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This Could be an Ugly Year for Giardiasis in the US

Numbers of reported Giardiasis cases are far exceeding any forecasts and we haven't even hit peak season.

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Giardiasis Cases Forecast to Peak in Northern US

Ascel Bio reiterates its forecast that Giardiasis cases will begin to spike in the U.S. in the month ahead. Giardiasis, caused by the Giardia lamblia parasite, is widespread across the U.S., but disproportionately affects the northern half of the continental states. And, as much as we love cute pictures of beavers, fresh waves of recent studies are …

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USA Malaria Risk Rising: Warnings for EN Central, WS Central, FL + OH

April 25th is World Malaria Day.  There are strong links between forecastable environmental conditions and malaria transmission via mosquitos.  Disease forecaster Ascel Bio observed higher than forecast cases in the US over this past winter.  While nearly all malaria cases in the US are imported from malaria endemic countries, weather patterns may lead to increases …

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New Zika Risk Along Mississippi Flyway

Disease forecaster Ascel Bio is issuing a watch notice for the areas around Davenport Iowa and Columbus Mississippi, following the emergence of environmental conditions there that are linked to the spread of the Zika carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito. Zika risk has remained high in roughly two dozen locations in Hawaii, the East Coast and other …

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Lyme Forecast to Increase in United States

  Ascel Bio assesses that Lyme disease risk is rising in the United States. The widespread warmth in February in the Eastern US (even as temperatures return to seasonal norms) indicate that monitoring and prevention strategies should be underway in the region. Ticks, which feed on deer, rats, and dogs, throughout the year, are more …

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E. Coli Cases Forecast to Increase in US

Disease forecaster Ascel Bio observed slightly higher than forecast rates of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in parts of the U.S in the last week of January. Rates have since decreased to within forecast range, but cases are expected to increase over the next few months. The arrival of spring is already bringing increasing temperatures. This provides …

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