145)

The role of the western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificus) versus that of other potential arthropod vectors in the epidemiology of Lyme disease was evaluated by determining the prevalence of anti-arthropod saliva antibodies (AASA) among residents (n = 104) of a community at high-risk (CHR). Salivary gland extracts prepared from I. pacificus, the Pacific Coast tick (Dermacentor occidentalis), the western cone-nose bug (Triatoma protracta), and the western tree-hole mosquito (Aedes sierrensis) were used as antigens in an ELISA. Sera from 50 residents of the San Francisco Bay region in northern California and 51 residents of Imperial County in southern California served as comparison groups. The prevalence of AASA ranged from 2% for A. sierrensis to 79% for I. pacificus in study subjects, 0% for D. occidentalis to 36% for I. pacificus among residents of the San Francisco Bay region, and 6% for I. pacificus to 24% for A. sierrensis in residents of Imperial County. The associations between AASA and demographic factors, potential risk factors, probable Lyme disease, and seropositivity for Borrelia burgdorferi were assessed for 85 members of the CHR. Seropositivity for I. pacificus and B. burgdorferi were significantly correlated, the relative risk of seropositivity to B. burgdorferi was about 5 (31% versus 6%) for subjects who were seroreactive to I. pacificus, nearly every individual who was seropositive for B. burgdorferi had elevated levels of antibodies to I. pacificus, and the mean titer for antibodies to I. pacificus was significantly higher for subjects seropositive versus those seronegative for B. burgdorferi. Together, these findings support the widely held belief that I. pacificus is the primary vector of B. burgdorferi for humans in northern California, and they demonstrate the utility of the AASA method as an epidemiologic tool for studying emerging tick-borne infections.  (+info)

Temporal changes in outer surface proteins A and C of the lyme disease-associated spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, during the chain of infection in ticks and mice. (6/145)

The Lyme disease-associated spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is maintained in enzootic cycles involving Ixodes ticks and small mammals. Previous studies demonstrated that B. burgdorferi expresses outer surface protein A (OspA) but not OspC when residing in the midgut of unfed ticks. However, after ticks feed on blood, some spirochetes stop making OspA and express OspC. Our current work examined the timing and frequency of OspA and OspC expression by B. burgdorferi in infected Ixodes scapularis nymphs as they fed on uninfected mice and in uninfected I. scapularis larvae and nymphs as they first acquired spirochetes from infected mice. Smears of midguts from previously infected ticks were prepared at 12- or 24-h intervals following attachment through repletion at 96 h, and spirochetes were stained for immunofluorescence for detection of antibodies to OspA and OspC. As shown previously, prior to feeding spirochetes in nymphs expressed OspA but not OspC. During nymphal feeding, however, the proportion of spirochetes expressing OspA decreased, while spirochetes expressing OspC became detectable. In fact, spirochetes rapidly began to express OspC, with the greatest proportion of spirochetes having this protein at 48 h of attachment and then with the proportion decreasing significantly by the time that the ticks had completed feeding. In vitro cultivation of the spirochete at different temperatures showed OspC to be most abundant when the spirochetes were grown at 37 degrees C. Yet, the synthesis of this protein waned with continuous passage at this temperature. Immunofluorescence staining of spirochetes in smears of midguts from larvae and nymphs still attached or having completed feeding on infected mice demonstrated that OspA but not OspC was produced by these spirochetes recently acquired from mice. Therefore, the temporal synthesis of OspC by spirochetes only in feeding ticks that were infected prior to the blood meal suggests that this surface protein is involved in transmission from tick to mammal but not from mammal to tick.  (+info)

Phylogeny of the genus flavivirus using complete coding sequences of arthropod-borne viruses and viruses with no known vector. (7/145)

Attempts to define the evolutionary relationships and origins of viruses in the genus Flavivirus are hampered by the lack of genetic information particularly amongst the non-vectored flaviviruses. Using a novel protocol for sequence determination, the first complete coding sequence of St Louis encephalitis virus and those of two representative non-vectored flaviviruses, Rio Bravo (isolated from bat) and Apoi (isolated from rodent), are reported. The encoded polyproteins of Rio Bravo and Apoi virus are the smallest described to date within the genus FLAVIVIRUS: The highest similarities with other flaviviruses were found in the NS3 and NS5 genes. The proteolytic cleavage sites for the viral serine protease were highly conserved among the flaviviruses completely sequenced to date. Comparative genetic amino acid alignments revealed that p-distance cut-off values of 0.330-0.470 distinguished the arthropod-borne viruses according to their recognized serogroups and Rio Bravo and Apoi virus were assigned to two distinct non-vectored virus groups. Within these serogroups, cladogenesis based on the complete ORF sequence was similar to trees based on envelope and NS5 sequences. In contrast, branching patterns at the deeper nodes of the tree were different from those reported in the previous study of NS5 sequences. The significance of these observations is discussed.  (+info)

Genetics of mosquito vector competence. (8/145)

Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for significant human morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Efforts to control mosquito-borne diseases have been impeded, in part, by the development of drug-resistant parasites, insecticide-resistant mosquitoes, and environmental concerns over the application of insecticides. Therefore, there is a need to develop novel disease control strategies that can complement or replace existing control methods. One such strategy is to generate pathogen-resistant mosquitoes from those that are susceptible. To this end, efforts have focused on isolating and characterizing genes that influence mosquito vector competence. It has been known for over 70 years that there is a genetic basis for the susceptibility of mosquitoes to parasites, but until the advent of powerful molecular biological tools and protocols, it was difficult to assess the interactions of pathogens with their host tissues within the mosquito at a molecular level. Moreover, it has been only recently that the molecular mechanisms responsible for pathogen destruction, such as melanotic encapsulation and immune peptide production, have been investigated. The molecular characterization of genes that influence vector competence is becoming routine, and with the development of the Sindbis virus transducing system, potential antipathogen genes now can be introduced into the mosquito and their effect on parasite development can be assessed in vivo. With the recent successes in the field of mosquito germ line transformation, it seems likely that the generation of a pathogen-resistant mosquito population from a susceptible population soon will become a reality.  (+info)

Rickettsial diseases, important causes of illness and death worldwide, exist primarily in endemic and enzootic foci that occasionally give rise to sporadic or seasonal outbreaks. Rickettsial pathogens are highly specialized for obligate intracellular survival in both the vertebrate host and the invertebrate vector. While studies often focus primarily on the vertebrate host, the arthropod vector is often more important in the natural maintenance of the pathogen. Consequently, coevolution of rickettsiae with arthropods is responsible for many features of the host-pathogen relationship that are unique among arthropod-borne diseases, including efficient pathogen replication, long-term maintenance of infection, and transstadial and transovarial transmission. This article examines the common features of the host-pathogen relationship and of the arthropod vectors of the typhus and spotted fever group rickettsiae.
Das, A., & Lele, S. R. (1999). Spatial Modeling for Discrete Data Using Generalized Linear Mixed Models: Application to Abundance of Lyme Disease Vectors. In Accuracy 2000 (pp. 125-133). Amsterdam: Delft University Press ...
Bacterial symbionts may be used as vehicles for expressing foreign genes in arthropods. Expression of selected genes can render an arthropod incapable of transmitting a second microorganism that is pathogenic for humans and is an alternative approach to the control of arthropod-borne diseases. We discuss the rationale for this alternative approach, its potential applications and limitations, and the regulatory concerns that may arise from its use in interrupting disease transmission in humans and animals.
ICD-9 code 082.4 for Ehrlichiosis is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - RICKETTSIOSES AND OTHER ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES (080
We used a whole-genome scanning technique to identify the NADH dehydrogenase gamma subunit (species in a wide range of environmental samples yet maintains minimal cross-reactivity to mammalian host and arthropod vector organisms. been shown to cause disease in humans including Carrions disease (13) cat scratch disease (7 14 25 endocarditis (6 11 and recently a febrile illness in humans from Thailand (caused by species are considered potential emerging pathogens (1 26 28 identification requires the ability to detect bacteria in both mammalian hosts and arthropod vectors. Although bacterial culture is considered ideal the difficulty and time involved make it impractical for large-scale use. Additionally nucleic acid-based detection techniques may be hindered by inhibitors in environmental and clinical samples low sensitivity and the absence of genus-specific primers (10 27 To address these issues we used whole-genome scanning based on the complete genomes of to identify host- and vector-blind ...
RESEARCH INTERESTS. My research focus on utilization of biological control agents on arthropod vectors (mosquitoes and ticks) affecting human and animal health. More generally, we are looking on the susceptibility of different stages of these arthropod vectors to microbials particularly fungi and also looking on the effects of botanicals against mosquitoes and ticks.. ...
Bartonella species are Gram-negative bacilli or coccobacilli belonging to the α2 subgroup of Proteobacteria that are closely related to the genera Brucella and Agrobacterium. Each persists in particular mammalian hosts, with transmission to humans primarily mediated by haematophagous arthropods. A remarkable feature of the genus ...
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arborvirus: a large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between vertebrate hosts by arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, midges, etc.) that feed on blood; they can cause mild fevers, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis
Hamer, Gabriel - Texas A&M University (TAMU) Scholar profile, educations, publications, research, grants, awards, courses, concepts, and topics. Research in the Hamer Lab broadly investigates the ecology of infectious diseases of humans, wild animals, and domestic animals, with particular attention to those transmitted by arthropod vectors (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks, kissing bugs). We have focused primarily on vector-host interactions that lead to parasite amplification and increased disease risk. We utilize multidisciplinary tools to studying these complex disease systems, including molecular biology, landscape epidemiology, eco-immunology, and ecological modeling. A goal of our research is to elucidate mechanisms of transmission across space and time that facilitate ecological management of diseases with effective intervention and preventative strategies.
The First Annual meeting of the new joint ECDC-EFSA project VectorNet, the European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents, was held on 27-29 January 2015 in Parma ...
The First Annual meeting of the new joint ECDC-EFSA project VectorNet, the European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents, was held on 27-29 January 2015 in Parma ...
Protozoa are microscopic, one-celled organisms that can be free-living or parasitic in nature. They are able to multiply in humans, which contributes to their survival and also permits serious infections to develop from just a single organism. Transmission of protozoa that live in a humans intestine to another human typically occurs through a fecal-oral route (for example, contaminated food or water or person-to-person contact). Protozoa that live in the blood or tissue of humans are transmitted to other humans by an arthropod vector (for example, through the bite of a mosquito or sand fly ...
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The GCID use and develop or improve innovative applications of genomic technologies, such as RNA sequencing and metagenomics, and provide rapid and cost-efficient production of high-quality genome sequences of microorganisms, invertebrate vectors of infectious diseases, and hosts and host microbiomes. Multiple strains and isolates of specific microbial species, populations and communities have been and continue to be sequenced.. ...
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This research addresses global problems associated with medically important arthropods and arthropod-borne diseases. Current research projects include the ecology of arthropod-borne pathogens; interactions of aquatic insects and their symbiotes; cytogenetics, ecology, and systematics of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae); medical-veterinary entomology in zoos; and the butterfly proboscis as a model for nanofluidic medical probes.. ...
VectorBase provides data on arthropod vectors of human pathogens. Sequence data, gene expression data, images, population data, and insecticide resistance data for arthropod vectors are available for download. VectorBase also offers genome browser, gene expression and microarray repository, and BLAST searches for all VectorBase genomes. VectorBase Genomes include Aedes aegypti, Anopheles gambiae, Culex quinquefasciatus, Ixodes scapularis, Pediculus humanus, Rhodnius prolixus. VectorBase is one the Bioinformatics Resource Centers (BRC) projects which is funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAID ...
