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  1. The prevalence of infection with the three common soil-transmitted helminths (i.e. Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and hookworm) in Bolivia is among the highest in Latin America. However, the spatial d...

    Authors: Frédérique Chammartin, Ronaldo GC Scholte, John B Malone, Mara E Bavia, Prixia Nieto, Jürg Utzinger and Penelope Vounatsou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:152
  2. Estimating the abundance of Culicoides using light traps is influenced by a large variation in abundance in time and place. This study investigates the optimal trapping strategy to estimate the abundance or prese...

    Authors: Carsten Kirkeby, Anders Stockmarr, René Bødker and Peter Lind
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:151
  3. The control of vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, and typhus fever is often achieved with the use of insecticides. Unfortunately, insecticide resistance is becoming common among different ve...

    Authors: Ronald J Nowling, Jenica L Abrudan, Douglas A Shoue, Badi’ Abdul-Wahid, Mariha Wadsworth, Gwen Stayback, Frank H Collins, Mary Ann McDowell and Jesús A Izaguirre
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:150
  4. Cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis, are known biological vectors for Rickettsia felis. Rickettsial transmission can be vertical via transovarial transmission within a flea population, as well as horizontal between ...

    Authors: Chutima Thepparit, Supanee Hirunkanokpun, Vsevolod L Popov, Lane D Foil and Kevin R Macaluso
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:149
  5. Strongyloides venezuelensis has been used as a tool and model for strongyloidiasis research. Elimination of S. venezuelensis adult worms from mice has been particularly associated with proliferation and activatio...

    Authors: Mohamed A EL-Malky, Haruhiko Maruyama, Saeed A Al-Harthi, Samar N El-Beshbishi and Nobu Ohta
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:148
  6. The detection of insecticide resistance in natural populations of Anopheles vectors is absolutely necessary for malaria control. In the African region, the WHO insecticide susceptibility test is the most common m...

    Authors: Nazaire Aïzoun, Razaki Ossè, Roseric Azondekon, Roland Alia, Olivier Oussou, Virgile Gnanguenon, Rock Aikpon, Gil Germain Padonou and Martin Akogbéto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:147
  7. An integrated approach to reduce densities of adult Aedes aegypti inside homes is currently being evaluated under experimentally controlled field conditions. The strategy combines a spatial repellent (SR) treatme...

    Authors: Ferdinand V Salazar, Nicole L Achee, John P Grieco, Atchariya Prabaripai, Tolulope A Ojo, Lars Eisen, Christine Dureza, Suppaluck Polsomboon and Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:145
  8. Insecticide resistance poses a major threat to current vector control campaigns. Insecticides with novel modes of action are therefore in high demand. Pyriproxyfen (PPF), a conventional mosquito pupacide, has ...

    Authors: Caroline Harris, Dickson W Lwetoijera, Stefan Dongus, Nancy S Matowo, Lena M Lorenz, Gregor J Devine and Silas Majambere
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:144
  9. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) was once a severe parasitic disease in China. Thanks to the great efforts of integrated control, VL was eliminated in most epidemic areas, except for certain western provinces (auto...

    Authors: Qing Fu, Shi-Zhu Li, Wei-Ping Wu, Yan-Yan Hou, Song Zhang, Yu Feng, Li-Ping Zhang and Lin-Hua Tang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:143
  10. The risks of fish-borne zoonotic trematodes (FZT) to human health constitute an important problem in Vietnam. The infection of humans with these trematodes, such as small liver trematodes (Clonorchis sinensis and...

    Authors: Nguyen M Hung, Nguyen V Duc, Jay R Stauffer Jr and Henry Madsen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:142
  11. Schistosomiasis japonica, caused by infection with Schistosoma japonicum, is still recognized as a major public health problem in the Peoples’ Republic of China. Mathematical modelling of schistosomiasis transmis...

    Authors: Shu-Jing Gao, Yu-Ying He, Yu-Jiang Liu, Guo-Jing Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:141
  12. Toxoplasma gondii is an important zoonotic pathogen infecting humans and almost all warm-blooded animals. The most common sources of human infection are ingestion of tissue cysts in raw or undercooked meat. Howev...

    Authors: Na Yang, Ming-Yang Mu, Gao-ming Yuan, Guo-xin Zhang, Hong-Kui Li and Jian-Bin He
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:140
  13. With the successful implementation of integrated measures for schistosomiasis japonica control, Jiangsu province has reached low-endemicity status. However, infected Oncomelania hupensis snails could still be fou...

    Authors: Kun Yang, Wei Li, Le-Ping Sun, Yi-Xin Huang, Jian-Feng Zhang, Feng Wu, De-Rong, Hang, Peter Steinmann and You-Sheng Liang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:138
  14. Mosquitoes that bite people outdoors can sustain malaria transmission even where effective indoor interventions such as bednets or indoor residual spraying are already widely used. Outdoor tools may therefore ...

