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  1. The molecular phylogenetic relationships and population structure of the species of the Anopheles triannulatus complex: Anopheles triannulatus s.s., Anopheles halophylus and the putative species Anopheles triannu...

    Authors: Marta Moreno, Sara Bickersmith, Wesley Harlow, Jessica Hildebrandt, Sascha N McKeon, Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento, Jose R Loaiza, Freddy Ruiz, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Maria AM Sallum, Eduardo S Bergo, Gary N Fritz, Richard C Wilkerson, Yvonne M Linton, Maria J Dantur Juri, Yadira Rangel…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:47
  2. Spirocerca lupi is a life-threating parasitic nematode of dogs that has a cosmopolitan distribution but is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. Despite its veterinary importance in canids, the ep...

    Authors: Guo-Hua Liu, Yan Wang, Hui-Qun Song, Ming-Wei Li, Lin Ai, Xing-Long Yu and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:45
  3. Increasing incidence of DDT and pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes is seen as a limiting factor for malaria vector control. The current study aimed at an in-depth characterization of An. gambiae s.l. r...

    Authors: Philippe Nwane, Josiane Etang, Mouhamadou Chouaїbou, Jean Claude Toto, Alphonsine Koffi, Rémy Mimpfoundi and Frédéric Simard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:41
  4. The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) was launched in 2000, and nearly all endemic countries in the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific regions have now initiated the WHO ...

    Authors: Louise A Kelly-Hope, David H Molyneux and Moses J Bockarie
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:39
  5. Wolbachia are maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria that manipulate the reproductive success of their insect hosts. Uninfected females that mate with Wolbachia infected males do not reproduce due to cytopla...

    Authors: Andrew P Turley, Myron P Zalucki, Scott L O’Neill and Elizabeth A McGraw
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:36
  6. Theileria equi is a tick-borne apicomplexan hemoparasite that causes equine piroplasmosis. This parasite has a worldwide distribution but the United States was considered to be free of this disease until recently...

    Authors: Carina M Hall, Joseph D Busch, Glen A Scoles, Kristina A Palma-Cagle, Massaro W Ueti, Lowell S Kappmeyer and David M Wagner
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:35
  7. Current development efforts of subunit vaccines against Toxoplasma gondii, the etiological agent of toxoplasmosis, have been focused mainly on tachyzoite surface antigen 1 (SAG1). Since microparticles made from p...

    Authors: Shu-Chun Chuang, Jing-Chun Ko, Chaio-Ping Chen, Jia-Tze Du and Chung-Da Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:34
  8. Leishmania species belong to the family Trypanosomatidae and cause leishmaniasis, a geographically widespread disease that infects humans and other vertebrates. This disease remains endemic in China. Due to the l...

    Authors: Bin-Bin Yang, Da-Li Chen, Jian-Ping Chen, Lin Liao, Xiao-Su Hu and Jia-Nan Xu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:32
  9. Millions of people and domestic animals around the world are affected by leishmaniasis, a disease caused by various species of flagellated protozoans in the genus Leishmania that are transmitted by several sand f...

    Authors: Kevin B Temeyer, Danett K Brake, Alexander P Tuckow, Andrew Y Li and Adalberto A Pérez deLeón
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:31
  10. Indiscriminate use of synthetic insecticides to eradicate mosquitoes has caused physiological resistance. Plants provide a reservoir of biochemical compounds; among these compounds some have inhibitory effect ...

    Authors: Virendra K Dua, Arvind Kumar, Akhilesh C Pandey and Sandeep Kumar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:30
  11. Parasitological methods are widely used for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis. However, they are insensitive, particularly in areas of low endemicity, and labour-intensive. Immunoassays based on detection of an...

    Authors: Jean T Coulibaly, Eliézer K N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Michael J Doenhoff and Emily M Dawson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:29
  12. In the first part of this study, we investigated the prevalence and associated key factors of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections among Orang Asli children in rural Malaysia; an alarming high prevalence...

    Authors: Nabil A Nasr, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdulhamid Ahmed, Muhammad Aidil Roslan and Awang Bulgiba
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:28
  13. Despite the continuous efforts to improve the quality of life of Orang Asli (Aborigines) communities, these communities are still plagued with a wide range of health problems including parasitic infections. Th...