Transovarial or transovarian transmission occurs in certain arthropod vectors as they transmit disease-causing pathogens from parent arthropod to offspring arthropod. For instance, Rickettsia rickettsii, carried within ticks, is passed on from parent to offspring tick by transovarial transmission. In contrast, Rickettsia prowazekii is not passed on by transovarian transmission because it kills the vector that carries it (human louse). This is the mechanism by which many Rickettsiae are maintained in their arthropod hosts through generations, which occurs also in aedes mosquito vector of the yellow fever virus and in phlebotomine sandflies that transmit pappataci fever. Richard Dawkins in The Extended Phenotype page 222 (1999 edition) notes that bacterial endosymbionts of insects which are transmitted transovarially share an interest in the success of their hosts gametes.....as well as the survival of their hosts body. In this case, the interest of the host genes and parasite genes might ...
Hildebrand will speak on The most dangerous animals in the world: Arthropod vectors of disease in the Price Auditorium, of the John Gray Center, Herman Iles Building at 7:30 p.m. Hildebrand will meet with LU medical pre-professional students at 3 p.m. in Hayes Biology, Room 200. This meeting is also open to the public.. Diseases caused by pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and parasites) that are transmitted to hosts by arthropod vectors (for example, blood-sucking insects and ticks) collectively are the most important infectious diseases of humans. For many of these diseases, the vector arthropods are essential for transmission of the pathogen to a human host, and some of them are diabolically effective in fulfilling that mission. This lecture will survey biological, medical, and societal aspects of selected vector-borne diseases, with particular attention to the vector arthropods that transmit the pathogens.. Malaria, Zika, West Nile, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lymes Disease, Chagas and other ...
Bartonella quintana (BQ) is a gram-negative human pathogen that causes serious and potentially fatal infections, and is the leading cause of culture-negative heart valve infection in the US. BQ also causes persistent bacteremia and fatal illness in immunocompromised individuals with cancer and HIV/AIDS. BQ is transmitted to humans by the body louse; humans become infected when the BQ bacteria in the louse feces are introduced into the louse bite wound by scratching. BQ alternates between two very different niches: the bloodstream of the homeothermic mammalian reservoir (37C) and the gut of the poikilothermic arthropod vector (28C). Virtually nothing is known about the virulence factors involved in the transition between the host and arthropod vector. However, the arthropod niche is an essential part of the life cycle of BQ, and it is required for infection of humans. To surviv and proliferate, BQ bacteria must adapt rapidly during the shift between these two disparate environments. Such ...
Sukanya Narasimhan is a research scientist of infectious diseases in the department of internal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on arthropod vector-host-pathogen interactions and arthropod vector gut microflora and host skin microflora in the context of pathogen transmission. Dr. Narasimhan studies how pathogen infection levels are sustained on the molecular level in arthropod vectors and what factors determine infection rates in endemic areas, with an aim to control vector-borne diseases. Her current research interests are the tick-Borrelia interactions and Lyme disease. Dr. Narasimhan is a recipient of the inaugural travel grant from the Yale Global Health Initiative.. Dr. Narasimhan received her M.Sc. from Central College and her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. She was a postdoctoral research associate of internal medicine, molecular biophysics and biochemistry at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Narasimhan served ...
Mammals provide the primary reservoir for F tularensis, including ground squirrels, rabbits, hares, voles, muskrats, water rats, and other rodents. Human infection typically occurs after handling infected animals or after a bite from an arthropod vector. In the United States, biting flies and ticks are the primary arthropod vectors. In Europe and the former Soviet Union, ticks and mosquitoes have been reported to transmit infection. Infection can also occur after ingestion of contaminated food or water or after inhalation of the organism from decaying animal carcasses, contaminated straw, or other sources. There have been several large waterborne outbreaks of tularemia in Europe and the former Soviet Union. The largest airborne outbreak of tularemia was reported among farmers in Sweden in the 1960s, attributed to the aerosolization of organisms from rodent-infested hay. There has been no documented person-to-person transmission of tularemia. ...
The Department of BSPM at CSU seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level to study arthropod vectors of plant pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and/or nematodes. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program. Possible research areas may include, but are not limited to, epidemiology, evolution, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, behavior, or interactions of arthropod vectors and their pathogens. Outreach and engagement with local/regional vegetable producers is encouraged and excellent opportunities exist for working with vegetable growers in the State on a wide variety of arthropod-vectored plant pathogens. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Department and College. In addition to collaborations with the Department and College, many possibilities for collaborations exist within the Microbiome Cluster, the Graduate Degree Program in ...
Link to Pubmed [PMID] - 25739878. Lancet Infect Dis 2015 May;15(5):519-27. Chikungunya is an emerging arthropod-borne disease that has spread from tropical endemic areas to more temperate climates of the USA and Europe. However, no specific treatment or preventive measure is yet available. We aimed to investigate the immunogenicity and safety of a live recombinant measles-virus-based chikungunya vaccine.. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25739878 ...
Dr. Elliot Krafsurs main research interests were evolutionary biology, insect genetics, insect demography, and the epidemiology of arthropod-borne diseases. Some of his research also focused on population ecology and genetics of various medially important flies, including the tsetse fly.
The Australian paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) is of significant medical and veterinary importance as a cause of dermatological and neurological disease, yet there is currently limited information about the bacterial communities harboured by these ticks and the risk of infectious disease transmission to humans and domestic animals. Ongoing controversy about the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (the aetiological agent of Lyme disease) in Australia increases the need to accurately identify and characterise bacteria harboured by I. holocyclus ticks. Universal PCR primers were used to amplify the V1-2 hyper-variable region of bacterial 16S rRNA genes present in DNA samples from I. holocyclus and I. ricinus ticks, collected in Australia and Germany respectively. The 16S amplicons were purified, sequenced on the Ion Torrent platform, and analysed in USEARCH, QIIME, and BLAST to assign genus and species-level taxonomy. Initial analysis of I. holocyclus and I. ricinus identified that | 95 % of the
Rapid and reliable identification of the vertebrate species on which a disease vector previously parasitized is imperative to study ecological factors that affect pathogen distribution and can aid the development of public health programs. Here we describe a proteome profiling technique designed to identify the source of blood meals of haematophagous arthropods. This method employs direct spectral matching and thus does not require a priori knowledge of any genetic or protein sequence information. Using this technology, we detect remnants of blood in blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and correctly determine the vertebrate species from which the blood was derived, even 6 months after the tick had fed. This biological fingerprinting methodology is sensitive, fast, cost-effective and can potentially be adapted for other biological and medical applications when existing genome-based methods are impractical or ineffective ...
I just happended on this item while staying up late researching. I am an Urban Forester in another state, city about the size of yours. Before I started this position the city had no forester, no urban forest plan, no real involvement in the urban forest. My first plan of action, as is most when comming into a community was Hazard Tree Identification. The city had spent, on average about $212,000.00 each year settling claims (some death related) on litigation over tree hazards. I know of Mr. Passmore, do not know him personally, but by reputation only. You have a great man with a passion for his work and if you review the cost associated with NOT having an Urban Forester you might be suprised. I wish him all the luck in the world.. ...
For arthropod-borne viruses, which comprised 39% of pathogenic viruses, the discovery rate peaked at three per year during 1960-1969, but subsequently fell nearly to zero by 1980; however, the rate of discovery of nonarboviruses remained stable at about two per year from 1950 through 2010. The period of highest arbovirus discovery coincided with a comprehensive program supported by The Rockefeller Foundation of isolating viruses from humans, animals, and arthropod vectors at field stations in Latin America, Africa, and India. The productivity of this strategy illustrates the importance of location, approach, long-term commitment, and sponsorship in the discovery of emerging pathogens. ...
If Subsection A is applicable, the applicant shall contact the Township Forester and supply in written form the information required by § 336-10B(1) through (6). The Forester shall ascertain additional information sufficient to establish that this article is applicable and the abbreviated procedure of this article is appropriate. Upon doing so, the Forester may require the applicant to supply a survey, copy of house plans and proposed placement of the dwelling, any accessory buildings, lawn or landscape area and driveway proposed. The Forester may further require that the applicant mark the trees to be removed. If, after a review of the foregoing information, and any other information the Forester may reasonably require, including inspection of the property, the Forester is satisfied that the trees to be removed are not in excess of that required to establish the dwelling and related areas, a permit for tree removal may issue and a copy forwarded to the Township Clerk. If not so satisfied, the ...
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Cueva, J.P., Gallardo-Godoy, A., Juncosa, J.I., Vidi, P.A., Lill, M.A., Watts, V.J., and Nichols, D.E.., Probing the steric space at the floor of the D1 dopamine receptor orthosteric binding domain: 7a-, 7ß-, 8a-, and 8ß-methyl substituted dihydrexidine analogues. J. Med. Chem. (in press 2011).. Meyer, J.M., Ejendal, K.F., Watts, V.J., and Hill, C.A Molecular and pharmacological characterization of two D(1)-like dopamine receptors in the Lyme disease vector, Ixodes scapularis. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 41:6763-6770, 2011.. Vidi, P.A., Ejendal, K.F.K., Przybyla, J.A., and Watts, V.J., Fluorescent protein complementation assays: new tools to study G protein-coupled receptor oligomerization and GPCR-mediated signaling. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol., 331:185-193, 2011.. Ejendal, K.F.K., Przybyla, J.A. and Watts, V.J., Adenylyl cyclase isoform-specific signaling of GPCRs. G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Structure, Signaling, and Physiology; Siehler, S. and Milligan, G., Editors; Cambridge University Chapter ...
In the December 2017 VectorBase release VectorBase announced the adoption of the new Aedes aegypti AaegL5 genome assembly produced by the Aedes aegypti Genome Working group. We have received a number of communications from the community that indicate people are encountering significant problems when working with the new gene set based on this assembly. The NCBI Aedes aegypti annotation release 101 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/annotation_euk/Aedes_aegypti/101/) was a new de novo annotation using the Gnomon software (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/annotation_euk/gnomon/), and as such differs significantly from the existing AaegL3 gene set. VectorBase has worked with the NCBI to attempt to map existing stable gene ids between the assemblies, but given the nature of the different assembly and predicted gene models this has not always been possible. Improved contiguation of the AaegL5 assembly has resulted in significant gene model changes at a number of loci as a result of split/merge ...
By: Chinagozi Ugwu ,br> ==Introduction == ,br> The race to decrease, or even totally eliminate, the persistence of vector-borne infectious diseases has been ongoing for years, if not generations. A parasitic new champion has been found in the endosymbiont bacterium by the name of ,i>Wolbachia,/i> ,i>pipientis,/i>. The α-proteobacteria, ,i>Wolbachia,/i>, is a gram-negative intracellular parasite. ,i>Wolbachia,/i> is naturally present in over 20% of all insects. [http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1560299] It was first discovered in the ovaries of ,i>Culex,/i> ,i>pipiens,/i> mosquito. ,i>Wolbachia,/i> forms either an obligate or a facultative relationship with its host, and these interactions have many effects. This endosymbiont bacterium is in the family of Rickettsiacea. However, ,i>Wolbachia,/i> has not been found to be directly pathogenic to humans because there is no transmission pathway in humans. ,i>Wolbachia,/i> is primarily transmitted within invertebrates either ...
By: Chinagozi Ugwu ,br> ==Introduction == ,br> The race to decrease, or even totally eliminate, the persistence of vector-borne infectious diseases has been ongoing for years, if not generations. A parasitic new champion has been found in the endosymbiont bacterium by the name of ,i>Wolbachia,/i> ,i>pipientis,/i>. The α-proteobacteria, ,i>Wolbachia,/i>, is a gram-negative intracellular parasite. ,i>Wolbachia,/i> is naturally present in over 20% of all insects. [http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1560299] It was first discovered in the ovaries of ,i>Culex,/i> ,i>pipiens,/i> mosquito. ,i>Wolbachia,/i> forms either an obligate or a facultative relationship with its host, and these interactions have many effects. This endosymbiont bacterium is in the family of Rickettsiacea. However, ,i>Wolbachia,/i> has not been found to be directly pathogenic to humans because there is no transmission pathway in humans. ,i>Wolbachia,/i> is primarily transmitted within invertebrates either ...
