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  1. Content type: Research

    Autochthonous transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, the primary agent of Lyme disease in dogs and people in North America, commonly occurs in the northeastern United States, including the New York City metropolit...

    Authors: Brian H. Herrin, Melissa J. Beall, Xiao Feng, Monica Papeş and Susan E. Little

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:187

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    Population-based studies conducted in Latin America have shown a high proportion of asymptomatic and submicroscopic malarial infections. Considering efforts aiming at regional elimination, it is important to i...

    Authors: Anne C. G. Almeida, Andrea Kuehn, Arthur J. M. Castro, Sheila Vitor-Silva, Erick F. G. Figueiredo, Larissa W. Brasil, Marcelo A. M. Brito, Vanderson S. Sampaio, Quique Bassat, Ingrid Felger, Wanderli P. Tadei, Wuelton M. Monteiro, Ivo Mueller and Marcus V. G. Lacerda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:194

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    The severity of canine leishmaniosis (CanL) due to Leishmania infantum might be affected by other vector-borne organisms that mimic its clinical signs and clinicopathological abnormalities. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Marta Baxarias, Alejandra Álvarez-Fernández, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Laura Ordeix, Alicia Rojas, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Gad Baneth and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:135

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  4. Content type: Review

    Detection of circulating antigen of Dirofilaria immitis has been a mainstay of identifying heartworm infection in clinical practice for the past three decades. Several validated commercial antigen tests have very...

    Authors: Susan Little, Meriam Saleh, Megan Wohltjen and Yoko Nagamori

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:186

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  5. Content type: Research

    In the Mediterranean basin, Leishmania infantum is a major cause of disease in dogs, which are frequently co-infected with other vector-borne pathogens (VBP). However, the associations between dogs with clinical ...

    Authors: Charalampos Attipa, Laia Solano-Gallego, Kostas Papasouliotis, Francesca Soutter, David Morris, Chris Helps, Scott Carver and Séverine Tasker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:184

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  6. Content type: Research

    The current understanding of the landscape epidemiology of Ross River virus (RRV), Australia’s most common arthropod-borne pathogen, is fragmented due to gaps in surveillance programs and the relatively narrow...

    Authors: Michael G. Walsh and Cameron Webb

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:192

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    Wolbachia are maternally transmitted bacteria that can manipulate their hosts’ reproduction causing cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI is a sperm-egg incompatibility resulting in embryonic death. Due to this st...

    Authors: Mine Altinli, Filiz Gunay, Bulent Alten, Mylene Weill and Mathieu Sicard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:198

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  8. Content type: Research

    Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) have been found infecting cats worldwide. However, studies about feline hemoplasma infections in Spain are scarce. Therefore, the purpose of the research was to evaluate th...

    Authors: David Díaz-Regañón, Alejandra Villaescusa, Tania Ayllón, Fernando Rodríguez-Franco, Mercedes García-Sancho, Beatriz Agulla and Ángel Sainz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:140

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  9. Content type: Research

    Northeastern Italy is a hotspot for several tick-borne pathogens, transmitted to animals and humans mainly by Ixodes ricinus. Here we compare the results of molecular monitoring of ticks and zoonotic TBPs over a ...

    Authors: Graziana Da Rold, Silvia Ravagnan, Fabio Soppelsa, Elena Porcellato, Mauro Soppelsa, Federica Obber, Carlo Vittorio Citterio, Sara Carlin, Patrizia Danesi, Fabrizio Montarsi and Gioia Capelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:137

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  10. Content type: Research

    The fruit fly Phortica variegata (Drosophilidae: Steganinae) feeds on the ocular secretions of animals and humans, and has been described as an intermediate host of the eye worm Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida: Th...

    Authors: Valentina Marino, Rosa Gálvez, Vito Colella, Juliana Sarquis, Rocío Checa, Ana Montoya, Juan P. Barrera, Sonia Domínguez, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Domenico Otranto and Guadalupe Miró

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:195

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    Babesia spp. and Hepatozoon spp. are apicomplexan parasites that infect a variety of animals, including canids. Their life-cycle includes an invertebrate hematophagous vector as a definitive host and vertebrates ...

    Authors: Maayan Margalit Levi, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Roni King and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:150

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been increasingly recognized in cats living in areas endemic for the disease. Co-infection with Leishmania infantum and other infectious agents is well established in dogs. However...

    Authors: Mary Marcondes, Karina Y. Hirata, Juliana P. Vides, Ludmila S. V. Sobrinho, Jaqueline S. Azevedo, Thállitha S. W. J. Vieira and Rafael F. C. Vieira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:131

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    Apicomplexan tick-borne pathogens that cause disease in companion animals include species of Babesia Starcovici, 1893, Cytauxzoon Neitz & Thomas, 1948, Hepatozoon Miller, 1908 and Theileria Bettencourt, Franca & ...

