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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074976/utility-of-urinary-markers-in-the-assessment-of-renal-dysfunction-in-canine-babesiosis
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Dagmara Winiarczyk, Łukasz Adaszek, Michał Bartnicki, Beata Abramowicz, Paweł Łyp, Jacek Madany, Stanisław Winiarczyk
OBJECTIVE: Canine babesiosis is a common and clinically significant tick-borne disease caused by haemoprotozoan parasites of the genus Babesia. Acute renal failure is considered to be one of the most prevalent complications of canine babesiosis. This complication leads to a decrease in the glomerular filtration rate and in consequence causes azotemia and uremia. The objective of this study was to assess the localization and extent of renal damage in dogs infected with Babesia canis using an urinary marker for glomerular (urinary immunoglobulin G, uIgG), proximal tubular dysfunction (urinary retinol binding protein, uRBP) and distal tubular dysfunction (urinary Tamm-Horsfal protein, uTHP)...
January 11, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073384/do-blood-parasites-infect-magellanic-penguins-spheniscus-magellanicus-in-the-wild-prospective-investigation-and-climatogeographic-considerations
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Ralph Eric Thijl Vanstreels, Marcela Uhart, Virginia Rago, Renata Hurtado, Sabrina Epiphanio, José Luiz Catão-Dias
Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) are native to Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. Magellanic penguins are highly susceptible to blood parasites such as the mosquito-borne Plasmodium spp., which have been documented causing high morbidity and mortality in zoos and rehabilitation centres. However, to date no blood parasites have been detected in wild Magellanic penguins, and it is not clear whether this is reflective of their true absence or is instead related to an insufficiency in sampling effort or a failure of the diagnostic methods...
January 11, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055573/guidelines-for-the-detection-of-babesia-and-theileria-parasites
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Laetitia Lempereur, Relja Beck, Isabel Fonseca, Cátia Marques, Ana Duarte, Marcos Santos, Sara Zúquete, Jacinto Gomes, Gernot Walder, Ana Domingos, Sandra Antunes, Gad Baneth, Cornelia Silaghi, Patricia Holman, Annetta Zintl
The genera Babesia and Theileria (phylum Apicomplexa, order Piroplasmida) are mainly transmitted by Ixodid ticks in which the sexual part of their life cycle followed by sporogony takes place. They include protozoan parasites that infect erythrocytes of a variety of vertebrate hosts, including domestic and wild animals, with some Babesia spp. also infecting humans. Babesia sporozoites transmitted in the tick's saliva during the bloodmeal directly infect erythrocytes, where they asexually multiply to produce pear-shaped merozoites in the process of merogony; whereas a pre-erythrocytic schizogonic life stage in leukocytes is found in Theileria and precedes merogony in the erythrocytes...
January 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054180/status-of-babesiosis-among-domestic-herbivores-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mousa Motavalli Haghi, Fariborz Etemadifar, Mahdi Fakhar, Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi, Masoud Soosaraei, Azar Shokri, Atta Hajihasani, Hamed Mashhadi
Babesiosis is a protozoal disease caused by Babesia spp. in mammals and humans worldwide. It is one of the most important tick-borne diseases, which affects livestock productions, reproductions, and accordingly failing economy. In this, systematic review and meta-analysis, study, the prevalence of babesiosis among domestic herbivores in Iran, between 1998 and 2015, was methodically reviewed. Nine databases including five English and four Persian databases were explored. A total of 49 articles, as regards the examination of 13,547 sheep, 1920 goats, 7167 cattle, and 940 horses, corresponding to prevalence of babesiosis from different regions of Iran were gathered for our qualifying criteria...
