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  1. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has the potential to be a useful tool for assessing key entomological parameters of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, including age, infectious status and species identity. How...

    Authors: Bernard Mouonniba Somé, Dari F. Da, Ruth McCabe, Nicaise Denis C. Djègbè, Lawata Inès Géraldine Paré, Kadidia Wermé, Karine Mouline, Thierry Lefèvre, Anicet Georges Ouédraogo, Thomas S. Churcher and Roch Kounbobr Dabiré
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:338
  2. Infections are a major threat to human reproductive health because they can induce pregnancy failure, including recurrent abortion, stillbirth, and preterm birth. Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection can resul...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Xu, Guangmei Zheng, Yushan Ren, Xiaohua He, Biwen Peng, Xuemei Hu and Wanhong Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:337
  3. Mathematical modelling of host-parasite systems has seen tremendous developments and broad applications in theoretical and applied ecology. The current study focuses on the infection dynamics of a gyrodactylid...

    Authors: Clement Twumasi, Owen Jones and Joanne Cable
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:336
  4. Cryptosporidium parvum is a zoonotic parasitic protozoan that can infect a variety of animals and humans and is transmitted between hosts via oocysts. The oocyst wall provides strong protection against hostile en...

    Authors: Luyang Wang, Yuexin Wang, Zhaohui Cui, Dongfang Li, Xiaoying Li, Sumei Zhang and Longxian Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:335
  5. Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) are the obligate host of the parasitic roundworm Baylisascaris schroederi. The infection of giant pandas with B. schroederi is very common. At present, little is known about ...

    Authors: Jingyun Xu, Xiaobin Gu, Yue Xie, Ran He, Jing Xu, Lang Xiong, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:334
  6. Varroa destructor is the major ectoparasite of the western honey bee (Apis mellifera). Through both its parasitic life-cycle and its role as a vector of viral pathogens, it can cause major damage to honey bee col...

    Authors: Vincent Piou, Frank Schurr, Eric Dubois and Angélique Vétillard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:333
  7. Melanoma is a malignant tumor with a high mortality rate. Some microorganisms have been shown to activate the immune system and limit cancer progression. The objective of this study is to evaluate the anti-mel...

    Authors: Xiaojin Li, Meng Qi, Kai He, Haiyan Liu, Wenlan Yan, Lizhuo Zhao, Yanyan Jia, Lei He, Chaochao Lv, Min Zhang, Zhiguo Wei, Wenchao Yan, Tianqi Wang, Fuchang Yu and Weifeng Qian
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:332
  8. We conducted a large-scale, passive regional survey of ticks associated with wildlife of the eastern United States. Our primary goals were to better assess the current geographical distribution of exotic Haemaphy...

    Authors: Alec T. Thompson, Seth A. White, Emily E. Doub, Prisha Sharma, Kenna Frierson, Kristen Dominguez, David Shaw, Dustin Weaver, Stacey L. Vigil, Denise L. Bonilla, Mark G. Ruder and Michael J. Yabsley
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:331
  9. An innovative approach has been introduced for identifying and developing novel potent and safe anti-Babesia and anti-Theileria agents for the control of animal piroplasmosis. In the present study, we evaluated t...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdo Rizk, Hanadi B. Baghdadi, Shimaa Abd El-Salam El-Sayed, Rasha Eltaysh and Ikuo Igarashi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:329
  10. Gastropod snails remain strongly understudied, despite their important role in transmitting parasitic diseases. Knowledge of their distribution and population dynamics increases our understanding of the proces...

    Authors: Tim Maes, Zoë De Corte, Carl Vangestel, Massimiliano Virgilio, Nathalie Smitz, Félicité F. Djuikwo-Teukeng, Maria Ioanna Papadaki and Tine Huyse
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:328
  11. Most sand fly species are located in the Americas; some act as vectors of leishmaniasis and other human diseases. In Bolivia, about 25% of Neotropical species have been identified, and only a few have been imp...

    Authors: Eddy Martinez, Renato Leon, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Jean-Pierre Dujardin and François Le Pont
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:327
  12. Optimising insecticide use and managing insecticide resistance are important to sustain gains against malaria using long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Restricting insecticides to where mosquitoes are most...

    Authors: Njelembo J. Mbewe, Mark W. Rowland, Janneke Snetselaar, Salum Azizi, Graham Small, Derric D. Nimmo and Franklin W. Mosha
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:326
  13. Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) is an important neglected tropical illness, which has the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi as etiological agent and blood-feeding insects of the Triatominae subfami...

    Authors: Edson Santos Dantas, Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves, Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas and Fernando Araújo Monteiro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:325
  14. Malaria in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients is an ever-increasing global burden for human health. The present meta-analysis summarizes published literature on the prevalence of malaria infe...

