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[Progress of researches on and fascioliasis in Yunnan Province].

Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi Za Zhi 2020 Jul;33(3):317-319

Department of Pathogenic Biology and Immunology, Kunming Medical University, Kunming 650500, China.

Fascioliasis is a zoonotic parasitic disease that seriously endangers human health and hinders socioeconomic development. mainly infects ruminants, such as cattle and sheep. However, there has recently been a rise in the number of human cases with fascioliasis with the improvements of diagnostic techniques. Read More

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Efficacy of triclabendazole and albendazole against Fasciola spp. infection in cattle in Côte d'Ivoire: a randomised blinded trial.

Acta Trop 2021 Jul 9;222:106039. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, P.O. Box, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland; University of Basel, P.O. Box, CH-4003 Basel, Switzerland.

Triclabendazole is the anthelminthic of choice for the treatment of fascioliasis, however, it is only registered in a few countries. We investigated the efficacy of a single-dose of triclabendazole (12 mg/kg) or albendazole (15 mg/kg) against Fasciola spp. infection in cattle on farms in the northern part of Côte d'Ivoire in a randomized clinical trial. Read More

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Comparison of Liver Condemnation and Bile Microscopy As Tools to Estimate Prevalence and Burden in the Anta Province of Cusco in Peru.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infection linked to significant economic losses in the livestock industry. Infection prevalence and estimated financial burden vary across locations owing to different diagnostic tests used. The accuracy of liver condemnation to estimate the prevalence and costs of fascioliasis has seldom been evaluated. Read More

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One Health initiative in the Bolivian Altiplano human fascioliasis hyperendemic area: Lymnaeid biology, population dynamics, microecology and climatic factor influences.

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2021 28;30(2):e025620. Epub 2021 May 28.

Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

Fascioliasis is a freshwater snail-borne zoonotic disease. The Northern Bolivian Altiplano is a very high altitude endemic area where the highest human prevalences and intensities have been reported. Preventive chemotherapy by treatment campaigns is yearly applied. Read More

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Genetic characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Fasciola species based on ITS2 gene sequence, with first molecular evidence of intermediate Fasciola from water buffaloes in Aswan, Egypt.

Ann Parasitol 2021 ;67(1):55-65

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, South Valley University, 83523 Qena, Egypt.

Fasciolosis is an important food and water-borne parasitic infection caused by the two trematode species, Fasciola hepatica, and F. gigantica. The present study aimed to identify the phenotypic features and genetic characterization of adult fasciolid that infecting buffaloes were studied in Aswan, Egypt. Read More

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Domestic pig prioritized in one health action against fascioliasis in human endemic areas: Experimental assessment of transmission capacity and epidemiological evaluation of reservoir role.

One Health 2021 Dec 16;13:100249. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Departamento de Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Av. Vicent Andrés Estellés s/n, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain.

The Northern Bolivian Altiplano is the human fascioliasis hyperendemic area where the highest prevalences and intensities in humans have been reported. Preventive chemotherapy was implemented in the last ten years. Surveillance showed high human infection and re-infection rates in between the annual triclabendazole monodose treatments. Read More

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December 2021

The First Report of Ruminant Fascioliasis in Sabah, East Malaysia.

J Parasitol Res 2021 16;2021:6691483. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

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

Ruminant fascioliasis is a neglected yet important tropical zoonotic disease that affects both the livestock and humans. The disease has a worldwide distribution, and Malaysia is one of the countries that face problems related to this parasite. These retrospective studies were conducted in Makmal Diagnosa Veterinar Kota Kinabalu (MDVKK) and Sabah Meat Technology Centre (SMTC), Kinarut over a period of eleven years (2008-2018). Read More

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Evaluation of zoonotic platyhelminthe infections identified in slaughtered livestock in Iran, 2015-2019.

BMC Vet Res 2021 May 5;17(1):185. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Background: Platyhelminth infections of livestock can result in considerable economic losses. This study aims to evaluate the spatial frequency of cystic echinococcosis (CE), dicrocoeliasis, and fascioliasis in livestock slaughtered in Iran during the years 2015-2019 and estimate direct costs associated with organ condemnation due to these parasites.

