Effect of temperature on the Bulinus globosus - Schistosoma haematobium system.


BACKGROUND:Given that increase in temperature may alter host-parasite relationships, the anticipated rise in temperature due to global warming might change transmission patterns of certain diseases. However, the extent to which this will happen is not well understood. METHODS:Using a host-parasite system involving Bulinus globosus and Schistosoma haematobium, we assessed the effect of temperature on snail fecundity, growth, survival and parasite development under laboratory conditions. RESULTS:Our results show that temperature may have a non-linear effect on snail fecundity and snail growth. Snails maintained at 15.5 °C and 36.0 °C did not produce egg masses while those maintained at 25.8 °C laid 344 and 105 more egg masses than snails at 31.0 °C and 21.2 °C, respectively. Attainment of patency led to a reduction in egg mass production among the snails. However, the reduction in fecundity for snails maintained at 21.2 °C occurred before snails started shedding cercariae. Parasite development was accelerated at high temperatures with snails maintained at 31.0 °C reaching patency after three weeks. Furthermore, snail growth rate was highest at 25.8 °C while it was inhibited at 15.5 °C and reduced at 31.0 °C. Increase in temperature increased snail mortality rates. Snails maintained at 36.0 °C had the shortest survival time while those maintained at 15.5 °C had the longest survival time. CONCLUSIONS:We concluded that temperature influences fecunxdity, growth, survival and parasite development in the snail and thus dictates the time it takes the parasite to complete the life cycle. This has implications on transmission of schistosomiasis in the context of global warming.


Infect Dis Poverty


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  • Geographic distribution of echinococcosis in Tibetan region of Sichuan Province, China.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Echinococcosis is a parasitic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus larvae parasitism causing high mortality. The Tibetan Region of Sichuan Province is a high prevalence area for echinococcosis in China. Understanding the geographic distribution pattern is necessary for precise control and prevention. In this stud...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Liu L,Guo B,Li W,Zhong B,Yang W,Li SC,Wang Q,Zhao X,Xu KJ,Qin SC,Huang Y,Yu WJ,He W,Liao S,Wang Q

    更新日期:2018-11-02 00:00:00

  • Report of the first international workshop on onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Recently, several epidemiological studies performed in Onchocerca volvulus-endemic regions have suggested that onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE) may constitute an important but neglected public health problem in many countries where onchocerciasis is still endemic. MAIN TEXT:On October 12-14th 2017, ...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 社论


    authors: Colebunders R,Mandro M,Njamnshi AK,Boussinesq M,Hotterbeekx A,Kamgno J,O'Neill S,Hopkins A,Suykerbuyk P,Basáñez MG,Post RJ,Pedrique B,Preux PM,Stolk WA,Nutman TB,Idro R

    更新日期:2018-03-22 00:00:00

  • The global spread of Zika virus: is public and media concern justified in regions currently unaffected?

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Zika virus, an Aedes mosquito-borne flavivirus, is fast becoming a worldwide public health concern following its suspected association with over 4000 recent cases of microcephaly among newborn infants in Brazil. DISCUSSION:Prior to its emergence in Latin America in 2015-2016, Zika was known to exist at a re...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gyawali N,Bradbury RS,Taylor-Robinson AW

    更新日期:2016-04-19 00:00:00

  • Onchocerca volvulus as a risk factor for developing epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a case control study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:A high prevalence of epilepsy has been observed in onchocerciasis endemic areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With this study we aimed to investigate whether Onchocerca volvulus infection is a risk factor for developing epilepsy in onchocerciasis endemic regions in the DRC. METHODS:Between Octo...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Mandro M,Suykerbuyk P,Tepage F,Rossy D,Ngave F,Hasan MN,Hotterbeekx A,Mambandu G,Kashama JM,Laudisoit A,Colebunders R

    更新日期:2018-10-08 00:00:00

  • Burden, risk assessment, surveillance and management of SARS-CoV-2 infection in health workers: a scoping review.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Health workers (HWs) are at increased risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and a possible source of nosocomial transmission clusters. Despite the increased risk, the best surveillance strategy and management of exposed HWs are not yet well known. The aim of this rev...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Calò F,Russo A,Camaioni C,De Pascalis S,Coppola N

