International Journal of

Tropical DiseasesISSN: 2643-461X

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710025

Assessment of Mitochondrial and Nuclear Genes for Molecular Detection during Early Trichinella spiralis Infection

Silvio J Krivokapich, Cinthia L Gonzalez Prous, Graciana M Gatti and Patricia A Arbusti

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 31, 2019

Early serological diagnosis of trichinellosis is affected by a long-term immunological "silent" period following infection. This emphasises the need for the development of sensitive diagnostic methods to be used when antibodies cannot be detected. In this study, we assessed the usefulness of three DNA sequences as a direct diagnosis method to detect early infection with Trichinella spiralis in peripheral blood by SYBR green real-time PCR using a murine model. Primers were designed from a nuclear...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710024

Results of the First Phase of Educational Intervention in Schoolchildren of Marianao Municipality on Intestinal Parasitosis 2017-2019

Osvaldo Batista Rojas, MSc

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 31, 2019

An intervention study was carried out, quasi-experimental, retro-prospective with the students of the Primary School "Hugo Camejo" and their parents in the period 2017-2019. The universe was constituted by 627 students and the sample by the 83 schoolchildren of 4th grade, with the objective of developing an intervention strategy to increase the level of knowledge about intestinal parasitosis. Reaching the following conclusions: Only half of the children before the intervention had adequate hygie...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710022

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Malaria among HIV Infected Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics at Sokoto, Nigeria

Chisom Emmanuel Okechukwu, Kabiru Mohammed, Eugene I Ikeh, Thompson HI Spencer, Nwoke Clinton Chinedu and Idris Abdullahi Nasir

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: May 31, 2019

Malaria during pregnancy remains a serious public health problem especially in cases when there is a co-infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of malaria parasitaemia and their associated risk factors amongst HIV infected pregnant women in Sokoto State, North-Western Nigeria. After informed consent was obtained, one hundred and three (103), HIV infected pregnant women attending antenatal clinics (ANC) participated...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710023

Canine and Human Leishmaniasis: Disease Progression to Brazilian Urbanized Areas

Danilo C Miguel and Danilo C Guarnier, DVM

Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: July 17, 2019

Leishmaniasis is a complex disease considered one of the most neglected tropical diseases of the world. The importance and role of domestic dogs and wild canids as a source of leishmaniasis infection is well recognized. The present mini-review discusses a series of epidemiological studies that reinforce the need to understand the role of reservoirs and vectors in the expansion of leishmaniasis to Brazilian urbanized areas, as Brazil is a country of continental dimensions and endemic for leishman...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710021

Causal Relationship of Wastewater Management and Morbidity of Diseases Related to Wastewater in Colombia

Juan Pablo Rodríguez Miranda

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: May 30, 2019

The causal relationship between environmental pollution and specifically the lack of adequate environmental sanitation, in the context of the elimination of excreta and solid waste disposition on site guaranteed for this purpose, conceives a high risk in the proliferation of vectors and therefore proportional generation morbidity in diseases of a hydric nature that directly or indirectly affects the population....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710020

Use of an Antigen Excreted (Sode) in the Search for Antibodies Anti-Trypanosoma Cruzi in Sera from Pediatric Population of the State of Queretaro, Mexico

Maria Elena Villagran-Herrera, Manuel Sanchez-Moreno, Jose Alejandro Martinez-Ibarra, Ricardo Francisco Mercado-Curiel, Adriana Jheny Rodriguez-Mendez, Javier Avila-Morales, Maria del Carmen Aburto-Fernandez, Nicolas Camacho-Calderon and y Jose Antonio de Diego-Cabrera

Article Type: Research article | First Published: May 10, 2019

The acute phase of Chagas disease can occur at any age, however the pediatric population is usually the most affected (from one to 15 years), so it is very important to detect and treat it as soon as possible to try to eliminate the circulating parasite. The main objective of this research is to present the first seroepidemiological study of the infection by Trypanosoma cruzi, carried out to students of school age of both urban and rural primary schools in the State of Querétaro and at the same...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJTD-2017/1710019

Plasmodium falciparum Infection among Febrile Patients Attending a Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Central Nigeria: Prevalence, Hematologic and Sociodemographic Factors

Yohanna Jemimah, Oti Victor, Amuta Elizabeth, Philip Akpu and Anizoba Lynda

Article Type: Research article | First Published: April 04, 2019

Plasmodium falciparum infection remains a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality, causing about 3,000 daily deaths. This study intended to document the prevalence, and the associated factors of P. falciparum infection among febrile patients attending Federal the Medical Centre Keffi, Nigeria. After ethical clearance, 400 whole blood samples were collected from patients who gave informed consent and completed a self-structured questionnaire from July 2015 through January 2016. The blood ...

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