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Coproscopic identification of Nosema apis (Microsporea: Nosematidae) spores in humans

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dc.contributor.author Iacob, Olimpia
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-07T06:42:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-07T06:42:11Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Iacob, Olimpia C. 2017. "Coproscopic identification of Nosema apis (Microsporea: Nosematidae) spores in humans". Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară 60 (1): 68-74. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/1126
dc.description.abstract The products of apiculture (honey, propolis, royal jelly, venom, nectar and bee bread) are being used for preventing healing and recovery of humans from various morbid states. In the general context of the bee pathology, the infection of the bees with species from Nosema genus determines loses both for the bees colonies and for the qualities of the bees products. Investigations were conducted in the Parasitology and Parasitic Disease Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Iasi, on the faecal samples from one human, breeder who consumed daily, for a long period of time, as supplement, a bee byproduct called bee bread, derived from their hives. The patient presented an advanced state of weakness, anorexia, headache, listlessness, severe diarrhoea syndrome and oscillating neurological disorders accompanied by aggressive and delusional seizures. Faecal and bee bread samples were assayed by direct and qualitative (Willis) and quantitative (Mc. Master) flotation methods. Examination and microphotography were performed using Leica optical system and Leica Application Suite. The obtained results showed that in both samples collected from the patient and the bee bread samples collected from the hives Nosema apis spores were identified, with a strong intensity (OPG: 20.000-25000, respectively). The results suggest the possible Nosema apis adaptation in humans, triggering an alarm on the consumption of apiculture products and byproducts that are veterinary uncontrolled and warns not to ignore the risk of a possible transmission to humans. It is the first case report of Nosema apis spores in humans, in our country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Nosema apis spores en_US
dc.subject human faeces en_US
dc.subject digestive syndrome en_US
dc.title Coproscopic identification of Nosema apis (Microsporea: Nosematidae) spores in humans en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Olimpia C. Iacob, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Ion Ionescu de la Brad”, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, no 8 Mihail Sadoveanu, Alley, 700489, Romania
dc.publicationName Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași, Seria Medicină Veterinară
dc.volume 60
dc.issue 1
dc.publicationDate 2017
dc.startingPage 68
dc.endingPage 74
dc.identifier.eissn 2393-4603


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