Affiliation: University College Dublin
Gray J, Estrada Pena A, Zintl A. Vectors of Babesiosis. Annu Rev Entomol. 2019;64:149-165 pubmed publisher
..The article concludes with a discussion of vector ecology and disease epidemiology in a global-change context and with suggestions for future research. ..
Zintl A, Halova D, Mulcahy G, O Donovan J, Markey B, Dewaal T. In vitro culture combined with quantitative TaqMan PCR for the assessment of Toxoplasma gondii tissue cyst viability. Vet Parasitol. 2009;164:167-72 pubmed publisher
..Our assay is robust, easy to perform and interpret and offers a viable alternative to bioassays, for use in epidemiological studies, or the evaluation of specific food safety treatments. ..
Zintl A, Talavera S, Sacchi Nestor C, Ryan M, Chryssafidis A, Mulcahy G. Comparison of Fasciola hepatica genotypes in relation to their ability to establish patent infections in the final host. Vet Parasitol. 2015;210:145-50 pubmed publisher
Vande Burgt N, Auer A, Zintl A. Comparison of inÂ vitro viability methods for Cryptosporidium oocysts. Exp Parasitol. 2018;187:30-36 pubmed publisher
..With the notable exception of our inÂ vitro excystation protocol, all methods were found to be useful for identifying viable oocysts. ..
Houpin E, McCarthy G, Ferrand M, de Waal T, O Neill E, Zintl A. Comparison of three methods for the detection of Angiostrongylus vasorum in the final host. Vet Parasitol. 2016;220:54-8 pubmed publisher
..Agreement between the tests ranged from 45.6 to 79.7%. A novel nested PCR-RFLP for the detection and identification of canid lungworm spp. is described. ..
Zintl A, Keogh B, Ezzaty Mirhashemi M, de Waal T, Scholz D, Mulcahy G. Survival of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in the presence of hydrated lime. Vet Rec. 2010;166:297-300 pubmed publisher
..Although the addition of 5 or 10 per cent lime caused the total number of oocysts to decrease, there appeared to be an increase in the proportion of potentially viable oocysts...