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  1. Content type: Review

    The human helminth infections include ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworm infections, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis (LF) and onchocerciasis. It is estimated that almost 2 billion people worldwide are in...

    Authors: James E. Wright, Marleen Werkman, Julia C. Dunn and Roy M. Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:65

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  2. Content type: Research

    Chicken coccidiosis, a disease caused by seven species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Coccidia), inflicts severe economic losses on the poultry industry. Eimeria tenella is the one of the most virulent species pathogen...

    Authors: Pu Wang, Jianhua Li, Pengtao Gong, Weirong Wang, Yongxing Ai and Xichen Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:74

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  3. Content type: Short report

    Onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (LF) are major filarial infections targeted for elimination in most endemic sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries by 2020/2025. The current control strategies are built upo...

    Authors: Jorge Cano, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Simon J. O’Hanlon, Afework H. Tekle, Samuel Wanji, Honorat G. Zouré, Maria P. Rebollo and Rachel L. Pullan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:70

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  4. Content type: Research

    Cardiac fibrosis is a consequence of chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy (CCC). In other cardiovascular diseases, the protagonist role of fibroblasts in cardiac fibrosis is well established. However, the role of c...

    Authors: Laura Lacerda Coelho, Isabela Resende Pereira, Mirian Claudia de Souza Pereira, Liliane Mesquita, Joseli Lannes-Vieira, Daniel Adesse and Luciana Ribeiro Garzoni

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:72

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  5. Content type: Research

    Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is the application of insecticide to the interior walls of household structures that often serve as resting sites for mosquito vectors of malaria. Human exposure to malaria vecto...

    Authors: Dereje Dengela, Aklilu Seyoum, Bradford Lucas, Benjamin Johns, Kristen George, Allison Belemvire, Angela Caranci, Laura C. Norris and Christen M. Fornadel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:71

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  6. Content type: Research

    Human infections by the gastrointestinal helminth Strongyloides stercoralis and the enteric protozoans Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp. and Blastocystis spp. are not formally included in the list of 20 ne...

    Authors: Elena Dacal, José M. Saugar, Aida de Lucio, Marta Hernández-de-Mingo, Elena Robinson, Pamela C. Köster, María L. Aznar-Ruiz-de-Alegría, Mateu Espasa, Arlette Ninda, Javier Gandasegui, Elena Sulleiro, Milagros Moreno, Fernando Salvador, Israel Molina, Esperanza Rodríguez and David Carmena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:67

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  7. Content type: Research

    Post-mass drug administration (MDA) surveillance during the lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination program in Sri Lanka, revealed the re-emergence of brugian filariasis after four decades. This study was done w...

    Authors: Chandana H. Mallawarachchi, T. G. A. Nilmini Chandrasena, Ranjan Premaratna, S. M. N. S. M. Mallawarachchi and Nilanthi R. de Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:68

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  8. Content type: Short report

    Malaria in pregnancy is a major cause of poor maternal and infant health, and is associated with the sequestration of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes (IE) in the placenta. The leading vaccine candidate for pr...

    Authors: Mirja Hommel, Jo-Anne Chan, Alexandra J. Umbers, Christine Langer, Stephen J. Rogerson, Joseph D. Smith and James G. Beeson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:69

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  9. Content type: Research

    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are insects of medical importance due to their involvement in the zoonotic transmission of Leishmania spp. to vertebrates. The aim of this work was to study the ecol...

    Authors: Márcia Moreira de Ávila, Andreia Fernandes Brilhante, Cristian Ferreira de Souza, Paula Dias Bevilacqua, Eunice Aparecida Bianchi Galati and Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:64

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  10. Content type: Review

    Leishmaniasis is listed as one of the eight neglected tropical diseases by the World Health Organization and the number of cases in endemic areas has seen a sharp rise in the past decade. More alarmingly, repo...

    Authors: Lahiru Sandaruwan Galgamuwa, Samath D. Dharmaratne and Devika Iddawela

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:60

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  11. Content type: Review

    We present evidence that the dog hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum) is underutilised in the study of host-parasite interactions, particularly as a proxy for the human-hookworm relationship. The inability to passage h...

    Authors: Catherine Shepherd, Phurpa Wangchuk and Alex Loukas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:59

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  12. Content type: Review

    Control of gene expression is crucial for parasite survival and is the result of a series of processes that are regulated to permit fine-tuning of gene expression in response to biological changes during the l...

    Authors: Andréa Rodrigues Ávila, Alexjandro Cabezas-Cruz and Mathieu Gissot

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:62

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  13. Content type: Research

    The Apicomplexa from aquatic environments are understudied relative to their terrestrial counterparts, and the seminal work assessing the phylogenetic relations of fish-infecting lineages is mostly based on fr...

