Uncovering mechanisms behind mosquito seasonality by integrating mathematical models and daily empirical population data: Culex pipiens in the UK

Many mosquito-borne diseases exhibit substantial seasonality, due to strong links between environmental variables and vector and pathogen life-cycles. Further, a range of density-dependent and density-independ...
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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
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...
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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
Sibship reconstruction is a form of parentage analysis that can be used to identify the number of helminth parental genotypes infecting individual hosts using genetic data on only their offspring. This has the...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
The baseline endemicity profile of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a key benchmark for planning control programmes, monitoring their impact on transmission and assessing the feasibility of achieving elimination. ...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research 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
Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections affect predominantly socio-economically disadvantaged populations in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Americas. Previous mathematical modelling studies have eval...
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