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Comparison of the Accuracy of Four Malaria Diagnostic Methods in a High Transmission Setting in Coastal Cameroon.

J Parasitol Res 2019 10;2019:1417967. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

The Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Background: Despite recommendation from the World Health Organization that all malaria suspected patients undergo a parasitological confirmation using rapid diagnostic test or light microscopy prior to treatment, health facilities in remote malaria endemic settings sometimes resort to presumptive diagnosis of malaria for clinical management for various reasons. Following observation of this practice, we undertook a cross-sectional study aimed at comparing presumptive diagnosis based on axillary temperature, SD Bioline™ rapid test, and light microscopy as strategies for malaria diagnosis in the coastal region of Mutengene in the South West of Cameroon with the overall goal of supporting improved malaria diagnosis at local levels.

Methodology: Venous blood from 320 participants was used to detect the presence of malaria parasite using SD Bioline™ mRDT and Giemsa stained microscopy or spotted on filter paper for PCR amplification of the 18s rRNA gene of following standard procedures. Read More

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Characterization of Evolutionarily Conserved NatC and NatA-N-Terminal Acetyltransferase Complexes.

J Parasitol Res 2019 6;2019:6594212. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Box 285, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.

Protein N-terminal acetylation is a co- and posttranslational modification, conserved among eukaryotes. It determines the functional fate of many proteins including their stability, complex formation, and subcellular localization. N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs) transfer an acetyl group to the N-termini of proteins, and the major NATs in yeast and humans are NatA, NatB, and NatC. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431383PMC
March 2019
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Analyses Reveal the Effect of Synthetic Cytokinin Forchlorfenuron (FCF) on a Septin-Like Protein of Taeniid Cysticerci.

J Parasitol Res 2019 3;2019:8578936. Epub 2019 Mar 3.

Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 Ciudad de México, Mexico.

Cytokinin forchlorfenuron (FCF), a synthetic cytokinin, has been used specifically for the characterization of septins. In spite of genomic evidence of their existence, nothing is known about septin filaments in taeniid cestodes. The aim of this work was to determine the presence of a septin-like protein in cysticerci of and using the deduced amino acid sequence of septin 4 (SEPT4_Tsm), to design and synthesize a derived immunogenic peptide (residues 88 to 103), to prepare a specific rabbit polyclonal antibody, and to examine the effects of FCF at different concentrations and exposure times on an culture of cysticerci. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6420996PMC
March 2019
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Annual Variability of Wing Morphology in Wiedemann (Diptera, Culicidae) Mosquito Vectors from the Coastal Area of Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand.

J Parasitol Res 2019 3;2019:3978965. Epub 2019 Mar 3.

Bachelor of Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Samut Songkhram 75000, Thailand.

Wiedemann (Diptera, Culicidae) is a mosquito vector that is found in coastal areas. Effective control of mosquitoes requires knowledge of the biology, ecology, and behavior of the vector as well as of various other aspects, including its morphology. Currently, variations in the wing size and shape of coastal have not been described. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6420999PMC
March 2019
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Parasitological, Hematological, and Immunological Response of Experimentally Infected Sheep with Venezuelan Isolates of , , and .

J Parasitol Res 2019 6;2019:8528430. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Grupo de Inmunobiología, Centro de Estudios Biomédicos y Veterinarios, Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Rodríguez-IDECYT, Caracas, Venezuela.

There are three trypanosoma species of veterinary importance in South America: (1) the causative agent of derrengadera mechanically transmitted by bloodsucking insects such as tabanids, (2) , also mechanically transmitted by some dipteras hematophages as tabanids and/or and (3) a tissue parasite adapted to sexual transmission and the causative agent of dourine, a distinctive disease that affects only Equidae. In order to evaluate the parasitological, hematological, and serological response of sheep infected with , , and , four female sheep were experimentally infected with Venezuelan trypanosome field isolates: two of differing virulences, one ; one . Parasitemia and clinical parameters such as hematocrit, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and body temperature were measured. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6381555PMC
February 2019

The Effectiveness of Triple Dose Albendazole in Treating Soil Transmitted Helminths Infection.

