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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820707/prevalence-of-strongyloides-stercoralis-and-other-intestinal-parasite-infections-in-school-children-in-a-rural-area-of-angola-a-cross-sectional-study
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María Luisa Ruíz de Alegría Aznar, Karen Colmenares, Mateu Espasa, Arancha Amor, Isabel Lopez, Arlette Ninda, Joaquina Kanjala, Domingas Guilherme, Elena Sulleiro, Begoña Barriga, Eva Gil, Fernando Salvador, Cristina Bocanegra, Teresa López, Milagros Moreno, Israel Molina
Strongyloides stercoralis is widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of S. stercoralis and other intestinal parasites and identify the risk factors for infection with S. stercoralis in a rural area of Angola. A cross-sectional study was conducted in school-age children (SAC) in Cubal, Angola. A questionnaire collecting clinical and epidemiological variables was used, and two stool samples were collected. A concentration technique (Ritchie) and a technique for detection of larvae migration (Baermann) were performed...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820692/following-the-worms-detection-of-soil-transmitted-helminth-eggs-on-mothers-hands-and-household-produce-in-rural-kenya
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Lauren Steinbaum, Jenna Swarthout, John Mboya, Amy J Pickering
Approximately one-quarter of the world's population is infected with at least one species of soil-transmitted helminth (STH). The role of produce and hands in STH transmission is not well understood. We collected and processed mother hand rinse and garden-grown produce rinse samples from 116 rural households in Kakamega, Kenya, in an area previously identified to have high STH egg contamination in household soil. Ascaris was the only STH species detected; 0.9% of hand rinse, 3.5% of leafy produce, and 1.8% of root produce samples had Ascaris eggs...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819532/a-case-of-enterobiasis-presenting-as-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-a-curious-case-of-the-infection-with-predominant-mental-health-symptoms-presenting-for-the-first-time-in-the-settings-of-a-refugee-camp
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Georgios Karamitros, Nikolaos Kitsos, Fotios Athanasopoulos
Enterobiasis (oxyuriasis) is a common infection in human caused by Enterobius vermicularis (E. vermicularis), a human intestinal helminth. Because of the easy way of its transmission among people, it has an extremely high prevalence in overcrowded conditions, such as nurseries and primary schools. Oxyuriasis's symptoms are extremely diverse in children, ranging from nausea, diarrhea, insomnia, irritability, recurrent cellulitis, loss of appetite, nightmares and endometritis. Here we report a curious case of oxyuriasis in the settings of a refugee camp in Greece...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819509/prevalence-and-intensity-of-soil-transmitted-helminths-among-school-children-of-mendera-elementary-school-jimma-southwest-ethiopia
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Ephrem Tefera, Tariku Belay, Seleshi Kebede Mekonnen, Ahmed Zeynudin, Tefera Belachew
INTRODUCTION: Soil transmitted helminths are wide spread in developing countries and in Ethiopia the prevalence of STHs varies in different parts of the country. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and intensity of soil transmitted helminths among school children of Mendera Elementary School Jimma town, Southwestern Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted between March 29 and April 9, 2010 to determine the prevalence and intensity of soil transmitted helminths among elementary school children...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817601/bortezomib-initiates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-elicits-autophagy-and-death-in-echinococcus-granulosus-larval-stage
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María Celeste Nicolao, Julia A Loos, Christian Rodriguez Rodrigues, Viviana Beas, Andrea C Cumino
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a worldwide distributed helminthic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Benzimidazole derivatives are currently the only drugs for chemotherapeutic treatment of CE. However, their low efficacy and the adverse effects encourage the search for new therapeutic targets. We evaluated the in vitro efficacy of Bortezomib (Bz), a proteasome inhibitor, in the larval stage of the parasite. After 96 h, Bz showed potent deleterious effects at a concentration of 5 μM and 0.5 μM in protoscoleces and metacestodes, respectively (P < 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815724/secreted-products-of-fasciola-hepatica-inhibit-the-induction-of-t-cell-responses-that-mediate-allergy
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Conor M Finlay, Anna M Stefanska, Michelle M Coleman, Hanne Jahns, Joseph P Cassidy, Rachel M McLoughlin, Kingston H G Mills
There is evidence from epidemiology studies of a negative association between infection with helminth parasites and the development of allergy and asthma. Here we demonstrate that the excretory/secretory products of the helminth Fasciola hepatica (FHES) protected mice against ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic asthma when administered at time of allergen sensitisation. FHES reduced the accumulation of mucus, eosinophils and lymphocytes into the airways of allergen-challenged mice. Furthermore, FHES treatment suppressed Th2 responses in the airways...
August 16, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810668/mass-drug-administration-in-central-equatoria-south-sudan-results-and-suggestions-for-future-distributions
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Giuseppina Ortu, Jamshed Khan, Makoy Samuel Yibi, Ismail Abdu Nimaya
Background: South Sudan has rolled out a neglected tropical disease programme, which envisaged deworming campaigns in states endemic for soil transmitted helminth infections and schistosomiasis. Methods: In 2016, two deworming campaigns targeting school-age children were performed in Central Equatoria. Distribution sites were set up in primary schools, Boma Health Initiative headquarters, health centres and markets. Training, radio adverts and community meetings were performed before the campaigns...
