Spatial analysis for the identification of risk areas for schistosomiasis mansoni in the State of Sergipe, Brazil, 2005-2014

CONCLUSIONS: There was a decreasing positive trend of schistosomiasis in Sergipe. Spatial analysis identified the geographic distribution of risk and allowed the definition of priority areas f or the maintenance and intensification of control interventions.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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In conclusion, Trypanosoma species express a copper-transporting P1B-1-type ATPase and together with other copper-binding proteins identified in the genomes of kinetoplastid parasites may constitute potential targets for anti-trypanosomal drug discovery.Graphical abstract
Source: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Ana Huertas-López, Carlos Martínez-Carrasco, José Joaquín Cerón, Roberto Sánchez-Sánchez, Ángela Vázquez-Calvo, Gema Álvarez-García, Silvia Martínez-SubielaAbstractNeospora caninum is a protozoan parasite (Phylum Apicomplexa) that has been recently suggested as a relevant cause of reproductive disorders in small ruminants. The aim of the present study is to develop and validate a new serological test based on time resolved fluorescency using N. cani...
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Enteropathogen infections were common around the time of rotavirus vaccination in rural Zimbabwean infants but did not explain poor RVV immunogenicity and were not reduced by a package of household-level WASH interventions.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Reports Source Type: research
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Jashu Patel, from Virar Town, near Mumbai, sought medical help after suffering severe pain and itchiness in his right eye for two months.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): V. Šustr, S. Semanová, M.M. Rost-Roszkowska, K. Tajovský, A. Sosinka, F. KaszubaAbstractMillipedes represent a model for the study of organic matter transformation, animal-microbial interactions, and compartmentalisation of digestion. The activity of saccharidases (amylase, laminarinase, cellulase, xylanase, chitinase, maltase, cellobiase, and trehalase) and protease were measured in the midgut and hindgut contents and walls of the millipedes Archispiro...
Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Fish and Shellfish Immunology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Conclusion: People with obesity who incur an SCI need special attention to prevent early mortality. Future studies should explore factors that contribute to such a higher mortality after SCI, such as preexisting conditions and comorbidities. The effects of BMI on long-term mortality also deserve further investigation. PMID: 31729925 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: J Parasitol Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: J Parasitol Source Type: research
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