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Survey of Gymnophalloides seoi Metacercariae in Natural and Cultured Oysters from Several Western Coastal Areas, Korea

Chang T, Jung BK, Song H, Cho J, Hong S, Lee KH, Hoang EH, Kang J, Lim J, Lee H, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):705-708.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.705
Gymnophalloides seoi (Digenea: Gymnophallidae) is a human intestinal trematode contracted by eating raw oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in the Republic of Korea (=Korea). It has been known to be highly endemic...
Anisakid Larvae from Anchovies in the South Coast of Korea

Chang T, Jung BK, Hong S, Shin H, Lee J, Patarwut L, Chai JY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):699-704.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.699
Anisakiasis (anisakidosis) refers to a foodborne zoonosis caused by ingesting raw or undercooked marine fish or cephalopods infected with anisakid larvae. The present study was performed to investigate the prevalence...
Four Year Surveillance of the Vector Hard Ticks for SFTS, Ganghwa-do, Republic of Korea

Kim-Jeon M, Jegal S, Jun H, Jung H, Park SH, Ahn SK, Lee J, Gong YW, Joo K, Kwon MJ, Roh JY, Lee WG, Bahk YY, Kim TS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):691-698.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.691
The seasonal abundance of hard ticks that transmit severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus was monitored with a collection trap method every April to November during 2015–2018 and with a...
Infection Status with Digenetic Trematode Metacercariae in Fishes from Coastal Lakes in Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea

Sohn WM, Na BK, Cho SH, Lee SW

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):681-690.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.681
The infection status of digenetic trematode metacercariae (DTM) was investigated in fishes from coastal lakes in Gangwon-do, the Republic of Korea (Korea). All fishes collected in 5 lakes were examined...
Partial Characterization of Two Cathepsin D Family Aspartic Peptidases of Clonorchis sinensis

Kang JM, Yoo WG, Lê HG, Thái TL, Hong SJ, Sohn WM, Na BK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):671-680.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.671
Cathepsin D (CatD, EC 3.4.23.5) is a member belonging to the subfamily of aspartic endopeptidases, which are classified into the MEROPS clan AA, family A1. Helminth parasites express a large...
Excretion of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts from Feral Cats in Korea

Ahn KS, Ahn AJ, Park SI, Sohn WM, Shim JH, Shin SS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):665-670.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.665
Sporulated oocysts from the feces of infected cats with Toxoplasma gondii can cause detrimental disease in both humans and animals. To investigate the prevalence of feral cats that excrete T....
Echinostoma macrorchis Metacercariae in Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata from Xiengkhuang Province, Lao PDR and Morphologies of Adults from Experimental Animals

Sohn WM, Na BK, Lee D, Eom KS, Yong TS, Chai JY, Min DY

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):657-664.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.657
We identified the echinostome metacercariae in Chinese mystery snails, Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata, from Xiengkhuang Province, Lao PDR with morphologies of adult worms recovered. Total 20 snails were examined with artificial...
Infections of Two Isthmiophora Species (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) in Wild Mammals from Republic of Korea with Their Morphological Descriptions

Choe S, Na KJ, Kim Y, Jeong DH, Yang JJ, Eom KS

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):647-656.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.647
Isthmiophora hortensis (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) is a dominant echinostome in animal reservoir hosts and humans in the Republic of Korea (Korea). We intended to investigate the infection status with this echinostome...
Identity of Spirometra theileri from a Leopard (Panthera pardus) and Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta) in Tanzania

Eom KS, Park H, Lee D, Choe S, Kang Y, Bia MM, Ndosi BA, Nath TC, Eamudomkarn C, Keyyu J, Fyumagwa R, Mduma S, Jeon HK

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):639-645.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.639
In the present study, a Spirometra species of Tanzania origin obtained from an African leopard (Panthera pardus) and spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) was identified based on molecular analysis of cytochrome...
Reconsideration of Dr. Allen's Report about Hemoptysis Patients from High Prevalence of Archaeoparasitological Paragonimiasis in Korea

