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Contact with pigeon feces can cause cryptococcus meningitis
Erica Richards, 24, was permanently blinded after contracting cryptococcus meningitis from pigeon feces in her attic. Cryptococcus meningitis is a fungal infection caused by cryptococcus neoformans, which is present in the guts and feces of chickens and pigeons. Infected patients suffer from inflammation of the meninges, the tissue covering the brain. Symptoms include a stiff neck, double vision and eventually blindness.
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FUNGAL INFECTION: Cryptococcus Fungi Causes and Symptoms..
Click Here: https://goo.gl/5CNZJP Click Here : http://ouo.io/t9Lb4y Hello Folks. Welcome to our channel today. We will be discussing cryptococcosis today. It is a fungal infection caused by a fungus named C. neoformans or C. gattii. It is widely spread around the world. It is mostly harmless, until coming in contact to a person with very low immunity. It does not affect any person who has a normal to above average immunity. But for people with a lesser active immune system, it is another story. It generally affects people's lungs, brains and spinal cord, especially the central nervous system. It can also extend to other parts of the body, if not treated on time or effectively. Fungus Cryptococcus induced brain infections are termed cryptococcal meningitis. This fungal infection is more common in patients suffering from HIV/AIDS. fungal infections fungal skin infections fungal infections of the skin what causes fungal infections are fungal infections contagious types of fungal infections foot fungal infections how to treat fungal infections common fungal infections skin fungal infections fungal infections in humans types of fungal skin infections fungal infections on skin chronic fungal infections natural remedies for fungal infections superficial fungal infections Fungal Infections Home Remedies Best Home Remedies forFungal Infections Natural Home Remedies For Fungal Infections Ayurvedic Remedies for Fungal Infections Homemade Remedies for Fungal Infections Homemade Medicine for Fungal Infections Herbal Remedies For Fungal Infections There are certain fungal diseases that have been identified by the scientists like mycosis, candida, athlete’s foot and yeast disease. All the infection usually belongs to fungus. These varieties of disease are very common and anybody can easily get fungal illness. Different types of fungal infections have different varieties of signs & symptoms. In 2014 fungal ailment is the 4th most general sickness all around the planet considering the actuality that in 2010 much more than 94 million people get affected from fungal disease. Mycosis is a fungal infection that affects human as well as animals too. This commonly affects the person who has weaker immune system. Though, this does not mean that who has powerful immune system can’t get fungal infection. Athlete’s foot is one of the general fungal diseases spreading day by day all around the world. This mainly evolves on the feet, ankle, hair, nail and outer skin layer. The major common signs and symptoms of athlete’s foot are itching, burning, redness, blister and breakdown of skin. Candida could be also referred as fungal illness is one of the most common maladies around the planet. If you are pursuing anti-biotic for a long time then the chances will elevate of the development of fungal infection. There’re many signs and symptoms exist that can be used to detect any varieties of fungal disease. generally the signs & symptoms occur with itchiness and burning. Soreness and rash are the other signs of fungal ailment. There’re many treatment options exist for the remedy of Cold sore Although not all of them are appropriate for the remedy of fungal illness. usually physicians suggest anti-fungal medicines to treat fungal disease although those medicament may lead to certain side effects. So, it is very important to follow a therapy that has no even single side effects and that’s what home remedy for Fungal infection do. A Home remedy for fungal illness is the greatest remedy that a patient can pursue. Although, there is medicines associated remedy exist though, you don’t have to follow medicines associated remedy. Mostly fungal malady can be comfortably treated by Home remedy for fungal disease. You can apply tea tree oil as a cream that supports you to moisturize your lesion of fungal disease. Echinacea carries powerful anti-fungal elements which support you to treat fungal from your skin. Garlic is a powerful holistic thing that has the sufficient ability to heal any varieties of fungal illness. Garlic contains holistic anti-septic elements that are requiring healing fungal ailment of the feet. If you want to cure fungal disease, you must need to follow olive oil to moisturize your wound. Researchers have defined that lavender contains energetic anti-fungal properties which will help you to heal fungal disease. All the above natural remedies are totally based on home remedy for fungal ailment. http://homeremedies9.com/
Cryptococcus neoformans
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Insights into Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology from Cryptococcus Neoformans
