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A case of canine ocular onchocercosis in Portugal.
Onchocercosis is a newly recognized disease in dogs that has been reported with higher frequency in Europe and in the United States. We report a case of a 3-year-old male mongrel stray dog from theExpand
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Feline Leishmania infection in a canine leishmaniasis endemic region, Portugal.
Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum is a serious zoonotic public health and veterinary problem in the Mediterranean basin. Leishmania infection in domestic cats (Felis catusExpand
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Parasite communities in stray cat populations from Lisbon, Portugal.
Stray cats live in high-density colonies in urban areas and pose a health hazard to household cats and humans. In Portugal, information on the parasitic fauna of stray cats is limited and reliesExpand
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Detection of Theileria and Babesia infections amongst asymptomatic cattle in Portugal.
Piroplasmosis caused by tick-borne hemoprotozoans of several Theileria and Babesia species has a major impact on livestock production worldwide. A reverse line blotting assay that includes genus- andExpand
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Guidelines for the Detection of Babesia and Theileria Parasites.
The genera Babesia and Theileria (phylum Apicomplexa, order Piroplasmida) are mainly transmitted by Ixodid ticks in which the sexual part of their life cycle followed by sporogony takes place. TheyExpand
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Unraveling Sarcocystis miescheriana and Sarcocystis suihominis infections in wild boar.
Sarcocystis species are worldwide spread cyst-forming protozoa that can infect wild boar but little is known about the prevalence of these parasites. In this study we assessed the prevalence ofExpand
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Revisiting the Tams1-encoding gene as a species-specific target for the molecular detection of Theileria annulata in bovine blood samples.
Tropical or Mediterranean theileriosis is a tick-borne hemoprotozoan disease that poses important health problems in cattle. The etiological agent is the apicomplexan parasite Theileria annulata thatExpand
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Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: Western Europe
BackgroundTaenia solium and Taenia saginata are zoonotic parasites of public health importance. Data on their occurrence in humans and animals in western Europe are incomplete and fragmented. In thisExpand
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Guidelines for the Direct Detection of Anaplasma spp. in Diagnosis and Epidemiological Studies.
The genus Anaplasma (Rickettsiales: Anaplasmataceae) comprises obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacteria that are mainly transmitted by ticks, and currently includes six species: Anaplasma bovis,Expand
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Chigger mites of the genus Ericotrombidium (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) attacking pets in Europe.
Diversity of chigger mites causing trombiculiasis of domestic animals and humans in Europe is greatly underestimated. A number of reports on the attacks of "harvest mite" (Neotrombicula autumnalis)Expand
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