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  1. Content type: Research

    This research assesses knowledge amongst drug deliverers about the implementation of mass drug administration (MDA) for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Agam District (West Sumatera Province), the City of Depok (W...

    Authors: Christiana R. Titaley, Rita Damayanti, Nugroho Soeharno, Anifatun Mu’asyaroh, Mark Bradley, Tim Lynam and Alison Krentel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:315

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    Hard ticks are hematophagous ectoparasites characterized by their long-term feeding. The saliva that they secrete during their blood meal is their crucial weapon against host-defense systems including hemostas...

    Authors: Chaima Bensaoud, Milton Yutaka Nishiyama Jr, Cherif Ben Hamda, Flavio Lichtenstein, Ursula Castro de Oliveira, Fernanda Faria, Inácio Loiola Meirelles Junqueira-de-Azevedo, Kais Ghedira, Ali Bouattour, Youmna M’Ghirbi and Ana Marisa Chudzinski-Tavassi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:314

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    Cryptosporidium spp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are prevalent zoonotic pathogens responsible for the high burden of diarrheal diseases worldwide. Rodents are globally overpopulated and are known as reservoirs or...

    Authors: Wei Zhao, Jianguang Wang, Guangxu Ren, Ziyin Yang, Fengkun Yang, Weizhe Zhang, Yingchu Xu, Aiqin Liu and Hong Ling

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:313

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    Cryptosporidium spp. are important diarrhea-causing pathogens in humans and animals. Comparative genomic analysis indicated that Cryptosporidium-specific MEDLE family proteins may contribute to host adaptation of...

    Authors: Jilan Fei, Haizhen Wu, Jiayuan Su, Chanchan Jin, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:312

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    Rift Valley fever is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease that affects domestic ruminants and humans. Culex flavivirus is an insect-specific flavivirus that naturally exists in field mosquito populations. The inf...

    Authors: Sandra Talavera, Lotty Birnberg, Ana I. Nuñez, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Ana Vázquez and Núria Busquets

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:310

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    The larval stages of the tapeworms Echinocoocus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis are the causative agents of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) and human alveolar echinococcosis (AE), respectively. Both C...

    Authors: Chun-hua Gao, Jun-yun Wang, Feng Shi, Dietmar Steverding, Xia Wang, Yue-tao Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:311

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    Emergence of tick-borne diseases is impacting humans and livestock across the Northern Hemisphere. There are, however, large regional variations in number of cases of tick-borne diseases. Some areas have surpr...

    Authors: Atle Mysterud, Vetle Malmer Stigum, Ingrid Vikingsdal Seland, Anders Herland, W. Ryan Easterday, Solveig Jore, Olav Østerås and Hildegunn Viljugrein

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:309

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    The American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis, is an important vector of pathogens to humans, wildlife and domestic animals in North America. Although this tick species is widely distributed in the USA and Canada...

    Authors: Emily L. Kaufman, Nathan E. Stone, Glen A. Scoles, Crystal M. Hepp, Joseph D. Busch and David M. Wagner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:306

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    Lyme borreliosis caused by spirochetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) complex is still the most common tick-borne disease in Europe, posing a considerable threat to public health. The predominant vector...

    Authors: Katrin Blazejak, Marie-Kristin Raulf, Elisabeth Janecek, Daniela Jordan, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:304

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    Rift Valley fever phlebovirus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus causing severe disease in humans and livestock. It is endemic in Africa and spread to the Arabian Peninsula in 2000 raising concerns it could ...

    Authors: Sarah Lumley, Luis M. Hernández-Triana, Daniel L. Horton, Maria Del Mar Fernández de Marco, Jolyon M. Medlock, Roger Hewson, Anthony R. Fooks and Nicholas Johnson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:308

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    The spread of insecticide resistance (IR) is a major threat to vector control programmes for mosquito-borne diseases. Early detection of IR using diagnostic markers could help inform these programmes, especial...

    Authors: Vera T. Unwin, Shaun Ainsworth, Emily J. Rippon, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Mark J. I. Paine, David Weetman and Emily R. Adams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:307

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    Aedes vittatus is currently found in Africa, Asia and Europe, where it acts as a vector of pathogens causing animal and human diseases (e.g. chikungunya, Zika and dengue). Like other Aedes species, Ae. vittatus i...

