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Discovery of Parasite Eggs in Archeological Residence during the 15th Century in Seoul, Korea

Cho PY, Park JM, Hwang MK, Park SH, Park YK, Jeon BY, Kim TS, Lee HW

During civil engineering construction near Sejong-ro, Jongro-ku, Seoul, cultural sites were found that are thought to have been built in the 15th century. This area was home to many different...
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Prevalence of Hymenolepis nana and H. diminuta from Brown Rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Heilongjiang Province, China

Yang D, Zhao W, Zhang Y, Liu A

Hymenolepis nana and Hymenolepis diminuta are globally widespread zoonotic cestodes. Rodents are the main reservoir host of these cestodes. Brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) are the best known and most common...
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Recent Incidence of Paragonimus westermani Metacercariae in Freshwater Crayfish, Cambaroides similis, from Two Enzootic Sites in Jeollanam-do, Korea

Song JH, Dai F, Bai X, Kim TI, Yang HJ, Kim TS, Cho SH, Hong SJ

An epidemiological study was performed to know the recent infection status of Paragonimus westermani metacercariae (PwMc) in freshwater crayfish, Cambaroides similis, from 2 streams in Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea. Crayfish...
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Artyfechinostomum malayanum: Metacercariae Encysted in Pila sp. Snails Purchased from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sohn WM, Yong TS, Eom KS, Sinuon M, Jeoung HG, Chai JY

The metacercariae of Artyfechinostomum malayanum (Leiper, 1911) Mendheim, 1943 were discovered in Pila sp. snails purchased from a market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They were isolated from the snails using...
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Evaluation of Boldine Activity against Intracellular Amastigotes of Leishmania amazonensis

Salama IC, Arrais-Lima C, Arrais-Silva WW

Leishmaniasis is a neglected and endemic disease that affects poorest population mainly in developing countries. A lack of adequate and definitive chemotherapeutic agents to fight against this infection has led...
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PCR Identification and Phylogenetic Analysis of Trichomonas gallinae from Domestic Pigeons in Guangzhou, China

Qiu SB, Lv MN, He X, Weng YB, Zou SS, Wang XQ, Lin RQ

Avian trichomoniasis caused by Trichomonas gallinae is a serious protozoan disease worldwide. The domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) is the main host for T. gallinae and plays an important role...
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A Case of Furuncular Myiasis Due to Cordylobia anthropophaga in a Korean Traveler Returning from Uganda

Song SM, Kim SW, Goo YK, Hong Y, Ock M, Cha HJ, Chung DI

A fly larva was recovered from a boil-like lesion on the left leg of a 33-year-old male on 21 November 2016. He has worked in an endemic area of myiasis,...
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Four Human Cases of Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense (Eucestoda: Diphyllobothriidae) in China with a Brief Review of Chinese Cases

Cai YC, Chen SH, Yamasaki H, Chen JX, Lu Y, Zhang YN, Li H, Ai L, Chen HN

We described 4 human infection cases of zoonotic fish-tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, identified with morphological and molecular characters and briefly reviewed Chinese cases in consideration of it as an emerging parasitic...
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A Case of Ectopic Peritoneal Paragonimiasis Mimicking Diverticulitis or Abdominal Abscess

Kim MJ, Kim SH, Lee SO, Choi SH, Kim YS, Woo JH, Yoon YS, Kim KW, Cho J, Chai JY, Chong YP

Paragonimiasis is a parasitic disease caused by Paragnonimus species. The primary site of infection is the lung, and extrapulmonary involvement is also reported. When infected with Paragonimus westermani, which is...
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Prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis Metacercariae in Fish from Water Systems of Seomjin-gang (River)

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Park MY, Kim CH, Hwang MA, No KW, Yoon KB, Lim HC

The prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis metacercariae (CsMc) was examined in freshwater fish from the water systems of Seomjin-gang (River), the Republic of Korea. Total 1,604 fish from 7 local sites...
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Subsets of Inflammatory Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms are Associated with Risk of Carcinogenic Liver Fluke Opisthorchis viverrini-Associated Advanced Periductal Fibrosis and Cholangiocarcinoma

Surapaitoon A, Suttiprapa S, Mairiang E, Khuntikeo , Pairojkul , Bethony J, Brindley P, Sripa B

Opisthorchis viverrini infection induces chronic inflammation, and a minor proportion of infected individuals develop advanced periductal fibrosis (APF) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Inflammatory cytokines and/or their gene polymorphisms may link to...
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New Definitive Hosts and Differential Body Indices of Isthmiophora hortensis (Digenea: Echinostomatidae)

Sohn WM, Na BK, Shin SS

The present study was performed to record new definitive hosts of Isthmiophora hortensis, and to describe morphological characteristics derived from a variety of worm samples for clarification of its taxonomic...
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Molecular Phylogenetics of Trichostrongylus Species (Nematoda: Trichostrongylidae) from Humans of Mazandaran Province, Iran

Sharifdini M, Heidari Z, Hesari Z, Vatandoost S, Kia EB

The present study was performed to analyze molecularly the phylogenetic positions of human-infecting Trichostrongylus species in Mazandaran Province, Iran, which is an endemic area for trichostrongyliasis. DNA from 7 Trichostrongylus...
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Neuronal Apoptosis: Pathological Basis of Behavioral Dysfunctions Induced by Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Rodents Model

Luo S, OuYang L, Wei J, Wu F, Wu Z, Lei W, Yuan D

Angiostrongylus cantonensis invades the central nervous system (CNS) of humans to induce eosinophilic meningitis and meningoencephalitis and leads to persistent headache, cognitive dysfunction, and ataxic gait. Infected mice (nonpermissive host),...
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Isolation and Characterization of Vaccine Candidate Genes Including CSP and MSP1 in Plasmodium yoelii

Kim SH, Bae YA, Seoh JY, Yang HJ

Malaria is an infectious disease affecting humans, which is transmitted by the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes harboring sporozoites of parasitic protozoans belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Despite past achievements to...
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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasmosis with ELISA and Rapid Diagnostic Test among Residents in Gyodong-do, Inchon city, Korea: A Four-Year Follow-up

Kim YH, Lee JH, Ahn SK, Kim TS, Hong SJ, Chong CK, Ahn HJ, Nam HW

ELISA has been used for the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis, but it is being gradually replaced by a rapid diagnostic test (RDT). We compared and analyzed ELISA and RDT results using...
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Isolation and Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii in Brazilian Dogs

da Silva J, Maciel BM, de Santana Souza Santos LKN, Carvalho F, de Santana Rocha D, Lopes CW, Albuquerque GR

Strains of Toxoplasma gondii in Brazil are highly genetically diverse compared to strains from North America and Europe. Dogs are epidemiologically important because they act as sentinels for T. gondii...
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Efficient Liquid Media for Encystation of Pathogenic Free-Living Amoebae

Sohn HJ, Kang H, Seo GE, Kim JH, Jung SY, Shin HJ

Pathogenic Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba castellanii, and Acanthamoeba polyphaga, are distributed worldwide. They are causative agents of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis or acanthamoebic keratitis in humans, respectively. Trophozoites encyst in unfavorable environments,...
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