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  1. Content type: Research

    Cysteine peptidases of clan CA, family C1 account for a major part of proteolytic activity in the haematophagous monogenean Eudiplozoon nipponicum. The full spectrum of cysteine cathepsins is, however, unknown an...

    Authors: Lucie Jedličková, Hana Dvořáková, Jan Dvořák, Martin Kašný, Lenka Ulrychová, Jiří Vorel, Vojtěch Žárský and Libor Mikeš

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:142

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  2. Content type: Review

    Members of the genus Sarcocystis (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) are intracellular protozoan parasites that infect a wide range of domestic and wild animals, resulting in economic losses in production animals worldw...

    Authors: Muhammad A. Saeed, Mohammed H. Rashid, Jane Vaughan and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:146

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  3. Content type: Short report

    Plasmodium vivax is predominant in the Amazon region, and enhanced knowledge of its development inside a natural vector, Anopheles aquasalis, is critical for future strategies aimed at blocking parasite developme...

    Authors: Djane Clarys Baia-da-Silva, Luis Carlos Salazar Alvarez, Omaira Vera Lizcano, Fabio Trindade Maranhão Costa, Stefanie Costa Pinto Lopes, Alessandra Silva Orfanó, Denner Oliveira Pascoal, Rafael Nacif-Pimenta, Iria Cabral Rodriguez, Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães Lacerda, Nagila Francinete Costa Secundino, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro and Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:148

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  4. Content type: Research

    The molecular structure of Fasciola gigantica 14-3-3 protein has been characterized. However, the involvement of this protein in parasite pathogenesis remains elusive and its effect on the functions of innate imm...

    Authors: Ai-Ling Tian, MingMin Lu, Guillermo Calderón-Mantilla, Evangelia Petsalaki, Tania Dottorini, XiaoWei Tian, YuJian Wang, Si-Yang Huang, Jun-Ling Hou, XiangRui Li, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:152

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  5. Content type: Review

    Lyme borreliosis (LB) and other Ixodes ricinus-borne diseases (TBDs) are diseases that emerge from interactions of humans and domestic animals with infected ticks in nature. Nature, environmental and health polic...

    Authors: Hein Sprong, Tal Azagi, Dieuwertje Hoornstra, Ard M. Nijhof, Sarah Knorr, M. Ewoud Baarsma and Joppe W. Hovius

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:145

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  6. Content type: Research

    Spatio-temporal variations in malaria burden are currently complex and costly to measure, but are important for decision-making. We measured the spatio-temporal variation of clinical malaria incidence at a fin...

    Authors: Alinune N. Kabaghe, Michael G. Chipeta, Steve Gowelo, Monicah Mburu, Zinenani Truwah, Robert S. McCann, Michèle van Vugt, Martin P. Grobusch and Kamija S. Phiri

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:129

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  7. Content type: Research

    Microclimatic temperatures provide better estimates of vector-borne disease transmission parameters than standard meteorological temperatures, as the microclimate represent the actual temperatures to which the...

    Authors: Najmul Haider, Ana Carolina Cuellar, Lene Jung Kjær, Jens Havskov Sørensen and Rene Bødker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:128

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  8. Content type: Research

    Dogs are the definitive hosts of Spirocerca lupi. Spirocercosis is treated by prolonged avermectin administration by injection or daily oral doses. In this prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinica...

    Authors: Gilad Segev, Alicia Rojas, Eran Lavy, Marganit Yaffe, Itamar Aroch and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:127

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  9. Content type: Research

    East Coast fever (ECF) is a devastating disease of cattle and a significant constraint to improvement of livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa. The protozoan parasite causing ECF, Theileria parva, undergoes ...

    Authors: Cassandra L. Olds, Kathleen L. Mason and Glen A. Scoles

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:126

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  10. Content type: Research

    Several studies were carried out in experimental hut station in areas surrounding the city of Bouaké, after the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. They reported increasing resistance levels to insecticide for malaria tr...

    Authors: Dounin Danielle Zoh, Ludovic Phamien Ahoua Alou, Mahama Toure, Cédric Pennetier, Soromane Camara, Dipomin François Traore, Alphonsine Amanan Koffi, Akré Maurice Adja, Ahoua Yapi and Fabrice Chandre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:118

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    Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is an economically significant infection of horses and other equine species caused by the tick-borne protozoa Theileria equi and Babesia caballi. The long-term carrier state in infected ...

    Authors: Vladislav A. Lobanov, Maristela Peckle, Carlos L. Massard, W. Brad Scandrett and Alvin A. Gajadhar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:125

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  12. Content type: Research

    Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) (with pyrethroids) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are the cornerstones of the Sudanese malaria control program. Insecticide resistance to the principal insecticides i...

    Authors: Bashir Adam Ismail, Hmooda Toto Kafy, Jihad Eltaher Sulieman, Krishanthi Subramaniam, Brent Thomas, Abraham Mnzava, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim, Abu Hassan Ahmad, Tessa B. Knox, Immo Kleinschmidt and Martin J. Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:122

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  13. Content type: Research

    Insect microbiota is a dynamic microbial community that can actively participate in defense against pathogens. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a natural entomopathogen widely used as a bioinsecticide for pest cont...

