Navigation Links
UQ research shows canecutter's disease on the rise among travelers
Date:2/16/2010

A team led by PhD researcher Dr Colleen Lau from the School of Population Health http://www.sph.uq.edu.au/ , has discovered the disease, known medically as leptospirosis, was traditionally a concern for males working in the agricultural and livestock industries, as it is contracted from contact with the urine of host animals.

Ms Lau said recreational exposure and international travel have emerged as increasingly important sources of infection over the past decade.

"Many of the areas with a high incidence of leptospirosis are popular destinations for domestic and international travellers," Dr Lau said.

"With the increasing popularity of ecotourism and outdoor adventure activities, travellers are likely to become increasingly exposed through activities that involve contact with freshwater, soil and animals."

Leptospirosis causes influenza-like symptoms such as fever, chills, headache and jaundice but can lead to more serious illness including kidney failure, liver failure, lung haemorrhage, brain infections, and can occasionally be fatal.

Called canecutter's disease in Queensland due to the spread of the disease by canefield rats, the study, published in the journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease http://www.travelmedicinejournal.com/article/S1477-8939%2809%2900180-X/abstract , has opened up a new way of looking at the spread of the disease.

As an under-diagnosed cause of fever in adventure seekers and returned travellers, Dr Lau and her co-authors, Professor Phil Weinstein and Lee Smythe, urged clinicians to change their perceptions of the population at risk of contracting leptospirosis, even if they do not fit the mould of a male agricultural worker.

"Early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment will reduce the incidence of severe illness a
'/>"/>

