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  1. Carbohydrate structures of surface-expressed and secreted/excreted glycoconjugates of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni are key determinants that mediate host-parasite interactions in both snail and mamma...

    Authors: Nathan A Peterson, Tavis K Anderson, Xiao-Jun Wu and Timothy P Yoshino
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:201
  2. Different techniques are available for colour marking insects and each technique may be suitable for different insect species. Mosquitoes can be marked to determine population size, distribution and flight dis...

    Authors: Niels O Verhulst, Jeanine ACM Loonen and Willem Takken
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:200
  3. Hepatic schistosomiasis is considered to be one of the most prevalent forms of chronic liver disease in the world due to its complication of liver fibrosis. The demonstration of the pro-fibrogenic role of angi...

    Authors: Yasmeen M Attia, Essam F Elalkamy, Olfat A Hammam, Soheir S Mahmoud and Aiman S El-Khatib
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:199
  4. An increasing number of countries in Africa and elsewhere are developing national plans for the control of neglected tropical diseases. A key component of such plans is school-based deworming (SBD) for the con...

    Authors: Charles S Mwandawiro, Birgit Nikolay, Jimmy H Kihara, Owen Ozier, Dunstan A Mukoko, Mariam T Mwanje, Anna Hakobyan, Rachel L Pullan, Simon J Brooker and Sammy M Njenga
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:198
  5. Ivermectin has longevity reducing effects in several insect species, including disease transmitting mosquitoes after feeding on hosts that have received ivermectin treatment. This has important implications in...

    Authors: Hanano Yamada, Sharon M Soliban, Marc JB Vreysen, Dave D Chadee and Jeremie RL Gilles
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:197
  6. Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a neglected complication of visceral leishmaniasis (VL)―a deadly, infectious disease that claims approximately 20,000 to 40,000 lives every year. PKDL is thought t...

    Authors: Philippe Desjeux, Raj Shankar Ghosh, Pritu Dhalaria, Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft and Ed E Zijlstra
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:196
  7. It has been suggested that increasing biodiversity, specifically host diversity, reduces pathogen and parasite transmission amongst wildlife (causing a “dilution effect”), whereby transmission amongst efficien...

    Authors: Catherine Bouchard, Guy Beauchamp, Patrick A Leighton, Robbin Lindsay, Denise Bélanger and Nick H Ogden
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:195
  8. Clonorchiasis caused by ingesting improperly prepared fish ranks among the most important but still neglected food-borne parasitic diseases, especially in the People’s Republic of China (P.R. China). To promot...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Ying-Dan Chen, Yue-Yi Fang, Tan Tan, Ting-Jun Zhu, Chang-Hai Zhou, Guo-Fei Wang, Long-Qi Xu and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:194
  9. Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) remains a public health problem in many poor countries. Due to lack of financial resources in these countries, cost-effective strategies are needed for efficient control of ...

    Authors: Judith Tchouomene-Labou, Hugues Nana-Djeunga, Gustave Simo, Guy Roger Njitchouang, Gerard Cuny, Tazoacha Asonganyi and Flobert Njiokou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:193
  10. Owing to pyrethroid resistance in An. gambiae, the carbamate and organophosphate insecticides are currently regarded as alternatives or supplements to pyrethroids for use on mosquito net treatments. Resistance mo...

    Authors: Rock Aïkpon, Fiacre Agossa, Razaki Ossè, Olivier Oussou, Nazaire Aïzoun, Frédéric Oké-Agbo and Martin Akogbéto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:192
  11. Concerning the infection of humans by T. gondii, limited efforts have been directed to the elucidation of the role of horizontal transmission between hosts. One of the main routes of transmission from animals to ...

    Authors: Hugo Vieira Fajardo, Sthefane D’ávila, Ronaldo Rocha Bastos, Carolina Dutra Cyrino, Michelle de Lima Detoni, João Luis Garcia, Leandro Batista das Neves, José Leonardo Nicolau and Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:191
  12. The incidence of tick-borne diseases is increasing in Europe. Sub national information on tick distribution, ecology and vector status is often lacking. However, precise location of infection risk can lead to ...