J Parasitol Res 2019 4;2019:6438497. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Soil transmitted helminths (STH) infection is a major health problem in tropical countries such as Indonesia. Albendazole is an effective and widely used anthelmintic agent to treat STH; however, it is not effective towards and its effectiveness varies between populations. Hence, we conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of triple dose albendazole in children of Perobatang village, Southwest Sumba, Indonesia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378773PMC
February 2019
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Risk of Dengue Transmission in Cocody (Abidjan, Ivory Coast).

J Parasitol Res 2019 14;2019:4914137. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Laboratory of the Institute of Evolution and Ecology, Department of Comparative Zoology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

In recent years, an upsurge of vector-borne diseases has been reported in several parts of the world. Among these is dengue fever, the first arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus . After the detection of the dengue virus serological types (type 1, 2, and 3) in the health district of Cocody-Bingerville in Ivory Coast, entomological investigations were carried out in the city of Cocody (host of most cases) to evaluate the risk of transmission of the disease in view of an effective vector control. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6348904PMC
January 2019
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Transmission Dynamics of Urogenital Schistosomiasis in the Rural Community of Ebonyi State, South Eastern Nigeria.

J Parasitol Res 2019 1;2019:7596069. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medicine, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria.

This study accessed the dynamics of urogenital schistosomiasis transmission in Nkalagu Community. A total of 500 mid-day urine samples were collected and transported to Microbiology Laboratory, Ebonyi State University, for analysis. 10ml each of the urine samples was centrifuged at 2500 rpm for 5 minutes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6332874PMC
January 2019

A Survey of Intestinal Parasites in South Florida.

J Parasitol Res 2018 26;2018:3048795. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Department of Biological Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA.

populations are diminishing throughout their range due to urbanization, fragmentation, and poor habitat management. Increased population densities, poor habitat quality, and lack of fire may influence disease transmission. Parasite roles within wild tortoise populations are largely unknown; despite evidence these pathogens may pose significant health risks. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327265PMC
December 2018
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Identification of Species Isolates from Nghe An Province, Vietnam, Based on ITS1 Sequence of Ribosomal DNA Using a Simple PCR-RFLP Method.

J Parasitol Res 2018 4;2018:2958026. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Vietnam National Hospital of Acupuncture, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam.

Fascioliasis-a disease caused by spp. (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda: Digenea)-is considered as the most important helminthic infection of bovine, sheep, and buffalo in Vietnam. The aim of this study is to detect the genotype of spp. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304581PMC
December 2018
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Malaria and Geohelminthiasis Coinfections in Expectant Women: Effect on Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes in a Malaria Endemic Region in Kenya.

J Parasitol Res 2018 29;2018:2613484. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P.O. Box 62000, Nairobi, Kenya.

Geohelminthiasis and malaria coinfections in pregnancy are common in sub-Saharan Africa. The consequences of the disease combination on maternal health and birth outcomes are poorly understood. For a better understanding of this coinfection in expectant mothers, a cross-sectional study was carried out to evaluate the effect of the coinfection on maternal health and birth outcomes in expectant mothers in Bungoma County, Kenya. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304650PMC
November 2018
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Seroprevalence of Asymptomatic among Laborers and Associated Risk Factors in Agricultural Camps of West Armachiho District, Northwest Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study.

J Parasitol Res 2018 28;2018:5751743. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Medical Parasitology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL, also called kala-azar) is a public health problem in Ethiopia, especially in sesame and sorghum growing areas. Compared to other populations, labor migrants are the most exposed. Knowing the seroprevalence of and associated risk factors is essential to design appropriate control measures. Read More

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November 2018
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Internal Parasites of Pigs and Worm Control Practices in Bamboutos, Western Highlands of Cameroon.

J Parasitol Res 2018 21;2018:8242486. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Veterinary Research Institute, HAO-Demeter, NAGREF Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Internal parasites are limiting factors to successful, sustainable livestock production. Knowledge on how they are dealt with is important to prevent resistance to anthelmintics. The aim of this study was to describe the internal parasitism of indoor pigs in Bamboutos Division in Cameroon, as well as the attendant worm control practices. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6280243PMC
November 2018
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Incidence and Trends of Leishmaniasis and Its Risk Factors in Humera, Western Tigray.