Do You Have Arthropod Diseases Arthropod-borne Encephalitis? Join friendly people sharing true stories in the I Have Arthropod Diseases Arthropod-borne Encephalitis group. Find support forums, advice and chat with groups who share this life experienc...
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Synonyms for arthropod family in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for arthropod family. 391 words related to arthropod family: animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia, family Phalangiidae, Phalangiidae, Argiopidae, family Argiopidae, orb-weaver. What are synonyms for arthropod family?
Today I shared a website with my kids on arthropods. Warning: it takes evolution as fact clear back to the idea that all things came from one or two animals, but it also has a great illustration of what makes an arthropod an arthropod. The two parts are separate so you dont have to go to the evolutionary part. The link I gave starts at the What is an arthropod? section. The evolution part precedes it. I believe in a creator, and I believe he guided the process very carefully but since he hasnt filled in the details himself, Im not going say he couldnt have used evolution when it was appropriate. However, the idea that everything came from one or two animals is ludicrous in my opinion. Especially given the command he gave to the animals to multiply and replenish the earth after their own kind. Cross two dogs of different breeds and you get a . . . dog. Not something else. If you cross a lab with a collie, you will get . . . a mutt. Cross enough mutts, and another breed of dog will emerge. ...
The seventh annual Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium-featuring the most-ever posters of original research by students and ...
The WHO estimates that vector-borne diseases contribute to 17% of the estimated global burden of infectious diseases. To aid in vector-borne research, ATCC has compiled a collection of microbial species known to be transmitted by hematophagous arthropods. Search for strains by product category:. Bacteria ...
The WHO estimates that vector-borne diseases contribute to 17% of the estimated global burden of infectious diseases. To aid in vector-borne research, ATCC has compiled a collection of microbial species known to be transmitted by hematophagous arthropods. Search for strains by product category:. Bacteria ...
Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) home page. DVBD is part of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).
EFSA expert Arjan Stegeman explains the Authoritys latest work on vector-borne diseases. Thirty-six storymaps provide user-friendly information on vector-borne-diseases - from their geographical spread, to the risk of introduction in the EU to prevention and control measures.. ...
7 hardy foresters took on the Mynydd Llangorse/Grim Reaper Fell Race, based at the Llangorse Rope centre. Murky looking clouds were covering the mountains travelling to the race, but luckily this had lifted, making excellent running conditions, in time for the race. The 3 mile race started with a slog up through some muddy fields, then flattened out for a while, traversing the side of the hill, before cutting back right, and steeply ascending to the trig point. From the trig, it was all downhill, as fast as you dared, down another muddy path, through a stream and back to the start/finish field for a final sprint across the line. Special mention to Debbie Stenner - 2nd lady, Ian Smith - 1st M50, Dan Sandford - 1st M40 and Helen Brown (running for Mynydd Du) was 1st Lady! Great running all! ... See MoreSee Less ...
More recently, some authorities have published increasing concerns about the role of more and more species of arthropod vectors ... Azad AF, Beard CB (1998). "Rickettsial pathogens and their arthropod vectors". Emerging Infect. Dis. 4 (2): 179-86. doi:10.3201 ... has been demonstrated to be a competent vector for Rickettsia felis. More unexpectedly, cells of some important disease vector ... Until recently, fleas have been the recognised vectors of Rickettsia felis and it is present in cat flea populations of North ...
Azad, A. F.; Beard, C. B. (1998). "Rickettsial pathogens and their arthropod vectors". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 4 (2): 179 ...
Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Disease. N.p.: Springer, n.d. (Viral Disease Link). Heinrich Hein University. Web. 24 July ... "N. Bhanja Virus." Regional Disease Vector Ecology Profile: Central Europe. Washington, D.C.: DIANE, 2001. N. pag. Web. "Bhanja ...
Some Reoviruses are transmitted from arthropod vectors. All are RNA viruses. One family of enveloped viruses causes ... Viruses transmitted almost exclusively by arthropods: Bunyavirus, Flavivirus, and Togavirus. ...
Mattingly PF (1965). Taylor AE (ed.). "The evolution of parasite-arthropod vector systems". Evolution of Parasites. Symposium ... more than half of the 19 hematophagous arthropod taxa). About 14,000 species of arthropods are hematophagous, even including ... Ribeiro JM (September 1995). "Blood-feeding arthropods: live syringes or invertebrate pharmacologists?". Infectious Agents and ... such as worms and arthropods. Some intestinal nematodes, such as Ancylostomatids, feed on blood extracted from the capillaries ...
The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations. Boca Raton: CRC Pr 2001:143-175. Anderson GS. The Use of Insects in Death ... Bull Soc Vector Ecol. 1986;11:271-275. Anderson GS. Insect succession on carrion and its relationship to determining time of ... Forensic Science International 146 Suppl 1:S195-S199 Benecke M (2004) Forensic Entomology: Arthropods and Corpses. In Tsokos M ... evidence is used particularly in medicolegal and medicocriminal applications due to the consistency of insects and arthropods ...
"Cryptic arthropod infestations: separating fact from fiction" (PDF). Bulletin of the Society for Vector Ecology. 18 (1): 3-5. ...
The virus spreads via arthropod vectors carrying infected sap. Although the disease is widespread in carnations, the symptoms ...
Syed, Zainulabeuddin (2015). "Chemical ecology and olfaction in arthropod vectors of diseases". Current Opinion in Insect ... While CO2 has been found to be an attractant in every arthropod studied and it is very important in mosquito monitoring and ... Many insects (and other arthropods) have been shown to avoid areas containing N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide or DEET. They ...
Black, W.C, IV (2003) Evolution of arthropod disease vectors. In: C.L. Greenblatt and M. Spigelman (eds) Emerging Pathogens: ... Labandeira, C.C. (2006) Four phases of plant-arthropod associations in deep time Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine. ... Nagler, C.; Haug, J. T. (2015). From Fossil Parasitoids to Vectors: Insects as Parasites and Hosts. Advances in Parasitology. ... Poinar, G. Jr (2008). "Lutzomyia adiketis sp.n. (Diptera: Phlebotomidae), a vector of Paleoleishmania neotropicum sp.n. ( ...
Soulsby, E.J. (1982) Helminths, Arthropods and Protozoa of Domesticated Animals. 7th Edition. Lea & Febiger: Philadelphia. ISBN ... Vectors. 3: 62. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-3-62. PMC 2923136. PMID 20653938.. ...
Ramasamy, M. S.; Ramasamy, R. (1990). "role of host immunity to arthropod vectors in regulating the transmission of vector ... Arthropod infection with Wolbachia can cause sterility and inhibit the transmission of vector-borne diseases. Ecology portal A ... These models are also used in arthropod vectors and disease transmission. Wolbachia species are common insect endosymbionts and ... Aposymbiotic vectors, especially insects, have been used to study disease transmission. Furthermore, aposymbiotic and dysbiotic ...
They are primarily spread through arthropod vectors (mainly ticks and mosquitoes). The family gets its name from the yellow ... The virus is transmitted via vectors (ticks and mosquitoes). The family has four genera: Genus Flavivirus (type species Yellow ...
Geographical distribution of arthropod-borne diseases and their principal vectors. Unpublished document WHO/VBC/89.967. Geneva ... Dengue fever - Vectors: Aedes aegypti (main vector) Aedes albopictus (minor vector) threatens -50 million people are infected ... are the main vectors. Lyme disease - Vectors: several species of the genus Ixodes Alkhurma virus (KFDV) - Vector: tick Kyasanur ... Vector: Ixodes scapularis Rift Valley Fever (RVF) - Vectors: mosquitoes in the genera Aedes and Culex Scrub typhus - Vector: ...
Arthropod vectors are thought to be the primary source of infection, although M. haemofelis is also known to be transmitted ... Blood-sucking arthropod vectors including fleas, mosquitoes and ticks are thought to be the primary mode of dissemination of M ... Arthropod vectors appear to be the primary mechanism of M. haemofelis transmission. Mycoplasma DNA sequences have been detected ... Given that humans often cohabit with cats and that species of blood-sucking arthropods inhabit most temperate regions, ...
Mosbacher M, Elliott SP, Shehab Z, Pinnas JL, Klotz JH, Klotz SA (Sep-Oct 2010). "Cat scratch disease and arthropod vectors: ... The currently accepted model explaining the infection cycle holds that the transmitting vectors are blood-sucking arthropods ... At this point, they simply wait until they are taken up with the erythrocytes by a blood-sucking arthropod.[citation needed] ... Billeter SA, Levy MG, Chomel BB, Breitschwerdt EB (Mar 2008). "Vector transmission of Bartonella species with emphasis on the ...
... is classified as NKV, or no-known vector. This means that it has no known arthropod vector. However, there is some ... Flaviviridae are often found in arthropods, such as mosquitoes and ticks, and may also infect humans. The genus Flavivirus ... Flaviviruses are typically divided into three groups: mosquito borne, tick borne, or non-vector. ... NTR which is conserved in mosquito-borne flaviviruses suggesting ability to infect arthropods. The viral envelope protein (E) ...
Common vectors include Bacteria, Fungi, Nematodes, arthropods and arachnids. Furthermore, human intervention, including ... have resulted in plant viruses relying on the wind and soil to transmit seeds as well as vectors. Vectors either transmit the ... However, the virus is dependent upon physical damage, generated naturally by the wind and feeding of vectors or by human ... MicrobiologyBytes: Plant viruses Vectors of Plant Viruses Descriptions of Plant Viruses. ...
Their vectors are mostly hematophagic arthropods such as fleas, lice, ticks, and mosquitoes. For example, the deer tick Ixodes ... Vector-transmitted parasites rely on a third party, an intermediate host, where the parasite does not reproduce sexually, to ... Holt, R. D. (2010). "IJEE Soapbox: World free of parasites and vectors: Would it be heaven, or would it be hell?" (PDF). Israel ... Borrelia, the cause of Lyme disease and relapsing fever, is transmitted by vectors, ticks of the genus Ixodes, from the ...
This timing increases the chance that they will be picked up by a blood-feeding arthropod vector, which are often more active ... The microfilariae are taken up by blood-feeding arthropod vectors (the "intermediate hosts"). In the intermediate host the ... in the arthropod vector (p. 364). Some consider them to be the first larval stage, such as "microfilariae; i.e. first larva (= ... with the help of blood-feeding arthropod vectors. This system is seen in the life cycle of Elaeophora schneideri. The adults of ...
... arthropod vectors are considered a significant source of infection. As vector patterns change with warming temperatures, " ... This disease is spread between infected animals, by vectors, and through contamination of the environment with exudate from ...
Blitvich, Bradley J.; Firth, Andrew E. (June 21, 2017). "A Review of Flaviviruses that Have No Known Arthropod Vector". Viruses ... The Flavivirus genus includes nearly 80 viruses, both vector-borne and no known vector (NKV) species. Known flavivirus vector- ... Since no vector has been identified for MODV, the exact mode transmission is not known. However, the studied field strain of ... There are other anti-genetically and genetically related viruses which also have no known vector such as Jutiapa virus, the ...
... is an informal name used to refer to any viruses that are transmitted by arthropod vectors. The word arbovirus is an ... For arboviruses, vectors are commonly mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies and other arthropods that consume the blood of vertebrates ... The warm climate conditions found in tropical areas allows for year-round transmission by the arthropod vectors. Other ... Transmission between the vector and the host occurs when the vector feeds on the blood of the vertebrate, wherein the virus ...