    Authors: Valerie Obsomer, Marc Wirtgen, Annick Linden, Edwin Claerebout, Paul Heyman, Dieter Heylen, Maxime Madder, Jo Maris, Maude Lebrun, Wesley Tack, Laetitia Lempereur, Thierry Hance and Georges Van Impe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:190
  13. The genetic variability of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis was assessed at intra and interpatient levels of individuals with different clinical manifestations of American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL).

    Authors: Fernanda S Oliveira, Cláudia M Valete-Rosalino, Sandro JB Pacheco, Filipe A Carvalho Costa, Armando O Schubach and Raquel S Pacheco
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:189
  14. Opisthorchis viverrini infection is still one of the public health problems in Thailand. Our recent cohort study conducted in a rural community in central Thailand showed that the incidence rate of O. viverrin...

    Authors: Picha Suwannahitatorn, Saranapoom Klomjit, Tawee Naaglor, Paanjit Taamasri, Ram Rangsin, Saovanee Leelayoova and Mathirut Mungthin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:188
  15. Understanding the variation in prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Lyme Borreliosis Spirochaetes, LBS) and Anaplasma phagocytophilum (causing tick-borne fever in ruminants and human granulocytic ehrlic...

    Authors: Atle Mysterud, William Ryan Easterday, Lars Qviller, Hildegunn Viljugrein and Bjørnar Ytrehus
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:187
  16. Sand fly species of the genus Sergentomyia are proven vectors of reptilian Leishmania that are non-pathogenic to humans. However, a consideration of the role of Sergentomyia spp. in the circulation of mammalian l...

    Authors: Jovana Sadlova, Vit Dvorak, Veronika Seblova, Alon Warburg, Jan Votypka and Petr Volf
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:186
  17. Anopheles funestus is one of the major malaria vectors in Africa but research on this species has been restricted due to the lack of viable laboratory colonies. The vectorial capacity of natural populations of An...

    Authors: T Mike Lo and Maureen Coetzee
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:184
  18. Although Ixodes spp. are the most common ticks in North-Western Europe, recent reports indicated an expanding geographical distribution of Dermacentor reticulatus in Western Europe. Recently, the establishment of...

    Authors: Edwin Claerebout, Bertrand Losson, Christel Cochez, Stijn Casaert, Anne-Catherine Dalemans, Ann De Cat, Maxime Madder, Claude Saegerman, Paul Heyman and Laetitia Lempereur
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:183
  19. Malaria represents one of the most devastating infectious diseases. The lack of an effective vaccine and the emergence of drug resistance make necessary the development of new effective control methods. The re...

    Authors: Aida Capone, Irene Ricci, Claudia Damiani, Michela Mosca, Paolo Rossi, Patrizia Scuppa, Elena Crotti, Sara Epis, Mauro Angeletti, Matteo Valzano, Luciano Sacchi, Claudio Bandi, Daniele Daffonchio, Mauro Mandrioli and Guido Favia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:182
  20. Severe neurological signs that develop during acute infection by virulent strains of Babesia bovis are associated with sequestration of infected erythrocytes in cerebral capillaries. Serial passage of virulent st...

    Authors: Kerry S Sondgeroth, Terry F McElwain, Andrew J Allen, Annie V Chen and Audrey OT Lau
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:181
  21. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is found in limited endemic foci in Poland. Lack of diagnosis limits disease detection in non-endemic provinces.

    Authors: Pawel Stefanoff, Anna Zielicka-Hardy, Maria Hlebowicz, Ryszard Konior, Dariusz Lipowski, Leszek Szenborn, Joanna Siennicka and Hana Orlikova
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:180
  22. Characterization of mosquito breeding habitats is often accomplished with the goal of guiding larval control interventions as well as the goal of identifying areas with higher disease risk. This characterizati...

    Authors: Denis Valle, Benjamin Zaitchik, Beth Feingold, Keith Spangler and William Pan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:179
  23. Leishmania infantum and Toxoplasma gondii are protozoa with zoonotic and economic importance. Prevalences of antibodies to these agents were assessed in 173 horses from the north of Portugal.

    Authors: Ana Patrícia Lopes, Susana Sousa, JP Dubey, Ana J Ribeiro, Ricardo Silvestre, Mário Cotovio, Henk DFH Schallig, Luís Cardoso and Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:178
  24. Various genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) have been identified from patients and animals worldwide. Genospecies-related dissemination of disease has been reported. The present study aimed to e...

