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Infectious and dermatological diseases among arriving migrants on the Italian coasts.

Eur J Public Health 2018 Jul 12. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

National Institute for Health Migration and Poverty (INMP), Rome, Italy.

Background: Since 2008 Italy has been the destination of the 'central Mediterranean route', used by migrants to reach Europe. The aim of this study is to describe demographic characteristics and health problems of migrants at the time of arrival on the Italian coasts, focussing on dermatological and infectious diseases.

Methods: Cross-sectional study of data routinely collected (n = 6, 188) by the National Institute for Health Migration and Poverty (INMP) in the centres for migrants of Lampedusa and Trapani-Milo (2015-16). Read More

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July 2018
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Clinical studies evaluating abametapir lotion, 0.74%, for the treatment of head louse infestation.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Jul 12. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Hatchtech Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Vic., Australia.

Background: There is a need for better control of head louse infestations. Abametapir is an inhibitor of metalloproteinases critical for louse survival and egg development. The efficacy of abametapir lotion, 0. Read More

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July 2018
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Investigation of the Prevalence of Pediculus Humanus Capitis and Risk Factors in a Village in Isparta.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Jul 3. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Yalvaç Devlet Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Isparta, Türkiye.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Pediculus humanus (P.h.) capitis infestation in school children in Sücüllü Village, Isparta. Read More

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Ancient treatment for lice: a source of suggestions for carriers of other infectious diseases?

Infez Med 2018 06;26(2):181-192

Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Sezione di Malattie Infettive e Dermatologia, Università di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.

Louse infestation is one of the oldest contagious pestilential diseases of humankind, which has recently re-emerged in several developing countries as well as in homeless individuals and migrants. The present work provides the first phase of an historical excursus of louse remedies based on the classics of pharmaceutical literature, codes, pharmacopoeia and treatises. The second phase involves a literature search, based on the principal medical databases (SciFinder, Pubmed, Google Scholar, ISI-Web of Science and Scopus), to match ancient raw materials and active principles for the treatment of pediculosis and their possible applications, with other current infectious pathologies transmitted by different carriers. Read More

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Dermoscopy of pediculosis pubis.

JAAD Case Rep 2018 Mar 28;4(2):168-169. Epub 2018 Jan 28.

Department of Dermatology, Chengdu Second People's Hospital, Chengdu, China.

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Effect of a health education program on reduction of pediculosis in school girls at Amphoe Muang, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand.

PLoS One 2018 11;13(6):e0198599. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Background: Pediculosis caused by head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) infestation is still an important health problem in schoolchildren, especially girls, worldwide, including in Thailand. Although pediculicidal agents effectively kill head lice, the re-infestation rate is still high. Thus, prevention is an important strategy for any sustainable control program. Read More

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June 2018
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Prevalence and risk factors associated with ectoparasite infestation of buffaloes in an Amazonian ecosystem.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Jun 4;11(1):335. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Laboratório de Sanidade Animal, Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará, LARSANA/UFOPA, Rua Vera Paz, s/n, CEP 68100-000, Santarém, Pará, Brasil.

Background: The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is well adapted in some regions of the Amazon. Of all Brazilian states, Pará contains the largest number of this species, with 510,000 animals, approximately 38% of the Brazilian buffaloes. Despite the socioeconomic importance of bubaline farming in the northern region, little is known about the prevalence of ectoparasites that affect buffalo herds. Read More

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Exposure to teflubenzuron negatively impacts exploratory behavior, learning and activity of juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus).

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2018 Sep 26;160:216-221. Epub 2018 May 26.

Institute of Marine Research, P.O. Box 1870, Nordnes, 5817 Bergen, Norway. Electronic address:

Infestations with salmon lice, a parasitic copepod, is a major problem in the salmon farming industry. Teflubenzuron is an in-feed pharmaceutical applied to control lice outbreaks; the standard medication is 10 mg per kg fish per day for seven days. Surveys reveal that teflubenzuron accumulates and persists in the sediment around fish farms and causes deformities and mortality in juvenile European lobster (Homarus gammarus), a species commonly found in the vicinity of salmon farms in Norway. Read More

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September 2018

Oral ivermectin for the treatment of head lice infestation.