    Authors: Raquel Xavier, Ricardo Severino, Marcos Pérez-Losada, Camino Gestal, Rita Freitas, D. James Harris, Ana Veríssimo, Daniela Rosado and Joanne Cable

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:63

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  14. Content type: Short report

    In spite of the emergence of populations of drug-resistant cyathostomines worldwide, little is known of parasite species responsible for ‘early egg shedding’ in cohorts of horses subjected to treatment with wi...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Molena, Laura E. Peachey, Angela Di Cesare, Donato Traversa and Cinzia Cantacessi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:61

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  15. Content type: Research

    Cystic echinococcosis is a global public health problem; however, the drugs (albendazole and mebendazole) currently recommended by WHO for its treatment, have limited efficacy. Therefore, novel drugs are requi...

    Authors: Jianhai Yin, Congshan Liu, Yujuan Shen, Haobing Zhang and Jianping Cao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:58

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  16. Content type: Research

    Fasciola hepatica is the main agent of fasciolosis, a zoonotic disease affecting livestock worldwide, and an emerging food-borne disease in humans. Even when effective treatments are available, drugs are costly a...

    Authors: Santiago Radio, Santiago Fontenla, Victoria Solana, Anna C. Matos Salim, Flávio Marcos Gomes Araújo, Pedro Ortiz, Cristian Hoban, Estefan Miranda, Valeria Gayo, Fabiano Sviatopolk-Mirsky Pais, Hugo Solana, Guilherme Oliveira, Pablo Smircich and José F. Tort

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:56

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  17. Content type: Review

    During the last decade, scale-up of vector control tools such as long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) contributed to the reduction of malaria morbidity and mortality across...

    Authors: Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Nino Ndjondo Sandjo, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:57

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  18. Content type: Research

    Malaria is one of the most serious public health problems in the world, and is a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Over the past years, the disease has been consistently reported as the first leading ca...

    Authors: Daniel Gebretsadik, Daniel Getacher Feleke and Mesfin Fiseha

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:55

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  19. Content type: Review

    Every year, millions of people are burdened with malaria. An estimated 429,000 casualties were reported in 2015, with the majority made up of children under five years old. Early and accurate diagnosis of mala...

    Authors: Amirah Amir, Fei-Wen Cheong, Jeremy R. De Silva and Yee-Ling Lau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:53

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  20. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne filarial disease targeted for elimination by the year 2020. The Republic of Togo undertook mass treatment of entire endemic communities from 2000 to 2009 to elimin...

    Authors: Monique A. Dorkenoo, Dziedzom K. de Souza, Yao Apetogbo, Komla Oboussoumi, Degninou Yehadji, Mawèke Tchalim, Santrao Etassoli, Benjamin Koudou, Guillaume K. Ketoh, Yao Sodahlon, Moses J. Bockarie and Daniel A. Boakye

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:52

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  21. Content type: Research

    Forests in urban landscapes differ from their rural counterparts in ways that may alter vector-borne disease dynamics. In urban forest fragments, tick-borne pathogen prevalence is not well characterized; mitig...

    Authors: Solny A. Adalsteinsson, W. Gregory Shriver, Andrias Hojgaard, Jacob L. Bowman, Dustin Brisson, Vincent D’Amico and Jeffrey J. Buler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:54

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  22. Content type: Research

    The glutamate-rich protein (GLURP) of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is a key surface antigen that serves as a component of a clinical vaccine. Moreover, the GLURP gene is also employed routinely as a...

    Authors: Sittiporn Pattaradilokrat, Chawinya Trakoolsoontorn, Phumin Simpalipan, Natapot Warrit, Morakot Kaewthamasorn and Pongchai Harnyuttanakorn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:49

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  23. Content type: Research

    Insects operate complex humoral and cellular immune strategies to fend against invading microorganisms. The majority of these have been characterized in Drosophila and other dipterans. Information on hemipterans,...

    Authors: Federico Alonso Zumaya-Estrada, Jesús Martínez-Barnetche, Andrés Lavore, Rolando Rivera-Pomar and Mario Henry Rodríguez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:48

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  24. Content type: Research

    Control of the mosquito vector Culex pipiens with insecticides is the main way to control arboviruses that the species can transmit such as West Nile virus (WNV) and Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV). However, its e...

    Authors: Fatim-Zohra Tmimi, Chafika Faraj, Meriem Bkhache, Khadija Mounaji, Anna-Bella Failloux and M’hammed Sarih

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:51

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  25. Content type: Research

    The use of contact lenses has increased in recent years as has the incidence of Dry Eye Syndrome, partly due to their use. Artificial tears are the most common treatment option. Since these changes can facilit...