    更新日期:2020-10-07 00:00:00

  • Malaria epidemiology and interventions in Ethiopia from 2001 to 2016.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Ethiopia is one of the African countries where Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax co-exist. Monitoring and evaluation of current malaria transmission status is an important component of malaria control as it is a measure of the success of ongoing interventions and guides the planning of future control and el...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Taffese HS,Hemming-Schroeder E,Koepfli C,Tesfaye G,Lee MC,Kazura J,Yan GY,Zhou GF

    更新日期:2018-11-05 00:00:00

  • Nucleic acid detection in the diagnosis and prevention of schistosomiasis.

    abstract::Schistosomiasis is an important zoonotic parasitic disease that causes serious harms to humans and animals. Surveillance and diagnosis play key roles in schistosomiasis control, however, current techniques for surveillance and diagnosis of the disease have limitations. As genome data for parasites are increasing, nove...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: He P,Song LG,Xie H,Liang JY,Yuan DY,Wu ZD,Lv ZY

    更新日期:2016-03-30 00:00:00

  • Household perceptions and subjective valuations of indoor residual spraying programmes to control malaria in northern Uganda.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Insecticide-based tools remain critical for controlling vector-borne diseases in Uganda. Securing public support from targeted populations for such tools is an important component in sustaining their long-run effectiveness. Yet little quantitative evidence is available on the perceived benefits and costs of ...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brown ZS,Kramer RA,Ocan D,Oryema C

    更新日期:2016-10-06 00:00:00

  • Schistosomiasis control and the health system in P.R. China.

    abstract::Over the last sixty years advances have been made in the control of schistosomiasis in P.R. China. There are, however, difficult challenges still to be met. This paper looks at the extent to which the health system offers a positive environment for the control of the disease. It starts by tracing three phases in schis...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Collins C,Xu J,Tang S

    更新日期:2012-11-01 00:00:00

  • Epidemiology of onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy in the Mbam and Sanaga river valleys of Cameroon: impact of more than 13 years of ivermectin.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:A high epilepsy prevalence has been reported in several onchocerciasis-endemic villages along the Mbam and Sanaga river valleys in Cameroon, including Bilomo and Kelleng. We sought to determine the prevalence of epilepsy in these two villages following more than 13 years of community-directed treatment with ...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Siewe Fodjo JN,Tatah G,Tabah EN,Ngarka L,Nfor LN,Chokote SE,Mengnjo MK,Dema F,Sitouok AT,Nkoro G,Ntone FE,Bissek AZ,Chesnais CB,Boussinesq M,Colebunders R,Njamnshi AK

    更新日期:2018-12-03 00:00:00

  • Prioritizing research for "One health - One world".

    abstract::Infectious diseases of poverty, a collective term coined for infections known to be particularly prevalent amongst poor populations, is increasingly used for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) with special transmission routes, such as depending on vectors and/or intermediate hosts. The journal Infectious Diseases of P...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhou XN

    更新日期:2012-10-25 00:00:00

  • Why more research needs to be done on echinococcosis in Pakistan.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Echinococcosis has a worldwide geographical distribution with endemic foci on every inhabited continent. Due to the frequent outbreaks in different parts of Pakistan in the recent past, echinococcosis is being described as a neglected tropical disease and is considered one of the most neglected parasitic dis...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Ahmed H,Ali S,Afzal MS,Khan AA,Raza H,Shah ZH,Simsek S

    更新日期:2017-07-03 00:00:00

  • Good laboratory practices guarantee biosafety in the Sierra Leone-China friendship biosafety laboratory.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa between 2014 and 2015 was the largest EDV epidemic since the identification of Ebola virus (EBOV) in 1976, and the countries most strongly affected were Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. FINDINGS:The Sierra Leone-China Friendship Biological Safety La...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang Q,Zhou WM,Zhang Y,Wang HY,Du HJ,Nie K,Song JD,Xiao K,Lei WW,Guo JQ,Wei HJ,Cai K,Wang YH,Wu J,Kamara G,Kamara I,Wei Q,Liang MF,Wu GZ,Dong XP