Insights into Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology from Cryptococcus Neoformans Air date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00:00 PM Category: WALS - Wednesday Afternoon Lectures Runtime: 00:59:37 Description: Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series The majority of human pathogenic fungi are soil-dwelling microbes that have no obvious need for animal hosts. This raises a fundamental question in microbial pathogenesis: Why do some of these organisms cause disease in mammals? In this lecture we will dissect the biology of the human pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans in an effort to glean an explanation for the origin of virulence. C. neoformans is an intracellular pathogen with a remarkable replicative strategy that includes the capacity for exciting the host cell without triggering its lysis. This process involves inflicting just enough damage to the host cell to interfere with its microbicidal properties without triggering cell-death pathways such that intracellular replication can proceed unhindered while the host cell remains alive to participate in the exit of fungal cells. The similarity in the interactions between cryptococcal cells with macrophages and amoeba has led to the proposal that the cells' capacity for mammalian virulence emerged accidentally as a result of environmental interactions with phagocytic predators. In this lecture we will also explore the fascinating properties of melanin, an enigmatic pigment that performs a myriad of functions from enhancing cell-wall integrity to energy transduction. We will also consider some of the immunological lessons from studying C. neoformans, which produced important insights into novel antibody protective functions. Finally, we will look at the big picture of fungal pathogenesis and explore the concept of accidental virulence and the likelihood that global warming will bring new fungal diseases. Author: Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?18822
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Cryptococcus neoformans
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Cryptococcus capsule
Negative stains- India ink or Nigrosine preparation In video, Nigrosine stain was used as negative stain- showing Capsulated Cryptococcus neoformans like organism... Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated fungal organism and it can cause disease in apparently immunocompetent, as well as immunocompromised, hosts.The particles of ink pigment do not enter the capsule that surrounds the spherical yeast cell, resulting in a zone of clearance or "halo" around the cells. This allows for quick and easy identification of C. neoformans.
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C. neoformans
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Medical Video Lecture: cryptococcus neoformans,MICROBIOLOGY
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Pigeon infection: How dangerous is an infection from pigeon droppings? Two dead in Glasgow
Pigeon infection: How dangerous is an infection from pigeon droppings? Two dead in Glasgow: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1076351/Pigeon-infection-Glasgow-hospital-deaths-cryptococcus-infection-symptoms. Thanks for watching, subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDfbQ0yPgUsZn2K5nom2AsQ?sub_confirmation=1  NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has confirmed two patients died after contracting a fungal infection found in pigeon droppings. The infection is airborne, meaning it was contracted by patients who breathed it in. Currently, some patients are being given medication to prevent possible further infections, and authorities have been quick to assure the public they are not in danger. In a statement, NHS GGC said: ”The organism is harmless to the vast majority of people and rarely causes disease in humans."  Related articles NHS probe launched after pigeon droppings lead to two Glasgow deaths Flu season 2019: WHO says World will face another PANDEMIC  How dangerous is infection from pigeon droppings? The disease in question is caused by a strain of the Cryptococcus fungus, commonly found in both bird and bat droppings. Commonly referred to as Cryptococcus neoformans, the fungus can survive in any environment in the world, but generally prefers darker and moisture rich areas. According to the Centre for Disease Control, based in the US, Cryptococcus is spread by bats, but in the UK it is mostly spread by birds such as pigeons.  Cryptococcus neoformans is able to infect humans by releasing microscopic particles of itself, which people then breathe in. Often, people who breathe in the fungus won’t be infected by it. In the case someone does draw an infection, it is known as cryptococcosis, and usually infects the lungs, brain and spinal cord. Generally this is rare in people who are otherwise healthy, and those most at risk are those with weakened immune systems. Those in the hospital would have been particularly at risk, as they would have had other conditions which could have compromised their immune systems. Related articles Cancer symptoms: Heavy night sweats could be a sign Cancer symptoms: Six signs when you go to the toilet  When the fungus does cause infection, symptoms present themselves in different ways depending on which area of the body is infected. In the lungs, cryptococcosis causes symptoms which are much like pneumonia. These include: - Coughing - Shortness of breath - Chest pain - Fever  When cryptococcosis enters the brain after infecting the lungs, symptoms become more severe. When Cryptococcus enters the brain, the condition is known as Cryptococcal meningitis, and symptoms include: - Headache - Fever - Neck pain - Nausea and vomiting - Sensitivity to light - Confusion or changes in behaviour #Pigeon, #infectionHow, #dangerous, #infection, #from, #pigeon, #droppings, #Two, #dead, #Glasgow
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Pigeons: anges ou démons?
