insect bites and stings

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Summary: Bites and stings inflicted by insects.

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  1. Hiwat H, Issaly J, Gaborit P, Somai A, Samjhawan A, Sardjoe P, et al. Behavioral heterogeneity of Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae) and malaria transmission dynamics along the Maroni River, Suriname, French Guiana. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010;104:207-13 pubmed publisher
    ..The tendency of Anopheles darlingi to bite during sleeping hours provides opportunity for malaria control using impregnated bed nets, a strategy just introduced in Suriname that may also find its way into French Guiana...
  2. Kolb A, Needham G, Neyman K, High W. Bedbugs. Dermatol Ther. 2009;22:347-52 pubmed publisher
    ..As more patients present with bedbug bites, physicians must possess the knowledge to diagnose, treat, and educate with regard to bedbug bites and bedbug infestations...
  3. Goddard J, deshazo R. Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) and clinical consequences of their bites. JAMA. 2009;301:1358-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Health consequences include nuisance biting and cutaneous and systemic reactions. The potential for bed bugs to serve as disease vectors and optimal methods for bed bug pest control and eradication are unclear...
  4. Schurink A, van Grevenhof E, Ducro B, van Arendonk J. Heritability and repeatability of insect bite hypersensitivity in Dutch Shetland breeding mares. J Anim Sci. 2009;87:484-90 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that IBH, based on clinical symptoms, is a heritable trait in the Dutch Shetland pony population. Therefore, the IBH prevalence in this population can be decreased by selection...
  5. Hügli D, Moret J, Rais O, Moosmann Y, Erard P, Malinverni R, et al. Tick bites in a Lyme borreliosis highly endemic area in Switzerland. Int J Med Microbiol. 2009;299:155-60 pubmed publisher
    ..A detailed body examination after each outing in forest and an early withdrawal of an attached tick is an effective way to prevent Lyme borreliosis...
  6. Sagna A, Sarr J, Gaayeb L, Drame P, Ndiath M, Senghor S, et al. gSG6-P1 salivary biomarker discriminates micro-geographical heterogeneity of human exposure to Anopheles bites in low and seasonal malaria areas. Parasit Vectors. 2013;6:68 pubmed publisher
  7. Moiroux N, Gomez M, Pennetier C, Elanga E, Djènontin A, Chandre F, et al. Changes in Anopheles funestus biting behavior following universal coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets in Benin. J Infect Dis. 2012;206:1622-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated whether full coverage of long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets (LLINs) may induce a switch in biting behavior in Anopheles funestus, a major malaria vector in Africa...
  8. Ndiath M, Sarr J, Gaayeb L, Mazenot C, Sougoufara S, Konate L, et al. Low and seasonal malaria transmission in the middle Senegal River basin: identification and characteristics of Anopheles vectors. Parasit Vectors. 2012;5:21 pubmed publisher
    ..These intensified the practice of agriculture along the river valley basin. We conducted a study to assess malaria vector diversity, dynamics and malaria transmission in the area...
  9. Delaunay P, Blanc V, Del Giudice P, Levy Bencheton A, Chosidow O, Marty P, et al. Bedbugs and infectious diseases. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52:200-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Because of increasing demands for information about effective control tactics and public health risks of bedbugs, continued research is needed to identify new pathogens in wild Cimex species (spp) and insecticide resistance...

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  1. Dama E, Cornelie S, Bienvenu Somda M, Camara M, Kambire R, Courtin F, et al. Identification of Glossina palpalis gambiensis specific salivary antigens: towards the development of a serologic biomarker of human exposure to tsetse flies in West Africa. Microbes Infect. 2013;15:416-27 pubmed publisher
    ..These results represent a first attempt to identify Glossina salivary proteins or synthetic peptides to develop a standardized and specific biomarker of tsetse exposure in West Africa...
