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  1. Content type: Research

    Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Current therapeutic management is limited to treatment with nitroheterocyclic drugs, such as nifurtimox...

    Authors: Jair Téllez, Ibeth Romero, Alvaro José Romanha and Mario Steindel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:262

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    Elimination of malaria depends on mastering transmission and understanding the biological basis of Plasmodium infection in the vector. The first mosquito organ to interact with the parasite is the midgut and its ...

    Authors: Rosa Amélia Gonçalves Santana, Maurício Costa Oliveira, Iria Cabral, Rubens Celso Andrade Silva Junior, Débora Raysa Teixeira de Sousa, Lucas Ferreira, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Patrícia Abrantes, Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra and Henrique Silveira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:261

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    Chagas disease is a protozoan infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. The disease has a chronic course in which 20–30% of the patients would develop progressive damage to the cardiovascular system and the gastroin...

    Authors: Juan Espinosa-Pereiro, Adrián Sánchez-Montalvá, Fernando Salvador, Augusto Sao-Avilés, Elena Sulleiro and Israel Molina

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:260

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    A spot-on formulation of fluralaner plus moxidectin has been designed to provide long-term protection against fleas and ticks, prevent heartworm disease and treat gastrointestinal nematode infections in cats. ...

    Authors: Petr Fisara, Frank Guerino and Fangshi Sun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:259

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    Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) is an Orbivirus of veterinary importance which is transmitted by biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to ruminants. Culicoides sonorensis Wir...

    Authors: Bethany L. McGregor, Kristin E. Sloyer, Katherine A. Sayler, Olivia Goodfriend, Juan M. Campos Krauer, Carolina Acevedo, Xinmi Zhang, Derrick Mathias, Samantha M. Wisely and Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:258

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    Vector control interventions using long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are commonly practiced tools for the control of malaria in Ethiopia. In order to evaluate the effect...

    Authors: Dejene Getachew, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Meshesha Balkew and Habte Tekie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:257

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    RNA interference (RNAi), which has facilitated functional characterization of mosquito neural development genes such as the axon guidance regulator semaphorin-1a (sema1a), could one day be applied as a new means ...

    Authors: Keshava Mysore, Ping Li, Chien-Wei Wang, Limb K. Hapairai, Nicholas D. Scheel, Jacob S. Realey, Longhua Sun, David W. Severson, Na Wei and Molly Duman-Scheel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:256

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    Mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs) cause a significant proportion of the global infectious disease burden. Vector control remains the primary strategy available to reduce the transmission of MBDs. However, long-te...

    Authors: Yan Sun, Yunqiao Dong, Jing Li, Zetian Lai, Yanqiang Hao, Peiwen Liu, Xiaoguang Chen and Jinbao Gu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:255

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    Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Giardia duodenalis are common human and animal pathogens. Studies have increasingly shown that non-human primates (NHPs) are common hosts of these two zoonotic parasites. However, few ...

    Authors: Li Chen, Jianguo Zhao, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Yuanyuan Feng, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:254

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    The intensive use of chemical insecticides against mosquitoes has led to the development of widespread insecticide resistance. Control of Anopheles mosquitoes in malaria endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa has be...

    Authors: Ayaba Z. Abagli, Thiery B. C. Alavo, Rafael Perez-Pacheco and Edward G. Platzer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:253

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    Parasitic protozoans, helminths, alter the gut microbiota in mammals, yet little is known about the influence of intestinal cestodes on gut microbiota in fish. In the present study, the composition and diversi...

    Authors: Pei P. Fu, Fan Xiong, Wen W. Feng, Hong Zou, Shan G. Wu, Ming Li, Gui T. Wang and Wen X. Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:252

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    In Latin America, Brazil harbors the most cases of human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL). Since the early 1980s, the disease has spread to the urban centers of the north, and now the south and west of Brazil; it ...

