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  1. Microsporidia Detection and Genotyping Study of Human Pathogenic E. bieneusi in Animals from Spain

    Contributor(s):: Ana Luz Galván-Díaz, Angela Magnet, Soledad Fenoy, Nuno Henriques-Gil, María Haro, Francisco Ponce Gordo, Guadalupe Miró, Carmen del Aguila, Fernando Izquierdo

    Microsporidia are ubiquitous parasites infecting all animal phyla and we present evidence that supports their zoonotic potential. Fecal samples taken from domestic (cats and dogs), farm (pigs, rabbits and ostriches) and wild animals (foxes) from different provinces of Spain were evaluated for...

  2. The Burden of Parasitic Zoonoses in Nepal: A Systematic Review

    Contributor(s):: B. Devleesschauwer, A. Ale, P. Torgerson, N. Praet, C. Mairtens de Noordhout, B.D. Pandey, S.B. Pun, R. Lake, J. Vercruysse, D.D. Joshi, A.H. Havelaar, L. Duchateau, P. Dorny, N. Speybroek

    BackgroundParasitic zoonoses (PZs) pose a significant but often neglected threat to public health, especially in developing countries. In order to obtain a better understanding of their health impact, summary measures of population health may be calculated, such as the Disability-Adjusted Life...

  3. Anti-schistosoma single-domain antibody-nanoparticles conjugate: a novel tool for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

    Contributor(s):: Mohaned Abdelazim Sallam

    Nanotechnology has enthused excessive expectations in recent years, particularly in the biology and biomedical fields. Carbon-coated metallic nanomagnets reveal significant physicochemical properties, which are referred to as superparamagnetism, that when designed appropriately can be utilized to...

  4. The Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in Nigeria through Animal Intervention

    Contributor(s):: D.O. Ehizibolo, P.O.Ehizibolo, E.E.Ehizibolo, M.Y. Sugun, S.E. Idachaba

    Zoonoses are a major cause of morbidity and mortality across the world and particularly in Nigeria; however, they are often neglected by primary healthcare managers and policy makers. The neglected zoonotic diseases endemic in Nigeria include Anthrax, brucellosis, Bovine Tuberculosis, Rabies,...

  5. Studies on the helminth fauna of Alaska. XXXVI. Parasites of the wolverine, Gulo gulo L., with observations on the biology of Taenia twitchelli

    Contributor(s):: Robert L. Rausch

    Natural biotic relationships already had been severely disrupted in the United States by the time significant interest had developed in faunistic helminthology. Some mammalian species, particularly the larger carnivores, had been extirpated or were represented only by scattered individuals in the...

  6. Parasitic organisms in the blood of arvicoline rodents in Alaska

    Contributor(s):: Francis H. Fay, Robert L. Rausch

    A Grahamella-like organism (Schizomycetes: Bartonellaceae) was found in erythrocytes of laboratory-reared northern voles, Microtus oeconomus Pallas, which had been inoculated intraperitoneally with a saline suspension of ground fleas, Megabothris abantis (Roths.), from wild northern voles...

  7. Studies on the helminth fauna of Alaska. XXVII. The occurrence of larvae of trichinella spirals in Alaskan mammals

    Contributor(s):: Robert L. Rausch, B. B. Babero, Virginia R. Rausch, Everett L. Schiller

    In 1948 much interest in trichinosis in arctic regions was aroused, particularly by the findings of Thorborg et al. (1948), who investigated serious outbreaks occurring among the Eskimo of West Greenland during 1947. Consequently, with the founding of the Arctic Health Research Center in the...

  8. Management and treatment options for human toxocariasis

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    | Contributor(s):: C. V. Holland (editor), H. V. Smith (editor), Jean-Francois Magnaval, Larry Glickman

    Introduction:Human toxocariasis is a zoonosis caused by infective larvae of Toxocara canis (Beaver, 1956) or Toxocara cati (Nagakura et al., 1990). These ascarids are commonly found in the tissues (larvae) and intestinal tract (adult worms) of dogs and cats, respectively. Infection results from...