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Group C presentation for the Summer 2011 Emerging Infectious Disease course. Group C includes: Ashley Price, Benjamin Pierre, Kendra Milliken, Hillary Rikli.

Ashley Price

on 19 July 2011

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Transcript of Babesiosis

Babesosis By Group C:
Ashley Price, Pierre Benjamin, Kendra Milliken, & Hillary Rikli An [Re]Emerging Infectious Disease What is Babesosis? Babesiosis is a rare, severe and sometimes fatal tick-borne disease caused by various types of Babesia, a microscopic parasite that infects red blood cells. Yes, caused by these little guys.. Continued research

Identifying risk factors

Partnering with local health departments

Partnering with federal agencies

Partnering with private health care providers

And continued surveillance of the disease Since Babeosis is contracted similarly to Lyme disease, the same national response precautions can be taken place: Treatment Most people have health immune system and only mild cases, so typically no treatment is need.

More severe cases are usually treated with 2 types of antibiotics.

Alternatives to antibiotics would include Clindamycin, Zithoromax, and Qunine.

Those with severe cases and weak immune systems need to go to a hospital to be treated. Prevention May-September avoid places where ticks are common.

Use insect repellant when you are outdoors, especially in wooded or grassy areas. Use tick repellent that contains DEET.

Early removal of ticks is important. Check yourself and pets daily if you are outdoors where ticks live for long periods of time. And sometimes lashing onto our bestfriends... Most Babesosis cases are reported in the United States & Europe... How can it affect the world? Babesosis is a threat to agricultural animals such as cattle, threatening food availability and global economy.

Increase in immunocompromised persons can cause more subjectivity to Babeosis

Travelers and travelling domestic animals carrying ticks can expose Babesosis to others

Poor communities infected with Babesosis rat reservoirs

Great number of temperate areas that can harvest disease once exposed

Increasing number of blood and organ transfusions can increase exposure of Babesosis Potential Global Impact Factors which cause impact to differ from one nation/culture to another... Interaction with domestic animals differ

Interaction with the usual infected agriculture (cattle) differs.( Some countries do not have as much beef intake or economy that depends on it)

Leisure activities may differ (ex. In the U.S. hiking is popular and hikers are subjected to ticks)

Attitudes and morals towards sexual activity that would otherwise increase number of people with AIDs/HIV and are immocompromised

Populations with more older people We hope we've taught you something.
The End. And you know what happens next...
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