  2. Blum S, Gunzinger A, Muller U, Helbling A. Influence of total and specific IgE, serum tryptase, and age on severity of allergic reactions to Hymenoptera stings. Allergy. 2011;66:222-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of total serum IgE and other potential risk factors on severity of systemic allergic Hymenoptera sting reactions...
  3. Fornadel C, Norris L, Glass G, Norris D. Analysis of Anopheles arabiensis blood feeding behavior in southern Zambia during the two years after introduction of insecticide-treated bed nets. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;83:848-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes in Macha appear to be relatively exophagic and have been caught biting outdoors immediately after sunset and before sunrise, potentially circumventing some of the protective effects of ITNs...
  4. Abonuusum A, Owusu Daako K, Tannich E, May J, Garms R, Kruppa T. Malaria transmission in two rural communities in the forest zone of Ghana. Parasitol Res. 2011;108:1465-71 pubmed publisher
    ..It is important to note that there was still a substantial transmission before 21 h with AEIRs of 57.3 at Afamanso and 38.7 at Kona. The distribution of impregnated bednets alone, therefore, may not be sufficiently effective...
  5. van den Boom R, Kempenaars M, van Oldruitenborgh Oosterbaan M. The healing effects of a topical phytogenic ointment on insect bite hypersensitivity lesions in horses. Tijdschr Diergeneeskd. 2011;136:20-6 pubmed
    ..01). Daily application of an ointment (verum or placebo) does not cure IBH, but use of the phytogenic ointment led to a decrease in the owner-assessed discomfort suffered by horses...
  6. Tijsse Klasen E, Jacobs J, Swart A, Fonville M, Reimerink J, Brandenburg A, et al. Small risk of developing symptomatic tick-borne diseases following a tick bite in The Netherlands. Parasit Vectors. 2011;4:17 pubmed publisher
    ..A prospective study was performed to investigate how many persons with tick-bites develop localized or systemic symptoms and whether these are associated with tick-borne microorganisms...
  7. Golden D, Moffitt J, Nicklas R, Freeman T, Graft D, Reisman R, et al. Stinging insect hypersensitivity: a practice parameter update 2011. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;127:852-4.e1-23 pubmed publisher
    ..In extraordinary circumstances, when the cost benefit of an intervention is prohibitive as supported by pharmacoeconomic data, commentary may be provided...
  8. Stevens L, Dorn P, Schmidt J, Klotz J, Lucero D, Klotz S. Kissing bugs. The vectors of Chagas. Adv Parasitol. 2011;75:169-92 pubmed publisher
    ..We close with a discussion of vector control measures and the allergic complications of kissing bug bites, a feature of particular importance in the United States...
  9. Doucoure S, Mouchet F, Cornelie S, Dehecq J, Rutee A, Roca Y, et al. Evaluation of the human IgG antibody response to Aedes albopictus saliva as a new specific biomarker of exposure to vector bites. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6:e1487 pubmed publisher
    ..Human antibody (Ab) responses to mosquito salivary proteins could represent a reliable biomarker for evaluating human-vector contact and the efficacy of control programs...
  10. Blank S, Seismann H, Michel Y, McIntyre M, Cifuentes L, Braren I, et al. Api m 10, a genuine A. mellifera venom allergen, is clinically relevant but underrepresented in therapeutic extracts. Allergy. 2011;66:1322-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the presence of Api m 10 in honeybee venom (HBV) and licensed venom immunotherapy preparations was addressed...
  11. Reddy M, Overgaard H, Abaga S, Reddy V, Caccone A, Kiszewski A, et al. Outdoor host seeking behaviour of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes following initiation of malaria vector control on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Malar J. 2011;10:184 pubmed publisher
    ..gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.) is the primary malaria vector. The goal of the paper is to evaluate the importance of An gambiae s.l. outdoor host seeking behaviour and discuss its implications for anti-vector interventions...