    Authors: Nancy S Matowo, Jason Moore, Salum Mapua, Edith P Madumla, Irene R Moshi, Emanuel W Kaindoa, Stephen P Mwangungulu, Deogratius R Kavishe, Robert D Sumaye, Dickson W Lwetoijera and Fredros O Okumu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:137
  15. Southeast Asia presents a high diversity of Anopheles. Environmental requirements differ for each species and should be clarified because of their influence on malaria transmission potential. Monitoring projects ...

    Authors: Valérie Obsomer, Marc Dufrene, Pierre Defourny and Marc Coosemans
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:136
  16. Toxoplasma gondii is a ubiquitous protozoan parasite that can infect humans and animals. The severity of toxoplasmosis varies according to the immune status of the individual, parasite strain, and host species. I...

    Authors: Hasan Tarık Atmaca, Aycan Nuriye Gazyagcı, Sıla Canpolat and Oguz Kul
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:135
  17. Leishmaniasis remains a serious neglected disease, with more than 350 million people potentially at risk worldwide. Control strategies often rely on spraying residual insecticides to target populations of the ...

    Authors: Daniel Peter Bray and James G C Hamilton
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:133
  18. Three species of the genus Cercopithifilaria have been morphologically and molecularly characterized in dog populations in southern Europe: Cercopithifilaria grassii (Noè, 1907), Cercopithifilaria sp. sensu Otran...

    Authors: Domenico Otranto, Antonio Varcasia, Cinzia Solinas, Antonio Scala, Emanuele Brianti, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Giada Annoscia, Coralie Martin, Yasen Mutafchiev and Odile Bain
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:132
  19. Malaria control methods targeting indoor-biting mosquitoes have limited impact on vectors that feed and rest outdoors. Exploiting mosquito olfactory behaviour to reduce blood-feeding outdoors might be a sustai...

    Authors: Lena M Lorenz, Aidan Keane, Jason D Moore, Cristina J Munk, Laura Seeholzer, Antony Mseka, Emmanuel Simfukwe, Joseph Ligamba, Elizabeth L Turner, Lubandwa R Biswaro, Fredros O Okumu, Gerry F Killeen, Wolfgang R Mukabana and Sarah J Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:131
  20. There are major concerns over sustaining the efficacy of current malaria vector control interventions given the rapid spread of resistance, particularly to pyrethroids. This study assessed the bioefficacy of f...

    Authors: Michael Okia, Richard Ndyomugyenyi, James Kirunda, Anatol Byaruhanga, Seraphine Adibaku, Denis K Lwamafa and Fred Kironde
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:130
  21. Although reported sporadically from various countries, feline babesiosis appears to be a significant clinical entity only in South Africa, where Babesia felis is usually incriminated as the causative agent. Babes...

    Authors: Anna-Mari Bosman, Marinda C Oosthuizen, Estelle H Venter, Johan CA Steyl, Tertius A Gous and Barend L Penzhorn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:128
  22. The transformation of noninfective epimastigotes into infective metacyclic trypomastigotes (metacyclogenesis) is a fundamental step in the life cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi, comprising several morphological and bio...

    Authors: Ethel Bayer-Santos, Narcisa Leal Cunha-e-Silva, Nobuko Yoshida and José Franco da Silveira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:127
  23. Baylisascaris species are intestinal nematodes of skunks, raccoons, badgers, and bears belonging to the genus Ascarididae. Oral uptake of embryonated Baylisascaris sp. eggs by a wide variety of mammals and birds ...

    Authors: Frits Franssen, Kayin Xie, Hein Sprong and Joke van der Giessen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:124
  24. Here we describe a case of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis recorded in an infant initially suspected for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia due to the clinical and haematological presentation. Eventually the pati...

    Authors: Vincenzo Lorusso, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Francesco Caprio, Mariano Manzionna, Nicola Santoro, Gad Baneth and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:123
  25. Leishmaniasis is a group of diseases with a variety of clinical manifestations. The form of the disease is highly dependent on the infective Leishmania species and the immunological status of the host. The infect...

    Authors: Joana Cunha, Eugenia Carrillo, Carmen Sánchez, Israel Cruz, Javier Moreno and Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:122
  26. The trypanosome diversity of the Brush-tailed Bettong (Bettongia penicillata), known locally as the woylie, has been further investigated. At a species level, woylies are critically endangered and have declined b...

    Authors: Craig K Thompson, Adriana Botero, Adrian F Wayne, Stephanie S Godfrey, Alan J Lymbery and RC Andrew Thompson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:121
  27. When compared to the murine permissive host of Schistosoma japonicum, Wistar rats are less susceptible to Schistosoma japonicum infection, and are considered to provide a less suitable microenvironment for parasi...

