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A total of 1,779 persons from the Caspian Sea area, Iran, were serologically examined by the indirect fluorescent antibody technique for Toxoplasma antibodies. 55.7% were positive with titres of 1:20 or higher. No significant difference was demonstrated between the sexes. The highest antibody level as well as a high geometric mean of reciprocal titres were(More)
To find out the effectiveness of leishmanization in the control of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis, more than 250 persons were inoculated by the 5th subculture of a strain of L. tropica major kept on laboratory mice. About 47% took with incubation period ranging from less than one month to more than 1 year. The duration of the lesion was from 3 months 1/2(More)
In-vivo and macro and micro in-vitro assessments of the response of P. falciparum to chloroquine and mefloquine were carried out in the malarious areas of Bandar-Abbas and Minab, Hormozgan Province, southern Iran, during 1986-1987. The susceptibility tests indicated a considerable resistance of P. falciparum to chloroquine in Bandar-Abbas but almost(More)
A latex agglutination slide test for Toxoplasma antibodies was used on serum samples collected from various animals (111 cats, 113 dogs, three jackals, 393 sheep, 272 goats, 69 cows) in different parts of Iran. The sero-positive rate in titres 1:2-1:256 in different animals ranged from 12.6 to 56.0%; the highest (56.0%) was found in the stray dogs.(More)
In Iran, microscopic examination of skin scrapings from 2202 individuals with clinically diagnosed cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) lesions revealed the presence of amastigotes in 1123 cases (51.0%). Bacteriological examinations of the lesions indicated that 788 individuals (35.7%) were also infected with one or more pathogenic bacteria, including(More)
In the IFA serological surveys of malaria carried out in north, north-west and south-west parts of Iran during 1975-1982 altogether 9,132 subjects were studied for malaria antibodies and parasitaemia. Serological data indicated probable malaria transmission in a consolidation area where the autochthonous cases of malaria were reported a year after this(More)
A total of 3,370 plasma samples, collected from residents of three mountainous regions, located in Azerbaijan and Khuzestan provinces, north-west and south-west Iran, were tested for Toxoplasma antibodies by the indirect fluorescent antibody technique. The over-all sero-positive rate was 12.8%, with a general increase in positivity with increasing age. The(More)
Six imported cases of chloroquine-resistant Falciparum malaria have been studied since October 1984. In five cases including two Iranian men, returned from India, two Afghan and one Bengalee immigrants came to Iran through Pakistan, recrudescence occurred following treatment with chloroquine. In these five cases resistance of P. falciparum to chloroquine(More)