    Authors: Nabil A Nasr, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdulhamid Ahmed, Muhammad Aidil Roslan and Awang Bulgiba
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:27
  14. Bartonella henselae is transmitted amongst cats by Ctenocephalides felis and is associated with multiple clinical syndromes in cats and people. In a previous study, monthly spot-on administration of 10% imidaclop...

    Authors: Michael R Lappin, Wendell L Davis, Jennifer R Hawley, Melissa Brewer, Arianne Morris and Dorothee Stanneck
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:26
  15. Eurytrema pancreaticum is one of the most common flukes, which mainly infects ruminants globally and infects human beings accidentally; causing eurytremiasis that has high veterinary and economic importance. Micr...

    Authors: Min-Jun Xu, Chun-Ren Wang, Si-Yang Huang, Jing-Hua Fu, Dong-Hui Zhou, Qiao-Cheng Chang, Xu Zheng and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:25
  16. The brain is the most commonly affected organ during Neospora caninum infection but the mechanisms utilized by this protozoan parasite for traversal of the blood–brain barrier (BBB) are not yet understood. Herein...

    Authors: Hany M Elsheikha, Charlotte L McKinlay, Nashwa A Elsaied and Paul A Smith
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:24
  17. Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. The variety of characteristic and non-specific clinical manifestations is partially explained by its genetic diversity. We inves...

    Authors: Ellen Tijsse-Klasen, Nenad Pandak, Paul Hengeveld, Katsuhisa Takumi, Marion PG Koopmans and Hein Sprong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:23
  18. Adult and larval mosquitoes regulate food digestion in their gut with trypsin modulating oostatic factor (TMOF), a decapeptide hormone synthesized by the ovaries and the neuroendocrine system. TMOF is currentl...

    Authors: Layla Kamareddine, Yanhua Fan, Mike A Osta and Nemat O Keyhani
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:22
  19. Metal uptake and accumulation in fish parasites largely depends on the parasite group with acanthocephalans showing the highest accumulation rates. Additionally, developmental stage (larvae or adult) as well a...

    Authors: Milen Nachev, Gerhard Schertzinger and Bernd Sures
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:21
  20. It is well known that temperature has a major influence on the transmission of malaria parasites to their hosts. However, mathematical models do not always agree about the way in which temperature affects mala...

    Authors: Torleif Markussen Lunde, Mohamed Nabie Bayoh and Bernt Lindtjørn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:20
  21. When Plasmodium vivax tertian malaria was prevalent in The Netherlands, the use of therapeutic malaria for the treatment of neurosyphilis patients presented an opportunity for biological studies of the parasite’s...

    Authors: Jan Peter Verhave
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:19
  22. Malaria and HIV are among the two most important global health problems of developing countries. They cause more than 4 million deaths a year. These two infections interact bidirectionally and synergistically ...

    Authors: Abebe Alemu, Yitayal Shiferaw, Zelalem Addis, Biniam Mathewos and Wubet Birhan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:18
  23. Indoor residual insecticide spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) are commonly used together even though evidence that such combinations confer greater protection against malaria tha...

    Authors: Fredros O Okumu, Samson S Kiware, Sarah J Moore and Gerry F Killeen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:17
  24. Presently, 45% of the total human population of Europe, as well as their domestic and companion animals, are exposed to the risk of vector-borne helminths (VBH) causing diseases. A plethora of intrinsic biolog...

    Authors: Domenico Otranto, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Emanuele Brianti, Donato Traversa, Dusan Petrić, Claudio Genchi and Gioia Capelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:16
  25. Toxoplasmosis, a zoonotic disease distributed worldwide, is an infection caused by the ubiquitous obligatory intracellular coccidian protozoan organism, Toxoplasma gondii. It is a major public health concern beca...

    Authors: Fisseha Walle, Nigatu Kebede, Aster Tsegaye and Tesfu Kassa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:15
  26. Identification of malaria vector breeding sites can enhance control activities. Although associations between malaria vector breeding sites and topography are well recognized, practical models that predict bre...

    Authors: Jephtha C Nmor, Toshihiko Sunahara, Kensuke Goto, Kyoko Futami, George Sonye, Peter Akweywa, Gabriel Dida and Noboru Minakawa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:14
  27. Phlebotomine insects harbor bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens that can cause diseases of public health importance. Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of visceral leishmaniasis in the New World. Insec...