  12. Trape J, Tall A, Diagne N, Ndiath O, Ly A, Faye J, et al. Malaria morbidity and pyrethroid resistance after the introduction of insecticide-treated bednets and artemisinin-based combination therapies: a longitudinal study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011;11:925-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Our aim was to assess the effect of these policies on malaria morbidity, mosquito populations, and asymptomatic infections in a west African rural population...
  13. Mutuku F, King C, Mungai P, Mbogo C, Mwangangi J, Muchiri E, et al. Impact of insecticide-treated bed nets on malaria transmission indices on the south coast of Kenya. Malar J. 2011;10:356 pubmed publisher
    ..arabiensis and Anopheles merus playing a secondary role. Since 2001, bed net use has increased progressively and reached high levels by 2009-2010 with corresponding decline in malaria transmission...
  14. Schurink A, Ducro B, Heuven H, van Arendonk J. Genetic parameters of insect bite hypersensitivity in Dutch Friesian broodmares. J Anim Sci. 2011;89:1286-93 pubmed publisher
    ..The dam affected the IBH development of her offspring through an additive genetic influence but also by being part of their rearing environment...
  15. Londono Renteria B, Eisele T, Keating J, James M, Wesson D. Antibody response against Anopheles albimanus (Diptera: Culicidae) salivary protein as a measure of mosquito bite exposure in Haiti. J Med Entomol. 2010;47:1156-63 pubmed
    ..albimanus IgG and IgM antibody levels was observed. These results suggest that antibodies against An. albimanus saliva, especially IgG, are useful markers of mosquito bite exposure in Haiti...
  16. Fontaine A, Pascual A, Orlandi Pradines E, Diouf I, Remoue F, Pages F, et al. Relationship between exposure to vector bites and antibody responses to mosquito salivary gland extracts. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e29107 pubmed publisher
    ..caspius density. Characterisation of such immunological-markers may allow the evaluation of the effectiveness of vector-control strategies or estimation of the risk of vector-borne disease transmission...
  17. Fornadel C, Norris L, Norris D. Centers for Disease Control light traps for monitoring Anopheles arabiensis human biting rates in an area with low vector density and high insecticide-treated bed net use. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;83:838-42 pubmed publisher
    ..arabiensis collected. Our results suggest that in regions where use of vector control interventions is high and vector densities are low, CDC light traps can be used to monitor An. arabiensis HBRs...
  18. Poinsignon A, Samb B, Doucoure S, Drame P, Sarr J, Sow C, et al. First attempt to validate the gSG6-P1 salivary peptide as an immuno-epidemiological tool for evaluating human exposure to Anopheles funestus bites. Trop Med Int Health. 2010;15:1198-203 pubmed publisher
    ..gambiae exposure. This study represents a first attempt to validate the gSG6-P1 peptide as an epidemiological tool evaluating exposure to An. funestus bites, the second main malaria vector in sub-Saharan Africa...
  19. Blank S, Michel Y, Seismann H, Plum M, Greunke K, Grunwald T, et al. Evaluation of different glycoforms of honeybee venom major allergen phospholipase A2 (Api m 1) produced in insect cells. Protein Pept Lett. 2011;18:415-22 pubmed
    ..Thus, insect cell-derived recombinant Api m 1 with defined CCD phenotypes might provide further insights into hymenoptera venom IgE reactivities and contribute to an improved diagnosis of hymenoptera venom allergy...
  20. Drame P, Machault V, Diallo A, Cornelie S, Poinsignon A, Lalou R, et al. IgG responses to the gSG6-P1 salivary peptide for evaluating human exposure to Anopheles bites in urban areas of Dakar region, Sénégal. Malar J. 2012;11:72 pubmed publisher
  21. Seyoum A, Sikaala C, Chanda J, Chinula D, Ntamatungiro A, Hawela M, et al. Human exposure to anopheline mosquitoes occurs primarily indoors, even for users of insecticide-treated nets in Luangwa Valley, South-east Zambia. Parasit Vectors. 2012;5:101 pubmed publisher
    ..We studied the human biting behaviour of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus Giles and the potential malaria vector Anopheles quadriannulatus Theobald in Luangwa valley, south-east Zambia...
