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Susceptibility to Various Coccidiostats in the Murine Coccidian Parasite Eimeria krijgsmanni.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Laboratory of Parasitology, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, 890-0065, Japan.

Introduction: Murine Eimeria spp. have been used as effective experimental models of disease instead of large mammalian hosts such as cattle. We here examine drug susceptibility of the uncharacterized murine intestinal protozoan parasite, Eimeria krijgsmanni. Read More

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April 2019
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Molecular Genotyping of Giardia duodenalis in Humans in the Andimeshk County, Southwestern Iran.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Health Research Institute, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 61357-15794, Ahvaz, Iran.

Introduction: Giardia duodenalis, one of the most common intestinal protozoa, infects a wide range of vertebrates, including humans and animals.

Materials And Methods: In this study, 84 Giardia duodenalis positive stool samples were collected from 3580 patients attending the Imam Ali Hospital and two public health centers in Andimeshk County, southwestern Iran. Stool samples were examined initially by microscopy, and then G. Read More

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The Phylogenetic Position of Spironucleus sp. (Diplomonadida: Hexamitidae) from the Intestine of Chinese Sleeper Perccottus glenii Dybowski, 1877 (Actinopterygii: Odontobutidae).

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution RAS, Leninskij prosp. 33, Moscow, 119071, Russia.

Introduction: The Chinese (Amur) sleeper (Perccottus glenii Dybowski, 1877) (Actinopterygii: Odontobutidae) is a freshwater fish species with high invasive potential. Diplomonads have been detected in the intestines of Chinese sleepers using light microscopy.

Aim: The aim of this study was to identify the diplomonads in Chinese sleepers using molecular-genetic methods. Read More

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Prevalence, Morphological and Molecular Phylogenetic Analyses of the Rabbit Pinworm, Passalurus ambiguus Rudolphi 1819, in the Domestic Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Electron Microscopy Unit, Central Laboratory, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: Passalurus ambiguus, a pinworm nematode parasite, infects domestic and wild rabbits, hares, and rodents worldwide.

Materials And Methods: The current parasitological study was performed during January-December 2016, to investigate helminth parasites infecting the domestic rabbit species Oryctolagus cuniculus at the Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Results: Of the twenty rabbit specimens examined for gastrointestinal nematodes, 75% were infected with adult oxyurid species, which were morphologically characterized using light and scanning electron microscopy studies. Read More

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Characterization of Transplasma Membrane Electron Transport Chain in Wild and Drug-Resistant Leishmania donovani Promastigote and Amastigote.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, 177, Hyeoksin 8-ro, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 39660, Republic of Korea.

Background: Leishmania donovani (L. donovani) is one of the parasites that cause leishmaniasis. The mechanisms by which L. Read More

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First Report on Toxoplasma gondii Seroprevalence in Free-Ranging Pigs in Northeastern China.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, 163319, Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China.

Introduction: Toxoplasma gondii is the pathogen of toxoplasmosis, which affects a wide range of animal species and humans.

Materials And Methods: In the present study, a serological investigation was undertaken to determine the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection in free-ranging pigs in northeastern China. Read More

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April 2019
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Prevalence of Endoparasites in Urban Stray Dogs from Brazil Diagnosed with Leishmania, with Potential for Human Zoonoses.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Departamento de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antônio Carlos 6627, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 31270-901, Brazil.

Background: In tropical environments, abandoned animals can be an important source for human zoonotic infections, such as human visceral leishmaniasis and other vector-borne diseases. Here, we report the frequency of protozoan and helminth intestinal parasites in stray dogs, which might have an implication for human health in urban Brazilian settings.

Material And Methods: We performed necropsies on 93 animals, euthanized due to canine visceral leishmaniasis control program, and examined their intestines looking for the presence of helminths; we determined the parasite load, and the elimination of eggs and cysts of protozoan parasites in fecal samples. Read More

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April 2019
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Didymozoids in Muscle of Atlantic Chub Mackerel (Scomber colias).

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, Edifício FC4, 4169-007, Porto, Portugal.

Background: Digenean trematodes of the family Didymozoidae are tissue parasites that are particularly common in scombrid fish. These parasites can reduce the commercial value of fish, especially the ones occurring in the muscle.

