The first confirmed U.S. case of a virus carried by South American rodents occurred earlier this year.
An outbreak of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County has so far resulted in 57 cases, including 20 in Pasadena and nine in downtown Los Angeles.
A natural variability of genotype-determined, CYP2D6-dependent metabolism of primaquine phosphate is associated with an increased risk of failure in the treatment of P vivax malaria.
Chloroquine with either 7- or 14-day primaquine regimens provided highly effective radical cure of vivax malaria on the Thailand-Myanmar border.
Acute endocarditis, lymphadenitis, and bone marrow involvement in hemophagocytic syndrome have been newly identified as Q fever foci.
Since 2015, California has seen many travel-related Zika virus cases, and as the population of mosquitos that spread the virus continue to expand across the state, there is a significant risk for new Zika cases.
Long-lasting insecticidal nets treated with permethrin plus pyriproxyfen are more effective in preventing clinical malaria compared with standard insecticidal nets.
The principles of "trolleyology" can be used to understand hesitancy among certain individuals to vaccinate against the Dengue virus.
Approximately 14% of children who were born to mothers with confirmed or possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy were identified during infancy or early childhood as having a Zika-associated birth defect.
Health professionals from many disciplines need to be able to recognize the clinical presentations, essential diagnostic tests, and treatment approach of Lyme neuroborreliosis.
Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded.
The FDA approved Krintafel for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria in patients ≥16 years old who are receiving appropriate antimalarial therapy for acute P vivax infection.
Red meat allergy caused by a bite from the lone star tick appears to be on the rise in the United States.
The benefits of using slowly eliminated chloroquine vs rapidly eliminated arsenuate anti-malarials were assessed in a 3-way randomized comparison trial.
Lyme neuroborreliosis diagnosis had no substantial effect on long-term survival, health, or educational/social functioning yet may be associated with an increased risk of hematologic and nonmelanoma skin cancers.
First trimester treatment for malaria could change with the results of 1 of the most robust meta-analyses to date that compared artemisinin-based therapy vs quinine.
A middle-aged man presents to the emergency department with a complete heart block, dizziness, fatigue and a recent syncopal episode after camping.
Prompt diagnosis of tick-borne diseases is essential but testing methods have been imprecise. Learn about some recent testing advances for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
The use of fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine could reduce the amount of yellow fever vaccine for reactive campaigns and provide flexibility in management of global stockpile of yellow fever vaccine when outbreaks occur.
Babesia parasites are transmitted by common deer ticks, with approximately 1000 to 2000 cases reported each year primarily in Northeastern and Midwestern states.
There is no cure or even effective antiviral therapy for yellow fever. Vaccination remains the sole route for preventing mortality from the disease, and WHO projections have already pointed to a significant global shortage.
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to an investigational treatment for malaria.
Mass drug administration has been proposed as a method to eradicate Plasmodium falciparum malaria.
According to a national poll, few Americans are aware of the upswing in the tick population this summer.
The FDA has given Fast Track designation to Valneva's Lyme disease vaccine candidate.
Serious bacterial infections have been documented during Lyme Disease treatment in some patients.
Epidemiological study finds reassuring outcomes for Brazilian babies born to mothers with symptomatic dengue during pregnancy.
Children are among the most susceptible to Lyme disease, and in many, joint inflammation may be the first symptom.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a toolkit to help individuals protect themselves from Lyme and other tickborne diseases.
Without treatment, many patients with Chagas disease are at risk of a 'silent death' due to heart failure.
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