Joint opinion ECDC/EFSA reviewing the latest scientific evidence on possible links between TSEs in animals and humansArchived
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and ECDC have published a joint opinion providing an overview of the latest available scientific information on possible links between Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in animals and humans. This is the first comprehensive review of epidemiological and laboratory studies on possible links between TSEs in animals and humans at EU level.
Rickettsia typhi and rickettsia felis in Xenopsylla cheopis and Leptopsylla segnis parasitizing rats in CyprusArchived
This study is part of a survey that uses rats and their fleas as indicators of the presence of zoonotic agents in Cyprus. During the three-year survey (2001–2003), fleas were collected from 622 wild rats captured at 51 localities in all five prefectures of Cyprus.
Declining incidence of imported malaria in the Netherlands, 2000-2007Archived
This descriptive study, based on national surveillance data of reported malaria cases, travelers’ statistics and data on malaria chemoprophylaxis prescriptions, estimates the incidence and trends of imported malaria in the Netherlands.
Artesunate versus quinine in the treatment of severe falciparum malaria malaria in African children (AQUAMAT): an open-label, randomized trialArchived
This paper describes the results of an open-label randomized trial, comparing the use of artesunate and quinine for the treatment of severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children in 11 African countries.
Knowledge, attitudes and practices of business travelers regarding influenza and the use of antiviral medicationArchived
This descriptive study evaluated knowledge, attitudes and practices of Swiss business travelers with regards to influenza and the use of anti-viral medication.
Pathogens and symbionts in ticks: a survey on tick species distribution and presence of tick-transmitted micro-organisms in Sardinia, ItalyArchived
In this paper, the authors present results produced by a two-year screening study on ticks from Sardinia for different tick-associated pathogens. They show that Rhipicephalus sanguineus is predominant and presents the most important diversity of pathogens, with its counterpart Rhipicephalus turanicus.
Tick Surveillance in Great BritainArchived
This paper is a really nice analysis of results provided by a national tick surveillance program conducted from 2005 and 2009 in Great Britain by HPA. This study shows that useful information on tick distribution and ecology can be obtained from passive surveillance based on punctual records from public, veterinarians, clinicians, wildlife charities and academics from across Great Britain.