Purpose: In the present study and for the first time, we report the occurrence of didymozoids in muscle tissue of Atlantic chub mackerel (Scomber colias) collected in northeast Atlantic (Portuguese coast). Read More

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April 2019
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Isolation and Molecular Identification of Naegleria australiensis in Irrigation Water of Fuerteventura Island, Spain.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Instituto Universitario de Enfermedades Tropicales y Salud Pública de Islas Canarias, Universidad de La Laguna, Av. Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez s/n, Tenerife, Spain.

Introduction: Saline groundwater desalination has recently emerged as an alternative source of irrigation water in arid and semiarid regions due to the gradual reduction in the quantity and quality of conventional water resources for agricultural use. In Fuerteventura Island (Spain), an extremely arid territory in the European Union, brackish water desalination is one of the few available water sources for agricultural production. Very little research has been conducted on the microbiological quality of this water mainly used for irrigation of vegetable crops. Read More

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April 2019
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Importance of Parasitological Screening in Extensive Poultry Farming Based on Organic Production.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.

Introduction: Timely and valid diagnostic of parasitic diseases are prerequisites for profitable traditional poultry breeding, which enables adequate prophylaxis and effective therapy. This research is retrospective of the prevalence of endoparasites in 880 hens, 291 ducks, 171 geese and 302 turkeys in extensive poultry breeding in the Republic of Serbia.

Materials And Methods: Qualitative parasitological examination was done by conventional gravitational flotation method and sedimentation method. Read More

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Molecular Assessment of Anaplasma marginale in Bovine and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Tick of Endemic Tribal Belt of Coastal South Gujarat, India.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, 396 450, India.

Background And Methods: This study described the detection, prevalence and phylogeny of Anaplasma marginale in the bovine (cattle and buffaloes) and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus tick belonged to the tribal area of coastal South Gujarat, India, by amplifying 576 bp of major surface protein (msp) 5 gene using custom designed primers in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Results: The PCR detection limit was up to 20 parasites/µl of blood in sensitivity experiment, and observed 100% specificity against Trypanosoma evansi, Babesia bigemina and Theileria annulata. Prevalence rate of the A. Read More

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Cryptosporidium parvum-Infected Neonatal Mice Show Gut Microbiota Remodelling Using High-Throughput Sequencing Analysis: Preliminary Results.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

UMR BIPAR, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Anses, INRA, Université Paris-Est, 7, Avenue du Général De Gaulle, 94700, Maisons-Alfort Cedex, France.

Background: During the last decade, the scientific community has begun to investigate the composition and role of gut microbiota in normal health and disease. These studies have provided crucial information on the relationship between gut microflora composition and intestinal parasitic infection, and have demonstrated that many enteric pathogen infections are associated with altered gut microflora composition. In this study, we investigated the effects of Cryptosporidium parvum infection (zoonotic protozoan affecting a large range of vertebrates) on both qualitative and quantitative composition of gut microbiota in a CD-1 neonatal mouse model. Read More

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Toxoplasma gondii Seroprevalence in Horses from Ukraine: an Investigation Using Two Serological Methods.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi 62, 51014, Tartu, Estonia.

Background: Horses are recognized as important hosts for the zoonotic parasite Toxoplasma gondii, mainly because meat of infected horses can be a source of human T. gondii infections. However, the baseline knowledge on equine T. Read More

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Alterations in the Mitochondrial Physiology of Biomphalaria glabrata (Mollusca: Gastropoda) After Experimental Infection by Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda: Metastrongylidae).

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Departamento de Ciências Fisiológicas, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal, Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Km7, BR 465, Antiga estrada Rio-São Paulo, Seropédica, RJ, 23890-000, Brazil.

Background: Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a metastrongylid nematode that has a heteroxenous cycle, where snails act as intermediate hosts and the rodents Rattus rattus and Rattus novergicus are the definitive hosts. However, humans may act as accidental hosts presenting an atypical form of parasitism. This fact has motivated research to better understand systems of relationships involving A. Read More

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March 2019
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Description and Phylogenetic Relationships of Pojmanskatrema balcanica n. gen., n. sp. (Digenea: Dicrocoeliidae) from the Eurasian Water Shrew Neomys fodiens (Mammalia: Soricidae) in Bulgaria.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 58202, USA.