    Authors: Telleasha L. Greay, Alireza Zahedi, Anna-Sheree Krige, Jadyn M. Owens, Robert L. Rees, Una M. Ryan, Charlotte L. Oskam and Peter J. Irwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:197

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  14. Content type: Research

    Venezuela is an endemic area for human and canine leishmaniosis due to Leishmania infantum and parasites of the Leishmania braziliensis and L. mexicana complexes. Limited data are available on feline leishmaniosi...

    Authors: Aruanai Kalú Rivas, Magdalena Alcover, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Mar Bardagí, Roser Fisa, Cristina Riera, Gad Baneth and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:141

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  15. Content type: Research

    Cats can be carriers of infected arthropods and be infected with several vector-borne pathogens (VBP) but there is limited knowledge about their pathogenic role in cats.

    Authors: Maria Flaminia Persichetti, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Angela Vullo, Marisa Masucci, Antonella Migliazzo and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:136

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  16. Content type: Research

    Ticks are transmitting a wide range of bacterial pathogens that cause substantial morbidity and mortality in domestic animals. The full pathogen burden transmitted by tick vectors is incompletely studied in ma...

    Authors: Martin O. Andersson, Conny Tolf, Paula Tamba, Mircea Stefanache, Gabriel Radbea, Dimitrios Frangoulidis, Herbert Tomaso, Jonas Waldenström, Gerhard Dobler and Lidia Chitimia-Dobler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:144

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  17. Content type: Research

    Cerebral malaria, the main complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection in humans, is associated with persistent neurocognitive sequels both in human disease and the murine experimental model. In recent years,...

    Authors: Luciana Pereira de Sousa, Roberto Farina de Almeida, Flávia Lima Ribeiro-Gomes, Leonardo José de Moura Carvalho, Tadeu Mello e Souza, Diogo Onofre Gomes de Souza and Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:191

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    Ticks are important carriers of many different zoonotic pathogens. To date, there are many studies about ticks and tick-borne pathogens (TBP), but only a few were carried out in Bulgaria. The present study int...

    Authors: Julian Nader, Nina Król, Martin Pfeffer, Valerie Ohlendorf, Marco Marklewitz, Christian Drosten, Sandra Junglen and Anna Obiegala

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:165

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  19. Content type: Short report

    Some wild animals have been recognized as potential reservoirs of Leishmania infantum infection (e.g. carnivores, lagomorphs, rodents, etc.). Leishmania infantum was also identified infecting humans and lagomorph...

    Authors: Guadalupe Miró, Amelia Troyano, Ana Montoya, Fernando Fariñas, Ma Luisa Fermín, Luís Flores, Carlos Rojo, Rocío Checa, Rosa Gálvez, Valentina Marino, Cristina Fragío and Eva Martínez-Nevado

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:185

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Domestic dogs are not native to sub-Saharan Africa, which may account for their susceptibility to Babesia rossi, of which endemic black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) are natural reservoirs. There is virtually ...

    Authors: Barend L. Penzhorn, Edward C. Netherlands, Courtney A. Cook, Nico J. Smit, Ilse Vorster, Robert F. Harrison-White and Marinda C. Oosthuizen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:158

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  21. Content type: Short report

    Molecular identification of tick-borne pathogen infection in cats from Africa is scarce. The presence of bacterial (Anaplasma and Ehrlichia) and protozoal (Babesia and Hepatozoon) agents was investigated in blood...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Oliveira, Maria Francisca Luz, Sara Granada, Hugo Vilhena, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Luís Cardoso and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:167

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  22. Content type: Research

    Mass egg production is an important component of Aedes albopictus mosquito control programs, such as the sterile insect technique and incompatible insect technique, which requires the releases of large number of ...

    Authors: Dongjing Zhang, Yongjun Li, Qiang Sun, Xiaoying Zheng, Jeremie R. L. Gilles, Hanano Yamada, Zhongdao Wu, Zhiyong Xi and Yu Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:189

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  23. Content type: Review

    Understanding the non-human reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens is critical for effective disease control, but identifying the relative contributions of the various reservoirs of multi-host pathogens is challengi...

    Authors: Eloise B. Stephenson, Alison J. Peel, Simon A. Reid, Cassie C. Jansen and Hamish McCallum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:188

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  24. Content type: Research

    Host-parasite relationships are expected to be strongly shaped by host specificity, a crucial factor in parasite adaptability and diversification. Because whole host communities have to be considered to assess...