J Parasitol Res 2018 24;2018:8463097. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Aksum University Shire Campus, College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science, Shire, Ethiopia.

Introduction: Leishmaniasis is a neglected vector borne disease, which constitutes a major public health concern in several tropical and subtropical countries. An estimated 4500 to 4000 new cases of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) occur per year and over 3.2 million people are at risk of infection in the country. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6174734PMC
September 2018
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Morphological Characterization of Emerging Cercariae among Lymnaeid Snails from Barangay Cawongan, Padre Garcia, Batangas, Philippines.

J Parasitol Res 2018 10;2018:5241217. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

University of Santo Tomas, Graduate School, Manila, Philippines.

Background And Objectives: Lymnaeid snails are the known intermediate hosts of the liver fluke spp. and therefore play an important role in the parasite's life cycle. The study is conducted to determine specificity of snail host-parasite interaction and to determine the snail-trematode infection rate by cercarial emergence, characterizing the emerging larvae using standardized key. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6151677PMC
September 2018
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Inhibitory Activity and Docking Analysis of Antimalarial Agents from sp. toward Ferredoxin-NADP+ Reductase from Malaria Parasites.

J Parasitol Res 2018 26;2018:3469132. Epub 2018 Aug 26.

Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products Research Group, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, James Parsons Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK.

Ferredoxin-NADP reductases (FNRs, EC 1.18.1. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6129339PMC
August 2018
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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infections among Patients of King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia: A 5-Year Retrospective Study.

J Parasitol Res 2018 26;2018:8076274. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Agency, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This study is a retrospective analysis of the recorded intestinal parasitic infections for in- and outpatients visiting King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 2013 to 2017. In this study, a total of 5987 in- and outpatient were examined for intestinal parasitic infection. 30 patients out of 5987 were infected with 6 species of intestinal parasites with prevalence rate 0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6083544PMC
July 2018
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"CLUPS": A New Culture Medium for the Axenic Growth of .

J Parasitol Res 2018 11;2018:2796516. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Centro de Investigación Biomédica del Noreste, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Monterrey, Mexico.

Amebiasis remains a major health problem in Mexico. Therefore, the search for better culture media and low-cost diagnostic and therapeutic tools is fundamental. We present a new culture medium for which allows the microbe to preserve its virulence factors and ability to induce hepatic abscesses in animal models. Read More

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July 2018
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The Search for an Efficient Black Fly Trap for Xenomonitoring of Onchocerciasis.

J Parasitol Res 2018 3;2018:5902367. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Global Health Infectious Disease Research, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.

Onchocerciasis is a neglected tropical disease that has plagued mankind for decades with pathologies that involve the eyes and the skin. The WHO and the global health community have earmarked the disease for global elimination by 2045. However, as control programmes shift focus from reduction of the burden of the disease to elimination, new tools and strategies may be needed to meet targets. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6051068PMC
July 2018
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Larvicidal Effectiveness of against (Diptera: Culicidae) with Its Effects on Larval Morphology and Visualization of Behavioural Response.

J Parasitol Res 2018 27;2018:1383186. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Dengue is vector-borne diseases with 390 million infections per year extending over 120 countries of the world. (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) is a primary vector for dengue viral infections for humans. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6040291PMC
June 2018
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Development and Evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for Diagnosis of Infection in Faecal Samples.

J Parasitol Res 2018 14;2018:1267826. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Center for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), P.O. Box 54840, 00200 Nairobi, Kenya.

Human intestinal schistosomiasis is caused by the blood fluke, With intensified efforts to control schistosomiasis by mass drug administration using praziquantel (PZQ), there is an urgent need to have accessible, quality-assured diagnostic tests for case detection and disease surveillance and for monitoring efficacy of treatment and other interventions. Current diagnostic tools are limited by suboptimal sensitivity, slow turn-around-time, affordability, and inability to distinguish current from past infections. We describe a simple and rapid diagnostic assay, based on the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technology for diagnosis of infection in human faecal samples. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6022337PMC
June 2018
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Synergetic Effects of , Hookworm, and Infections on Hemoglobin Level among Febrile School Age Children in Jawe Worda, Northwest Ethiopia.

