J Am Acad Dermatol 2020 Jul 17;83(1):241-245. Epub 2019 Dec 17.
Cellular and Molecular Biology Department, Infectious Diseases Program, Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia. Electronic address:
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 12 21;14(12):e0008927. Epub 2020 Dec 21.
College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Background: Samoa conducted eight nationwide rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) for lymphatic filariasis (LF) between 1999 and 2011, and two targeted rounds in 2015 and 2017 in North West Upolu (NWU), one of three evaluation units (EUs). Transmission Assessment Surveys (TAS) were conducted in 2013 (failed in NWU) and 2017 (all three EUs failed). In 2018, Samoa was the first in the world to distribute nationwide triple-drug MDA using ivermectin, diethylcarbamazine, and albendazole. Read More
Parasit Vectors 2020 Oct 17;13(1):524. Epub 2020 Oct 17.
MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH, Schwabenheim, Germany.
Background: Successful canine sarcoptic mange treatment requires immediate efficacy to eliminate active mites, and sustained activity to prevent re-infestation from in-contact animals and fomites. With extended acaricidal activity, fluralaner has been shown to be effective for treating this disease. To confirm this potential under field conditions, two fluralaner formulations were administered to mite-infested, client-owned dogs. Read More
Trop Med Health 2019 11;47:42. Epub 2019 Jul 11.
1National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Nishi 2-13, Inada-cho, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555 Japan.
Background: Treatment is the principle way to control and eliminate piroplasmosis. The search for new chemotherapy against and has become increasingly urgent due to parasite resistance to current drugs. Ivermectin (IVM) was the world's first endectocide, capable of killing a wide variety of parasites and vectors, both inside and outside the body. Read More
PeerJ 2018 27;6:e5291. Epub 2018 Jul 27.
USC Animal Research Centre, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Australia.
Background: The globally distributed epidermal ectoparasite, is a serious health and welfare burden to at-risk human and animal populations. Rapid and sensitive detection of infestation is critical for intervention strategies. While direct microscopy of skin scrapings is a widely utilised diagnostic method, it has low sensitivity. Read More