Mice as paratenic hosts of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus

Several species of nematodes included in the superfamily Metastrongyloidea are recognized agents of parasitic infections in felines. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is the most prevalent species affecting the respirat...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Drug Discovery Today: Disease ModelsAuthor(s): Allan Artavia-León, Miguel Pacheco-Leiva, Cristofer Moya-Román, Natalia Rodríguez-Hernández, Adrián A. Pinto-TomásAnts have been widely studied, with 14,000 described species, but it is not until recently that they gained attention as sources for antimicrobial drug discovery. An increasing amount of studies are investigating ant-microbe symbioses, and clear benefits from their microbial counterparts have been experimentally demonstrated for ants in the tribes Attini, Camponoti...
Source: Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Sclerocarya birrea (Sb), Psidium guajava (Pg) and Eucalyptus camaldulensis (Ec) are widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of many diseases, some of which were related to oxidative stress and parasitic diseases. Their essential oils (EO) were analyzed by GC/MS and FID and tested in vitro for their antioxidant activities (DPPH), their anti-trypanosomal and anti-plasmodial activ...
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
For a long time Leishmaniasis had been considered as a neglected tropical disease. Recently, it has become a priority in public health all over the world for different aspects such as geographic spread, number of population living at risk of infection as well as the potential lethality and/or the development of disfiguring lesions in the, respectively, visceral and tegumentary forms of the disease. As a result, several groups have been bending over this issue and many valuable data have been published. Nevertheless, parasite-host interactions are still not fully known and, consequently, we do not entirely understand the in...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
We describe a new fish blood fluke (Digenea: Aporocotylidae: Electrovermis zappum n. gen., n. sp.) and its life cycle in the intertidal zone adjacent to Mobile Bay (north-central Gulf of Mexico). This is the first elucidated aporocotylid life cycle that includes a chondrichthyan definitive host or a bivalve intermediate host. The new species undergoes asexual reproduction within the gonad of the variable coquina clam before maturing in the heart of the lesser electric ray. These adults and cercariae had identical 28S, 18S, and ITS2 nucleotide sequences. The new genus is similar to Ogawaia Cutmor et al., 2018 by having an i...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: Mammalian BiologyAuthor(s): Ana M. Figueiredo, Tânia Barros, Ana M. Valente, Carlos Fonseca, Luís Madeira de Carvalho, Rita Tinoco TorresAbstractAs a top predator, the Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) plays a major role shaping interactions within food webs. Due to its conservation status in Portugal, i.e. endangered, it is important to understand the role of parasites in this population, since they can be a limiting factor for the population fitness and trophic interactions and, ultimately, their survival. From November 2017 to August 2018, 33 fre...
Source: Mammalian Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Haemonchosis is one of the most economically important parasitic diseases affecting small ruminants all over the world. Chemotherapeutic control has several shortcomings (limited anthelmintic arsenal, frequent...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Dogs that have clinical leishmaniosis (ClinL), caused by the parasite Leishmania infantum, are commonly co-infected with other pathogens, especially vector-borne pathogens (VBP). A recent PCR-based study found th...
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Marine invertebrates are abundant and diverse on the continental shelf in Antarctica, but little is known about their parasitic counterparts. Endoparasites are especially understudied because they often posses...
Source: BMC Evolutionary Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 10Author(s): Emily Y Li, David Gurarie, Nathan C Lo, Xuewei Zhu, Charles H KingSummaryBackgroundSchistosomiasis is endemic in many low-income and middle-income countries. To reduce infection-associated morbidity, WHO has published guidelines for control of schistosomiasis based on targeted mass drug administration (MDA) and, in 2017, on supplemental snail control. We compared the current WHO guideline-based strategies from 2012 to an alternative, adaptive decision making framework for control in heterogeneous environments, to estimate their pre...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
We read with attention the Letter to the Editor published by Raffaele Gaeta and Valentina Giuffra accepted for publication in the September 2019 issue of Journal of Infection.1 We were very surprised that the authors stated: “The picture described by the doctors is a typical case of disseminated cystic echinococcosis, a parasitic disease caused by tapeworms Echinococcus multilocularis”.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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