Monday, May 4, 2009

Blood and Tissue Nematodes Internet Resources

Onchocerciasis in a Refugee Child : case study of a child with "river blindness" contracted in Guatemala

Insect Parasitic Nematodes : Website on blood and tissue nematodes which have an insect biological vector in its life cycle. Site maintained by Dr. Parwinder Grewal, Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Below are the links on nematodes compiled by Dr. Grewal:

Phylum Aschelminthes (roundworms, tapeworms and flukes)
Pinworms ( Enterobius vermicularis ) : Graphic Images of Parasites, College of Veterinary Mediicine, Oklahoma State University.

Introduction to Platyhelminthes : Discussion and illustrations of the flatworms in the phylum. Flatworms are in the Class Trematoda, often referred to as the flukes.

A Parasitic Point of View : An brief discussion of the flatworms and tapeworms in the phylum Platyhelminthes.

Information on Flukes (Trematodes) from the Schistosome Study Group at the University of Cambriage, Great Britain.

Roundworms and Tapeworms

Tapeworms : Description, life cycles and photos of the Cestoda parasites of humans.

Tapeworms : Summary information about the common human tapeworms from Travel Health Online web site.

Cestoda Image List Images of all the tapeworms from Columbus State University, Georgia USA.

Taenia saginata : Illustrative case history of this tapeworm in Dec. 2, 1999 -- Vol. 341, No. 23 -- issue of the New England Journal of Medicine - Images in Clinical Medicine.

Table of all known tapeworms : compiled by Dr. Juergen Buche.

Parasitology at a German University - resources, links, journals, photos

Worms-on-the-Web : This site contains nematode links on the WWW. The Genome Network host.

Nematodes: Worms of the World - MLO cover story (January 2001) by Dr. Phyllis Pacifico, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Phylum Protozoa
Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) : Information from the Blue Book's Guideline for the Control of Infectious Diseases. Public Health Division, Victoria, Australia.

Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis in Texas, 1983-1996 . Disease Prevention News, Vol. 57, No. 15, July 21, 1997, pdf text.

A Patient's Guide to Identification, Naegleria fowleri . Basic discussion of the parasite and PAM.

PAM: Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis - Naegleria fowleri : "The ameoba is most active when the water temperature is greater than 80 degrees." , pdf.

Amebic Meningoencephalitis EMedicine Journal > Pediatricts > Parasitology Search Results.

More Information On Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis from the CDC and other sources. 1. Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), Naegleria fowleri 2. Amoebic Meningoencephalitis : Information from the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC. (Page has moved)

Phylum Arthropoda
EntoWeb ...a resource for students and teachers. Department of Entomology , Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Links to resources on mites, ticks, scorpions, spiders and all others in the phylum arthropoda.

Arthropod and Other Animal Bites : Discussion of arthropod bites, including the black widow spiders. Pdf/Adobe Acrobat.

Zoological Record : Internet Resource Guide for Zoology from Biosis and the Zoological Society of London, UK.

Tick Research Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island: link to resources on Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, tick images, and more

Phylum Arthropoda from University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web Site.

Class: Insecta web site devoted to insects with photos and information gleaned from the Spencer Entomology Museum at the University of British Columbia.

Insects, Science and Society: Entomology : Entomology course of Professor L.G. Higley with the University of Nebraska Department of Entomology. Scroll down to the "Bug of the Week" on the menu and learn about interesting creatures of the arthropod world.

The Human Botfly ......Do you know what it is? Find the answer at this website. : Mosquitoes - biological vectors of parasitic and other infectious diseases. Find information on how to prevent mosquito and other insect bites on this web site.

Black Widow Spider Fact Sheet : From The Ohio State University Extension Service - find information about habits, control and prevention of the black widow spider.

Acri: Mites - Here you will find information about mites found around the world. Excellent photographs of mites.

Parasitology Methods and Procedures
STILLQUICK : For the transport and processing of stool samples for parasitological examinations. From a company in Paris, France. Protocol for STILLQUICK is in English.

Protocols for O & P Testing: Clinical Practice Guidelines, British Columbia Medical Services Plan

Stool Collection for Ova and Parasites : from the Virtual Children's Hospital of Iowa.

Parasitology Guidelines: Clinical Practice Guidelines, Alberta Medical Association.

ELISA Kits for the diagnosis of toxocarosis, aveolar echinococcosis, cystic hydatid disease and visceral leishmaniasis from Bordier Affinity Products of Switzerland.

Organizations and Societies Devoted to Parasitology
McGill University Center for Tropical Diseases : Visit this web site for education and resources on parasitic infectious diseases.

British Society For Parasitology Internet links : Yet more resources and information devoted to parasitology.

Links to Sites Related to Tropical Diseases : Center for Tropical Diseases at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Parasitological Society of Southern Africa : Access their Parasitology and Related Links from this page.

Pasteur Institute: Parasitology Resource Page - Pasteur Institute, Paris, France.

Zoological Record : Internet Research Guide for Zoology from Biosis and the Zoological Society of London. This web site page includes parasitology links.

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