Dr. Sobhy  Abdel-Shafy

Dr. Sobhy Abdel-Shafy

Associate Professor
National Research Center, Egypt


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Acarology from Cairo University, Egypt

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Biography

Dr. Sobhy Abdel-Shafy is Professor of Parasitology at Department of Parasitology, National Research Center, Egypt. He is mainly specialist in ticks and tick borne diseases. He had PhD in 2000 from Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University under title “Microbiological and control studies on ticks infesting farm animals and poultry”. He had M.Sc. in 1995 and B.Sc in 1988. His research experience includes Assistance Researcher, Researcher and Associate Professor at different universities. He actively participated in organizing 3 conferences (2006, 2010 and2013) organized by Veterinary Research Division. He has attended 31st World Veterinary Congress in Prague, Czech Republic (2013). He serves as reviewer in many international journals. He has participated in many projects starting from 1997 until now. He is involved in two scientific missions; one to Unite of ricketsae, Facultyof Medicine, Mediterranean University, Marseille, France for six months (2009) and another to Unite of emergent viruses, Faculty of Medicine, Mediterranean University, Marseille, France for two months (2011). He is supervising 2 PhD scholars. He published more than 35 articles in journals (25 indexed in SCOPUS).

Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
100%
Entomology
62%
Tick-Borne Diseases
90%
Acarology
75%
Parasitology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Toaleb, N.I., H.S.M. Gabr, S.A. El-Shafy and E.H. Abdel-Rahman, 2019. Evaluation of vaccine candidates purified from the adult ticks of Ornithodoros savignyi (Acari: Argasidae) and Hyalomma dromedarii (Acari: Ixodidae) against tick infestations. J. Parasit. Dis., 43: 246-255.
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  2. Naroz, M.H., S.S. Ahmed, S.Y. Abdel-Aziz and S. Abdel-Shafy, 2019. First record of Acanthoscelides obtectus (say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) in Egypt: Development and host preference on five species of legume seeds. Coleopterists Bull., 73: 727-734.
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  3. Alanazi, A.D., H.I. Al-Mohammed, M.S. Alyousif, A.E. Said, B. Salim, S. Abdel-Shafy and R.M. Shaapan, 2019. Species diversity and seasonal distribution of hard ticks (acari: ixodidae) infesting mammalian hosts in various districts of Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia. J. Med. Entomol., 10.1093/jme/tjz036.
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  4. Abdel-Shafy, S., A.A. Ghazy and R.M. Shaapan, 2019. Applications of electron microscopy in ticks: Description, detection of pathogens and control. Comp. Clin. Pathol., 28: 585-592.
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  5. Abdel-Rahman, H.H., S. Abdel-Shafy, S.M. Nasr, Y.A.A. El-Nomeary and Tamer H. Abd El-Aziz et al., 2019. Effect of feeding of Moringa oleifera seed meal as a new protein source on performance, digestibility and blood constituents of male goats under desert conditions. J. Anim. Health Prod., 7: 131-141.
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  6. Abdel-Ghany, H.S.M., M.M. Fahmy, M.M. Abuowarda, S. Abdel-Shafy, R.M. El-Khateeb and E.M. Hoballah, 2019. In vitro acaricidal effect of Melia azedarach and Artemisia herba-alba extracts on Hyalomma dromedarii (Acari: Ixodidae): embryonated eggs and engorged nymphs. J. Parasit. Dis., 43: 696-710.
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  7. Shaapan, R.M., A.D. ALan, S. Abdullah, C. Helps and R. Wall et al., 2018. Tick-borne pathogens in ticks and blood samples collected from camels in Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia. Int. J. Zool. Res., 14: 30-36.
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  8. Hend H. A. M. Abdullah, Eman E. El-Shanawany, Sobhy Abdel-Shafy, Hala A. A. Abou-Zeina, Eman H. Abdel-Rahman 2018. Molecular and immunological characterization of Hyalomma dromedarii and Hyalomma excavatum (acari: ixodidae) vectors of Q fever in camels. Vet. World, 11: 1109-1119.
