Vector-Borne Diseases


  • Scientists Study New York's Rats and the Diseases They Carry
    In the first study to look at would-be diseases carried by New York City rats, scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health identified bacterial pathogens, including E. coli, Salmonella, and C. difficile, that ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • By Studying Genome of Tickborne Pathogen, Researcher Aims to Develop Vaccines
    A Kansas State University professor is researching ways to keep animals and humans safe from tickborne diseases. Roman Ganta, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, has received a four-year $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to continue studying ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Research Milestone in CCHF Virus Could Help Identify New Treatments
    New research into the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a tickborne virus which causes a severe hemorrhagic disease in humans similar to that caused by Ebolavirus, has identified new cellular factors essential for CCHFV infection. This discovery has the ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Mammal Traits Amplify Tickborne Illness
    In the U.S., some 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually. Thousands also suffer from babesiosis and anaplasmosis, tickborne ailments that can occur alone or as co-infections with Lyme disease. According to a new paper published in PLOS ONE, when small, ...More
    September 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Expert Busts Myths About Ticks
    A walk through the woods, a fishing trip, or an evening playing in the yard with your children are situations with the potential to encounter dozens, even hundreds of blood-sucking pests known as ticks. Ticks can be a problem year-round, but they pose the most threat in ...More
    August 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Invasion of the Americas by Mosquito-Borne Virus Likely
    While media attention has been focused recently on coronavirus cases in the Arabian peninsula and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts note that another threat lies in the spread of Chikungunya fever, an illness that is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause fever, ...More
    August 18, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Advance Development of a Vaccine Against Tick-Transmitted Disease
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA). During the past several years, ...More
    July 29, 2014 Posted in News
  • Single Tick Bite Can Pack Double Pathogen Punch
    People who get bitten by a blacklegged tick have a higher-than-expected chance of being exposed to more than one pathogen at the same time. The new research, published online today in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by scientists at Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, ...More
    June 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Tick-borne Disease Threatens Primarily Immune Suppressed Persons
    A newly discovered tick-borne bacterium known as “Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” has been implicated in six cases of disease in Sweden. A new international study led by the Sahlgrenska Academy has shown that this bacterium is primarily a risk for people who ...More
    May 28, 2014 Posted in News
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