Knowledge About Emerging Zoonotic Vector-Borne Parasites Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens in Finland: Questionnaire Survey to Medical Doctors and Veterinarians

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Ahead of Print.
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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
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
Publication date: December 2019Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, Volume 10Author(s): Lana Harriott, Matthew Gentle, Rebecca Traub, Rowland Cobbold, Ricardo Soares MagalhãesAbstractThe transmission of zoonotic pathogens associated with wildlife in peri-urban environments can be influenced by the interplay of numerous socioecological factors. Echinococcus granulosus is known to be common within peri-urban wild dog populations however knowledge of the factors that influence its presence is limited. We investigated the demographic distribution of adult cestode abundance (ACA: define...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
In this study, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmed Cryptosporidium infection in two (1.6%) and E. bieneusi in 45 (35.2%) of 128 fecal samples collected from Père David's deer in the National Nature Reserve of Shishou, Hubei Province, China. C. parvum (n = 1) and Cryptosporidium deer genotype (n = 1) were identified using the small subunit rRNA (SSU rRNA) gene. The C. parvum was further subtyped as IIdA20G1 by sequencing analysis of the 60-kDa glycoprotein (gp60) gene. The identity of E. bieneusi was confirmed by an internal transcribed spacer (ITS) gene; the HLJD-V (n = 42) and MWC_d1 (n = 3) g...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
This study showed that serologic methods in conjunction with meat inspection can be used for diagnosis of bovine cysticercosis. The aim of this study is to identify infected cattle withC. bovis by serologic methods before slaughter and determine microscopic characteristics of lesions on postmortem examination in central area of Iran.
Source: Journal of Parasitic Diseases - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
AbstractGastrointestinal parasite (GIP) infection in pigs constrains swine production and enhances dissemination of zoonotic parasites, especially in the tropics. Therefore, an epidemiological study to determine prevalence and risk factors of GIP infection in intensively managed pigs in Nsukka, was conducted. Faecal samples from 1400 pigs, randomly collected from 40 farms, were examined for GIP eggs following standard protocol. Data on involvement of pig farmers in risk practices that enhance endoparasitic infection in piggeries were obtained using structured questionnaire. Overall prevalence of 80% (32/40) and 28.6% (400/...
Source: Journal of Parasitic Diseases - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
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