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Intestinal Parasite Infections among Inhabitants in Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province, China

Lee MR, Shin HE, Chung BS, Lee SE, Ju JW, Xu L, Nan CL, Park MY, Cho SH

To investigate the prevalence of intestinal parasite infections in Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province, China, epidemiological surveys were conducted on a collaboration basis between the Korean Centers for Disease Control and...
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New Record of Aspidogaster ijimai Kawamura, 1913 (Trematoda: Aspidogastridae) from Cyprinus carpio in Korea

Lee D, Park H, Choe S, Kang Y, Jeon HK, Eom KS

Aspidogastrid trematodes (Subclass Aspidogastrea) are a relatively small group with a characteristic adhesive disc and parasitize in a variety of cold-blooded hosts. Until now, only 2 species in the genus...
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Status and Risk Factors of Strongyloides stercoralis Infection in Rural Communities of Xayaburi Province, Lao PDR

Senephansiri P, Laummaunwai P, Laymanivong S, Boonmar T

The present study was performed to reveal the current status and risk factors of Strongyloides stercoralis infections in the villages of Kenethao district, Xayaburi Province, Lao PDR. Fecal specimens were...
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A Case of Engorged Female Hard Tick in the External Auditory Canal of an Infant

Sung WJ, Kim YH

An oval-shaped mass with a smooth surface was found in the ear canal of a 22-month-old male infant. Although the mass appeared to be almost entirely blocking the ear canal,...
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First Case of Canine Infection with Hepatozoon canis (Apicomplexa: Haemogregarinidae) in the Republic of Korea

Kwon SJ, Kim YH, Oh HH, Choi US

This report describes a dog infected with Hepatozoon canis, the first canine infection in the Republic of Korea. A 2-year-old intact male Maltese dog presented with anorexia and depression. Physical...
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Chigger Mite (Acari: Trombiculidae) Survey of Rodents in Shandong Province, Northern China

Huang XD, Cheng P, Zhao YQ, Li WJ, Zhao JX, Liu HM, Kou JX, Gong MQ

Chigger mites are parasites of rodents and other vertebrates, invertebrates, and other arthropods, and are the only vectors of scrub typhus, in addition to other zoonoses. Therefore, investigating their distribution,...
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Analysis of Lethality in Echinococcal Disease

Khachatryan AS

The information on mortality from echinococcosis is important not only for a better understanding of the severity of the disease, but also for evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions....
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Echinostoma macrorchis (Digenea: Echinostomatidae): Metacercariae in Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata Snails and Adults from Experimental Rats in Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK

A survey was performed to know the infection status of echinostome metacercariae in Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata snails from Korea. Total 75 snails collected in 5 localities, i.e., Imsil-gun, Jeollabuk-do, Hwasun-gun...
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Schistosoma mansoni Infection and Its Related Morbidity among Adults Living in Selected Villages of Mara Region, North-Western Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study

Mazigo HD, Nuwaha F, Dunne DW, Kaatano GM, Angelo T, Kepha S, Kinung’hi SM

Schistosoma mansoni is highly endemic in Tanzania and affects all age groups at different degrees. However, its control approach does not include adult individuals who are equally at risk and...
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Intestinal Parasitic Infections and Environmental Water Contamination in a Rural Village of Northern Lao PDR

Ribas A, Jollivet C, Morand S, Thongmalayvong B, Somphavong S, Siew CC, Ting PJ, Suputtamongkol S, Saensombath V, Sanguankiat S, Tan BH, Paboriboune P, Akkhavong , Chaisiri K

A field survey studying intestinal parasites in humans and microbial pathogen contamination at environment was performed in a Laotian rural village to identify potential risks for disease outbreaks. A parasitological...
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High Frequency of Enteric Protozoan, Viral, and Bacterial Potential Pathogens in Community-Acquired Acute Diarrheal Episodes: Evidence Based on Results of Luminex Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel Assay

Hawash YA, Ismail KA, Almehmadi

Infectious diarrhea is endemic in most developing countries. We aimed to investigate the protozoan, viral, and bacterial causes of acute diarrhea in Taif, Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional prospective 1-year study...
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DNA Vaccines Encoding Toxoplasma gondii Cathepsin C 1 Induce Protection against Toxoplasmosis in Mice

Han Y, Zhou A, Lu G, Zhao G, Sha W, Wang L, Guo J, Zhou J, Zhou H, Cong H, He S

Toxoplasma gondii cathepsin C proteases (TgCPC1, 2, and 3) are important for the growth and survival of T. gondii. In the present study, B-cell and T-cell epitopes of TgCPC1 were...
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Suppressors for Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2/4 (HER2/4): A New Family of Anti-Toxoplasmic Agents in ARPE-19 Cells

Kim YH, Bhatt L, Ahn HJ, Yang Z, Lee WK, Nam HW

The effects of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) were evaluated on growth inhibition of intracellular Toxoplasma gondii in host ARPE-19 cells. The number of tachyzoites per parasitophorous vacuolar membrane (PVM) was...
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Hematological Changes Associated with Theileria orientalis Infection in Korean Indigenous Cattle

Kim S, Yu DH, Kang SW, Chae JB, Choi KS, Kim HC, Park BK, Chae JS, Park J

Tick-borne pathogens can cause serious problems in grazing cattle. However, little information is available on tick-mediated diseases in cattle grazing on mountains. Thus, this study aimed to understand the potential...
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Genetic Diversity and Natural Selection in 42 kDa Region of Plasmodium vivax Merozoite Surface Protein-1 from China-Myanmar Endemic Border

Zhou X, Tambo E, Su J, Fang Q, Ruan W, Chen JH, Yin MB, Zhou XN

Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein-1 (PvMSP1) gene codes for a major malaria vaccine candidate antigen. However, its polymorphic nature represents an obstacle to the design of a protective vaccine. In...
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Population Genetics of Plasmodium vivax in Four High Malaria Endemic Areas in Thailand

Congpuong , Ubalee R

Recent trends of malaria in Thailand illustrate an increasing proportion of Plasmodium vivax, indicating the importance of P. vivax as a major causative agent of malaria. P. vivax malaria is...
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