    更新日期:2016-06-23 00:00:00

  • HIV care-seeking behaviour after HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men in Beijing, China: a cross-sectional study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Men who have sex with men (MSM) has become the group with the fastest growing HIV epidemic in China. Since many Chinese MSM are conducting HIV self-testing, we aimed to determine the rate of HIV care seeking after self-testing, examine characteristics of "seekers" compared to "non-seekers," and explore facto...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ren XL,Wu ZY,Mi GD,McGoogan JM,Rou KM,Zhao Y,Zhang N

    更新日期:2017-06-28 00:00:00

  • HIV among people who inject drugs in Hungary.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Before 2014 (the year of closure of the two largest needle exchange programs in Hungary, which halved the number of available syringes in the country despite increased injecting risk practices) no HIV was reportedly acquired in Hungary among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) who were not also men who had sex w...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ortutay A,Gyarmathy VA,Marjanek Z,Nagy K,Rácz J,Barcs I

    更新日期:2017-10-11 00:00:00

  • Socio-economic determinants for malaria transmission risk in an endemic primary health centre in Assam, India.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Northeast India. As there is limited information available on the potential influence of socio-economic variables on malaria risk, the present study was conducted to assess the influence of demographic factors, the socio-economic status, and knowledge, a...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yadav K,Dhiman S,Rabha B,Saikia P,Veer V

    更新日期:2014-06-24 00:00:00

  • The burden of and risk factors for active trachoma in the North and South Wollo Zones of Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Trachoma is a disease of the eye, caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, which can lead to blindness if left untreated. Ethiopia is one of the most trachoma-affected countries in the world. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of and associated risk factors for active trachoma a...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tadesse B,Worku A,Kumie A,Yimer SA

    更新日期:2017-10-09 00:00:00

  • Zooprophylaxis as a control strategy for malaria caused by the vector Anopheles arabiensis (Diptera: Culicidae): a systematic review.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Zooprophylaxis is the use of wild or domestic animals, which are not the reservoir host of a given disease, to divert the blood-seeking malaria vectors from human hosts. In this paper, we systematically reviewed zooprophylaxis to assess its efficacy as a malaria control strategy and to evaluate the possible ...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Asale A,Duchateau L,Devleesschauwer B,Huisman G,Yewhalaw D

    更新日期:2017-10-25 00:00:00

  • Risk factors associated with mortality of COVID-19 in 3125 counties of the United States.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The number of cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has risen sharply since March 2020. A county health ranking and roadmaps program has been established to identify factors associated with disparity in mobility and mortality of COVID-19 in all counties in the United States. The risk fa...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tian T,Zhang J,Hu L,Jiang Y,Duan C,Li Z,Wang X,Zhang H

    更新日期:2021-01-04 00:00:00

  • Surveillance on schistosomiasis in five provincial-level administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China in the post-elimination era.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The People's Republic of China (P. R. China) has made significant progress on schistosomiasis control. Among the 12 provincial-level administrative divisions (PLADs) with schistosomiasis endemic in P. R. China, Guangdong, Shanghai, Fujian, Guangxi and Zhejiang PLADs (following as five PLADs) had successively...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Guo JY,Xu J,Zhang LJ,Lv S,Cao CL,Li SZ,Zhou XN

    更新日期:2020-10-01 00:00:00

  • Risk assessment of malaria transmission at the border area of China and Myanmar.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In order to achieve the goal of malaria elimination, the Chinese government launched the National Malaria Elimination Programme in 2010. However, as a result of increasing cross-border population movements, the risk of imported malaria cases still exists at the border areas of China, resulting in a potential...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shi B,Zheng J,Qiu H,Yang GJ,Xia S,Zhou XN

    更新日期:2017-07-06 00:00:00

  • How Shenzhen, China avoided widespread community transmission: a potential model for successful prevention and control of COVID-19.

    abstract::Shenzhen is a city of 22 million people in south China that serves as a financial and trade center for East Asia. The city has extensive ties to Hubei Province, the first reported epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the world. Initial predictions suggested Shenzhen would experience a high ...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Zou H,Shu Y,Feng T