January 4, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048951/prevalence-of-severe-febrile-and-thrombocytopenic-syndrome-virus-anaplasma-spp-and-babesia-microti-in-hard-ticks-acari-ixodidae-from-jiaodong-peninsula-shandong-province
#5
Huaqiang Zhang, Yi Sun, Hongrong Jiang, Xinbei Huo
The presence of tick-borne pathogens and their possible coinfections were evaluated among host-seeking ticks in seven cities from Jiaodong peninsula, Shandong Province, with specific PCR or reverse transcription-PCR tests. Among 2107 ticks collected, four species of three genera were identified with Haemaphysalis longicornis as predominant species, and total of 63 H. longicornis and 10 Rhicephalus microplus were confirmed infected with tick-borne pathogens. These pathogens were consequently identified as severe febrile and thrombocytopenic syndrome virus (SFTSV), Anaplasma capra, Anaplasma phygocytophilum, and Babesia microti, respectively, with high phylogenetic scores on some fragments of species-specific genes...
January 3, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043389/occurrence-of-blood-parasites-in-seabirds-admitted-for-rehabilitation-in-the-western-cape-south-africa-2001-2013
#6
N J Parsons, N M Voogt, A M Schaefer, M A Peirce, R E T Vanstreels
Blood parasites are generally uncommon in seabirds, and knowledge on their epidemiology is further limited by the fact that they often inhabit remote locations that are logistically difficult or expensive to study. We present a long term data set of blood smear examinations of 1909 seabirds belonging to 27 species that were admitted to a rehabilitation centre in Cape Town (Western Cape, South Africa) between 2001 and 2013. Blood parasites were detected in 59% of species (16/27) and 29% of individuals examined (551/1909)...
January 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043386/initial-development-of-babesia-ovata-in-the-tick-midgut
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Hiroki Maeda, Takeshi Hatta, M Abdul Alim, Daigo Tsubokawa, Fusako Mikami, Kodai Kusakisako, Makoto Matsubayashi, Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Naotoshi Tsuji, Tetsuya Tanaka
The initial development of Babesia ovata in the midgut of the vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis has been demonstrated through in vitro and in vivo studies. Although the research on the partial developmental cycles of B. ovata in the tick midgut was performed in our previous study by using ticks fed on experimentally B. ovata-infected cattle, detailed information on the developmental stages of B. ovata in H. longicornis was limited. This report describes the sequential development of stages of B. ovata in an in vitro study using B...
January 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043378/molecular-evidence-of-a-new-babesia-sp-in-goats
#8
Sezayi Ozubek, Munir Aktas
In this study, a novel Babesia sp. infecting goats was detected and its phylogenetic relationship to related species was determined. A total of 200 blood samples collected from sheep (n=78) and goats (n=122) were examined in the study. The V4 hypervariable region of the 18S rRNA gene of the novel Babesia sp. was amplified by PCR and analysed using a reverse line blot hybridization assay adapted for small ruminants. Samples from seven goats hybridized to Theileria/Babesia catch-all and Babesia catch-all probes and did not hybridize to any species-specific probe tested, suggesting the presence of an unrecognized Babesia species or genotype...
January 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035113/serological-surveillance-of-vector-borne-and-zoonotic-diseases-among-hunters-in-eastern-poland
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Małgorzata Tokarska-Rodak, Dorota Plewik, Aleksander J Michalski, Marcin Kołodziej, Alicja Mełgieś, Anna Pańczuk, Henryk Konon, Marcin Niemcewicz
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Many etiological agents of zoonoses are considered as significant biological hazard to people visiting forested areas frequently, for instance, hunters. They may be exposed to ticks, rodents, and birds as well as excreta/secretions of wild animals or contaminated water and soil. Hence, this population is at risk of contracting infection with pathogens such as Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.), Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia spp., tick-borne encephalitis virus, Bartonella spp...
October 2016: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035112/the-incidence-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-and-babesia-microti-coinfections-among-foresters-and-farmers-in-eastern-poland
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Anna Pañczuk, Małgorzata Tokarska-Rodak, Maria Kozioł-Montewka, Dorota Plewik
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe and the USA. However, a great variety of pathogens are transmitted by ticks, which results in mixed infections, with Lyme borreliosis. The aim of the present study was to show the incidence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Babesia microti coinfections among the population of foresters and farmers, as these people, due to their profession, are particularly exposed to tick contact...