Depuis mon arrivé à Paris je suis servie en matière de pigeon... Alors me reviens à l'esprit ce qu'on dit des pigeons: que ce sont des rats-volants. Aujourd'hui, j'aborde donc 3 maladies potentiellement transmissible par les pigeons! Musique de l'intro: Neon Indian - Annie Video de la fin: Morning Live Sources de l'épisode: https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/pets/cats.html https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/pets/dogs.html https://www.pigeonpatrol.ca/list-of-diseases-pigeons-carry/ http://www.picasuk.com/do_birds_spread_diseases.html https://www.cdc.gov/sle/index.html Park, Benjamin J., et al. "Estimation of the current global burden of cryptococcal meningitis among persons living with HIV/AIDS." Aids 23.4 (2009): 525-530. Lane, Margaret, John McBride, and John Archer. "Steroid responsive late deterioration in Cryptococcus neoformans variety gattii meningitis." Neurology 63.4 (2004): 713-714. Barron, Michelle A., and Nancy E. Madinger. "Opportunistic Fungal Infections, Part 3: Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis, Coccidioidomycosis, and Emerging Mould Infections: Page 3 of 10." Infections in Medicine (2008). Reisen, William K., et al. "Persistent West Nile virus transmission and the apparent displacement St. Louis encephalitis virus in southeastern California, 2003–2006." Journal of medical entomology 45.3 (2008): 494-508.
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Cryptococcus gattii infection
✔ Subscribe: https://tinyurl.com/medxclusiveSUB Blog: https://medXclusive.org -------- C. gattii cryptococcosis is a rare infection caused by Cryptococcus gattii, a fungus that lives in soil and in association with certain trees. C. gattii primarily lives in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, particularly Australia and Papua New Guinea, but it has also been found in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, Mexico, and South America. Since 1999, C. gattii has been recognized as causing infections in humans and animals on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and C. gattii infections were first recognized the United States Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington) in 2004. A small number of people have also gotten C. gattii infections in other areas of the US, particularly in the Southeast, without a history of travel to Oregon or Washington. People can become infected with C. gattii after breathing in the microscopic fungus from the environment. Infection with the fungus Cryptococcus (either C. gattii or C. neoformans) is called cryptococcosis. Cryptococcosis usually affects the lungs or the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), but it can also affect other parts of the body. Brain infections with the fungus Cryptococcus are called cryptococcal meningitis. -------- Subscribe to us for Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Board Exams’ HighYield Review (USMLE, NCLEX, MCAT,…), Health Tips, Health Care News, and Patient Awareness. If you are a doctor, future doctor, nurse, future nurse, paramedics, or just a good Samaritan, remember this - We are all in this together. Health care is about “care”–first and foremost–as the name suggests. Our goal is to provide free medical education with up-to-date medical information through notes (on the medXclusive blog), and through our YouTube videos; so that students could have a “prep course” without having to pay for it. The goal is to make sure that money (or lack thereof) is not the reason anyone scores less than those who can afford to spend these thousands of dollars. Hope you support us in our journey! -------- Our Playlists: USMLE Microbiology Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5xLbpZKeE&list=PL0ASZVzArGEmxtj5mct1USXN909tCZ0XP USMLE Cardiology Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvPsGeWI8yI&list=PL0ASZVzArGElTJd0ka743Ybif0Pl7CkrT USMLE