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Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis in the Russian Federation.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Dec 14;11(1):636. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Section of Epidemiology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland.

Background: Russia is traditionally an endemic area for Taenia saginata infection, where a programme for the prevention of infection has been implemented for sixty years. This paper aims, therefore, to review the recent epidemiology data of Taenia saginata infection in the Russian Federation.

Methods: We undertook a systematic review of published and grey literature, and official data for information on the incidence, prevalence and distribution of Taenia saginata taeniosis and cysticercosis in the Russian Federation between 1st January 1991 and 31st December 2017. Read More

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December 2018

New species of Rhinebothrium Linton, 1890 (Cestoda: Rhinebothriidea) parasitic in Australian stingrays (Elasmobranchii: Batoidea).

Syst Parasitol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, 02747, USA.

Seven new species of the cestode genus Rhinebothrium Linton, 1890 are reported from the spiral intestines of batoid elasmobranchs from the coasts of Australia. The new species are: Rhinebothrium dasyatidis n. sp. Read More

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December 2018

Development and Validation of a Copro-Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Sandwich for Detection of -Soluble Membrane Antigens in Dogs.

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Perú.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a parasitic zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm . Detection of the adult stage in the canine definitive host is essential for estimating infection rates, surveillance and monitoring of CE control programs. This study sought to develop and validate a coproantigen sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (copro-ELISA), based on antibodies against -soluble membrane antigens (EGMA), that is capable of distinguishing infected and noninfected dogs. Read More

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December 2018

Bird cestodes from Huinay (Comau Fjord), Chilean Patagonia: several species of the family Dilepididae (Platyhelminthes, Cyclophyllidea), with the erection of two new genera.

Zookeys 2018 19(797):1-18. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Gagarin Street, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Sofia Bulgaria.

Birds in the Huinay area, Los Lagos region, Chile, were studied for parasites. Here we report 2 new genera and species of the family Dilepididae (Cyclophyllidea) found in common local passerines: , was found in (Tyrannidae) and , was found in (Furnariidae). Other dilepidid parasites are reported for the first time from (Tyrannidae) and from 2 species of Rhinocryptidae. Read More

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November 2018
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Ethanol extract of Dryopteris crassirhizoma alleviates allergic inflammation via inhibition of Th2 response and mast cell activation in a murine model of allergic rhinitis.

J Ethnopharmacol 2018 Nov 28;232:21-29. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Anatomy, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Jeonbuk 54896, Republic of Korea; Institute for Medical Sciences, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk 54896, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Dryopteris crassirhizoma (DC) is used as a traditional herbal remedy to treat various diseases, the tapeworm infection, common cold, and cancer in Korea, Japan, and China. DC also has the antioxidant anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities. However, the anti-allergic inflammatory effect of DC and some of its mechanisms in allergic rhinitis model are unknown well. Read More

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November 2018
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Role of microRNAs in host defense against Echinococcus granulosus infection: a preliminary assessment.

Immunol Res 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Unit of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, San Matteo Hospital Foundation, Pavia, Italy.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a neglected helminthic zoonosis caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus s.l. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are regulators of gene expression that have been linked with the pathogenesis of several human diseases, but little exists in the available literature about miRNAs in CE. Read More

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November 2018
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Porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium and Taenia asiatica): mapping occurrence and areas potentially at risk in East and Southeast Asia.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Nov 29;11(1):613. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

One Health Center for Zoonoses and Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Background: Due to the relative short life span and the limited spatial movement, porcine cysticercosis is an excellent indicator of current local active transmission. The aim of this study was to map at province-level, the occurrence of T. solium and T. Read More

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November 2018
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Immunoproteomics and Surfaceomics of the Adult Tapeworm .

Front Immunol 2018 12;9:2487. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Division of Pharmaceutical Biosciences University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

In cestodiasis, mechanical and molecular contact between the parasite and the host activates the immune response of the host and may result in inflammatory processes, leading to ulceration and intestinal dysfunctions. The aim of the present study was to identify antigenic proteins of the adult cestode by subjecting the total protein extracts from adult tapeworms to 2DE immunoblotting (two-dimensional electrophoresis combined with immunoblotting) using sera collected from experimentally infected rats. A total of 36 protein spots cross-reacting with the rat sera were identified using LC-MS/MS. Read More

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November 2018
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Metazoan parasite communities of two deep-sea elasmobranchs: the southern lanternshark, Etmopterus granulosus, and the largenose catshark, Apristurus nasutus, in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean.

