The skipper frog Rana cyanophlyctis which occurs in abundance in several fresh water bodies locally is an obligate host for many species of helminth
Humans and other animals have coexisted with helminths
since the dawn of time.
of four lizards from Nayarit, Mexico: Anolis nebolosus (Polychrotidae), Ctenosaura pectinata (Iguanidae), Phyllodactylus lanei (Gekkonidae), and Sceloporus nelsoni (phyrynosomatidae).
Over eons, helminths
have developed methods for subduing their hosts' inflammatory and immune responses in order to promote their own survival and colonization.
Prevalence of Zoonotic Intestinal Helminths
of Canids in Moghan Plain, Northwestern Iran.
in gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) of southern illinois.
parasitic load in soil of northern Lahore.
Key words: Procyon lotor, Didelphis virginiana, Mephitis mephitis, Arthrocephalus lotoris, Baylisascaris procyonis, Capillaria plica, Mesocestoides, Oochoristica, Physaloptera maxillaris, Physaloptera turgida, Plagiorchis elegans, Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus, helminth
Examples include helminths
, bacteria common in soils and in the human gut, and viruses such as hepatitis A.
infections include filarial diseases, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) caused by parasitic worms, which inflict the heaviest socioeconomic burden of all the neglected tropical diseases and affect millions in poverty-stricken areas.
In school age populations of developing countries, intestinal helminth
infections rank first among the causes of communicable and noncommunicable diseases (7).
Prevalence Intensity (a) (b) Helminth
taxon n % [bar.
The research published by David Artis, assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiology at Penn Vet, and colleagues may identify an important process in the immune response to helminth
parasites and allergies.
Bentwich and others described the observation that helminth
-infected Africans expressed higher levels of immune activation and a dominant Th2 immune profile when compared to European patients and those without helminth
S stercoralis, also called threadworms, is a nematode helminth
parasite that causes strongyloidiasis.