Background: We describe a new dicrocoeliid collected from the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens in Bulgaria based on the combination of morphological characteristics and molecular data.

Results: Pojmanskatrema balcanica n. sp. Read More

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The Construction of Full-Length cDNA Library for Otodectes cynotis.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Xi'an PET Animal Hospital, Xi'an, China.

Background: Otodectes cynotis (Hering, 1838) is the pathogen of otodectic mange distributed worldwide. The mite mainly infests carnivores and, sometimes, humans. However, due to the lack of cDNA library, research on its pathogenesis has been challenging. Read More

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New Genus and Two New Species of Chewing Lice from Southeast Asian Trogons (Aves: Trogoniformes), with a Revised Key to the Philopterus-complex.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar;64(1):86-102

School of Biological Sciences, University of Utah, 257 S. 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA.

Purpose: To describe a new genus and two new species of chewing lice from Southeast Asian trogons (Trogoniformes). These lice belong in the Philopterus-complex.

Methods: Slide-mounted lice were examined in a light microscope, illustrated by means of a drawing tube, and described using standard procedures. Read More

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March 2019
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Orygmatobothrium persiense n. sp. (Cestoda: Phyllobothriidea) from the Arabian Smooth-Hound Shark Mustelus mosis (Triakidae) in the Persian Gulf.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.

A new species of Orygmatobothrium Diesing, 1863 was discovered from Mustelus mosis Hemprich et Ehrenberg in the north-eastern Persian Gulf. Orygmatobothrium persiense n. sp. Read More

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February 2019

Ethanol Extracts from Thai Plants have Anti-Plasmodium and Anti-Toxoplasma Activities In Vitro.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Inada-cho, Obihiro, Hokkaido, 080-8555, Japan.

Purpose: The ethanol extracts from seven Thai plants, Kaempferia parviflora, Stemona tuberosa Lour., Ananas comosus, Punica granatum, Musa sapientum L., Pseuderanthemum palatiferum and Annona muricata L. Read More

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February 2019
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Sequence Analysis of the cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Regulatory Subunit-Like Protein From Trypanosoma brucei.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Laboratorio de Química de Proteínas, Departamento de Biología Celular, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Apartado 89.000, Caracas, 1081-A, Venezuela.

Purpose: Study the N-terminal, C-terminal, and linker regions of the TbPKAr using homology modeling.

Methods: The amino acid sequences of the N-terminal, C-terminal, and linker regions of the TbPKAr were individually examined by means of BLAST analysis and in silico secondary structure predictions with several programs.

Results: The TbPKAr C-terminal region, showed a well-folded α/β structure, which consists of two concurrent flattened β-barrel-shaped domains that are separated by an elongated central α-helix similar to its mammalian counterpart, the TbPKAr linker region contains a PKA phosphorylation site and was predicted to be rather disordered. Read More

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February 2019
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A Survey on the Adjuvant Role of Naloxone Alone or Combined with Alum in Vaccination Against Fasciolosis in BALB/c Mice.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Fasciolosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease imposing a heavy load of livestock losses worldwide.

Purpose: We aimed to evaluate immune-stimulatory effects of naloxone (NLX), an opioid receptor antagonist, in combination with alum in mice vaccinated with excretory-secretory antigens (E/S) of Fasciola hepatica.