July 1, 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808975/isolation-of-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-from-mouse-lungs
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Claudia U Duerr, Jörg H Fritz
The recently described group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) exert critical roles in type 2 immune responses, epithelial repair at mucosal tissues and metabolic homeostasis. ILC2 release large amounts of type 2 cytokines such as interleukin 4 (IL-4), IL-5, and IL-13, driving type 2 immunity such as the defense against helminths. However, if not tightly regulated ILC2 can trigger unwanted type 2 immunopathologies including allergic airway inflammation, airway hyper-responsiveness, and atopic dermatitis. Viral respiratory tract infections, archetypal triggers of type 1 immune responses, often give rise to pulmonary type 2 immunopathologies such as asthma and asthma exacerbations...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807303/helminth-egg-excretion-in-horses-kept-under-tropical-conditions-prevalence-distribution-and-risk-factors
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J Salas-Romero, K A Gómez-Cabrera, L A Aguilera-Valle, J A Bertot, J E Salas, A Arenal, M K Nielsen
Increasing levels of anthelmintic resistance observed in equine cyathostomin parasites have led to recommendations of selective anthelmintic treatment strategies to lower the selection pressure favoring resistant populations. This principle is based on determining strongyle fecal egg counts from all herd members, and treating those exceeding a predetermined treatment cutoff. However, epidemiological information is lacking from horses kept under tropical conditions, where parasite burdens may be of a different composition and magnitude compared to those of horses kept under temperate climate conditions...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807291/toxocara-canis-analysis-of-the-kinetics-of-antigen-release-and-antibody-production-in-an-in-vivo-model-for-the-detection-of-past-or-present-infection
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Aarón Rodríguez-Caballero, Mario Noé Martínez-Gordillo, Silvia Caballero-Salazar, Yadira Rufino-González, Martha Ponce-Macotela
Worldwide, Toxocara canis is an important zoonotic nematode of public health concern. This soil-transmitted helminth causes visceral larva and ocular larva migrans in paratenic hosts. The detection of T. canis larva migrans is complicated because current immunological tests detect only IgG antibodies, which can cross-react with antigens from other parasites and cannot distinguish between the past and present infection. Analysis of antigen release and antibody production could help improve the detection of larva migrans...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807278/helminth-infections-on-organic-dairy-farms-in-spain
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I Orjales, M Mezo, M Miranda, M González-Warleta, F Rey-Crespo, M Vaarst, S Thamsborg, F J Diéguez, J A Castro-Hermida, M López-Alonso
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of the major helminth infections affecting organic dairy cattle in northern Spain. Milk and faecal samples were obtained from 443 milking cows. Ostertagia ostertargi and Fasciola hepatica exposure was assessed by detection of specific antibodies in milk samples and F. hepatica infection was diagnosed by the detection of coproantigens in faecal samples. Dictyocaulus viviparus and Calicophoron daubneyi infections were diagnosed by conventional coprological techniques...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805265/use-of-a-saliva-based-diagnostic-test-to-inform-on-tapeworm-infection-in-horses-in-the-uk
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K L Lightbody, J B Matthews, J G Kemp-Symonds, P A Lambert, C J Austin
BACKGROUND: Anthelmintic resistance combined with limited chemotherapeutic options has prompted a change in approaches to control of equine helminth infections. Targeted selective treatment strategies utilise diagnostics to reduce anthelmintic use by treating individuals with worm burdens or egg shedding levels above a set threshold. Whilst faecal egg count analysis has limitations for informing tapeworm treatment, a commercially available saliva-based diagnostic test accurately diagnoses horses with tapeworm infection...
August 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800757/anthelminthic-properties-of-methylene-chloride-methanol-1-1-extracts-of-two-cameroonians-medicinal-plants-on-heligmosomoides-bakeri-nematoda-heligmosomatidea
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Sergine Errole Ngouateu Teufack, Gertrude NMbogning Tayo, Marc Ngangout Alidou, Jeannette Yondo, Amely Frankline Djiomene, Josué Wabo Poné, Faùily Mpoame Mbida
BACKGROUND: The resistance of some medico-veterinary parasite strains as well as the unavailability and toxicity of synthetic anthelminthics on humans, animals and the impacts of their residues in the environment have pushed scientists to turn to plants with anthelminthic properties. Hence, the aim of this work was to contribute to the fight against helminths of medical and veterinary importance in general, and also to clear the environment of their free living stages. METHODS: Fresh eggs of Heligmosomoides bakeri were obtained from the faeces of experimentally infected mice...