Am J Health Syst Pharm 2018 Jul 22;75(13):937-943. Epub 2018 May 22.

School of Pharmacy, Wingate University, Wingate, NC

Purpose: Published literature describing the use of oral ivermectin for the treatment of head lice infestation is reviewed.

Summary: In the United States and globally, head lice infestation, or pediculosis capitis, remains a public health issue with both social and medical implications. Treatment with oral or topical medications is typically required for head lice eradication. Read More

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Treatment of Scabies and Pediculosis in Health Education Publications and Folk Medicine of Eastern Croatia - Slavonija, Baranja, and Western Srijem County.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2018 Apr;26(1):33-38

Ivanka Muršić, MD, University Hospital Centre Osijek, Department of Dermatology and Venereology J. Huttlera 4, 31000 Osijek, Croatia;

Scabies and pediculosis are common parasitic infestations of the skin and hair, manifesting with intense pruritus and effectively treated with modern medications. Because of the attached social stigma linking it with poverty and poor hygiene, patients will often attempt alternative folk-based remedies before confiding in their physicians. We conducted a comprehensive bibliographical study of historic folk literature and interviewed 70 individuals experienced in everyday application of folk medicine in order to categorize available remedies and provide a modern, scientific comment on their effectiveness and dangers. Read More

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April 2018
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The Epidemiology of Scabies and Pediculosis in Kayseri.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 May 21. Epub 2018 May 21.

Halk Sağlığı Müdürlüğü, Bulaşıcı Hastalık Kontrol Programları Şubesi, Kayseri, Türkiye.

Objective: The present study aimed to evaluate scabies and pediculosis cases in the city of Kayseri and to contribute to the epidemiological data in Turkey.

Methods: Data for the present study were obtained from the Kayseri Directorate of Public Health. The distribution of lice and scabies according to age, sex, and years was evaluated retrospectively. Read More

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Acute prurigo simplex in humans caused by pigeon lice.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Mar;93(2):285-287

Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Botucatu, SP, Brazil.

Pigeon lice are insects that feed on feathers of these birds; their life cycle includes egg, nymph and adult and they may cause dermatoses in humans. Four persons of the same family, living in an urban area, presented with widespread intensely pruritic erythematous papules. A great number of lice were seen in their house, which moved from a nest of pigeons located on the condenser of the air-conditioning to the dormitory of one of the patients. Read More

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Confirmation of the identity of the type host of the louse Halipeurus fallacis (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae).

Authors:
Ricardo L Palma

Zootaxa 2018 Apr 9;4407(1):135-136. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, P.O. Box 467, Wellington, New Zealand..

Alexander (1954: 489) recorded a petrel (Aves: Procellariiformes) captured alive on board a ship in the Indian Ocean by Mr W.W.A. Read More

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Twelve new species of Priceiella (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Old World babblers, with keys to species of two subgenera and checklists of species for the genus.

Zootaxa 2018 Feb 21;4382(3):401-449. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Department of Biology, University of Utah, 257 S. 1400 E., Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA..

Twelve new species of chewing lice in the genus Priceiella Gustafsson Bush, 2017, are described from Old World "babblers" (Leiothrichidae, Paradoxornithiidae, Pellorneidae and Timaliidae). Eight species belong to the subgenus Thescelovora Gustafsson Bush, 2017: Priceiella (Thescelovora) calcicola n. sp. Read More

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February 2018

Chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) associated with vertebrates in Mexico.

Zootaxa 2018 Jan 15;4372(1):1-109. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

Centro de Medicina Tropical, Unidad de Investigación en Medicina Experimental; Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico. Dr. Balmis 148, Col. Doctores. C.P. 06726. Distrito Federal, Mexico..

The chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Amblycera and Ischnocera) of Mexico have been little studied and many publications include isolated records. This paper summarizes current knowledge of chewing lice recorded from Mexico resulting from an exhaustive search of the literature published from 1866 to 2017. We found 342 louse species associated with 206 bird and 28 mammal species. Read More

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January 2018
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Using state-space models to predict the abundance of juvenile and adult sea lice on Atlantic salmon.

