Acceptance of a Sterile Male Releases Pilot Project to Reduce Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) (Diptera: Culicidae) Populations and Its Associated Factors: A Community-based Cross-sectional Survey in South Chiapas, Mexico
Acta Trop. 2022 Jun 26:106573. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106573. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWorldwide, vector-transmitted diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases and cause more than 700,000 deaths annually. The primary strategy to control the transmission of dengue, chikungunya and Zika focuses on the control of their vectors. Vector control programs depend mainly on the use of insecticides. However, these measures have failed to yield the desired results because the lack of proper control decreases their effectiveness over time. Also, the effect of insecticide use on non-target organisms, en...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 29, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Abel Jim énez-Alejo Ana Laura Pacheco-Soriano Pablo Liedo Carlos F Marina J Guillermo Bond Jos é Cruz Rodríguez-Ramos Javier Valle Ariane Dor Source Type: research

Impact of the Expanded Program on Immunization on the incidence of Japanese encephalitis in different regions of Mainland China: An interrupt time series analysis
In this study, β1 and β1+β3 represented the slope or trend of the JE incidence before and after the EPI, respectively; β2 was the level change of the JE incidence immediately after the EPI; β3 represented the slope change of the JE incidence before and after the EPI. We found that the JE incidence in all regions showed a decreasing trend before the EPI (β1<0.000, P<0.05). The JE incidence in Mainland China (β2=-7.669, P<0.05), East China (β2=-9.791, P<0.05), Central China (β2=-10.695, P<0.05), South China (β2=-6.551, P<0.05) and Southwest China (β2=-2.216, P<0.05) decreased by 7.669/100,000,...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 29, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tianshan Shi Lei Meng Donghua Li Na Jin Xiangkai Zhao Xiaoshu Zhang Yanchen Liu Hongmiao Zheng Xin Zhao Juansheng Li Xiping Shen Xiaowei Ren Source Type: research

Molecular investigation of Blastocystis sp. and its subtypes in cancer patients under chemotherapy in Aegean region, Turkey
In conclusion, high prevalence of the Blastocystis in the immunocompromised patient groups shows the susceptibility of this patient group against any other infectious agents.PMID:35768040 | DOI:10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106577 (Source: Acta Tropica)
Source: Acta Tropica - June 29, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: T ülay Öncü Öner Mehmet Karabey H üseyin Can Aysu De ğirmenci Döşkaya Muhammet Karakavuk Ayt ül Gül Ahmet Efe K öseoğlu Mert D öşkaya Cemal Ün Adnan Y üksel Gürüz Sel çuk Kaya Bayram Pekta ş Ay şegül Aksoy Gökmen Source Type: research

DNA barcoding suggests new species for the Mansonia subgenus (Mansonia, Mansoniini, Culicidae, Diptera) in the area surrounding the Jirau hydroelectric dam, Porto Velho municipality, Rond ônia state, Brazil
Acta Trop. 2022 Jun 26:106574. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106574. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPrevious studies have linked the construction of hydroelectric dams with increases in the density of mosquitoes, especially Mansonia. In Brazil, Mansonia mosquitoes are still poorly studied at the taxonomic, biological, ecological and epidemiological levels, and nothing is known about the genetic diversity and the cryptic speciation of the group. The current study analyzed the molecular taxonomy of Mansonia species captured in the area surrounding the Jirau hydroelectric dam, Rondônia state, Brazil. Samples were collected ...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 29, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Vera Margarete Scarpassa Eliz ângela Tavares Batista V ânia da Costa Ferreira Ver íssimo Alvesdos Santos Neto Rosemary Aparecida Roque Francisco Augusto da Silva Ferreira F ábio Medeiros da Costa Source Type: research

