In spite of a successful prevention and even extinction of smallpox through vaccination, there still exist a large number of diseases with a relatively slow vaccine development progress, such as parasitic
Ascariasis is the most common parasitic
worm infection in the world and affects around 800million people, of which mostly are children under 10.
The USDA states that "The mission of the Animal Parasitic
Diseases Laboratory (APDL) is to reduce parasitic
disease in livestock and poultry pathogens and their risk of transmission to people."
nematodes are known as the hidden enemies of the plants.
Sharing of feeders and waterers by fowls and pigeons often results in contamination of yards with their droppings and by ingestion of infected intermediate hosts and hence cross transmission of parasitic
infection is possible (Arunachalam et al., 2015).
infections including cutaneous leishmaniasis (a devastating disease affecting affecting exposed parts of the body) spread by sandflies will become frequent.
Gongzhen Liu is an assistant researcher in the field of pathogen biology, Shandong Institute of Parasitic
Diseases, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Wbrld Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Vector-Borne Diseases and Food-Borne Parasitic
Diseases, Jining, China.
The aim of this study was to conduct a retrospective epidemiological analysis on the prevalence of autochthonous and imported human parasitic
diseases in Bulgaria for a period of 2 years (2013-2014) and to evaluate their significance on the public health system in the country.
The present study is a retrospective analysis of 5987 in- and outpatient stool samples reports from the King Fahd Medical City, Riyadh, KSA, during the period from 2013 to 2017 for intestinal parasitic
By retrospectively analyzing the surgical records for the cases in which parasitic
infection was observed based on the pathology results, the methods applied could be reviewed.
Canine babesiosis and ehrlichiosis are two ticks borne parasitic
and bacterial pathogen of dogs with zoonotic importance.
However, new research by the University of Edinburgh Medical School has identified a new molecule produced by parasitic
worms that could help in finding new therapies for people with asthma.