Author Correction: Zoonotic and vector-borne parasites and epilepsy in low-income and middle-income countries

Nature Reviews Neurology, Published online: 26 May 2020; doi:10.1038/s41582-020-0372-0Author Correction: Zoonotic and vector-borne parasites and epilepsy in low-income and middle-income countries
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Nature Reviews Neurology, Published online: 19 May 2020; doi:10.1038/s41582-020-0361-3Zoonotic and vector-borne parasites are important preventable risk factors for epilepsy. The authors explore the pathophysiological basis of the link between parasitic infections and epilepsy and consider preventive and therapeutic approaches to reduce the epilepsy burden associated with parasitic disorders.
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Abstract While ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm infection dominate global efforts to control human soil-transmitted helminth infections, a picture is unfolding to suggest that toxocariasis is now a fourth and perhaps equally important parasitic disease. Toxocara eggs are widespread in the environment and practically ubiquitous in the soils of many subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Human zoonotic infection is also highly prevalent in these areas, based on serologic studies to detect anti-Toxocara antibodies. The relevance of these findings to human and animal disease burden e...
Source: Advances in Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Adv Parasitol Source Type: research
Abstract Toxocara canis belongs to one of zoonotic parasites that commonly infects canines worldwide, and its eggs in host faeces may contaminate the food, water, soil and their fur as well as the larvae entrapped in the granuloma can infect paratenic hosts including mice and humans. Survivability of T. canis embryonated eggs under moist, cool conditions may be as long as 2-4 years or more. In paratenic hosts such as mice and humans, T. canis L3 larvae neither moult, grow, nor replicate and will wander through a number of internal organs in humans so as to cause Th2-dominant pathology in various internal organs as...
Source: Advances in Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Adv Parasitol Source Type: research
by Ulrich Fabien Prodjinotho, Jakobo Lema, Matthew Lacorcia, Veronika Schmidt, Nermina Vejzagic, Chummy Sikasunge, Bernard Ngowi, Andrea Sylvia Winkler, Clarissa Prazeres da CostaTaenia solium cysticercosis and taeniasis (TSCT), caused by the tapewormT.solium, is a foodborne and zoonotic disease classified since 2010 by WHO as a neglected tropical isease. It causes considerable impact on health and economy and is one of the leading causes of acquired epilepsy in most endemic countries of Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. There is some evidence that the prevalence of TSCT in high-income countries has recently inc...
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Wanbo Zhu1,2†, Jingyang Li1,3†, Faustina Pappoe4, Jilong Shen1* and Li Yu1* 1Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Anhui Provincial Laboratory of Microbiology and Parasitology, Anhui Key Laboratory of Zoonoses, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China 2Graduate School of Affiliated Anhui Provincial Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China 3The Clinical Laboratory of the Third People’s Hospital of Heifei, Hefei, China 4Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana One of the most successful intracellular paras...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions/SignificanceGaps identified from examining the wider Taeniidae family models highlighted the potential role of FoI modelling to inform model parameterisation, as well as the need for spatial modelling and suitable structuring of interventions as key areas for futureT.solium model development. We conclude that working with field partners to address data gaps and conducting cross-model validation with baseline and longitudinal data will be critical to building consensus-led and epidemiological setting-appropriate intervention strategies to help fulfil the WHO targets.
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Taenia solium, a zoonotic tapeworm, is responsible for about a third of all preventable epilepsy human cases in endemic regions. In Europe, adequate biosecurity of pig housing and meat inspection practices have d...
Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic parasite can be seen in all the vital organ; in the acute phase, it can be found in the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, semen, tears, saliva, urine, and in almost all body fluids. Transplasental infection can lead to fetal damag...
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r H Abstract Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic parasite can be seen in all the vital organ; in the acute phase, it can be found in the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, semen, tears, saliva, urine, and in almost all body fluids. Transplasental infection can lead to fetal damage and miscarriage. Its last hosts are felines and intermediate hosts are all mammals, including humans. People infected by the ingestion of meat containing cysts in undercooked or raw, are thrown oocysts with cat felines By taking in water and food, from mother to fetus transplacental way, the infected organ transplantation, blood transfusion, labora...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research
Abstract Taenia solium is a zoonotic parasite prevalent in many low income countries throughout Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzania. The parasite is recognised as a public health threat; however the burden it poses on populations of Tanzania is unknown. The aim of this study was to estimate the societal cost of T. solium cysticercosis in Tanzania, by assessing both the health and economic burden. The societal cost of T. solium cysticercosis was assessed in humans and pigs based on data obtained by a systematic review. Experts' opinion was sought in cases where data were not retrievable. ...
Source: Acta Tropica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Trop Source Type: research
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