Epidemics 2018 Apr 11. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Centre for Veterinary Epidemiological Research, Department of Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3, Canada.

Sea lice are marine parasites affecting salmon farms, and are considered one of the most costly pests of the salmon aquaculture industry. Infestations of sea lice on farms significantly increase opportunities for the parasite to spread in the surrounding ecosystem, making control of this pest a challenging issue for salmon producers. The complexity of controlling sea lice on salmon farms requires frequent monitoring of the abundance of different sea lice stages over time. Read More

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April 2018
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Body lice of homeless people reveal the presence of several emerging bacterial pathogens in northern Algeria.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 04 17;12(4):e0006397. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Aix-Marseille Univ, IRD, AP-HM, MEPHI, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France.

Background: Human lice, Pediculus humanus, are obligate blood-sucking parasites. Body lice, Pediculus h. humanus, occur in two divergent mitochondrial clades (A and D) each exhibiting a particular geographic distribution. Read More

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April 2018
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High level efficacy of lufenuron against sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) linked to rapid impact on moulting processes.

Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist 2018 Aug 13;8(2):174-188. Epub 2018 Mar 13.

Hoplite Lab, Department of Pathology & Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Ave, Charlottetown PE, C1A 4P3, Canada. Electronic address:

Drug resistance in the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis is a global issue for Atlantic salmon aquaculture. Multiple resistance has been described across most available compound classes with the exception of the benzoylureas. To target this gap in effective management of L. Read More

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Molecular characterization and functional analysis of components of the TOR pathway of the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1838).

Exp Parasitol 2018 May 3;188:83-92. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

SLRC-Sea Lice Research Center, Institute of Marine Research, 5817 Bergen, Norway. Electronic address:

The salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepods, Caligida) is a marine ectoparasite infecting salmonid fishes in the northern hemisphere. At present, salmon lice infections are the most severe disease problem in the salmon farming industry causing significant economic losses. Due to development of resistance towards available chemotherapeutants, it is clear that new chemotherapeutants or non-chemical control methods are essential to manage the parasite in the future. Read More

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Head Lice among Governmental Primary School Students in Southern Jordan: Prevalence and Risk Factors.

J Glob Infect Dis 2018 Jan-Mar;10(1):11-15

Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mutah University, Al-Karak, Jordan.

Background: Head lice, a common social and health problem among all age groups, is especially widespread among school-aged children.

Aims: This study aimed to assess the prevalence of pediculosis capitis among governmental primary school students in Southern Jordan and its related risk factors.

Settings And Design: A sample of 500 primary schools students aged 6-12 from two male and two female public primary schools in four educational directorates were selected randomly in this cross-sectional study. Read More

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Predictors of Trypanosoma lewisi in Rattus norvegicus from Durban, South Africa.

J Parasitol 2018 Jun 16;104(3):187-195. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

3   Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Durban University of Technology, ML Sultan Campus, Steve Biko Road, Durban 4001, South Africa.

This study investigated associations between Trypanosoma lewisi and Xenopsylla cheopis, a common cyclical vector of T. lewisi; Polyplax spinulosa, a reported mechanical vector; and Laelaps echidnina and Laelaps lamborni, 2 rodent mites of Rattus norvegicus in Durban, South Africa. In total, 379 R. Read More

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June 2018
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Insights About Head Lice Transmission From Field Data and Mathematical Modeling.

J Med Entomol 2018 Jun;55(4):929-937

Grupo de Física Estadística e interdisciplinaria, Centro Atómico Bariloche & CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina.

Head lice infest millions of school-age children every year, both in developed and developing countries. However, little is known about the number of lice transferred among children during school activities, because direct methods to study this are almost impossible to implement. This issue has been addressed following an indirect method, which consist in collecting data of real infestation from several children groups and using a mathematical model of lice colonies to infer how the infestation observed might have evolved. Read More

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June 2018
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Les infestations par les poux de tête : une mise à jour clinique.

Paediatr Child Health 2018 Feb 15;23(1):e25-e32. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Société canadienne de pédiatrie, comité de la pédiatrie communautaire, Ottawa (Ontario).