J Parasitol Res 2018 12;2018:9573413. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, College of Medicine and Health Science, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Plasmodium coinfection with hookworm and/or has detrimental effects on human's hemoglobin level. This study aimed to determine the effects of plasmodium, hookworm, and infections on hemoglobin level among febrile school age children in Northwest Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study was conducted from April 2016 to August 2016. Read More

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June 2018
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Effect of Phenotypic Screening of Extracts and Fractions of Leaf and Stem Bark on Immature and Adult Stages of .

J Parasitol Res 2018 7;2018:9431467. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Diseases (CDIPD), Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.

Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by a flatworm parasite that infects people in tropical and subtropical regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, China, and Southeast Asia. The reliance on just one drug for current treatment emphasizes the need for new chemotherapeutic strategies. The aim of this study was to determine the phenotypic effects of extracts and fractions of leaf and stem bark of (family Euphorbiaceae), a tree that grows in tropical parts of Africa, on two developmental stages of , namely, postinfective larvae (schistosomula or somules) and adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6011076PMC
June 2018
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Knowledge, Attitude, and Beliefs of Communities and Health Staff about Infection in Selected Pastoral and Agropastoral Regions of Uganda.

J Parasitol Res 2018 13;2018:5819545. Epub 2018 May 13.

Department of Pathology, School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda.

A descriptive cross-sectional survey was done to determine knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of the communities and health workers about cystic echinococcosis (CE) in pastoral region of Northeastern (NE) and agropastoral regions of Eastern (E) and Central (C) Uganda. Overall a total of 1310 participants were interviewed. Community respondents from NE region were more aware of CE infection than those from Eastern (OR 4. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5971285PMC
May 2018
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Prevalence of , , and Species DNA in the Heart and Breast Muscles of Rock Pigeons .

J Parasitol Res 2018 6;2018:6264042. Epub 2018 May 6.

Veterinary Research Institute, Lahore 54810, Pakistan.

Little is known about the prevalence of protozoan parasites in the muscles of rock pigeons . The muscles from 54 (heart from 45 and breast from 54) rock pigeons were examined for DNA of , and species using PCR. Twenty-four were female and 30 were males. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960568PMC
May 2018
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Sensitivity of Different Cattle Breeds to the Infestation of Cattle Ticks , and spp. on the Natural Pastures of Opkara Farm, Benin.

J Parasitol Res 2018 25;2018:2570940. Epub 2018 Mar 25.

University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi (EPAC) Production and Animal Health Department, Applied Biology Research Laboratory (LARBA), 01 P.O. Box 2009 Cotonou, Benin.

A study was carried out on the Opkara (Benin) cattle farm on 64 cattle of four different breeds (16 individuals per breed) from June to December 2016. During this study, three tick species were found in different numbers, (732), (8079), and spp. (208), with parasitic intensity of 11. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5889886PMC
March 2018
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A Novel Application of an Anthelmintic Mixture for Use against Gastrointestinal Parasites of Red Deer .

Authors:
P L Hughes

J Parasitol Res 2018 5;2018:6024920. Epub 2018 Mar 5.

Taihape Veterinary Services, Kotare Street, Taihape 4720, New Zealand.

A mixture of proprietary anthelmintics delivering 0.5 mg/kg moxidectin, 9.06 mg/kg oxfendazole, 15 mg/kg levamisole, and 0. Read More

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March 2018
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Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites and Associated Factors among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Suspected Patients Attending University of Gondar Hospital, Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia.

J Parasitol Res 2018 15;2018:9372145. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Department of Medical Parasitology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Introduction: Intestinal parasitic infections are among the major public health problems in developing countries. Hence, it is significant to explore coinfection with intestinal parasites and pulmonary tuberculosis because coinfection increases the complexity of control and prevention of pulmonary tuberculosis and parasitic diseases.

Objective: To assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites among pulmonary tuberculosis suspected patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5832163PMC
February 2018
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Low IL-6, IL-10, and TNF- and High IL-13 Cytokine Levels Are Associated with Severe Hepatic Fibrosis in Chronically Exposed Individuals.