Immunology Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDiFoUtFsrc&list=PL0ASZVzArGEnA1erbiMyyeZhY-r8MyP0_ USMLE High Yield Topics - Quick Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkkfsN-wKy4&list=PL0ASZVzArGEnTgmA-LN0G3u5fMfa9nzF4 Medical Topics for General Information and Patient Awareness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpTeSWML9ks&list=PL0ASZVzArGEmuERrlOenpUFM_AWIr2s8K USMLE Rapid Review Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og46m0wRSDU&list=PL0ASZVzArGEmu3AzBaFt9Q3jmJug0cwFK USMLE Musculoskeletal, Skin, and Connective Tissue Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzxoGlcU-u8&list=PL0ASZVzArGEmycKh9a2yPrRBWBwlOywSg Medical Mnemonics Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0xXrHIYxw8&list=PL0ASZVzArGEmMqe31sTD-C2uBpKZ3tgx1 USMLE Hematology-Oncology Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRulrRJdTJ4&list=PL0ASZVzArGElK5CUeFsiN0-Oy1kSGnmrw USMLE Step 1 High-Yield Questions and Answers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8FcYoJazUk&list=PL0ASZVzArGEkud9wrf4SfnNbU0WjcCqQV NCLEX-RN High-Yield Questions and Answers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G82LwkyKKc&list=PL0ASZVzArGEnAJaBlH9j6mT-au93LSsBD USMLE STEP 2 CK High-Yield Questions and Answers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Y4oBD_MRo&list=PL0ASZVzArGEkfnrRbZgUNWn89vN8l_ufD Vintage Medical Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ylgO8D1LZU&list=PL0ASZVzArGEmuhVsAf_vMexI1R9TzhHfh Medical (Up-to-Date) News and Research News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4AhL2UUzGo&list=PL0ASZVzArGEnWB9KHmM7T0DIDWI3-dXiz Preventive Medicine Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaaoU0tsTFQ&list=PL0ASZVzArGEnMMNP1XyQXOP_LyKjKCh6J USMLE Neurology Lectures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeE7Fpg061I&list=PL0ASZVzArGEkRw6TCh4xhvmyRGnWEqP_- MCAT Biology Lectures: Coming Soon MCAT General Chemistry Lectures: Coming Soon MCAT Organic Chemistry Lectures: Coming Soon MCAT Biochemistry Lectures: Coming Soon MCAT Physics Lectures: Coming Soon MCAT Psychology and Sociology Lectures: Coming Soon --------
Histopathology Liver --Cryptococcosis
Histopathology Liver --Cryptococcosis
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Cryptococcus Fungi: The Cause of Cryptococcosis
Cryptococcosis is the disease caused by the fungus known as Cryptococcus. Cryptococcus is a type of fungus that is found in the soil, usually in association with bird droppings. The major species of Cryptococcus that causes illness in human is Cryptococcus neoformans, which is found worldwide. Another less common species that can also cause disease in humans is Cryptococcus gattii. Since 1999, C. gattii has also been found in regions of the Pacific Northwest, particularly in Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and Oregon and Washington in the United States.
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Darling's Disease
What is darling's disease, it is actually one of the disease which spread by pigeon's drooping. Pigeon's drooping caused very severe crippling diseases, so you are not encouraged to feed these birds, as chances are you might get infected. Drooping contains fungi, bacteria like histoplasma capsulatum, chlamydia psittacia and cryptococcus.
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Communicating Risk (Cryptococcosis)
Group 3 WHS Assignment 2016
Meningitis Cryptococcus neoformans.flv
Medical Microbiology project on Meningitis (Cryptococcus neoformans) by students at Ohio Northern University
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Pathogenesis of cryptococcal meningitis (lecture by Dr Tihana Bicanic for LIFE Worldwide)
Pathogenesis, life cycle and host reponse to cryptococcal meningitis.
Generally budding and rarely Blastospore of Cryptococcus neoformans in Gram's stain
Generally budding and rarely blastospore of Cryptococcus neoformans in Gram's stain... conformed organism biochemically and others too...
