Lyme Disease Map Pinpoints Areas Where Disease Poses Biggest Threat
Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The map, which pinpoints areas of the eastern United States where people have the highest risk of contracting Lyme disease, is part of a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Tick Tally Reveals Lyme Disease Risk
Previous maps have shown where people reported cases of [Lyme] disease, but not where they contracted it. The new study includes a map of infected tick infestations. The findings appear in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
PRI's The World
Tracking Down Haiti's First Cholera Case
Two Boston-based doctors think they've identified the first Haitian who caught cholera and then spread the disease to others after an earthquake hit the island two years ago this week.
CNN's The Chart
How cholera in Haiti began
Two years after an earthquake shook Haiti, the small country grappled with the death, the destruction and the debris. After the earthquake on January 12, another health crisis struck about 10 months later: cholera.
Social Media Tracks Disease Spread
Analysis of social media and Internet news reports can enable researchers to track a disease outbreak faster than conventional medical notifications.
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Twitter snabbast med koleravarning
Social media was the fastest at disseminating information on the cholera epidemic in Haiti, according to researchers. (Translated with Google Translate)
Surveillance in Influenza “Hot Spot” in Asia Yields Worrisome Finding
As scientists around the globe carefully monitor for the emergence of new and potentially more deadly strains of influenza, one such team is reporting findings from Cambodia that raise concerns about the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic strain recombining with other strains of influenza to become more potent. The findings were published in the November issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.