Mohammad Amin Behzadi

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Two thousand and two heads obtained from slaughtered sheep at the Fars abattoirs (Shiraz, Southern Iran) between April 2006 and April 2007 were examined for the presence of Oestrus ovis larvae. Of the total heads, 995 (49.7%) were infested with O. ovis larvae. O. ovis larvae were observed in both sexes and all age groups in each season of the year. A total(More)
Bluetongue (BT) is an important disease of ruminant livestock that is currently emerging in previously unaffected regions, most notably extensive portions of Europe. The epidemiology of BT virus (BTV) infection is poorly defined in much of the world, including extensive portions of Asia and the Middle East. Thus, the objective of this study was to describe(More)
BACKGROUND Enterically-transmitted acute viral hepatitis is caused predominantly by hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV). The prevalence of HEV and HAV infections varies in different geographical regions. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of HEV and HAV infections among Iranian healthy individuals in southern(More)
This study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of Cryptosporidium in dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) on Qeshm Island, southern Iran. Sixty-five faecal samples were obtained from camels (age range 2–12 years) housed in ten privately owned herds from three equal-length areas (west, east and central) on Qeshm Island, southern Iran. All samples were(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis and control programs for infectious diseases among immigrants are the most important aspects of epidemiological studies for both origin and destination countries. Data about hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among the Afghan immigrants in Iran is limited. OBJECTIVES To the best of HBV treatment and prevention in Afghan immigrants in(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection still exists as a health concern among the transplant patients. Because of the severity of the disease, different responses to treatment, and side effects resulting from long therapeutic period, determination of genotypes and viral loads can help choose the best treatment protocols. OBJECTIVES This study aimed(More)
Tragically, genital tract infections are still a major public health problem in many regions. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of cervical infection with Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) among married women referring to Iranian Hospital, Dubai, UAE. In a retrospective cross-sectional(More)
INTRODUCTION The beneficial effects of tiotropium bromide, a long acting anticholinergic bronchodilator, in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have been shown in previous studies. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of generic (Tiova®) and brand-name (Spiriva®) tiotropium preparations in patients with COPD. (More)
BACKGROUND Many children become infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) during their childhood. Since the clinical profile of EBV primary infection is challenging, it is important to use the best diagnostic clinical means. Detection of IgM against viral capsid antigen (VCA) by ELISA has been shown to be a reliable method. OBJECTIVES This study was(More)
Today, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is considered as one of the most significant international health concerns. Although novel therapeutic regimens against the infection have shown satisfactory results, no approved vaccine exists yet. This study aimed to evaluate the immunogenicity of a DNA vaccine candidate for HCV-3a, based on nonstructural proteins(More)