J Parasitol Res 2018 23;2018:9754060. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.

Several studies have attributed the etiopathogenesis of chronic related hepatic fibrosis to unregulated immune responses against trapped parasite ova in the host. However, there is limited data on immune profiles associated with varying degrees of the disease in a population under chronic exposure to the parasite. We therefore investigated the role of selected T-helper (Th)1, Th2, and Th17 cytokines in relation to hepatic fibrosis severity among individuals resident in a hyper- endemic region of Western Zambia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5828471PMC
January 2018
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Enteroparasites in Riverside Settlements in the Pantanal Wetlands Ecosystem.

J Parasitol Res 2018 16;2018:6839745. Epub 2018 Jan 16.

Postgraduate Program in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil.

Background: Intestinal parasites are a major source of health problems in developing countries, where socioeconomic, cultural, and environmental conditions contribute in maintaining the biological cycles of various parasites and facilitating their spread. The objective of this study, conducted in Corumbá, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil, was to investigate the occurrence of intestinal parasites in riverside communities in the South Pantanal wetlands and conduct educational interventions focused on health and environmental preservation.

Method: In total, 196 stool samples were tested for parasites using the merthiolate-iodine-formaldehyde concentration (MIFC) technique and spontaneous sedimentation and educational activities were carried out. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5822784PMC
January 2018
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Cross-Sectional Serological Survey of Human Fascioliasis in Canutama Municipality in Western Amazon, Brazil.

J Parasitol Res 2018 8;2018:6823638. Epub 2018 Feb 8.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina Tropical/Universidade do Estado do Amazonas/Fundação de Medicina Tropical Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, Av. Carvalho Leal 1777, Cachoeirinha, 69065-130 Manaus, AM, Brazil.

Background: Fascioliasis is an important parasitic disease. In the northern region of Brazil, a human parasite infection has been reported through a coprological survey. Eggs of were found in fecal samples of 11 individuals. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5822807PMC
February 2018
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Barriers to Diagnosis Access for Chagas Disease in Colombia.

J Parasitol Res 2018 7;2018:4940796. Epub 2018 Feb 7.

Dirección de Investigación en Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, Colombia.

Chagas disease is the leading cause of nonischemic cardiomyopathy in Latin America. Timely access to diagnosis and trypanocidal treatment and preventive tools for millions of infected people continues to be a challenge. The purpose of this study was to identify potential barriers for the diagnosis of Chagas disease in Colombia from the perspective of healthcare providers. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5820642PMC
February 2018
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Performance of Laboratory Professionals Working on Malaria Microscopy in Tigray, North Ethiopia.

J Parasitol Res 2017 19;2017:9064917. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Background: Microscopic analysis of stained blood smear is the most suitable method of malaria diagnosis. However, gaps were observed among clinical laboratory professionals in microscopic diagnosis of malaria.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in December 2015 among 46 laboratory professionals. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5749297PMC
December 2017
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Antimalarial Activity of the Solvent Fractions of Fruit Rind and Root of Linn (Caricaceae) against in Mice.

J Parasitol Res 2017 17;2017:3121050. Epub 2017 Dec 17.

Pharmaceutics Course Team, School of Pharmacy, Jimma University, P.O. Box 378, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Background: Currently, antimalarial drug resistance poses a serious challenge. This stresses the need for newer antimalarial compounds. is used traditionally and showed antimalarial activity. Read More

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December 2017
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Intra-Abdominal Hydatid Cyst: Sociodemographics, Clinical Profiles, and Outcomes of Patients Operated on at a Tertiary Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

J Parasitol Res 2017 12;2017:4837234. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: Hydatid cyst is caused by the tapeworm . The abdomen, specifically the liver, is the most common site affected.

Objective: Determine the presentation patterns, types of surgical management, and outcomes of patients operated for intra-abdominal hydatid cyst (IAHC). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5742881PMC
December 2017
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Frequency of Toxocariasis among Patients Clinically Suspected to Have Visceral Toxocariasis: A Retrospective Descriptive Study in Sri Lanka.

J Parasitol Res 2017 6;2017:4368659. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Introduction: Human toxocariasis is caused by several species of the nematode . Two common clinical syndromes are ocular and visceral larva migrans.