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  9. Alanazi, A.D., H.I. Al-Moha, M.S. Alyousi, R. Puschendor and S. Abdel-Shaf, 2018. Ticks (acari: ixodidae) infesting domestic and wild mammalians on the Riyadh province, Saudi Arabia. J. Entomol., 15: 75-82.
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  10. Abdel-Shafy, S., H.H.A.M. Abdullah, A. El-Molla, F.A. Salib and A.A. Ghazy, 2018. Epidemiology and diagnosis of rickettsioses in animal hosts and tick vectors. Bulgar. J. Vet. Med. 10.15547/bjvm.2137.
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  11. Abdel-Shafy, S., 2018. Is the cattle tick Rhipicephalus annulatus say, 1821 reared on the rabbit? J. Parasit. Dis., 42: 297-302.
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  12. Mahmoud, M.S., N.T. Abu El-Ezz, S. Abdel-Shafy, A.N. Somia and K.B.K. Wagdy et al., 2016. Assessment of Theileria equi and Babesia caballi infections in equine populations in Egypt by molecular, serological and hematological approaches. Parasit Vectors, 10.1186/s13071-016-1539-9.
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  13. Ghazy, A.A., S. Abdel-Shafy and R.M. Shaapan, 2016. Cryptosporidiosis in animals and man: 3. Prevention and control. Asian J. Epidemiol., 9: 1-9.
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  14. Abdullah, H.H.A.M., A. El-Molla, F.A. Salib, N.A.T. Allam, A.A. Ghazy and S. Abdel-Shafy, 2016. Morphological and molecular identification of the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus and the camel tick Hyalomma dromedarii (Acari: Ixodidae) vectors of Rickettsioses in Egypt. Vet. World, 9: 1087-1101.
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  15. Abdel-Shafy, S., H.S.M. Gabr, H.H.A.M. Abdullah and M.S. Mahmoud, 2016. Morphological and molecular description of immature stages of Ornithodoros savignyi (Acari: Argasidae). Parasitol. Res., 115: 3033-3040.
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  16. Abdel-Shafy, S., A.H. El Namaky, N.A.T. Allam and S. Hendawy, 2016. Scanning electron microscopy and morphometrics of nymph and larva of the tick Hyalomma rufipes Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae). J Parasit Dis., 40: 1-10.
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  17. Ghazy, A.A., S. Abdel-Shafy and R.M. Shaapan, 2015. Cryptosporidiosis in animals and man: 2. Diagnosis. Asian J. Epidemiol., 8: 84-103.
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  18. Ghazy, A.A., S. Abdel-Shafy and R.M. Shaapan, 2015. Cryptosporidiosis in animals and man: 1. taxonomic classification, life cycle, epidemiology and zoonotic importance. Asian J. Epidemiol., 8: 48-63.
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  19. Abdel-Shafy, S., R.M. Shaapan, K.A. Abdelrahman, A.H. El-Namaky, F.A.M. Abo-Aziza and H.A. Abou Zeina, 2015. Detection of Toxoplasma gondii (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) in the brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae) fed on infected rabbits. Res. J. Parasitology, 10: 142-150.
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  20. Zeedan, G.S.G., A.M. Abdalhamed, E. Abdeen, M.E. Ottai and S. Abdel-Shafy, 2014. Evaluation of antibacterial effect of some Sinai medicinal plant extracts on bacteria isolated from bovine mastitis. Vet. World, 7: 991-998.
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  21. Shahein, Y.E., A.M. Abouelella, N.A. Hussein, R.R. Hamed, A.E. El-Hakim, S. Abdel-Shafy and S.E. Tork, 2013. Identification of four novel rhipicephalus annulatus upregulated salivary gland proteins as candidate vaccines. Protein J., 32: 392-398.
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  22. Abdel-Shafy, S., S.M. Habeeb, A.H. El Namaky and H.A.A. Abou-Zeina, 2013. Scanning electron microscopy of nymphal and larval stages of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus (Say) 1821(Acari: Ixodidae). Global Vet., 10: 1-8.
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  23. Abdel-Shafy, S. and N.A.T. Allam, 2013. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR detection of flaviviruses associated with camel ticks in Egypt. Global Vet., 10: 394-402.
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  24. Abdel-Shafy, S., N.A.T. Allam, O. Mediannikov, P. Parola and D. Raoult, 2012. Molecular detection of spotted fever group rickettsiae associated with ixodid ticks in Egypt. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Dis., 12: 346-359.
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  25. Shalaby, H.A., S. Abdel-Shafy, H.M. Ashry and F.M. El-Moghazy, 2011. Efficacy of hydrogen peroxide and dihydroxy benzol mixture (disinfectant) on Toxocara canis eggs. Res. J. Parasitology, 6: 144-150.
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  26. Naser, S., S. Abdel-Shafy, H.H. Abdel-Rahman and S.M. Habeeb, 2011. Effect of dietary Jatropha curcas seed meal on rabbits infested by adult ticks of Hyalomma marginatum marginatum. Tox. Environ. Chem., 93: 1693-1708.
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  27. El Hakim, A.E., Y.E. Shahein, S. Abdel-Shafy, A.M.K. Abouelella and R.R. Hamed, 2011. Evaluation of glycoproteins purified from adult and larval camel ticks (Hyalomma dromedarii) as a candidate vaccine. J. Vet. Sci., 12: 243-249.
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  28. Abdel-Shafy, S., S.M. Nasr, H.H. Abdel-Rahman and S.M. Habeeb, 2011. Effect of various levels of dietary Jatropha curcas seed meal on rabbits infested by the adult ticks of Hyalomma marginatum marginatum I. Animal performance, anti-tick feeding and haemogram. Trop. Anim. Health Prod., 43: 347-357.
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  29. Abdel-Shafy, S., A.H. El Namaky and F.H.M. Khalil, 2011. Scanning electron microscopy and morphometrics of nymph and larva of the tick Hyalomma impressum (Acari: Ixodidae). Parasitol. Res., 109: 1509-1518.
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  30. Shalaby, H.A., S. Abdel-Shafy and A.A. Derbala, 2010. The role of dogs in transmission of Ascaris lumbricoides for umans. Parasitol. Res., 106: 1021-1026.
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  31. Shalaby, H.A., S. Abdel-Shafy, K.A. Abdel-Rahman and A.A. Derbala, 2009. Comparative in vitro effect of artemether and albendazole on adult Toxocara canis. Parasitol. Res., 105: 967-976.
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  32. Abdel-Shafy, S., R.M. El-Khateeb, M.M.M. Soliman and M.M. Abdel-Aziz, 2009. The efficacy of some wild medicinal plant extracts on the survival and development of third instar larvae of Chrysomyia albiceps (Wied) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Trop. Anim. Health Prod., 41: 1741-1753.
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  33. Zayed, A.A., S. Abdel-Shafy and R.M. El-Khateeb, 2008. Surface Ultrastructure of Posterior Abdominal Spiracles of Third Instars of Nasal bots of cephalopina titillator, Oestrus ovis and Rhinoestrus purpureus (Diptera:Oestridae) infesting camels, sheep and donkeys in Egypt. Res. J. Parasitol., 3: 1-11.
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  34. Shalaby, H.A., M.M. Abdel-Aziz and S. Abdel-Shafy, 2008. Diagnostic value of some Parascaris equorum antigens in foals. Assiut Vet. Med. J., 54: 226-240.
  35. Abdel-Shafy, S., M.S. Mahmoud and M.M. Abdel-Aziz, 2008. Evaluation of crude and fractionated gut extract antigens for protection against camel tick Hyalomma dromedarii (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Entomol., 5: 91-102.
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  36. Abdel-Shafy, S., 2008. Scanning electron microscopy and comparative morphology of Hyalomma anatolicum excavatum, H. dromedarii and H. marginatum marginatum (Acari: Ixodidae). based on nymphs. Acarologia, 48: 111-126.