These viruses are transmitted by an arthropod vectors in the families Cicadellidae or Delphacidae. Tenuivirus genome is ...
The life cycle of the SFTSV most likely involves arthropod vectors and animal hosts. Humans appear to be largely accidental ... was the transmission vector. In early 2020 an outbreak occurred in East China, more than 37 people were found with SFTS in ... Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 12 (2): 156-160. doi:10.1089/vbz.2011.0758. ISSN 1557-7759. PMID 21955213 ...
Arthropods therefore serve as both key hosts and vectors of transmission of -ssRNA viruses. In terms of transmission, non- ... Over time, this has led to arthropod -ssRNA viruses gaining a high level of diversity. While arthropods host large quantities ... Furthermore, most -ssRNA viruses outside of arthropods are found in species that interact with arthropods. ... arthropod -ssRNA viruses can be distinguished between those that are reliant on arthropods for transmission and those that can ...
"Dengue Virus: Vector And Transmission". 2009-08-07. Retrieved 19 October 2012. "Lay Your Eggs Here". Newswise, Inc. July 3, ... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention article on "Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, & Other Arthropods" notes that ... Aedes aegypti is a vector for transmitting several tropical fevers. Only the female bites for blood, which she needs to mature ... Eisen, L.; Moore, C. G. (2013). "Aedes ( Stegomyia ) aegypti in the Continental United States: A Vector at the Cool Margin of ...
Some disease-carrying arthropods use cats as a vector, or carrier. Fleas and ticks can carry pathogenic organisms that infect a ... A feline zoonosis is a viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoan, nematode or arthropod infection that can be transmitted to humans ...
Arthropods: Triatoma carrioni (usually called in Spanish chinche de caballo); which is the vector of the Chagas Disease in ...
Many proposed vectors include arthropods, viruses, freshwater snails (Ivancevic et al. 2013), endosymbiotic bacteria, and ... Izsvák Z, Ivics Z, Plasterk RH (September 2000). "Sleeping Beauty, a wide host-range transposon vector for genetic ... "A gene horizontally transferred from bacteria protects arthropods from host plant cyanide poisoning". eLife. 3: e02365. doi: ... been reported demonstrating that Wolbachia bacteria represent an important potential source of genetic material in arthropods ...
১] The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene "Vector surveillance and control: Bed bug fact sheet" 12 January ... Arthropoda. শ্রেণী:. Insecta. বর্গ:. Hemiptera. উপবর্গ:. Heteroptera. পরিবার:. Cimicidae. Latreille, 1802. ...
Ogbu O, Ajuluchukwu E, Uneke CJ (2007). "Lassa fever in West African sub-region: an overview". Journal of vector borne diseases ... Arthropod-borne viral fevers and viral haemorrhagic fevers. *Biological weapons. *Hemorrhagic fevers ... They have developed a replication-competent vaccine against Lassa virus based on recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus vectors ...
The Arachnids are a class of eight-legged arthropods.[1] They are a highly successful group of mainly terrestrial invertebrates ... Several mites are external parasites, and some of them are carriers of disease (vectors). ... Like all arthropods, arachnids have an exoskeleton. They also have an internal structure of cartilage-like tissue, to which ...
"Vector-borne viral infections". World Health Organization. பார்த்த நாள் 17 January 2011. ... arthropod-borne viruses) ஆர்போ எனும் பெயர்கொண்டும் அழைக்கப்படுகின்றன.[3] ...
Both G. mellonella adults and larvae are possible vectors for pathogens that can infect bees, including the Israeli acute ...
As a vectorEdit. Fleas are vectors for viral, bacterial and rickettsial diseases of humans and other animals, as well as of ... The oriental rat flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, is a vector of Yersinia pestis, the bacterium which causes bubonic plague. The ... He discovered and named the plague vector flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, also known as the oriental rat flea, in 1903.[44] Using ... Oriental rat fleas, Xenopsylla cheopis, can carry the coccobacillus Yersinia pestis. The infected fleas feed on rodent vectors ...
The chosen insect vector of a plant virus will often be the determining factor in that virus's host range: it can only infect ... Virus Structure Gray, Stewart M.; Banerjee, Nanditta (March 1999). "Mechanisms of Arthropod Transmission of Plant and Animal ... Plants do not move, and so plant-to-plant transmission usually involves vectors (such as insects). Plant cells are surrounded ... Plant viruses need to be transmitted by a vector, most often insects such as leafhoppers. One class of viruses, the ...
Disease hosts and vectorsEdit. The tsetse-vectored trypanosomiases affect various vertebrate species including humans, ... 2001). Encyclopedia of Arthropod-Transmitted Infections of Man and Domesticated Animals. New York: Centre for Agriculture and ... Glossina vectors. Sleeping sickness - chronic form. humans. T. brucei gambiense. Western Africa. G. palpalis. G. tachinoides. G ... The tsetse G. palpalis is also a vector and host of the sporozoan Hepatozoon petti, a parasite of the Nile crocodile.[citation ...
... as a vector in addition to the more strictly tropical main vector, Aedes aegypti.[75] Enhanced transmission of Chikungunya ... Because it is transmitted by arthropods, namely mosquitoes, it can also be referred to as an arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus ... Journal of Vector Borne Diseases. 43 (4): 151-60. PMID 17175699. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2013.. ... Chikungunya is spread through bites from Aedes mosquitoes, and the species A. aegypti was identified as the most common vector ...
Pollen may be transferred between plants via a number of 'vectors'. Some plants make use of abiotic vectors - namely wind ( ... Many flowers have evolved to be attractive to animals, so as to cause them to be vectors for the transfer of pollen. After ... The flowers of plants that make use of biotic pollen vectors commonly have glands called nectaries that act as an incentive for ... Some plants make use of multiple vectors, but many are highly specialised. ...
Air-breathing arthropods evolved and invaded the land where they provided food for the carnivorous amphibians that began to ... ArchéoZooThèque : Amphibians skeletons drawings : available in vector, image and PDF formats. *Amphibian Specialist Group ... The enzyme chitinase produced in the stomach helps digest the chitinous cuticle of arthropod prey.[63] ...
In some terrestrial arthropods, including insects representing basal (primitive) phylogenetic clades, the male deposits ... "Demonstration of genetic exchange during cyclical development of Leishmania in the sand fly vector". Science. 324 (5924): 265- ...
These changes can manifest in the alteration of metabolism of endemic microorganisms and arthropods resident in a given soil ... spread or are a vector for disease or cause a nuisance. Although there are benefits to the use of pesticides, there are also ...
Loa loa infective larvae (L3) are transmitted to humans by deer fly vectors, Chrysops silica and C. dimidiata. The vectors are ... lose their sheaths and migrate from the fly's midgut through the hemocoel to the thoracic muscles of the arthropod. There the ... Vector elimination strategies are an interesting consideration. It has been shown that the Chrysops vector has a limited flying ... The vector for Loa loa filariasis are flies from two hematophagous species of the genus Chrysops (deer flies), C. silacea and C ...
This was the first demonstration that an arthropod could act as a disease vector to transmit an infectious agent to a ... Babesiosis is a vector-borne illness usually transmitted by Ixodes scapularis ticks. B. microti uses the same tick vector as ... The agent was B. microti, and the vector was the tick I. scapularis.[citation needed]Equine babesiosis is also known as ... Shaw, Susan E.; Day, Michael J. (11 April 2005). Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. Manson Publishing. p. ...
Vector-borne transmission, transmitted by a vector, which is an organism that does not cause disease itself but that transmits ... Arthropods such as ticks, mites, fleas, and lice, can also cause human disease, which conceptually are similar to infections, ... Pathogens and vectors. MetaPathogen.com. *^ Ljubin-Sternak, Suncanica; Mestrovic, Tomislav (2014). "Review: Clamydia ... A southern house mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus) is a vector that transmits the pathogens that cause West Nile fever and ...
Cell death in arthropods occurs first in the nervous system when ectoderm cells differentiate and one daughter cell becomes a ... Vectors. 4: 44. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-4-44. de Duve C (1996). "The birth of complex cells". Scientific American. 274 (4): 50-7 ... M and Reece S E 2011 Evolution of apoptosis-like programmed cell death in unicellular protozoan parasites Parasites Vectors 4 ...
Arthropod-borne. Mosquito-borne. Bunyavirales. *Arbovirus encephalitides: La Crosse encephalitis *LACV. *Batai virus (BATV) ...
... s or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum. ... Some species are parasitic, and may vector diseases. Some insects perform complex ecological roles; blow-flies, for example, ... The dorsal blood vessel circulates the hemolymph, arthropods' fluid analog of blood, from the rear of the body cavity forward.[ ... Other terrestrial arthropods, such as centipedes, millipedes, scorpions, and spiders, are sometimes confused with insects since ...
Cosmopolitan arthropods. *Household pest insects. *Flies and humans. *Insect vectors of human pathogens ... Levine, O.S.; Levine M.M. (1991). "House flies (Muscadomestica) as mechanical vectors of shigellosis". Reviews of Infectious ... Förster, M.; Klimpel, S.; Sievert, K. (2009). "The house fly (Musca domestica) as a potential vector of metazoan parazites ... but they do serve as mechanical vectors to over 100 pathogens, such as those causing typhoid, cholera, salmonellosis,[43] ...
This marked the first time that an arthropod had been definitively linked with the transmission of an infectious disease and ... Discussed the possibility of mosquitos as a malaria transmission vector (1899). Variation and bacterial pathogenesis (1900). ... presaged the eventual discovery of insects as important vectors in a number of diseases (see yellow fever, malaria). Smith also ...
Examples of these include those organisms which vector human disease, such as rats and fleas which carry the plague disease, ... UF/IFAS Pest Alert Web site - arthropods, nematodes and plant diseases affecting humans, livestock/pets, agricultural and ... mosquitoes which vector malaria, and ticks which carry Lyme disease. A species can be a pest in one setting but beneficial or ...
When the invertebrate vector feeds on the blood of the infected vertebrate, the gamonts are taken up into the gut once more, ... Species have been described from all groups of tetrapod vertebrates, as well as a wide range of haematophagous arthropods, ... which serve as both the vectors and definitive hosts of the parasite. By far the most biodiverse and prevalent of all ...
"CVBD: Companion Vector-Borne Diseases. Retrieved 8 December 2016.. *^ "Hard ticks". CVBD: Companion Vector-Borne Diseases. ... "Infectious Diseases and Arthropods. Springer. ISBN 978-1-60327-399-2. .. *. Guglielmone, Alberto A.; Robbing, Richard G.; ... Molyneux, D. H. (1993). "Vectors". In Cox, Francis E. G. (ed.). Modern Parasitology: a Textbook of Parasitology (2nd ed.). ... Ticks, like mites, are arthropods that have lost the segmentation of the abdomen that their ancestors had, with a subsequent ...
Replication as disease vector[edit]. To enter host cells, parvoviruses bind to a sialic acid-bearing cell surface receptor. ... while those that infect arthropods (currently only known to infect insects or shrimp) make up the subfamily Densovirinae. ... They are also perfect candidates as gene vectors. They are utilized to investigate genes in cell cultures of the proteins which ... are encoded by those genes via mass production method or manipulated as probable vectors to examine genes in the cells of ...
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 7 (3): 426-36. doi:10.1089/vbz.2007.0112. PMID 17767409.. ... Arthropods of China. *Chelicerates of Japan. *Animals described in 1930. *Parasites of birds ...
