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  1. Mosquito-borne diseases are a major concern for public and veterinary health authorities, highlighting the importance of effective vector surveillance and control programs. Traditional surveillance methods are...

    Authors: María I. González-Pérez, Bastian Faulhaber, Carles Aranda, Mark Williams, Pancraç Villalonga, Manuel Silva, Hugo Costa Osório, Joao Encarnaçao, Sandra Talavera and Núria Busquets
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:97
  2. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the infection of the protozoa Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), and safe and effective therapeutic drugs are lacking. Mitochondria, is an important organelle that mainta...

    Authors: Zhendi Liu, Jiao Mo, Yetian Li, Siyang Liu, Qingyuan Zeng and Jili Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:96
  3. Culex pipiens sensu stricto (s.s.) is considered the primary vector of Usutu virus and West Nile virus, and consists of two morphologically identical but behaviourally distinct biotypes (Cx. pipiens biotype pipie...

    Authors: Rody Blom, Louie Krol, Melissa Langezaal, Maarten Schrama, Krijn B. Trimbos, Daan Wassenaar and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:95
  4. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) nematodes prefer to live in the intestines of wild animals, causing damage and even death, and posing a zoonotic risk. The polyparasitism of GIT nematodes results in the complex dy...

    Authors: Hongyi Li, Zhengjiu Ren, Weijian Wang, Fei Shen, Jingyi Huang, Chuyue Wang, Jinzhi Lu, Xi Pan, Lihua Xiao, Yaoyu Feng and Dongjuan Yuan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:94
  5. Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a vector-borne pathogen of livestock, emerges periodically in the western US. In New Mexico (NM), US, most cases occur close to the Rio Grande River, implicating black flies (Sim...

    Authors: Madelin J. Whelpley, Lawrence H. Zhou, Jeremy Rascon, Bailey Payne, Brett Moehn, Katherine I. Young, Chad E. Mire, Debra P. C. Peters, Luis L. Rodriguez and Kathryn A. Hanley
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:93
  6. Haemaphysalis concinna, carrying multiple pathogens, has attracted increasing attention because of its expanded geographical range and significant role in disease transmission. This study aimed to identify the po...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Xiao-Yu Han, Run-Ze Ye, Qing Xu, Xiao-Yang Wang, Ze-Hui Li, Yi Sun, Ke Song, Bao-Yu Wang, Shan-Shan Wang, Jin-Yue Liu, Lin Zhao and Wu-Chun Cao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:92
  7. Over the past two decades, dengue fever (DF) has emerged as a significant arboviral disease in Yunnan province, China, particularly in the China-Myanmar border area. Aedes aegypti, an invasive mosquito species, p...

    Authors: Li Chen, Kemei Zhou, Jun Shi, Yuting Zheng, Xiaotao Zhao, Qingyun Du, Yingkun Lin, Xaioxiong Yin, Jinyong Jiang and Xinyu Feng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:91
  8. ParSCo (Parasitology Summer Course) is an intense, 1-week-long summer course organized by the Parasitology Unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy, with the support of the Worl...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Livia Perles, Juan Pedro Barrera, Renata Fagundes-Moreira, Mariaelisa Carbonara, Antonio Varcasia, Emanuele Brianti, Georgiana Deak, Alicia Rojas, Guadalupe Miró, Petr Volf, Gad Baneth and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:89
  9. Aedes aegypti is associated with dengue, Zika, and chikungunya transmission. These arboviruses are responsible for national outbreaks with severe public health implications. Vector control is one of the tools use...

    Authors: Josiane Nogueira Müller, Allan Kardec Ribeiro Galardo, Ana Paula Sales de Andrade Corrêa, Maria de Lourdes da Graça Macoris, Maria Alice Varjal de Melo-Santos, Mitsue Maia Nakazawa, Ademir Jesus Martins and José Bento Pereira Lima
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:88
  10. Changing geographical and seasonal activity patterns of ticks may increase the risk of tick infestation and tick-borne pathogen (TBP) transmission for both humans and animals.

    Authors: Julia Probst, Andrea Springer, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:87
  11. Cystic echinococcosis (CE), caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato, is a zoonotic parasitic disease of economic and public health importance worldwide, especially in the Mediterranean ar...