    Authors: Angela Magnet, Thiago Santos Gomes, Carmen Pardinas, Natalia Garcia de Blas, Cruz Sadaba, Eugenia Carrillo, Fernando Izquierdo, José Manuel Benítez del Castillo, Carolina Hurtado, Carmen del Aguila and Soledad Fenoy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:50

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  26. Content type: Research

    Reliable mapping of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) parasites requires rigorous statistical and machine learning algorithms capable of integrating the combined influence of several determinants to predict dist...

    Authors: Nicholas Midzi, Blessing Kavhu, Portia Manangazira, Isaac Phiri, Susan L. Mutambu, Cremants Tshuma, Moses J. Chimbari, Shungu Munyati, Stanely M. Midzi, Lincon Charimari, Anatoria Ncube, Masceline J. Mutsaka-Makuvaza, White Soko, Emmanuel Madzima, Gibson Hlerema, Joel Mbedzi…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:47

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  27. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma japonicum is among the most serious endemic zoonoses in China. To study interactions between schistosomula, the pre-adult juvenile stage, and hosts, it is important to study ...

    Authors: Yan Ru Gao, Wen Ling Huang, Chun Lian Tang, Rong Liu, Qin Ping Zhao, Zhen Ping Ming and Hui Fen Dong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:46

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  28. Content type: Research

    Although the detection of Toxoplasma gondii in bovine tissues is rare, beef might be an important source of human infection. The use of molecular techniques, such as magnetic capture qPCR (MC-qPCR), in combinatio...

    Authors: Alison Burrells, Alessandra Taroda, Marieke Opsteegh, Gereon Schares, Julio Benavides, Cecile Dam-Deisz, Paul M. Bartley, Francesca Chianini, Isabella Villena, Joke van der Giessen, Elisabeth A. Innes and Frank Katzer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:45

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  29. Content type: Research

    Despite the abundance of the domestic cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché, 1835) and disease risks associated with them, flea control is difficult and requires the development of new control interventions suc...

    Authors: Marinela Contreras, Margarita Villar, Sara Artigas-Jerónimo, Lidiia Kornieieva, Sergіі Mуtrofanov and José de la Fuente

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:43

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  30. Content type: Short report

    Eimeria tenella infection leads to acute intestinal disorders responsible for important economic losses in poultry farming worldwide. The life-cycle of E. tenella is monoxenous with the chicken as the exclusive h...

    Authors: Françoise I. Bussière, Alisson Niepceron, Alix Sausset, Evelyne Esnault, Anne Silvestre, Robert A. Walker, Nicholas C. Smith, Pascale Quéré and Fabrice Laurent

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:44

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  31. Content type: Research

    Over the past few decades, mass mortality events of Manila clams have been reported from several tidal flats on the west coast of Korea during hot summers. During such mortality events, once clams simultaneous...

    Authors: Ki-Woong Nam, Hee-Do Jeung, Jae-Hee Song, Kwan-Ha Park, Kwang-Sik Choi and Kyung-Il Park

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:42

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  32. Content type: Research

    This study was designed to assess the ability of fed male Dermacentor reticulatus ticks to transmit Babesia canis to dogs after being detached from previous canine or ovine hosts.

    Authors: Marie Varloud, Julian Liebenberg and Josephus Fourie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:41

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  33. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, is a zoonotic pathogen associated with sylvatic or domestic transmission cycles, with rodents being suspected to link the two transmission cycles. Infection and ...

    Authors: Simbarashe Chitanga, Edgar Simulundu, Martin C. Simuunza, Katendi Changula, Yongjin Qiu, Masahiro Kajihara, Ryo Nakao, Michelo Syakalima, Ayato Takada, Aaron S. Mweene, Samson Mukaratirwa and Bernard M. Hang’ombe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:40

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  34. Content type: Research

    Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzii is the primary vector of human and simian malarias in Brazilian regions covered by the Atlantic Rainforest. Previous studies found that An. cruzii presents high levels of behavioural,...

    Authors: Guilherme de Rezende Dias, Thais Tenorio Soares Fujii, Bernardo Fernandes Fogel, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento, André Nóbrega Pitaluga, Carlos José Carvalho-Pinto, Antonio Bernardo Carvalho, Alexandre Afrânio Peixoto and Luísa Damazio Pitaluga Rona

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:36

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  35. Content type: Research

    Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) are conserved ligand-gated ion channel receptors, and ionotropic receptors (IRs) were revealed as a new family of iGluRs. Their subdivision was unsettled, and their char...

    Authors: Ting-Ting Wang, Feng-Ling Si, Zheng-Bo He and Bin Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:34

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  36. Content type: Research

    Human babesiosis is an infectious disease that is epidemic in various regions all over the world. The predominant causative pathogen of this disease is the intra-erythrocytic parasite Babesia microti. The thiored...

