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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1  

Blastocystis: Status of its pathogenicity

Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006, India

Date of Web Publication25-Jun-2013

Correspondence Address:
Subhash Chandra Parija
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.113877

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Parija SC. Blastocystis: Status of its pathogenicity. Trop Parasitol 2013;3:1

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Parija SC. Blastocystis: Status of its pathogenicity. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2023 Mar 25];3:1. Available from: https://www.tropicalparasitology.org/text.asp?2013/3/1/1/113877

Genial greetings to all the readers of tropical parasitology.

With the release of the new issue for this year, we are pleased to share commendable news with you all. Our journal has received the long awaited indexing from PubMed. Hence forth, the articles published in our journal can be accessed in the PubMed central.

As this is a milestone accomplishment for all of us, we are extremely obliged to thank all the persons who had strived for this achievement. We are immensely grateful to all the members of our editorial board for their advice and suggestions to advance the quality of the journal. We would also like to profusely thank all the external reviewers who had whole heartedly spared their time in evaluating the scientific content of the submitted manuscripts. We thank all the authors who had entrusted us and submitted their valuable research work and findings. We also thank the experts who had shared their knowledge with us through their extensive reviews. Furthermore, to commend is our publisher. It was only with their assistance we were able to publish worthy articles and achieve all the success that we have attained till now.

We are also delighted on introducing a new section in this issue entitled "Symposium." This section is a compilation of expert reviews on different aspects of a particular topic. Through this section we expect to provide an informative treat to the readers, unraveling the newest concepts and recent advancements in the topic of review. In the present issue, the symposium deals with the consensus and controversies of Blastocystis, through reviews provided by national and international experts.

With the advent of the human immunodeficiency virus pandemic, the opportunistic parasitic infections are on the rise. The review article on opportunistic enteric parasites elaborates the current laboratory practices for the diagnosis of these infections. Articles of original research on malaria, toxoplasmosis, filarasis, and fascioliaisis add new information to the existing literature on the laboratory diagnosis, clinical profile, seroprevalence, and treatment aspects of these diseases. Vector resistance to insecticides, a major problem faced in the control of parasitic diseases. The article on acaricidal resistance to pyrethrinoids addresses this issue with novel results.

There has been a continuous tussle between scientists and animal right activists on the use of animals in research. The most recent aspects of animal ethics have been briefly summed up in the "Ethics in Series" section of this issue. In the "Face-to-Face" section, we have interviewed Professor M. C. Agrawal who shares his vast experience on parasitic research in India and also provides his valuable advice to the young, budding scientists in this field. The calendar of events gives a synopsis of the upcoming national and international scientific events related to parasitology for the year.

As we are starting this year on a high note, we once again thank everyone who has supported us for reaching here and we hope that this issue delights its readers with its treasure of information.


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