A number of arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are transmitted by Lutzomyia sand flies. One such virus of medical importance ... Lutzomyia sand flies also serve as vectors for the bacterial Carrion's disease and a number of arboviruses. The genus, named ... Therefore, it is only the females who have medical importance as vectors of disease. Both males and females require ... The existence of bartonellosis transmission in areas not inhabited by Lutzomyia verracarum suggests that secondary vectors, and ...
A method of reducing deer tick populations by treating rodent vectors involves stuffing biodegradable cardboard tubes with ...
... is an arthropod in the assassin bug family of Reduviidae, and is an important vector of Trypanosoma cruzi. T ... T. indictiva is one of the main vectors of T. cruzi, the hemoflagellate protozoan that causes Chagas disease. T. cruzi is ... is presumably due to better awareness and better economic conditions keeping the vectors outside the home. Triatoma spp. in the ... where there are 24 reservoir species and triatomine vectors, including T. indictiva reported in 28 states. Only 7 autochthonous ...
Richards, Luck (1999). Integument of Arthropods. University of Minnesota. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-8166-0073-1. Retrieved 1 December ... Bed bugs are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors. Certain signs and symptoms suggest the presence of bed ...
MAP 20b Aedes sollicitans, vector of EEE and VEE, Aedes serratus, vector of VEE.. MAP 20c Aedes canadensis, vector of CE group ... Geographical distribution of arthropod-borne diseases and their principal vectors. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. Vector Biology ... Geographical distribution of arthropod-borne diseases and their principal vectors. Unpublished document WHO/VBC/89.967. Geneva ... MAP 19b. Aedes hendersoni and A. triseriatus, vectors of LAC.. MAP 19c. Culex tarsalis, vector of SLE and WEE.. MAP 19d. ...
Despite intensive research on vaccines and vector-control strategies to decrease the burden of these diseases, vector-borne ... Since most vaccines against vector-borne pathogens have not... ... Is Arthropod Saliva the Achilles Heel of Vector-Borne Diseases ... but also provide a tool to pursue the goal of eradicating vector-borne diseases that most significantly impact human health, ... the continued expansion of human settlement into areas inhabited by pathogen-carrying arthropods; and the rapid development of ...
... download and read Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases ebook online in PDF format for iPhone, iPad, Android, Computer and ... Lice as Vectors of Bacterial Diseases.- Triatomines as Vectors of American Trypanosomiasis.- Fleas as Underestimated Vectors of ... Arthropods are well known vectors for the spread of diseases. Thus their invasion from foreign countries and their spreading ... Arthropods are well known vectors for the spread of diseases. Thus their invasion from foreign countries and their spreading ...
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This article examines the common features of the host-pathogen relationship and of the arthropod vectors of the typhus and ... While studies often focus primarily on the vertebrate host, the arthropod vector is often more important in the natural ... Consequently, coevolution of rickettsiae with arthropods is responsible for many features of the host-pathogen relationship ... pathogens are highly specialized for obligate intracellular survival in both the vertebrate host and the invertebrate vector. ...
... filariasis vectors, cockroaches, fleas, synanthropic flies and other major groups of arthropods. In subsequent chapters, ... This booklet, which constitutes a useful guide for the control of arthropods of public health importance around the globe, has ... In the introductory chapter, some general guidelines for the control of major groups of vectors and pests are presented. In ... control and abatement methodologies for each major group of arthropods is presented in detail. In the second chapter, chemical ...
Use of graph theory to characterize human and arthropod vector cell protein response to infection with Anaplasma ... To address these challenges, the graph theory was applied to characterize the tick vector and human cell protein response to ... identify host derived key proteins in response to infection that may be used to develop novel control strategies for arthropod- ...
Preventing vector-borne diseases in Europe: VectorNet issues the first protocols for vector sampling 28 Jun 2018 - Vector ... Disease vectors Vectors are small organisms such as mosquitoes or ticks that can carry pathogens from person to person and ... European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease ... European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease ...
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... only a few molecular surveys have been published on their role as carriers of vector-borne protozoa. The aim of the present ... The DNA was extracted, and analysed with PCR and sequencing for the presence of arthropod-borne apicomplexan protozoa. Babesia ... However, despite their close association with arthropods (both in their food and as their ectoparasites), ... Parasit Vectors. 2014;7:566.PubMed CentralPubMedGoogle Scholar. *. Frank R, Kuhn T, Werblow A, Liston A, Kochmann J, Klimpel S ...
Haemaphysalis longicornis appears to be a biological vector in the endemic regions. Mechanical transfer of blood by biting ... Other modes of blood transfer, including biting arthropods and colostral transfer are also possible modes of disease ... arthropods, in colostrum or iatrogenic transmission though husbandry procedures is another possible mode of transmission. This ... Parasites Vectors. 2014;7:8.View ArticleGoogle Scholar. *. Kubota S, Sugimoto C, Onuma M. Population dynamics of Theileria ...
The genome of the Chagas disease arthropod vector, Rhodnius prolixus, does not encode IMD and FADD13. Nonetheless, targeted ... Infection-derived lipids elicit an immune deficiency circuit in arthropods. *Dana K. Shaw1. *, Xiaowei Wang1. *, Lindsey J. ... Vectors 2, 57 (2009).. **Google Scholar*51.. Edgar, R. C. MUSCLE: a multiple sequence alignment method with reduced time and ... Gut microbiota of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis modulate colonization of the Lyme disease spirochete. . Cell Host Microbe ...
Techniques for Hemagglutination and Hemagglutination-Inhibition with Arthropod-Borne Viruses D. H. Clarke and J. Casals ... Studies of Arthropod-Borne Virus Infections in Chiroptera III. Influence of Environmental Temperature on Experimental Infection ... Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day training course. ASTMH Inclusion/Respect Policy. ...
Stephen Wikel on Reactions to arthropod allergens, toxins and venoms, part of a collection of online lectures. ... Other Talks in the Series: Vector-Borne Diseases. Overview of arthropods & their impact on the health of hu... Overview of ... Overview of arthropods & their impact on the health of hu... Overview of arthropods & their impact on the health of humans & ... GIS, remote sensing and spatial analysis for vector-borne... GIS, remote sensing and spatial analysis for vector-borne diseases ...
We describe the 2.1 Gbp nuclear genome of the tick, Ixodes scapularis (Say), which vectors pathogens that cause Lyme disease, ... Ticks transmit more pathogens to humans and animals than any other arthropod. ... It affords opportunities for comparative evolutionary analyses between disease vectors from diverse arthropod lineages and ... Ticks as vectors of pathogens and parasites. Ticks are biological vectors of viruses, bacteria and protozoa that are typically ...
Buy the Paperback Book Infectious Diseases and Arthropods by Jerome GODDARD at Indigo.ca, Canadas largest bookstore. + Get ... At a time when vector-borne diseases have increased their spread, Infectious Diseases and Arthropods provides physicians, ... I Arthropods and Human Health.- Arthropods and Health.- Classification of Arthropods.- Medical Importance of Arthropods.- ... Dynamics of Arthropod-Borne Diseases.- Mechanical vs Biological Transmission of Pathogens.- Vector Competence.- II Major ...
Chemical methods for the control of arthropod vectors and pests of public health importance. by World Health Organization ... Host regulated developmental mechanisms in vector arthropods : proceedings of the Vero Beach Symposium, Vero Beach, Florida, ... Chemical methods for the control of arthropod vectors and pests of public health importance.Availability: Items available for ... Chemical methods for the control of arthropod vectors and pests of public health importance.Availability: Items available for ...
QBI presents QBI Arthropod-borne Diseases in the Age of Quantitative Biology - Tuesday, June 18, 2019 , Wednesday, June 19, ... In support of this mission, the symposium will focus on challenges and opportunities in vector-borne disease research, with the ... QBI Arthropod-borne Diseases in the Age of Quantitative Biology at Gladstone Institutes 1650 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA ... QBI Arthropod-borne Diseases in the Age of Quantitative Biology by QBI ...
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Mosquitoes, Ticks & Other Arthropods. John-Paul Mutebi, John E. Gimnig. Because vector control programs vary in coverage and ... Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2014 Feb; 14(2): 85-93.. *Strickman D, Frances, SP, Debboun M. Prevention of bug bites, stings, and ... Expert review of the evidence base for arthropod bite avoidance. J Travel Med. 2010 May-Jun; 17(3):182-92. ... Clothing treated with the other repellent products described above (such as DEET) provides protection from biting arthropods ...
Thus, the interactions of Y. pestis with its flea vector that lead to colonization and successful transmission are the result ... The arthropod-borne transmission route was a radical ecologic change from the food-borne and water-borne transmission route of ... Yersinia--flea interactions and the evolution of the arthropod-borne transmission route of plague Curr Opin Microbiol. 2012 Jun ...
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... is an important disease vector and the most frequent tick found attached to humans in the eastern United States. The lone star ... an Expanding Arthropod Disease Vector Javier D Monzón 1 , Elizabeth G Atkinson 2 , Brenna M Henn 2 , Jorge L Benach 3 ... Population and Evolutionary Genomics of Amblyomma Americanum, an Expanding Arthropod Disease Vector Javier D Monzón et al. ... Range Expansion of Tick Disease Vectors in North America: Implications for Spread of Tick-Borne Disease. Sonenshine DE. ...
There are currently 1590 terrestrial arthropod species identified as alien to Europe. Of these, 513 are predators or parasites ... Rabitsch W (2010b) Pathways and vectors of alien arthropods in Europe. BioRisk 4:27-44CrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Tatem AJ, Hay SI, Rogers DJ (2006) Global traffic and disease vector dispersal. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103:6242-6247CrossRef ... Kenis M, Branco M (2010) Impact of alien terrestrial arthropods in Europe. BioRisk 4:51-71CrossRefGoogle Scholar ...
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Arthropod-borne encephalitis viruses represent a significant public health problem throughout most of the world. These viruses ... Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2008; 8:733.. *Yendell SJ, Fischer M, Staples JE. Colorado tick fever in the United States, 2002-2012 ... Arthropod-borne encephalitides. Author. Lyle R Petersen, MD, MPH. Lyle R Petersen, MD, MPH ... Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2005; 5:137.. *Arrigo NC, Adams AP, Weaver SC. Evolutionary patterns of eastern equine encephalitis ...
Arthropod vectors. In: Monath TP, ed. St. Louis encephalitis. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 1980:313-79. ... Participating state epidemiologists, veterinarians, and vector-control coordinators. Arbovirus Diseases Br, Div of Vector-Borne ... the primary vector of SLE virus in Florida) (5), 2) ensure proper screening of residential doors and windows, 3) wear long- ... outbreaks and reducing human risk through vector control and modification of human activity patterns (4). For example, in ...