Evaluation of resting traps: An approach to understand resting biology of Culicoides spp. in backyard cattle shed
Acta Trop. 2022 Jun 26:106576. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106576. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTWorldwide Culicoides biting midges transmit disease-causing agents that have significant economic impact on livestock industries. . The aim of this study was to evaluate the sticky resting box traps to elucidate the resting behaviour of adult Culicoides in backyard cattle shed. Four different experiments were conducted over a six-month period based on types of resting box traps (material, colour, texture & height). During the study period 8 870 individuals comprising 4046 (45.61%) male and 4824 (54.39%) females were col...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 29, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Biswajit Mondal Surajit Kar Shuddhasattwa Maitra Mazumdar Abhijit Mazumdar Source Type: research

Definition of the main vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis: ecology and mapping in endemic area of northeast brazil
Acta Trop. 2022 Jun 23:106572. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106572. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic in Pernambuco. Aiming to determine the vector species of cutaneous leishmaniasis in an endemic area of the Northeast region of Brazil, this study aimed to use the spatial mapping of human cases of CL and correlate with ecological studies of the vectors in the municipality of Timbaúba, Pernambuco, Brazil. Individuals infected with CL were recruited through active search in their homes and clinically and serologically diagnosed during the period from 2018 to 2019. Sandflies were captured wi...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alberon Ribeiro DE Ara újo Walter Bernhard Heinrich Ebbers Ana Paula Sampaio Feitosa Danilo Abreu DA Silva Rafaella DE Ara újo Monteiro Bandeira Claudia Mar ía Ríos Velásquez Felipe Arley Costa Pessoa Luiz Carlos Alves Fabio Andr é Brayner Source Type: research

Definition of the main vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis: ecology and mapping in endemic area of northeast brazil
Acta Trop. 2022 Jun 23:106572. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106572. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic in Pernambuco. Aiming to determine the vector species of cutaneous leishmaniasis in an endemic area of the Northeast region of Brazil, this study aimed to use the spatial mapping of human cases of CL and correlate with ecological studies of the vectors in the municipality of Timbaúba, Pernambuco, Brazil. Individuals infected with CL were recruited through active search in their homes and clinically and serologically diagnosed during the period from 2018 to 2019. Sandflies were captured wi...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alberon Ribeiro DE Ara újo Walter Bernhard Heinrich Ebbers Ana Paula Sampaio Feitosa Danilo Abreu DA Silva Rafaella DE Ara újo Monteiro Bandeira Claudia Mar ía Ríos Velásquez Felipe Arley Costa Pessoa Luiz Carlos Alves Fabio Andr é Brayner Source Type: research

Definition of the main vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis: ecology and mapping in endemic area of northeast brazil
Acta Trop. 2022 Jun 23:106572. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106572. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic in Pernambuco. Aiming to determine the vector species of cutaneous leishmaniasis in an endemic area of the Northeast region of Brazil, this study aimed to use the spatial mapping of human cases of CL and correlate with ecological studies of the vectors in the municipality of Timbaúba, Pernambuco, Brazil. Individuals infected with CL were recruited through active search in their homes and clinically and serologically diagnosed during the period from 2018 to 2019. Sandflies were captured wi...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 26, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alberon Ribeiro DE Ara újo Walter Bernhard Heinrich Ebbers Ana Paula Sampaio Feitosa Danilo Abreu DA Silva Rafaella DE Ara újo Monteiro Bandeira Claudia Mar ía Ríos Velásquez Felipe Arley Costa Pessoa Luiz Carlos Alves Fabio Andr é Brayner Source Type: research

Neosporosis in sheep: a systematic review and meta-analysis of global seroprevalence and related risk factors
In conclusion, the seroprevalence of ovine neosporosis is widely and heterogeneously distributed throughout the world, and it is negatively associated with increasing geographical latitude. In addition, age and extensive production system represent risk factors, which suggest that the horizontal transmission route is relevant for this host species. It is recommended to pay more attention to this disease and emphasize the global need for more indexed studies concerning the seroprevalence and risk factors of ovine neosporosis to better understand the epidemiology of this coccidian infection.PMID:35752203 | DOI:10.1016/j.acta...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Luisa F Mendoza Morales Valentina Lagorio Mariana G Corigliano Edwin Sanchez-Lopez V íctor A Ramos-Duarte Marina Clemente Valeria A Sander Source Type: research