Les infestations par les poux de tête () ne constituent ni un risque sanitaire primaire ni un vecteur de maladie, mais représentent plutôt un problème de société au coût impor- tant. Pour diagnostiquer une infestation, il faut déceler un pou vivant. Même si les pyréthines et la perméthrine demeurent les traitements de première intention au Canada, la solution de myristate d'isopropyle et de ST-cyclométhicone et la diméticone peuvent être envisagées en deuxième intention après un échec thérapeutique démontré. Read More

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February 2018
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Head lice infestations: A clinical update.

Paediatr Child Health 2018 Feb 15;23(1):e18-e24. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Canadian Paediatric Society, Community Paediatrics Committee, Ottawa, Ontario.

Head lice () infestations are not a primary health hazard or a vector for disease, but they are a societal problem with substantial costs. Diagnosis of head lice infestation requires the detection of a living louse. Although pyrethrins and permethrin remain first-line treatments in Canada, isopropyl myristate/ST-cyclomethicone solution and dimeticone can be considered as second-line therapies when there is evidence of treatment failure. Read More

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February 2018
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Preliminary report of body lice infesting homeless people in Brazil.

Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2018 15;60:e9. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

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May 2018
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Parasites of small Indian mongoose, Herpestes auropunctatus, on St. Kitts, West Indies.

Parasitol Res 2018 Apr 30;117(4):989-994. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Indies, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Herpestes auropunctatus, the small Indian mongoose, is an invasive omnivore introduced to the Caribbean, including the island of St. Kitts over 150 years ago. It has played a role in changing native fauna and can carry zoonotic pathogens of public health importance. Read More

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April 2018
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Response of Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) to Volatiles of Whole and Individual Components of the Human Scalp.

J Med Entomol 2018 May;55(3):527-533

Centro de investigaciones de Plagas e Insecticidas (UNIDEF-CONICET), Juan Bautista de Lasalle 4397 (B1603ALO), Villa Martelli, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The head louse Pediculus humanus capitis (De Geer) (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) is a cosmopolitan human ectoparasite causing pediculosis, one of the most common arthropod parasitic conditions of humans. The mechanisms and/or chemicals involved in host environment recognition by head lice are still unknown. In this study, we evaluated the response of head lice to volatiles that emanate from the human scalp. Read More

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May 2018
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Gene silencing reveals multiple functions of Na/K-ATPase in the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis).

Exp Parasitol 2018 Feb 12;185:79-91. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

Sea Lice Research Centre, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Thormøhlensgate 55, 5008, Bergen, Norway.

Na/K-ATPase has a key function in a variety of physiological processes including membrane excitability, osmoregulation, regulation of cell volume, and transport of nutrients. While knowledge about Na/K-ATPase function in osmoregulation in crustaceans is extensive, the role of this enzyme in other physiological and developmental processes is scarce. Here, we report characterization, transcriptional distribution and likely functions of the newly identified L. Read More

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February 2018
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In vitro Investigation of the Pediculicidal Activities of the Volatile Oil Components of Some Medical Plants Raised in Turkey.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017 Dec;41(4):208-213

Ege Üniversitesi, Eczacılık Fakültesi, İzmir, Türkiye.

Objective: The human head louse Pediculus capitis has recently acquired resistance to commercially available insecticides, which has expanded the search concerning the pediculicidal activities of some herbal products. The present study aimed to assess the in vitro pediculicidal activities of volatile oils extracted from 10 medical plants raised in Turkey: Rosa damascena (red provins rose), Pelargonium graveolens (geranium), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), Salvia triloba (salvia), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary; two different chemotypes), Citrus bergamia (citrus tree), Cymbopogon nardus (citronella), Citrus limonum (lemon), and Cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass).

Methods: Head lice obtained from school children in Manisa Province were initially grouped as adults and nymphs and were then kept under optimal conditions (temperature of 27°C and humidity of 50%). Read More

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December 2017

A case of severe pediculosis capitis.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Feb 19;57(2):e14-e15. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Avicenne, Bobigny, France.

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February 2018
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In vitro efficacy of five essential oils against Pediculus humanus capitis.

Parasitol Res 2018 Feb 20;117(2):603-609. Epub 2017 Dec 20.

Parasitology-Mycology Department, AP-HP, Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny, France.

Treatment of head lice has relied mainly on the use of topical insecticides. Today, conventional topical pediculicides have suffered considerable loss of activity worldwide. There is increasing interest in the use of natural products such as essential oils for head louse control, and many of them are now incorporated into various over-the-counter products presented as pediculicides, often without proper evaluation. Read More

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February 2018
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Quantitative risk assessment of salmon louse-induced mortality of seaward-migrating post-smolt Atlantic salmon.

Epidemics 2018 Jun 2;23:19-33. Epub 2017 Dec 2.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute, PB. 750 Sentrum, N-0106 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:

The Norwegian government recently implemented a new management system to regulate salmon farming in Norway, aiming to promote environmentally sustainable growth in the aquaculture industry. The Norwegian coast has been divided into 13 production zones and the volume of salmonid production in the zones will be regulated based on salmon lice effects on wild salmonids. Here we present a model for assessing salmon louse-induced mortality of seaward-migrating post-smolts of Atlantic salmon. Read More

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June 2018
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Common Child and Adolescent Cutaneous Infestations and Fungal Infections.

Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 2018 Jan 6;48(1):3-25. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Department of Dermatology, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.

Cutaneous infections and infestations are common among children and adolescents. Ectoparasitic infestations affect individuals across the globe. Head lice, body lice, scabies, and infestations with bed bugs are seen in individuals who reside in both resource poor areas and in developed countries. Read More

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January 2018
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An overview of cleaner fish use in Ireland.

Authors:
M Bolton-Warberg

J Fish Dis 2018 Jun 21;41(6):935-939. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Carna Research Station, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Carna, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Sea lice infestations represent one of the most significant challenges facing the salmon farming industry, giving rise to lost production, additional costs of treatment and potential negative interactions with wild stocks. At present, cleaner fish, which actively remove lice from salmon, are an effective, biological, long-term option which has been adopted by many countries. In Ireland, several key studies were conducted in the 1990s on the use of wild-caught wrasse (corkwing, goldsinny and rock cook) as cleaner fish in experimental and commercial scale trials. Read More

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June 2018
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Pubic hair removal and Phthirus pubis infestation.

Int J STD AIDS 2018 01 13;29(1):103-104. Epub 2017 Nov 13.

1 Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

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January 2018
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The Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis) Immune Deficiency Signaling Pathway Regulates Rickettsia typhi Infection.

Infect Immun 2018 01 19;86(1). Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

species are obligate intracellular bacteria with both conserved and lineage-specific strategies for invading and surviving within eukaryotic cells. One variable component of biology involves arthropod vectors: for instance, typhus group rickettsiae are principally vectored by insects (i.e. Read More

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January 2018
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Bartonella quintana and Typhus Group Rickettsiae Exposure among Homeless Persons, Bogotá, Colombia.

Emerg Infect Dis 2017 11;23(11):1876-1879

In 2015, we investigated Bartonella quintana and typhus group rickettsiae in body lice from homeless persons in Bogotá, Colombia. We found B. quintana-infected body lice and seroprevalence of this microorganism in 19% of homeless persons and typhus group rickettsiae in 56%. Read More

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November 2017
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Changing Demographics and Prevalence of Body Lice among Homeless Persons, Marseille, France.

Emerg Infect Dis 2017 11;23(11):1894-1897

The prevalence of body lice among 2,288 sheltered homeless persons in the city of Marseille during 2000-2017 was 12.2% and significantly decreased over time. We report a positive association between body lice infestations and older age, duration of stays in France for migrants, frequent consumption of alcohol, and tobacco smoking. Read More

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November 2017
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The drivers of sea lice management policies and how best to integrate them into a risk management strategy: An ecosystem approach to sea lice management.

J Fish Dis 2018 Jun 13;41(6):927-933. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Fisheries Directorate, Oslo, Norway.

The control of sea lice infestations on cultivated Atlantic salmon is a major issue in many regions of the world. The numerous drivers which shape the priorities and objectives of the control strategies vary for different regions/jurisdictions. These range from the animal welfare and economic priorities of the producers, to the mitigation of any potential impacts on wild stocks. Read More

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Pediculosis in School Sitting: What Is the Role of School Nurses?

Iran J Public Health 2017 Sep;46(9):1301-1302

Community and Mental Health Department, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan.

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September 2017

Parasites of the Southern silvery grebe Podiceps occipitalis (Aves, Podicipedidae) in Chile.

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2017 Jul-Sep;26(3):378-382

Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile.

A total of 97 southern silvery grebes (Podiceps occipitalis), which died as the result of an oil spill on the coast of central Chile, were examined for ecto- and endoparasites. Two lice species including Aquanirmus rollandii (Philopteridae) and Pseudomenopon dolium (Menoponidae) were found from 6.2% (6/97) of birds. Read More

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"Acrobatic" Lice.

N Engl J Med 2017 Oct;377(14):e19

Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, Mexico City, Mexico

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October 2017
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Pathogens in ectoparasites from free-ranging animals: Infection with Rickettsia asembonensis in ticks, and a potentially new species of Dipylidium in fleas and lice.

Vet Parasitol 2017 Oct 25;245:102-105. Epub 2017 Aug 25.

Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Vector-borne infections are persistent public health threats worldwide. In recent years, a number of mosquito-borne viruses have emerged or re-emerged to cause major disease outbreaks. Other vector-borne pathogens, however, remain understudied and much neglected especially in the developing regions of the world including Southeast Asia. Read More

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October 2017
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[Pediculus capitis in schoolchildren of the urban area of Nuevo León, México: Analyses of associated factors].

Biomedica 2017 Sep 1;37(3):333-340. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

Departamento de Zoología de Invertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Nuevo León, México.

Introduction: Pediculosis capitis is a recurring problem affecting 6 to 12 millions of children annually; there are no epidemiological data on this subject in the state of Nuevo León, and there are few in México. Therefore, new contributions are needed to design control strategies based on factors that may predispose to head lice infestation.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of Pediculus capitis in primary school children and to evaluate risk factors and individual or socioeconomic characteristics statistically associated with infestation. Read More

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September 2017
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Peripilar keratin cysts or pseudonits: When nits are not nits!

Indian J Med Res 2017 May;145(5):700

Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Dr. R. P. Government Medical College, Kangra, Tanda 176 001, Himachal Pradesh, India.

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Detection of bacterial pathogens including potential new species in human head lice from Mali.

PLoS One 2017 20;12(9):e0184621. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, IRD, INSERM, AP-HM, URMITE, IHU - Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France.

In poor African countries, where no medical and biological facilities are available, the identification of potential emerging pathogens of concern at an early stage is challenging. Head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis, have a short life, feed only on human blood and do not transmit pathogens to their progeny. They are, therefore, a perfect tool for the xenodiagnosis of current or recent human infection. Read More

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October 2017
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Efficacy of fluralaner (Bravecto™ chewable tablets) for the treatment of naturally acquired Linognathus setosus infestations on dogs.

Parasit Vectors 2017 Sep 18;10(1):426. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH, Research Antiparasitics, Zur Propstei, 55270, Schwabenheim, Germany.

Background: The clinical efficacy of fluralaner chewable tablets (Bravecto™, MSD Animal Health) against naturally acquired Linognathus setosus infestations on dogs was evaluated compared with permethrin (Exspot®, MSD Animal Health) treatment.

Methods: Privately-owned dogs naturally infested with L. setosus from 21 different households were randomly allocated to two treatment groups. Read More

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September 2017
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Behavioural responses of infective-stage copepodids of the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis, Copepoda:Caligidae) to host-related sensory cues.

J Fish Dis 2018 Jun 17;41(6):875-884. Epub 2017 Sep 17.

Institute of Marine Research, Austevoll Research Station, Storebø, Norway.

The salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis [Krøyer]) is an ectoparasitic copepod that causes disease in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and may play a role in the decline of some wild salmonid populations. Controlling lice infestations is a major cost for the salmon industry; this has stimulated the pursuit of alternative approaches to controlling them. One such approach involves determining, and then disrupting, the sensory cues used by the parasite to find its host. Read More

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