Eshrat Bigom Kia

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Echinococcosis/hydatidosis is one of the most important zoonotic diseases commonly found in different regions of Iran with a major economic and public health importance. In the current study, Echinococcus granulosus isolates were collected from hospitalized patients in Isfahan, central Iran. The genotypes of 30 samples were determined by polymerase chain(More)
In the present study, we have extended earlier taxonomic, biochemical and experimental investigations to characterize Echinococcus granulosus from various hosts in Iran utilizing DNA regions (designated pcox1 and pnad1) within the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 and NADH dehydrogenase 1 mitochondrial genes, respectively. An emphasis was placed on the(More)
Strongyloides stercoralis is an intestinal nematode in humans, distributed through tropical and subtropical regions of the world. In most individuals, the infection has a chronic nature due to auto-infection at the low level. Accelerated auto-infection, mainly after an alteration in immune status, can cause a syndrome of severe hyper-infection or(More)
Bovine cysticercosis is an important food safety issue and can cause economic loss. A cross sectional study on Taenia saginata cysticercosis was carried out in slaughtered cattle in Iran in order to determine the infection rate during a three-years period, from 2005 to 2007. A total of 4,534,105 cattle were examined by routine meat inspection. The results(More)
Cryptosporidium has been recognized as an emerging zoonotic agent of intestinal cryptosporidiosis leading to diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, and weight loss in AIDS patients. In the present case, oocysts of zoonotic Cryptosporidium parvum were detected in the sputum and stool samples of an AIDS patient with a 3-month history of intestinal(More)
A community of small mammals, Clethrionomys glareolus, Arvicola terrestris, Microtus arvalis, M. agrestis, M. subterraneus, Apodemus spp. and Sorex spp., was studied as hosts of Frenkelia glareoli and F. microti in Fronche-Comté (France). They were monitored in spring, summer and autumn on an area of about 1,350 ha comprising open field, hedgerow network(More)
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