Abbreviation: J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2017.0286[Article Number: EC374D764365]
Parasitic infections pose a serious health threat and remain one of the major impediments to small ruminant production in many part of the world including Ethiopia. Given the huge economic burden of the disease, a comprehensive study covering a wider study area is of paramount importance to generate accurate information about the disease. The current study was therefore, designed with the objectives to determine the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2017.0284[Article Number: C8C9F3564369]
Cryptosporidiosis is recognized as one of the leading causes of childhood diarrhea in developing countries, but no data has been published, so far, on the prevalence among children with diarrhea in Benin. The aim of the present study was to assess, for the first time, the prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp. infection in Cotonou, Benin. A prospective study involving children younger than 5 years of age (n = 104)... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0265[Article Number: 6C32B5963954]
A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence of bovine trypanosomosis, to identify predominant trypanosome species and some associated risk factors,in purposively selected areas of Mareka district of Dawuro zone, southern Ethiopia from November 2015 to April 2016. For this purpose, a total of 384 blood samples were collected from cattle using systematic random sampling methodconsidering different... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0262[Article Number: D24780E63958]
Taenia solium pork tapeworm is one of the parasites that causes serious public health and socioeconomic problems in developing countries. In Northern Uganda, extreme level of poverty, lack of sanitation infrastructure and communities’ practice of free range pig farming provide suitable condition for survival of T. solium in the area. Additionally, increased cases of epilepsy are of serious concern. The aim of the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0263[Article Number: AFE7CE363962]
Experimental studies were conducted between July and September, 2014 on the reproductive biology of Hyalomma truncatum in Maiduguri. Engorged adult female ticks were collected from the body of slaughtered cattle and morphologically identified to the species level. For further study, they were incubated in desiccators at 28°C and 85% relative humidity (RH) to determine their pre-oviposition and oviposition periods.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0276[Article Number: CBAD59664043]
This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial profile of Salmonella in 102 beef, 384 stool and 107 calf faecal samples. The beef samples were collected from 34 randomly selected supermarkets in Addis Ababa, stool samples were collected from Bishoftu General Hospital and calf faecal samples were from randomly selected dairy farms in Bishoftu. Of the total 102 minced beef, 384 stool and 107 faecal... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0277[Article Number: 0385B3F64045]
A cross-sectional study was conducted on cattle slaughtered in Ambo municipal abattoir with the aim of determining the prevalence, cyst viability, organ distribution and public health significance of bovine cysticercosis. Of the 600 carcasses inspected, 93 (15.5%) were infected with cysticerci. A total of 122 cysts were collected of which 95 (77.87%) were viable while others 27 (22.13%) were degenerated. The anatomical... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0270[Article Number: 7F862DD63561]
The current study on prevalence and identification of ixodid ticks in cattle was carried out in Gursum district, East Hararghe Zone of Oromia regional state, from November 2015 to April 2016. A total of 1447 ticks were collected from nine body parts of 384 cattle kept under extensive management system. Out of 384 cattle examined, 232 were found harbor one or more tick species. The identified tick species were Amblyomma... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0261[Article Number: BD65D4563563]
The prevalence and abundance of tick species of cattle were studied in and around Jimma town of South Western Ethiopia from November, 2015 to March, 2016. The overall prevalence of tick in cattle was about 88.8%. A total of 4579 adult ticks were collected from 384 cattle. Of the total tick collected, Amblyomma and Rhipicephalus constitute 76.7 and 23.3%, respectively. Three species belonged to the genus Amblyomma and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0280[Article Number: E05BCB663385]
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a parasitic disease that is endemic throughout sub-Saharan Africa, infecting approximately 40 million people. The aim of this study was to determine effect of Ivermectine and Albendazole on microfilaraemia in 10 communes that have completed 5 rounds of MDA in Benin. The study was both retrospective and prospective. The retrospective part consisted of collecting the information in the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0269[Article Number: BF31A4B62812]
A cross-sectional study which sought to identify Glossina species and the prevalence of trypanosomosis in cattle of Meatu district where sleeping sickness cases have been reported in villages that border protected wildlife parks, was carried out. Four phenols and acetone baited tsetse traps (NGU, NZI, S3 and Biconical) were used in the study and showed that three Glossina species occurs in the area namely Glossina... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0257[Article Number: 6766B2662284]
Asymptomatic malaria parasitemia has been reported in areas with high malaria transmission. Asymptomatic malaria carriers may play a significant role as an infection reservoir. Malaria elimination program have also faced challenges due to these parasite carriers and they should be considered in malaria-control programs in endemic areas for successful transmission interruption. The aim of the current study was to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2014.0179[Article Number: 7B1CD1E62288]
A cross-sectional study was carried out from November, 2013 to April, 2014 at Adama municipal abattoir to determine the prevalence of bovine hydatidosis and assess its direct financial loss due to organs condemnation. Postmortem examination, hydatid cyst characterization and direct financial loss estimations were conducted on slaughtered animals by systematic random sampling technique. Out of 450 local zebu cattle... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0264[Article Number: 258FC9D62157]
Intestinal parasitic infections are widely distributed throughout the world and children are the most affected population. In primary schools environments children have proven to be more susceptible for acquiring Intestinal parasites (IP) through fingernails. The present study was carried out to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasites in children of primary schools of district Lahore. 300 nail samples were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2015.0212[Article Number: C22CEBE61902]
The need to have a screening tool for onchocerciasis control to compliment parasitological and molecular diagnosis has remained an important goal. A novel Onchocerca volvulus slide flocculation test (Ov-SFT) was developed using tissue homogenates from rat organs (kidney, liver, heart, spleen, muscle, brain, lungs and testes). Liver followed by spleen and then kidney tissue homogenates performed better than others.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0237[Article Number: 32BE6F060875]
Human schistosomiasis is a major water-borne parasitic disease in Nigeria with limited control programme. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and intensity of urinary schistosomiasis, and knowledge of local health personnel in rural communities of the south-western states of Osun and Kwara, Nigeria, by using a filtration technique and a pre-tested structured questionnaire. Of the 620 individuals... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0245[Article Number: 470531960881]
A cross sectional study on gastrointestinal parasite of small ruminants was conducted from November, 2011 to April, 2012 in Dire Dawa with the objective to determine the prevalence of infestation, and to identify the gastrointestinal helminth parasite in sheep and goats. A total of 768 coprological examinations were performed on 384 fecal sample each from sheep and goats. Taking the overall parasitic infestation into... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0236[Article Number: CCB418560073]
The parasites are classified as one of the greatest evils of collective physical being problems, which can cause a state of high fragility, influencing the number of world inhabitants, as a no standard framework for a healthy quality of life. The objective of this study was to identify and quantify the major intestinal parasites found in result of parasitological tests, from the Municipality of Santa Luzia,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0243[Article Number: 2965AE060076]
The genus, Cuterebra is an obligate dermal parasite of New World mammals that can cause problems with rodent reproduction. 2812 rodents of nine species from nine Gulf of California Islands were sampled for the presence of Cuterebra sp. Only two species of rodents were parasitized by Cuterebra sp. on two islands (Montserrat and Danzante): the canyon mouse, Peromyscus caniceps (n = 261) with a prevalence of 17.97% and the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JPVB2016.0242[Article Number: 5EEAB0D59700]
This study aimed to define the heterogeneity in the parasitological and entomologic indices of malaria transmission from sites of contrasting altitudes in the Mt. Cameroon region. Blood samples were collected by pricking the finger. Thick and thin blood films were prepared and Giemsa-stained. Slides were examined under x100 objective for the identification of asexual and sexual stages of malaria parasites.... Read more.
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