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  1. Review

    Efficacy and safety of sarolaner (Simparica®) in the treatment and control of naturally occurring flea infestations in dogs presented as veterinary patients in Australia

    The efficacy and safety of a novel isoxazoline compound, sarolaner (Simparica®, Zoetis) and spinosad (Comfortis®, Elanco) as a positive control were evaluated for the treatment and control of natural flea infesta...

    Raj Packianathan, Sally Colgan, Andrew Hodge, Kylie Davis, Robert H. Six and Steven Maeder

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:387

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  2. Short report

    Angiostrongylus vasorum in wolves in Italy: prevalence and pathological findings

    Angiostrongylus vasorum is a nematode residing in the heart and pulmonary vessels of dogs and wild carnivores. In Europe the red fox is its reservoir, while only three records from wol...

    Claudio De Liberato, Goffredo Grifoni, Raniero Lorenzetti, Roberta Meoli, Cristiano Cocumelli, Antonio Mastromattei, Francesco Scholl, Pasquale Rombolà, Pietro Calderini, Gianpaolo Bruni and Claudia Eleni

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:386

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  3. Review

    Host immune responses to the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, in humans

    Scabies is a parasitic disease due to infestation of skin by the burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies is a major public health problem and endemic in resource poor communities worldwide affecting over 100 mi...

    Sajad A. Bhat, Kate E. Mounsey, Xiaosong Liu and Shelley F. Walton

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:385

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  4. Research

    Molluscicidal activity and mechanism of toxicity of a novel salicylanilide ester derivative against Biomphalaria species

    Schistosomiasis mansoni is one of the most important, but often neglected, tropical diseases transmitted by snails of the genus Biomphalaria. Control of the intermediate host snail plays a crucial role in prevent...

    Ping He, Weisi Wang, Benjamin Sanogo, Xin Zeng, Xi Sun, Zhiyue Lv, Dongjuan Yuan, Liping Duan and Zhongdao Wu

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:383

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  5. Research

    Sialotranscriptomics of Rhipicephalus zambeziensis reveals intricate expression profiles of secretory proteins and suggests tight temporal transcriptional regulation during blood-feeding

    Ticks secrete a diverse mixture of secretory proteins into the host to evade its immune response and facilitate blood-feeding, making secretory proteins attractive targets for the production of recombinant ant...

    Minique Hilda de Castro, Daniel de Klerk, Ronel Pienaar, D Jasper G Rees and Ben J Mans

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:384

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  6. Research

    Dengue-1 virus and vector competence of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) populations from New Caledonia

    Dengue virus (DENV) is the arbovirus with the highest incidence in New Caledonia and in the South Pacific region. In 2012–2014, a major DENV-1 outbreak occurred in New Caledonia. The only known vector of DENV ...

    Elodie Calvez, Laurent Guillaumot, Dominique Girault, Vaea Richard, Olivia O’Connor, Tuterarii Paoaafaite, Magali Teurlai, Nicolas Pocquet, Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau and Myrielle Dupont-Rouzeyrol

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:381

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  7. Research

    Safety of fluralaner oral solution, a novel systemic antiparasitic treatment for chickens, in laying hens after oral administration via drinking water

    Poultry mites are the most significant pest affecting production systems in the egg-laying industry. Fluralaner is a novel systemic insecticide and acaricide that is effective against poultry mites (Dermanyssus g...

    Angella Prohaczik, Monika Menge, Bruno Huyghe, Annie Flochlay-Sigognault and Gaëlle Le Traon

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:363

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  8. Research

    Within-host temporal fluctuations of Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing units: the case of the wild reservoir rodent Octodon degus

    Chagas disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi is considered a major public health problem in America. After an acute phase the disease changes to a chronic phase with very low parasitemia. The parasite presents high...

    Gemma Rojo, Alejandra Sandoval-Rodríguez, Angélica López, Sylvia Ortiz, Juana P. Correa, Miguel Saavedra, Carezza Botto-Mahan, Pedro E. Cattan and Aldo Solari

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:380

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  9. Research

    Detecting and characterizing mixed infections with genetic variants of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) by developing an ankA cluster-specific nested PCR

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a tick-transmitted Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacterium able to infect a wide variety of wild and domestic animals worldwide. Based on the geneti...

    Maggy Jouglin, Sophie Chagneau, Frédéric Faille, Hélène Verheyden, Suzanne Bastian and Laurence Malandrin

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:377

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  10. Research

    TLR2 signal influences the iNOS/NO responses and worm development in C57BL/6J mice infected with Clonorchis sinensis

    Although the responses of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and associated cytokine after Clonorchis sinensis infection have been studied recently, their mechanisms remain incompletely understood. In this st...

    Qing-Li Yang, Ji-Qing Shen, Zhi-Hua Jiang, Yun-Liang Shi, Xiao-Ling Wan and Yi-Chao Yang

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:379

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  11. Research

    The use of sequential mark-release-recapture experiments to estimate population size, survival and dispersal of male mosquitoes of the  Anopheles gambiae complex in Bana, a west African humid savannah village

    Vector control is a major component of the malaria control strategy. The increasing spread of insecticide resistance has encouraged the development of new tools such as genetic control which use releases of mo...

    Patric Stephane Epopa, Abdoul Azize Millogo, Catherine Matilda Collins, Ace North, Frederic Tripet, Mark Quentin Benedict and Abdoulaye Diabate

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:376

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  12. Research

    Field evaluation of two commercial mosquito traps baited with different attractants and colored lights for malaria vector surveillance in Thailand

    Sampling for adult mosquito populations is a means of evaluating the efficacy of vector control operations. The goal of this study was to evaluate and identify the most efficacious mosquito traps and combinati...