  22. Andersson L, Swinburne J, Meadows J, Brostr m H, Eriksson S, Fikse W, et al. The same ELA class II risk factors confer equine insect bite hypersensitivity in two distinct populations. Immunogenetics. 2012;64:201-8 pubmed publisher
    ..0013). To our knowledge this is the first time in any atopic dermatitis suffering species, including man, where the same risk allele has been identified in two distinct populations...
  23. Kweka E, Munga S, Mahande A, Msangi S, Mazigo H, Adrias A, et al. Protective efficacy of menthol propylene glycol carbonate compared to N, N-diethyl-methylbenzamide against mosquito bites in Northern Tanzania. Parasit Vectors. 2012;5:189 pubmed
    ..l and Culex quinquefasciatus...
  24. Heimann M, Janda J, Sigurdardottir O, Svansson V, Klukowska J, von Tscharner C, et al. Skin-infiltrating T cells and cytokine expression in Icelandic horses affected with insect bite hypersensitivity: a possible role for regulatory T cells. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2011;140:63-74 pubmed publisher
    ..The presented data suggest that an imbalance between Th2 and Treg cells is a characteristic feature in IBH. Treatment strategies for IBH should thus aim at restoring the balance between Th2 and Treg cells...
  25. Ambrosino E, Dumoulin C, Orlandi Pradines E, Remoue F, Toure Balde A, Tall A, et al. A multiplex assay for the simultaneous detection of antibodies against 15 Plasmodium falciparum and Anopheles gambiae saliva antigens. Malar J. 2010;9:317 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, the aim of this study was to develop a sensitive tool to assess the exposure to malaria or to bites from the vector Anopheles gambiae, despite anti-malarial prophylactic treatment...
  26. Elanga Ndille E, Doucoure S, Damien G, Mouchet F, Drame P, Cornelie S, et al. First attempt to validate human IgG antibody response to Nterm-34kDa salivary peptide as biomarker for evaluating exposure to Aedes aegypti bites. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6:e1905 pubmed publisher
    ..Human antibody (Ab) responses to mosquito salivary components could represent a promising tool for evaluating the human-vector contact...
  27. Ulrich J, Naranjo D, Alimi T, Muller G, Beier J. How much vector control is needed to achieve malaria elimination?. Trends Parasitol. 2013;29:104-9 pubmed publisher
    ..To achieve adequate vector control, NMCPs must evaluate EIRs to identify problematic foci of transmission and reduce annual EIRs to less than one infectious bite per person...
  28. Niedoszytko M, de Monchy J, van Doormaal J, Jassem E, Oude Elberink J. Mastocytosis and insect venom allergy: diagnosis, safety and efficacy of venom immunotherapy. Allergy. 2009;64:1237-45 pubmed publisher
  29. Hellberg W, Mellor P, Torsteinsdottir S, Marti E. Insect bite hypersensitivity in the horse: comparison of IgE-binding proteins in salivary gland extracts from Simulium vittatum and Culicoides nubeculosus. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2009;132:62-7 pubmed publisher
    ..nubeculosus reacted with a corresponding band in S. vittatum SGE. The 70 kDa bands from S. vittatum and C. nubeculosus were identified by mass spectrometry as heat shock protein-70-cognate-3...
  30. Epstein J, Rao S, Williams F, Freilich D, Luke T, Sedegah M, et al. Safety and clinical outcome of experimental challenge of human volunteers with Plasmodium falciparum-infected mosquitoes: an update. J Infect Dis. 2007;196:145-54 pubmed
    ..In 1997, an analysis of experience with 118 volunteers indicated that mosquito inoculation of P. falciparum could be a safe, well-tolerated, reproducible, and efficient method of challenge...
