Adetayo F. Fagbenro-Beyioku

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Blastocystis is a common intestinal micro-eukaryote found in both humans and non-human hosts and known to be genetically very diverse. It has been divided into numerous subtypes (STs), nine of which have been identified in humans to date. Surveys of ST prevalence have started to emerge over the past few years but to date no data are available for any(More)
Chloroquine (CQ) has been in use in Africa for a long time. Because of misuse, this drug has now lost its efficacy due to the emergence of resistance strains in most parts of Africa. Recently, it was shown that after chloroquine has been withdrawn from the market, chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum re-emerged and chloroquine could again be used(More)
BACKGROUND Microsporidia are obligate intracellular parasites that infect a broad range of vertebrates and invertebrates. They have been increasingly recognized as human pathogens in AIDS patients, mainly associated with a life-threatening chronic diarrhea and systemic disease. However, to date the global epidemiology of human microsporidiosis is poorly(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Little information exists on the compliance of pregnant women to malaria management in malaria endemic countries. This study was designed to access knowledge, attitude, perception and home management of malaria among consenting pregnant women attending antenatal care (ANC) clinic. METHODS In total, 350 pregnant women were randomly(More)
Despite the recent advances in drug research, finding a safe, effective, and easy to use chemotherapy for human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) remains a challenging task. The four current anti-trypanosomiasis drugs have major disadvantages that limit more widespread use of these drugs in the endemic regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Pentamidine and suramin are(More)
Infections of domestic and wild animals that are transmitted directly or by an arthropod vector to humans are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and particularly in Nigeria. With a population of over 100 million and the need for improved health care delivery, Nigerians are at considerable risk considering the seriousness of these infections.(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal parasites are endemic in many parts of the world where HIV infection is also widespread. Previous studies had shown that the spectrum of opportunistic and common endemic parasitic infections with HIV vary in different regions and usually reflect the infections prevalent in these regions. This present study was aimed at comparing the(More)
Diarrhoea remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world and accounting for over 50 million deaths globally. The involvement of Cyclospora cayetanensis in diarrhoea cases globally has been documented, though with little from the Africa continent. This study was thus carried out to investigate the possible existence of this(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Human and livestock African trypanosomiasis, otherwise known as sleeping sickness, is a neglected tropical disease of public health importance in west and central Africa. In view of the adverse side effects of the antitrypanosomal drugs, the relatively few side effects observed in ivermectin use, and because both onchocerciasis and(More)
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