October 2016: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030350/prevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-theileria-equi-and-babesia-caballi-in-jereed-horses-in-erzurum-turkey
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Esin Guven, Hamza Avcioglu, Ahmet Deniz, İbrahim Balkaya, Ugur Abay, Şevki Yavuz, Muzaffer Akyüz
Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is a hemoprotozoan tick-borne disease with worldwide distribution that is caused by Theileria equi and Babesia caballi. There are studies reporting the presence of equine piroplasmosis in Turkey but the situation in Erzurum is unknown. The aim of the current study was to determine the situation of equine piroplasmosis in jeered horses in Erzurum. Between April and August 2015, a total of 125 Arabian horse were examined and blood samples were collected. At the time of sampling, animals were also examined for tick infestations and clinical signs...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030336/genetic-diversity-among-babesia-rossi-detected-in-naturally-infected-dogs-in-abeokuta-nigeria-based-on-18s-rrna-gene-sequences
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Michael I Takeet, Adeoye J Oyewusi, Simon A V Abakpa, Olukayode O Daramola, Sunday O Peters
Adequate knowledge of the genetic diversity among Babesia species infecting dogs is necessary for a better understanding of the epidemiology and control of canine babesiosis. Hence, this study determined the genetic diversity among the Babesia rossi detected in dogs presented for routine examination in Veterinary Hospitals in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Blood were randomly collected from 209 dogs. Field-stained thin smears were made and DNA extracted from the blood. Partial region of the 18S small subunit ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene was amplified, sequenced and analysed...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028631/molecular-detection-and-genetic-diversity-of-bovine-babesia-spp-theileria-orientalis-and-anaplasma-marginale-in-beef-cattle-in-thailand
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Charoonluk Jirapattharasate, Paul Franck Adjou Moumouni, Shinuo Cao, Aiko Iguchi, Mingming Liu, Guanbo Wang, Mo Zhou, Patrick Vudriko, Artemis Efstratiou, Tanasak Changbunjong, Sivapong Sungpradit, Parntep Ratanakorn, Walasinee Moonarmart, Poonyapat Sedwisai, Thekhawet Weluwanarak, Witsanu Wongsawang, Hiroshi Suzuki, Xuenan Xuan
Babesia spp., Theileria orientalis, and Anaplasma marginale are significant tick-borne pathogens that affect the health and productivity of cattle in tropical and subtropical areas. In this study, we used PCR to detect the presence of Babesia bovis, Babesia bigemina, and T. orientalis in 279 beef cattle from Western Thailand and A. marginale in 608 beef cattle from the north, northeastern, and western regions. The PCRs were performed using species-specific primers based on the B. bovis spherical body protein 2 (BboSBP2), B...
December 27, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028138/prevalence-and-diversity-of-tick-borne-pathogens-in-nymphal-ixodes-scapularis-acari-ixodidae-in-eastern-national-parks
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Tammi L Johnson, Christine B Graham, Karen A Boegler, Cara C Cherry, Sarah E Maes, Mark A Pilgard, Andrias Hojgaard, Danielle E Buttke, Rebecca J Eisen
Tick-borne pathogens transmitted by Ixodes scapularis Say (Acari: Ixodidae), also known as the deer tick or blacklegged tick, are increasing in incidence and geographic distribution in the United States. We examined the risk of tick-borne disease exposure in 9 national parks across six Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States and the District of Columbia in 2014 and 2015. To assess the recreational risk to park visitors, we sampled for ticks along frequently used trails and calculated the density of I. scapularis nymphs (DON) and the density of infected nymphs (DIN)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994385/exchange-transfusion-for-babesiosis-when-how-and-how-long
#15
Pramod K Guru, John C O Horo, Heidi D Lehrke, Jeffrey L Winters, John W Wilson
Babesiosis is a zoonotic disease transmitted by Ixodes ticks seen in the United States and parts of Europe. Because of the typically mild course of most infections, the disease is uncommonly seen in clinical practice. However, asplenic patients can develop a life-threatening infection. The first line of therapy for Babesia infections is antiparasitic medications; however, red blood cell (RBC) exchange transfusion has been described as an adjunct therapy. We describe a severe case of babesiosis in an asplenic patient and review the evidence, indications, and protocols for RBC exchange transfusion in this setting...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988311/first-detection-and-molecular-identification-of-babesia-microti-in-rattus-losea-captured-from-the-offshore-kinmen-island-of-taiwan
#16
Li-Lian Chao, Wen-Ching Yu, Chien-Ming Shih
Babesia microti was firstly detected and identified in brown country rats (Rattus losea, Swinhoe) captured from the offshore Kinmen Island of Taiwan. The prevalence of Babesia infection in 283 rodents was screened by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay using a piroplasma-conserved primer set (Piro A/B) and the thirty-seven PCR-positive rodents were further examined by PCR using a species-specific primer set (Bab 1/4) targeting the gene encoding the nuclear small-subunit ribosomal RNA (18S rRNA) of Babesia species...
