Systematic review and meta-analysis on the global distribution, host range, and prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi

Surra is an animal trypanosomosis, caused by infection with Trypanosoma evansi and leading to severe economic loss due to mortality and morbidity. Compared to tsetse-transmitted animal trypanosomoses, little atte...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research

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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
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
ConclusionThis case report highlights the importance of ruling out neurocysticercosis in cases with multiple disseminated subcutaneous nodules and papilledema.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Camarlinghi G, Parisio EM, Nardone M, Mancini F, Ciervo A, Boccolini D, Mattei R Abstract Both malaria and relapsing fever Borrelia are infectious diseases characterized by fever, headache, myalgia, hepatosplenomegaly and tendency to relapse. Exflagellation of microgametocyte in malarial parasites is seen only in the definitive host, i.e., mosquitoes. Here we report an unusual case of a 23-year-old man who presented Plasmodium vivax infection with multiple exflagellated microgametes in the peripheral blood smear. PMID: 31524945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: New Microbiologica - Category: Microbiology Tags: New Microbiol Source Type: research
We report on novel tunable mode of Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition (FEBID) as enabled by the switchable use of reactive (O2) and inert (Ar) “assist” gases directed at high impingement energy and momentum to a deposition site concurrently with a supply of a precursor in a dual-nozzle FEBID arrangement. Organometallic molecules introduced into a deposition chamber in a free-molecular flow regime through a conventional gas injection nozzle, yielding a broad uniform substrate coverage by the precursor in a quasi-equilibrium adsorbed state. Simultaneously, a supersonic micro-jet from a micron-scale capillar...
Source: Materials Today Communications - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Malaria parasites resistant to 2 first-line treatments are spreading rapidly in Southeast Asia, according to a pair of recent studies.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Prokaryotes possess CRISPR-Cas systems to exclude parasitic predators, such as phages and mobile genetic elements (MGEs). These predators, in turn, encode anti-CRISPR (Acr) proteins to evade the CRISPR-Cas immunity. Recently, AcrVA4, an Acr protein inhibiting the CRISPR-Cas12a system, was shown to diminish Lachnospiraceae bacterium Cas12a (LbCas12a)-mediated genome editing in human...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: PNAS Plus Source Type: research
This week's case is a composite photo I created for my 2019 calendar for the month of September. The accompanying questions are:What is the parasite shown? (measure ~60 micrometers long)Why is this a suitable parasite for September?What is the significance of the other objects in the picture? 
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs
(Natural News) Antrodia cinnamomea, also known as camphor fungus, is a parasitic fungus that thrives in the inner cavity of Cinnamomum kanehirae, a tree endemic to Taiwan. It is considered a medicinal mushroom and is used by Taiwanese people to treat liver disease, in particular, liver injury caused by excessive alcohol drinking. In a recent study, researchers from National...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b03098
Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Authors: Source Type: research
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