Category Archives: Infectious disease

HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family? Comments Off on HSV-1 infection (herpes) is associated with colonic nerve damage in mice — Might this explain reports of constipation and urinary retention in humans similarly infected with that — or other members of the herpes virus family?

Lyme disease vector — blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus) — is now endemic in approximately double the number of US counties as it was in 1998 Comments Off on Lyme disease vector — blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus) — is now endemic in approximately double the number of US counties as it was in 1998

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Rebecca J. Eisen, Lars Eisen, and Charles B. Beard, County-Scale Distribution of Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Continental United States, Journal of Medical Entomology, DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv237 (18 January 2016) Of the Lyme disease vectors — Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus (blacklegged tick) From […]

Mechanism for bactericidal effect of some blue and green clays discovered Comments Off on Mechanism for bactericidal effect of some blue and green clays discovered

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Keith D. Morrison, Rajeev Misra, and Lynda B. Williams, Unearthing the Antibacterial Mechanism of Medicinal Clay: A Geochemical Approach to Combating Antibiotic Resistance, Scientific Reports 6: 19043, DOI: 10.1038/srep19043 (08 January 2016) Citation — to press release Robert Burnham, ASU scientists discover how blue and green clays […]

Does heavy metal water contamination lead to antibiotic resistance? — a study of closed areas of the Savannah River (USA) drainage reportedly implies so Comments Off on Does heavy metal water contamination lead to antibiotic resistance? — a study of closed areas of the Savannah River (USA) drainage reportedly implies so

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study V. McArthur , D. E. Fletcher, R. Cary Tuckfield, and C. Baker-Austin, Patterns of Multi-Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia Coli from Streams with No History of Antimicrobial Inputs, Microbial Ecology, DOI: 10.1007/s00248-015-0678-4 (online first, 03 November 2015) Citation — to press release Vicky L. Sutton-Jackson, UGA ecologist finds another cause […]

A Médecins Sans Frontières nurse’s account of her ebola service in Liberia in 2014 — and a comment about sanity Comments Off on A Médecins Sans Frontières nurse’s account of her ebola service in Liberia in 2014 — and a comment about sanity

© 2015 Peter Free Citation Deborah Wilson, Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit: A Nurse’s Report, American Journal of Nursing, 115(12): 28-38, DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000475288.30664.70 (December 2015) Lest we overlook Partially hidden between Deborah Wilson’s lines lie the exquisite service, devotion and heroism of many. A reminder about sanity The American Government almost certainly intentionally bombed another […]