Training Course on Human Impacts of Parasitic Mites

Fifty years after human blood cells were isolated in the guts of “chicken” mites, it can still be difficult to find good help with an infestation. But change is happening, even if it is slow change. Take a look at the invitation below, designed to raise awareness of this health hazard among professionals. Maybe you know a dermatologist or a veterinarian who would like to go to Greece this summer? Share this please. It may help more than you know.
Cordially,
Jane

From: Julia Stew [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 06 March 2017 14:56
Subject: Coremi – One Health Training school – Greece July 2017

Dear colleague,

I would like to draw your attention to the One Health Training school on the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae this summer in Greece (31 July – 3 august 2017) entitled:

One health:
Potential risks for human health associated with Dermanyssus gallinae and
dissemination strategies to communicate recommendations to professionals

Could you disseminate the invitation and application form? Trainees should apply before March 31th.

The topics during this training school are:
– Characteristics of the poultry red mite (PRM) and related parasites
– Pathological manifestations in humans associated with exposure to PRM and its control measures – Differential diagnosis-PRM diagnostics
– Treatment of PRM-affected individuals
– Dissemination strategies to increase the awareness of professionals on human health risks & regulatory affairs connected to PRM

The target groups are:
Academic, industrial and health services investigators in
▪ veterinary medicine (any field related to D. gallinae)
▪ medicine (dermatologists, allergists, pulmonologists, internal medicine, etc)
▪ biomedical and life sciences (any field related to D. gallinae investigation, disease
diagnosis & translational research)
from countries participating in the COST Action FA1404

OVERVIEW
TYPE: 4 days, problem‐based course
DATES: Monday 31 July 2017 – Thursday 3 August 2017
TIME SCHEDULE: 1st day 19.00‐21.00; 2nd‐4th day 08.30‐19.00 with breaks
VENUE: Nafsika Palace, 6 Heroon Str, 33200 Itea Phokis, Greece, http://www.nafsikapalace.gr/
HOST INSTITUTION: Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece

Julia Stew
Grant Holder Manager
COST Action: COREMI FA1404

Coventry University
CAWR – Centre of Agroecology, Water and Reslilience
Research Office
Portal House
163, New Union Street, Coventry, CV1 2NT

Tel: 07974 98 4299
Email:[email protected]

A (Mostly Great) Article on Perils of Backyard Poultry

Meredith Swett Walker wrote a pretty great article about the perils of backyard poultry.  All about people who promote their livestock to family pet, without considering the consequences.

Funny.  Well written Terrific.  Except for one sentence, where she says not to worry, these pests don’t cross over to humans.

Considering that bedbugs can live on chickens, this is already a problem.

Backyard Chickens Harbor Greater Diversity of Ticks, Mites, and Lice than Farm-raised Chickens

Really hope she reads David George’s article on the plasticity of the D. gallinae genome, and how chicken mites can create medical problems.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25884317

This idea that parasites can’t cross host species lines seems to be one of those memes that won’t go away, like the flat earth.

 

June 2016 Zagreb COST Conference to Include Human Impact of D. gallinae

UK Entomologist Olivier Sparagano will be one of the participants in the June 2016 COST (European Cooperation on Science and Technology) conference on the parasitic mite species Dermanyssus gallinae.

The human impact of this parasite will be one of the topics.

 

http://www.coremi.eu/home/news-coremi.html?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1841&cHash=5d98ea3d3fbc5a010c0bc0b8a20309cb