Exotic Pets: Emerging Risk Factor for Salmonellosis in Children
Infectious Diseases / Public Health

Exotic Pets: Emerging Risk Factor for Salmonellosis in Children

The increasing trend of having exotic reptiles as pets may lead to an increase in reptile associated infections such as Salmonellosis, especially in the children in the household. Continue reading

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Bourbon Virus: A Novel Tick Borne Virus Discovered After Kansas Fatality
Infectious Diseases / Public Health

Bourbon Virus: A Novel Tick Borne Virus Discovered After Kansas Fatality

In the summer of 2014, a resident of Kansas succumbed to what was thought to be a disease similar to a tick borne disease though the laboratory investigations failed to turn up any evidence for Ehrlichiosis or other similar diseases, including the recently discovered Heartland virus. This disease has now been diagnosed to have been … Continue reading

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Unlicensed Medic Causes HIV Outbreak in Cambodian Village: Lesson for India
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Unlicensed Medic Causes HIV Outbreak in Cambodian Village: Lesson for India

Roka, a remote village in Cambodia, has recently suffered a massive outbreak of HIV infection, where as many as 14% of the villagers were believed to be infected. Unsafe injection practices of an unlicensed medic was believed to be the cause of this massive outbreak. What can India learn from this tragic event? Continue reading

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Kyasanur Forest Disease: Preventing Infections in Ethnic Groups

Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) has provided a good example of how some typical difficulties might be faced while enforcing preventive measures in ethnic groups, especially for tribal groups that reside in secluded or forested areas. KFD was first detected in Shimoga, Karnataka, in 1957, and since then has caused sporadic outbreaks limited mainly to forested … Continue reading

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