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: 176

Table of Content: July-December 2020; 12(2)

July 2020

Effect of diminazene diaceturate (Sequzene®) on serum biochemistry and associated histopathological changes of New-Zealand rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) experimentally infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei

This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of diminazene diaceturate (Sequzene®) on serum biochemistry and associated histopathological changes of New-Zealand white rabbits experimentally infected with Trypanosoma brucei brucei. A total of thirty New-Zealand white rabbits weighing between 0.1 and 0.7 kg of both sexes were divided into six groups A to F of five rabbits each. Group A was infected with T....

Author(s): Abwari Bwala David, Adamu Inuwa, Samson Anjikwi Malgwi, Albert Wulari Mbaya, Hadiza Abdulsalam and Dennis Ogbonna Okoro  

August 2020

Knowledge, attitudes and practices of communities towards neurocysticercosis in the districts of Amuru and Gulu, Northern Uganda

Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the hematogenous inversion of brain by the larval stage of pork tapeworm, Taenia solium.  The aim of the study was to investigate the knowledge, attitudes and practices among communities in two districts of Northern Uganda. A community based cross sectional study was conducted between February to March 2019 in two Sub-Counties of Amuru and Gulu districts. Multi-stage sampling and lottery...

Author(s): S. P. Alarakol, B. S. Bagaya, Walter Onen Yagos and E. I. Odongo Aginya  

August 2020

Historic and current trends of human African trypanosomiasis in South Sudan

Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) due to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense remains a major public health problem in South Sudan. It causes substantial socio-economic impacts on the livelihoods of poor rural inhabitants. This article throws lights on a review of historic and current trends for evolution of HAT in South Sudan. Data of HAT cases were obtained from several relevant sources including World Health Organization...

Author(s): Yatta S. Lukou, and Erneo B. Ochi  

October 2020

Spatiotemporal analysis of Plasmodium falciparum genetic diversity and multiplicity of infections in Senegal from 2014 to 2017

Malaria showed a significant decline in Senegal following the scale up of malaria control around the country with epidemiological disparities. Assessment of multiplicity of infection (MOI) and genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum population evolution proved its efficacy in monitoring malaria control. However, to our knowledge few studies focused on the dynamic changes of genetic diversity and MOI in Senegal. The...

Author(s): Tolla Ndiaye, Khadim Diongue, Mouhamad Sy, Mamadou Alpha Diallo,  Mamane Nassirou Garba, Amy Gaye, Yaye Die Ndiaye, Awa Bineta Deme, Sarah K.Volkman, Aida Sadikh Badiane and Daouda Ndiaye,  

November 2020

Prevalence of Loa loa and Mansonella perstans detection in urban areas of Southeast Gabon

Loa loa and Mansonella perstans are two filarial species commonly found in Gabon loiasis has gained attention because of severe adverse events occurring in individuals harboring very high L. loa microfilarial loads after treatment with ivermectin. However, most studies were carried out in rural areas. This work aimed at the study of the prevalence of filarial infections in different urban areas of southeast Gabon. The...

Author(s): Eyang-Assengone Elsa Rush, Roland Dieki, Mvoula Odile Ngounga, Antoine Roger Mbou Moutsimbi, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki and Jean Paul Akue  

November 2020

Prevalence, risk factors and species’ diversity of ixodid ticks that parasitize dromedary camel in Yabello District of Borana Zone, Southern Ethiopia

A cross sectional study was carried out to investigate the prevalence and species’ diversity of ixodid ticks that parasitize dromedary camel since October 2016 to March 2017. A total of 384 dromedary camels from five peasant association in Yabello District were examined. A total of 4417 ticks were collected from 374 camels. The average burden of the tick was 11.8 per camel while a male to female ratio was 1.9 to...

Author(s): Makida Elias, Yacob Hailu and Kula Jilo