Aug 29th, 2021 - COVID-19 and malaria, a tale of two diseases.|2021|EBioMedicine ,|analysis,diagnosis,virology,analysis,genetics,diagnosis,parasitology,isolation & purification,metabolism,analysis,isolation & purification,metabolism,
Parasites & Vectors; Borșan SD, Trif SR et. al.
Aug 25th, 2021 - Gaining insight into the risk perceptions and the knowledge evolution of the public about emerging or changing health risks is vital for the improvement of health promotion activities. Currently, scientific evidence regarding the attitudes of the Romanian public towards ticks is scanty. This study aimed to identify how the lockdown enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic in Romania impacted the recre...
Nature Communications; Ofir-Birin Y, Ben Ami Pilo H et. al.
Aug 13th, 2021 - Pathogens are thought to use host molecular cues to control when to initiate life-cycle transitions, but these signals are mostly unknown, particularly for the parasitic disease malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. The chemokine CXCL10 is present at high levels in fatal cases of cerebral malaria patients, but is reduced in patients who survive and do not have complications. Here we show a P...
Nature Communications; Boltryk SD, Passecker A et. al.
Aug 12th, 2021 - The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum replicates inside erythrocytes in the blood of infected humans. During each replication cycle, a small proportion of parasites commits to sexual development and differentiates into gametocytes, which are essential for parasite transmission via the mosquito vector. Detailed molecular investigation of gametocyte biology and transmission has been hampered...
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Archives of Virology; Asselin AK, Etebari K et. al.
Aug 7th, 2021 - Native Australian soldier flies, Inopus spp. (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), are agricultural pests of economic importance to the sugarcane industry. A screen of the salivary gland transcriptome of Inopus flavus (James) revealed the presence of viral RNA belonging to a potentially novel member of the family Dicistroviridae. The complete genome sequence consists of 9793 nucleotides with two open readi...
BMC Infectious Diseases; Mottaghipisheh H, Kalantar K et. al.
Aug 4th, 2021 - Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a syndrome of excessive inflammation. We aimed to describe the clinical and laboratory findings of HLH patients secondary to Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and their treatment outcome during a 4-year follow-up period compared to primary HLH. Forty children with primary HLH confirmed by genetic study and 20 children with HLH secondary to VL confirmed by a...
The Lancet. Infectious Diseases; Cambier A, Hayette MP et. al.
Aug 1st, 2021 - Isolated pelvic bone involvement as a presentation of alveolar echinococcosis.|2021|Cambier A,Hayette MP,Léonard P,Kurth W,Lovinfosse P,|therapeutic use,diagnosis,pathology,surgery,diagnosis,parasitology,therapy,isolation & purification,parasitology,pathology,surgery,
Nature Communications; Thomson-Luque R, Votborg-Novél L et. al.
Aug 1st, 2021 - Following Plasmodium falciparum infection, individuals can remain asymptomatic, present with mild fever in uncomplicated malaria cases, or show one or more severe malaria symptoms. Several studies have investigated associations between parasite transcription and clinical severity, but no broad conclusions have yet been drawn. Here, we apply a series of bioinformatic approaches based on P. falci...
Nature Communications; Zhang M, Wang C et. al.
Jul 29th, 2021 - The emergence and spread of Plasmodium falciparum parasites resistant to front-line antimalarial artemisinin-combination therapies (ACT) threatens to erase the considerable gains against the disease of the last decade. Here, we develop a large-scale phenotypic screening pipeline and use it to carry out a large-scale forward-genetic phenotype screen in P. falciparum to identify genes allowing pa...
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Archives of Virology; Carvalho Costa L, Stevens K et. al.
Jul 23rd, 2021 - Eriophyid mites are commonly found on the leaf surface of different plant species. In the present study, a novel virus associated with an eriophyid mite species was detected using high-throughput sequencing (HTS) of total RNA from fruit tree leaves, primarily growing under greenhouse conditions. The complete genome sequence was characterized using rapid amplification of cDNA ends followed by Sa...
