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Objectives: The physical alterations put in place by the Southeastern Anatolia Project will undoubtedly provide a remarkable economical growth and a social development in the area. In addition, the influence that formation of dam ponds, enlargement of irrigation areas, change of product and the way of cultivation, urbanization and industrialization will(More)
Stool samples of a total of 2,047 people in Izmir province were examined by wet mount, formalin ethyl acetate concentration, and trichrome staining methods with an aim to reveal the prevalence of intestinal parasites in Izmir together with related personal and environmental risk factors. Geographical mapping showing the density and variation of the species(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship among age, parasitemia status, spleen size, hematocrit, and antibody levels to Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP1) in individuals chronically exposed to P. vivax. Subjects were recruited from the population of three adjacent villages on the Island of Flores in Indonesia where malaria(More)
Plasmodium vivax is the second most prevalent global Plasmodium species causing malaria after P. falciparum. These two Plasmodium spp. co-exist in most endemic areas, apart from west and central Africa, which has only P. falciparum. However, southeastern Turkey is one of the exceptional regions with the sole presence of P. vivax infection, where a thorough(More)
Passive transfer of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against malaria circumsporozoite (CS) proteins protects animals against malaria. Active immunization with synthetic or recombinant peptides induces a level of polyclonal antibodies to sporozoites comparable to those found after passive immunization but does not provide comparable protection. In the Plasmodium(More)
Cyclospora cayetanensis, the parasitic agent responsible for human cyclosporiasis, is an emerging worldwide cause of diarrhoea in immunocompetent people as well as in immunocompromised patients, such as those with AIDS. Reported here is the case of a 30-year-old Turkish woman, a lawyer, who was admitted to hospital in July 2002 with complaints of watery(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly 10% of the population of Turkey lives in the Southeast Anatolian Project (SEAP) region. The population growth rate and the rate of unintended pregnancies are high and family planning services are insufficient in this region. Lifetime induced abortion rate is also high in this region. Public health problems of the SEAP region were(More)
Amoebiasis is a common and life-threatening disease. The discrimination of the pathogenic Entamoeba histolytica from the non-pathogenic Entamoeba dispar could be done by advanced methods such as enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and PCR. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of amoebiasis in Izmir province, and differentiate the Entamoeba species(More)
Plasmodium vivax malaria, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, is one of the most important parasitic diseases in Turkey. The major protein on the surface of asexual erythrocytic stage merozoites of P. vivax (Pv) is 200 kD and called major merozoite surface protein-1 (PvMSP1). Polyclonal antibodies against the 19-kD C-terminal fragment of PvMSP1(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine attitudes towards family size and last pregnancies in order to improve family planning services in the Southeast Anatolian Project (SEAP) region. METHODS A questionnaire survey in the nine SEAP regional provinces was carried out under the auspices of the 'SEAP Public Health Project' from 2001 to 2002. The participants comprised 1756(More)
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