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  1. Masked palm civets are known to play an important role in the transmission of some zoonotic pathogens. However, the distribution and zoonotic potential of Enterocytozoon bieneusi, Giardia duodenalis and Cryptospo...

    Authors: Zhengjie Yu, Xi Wen, Xitong Huang, Ruohong Yang, Yaqiong Guo, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao and Na Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:403

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  2. Host specificity is one of the outputs of the coevolution between parasites and their associated hosts. Several scenarios have been proposed to explain the pattern of parasite distribution in parental and hybr...

    Authors: Vadym Krasnovyd, Lukáš Vetešník and Andrea Šimková

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:402

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  3. To understand the dynamics of malaria transmission, membrane feeding assays with glass feeders are used to assess the transmission potential of malaria infected individuals to mosquitoes. However, in some circ...

    Authors: Wouter Graumans, Roel Heutink, Geert-Jan van Gemert, Marga van de Vegte-Bolmer, Teun Bousema and Katharine A. Collins

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:401

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  4. Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic protozoan infecting almost one-third of the world’s population. Toxoplasma gondii rhoptry protein 18 (TgROP18) is a key virulence factor determining the parasite’s acute viru...

    Authors: Ling Kong, Dan Jiang, Cheng He, Jing Xia, Haixia Wei, Lijuan Zhou and Hongjuan Peng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:400

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  5. Different methods have been used to preserve phlebotomine sand flies for research purposes, including for taxonomic studies and detection of Leishmania spp. Here, we evaluated the effect of various preservation m...

    Authors: Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Débora Elienai de Oliveira Miranda, Fernando José da Silva, Domenico Otranto, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo and Filipe Dantas-Torres

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:399

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  6. Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that recently emerged in the South Pacific islands and Americas where unprecedented outbreaks were reported. Although Aedes aegypti is considered to be the main ve...

    Authors: Yann Gomard, Cyrille Lebon, Patrick Mavingui and Célestine M. Atyame

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:398

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  7. Schistosomiasis remains prevalent in Africa, Asia and South America with an estimated burden of 1.9 million disability-adjusted life years in 2016. Targeting snails as a key to success for schistosomiasis cont...

    Authors: Juan Qiu, Rendong Li, Hong Zhu, Jing Xia, Ying Xiao, Duan Huang and Yong Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:397

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  8. Toxoplasma gondii is a major cause of abortion in small ruminants and presents a zoonotic risk when undercooked meat containing cysts is consumed. The aim of the present study was to investigate the genetic diver...

    Authors: Mercedes Fernández-Escobar, Rafael Calero-Bernal, Julio Benavides, Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, María Cristina Guerrero-Molina, Daniel Gutiérrez-Expósito, Esther Collantes-Fernández and Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:396

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  9. Arthropod borne virus infections are the cause of severe emerging diseases. Among the diseases due to arboviruses, dengue (DEN) and Rift Valley fever (RVF) are in the top ten in the list of diseases responsibl...

    Authors: Séverine Licciardi, Etienne Loire, Eric Cardinale, Marie Gislard, Emeric Dubois and Catherine Cêtre-Sossah

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:395

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  10. Historically, Anopheles atroparvus has been considered one of the most important malaria vectors in Europe. Since malaria was eradicated from the European continent, the interest in studying its vectors reduced s...

    Authors: Lotty Birnberg, Carles Aranda, Sandra Talavera, Ana I. Núñez, Raúl Escosa and Núria Busquets

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:394

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. Culicoides biting midges are vectors involved in the biological transmission cycle of important animal diseases such as bluetongue and African horse sickness. In Romania, the first outbreaks of bluetongue were re...

    Authors: Doru Hristescu, Florica Bărbuceanu, Lenuța Dascălu, Cristina Nițescu, Maria Goffredo, Adriana Santilli, Michela Quaglia, Thomas Balenghien and Gabriel Predoi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:393

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  12. Spatial repellents that drive mosquitoes away from treated areas, and odour-baited traps, that attract and kill mosquitoes, can be combined and work synergistically in a push-pull system. Push-pull systems hav...

    Authors: Mgeni M. Tambwe, Sarah J. Moore, Hassan Chilumba, Johnson K. Swai, Jason D. Moore, Caleb Stica and Adam Saddler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:392

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  13. Lyme disease is the most prevalent vector-borne disease in the USA with cases continuing to increase. Current control measures have not been shown to be impactful, and therefore alternatives are needed. Treati...

    Authors: David M. Poché, Gregory Franckowiak, Tyler Clarke, Batchimeg Tseveenjav, Larisa Polyakova and Richard M. Poché

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:391

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  14. Fasciolosis is one of the most important parasitic diseases of livestock. The need for better control strategies gave rise to the identification of various vaccine candidates. The recombinant form of a member ...