    Authors: Seyedeh-Tarlan Mirzohreh, Hanieh Safarpour, Abdol Sattar Pagheh, Berit Bangoura, Aleksandra Barac and Ehsan Ahmadpour
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:324
  15. Sarcoptes scabiei is globally distributed and one of the most impactful mammalian ectoparasites. Sarcoptic mange, caused by infection with S. scabiei, causes disruption of the epidermis and its bacterial microbio...

    Authors: Christina Næsborg-Nielsen, Raphael Eisenhofer, Tamieka A. Fraser, Vicky Wilkinson, Christopher P. Burridge and Scott Carver
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:323
  16. Sparicotylosis is an enzootic parasitic disease that is well established across the Mediterranean Sea. It is caused by the polyopisthocotylean monogenean Sparicotyle chrysophrii and affects the gills of gilthead ...

    Authors: Enrique Riera-Ferrer, M. Carla Piazzon, Raquel Del Pozo, Oswaldo Palenzuela, Itziar Estensoro and Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:322
  17. Arthropod-borne pathogens and their vectors are present throughout Africa. They have been well studied in livestock of sub-Saharan Africa, but poorly studied in companion animals. Given their socioeconomic imp...

    Authors: Maxime Madder, Michael Day, Bettina Schunack, Josephus Fourie, Michel Labuschange, Wouter van der Westhuizen, Sherry Johnson, Samuel Maina Githigia, Foluke Adedayo Akande, Jahashi Saidi Nzalawahe, Dickson Stuart Tayebwa, Ortwin Aschenborn, Mary Marcondes and Dieter Heylen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:321
  18. Polyarthritis has been associated with canine visceral leishmaniasis (CanVL), and co-infection with Ehrlichia canis is common and may alter clinical manifestations.

    Authors: Alexandre R. S. Silva, Ana A. D. Gomes, Monally C. C. Aquino, Breno F. M. Almeida, Valéria M. F. Lima, Paulo C. Ciarlini, Luciana D. R. Pinoti, Mary Marcondes and Rafael F. C. Vieira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:320
  19. Avian coccidiosis is an important parasitic disease that has serious adverse effects on the global poultry industry. The extensive use of anticoccidial drugs has resulted in an increase in drug resistance. Eth...

    Authors: Peipei Cheng, Chunmei Wang, Lifang Zhang, Chenzhong Fei, Yingchun Liu, Mi Wang, Keyu Zhang, Xiaoyang Wang, Feng Gu and Feiqun Xue
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:319
  20. Cryptocaryon irritans is a fatal parasite for marine teleosts and causes severe economic loss for aquaculture. Galvanized materials have shown efficacy in controlling this parasite infestation through the release...

    Authors: Zhi-Hong Zhong, Zhi-Cheng Li, Han Li, Qing-Kai Guo, Chen-Xi Wang, Ji-Zhen Cao and An-Xing Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:318
  21. Trichodectes canis is a small chewing louse found globally that primarily infests dogs. Limited information is available on the efficacy of isoxazolines against infestation with the chewing louse. In the present ...

    Authors: Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Georgiana Deak, Luciana Cătălina Panait, Ștefan Rabei and Frederic Beugnet
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:317
  22. Mate choice is a fundamental element of sexual selection and has the potential to shape the evolution of traits. Mate choice based on body size has been shown to be a common trait in several arthropod species....

    Authors: Gerardo Fracasso, Dieter Heylen and Erik Matthysen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:316
  23. Aedes koreicus is an invasive alien mosquito species native to Asia now introduced in several European countries, including northern Italy. In this temperate region, mosquito populations survive cold winter tempe...

    Authors: Giovanni Marini, Daniele Arnoldi, Enrico Inama and Annapaola Rizzoli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:315
  24. The local distribution of helminths in dogs and cats and the evaluation of risk of contamination represent an important challenge for veterinarians due to their effects on animal health and their potential zoo...

    Authors: Gilles Bourgoin, Marie-Pierre Callait-Cardinal, Emilie Bouhsira, Bruno Polack, Patrick Bourdeau, Clarisse Roussel Ariza, Lisa Carassou, Emmanuel Lienard and Jason Drake
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:314
  25. Blastocystis sp. is one of the most common colonisers of the intestinal tract that demonstrate strong interaction with accompanying gut bacteria. Previously, the protozoan isolated from individuals with irritable...