August 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798236/the-unintended-mitochondrial-uncoupling-effects-of-the-fda-approved-anti-helminth-drug-nitazoxanide-mitigates-experimental-parkinsonism-in-mice
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Niharika Amireddy, Srinivas N Puttapaka, Ravali L Vinnakota, Halley G Ravuri, Swaroop Thonda, Shasi V Kalivendi
Mitochondria plays a primary role in the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) and small molecules that counteract the initial stages of disease may offer therapeutic benefit. In this regard, we have examined whether the off-target effects of the FDA approved anti-helminth drug, nitazoxanide (NTZ) on mitochondrial respiration could possess any therapeutic potential for PD. Results indicate that MPP(+) induced loss in oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and ATP production by mitochondria were ameliorated by NTZ in real-time by virtue of its mild-uncoupling effect...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797791/the-use-of-nemabiome-metabarcoding-to-explore-gastro-intestinal-nematode-species-diversity-and-anthelmintic-treatment-effectiveness-in-beef-calves
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Russell W Avramenko, Elizabeth M Redman, Roy Lewis, Murilo A Bichuette, Bruna M Palmeira, Thomas A Yazwinski, John S Gilleard
Next-generation deep amplicon sequencing, or metabarcoding, has revolutionized the study of microbial communities in humans, animals and the environment. However, such approaches have yet to be applied to parasitic helminth communities. We recently described the first example of such a method - nemabiome sequencing - based on deep-amplicon sequencing of internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS-2) rDNA, and validated its ability to quantitatively assess the species composition of cattle gastro-intestinal nematode (GIN) communities...
August 7, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797540/efficiency-of-two-sewage-treatment-systems-activated-sludge-and-natural-lagoons-for-helminth-egg-removal-in-morocco
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Sana Chaoua, Samia Boussaa, Ahmed Khadra, Ali Boumezzough
Morocco is a country known for its vulnerability of water resources because of its arid and semi-arid climate. Thus, recycled wastewater has been suggested for agricultural activities, but contamination of these wastewaters is a major concern. The current study aims to determine the occurrence of helminth eggs in urban wastewater and to evaluate the removal of these pathogens by two sewage treatment systems: activated sludge and natural lagoons. The samples of wastewater and sludge were collected from two wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) located in Marrakech and Chichaoua, Morocco...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793025/environmental-aspects-related-to-tuberculosis-and-intestinal-parasites-in-a-low-income-community-of-the-brazilian-amazon
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Biatriz Araújo Cardoso, Fabio de Oliveira Fonseca, Antonio Henrique Almeida de Moraes, Ana Caroline Guedes Souza Martins, Nissa Vilhena da Silva Oliveira, Luana Nepomuceno Gondim Costa Lima, George Alberto da Silva Dias, Maria Helena Féres Saad
We carried out a cross-sectional study from January to December 2015 on 1,425 inhabitants from a floating population in the Brazilian Amazon (Murinin district, Pará State) to describe the population-based prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) from 2011 to 2014, recent TB contacts (rCts) latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (LTBI) , the coverage of the local health network, socio-environmental factors, and frequency of intestinal parasitic infection (IPI). We found that the sanitary structure was inadequate, with latrines being shared with other rooms within the same accommodation; well water was the main source of water, and 48% of families had low incomes...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793024/socioenvironmental-conditions-and-intestinal-parasitic-infections-in-brazilian-urban-slums-a-cross-sectional-study
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Caroline Ferraz Ignacio, Milena Enderson Chagas da Silva, Natasha Berendonk Handam, Maria de Fatima Leal Alencar, Adriana Sotero-Martins, Martha Macedo de Lima Barata, Antonio Henrique Almeida de Moraes
Methods: A cross-sectional study covering an agglomeration of urban slums was conducted between 2015 and 2016 using participants observation, a socioeconomic survey, and the spontaneous sedimentation method with three slides per sample to analyze fresh stool specimens ( n =595) searching for intestinal parasites. Results: Endolimax nana ( n =95, 16.0%) and Entamoeba coli ( n =65, 10.9%) were the most frequently identified agents, followed by Giardia intestinalis ( n =24, 4...
August 7, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792542/evidence-of-selection-as-a-cause-for-racial-disparities-in-fibroproliferative-disease
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Jacklyn N Hellwege, Eric S Torstenson, Shirley B Russell, Todd L Edwards, Digna R Velez Edwards
Fibroproliferative diseases are common complex traits featuring scarring and overgrowth of connective tissue which vary widely in presentation because they affect many organ systems. Most fibroproliferative diseases are more prevalent in African-derived populations than in European populations, leading to pronounced health disparities. It is hypothesized that the increased prevalence of these diseases in African-derived populations is due to selection for pro-fibrotic alleles that are protective against helminth infections...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791259/toxoplasma-co-infection-prevents-th2-differentiation-and-leads-to-a-helminth-specific-th1-response
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Norus Ahmed, Timothy French, Sebastian Rausch, Anja Kühl, Katrin Hemminger, Ildiko R Dunay, Svenja Steinfelder, Susanne Hartmann
Nematode infections, in particular gastrointestinal nematodes, are widespread and co-infections with other parasites and pathogens are frequently encountered in humans and animals. To decipher the immunological effects of a widespread protozoan infection on the anti-helminth immune response we studied a co-infection with the enteric nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus in mice previously infected with Toxoplasma gondii. Protective immune responses against nematodes are dependent on parasite-specific Th2 responses associated with IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, IgE, and IgG1 antibodies...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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