    Authors: Leandro Buffoni, Laura Garza-Cuartero, Raúl Pérez-Caballero, Rafael Zafra, F. Javier Martínez-Moreno, Verónica Molina-Hernández, José Pérez, Álvaro Martínez-Moreno and Grace Mulcahy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:390

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  15. Sticky traps are generally viewed as interceptive sand fly sampling methods; although no previous experimental evidence has supported this assumption. In this study, we tested this assumption experimentally for P...

    Authors: Dia-Eldin Elnaiem, Altayeb Khogali, Bashir Alsharif, Osman Dakein, Tayseer Jibreel, Mohamed Hassan, Hassan H. Edries, Hanan Elhadi, Bakri Elnur, Omran F. Osman, Margriet den Boer, Jorge Alvar and Noteila M. Khalid

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:389

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  16. Free-ranging chickens are often infected with Toxoplasma gondii and seroconvert upon infection. This indicates environmental contamination with T. gondii.

    Authors: Benedikt T. Fabian, Fatima Hedar, Martin Koethe, Berit Bangoura, Pavlo Maksimov, Franz J. Conraths, Isabelle Villena, Dominique Aubert, Frank Seeber and Gereon Schares

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:388

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  17. Giardia duodenalis is one of the most prevalent and highly diverse human parasites, encompassing a complex of eight genetically distinct assemblages, each further divided into sub-assemblages. While in recent yea...

    Authors: Carmen Costache, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Horațiu Alexandru Colosi, Alina Mihaela Baciu, Răzvan Vlad Opriş, Adriana Györke and Ioana Alina Colosi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:387

    Content type: Research

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  18. Dermatobia hominis (Diptera: Oestridae: Cuterebrinae) is a parasite with an important zoonotic and economical impact in the cattle industry, distributed in Central and South America, inhabiting wooded areas along...

    Authors: Georgiana Deak, Angela Monica Ionică, Giulia Nădășan-Cozma and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:386

    Content type: Short report

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  19. Infection with the cardiopulmonary nematode Angiostrongylus vasorum may cause severe disease in dogs, therefore prophylactic treatments are necessary to prevent infection in dogs at risk. A clinical field study w...

    Authors: Csilla Becskei, Jakob L. Willesen, Manuela Schnyder, Magda Wozniakiewicz, Nataliya Miroshnikova and Sean P. Mahabir

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:385

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  20. Because ixodid ticks are vectors of zoonotic pathogens, including Borrelia, information of their abundance, seasonal variation in questing behaviour and pathogen prevalence is important for human health. As ticks...

    Authors: Veli-Matti Pakanen, Jani J. Sormunen, Ella Sippola, Donald Blomqvist and Eva R. Kallio

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:384

    Content type: Research

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  21. Dirofilaria immitis is a parasitic nematode transmitted by mosquitoes and the cause of heartworm disease in dogs and dirofilariasis in humans and other mammals. The parasite is endemic worldwide. Vector stage res...

    Authors: Takahiro Shirozu, Akira Soga and Shinya Fukumoto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:383

    Content type: Methodology

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  22. Despite the public health importance of toxocariasis/toxascariasis, only a few species of these ascaridoid parasites from wild canine and feline carnivores have been studied at the molecular level so far. Poor...

    Authors: Yue Xie, Yingxin Li, Xiaobin Gu, Yunjian Liu, Xuan Zhou, Lu Wang, Ran He, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:382

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  23. Cases of polydactyly in natural populations of amphibians have attracted great interest from biologists. At the end of the 1940s, the French biologist Jean Rostand discovered a polymorphic syndrome in some wat...

    Authors: Anton O. Svinin, Ivan V. Bashinskiy, Spartak N. Litvinchuk, Oleg A. Ermakov, Alexander Yu. Ivanov, Leonid A. Neymark, Aleksander A. Vedernikov, Vitalij V. Osipov, Galina P. Drobot and Alain Dubois

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:381

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  24. Understanding local Anopheles species compositions and bionomic traits are vital for an effective malaria vector intervention strategy. Though eight malaria vectors, including species complexes, have been documen...

    Authors: Jenna R. Davidson, Isra Wahid, Rusdiyah Sudirman, Scott T. Small, Allison L. Hendershot, Robert N. Baskin, Timothy A. Burton, Victoria Makuru, Honglin Xiao, Xiaoyu Yu, Emma V. Troth, Daniel Olivieri, Stephanny Lizarraga, Hajar Hasan, Andi Arfah, Muhammad Yusuf…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:379

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  25. Babesiosis, a tick-borne disease caused by protozoans of the genus Babesia, is widespread in subtropical and tropical countries. Mitochondria are essential organelles that are responsible for energy transduction ...

