E Pozio


Affiliation: Istituto Superiore di Sanit
Country: Italy


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    Pozio E, Marucci G, Casulli A, Sacchi L, Mukaratirwa S, Foggin C, et al. Trichinella papuae and Trichinella zimbabwensis induce infection in experimentally infected varans, caimans, pythons and turtles. Parasitology. 2004;128:333-42 pubmed
    ..papuae and T. zimbabwensis was observed in varans. The results show that T. papuae and T. zimbabwensis are able to complete their entire life-cycle in both poikilothermic and homoiothermic animals. ..
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    Pozio E. Foodborne and waterborne parasites. Acta Microbiol Pol. 2003;52 Suppl:83-96 pubmed
    ..i.e., for parasites which represent a risk to human populations living in industrialised countries. The majority of food and waterborne infections of parasitic origin are related to poverty, low sanitation, and old food habits. ..
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    Pozio E, Owen I, La Rosa G, Sacchi L, Rossi P, Corona S. Trichinella papuae n.sp. (Nematoda), a new non-encapsulated species from domestic and sylvatic swine of Papua New Guinea. Int J Parasitol. 1999;29:1825-39 pubmed
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    Pozio E, Foggin C, Marucci G, La Rosa G, Sacchi L, Corona S, et al. Trichinella zimbabwensis n.sp. (Nematoda), a new non-encapsulated species from crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) in Zimbabwe also infecting mammals. Int J Parasitol. 2002;32:1787-99 pubmed
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    Pozio E, Tamburrini A, La Rosa G. Horse trichinellosis, an unresolved puzzle. Parasite. 2001;8:S263-5 pubmed
    ..In particular, most cases of human infection have been attributed to horses imported from Eastern Europe, where pig trichinellosis is re-emerging and the main source of infection in horses. ..
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    Pozio E, Casulli A, Bologov V, Marucci G, La Rosa G. Hunting practices increase the prevalence of Trichinella infection in wolves from European Russia. J Parasitol. 2001;87:1498-501 pubmed
    ..This very high prevalence of Trichinella infection, the highest ever detected in a natural population of carnivores, could be explained by carnivore-carnivore transmission, influenced by the hunting practices adopted in the study area. ..
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    Pozio E, Gomez Morales M, Dupouy Camet J. Clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment of trichinellosis. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2003;1:471-82 pubmed
    ..To aid in the recognition and treatment of trichinellosis, an overall description of its clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment has been prepared. ..
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    Pozio E, Pagani P, Marucci G, Zarlenga D, Hoberg E, De Meneghi D, et al. Trichinella britovi etiological agent of sylvatic trichinellosis in the Republic of Guinea (West Africa) and a re-evaluation of geographical distribution for encapsulated species in Africa. Int J Parasitol. 2005;35:955-60 pubmed
    ..This provides a plausible explanation for the presence of Trichinella T8 in Namibia and South Africa, and further suggests that T. britovi could be the Trichinella species circulating among wild animals of Northern Africa. ..
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    Pozio E, Morales M. The impact of HIV-protease inhibitors on opportunistic parasites. Trends Parasitol. 2005;21:58-63 pubmed

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    Pozio E. The broad spectrum of Trichinella hosts: from cold- to warm-blooded animals. Vet Parasitol. 2005;132:3-11 pubmed
    ..This suggests that these two Trichinella species are capable of activating different physiological mechanisms, according to the specific vertebrate class hosting them...
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    Pozio E, Zarlenga D. Recent advances on the taxonomy, systematics and epidemiology of Trichinella. Int J Parasitol. 2005;35:1191-204 pubmed
    ..The review herein consolidates our current understanding of the taxonomy, epidemiology, and phylogeny of the genus Trichinella, and identifies areas where data are lacking and our knowledge requires additional clarification...
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    Pozio E. Factors affecting the flow among domestic, synanthropic and sylvatic cycles of Trichinella. Vet Parasitol. 2000;93:241-62 pubmed
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    Pozio E, Sacchini D, Sacchi L, Tamburrini A, Alberici F. Failure of mebendazole in the treatment of humans with Trichinella spiralis infection at the stage of encapsulating larvae. Clin Infect Dis. 2001;32:638-42 pubmed
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    Pozio E. New patterns of Trichinella infection. Vet Parasitol. 2001;98:133-48 pubmed
    ..The problem of horse-meat trichinellosis is restricted to France and Italy, the only two countries where horse-meat is eaten raw, whereas mutton and beef have been found to be infected with Trichinella sp. only in China...
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    Pozio E. Taxonomy of Trichinella and the epidemiology of infection in the Southeast Asia and Australian regions. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2001;32 Suppl 2:129-32 pubmed
    ..9%. Trichinellosis has also been documented in domestic animals and/or humans in Cambodia, Indonesia (Bali and Sumatra), Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and New Zealand, and in wildlife of Tasmania...
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    Pozio E, Sofronic Milosavljevic L, Gomez Morales M, Boireau P, Nockler K. Evaluation of ELISA and Western Blot Analysis using three antigens to detect anti-Trichinella IgG in horses. Vet Parasitol. 2002;108:163-78 pubmed
    ..Artificial digestion of at least 5 g of preferential-muscle tissue continues to be the method of choice at the slaughterhouse for preventing equine-borne trichinellosis in humans...