Experimental Parasitology

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:18
Author(s): Maurizio Aragrande, Massimo CanaliAbstractDespite food technology advancements, food safety policies and alert systems, foodborne diseases are still a relevant concern for consumers and public health authorities, with great impacts on the economy and the society. Evaluating the cost of foodborne diseases may support the design and the implementation of policy interventions. This paper...
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 03:40
Author(s): Smaragda Sotiraki, Ricardo Santos, Lucy J. RobertsonAbstractThe European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding organization for the creation of research networks. These networks support collaboration and networking among scientists across Europe and thereby give impetus to research advancements and innovation. One of the most important mechanisms of COST actions are...
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 03:15
Author(s): Loïc Durand, Stéphanie La Carbona, Alain Geffard, Alessia Possenti, Jitender P. Dubey, Marco LalleAbstractThe apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii can infect humans and cause toxoplasmosis. T. gondii has been highly prioritized among the foodborne parasites regarding its global impact on public health. Human infection can occur through multiple routes, including the ingestion of raw...
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 03:35
Author(s): Alban L, B. Häsler, G. van Schaik, Ruegg SAbstractThere is a plethora of meat-borne hazards – including parasites - for which there may be a need for surveillance. However, veterinary services worldwide need to decide how to use their scarce resources and prioritise among the perceived hazards. Moreover, to remain competitive, food business operators – irrespective of whether they are...
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 03:34
Author(s): Edoardo PozioAbstractFoodborne parasites, most of which are zoonotic, represent an important human health hazard. These pathogens which include both protozoa (e.g., Cryptosporidium spp., Cyclospora cayetanensis, Toxoplasma gondii) and helminths (e.g., liver and intestinal flukes, Fasciola spp., Paragonimus spp., Echinococcus spp., Taenia spp., Angiostrongylus spp., Anisakis spp.,...
Wed, 11/13/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Eliana Isac, Guaraciara A. Picanço, Tatiane L. Costa, Nayana F. Lima, Daniella de S.M.M. Alves, Carolina M. Fraga, Ruy de S. Lino Junior, Marina C. VinaudSummaryNitazoxanide (NTZ) is a broad-spectrum drug used in intestinal infections, but still poorly explored in the treatment of parasitic tissular infections. This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro responses of the energetic...
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Hallysson D.A. Araújo, Nicácio H. Silva, Mônica C.P.A. Albuquerque, André L. Aires, Vera L.M. LimaAbstractHere, we report enhanced the in vitro effect of potassium usnate on coupled adult Schistosoma mansoni worms at different time intervals and concentrations. The evaluated schistosomicidal parameters were the following: motility, mortality, fecundity and integumentary changes, as...
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Müller Ribeiro-Andrade, Jéssica de Crasto Souza Carvalho, Renato Amorim da Silva, Maria da Conceição Carvalho, Wagnner José Nascimento Porto, Rinaldo Aparecido MotaAbstractThe ability to differentiate from the proliferative (tachyzoite) to the latent (bradyzoite) stage of isolates of Toxoplasma gondii recombinant genotypes (I/II/III and I/III) and reference strains from a clonal line (...
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): M.R. Gaafar, L.A. El-Zawawy, M.M. El-Temsahy, Th.I. Shalaby, A.Y. HassanAbstractCyclosporiasis is an emerging worldwide infection caused by an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite, Cyclospora cayetanensis. In immunocompetent patients, it is mainly manifested by self-limited diarrhea, which is persistent and may be fatal in immunocompromised patients. The standard treatment for...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:19
Author(s): Jennifer Jelk, Vreni Balmer, David Stibal, Federico Giannini, Georg Süss-Fink, Peter Bütikofer, Julien Furrer, Andrew HemphillAbstractTrypanosoma brucei causes human African trypanosomiasis and Nagana disease in cattle, imposing substantial medical and economic burden in sub-Saharan Africa. The current treatments have limitations, including the requirement for elaborated protocols,...