Methods: Abattoir data from 413 abattoirs representing all 31 Iranian provinces were collected from the Iran Veterinary Organization. Read More

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Evaluation of two Fasciola hepatica faecal egg counting protocols in sheep and cattle.

Vet Parasitol 2021 Jun 27;294:109435. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FG, United Kingdom.

Fascioliasis causes significant economic losses and is a constant challenge to livestock farmers globally. Fluke faecal egg counts (flukeFECs) are a simple, non-invasive method used to detect the presence of patent liver fluke infection. Many flukeFEC techniques exist but they vary in complexity, precision and accuracy. Read More

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Prevalence of Fascioliasis and Associated Economic Losses in Cattle Slaughtered at Lira Municipality Abattoir in Northern Uganda.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Mar 4;11(3). Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California Davis, Tulare, CA 95616, USA.

Fascioliasis (liver fluke infestation) is one of the most important parasitic diseases affecting cattle, other ruminant animals and humans. Fascioliasis causes large, but usually neglected, economic losses to cattle farmers and traders. The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence and associated risks for fascioliasis in slaughter cattle and estimate the financial losses due to liver condemnation at the Lira Municipal abattoir in Uganda. Read More

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Tolerance of liver fluke infection varies between breeds and producers in beef cattle.

Animal 2021 Feb 24;15(2):100126. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0PZ, UK.

Liver flukes (Fasciola spp.) are important helminth parasites of livestock globally and cause substantial reductions in health and productivity of beef cattle. Attempts to control fluke have been thwarted by the difficulty of vaccine design, the evolution of flukicide resistance and the need to control the intermediate snail host. Read More

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February 2021

High seroprevalence of anti-Fasciola antibody among cattle farm workers and dwellers in Kelantan.

Trop Biomed 2020 Jun;37(2):389-396

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Pengkalan Chepa, 16100, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Human fascioliasis is a public health problem particularly in areas where ruminants are raised. The aims of this study were to determine the seroprevalence of anti-Fasciola antibody and the associated risk factors among cattle farm workers and dwellers in Kelantan. A total of 90 blood samples were collected in this cross-sectional study. Read More

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Concurrent Infection of Fascioliasis andTrypanosomosis and Associated Risk Factors in Local Zebu Breed Cattle of Western Ethiopia.

Vet Med (Auckl) 2021 2;12:15-22. Epub 2021 Feb 2.

National Institute for the Control and Eradication of Tsetse Fly and Trypanosomosis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: A cross-sectional study was conducted from late October 2016 to June 2017, with the primary objective of estimating and analyzing the concurrent occurrence of both fascioliasis and trypanosomosis infections and associated risk factors along the tsetse-infested Didessa river basin.

Methods: The methodology applied was based on stratified sampling for the parasitological study, with entomological and malacological surveys, including fly dissection.

Results: The result of variance-ratio testing between trypanosomosis and fascioliasis infections (mean prevalence 0. Read More

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February 2021

Genetic diversity and population structure analyses based on microsatellite DNA of parthenogenetic Fasciola flukes obtained from cattle and sika deer in Japan.

Parasitol Res 2021 Apr 8;120(4):1341-1350. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology, Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, 3-18-8 Ueda, Morioka, 020-8550, Japan.

Understanding the population structure of Fasciola flukes in domestic and wild animals is important for determining the extent of cross-infection between them. Although the parthenogenetic Fasciola flukes in Japan have been shown to comprise five genetic types based on the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) and mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit 1 (nad1) regions, these genetic regions are not suitable for analyzing their population structure. In the present study, the genetic diversity and population structure of the parthenogenetic Fasciola flukes in Japan were studied using microsatellite DNA, ITS1, and nad1 regions. Read More

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Diagnosis and Risk Factors of Bovine and Human Fascioliasis in Cattle Farms from a Venezuelan Andean Rural Area.

Acta Parasitol 2021 Feb 6. Epub 2021 Feb 6.

Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Cátedra de Parasitología Veterinaria, Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV-FCV), Maracay, Estado Aragua, Venezuela.