    Authors: Beatriz Tomé, Ana Pereira, Fátima Jorge, Miguel A. Carretero, D. James Harris and Ana Perera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:190

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  25. Content type: Research

    Ticks and tick-borne pathogens are a global problem for the health of humans and their livestock. Wood ants are important ecosystem engineers in forests worldwide. Although both taxa are well studied, little i...

    Authors: Silvia Zingg, Patrick Dolle, Maarten Jeroen Voordouw and Maren Kern

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:164

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  26. Content type: Research

    Schistosomes are blood dwelling parasitic worms that cause the debilitating disease schistosomiasis. Here we examined the influence of the parasites on their external environment by monitoring the impact of ad...

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Akram A. Da’dara and Patrick J. Skelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:182

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  27. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China. Oncomelania hupensis (O. hupensis) is the sole intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum, and its change in distribution and density influences the...

    Authors: Ya Yang, Jianchuan Gao, Wanting Cheng, Xiang Pan, Yu Yang, Yue Chen, Qingqing Dai, Lan Zhu, Yibiao Zhou and Qingwu Jiang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:183

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  28. Content type: Research

    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are vectors of Leishmania species, the etiological agents of leishmaniasis, which is one of the most important emerging infectious diseases in the Americas. In the s...

    Authors: Erica Cristina da Silva Chagas, Arineia Soares Silva, Nelson Ferreira Fé, Lucas Silva Ferreira, Vanderson de Souza Sampaio, Wagner Cosme Morhy Terrazas, Jorge Augusto Oliveira Guerra, Rodrigo Augusto Ferreira de Souza, Henrique Silveira and Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:180

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  29. Content type: Research

    Intestinal schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma mansoni was mapped in Cameroon in the 1990s and preventive chemotherapy launched since 2005. A situation analysis conducted in 2011 revealed an increase in schistosom...

    Authors: Alvine C. Kengne-Fokam, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Mohamed Bagayan and Flobert Njiokou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:181

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  30. Content type: Research

    microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs widely identified in many mosquitoes. They are reported to play important roles in development, differentiation and innate immunity. However, miRNAs in Anopheles sinen...

    Authors: Xinyu Feng, Xiaojian Zhou, Shuisen Zhou, Jingwen Wang and Wei Hu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:172

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  31. Content type: Research

    Typically, carnivores serve as definitive hosts for Sarcocystis spp. parasites; currently, their role as intermediate hosts is being elucidated. The present study aimed to identify and molecularly characterize Sa...

    Authors: Viktorija Kirillova, Petras Prakas, Rafael Calero-Bernal, Inese Gavarāne, José Luis Fernández-García, Manuel Martínez-González, Eglė Rudaitytė-Lukošienė, Miguel Ángel Habela Martínez-Estéllez, Dalius Butkauskas and Muza Kirjušina

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:173

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  32. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease burdening millions of people. One drug, praziquantel, is currently used for treatment and control. Clinically relevant drug resistance has not yet been described...

    Authors: Pierre H. H. Schneeberger, Jean T. Coulibaly, Gordana Panic, Claudia Daubenberger, Morgan Gueuning, Jürg E. Frey and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:168

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  33. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum delayed clearance with the use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACTs) has been reported in some African countries. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in two genes, P. falciparum

    Authors: Tryphena Adams, Nana Aba A. Ennuson, Neils B. Quashie, Godfred Futagbi, Sena Matrevi, Oheneba C. K. Hagan, Benjamin Abuaku, Kwadwo A. Koram and Nancy O. Duah

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:175

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  34. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that can infect mammalian cells and thereby regulate host gene expression. The long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been demonstrated to be an impo...

    Authors: Wenquan Liu, Liyang Huang, Qimei Wei, Yu Zhang, Shengnan Zhang, Wenting Zhang, Liya Cai and Shaohui Liang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:174

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  35. Content type: Review

    The time it takes for malaria parasites to develop within a mosquito, and become transmissible, is known as the extrinsic incubation period, or EIP. EIP is a key parameter influencing transmission intensity as...

    Authors: Johanna R. Ohm, Francesco Baldini, Priscille Barreaux, Thierry Lefevre, Penelope A. Lynch, Eunho Suh, Shelley A. Whitehead and Matthew B. Thomas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:178

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  36. Content type: Research

    Human cryptosporidiosis is caused primarily by two species of apicomplexan protozoa, Cryptosporidium parvum and C. hominis. In cultured cell monolayers, the parasite undergoes two generations of asexual multiplic...

