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  1. Babesia are emerging health threats to humans and animals in the United States. A collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment, otherwise known as ...

    Authors: Adalberto A Pérez de León, Daniel A Strickman, Donald P Knowles, Durland Fish, Eileen Thacker, José de la Fuente, Peter J Krause, Stephen K Wikel, Ryan S Miller, Gale G Wagner, Consuelo Almazán, Robert Hillman, Matthew T Messenger, Paul O Ugstad, Roberta A Duhaime, Pete D Teel…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:36

    Content type: Meeting report

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  2. Rhipicephalus sanguineus is a ubiquitous tick responsible for transmitting Ehrlichia canis and most likely Anaplasma platys to dogs, as either single or co-infections. The objective of this study was to assess th...

    Authors: SD Gaunt, MJ Beall, BA Stillman, L Lorentzen, PPVP Diniz, R Chandrashekar and EB Breitschwerdt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:33

    Content type: Research

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  3. Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii is an important, emerging, intravascular bacterial pathogen that has been recently isolated from immunocompetent patients with endocarditis, arthritis, neurological disease a...

    Authors: Edward B Breitschwerdt, Ricardo G Maggi, Paul M Lantos, Christopher W Woods, Barbara C Hegarty and Julie M Bradley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:29

    Content type: Research

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  4. Despite the combination of favourable climate for parasites and vectors, and large populations of stray dogs, information concerning the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of canine vector-borne diseases i...

    Authors: Puteri Azaziah Megat Abd Rani, Peter J Irwin, Mukulesh Gatne, Glen T Coleman and Rebecca J Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:28

    Content type: Review

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  5. Protozoa and bacteria transmitted by arthropods, including ticks and phlebotomine sand flies, may cause a wide range of canine vector-borne diseases. Dogs can be simultaneously or sequentially infected with mu...

    Authors: Luís Cardoso, Yael Yisaschar-Mekuzas, Filipa T Rodrigues, Álvaro Costa, João Machado, Duarte Diz-Lopes and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:27

    Content type: Research

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  6. Human amoebiasis is caused by the parasitic protozoan Entamoeba histolytica that lives in the large intestine of hosts, where can produce asymptomatic colonization until severe invasive infections with blood diar...

    Authors: Cássia AX Costa, Álvaro C Nunes, Anderson J Ferreira, Maria A Gomes and Marcelo V Caliari

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:23

    Content type: Research

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  7. Models of the effects of environmental factors on West Nile virus disease risk have yielded conflicting outcomes. The role of precipitation has been especially difficult to discern from existing studies, due i...

    Authors: Marilyn O Ruiz, Luis F Chaves, Gabriel L Hamer, Ting Sun, William M Brown, Edward D Walker, Linn Haramis, Tony L Goldberg and Uriel D Kitron

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  8. Fungal biopesticides have the potential to significantly reduce densities of malaria vectors as well as associated malaria transmission. In previous field trials, entomopathogenic fungus was delivered from wit...

    Authors: Dickson W Lwetoijera, Robert D Sumaye, Edith P Madumla, Deogratius R Kavishe, Ladslaus L Mnyone, Tanya L Russell and Fredros O Okumu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:18

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Current strategies for controlling American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL) have been unable to prevent the spread of the disease across Brazil. With no effective vaccine and culling of infected dogs an unpopular...

    Authors: Daniel P Bray, Graziella B Alves, Maria E Dorval, Reginaldo P Brazil and J GC Hamilton

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  10. Molecular methods to detect Leishmania parasites are considered specific and sensitive, but often not applied in endemic areas of developing countries due to technical complexity. In the present study isothermal,...

    Authors: Claire M Mugasa, Thierry Laurent, Gerard J Schoone, Frank L Basiye, Alfarazdeg A Saad, Sayda el Safi, Piet A Kager and Henk DFH Schallig

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:13

    Content type: Research

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  11. To accelerate efforts towards control and possibly elimination of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and lymphatic filariasis, optimally located outdoor interventions could be used to complement existing ...

