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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii among HIV Patients in Jahrom, Southern Iran

Rezanezhad H, Sayadi F, Shadmand E, Nasab SD, Yazdi HR, Solhjoo K, Kazemi A, Maleki M, Vasmehjani AA

Toxoplasma gondii is an important opportunistic agent especially in immunocompromised hosts and can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Hence, detection and monitoring of anti-Toxoplasma antibodies are of a great interest...
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Fasciola hepatica: Infection Status of Freshwater Snails Collected from Gangwon-do (Province), Korea

Lee JH, Quan JH, Choi IW, Park GM, Cha GH, Kim HJ, Yuk JM, Lee YH

Fasciola hepatica is a trematode that causes zoonosis, mainly in cattle and sheep, and occasionally in humans. Few recent studies have determined the infection status of this fluke in Korea....
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Seroprevalence and Risk Factors of Fascioliasis in Yaks, Bos grunniens, from Three Counties of Gansu Province, China

Zhang XX, Feng SY, Ma JG, Zheng WB, Yin MY, Qin SY, Zhou DH, Zhao Q, Zhu XQ

The aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence and risk factors of fascioliasis in yaks, Bos grunniens, from 3 counties of Gansu Province in China. A total of...
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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Wild Boars, Wild Rabbits, and Wild Chickens in Hubei Province, China

Luo H, Li K, Shahzad M, Zhang H, Lan Y, Xiong X

Toxoplasma gondii causes serious infection worldwide in humans and animals. In this study, the seroepidemiology of toxoplasmosis was investigated in wild boars (Sus scrofa) (n=377), wild rabbits (cape hare, Lapus...
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Differential Effects of Two Widely Used Solvents, DMSO and Ethanol, on the Growth and Recovery of Trypanosoma cruzi Epimastigotes in Culture

Cevallos A, Herrera J, López-Villaseñor I, Hernández R

Trypanosoma cruzi is the etiological agent of Chagas disease. Epimastigote forms of T. cruzi can be readily cultured in axenic conditions. Ethanol and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) are commonly used solvents...
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Infection of Oligochaetes, Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri (Annelida: Oligochaeta), in the Nasal Cavity of a Chinese Man

Liu H, Zhang Z, Huang G, Gu X, Wang C, Wang Y, Lu Z

The infection by Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri Claparède, 1862 (Oligochaeta: Tubificinae) in humans is relatively uncommon. The present report is to describe an incidental human infection with oligochaetes in the nasal cavity...
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Forensically Important Blow Flies Chrysomya pinguis, C. villeneuvi, and Lucilia porphyrina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a Case of Human Remains in Thailand

Monum T, Sukontason KL, Sribanditmongkol P, Sukontason K, Samerjai C, Limsopatham K, Suwannayod S, Klong-klaew T, Wannasan A

This is the first study to report Chrysomya pinguis (Walker) and Lucilia porphyrina (Walker) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) as forensically important blow fly species from human cadavers in Thailand, in addition to...
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A Case of Taenia asiatica Infection Diagnosed by Colonoscopy

Kim HU, Chung YB

A case of Taenia asiatica infection detected by small bowel series and colonoscopy is described. The patient was a 42-year-old Korean man accompanied by discharge of movable proglottids via anus....
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A Human Case of Zoonotic Dog Tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum (Eucestoda: Dilepidiidae), in China

Jiang P, Zhang X, Liu RD, Wang ZQ, Cui J

We described a human case of zoonotic dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum (Eucestoda: Dilepidiidae), rarely occurring in China. The mother of a 17 month-old boy noted the appearance of small white...
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Human Cases of Fascioliasis in Fujian Province, China

Ai L, Cai YC, Lu Y, Chen JX, Chen SH

Fascioliasis is a foodborne zoonotic parasitic disease. We report 4 cases occurring in the same family, in whom diagnosis of acute fascioliasis was established after series of tests. One case...
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Morphological Characteristics and Phylogenetic Trends of Trematode Cercariae in Freshwater Snails from Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand

Chontananarth T, Tejangkura T, Wetchasart N, Chimburut

The prevalence of cercarial infection in freshwater snails and their evolutionary trends were studied in Nakhon Nayok province, Thailand. A total of 2,869 individual snails were examined for parasitic infections....
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Platynosomum fastosum (Trematoda: Dicrocoeliidae) from Cats in Vietnam: Morphological Redescription and Molecular Phylogenetics

Nguyen HM, Van Hoang , Ho LT

The present study was performed to reveal the morphological characteristics and molecular phylogenetic position of Platynosomum fastosum Kossack, 1910. A total 167 specimens of P. fastosum were collected in 8...
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Molecular Phylogenetics of Centrocestus formosanus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) Originated from Freshwater Fish from Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

Wongsawad , Wongsawad , Sukontason K, Maneepitaksanti W, Nantarat N

This study aimed to investigate the morphology and reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships of Centrocestus formosanus originating from 5 species of freshwater fish, i.e., Esomus metallicus, Puntius brevis, Anabas testudineus, Parambassis...
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Development of Urinary Bladder Pre-Neoplasia by Schistosoma haematobium Eggs and Chemical Carcinogen in Mice

Chala B, Choi MH, Moon KC, Kim HS, Kwak C, Hong ST

Schistosoma haematobium is a biocarcinogen of human urinary bladder (UB). The present study investigated developing UB cancer mouse model by injecting S. haematobium eggs into the bladder wall and introduction...
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Potential Vaccine Targets against Rabbit Coccidiosis by Immunoproteomic Analysis

Song H, Dong R, Qiu B, Jing J, Zhu S, Liu C, Jiang Y, Wu L, Wang S, Miao J, Shao Y

The aim of this study was to identify antigens for a vaccine or drug target to control rabbit coccidiosis. A combination of 2-dimensional electrophoresis, immunoblotting, and mass spectrometric analysis were...
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High Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis Detected by RDT among the Residents of Seokmo-do (Island) in Ganghwa-Gun, Incheon City, Korea

Kim YH, Lee J, Ahn S, Kim TS, Hong SJ, Chong CK, Ahn HJ, Nam HW

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection among the residents of Seokmo-do (Island) in Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, Korea was surveyed for 4 years by a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) using recombinant fragment of...
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Clinico-Epidemiological Patterns of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Patients Attending the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka

Galgamuwa , Sumanasena B, Iddawela D, Yatawara L, Wickramasinghe S

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by Leishmania donovani is an endemic vector-borne disease in Sri Lanka. Over 2,500 cases have been reported since 2000 and the number of CL cases has...
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