Methods: 8-week-old female BALB/c mice were subcutaneously vaccinated using E/S antigens of F. Read More

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February 2019
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In Vitro Susceptibility to Metronidazole of Tritrichomonas foetus Bovine Isolates from Argentina.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Instituto Multidisciplinario de Salud, Tecnología y Desarrollo (IMSaTeD), CONICET-UNSE, RN9, Km 1125, G4206XCP, Villa El Zanjón, Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

Background: Tritrichomonas foetus is the etiologic agent of the sexually transmitted disease Bovine Trichomonosis (BT). In Argentina, BT is endemic and represents a relevant health problem that causes reproductive inefficiency in cattle and large economic losses. Metronidazole is the drug of choice in the treatment of BT. Read More

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February 2019

Anthelmintic Potential of Cucurbita pepo Seeds on Hymenolepis nana.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, P. O. Box 80324, Jeddah, 21589, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: The main drug used against Hymenolepis nana is praziquantel (PZQ), which causes side effects and toxicity. In contrast, natural extracts have limited side effects and are safer. Past researches have proved that pumpkin seeds are effective as natural antimicrobial and antiparasitic treatment. Read More

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February 2019
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Sarcosporidiosis: An Emerging Disease in Yaks (Bos grunniens) on the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau (QTP), China.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan.

Background: Sarcocystosis is a worldwide distributed parasitic zoonosis. However, scarce knowledge is available about the infection of sarcocystosis in yaks.

Results: Herein, we conducted this study to survey the seroprevalence of sarcocystosis in yaks on the Qinghai Tibetan plateau. Read More

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February 2019
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Method for the Rapid Fixation of Gastrointestinal Helminths in Small Mammals.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University, 4324 Old Register Rd., Statesboro, GA, 30460, USA.

Background: Despite being a significant element of biodiversity and playing an important role in their hosts' physiology, ecology and evolution, parasites remain understudied and are often neglected during biotic surveys and other collection efforts. More often than not, it is due to the perception that parasitological examination requires specialized expertise and substantial additional time to perform.

Results: Herein, we provide an express method for recovery and fixation of endoparasites from the gastrointestinal tract of small mammals that can be used by both parasitologists and vertebrate biologists in either field or laboratory conditions. Read More

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February 2019

Severe Verminous Pneumonia Caused by Natural Mixed Infection with Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Angiostrongylus chabaudi in a European Wildcat from Western Balkan Area.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Località Piano D'Accio snc, 64100, Teramo, Italy.

Aims: Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Railliet, 1898) and Angiostrongylus chabaudi (Biocca, 1957) are important cardiopulmonary metastrongyloids in felids. This case report describes, for the first time, a natural and patent mixed infection caused by A. abstrusus and A. Read More

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February 2019
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A New Species of the Acanthocephalan Genus Filisoma (Cavisomidae) from Perciform Fishes in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 11;64(1):176-186. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Laboratório de Avaliação e Promoção da Saúde Ambiental (LAPSA)-Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Av. Brasil 4365, Rio de Janeiro, 21040-360, Brazil.

Background: Twelve species of Filisoma Van Cleave, 1928 are recognized parasitizing tropical and subtropical fish. Four of these species were described from kyphosid fish and it has been suggested that a co-speciation may have occurred among species of Kyphosus Lacepède, 1801 and Filisoma, which could provide valuable information about the evolution history of this host-parasite system.

Purpose: During a survey of the helminth fauna of Kyphosus sectatrix (Linnaeus, 1758) and Kyphosus incisor (Cuvier, 1831) (Kyphosidae Jordan, 1887) off Rio de Janeiro coast, a new species of Filisoma was found and is described herein based on morphological, genetic, and ultrastructural data. Read More

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Evaluation of Fasciola hepatica Infections in Cattle in Northeastern Algeria and the Effects on Both Enzyme and Hepatic Damage, Confirmed by Scanning Electron Microscopy.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 28;64(1):112-128. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Laboratoire de Parasitologie et Mycologie, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Mustapha Pacha, Place du 1er Mai, Alger, Algeria.

Purpose: The aim of our study is to establish the presence of Fasciola hepatica on farms in northeastern Algeria.

Methods: 143 blood and coprological samples of 15 males and 128 females of different breeds and ages were analysed.