    Authors: Fredros O Okumu, Edith P Madumla, Alex N John, Dickson W Lwetoijera and Robert D Sumaye

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:12

    Content type: Research

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  12. Human capillariasis caused by Capillaria hepatica (syn. Calodium hepaticum) is a rare disease with no more than 40 cases registered around the world. Classically, the disease has severe symptoms that mimic acute ...

    Authors: Luis Marcelo Aranha Camargo, Juliana de Souza Almeida Aranha Camargo, Luana Janaina de Souza Vera, Pedro di Tarique Crispim Barreto, Eudes Kang Tourinho and Marcia Maria de Souza

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:11

    Content type: Research

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  13. The natural infection of phlebotomine sand flies by Leishmania parasites was surveyed in a desert area of Pakistan where cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic. Out of 220 female sand flies dissected, one sand fly, P...

    Authors: Hirotomo Kato, Hiroshi Uezato, Hiroshi Sato, Abdul M Bhutto, Farooq R Soomro, Javed H Baloch, Hiroyuki Iwata and Yoshihisa Hashiguchi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:10

    Content type: Short report

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  14. The first Mongolian-Japanese Joint Conference on "Echinococcosis: diagnosis, treatment and prevention in Mongolia" was held in Ulaanbaatar on June 4th, 2009. It was the first chance for Mongolian experts (clinici...

    Authors: A Gurbadam, D Nyamkhuu, G Nyamkhuu, A Tsendjav, O Sergelen, B Narantuya, Z Batsukh, G Battsetseg, B Oyun-Erdene, B Uranchimeg, D Otgonbaatar, D Temuulen, E Bayarmaa, D Abmed, S Tsogtsaikhan, A Usukhbayar…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:8

    Content type: Meeting report

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  15. For disease surveillance and mapping within large-scale control programmes, RDTs are becoming popular. For intestinal schistosomiasis, a commercially available urine-dipstick which detects schistosome circulat...

    Authors: CJ Standley, NJS Lwambo, CN Lange, HC Kariuki, M Adriko and JR Stothard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:7

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  16. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been known to exist in northwest Ethiopia (Humera-Metema lowlands) since the early 1970s associated with large scale agricultural development activities, often resulting in outb...

    Authors: Teshome Gebre-Michael, Meshesha Balkew, Nega Berhe, Asrat Hailu and Yalemtsehay Mekonnen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:6

    Content type: Research

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  17. The recent publication of the Schistosoma japonicum and S. mansoni genomes has expanded greatly the opportunities for post-genomic schistosomiasis vaccine research. Immunomics protein microarrays provide an excel...

    Authors: Patrick Driguez, Denise L Doolan, Alex Loukas, Philip L Felgner and Donald P McManus

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:4

    Content type: Review

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  18. The aim of this study was to address the role of chickens as bloodmeal sources for female Lutzomyia longipalpis and to test whether chicken blood is harmful to Leishmania parasite development within the sand flie...

    Authors: Mauricio RV Sant'Anna, Alexandre Nascimento, Bruce Alexander, Erin Dilger, Reginaldo R Cavalcante, Hector M Diaz-Albiter, Paul A Bates and Rod J Dillon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem®) has been used as a first-line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum infection since 2004 in Ethiopia. In the present study the therapeutic efficacy of artemether/lum...

    Authors: Ashenafi Assefa, Moges Kassa, Gemechu Tadese, Hussen Mohamed, Abebe Animut and Tesfayae Mengesha

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:1

    Content type: Research

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  20. Myiasis is a pathological condition in humans and animals caused by various species of dipterous larvae. Myiasis which occurs in a newborn baby is referred as neonatal myiasis. It is a rare condition and there...

    Authors: Nazni Wasi Ahmad, Anuar Ismail, John Jeffery, Sa'diyah Ibrahim, Azahari Abdul Hadi, Mohd Noor Ibrahim, Heo Chong Chin and Lee Han Lim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:63

    Content type: Short report

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  21. Leishmania parasites must overcome several barriers to achieve transmission by their sand fly vectors. One of the earliest threats is exposure to enzymes during blood meal digestion. Trypsin-like enzymes appear t...

