Bed bug bites: Have you been bitten by the critters? The signs to look out for
BED bugs could be invading your space. The small parasitic insects can make their way into your home from secondhand furniture, or hitch a ride from luggage and backpacks.
This study aims to assess the prevalence, distribution, and etiological profile of intestinal parasitism in children living in periurban areas in Cachoeiras de Macacu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A community-based cross-sectional survey (n = 479) was carried out. Prevalence of infection with G. duodenalis and E. histolytica/E. dispar was 8.6% (n = 41) and 13.4% (n = 64), respectively. Infection with G. duodenalis was significantly more frequent among children living in poor families (24/187 (12.8%) vs. 16/272 (5.9%); prevalence ratio (PR) = 2.18; 95% confidence interval (...
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2020Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and WildlifeAuthor(s): Phirom Prompiram, Kanaporn Poltep, Sirikron Pamonsupornvichit, Wongsakorn Wongwadhunyoo, Tatiyanuch Chamsai, Wuttikon Rodkvamtook
Publication date: Available online 31 July 2020Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and WildlifeAuthor(s): Francisca Acuña-Olea, Irene Sacristán, Emilio Aguilar, Sebastián García, María José López, Pablo Oyarzún-Ruiz, José Luis Brito, Fernando Fredes, Constanza Napolitano
Conclusion: This study may be useful for the implementation of future adequate measures and controls. Getting rid of leishmaniasis requires a comprehensive approach by acting on the sources of contamination through good continuous surveillance, appropriate management, effective vector control, and awareness-raising strategies. PMID: 32733551 [PubMed]
In this study, the LC50 of deltamethrin against E. sinensis at 24, 48 and 96 h was determined to be 6.5, 5.0 and 2.8 μg/L, respectively. The enzyme activity and gene transcription of SOD, CAT, and PO in the hepatopancreas of E. sinensis after deltamethrin stimulation showed an increasing tendency, and these enzymes reached their maximum activities at 6-10 d. The MDA content accumulated with increased time of deltamethrin stress. After 15 d of deltamethrin stress, the hepatopancreas of E. sinensis was found to be damaged based on HE staining. These results showed that deltamethrin is hi...
(University of Washington) An international group of scientists published a paper, Aug. 1, 2020, in a special edition of the journal Biological Conservation that lays out an ambitious global conservation plan for parasites. A separate paper also found that the responses of parasites to environmental change are likely to be complex, and that a changing world probably will see both outbreaks of some parasites and a total loss of other parasite species.
We report the small RNA content of extracellular vesicles (EVs) from adult parasite Trichuris muris and Heligmosomoides bakeri
AbstractAccording to previous studies in Lorestan Province, western Iran on human fascioliasis, we aimed to understand the epidemiology of the disease and to identify the cases in rural and nomad regions of this province. The studied population was a rural and nomadic population of nine districts of Lorestan province, of which 1053 were selected according to the population of each studied county based on random sampling in 2016 –2017. Initially, a questionnaire was completed for each person, including age, gender, education, occupation, use of local native aquatic plants and history of travel to the northern province...
Publication date: Available online 31 July 2020Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and WildlifeAuthor(s): Peter H. Holz, Anson V. Koehler, Robin B. Gasser, Elizabeth Dobson
Publication date: Available online 31 July 2020Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and WildlifeAuthor(s): Cassandra Henry, Matthew Z. Brym, Kalin Skinner, Kendall R. Blanchard, Brett J. Henry, Alyssa L. Hay, Jessica L. Herzog, Aravindan Kalyanasundaram, Ronald J. Kendall