    Authors: Qiong Wu, Zhijie Liu, Jidong Wang, Youquan Li, Guiquan Guan, Jifei Yang, Ze Chen, Jianxun Luo and Hong Yin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:177
  25. Anopheles sinensis, Anopheles anthropophagus, Anopheles minimus and Anopheles dirus are the major vectors of malaria transmission in China. Anopheles sinensis is considered a secondary vector due to its relativel...

    Authors: Guoding Zhu, Hui Xia, Huayun Zhou, Julin Li, Feng Lu, Yaobao Liu, Jun Cao, Qi Gao and Jetsumon Sattabongkot
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:176
  26. Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that can pose a serious threat to human health by causing toxoplasmosis. There are no drugs that target the chronic cyst stage of this infection; therefore,...

    Authors: Guanghui Zhao, Aihua Zhou, Gang Lu, Min Meng, Min Sun, Yang Bai, Yali Han, Lin Wang, Huaiyu Zhou, Hua Cong, Qunli Zhao, Xing-Quan Zhu and Shenyi He
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:175
  27. Mass distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs) has led to large increases in LLIN coverage in many African countries. As LLIN ownership levels increase, planners of future mass distribu...

    Authors: Joshua Yukich, Adam Bennett, Joseph Keating, Rudy K Yukich, Matt Lynch, Thomas P Eisele and Kate Kolaczinski
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:174
  28. Recent studies presented two clades (clades I and II) within the major malaria vector, Anopheles funestus s.s. on the mitochondrial DNA. We describe a hydrolysis probe analysis (Taqman assay) method for the rapid...

    Authors: Kwang Shik Choi, Maureen Coetzee and Lizette L Koekemoer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:173
  29. Malaria vectors which predominantly feed indoors upon humans have been locally eliminated from several settings with insecticide treated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying or larval source management. Recen...

    Authors: Gerry F Killeen, Aklilu Seyoum, Chadwick Sikaala, Amri S Zomboko, John E Gimnig, Nicodem J Govella and Michael T White
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:172
  30. Ticks and tick-borne diseases (TBDs) undermine cattle fitness and productivity in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria. The aim of this study was to document the composition of tick species, asse...

    Authors: Vincenzo Lorusso, Kim Picozzi, Barend MC de Bronsvoort, Ayodele Majekodunmi, Charles Dongkum, Gyang Balak, Augustine Igweh and Susan C Welburn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:171
  31. The Sultanate of Oman’s aquaculture industry is expanding with an on-going assessment of potential new fish species for culture. The king soldier bream, Argyrops spinifer (Forsskål) (Sparidae), is one such specie...

    Authors: Gil Ha Yoon, Sarah Al-Jufaili, Mark A Freeman, James E Bron, Giuseppe Paladini and Andrew P Shinn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:170
  32. Acanthamoeba can interact with a wide range of microorganisms such as viruses, algae, yeasts, protists and bacteria including Legionella pneumophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vibrio cholerae, Helicobacter pylori,

    Authors: Farzana Abubakar Yousuf, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui and Naveed Ahmed Khan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:169
  33. Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan parasite that infects almost all warm-blooded animals, including humans, with a worldwide distribution. There have been limited reports about the seroprevalence of

    Authors: Qiang Miao, Xi Wang, Li-Na She, Ya-Ting Fan, Fei-Zhou Yuan, Jian-Fa Yang, Xing-Quan Zhu and Feng-Cai Zou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:168
  34. Biomphalaria glabrata is the mollusc intermediate host for Schistosoma mansoni, a digenean flatworm parasite that causes human intestinal schistosomiasis. An estimated 200 million people in 74 countries suffer fr...

    Authors: Sara Fneich, Nolwenn Dheilly, Coen Adema, Anne Rognon, Michael Reichelt, Jan Bulla, Christoph Grunau and Céline Cosseau
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:167
  35. Anopheles culicifacies sensu lato is an important vector of malaria in Southeast Asia contributing to almost 70% of malaria cases in India. It exists as morphologically similar sibling species A, B, C, D and E wi...

    Authors: Sujatha Sunil, Om P Singh, Nutan Nanda, Kamaraju Raghavendra, BP Niranjan Reddy and Sarala K Subbarao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:166
  36. Human and Animal Trypanosomes are major problems for the socio-economic growth of developing countries like Burkina Faso. Ivermectin is currently used to treat humans in mass drug administration programs in Af...