    Authors: Marzieh Ezzaty Mirhashemi, Farzad Noubary, Susan Chapman-Bonofiglio, Saul Tzipori, Gordon S. Huggins and Giovanni Widmer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:176

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  37. Content type: Research

    The microsporidian Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) is a spore-forming, intracellular parasite that causes an economically debilitating disease (hepatopancreatic microsporidiosis or HPM) in cultured shrimp. HPM ...

    Authors: Pattana Jaroenlak, Dominic Wiredu Boakye, Rapeepun Vanichviriyakit, Bryony A. P. Williams, Kallaya Sritunyalucksana and Ornchuma Itsathitphaisarn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:177

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  38. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi is the agent of Chagas disease, a major public health problem in Latin America. Many wild and domestic animals are naturally infected with T. cruzi; rodents are one of the groups which have been...

    Authors: Esteban Yefi-Quinteros, Catalina Muñoz-San Martín, Antonella Bacigalupo, Juana P. Correa and Pedro E. Cattan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:171

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  39. Content type: Short report

    Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is a tick-borne hemoparasitic disease of global impact, and improved control is needed. In B. bovis, spherical body protein 2 (SBP-2) truncated copies 7, 9 and 11 (sbp2t7

    Authors: Gina M. Gallego-Lopez, Audrey O. T. Lau, Wendy C. Brown, Wendell C. Johnson, Massaro W. Ueti and Carlos E. Suarez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:169

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    Cattle are commonly infected with the microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon bieneusi. Sequence characterization of E. bieneusi in these animals at the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) locus had identi...

    Authors: Chuanxiang Tang, Min Cai, Lin Wang, Yaqiong Guo, Na Li, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:170

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  41. Content type: Research

    As evidence of the infection of domestic animals by Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma sp. ‘Omatjenne’ is presently becoming available, understanding the epidemiological and ecological significance of infect...

    Authors: Sori Teshale, Dirk Geysen, Gobena Ameni, Pierre Dorny and Dirk Berkvens

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:162

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  42. Content type: Research

    Human echinococcoses are parasitic helminth infections that constitute a serious public health concern in several regions across the world. Cystic (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in China represent a hig...

    Authors: Angela M. Cadavid Restrepo, Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:159

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  43. Content type: Research

    We have previously reported that progesterone (P4) has a direct in vitro effect on the scolex evagination and growth of Taenia solium cysticerci. Here, we explored the hypothesis that the P4 direct effect on T. s...

    Authors: Hugo Aguilar-Díaz, Karen E. Nava-Castro, Galileo Escobedo, Lenin Domínguez-Ramírez, Martín García-Varela, Víctor H. del Río-Araiza, Margarita I. Palacios-Arreola and Jorge Morales-Montor

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:161

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  44. Content type: Research

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic tick-borne intracellular alpha-proteobacterium causing tick-borne fever, which leads to significant economic losses in domestic ruminants in Europe. Its epidemiological cyc...

    Authors: Anne-Claire Lagrée, Clotilde Rouxel, Maëllys Kevin, Thibaud Dugat, Guillaume Girault, Benoît Durand, Martin Pfeffer, Cornelia Silaghi, Marion Nieder, Henri-Jean Boulouis and Nadia Haddad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:163

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  45. Content type: Short report

    Cervids used to be considered the only animal intermediate hosts of the G10 genotype of Echinococcus canadensis. Yaks are often herded in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China, where echinococcosis remains prevalent. ...

    Authors: Yantao Wu, Li Li, Guoqiang Zhu, Wenhui Li, Nianzhang Zhang, Shuangnan Li, Gang Yao, Wenjun Tian, Baoquan Fu, Hong Yin, Xingquan Zhu, Hongbin Yan and Wanzhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:166

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  46. Content type: Short report

    Phlebotomus papatasi is a widely distributed sand fly species in different tropical and sub-tropical regions including the Middle East and North Africa. It is considered an important vector that transmits Leishma...

    Authors: Omar Hamarsheh, Mehmet Karakuş, Kifaya Azmi, Kaouther Jaouadi, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Andreas Krüger, Ahmad Amro, Mohamed Amin Kenawy, Mostafa Ramadhan Dokhan, Ziad Abdeen and Mary Ann McDowell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:160

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  47. Content type: Research

    High coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is the cornerstone of the malaria control strategy of the national malaria control program (NMCP) in Cameroon, with a target of reducing malaria transmis...

    Authors: Cyrille Ndo, Edmond Kopya, Marie Agathe Donbou, Flobert Njiokou, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Charles Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:157

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  48. Content type: Research

    Leishmaniasis represents an important public health problem in Brazil. The continuous process of urbanization and expansion of human activities in forest areas impacts natural habitats, modifying the ecology o...

    Authors: Simone Miranda da Costa, José Luís Passos Cordeiro and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:155

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