    Authors: Xiaoxing Wang, Jinming Wang, Junlong Liu, Aihong Liu, Xin He, Quanjia Xiang, Youquan Li, Hong Yin, Jianxun Luo and Guiquan Guan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:378

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  26. Babesia motasi is known as an etiological agent of human and ovine babesiosis. Diagnosis of babesiosis is traditionally performed by microscopy, examining Giemsa-stained thin peripheral blood smears. Rapid detect...

    Authors: Jinming Wang, Shandian Gao, Shangdi Zhang, Xin He, Junlong Liu, Aihong Liu, Youquan Li, Guangyuan Liu, Jianxun Luo, Guiquan Guan and Hong Yin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:377

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  27. The control of insects of medical importance, such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are still the only effective way to prevent the transmission of diseases, such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Their contr...

    Authors: Wellington Junior da Silva, Harry Luiz Pilz-Júnior, Ralf Heermann and Onilda Santos da Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:376

    Content type: Review

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  28. Bovine cysticercosis (BCC) is an infection of cattle with the metacestode stage of Taenia saginata, the beef tapeworm, which causes taeniosis in humans. BCC is responsible for considerable economic losses in the ...

    Authors: Edilu Jorga, Inge Van Damme, Bizunesh Mideksa and Sarah Gabriël

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:375

    Content type: Review

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  29. Neospora caninum is an obligate intracellular parasite, and its ability to survive inside host immune cells may be a key mechanism for the establishment of infection in cattle. In vitro studies carried out by our...

    Authors: Marta García-Sánchez, Laura Jiménez-Pelayo, Pilar Horcajo, Esther Collantes-Fernández, Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora and Javier Regidor-Cerrillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:374

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  30. Avian coccidiosis is a widespread, economically significant disease of poultry, caused by several Eimeria species. These parasites have complex and diverse life-cycles that require invasion of their host cells. T...

    Authors: Cong Li, Qiping Zhao, Shunhai Zhu, Qingjie Wang, Haixia Wang, Shuilan Yu, Yu Yu, Shashan Liang, Huanzhi Zhao, Bing Huang, Hui Dong and Hongyu Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:373

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  31. The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, is a serious public health problem in rural low-resource areas of Latin America, Africa and Asia, where the associated conditions of nuerocysticercosis (NCC) and porcine cysticer...

    Authors: Ian W. Pray, Wayne Wakeland, William Pan, William E. Lambert, Hector H. Garcia, Armando E. Gonzalez and Seth E. O’Neal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:372

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  32. Metagenomic studies have revealed the presence of a filarial nematode in Ixodes scapularis. The phylogeny of this agent, and its potential for human infection, are unknown.

    Authors: Rafal Tokarz, Teresa Tagliafierro, W. Ian Lipkin and Adriana R. Marques

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:371

    Content type: Short report

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  33. Acaricide resistance is a central problem for the control of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus. The physiological effects and phenotypes of the mutations that cause acaricide resistance are not always well ...

    Authors: Raquel Cossío-Bayúgar, Estefan Miranda-Miranda, Francisco Martínez-Ibañez, Verónica Narváez-Padilla and Enrique Reynaud

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:370

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  34. The tick-borne intra-erythrocytic apicomplexan Babesia caballi is one of the etiological agents of equine babesiosis, an economically important disease of equids in most tropical and subtropical areas of the worl...

    Authors: Mona S. Mahmoud, Omnia M. Kandil, Nadia T. Abu El-Ezz, Seham H. M. Hendawy, Bassma S. M. Elsawy, Donald P. Knowles, Reginaldo G. Bastos, Lowell S. Kappmeyer, Jacob M. Laughery, Heba F. Alzan and Carlos E. Suarez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:369

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  35. The encystation of Acanthamoeba leads to the development of resilient cysts from vegetative trophozoites. This process is essential for the survival of parasites under unfavorable conditions. Previous studies hav...

    Authors: So-Young Joo, Ja Moon Aung, Minsang Shin, Eun-Kyung Moon, Hyun-Hee Kong, Youn-Kyoung Goo, Dong-Il Chung and Yeonchul Hong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:368

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  36. Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the most frequently detected microsporidian species in humans and animals. Currently, to the best of our knowledge, no information on E. bieneusi infection in Himalayan marmots (Marmota...