    Authors: Mauricio RV Sant'Anna, Hector Diaz-Albiter, Murad Mubaraki, Rod J Dillon and Paul A Bates

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:62

    Content type: Research

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  22. This study reports for the first time on the distribution, host preference and infection rates of malaria vectors in Mauritania. It was conducted during an outbreak of Rift valley fever. Three anopheline speci...

    Authors: Ibrahima Dia, Hampate Ba, Sid Ahmed Ould Mohamed, Diawo Diallo, Baidy Lo and Mawlouth Diallo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:61

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  23. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in the highlands of Ethiopia, and almost always caused by Leishmania aethiopica. Hitherto, Addis Ababa (the capital city of Ethiopia) was not considered endemic for CL, mai...

    Authors: Wossenseged Lemma, Girume Erenso, Endalamaw Gadisa, Meshesha Balkew, Teshome Gebre-Michael and Asrat Hailu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:60

    Content type: Research

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  24. The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae isolate IP 46, originating from a soil sample collected in 2001 in the Cerrado of Central Brazil, was tested for its ability to reduce the survival of adult male...

    Authors: Ladslaus L Mnyone, Tanya L Russell, Issa N Lyimo, Dickson W Lwetoijera, Matthew J Kirby and Christian Luz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:59

    Content type: Short report

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  25. A microsporidian was previously reported to infect the crustacean parasite, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1837) (Copepoda, Caligidae), on farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) in Scotland. The microsporidian...

    Authors: Mark A Freeman and Christina Sommerville

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:58

    Content type: Research

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  26. The cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is involved in the transmission of the protozoan Babesia bovis, the etiological agent of bovine babesiosis. Interactions between ticks and protozoa are poorly u...

    Authors: Reginaldo G Bastos, Massaro W Ueti, Felix D Guerrero, Donald P Knowles and Glen A Scoles

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:57

    Content type: Research

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  27. The purpose of this study was to extend prior studies of molecular detection of Brugia malayi DNA in vector (Aedes aegypti- Liverpool) and non-vector (Culex pipiens) mosquitoes at different times after ingestion ...

    Authors: Sara M Erickson, Kerstin Fischer, Gary J Weil, Bruce M Christensen and Peter U Fischer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:56

    Content type: Research

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  28. Simulum damnosum Theobald sensu lato (s.l.) is the vector of the parasitic filarial worm Onchocerca volvulus Leuckart which causes onchocerciasis. In order to understand the vector population dynamics, a prelimin...

    Authors: Akinola S Oluwole, Uwem F Ekpo, Chiedu F Mafiana, Clement O Adeofun and Olufunmilayo A Idowu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:55

    Content type: Research

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  29. Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) is caused by two trypanosome species, Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. Current drugs available for the treatment of HAT have significant issues ...

    Authors: Melissa L Sykes and Vicky M Avery

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:54

    Content type: Research

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  30. During analysis of retrospective community survey data, we identified two patients from Xiji County, south Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region with simultaneous echinococcosis and tuberculosis (TB), representing the...

    Authors: Yu Rong Yang, Darren J Gray, Magda K Ellis, Shu Kun Yang, Philip S Craig and Donald P McManus

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:53

    Content type: Short report

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  31. The sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of Leishmania (L.) infantum (Nicolle), the causative agent of American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL) in the New World. Male Lu. longipalpis have secretory glan...

    Authors: Reginaldo P Brazil, Norath Natalia Caballero and James Gordon C Hamilton

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:51

    Content type: Short report

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  32. Within the last 25 years, after the introduction of the swimbladder nematode Anguillicoloides crassus from East-Asia to Europe, a body of work has aggregated on the host parasite interactions in the acquired host...

    Authors: Emanuel G Heitlinger, Dominik R Laetsch, Urszula Weclawski, Yu-San Han and Horst Taraschewski

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:48

    Content type: Research

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  33. Tick modulation of host defenses facilitates both blood feeding and pathogen transmission. Several tick species deviate host T cell responses toward a Th2 cytokine profile. The majority of studies of modulatio...

    Authors: Venkata D Boppana, Saravanan Thangamani, Francisco J Alarcon-Chaidez, Adam J Adler and Stephen K Wikel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:47

    Content type: Research

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