Fouad Yousif

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The susceptibility of Biomphalaria alexandrina, Biomphalaria glabrata and a hybrid snail of both, all obtained from natural habitats in Egypt, to infection with six human local strains of Schistosoma mansoni and a laboratory strain of human origin was determined. The infection rate, prepatent period, periodic cercarial production and duration of cercarial(More)
The recovery of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae was studied in experimental ditches and natural irrigation canals using a continuous operating centrifuge and a water suction sampling technique. Recovery of cercariae from static water in the ditches where caged infected Biomphalaria alexandrina snails were placed showed that cercariae recovered were more with(More)
CONTEXT Praziquantel (PZQ) is the drug available for the treatment of schistosomiasis. The reported reduced cure rates, the failure of treatment after PZQ administration in patients and the existence of resistant parasite strains, reinforce the need to rapidly discover new effective molecules against Schistosoma parasite. OBJECTIVE To screen the methanol(More)
The distribution, abundance and seasonality of infected Biomphalaria alexandrina and Bulinus truncatus were studied for 2 years (1992-1994) in two newly reclaimed areas, namely El Manayef and El-Morra areas located on both sides of Suez Canal near Ismailia City. The results confirm the occurrence of transmission of both Schistosoma mansoni and S.(More)
Two newly reclaimed areas located west & east of Suez Canal, namely El Manayef area and El Morra area, were studied for patterns of distribution and population seasonal fluctuation of Biomphalaria alexandrina and Bulinus truncatus, the intermediate host snails of Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium, respectively. In this study Geographic Information(More)
This is the first report on the infestation of irrigation and drainage systems at Giza, Qalyoubiya and Kafr El Shiekh Governorates, with Biomphalaria glabrata (the snail host of Schistosoma mansoni in the new world). Identification of this snail species was based on morphometry of the shell, shape of the radular lateral teeth and presence of the(More)
The range of distribution of Helisoma duryi, a potential competitor to schistosomiasis snail vectors in Egypt, was determined in the south of Nile Delta. Results show that H. duryi was found in the River Nile, Geziret El Kerateyeen banks, Damietta and Rosetta Branches, Tawfiky and Menoufy Canals and their branches and Bassoussiya, Bahadiya and Sheshaa(More)
The natural growth, reproductivity, mortality and schistosomal infection of Biomphalaria alexandrina, the snail vector of Schistosoma mansoni in Egypt, were studied for one year in four irrigation canals, namely El-Khassa and Radwan (Giza Governorate) and Sendebis and Sanafeer (Qalyoubiya Governorate). Radwan canal contains a considerably dense Biomphalaria(More)