Results: Our study indicates a heterogeneous level of the anti-f2 antibodies to Fasciola hepatica in response to the infection. Read More

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March 2019
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Amoebicidal and Amoebistatic Effects of Artemisia argyi Methanolic Extracts on Acanthamoeba castellanii Trophozoites and Cysts.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 28;64(1):63-70. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Medical School, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

PURPOSE : The present study aimed to investigate the amoebicidal and amoebistatic efects of Artemisia argyi leaf methanolic extract by testing the effects on trophozoites and on cysts. We also determined cytotoxic effect, enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant activities, total phenolic, lavonoid and antioxidative contents of A. argyi. Read More

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Simultaneous Occurrence of Borrelia miyamotoi, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Rickettsia helvetica in Ixodes ricinus Ticks in Urban Foci in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 22;64(1):19-30. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 06, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

Background: Questing Ixodes ricinus ticks were collected in two urban parks (Železná studienka and Horský park) of the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, during two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012. A total of 932 ticks were analyzed for the presence of tick-borne agents: B. miyamotoi, B. Read More

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March 2019
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Molecular Characterization of Entamoeba spp. in Wild Taihangshan Macaques (Macaca mulatta tcheliensis) in China.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

National Research Center for Wildlife-Borne Diseases, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Background: Entamoeba spp. is one of the most common enteric parasites of humans and animals.

Purpose: However, little information is available regarding prevalence and genotypes of Entamoeba spp. Read More

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January 2019

Immunological Parameters of the Pomacea lineata Spix, 1827 (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda) Exposed to Schistosoma mansoni Sambon, 1907.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 22;64(1):31-43. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Animal Morphology and Physiology, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, UFRPE-DMFA, Av. Dom Manoel de Medeiros s/n Dois, s/n, Dois Irmãos District, Recife, PE, 52171-900, Brazil.

Introduction: Pomacea lineata acts as the natural biological controller of Biomphalaria glabrata, the intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni, as they are found in the same environment. However, there are no studies reporting an infection in P. lineata due to S. Read More

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Euryhaliotrema spp. (Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae) Parasitic on the Gill Lamellae of Perciform Fishes in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, with the Description of Euryhaliotrema solenophallus sp. nov. from the Silver Moony Monodactylus argenteus (Linnaeus) (Monodactylidae).

Authors:
Delane C Kritsky

Acta Parasitol 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Health Education Program, School of Health Professions, Campus Box 8090, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, 83209, USA.

Background: The present paper represented the third installment on the monogenoidean parasites collected during a workshop exploring the diversity of the parasites of fishes in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Previous reports on monogenoids collected during the workshop included species parasitizing beloniform and gerreid fishes.

Purpose: During January 2016, the author, having responsibility for the identification and description of monogenoids, participated in a workshop supported by an Australian Biological Resources Study Grant to Drs. Read More

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January 2019

Chamomile Methanolic Extract Mitigates Small Bowel Inflammation and ROS Overload Related to the Intestinal Nematodes Infection in Mice.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 22;64(1):152-161. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Laboratoire de Parasitologie, Université de la Manouba, École Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire de Sidi Thabet, 2020, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia.

Background: Chamomile (Matricaria recutita L.) is a plant which has been reported to be effective in treating several parasitic and digestive diseases. The present study was conducted to evaluate the anthelmintic activity of chamomile methanolic extract (CME). Read More

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March 2019
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Clinical Case of Respiratory Eucoleosis in a Dog from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 22;64(1):218-221. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

PI Veterinary Institute of Republic of Srpska "Dr. Vaso Butozan", Branka Radičevića 18, 78 000, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Aims: This case report describes a clinical case of patent and natural infection with trichuroid Eucoleus aerophilus in a 5-month-old, mixed-breed female dog in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Methods: A detailed history was taken from the owner. Physical exam and thoracic radiography were performed. Read More

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March 2019
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Erratum to: Parasites in stray dogs from Italy: prevalence, risk factors and management concerns.

Acta Parasitol 2018 04;63(2):434

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana "M. Aleandri", 00178, Roma, Italy.

