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Infection Status of Isthmiophora hortensis Metacercariae in Dark Sleepers, Odontobutis Species, from Some Water Systems of the Republic of Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Ju JW

Present study was performed to survey on infection status of Isthmiophora hortensis (formerly Echinostoma hortense) metacercariae (IhMc) in dark sleepers, Odontobutis spp., from some water systems of the Republic of...
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An Evaluation of Active Case Detection in Malaria Control Program in Kiyuni Parish of Kyankwanzi District, Uganda

Bahk YY, Cho PY, Ahn SK, Lee WJ, Kim TS, Working Groups in ChildFund Korea, Uganda

Malaria remains one of the leading health burdens in the developing world, especially in several sub-Saharan Africa countries; and Uganda has some of the highest recorded measures of malaria transmission...
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Epidemiological Survey on Eimeria spp. Associated with Diarrhea in Pre-weaned Native Korean Calves

Kim HC, Choe C, Kim S, Chae JS, Yu DH, Park J, Park BK, Choi KS

Bovine coccidiosis is one of the most important parasitic diseases affecting calf productivity. Here, we investigated the prevalence of Eimeria spp. in pre-weaned native Korean calves and determined the correlation...
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Identification and Genotypic Characterization of Potentially Pathogenic Acanthamoeba Isolated from Tap Water in Wuxi, China

Wang M, Sun G, Sun Y, You X, Li X, Cheng Y, Xuan Y

Members of genus Acanthamoeba are widely distributed in the environment. Some are pathogenic and cause keratitis and fatal granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. In this study, we isolated an Acanthamoeba CJW/W1 strain...
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Two Imported Cases of Babesiosis with Complication or Co-Infection with Lyme Disease in Republic of Korea

Kwon HY, Im JH, Park YK, Durey A, Lee JS, Baek JH

Babesiosis, caused by Babesia microti and B. divergens, is transmitted by Ixodid ticks. Symptoms of babesiosis vary from a mild flu-like illness to acute, severe, and sometimes fatal and fulminant...
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The First Case of Diarrhoea in Tibetan Sheep, Ovis aries, Caused by Balantidium coli in the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau Area, China

Jian YN, Wang GP, Li XP, Zhang XY, Ma LQ

This study was carried out to determine the pathogen-causing diarrhoea in sheep Ovis aries in the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau Area, China. A trophozoite was identified as species of ciliate alveolates...
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An Outbreak of Histomoniasis in Backyard Sanhuang Chickens

Liu D, Kong L, Tao J, Xu J

Histomonas meleagridis is a facultative anaerobic parasite, which can cause a common poultry disease known as histomoniasis. The species and age of the birds impacts on the susceptibility, with turkey...
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Tick-Borne Pathogens in Ixodid Ticks from Poyang Lake Region, Southeastern China

Zheng WQ, Xuan XN, Fu RL, Tao HY, Liu YQ, Liu XQ, Li DM, Ma HM, Chen HY

Ticks are the vectors of various pathogens, threatening human health and animal production across the globe. Here, for the first time we detected Ricketssia spp., Borrelia spp. and protozoan in...
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Molecular Characterization of Hard Ticks by Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit 1 Sequences

Gou H, Xue H, Yin H, Luo J, Sun X

Although widely studied, the natural diversity of the hard tick is not well known. In this study, we collected 194 sequences from 67 species, covering 7 genera of hard tick....
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Impact of Single Dose Praziquantel Treatment on Schistosoma haematobium Infection among School Children in an Endemic Nigerian Community

Adewale B, Mafe MA, Sulyman MA, Idowu ET, Ajayi MB, Akande DO, Mckerrow J, Balogun EO

Schistosomiasis is prevalent in Nigeria, and the foremost pathogen is Schistosoma haematobium, which affects about 29 million people. Single dose of the drug praziquantel is often recommended for treatment but...
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Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Toxocara tanuki (Nematoda: Ascaridae) from Korean Raccoon Dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides koreensis

Alexander , Lim CW, Kim B, Hong EJ, Kim HC, Park BK

Present study was performed to describe the morphological and molecular characterization of Toxocara tanuki (Nematoda: Ascaridae) from Korean raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides koreensis, naturally infected in the Republic of Korea...
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Molecular Detection and Phylogenetic Analysis of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Horses in Korea

Seo MG, Ouh IO, Choi E, Kwon OD, Kwak D

The identification and characterization of pathogenic and zoonotic tick-borne diseases like granulocytic anaplasmosis are essential for developing effective control programs. The differential diagnosis of pathogenic Anaplasma phagocytophilum and non-pathogenic A....
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Comparison of Proteins Secreted into Extracellular Space of Pathogenic and Non-pathogenic Acanthamoeba castellanii

Moon EK, Choi HS, Park SM, Kong HH, Quan FS

Pathogenic Acanthamoeba spp. cause granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and keratitis. Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a rare but serious ocular infection that can result in permanent visual impairment or blindness. However, pathogenic...
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Genetic Diversity of Plasmodium vivax Causing Epidemic Malaria in the Republic of Korea

Bahk YY, Kim J, Ahn SK, Na BK, Chai JY, Kim TS

Plasmodium vivax is more challenging to control and eliminate than P. falciparum due to its more asymptomatic infections with low parasite densities making diagnosis more difficult, in addition to its...
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Epidemiological Characteristics of Re-emerging Vivax Malaria in the Republic of Korea (1993–2017)

Bahk YY, Lee HW, Na BK, Kim J, Jin K, Hong YS, Kim TS

Historically, Plasmodium vivax malaria has been one of the most highly endemic parasitic diseases in the Korean Peninsula. Until the 1970s, vivax malaria was rarely directly lethal and was controlled...
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