  31. Machault V, Gadiaga L, Vignolles C, Jarjaval F, Bouzid S, Sokhna C, et al. Highly focused anopheline breeding sites and malaria transmission in Dakar. Malar J. 2009;8:138 pubmed publisher
  32. Torr S, Prior A, Wilson P, Schofield S. Is there safety in numbers? The effect of cattle herding on biting risk from tsetse flies. Med Vet Entomol. 2007;21:301-11 pubmed
  33. Anderson A, Leffler K. Bedbug infestations in the news: a picture of an emerging public health problem in the United States. J Environ Health. 2008;70:24-7, 52-3 pubmed
    ..Rural and urban examples are included in a four-year time frame starting with news in the Northeast and ending with an attempt to eradicate the pest from the state of Hawaii...
  34. Le Menach A, Takala S, McKenzie F, Perisse A, Harris A, Flahault A, et al. An elaborated feeding cycle model for reductions in vectorial capacity of night-biting mosquitoes by insecticide-treated nets. Malar J. 2007;6:10 pubmed
    ..Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) are an important tool for malaria control. ITNs are effective because they work on several parts of the mosquito feeding cycle, including both adult killing and repelling effects...
  35. Lardeux F, Loayza P, Bouchite B, Chavez T. Host choice and human blood index of Anopheles pseudopunctipennis in a village of the Andean valleys of Bolivia. Malar J. 2007;6:8 pubmed
    ..Unfortunately, few data exist concerning HBI values in its range of distribution and none from Bolivia where this species is considered as an important malaria vector in the central Andes...
  36. Benedict M, Levine R, Hawley W, Lounibos L. Spread of the tiger: global risk of invasion by the mosquito Aedes albopictus. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2007;7:76-85 pubmed
    ..Methods used here have potential for predicting risks of future invasions of vectors or pathogens...
  37. Kent R, Thuma P, Mharakurwa S, Norris D. Seasonality, blood feeding behavior, and transmission of Plasmodium falciparum by Anopheles arabiensis after an extended drought in southern Zambia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007;76:267-74 pubmed
    ..923, An. arabiensis was substantially more anthropophilic in our study area than comparable samples of indoor-resting An. arabiensis throughout Africa and was the primary vector responsible for transmission of P. falciparum...
  38. Lombardo F, Ronca R, Rizzo C, Mestres Simòn M, Lanfrancotti A, Currà C, et al. The Anopheles gambiae salivary protein gSG6: an anopheline-specific protein with a blood-feeding role. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2009;39:457-66 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that gSG6 plays some essential blood feeding role and was recruited in the anopheline subfamily most probably after the separation of the lineage which gave origin to Cellia and Anopheles subgenera. ..
  39. Bonadonna P, Zanotti R, Muller U. Mastocytosis and insect venom allergy. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;10:347-53 pubmed publisher
    ..To analyse the association of systemic allergic hymenoptera sting reactions with mastocytosis and elevated baseline serum tryptase and to discuss diagnosis and treatment in patients with both diseases...
  40. Govella N, Chaki P, Geissbuhler Y, Kannady K, Okumu F, Charlwood J, et al. A new tent trap for sampling exophagic and endophagic members of the Anopheles gambiae complex. Malar J. 2009;8:157 pubmed publisher
    ..HLC is labour intensive, cumbersome, hazardous, and requires such intense supervision that is difficulty to sustain on large scales...
  41. Miró G, Cardoso L, Pennisi M, Oliva G, Baneth G. Canine leishmaniosis--new concepts and insights on an expanding zoonosis: part two. Trends Parasitol. 2008;24:371-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Integrated prevention with topical insecticides reducing the feeding of vectors and vaccination blocking early infection would be the basis of successful control programs...
