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Discovery of Maritrema obstipum (Digenea: Microphallidae) from Migratory Birds in Korea

Chung OS, Sohn WM, Chai JY, Seo M, Lee HJ

Adults of Maritrema obstipum (Digenea: Microphallidae) were found in the intestines of 4 species of migratory birds, including the sanderling (Crocethia alba), Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrines), Mongolian plover (Charadrius mongolus),...
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Echinostoma revolutum: Metacercariae in Filopaludina Snails from Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam, and Adults from Experimental Hamsters

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Na BK, Van De N

We detected metacercariae of Echinostoma revolutum in Filopaludina sp. snails purchased from a local market in Nam Dinh Province for the first time in Vietnam. Adult flukes were harvested from...
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Discovery of Larval Gnathostoma nipponicum in Frogs and Snakes from Jeju-do (Province), Republic of Korea

Woo HC, Oh HS, Cho SH, Na BK, Sohn WM

A survey was performed to find out the intermediate hosts of Gnathostoma nipponicum in Jeju-do (Province), the Republic of Korea. In August 2009 and 2010, a total of 82 tadpoles,...
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Comparison of Egg Positive Rates of Enterobius vermicularis among Preschool Children in Three Korean Localities

Hong SH, Lee SE, Jeong YI, Lee WJ, Cho SH

This survey was performed to investigate and compare egg positive rates (EPRs) of Enterobius vermicularis among preschool children in 3 Korean localities (Chuncheon-si, Inje-gun, and Paju-si) in 2008. A total...
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Detection of Babesia spp. in Free-Ranging Pukus, Kobus vardonii, on a Game Ranch in Zambia

Munang'andu HM, Munyeme M, Nambota AM, Nalubamba , Siamudaala VM

Babesia spp. were detected from 4 asymptomatic pukus captured on a game ranch in central Zambia in October 2008. Blood smears were examined in 4 species of aymptomatic free-ranging antelopes,...
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Expression of Exogenous Human Hepatic Nuclear Factor-1alpha by a Lentiviral Vector and Its Interactions with Plasmodium falciparum Subtilisin-Like Protease 2

Liao S, Liu Y, Zheng B, Cho PY, Song HO, Lee YS, Jung SY, Park H

The onset, severity, and ultimate outcome of malaria infection are influenced by parasite-expressed virulence factors as well as by individual host responses to these determinants. In both humans and mice,...
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Susceptibility of Mice to Trypanosoma evansi Treated with Human Plasma Containing Different Concentrations of Apolipoprotein L-1

Da Silva A, Fanfa VR, Otto MA, Gressler L, Tavares KC, Lazzarotto CR, Tonin AA, Miletti LC, Duarte MM, Monteiro S

The aim of this study was to test the susceptibility of mice to Trypanosoma evansi treated with human plasma containing different concentrations of apolipoprotein L-1 (APOL1). For this experiment, a...
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Comparison of Resistance to gamma-Irradiation between Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium muris Using In Vivo Infection

Yoon S, Yu JR

In the genus Cryptosporidium, there are more than 14 species with different sizes and habitats, as well as different hosts. Among these, C. parvum and C. hominis are known to...
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Severe Tick Infestation in a Hare and Potential Risk for Transmitting Pathogens to Humans

Zheng W, Chen H, Liu X, Guo X, Fu R

Severe tick infestation was found in a hare in a suburban area of Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China. We sampled ticks and identified them based on their morphologic characteristics. Three species,...
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Recurrent Hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis: Report of The First Case in Korea with Unproven Infection Route

Kim SJ, Kim JH, Han SY, Kim YH, Cho JH, Chai JY, Jeong JS

Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE), a hepatic disorder that resembles liver cancer, is a highly aggressive and lethal zoonotic infection caused by the larval stage of the fox tapeworm, Echinococcus multilocularis....
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A Case of Pulmonary Paragonimiasis with Involvement of the Abdominal Muscle in a 9-Year-Old Girl

Cho AR, Lee HR, Lee KS, Lee SE, Lee SY

In Korea, many people enjoy eating raw or underkooked freshwater crayfish and crabs which unfortunately may cause paragonimiasis. Here, we describe a case of pulmonary and abdominal paragonimiasis in a...
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The Fifth Outbreak of Trichinosis in Korea

Rhee JY, Hong ST, Lee HJ, Seo M, Kim SB

Trichinosis is a food-borne zoonotic disease caused by the nematode, Trichinella spp., and had been reported several times in Korea. Recently, there was an additional outbreak, involving 5 patients, the...
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Morphologic and Genetic Identification of Taenia Tapeworms in Tanzania and DNA Genotyping of Taenia solium

Eom KS, Chai JY, Yong TS, Min DY, Rim HJ, Kihamia C, Jeon HK

Species identification of Taenia tapeworms was performed using morphologic observations and multiplex PCR and DNA sequencing of the mitochondrial cox1 gene. In 2008 and 2009, a total of 1,057 fecal...
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Prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis Metacercariae in Freshwater Fish from Three Latitudinal Regions of the Korean Peninsula

Cho SH, Sohn WM, Na BK, Kim TS, Kong Y, Eom K, Seok WS, Lee T

A large-scale survey was conducted to investigate the infection status of fresh water fishes with Clonorchis sinensis metacercariae (CsMc) in 3 wide regions, which were tentatively divided by latitudinal levels...
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Molecular Identification of a Trichinella Isolate from a Naturally Infected Pig in Tibet, China

Li LZ, Wang ZQ, Jiang P, Zhang X, Ren HJ, Cui J

The first human case with trichinellosis was reported in 1964 in Tibet, China. However, up to the present, the etiological agent of trichinellosis has been unclear. The aim of this...
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A 24 kDa Excretory-Secretory Protein of Anisakis simplex Larvae Could Elicit Allergic Airway Inflammation in Mice

Park HK, Cho MK, Park MK, Kang SA, Kim YS, Kim KU, Lee MK, Ock MS, Cha HJ, Yu HS

We have reported that a 24 kDa protein (22U homologous; As22U) of Anisakis simplex larvae could elicit several Th2-related chemokine gene expressions in the intestinal epithelial cell line which means...
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Use and Effects of Malaria Control Measures in Pregnancy in Lagos, Nigeria

Efunshile , Amoo AO, Akintunde , Ojelekan O, Konig W, Konig B

In Nigeria, malaria causes up to 11% of maternal mortality. Our main aim was to find out the most common mosquito control measures employed by the pregnant women in Lagos...
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Use of In Vivo and In Vitro Systems to Select Leishmania amazonensis Expressing Green Fluorescent Protein

Costa SD, de Assis Golim M, Rossi-Bergmann B, Costa FT, Giorgio S

Various Leishmania species were engineered with green fluorescent protein (GFP) using episomal vectors that encoded an antibiotic resistance gene, such as aminoglycoside geneticin sulphate (G418). Most reports of GFP-Leishmania have...
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Interaction of Escherichia coli K1 and K5 with Acanthamoeba castellanii Trophozoites and Cysts

Matin A, Jung SY

The existence of symbiotic relationships between Acanthamoeba and a variety of bacteria is well-documented. However, the ability of Acanthamoeba interacting with host bacterial pathogens has gained particular attention. Here, to...
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Microarray Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes between Cysts and Trophozoites of Acanthamoeba castellanii

Moon EK, Xuan YH, Chung DI, Hong Y, Kong HH

Acanthamoeba infection is difficult to treat because of the resistance property of Acanthamoeba cyst against the host immune system, diverse antibiotics, and therapeutic agents. To identify encystation mediating factors of...
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