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Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Game Animals from Poland

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The occurrence and concentrations of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in 141 adipose tissue samples of wild boars, roe deer, and red deer from different regions of the country, collected in 2010/2011. The determinations of HCH isomers (α-, β-, and γ-HCH), HCB, DDTs (p,p’-DDT, o,p’-DDT, p,p’-DDE, and p,p’-DDD), and PCBs (six indicator PCB congeners 28, 52, 101, 138, 153, and 180) were carried out using the capillary gas chromatography. The mean concentrations of DDTs expressed on the fat basis ranged from 0.241 mg/kg (wild boar) to 0.032 mg/kg (red deer), and for PCBs from 0.015 mg/kg (wild boar) to 0.010 mg/kg (roe deer). The mean contribution of p,p’-DDE to DDTs and PCB 153, PCB 138, and PCB 180 to PCBs exceeded 80% and 90% respectively, in all game animal samples studied. Higher contents of chlorinated hydrocarbons were detected in game animals originating from industrial regions.

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Prevalence of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Antibodies in Domestic and Game Animals from Eastern Poland

., Juricová Z., Svobodová S., Halouzka J.: A serologic survey for some bacterial and viral zoonoses in game animals in the Czech Republic. J Wildl Dis 1993, 29 , 604-607. 9. Juceviciene A., Zygutiene M., Leinikki P., Brummer- Korvenkontio H., Salminen M., Han X., Vapalahti O.: Tick-borne encephalitis virus infections in Lithuanian domestic animals and ticks. Scand J Infect Dis 2005, 37 , 742-746. 10. Kańtoch M.: Tick-borne encephalitis - etiopathogenesis and implications for public health in Poland. Postępy Hig Med Dosw 1998, 52 , 3

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Acute effects of recreational soccer on inflammatory response and cardiac and skeletal muscle damage indicators

1;46(Suppl 1):i29-36. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091141 11. Carranza-García LE, George K, Serrano-Ostáriz E, Casado-Arroyo R, Caballero-Navarro AL, Legaz-Arrese A. Cardiac biomarker response to intermittent exercise bouts. Int J Sports Med. 2011 May;32(05):327-31. DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1263138 12. Rahnama N, Faramarzi M, Gaeini AA. Effects of intermittent exercise on cardiac troponin I and creatine kinase-MB. Int J Prev Med. 2011 Jan;2(1):20-3. 13. Hosseini SM, Azizi M, Samadi A, Talebi N, Gatterer H, Burtscher M. Impact of a soccer game on cardiac

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Molecular Detection of Cryptosporidium Species in Domestic Ducks Sold for Food in Nigerian Live Bird Markets

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Cryptosporidium infections has been reported in several avian species including chickens, pigeons and game birds where these infections had been identified to cause either enteric or respiratory diseases. However, little data exists on the molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium species in ducks, especially those in frequent contact with humans. The aim of this study was to detect the Cryptosporidium species infecting domestic ducks in two major live bird markets. A total of 109 fresh faecal samples were collected from all the ducks available on sale in the two markets. The detection of Cryptosporidium species was conducted by microscopy. All positive samples were confirmed by the nested PCR amplification and the nucleotide sequencing of the 18S rRNA genes. The results demonstrated that the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection in ducks using microscopy was 11.0 % (12/109). There was a higher prevalence 14.0 % (7/50) in ducks from Ibadan compared with those 8.5 % (5/59) obtained from Oyo town. All positive samples by microscopy were also positive using the nested PCR and the DNA sequencing of the secondary PCR products from the 18S rRNA genes which revealed the presence of Cryptosporidium parvum. This study revealed that natural infections of C. parvum may occur in ducks in close contact with humans and other domestic animals and therefore suggests that cryptosporidiosis in ducks may be of public health importance.

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Epizootic and epidemiological situation of Trichinella sp. infection in Poland in 2006–2015 in view of wild boar population dynamics

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Trichinosis in Lublin Province in 2003-2010 on a Background of Wild Boar`S Population Dynamics

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The research aimed at evaluating the epizootic and epidemiological situation of trichinosis during the last 8 years in Lublin province on a background of progressing increase in wild boar population within the region and in the whole country. Data for the study were taken from the report on the results of the official examination of slaughter animals and meat, poultry, game, lagomorphs and aquaculture animals and six reports on the number of trichinosis cases found at wild boars and domestic swine. In order to evaluate the trichinosis epidemiological situation within the region, reports of the National Institute of Public Health-National Institute of Hygiene on the number of identified trichinosis cases in people, as well as the number of hospitalised patients were presented. In addition, information on the population and hunting achievement of wild boars in hunting circuits of Lublin province during the last 8 years was enclosed. The number of identified trichinosis cases in meat of wild boars from Lublin region increased 9 times, while the percentage of trichinosis occurrence in reference to the number of examined carcasses almost 3-fold. At the same period, the number of porcine carcasses, in which trichinosis was found, decreased by over 4 times. Over double increase in wild boar population on the studied area was observed during the evaluation. Dynamic increase in the population size - in an aspect of the species population interaction with the living habitat, and in the form of the increase in the number of damages of crops and cultivation fields - contributed to intensified hunting pressure towards the species expressed as almost 3-fold increase of wild boar hunting. Analysis of epizootic and epidemiological situation of Poland indicates that wild boar meat was the principal source of trichinosis during the studied period. Considering Lublin province, the number of identified trichinosis cases is still high as compared to eastern and central provinces. Meanwhile, when compared to western and northern Poland, the level of trichinosis invasion can be considered as low. Furthermore, the trichinosis morbidity among people, that does not exceed 0.18/100 thousand inhabitants, can be regarded as low. Nevertheless, the fact of underestimating the necessity of both wild boar’s and swine’s meat examination seems to be alarming

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Monitoring of 137CS and 40K in the Levice District, Southern Slovakia

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Scientific Publication during PhD Candidature: Preclinical versus Clinical Research

. Learning to play the game: Student publishing as an indicator of future scholarly success. Technol Forecast Soc Change. 2014;81:56-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2012.09.008. 7. McGrail M, Rickard C, Jones R. Publish or perish: a systematic review of interventions to increase academic publication rates. High Educ Res Dev. 2006;25(1):19-35. DOI: 10.1080/07294360500453053. 8. Dragoş C, Dragoş S. O evaluarestatistica a pozitieiRomaniei in Europa privindpublicarea in reviste ISI. Rev Polit Stiint Sci. 2007;3:130-3. 9. Gu J, Lin Y

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Wild boar meat sensory attributes contributing general meat quality

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Potential role of beavers (Castor fiber) in contamination of water in the Masurian Lake District (north-eastern Poland) with protozoan parasites Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis

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