    Authors: Guillaume Tetreau, Stéphanie Grizard, Chandrashekhar D. Patil, Florence-Hélène Tran, Van Tran Van, Renaud Stalinski, Frédéric Laporte, Patrick Mavingui, Laurence Després and Claire Valiente Moro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:121

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  14. Content type: Research

    Microcell parasites are small intracellular protozoans mostly detected in molluscs and can be associated with mortalities. In 2010 and 2011, strong increases in mortality events were reported in different wild...

    Authors: Céline Garcia, Christophe Haond, Bruno Chollet, Mirella Nerac, Emmanuelle Omnes, Jean-Pierre Joly, Christine Dubreuil, Delphine Serpin, Aimé Langlade, Dominique Le Gal, Aouregan Terre-Terrillon, Olivier Courtois, Benjamin Guichard and Isabelle Arzul

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:119

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  15. Content type: Research

    Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is a protozoan parasite that causes trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease, worldwide. In this study, we investigated the prevalence and genetic characterization of T. vaginalis

    Authors: Zhenchao Zhang, Lixia Kang, Weijuan Wang, Xin Zhao, Yuhua Li, Qing Xie, Shuai Wang, Tong He, Han Li, Tingwei Xiao, Yunchao Chen, Suqiong Zuo, Lingmin Kong, Pengju Li and Xiangrui Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:124

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  16. Content type: Research

    Two laboratory experiments (Studies 1 and 2) were conducted to confirm the efficacy of an imidacloprid and permethrin combination (Advantix® Spot-on, Bayer) to repel and kill Phlebotomus (Larroussius) perniciosus

    Authors: Emilie Bouhsira, Katrin Deuster, Emmanuel Lienard, Christophe Le Sueur and Michel Franc

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:120

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  17. Content type: Research

    Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are responsible for the biological transmission of internationally important arboviruses of livestock. In 2011, a novel Orthobunyavirus was discovered in northe...

    Authors: James Barber, Lara E. Harrup, Rhiannon Silk, Eva Veronesi, Simon Gubbins, Katarzyna Bachanek-Bankowska and Simon Carpenter

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:116

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  18. Content type: Research

    Members of the Culex pipiens complex (Cx. pipiens quinquefasciatus in Southern USA) play a critical role in the spillover of urban arboviruses such as West Nile virus or St. Louis encephalitis virus. Field studie...

    Authors: William T. Koval and Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:114

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    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are vectors of bluetongue virus (BTV), African horse sickness virus and Schmallenberg virus (SBV). Outbreaks of both BTV and SBV have affected larg...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Cuéllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Carsten Kirkeby, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Anders Stockmarr, Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindstrom, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J. Conraths, Magdalena Larska, Inger Hamnes…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:112

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    Preventive chemotherapy with donated anthelminthic drugs is the cornerstone for the control of helminthiases. However, reinfection can occur rapidly in the absence of clean water and sanitation coupled with un...

    Authors: Eveline Hürlimann, Kigbafori D. Silué, Fabien Zouzou, Mamadou Ouattara, Thomas Schmidlin, Richard B. Yapi, Clarisse A. Houngbedji, Kouassi Dongo, Bernadette A. Kouadio, Siaka Koné, Bassirou Bonfoh, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Cinthia A. Acka-Douabélé and Giovanna Raso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:115

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  21. Content type: Research

    Taenia solium, T. asiatica and T. saginata tapeworms cause human taeniasis and are the origin of porcine and bovine cysticercosis. Furthermore, T. solium eggs can cause human cysticercosis, with neurocysticercosi...

    Authors: María D. Flores, Luis M. Gonzalez, Carolina Hurtado, Yamileth Monje Motta, Cristina Domínguez-Hidalgo, Francisco Jesús Merino, María J. Perteguer and Teresa Gárate

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:117

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  22. Content type: Research

    Angiostrongylus vasorum has different freshwater aquatic and terrestrial gastropod molluscs as an intermediate host, e.g. Arion spp. The mollusc Achatina fulica is a danger to public health, given the large diver...

    Authors: Aytube Lucas Coaglio, Mônica Alves Neves Diniz Ferreira, Walter dos Santos Lima and Cíntia Aparecida de Jesus Pereira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:113

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  23. Content type: Research

    Kato-Katz examination of stool smears is the field-standard method for detecting Schistosoma mansoni infection. However, Kato-Katz misses many active infections, especially of light intensity. Point-of-care circu...

    Authors: Michelle N. Clements, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Sue Binder, Carl H. Campbell Jr, Claudia J. de Dood, Alan Fenwick, Wendy Harrison, Donatien Kayugi, Charles H. King, Dieuwke Kornelis, Onesime Ndayishimiye, Giuseppina Ortu, Mariama Sani Lamine, Antonio Zivieri, Daniel G. Colley and Govert J. van Dam

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:111

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