    Authors: Luiz E. Prestes-Carneiro, Loris A. F. Daniel, Lívia C. Almeida, Lourdes Zampieri D’Andrea, André G. Vieira, Ivete R. Anjolete, Lenira André and Edilson F. Flores

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:251

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    Quantification of adult Aedes aegypti abundance indoors has relied on estimates of relative density (e.g. number of adults per unit of sampling or time), most commonly using traps or timed collections using aspir...

    Authors: Edgar Koyoc-Cardeña, Anuar Medina-Barreiro, Azael Cohuo-Rodríguez, Norma Pavía-Ruz, Audrey Lenhart, Guadalupe Ayora-Talavera, Mike Dunbar, Pablo Manrique-Saide and Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:250

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  14. Content type: Research

    Whirling disease (WD), caused by the myxozoan parasite Myxobolus cerebralis, is responsible for high mortalities in rainbow trout hatcheries and natural populations. To elucidate how resistant and susceptible rai...

    Authors: Mona Saleh, Ruth Montero, Gokhlesh Kumar, Arun Sudhagar, Adina Friedl, Bernd Köllner and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:249

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  15. Content type: Research

    Mice are susceptible to infections with the rodent filarial nematode Litomosoides sigmodontis and develop immune responses that resemble those of human filarial infections. Thus, the L. sigmodontis model is used ...

    Authors: Stefan J. Frohberger, Jesuthas Ajendra, Jayagopi Surendar, Wiebke Stamminger, Alexandra Ehrens, Benedikt C. Buerfent, Katrin Gentil, Achim Hoerauf and Marc P. Hübner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:248

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  16. Content type: Research

    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are haematophagous insects that transmit the protozoan parasite Leishmania infantum (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), the main causative agent of both zoonotic vis...

    Authors: Cristina Daniela Cazan, Ioana Raluca Păstrav, Angela Monica Ionică, Gizem Oguz, Ozge Erisoz Kasap, Vit Dvorak, Petr Halada, Mirabela Oana Dumitrache, Petr Volf, Bulent Alten and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:247

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  17. Content type: Research

    The global burden of onchocerciasis is the heaviest in sub-Saharan Africa. Studies have shown the importance of the role of Community-Directed Distributors (CDDs) and nurses in onchocerciasis control, but litt...

    Authors: Fanny Nadia Dissak-Delon, Guy-Roger Kamga, Perrine Claire Humblet, Annie Robert, Jacob Souopgui, Joseph Kamgno, Stephen Mbigha Ghogomu and Isabelle Godin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:246

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  18. Content type: Review

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) has become a widely used technique for the rapid and accurate identification of bacteria, mycobacteria and certain ...

    Authors: Maureen Feucherolles, Sven Poppert, Jürg Utzinger and Sören L. Becker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:245

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  19. Content type: Research

    Singapore used to report an annual average of 14 cases of Japanese encephalitis, but ever since the abolishment of pig farms in the early 1990s, the local incidence rate for Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) i...

    Authors: Grace Yap, Xiao Fang Lim, Sharon Chan, Choon Beng How, Mahathir Humaidi, Gladys Yeo, Diyar Mailepessov, Marcella Kong, Yee Ling Lai, Chiharu Okumura and Lee Ching Ng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:244

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  20. Content type: Research

    Aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of integral membrane channel proteins that facilitate the transport of water and other small solutes across cell membranes. AQPs appear to play crucial roles in parasite survival...

    Authors: Guangxu Ma, Aiyun Jiang, Yongfang Luo, Yongli Luo, Hancheng Huang and Rongqiong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:243

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  21. Content type: Research

    In the Amazon Basin, Nyssorhynchus (Anopheles) darlingi is the most aggressive and effective malaria vector. In endemic areas, behavioral aspects of anopheline vectors such as host preference, biting time and res...

    Authors: Melina Campos, Diego Peres Alonso, Jan E. Conn, Joseph M. Vinetz, Kevin J. Emerson and Paulo Eduardo Martins Ribolla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:242

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  22. Content type: Research

    Rats (Rattus spp.) invaded most of the world as stowaways including some that carried the rat lungworm, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the cause of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in humans and other warm-blooded ...

