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First Record of Paramphistomes Fischoederius cobboldi and Paramphistomum epiclitum Detected in Bovine Rumen from a Local Market of Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR.

Authors
  • Sanguankiat, Surapol1
  • Sato, Marcello Otake2, 3
  • Sato, Megumi4
  • Maipanich, Wanna1
  • Yoonuan, Tippayarat1
  • Pongvongsa, Tiengkham5
  • Boupha, Boungnong6
  • Chigusa, Yuichi2
  • Moji, Kazuhiko7
  • Waikagul, Jitra1
  • 1 Department of Helminthology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. , (Thailand)
  • 2 Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 3 Curso de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Palmas, Tocantins, Brasil.
  • 4 Graduate School of Health Sciences, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 5 Station of Malariology, Parasitology, and Entomology, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR.
  • 6 National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR.
  • 7 School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan. , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Korean journal of parasitology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2016
Volume
54
Issue
4
Pages
543–547
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3347/kjp.2016.54.4.543
PMID: 27658609
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the present study, we report on the occurrence of paramphistomes, Fischoederius cobboldi and Paramphistomum epiclitum, in Lao PDR with the basis of molecular data. Parasite materials were collected from bovines bred in Ban Lahanam area, Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR at Lahanam public market. Morphological observations indicated 2 different species of paramphistomes. The mitochondrial gene cox1 of the specimens was successfully amplified by PCR and DNA sequencing was carried out for diagnosis of 11 specimens. Pairwise alignment of cox1 sequences were performed and confirmed F. cobboldi and P. epiclitum infecting bovines in Laos. Although there were many limiting points, as the small number of worm samples, and the restricted access of the animal host materials, we confirmed for the first time that 2 species of paramphistomes, F. cobboldi and P. epiclitum, are distributed in Lao PDR. More studies are needed to confirm the paramphistome species present in Savannakhet and its hosts to clear the natural history of these parasites of ruminants in the region and measure the impact of this parasite infection in the life and health of the local people.

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