Effectiveness of a 10% imidacloprid/4.5% flumethrin polymer matrix collar in reducing the risk of Bartonella spp. infection in privately owned cats

Bartonella henselae, Bartonella clarridgeiae and the rare Bartonella koehlerae are zoonotic pathogens, with cats being regarded as the main reservoir hosts. The spread of the infection among cats occurs mainly vi...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research 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
Schistosomiasis and food-borne trematodiases are not only of major public health concern, but can also have profound implications for livestock production and wildlife conservation. The zoonotic, multi-host na...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Cryptosporidium spp. are prevalent zoonotic parasites associated with a high burden among children. To date only limited molecular epidemiological data on E. bieneusi and Cryptosporidi...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Parasitology InternationalAuthor(s): Alexa Seal, Catherine Harding, Shokoofeh ShamsiAbstractDespite the increasing popularity of seafood in Australia and various reports of infection with transmissible parasites in Australian edible aquatic animals such as fish, the number of reported cases of human infections in the country is low. This raised the question that Australian medical doctors may not be fully aware of the presence of these parasites in Australia, which in turn can lead to misdiagnosis of infections. This also may lead to an underestimation of the risk...
Source: Parasitology International - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Based on the results, this step-by-step immunoinformatics approach could be considered as a rational platform for designing vaccines against such multi-stage parasites. Furthermore, it is proposed that this multi-epitope vaccine is served as a promising preventive anti-echinococcosis agent. PMID: 31508329 [PubMed]
Source: BioImpacts - Category: Research Tags: Bioimpacts Source Type: research
Ticks are obligate blood-sucking arachnid ectoparasites from the order Acarina, and many are notorious as vectors of a wide variety of zoonotic pathogens. However, the systematics of ticks in several genera is...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis paper constitutes an update of recent studies on the general biology, molecular genetics, and cellular biology ofStrongyloides spp. and related parasitic nematodes.Recent FindingsIncreasingly, human strongyloidiasis is considered the most neglected of neglected tropical diseases. Despite this, the last 5  years has seen remarkable advances in the molecular biology ofStrongyloides spp. Genome sequences forS. stercoralis,S. ratti,S. venezuelensis,S. papillosus, and the related parasiteParastrongyloides trichosuri were created, annotated, and analyzed. These genomic resources, along with a p...
Source: Current Tropical Medicine Reports - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Ahead of Print.
Source: Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
A 68-year-old women presented with a right breast mass in the last 6 months, which was gradually increasing in size. Physical examination revealed a 10  cm mass in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast. This mass was firm, oval, non-tender, and free from the skin and underlying tissue. The medio-lateral mammogram revealed a homogenous dense, well-circumscribed lesion in the right breast (Fig. 1). In the axial thorax CT-scan image, we found a hypodense, well-defined mass with capsular wall of 7 cm containing endogenous daughter cysts (Fig.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Medical Imagery Source Type: research
Public interest for tick-borne pathogens in cattle livestock is rising due to their veterinary and zoonotic importance. Consequently, correct identification of these potential pathogens is crucial to estimate ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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