- Bedbug infestations recorded in Central ItalyMassimo Masetti
Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Pisa, Via A Volta 4, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Parasitol Int 56:81-3. 2007..Cutaneous reaction was evident and one patient developed a severe bullous eruption. In both cases there was circumstantial evidence for association with international travel...
- Short report: cysticercosis in an Egyptian mummy of the late Ptolemaic periodFabrizio Bruschi
Department of Experimental Pathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:598-9. 2006..This observation also confirms that, in Hellenistic Egypt, the farming of swine, along with man an intermediate host of this parasite, was present, and supports other archeological evidence...
- 'Royal' pediculosis in Renaissance Italy: lice in the mummy of the King of Naples Ferdinand II of Aragon (1467-1496)Gino Fornaciari
Department of Oncology, Transplants and Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Division of Paleopathology, History of Medicine and Bioethics, Laboratory of Entomology, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:671-2. 2009..This is the first time that these parasites have been found in the hair of a king, demonstrating that even members of the wealthy classes in the Renaissance were subject to louse infestation...