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Sep 06, 2011

Sep 06, 2011

CDC: Blood screening test needed for tickborne threat

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers from the US Centers Disease for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pressing their case for a test to screen blood donors for the tickborne disease babesiosis, reporting that 162 transfusion-related cases were documented over the past three decades, most of them since 2000.

Mar 16, 2011

Mar 16, 2011

Chinese researchers link febrile disease to new virus

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese researchers who have been investigating puzzling outbreaks of a febrile illness in rural areas that they thought might be anaplasmosis reported today that they identified a new bunyavirus, one that may be transmitted by ticks.

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