    Alongkot Ponlawat, Patcharee Khongtak, Boonsong Jaichapor, Arissara Pongsiri and Brian P. Evans

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:378

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  13. Research article

    A cross-sectional survey of soil-transmitted helminthiases in two Myanmar villages receiving mass drug administration: epidemiology of infection with a focus on adults

    Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are still highly prevalent in southeast Asia. The country of Myanmar has had ongoing mass drug administration (MDA) programmes since 2003 in an attempt to control STH and reduc...

    Julia C. Dunn, Alison A. Bettis, Nay Yee Wyine, Aye Moe Moe Lwin, Soe Thiha Lwin, Khine Khine Su, Myint Myint Sein, Aung Tun, Nay Soe Maung and Roy M. Anderson

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:374

    Published on: 4 August 2017

  14. Research

    Important progress towards elimination of onchocerciasis in the West Region of Cameroon

    After more than a decade of community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) in the West Region of Cameroon, epidemiological evaluation conducted in 2011 showed that onchocerciasis endemicity was still high...

    Guy-Roger Kamga, Fanny N. Dissak-Delon, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Benjamin D. Biholong, Stephen Mbigha Ghogomu, Jacob Souopgui, Joseph Kamgno and Annie Robert

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:373

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  15. Research

    Comparative in vitro evaluation of contact activity of fluralaner, spinosad, phoxim, propoxur, permethrin and deltamethrin against the northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum

    Northern fowl mites (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) are obligate hematophagous ectoparasites of both feral birds and poultry, particularly chicken layers and breeders. They complete their entire life-cycle on infested ...

    Bradley A. Mullens, Amy C. Murillo, Hartmut Zoller, Anja R. Heckeroth, Faris Jirjis and Annie Flochlay-Sigognault

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:358

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  16. Research

    Genetic signature analysis of Perkinsus marinus in Mexico suggests possible translocation from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific coast of Mexico

    The protozoan Perkinsus marinus (Mackin, Owen & Collier) Levine, 1978 causes perkinsosis in the American oyster Crassostrea virginica Gmelin, 1791. This pathogen is present in cultured C. virginica from the Gulf ...

    Juan Pablo Ek-Huchim, Ma. Leopoldina Aguirre-Macedo, Monica Améndola-Pimenta, Victor Manuel Vidal-Martínez, Juan Antonio Pérez-Vega, Raúl Simá-Alvarez, Isabel Jiménez-García, Roberto Zamora-Bustillos and Rossanna Rodríguez-Canul

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:372

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  17. Research

    A case study of Desmozoon lepeophtherii infection in farmed Atlantic salmon associated with gill disease, peritonitis, intestinal infection, stunted growth, and increased mortality

    In September 2008, a disease outbreak characterized by acute, severe gill pathology and peritonitis, involving the gastrointestinal tract, was observed in an Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) farm in north-western...

    Simon Chioma Weli, Ole Bendik Dale, Haakon Hansen, Mona Cecilie Gjessing, Liv Birte Rønneberg and Knut Falk

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:370

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  18. Research

    One particular Anaplasma phagocytophilum ecotype infects cattle in the Camargue, France

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic tick-borne pathogen responsible for granulocytic anaplasmosis, a mild to a severe febrile disease that affects man and several animal species, i...

    Thibaud Dugat, Agnès Leblond, Nicolas Keck, Anne-Claire Lagrée, Isabelle Desjardins, Aurélien Joulié, Sophie Pradier, Benoit Durand, Henri-Jean Boulouis and Nadia Haddad

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:371

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  19. Short report

    Late-phase immune responses limiting oocyst survival are independent of TEP1 function yet display strain specific differences in Anopheles gambiae

    There is emerging evidence that mosquito anti-Plasmodium immunity is multimodal with distinct mechanisms for killing malaria parasites at either the ookinete or oocyst stages. Early-phase responses targeting the ...

    Hyeogsun Kwon, Benjamin R. Arends and Ryan C. Smith

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:369

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  20. Research

    A proteomic insight into the midgut proteome of Ornithodoros moubata females reveals novel information on blood digestion in argasid ticks

    The argasid tick Ornithodoros moubata is the main African vector of the human relapsing fever agent Borrelia duttoni and the African swine fever virus. Together with saliva, the tick midgut forms part of the host...

    Ana Oleaga, Prosper Obolo-Mvoulouga, Raúl Manzano-Román and Ricardo Pérez-Sánchez

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:366

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  21. Research

    In vitro and in vivo activity of R- and S- praziquantel enantiomers and the main human metabolite trans-4-hydroxy-praziquantel against Schistosoma haematobium

    Praziquantel (PZQ) is the mainstay of schistosomiasis control and has been successfully used for decades. However, its mechanism of action is not fully understood. While the majority of studies have been condu...

    Jana Kovač, Mireille Vargas and Jennifer Keiser

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:365

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  22. Review

    Poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) infestation: a broad impact parasitological disease that still remains a significant challenge for the egg-laying industry in Europe

    The poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae, has been described for decades as a threat to the egg production industry, posing serious animal health and welfare concerns, adversely affecting productivity, and impa...

    Annie Sigognault Flochlay, Emmanuel Thomas and Olivier Sparagano

    Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:357

    Published on: 1 August 2017

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