Category Archives: Epidemiology

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?

Crows are hosts for Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in Davis, California — but the significance of this, no one knows Comments Off on Crows are hosts for Campylobacter jejuni bacteria in Davis, California — but the significance of this, no one knows

North America’s West Nile virus — only temporarily affected some bird populations — but appears to have permanently depleted others Comments Off on North America’s West Nile virus — only temporarily affected some bird populations — but appears to have permanently depleted others

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study T. Luke George, Ryan J. Harrigan, Joseph A. LaManna, David F. DeSante, James F. Saracco, and Thomas B. Smith, Persistent impacts of West Nile virus on North American bird populations, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS], DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1507747112 (published online before print, 02 November 2015) […]

The (biologic) diversity-harming practice of clearing natural growth from adjacent farm fields — not only does not work to improve food (produce) safety — but seems to worsen the problem Comments Off on The (biologic) diversity-harming practice of clearing natural growth from adjacent farm fields — not only does not work to improve food (produce) safety — but seems to worsen the problem

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Daniel S. Karp, Sasha Gennet, Christopher Kilonzo, Melissa Partyka, Nicolas Chaumont, Edward R. Atwill, and Claire Kremen, Comanaging fresh produce for nature conservation and food safety, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS], DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1508435112 (online before print, 10 August 2015) Citation — to press release […]

In retrospect, some pandemics seem inevitable — a study tracking HIV backwards to its global epidemiological origin in Kinshasa — Will ebola do essentially the same? Comments Off on In retrospect, some pandemics seem inevitable — a study tracking HIV backwards to its global epidemiological origin in Kinshasa — Will ebola do essentially the same?

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Nuno R. Faria, Andrew Rambaut, Marc A. Suchard, Guy Baele, Trevor Bedford, Melissa J. Ward, Andrew J. Tatem, João D. Sousa, Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Jacques Pépin, David Posada, Martine Peeters, Oliver G. Pybus, and Philippe Lemey, The early spread and epidemic ignition of HIV-1 in human populations, Science […]