    Authors: Martina Nocerino, Paola Pepe, Antonio Bosco, Elena Ciccone, Maria Paola Maurelli, Franck Boué, Gérald Umhang, Justine Pellegrini, Samia Lahmar, Yousra Said, Smaragda Sotiraki, Panagiota Ligda, AbdElkarim Laatamna, Giorgio Saralli, Orlando Paciello, Maria Chiara Alterisio…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:86
  12. Human ocular toxocariasis (OT), caused by pet roundworm Toxocara canis (Nematoda Ascaridoidea), is a worldwide ocular parasitic infection that poses a severe threat to eyesight, especially in school-aged children...

    Authors: Shuxin Zheng, Limei Sun, Li Huang, Yue Xie and Xiaoyan Ding
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:85
  13. Surveillance data documenting tick and tick-borne disease (TBD) prevalence is needed to develop risk assessments and implement control strategies. Despite extensive research in Africa, there is no standardized...

    Authors: Abigail A. Lilak, David B. Pecor, Graham Matulis, Alexander M. Potter, Rachel N. Wofford, Mary F. Kearney, Stephanie Mitchell, Fatima Jaradat, Arisa Kano, Dawn M. Zimmerman, James M. Hassell, Bersissa Kumsa, Maureen Kamau, Yvonne-Marie Linton and Michael E. von Fricken
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:84
  14. Traditional methods for detecting insect-borne bacterial pathogens are time-consuming and require specialized laboratory facilities, limiting their applicability in areas without access to such resources. Cons...

    Authors: Yonghua Ma, Qingli Niu, Xiaolin Sun, Yuanyuan Li, Huitian Gou, Zexiang Wang and Beibei Song
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:82
  15. Timely diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection is necessary to prevent and control toxoplasmosis transmission. The gold immunochromatographic assay (GICA) is a means of rapidly detecting pathogen in samples. GIC...

    Authors: Jiyuan Fan, Hao Sun, Jiawen Fang, Yafan Gao, Haojie Ding, Bin Zheng, Qingming Kong, Xunhui Zhuo and Shaohong Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:81
  16. Opisthorchis viverrini infection is traditionally diagnosed using the Kato–Katz method and formalin ethyl–acetate concentration technique. However, the limited sensitivity and specificity of these techniques have...

    Authors: Orawan Phuphisut, Akkarin Poodeepiyasawat, Tippayarat Yoonuan, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Charin Thawornkuno, Onrapak Reamtong, Megumi Sato and Poom Adisakwattana
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:80
  17. More than half of the global population lives in areas at risk of dengue (DENV) transmission. Developing an efficient risk prediction system can help curb dengue outbreaks, but multiple variables, including mo...

    Authors: Xiang Guo, Li Li, Wenwen Ren, Minling Hu, Ziyao Li, Shu Zeng, Xiaohua Liu, Yuji Wang, Tian Xie, Qingqing Yin, Yuehong Wei, Lei Luo, Benyun Shi, Chunmei Wang, Rangke Wu, Zhicong Yang…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:79
  18. The large amphibious freshwater apple snail is an important invasive species in China, but there is currently no method available for their surveillance. The development and popularization of smartphones provi...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Xin Ding, Yingshu Zhang, Yougui Yang, Fanzhen Mao, Bixian Ni, Yaobao Liu, Richard Culleton, Yang Dai and Jun Cao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:78
  19. Nematodes of the Ascarididae, Ancylostomatidae and Onchocercidae families are parasites of human and veterinary importance causing infections with high prevalence worldwide. Molecular tools have significantly ...

    Authors: María José Mejías-Alpízar, Catalina Porras-Silesky, Esteban José Rodríguez, Joban Quesada, María Paula Alfaro-Segura, Joby Robleto-Quesada, Ricardo Gutiérrez and Alicia Rojas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:77
  20. Sugar alcohols, such as erythritol, are low-impact candidates for attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) to kill mosquitoes. To determine whether erythritol has a viable future in ATSB formulations, a suite of as...

    Authors: Irvane E. Nelson, Kobi A. Baker, Ary Faraji, Gregory S. White and Christopher S. Bibbs
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:76
  21. Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is one of the most important tick-borne diseases of cattle in tropical and subtropical regions. Babesia bovis parasites have a complex lifecycle, including development wi...

    Authors: Hala E. Hussein, Wendell C. Johnson, Naomi S. Taus and Massaro W. Ueti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:75
  22. The epidemic rebounds observed in 2010 and 2013 in Dielmo, a Senegalese village, during a decade (2008–2019) of universal coverage using a long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) strategy could have contributed t...

    Authors: Amélé Nyedzie Wotodjo, Souleymane Doucoure, Nafissatou Diagne, Fatoumata Diene Sarr and Cheikh Sokhna
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:74
  23. Increasing global temperatures and unpredictable climatic extremes have contributed to the spread of vector-borne diseases. The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the main vector of multiple arboviruses that negatively im...