Parasite 2018 20;25:53. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO), Universidad de Concepción, P.O. Box 160-C, Concepción, Chile - Instituto de Ciencias Naturales Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad de Antofagasta, P.O. Box 170, Antofagasta, Chile.

Two deep-sea shark species were obtained as by-catch of the local fishery of the Patagonian toothfish, Dissostichus eleginoides, at depths ranging from 1000 to 2200 m off central and northern Chile. A total of 19 parasite taxa were found in 133 specimens of the southern lanternshark, Etmopterus granulosus, (n = 120) and largenose catshark, Apristurus nasutus, (n = 13). Fourteen taxa (four Monogenea, one Digenea, four Cestoda, one Nematoda, two Copepoda, one Annelida and one Thecostraca) were found in E. Read More

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November 2018

Genome-wide transcriptome profiling and spatial expression analyses identify signals and switches of development in tapeworms.

Evodevo 2018 9;9:21. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

2Parasite Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA UK.

Background: Tapeworms are agents of neglected tropical diseases responsible for significant health problems and economic loss. They also exhibit adaptations to a parasitic lifestyle that confound comparisons of their development with other animals. Identifying the genetic factors regulating their complex ontogeny is essential to understanding unique aspects of their biology and for advancing novel therapeutics. Read More

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November 2018
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Use of Ivermectin in Neurocysticercosis: A Case Report.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Nov 20;19:1378-1381. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UT Health, Houston, TX, USA.

BACKGROUND Neurocysticercosis is a Taenia solium infection which utilizes the tapeworm as a vector and humans as a definitive host and causes development of cystic lesions in the central nervous system. The current established medical therapy is albendazole with praziquantel as a secondary agent, but results can be mixed depending on each patient and their form of neurocysticercosis. CASE REPORT We present a case pertaining to a young female patient diagnosed with single parenchymal neurocysticercosis based on clinical and diagnostic findings. Read More

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November 2018
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Safety of topical administration of fluralaner plus moxidectin concurrently with praziquantel in cats.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Nov 19;11(1):597. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

MSD Animal Health Innovation GmbH, Zur Propstei, Schwabenheim, Germany.

Background: Fluralaner provides efficacy against feline ectoparasites following topical administration. Moxidectin is routinely used to treat gastrointestinal nematode infections and prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis. Praziquantel is routinely used to treat feline tapeworm infections. Read More

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November 2018

Differential Effects of the Flavonolignans Silybin, Silychristin and 2,3-Dehydrosilybin on Larvae (Cestoda) under Hypoxic and Aerobic In Vitro Conditions.

Molecules 2018 Nov 16;23(11). Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Laboratory of Biotransformation, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Vídeňská 1083, CZ 142 20 Prague, Czech Republic.

larvae represent a suitable model for evaluating the larvicidal potential of various compounds. In this study we investigated the in vitro effects of three natural flavonolignans-silybin (SB), 2,3-dehydrosilybin (DHSB) and silychristin (SCH)-on larvae at concentrations of 5 and 50 μM under aerobic and hypoxic conditions for 72 h. With both kinds of treatment, the viability and motility of larvae remained unchanged, metabolic activity, neutral red uptake and concentrations of neutral lipids were reduced, in contrast with a significantly elevated glucose content. Read More

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November 2018
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Hepatic echinococcosis: A review.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2018 Dec 2;36:99-105. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Dept. of Paediatric Surgery, PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India.

Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a widely endemic helminthic disease caused by infection with metacestodes (larval stage) of the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm and transmitted by dogs. are common parasites in certain parts of the world, and are present on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. As a result, a large number of people are affected by CE. Read More

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December 2018
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Whitish-yellow tapeworm.

Postgrad Med J 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Gastroenterology, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Japan.

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November 2018

The tapeworm Ligula intestinalis alters the behavior of the fish intermediate host Engraulicypris sardella, but only after it has become infective to the final host.

Behav Processes 2018 Nov 12;158:47-52. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

University of Bergen, Department of Biology, Postbox 7803, N-5020 Bergen, Norway. Electronic address:

Ligula intestinalis is a tapeworm using copepods and cyprinid fish as intermediate hosts and fish-eating birds as final hosts. Since some parasites can increase their own fitness by manipulating the behavior of the intermediate host, we explored if this parasite affected predator avoidance, swimming activity and depth preference of the fish intermediate host, Engraulicypris sardella. We found that when L. Read More

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November 2018

A new genus and three new species of Anthocephaliidae (Cestoda, Rhinebothriidea) from the round fantail stingray, Taeniurops grabata (Chondrichthyes, Dasyatidae) from the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

J Helminthol 2018 Nov 15:1-11. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Laboratoire de Biodiversité et Écosystèmes Aquatiques,Faculté des Sciences de Sfax,Université de Sfax,BP 1171,3000 Sfax, Tunisia.