Introduction: Fascioliasis is caused in Venezuela by the trematode Fasciola hepatica, affecting herbivorous and human. The Venezuelan Andean region is endemic for bovine fascioliasis and its presence in humans is not known. The objective of this work was to detected positive cases of bovine and human fascioliasis by coprological and immunological techniques and determine the possible risk factors, in eight cattle farms of a Venezuelan Andean rural area. Read More

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February 2021

Induced Hepatic Abscess Treated with Triclabendazole.

Korean J Gastroenterol 2021 01;77(1):39-44

Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease caused by that infects mainly cattle, sheep, and goats. Humans can be infected by water or aquatic plants contaminated with metacercariae. The authors encountered two cases of infection. Read More

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January 2021

Fasciolosis in India: An overview.

Exp Parasitol 2021 Mar 12;222:108066. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl, Mizoram, India.

Fasciolosis in ruminants is a relentless constraint in the livestock industry across the world. Immuno-prophylactic vaccines against fasciolosis may not come up in near future, rendering the control of this scourge with chemotherapy and snail population control. With the alarming threats of anti-fasciolid drug resistance reported from certain parts of the world; the control of fasciolosis should be directed towards the development of rapid and reliable diagnostic tools to execute the specific and discrete treatment. Read More

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Differences in the antibody response to adult Fasciola hepatica excretory/secretory products in experimentally and naturally infected cattle and sheep.

Vet Parasitol 2021 Jan 17;289:109321. Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Department of Infection Biology and Microbiomes, Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZX, UK.

Fasciola hepatica (the liver fluke) is a common, global parasite of livestock. It can be highly pathogenic and has health and welfare implications for infected individuals. Typically, in ruminants, infections are sub-clinical, but if undiagnosed, they can lead to significant production losses. Read More

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January 2021

Donkey Fascioliasis Within a One Health Control Action: Transmission Capacity, Field Epidemiology, and Reservoir Role in a Human Hyperendemic Area.

Front Vet Sci 2020 5;7:591384. Epub 2020 Nov 5.

Departamento de Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

A One Health initiative has been implemented for fascioliasis control in a human hyperendemic area for the first time. The area selected for this multidisciplinary approach is the Northern Bolivian Altiplano, where the highest prevalences and intensities in humans have been reported. Within the strategic intervention axis of control activities concerning animal reservoirs, complete experimental studies, and field surveys have been performed to assess the fascioliasis transmission capacity and epidemiological role of the donkey for the first time. Read More

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November 2020

Prevalence and distribution of livestock schistosomiasis and fascioliasis in Côte d'Ivoire: results from a cross-sectional survey.

BMC Vet Res 2020 Nov 17;16(1):446. Epub 2020 Nov 17.

Unité de Formation et de Recherche Biosciences, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, 22 BP 770 Abidjan 22, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Background: Schistosoma and Fasciola are zoonotic parasites of public health and veterinary importance. However, while the epidemiology of schistosomiasis in humans is well studied, little is known about fascioliasis and schistosomiasis in livestock in Côte d'Ivoire. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and the distribution of livestock schistosomiasis and fascioliasis across Côte d'Ivoire. Read More

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November 2020

Sheep and Cattle Reservoirs in the Highest Human Fascioliasis Hyperendemic Area: Experimental Transmission Capacity, Field Epidemiology, and Control Within a One Health Initiative in Bolivia.

Front Vet Sci 2020 27;7:583204. Epub 2020 Oct 27.

Departamento de Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

The Northern Bolivian Altiplano is the human fascioliasis hyperendemic area where the highest prevalences and intensities of infection by in humans have been reported. Four animal species are the reservoir species for in this area, namely, sheep, cattle, pigs, and donkeys. Livestock for the Aymara inhabitants is crucial because vegetable cultures are not viable due to the inhospitality of the very high altitude of 3,820-4,100 m. Read More

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October 2020

A Vaccine Based on Kunitz-Type Molecule Confers Protection Against Challenge by Inducing IFN-γ and Antibody Immune Responses Through IL-17A Production.

Front Immunol 2020 20;11:2087. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Departamento de Bioquímica Clínica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina.

is helminth parasite found around the world that causes fasciolosis, a chronic disease affecting mainly cattle, sheep, and occasionally humans. Triclabendazole is the drug of choice to treat this parasite. However, the continuous use of this drug has led to the development of parasite resistance and, consequently, the limitation of its effectiveness. Read More

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Molecular characterisation and vaccine efficacy of two novel developmentally regulated surface tegument proteins of Fasciola hepatica.