    Authors: Alazne Díez-Fernández, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Santiago Ruiz, Rafael Gutiérrez-López, Ramón Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:297

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    Acute T-lymphocyte leukaemia is a form of haematological malignancy with abnormal activation of NF-κB pathway, which results in high expression of A20 and ABIN1, which constitute a negative feedback mechanism ...

    Authors: Qian Chen, Min-Hui Pang, Xiao-Hong Ye, Guang Yang and Chen Lin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:305

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    A major public health concern is the emergence and geographical spread of vector-borne diseases such as Zika and yellow fever. Ornamental bromeliads retaining water in their leaf axils represent potential bree...

    Authors: André B. B. Wilke, Chalmers Vasquez, Paul J. Mauriello and John C. Beier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:283

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    The eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau is now recognized as an endemic region with the highest reported human infection rates in the world of human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocula...

    Authors: Xu Wang, Jiayu Liu, Qingqiu Zuo, Zhiqiang Mu, Xiaodong Weng, Xiaohui Sun, Junyao Wang, Belgees Boufana, Philip S. Craig, Patrick Giraudoux, Francis Raoul and Zhenghuan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:302

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    Gene flow restrictions between populations of Aedes albifasciatus, the vector of Western equine encephalitis and Dirophilaria immitis, have been described in the central region of Argentina. Genetic and eco-physi...

    Authors: Maximiliano J. Garzón and Nicolás Schweigmann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:303

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    Scabies is worldwide one of the most common, yet neglected, parasitic skin infections, affecting a wide range of mammals including humans. Limited treatment options and evidence of emerging mite resistance aga...

    Authors: Deepani D. Fernando, Simone L. Reynolds, Martha Zakrzewski, Ehtesham Mofiz, Anthony T. Papenfuss, Deborah Holt and Katja Fischer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:301

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    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) exert a significant impact on animal agriculture worldwide because they transmit bluetongue virus (BTV) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EH...

    Authors: Dinesh Erram and Nathan Burkett-Cadena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:300

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    Many trichostrongylid nematode species are reported to infect bison, some of which are major causes of disase and production loss in North American bison herds. However, there is little information on the spec...

    Authors: Russell W. Avramenko, Ana Bras, Elizabeth M. Redman, Murray R. Woodbury, Brent Wagner, Todd Shury, Stefano Liccioli, M. Claire Windeyer and John S. Gilleard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:299

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    Urbanization is a main trend in developing countries and leads to health transition. Although non-communicable diseases are increasing in cities of low-income countries, vector-borne diseases such as malaria, ...

    Authors: Dieudonné Diloma Soma, Daouda Kassié, Seydou Sanou, Fatou Biribama Karama, Ali Ouari, Wadaka Mamai, Georges Anicet Ouédraogo, Gérard Salem, Roch Kounbobr Dabiré and Florence Fournet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:296

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    Artificially-introduced transinfections of the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia pipientis have the potential to reduce the vectorial capacity of mosquito populations for viruses such as dengue and chikungunya. A...

    Authors: Thomas H. Ant and Steven P. Sinkins

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:295

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    The salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, is an ectoparasitic copepod which feeds on the mucus, skin and blood of salmonid fish species. The parasite can persist on the surface of the fish without any effective ...

    Authors: Scott Hamilton, Kevin McLean, Sean J. Monaghan, Carol McNair, Neil F. Inglis, Hazel McDonald, Sandra Adams, Randolph Richards, William Roy, Patrick Smith, James Bron, Alasdair J. Nisbet and David Knox

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:294

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    Scale-up of the distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying with insecticides over the last decade have contributed to the considerable decrease of malaria morbidity ...

    Authors: Fiacre R. Agossa, Gil G. Padonou, Come Z. Koukpo, Jacques Zola-Sahossi, Roseric Azondekon, Osei K. Akuoko, Juniace Ahoga, Boris N’dombidje, Bruno Akinro, Arsene Jacques Y. H. Fassinou, Michel Sezonlin and Martin C. Akogbeto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:293

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  24. Content type: Short report

    Cytauxzoonosis is an emerging tick-borne disease of domestic and wild felids. Cytauxzoon felis induces severe and often fatal disease in domestic cats. In Europe, clinical and subclinical infections caused by Cyt...

    Authors: Alice Nentwig, Marina L. Meli, Johanna Schrack, Iris M. Reichler, Barbara Riond, Corinne Gloor, Judith Howard, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Barbara Willi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:292

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