Contact: Jeann Wong
j.wong1@uq.edu.au
61-733-655-446
Research Australia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Smithsonian Institution, Arizona State University announce education and research partnership
2. Urine protein test might help diagnose kidney damage from lupus, UT Southwestern researchers find
3. Developing guidelines for better reporting of health research
4. IU research team discovers TB disease mechanism and molecule to block it
5. Peter Harker Joins Prometheus Research as Vice President of Sales
6. Research highlights role of protein pair in obesity regulation
7. UT researcher receives $2.4 million to research obesity, high-risk pregnancy
8. GUMCs Lombardi Hosts Symposium Exploring Future of Cancer Research and Personalized Medicine
9. MSU researcher linking breast cancer patients with alternative therapies
10. Researchers create drug to keep tumor growth switched off
11. Tiny fruit fly could offer big clues in fight against obesity, researcher says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2015)... After record-breaking sales of Extend ... introduces the Cookies & Cream flavor at stores nationwide ... has continually raised the bar for nutritional snacks. ... an unprecedented nutritional profile, backed by international patents and ... will launch additional new products and expand retail availability ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... 2015 Dealing with injuries and medical expenses ... task. Personal injury lawyers are excellent resources for accident victims ... In their latest article , the Jones Firm gives the ... choosing a personal injury lawyer to handle their case. , ... a waste of time if the lawyer does not have ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... The report “Liver Fibrosis ... analysis on the therapeutic development for Liver ... identifying new targets and MOAs to produce ... available at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/liver-fibrosis-pipeline-review-h2-2014-market-report.html . , ... Pipeline Review, H2 2014 report include ACROVIS ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... 2015 Texting has become a common and ... some physicians text as a way to communicate with patients ... are doing so to assure medical records are updated after ... risk! When providers transmit protected health information (PHI), or ... the risk of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... 05, 2015 No one cares about health ... Disease Control and Prevention cite multiple sources causing poor ... “Poor indoor air quality (pollution) can bother your eyes, nose, ... lung problems and cancer.” , Toxic chemicals often get into ... food or water, or in some cases, absorb them through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nationwide Launch of Extend Nutrition’s Newest Bar Flavors Follows Most Successful New Item Sales in Company History 2Health News:Nationwide Launch of Extend Nutrition’s Newest Bar Flavors Follows Most Successful New Item Sales in Company History 3Health News:Nationwide Launch of Extend Nutrition’s Newest Bar Flavors Follows Most Successful New Item Sales in Company History 4Health News:5 Top Qualifications for Personal Injury Lawyer Disclosed in Latest Article by The Jones Firm 2Health News:Liver Fibrosis Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Liver Fibrosis Therapeutic Development and Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:HIPAA Compliant Texting Service from MedXcom now available for Policyholders 2Health News:revitaRUGS is Offering Area Rug Cleaning Discounts in Support of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month This May 2Health News:revitaRUGS is Offering Area Rug Cleaning Discounts in Support of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month This May 3
... Pharmacologic Agent Developed for the Treatment of Premature ... ... Janssen-Cilag companies in,Europe have submitted a Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for,dapoxetine, ... Premature ejaculation is a form of male sexual dysfunction associated,with ...
... time, review shows , , FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The ... of death, from suicide as well as other causes, a new ... days following the loss. , More research needs to be done ... according to the article in the Dec. 8 issue of ...
... PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 7 Medarex, Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... an undisclosed,milestone payment from its licensing partner, Centocor, ... of ustekinumab,(CNTO 1275) in the United States and ... severe plaque psoriasis by Centocor., Ustekinumab is ...
... CNN Worldwide and its global audience,paid special tribute tonight ... as "CNN Heroes" in a global telecast.,CNN,s Anderson Cooper ... the American Museum of Natural History in New York,City., ... initiative has shone a,spotlight upon dozens of amazing people ...
... Mass., Dec. 6 Inverness Medical,Innovations, Inc. (Amex: ... of rapid,diagnostic products for the consumer and professional ... 2007 RBC Capital Markets Healthcare,Conference being held December ... City. Ron Zwanziger, Chief Executive Officer, and Jon ...
... Dec. 6 A gene related to rapid replication ... to contain some identical,protein sequences in, tobacco mosaic virus ... for cancer, the AMAS(R) test, appears,to measure this gene,s ... of reports on the use of a new,methodology to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Submission of Marketing Authorisation Application for Dapoxetine in Europe 2Health News:Mourning Death of Loved One Raises Your Risk of Dying 2Health News:Mourning Death of Loved One Raises Your Risk of Dying 3Health News:Medarex to Receive Milestone Payment for Submission of Regulatory Applications Requesting Approval of Ustekinumab (CNTO 1275) for Treatment of Psoriasis 2Health News:Medarex to Receive Milestone Payment for Submission of Regulatory Applications Requesting Approval of Ustekinumab (CNTO 1275) for Treatment of Psoriasis 3Health News:CNN Honors Extraordinary Deeds of Seven Everyday People in Global Event 2Health News:CNN Honors Extraordinary Deeds of Seven Everyday People in Global Event 3Health News:CNN Honors Extraordinary Deeds of Seven Everyday People in Global Event 4Health News:Inverness Medical Innovations to Participate at 2007 RBC Healthcare Conference on December 12, 2007 2Health News:AMAS Test Measures Lethal Replikin Gene Activity in Lung and Other Cancers 2Health News:AMAS Test Measures Lethal Replikin Gene Activity in Lung and Other Cancers 3
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015  Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX ... has joined the company as Vice President, Medical Affairs. ... Dr. Bill Aurora to the Neurocrine team ... Gorman , President and Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine ... and outreach coupled with his extensive network and influence ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Microbrush International, a leading developer, producer and ... procedures, today announced the acquisition of DentiSmart LLC. ... matrix system used in dental restorative procedures. ... to add DentiSmart to our growing portfolio of ... and General Manager of Microbrush. "DentiSmart,s products are ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015  The board of directors of ... a dividend for the second quarter of 2015 of $0.50 ... dividend is payable June 10, 2015, to shareholders of record ... About Eli Lilly and Company Lilly is a global healthcare ... for people around the world. We were founded more than ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Announces Appointment of Dr. Bill Aurora as Vice President, Medical Affairs 2Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Announces Appointment of Dr. Bill Aurora as Vice President, Medical Affairs 3Microbrush International Announces Acquisition of DentiSmart 2
... Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... treatments for human disease, announced today that Arthur ... executive officer, will present at the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare ... 2:40 p.m. Eastern Time.  Dr. Sands will provide an ...
... Aug. 30, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Specialty Pharmaceutical ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0512130/Specialty-Pharmaceutical-Industry---2011-Yearbook.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pathology Summary ... Industry - 2011 Yearbook" essentially provides insights ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lexicon Pharmaceuticals to Present at Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference 2Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 2Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 3Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 4Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 5Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 6Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 7Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 8Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 9Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 10Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 11Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 12Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 13Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 14Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 15Specialty Pharmaceutical Industry - 2011 Yearbook 16
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 10.0 mm and length 12 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Standard type 1/1 (mm), opening width 9.0 mm and length 11 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Standard type 1/1 (mm), opening width 9.0 mm and length 8 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Standard type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 7 mm....
Medicine Products: