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Identification, Microhabitat, and Ecological Niche Prediction of Two Promising Native Parasitoids of in Kenya.

Insects 2022 May 25;13(6). Epub 2022 May 25.

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi P.O. Box 30772-00100, Kenya.

Associations between the South American tomato pinworm, (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), and its native parasitoids need to be updated to increase the implementation of pest control strategies. In this study, -infested tomato plants were collected from three regions in Kenya. The emerged parasitoids were identified, and their abundance was correlated with agroecological parameters, . Read More

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Vermiform Appendix and the Potential for Missed Pathologies.

Cureus 2022 May 16;14(5):e25055. Epub 2022 May 16.

Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry, IND.

Introduction The appendix is considered an appendage of little value and is often treated disdainfully, be it as part of evolutionary process, on a grossing table, under a microscope or while archiving specimens and slides. It is only recently, with data indicating its importance in gut immunity and as the origin of pseudomyxoma, that its space in a human body appears vindicated. Aim Our aim was to screen the histopathologic spectrum of appendix lesions observed in our hospital for rare, incidental or clinico-radiologically uncertain lesions that would help emphasize a necessary seriousness in its sampling. Read More

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Disentangling thermal effects using life cycle simulation modelling on the biology and demographic parameters of Dolichogenidea gelechiidivoris, a parasitoid of Tuta absoluta.

J Therm Biol 2022 Jul 21;107:103260. Epub 2022 May 21.

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi P.O. Box, 30772-00100, Kenya.

Dolichogenidea gelechiidivoris (Marsh) (Syn. Apanteles gelechiidivoris) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a konoibiont larval endoparasitoid of the South American tomato pinworm Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), was imported into Kenya in 2017 for the first classical biological control of T. absoluta in Africa. Read More

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Acute Encephalopathy in a Child with Threadworm Infection Treated with Mebendazole.

Ir Med J 2022 Apr 29;115(4):589. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Paediatric Department, Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

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Electroantennogram and machine learning reveal a volatile blend mediating avoidance behavior by Tuta absoluta females to a wild tomato plant.

Sci Rep 2022 May 27;12(1):8965. Epub 2022 May 27.

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), P.O Box 30772-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Tomato cultivation is threatened by the infestation of the nocturnal invasive tomato pinworm, Tuta absoluta. This study was based on field observations that a wild tomato plant, Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme, grown in the Mount Kenya region, Kenya, is less attacked by T. Read More

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The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Healthcare: The Experience of the Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory of Ege University

Authors:
Orçun Zorbozan

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2022 05;46(2):124-128

Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Parasitology, İzmir, Turkey

Objective: Beyond the Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) itself, the pandemic influenced healthcare settings in all aspects. It is aimed to demonstrate the effect of the pandemic on access to the healthcare setting in the parasitology direct diagnosis laboratory.

Methods: Stool parasitological examination results were obtained retrospectively from the laboratory information system. Read More

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Retrospective Analysis of the Distribution of Intestinal Parasites in Patients Admitted to Dicle University Faculty of Medicine Between the Years 2011-2020

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2022 05;46(2):119-123

Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kırşehir, Türkiye

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine and evaluate retrospectively the distribution of intestinal parasites detected in patients who applied to Dicle University Medical Faculty Parasitology Laboratory between 2011-2020.

Methods: Stool samples sent to the parasitology laboratory for parasite examination were examined by the native-Lugol method and the samples sent with cellophane tape were examined microscopically for parasite examination. In addition, modified acidfast and trichrome staining methods were used to identify protozoan. Read More

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Retrospective Results of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Parasitology Laboratory Between 2014-2019

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2022 05;46(2):114-118

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology, Ankara, Turkey

Objective: Parasitic infections emerge as a significant health problem, especially in underdeveloped and developing countries. Epidemiological data play an important role in taking effective measures against parasitic diseases.

Methods: Clinical samples (stool, blood, bone marrow and tissue samples, etc. Read More

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A novel use of a geometric morphometric technique to distinguish human parasite eggs of twelve different species.

Exp Parasitol 2022 Jul 18;238:108281. Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Public Health and Health Promotion, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand. Electronic address:

Copro-microscopic diagnostic methods are the most common approach for screening patients with parasitic infections. However, expertise is required to identify helminthic eggs from fecal specimens. Consequently, new methods are required to support accurate species identification. Read More

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The Novodiag Stool parasites assay, an innovative high-plex technique for fast detection of protozoa, helminths and microsporidia in stool samples: a retrospective and prospective study.

Parasite 2022 13;29:27. Epub 2022 May 13.

Nantes Université, CHU de Nantes, Cibles et Médicaments des Infections et de l'Immunité, IICiMed, UR1155, 44000 Nantes, France.

Objectives: We provide the first evaluation of the CE-IVD marked Novodiag stool parasites assay (NVD), allowing rapid and high-plex detection of 26 distinct targets, encompassing protozoans, helminths and microsporidia in stool samples.

Methods: A total of 254 samples (n = 205 patients) were prospectively processed by the NVD and our routine procedure (RP). Performances of the NVD were compared with RP. Read More

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[ infection in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province: a case report].

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2021 Jul;34(2):212-213

Guizhou Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guiyang, Guizhou 550004, China.

The report presents a case with infections in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, aiming to strengthen the attention to parasitic infections. Read More

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Dipylidium caninum in the twenty-first century: epidemiological studies and reported cases in companion animals and humans.

Parasit Vectors 2022 May 10;15(1):131. Epub 2022 May 10.

Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM), Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA), Rua da Junqueira 100, 1349-008, Lisbon, Portugal.

Background: Dipilidiosis is a parasitic disease caused by the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum. Fleas and, less frequently, lice act as an intermediate host, and their ingestion is required for infection to occur. While the disease mainly affects domestic and wild carnivores, it is also considered a zoonotic disease, with most human cases reported in children. Read More

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Whip- and pinworm infections elicit contrasting effector and distinct regulatory responses in wild house mice.

Int J Parasitol 2022 May 6. Epub 2022 May 6.

Institute of Immunology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address:

Infections with high doses of intestinal nematodes result in protective immunity based on robust type 2 responses in most mouse lines under laboratory conditions. Here, we report on cellular responses of wild house mice from northern Germany. We detected robust Th1 responses in wild house mice naturally infected with the whipworm Trichuris muris. Read More

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Risk factors associated with intestinal pathogenic parasites in schoolchildren.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2022 Apr 3;29(4):2782-2786. Epub 2022 Jan 3.

Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Facultad de Recursos Naturales, Departmento de Ciancias Biologicas Y Quimicas Casella 15-D, Temico Chile.

Diseases caused by intestinal parasites impose a substantial burden on population of middle income countries including Pakistan. This research was aimed to assess the risk factors for intestinal parasites in school children of Malakand, Pakistan. Two hundred and eighty eight students were enrolled between February and June 2016. Read More

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Cross-Sectional Study on Assessment of Frequency of Intestinal Helminth Infections and Its Related Risk Factors among School Children from Adola Town, Ethiopia.

Biomed Res Int 2022 11;2022:5908938. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Parul Institute of Applied Sciences, Parul University, Vadodara, 391760 Gujarat, India.

The three main intestinal helminth infections (IHIs), ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm, are common clinical disorders worldwide. These IHIs are more prevalent in tropics and subtropical countries especially in developing countries like sub-Saharan Africa responsible for morbidity, mortality, and physical as well as intellectual growth retardation in children. In Ethiopia, the burden of IHIs appears in all ages mainly due to factors like lack of education, low socio-economic status, and inadequate supply of drugs and proper awareness. Read More

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Intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among people living with HIV attending Dessie Referral Hospital, Dessie town, North-east Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

AIDS Res Ther 2022 04 20;19(1):19. Epub 2022 Apr 20.

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia.

Introduction: Intestinal parasites and HIV/AIDS co-infection become a major public health concern in Africa. The management and care of HIV/AIDS patients is being complicated by intestinal parasitic infections. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated factors of intestinal parasitic infections among people living with HIV at Dessie Referral Hospital, North-east Ethiopia. Read More

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Nutritional status, intestinal parasitic infections, and socio-environmental conditions in Mbyá-guaraní children: The current situation in communities in central Misiones, Argentina.

Am J Hum Biol 2022 Apr 7:e23749. Epub 2022 Apr 7.

Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores (CEPAVE-CONICET-UNLP), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Objectives: Our previous research in Mbyá-guaraní communities of central Misiones showed high levels of growth stunting and intestinal parasites in children, as well as associations between these variables and deficient sanitary conditions. New studies were necessary to update the present health status of the previously studied Mbyá populations after around two decades. Therefore, we evaluated the current nutritional status, intestinal parasites, and socio-environmental conditions among Mbyá-guaraní children from these communities. Read More

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Modified Nonnutrient Agar Plate Culture for the Diagnosis of and Hookworm Infections in La-Ngu District, Satun Province, Southern Thailand.

J Parasitol Res 2022 25;2022:1117400. Epub 2022 Mar 25.

Department of Preclinical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.

Due to the low prevalence and light intensity of (, Ss) and hookworm (HW) in Thailand, an increase in the efficacy of detection with the appropriate diagnosis is needed. This cross-sectional survey is aimed at using modified nonnutrient agar plate culture (mNNAPC) to assess the prevalence of and hookworm infections and to report intestinal parasitic infections in La-Ngu villagers, Satun Province in Southern Thailand. We used wet smear, modified Harada-Mori filter paper culture (mHMFPC), and mNNAPC to investigate 204 villagers (4 villages) between August 2016 and January 2017. Read More

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Context-dependent integrated stress resistance promotes a global invasive pest.

Insect Sci 2022 Mar 15. Epub 2022 Mar 15.

Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Palapye, Botswana.

In nature, insects concurrently face multiple environmental stressors, a scenario likely increasing with climate change. Integrated stress resistance (ISR) thus often improves fitness and could drive invasiveness, but how physiological mechanisms influence invasion has lacked examination. Here, we investigated cross-tolerance to abiotic stress factors which may influence range limits in the South American tomato pinworm-a global invader that is an ecologically and socially damaging crop pest. Read More

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[Surveillance of soil-borne nematodiasis in Yancheng City from 2016 to 2020].

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2021 Oct;34(1):92-94

Yancheng Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Yancheng, Jiangsu 224000, China.

Objective: To understand the prevalence of soil-transmitted nematode infections in Yancheng City from 2016 to 2020, so as to provide insights into the development of the scheme for further soil-transmitted nematodiasis surveillance.

Methods: Soil-borne nematode infections were detected using the modified Kato-Katz method (two slides for one sample) among the permanent residents living in Yancheng City from 2016 to 2020, and infection was additionally detected among children at ages of 12 years and lower using the adhesive cellophane-tape perianal swab method. The prevalence and intensity of human soil-borne nematode and infections were descriptively analyzed. Read More

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October 2021

Enterobiasis and its risk factors in urban, rural and indigenous children of subtropical Argentina.

Parasitology 2022 03 3;149(3):396-406. Epub 2021 Nov 3.

Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical, INMeT, Neuquén y Jujuy s/n., Puerto Iguazú, Misiones3370, Argentina.

A cross-sectional survey to assess the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis infection and its associated factors among the child population of infant, preschool and school age in the urban, rural and indigenous population of Iguazú city, in subtropical Argentina was presented. Additionally, the status of enterobiasis at country level was reviewed and analysed. Enterobius vermicularis presence was assessed employing an oviscopic serial sampling technique. Read More

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Costs and Prescribing Patterns of Anthelmintics in the United States Military: A Retrospective Analysis.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2022 Mar 14;9(3):ofac040. Epub 2022 Feb 14.

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Background: Recent price increases in medications used to treat helminth infections have had demonstrated impacts on Medicaid and immigrant patient populations. Helminth infections are common within the US military; however, anthelmintic prescribing patterns and costs have not yet been investigated in this patient population.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of pharmaceutical data from the Military Health System Data Repository between fiscal years 2012 and 2019. Read More

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Parasitological Assessment of Sewage Sludge Samples for Potential Agricultural Reuse in Tunisia.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 01 31;19(3). Epub 2022 Jan 31.

Department of Basic and Clinical Sciences, University of Nicosia Medical School, 21 Ilia Papakyriakou, 2414 Engomi, CY-1700 Nicosia, Cyprus.

Wastewater sludge represents an important resource for reuse in agriculture. However, potentially harmful pathogens are a main threat in this context. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the presence of helminth ova and protozoan cysts in dried sewage sludge samples collected from ten wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) located in eight governorates in Tunisia. Read More

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January 2022

Pruritus ani in a school age boy.

BMJ 2022 02 9;376:e067817. Epub 2022 Feb 9.

Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Singapore.

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February 2022

RURAL LEFT-BEHIND CHILDREN ARE SERIOUSLY AFFLICTED WITH INTESTINAL HELMINTH INFECTIONS IN SOUTHERN SICHUAH, CHINA.

J Parasitol 2022 01;108(1):53-56

School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, 4221-120 Xiangannan Road, Xiang'an District, Xiamen, Fujian, Peoples Republic of China.

Rural children are seriously afflicted with intestinal helminth infections in China. Of note, the term rural children includes rural left-behind children (LBC) and rural non-left-behind children (NLBC); the difference in the prevalence of intestinal helminths between the 2 groups remains unclear. In this study, Gulin and Xuyong counties in southern Sichuan were chosen for investigation in 2019. Read More

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January 2022

Artisanal tannery wastewater: quantity and characteristics.

Heliyon 2022 Jan 25;8(1):e08680. Epub 2021 Dec 25.

Department of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Tannery wastewater is one of the most toxic waste generated in industries. In spite of this, there still remains a paucity of information on characteristics of wastewater generated from artisanal tanneries. This study, therefore, assessed the water consumption, wastewater generation rates, physicochemical and microbiological characteristics of wastewater produced from each process unit of an artisanal tannery in Ghana. Read More

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January 2022

Acute appendicitis and Enterobius Vermicularis: A rare association?

Ann Pathol 2022 Jan 6. Epub 2022 Jan 6.

Pathology Department. Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Electronic address:

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January 2022

Infections Are a Very Dangerous Affair: Enterobiasis and Death.

Healthcare (Basel) 2021 Nov 27;9(12). Epub 2021 Nov 27.

Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, 80138 Naples, Italy.

Background: Enterobiasis or oxyuriasis from Enterobius vermicularis is an infection usually localized in the large bowel and cecum. Generally, the symptoms are characterized by anal itching, and intestinal or nervous disorders. Rarely, it is responsible for death. Read More

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November 2021

Helminth-Induced Human Gastrointestinal Dysbiosis: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Reveals Insights into Altered Taxon Diversity and Microbial Gradient Collapse.

mBio 2021 12 21;12(6):e0289021. Epub 2021 Dec 21.

Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

High-throughput 16S rRNA sequencing has allowed the characterization of helminth-uninfected (HU) and helminth-infected (HI) gut microbiomes, revealing distinct profiles. However, there have been no qualitative or quantitative syntheses of these studies, which show marked variation in participant age, diet, pathogen of interest, and study location. A predefined minimally biased search strategy identified 23 studies in humans. Read More

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December 2021

Prevalence of and risk factors for Enterobius vermicularis infestation in preschool children, West Bank, Palestine, 2015.

East Mediterr Health J 2021 Dec 1;27(11):1052-1060. Epub 2021 Dec 1.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, West Bank, Palestine.

Background: Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) infestation is a common condition that primarily affects children.

Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of and the risk factors for E. vermicularis infestation in preschool children in north West Bank. Read More

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December 2021