The spiral intestines of a total of 16 round fantail stingrays Taeniurops grabata from the Mediterranean Sea off Tunisia were examined for cestodes. A new genus is erected in the Anthocephaliidae (Rhinebothridea) as Alveobothrium gen. n. Read More

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November 2018
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Callitetrarhynchus gracilis (Rudolphi, 1819) Pintner, 1931 (Cestoda: Trypanorhyncha) parasitizing the musculature of Sardinella brasiliensis (Steindachner, 1879) (Actinopterygii) off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PLoS One 2018 14;13(11):e0206377. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Laboratório de Inspeção e Tecnologia de Pescado, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, RJ, Brazil.

Cestodes of the order Trypanorhyncha can frequently be found infecting the muscles of several marine fish species, and lead to a repugnant aspect of the fish and rejection by consumers. The Brazilian sardinella, Sardinella brasiliensis, occurs from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean to northern Uruguay. In southeastern Brazil, fishing for the species is very intensive since it generates significant revenue as one of the most commonly consumed fish and an important element of the canned fish industry. Read More

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November 2018

Survey of parasites in domestic pigeons () in Tripoli, Libya.

Open Vet J 2018 13;8(4):360-366. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tripoli, P. O. Box 13662, Tripoli, Libya.

This study was a preliminary survey for identification of parasites (endoparasites and ectoparasites) and their prevalence in domestic pigeons () in Tripoli; Libya. One hundred adult domestic pigeons were purchased from different markets of Tripoli. Blood smears were prepared from each bird and examined using light microscopy with oil immersion lens for the presence of blood parasites. Read More

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October 2018
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Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in southern and eastern Africa.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Nov 6;11(1):578. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), P.O. Box 30709, Nairobi, Kenya.

Background: The beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata, causing cysticercosis in bovines and taeniosis in humans, is thought to have a global distribution. In eastern and southern Africa, cattle production plays a crucial role in the economy, but a clear overview of the prevalence of T. saginata in the region is still lacking. Read More

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November 2018
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Repurposing of an old drug: In vitro and in vivo efficacies of buparvaquone against Echinococcus multilocularis.

Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist 2018 Dec 31;8(3):440-450. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Länggassstrasse 122, 3012, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

The metacestode stage of the fox tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis causes the lethal disease alveolar echinococcosis. Current chemotherapeutic treatment options are based on benzimidazoles (albendazole and mebendazole), which are insufficient and hence alternative drugs are needed. In this study, we screened the 400 compounds of the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) Pathogen Box against E. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessment of the global pattern of genetic diversity in Echinococcus multilocularis inferred by mitochondrial DNA sequences.

Vet Parasitol 2018 Oct 27;262:30-41. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

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

The aim of this review was to assess our current knowledge on phylogeography and global genetic structure of Echinococcus multilocularis populations originating from rodents, wild canid hosts, and human. Six bibliographic databases were searched from 1990 to 2017, identifying a total of 110 publications. The cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) and cytochrome b (cytb) sequences of E. Read More

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October 2018
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Fourth ventricle neurocysticercosis: A case report.

Surg Neurol Int 2018 3;9:201. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Neurosurgery, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Lisboa, Portugal.

Background: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common helminthic disease of the nervous system in humans and it is caused by the larvae of the pork tapeworm, . We present a case of microsurgical removal of a fourth ventricle NCC cyst combined with an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) to treat hydrocephalus.

Case Description: A 36-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with headache and decreased visual acuity over the last 4 months. Read More

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October 2018
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Towards a cysticercosis-free tropical resort island: A historical overview of taeniasis/cysticercosis in Bali.

Acta Trop 2018 Oct 29;190:273-283. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Parasitology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan. Electronic address:

Taeniasis and cysticercosis are known to be endemic in several Indonesian islands, although relatively little recent epidemiological data are available. As most Indonesian people are Muslims, taeniasis/cysticercosis caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, has a restricted presence in non-Muslim societies and is endemic only among some Hindu communities on the island of Bali. Bali has long been known to be endemic for taeniasis/cysticercosis; almost a century ago levels of cysticercosis of 20-30% were described in cattle and 2-3% in pigs. Read More

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October 2018
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Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: eastern Europe.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Oct 30;11(1):569. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium.

