Tick-Borne Viral Encephalitides

Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
 
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.
 
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Obituary: James Harlan Steele

Yesterday [10 Nov 2013], we all witnessed the exit of a lion.

Over his 100-year-plus lifespan, James Harlan Steele was a true pioneer in Public Health and the rebirth of One Health. He was tenacious in his quest to enlarge the role of veterinary medicine in public health, emboldened by the conviction that any avenue that can benefit the health and well-being of people leads to a more progressive, rational and fair state of affairs for his community, country, and the world.

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Bring Back the Lyme Vaccine

In August 2005 my son Alec, then 39 years old, collapsed into unconsciousness while walking his dog in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By the time he arrived at the hospital, his heart rate had slowed to 30 beats per minute. Fortunately, an experienced physician recognized that Alec was having a cardiac complication of Lyme infection.

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Scientists find study method for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus

Scientists find study method for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus

 

August 22, 2013 -- Scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently discovered a way to observe ticks that carry the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, a biosafety level four contamination, without putting themselves in danger.

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Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known

Lyme Disease Far More Common Than Previously Known

 

August 19, 2013 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 300,000 Americans are getting Lyme disease every year, and the toll is growing.

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Tick population growth causes problems

Tick population growth causes problems

 

July 31, 2013 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are increasing due to a rise in the tick population.

The summer months are usually the time when tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease begin to rise. The increased tick population this year is expected to lead to more than 300,000 illnesses in humans and pets.

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