December 12, 2016: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986546/molecular-epidemiological-survey-of-bacterial-and-parasitic-pathogens-in-hard-ticks-from-eastern-china
#17
Xiang-Ye Liu, Xiang-Yao Gong, Chen Zheng, Qi-Yuan Song, Ting Chen, Jing Wang, Jie Zheng, Hong-Kuan Deng, Kui-Yang Zheng
Ticks are able to transmit various pathogens-viruses, bacteria, and parasites-to their host during feeding. Several molecular epidemiological surveys have been performed to evaluate the risk of tick-borne pathogens in China, but little is known about pathogens circulating in ticks from eastern China. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the presence of bacteria and parasites in ticks collected from Xuzhou, a 11258km(2) region in eastern China. In the present study, ticks were collected from domestic goats and grasses in urban districts of Xuzhou region from June 2015 to July 2016...
December 13, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986353/detection-of-babesia-microti-parasites-by-highly-sensitive-18s-rrna-reverse-transcription-pcr
#18
Amelia E Hanron, Zachary P Billman, Annette M Seilie, Ming Chang, Sean C Murphy
Babesia are increasingly appreciated as a cause of transfusion-transmitted infection. Sensitive methods are needed to screen blood products. We report herein that B. microti 18S rRNA is over 1,000-fold more abundant than its coding genes, making reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) much more sensitive than PCR. Babesia 18S rRNA may be useful for screening the blood supply.
December 5, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978844/detection-of-mycoplasma-haemocanis-mycoplasma-haematoparvum-mycoplasma-suis-and-other-vector-borne-pathogens-in-dogs-from-c%C3%A3-rdoba-and-santa-f%C3%A3-argentina
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Patricia E Mascarelli, Gustavo P Tartara, Norma B Pereyra, Ricardo G Maggi
BACKGROUND: In Argentina, only very few reports are available for canine tick-borne diseases where most are related to parasitic diseases. The objective of this survey was to investigate the prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in 70 dogs from Santa Fé and Córdoba, Argentina. METHODS: Microscopic blood smear examination as well as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification using species-specific markers of Anaplasma, Babesia, Bartonella, Borrelia, Ehrlichia, Francisella, Mycoplasma (hemotropic group) and Rickettsia, followed by DNA sequencing were used to establish the prevalence of each infecting pathogen...
December 15, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965644/molecular-detection-and-characterization-of-zoonotic-and-veterinary-pathogens-in-ticks-from-northeastern-china
#20
Feng Wei, Mingxin Song, Huanhuan Liu, Bo Wang, Shuchao Wang, Zedong Wang, Hongyu Ma, Zhongyu Li, Zheng Zeng, Jun Qian, Quan Liu
Tick-borne diseases are considered as emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals in China. In this study, Ixodes persulcatus (n = 1699), Haemaphysalis concinna (n = 412), Haemaphysalis longicornis (n = 390), Dermacentor nuttalli (n = 253), and Dermacentor silvarum (n = 204) ticks were collected by flagging from northeastern China, and detected for infection with Anaplasma, Ehrlichia, Babesia, and Hepatozoon spp. by using nested polymerase chain reaction assays and sequencing analysis. Anaplasma phagocytophilum was detected in all tick species, i...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
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