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Molecular Characterization of a Non–Babesia divergens Organism Causing Zoonotic Babesiosis in Europe
Investigation of the first known human cases of babesiosis in Italy and Austria, which occurred in two asplenic men, indicates the patients were not infected with B. divergens but with an organism with previously unreported molecular characteristics for the 18S rRNA gene.
Dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria repens in Italy, an emergent zoonosis: report of 60 new cases
This is the most extensive case study of this zoonosis reported worldwide by a single study group and will utilize this large experience to characterize the different histopathological findings in the parasitic lesions in man.
Human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens: a review of world literature.
It is ascertained that the condition associated with D. repens is the most frequent and the most widely distributed in the world, of the dirofilariases of medical relevance: comprehensively 397 cases were recorded in 30 countries, exclusively in the Old World, with endemic foci in Southern and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Sri Lanka.
Human dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens: an update of world literature from 1995 to 2000.
Of the various forms of human dirofilariasis, that due to D. (N.) repens is confirmed to be the most important as regards not only the number of subjects affected and the wide geographical distribution but also the variety of organs involved, notably the lungs, the male genitals and the female breast, invariably leading to a wrong diagnosis of malignant tumour.
Sand flea (Tunga spp.) infections in humans and domestic animals: state of the art
Current knowledge of the morphology, molecularTaxonomy, molecular taxonomy, epidemiology, pathology, treatment and control of sand fleas of the genus Tunga are reviewed.
Human dirofilariosis in Hungary: an emerging zoonosis in central Europe
A case of human subconjunctival dirofilariosis in a 56-year-old man with mild itching and a burning sensation in his right eye is presented and all previously observed cases in Hungary are reviewed.
Human anisakiasis in Italy: a report of eleven new cases.
Human anisakiasis must be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of acute, abdominal synddromes in subjects who have ingested raw fish or squid a few hours to a few days before the onset of symptoms, and historians should consider the possibility of this parasitic infection when confronted with an eosinophilic granuloma of the digestive tract, mesentery or peritoneum.
Subconjunctival zoonotic Onchocerca in an Albanian man.
A case of subconjunctival infection with a zoonotic species of Onchocerca is described, in a 16-year-old Albanian man who had immigrated to Greece. This is the first report of human infection with
Persistence of human myiasis by Oestrus ovis L. (Diptera: Oestridae) among shepherds of the Etnean area (Sicily) for over 150 years.
The persistence of human myiasis in the Etnean area appears to be related to the fact that in this region the conditions of sheep farming and the lifestyle of shepherds have not changed so much since then.
Avermectins, MK-933 and MK-936, for mosquito control.
Two avermectins were shown to be effective as mosquito larvicides or when fed to adult female mosquitoes in sucrose solution or in blood and the systemic insecticidal effect was greater against anopheline than against culicine female mosquitoes.