The original version of the table of contents unfortunately contained a mistake. The published entry: De Liberato Claudio, Berrilli Federica, Odorizi Livio, Scarcella Roberto, Barni Marco, Amoruso Cristina, Scarito Alessia, Di Filippo Margherita Montalbano, Carvelli Andrea, Iacoponi Francesca and Scaramozzino Paola - Parasites in stray dogs from Italy: prevalence, risk factors and management concernsshould be corrected as follows:De Liberato Claudio, Berrilli Federica, Odorizi Livio, Scarcella Roberto, Barni Marco, Amoruso Cristina, Scarito Alessia, Montalbano Di Filippo Margherita, Carvelli Andrea, Iacoponi Francesca and Scaramozzino Paola - Parasites in stray dogs from Italy: prevalence, risk factors and management concerns. Read More

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April 2018
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Moniliformis cryptosaudi n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Moniliformidae) from the Long-eared Hedgehog Hemiechinus auritus (Gmelin) (Erinaceidae) in Iraq; A Case of Incipient Cryptic Speciation Related to M. saudi in Saudi Arabia.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 21;64(1):195-204. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Biology Department, College of Education for Pure Sciences, Diyala University, Diyala, Iraq.

Moniliformis cryptosaudi n. sp. (Moniliformidae) is an acanthocephalan described from the long-eared hedgehog Hemiechinus auritus (Gmelin) (Erinaceidae) in Iraq as an incipient cryptic species of Moniliformis saudi Amin, Heckmann, Mohammed, Evans, 2016 described from the desert hedgehog Paraechinus aethiopicus (Ehrenberg) (Erinaceidae) in Saudi Arabia. Read More

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Diaphorocleidus machacae n. sp. (Monogenea) Infecting the Gill Lamellae of Brycon guatemalensis (Characiformes: Bryconidae) from the Rio Lacantún Basin in Chiapas, Mexico.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 16;64(1):51-56. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Laboratorio de Producción Acuícola, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Ex-Hacienda el Canadá, CP. 66050, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Background: There are currently nine known gill monogenean species of Diaphorocleidus Jogunoori et al. (Systematic Parasitology 58:115-124, 2004) (Dactylogyridae) which are dispersed within and/or among five fish families in the Neotropical Characiformes: Bryconidae, Acestrorhynchidae, Characidae, Iguanodectidae, and Hemiodontidae. During a fish parasitological study carried out in the Rio Lacantún from Chiapas, Mexico, a new species of Diaphorocleidus on the gill lamellae of Brycon guatemalensis Regan, 1908, was discovered. Read More

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March 2019
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Determination the Subtypes of Blastocystis sp. and Evaluate the Effect of These Subtypes on Pathogenicity.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 16;64(1):7-12. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Genetics, Faculty of Veterinary, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Purpose: The present study aimed to determine the frequency of subtypes of Blastocystis sp. in the immunosuppressed individuals, in patients with chronic urticaria, and in patients with GIS complaints to investigate the difference of Blastocystis sp. subtype distribution between patient and control groups. Read More

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Detection and Genotyping Study of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in Sheep and Goats in East-central China.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar;64(1):44-50

College of Animal Science, Anhui Science and Technology University, No. 9 Road Donghua, Fengyang, 233100, Anhui Province, People's Republic of China.

Background: Enterocytozoon bieneusi, the dominant zoonotic species of microsporidia, has been reported in various animals and humans. However, relatively little information is available concerning the worldwide prevalence and genotypes of E. bieneusi in ruminants, such as sheep and goats. Read More

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Four New Species of the Genus Pallisentis (Quadrigyridae, Van Cleave, 1920) from Freshwater Fish in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 15;64(1):71-85. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, 226007, India.

Aims: Four new species of genus Pallisentis (Van Cleave, in Records Indian Mus 30:147-149, 1928) are described from the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, infecting freshwater fish.

Methods: The detailed morphology of all four species was studied using light and scanning electron microscopy.

Results: They are: Pallisentis lucknowensis n. Read More

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Description of a New Species of Rhabdias Stiles and Hassall, 1905 (Nematoda, Rhabdiasidae) in Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1899) from West Bengal, India.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 15;64(1):171-175. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Parasitology Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Burdwan University, Golapbag, Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal, 713104, India.

Aims: The purpose of this article is to describe a new species of Rhabdias Stiles and Hassall, 1905 from West Bengal, India. Rhabdias bengalensis sp. nov. Read More

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Molecular Detection of Zoonotic Microsporidia in Domestic Cats in Turkey: A Preliminary Study.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 15;64(1):13-18. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Erciyes, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey.

