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Identifying SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses in Malayan pangolins
The discovery of multiple lineages of pangolin coronavirus and their similarity to SARS-CoV-2 suggests that pangolins should be considered as possible hosts in the emergence of new coronaviruses and should be removed from wet markets to prevent zoonotic transmission. Expand
Environmental Factors Contributing to the Spread of H5N1 Avian Influenza in Mainland China
It is indicated that environmental factors contribute to the spread of the HPAI H5N1 virus and a risk map can be used to target countermeasures to stop further spread of this disease at its source. Expand
Vertical transmission of Zika virus targeting the radial glial cells affects cortex development of offspring mice
It is found that intraperitoneal injection of a contemporary ZIKV strain in pregnant mice led to the infection of radial glia cells of dorsal ventricular zone of the Fetuses, the primary neural progenitors responsible for cortex development, and caused a marked reduction of these cortex founder cells in the fetuses. Expand
Natural Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection of ticks and rodents from a forest area of Jilin Province, China.
  • W. Cao, L. Zhan, +6 authors J. Habbema
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and…
  • 1 October 2006
Findings add new information on the ecologic features of A. phagocytophilum and indicate the threat of anaplasmosis in the area, which was previously reported in Heilongjiang Province of China. Expand
Emerging tick-borne infections in mainland China: an increasing public health threat
This Review has mapped the geographical distributions of human cases of infection in mainland China and expects that more novel tick-borne infections in ticks and animals will be identified and additional emergingtick-borne diseases in human beings will be discovered. Expand
Prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophila and Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes persulcatus ticks from northeastern China.
Findings imply that infection with A. phagocytophila poses a potential health threat to both humans and animals in northeastern China, and that ehrlichiosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of febrile patients with a history of tick bite, particularly when clinical manifestations are atypical for Lyme disease. Expand
Disappearance of antibodies to SARS-associated coronavirus after recovery.
It is shown that IgG and neutralizing antibodies against coronavirus associated with the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) may persist, in spite of a de nova vaccination campaign. Expand
VDR and NRAMP1 gene polymorphisms in susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis among the Chinese Han population: a case-control study.
  • W. Liu, W. Cao, +8 authors H. Yang
  • Medicine
  • The international journal of tuberculosis and…
  • 1 April 2004
Polymorphisms in the VDR and NRAMP1 gene are statistically associated with susceptibility to PTB in the Chinese Han population and neither univariate nor multivariate analysis disclosed any significant association between the disease and TaqI or INT4. Expand
Identification of Ehrlichia chaffeensisby Nested PCR in Ticks from Southern China
A total of 717 ticks collected from southern China were examined by nested PCR for the presence of Ehrlichia chaffeensis, and 16 of 29 adult Amblyomma testudinarium ticks and 28 of 215 nymphal (pooled specimens) Haemaphysalis yeni ticks tested positive. Expand
Human infection with a novel tick-borne Anaplasma species in China: a surveillance study.
The emergence of "A capra" as a cause of human disease suggests that individuals living in or travelling to endemic regions in northern China should take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this novel tick-borne pathogen. Expand