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  • For the assistance of trainers in illustrating the information provided in the maps of distribution of arthropod-borne diseases and their principal vectors, a set of slides and another of transparencies for overhead projection are soon to be produced and made available against payment. (ciesin.org)
  • Is Arthropod Saliva the Achilles' Heel of Vector-Borne Diseases? (frontiersin.org)
  • Agents of diseases ( prions, viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites ) are not only transmitted by body contact or direct exchange of bodily fluids, but also by means of vectors which belong to the groups of licking or blood-sucking arthropods (mites, ticks, insects) that live close to humans and their houses. (ebooks.com)
  • Arthropods are well known vectors for the spread of diseases. (ebooks.com)
  • This book presents reviews on examples of such arthropod-borne emerging diseases that lurk on the fringes of our crowded megacities. (ebooks.com)
  • The following topics show that there is an ongoing invasion of potential vectors and that control measures must be used now in order to avoid disastrous outbreaks of mass diseases. (ebooks.com)
  • Flies as Vector of Microorganisms Potentially Inducing Severe Diseases in Humans and Animals. (ebooks.com)
  • Lice as Vectors of Bacterial Diseases. (ebooks.com)
  • Fleas as Underestimated Vectors of Agents of Diseases. (ebooks.com)
  • Consequently, coevolution of rickettsiae with arthropods is responsible for many features of the host-pathogen relationship that are unique among arthropod-borne diseases, including efficient pathogen replication, long-term maintenance of infection, and transstadial and transovarial transmission. (cdc.gov)
  • From time to time, the World Health Organization publishes comprehensive treatments of topics bearing on the epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases. (ajtmh.org)
  • The network of medical entomologists and public health professionals, already established during the preceding VBORNET project, is extended to include veterinary entomologists and veterinarians working in the field of vector-borne diseases in Europe and countries surrounding the Mediterranean Basin. (europa.eu)
  • The project provides also ad-hoc scientific advice to support ECDC and EFSA concerning technical questions about vector surveillance and vector-borne diseases in humans and animals. (europa.eu)
  • The outcomes of the project will contribute to improving preparedness and response for vector-borne diseases in the European Union. (europa.eu)
  • The role of endemic murid rodents as hosts of arthropod vectors of diseases of medical and veterinary significance is well established in the northern hemisphere. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Despite the great ectoparasite diversity harboured by M. namaquensis , only a small number of these are known as vectors of diseases of medical and/or veterinary importance but occur at high prevalence and/or abundance. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Globally, rodents, particularly members of the murid family, are important hosts for ectoparasitic arthropods, many of which are vectors of diseases of veterinary and medical importance [ 1 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • For example, ticks of the genus Ixodes , harboured by several common murid rodents in North America and Europe, are important vectors for diseases such as Lyme borreliosis ( Borrelia burgdorferi s. l. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We describe the 2.1 Gbp nuclear genome of the tick, Ixodes scapularis (Say), which vectors pathogens that cause Lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, babesiosis and other diseases. (nature.com)
  • Many of these diseases are vector-borne, including malaria (re-emerging), West Nile virus, Lyme disease, American boutonneuse fever (a new rickettsial disease), and others. (indigo.ca)
  • This book will be a succinct reference for the very important interface between infectious diseases and medical entomology.Jerome Goddard summarizes the latest thinking about the biological, entomological, and clinical aspects of the major vector-borne diseases around the world. (indigo.ca)
  • At a time when vector-borne diseases have increased their spread, Infectious Diseases and Arthropods provides physicians, infectious disease specialists, medical entomologists, and public health officials with an up-to-date, readily accessible, gold-standard reference source. (indigo.ca)
  • Dynamics of Arthropod-Borne Diseases. (indigo.ca)
  • II Major Arthropod-Borne Diseases. (indigo.ca)
  • This study provides a framework for applying high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies for future investigations of ticks, which are common vectors of diseases. (cdc.gov)
  • Co-organized by Seemay Chou of UC San Francisco and Andrea Swei of San Francisco State University, the Arthropod-borne Diseases in the Age of Quantitative Biology Symposium will be held at Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco on June 18-19, 2019. (eventbrite.com)
  • This book provides a global overview of the biology and management of key arthropod pests of tomatoes, including arthropod-vectored diseases. (elsevier.com)
  • Mosquitos are a vector for several diseases, most notably malaria . (wikipedia.org)
  • Several articles, recent to early 2014, warn that human activities are spreading vector-borne zoonotic diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many factors affect the incidence of vector-borne diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vector-borne zoonotic diseases are those that naturally infect wildlife and are then transmitted to humans through carriers, or vectors, such as mosquitoes or ticks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat is an invaluable resource for information on the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the major arthropod-borne diseases of dogs and cats. (routledge.com)
  • the subsequent themes express that there's an ongoing invasion of power vectors and that regulate measures has to be used now as a way to steer clear of disastrous outbreaks of mass diseases. (enerlon.com)
  • Vector-borne diseases are caused by parasites, bacteria or viruses transmitted by the bite of hematophagous arthropods (mainly ticks and mosquitoes). (nih.gov)
  • The frequency of some vector-borne diseases of pets is increasing in Europe, i.e. canine babesiosis, granulocytic anaplasmosis, canine monocytic ehrlichiosis, thrombocytic anaplasmosis, and leishmaniosis. (nih.gov)
  • Here, after consideration of the main reasons for changes in tick vector ecology, an overview of each "emerging" vector-borne diseases of pets is presented. (nih.gov)
  • As used in this report, refers to insects and ticks, many of which are medically important as vectors of infectious diseases. (nap.edu)
  • The focus of this session of the workshop was an examination of the role that vectors play in a variety of diseases and how management efforts are being used to better control vector populations. (nap.edu)
  • This review will discuss the ecology, epidemiology and public health importance of suspected and confirmed vector-transmitted Rickettsia species of North America associated with human diseases. (mdpi.com)
  • Viruses and diseases spreading medical vector concept. (shutterstock.com)
  • While no vaccine is available to prevent contracting rickettsial diseases, prevention is achieved by avoiding contact with arthropods. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The distribution of rickettsial diseases is determined by the distribution of their arthropod vectors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Der thematische Focus des Vortragsteils lag dabei auf Vector-borne diseases in Europa im Allgemeinen sowie der Situation in Österreich im Speziellen. (slideshare.net)
  • 1. Vector-borne diseases in Österreich Amtstierärztliche Weiterbildung 14.11.2012 Univ. (slideshare.net)
  • The Arthropod-Borne Disease Program tests for Arthropod-Borne diseases in order to obtain a more accurate picture of the true incidence and distribution in the County. (suffolkcountyny.gov)
  • Diseases transmitted by hematophagous arthropod vectors, such as mosquito-borne malaria and dengue fever, cause 1.5 million human deaths every year ( 1 ). (pnas.org)
  • The insufficiency of currently available control strategies, such as vaccines, drugs, and pesticides, has led to a dramatic increase in occurrence of vector-borne diseases ( 2 , 3 ). (pnas.org)
  • Arthropod-borne infectious diseases are an international public health concern. (hhmi.org)
  • The race to decrease or even totally eliminate the persistence of vector-borne infectious diseases has been ongoing for years if not generations. (kenyon.edu)
  • Purdue University entomology professor Catherine Hill is researching a way to respond to new and reemerging vector borne diseases, specifically without wiping out the mosquito population. (purdue.edu)
  • Mosquitoes vector (i.e. transmit) numerous viral and parasitic diseases and are responsible for millions of deaths per year. (ufl.edu)
  • Dr. Narasimhan studies how pathogen infection levels are sustained on the molecular level in arthropod vectors and what factors determine infection rates in endemic areas, with an aim to control vector-borne diseases. (yale.edu)
  • His research focuses on ectoparasitic arthropods and vector-borne diseases. (google.com)
  • Hemorrhagic fever viruses are mainly zoonotic diseases caused by viruses that usually reside in an animal or arthropod hosts that may serve as health vectors. (medicinenet.com)
  • The Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, also in the National Center for Infectious Diseases, works with the non-BSL-4 viruses that cause two other hemorrhagic fevers, dengue hemorrhagic fever and yellow fever. (medicinenet.com)
  • Vector saliva can even exhibit its effect on the course of an infection when delivered separately from the infectious inoculum, as demonstrated by the injection of purified Plasmodium parasites followed by the bite of a non-infected mosquito and thus the delivery of salivary proteins in "trans" ( 7 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Marine Crustaceans as Potential Hosts and Vectors for Metazoan Parasites. (ebooks.com)
  • Although rickettsiae have a symbiotic relationship with their arthropod hosts, in some instances, they act as true parasites-for example, members of the Wolbachia and Orientia tsutsugamushi alter reproduction and manipulate cellular processes in their arthropod hosts (4) , and the agent of epidemic typhus, Rickettsia prowazekii , kills its vector, the human body louse (5) . (cdc.gov)
  • [1] [2] most agents regarded as vectors are organisms, such as intermediate parasites or microbes , but it could be an inanimate medium of infection such as dust particles. (wikipedia.org)
  • brokers of illnesses ( prions, viruses, micro organism, fungi and parasites ) are usually not simply transmitted through physique touch or direct alternate of physically fluids, but in addition by way of vectors which belong to the teams of licking or blood-sucking arthropods (mites, ticks, bugs) that stay with regards to people and their houses. (enerlon.com)
  • Wolbachia (Rickettsiales) species are reproductive parasites or endosymbionts of arthropods and nematodes. (pnas.org)
  • Ticks transmit more pathogens to humans and animals than any other arthropod. (nature.com)
  • The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, is an important disease vector and the most frequent tick found attached to humans in the eastern United States. (cdc.gov)
  • Humans are considered to be accidental vectors and are not essential in the rickettsial cycle. (wikidoc.org)
  • Three arthropod vectors in the United States have been identified in transmitting R. rickettsii to humans, causing the potentially fatal disease Rocky Mountain spotted fever. (wikidoc.org)
  • Toward this goal, insecticides play a major role in controlling major disease vectors-the arthropods that pass pathogens to humans. (nap.edu)
  • These bacteria are transmitted from infected mammals to humans via arthropod vectors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Humans may also become infected if they come in direct contact with the blood or feces of an infected arthropod. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The increasing negative impact of dengue viruses on humans is partly associated with the range expansions of their primary vectors, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus . (frontiersin.org)
  • As OspA is normally down-regulated by spirochetes during transmission from ticks to humans, this demonstrates an unusual mechanism of vaccine action - the targeting of an antigen expressed by a microbe within the vector to protect humans from infection. (hhmi.org)
  • Arthropod vectors transmit the etiologic agents to humans. (medscape.com)
  • This is the only vector of the typhus group in which humans are the usual host. (medscape.com)
  • Though some studies have found "no definitive evidence of transmission by a tick to a vertebrate host," [7] [8] Bartonella species are well-known to be transmissible to both animals and humans through various other vectors, such as fleas, lice, and sand flies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Are humans the vector of transmission, reservoir host, or incidental host for Arboviruses? (sporcle.com)
  • These changes then reshape existing ecosystem boundaries, which are typically sites of contact between humans and infected vectors. (purdue.edu)
  • however, the viruses carried in these animal or arthropods can be transmitted to humans when humans come in contact with the urine, feces, saliva, or other bodily fluids of infected animals or arthropods, including if the animal is killed and eaten. (medicinenet.com)
  • In some instances, once the viruses infect humans, person-to-person transmission can occur when an uninfected person comes in contact with bodily fluids or (with some viruses) a bite by an arthropod vector. (medicinenet.com)
  • except for yellow fever and Argentine hemorrhagic fever, no vaccines have been made commercially available so that prevention efforts are concentrated on avoiding contacts with the host species, vectors, or humans infected with the viruses although one recent clinical trial showed effectiveness of a vaccine against a strain of Ebola virus . (medicinenet.com)