Objective: This preliminary study was conducted to reveal that the molecular identity of Encephalitozoon spp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in indoor domestic cats' fecal samples from Turkey was screened using the PCR.

Materials And Methods: Nested PCR was performed using MSP and EBITS primers. Read More

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Investigation of Dientamoeba fragilis Prevalence and Evaluation of Sociodemographic and Clinical Features in Patients with Gastrointestinal Symptoms.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 15;64(1):162-170. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Parasitology, Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.

Background: Dientamoeba fragilis is a protozoan parasite of the human gastrointestinal tract and still controversial in association with gastrointestinal symptoms.

Purpose: We present cross-sectional study of the prevalence of D. fragilis, and sociodemographic and clinical features in the patients with gastrointestinal symptoms. Read More

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Molecular Characterization of Chitin Synthase Gene of Demodex canis from Mizoram, India.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 15;64(1):57-62. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, R.K. Nagar, Agartala, Tripura, India.

Aims: Canine demodicosis is a parasitic condition affecting the skin of dogs. The present study was designed to characterize chitin synthase gene of Demodex canis. The molecular technique was used for better understanding of this gene. Read More

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Molecular Phylodiagnosis of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon intestinalis in Children with Cancer: Microsporidia in Malignancies as an Emerging Opportunistic Infection.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 14;64(1):103-111. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

BACKGROUND : Microsporidia may cause infection in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent populations. The best strategy to control microsporidiosis is obtaining thorough knowledge of its outbreak and pathogenicity. PURPOSE : Because of the lack of precise estimation of microsporidia prevalence among Iranian children with cancer, the current study aimed at evaluating the rate of intestinal microsporidia in children undergoing chemotherapy. Read More

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DNA Barcoding Reveals Association of Glossiphoniidae Species on Endangered Freshwater Turtles in Northeast India.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 14;64(1):213-217. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Systematics Division, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 700053, India.

Background: The identification of Glossiphoniidae species is often confusing due to the lack of both morphological and molecular data worldwide.

Purpose: The study aimed to identify the collected leech specimens from two endangered freshwater turtles, Chitra indica and Pangshura sylhetensis from northeast India.

Methods: We generated DNA barcode sequences and estimated the genetic distances and phylogenetic relationship of the studied taxa with another 14 Glossiphoniidae genera (114 barcode sequences). Read More

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Ergasilus tipurus n. sp. (Copepoda: Ergasilidae), A Parasite of Brazilian Amazon Fish Species.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 14;64(1):187-194. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Laboratório de Parasitologia e Patologia de Peixes, Av. André Araújo, 2936-Petrópolis, Manaus, Amazonas, 69067-375, Brazil.

Introduction: Copepods are common components in all types of fish assemblages, being present in fishes of all ecosystems. The Ergasilidae Burmeister, 1835 is one of the biggest families in the order Cyclopoida Burmeister, 1834, with the majority of species found on freshwater fishes.

Material And Methods: Ergasilus tipurus n. Read More

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March 2019
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Helminths Associated with Three Physalaemus Species (Anura: Leptodactylidae) from Caatinga Biome, Brazil.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 14;64(1):205-212. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Bioprospecção Molecular, Departamento de Química Biológica, Universidade Regional do Cariri (URCA), Rua Cel. Antônio Luiz Pimenta 1161, Campus do Pimenta, Crato, Ceará, CEP 63105-000, Brazil.

Objectives And Design: Knowledge of which and how many species are part of an ecosystem is fundamental to understanding the diversity of organisms, including parasitic organisms that vary widely among host populations. This study describes the composition, infection patterns, and similarity in composition of helminths associated with P. albifrons, P. Read More

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Detection of Antibodies Against Toxoplasma gondii in Indian Cattle by Recombinant SAG2 Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay.

Acta Parasitol 2019 Mar 14;64(1):148-151. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly, India.

Background: A large number of recombinant proteins are tested over a period of time for diagnosis of toxoplasmosis throughout the world. However, such literature is very much limited from an Indian perspective.

Purpose: The aim of the study was to assess the sero prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in adult cattle from Kerala, India, using recombinant surface antigen 2 (recSAG2) protein. Read More

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March 2019
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