    Authors: Freddy Franklin, Arutchelvan Rajamanikam, Chandramathi Samudi Raju, Jesjeet Singh Gill, Benedict Francis, Luke Woon Sy-Cherng and Suresh Kumar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:313
  26. Blastocystis is a common protistan parasite inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals. While there are increasing reports characterizing the associations between Blastocystis and the gut microbi...

    Authors: Lei Deng, Jonathan W. J. Lee and Kevin S. W. Tan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:312
  27. Intestinal parasite contamination from infected dogs can place other dogs and humans at risk. A study was initiated to estimate the prevalence of canine intestinal parasitism by collecting fecal samples in cit...

    Authors: Jason Drake, Sarah Sweet, Kingsley Baxendale, Evan Hegarty, Stephanie Horr, Hanne Friis, Troy Goddu, William G. Ryan and Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:311
  28. Ticks are responsible for transmitting several notable pathogens worldwide. Finland lies in a zone where two human-biting tick species co-occur: Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes persulcatus. Tick densities have increase...

    Authors: Ruut Uusitalo, Mika Siljander, Andreas Lindén, Jani J. Sormunen, Juha Aalto, Guy Hendrickx, Eva Kallio, Andrea Vajda, Hilppa Gregow, Heikki Henttonen, Cedric Marsboom, Essi M. Korhonen, Tarja Sironen, Petri Pellikka and Olli Vapalahti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:310
  29. Theileria annulata, a transforming parasite, invades bovine B cells, dendritic cells and macrophages, promoting the uncontrolled proliferation of these cells. This protozoan evolved intricate strategies to subver...

    Authors: Zhi Li, Junlong Liu, Shuaiyang Zhao, Quanying Ma, Zhihong Guo, Aihong Liu, Youquan Li, Guiquan Guan, Jianxun Luo and Hong Yin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:308
  30. Chagas disease, one of the most important neglected tropical diseases in the countries of Latin America, is considered to be a particularly important public health concern in the Amazon region due to increases...

    Authors: Stéphanie Depickère, Anita G. Villacís, Soledad Santillán-Guayasamín, Jorgia Esperanza Callapa Rafael, Simone Frédérique Brenière and Susana Revollo Zepita
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:307
  31. Current recommendations for diagnosis of Dirofilaria immitis infection in dogs rely on the detection of antigen produced largely by adult females coupled with the visualization of microfilariae (mf) in the circul...

    Authors: Veronica Negron, Meriam N. Saleh, Caroline Sobotyk, Joe L. Luksovsky, Tatiani V. Harvey and Guilherme G. Verocai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:306
  32. Bartonella spp. are vector-borne pathogens that cause zoonotic infections in humans. One of the most well-known of these is cat-scratch disease caused by Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae, with cats...

    Authors: Ahmet Efe Köseoğlu, Hüseyin Can, Mervenur Güvendi, Muhammet Karakavuk, Pumla Manyatsi, Sedef Erkunt Alak, Aysu Değirmenci Döşkaya, Aytül Gül, Mert Döşkaya, Adnan Yüksel Gürüz and Cemal Ün
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:305
  33. The aim of this study was to identify local transmission patterns of Cryptosporidium spp. infections among livestock and humans in four extremely rural and remote highland communities in Madagascar.

    Authors: Ralf Krumkamp, Franz J. Conraths, Simone Caccio, Gereon Schares, Benedikt Hogan, Doris Winter, Anna Jaeger, Sophia Melhem, Njari Rakotozandrindrainy, Jürgen May, Raphael Rakotozandrindrainy and Daniel Eibach
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:304
  34. Aedes albopictus is a highly invasive species and an important vector of dengue and chikungunya viruses. Indigenous to Southeast Asia, Ae. albopictus has successfully invaded every inhabited continent, except Ant...

    Authors: Tom Swan, Tanya L. Russell, Kyran M. Staunton, Matt A. Field, Scott A. Ritchie and Thomas R. Burkot
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:303
  35. Ticks are obligate hematophagous arthropods with a world-wide distribution that are extremely important not only in terms of human and animal health but also economically. In Algeria, information on tick speci...

    Authors: Noureddine Mechouk, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Georgiana Deak and Zihad Bouslama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:302
  36. Appropriate behaviour change with regard to safe water contact practices will facilitate the elimination of schistosomiasis as a public health concern. Various approaches to effecting this change have been tri...

    Authors: May N. Sule, Justina Mosha, Teshome Emana Soboka, Safari M. Kinung’hi, Chrysoula Sfynia, Kamran Rafiq, Alex Dower, Marianne Comparet, Emma Bewley, Teckla Angelo, Feleke Zewge Beshah and Michael R. Templeton
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:301
  37. Hepatic macrophages regulate liver granuloma formation and fibrosis caused by infection with Schistosoma japonicum, with the manner of regulation dependent on macrophage activation state. Interleukin (IL)-37 may ...

