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: July-December 2023; 15(2)

July 2023

Intestinal Obstruction from Ascariasis: Report of a case in a 4 year old child

Ascaris lumbricoides is an intestinal nematode of humans. The parasite has been associated with intestinal pathology, respiratory symptoms and malnutrition in children in endemic areas. We report a case of digestive ascariasis complicated by intestinal obstruction in a 4-year-old boy. On admission, the symptomatology was marked by abdominal pain and vomiting in which adult of A. lumbricoides worms were demonstrated. The...

Author(s): Adama Zida, Kiswendsida Thierry Guiguemdé,  Patindoilba Marcel Sawadogo,  Flora Coulibaly, Benjamin Ouédraogo, Ibrahim Sangaré and Sanata Bamba.  

July 2023

Geometric morphometric characterization of species of the Schistosoma haematobium group in Central and Northern Côte d'Ivoire

Identification of species of the Schistosoma haematobium group is still mainly based on the morphology of eggs. Indeed, the same snail intermediate host can shed multiple species of cercariae morphologically similar and in addition, these species can hybridize. The aim of this work is to identify the cercariae of Schistosoma haematobium and S. bovis based on the geometric morphometric characteristics. We have considered...

Author(s): Glitho Carmen Sonya, Tian-Bi Yves-Nathan Tah, Konan Koffi Cyrille, Diakité Nana Rose and N’Goran Kouakou Eliezer  

December 2023

Morphometric structuring and diversity of ticks of the subgenus Rhipicephalus (Boophilus), in the Savannah District, Côte d’Ivoire

The existence of a biological barrier between Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) decoloratus, which are considered species within the subgenus Rhipicephalus (Boophilus), is increasingly questioned due to observed hypothetical hybridization among them. To investigate this presumed hybridization, we conducted a morphometric characterization study of the...

Author(s): Kouassi Y. J. M. Privat, N’Goran K. Edouard, Kanh K. H. Michael, Gragnon B. Guillaume and M’Bari K. Benjamin