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[significance of passive hemagglutination and its prospectives in lymphatic filariasis].the authors analyze the data concerning 219 sera, that they have tested in passive hemagglutination, with as antigen a dirofilaria immitis proteic extract, in french polynesia. besides its light sensitivity, this method does appear very interesting. it points out: --first, that there is a gaussian distribution of the results found at various dilutions, both by "filarian" and "non filarian" people. therefore, this distribution is a feasible and practical parameter for evaluation of the filariasis ...19761037386
antibodies to canine helminth parasites in asthmatic and nonasthmatic children.we studied the prevalence of ige and igg antibodies to toxocara canis and dirofilaria immitis, helminth parasites of dogs, in asthmatic and nonasthmatic children born and raised in hawaii. the serologic pattern of the two groups was found to differ significantly. of the 80 asthmatic subjects, 45.0% had ige antibody and 17.5% igg-precipitating antibody to one or both parasites. in contrast, of the 96 nonasthmatic children studied 7.5% were positive for ige antibody and 31.3% positive for igg anti ...19817251191
natural infections of dirofilaria immitis in aedes (stegomyia) polynesiensis and aedes (finlaya) samoanus and their implication in human health in samoa.dirofilaria immitis infections were observed in aedes polynesiensis and ae. samoanus in samoa, together with wuchereria bancrofti infections, in a study on sub-periodic bancroftian filariasis during 1978-1980. in the 4 indicator villages, the infection rate in ae. polynesiensis was 0.46% and the infective rate 0.09% (15,223 mosquitoes were dissected). the infection rate in ae. samoanus was 0.20% and the infective rate 0.08% (10,089 dissected). in 45 selected villages throughout the country, ae. ...19921440786
aedes aegypti (l.) and aedes polynesiensis marks (diptera: culicidae) in moorea, french polynesia: a study of adult population structures and pathogen (wuchereria bancrofti and dirofilaria immitis) infection rates to indicate regional and seasonal epidemiological risk for dengue and filariasis.populations of aedes aegypti (l.) and aedes polynesiensis (marks) on moorea island, french polynesia, the local vectors of dengue and filariasis, respectively, were sampled by landing/biting collection at nine localities on the east, north, and west coasts, during the late dry season, early and late wet season (september-may) 2003 and 2004, to investigate epidemiologically important features of the populations and compare them between regions and months. biting rates of both species tended to in ...200516465747
infectious disease monitoring of the endangered hawaiian monk seal.as part of conservation efforts between 1997 and 2001, more than 25% (332 animals) of the endangered hawaiian monk seal (monachus schauinslandi) population was sampled in the northwestern hawaiian islands. serum samples were tested for antibodies to viruses, bacteria, and parasites known to cause morbidity and mortality in other marine mammal species. antibodies were found to phocine herpesvirus-1 by using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, but seropositive results were not confirmed by virus ...200717495307
xenomonitoring of wuchereria bancrofti and dirofilaria immitis infections in mosquitoes from american samoa: trapping considerations and a comparison of polymerase chain reaction assays with dissection.entomologic monitoring of filarial infections, xenomonitoring, may have advantages in certain epidemiologic situations to assess the presence of infections in humans. hemalum staining and dissection and polymerase chain reaction (pcr) were compared to determine the filarial infection status of aedes (stegomyia) mosquitoes in american samoa. the overall prevalences of wuchereria bancrofti and dirofilaria immitis infections in ae. polynesiensis were, respectively, 0.16% and 1.06% by dissection and ...200919407123
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