Volume 12, Number 7—July 2006
Infectious agents, often through complex systems, likely determine more chronic diseases than is currently appreciated.
IHR 2005 establishes a global surveillance system for public health emergencies of international concern.
Numerous tickborne viruses, including Dhori virus and foot-and-mouth disease virus, were isolated.
Patients showed seroconversion to rodent-associated Bartonella antigens, but not to Bartonella pathogenic for humans.
Birds host vector ticks and Borrelia species and vary in effectiveness as reservoirs.
Treating all communities within 1,500 m of a target community may reduce reinfestation risk.
First R. sibirica–related strain is detected.
Eschars can be used for genetic characterization of O. tsutsugamushi during the convalescent phase.
Distinct subpopulations of F. tularensis differ in their clinical manifestations, geographic distribution, and likely modes of transmission.
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