Journal of
Parasitology and Vector Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2510
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPVB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 202

Table of Content: August 2009; 1(2)

August 2009

Prevalence and risk factors associated with intestinal parasites in a rural community of central Mexico

Inhabitants of a rural community in Mexico were analyzed for intestinal parasites, 34% of the 115 people studied were positive by Faust’s technique; stream water was also analyzed for parasites, 4/7 sites were positive and these were located near the natural source of drinking water. A questionnaire with social, health and demographic variables was applied to heads of households in search of associations with...

Author(s): Diego Emiliano Jimenez-Gonzalez, Karina Marquez-Rodriguez, Jose Maria Rodriguez, Xavier Gonzales, Joe Oxford, Roland Sanchez, Simon Kawa-Karasik, Ana Flisser and Pablo Maravilla  

August 2009

Fluorescence can be used to trace the fate of exogenous micro-organisms inside the alimentary tract of mosquitoes

There is a great deal of current research interest in utilising bacteria for the control of intractable arthropod-borne diseases such as dengue. Although there is accumulating evidence that bacterial infection is a promising control strategy, most studies on bacteria-insect interactions lacked useful markers for detecting pathogenesis. This provided the impetus to investigate bacterial infection in the...

Author(s): Tomomitsu Satho, Hamady Dieng, Tetsuya Mizutani, Yuki Eshita, Takeshi Miyata, Parimal Talukder, Nobuhiro Kashige, Abu Hassan Ahmad and Fumio Miake