    Authors: Gerard Terradas, Jaime Manzano-Alvarez, Chiara Vanalli, Kristine Werling, Isabella M. Cattadori and Jason L. Rasgon
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:73
  24. Mosquitoes of the Culex pipiens complex are widely distributed vectors for several arboviruses affecting humans. Consequently, their populations have long been controlled using insecticides, in response to which ...

    Authors: Soukaina Arich, Najlaa Assaid, Mylène Weill, Fatim-Zohra Tmimi, Hassan Taki, M’hammed Sarih and Pierrick Labbé
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:72
  25. Bluetongue is a non-contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild ruminants. It is transmitted primarily by small hematophagous Diptera belonging to the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)....

    Authors: Soukaina Daif, Ikhlass El Berbri and Ouafaa Fassi Fihri
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:71
  26. Hyalomma marginatum and H. rufipes are two-host tick species, which are mainly distributed in southern Europe, Africa to central Asia but may also be found in Central and Northern Europe through introduction by m...

    Authors: Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, Andrea Springer, Daniel Lang, Alexander Lindau, Katrin Fachet, Gerhard Dobler, Ard M. Nijhof, Christina Strube and Ute Mackenstedt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:70
  27. Sparganosis is a worldwide food-borne parasitic disease caused by spargana infection, which infects the muscle of frogs and snakes as well as many tissues and organs in humans. There are currently no viable tr...

    Authors: Pei Liang, Peng Liang, Kemin Chen, Zhengxin Chen, Yamei Liu, Yujin Lin, Jin Li, Ruijia Fu, Gang Lu and Dayong Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:68
  28. The latest national survey on the distribution of human parasites in China demonstrated that Guangdong was among the endemic provinces with the highest Clonorchis sinensis infection rates. High-resolution, age- a...

    Authors: Si-Yue Huang, Jing-Diao Chen, Qing-Sheng Zeng and Ying-Si Lai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:67
  29. Efforts to evaluate the residual efficacy of new indoor residual spraying (IRS) formulations have identified limitations with the industry standard laboratory sprayer, the Potter Spray Tower (PT). Calibrating ...

    Authors: Jane Bonds, George Parsons, Kyle J. Walker, Annabel Murphy, Rosemary Susan Lees, Derric Nimmo, John Clayton and David Malone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:66
  30. Cryptosporidium spp. are common protozoa causing diarrhea in humans and animals. There are currently only one FDA-approved drug and no vaccines for cryptosporidiosis, largely due to the limited knowledge of the m...

    Authors: Muxiao Li, Xiaohua Sun, Haoyu Chen, Na Li, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao and Yaqiong Guo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:65
  31. Demodex blepharitis (DB) is a common disease of the ocular surface. The characteristics of the bacterial community in eyelash roots after Demodex infestation are still unknown. Knowledge of the characteristics of...

    Authors: Dulei Zou, Xiuhai Lu, Fangying Song, Xiaowei Zhong, Huabo Chen, Ju Zhang, Yabin Tian, Li Pei, Fengjie Li, Xi Lu, Weiyun Shi and Ting Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:64
  32. Amblyomma americanum, the lone star tick, is an aggressive questing species that harbors several pathogens dangerous to humans in the United States. The Southeast in particular has large numbers of this tick due ...

    Authors: Stephanie Bellman, Ellie Fausett, Leah Aeschleman, Audrey Long, Isabella Roeske, Josie Pilchik, Anne Piantadosi and Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:62
  33. Usutu virus (USUV), which is closely related to West Nile virus (WNV), sharing a similar ecology and transmission cycle, was first reported in the UK in the southeast of England in 2020. Both USUV and WNV are ...

    Authors: Nicola Seechurn, M. Trent Herdman, Arturo Hernandez-Colina, Alexander G. C. Vaux, Colin Johnston, Morgan Berrell, Javier Lopez, Lindsay Eckley, Merit Gonzalez-Olvera, Lisa Gillespie, Paul Pearce Kelly, Matthew Baylis and Jolyon M. Medlock
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:61
  34. Toxoplasma gondii is an important protozoan pathogen with medical and veterinary importance worldwide. Drugs currently used for treatment of toxoplasmosis are less effective and sometimes cause serious side effec...