    Authors: Jingwei Huang, Kang Xiong, Houshuang Zhang, Yanzhen Zhao, Jie Cao, Haiyan Gong, Yongzhi Zhou and Jinlin Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:38

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  37. Content type: Research

    Leishmania development in sand flies is confined to the alimentary tract and is closely connected with blood meal digestion. Previously, it has been published that activities of sand fly midgut proteases are harm...

    Authors: Katerina Pruzinova, Jovana Sadlova, Jitka Myskova, Tereza Lestinova, Jozef Janda and Petr Volf

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:37

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  38. Content type: Research

    Clonorchiasis ranks among the most important food-borne parasitic diseases in China. However, due to low compliance to traditional fecal examination techniques in the general population and medical personnel, ...

    Authors: Hong-Mei Li, Men-Bao Qian, Yi-Chao Yang, Zhi-Hua Jiang, Kang Wei, Jia-Xu Chen, Jun-Hu Chen, Ying-Dan Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:35

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  39. Content type: Research

    Strongyloides stercoralis and hookworm are two soil-transmitted helminths (STH) that are highly prevalent in Cambodia. Strongyloides stercoralis causes long-lasting infections and significant morbidity but is lar...

    Authors: Armelle Forrer, Virak Khieu, Fabian Schär, Penelope Vounatsou, Frédérique Chammartin, Hanspeter Marti, Sinuon Muth and Peter Odermatt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:33

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  40. Content type: Research

    The results presented here are part of a five-year cluster-randomised intervention trial that was implemented to understand how best to gain and sustain control of schistosomiasis through different preventive ...

    Authors: Anna E. Phillips, Pedro H. Gazzinelli-Guimarães, Herminio O. Aurelio, Neerav Dhanani, Josefo Ferro, Rassul Nala, Arminder Deol and Alan Fenwick

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:30

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  41. Content type: Research

    Larval stages of the sibling species of parasitic nematodes Anisakis simplex (sensu stricto) (s.s.) (AS) and Anisakis pegreffii (AP) are responsible for a fish-borne zoonosis, known as anisakiasis, that humans aq...

    Authors: Serena Cavallero, Fabrizio Lombardo, Xiaopei Su, Marco Salvemini, Cinzia Cantacessi and Stefano D’Amelio

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:31

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  42. Content type: Research

    Anopheles sinensis is an important malaria vector in Southeast Asia. The widespread emergence of insecticide resistance in this mosquito species poses a serious threat to the efficacy of malaria control measures,...

    Authors: Dan Zhou, Yang Xu, Cheng Zhang, Meng-Xue Hu, Yun Huang, Yan Sun, Lei Ma, Bo Shen and Chang-Liang Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:32

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  43. Content type: Review

    Diarrhea caused by opportunistic intestinal protozoa is a common problem in HIV infection. We aimed to establish the prevalence of Cryptosporidium, misrosporidia, and Isospora in HIV-infected people using a syste...

    Authors: Ze-Dong Wang, Quan Liu, Huan-Huan Liu, Shuang Li, Li Zhang, Yong-Kun Zhao and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:28

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  44. Content type: Review

    Key aspects of 36 mosquito-borne arboviruses indigenous to Africa are summarized, including lesser or poorly-known viruses which, like Zika, may have the potential to escape current sylvatic cycling to achieve...

    Authors: Leo Braack, A. Paulo Gouveia de Almeida, Anthony J. Cornel, Robert Swanepoel and Christiaan de Jager

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:29

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  45. Content type: Research

    Many zoonotic infectious diseases have emerged and re-emerged over the last two decades. There has been a significant increase in vector-borne diseases due to climate variations that lead to environmental chan...

    Authors: Biram Biteye, Assane G. Fall, Mamadou Ciss, Momar T. Seck, Andrea Apolloni, Moussa Fall, Annelise Tran and Geoffrey Gimonneau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:27

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  46. Content type: Review

    Acanthamoeba spp. are protist pathogens and causative agents of serious infections including keratitis and granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Its ability to convert into dormant and highly resistant cysts form l...

    Authors: Ayaz Anwar, Naveed Ahmed Khan and Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:26

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  47. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Eighteen of 43 (41.8%) Père David’s deer from Dafeng Elk National Natural Reserve, China, were positive for Anaplasma phagocytophilum based on real-time FRET-PCR and species-specific PCRs targeting the 16S rRNA o...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Zhangping Yang, Patrick Kelly, Jing Li, Yijun Ren and Chengming Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:25

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  48. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is a major socio-economic and public health problem in many sub-Saharan African countries. After large mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns, prevalence of infection rapidly returns to pre-t...

    Authors: Joaquín M. Prada, Panayiota Touloupou, Moses Adriko, Edridah M. Tukahebwa, Poppy H. L. Lamberton and T. Déirdre Hollingsworth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:21

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