    Authors: Sié H Pooda, Karine Mouline, Thierry De Meeûs, Zakaria Bengaly and Philippe Solano
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:165
  37. Insecticide thermal fogging (ITF) is a tool to control vector borne diseases. Insecticide application success for vector control has been associated with housing materials and architecture. Vector abundance is...

    Authors: Luis Fernando Chaves, Jose E Calzada, Chystrie Rigg, Anayansi Valderrama, Nicole L Gottdenker and Azael Saldaña
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:164
  38. Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular parasite that causes relevant clinical disease in humans and animals. Several studies have been performed in order to understand the interactions between proteins of the para...

    Authors: Arlindo G Macêdo Junior, Jair P Cunha Junior, Thyago HS Cardoso, Murilo V Silva, Fernanda M Santiago, João S Silva, Carlos P Pirovani, Deise AO Silva, José R Mineo and Tiago WP Mineo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:163
  39. Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease with high morbidity and mortality in the world. Currently, the treatment of this disease depends almost exclusively on praziquantel (PZQ); however, the emergence...

    Authors: Jian Liu, David H Dyer, Jingdong Cheng, Jipeng Wang, Shuqi Wang, Zhong Yang, Xiaoning Wang and Wei Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:162
  40. Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular parasite that can modulate host responses and presumably host behavior. Host responses as well as pathogenesis vary depending on the parasite strains that are responsible for...

    Authors: Boyin Jia, Huijun Lu, Quan Liu, Jigang Yin, Ning Jiang and Qijun Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:161
  41. Leishmaniasis is a clinically and epidemiologically diverse zoonotic disease caused by obligatory, intracellular protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is the most widely distributed...

    Authors: Nigatu Kebede, Steve Oghumu, Alemayehu Worku, Asrat Hailu, Sanjay Varikuti and Abhay R Satoskar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:160
  42. The recent detection of Rickettsia felis DNA in dogs in Australia suggests that dogs are potential mammalian reservoir hosts for this emerging rickettsia. To date, there is no published report addressing the sero...

    Authors: Sze-Fui Hii, Mohammad Y Abdad, Steven R Kopp, John Stenos, Robert L Rees and Rebecca J Traub
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:159
  43. The haemotropic mycoplasmas Mycoplasma haemofelis and Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum cause feline infectious anaemia with infection rates in feline populations reflecting widespread subclinical infection. Cli...

    Authors: Angeles Sánchez-Pérez, Graeme Brown, Richard Malik, Stephen J Assinder, Katherine Cantlon, Christine Gotsis, Samantha Dunbar and Stuart T Fraser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:158
  44. Animal and human infection with multiple parasite species is the norm rather than the exception, and empirical studies and animal models have provided evidence for a diverse range of interactions among parasit...

    Authors: Laith Yakob, Gail M Williams, Darren J Gray, Kate Halton, Juan Antonio Solon and Archie CA Clements
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:157
  45. Tissue inhibitors of metalloproteases (TIMPs) are a multifunctional family of proteins that orchestrate extracellular matrix turnover, tissue remodelling and other cellular processes. In parasitic helminths, s...

    Authors: Cinzia Cantacessi, Andreas Hofmann, Darren Pickering, Severine Navarro, Makedonka Mitreva and Alex Loukas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:156
  46. Malaria has been endemic in Guangzhou for more than 50 years. The goal of this study was to use a negative binomial regression to identify the relationship between meteorological variables and malaria reported...

    Authors: Tiegang Li, Zhicong Yang and Ming Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:155
  47. The obligate intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii can interfere with host cell signaling pathways, alter host defense systems and cell cycle control, and establish a chronic infection in the central nervous s...

    Authors: Min-Jun Xu, Dong-Hui Zhou, Alasdair J Nisbet, Si-Yang Huang, Yi-Fan Fan and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:154
  48. Parasitic nematodes (roundworms) of small ruminants and other livestock have major economic impacts worldwide. Despite the impact of the diseases caused by these nematodes and the discovery of new therapeutic ...

    Authors: Florian Roeber, Aaron R Jex and Robin B Gasser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:153
  49. 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

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