    Authors: Ru-Xia Han, Pi-Cheng Jiang, Bing Han, Huai-Yu Zhou, Yong-Liang Wang, Jing-Yu Guan, Zhi-Rong Liu, Shen-Yi He and Chun-Xue Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:59
  35. The ornate dog tick Dermacentor reticulatus is second only to the hard tick Ixodes ricinus in terms of importance as a vector of infectious organisms, especially of Babesia canis, the agent of canine babesiosis. ...

    Authors: Dagmara Wężyk, Wiktoria Romanek, Wiktoria Małaszewicz, Jerzy M. Behnke and Anna Bajer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:58
  36. The blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, transmits most vector-borne diseases in the US. It vectors seven pathogens of public health relevance, including the emerging human pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Nev...

    Authors: L. Rainer Butler, Nisha Singh, Liron Marnin, Luisa M. Valencia, Anya J. O’Neal, Francy E. Cabrera Paz, Dana K. Shaw, Adela S. Oliva Chavez and Joao H. F. Pedra
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:57
  37. The closely related Angiostrongylus cantonensis and Angiostrongylus malaysiensis have been reported to coexist in Thailand and share similar hosts and life cycles. Recently, in an angiostrongyliasis outbreak in T...

    Authors: Chanisara Kaenkaew, Abigail Hui En Chan, Naowarat Saralamba, Jiraporn Ruangsittichai, Kittipong Chaisiri, Vachirapong Charoennitiwat and Urusa Thaenkham
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:56
  38. Rodents play an important role in the life cycle of ixodid and argasid ticks, particularly as hosts of larvae and nymphs. The great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus), the preferred prey item of several carnivores (e.g. t...

    Authors: Gang Liu, Wenbo Tan, Huiqian Wang, Xiaoshuang Han, Sándor Hornok, Shanshan Zhao, Ligu Mi, Suwen Wang, Meihua Yang and Yuanzhi Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:55
  39. Armenia is considered particularly vulnerable to life-threatening vector-borne diseases (VBDs) including malaria, West Nile virus disease and leishmaniasis. However, information relevant for the control of the...

    Authors: Lusine Paronyan, Lilit Babayan, Haykuhi Vardanyan, Arsen Manucharyan, Kyriaki Maria Papapostolou, Sofia Balaska, John Vontas and Konstantinos Mavridis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:54
  40. Understanding the clustering of infections for persistent malaria transmission is critical to determining how and where to target specific interventions. This study aimed to determine the density, blood meal s...

    Authors: Ashenafi Abossie, Assalif Demissew, Hallelujah Getachew, Arega Tsegaye, Teshome Degefa, Kassahun Habtamu, Daibin Zhong, Xiaoming Wang, Ming-Chieh Lee, Guofa Zhou, Christopher L. King, James W. Kazura, Guiyun Yan and Delenasaw Yewhalaw
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:53
  41. Tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) are the definitive biological vectors of African trypanosomes in humans and animals. Controlling this vector is the most promising method of preventing trypanosome transmission. This ...

    Authors: Erick Kibichiy Serem, David Mwangi Mburu, Osman Abdikarim Abdullahi and Joel Ltilitan Bargul
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:52
  42. Babesia canis is a clinically relevant vector-borne pathogen in dogs, and its presence is expanding. The efficacy of Simparica Trio® (Zoetis) in the prevention of B. canis transmission was evaluated at the minimu...

    Authors: Stasia Borowski, Alta Viljoen, Lina D’Hanis, Sean Mahabir and Thomas Geurden
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:51
  43. The majority of vector-borne disease cases in the USA are caused by pathogens spread by ticks, most commonly the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis. Personal protection against tick bites, including use of repel...

    Authors: James C. Burtis, Shelby L. Ford, Christina M. Parise, Rebecca J. Eisen and Lars Eisen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:50
  44. The house fly, Musca domestica, is a significant carrier of diseases that can impact public health. Repeated use of pyrethroid insecticides may act as a selection pressure for mutations and amino acid substitutio...

    Authors: Mohamad Hamdan, Tamilarasan Kamalanathan, Asim Iqbal, Antony Raj Gnanaprakasam, Sabu Shajahan, Mohammad Hamad Alsadeq, Amgd sayed Ali and Mohammad Ali Al-Deeb
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:47
  45. Malaria-associated acute lung injury (MA-ALI) is a well-recognized clinical complication of severe, complicated malaria that is partly driven by sequestrations of infected red blood cells (iRBCs) on lung postc...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Qian Ru Wang, Xinpeng Hou, Qi Wang, Xiaoyan Yang, Tingting Zhou, Xiaobo Liu, Lirong Wu, Jie Wang, Xiaobao Jin, Zhenlong Liu and Bo Huang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:46

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