Objectives: To determine the antibody positivity in clinically suspected VLM patients and to describe demographic factors and clinical manifestations of seropositive patients. Read More

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December 2017
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in Brown Rats in Grenada, West Indies.

J Parasitol Res 2017 26;2017:1723406. Epub 2017 Nov 26.

School of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, West Indies, Grenada.

Cat is the definitive host of the larval stage of . develops in small rodents which act as intermediate host. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of in brown rats in the densely human populated parishes, St. Read More

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November 2017
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The Effect of Deworming Using Triple-Dose Albendazole on Nutritional Status of Children in Perobatang Village, Southwest Sumba, Indonesia.

J Parasitol Res 2017 8;2017:5476739. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.

High prevalence of STH leads to malnutrition, anemia, cognitive impairment, and growth disorders. Triple-dose albendazole 400 mg is a broad-spectrum anthelminthic; however, its effectiveness varies in every region. This study aims to determine the benefits of deworming using triple-dose albendazole on children's nutritional status in Perobatang Village, Southwest Sumba, Indonesia. Read More

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November 2017
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Profile of Geohelminth Eggs, Cysts, and Oocysts of Protozoans Contaminating the Soils of Ten Primary Schools in Dschang, West Cameroon.

J Parasitol Res 2017 17;2017:1534675. Epub 2017 Sep 17.

Research Unit of Biology and Applied Ecology, Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 067, Dschang, Cameroon.

Helminthiasis and protozoans infections have been recognized as an important public health problem. The aim of the present study was to screen soil samples collected from 10 primary schools in the city of Dschang for the presence of soil-transmitted helminth eggs, cysts, and oocysts of protozoans. A total of 400 soil samples were collected around latrines, at playgrounds, and behind classrooms in each school. Read More

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September 2017
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TLR Specific Immune Responses against Helminth Infections.

J Parasitol Res 2017 31;2017:6865789. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

Department of Immunology, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai, India.

Despite marked improvement in the quality of lives across the globe, more than 2 million individuals in socioeconomically disadvantaged environments remain infected by helminth (worm) parasites. Owing to the longevity of the worms and paucity of immunologic controls, these parasites survive for long periods within the bloodstream, lymphatics, and gastrointestinal tract resulting in pathologic conditions such as anemia, cirrhosis, and lymphatic filariasis. Despite infection, an asymptomatic state may be maintained by the host immunoregulatory environment, which involves multiple levels of regulatory cells and cytokines; a breakdown of this regulation is observed in pathological disease. Read More

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October 2017
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Selecting PCR for the Diagnosis of Intestinal Parasitosis: Choice of Targets, Evaluation of In-House Assays, and Comparison with Commercial Kits.

J Parasitol Res 2017 30;2017:6205257. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

Research Unit of Clinical Microbiology, Institute of Clinical Research Faculty of Health Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Microscopy of stool samples is a labour-intensive and inaccurate technique for detection of intestinal parasites causing diarrhoea and replacement by PCR is attractive. Almost all cases of diarrhoea induced by parasites over a nine-year period in our laboratory were due to , species, or detected by microscopy. We evaluated and selected in-house singleplex real-time PCR (RT-PCR) assays for these pathogens in 99 stool samples from patients suspected of having intestinal parasitosis tested by microscopy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5695021PMC
August 2017
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Investigations on the Occurrence and Associated Risk Factors of Avian Coccidiosis in Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria.

J Parasitol Res 2017 24;2017:9264191. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Avian coccidiosis is one of the most important diseases of poultry and it is responsible for a large number of poultry mortalities worldwide. This study was carried out to investigate the occurrence and associated risk factors of avian coccidiosis in Osun State, Nigeria. Fecal samples were collected and examined from 5,544 avian species that were brought for treatment at the state veterinary hospitals over a 10-year period. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5613681PMC
August 2017
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New Scenarios of Chagas Disease Transmission in Northern Colombia.

J Parasitol Res 2017 26;2017:3943215. Epub 2017 Sep 26.

Grupo de Investigación Biomédica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Sinú, Montería, Colombia.