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Cryptococcal meningitis
50ish-year-old female that presented with acute onset delirium and seizures. There is patchy ill-defined T2 FLAIR hyperintense signal involving the subcortical, deep, and periventricular white matter of the supratentorial compartment, worse in the frontal horn and periatrial regions. There is a more nodular region of T2 FLAIR hyperintense signal within the subcortical white matter of the posterolateral left temporal lobe and patchy T2 FLAIR hyperintense signal abnormality in the substance of the midbrain tegmentum extending into the tectal plate. There are no suspicious abnormalities on the diffusion-weighted images, and post contrast sequences demonstrate ill-defined enhancement along the perivascular spaces worse in the bilateral frontal regions. A differential of meningoencephalitis, demyelinating disease, and vasculitis was given. Lumbar puncture and CSF fluid analysis was performed demonstrating a cryptococcal meningitis. CNS cryptococcosis results from infection of the central nervous system the with the fungus cryptococcus neoformans. Disease is more commonly seen in immunocompromised individuals. Clinical presentation typically begins with meningitis or meningoencephalitis, headache, seizure or altered vision due to raised intracranial pressure. Common MR imaging features include enlarged perivascular spaces within the basal ganglia with a pseudocyst appearance. NMR303G For more, visit our website at http://ctisus.com
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Pigeons (Columba livia)
This video highlights the background, distribution and habitat, identification, life cycle, feeding behavior, and health concerns of pigeons (Columba livia). Originally found in Europe, Northern Africa and Western Asia, pigeons are now found in cities throughout the world. Pigeons are urban pests and dependent on man-made structures to build their nests and survive. Pigeons are known to carry or transmit several bird and human pathogens including pigeon ornithosis, encephalitis, Newcastle disease, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, toxoplasmosis, pseudotuberculosis, pigeon coccidiosis, and salmonella. Subscribe to Pestec: https://goo.gl/jMXi9x Watch the lates Pest Library videos: https://goo.gl/ZAcxo5 About Pestec: Pestec provides Integrated Pest Management solutions, consulting, and education services to commercial, municipal, and residential clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have been helping our customers find solutions to their pest problems for more than 30 years. Connect with Pestec online! Visit Pestec's website: https://www.pestec.com Visit Pestec's Open Integrated Pest Management Education Resource: https://www.pestec.org Follow Pestec on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pestec Follow Pestec on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pestec Follow Pestec on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pestec_ipm/ #PigeonControl #IPM #IPMEducation
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Cryptococcal Meningitis
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Cryptococcal Meningitis - Dr. O.C. Abraham -FIC
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Dr. Becker on Cryptococcal Infection
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/03/18/cryptococcal-infection.aspx Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian, discusses a common infection in pets called cryptococcal infections.
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Infección oportunista por Cryptococcus neoformans
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Cryptococcus neoformans Intracellular Proliferation and Capsule Size Determines Early Macrophage
Cryptococcus neoformans Intracellular Proliferation and Capsule Size Determines Early Macrophage Control of Infection. Aleksandra Bojarczuk et al (2016), Scientific Reports http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep21489 Cryptococcus neoformans is a significant fungal pathogen of immunocompromised patients. Many questions remain regarding the function of macrophages in normal clearance of cryptococcal infection and the defects present in uncontrolled cryptococcosis. Two current limitations are: 1) The difficulties in interpreting studies using isolated macrophages in the context of the progression of infection, and 2) The use of high resolution imaging in understanding immune cell behavior during animal infection. Here we describe a high-content imaging method in a zebrafish model of cryptococcosis that permits the detailed analysis of macrophage interactions with C. neoformans during infection. Using this approach we demonstrate that, while macrophages are critical for control of C. neoformans, a failure of macrophage response is not the limiting defect in fatal infections. We find phagocytosis is restrained very early in infection and that increases in cryptococcal number are driven by intracellular proliferation. We show that macrophages preferentially phagocytose cryptococci with smaller polysaccharide capsules and that capsule size is greatly increased over twenty-four hours of infection, a change that is sufficient to severely limit further phagocytosis. Thus, high-content imaging of cryptococcal infection in vivo demonstrates how very early interactions between macrophages and cryptococci are critical in the outcome of cryptococcosis.