Background: Taenia solium and Taenia saginata are food-borne parasites of global importance. In eastern Europe only fragmented information is available on the epidemiology of these zoonotic parasites in humans and animal populations. In particular for T. Read More

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October 2018
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Tapeworm larvae in Artemia franciscana (Crustacea: Anostraca) in the Godolphin lakes of Dubai (United Arab Emirates) throughout an annual cycle.

J Helminthol 2018 Oct 29:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Central Veterinary Research Laboratory,Dubai,United Arab Emirates.

A total of 1840 brine shrimps (Artemia franciscana) were examined for cestode larvae at monthly intervals between November 2015 and June 2016. Of these, 663 (36.03%) specimens were infected with cysticercoids of seven cestode species in numbers between one and sixteen. Read More

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October 2018
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Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Taenia multiceps from China.

Acta Parasitol 2018 Dec;63(4):721-727

College of Veterinary Medicine, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, Hunan Province 410128, PR China.

Taenia multiceps, one of the most widely distributed zoonotic tapeworm parasites, is able to parasitize the small intestine of canids. The metacestode of T.multiceps is fatal to ruminants and causes important economic losses in livestock. Read More

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December 2018
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Pathological and molecular identification of porcine cysticercosis in Maharashtra, India.

Acta Parasitol 2018 Dec;63(4):784-790

Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440006, India.

Porcine cysticercosis, caused by metacestodes of Taenia solium is an important emerging zoonotic disease with public health and economic significance. Pigs acquire the disease through consumption of Taenia solium eggs excreted by human tapeworm carriers. The present study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in Nagpur and Mumbai region of Maharashtra, India by P/M examination of carcasses followed by histopathology of affected organs in infected animals and molecular identification of cysts for confirmation. Read More

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December 2018
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A Case of Echinococcal Cyst of the Lung.

Respir Med Case Rep 2018 10;25:286-292. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research, Surat, Gujarat, India.

Echinococcosis, also known as Hydatid disease, is caused by the larvae of the tapeworm Echinococcus. It is globally prevalent and is a major clinical health concern. It is endemic in most underdeveloped regions including Asia, the Mediterranean, South America and Africa. Read More

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October 2018
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Ultrasonographic findings of : A case report.

Radiol Case Rep 2019 Jan 17;14(1):63-65. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Radiology, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya, Japan.

A 6-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital due to discharging the strobila of a tapeworm () from her anus. Before excreting the tapeworm completely with anthelmintics, ultrasonography was performed. The tapeworm was shown as a slightly high echoic strand-like lesion on ultrasonography in the terminal ileum. Read More

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January 2019

Topical or oral fluralaner efficacy against flea (Ctenocephalides felis) transmission of Dipylidium caninum infection to dogs.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Oct 25;11(1):557. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Merck Animal Health, 2 Giralda Farms, Madison, NJ, 07940, USA.

Background: Dipylidium caninum is a common tapeworm of dogs contracted from ingestion of fleas containing the infective cysticercoid stage. Fluralaner is a systemically distributed isoxazoline class insecticide that delivers highly effective activity against fleas and ticks for up to 12 weeks after a single oral or topical treatment. This study evaluated the impact of this flea insecticidal efficacy on the transmission of D. Read More

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October 2018
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Cardiac Echinococcosis Involving Left Ventricular Myocardium in an 18-Year-Old Patient.

Folia Med (Plovdiv) 2018 Jun;60(2):308-313

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulagaria.

The hydatid disease is one of the most common tapeworm infections. It is caused most commonly by Echinococcus granulosus and has an endemic distribution. The transmission to humans, which are intermediate hosts, occurs by ingestion of contaminated food and water or by direct contact with infected animals. Read More

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June 2018
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Effects of tapeworm infection on absorption and excretion of zinc and cadmium by experimental rats.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 Dec 22;25(35):35464-35470. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences, Kamýcká 957, 165 21, Prague 6, Suchdol, Czech Republic.

The main objective of this study was to determine how rat tapeworms affect the excretion of zinc and cadmium through rat feces. Male rats (Rattus norvegicus var. alba) were divided into four groups, and the experiment was conducted over a 6-week period. Read More

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December 2018
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Two new species of Stillabothrium (Cestoda: Rhinebothriidea) from stingrays of the genus Fontitrygon from Senegal.

