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Spread of Mosquito and Tick-Borne Viruses with Climate Changes

Spurred on by climate change, international travel and international trade, disease-bearing insects are spreading to ever-wider parts of the world. This means that more humans are exposed to viral infections such as Dengue fever, Chikungunya, Zika, West Nile fever, Yellow fever and Tick-borne encephalitis. For many of these diseases, there are as yet no specific antiviral agents or vaccines.

Control and Surveillance of Avian Influenza Viruses in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, husbandry systems and the geographic location of poultry farms are strongly associated with the type of poultry reared. Researchers hypothesized that live poultry trading practices and networks may vary according to the types of poultry.

While live poultry trading networks have been described in multiple settings, they have not been characterized according to poultry types. Yet, identifying the types of poultry traded through these networks may provide insights to understand how these networks may generate disease risk for poultry and human populations.

18F-FDG PET in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

We sought to investigate thalamic and basal ganglia (BG) metabolism on interictal 18F-FDG PET in relation to temporal hypometabolism using our institutional database of patients with medically intractable TLE and compare the results to the published literature.

The analysis was based on standardized uptake value (SUV), which constitutes the current standard of semi-quantitative 18F-FDG uptake measurement in clinical practice.