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Cryptococcal Meningitis
Cryptococcal Meningitis
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Brown pigeon pair
The domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) is a pigeon subspecies that was derived from the rock dove (also called the rock pigeon). The rock pigeon is the world's oldest domesticated bird. Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets mention the domestication of pigeons more than 5,000 years ago, as do Egyptian hieroglyphics. Research suggests that domestication of pigeons occurred as early as 10,000 years ago. Pigeons have made contributions of considerable importance to humanity, especially in times of war. In war the homing ability of pigeons has been put to use by making them messengers. So-called war pigeons have carried many vital messages and some have been decorated for their services. Medals such as the Croix de guerre, awarded to Cher Ami, and the Dickin Medal awarded to the pigeons G.I. Joe and Paddy, amongst 32 others, have been awarded to pigeons for their services in saving human lives. Reproduction: Domestic pigeons reproduce in a similar way to the wild rock pigeon. Generally humans will select breeding partners. Crop milk or pigeon milk produced by both male and female parent birds may occasionally be replaced with artificial substitutes. Pigeons are extremely protective of their eggs, and in some cases will go to severe lengths to protect their productive eggs and have been known to seek revenge on those who interfere with their productive process. Baby pigeons are called squeakers or squabs. Homing pigeons: Trained domestic pigeons are able to return to the home loft if released at a location that they have never visited before and that may be up to 1000 km away. A special breed, called homing pigeons has been developed through selective breeding to carry messages and members of this variety of pigeon are still being used in the sport of pigeon racing and the white release dove ceremony at weddings and funerals. Flying/Sporting: Pigeons are also kept by enthusiasts for the enjoyment of Flying/Sporting competitions. Breeds such as tipplers are flown in endurance contests by their owners. Pigeon related illness: Pigeon breeders sometimes suffer from an ailment known as bird fancier's lung or pigeon lung. A form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, pigeon lung is caused by the inhalation of the avian proteins found in feathers and dung. It can sometimes be combated by wearing a filtered mask. Other pigeon related pathogens causing lung disease are Chlamydophila psittaci which causes psittacosis, Histoplasma capsulatum which causes histoplasmosis and Cryptococcus neoformans, which causes cryptococcosis.
Sangue letteralmente infestato da Cryptococcus Neoformans in paziente demente
Sangue letteralmente infestato da Cryptococcus Neoformans in paziente demente
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IMMY CEO Sean Bauman, PhD on Cryptococcosis
IMMY President & CEO, Dr. Sean Bauman, discusses the global burden of cryptococcosis, which kills 1,700 every day in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Bauman delivered this talk at ASM 2012 in San Francisco. IMMY is a US-based fungal diagnostic company started in 1979. Their vision is to drastically reduce mortality caused by infectious diseases through increased use of affordable diagnostics. Find out more at www.immy.com
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Dr. David Meya-Cryptococcal Meningitis Kills More People than TB.avi
Many people infected with HIV also get infected with Cryptococcal Meningitis but this infection does not receive as much attention as other infections, for instance TB. As a result many people are diagnosed late and die before they can receive treatment. Worse still, the diagnostic procedure is believed to cause death, by many people, which causes reluctance in patients seeking help. Dr. David Meya has been working in this area for several years now and shares achievements and challenges therein.
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Cryptococcal Meningitis in Immunocompetent Patient-Case Study
Clinical case study for Clinical Internship 1 Recorded case study report Faculty of Engineering and Life Sciences Unisel, Shah Alam.