  • We have really advanced the field's understanding of the specific mechanisms by which emerging and re-emerging bacterial pathogens enter the blood-feeding arthropod vector and then are transmitted to hosts, including humans," said Dr. Macaluso. (lsu.edu)
  • In brief, abatement and preventive measures as well as chemical control strategies are discussed for malaria vectors, filariasis vectors, cockroaches, fleas, synanthropic flies and other major groups of arthropods. (ajtmh.org)
  • The role of fleas as potential vector of B. quintana has recently been suggested. (nih.gov)
  • Indeed, resistance to insecticides has appeared in every major species of arthropod vectors- including mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, lice, and sand flies-and various vectors have developed resistance to every class of pesticide. (nap.edu)
  • In North America, the majority of human cases are caused by tick-borne rickettsioses but rickettsiae transmitted by lice, fleas, mites and other arthropods are also responsible for clinical disease. (mdpi.com)
  • [4] Bartonella species are transmitted by vectors such as ticks , fleas , sand flies , and mosquitoes . (wikipedia.org)
  • Our laboratory focuses on the transmission of arthropod - borne bacterial pathogens (via fleas and ticks). (lsu.edu)
  • This plan aims to limit pathogen transmission by targeting the connections between hosts, vectors, and their environments via the insects' unique characteristics using novel disease control methods. (usda.gov)
  • Vector insects. (shutterstock.com)
  • Set of three vector floral bouquets with black and white hand drawn herbs, wildflowers and insects, butterfly, bee, dragonfly in sketch style. (shutterstock.com)
  • Vector background with hand drawn insects illustrations. (shutterstock.com)
  • Arthropod vectors include insects such as mosquitoes, sandflies, blackflies and ticks. (purdue.edu)
  • books.google.com - Medical and Veterinary Entomology is a comprehensive text and is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related arthropods. (google.com)
  • These are followed by individual chapters devoted to each group of insects or arachnids of medical-veterinary importance and the health problems they can cause including their role as vectors of pathogens. (google.com)
  • In an attempt to simplify the complex interactions between multiple species (vertebrate host, arthropod vector, and microbial pathogen) that occur during the blood meal and following the deposition of pathogen in the host, researchers routinely use artificial animal models, which do not account for a number of potential parameters. (frontiersin.org)
  • We aimed to identify possible vectors of medical and/or veterinary importance which this species may harbour and explore the contributions of habitat type, season, host sex and body size on ectoparasite prevalence and abundance. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, only one flea ( Xenopsylla brasiliensis ) and one tick species ( Haemaphysalis elliptica ) have a high zoonotic potential and have been implicated as vectors for Yersinia pestis and Bartonella spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The genus Ixodes includes multiple species of medical and veterinary importance, most notably serving as vectors of Lyme borreliosis in North America, Europe and Asia. (nature.com)
  • There are currently 1590 terrestrial arthropod species identified as alien to Europe. (springer.com)
  • The majority (66.1%) of alien arthropod predator and parasite species arrived unintentionally, but at least 174 (33.9%) have been introduced intentionally, mainly for biological control purposes. (springer.com)
  • These viruses, which belong to the families Flaviviridae , Togaviridae , Bunyaviridae , and Reoviridae, are usually highly adapted to particular reservoir hosts and are spread from animal to animal via the bite of an infected arthropod, usually a specific mosquito or tick species ( table 1 ). (uptodate.com)
  • However, some vector control methods, such as landscape manipulations and pesticide applications, can also adversely affect nontarget species and environmentally sensitive natural systems. (usgs.gov)
  • Lastly, not all Culicoides are competent vectors and this study will determine vector species and their habitats to help estimate risk in specific geographic regions. (usda.gov)
  • Wolbachia are found in many mosquito species in nature but surprisingly not in Anopheles malaria vectors or the major dengue vector, Aedes aegypti . (pnas.org)
  • Salp25D detoxifies reactive oxygen species at the vector-pathogen-host interface, providing a survival advantage to B. burgdorferi at the tick-feeding site in mice. (hhmi.org)
  • Our study infers the evolutionary history and population dynamics of Borrelia burgdorferi , the agent of Lyme disease, and its main tick vector, Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), from a comparative analysis of biogeographic patterns of the two species along the East Coast of the United States. (genetics.org)
  • Geographical distribution of tick species in Europe, including Hyalomma marginatum , vector of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. (europa.eu)
  • Their intimate relationships with vector hosts ( Table 1 ) are characterized by efficient multiplication, long-term maintenance, transstadial and transovarial transmission, and extensive geographic and ecologic distribution. (cdc.gov)
  • The arthropod-borne transmission route was a radical ecologic change from the food-borne and water-borne transmission route of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, from which Y. pestis diverged only within the last 20000 years. (nih.gov)
  • Thus, the interactions of Y. pestis with its flea vector that lead to colonization and successful transmission are the result of a recent evolutionary adaptation that required relatively few genetic changes. (nih.gov)
  • and their transmission to plants through insect vectors in many parts of the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • His research explores transmission dynamics and factors that influence human exposure to vector-borne zoonotic pathogens, so as to develop efficient approaches to surveillance and management. (usgs.gov)
  • Lyme disease is the most prevalent vector-borne disease in North America, with about 300,000 cases per year in the U.S. We are studying transmission of the spirochete that causes this disease among wild animals and the blacklegged tick vectors, to determine why Lyme disease is common in the northeast and northern Midwest but rare in the south, even though blacklegged ticks are present in all. (usgs.gov)
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to minimizing economic and environmental harm caused by pests, and Integrated Vector Management (IVM) uses similar methods to minimize pathogen transmission by vectors. (usgs.gov)
  • The arbovirus transmission project in ABADRU and KSU will aim to understand the biological processes associated with establishment of infection in vectors, transmission of virus, establishment of mammalian infection as well as disease pathogenesis and immunity that could impact the domestic feral and commercial swine. (usda.gov)
  • Complimentary expertise of ABADRU and KSU personnel would provide training to include virus propagation, arthropod infection and analysis, and transmission studies at BSL-3, molecular genetic analysis and predictive epidemiological modelling. (usda.gov)
  • The common purpose of these projects is to understand key components of the host-pathogen-vector cycle to reduce or prevent pathogen transmission by the most common disease vectors: house flies, mosquitoes, and biting midges (Fig. 1). (usda.gov)
  • Transmission usually occurs when an arthropod feeds on an infected mammal, sometimes becoming the intermediate host, and then feeds on a human. (encyclopedia.com)
  • We are particularly interested in the initial events following transmission from the vector, and how arthropod saliva, the pathogen, and the host, interact at the bite site. (hhmi.org)
  • In "Arthropod Vector: Controller of Disease Transmission" 1 ed. (k-state.edu)
  • Her research focuses on arthropod vector-host-pathogen interactions and arthropod vector gut microflora and host skin microflora in the context of pathogen transmission. (yale.edu)
  • BATON ROUGE, LA - Kevin Macaluso , MS, PhD, Mary Louise Martin Professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences (PBS) at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM), has been awarded a Research to STOP Neglected Tropical Disease Transmission (R2STOP) award for his research entitled, "Role of arthropods in transmission of leprosy. (lsu.edu)
  • We are one of many laboratories in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences that are teasing apart the arthropod-pathogen-host interactions to identify novel targets for the prevention of pathogen transmission. (lsu.edu)
  • One recent discussion concerned the possible role of arthropods in leprosy transmission, which lead to the initiation of this study," said Dr. Truman. (lsu.edu)
  • The delivery of isolated, purified pathogens by injection rather than natural infection by pathogen-carrying vectors introduces significant artifacts ( 1 , 2 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Finally, even a temporal separation of saliva- and pathogen-delivery cannot eliminate effects of arthropod saliva on a subsequent infection with a vector-borne disease ( 8 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • This observation is particularly puzzling considering that vector saliva primarily evolved to assist the arthropod in obtaining a blood meal and not to facilitate the infection of the vertebrate host with a vector-borne pathogen. (frontiersin.org)
  • The main effect of immunomodulatory saliva components in regard to infection appears to be temporary and local, altering immune responses at the bite site in the skin long enough to allow the vector to feed and for small numbers of pathogenic organisms to establish an infection. (frontiersin.org)
  • Although rickettsiae are maintained in nature through arthropod vectors, they frequently infect vertebrates, which in turn allow new lines of vectors to acquire infection from the rickettsemic hosts. (cdc.gov)
  • To address these challenges, the graph theory was applied to characterize the tick vector and human cell protein response to infection with Anaplasma phagocytophilum, the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis. (csic.es)
  • This methodological approach could be applied to other host-pathogen models to identify host derived key proteins in response to infection that may be used to develop novel control strategies for arthropod-borne pathogens. (csic.es)
  • The risk of acquiring a vector-borne infection is often quantified using the density of infected vectors. (usgs.gov)
  • My laboratory is interested in how pathogens may use arthropod products to facilitate infection of the mammalian host. (hhmi.org)
  • These discoveries led to the paradigm that microbes might use specific arthropod molecules to enable successful infection of the host: a triangular interaction at the ephemeral pathogen-vector-host interface that occurs while an arthropod is feeding on a vertebrate. (hhmi.org)
  • The currently accepted model explaining the infection cycle holds that the transmitting vectors are blood-sucking arthropods and the reservoir hosts are mammals . (wikipedia.org)
  • At least twenty arthropod-borne viruses are associated with known or suspected human infection in Senegal. (gideononline.com)
  • Pathogen-mediated manipulation of arthropod microbiota to promote infection. (yale.edu)
  • These results demonstrated that TZSV infection improved the fitness and host suitability of its vector, F. occidentalis . (bioone.org)
  • Our current studies in mosquitoes combine in vitro and in vivo to understand the mode of action of antiviral RNAi pathways using mostly Aedes aegypti , the vector of several human-infecting arboviruses . (gla.ac.uk)
  • Here we describe the technological advances, which are currently expanding our understanding of microbiota composition, abundance, variability, and function in the two main arboviral vectors, the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus . (frontiersin.org)
  • The Anopheles mosquito, a vector for malaria , filariasis , and various arthropod-borne-viruses ( arboviruses ), inserts its delicate mouthpart under the skin and feeds on its host's blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Much of our research focuses on the interactions of model arboviruses with arthropod vectors, specifically mosquitoes (ticks and midges are also of interest). (gla.ac.uk)
  • In addition to arbovirus interactions with vectors, we study interactions of arboviruses with vertebrate cells. (gla.ac.uk)
  • are a major public health concern due to their ability to be efficient vectors of dengue, Chikungunya, Zika, and other arboviruses. (frontiersin.org)
  • Since then, many other fungi in the Chytridiomycota have been shown to vector plant viruses. (wikipedia.org)
  • He is the co-author of a textbook on techniques in virology and is the author of numerous papers on the biology and ecology of plant viruses, their hosts, and vectors. (wikipedia.org)
  • He modified Weigl's procedure of lice inoculation, adopting it to micro-injection of plant pathogenic viruses and phytoplasmas into leafhopper vectors. (wikipedia.org)
  • From 1961 until 1973, as Program Director of Virology at the Boyce Thompson Institute in Yonkers, New York, he and his postdoctoral associates used electron microscopy to detect and characterize viruses and phytoplasmas in cells of diseased plants and insect vectors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vet Microbiol 127:237-248 Mitchell CJ, Lvov SD, Savage HM, Calisher CH, Smith GC, Lvov DK, Gubler DJ (1993) Vector and host relationships of California serogroup viruses in Western Siberia. (enerlon.com)
  • Arthropod-borne encephalitis viruses represent a significant public health problem throughout most of the world. (uptodate.com)
  • Trainees will be selected based upon previous experience, accomplishments and interests to participate in projects and be trained in techniques related to research on vector-borne viruses. (usda.gov)
  • Dengue viruses are arthropod-borne, single-stranded RNA viruses. (nih.gov)
  • We examine selected extracellular and intracellular bacteria, viruses and protozoa, to explore the similarities and differences of vector/pathogen/host interactions among groups of microorganisms. (hhmi.org)
