Rat Lungworm Infection in Rodents across Post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

07:00 EST 1st December 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Rat Lungworm Infection in Rodents across Post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana, USA."

Rat lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis), a parasitic nematode that can cause eosinophilic meningitis in humans, was first detected in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in the mid-1980s and now appears to be widespread in the southeastern United States. We assessed the distribution, prevalence, and intensity of A. cantonensis infection in New Orleans by examining lung biopsy samples of rodents trapped at 96 sites in 9 areas in Orleans Parish and 1 area in neighboring St. Bernard Parish during May 2015 through February 2017. These areas were selected to capture contrasting levels of income, flooding, and pos-disaster landscape management after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We detected A. cantonensis in all areas and in 3 of the 4 rat species trapped. Overall prevalence was ≈38% but varied by area, host species, and host species co-occurrence. Infection intensity also varied by host species. These findings suggest that socioecological analysis of heterogeneity in definitive and intermediate host infection could improve understanding of health risks across the city.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Emerging infectious diseases
ISSN: 1080-6059
Pages: 2176-2183


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [11345 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Blight Abatement of Vacant Land and Crime in New Orleans.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused damage in New Orleans, Louisiana, and much of the land in low-resource neighborhoods became vacant and blighted. In 2014, New Orleans launched a program, Fight the Bl...

Hurricane Katrina: A nurse practitioner's experience.

Storm preparedness and recovery has shown much improvement since Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in 2005, during which more than 1,000 people died. The floodwaters did not recede for weeks. The purpos...

North American forum on family planning scientific abstracts New Orleans, Louisiana, October 20-22, 2018.

High Rates of Repeat Chlamydial Infections among Young Women - Louisiana, 2000-2015.

Chlamydial infections are common among young women and can lead to serious reproductive health complications. We assessed the risk of reported repeat chlamydial infection among young women in Louisian...

Post-Operative Infections among Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy at a Tertiary Center.

Post-operative infection after radical cystectomy is a common complication. It is essential to identify modifiable risk factors that can predict post-operative infection to reduce the incidence of inf...

Clinical Trials [6203 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Children With Asthma in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

This study will examine whether exposure to the increased levels of mold and other allergens in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina affect symptoms in children with asthma. It will also det...

Safety Study of the HemoModulator System for the Treatment of Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Tulane University Health Sciences Center/Louisiana Community AIDS Research Center Program, New Orleans, LA is seeking patients for an HIV study. The purpose of the study is to test the ...

Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of the New Orleans Intervention Model for Infant Mental Health

To evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the New Orleans Intervention Method (NIM) in relation to an enhanced services as usual model, Case Management (CM), for the management of...

The Clinical Epidemiology of Scrub Typhus in Humans, Chiggers and Rodents

This study to collect and identify rodents and mites across transects through diverse habitats used by the human community from a localised area identified as a scrub typhus 'hot spot'.

Family-Based Drug Services for Young Disaster Victims

This protocol seizes this rare scientific opportunity to test an integrative family based model to address youths' coexisting substance abuse and trauma in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. T...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

City in Orleans Parish (county), largest city in state of LOUISIANA. It is located between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.

State bounded on the north by Tennessee, on the east by Alabama, on the south by Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico, and on the west by Arkansas and Louisiana.

A family of RNA viruses naturally infecting rodents and consisting of one genus (ARENAVIRUS) with two groups: Old World Arenaviruses (ARENAVIRUSES, OLD WORLD) and New World Arenaviruses (ARENAVIRUSES, NEW WORLD). Infection in rodents is persistent and silent. Vertical transmission is through milk-, saliva-, or urine-borne routes. Horizontal transmission to humans, monkeys, and other animals is important.

Syndromes which feature DYSKINESIAS as a cardinal manifestation of the disease process. Included in this category are degenerative, hereditary, post-infectious, medication-induced, post-inflammatory, and post-traumatic conditions.

A genus of intestinal nematode parasites belonging to the superfamily HELIGMOSOMATOIDEA, which commonly occurs in rats but has been experimentally transmitted to other rodents and rabbits. Infection is usually through the skin.

Quick Search


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Antiretroviral Therapy Clostridium Difficile Ebola HIV & AIDS Infectious Diseases Influenza Malaria Measles Sepsis Swine Flu Tropical Medicine Tuberculosis Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic...

Pulmonary relating to or associated with the lungs eg Asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Influenza,  Lung Cancer, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Sleep Disorders etc Follow and track Lung Cancer News ...

Searches Linking to this Article