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Lower Vitamin D Levels are Associated with Higher Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii—a US National Survey Study

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Vitamin D deficiency is associated with high susceptibility to infections. The authors of this article explore the relationship between vitamin D levels and Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection, on the basis of a nationally representative database. The study data came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) […]

First detection of Rickettsia aeschlimannii in Hyalomma marginatum in Tibet, China

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Hyalomma marginatum is an important arthropod vector in the transmission of various zoonoses. The aim of this study was to identify the tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) maintained in Hy. marginatum in Tibet and to estimate the risk of human tick-borne diseases. Adult Hy. marginatum ticks (n = 14) feeding on yaks were collected. […]

Susceptibilities of Yersinia pestis to Twelve Antimicrobial Agents in China

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Streptomycin is the preferred choice for therapy of plague in China and other countries. However, Yersinia pestis exhibiting plasmid-mediated antimicrobial agent–resistant traits had been reported in Madagascar. The authors of this study evaluate the susceptibility of traditional or newer antimicrobial agents used for treatment and/or prophylaxis of plague. Following […]

Protective Immunity and Immunopathology in Ehrlichiosis

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Human monocytic ehrlichiosis, a tick transmitted infection, ranges in severity from apparently subclinical to fatal toxic shock-like disease. Models in immunocompetent mice range from abortive to uniformly lethal infection, depending on the Ehrlichia species, inoculum dose, and inoculation route. Effective immunity is mediated by CD4+ T lymphocytes and gamma interferon. […]

Zoonoses Meets with the Experts Intensive Animal Husbandry and Transmission of Zoonotic Pathogens

Zoonoses hosted an online webinar, ‘Intensive Animal Husbandry and Transmission of Zoonotic Pathogens’ on Wednesday June 8 2022. Presenter: Professor Lihua Xiao, South China University, Guangzhou, China Lihua Xiao is a Professor of Parasitology at South China Agricultural University. He received his PhD and postdoctoral training in the United States and was a Research Microbiologist […]

Research Advances in Bourbon Virus, a Tick-borne Thogotovirus of the Orthomyxovirus Family

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Bourbon virus (BRBV) was first isolated from a blood sample collected from a male patient living in Bourbon County, Kansas, during the spring of 2014. The patient later died because of complications associated with multiorgan failure. Several deaths due to BRBV infection have since been reported in […]

Identification of N-formylated Peptides with Neutrophilic Chemotactic Activity in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Neutrophil infiltration of the lungs is associated with granuloma formation and the severity of tuberculosis infection. Although several cytokines and chemokines are known to contribute to lung neutrophil infiltration, the neutrophilic chemotactic factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) remain unexplored. The authors of this paper performed Transwell based chemotactic assays […]