    更新日期:2020-07-10 00:00:00

  • Malaria endemicity and co-infection with tissue-dwelling parasites in Sub-Saharan Africa: a review.

    abstract::Mechanisms and outcomes of host-parasite interactions during malaria co-infections with gastrointestinal helminths are reasonably understood. In contrast, very little is known about such mechanisms in cases of malaria co-infections with tissue-dwelling parasites. This is lack of knowledge is exacerbated by misdiagnosi...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Onkoba NW,Chimbari MJ,Mukaratirwa S

    更新日期:2015-08-29 00:00:00

  • Accessing the syndemic of COVID-19 and malaria intervention in Africa.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused substantial disruptions to health services in the low and middle-income countries with a high burden of other diseases, such as malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on malaria trans...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shi B,Zheng J,Xia S,Lin S,Wang X,Liu Y,Zhou XN,Liu J

    更新日期:2021-01-07 00:00:00

  • Abnormal immunity of non-survivors with COVID-19: predictors for mortality.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases has rapidly increased all over the world. Specific information about immunity in non-survivors with COVID-19 is scarce. This study aimed to analyse the clinical characteristics and abnormal immunity of the confirmed COVID-19 non-survivors. METHODS:In t...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhao Y,Nie HX,Hu K,Wu XJ,Zhang YT,Wang MM,Wang T,Zheng ZS,Li XC,Zeng SL

    更新日期:2020-08-03 00:00:00

  • Technology innovation for infectious diseases in the developing world.

    abstract::Enabling innovation and access to health technologies remains a key strategy in combating infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, a gulf between paying markets and the endemicity of such diseases has contributed to the dearth of R&D in meeting these public health needs. While the phar...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: So AD,Ruiz-Esparza Q

    更新日期:2012-10-25 00:00:00

  • What did we learn from preparing for cross-border transmission of Ebola virus disease into a complex humanitarian setting - The Republic of South Sudan?

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Following the West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak (2013-2016), WHO developed a preparedness checklist for its member states. This checklist is currently being applied for the first time on a large and systematic scale to prepare for the cross border importation of the ongoing EVD outbreak in the D...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Olu OO,Lako R,Wamala JF,Ramadan PO,Ryan C,Udenweze I,Berta K,Guyo AG,Sokemawu A,Tukuru M,Gray HJ,Chimbaru A

    更新日期:2020-04-21 00:00:00

  • Disability progression among leprosy patients released from treatment: a survival analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Leprosy can be cured, but physical disability (PD) as a result of the infection can progress in the post-release from treatment phase. This study evaluated the likelihood of, and factors associated with, the progression of the PD grade post-release from treatment among leprosy patients treated in Cáceres-MT,...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dos Santos AR,Silva PRS,Steinmann P,Ignotti E

    更新日期:2020-05-24 00:00:00

  • First detection of F1534C knockdown resistance mutation in Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) from Cameroon.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Aedes borne viral diseases, notably dengue, are increasingly reported in Cameroon with Aedes aegypti being a major vector. Data on insecticide resistance of this vector and underlying mechanisms needed for outbreak preparedness remain scarce in Cameroon. Here, we present the nationwide distribution of insect...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yougang AP,Kamgang B,Bahun TAW,Tedjou AN,Nguiffo-Nguete D,Njiokou F,Wondji CS

    更新日期:2020-11-02 00:00:00

  • Risk factors affecting the mortality of HIV-infected patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in the cART era: a retrospective cohort study in China.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Tuberculosis infection still places a great burden on HIV-infected individuals in China and other developing countries. Knowledge of the survival of HIV-infected patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) would provide important insights for the clinical management of this population, which remains to be wel...

    journal_title:Infectious diseases of poverty

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ji YJ,Liang PP,Shen JY,Sun JJ,Yang JY,Chen J,Qi TK,Wang ZY,Song W,Tang Y,Liu L,Zhang RF,Shen YZ,Lu HZ

    更新日期:2018-03-24 00:00:00