Folia Parasitol (Praha) 2018 Sep 21;65. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Department of Biology, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, USA.

Morphological and molecular analyses of cestode specimens collected during survey work of batoid elasmobranchs and their parasites in Senegal revealed two new species of the rhinebothriidean cestode genus Stillabothrium Healy et Reyda 2016. Stillabothrium allisonae Dedrick et Reyda sp. n. Read More

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September 2018
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The epidemiology of Taenia spp. infection and Taenia solium cysticerci exposure in humans in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

BMC Infect Dis 2018 Oct 22;18(1):527. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, 3052, Australia.

Background: Vietnam is endemic for taeniasis and T. solium cysticercosis. Despite this, information on the epidemiological characteristics of the diseases in the Central Highlands of Vietnam are poorly described. Read More

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October 2018
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Mast cell deficiency in mice results in biomass overgrowth and delayed expulsion of the rat tapeworm .

Biosci Rep 2018 Dec 30;38(6). Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Laboratorio de Inmunología Experimental y Regulación de la Inflamación Hepato-Intestinal, UBIMED, FES Iztacala UNAM, Estado de México

Infection with helminth parasites evokes a complex cellular response in the host, where granulocytes (i.e. eosinophils, basophils and mast cells (MCs)) feature prominently. Read More

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December 2018
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Phylogeny of hymenolepidid cestodes (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) from mammalian hosts based on partial 28S rDNA, with focus on parasites from shrews.

Parasitol Res 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Gagarin Street, 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The aims of the study are to enrich the partial 28S rDNA dataset for hymenolepidids by adding new sequences for species parasitic in the genera Sorex, Neomys and Crocidura (Soricidae) and to propose a new hypothesis for the relationships among mammalian hymenolepidids. New sequences were obtained for Coronacanthus integrus, C. magnihamatus, C. Read More

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October 2018

Characterization of the complete mitochondrial genome of Xi et al., 2018 (Cestoda, Caryophyllidea).

Zookeys 2018 5(783):97-112. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, 214081 Wuxi, China Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences Wuxi China.

is a recently described caryophyllidean monozoic tapeworm from schizothoracine fish on the Tibetan Plateau. In the present study, the complete mitochondrial genome of is determined for the first time. The mitogenome is 15,034 bp in length with an A+T content of 59. Read More

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September 2018
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Tapeworms (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) of Australian reptiles: hidden diversity of strictly host-specific parasites.

Zootaxa 2018 Aug 23;4461(4):477-498. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Département des Invertébrés, Muséum d'histoire naturelle, CP 6434, CH-1211 Genève 6, Switzerland..

Reptilian fauna of Australia is extraordinarily rich and diverse, but very little is known about parasites of reptiles, including proteocephalid cestodes of the genus Ophiotaenia La Rue, 1911. In the present survey, data on these parasites are summarised for the first time based on detailed evaluation of all available type and voucher specimens. This survey includes five named species, with four species redescribed, namely O. Read More

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August 2018
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Molecular confirmation of in field mice () from St Kilda has potential to resolve a host-parasite relationship.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2018 Dec 29;7(3):364-368. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, UK.

Insular wildlife populations provide opportunities to examine biological questions in systems that are relatively closed and potentially tractable, striking examples being the long-term studies of ecology and evolution in the red deer and feral sheep populations on the Hebridean islands of Rum and St Kilda. In the case of parasitology, Understanding of parasitic infections insular wildlife populations in conjunction with knowledge of their origins has the potential to add a fresh perspective to disease control in humans and domestic animals. In the case of parasitology, understanding infections of insular wildlife populations, in conjunction with knowledge of their origins, has the potential to add a fresh perspective to disease control in humans and domestic animals. Read More

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December 2018
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Effect of hydatid cyst antigens on inhibition of melanoma cancer growth in mouse model.

Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 2018 Sep 30;64(12):1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

Cancer Prevention Research Centre, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Cancer is the main cause of death in the developed countries. There are some scientific evidences indicating that parasitic infections induce antitumor activity against certain types of cancers. Hydatid cyst is the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus, which causes hydatidosis in human and livestock. Read More

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September 2018
1.230 Impact Factor

Therapeutic and immunoregulatory effects of water-soluble alkaloids E2-a from Sophora moorcroftiana seeds as a novel potential agent against echinococcosis in experimentally protoscolex-infected mice.

Vet Res 2018 Oct 4;49(1):100. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Northwest University for Nationalities, Lanzhou, 730030, China.