    Authors: Cuiping Ren, Fengchun Liu, Chen Xing, Ruyu Zhao, Xiaoxue Tang, Miao Liu, Wenda Gao and Jijia Shen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:300
  38. The recently discovered Babesia sp. Mymensingh, which causes clinical bovine babesiosis, has a wide geographical distribution. We investigated the phylogenetic position of Babesia sp. Mymensingh using its mitocho...

    Authors: Thillaiampalam Sivakumar, Bumduuren Tuvshintulga, Davaajav Otgonsuren, Enkhbaatar Batmagnai, Believe Ahedor, Hemal Kothalawala, Singarayar Caniciyas Vimalakumar, Seekkuge Susil Priyantha Silva, Junya Yamagishi and Naoaki Yokoyama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:299
  39. An integrated approach to innovatively counter the transmission of various arthropod-borne diseases to humans would benefit from strategies that sustainably limit onward passage of infective life cycle stages ...

    Authors: Jackson M. Muema, Joel L. Bargul, Meshack A. Obonyo, Sospeter N. Njeru, Damaris Matoke-Muhia and James M. Mutunga
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:298
  40. The effective transmission mode of Neospora caninum, with infection leading to reproductive failure in ruminants, is vertical transmission. The uterus is an important reproductive organ that forms the maternal–fe...

    Authors: Shan-Shan Zhao, De-Liang Tao, Jin-Ming Chen, Jiang-Ping Wu, Xin Yang, Jun-Ke Song, Xing-Quan Zhu and Guang-Hui Zhao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:297
  41. Hepatozoon canis is a protozoal agent that is known to be transmitted by oral uptake of H. canis-infected Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato ticks in dogs. Vertical transmission of H. canis has only been describ...

    Authors: Ingo Schäfer, Elisabeth Müller, Ard M. Nijhof, Heike Aupperle-Lellbach, Gerhard Loesenbeck, Sybille Cramer and Torsten J. Naucke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:296
  42. Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CME) is caused by the tick-borne pathogen Ehrlichia canis, an obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacterium of the family Anaplasmataceae with tropism for canine monocytes and macr...

    Authors: Maylin González Navarrete, Adnan Hodžić, Belkis Corona-González, Matheus Dias Cordeiro, Claudia Bezerra da Silva, Liani Coronado Báez, Dasiel Obregón, Daniel Moura de Aguiar, Amanda Noeli da Silva Campos, Ísis Indaiara Gonçalves Granjeiro Taques, Alejandra Wu-Chuang, Eugenio Roque López, Elianne Piloto-Sardiñas, Lianet Abuin-Denis, Adivaldo Henrique da Fonseca and Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:295
  43. Canine intestinal parasite prevalence may be influenced by geographical region, age, and health status of the dog. Behaviors such as predation, scavenging, or roaming as well as routine administration of anthe...

    Authors: Darcy Visscher, Emilie Porter, Sarah Sweet, Donald Szlosek and Stephanie Horr
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:294
  44. Improved methods for sampling outdoor-biting mosquitoes are urgently needed to improve surveillance of vector-borne diseases. Such tools could potentially replace the human landing catch (HLC), which, despite ...

    Authors: Halfan S. Ngowo, Alex J. Limwagu, Heather M. Ferguson, Jason Matthiopoulos, Fredros O. Okumu and Luca Nelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:293
  45. Schistosomiasis elimination has gained renewed priority in the WHO guidance documents published in 2020 and 2022. The SchistoBreak project, implemented in Pemba, Tanzania between 2020 and 2024, aims to assess ...

    Authors: Lydia Trippler, Said Mohammed Ali, Shaali Makame Ame, Jan Hattendorf, Khamis Rashid Suleiman, Mohammed Nassor Ali, Saleh Juma, Fatma Kabole and Stefanie Knopp
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:292
  46. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in the regulation of both the innate and adaptive immune response to Cryptosporidium parvum infection. We previously reported that C. parvum upregulated miR‑942‑5p expression in HC...

    Authors: Fujie Xie, Yajun Zhang, Juanfeng Li, Lulu Sun, Longxian Zhang, Meng Qi, Sumei Zhang, Fuchun Jian, Xiaoying Li, Junqiang Li, Changsheng Ning and Rongjun Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:291
  47. Species belonging to the subgenus Sauroleishmania are parasites of reptiles, and traditionally considered to be non-pathogenic to mammals. Knowledge of the development of these parasites in sand flies and their m...

    Authors: Lucie Ticha, Jovana Sadlova, Paul Bates and Petr Volf
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:289

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