    Authors: Barbora Červená, David Modrý, Barbora Fecková, Kristýna Hrazdilová, Pilar Foronda, Aron Martin Alonso, Rogan Lee, John Walker, Chris N. Niebuhr, Richard Malik and Jan Šlapeta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:241

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  23. Content type: Research

    Theory predicts that parasites can affect and thus drive their hosts’ niche. Testing this prediction is key, especially for vector-borne diseases including Chagas disease. Here, we examined the niche use of se...

    Authors: Guiehdani Villalobos, Angela Nava-Bolaños, José A. De Fuentes-Vicente, Juan Luis Téllez-Rendón, Herón Huerta, Fernando Martínez-Hernández, Maya Rocha-Ortega, Ana E. Gutiérrez-Cabrera, Carlos N. Ibarra-Cerdeña and Alex Córdoba-Aguilar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:240

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  24. Content type: Research

    During the feeding process, the mouthparts of hematophagous mosquitoes break the skin barrier and probe the host tissue to find the blood. The saliva inoculated in this microenvironment modulates host hemostas...

    Authors: Michele S. Barros, Priscila G. Lara, Monique T. Fonseca, Eduardo H. Moretti, Luciano R. Filgueiras, Joilson O. Martins, Margareth L. Capurro, Alexandre A. Steiner and Anderson Sá-Nunes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:239

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  25. Content type: Research

    Echinococcus tapeworms cause a severe helminthic zoonosis called echinococcosis. The genus comprises various species and genotypes, of which E. granulosus (sensu stricto) represents a significant global public he...

    Authors: Liina Kinkar, Pasi K. Korhonen, Huimin Cai, Charles G. Gauci, Marshall W. Lightowlers, Urmas Saarma, David J. Jenkins, Jiandong Li, Junhua Li, Neil D. Young and Robin B. Gasser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:238

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  26. Content type: Research

    Dengue is a serious public health problem worldwide, including in Selangor, Malaysia. Being an important vector of dengue virus, Aedes aegypti are subjected to control measures which rely heavily on the usage of ...

    Authors: Cherng-Shii Leong, Indra Vythilingam, Jonathan Wee-Kent Liew, Meng-Li Wong, Wan Sulaiman Wan-Yusoff and Yee-Ling Lau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:236

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  27. Content type: Research

    Ticks are blood-sucking arthropods that can transmit diseases to humans and animals. These arthropods are the second most important vectors of pathogens. MicroRNAs are a class of conserved small noncoding RNAs...

    Authors: Feng Wu, Jin Luo, Ze Chen, Qiaoyun Ren, Ronghai Xiao, Wenge Liu, Jiawei Hao, Xiaocui Liu, Junhui Guo, Zhiqiang Qu, Zegong Wu, Hui Wang, Jianxun Luo, Hong Yin and Guangyuan Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:235

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  28. Content type: Review

    Equine trypanosomosis is a complex of infectious diseases called dourine, nagana and surra. It is caused by several species of the genus Trypanosoma that are transmitted cyclically by tsetse flies, mechanically b...

    Authors: Philippe Büscher, Mary Isabel Gonzatti, Laurent Hébert, Noboru Inoue, Ilaria Pascucci, Achim Schnaufer, Keisuke Suganuma, Louis Touratier and Nick Van Reet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:234

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  29. Content type: Research

    Cryptosporidium parvum is a major cause of diarrhea in children and ruminants at the earliest stages of life. Maternal antibodies represent the main shield of neonate mammals for most of the infections. Two recom...

    Authors: Fabio Tosini, Alessandra Ludovisi, Daniele Tonanzi, Marco Amati, Simona Cherchi, Edoardo Pozio and Maria Angeles Gómez-Morales

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:233

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  30. Content type: Research

    Culex quinquefasciatus has a widespread distribution across tropical and sub-tropical regions, and plays an important role in the transmission of vector-borne diseases of public health importance, including lymph...