Novel compounds and more efficient treatment options are urgently needed for the treatment of cystic echinococcosis (CE), which is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. The decoction of Sophora moorcroftiana (Fabaceae) has been used to treat parasitosis for years in traditional Tibetan medicine. The aim of this study was to screen insecticidal water-soluble alkaloids from S. Read More

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October 2018
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Biological characteristics of 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging of cerebral alveolar echinococcosis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Sep;97(39):e11801

Department of Nuclear Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, China.

This study aims to analyze the characteristics of F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) for cerebral alveolar echinococcosis (CAE).Twenty-five CAE patients underwent F-FDG PET/CT, and the diagnosis was confirmed by clinical and surgical pathology. The F-FDG PET/CT results were subject to visual and semiquantitative analysis, and the difference in F-FDG SUVmax for lesions among the 3 types of CAE was evaluated. Read More

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September 2018
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Parasitic versus nutritional regulation of natural fish populations.

Ecol Evol 2018 Sep 5;8(17):8713-8725. Epub 2018 Aug 5.

UMR 042 CARRTEL INRA - University Savoie Mont Blanc Thonon-les-Bains France.

Although parasites are expected to affect their host's fitness, quantitative proof for impacts of parasitism on wild populations is hampered by confounding environmental factors, including dietary resource. Herein, we evaluate whether the physiological conditions of European perch () in three large peri-alpine lakes (Geneva, Annecy, and Bourget) depend on (a) the nutritional status of the juvenile fish, as revealed by stable isotope and fatty acid compositions, (b) the prevalence of the tapeworm , a parasite transmitted to perch through copepod preys, or (c) interactive effects of both factors. At the scale of lake populations, the deficit in growth and fat storage of juvenile perch during their first summer coincides with a high parasite prevalence and also a low quality of dietary resource. Read More

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September 2018
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Anti-parasitic effects of water-soluble alkaloid fractions from ethanolic extracts of Sophora moorcroftiana seeds in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Chin J Nat Med 2018 Sep;16(9):665-673

Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Northwest Minzu University, Lanzhou 730000, China. Electronic address:

Parasite infections of humans and animals remain a major global health problem, with limited choice of drugs being available to the treatment of parasitosis in the clinic. Sophora moorcroftiana (S. moorcroftiana) is a shrub that grows in Tibet Plateau of China. Read More

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September 2018
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Analysis of classical neurotransmitter markers in tapeworms: Evidence for extensive loss of neurotransmitter pathways.

Int J Parasitol 2018 Nov 24;48(13):979-992. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Sección Biología Celular, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República, Iguá 4225, CP11400 Montevideo, Uruguay. Electronic address:

Parasitic flatworms have complex neuromuscular systems that serve important functions in their life cycles. However, our understanding of neurotransmission in parasitic flatworms is limited. Pioneering studies have suggested the presence of several classical neurotransmitter systems, but their molecular components have not been characterized in most cases. Read More

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November 2018
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Mitochondrial genome of Paruterina candelabraria (Cestoda: Paruterinidae), with implications for the relationships between the genera Cladotaenia and Paruterina.

Acta Trop 2019 Jan 21;189:1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730046, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

The taxonomic concept for the family Paruterinidae is controversial, especially concerning the position of the genus Cladotaenia, since the latter genus has been placed sometimes in other families, i.e. in the Taeniidae or in the distinct family Cladotaeniidae; finding a solution based on morphological data is difficult and molecular data on paruterinids and related groups are scarce. Read More

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January 2019
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Identification and characterization of microRNAs in a cestode Hydatigera taeniaeformis using deep sequencing approach.

Exp Parasitol 2018 Nov 18;194:32-37. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS, Lanzhou, 730046, Gansu, China; Jiangsu Co-innovation Center for Prevention and Control of Important Animal Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Yangzhou University College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou, 225009, China.

Hydatigera taeniaeformis (formerly known as Taenia taeniaeformis) is a parasitic tapeworm that has a worldwide distribution. H. taeniaeformis is naturally transmitted between mice and cats and threatens to human health, especially those who are in close contact with pets. Read More

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November 2018

Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in the Americas.

Parasit Vectors 2018 Sep 20;11(1):518. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: The distribution of Taenia saginata in the Americas is unclear. Establishing the distribution, economic burden, and potentials for control of bovine cysticercosis is increasingly important due to the growing demand for beef. This paper aims to take the first step and reviews the recent distribution of T. Read More

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September 2018
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