A case report of ulceroglandular tularemia caused by Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica in Iran
CONCLUSIONS: It is necessary to implement various educational programs to increase the awareness of physicians with tularemia.PMID:35752204 | DOI:10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106570 (Source: Acta Tropica)
Source: Acta Tropica - June 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Saber Esmaeili Ahmad Ghasemi Parisa Esmaeili Farshid Rezaie Minoo Mohraz Max Maurin Ehsan Mostafavi Source Type: research

Oxfendazole induces protein catabolism and gluconeogenesis in experimental neurocysticercosis
In conclusion, OXF induced greater metabolic impact in T. crassiceps cysticerci than the standard NCC treatment, ABZ, showing that it may represent an alternative drug for its treatment.PMID:35752205 | DOI:10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106571 (Source: Acta Tropica)
Source: Acta Tropica - June 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Laila Timina Bueno Correia Nayana Ferreira de Lima Taynara Cristina Gomes Carlos Henrique De Sousa Guerra Tatiane Luiza Costa Marina C Vinaud Source Type: research

Neosporosis in sheep: a systematic review and meta-analysis of global seroprevalence and related risk factors
In conclusion, the seroprevalence of ovine neosporosis is widely and heterogeneously distributed throughout the world, and it is negatively associated with increasing geographical latitude. In addition, age and extensive production system represent risk factors, which suggest that the horizontal transmission route is relevant for this host species. It is recommended to pay more attention to this disease and emphasize the global need for more indexed studies concerning the seroprevalence and risk factors of ovine neosporosis to better understand the epidemiology of this coccidian infection.PMID:35752203 | DOI:10.1016/j.acta...
Source: Acta Tropica - June 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Luisa F Mendoza Morales Valentina Lagorio Mariana G Corigliano Edwin Sanchez-Lopez V íctor A Ramos-Duarte Marina Clemente Valeria A Sander Source Type: research

A case report of ulceroglandular tularemia caused by Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica in Iran
CONCLUSIONS: It is necessary to implement various educational programs to increase the awareness of physicians with tularemia.PMID:35752204 | DOI:10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106570 (Source: Acta Tropica)
Source: Acta Tropica - June 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Saber Esmaeili Ahmad Ghasemi Parisa Esmaeili Farshid Rezaie Minoo Mohraz Max Maurin Ehsan Mostafavi Source Type: research

Oxfendazole induces protein catabolism and gluconeogenesis in experimental neurocysticercosis
In conclusion, OXF induced greater metabolic impact in T. crassiceps cysticerci than the standard NCC treatment, ABZ, showing that it may represent an alternative drug for its treatment.PMID:35752205 | DOI:10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106571 (Source: Acta Tropica)
Source: Acta Tropica - June 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Laila Timina Bueno Correia Nayana Ferreira de Lima Taynara Cristina Gomes Carlos Henrique De Sousa Guerra Tatiane Luiza Costa Marina C Vinaud Source Type: research

Preliminary investigation and intervention of the suspected plague outbreak in Madunga, Babati District - Tanzania
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study have shown that, the presence of bipolar stained bacilli in lung impression smears of captured species of rodents indicates (not confirmed) possible circulation of Yesrsinia pests in rodents and the high flea indices in the area which included the most common flea species known to be plague vectors in Tanzania could have played transmission role in this suspected outbreak. The study recommends surveillance follow-up in the area and subject collected samples to the standard plague confirmatory diagnosis.PMID:35724712 | DOI:10.1016/j.actatropica.2022.106566 (Source: Acta Tropica)
Source: Acta Tropica - June 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Charles D Mwalimu Georgies Mgode Christopher Sabuni Felician Msigwa Janeth Mghamba Ally Nyanga Ally Mohamed Elias Kwesi Neema Nagu Rogath Kishimba Loveness John Suleiman Manoza Marcos Boay James Mleli Juma Lutambi Victor S Mwingira Leonard Subi Eliningaya Source Type: research