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Pet Birds, IAQ & Your Health
According to some estimates, there are over 20 million pet birds residing in almost 7 million households in the United States. These pets bring joy and happiness to their owners, but they can also impact the indoor air quality of a home and on rare occasions may cause human illnesses. In addition to potential odors issues, perhaps one of the most common concerns associated with pet birds is their ability to trigger allergies in some people. The usual source of the allergens is the pet bird’s dander or even dust mites which can collect in the bird’s feathers. Pet owners can also be exposed to pathogens from their birds through inhalation, ingestion or through cuts and abrasions on their skin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists the following four diseases associated with pet birds, although they may not occur frequently in the U.S.: • Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus neoformans) - People get cryptococcosis by breathing in contaminated dust or getting it in open wounds. In humans, symptoms resemble pneumonia and include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever. Skin infections can also occur. Infants, the elderly and those with a weakened immune system can be more susceptible to serious infections. • Histoplasmosis (Histoplasma capsulatum) - Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease that is spread to people when they breathe in dust from pigeon or bat droppings. • Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, Avian Tuberculosis) - MAC is a bacterial disease spread to people from birds and other animals through the environment, though it is not clear exactly how the bacteria are transmitted. • Parrot Fever (Psittacosis; Chlamydiophila psittaci) - Parrot fever is a bacterial disease that people can get after accidentally breathing in secretions of infected psittacine birds, including parrots and parakeets, or poultry and wild birds. Another potential health concern associated with birds is bird fancier’s lung (BFL), a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) associated mainly with exposure to dry dusts from bird droppings. In recent years, avian influenza outbreaks have also occurred in other parts of the world. These are just a few things to know about pet birds, indoor air quality and your health. To learn more about this or other health and safety, indoor air quality, occupational or environmental issues, please visit the websites shown in the video and below. Clark Seif Clark http://www.csceng.com EMSL Analytical, Inc. http://www.emsl.com Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. http://www.iecinc.net LA Testing http://www.latesting.com Maine Indoor Air Quality Council http://www.maineindoorair.org Zimmetry Environmental http://www.zimmetry.com Healthy Indoors Magazine http://www.iaq.net Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters http://HudsonDouglasPublicAdjusters.com
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Cryptococcus Thriving on Vancouver Island
VICTORIA - When health warning signs first went up in Parksville's Rathtrevor Park, fears of a toxic fungus swept Vancouver Island. More than 10 yeras after Cryptococcus Gattii showed up in island fir trees, researchers at the University of Calgary say they've mad an important discovery which could lead to better treatment of Cryptococcus disease. The illness is a rare but deadly infection. It begins a pneumonia, but spreads to the brain causing meningitis. Until now, little was known about how the fungus leaves the bloodstream and enters the brain."What we discovered is how it gets to the brain, why it stops in the brain...and then we used a drug to block that process," says Dr. Christopher Mody, a researcher at Calgary's Snyder Institute of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity. Doctors say this key observation could lead to better treatment.Testing was done on a mouse using a drug already approved for other medical uses. The findings are published in this months Journal of Clinical Investigations. Since 1999, 270 people in BC have become ill from breathing the fungus in. Most cases have been traced to Vancouver island. That makes the island number 3 in the world for the infection. The BC Centre for Disease control notes that up until 12 years ago, when Cryptococcus first appeared on Vancouver Island, the fungus was only found in tropical places. Why it took hold on the island, scientists don't know. What they do know is that Cryptococcus is spreading. It's now on the lower mainland, through Washington State and Oregon. Doctors stress Cryptococcus disease is rare but does kill between 10 and 25% of infected people. Researchers hope to perform clinical trials of the drug in the next 12 to 24 months.
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Fungal Meningitis
http://FungalMeningitis.org - Fungal Meningitis - There are three types of meningitis -- viral, bacterial, and fungal. Fungal meningitis is the rarest form of meningitis. It comes from fungus spreading through the blood into the spinal cord. Often the fungus that causes fungal meningitis is Cryptococcus, but that is not the only fungus that can be the culprit. Who Can Get It? - Anyone of any age, race, ethnicity, or gender can get fungal meningitis. That being said, it is most common for people that have a weakened immune system to contract it than for others to do so. AIDS and cancer are often the weakening factors. Some medicines, like prednisone (a steroid) and medicines given after a transplant to ward off organ rejection can also weaken the immune system. So does surgery. Premature babies also have weakened immune systems, especially if they are underweight.
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Cryptococcosis - Medical PowerPoint Presentation
http://www.medicaldump.com - Please visit the site for FREE medical PowerPoints, medical PowerPoint templates, medical pdfs related to all specialties including ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, GI, etc. This is a medical powerpoint presentation about Cryptococcosis
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