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Human and Animal Dirofilariasis: the Emergence of a Zoonotic Mosaic
SUMMARY Dirofilariasis represents a zoonotic mosaic, which includes two main filarial species (Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens) that have adapted to canine, feline, and human hosts with distinctExpand
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The geographical distribution and prevalence of Echinococcus multilocularis in animals in the European Union and adjacent countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundThis study aimed to provide a systematic review on the geographical distribution of Echinococcus multilocularis in definitive and intermediate hosts in the European Union (EU) and adjacentExpand
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Laboratory Diagnosis of Echinococcus spp. in Human Patients and Infected Animals.
Among the species composing the genus Echinococcus, four species are of human clinical interest. The most prevalent species are Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis, followed byExpand
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A new PCR-based approach for the specific amplification of DNA from different Schistosoma species applicable to human urine samples
Currently available methods for the diagnosis of human schistosomiasis often lack enough sensitivity and specificity. Recently, several authors have developed more specific and sensitive diagnosticExpand
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Cystic Echinococcosis in Spain: Current Situation and Relevance for Other Endemic Areas in Europe
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) remains an important health problem in many regions of the world, both where no control measures have been implemented, and where control programs have been incompletelyExpand
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Serological Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Human Cystic Echinococcosis: A New Hope for the Future?
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an important helminthic zoonotic disease caused by the Echinococcus granulosus complex. In humans, CE is a chronic disease driven by the growth of echinococcal cysts inExpand
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Improved Serodiagnosis of Cystic Echinococcosis Using the New Recombinant 2B2t Antigen
A standardized test for the serodiagnosis of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is still needed, because of the low specificity and sensitivity of the currently available commercial tools and the lackExpand
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Breeding systems in Echinococcus granulosus (Cestoda; Taeniidae): selfing or outcrossing?
We used the PCR-SSCP method followed by sequencing in order to assess the genetic variability of coding and noncoding parts of the genome of Echinococcus granulosus (Cestoda; Taeniidae) and to testExpand
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Schistosoma mansoni: a diagnostic approach to detect acute schistosomiasis infection in a murine model by PCR.
Schistosomiasis represents an increasing problem in non-endemic areas, due to the growing number of immigrants and to tourists contracting this disease in "off-the-beaten-track" tourism. AcuteExpand
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Comparative proteomic analysis of Fasciola hepatica juveniles and Schistosoma bovis schistosomula.
Protein interactions between host and parasites can influence the infection success and severity. The aim of this investigation was to identify the proteins from two trematodes potentially localizedExpand
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