According to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, a new test could help detect Lyme disease in individuals infected by Borrelia spp. pathogens sooner, which could […]
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The report of a human death in Georgia from Heartland virus (HRTV) as well as confirmed white-tailed deer exposure to the tick-borne pathogen prompted researchers to collect samples of questing ticks in 2018–2019. The samples were taken from 26 sites near the areas where seropositive deer were captured, as well as the residence of the human patient.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of tafenoquine (antimalarial primaquine analog) for treatment in an immunocompromised patient infected by a strain of Babesia microti that was partially resistant to both azithromycin and atovaquone treatment.
According to a new study conducted by Swedish researchers at Lund University, the messenger RNA (mRNA) from Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is able to enter human liver where it triggers the […]
In this article, researchers aimed to identify areas of potential suitable habitat for Ixodes pacificus (western blacklegged tick) within Alaska. Although not considered endemic, I. pacificus has been collected recently […]
ACS Nano has published the results of a study demonstrating the link between human plasma and innate immunity and pointing at blood as a source of vital antimicrobials. Researchers examined three peptides sourced from the human apolipoprotein B (residues 887–922). In vitro and animal models found the peptides to be highly effective against the drug-resistant microbes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Staphylococc.
In this article published in FEMS Microbiology Reviews, researchers provide an overview of the current and future perspectives for diagnosis of several species of difficult to detect Gram-negative bacteria. Investigators […]