Jul 21st, 2021 - Current Comment.|2021||history,history,history,microbiology,virology,parasitology,history,
BMC Infectious Diseases; Rafferty H, Sturt AS et. al.
Jul 19th, 2021 - Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) is a neglected tropical gynaecological disease that affects millions of women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). FGS is caused by Schistosoma haematobium, a parasitic carcinogen involved in the pathogenesis of squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder. Cervical cancer incidence and mortality are highest in SSA, where pre-cancerous cervical dysplasia is often detected...
Archives of Virology; Kevill JL, Stainton KC et. al.
Jul 19th, 2021 - Deformed wing virus (DWV) has been linked to the global decline of honey bees. DWV exists as three master variants (DWV-A, DWV-B, and DWV-C), each with differing outcomes for the honey bee host. Research in the USA showed a shift from DWV-A to DWV-B between 2010 to 2016 in honey bee colonies. Likewise, in the UK, a small study in 2007 found only DWV-A, whereas in 2016, DWV-B was the most preval...
Nature Communications; Xu K, Wang Y et. al.
Jul 11th, 2021 - RIFIN, a large family of Plasmodium variant surface antigens, plays a crucial role in malaria pathogenesis by mediating immune suppression through activation of inhibitory receptors such as LAIR1, and antibodies with LAIR1 inserts have been identified that bind infected erythrocytes through RIFIN. However, details of RIFIN-mediated LAIR1 recognition and receptor activation have been unclear. He...
Nature Communications; Brazeau NF, Mitchell CL et. al.
Jul 9th, 2021 - Reports of P. vivax infections among Duffy-negative hosts have accumulated throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Despite this growing body of evidence, no nationally representative epidemiological surveys of P. vivax in sub-Saharan Africa have been performed. To overcome this gap in knowledge, we screened over 17,000 adults in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for P. vivax using samples from ...
The New England Journal of Medicine; Feng X, Qi H
Jul 8th, 2021 - Phthiriasis Palpebrarum.|2021|Feng X,Qi H,|parasitology,complications,diagnosis,parasitology,complications,diagnosis,etiology,
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Castillo-Castañeda A, Herrera G et. al.
Jul 8th, 2021 - Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a neglected tropical disease associated with poverty and is endemic in 56 countries worldwide. Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia are the most affected countries in South America. In Colombia, the National Public Health Surveillance System (SIVIGILA) consolidates epidemiological information and monitors all VL cases nationwide. However, to date, no studies have inves...
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Manouana GP, Byrne N et. al.
Jul 8th, 2021 - Diarrheal disease is the second most frequent cause of mortality in children younger than 5 years worldwide, causing more than half a million deaths each year. Our knowledge of the epidemiology of potentially pathogenic agents found in children suffering from diarrhea in sub-Saharan African countries is still patchy, and thereby hinders implementation of effective preventative interventions. Th...
Nature Mwakingwe-Omari A, Healy SA et. al.
Jul 2nd, 2021 - The global decline in malaria has stalled1, emphasizing the need for vaccines that induce durable sterilizing immunity. Here we optimized regimens for chemoprophylaxis vaccination (CVac), for which aseptic, purified, cryopreserved, infectious Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites (PfSPZ) were inoculated under prophylactic cover with pyrimethamine (PYR) (Sanaria PfSPZ-CVac(PYR)) or chloroquine (CQ) ...
Nature Communications; Köstlbacher S, Collingro A et. al.
Jul 1st, 2021 - Chlamydiae are highly successful strictly intracellular bacteria associated with diverse eukaryotic hosts. Here we analyzed metagenome-assembled genomes of the "Genomes from Earth's Microbiomes" initiative from diverse environmental samples, which almost double the known phylogenetic diversity of the phylum and facilitate a highly resolved view at the chlamydial pangenome. Chlamydiae are define...