Seo M, Chai JY, Hong JH, Shin DH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):635-638.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.635
Horace N. Allen, an American physician, was a Presbyterian missionary to Korea. In 1886, he wrote the annual report of the Korean government hospital, summarizing patient statistics according to outpatient...
Pinworm Infection at Salmon Ruins and Aztec Ruins: Relation to Pueblo III Regional Violence

Reinhard K, Camacho M

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):627-633.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.627
The study of coprolites has been a theme of archaeology in the American Southwest. A feature of archaeoparasitology on the Colorado Plateau is the ubiquity of pinworm infection. As a...
Confusing a Pollen Grain with a Parasite Egg: an Appraisal of “Paleoparasitological Evidence of Pinworm (Enterobius Vermicularis) Infection in a Female Adolescent Residing in Ancient Tehran”

Camacho M, Reinhard K

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):621-625.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.621
There is often the risk of confusing pollen grains with helminth eggs from archaeological sites. Thousands to millions of pollen grains can be recovered from archaeological burial sediments that represent...
Paleoparasitology of Merovingian Corpses Buried in Stone Sarcophagi in the Saint-Martin-au-Val Church (Chartres, France)

Dufour B, Portat E, Bazin B, Le Bailly

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):613-619.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.613
Paleoparasitological analysis was carried on 4 Merovingian skeletons, dated from the late-5th to the late-9th centuries, and recovered in the church of Saint-Martin-au-Val in Chartres (Center region, France). The corpses...
Comparison of Helminth Infection among the Native Populations of the Arctic and Subarctic Areas in Western Siberia Throughout History: Parasitological Researches on Contemporary and the Archaeological Resources

Slepchenko SM, Bugmyrin S, Kozlov AI, Vershubskaya GG, Shin DH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):607-612.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.607
The aim of this parasitological study is examining contemporary (the late 20th century) specimens of the arctic or subarctic areas in Western Siberia and comparing them with the information acquired...
Differential Change in the Prevalence of the Ascaris, Trichuris and Clonorchis infection Among Past East Asian Populations

Zhan X, Yeh HY, Shin DH, Chai JY, Seo M, Mitchell P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):601-605.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.601
As we learn more about parasites in ancient civilizations, data becomes available that can be used to see how infection may change over time. The aim of this study is...
Discovery of Eurytrema Eggs in Sediment from a Colonial Period Latrine in Taiwan

Yeh HY, Cheng CJ, Huang C, Zhan X, Wong WK, Mitchell P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):595-599.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.595
In this study we take a closer look at the diseases that afflicted Japanese police officers who were stationed in a remote mountainous region of Taiwan from 1921 to 1944....
Assessing the Parasitic Burden in a Late Antique Florentine Emergency Burial Site

Roche K, Pacciani E, Bianucci R, Le Bailly

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):587-593.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.587
Excavation (2008–2014) carried out under the Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy) led to the discovery of 75 individuals, mostly buried in multiple graves. Based on Roman minted coins, the graves were...
Application of Autofluorescence for Confocal Microscopy to Aid in Archaeoparasitological Analyses

Morrow JJ, Elowsky C

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):581-585.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.581
Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) was used to examine archaeoparasitological specimens from coprolites associated with La Cueva de los Muertos Chiquitos (CMC) located near present-day Durango, Mexico. The eggs for...
Intestinal Parasites in an Ottoman Period Latrine from Acre (Israel) Dating to the Early 1800s CE

Eskew WH, Ledger ML, Lloyd A, Pyles G, Gosker J, Mitchell P

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):575-580.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.575
The aim of this study is to determine the species of parasites that affected the inhabitants of the city of Acre on the coast of the eastern Mediterranean during the...
Archaeoparasitological Analysis of Samples from the Cultural Layer of Nadym Gorodok dated Back to the 14th-Late 18th Centuries

Slepchenko SM, Kardash OV, Slavinsky , Ivanov SN, Sergeyevna RD, Tsybankov , Shin DH

  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2019 Dec;57(6):567-573.
  • doi: 10.3347/kjp.2019.57.6.567
An archaeoparasitological analysis of the soil samples from Nadym Gorodok site of Western Siberia has been carried out in this study. The archaeological site was dated as the 13 to...

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