Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat

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Leishmania infantum is the causative agent of infantile visceral leishmaniasis (IVL) in the Mediterranean Basin and, based on isoenzyme typing of the parasite isolated from dogs; this parasite was considered to predominate in the all foci of IVL in Iran. However, based on PCR detection and sequencing of parasite Cysteine Protease B (CPB), only one out of(More)
Discrimination of Leishmania infantum and L. donovani, the members of the L. (L.) donovani complex, is important for diagnosis and epidemiological studies of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). We have developed two molecular tools including a restriction fragment length polymorphisms of amplified DNA (PCR-RFLP) and a PCR that are capable to discriminate L.(More)
BACKGROUND Using botanical insecticides as an alternative biocontrol technique for vector control is considered by some scientists. MATERIALS AND METHODS Chemical composition of the essential oil was analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). In addition, the mosquito larvicidal activity of leaf essential oil of Cupressus arizonica was(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, essential oils and extracts derived from plants have received much interest as potential bio-active agents against mosquito vectors. METHODS The essential oils extract from fresh peel of ripe fruit of Citrus aurantium and Citrus paradisi were tested against mosquito vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae) under laboratory(More)
OBJECTIVE To study agents of animal wound myiasis in various geographical districts of Fars province. METHODS This study has been done in Fars province, located in the southern part of Iran. Sums of 10 358 domestic animals have been visited from April 2011 to March 2012. The infected wounds in any parts of animal body were sampled by means of forceps. (More)
Technical Appendix Table. Characteristics and clinical and laboratory findings for patients having positive results for TBRF by rtPCR, Jask and Rodan Counties, Iran, 2011–2013* Patient no. Sex Age, y Occupation Area, Province Relapses Microscopy (count/10 high power fields) rt-PCR IGS nested PCR 1 M 22 Unknown Jask, Hormozgan Yes Positive† (2.3) Positive(More)
Malaria is considered a major health problem in Iran. There are different methods for vector control. In this study we tested the larvicidal effects of some Iranian plants. The methanolic extracts of 11 plants were prepared with percolation method. The larvicidal activities of them against malaria vector, Anopheles stephensi were studied using World Health(More)
Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL), caused by Leishmania major, is a common zoonotic vector-borne disease in Iran. Close contact with infected reservoir hosts increases the probability of transmission of Leishmania parasite infections to susceptible humans. Four gerbil species (Rodentia: Gerbillidae) serve as the main reservoir hosts for ZCL in(More)
OBJECTIVE To carry out the distribution survey of hard ticks of livestock in Boeen Zahra and Takistan counties of Qazvin province from April 2010 to September 2010. METHODS Nearly about 2 638 sheep, 461 goats and 318 cattle of 38 herds in different geographical areas were searched for tick infestation. RESULTS The species compositions collected from the(More)