International Journal of

Tropical Diseases

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710018

Insecticidal Activities of Chromolaena odorata and Vernonia amygdalina leaf extracts against Anopheles gambiae [Diptera: Culicidae]

Ileke Kayode David and Olabimi Isaac Omotayo

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 18, 2019

Female Anopheles mosquitoes are the vectors of human malaria. The use of chemical insecticides for vector control has hampered with environmental pollution and insect. This suggests the need for the development of more potent and environment-friendly insecticides for effective control of malaria. This research investigated the larvicidal, pupicidal and adulticidal activities of Chromolaena odorata and Vernonia amygdalina leaf extracts against....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710017

The Efficacy of Three Indigenous Plants (Tetrapleura tetraptera, Bridelia ferruginea and Azadirachta indica) as Plant Derived Molluscicides against Fresh Water Snails

Afolabi Olajide Joseph, Ojo Babatunde David and Simon-Oke Iyabo Adepeju

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 13, 2019

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease transmitted by fresh water snail infected with the Schistosoma parasites. The disease is endemic in many parts of Asia, Africa, and South America affecting people who are unable to avoid contact with water, either because of their profession or because of lack of reliable source of safe water for drinking, washing and bathing. The study focused on the molluscicidal activities of the oil extracts of Tetrapleura tetraptera, Bridelia ferruginea and Azadirachta...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710016

The Influence of Human T-Lymphotropic Virus 1 on Patients Coinfected by the Helminth Strongyloides stercoralis

Larissa Rodrigues Bosqui, Taylon Felipe Silva, Raquel Arruda Sanfelice, Lais Fernanda Machado, Erika Caroline Steinle, Bianca Arranzato Bertasso, Marina Leticia Rezende Mantovani, Gabriela de Alcantara Dalevedo, Milena Menegazzo Miranda-Sapla, Ivete Conchon-Costa, Wander Rogerio Pavanelli, Francine Nesello Melanda and Idessania Nazareth Costa

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 09, 2019

Strongyloides stercoralis is the helminth which causes strongyloidiasis, a neglected disease, with a global prevalence estimated at 60 million people infected, principally in tropical regions. The parasite’s proliferation occurs mainly in immunosuppressed hosts, in particular, patients carrying Human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1), which is responsible for the infection of cells of the immune system. As a result, we aimed to identify and discuss clinical and pathological aspects of infection ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710015

Excavata-Kinetoplastea Trypanosomatidae Parasites and the Interaction with their Hosts

Sylvia Ortiz and Aldo Solari

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 06, 2019

Kinetoplastea Trypanosomatidae are unicellular flagellated parasites of different kind of hosts. They cause diseases in plants, animals and humans. These parasites are transmitted by insect vectors in a wide range of geographic areas. In this communication we review the interactions between trypanosomatid parasites, their hosts and thoughts about their impact on environmental health, especially in those regions where hosts are natural reserves of many species. The interactions of these parasites...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710014

Prevalence of Plasmodium Falciparum among Nigerians in Abuja and Central States: A Comparative Analysis of Sensitivity and Specificity Using Rapid Diagnostic Test and Microscopy as Tools in Management of Malaria

Peter Asaga Mac, Hussaini Fatima Asheadzi, Amuga Gideon, Prerna Thaker and Philomena Airiohuodion

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 30, 2019

A cross-sectional study of 403 consenting healthy individuals who came to National hospital, Abuja and Nasarawa State University hospital, Keffi for medical examination were recruited from April 2017 through July 2017. The socio-demographic charactersitics of each participant was obtained through oral consultation. Information collected included the sex, age, occupation and locality to which they belonged. The gold standard tool (microscopy) and RDTs were used to determine the prevalence of mala...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijtd-2017/1710013

Macrophage's Arsenal in the Battle against Zaire EBOLA Virus

Michelino Di Rosa and Lucia Malaguarnera

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 25, 2019

Over forty years of extensive research has not yet solved the complexity of Ebola pathogenesis leading to a continued need for a successful cure. This virus has evolved different strategies to counteract immune responses as they are unreceptive to a large portion of the known antiviral drugs and there is no valid treatment as to date for disease created by this pathogen. A plethora of evidences have revealed that monocytes/macrophage contribute significantly in viral pathogenesis....

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