    Authors: Walter Fabricio Silva Martins, Bárbara Natieli Silva Pereira, Ana Thayse Vieira Alves, Annabel Murphy, Paulo Geovani Silva Martins, David Weetman, Craig Stephen Wilding and Martin James Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:232

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  31. Content type: Research

    Despite intensive control measures including governmental campaigns using highly-efficacious systemic insecticides, there is evidence for persisting or recurring bovine Hypoderma species populations in parts of E...

    Authors: Riccardo Paolo Lia, Steffen Rehbein, Alessio Giannelli, Becky Fankhauser and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:231

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  32. Content type: Research

    Peritoneal larval cestodiasis induced by Mesocestoides Vaillant, 1863 (Cyclophyllidea: Mesocestoididae) is a common cause of severe infections in domestic dogs and cats, reported also from other mammals and less ...

    Authors: Petr Heneberg, Boyko B. Georgiev, Jiljí Sitko and Ivan Literák

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:230

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  33. Content type: Review

    Hematophagous arthropods are responsible for the transmission of a variety of pathogens that cause disease in humans and animals. Ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex are vectors for some of the most frequently oc...

    Authors: Ryan O. M. Rego, Jos J. A. Trentelman, Juan Anguita, Ard M. Nijhof, Hein Sprong, Boris Klempa, Ondrej Hajdusek, Julen Tomás-Cortázar, Tal Azagi, Martin Strnad, Sarah Knorr, Radek Sima, Marie Jalovecka, Sabína Fumačová Havlíková, Martina Ličková, Monika Sláviková…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:229

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  34. Content type: Research

    Histomonosis, caused by the protozoan parasite Histomonas meleagridis, is a severe disease especially in turkeys where it can cause high mortalities. Recently, outbreaks were described in which turkey hens showed...

    Authors: Tarik Sulejmanović, Beatrice Grafl, Ivana Bilić, Barbara Jaskulska and Michael Hess

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:228

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  35. Content type: Research

    Helminthiases are very prevalent worldwide, yet their treatment and control rely on a handful of drugs. Emodepside, a marketed broad-spectrum veterinary anthelminthic with a unique mechanism of action, undergo...

    Authors: Tanja Karpstein, Valérian Pasche, Cécile Häberli, Ivan Scandale, Anna Neodo and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:226

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  36. Content type: Research

    The genus Trypanosoma Gruby, 1843 is constituted by terrestrial and aquatic phylogenetic lineages both harboring understudied trypanosomes from reptiles including an increasing diversity of crocodilian trypanosom...

    Authors: Bruno R. Fermino, Fernando Paiva, Laerte B. Viola, Carla M. F. Rodrigues, Herakles A. Garcia, Marta Campaner, Carmen S. A. Takata, Desie Sheferaw, John J. Kisakye, Agapitus Kato, Carlos A. G. S. Jared, Marta M. G. Teixeira and Erney P. Camargo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:225

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  37. Content type: Research

    Angiostrongylus vasorum is a metastrongyloid nematode localized in the right heart and the pulmonary arteries of domestic dogs. The number of reports in Europe has recently increased, presumably as a consequence ...

    Authors: Georgiana Deak, Nina Gillis-Germitsch, Angela Monica Ionică, Angela Mara, Ioana Raluca Păstrav, Cristina Daniela Cazan, Mariana Ioniță, Ioan Liviu Mitrea, Cristian Răileanu, Diana Bărburaș, Maria Nedișan, Răzvan Oachiș, Vasile Cozma, Roland Schaper, Manuela Schnyder and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:224

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  38. Content type: Research

    The Barbirostris Complex comprises six formally described species that cannot be differentiated based on morphology alone. Out of these six species, two have been reported as putative malaria vectors, An. campest...

    Authors: Laura Brosseau, Chanya Udom, Chutipong Sukkanon, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Michael J. Bangs, Atiporn Saeung and Sylvie Manguin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:223

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  39. Content type: Research

    In insects, oviposition decisions may lead to egg deposition in substrates with different larval density and nutritional levels. Individuals developing in such substrates may present plasticity in their phenot...

