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Epidemiological Investigation of Tick Species from Near Domestic Animal Farms and Cattle, Goat, and Wild Boar in Korea

Chae JB, Cho YS, Cho YK, Kang JG, Shin NS, Chae JS

This study aimed to investigate the tick species and give background for tick-borne investigations in Korea. Ticks were collected from the area within 2 km radius of the 4 domestic...
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Four Taeniasis saginata Cases Diagnosed at a University Hospital in Korea

Won EJ, Shin JH, Lee YJ, Kim MJ, Kang SJ, Jung SI, Kim SH, Shin JH, Chai JY, Shin SS

In recent years, the taeniasis has been rarely reported in the Republic of Korea (Korea). But in this study, we intend to report 4 taeniasis cases caused by Taenia saginata...
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Genetic Identification of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei Spargana in Liaoning and Hubei Provinces, PR China

He L, Fang ZM, Xue T, Zhang EF, An CL

Spargana were collected from human and frogs in Liaoning and Hubei Provinces, China. PCR amplification and direct sequencing of A cox1 fragment was PCR-amplified from genomic DNA extracted from 7...
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Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii among School Children in Pyin Oo Lwin and Naung Cho, Upper Myanmar

Thái TL, Jun H, Park SH, Lê HG, Lee J, Ahn SK, Kang JM, Myint MK, Lin K, Sohn WM, Nam HW, Na BK, Kim TS

Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis in a wide range of warm-blooded animals including humans. In this study, we analyzed seroprevalence of T. gondii among 467...
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A Clonorchiasis Case of a Leopard Cat, Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus, Diagnosed by Ultrasonography and Egg Detection in Republic of Korea

Choe S, Jeong DH, Yang JJ, Kim J, Na KJ, Lee D, Park H, Jeon HK, Eom KS

A clonorchiasis case in a captive leopard cat, Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus, was confirmed by ultrasonographic findings and egg morphologies found in the bile juice sample in the Korea. The leopard...
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An Autochthonous Human Case of Fasciolopsiasis in Nepal

Sah R, Calatri M, Toledo R

Fasciolopsiasis is rarely known as the parasitic disease in Nepal. Herein, we report a case of fasciolopsiasis in a 22-year-old man who was admitted in the hospital with abdominal pain,...
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Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis: A Case Report

Chen M, Ruan W, Zhang L, Hu B, Yang X

Primary amebic encephalitis (PAM) is a devastating central nervous system infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba, which can survive in soil and warm fresh water. Here, a 43-year-old...
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Development and Clinical Evaluation of a Rapid Diagnostic Test for Yellow Fever Non-Structural Protein 1

Kim YH, Kim TY, Park JS, Park JS, Lee J, Moon J, Chong CK, Junior IN, Ferry FR, Ahn HJ, Bhatt L, Nam HW

A rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kit was developed to detect non-structural protein 1 (NS1) of yellow fever virus (YFV) using monoclonal antibody. NS1 protein was purified from the cultured YFV...
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Infections with Digenetic Trematode Metacercariae in Freshwater Fishes from Two Visiting Sites of Migratory Birds in Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK

The infection status of digenetic trematode metacercariae (DTM) was investigated in fishes from 2 representative visiting sites of migratory birds in Gyeongsangnam-do, the Republic of Korea (Korea). A totaly 220...
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Neurocysticercosis: Clinical Characteristics and Changes from 26 Years of Experience in an University Hospital in Korea

Son HJ, Kim MJ, Jung KH, Choi S, Jung J, Chong YP, Kim SH, Lee SO, Choi SH, Kim YS, Woo JH, Jung BK, Song H, Chai JY

The prevalence of human taeniasis has decreased in Korea. The stool egg positive proportion decreased from 1.9% in 1971 to 0% in 2004 in nationwide surveys. The neurocysticercosis (NCC) is...
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Morphological and Molecular Identification of Stellantchasmus dermogenysi n. sp. (Digenea: Heterophyidae) in Thailand

Wongsawad , Nantarat N, Wongsawad , Butboonchoo P, Chai JY

We tried a series of morphological and molecular approaches to identify a new species of Stellantchasmus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) originating from the wrestling half-beaked fish, Dermogenys pusillus of Thailand. Adult worm...
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Dexamethasone Downregulates Expressions of 14-3-3β and γ-Isoforms in Mice with Eosinophilic Meningitis Caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis Infection

Tsai HC, Chen YH, Yen CM, Chung LY, Wann SR, Lee SS, Chen YS

Steroids are commonly used in patients with eosinophilic meningitis caused by A. cantonensis infections. The mechanism steroids act on eosinophilic meningitis remains unclear. In this mouse experiments, expressions of 14-3-3...
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Gastrointestinal Parasite Infection in Cats in Daegu, Republic of Korea, and Efficacy of Treatment Using Topical Emodepside/Praziquantel Formulation

Lee SH, Ock Y, Choi D, Kwak D

The purpose of this study was 2-fold: 1) to investigate the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasite infection in cats reared in Daegu, Republic of Korea and 2) to assess the efficacy...
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Malaria Prevalence in a Low Transmission Area, Jazan District of Southwestern Saudi Arabia

Hawash Y, Ismail K, Alsharif K, Alsanie W

Detailed description of malaria in low transmission areas is crucial for elimination. The current study aimed to provide a comprehensive description for malaria transmission in Jazan, a low transmission district,...
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Increased Innate Lymphoid Cell 3 and IL-17 Production in Mouse Lamina Propria Stimulated with Giardia lamblia

Lee HY, Park EA, Lee KJ, Lee KH, Park SJ

Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are key players during an immune response at the mucosal surfaces, such as lung, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. Giardia lamblia is an extracellular protozoan pathogen that...
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Cytopathic Change and Inflammatory Response of Human Corneal Epithelial Cells Induced by Acanthamoeba castellanii Trophozoites and Cysts

Sohn HJ, Seo GE, Lee JH, Ham AJ, Oh YH, Kang H, Shin HJ

Acanthamoeba castellanii has ubiquitous distribution and causes primary acanthamoebic keratitis (AK). AK is a common disease in contact lens wearers and results in permanent visual impairment or blindness. In this...
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