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Prevalence of Tick-Borne Pathogens from Ticks Collected from Cattle and Wild Animals in Tanzania in 2012

Kim TY, Kwak YS, Kim JY, Nam SH, Lee IY, Mduma S, Keyyu J, Fyumagwa R, Yong TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):305-308.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.305
This study was aimed to disclose the prevalence rate of tick-borne pathogens from ticks collected from cattle and wild animals in Tanzania in 2012. Ticks were collected from slaughtered cattle...
Infections of Intestinal Helminth at Two Species of Field Mice, Apodemus agrarius and A. Peninsulae, in Gangwondo and Chungcheongnam-do, Korea

Lee JH, Gong S, Park YC, Kim HJ, Choi IW, Lee YH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):301-304.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.301
Rodents are important reservoirs of diseases affecting people and livestock, and are major sources of parasite contamination of agricultural products. We surveyed the infection status of intestinal helminths in 2...
Differential Diagnosis of Human Sparganosis Using Multiplex PCR

Jeon HK, Kim KH, Sohn WM, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):295-300.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.295
Human sparganosis was diagnosed by morphological and genetic analyses in Korea. The complete mitochondrial genomes of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei and S. decipiens isolated in Korea have been recorded. Present study was...
Infections of Soil-Transmitted Helminth in Refugees from North Korea

Lee YI, Seo M, Kim SB

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):291-294.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.291
Soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH) are now no longer public health problems in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), but their status are unavailable in the residents of North Korea (NK) despite...
Serological Detection of Antibodies against Anaplasma spp. in Cattle Reared in the Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

Seo MG, Ouh IO, Lee SH, Son UH, Geraldino , Rhee MH, Kwon OD, Kim TH, Kwak D

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):287-290.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.287
Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne, non-contagious, zoonotic disease caused by Anaplasma spp., which include Anaplasma marginale, A. centrale, A. phagocytophilum, A. platys, A. ovis, and A. bovis. Recently, in Korea, the...
Molecular Prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. among Companion Birds Kept in Pet Shops in Japan

Iijima Y, Itoh N, Phrompraphai T, Ito Y, Kimura Y, Kameshima

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):281-285.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.281
Cryptosporidium is the most common protozoan that can infect a wide range of animals, including mammals and birds. Avian Cryptosporidium spp. can cause enteric and respiratory diseases which can be...
Genetic and Morphologic Identification of Spirometra ranarum in Myanmar

Jeon HK, Park H, Lee D, Choe S, Kang Y, Bia MM, Lee SH, Sohn WM, Hong SJ, Chai JY, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):275-280.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.275
In the present study, we identified a Spirometra species of Myanmar origin (plerocercoid) by molecular analysis using mitochondrial cox1 and nad1 genes, as well as by morphological observations of an...
Opisthorchis felineus and Metorchis bilis Metacercariae in Cyprinid Fish Leuciscus idus in Nura-Sarysu River, Kazakhstan

Kiyan VS, Bulashev A, Katokhin A

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):267-274.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.267
Aim of the present study was to provide presence of opisthorchiid metacercariae in cyprinid fish Leuciscus idus in Nura-Sarysu river, Kazakhstan. Infection rate of the ides by the metacercariae was...
Infections with Zoonotic Trematode Metacercariae in Yellowfin Goby, Acanthogobius flavimanus, from Coastal Areas of Republic of Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Ju JW, Lee SW, Seok WS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):259-265.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.259
To investigate the infection status of zoonotic trematode metacercariae in yellowfin goby, Acanthogobius flavimanus, from coastal areas of the Republic of Korea (Korea), we examined total 344 gobies from 21...
Freshwater Snail Diversity in Mae Lao Agricultural Basin (Chiang Rai, Thailand) with a Focus on Larval Trematode Infections

Chantima K, Suk-ueng K, Kampan M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):247-257.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.247
The aim of this study was to conduct a freshwater snail survey in Mae Lao agricultural basin to assess the diversity with a focus on habitat types and their larval...
Immune Responses Induced by HSP60 DNA Vaccine against Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Kunming Mice

Li ZY, Lu J, Zhang NZ, Chen J, Zhu XQ

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):237-245.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.237
Toxoplasma gondii can infect all the vertebrates including human, and leads to serious toxoplasmosis and considerable veterinary problems. T. gondii heat shock protein 60 (HSP60) is associated with the activation...
Diagnosis, Treatment and Clinical Features of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Saudi Arabia

Hawash YA, Ismail KA, Abdel-Wahab MM, Khalifa M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):229-236.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.229
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) has been one of the most common parasitic diseases in Saudi Arabia. This study exhibits the clinical features, diagnosis, cytokine profile and treatment of CL patients in...
An Overview of Fish-borne Nematodiases among Returned Travelers for Recent 25 Years– Unexpected Diseases Sometimes Far Away from the Origin

Eiras JC, Pavanelli , Takemoto R, Nawa Y

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2018 Jun;56(3):215-227.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2018.56.3.215
Along with globalization of traveling and trading, fish-borne nematodiases seems to be increasing in number. However, apart from occasional and sporadic case reports or mini-reviews of particular diseases in particular...

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