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Hello to all!
        I am trying to get information about emerging infectious diseases
(either those that appear due to deforestation or due to urbanization).  I
really do not want to write about HIV, as my life seems consumed with it in
evry other arena.  Some have suggested Ebola zaire, and Cryptosporidium, but I
was wondering if there were any that were clearly emerging because of human
encroachment on sylvan ecology.
        Also - what is the etiologic agent of Toxic Shock Syndrome (just being
lazy - the I.D. manual is at home)


Mon, 22 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT
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>>I am trying to get information about emerging infectious diseases
>>....what is the etiologic agent of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Staphylococcus aureus is the etiological agent of Toxic Shock
Syndrome.  Specifically, it's a strain of S. aureus that produces
toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSS-1).  (TSS does have other, less
common etiologies, however.)

TSS-1, among other things, is a powerful stimulus to macrophages
causing them to produce IL1 (which probably accounts for much of the
high fevers).

Want to know more??? You can e-mail me at:

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Ernie Fischer                       ]
U Mich Med School                   ]
Compuserve 75121,3273 <--preferred  ]

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Mon, 22 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT
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Quote:

>Hello to all!
>        I am trying to get information about emerging infectious diseases
>(either those that appear due to deforestation or due to urbanization).  I
>really do not want to write about HIV, as my life seems consumed with it in
>evry other arena.  Some have suggested Ebola zaire, and Cryptosporidium,

The CDC has some file EID (Emerging Infectious Diseases).  You need the
Acrobat reader.  I haven't looked at it for a while, but I think some of
those listed were H. pylori, Shigella (evidently on unwashed lettuce in
the UK?); an Australian type of Lyme dis (borreliousis??).  You can always
try to jump on the Measles virus Horse --> Man (Australia), reported in
last weeks news.  (And tell us all what you discover).


Wed, 24 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 emerging infectious diseases


Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 emerging infectious diseases

        I am trying to get information about emerging infectious
SM>diseases (either those that appear due to deforestation or due to
SM>urbanization).  I really do not want to write about HIV, as my life
SM>seems consumed with it in evry other arena.  Some have suggested
SM>Ebola zaire, and Cryptosporidium, but I was wondering if there were
SM>any that were clearly emerging because of human encroachment on
SM>sylvan ecology.         Also - what is the etiologic agent of Toxic
SM>Shock Syndrome (just being lazy - the I.D. manual is at home)

Toxic Shock Syndrome is caused by a toxin whose gene is carried on a
plasmid in Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

May I suggest you consider the following topics for your report:
        Tuberculosis -- resurgence in number of cases, especially among
those housed in homeless shelters, prisons, and other areas of crowding
and/or poor hygiene;  this is leading to the increase of multiple-drug
resistance strains.
        Necrotizing faciitis due to Streptococcus pyogenes -- the so-
called "flesh-eating" bacteria; was probably the agent which infected
Muppet creator Jim Henson.
        Rabies virus is clearly abundant worldwide and is becoming a
major concern in much of Texas and probably all along the Mexican
border.
        The potential of diseases such as cholera or plague entering
North America due to transport of infected persons via rapid world-
linking air travel.
        Hemorrhagic Escherichia coli -- cooking.net">food poisoning (e.g. Jack In the
Box - Oregon/Washington a couple of years ago)
        Increasing drug resistance of several bacteria, most notably
Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus resistance to vancomycin.

I hope this helps.
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Thu, 25 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT
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Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 emerging infectious diseases
: >
: How about the emerging Vancomycin resistant strains of organisms that
: are lurking at this point in time.  I read about them being a problem in
: the Easter USA just recently.  In our O.R. we are using quite a bit of
: Vancomycin... it is a scary thought that these organisms might appear at
: our facility.  The articles I read were regarding a new drug under
: testing by the FDA.  They are allowing some use for this type of case,
: but I guess a Vanco resistant organism is pretty well-off... hard to
: kill...                                    Sue

An article in the Los Angeles Times a few weeks ago said that there were
13,000 deaths last year from bacteria resistant to all antibiotics.  I
have considered antibiotic resistant infections to be of more concern
than Ebola but I was shocked that the number was so high.

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Fri, 26 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT
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Quote:



(suzanne m wyatt) says:
Quote:

>>Hello to all!
>>        I am trying to get information about emerging infectious
diseases
>>(either those that appear due to deforestation or due to
urbanization).  I
>>really do not want to write about HIV, as my life seems consumed with
it in
>>evry other arena.  Some have suggested Ebola zaire, and
Cryptosporidium,

How about the emerging Vancomycin resistant strains of organisms that
are lurking at this point in time.  I read about them being a problem in
the Easter USA just recently.  In our O.R. we are using quite a bit of
Vancomycin... it is a scary thought that these organisms might appear at
our facility.  The articles I read were regarding a new drug under
testing by the FDA.  They are allowing some use for this type of case,
but I guess a Vanco resistant organism is pretty well-off... hard to
kill...                                    Sue


Fri, 26 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 emerging infectious diseases

Quote:
>bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

Can you provide some organism names? All antibiotics tested?

James Aldridge


http://rampages.onramp.net/~jaldr



Sun, 28 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 emerging infectious diseases


Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 emerging infectious diseases
I've lost the attribution here.

Quote:
>        I am trying to get information about emerging infectious
>SM>diseases (either those that appear due to deforestation or due to
>SM>urbanization).  I really do not want to write about HIV, as my life
>SM>seems consumed with it in evry other arena.  Some have suggested
>SM>Ebola zaire, and Cryptosporidium, but I was wondering if there were
>SM>any that were clearly emerging because of human encroachment on
>SM>sylvan ecology.         Also - what is the etiologic agent of Toxic
>SM>Shock Syndrome (just being lazy - the I.D. manual is at home)

How about plague. Was that a new form of whooping cough in
Texas? Crowd animals and they start passing diseases. I like the TB
suggestion. In Oakland the testing positive rate is 5% in high school
students.

Anything that requires a resonable level of sanitation. I'd bet
we're having a real increase in cooking.net">food poisoning in the U.S. From the chicken
factories to the slaughterhouses the cooking.net">food quality is decreasing. What do
you get when you let the company pay the inspector? Probably not too many
write-ups.

Human or animal it's cheaper to depend on {*filter*} than on sanitation.
In the short term anyway.

Jackie



Sun, 28 Sep 1997 03:00:00 GMT
 
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