  37. Abdel-Shafy, S., 2008. Scanning electron microscopy and comparative morphology of Hyalomma anatolicum excavatum, H. dromedarii and H. marginatum marginatum (Acari: Ixodidae). based on larvae. Acarologia, 48: 127-139.
  38. Habeeb, S.M., S. Abdel-Shafy and A.E.G.A. Youssef, 2007. Light, Scanning electron microscopy and SDS-page studies on the effect of the essential oil, Citrus sinensis Var. balady on the embryonic development of camel tick Hyalomma dromedarii (Koch, 1818) (Acari: Ixodidae). Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 10: 1151-1160.
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  39. El-Sadawy, H.A. and S. Abdel-Shafy, 2007. Laboratory and field studies on entomopathogenic nematodes as a biocontrol agent for the cattle tick Boophilus annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae). Acarologia, 47: 25-31.
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  40. El-Kammah, K.M., L.M.I. Oyoun and S. Abdel-Shafy, 2007. Detection of microorganisms in the saliva and midgut smears of different tick species. (Acari: Ixodidea) in Egypt. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 37: 533-539.
  41. Abdel-Shafy, S., M.S. Mahmoud and M.H. Salwa, 2007. In Vitro acaricidal effect of some crude extracts and essential oils of wild plants against certain tick species. Acarologia, 47: 31-42.
  42. Shalaby, H.A., S.M. Habeeb and S. Abdel-Shafy, 2005. Analysis of Argas persicus-derived immunogenic shared antigens using serum from chicken expressing resistance to adult ticks. J. Egypt. Vet. Med. Assoc., 65: 45-53.
  43. Massoud, A.M., M.A. Kutkat, S. Abdel-Shafy, R.M. El-Khateeb and I.M. Labib, 2005. Acaricidal efficacy of Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) on the fowl tick Argas persicus (Acari: Argasidae). Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 35: 667-686.
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  44. Mahmoud, M.S., S. Abdel-Shafy and Sanaa, K.A. Abou-El-Dobal, 2005. Evaluation of crude and purified salivary gland antigens for protection against camel tick Hyalomma dromedarii (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Egypt. Vet. Med. Assoc., 65: 229-243.
  45. Abdel-Shafy, S., 2005. Scanning electron microscopy and comparative morphology of argasid larvae (Acari: Ixodida: Argasidae) infesting birds in Egypt. Acarologia, 45: 3-12.
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  46. Zayed, A.A., L.M.I. Oyoun and S. Abdel-Shafy, 2004. Acaricidal effects of plant extracts Neem Azal and Bio Dux against the cattle tick Boophilus annulatus (Ixodidae) and the fowl tick Argas persicus (Argasidae). J. Appl. Vet. Sci. N.R.C., 1: 113-125.
  47. Abdel-Shafy, S. and M.M.M. Soliman, 2004. Toxicity of some essential oils on eggs, larvae and females of Boophilus annulatus (Acari: Ixodida: Amblyommidae) infesting cattle in Egypt. Acarologia, 44: 23-30.
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  48. El-Khateeb, R.M., S. Abdel-Shafy and A.A. Zayed, 2003. Insecticidal effects of neem seed and vegetable oils on larval and pupal stages of sheep blowfly, Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae). J. Egypt. Vet. Med. Assoc., 63: 255-268.
  49. Abdel-Shafy, S. and M.S. Mahmoud, 2002. Morphological and ultrastructural studies on Babesia bigemina local strain in haemolymph and salivary glands of infected Boophilus annulatus females. J. Egypt. Vet. Med. Assoc., 62: 247-256.
  50. Abdel-Shafy, S. and A.A. Zayed, 2002. In vitro acaricidal effect of plant extract of neem seed oil (Azadirachta indica) on egg, immature, and adult stages of Hyalomma anatolicum excavatum (Ixodoidea: Ixodidae. Vet. Parasitol., 106: 89-96.
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  51. El Kammah, K.M., L.M.I. Oyoun, G.A. El Kady and S.A. Shafy, 2001. Investigation of blood parasites in livestock infested with argasid and ixodid ticks in Egypt. J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol., 31: 365-371.
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