Dirofilaria infections in working dogs in Slovakia
- M. Miterpáková, D. Antolová, Z. Hurníková, P. Dubinsky, A. Pavlačka, J. Nemeth
- Biology, MedicineJournal of Helminthology
- 4 September 2009
A dog living in Nemšová village in Trenčín district (north-western part of the country) is regarded as the northernmost localized autochthonous case of subcutaneous dirofilariasis in Slovakia.
First record of Trichinella pseudospiralis in the Slovak Republic found in domestic focus.
Long-term survey on Trichinella prevalence in wildlife of Slovakia.
Endoparasites of red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in the Slovak Republic with the emphasis on zoonotic species Echinococcus multilocularis and Trichinella spp.
This study was aimed at determining the current prevalence of certain parasites in red foxes from the entire territory of the Slovak Republic and identifies some ecological factors influencing their epidemiology.
The important zoonoses in the protected areas of the Tatra National Park (TANAP).
The aim of presently reported study was to perform a long-lasting and detailed survey on the occurrence of zoonotic agents with particular emphasis on the interactions between the environment, the host, and the parasite as well as the adaptation mechanisms in individual ecosystems.
Degree of Bacterial Contamination of Mobile Phone and Computer Keyboard Surfaces and Efficacy of Disinfection with Chlorhexidine Digluconate and Triclosan to Its Reduction
- J. Koščová, Z. Hurníková, J. Pistl
- MedicineInternational Journal of Environmental Research…
- 1 October 2018
Results confirmed the high degree of surface contamination with bacteria, some of which are opportunistic pathogens for humans, and showed that simple wiping with antibacterial wet wipe led to a significant reduction of microbial contamination of surfaces.
Dirofilariosis in Slovakia - a new endemic area in Central Europe
The present study revealed the occurrence of highly endemic area of dirofilariosis in Slovakia and certified that climatic conditions in the country are favourable for development of the parasite and for further spread of this zoonotic infection.
First autochthonous case of canine Angiostrongylus vasorum in Slovakia
The first finding of A. vasorum-infected dog in Slovakia has confirmed that the parasite is spreading beyond the traditional hyperendemic foci, which accentuates the need for monitoring and increasing of disease awareness in primary care clinical practice.
Hepatozoon canis infection in Slovakia: imported or autochthonous?
- V. Majláthová, Z. Hurníková, I. Majláth, B. Peťko
- BiologyVector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
- 12 July 2007
This is the first PCR detection of Hepatozoon canis in a naturally infected red fox from Slovakia, a Rhipicephalus sanguineus-free region and assumes that the infection was spread by infected R. sanguinus that might have been brought to Slovakia by travelers, by golden jackals, or by foxes migrating because of expansion of golden jackal and environmental and climate changes.
Development of cellular immune response of mice to infection with low doses of Trichinella spiralis, Trichinella britovi and Trichinella pseudospiralis larvae
The murine cellular immune response to the infection with ten larvae of encapsulating and non-encapsulating Trichinella species and T. pseudospiralis suggested a suppression of cellular immunity.