  • The rickettsiae's obligate intracellular existence in both mammalian and arthropod hosts serves as an excellent model for the study of complex host-parasite interactions. (cdc.gov)
  • In 1980 Maramorosch was awarded the Wolf Prize in Agriculture, often called the Agriculture Nobel Prize, for his work on interactions between insect vectors and plant pathogens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cet article pr sente des exemples dans le domaine de la sant animale qui montrent la complexit de cette question, les interactions possibles provenant de l'utilisation de pesticides et le d veloppement de la r sistance qui en r sulte. (fao.org)
  • Dengue is the most rapidly spreading vector-borne disease in the world with 2.5 billion people at risk and approximately 500,000 people developing severe dengue cases annually ( World Health Organization [WHO], 2012 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Ticks (subphylum Chelicerata: suborder Ixodida) are notorious ectoparasites and vectors of human and animal pathogens, transmitting a greater diversity of infectious agents than any other group of blood-feeding arthropods. (nature.com)
  • In the USA, Ixodes scapularis also vectors the infectious agents that cause human babesiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, tick-borne relapsing fever and Powassan encephalitis. (nature.com)
  • Interaction of the Host Immune System with Arthropods and Arthropod-Borne Infectious Agents. (routledge.com)
  • Except for scabies all these ectoparasites are potential vectors for infectious agents. (nih.gov)
  • My group is studying whether these paradigms - initially established with B. burgdorferi - are applicable to other arthropod-borne infectious agents, including A. phagocytophilum , West Nile virus and Plasmodium. (hhmi.org)
  • We are also assessing whether colonization of arthropods by specific infectious agents is a mutualistic, rather than parasitic, relationship. (hhmi.org)
  • Background: Ticks are important vectors and reservoirs of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus. (ac.ir)
  • In contrast, endemic murids are comparatively understudied as vector hosts in Africa, particularly in South Africa. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Many known flaviviruses are horizontally transmitted between hematophagous arthropods and vertebrate hosts. (mdpi.com)
  • Erol Fikrig is studying the relationship between pathogens, the vectors that carry them, and the hosts they infect, and looking for ways to interrupt those relationships to prevent or treat disease. (hhmi.org)
  • My laboratory studies the relationship between pathogens, the vectors that carry them, and the hosts they infect, to identify new ways to prevent disease. (hhmi.org)
  • The deer tick , a vector for Lyme disease pathogens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Effective management programs for vector-borne pathogens, such as West Nile Virus and the Lyme disease spirochete, are necessary to protect public health. (usgs.gov)
  • The genetic structure of the Lyme disease spirochete ( Borrelia burgdorferi ) and its main tick vector ( Ixodes scapularis ) was studied concurrently and comparatively by sampling natural populations of I. scapularis ticks along the East Coast from 1996 to 1998. (genetics.org)
  • Gut microbiota of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis modulate colonization of the Lyme disease spirochete. (yale.edu)
  • Emerg Infect Dis 17:910-913 Gratz N (2004) The vector-borne human infections of Europe. (enerlon.com)
  • Above all, seasonal fluctuations in parasite prevalence and abundance are commonly observed and particularly pronounced in ectoparasitic arthropods. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In addition to these indirect effects, certain salivary proteins, such as Salp15 in ticks, can be used by the pathogen ( Borrelia burgdorferi in this case) to directly protect it from antibody-mediated killing when the pathogen coats itself with the vector-derived protein ( 10 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • The tick salivary protein Salp25D plays a critical role in the mammalian host for acquisition of Borrelia burgdorferi by the arthropod. (hhmi.org)
  • The high genetic diversity within Borrelia populations and the disparity in the genetic structure between Borrelia and its tick vector are likely consequences of strong balancing selection on local Borrelia clones. (genetics.org)
  • Capable of being transmitted by insect and tick (arthropod) vectors. (nap.edu)
  • A multidisciplinary approach combining genetics, microbiology, vector ecology, insect physiology, ecology, virology, pathology and immunology and other sub-disciplines will be used to address this research objective described above. (usda.gov)
  • Insect arthropod vector symbol stock web illustration. (shutterstock.com)
  • Insect vector icons flat set isolated on white background. (shutterstock.com)
  • Lance Durden is Professor of Vector Ecology and Curator of the Insect Collection in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA. (google.com)
  • Isolates of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) from arthropod vectors (ticks and mosquitoes) in the Amur, the Jewish Autonomous and the Sakhalin regions as well as on the Khabarovsk territory of the Far East of Russia were studied. (touro.edu)
  • The author provides for each disease a description of the vector involved, notes on its biology and ecology, distribution maps, and general clinical guidelines for treatment and control. (indigo.ca)
  • In support of this mission, the symposium will focus on challenges and opportunities in vector-borne disease research, with the goal of bringing together diverse perspectives ranging from disease ecology to mechanisms of pathogenesis. (eventbrite.com)
  • Zhang X, Meekins DA, An C, Zolkiewski M, Battaile KP, Kanost MR, Lovell S, Michel K. Structural and Inhibitory Effects of Hinge Loop Mutagenesis in Serpin-2 from the Malaria Vector Anopheles gambiae. (k-state.edu)
  • Assessing Diversity and Abundance of Vector Populations at a National Scale: Example of Culicoides Surveillance in France after a Bluetongue Virus Emergence. (ebooks.com)
  • The conditions for such changes involve primarily human factors, such as travel with pets, changes in human habitats, social and leisure activities, but climate changes also have a direct impact on arthropod vectors (abundance, geographical distribution, and vectorial capacity). (nih.gov)
  • however these same characteristics may be targeted by control measures to limit pathogen spread or disease vector abundance. (usda.gov)
  • In the introductory chapter, some general guidelines for the control of major groups of vectors and pests are presented. (ajtmh.org)
  • Sustainable Management of Arthropod Pests of Tomato provides insight into the proper and appropriate application of pesticides and the integration of alternative pest management methods. (elsevier.com)
  • Aëdes aegypti and Aëdes albopictus are the principal vectors. (nih.gov)
  • Saliva molecules delivered to the bite site together with a vector-borne pathogen have been shown to modulate or derail vertebrate immune responses resulting in a local microenvironment that favors the establishment of a vector-borne disease. (frontiersin.org)
  • Culicid Mosquitoes as Vectors of Disease Agents in Europe. (ebooks.com)
  • Conclusions & recommendations : Workshop on Research & Training Needs in the Field of Integrated Vector-borne Disease Control in Riceland Agroecosystems of Developing Countries, 9-14 March 1987 / sponsors, International Rice Research Institute, Joint WHO/FAO/UNEP Panel of Experts on Environmental Management for Vector Control, USDA Riceland Mosquito Management Program. (who.int)
  • This new edition is updated with the latest research findings and current theories about infectious disease and arthropods. (indigo.ca)
  • These factors include animals hosting the disease, vectors, and people. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mosquito would be considered a disease vector. (wikipedia.org)
  • IVM strategies are designed to achieve the greatest disease control benefit in the most cost-effective manner, while minimizing negative impacts on ecosystems (e.g. depletion of biodiversity) and adverse side-effects on public health from the excessive use of chemicals in vector control. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthropod Vectors of Infectious Disease: Biology and Control. (routledge.com)
  • An infectious disease transmissible (as from person to person) by direct contact with an affected individual or the individual's discharges or by indirect means (as by a vector). (nap.edu)
  • Sub-objective 3.B: Identify potential Culicoides vectors of epizootic hemorrhagic disease and bluetongue. (usda.gov)
  • Objective 3A, the first account of double-knockdown of gene expression in the biting midge, Culicoides sonorensis, a collaborative effort between ARS and Kansas State University scientists, showed that this tool can be used to manipulate genes, and phenotypes, in these important disease vectors. (usda.gov)
  • The distribution of the arthropod that carries the infectious bacteria determines the distribution of the disease. (encyclopedia.com)
  • One rickettsial disease, Q fever , is transmitted not by arthropods, but by airborne droplets containing the bacteria. (encyclopedia.com)
  • While Plasmodium is known to frequently express its virulence by partially castrating its mosquito vectors, the effects of Wolbachia infections on mosquito fecundity are, in contrast, highly variable. (cambridge.org)
  • A unique feature of Wolbachia biology in many arthropods is their ability to spread through host populations by means of a reproductive mechanism referred to as "sperm-egg cytoplasmic incompatibility" (CI) ( 4 ). (pnas.org)
  • Lancet Infect Dis 1:11-20 Moutailler S, Krida G, Schaffner F, Vazeille M, Failloux AB (2008) Potential vectors of Rift Valley fever virus in the Mediterranean region. (enerlon.com)
  • Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. (ac.ir)
  • Host-associated microbes (i.e., microbiota) recently emerged as a promising field to be explored for novel environmentally friendly vector control strategies. (frontiersin.org)
  • We are developing techniques to identify the entire panel of vector genes that are induced or repressed by pathogens, and assays to delineate the complete profile of arthropod proteins that microbes adhere to, or otherwise interact with. (hhmi.org)
  • Numerous reports have documented the potent and pleiotropic effects of the saliva of blood-feeding arthropods, which include anti-coagulation, vasodilation anti-inflammation [reviewed by ( 9 )], calling into question how minute amounts of proteins in the inoculum that is delivered during a blood meal could significantly alter the host's immune response against the vector-delivered pathogen. (frontiersin.org)
  • Numerous new, high quality line drawings and photographs of offending arthropods and the lesions they cause are also included. (indigo.ca)
  • However, despite their close association with arthropods (both in their food and as their ectoparasites), only a few molecular surveys have been published on their role as carriers of vector-borne protozoa. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This e-book offers stories on examples of such arthropod-borne rising ailments that lurk at the fringes of our crowded megacities. (enerlon.com)
  • In April 2014, WHO launched a campaign called "Small bite, big threat" to educate people about vector-borne illnesses. (wikipedia.org)
  • This rash can appear on various regions of the body, as in Rocky Mountain spotted fever , or may occur specifically as skin lesions that develop at the site of the arthropod bite. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Division of Vector Biology and Control, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. (ciesin.org)
  • The arthropod vector of epidemic typhus is the body louse ( Pediculus corporis ). (medscape.com)
  • This booklet, which constitutes a useful guide for the control of arthropods of public health importance around the globe, has been updated and revised. (ajtmh.org)
  • Medical Importance of Arthropods. (indigo.ca)
  • Because vector control programs vary in coverage and effectiveness, travel health practitioners should advise travelers to use repellents and other general protective measures against biting arthropods. (cdc.gov)
  • This topic will review the major characteristics of most of the arthropod-borne viral encephalitides. (uptodate.com)
  • Assessment of the major invasion pathways is difficult due to the lack of comprehensive information but it is likely that the majority of predatory or parasitic alien arthropods arrive through leading-edge dispersal or as contaminants and stowaways. (springer.com)
  • Only a small number of alien predatory and parasitic arthropods in Europe have been shown to cause either an ecological or economical impact, yet knowledge is severely limited by a paucity of data. (springer.com)
  • The Role of Wildlife and Wildlife Reservoirs in the Maintenance of Arthropod-Borne Infections. (routledge.com)
  • These findings highlight the general utility of this DNA vector-based RNAi technology in suppressing gene expression in mammalian cells. (pnas.org)
  • In this article, we describe a DNA vector-based approach to achieve RNAi in mammalian cells. (pnas.org)
  • These data demonstrate that pathogens can exploit arthropod molecules to defuse mammalian responses in order to enter the vector. (hhmi.org)
  • Rickettsial pathogens are highly specialized for obligate intracellular survival in both the vertebrate host and the invertebrate vector. (cdc.gov)
  • Survival is dependent on both an invertebrate vector, (the hard tick- Family Ixodidae) and a vertebrate host (including mice, dogs, rabbits). (wikidoc.org)
  • Vector Competence. (indigo.ca)
  • biology, including vector competence, thus being a promising target for manipulation. (frontiersin.org)
  • Bartholomay LC, Michel K. Mosquito Immunobiology: The Intersection of Vector Health and Vector Competence. (k-state.edu)
  • Evolutionary relationships between the parasite and its vector may be revealed only through comparative genetic analysis of local populations of the two organisms. (genetics.org)
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Arthropod-borne Infections. (routledge.com)
  • Rare Arthropod-Borne Infections of Dogs and Cats. (routledge.com)