Vet Parasitol 2020 Oct 12;286:109244. Epub 2020 Sep 12.

Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences and Centre for AgriBioscience, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

The surface tegument of Fasciola hepatica is a crucial tissue due to its key role at the host-parasite interface. We characterised three novel proteins, termed Fhteg1, Fhteg5 and Fhteg8, that are found in the tegument membrane fraction of adult F. hepatica. Read More

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October 2020

Prevalence of Liver Trematode Infections in Cattle in the Province of Ağrı in Turkey

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2020 09;44(3):132-138

Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Klinik Öncesi Bilimler Bölümü Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kars, Türkiye

Objective: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of distomatosis in cattle in the Ağrı province in Turkey.

Methods: The livers and bile ducts of 200 slaughtered cattle were examined macroscopically, and the gall bladders were examined by sedimentation. The presence of eggs and antigens in 188 cattle were investigated using sedimentation and coproantigen ELISA, respectively. Read More

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September 2020

Cattle co-infection of Echinococcus granulosus and Fasciola hepatica results in a different systemic cytokine profile than single parasite infection.

PLoS One 2020 11;15(9):e0238909. Epub 2020 Sep 11.

Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Facultad de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile.

E. granulosus is a cestode that causes Cystic Echinococcosis (CE), a zoonotic disease with worldwide presence. The immune response generated by the host against the metacestode induces a permissive Th2 response, as opposed to pro-inflammatory Th1 response. Read More

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November 2020

infection in cattle and the use of simulation models for endemic areas.

J Helminthol 2020 Sep 10;94:e185. Epub 2020 Sep 10.

Campus Santana do Livramento, Federal University of the Pampa, Santana do Livramento, RS, Brazil.

Fasciolosis is a food-borne disease that causes great distress to a range of hosts, including humans. The objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate the liver damage and carcass weight of cattle naturally infected with Fasciola hepatica from the state of Rio Grande do Sul (RS), Brazil, and to (2) determine the distribution of adult flukes in 12,236 cattle liver from RS. The data from these experiments were used to calculate the overall economic loss due to F. Read More

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September 2020

Ovicidal in vitro activity of the fixed oil of Helianthus annus L. and the essential oil of Cuminum cyminum L. against Fasciola hepatica (Linnaeus, 1758).

Exp Parasitol 2020 Nov 29;218:107984. Epub 2020 Aug 29.

Departamento of Microbiology and Parasitology, Institute of Biology, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. Building 18. Av. Eliseu Maciel S/N, Zipe code: 96160-000, Capão Do Leão, RS, Brazil.

The fascioliasis is a parasitic disease of importance in veterinary medicine and public health. For this parasitosis, the treatment by synthetic fasciolicides is used and due to their intense use although they have been shown less effective because of the establishment of resistant Fasciola hepatica population to these drugs, with a global concern. The use of derived products of plants with biological activity has been shown promising in the control of parasites. Read More

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November 2020

Economic model of bovine fasciolosis in Nigeria: an update.

Trop Anim Health Prod 2020 Nov 21;52(6):3359-3363. Epub 2020 Aug 21.

Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Bovine fasciolosis is a zoonotic infection transmitted by infected freshwater snail-Lymnaea (Radix) natalensis-in tropical regions. The prevalence of bovine fasciolosis in Nigeria is overwhelming with huge financial cost. In the chronic form of the disease, hyperplastic cholangitis and calcification of bile ducts occur with severe liver damage. Read More

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November 2020

Correlation between climate data and land altitude for Fasciola hepatica infection in cattle in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2020 10;29(3):e008520. Epub 2020 Aug 10.

Laboratório de Parasitologia Clínica Veterinária, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brasil.

Fascioliasis is a food-borne parasitic disease that affects a range of animals, including humans caused by Fasciola hepatica. The present study aimed to determine the spatial distribution of bovine fasciolosis and to assess the correlation between the high Positivity Index (PI) and climate data and land altitude, from 2004 to 2008 and 2010 in Santa Catarina (SC), Brazil. Condemned livers of slaughtered animals were obtained from 198 out of 293 municipalities and from 518. Read More

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