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The role of domestic ducks in the maintenance and spread of avian influenza viruses in Indonesia
Contributor:Pabilonia, Kristy L.
Wild waterfowl and aquatic birds serve as the natural reservoir host for influenza A viruses. As the reservoir, wild waterfowl play an important role in the persistence and transmission of influenza viruses among bird ...
Pathology of Feline Chronic Kidney Disease : Histomorphologic Characterization of Renal and Gastric Lesions; and an Investigation into the Expression of Renal α-Enolase
Contributor:McLeland, Shannon M.
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Characterization of Brucella infection in ruminant hosts : disease pathogenesis, immunology, and epidemiology
Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonotic diseases worldwide, with endemic disease areas in the Middle East, Mediterranean Basin, Central Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Disease is caused by various ...
Characterization of big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) rabies virus in a mouse model
A majority of human rabies cases in the United States are either imported from countries where dog rabies is endemic or classified as cryptic human cases, where a route of exposure is not known. Notably, essentially all ...
Laboratory mouse models for bartonella bacterial infection : bacteremia, host specificity, and pathology
Bartonella bacterial species are globally distributed in a diverse variety of mammalian reservoir hosts. Natural host infections are generally characterized by persistent bacteremias of long duration, seemingly without ...
Pathogenesis of experimental tuberculosis in guinea pigs
Contributor:Sivagiri Palanisamy, Gopinath
Tuberculosis is an important infectious disease of humans that can be modeled in a number of small laboratory animal species. In humans and guinea pigs, infection with the causative agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis, incites ...
Viral shedding and antibody response of mallard ducks to avian influenza viruses
Contributor:Muth, Jack P.
Wild ducks are a key reservoir for avian influenza (AI) viruses. Their long distance migrations, coupled to frequent contact with domestic poultry enhances risk for spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) ...
Identifying blood meals in cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) from a plague-endemic region of Uganda using a SYBR Green real-time polymerase chain reaction-based assay
Contributor:Graham, Christine B.
A zoonotic disease that has killed millions over the course of at least three pandemics, plague remains a threat in regions where the etiologic agent, Yersinia pestis, persists in natural cycles involving small mammals and ...
The use of human monoclonal antibodies to study the structure and function of the West Nile virus prM protein
Contributor:Calvert, Amanda Elaine
Several medically important flaviviruses cause severe disease in humans including West Nile virus (WNV) and dengue viruses (DENVs). No licensed vaccines exist for these viruses, and live-attenuated vaccines may be unsafe ...
CD4+ T-cell derived IL-10 mitigates malarial anemia
Individuals living in malaria endemic areas develop effective anti-parasite immunity over several years of repeated exposure, but become resistant to severe disease after just one or two infections. This observation suggests ...