  42. Roh E, Chung E, Chang Y, Myoung N, Jee Y, Seo M, et al. A case of hypersensitivity to mosquito bite associated with Epstein-barr viral infection and natural killer cell lymphocytosis. J Korean Med Sci. 2010;25:321-3 pubmed publisher
    ..A 5-yr-old boy was suffered from necrotic skin lesions on the right ear lobe. Type A EB virus was detected from hlood cells and bone marrow biospy recognized hemophagocyrosis...
  43. Ferreira R, Lazzari C, Lorenzo M, Pereira M. Do haematophagous bugs assess skin surface temperature to detect blood vessels?. PLoS ONE. 2007;2:e932 pubmed
    ..Indeed, heterogeneities along the skin surface might offer exploitable information for guiding insect's bites...
  44. Dorn P, Perniciaro L, Yabsley M, Roellig D, Balsamo G, Diaz J, et al. Autochthonous transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Louisiana. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:605-7 pubmed
    ..The patient had positive test results from 2 serologic tests and hemoculture. Fifty-six percent of 18 Triatoma sanguisuga collected from the house of the patient were positive for T. cruzi by PCR...
  45. Goldberg A, Confino Cohen R. Bee venom immunotherapy - how early is it effective?. Allergy. 2010;65:391-5 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined the effectiveness of bee VIT within a week after the MD was achieved...
  46. Teixeira C, Gomes R, Collin N, Reynoso D, Jochim R, Oliveira F, et al. Discovery of markers of exposure specific to bites of Lutzomyia longipalpis, the vector of Leishmania infantum chagasi in Latin America. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010;4:e638 pubmed publisher
    ..Though some proteins are immunogenic and have potential as markers of vector exposure, their identity and vector specificity remain elusive...
  47. Sungvornyothin S, Muenvorn V, Garros C, Manguin S, Prabaripai A, Bangs M, et al. Trophic behavior and biting activity of the two sibling species of the Anopheles minimus complex in western Thailand. J Vector Ecol. 2006;31:252-61 pubmed
    ..A better understanding of mosquito behavior related to host and patterns of feeding activity will facilitate and improve the efficiency of vector control operations...
  48. Donovan M, Messmore A, Scrafford D, Sacks D, Kamhawi S, McDowell M. Uninfected mosquito bites confer protection against infection with malaria parasites. Infect Immun. 2007;75:2523-30 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, this strategy may be important for the development of vaccines to combat other mosquito-transmitted pathogens...
  49. van den Boom R, Ducro B, Sloet van Oldruitenborgh Oosterbaan M. Identification of factors associated with the development of insect bite hypersensitivity in horses in The Netherlands. Tijdschr Diergeneeskd. 2008;133:554-9 pubmed
    ..Knowledge of the factors influencing the incidence of IBH may make it possible to reduce the number of animals affected and help alleviate symptoms in affected horses...
  50. Russell T, Lwetoijera D, Maliti D, Chipwaza B, Kihonda J, Charlwood J, et al. Impact of promoting longer-lasting insecticide treatment of bed nets upon malaria transmission in a rural Tanzanian setting with pre-existing high coverage of untreated nets. Malar J. 2010;9:187 pubmed publisher
    ..Since 2006, a national-scale programme has promoted the use of longer-lasting insecticide treatment kits (consisting of an insecticide plus binder) co-packaged with all bed nets manufactured in the country...
  51. Kelly Hope L, Hemingway J, McKenzie F. Environmental factors associated with the malaria vectors Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in Kenya. Malar J. 2009;8:268 pubmed publisher
  52. Moore S, Davies C, Hill N, Cameron M. Are mosquitoes diverted from repellent-using individuals to non-users? Results of a field study in Bolivia. Trop Med Int Health. 2007;12:532-9 pubmed
    ..The results also have implications for repellent-efficacy assay design, as protection will appear magnified when mosquitoes are given a choice between repellent-users and non-users...
  53. Przybilla B, Rueff F. Hymenoptera venom allergy. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2010;8:114-27; quiz 128-30 pubmed publisher