Chagas disease (CD) is a systemic parasitic infection caused by the flagellated form of . Córdoba department, located in the Colombian Caribbean Coast, was not considered as a region at risk of transmission. In this article, we describe the first acute CD case in Salitral village in Sahagún, Córdoba, confirmed by microscopy and serological tests. Read More

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September 2017
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Prevalence of Intestinal Helminths Infestation in Children Attending Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital in Accra, Ghana.

J Parasitol Res 2017 5;2017:8524985. Epub 2017 Sep 5.

Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

The deworming exercise program does not cover all children who are not in school. This study determined the prevalence and species type of helminth infestation and associated factors among children attending Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital in Accra, Ghana. Children (225) below the age of 10 who have not taken antihelminthic drugs prior to the study period were recruited between May and June 2015. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5605797PMC
September 2017
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Medically Important Parasites Carried by Cockroaches in Melong Subdivision, Littoral, Cameroon.

J Parasitol Res 2017 20;2017:7967325. Epub 2017 Aug 20.

Research Unit of Biology and Applied Ecology, Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 067, Dschang, Cameroon.

Cockroaches have been recognized as mechanical vectors of pathogens that can infest humans or animals. A total of 844 adult cockroaches (436 males and 408 females) were caught. In the laboratory, cockroaches were first washed in saturated salt solution to remove ectoparasites and then rinsed with 70% alcohol, dried, and dissected for endoparasites. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5585542PMC
August 2017
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Identification, Characterization, and Structure of Tm16 from .

J Parasitol Res 2017 14;2017:4342789. Epub 2017 Aug 14.

National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston TX 77030, USA.

Trichuriasis is a disease of poverty for which excretory and secretory (ES) products that induce the protective immunity are being investigated as candidate vaccines antigens. In this study, ES products of and immune sera were produced. The immune sera recognized more than 20 proteins on a 2D-gel of ES products of adult worms. Read More

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August 2017
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Molecular Cloning and Characterization of Rhoptry Neck 2 RON2 Protein.

J Parasitol Res 2017 9;2017:7259630. Epub 2017 Jul 9.

State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei 430070, China.

Babesiosis caused by is one of the most prevalent infections of water buffalo transmitted by causing a parasitic and hemolytic disease. The organelles proteins localized in apical membrane especially rhoptries neck and microneme protein form a complex called moving junction important during invasion process of parasites belonging to apicomplexan group, including species. A truncated fragment coding a 936 bps fragment was cloned in pMD-19T and subcloned into pET32 (a) expression vector, expressed in BL21. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5523350PMC
July 2017
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A Brief View of the Surface Membrane Proteins from .

J Parasitol Res 2017 5;2017:3751403. Epub 2017 Jun 5.

Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, The University of Nottingham, University Park, University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK.

is the causal agent of Chagas' disease which affects millions of people around the world mostly in Central and South America. expresses a wide variety of proteins on its surface membrane which has an important role in the biology of these parasites. Surface molecules of the parasites are the result of the environment to which the parasites are exposed during their life cycle. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5474541PMC
June 2017
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Prevalence and Correlates of Intestinal Parasites among Patients Admitted to Mirembe National Mental Health Hospital, Dodoma, Tanzania.

J Parasitol Res 2017 22;2017:5651717. Epub 2017 May 22.

Department of Anatomy and Histology, College of Health Science, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania.

Background: Neglected tropical diseases continue to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the developing world. Psychiatric patients are among groups at risk for parasitic infection although control and monitoring programs largely overlook this population. This study aimed at determining prevalence and factors associated with intestinal parasitic infection among patients admitted to a psychiatric facility. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5458378PMC
May 2017
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In Vitro Assessment of Anthelmintic Activities of (Apocynaceae) Stem Bark and Roots against Parasitic Stages of and Cytotoxic Study.

J Parasitol Res 2017 28;2017:2583969. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Schistosomiasis is a Neglected Tropical Diseases which can be prevented with mass deworming chemotherapy. The reliance on a single drug, praziquantel, is a motivation for the search of novel antischistosomal compounds. This study investigated the anthelmintic activity of the stem bark and roots of against two life stages of . Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5350319PMC
February 2017
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