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Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasitic Infections and Assessment of Deworming Program among Cattle and Buffaloes in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka
TLDR
General Linear Modelling revealed that the effect of treatment status was significantly associated with the prevalence of GI parasites, and the calves and yearlings had the highest rate of GI parasitic infections.
Annotated checklist and review of the mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) in Sri Lanka
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This work illustrates the updated list of mosquito species in Sri Lanka and their current taxonomic status based on previous studies from 1901 to date and includes 13 species, two genera and 9 subgenera in subfamily Culicinae of genus Aedes in to the checklist.
Subcutaneous dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens in Sri Lanka: A potential risk of transmitting human dirofilariasis
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It is essential to record the human infections and increase the awareness about this infection, diagnostic tests and vector controlling measures, in order to reduce the disease prevalence through suppressing vector densities, proper diagnosis and patient care.
Potential Challenges of Controlling Leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka at a Disease Outbreak
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Evidence from recent studies suggests that there is a possibility of a leishmaniasis outbreak in Sri Lanka in the near future, and immediate actions need to be taken to increase scientific knowledge about the disease and a higher effectiveness of the patient management and control programs.
Delayed anxiety and depressive morbidity among dengue patients in a multi-ethnic urban setting: first report from Sri Lanka
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Patients with past dengue had significantly higher depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms than the control group according to the DASS-21 and CESD-20 tools, the first report on delayed psychological morbidity related to d Dengue.
Descriptive Investigation of Strongyloidiasis Infection and Characterization of Strongyloides stercoralis Using Morphological and Molecular-Based Methods
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A multiplex PCR performed on DNA extracted from stool elicited the expected band at 129 bp on gel electrophoresis of the PCR yield providing molecular evidence of intestinal strongyloidiasis, and a 61-year-old patient presented with chronic gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms and weight loss with a stool microscopy positive for helminth larvae was confirmed.
Efficacy of Blood Sources and Artificial Blood Feeding Methods in Rearing of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) for Sterile Insect Technique and Incompatible Insect Technique Approaches in Sri Lanka
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Metal plate method could be recommended as the most effective membrane feeding technique for mass rearing of Ae.
Illustrated key to the adult female Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes of Sri Lanka
  • N. Gunathilaka
  • Biology, Medicine
    Applied Entomology and Zoology
  • 28 December 2016
TLDR
An illustrated key is presented for the identification of 23 adult female Anopheles mosquitoes which are currently recognized as local anopheline species in Sri Lanka.
Anopheles culicifacies breeding in polluted water bodies in Trincomalee District of Sri Lanka
BackgroundAnopheles culicifacies, the major vector of malaria in Sri Lanka, is known to breed in clean and clear water. The main objective of the study was to detect the breeding habitat diversity of
Species Composition and Diversity of Malaria Vector Breeding Habitats in Trincomalee District of Sri Lanka
TLDR
This study opens an avenue to explore new breeding habitats of malaria vectors in the country and reemphasizes the requirement of conducting entomological surveillance to detect potential transmission of malaria in Sri Lanka under the current malaria elimination programme.
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