    Authors: Jie Xu, Xin Wang, Huaiqi Jing, Shengkui Cao, Xiaofan Zhang, Yanyan Jiang, Jianhai Yin, Jianping Cao and Yujuan Shen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:367

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  37. Several members of genus Babesia are important pathogens causing babesiosis in dogs. In China, at least five Babesia species have been described in dogs or ticks. This study sought to determine the prevalence and...

    Authors: Wen-Ping Guo, Guang-Cheng Xie, Dan Li, Meng Su, Rui Jian and Luan-Ying Du

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:366

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  38. Blastocystis sp. is a common intestinal protist that infects humans and many animals globally. Thus far, 22 subtypes (STs) have been identified in mammalian and avian hosts. Since various STs are common to humans...

    Authors: Iraj Mohammadpour, Farzaneh Bozorg-Ghalati, Alessia Libera Gazzonis, Maria Teresa Manfredi, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian and Niloofar Mohammadpour

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:365

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  39. Molecular advances have accelerated our understanding of nematode systematics and taxonomy. However, comparative analyzes between various genetic markers have led to discrepancies in nematode phylogenies. This...

    Authors: Abigail Hui En Chan, Kittipong Chaisiri, Serge Morand, Naowarat Saralamba and Urusa Thaenkham

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:364

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  40. The fucose-mannose ligand (FML) of Leishmania infantum is a complex glycoprotein which does not elicit adequate immunogenicity in humans. In recent years, adjuvant compounds derived from plants have been used for...

    Authors: Hasan Namdar Ahmadabad, Reza Shafiei, Gholam Reza Hatam, Reza Zolfaghari Emameh and Ashok Aspatwar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:363

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  41. Babesiosis represents a veterinary and medical threat, with a need for novel drugs. Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT) have been successfully implemented for malaria, a human disease caused by relat...

    Authors: Leonardo J. M. Carvalho, Bunduurem Tuvshintulga, Arifin B. Nugraha, Thillaiampalam Sivakumar and Naoaki Yokoyama

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:362

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  42. The mosquito Aedes albopictus is a vector of dengue and Zika viruses. Insecticide-resistant mosquito populations have evolved in recent decades, suggesting that new control strategies are needed. Hong Kong has a ...

    Authors: Elaine Y. Y. Huang, Annette Y. P. Wong, Ivy H. T. Lee, Zhe Qu, Ho Yin Yip, Chi-wah Leung, Shuk-may Yin and Jerome H. L. Hui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:361

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  43. Schistosoma japonicum is a waterborne parasite that causes schistosomiasis in humans and in more than 40 animal species. Schistosoma japonicum shows distinct genetic differentiation among geographical populations...

    Authors: Meng-Jie Gu, Yan-Wei Li, Aidan M. Emery, Shi-Zhu Li, Yong-Zhong Jiang, Hui-Fen Dong and Qin-Ping Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:360

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  44. Mosquito vectors cause a significant human public health burden through the transmission of pathogens. Due to the expansion of international travel and trade, the dispersal of these mosquito vectors and the pa...

    Authors: Antsa Rakotonirina, Morgane Pol, Malia Kainiu, Emilie Barsac, Jordan Tutagata, Sosiasi Kilama, Olivia O’Connor, Arnaud Tarantola, Julien Colot, Myrielle Dupont-Rouzeyrol, Vincent Richard and Nicolas Pocquet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:359

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  45. Effective vector control measures are essential in a world where many mosquito-borne diseases have no vaccines or drug therapies available. Insecticidal tools remain the mainstay of most vector-borne disease m...

    Authors: Lisa M. Rigby, Gordana Rašić, Christopher L. Peatey, Leon E. Hugo, Nigel W. Beebe and Gregor J. Devine

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:358

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  46. The schizothoracine fishes, an excellent model for several studies, is a dominant fish group of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP). However, species populations have rapidly declined due to various factors, and i...

    Authors: Meng-Tong Lei, Jin-Zhong Cai, Chun-Hua Li, Yong Fu, Jian Sun, Dou-Dou Ma, Yao-Peng Li and Yan-Ming Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:357

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  47. Only the sylvatic and zoophilic population of Aedes aegypti was formerly identified in southeastern Senegal. A newly established anthropophilic population was detected in the urban area of the Kedougou city. Beca...

    Authors: Diawo Diallo and Mawlouth Diallo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:356

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  48. Fasciola gigantica infection threatens the health of both humans and animals in the world. The excretory/secretory products (ESPs) of this fluke has been reported to impair the activation and maturation of immune...

    Authors: Xuefang Mei, Wei Shi, Wenping Zhao, Honglin Luo, Yaoyao Zhang, Yurui Wang, Zhaoan Sheng, Dongying Wang, Xing-Quan Zhu and Weiyi Huang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:355

    Content type: Research

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