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Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas' Disease in the United States
The United States can play an important role in addressing the altered epidemiology of Chagas' disease in the 21st century as improved control of vector- and blood-borne T. cruzi transmission decreases the burden in countries where the disease is historically endemic. Expand
Natural history of Zoonotic Babesia: Role of wildlife reservoirs
  • M. Yabsley, B. Shock
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal for parasitology. Parasites…
  • 22 November 2012
Graphical abstract Highlights ► All zoonotic Babesia utilize mammals, primarily wildlife, as reservoirs. ► Reservoirs and/or ticks are unknown for many zoonotic Babesia species. ► MolecularExpand
Molecular Characterization of the Trichomonas gallinae Morphologic Complex in the United States
The results of the sequence analysis strongly suggest at least 2 species may exist within the T. gallinae morphologic complex, and both T. vaginalis-like and T.Gallinae isolates involved in trichomoniasis outbreaks in California and Arizona are suggested. Expand
Ecological havoc, the rise of white-tailed deer, and the emergence of Amblyomma americanum-associated zoonoses in the United States.
The natural histories of the pathogens definitively or putatively associated with HME, E. ewingii ehrlichiosis, and STARI are described; the role of white-tailed deer as hosts to lone star ticks and the agents of these diseases; and the cascade of ecologic disturbances to the landscape of the United States that have occurred during the last 200 years are described. Expand
Molecular Typing of Trypanosoma cruzi Isolates, United States
A classic typing scheme is used to determine the lineage of 107 isolates from various hosts of Trypanosoma cruzi, and it is shown that these isolates belong to the same group of parasite-endemic regions. Expand
Factors affecting the geographic distribution of West Nile virus in Georgia, USA: 2002-2004.
While weak, the positive correlation between WNV-antibody positive sites and the urban/suburban environment was consistent throughout the study period, and the risks associated with WNV endemicity appear to be increased in urban/ suburban areas and decreased in the mountainous region of the state. Expand
Prevalence of Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma platys, Babesia canis vogeli, Hepatozoon canis, Bartonella vinsonii berkhoffii, and Rickettsia spp. in dogs from Grenada.
Results of this study indicate that dogs from Grenada are infected with multipletick-borne pathogens; therefore, tick-borne diseases should be included as differentials for dogs exhibiting thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, fever, or lethargy. Expand
Tick-borne diseases in North Carolina: is "Rickettsia amblyommii" a possible cause of rickettsiosis reported as Rocky Mountain spotted fever?
It is proposed that some cases of rickettsiosis reported as RMSF may have been caused by "R. amblyommii" transmitted through the bite of A. americanum, a preferred hosts of lone star ticks. Expand
Autochthonous Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Louisiana
Autochthonous transmission of the Chagas disease parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, was detected in a patient in rural New Orleans, Louisiana. The patient had positive test results from 2 serologic testsExpand
Novel Hepatozoon in Vertebrates From the Southern United States
Phylogenetic analyses and comparison with sequences in the existing database revealed distinct groups of Hepatozoon spp. Expand