    Authors: Hongxiao Han, Jinbiao Peng, Yang Hong, Min Zhang, Yanhui Han, Zhiqiang Fu, Yaojun Shi, Jinjun Xu, Jianping Tao and Jiaojiao Lin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:120
  28. As an important contributor to vector-borne diseases in China, in recent years, tick-borne diseases have attracted much attention because of their increasing incidence and consequent significant harm to livest...

    Authors: Xian-Bo Wu, Ren-Hua Na, Shan-Shan Wei, Jin-Song Zhu and Hong-Juan Peng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:119
  29. Contradictory arguments regarding the benefits and harm of insecticides, especially DDT, have caused concerns in different societal circles, threatening to undermine the achievements of the indoor residual spr...

    Authors: Khumbulani W Hlongwana, Edison J Mavundza, Elda P Mohapi, Phillip Kruger, Jasson Urbach, Samson Mukaratirwa and Rajendra Maharaj
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:118
  30. Controlling canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD) is a major concern, since some of these diseases are serious zoonoses. This study was designed to determine seropositivity rates in Spain for agents causing the ...

    Authors: Guadalupe Miró, Ana Montoya, Xavier Roura, Rosa Gálvez and Angel Sainz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:117
  31. Integrated Vector Control (IVC) remains the approach for managing the malaria-causing vector. The study investigated the contribution of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) in the control of malaria by targe...

    Authors: Rita Nartey, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Thomas Kruppa, Sandra Baffour-Awuah, Augustina Annan, Samuel Oppong, Norbert Becker and Kwasi Obiri-Danso
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:116
  32. Phlebotomus chinensis is a primary vector of visceral leishmaniasis; it occurs in various biotopes with a large geographical distribution, ranging from Yangtze River to northeast China. Phlebotomus sichuanensis, ...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Yajun Ma and Jiannong Xu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:115
  33. The scaling up of malaria vector control efforts in Africa has resulted in changing the malaria vectorial systems across different ecological settings. In view of the ongoing trends in vector population dynami...

    Authors: Joseph M Mwangangi, Ephantus J Muturi, Simon M Muriu, Joseph Nzovu, Janet T Midega and Charles Mbogo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:114
  34. Migrant agricultural workers are a group of people living in poverty with poor housing, sanitary conditions and hygiene practices. Little is known about the epidemiology of infection with Toxoplasma gondii in mig...

    Authors: Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Federico Campillo-Ruiz and Oliver Liesenfeld
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:113
  35. Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, is a geographically widespread anthropozoonosis that is considered a major public health problem in Latin America. Because this parasite presents high genetic variabil...

    Authors: Sonia L Higuera, Felipe Guhl and Juan David Ramírez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:112
  36. The ability to successfully identify and incriminate pathogen vectors is fundamental to effective pathogen control and management. This task is confounded by the existence of cryptic species complexes. Molecul...

    Authors: Brian Patrick Bourke, Tatiane Porangaba Oliveira, Lincoln Suesdek, Eduardo Sterlino Bergo and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:111
  37. Effective diagnostic tools are necessary to monitor and evaluate interruption of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) transmission. Accurate detection of Wuchereria bancrofti (Wb) microfilaria (mf) is essential to measure t...

    Authors: Catherine Plichart and Aurore Lemoine
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:110
  38. In southern Mexico, malaria transmission is low, seasonal, and persistent. Because many patients are affected by two or more malaria episodes caused by Plasmodium vivax, we carried out a study to determine the ti...

    Authors: Lilia Gonzalez-Ceron, Jianbing Mu, Frida Santillán, Deirdre Joy, Marco A Sandoval, Gerardo Camas, Xinzhuan Su, Elena V Choy and Rene Torreblanca
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:109
  39. Schistosoma mansoni infection is a persistent public health problemin many Kenyan communities. Although praziquantel is available, re-infectionafter chemotherapy treatment is inevitable, especially among children...

    Authors: Henry C Kariuki, Henry Madsen, John H Ouma, Anthony E Butterworth, David W Dunne, Mark Booth, Gachuhi Kimani, Joseph K Mwatha, Eric Muchiri and Birgitte J Vennervald
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:107
  40. The recent article by Mohammed et al. demonstrates an impressive effect of ivermectin mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis on the burden of scabies. Partnering scabies research within the evaluation ...

    Authors: Daniel Engelman, Diana L Martin, Roderick J Hay, Olivier Chosidow, James S McCarthy, L Claire Fuller and Andrew C Steer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:106
  41. Understanding the biology of malaria vector mosquitoes is crucial to understanding many aspects of the disease, including control and future outcomes. The development rates and survival of two Afrotropical mal...

    Authors: Candice L Lyons, Maureen Coetzee and Steven L Chown
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:104
  42. Infection by two or more canine vector-borne disease (CVBD)-causing pathogens is common in subtropical and tropical regions where vectors are plentiful. Co-infections may potentiate disease pathogenesis, there...

    Authors: Anna Sara De Tommasi, Domenico Otranto, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Gioia Capelli, Edward B Breitschwerdt and Donato de Caprariis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:97

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