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Endoparasites of Small Mammals in Edo State, Nigeria: Public Health Implications

Isaac C, Igbinosa B, Ohiolei JA, Osimen CE

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):93-100.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.93
Some small mammals occur as household pests and harbour a number of parasites that could be of public health importance. This study profiled the helminth and protozoan parasites in trapped...
Spirometra decipiens (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidae) Collected in A Heavily Infected Stray Cat from the Republic of Korea

Jeon HK, Park H, Lee D, Choe S, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):87-91.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.87
Morphological and molecular characteristics of spirometrid tapeworms, Spirometra decipiens, were studied, which were recovered from a heavily infected stray cat road-killed in Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do (Province), the Republic of Korea (=Korea)....
Comparative Characterization of Four Calcium-Binding EF Hand Proteins from Opisthorchis viverrini

Emmanoch P, Kosa N, Vichasri-Grams S, Tesana S, Grams R, Geadkaew-Krenc A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):81-86.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.81
Four isoforms of calcium binding proteins containing 2 EF hand motifs and a dynein light chain-like domain in the human liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini, namely OvCaBP1, 2, 3, and 4,...
Echinostoma ilocanum Infection in Two Residents of Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Chai JY, Sohn WM, Cho J, Eom KS, Yong TS, Min DY, Hoang EH, Phommasack B, Insisiengmay B, Rim HJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):75-79.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.75
Adult specimens of Echinostoma ilocanum (Garrison, 1908) Odhner, 1911 (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) were recovered from 2 riparian people who resided along the Mekong River in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR. In fecal...
Serodiagnosis of Extraintestinal Amebiasis: Retrospective Evaluation of the Diagnostic Performance of the Bordier® ELISA Kit

Beyls N, Cognet O, Stahl JP, Rogeaux O, Pelloux H

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):71-74.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.71
Soluble antigens from an axenic culture of Entamoeba histolytica were used to develop a commercial ELISA kit to quantify anti-E. histolytica antibodies in sera of patients with extraintestinal amebiasis in...
Development of a Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit to Detect IgG/IgM Antibody against Zika Virus Using Monoclonal Antibodies to the Envelope and Non-structural Protein 1 of the Virus

Kim YH, Lee J, Kim YE, Chong CK, Pinchemel , Reisdörfer F, Coelho JB, Dias RF, Bae PK, Gusmão ZP, Ahn HJ, Nam HW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):61-70.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.61
We developed a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kit for detecting IgG/IgM antibodies against Zika virus (ZIKV) using monoclonal antibodies to the envelope (E) and non-structural protein 1 (NS1) of ZIKV....
Expression Patterns of Host Inflammatory Cytokine Genes during Infestation with Haemaphysalis longicornis, a Zoonotic Vector, in Blood Sucking Periods

Islam MS, You MJ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):53-59.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.53
Tick saliva is critically important for continuous attachment to the host, blood feeding for days, and transmission of tick-borne pathogens. To characterize the patterns of inflammatory cytokine gene expression during...
New Record of Thapariella anastomusa (Trematoda: Thapariellidae) Metacercariae in Northern Thailand

Phalee W, Phalee A, Wongsawad

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):49-52.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.49
The family Thapariellidae has been reported in only 3 countries since 1990. The objective of this study was to identify Thapariella anastomusa metacercariae in snails in Thailand based on morphological...
Prevalence and Intensity of Clonorchis sinensis Metacercariae in Freshwater Fish from Wicheon Stream in Gunwi-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Ju JW, Son DC

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):41-48.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.41
The infection status of Clonorchis sinensis metacercariae (CsMc) was examined in freshwater fish from a highly prevalent site, Wicheon (a branch of Nakdong-gang), which is located in Gunwi-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, the...
Prevalence of Intestinal Parasites and Associated Risk Factors for Infection among Rural Communities of Chachoengsao Province, Thailand

Suntaravitun P, Dokmaikaw

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):33-39.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.33
Intestinal parasitic infections remain a major public health problem in many parts of Thailand, particularly in rural areas. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and...
An Alternative Method for Extracting Plasmodium DNA from EDTA Whole Blood for Malaria Diagnosis

Seesui K, Imtawil K, Chanetmahun P, Laummaunwai P, Boonmars T

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):25-32.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.25
Molecular techniques have been introduced for malaria diagnosis because they offer greater sensitivity and specificity than microscopic examinations. Therefore, DNA isolation methods have been developed for easy preparation and cost...
Epidemiological Aspects of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis during 2009–2016 in Kashan City, Central Iran

Moein D, Masoud D, Saeed M, Abbas D

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):21-24.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.21
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) can be seen in 2 forms, zoonotic and anthroponotic, in Iran. In this study, epidemiological aspects of CL were studied during an 8-year period (2009–2016) in city...
Molecular Method Confirms Canine Leishmania Infection Detected by Serological Methods in Non-Endemic Area of Brazil

Riboldi E, Carvalho F, Romão PR, Barcellos , Bello GL, Ramos RR, de Oliveira RT, Júnior JP, Rossetti M, Dallegrave E

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):11-19.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.11
In Brazil, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is expanding and becoming urbanized, especially in non-endemic areas such as the State of Rio Grande do Sul. Considering that infected dogs are the main...
Pyruvate Protects Giardia Trophozoites from Cysteine-Ascorbate Deprived Medium Induced Cytotoxicity

Raj D, Chowdhury , Sarkar R, Saito-Nakano Y, Okamoto K, Dutta S, Nozaki T, Ganguly S

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Feb;56(1):1-9.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.1.1
Giardia lamblia, an anaerobic, amitochondriate protozoan parasite causes parasitic infection giardiasis in children and young adults. It produces pyruvate, a major metabolic product for its fermentative metabolism. The current study...

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