    Authors: Steve B. S. Baleba, Daniel Masiga, Baldwyn Torto, Christopher W. Weldon and Merid N. Getahun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:222

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  40. Content type: Short report

    Protein arginine methylation is a prevalent post-translational modification. The protein arginine methyltransferase family (PRMT) is involved in many cellular processes in eukaryotes, including transcriptional...

    Authors: Min Liu, Fen-Xiang Li, Chun-Yuan Li, Xiao-Cong Li, Long-Fei Chen, Kun Wu, Pei-Liang Yang, Zhi-Fa Lai, Ting-kai Liu, William J. Sullivan Jr., Liwang Cui and Xiao-Guang Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:221

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  41. Content type: Short report

    Zika virus (ZIKV) has been isolated from many mosquito species in nature, but it is believed that the main vectors in urban environments are species of the genus Aedes. Here, we detected and isolated ZIKV in samp...

    Authors: Constância Flavia Junqueira Ayres, Duschinka Ribeiro Duarte Guedes, Marcelo Henrique Santos Paiva, Mariana Carolina Morais-Sobral, Larissa Krokovsky, Laís Ceschini Machado, Maria Alice Varjal Melo-Santos, Mônica Crespo, Cláudia Maria Fontes Oliveira, Ricardo Silva Ribeiro, Orlei Amaral Cardoso, Ana Lúcia Barbosa Menezes, Roberto Costa Laperrière-Jr, Carlos Feitosa Luna, André Luiz Sá Oliveira, Walter Soares Leal…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:220

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  42. Content type: Research

    Little is known about how human disease vectors will modify their life history patterns and survival capacity as a result of climate change. One case is that of Chagas disease, which has triatomine bugs and Trypa...

    Authors: Berenice González-Rete, Paz María Salazar-Schettino, Martha I. Bucio-Torres, Alex Córdoba-Aguilar and Margarita Cabrera-Bravo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:219

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  43. Content type: Research

    Bovine neosporosis, one of the main causes of reproductive failure in cattle worldwide, poses a challenge for the immune system of pregnant cows. Changes in the Th-1/Th-2 balance in the placenta during gestati...

    Authors: Laura Jiménez-Pelayo, Marta García-Sánchez, Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, Pilar Horcajo, Esther Collantes-Fernández, Mercedes Gómez-Bautista, Nina Hambruch, Christiane Pfarrer and Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:218

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  44. Content type: Research

    Humans are susceptible to over 1400 pathogens. Co-infection by multiple pathogens is common, and can result in a range of neutral, facilitative, or antagonistic interactions within the host. Soil-transmitted h...

    Authors: Anna N. Chard, Kelly K. Baker, Kevin Tsai, Karen Levy, Jeticia R. Sistrunk, Howard H. Chang and Matthew C. Freeman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:216

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  45. Content type: Research

    The parasite Leishmania infantum causes zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (VL), a potentially fatal vector-borne disease of canids and humans. Zoonotic VL poses a significant risk to public health, with regions of ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Buckingham-Jeffery, Edward M. Hill, Samik Datta, Erin Dilger and Orin Courtenay

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:215

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  46. Content type: Research

    Knowledge of immature habitats is an important focus for investigations of mosquito community ecology, and may improve our understanding of how environmental variables increase risk of mosquito-borne diseases ...

    Authors: Marta G. Grech, Luz M. Manzo, Luis B. Epele, Magdalena Laurito, Alfredo Ñ. Claverie, Francisco F. Ludueña-Almeida, María L. Miserendino and Walter R. Almirón

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:214

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  47. Content type: Research

    The poultry red mite (PRM), Dermanyssus gallinae, is one of the most economically deleterious ectoparasites affecting egg-laying hens worldwide. It may be possible to control D. gallinae populations by manipulati...

    Authors: Chuanwen Wang, Yuyun Ma, Yu Huang, Shanchun Su, Lianyu Wang, Yanyan Sun, Qiang Wan, Hao Li, Shudong Zhang, Øivind Øines and Baoliang Pan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:213

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