The work, which was funded by the National Institute for Health Research and NHS Blood and Transplant and is published in Nature Communications, provides a powerful new research tool for the identification of key host proteins and their domains that are involved in parasite infection
. It will facilitate attempts to understand and disrupt the mechanism of red blood cell invasion by malaria parasites.
The dog, estimated to be 9-years-old, has other problems, though: heartworm, a parasite infection
which must be treated progressively over the next six months so as not to strain her heart, and ehrlichia, a pest-borne disease similar to dengue in humans, which requires a round of antibiotics.
"The vets discovered she had developed a parasite infection
that had quite literally changed her personality."
However, there is little information about candidate genes which affect host resistance to parasite infection
the parasite infection
could be easily produced in human host through contaminated food and water supplies (11-14).
This strategy also enabled us to detect the case of mixed Schistosoma parasite infection
with ectopic egg elimination described in this report.
The clinical presentation of parasite infection
varies depending on the type and location of infestation within the biliary tree.
For the control of nematode parasite infection
in animals as well as in human, benzimidazole drugs are used which have high safety margins, broad spectrum activity, and used in wide range of host Benzimidazole drugs have been used in livestock sector for the last 30 years.
"This is the first time we have trained dogs to detect a parasite infection
and we are delighted by these early results."
She said: "This is the first time we have trained dogs to detect a parasite infection
. The potential to train dogs to detect tropical disease where diagnostics are poor is huge."
Increase of parasite infection
in wild fish populations indicates the unfavorable living conditions, led the decrease of fish resistance, modulate population structure, change its composition and loss biodiversity.