    Authors: Erich L Telleria, Maurício R Viana Sant’Anna, Mohammad O Alkurbi, André N Pitaluga, Rod J Dillon and Yara M Traub-Csekö
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:12
  28. Satellite measurements have distinct advantages over conventional ground measurements because they can collect the information repeatedly and automatically. Since 1970 globally and 1985 in China, the availabil...

    Authors: Zhijie Zhang, Michecal Ward, Jie Gao, Zengliang Wang, Baodong Yao, Tiejun Zhang and Qingwu Jiang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:11
  29. Insecticide treated materials remain the mainstay for malaria prevention. The current study reports on the entomological impact of cyfluthrin impregnated bed nets on malaria transmission in Mbandjock, a semi u...

    Authors: Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Maurice Demanou, Josiane Etang and Bernard Bouchite
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:10
  30. An important determinant of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission is the spatial distribution of vectors. The primary vectors of West Nile virus (WNV) in Illinois are Culex pipiens Linnaeus (Diptera: Culicidae) an...

    Authors: Allison M Gardner, Tavis K Anderson, Gabriel L Hamer, Dana E Johnson, Kate E Varela, Edward D Walker and Marilyn O Ruiz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:9
  31. On 26 October 2012, veterinary medicine clinicians and researchers, members of Brasileish - Study Group about Animal Leishmaniasis - met at the Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine of Minas Gerais, in the c...

    Authors: Vitor Márcio Ribeiro, Sydnei Magno da Silva, Ingrid Menz, Paulo Tabanez, Fábio dos Santos Nogueira, Manfredo Werkhaüser, André Luis S da Fonseca and Filipe Dantas-Torres
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:8
  32. Lymphatic filariasis (LF) caused by Wuchereria bancrofti is present at high prevalence in some parts of Papua New Guinea. However, there has been no rigorous data-based representative assessment of nationwide pre...

    Authors: Patricia M Graves, Leo Makita, Melinda Susapu, Molly A Brady, Wayne Melrose, Corinne Capuano, Zaixing Zhang, Luo Dapeng, Masayo Ozaki, David Reeve, Kazuyo Ichimori, Walter M Kazadi, Frederick Michna, Moses J Bockarie and Louise A Kelly-Hope
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:7
  33. Jars, tanks, and drums provide favorable rearing/breeding sites for Aedes aegypti in Vietnam. However, the use of insecticides to control mosquitoes at such breeding sites has not been approved in Vietnam since t...

    Authors: Takashi Tsunoda, Hitoshi Kawada, Trang T T Huynh, Loan Le Luu, San Hoang Le, Huu Ngoc Tran, Huong Thi Que Vu, Hieu Minh Le, Futoshi Hasebe, Ataru Tsuzuki and Masahiro Takagi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:6
  34. Filariasis, caused by Brugia malayi, is a public health problem in Thailand. Currently, at least two locations in southern Thailand are reported to be active endemic areas. Two and four Mansonia species are prima...

    Authors: Atiporn Saeung, Chayanit Hempolchom, Visut Baimai, Sorawat Thongsahuan, Kritsana Taai, Narissara Jariyapan, Udom Chaithong and Wej Choochote
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:5
  35. Infections with fish-borne zoonotic trematodes (FZT) including the minute intestinal fluke, Haplorchis pumilio, are highly prevalent in Southeast Asia. However, little is known about the infection dynamics and cl...

    Authors: Sofie Nissen, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Per Walther Kania, Páll S Leifsson, Anders Dalsgaard and Maria Vang Johansen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:4
  36. Pathogenic intestinal protozoa infections are common in school-aged children in the developing world and they are frequently associated with malabsorption syndromes and gastrointestinal morbidity. Since diagno...

    Authors: Benjamin Speich, Hanspeter Marti, Shaali M Ame, Said M Ali, Isaac I Bogoch, Jürg Utzinger, Marco Albonico and Jennifer Keiser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:3
  37. Most filarial species in the genus Onchocerca depend on Wolbachia endobacteria to successfully carry out their life cycle. O. flexuosa is a Wolbachia-free species, but its genome contains Wolbachia-like sequences...

    Authors: Samantha N McNulty, Kerstin Fischer, Kurt C Curtis, Gary J Weil, Norbert W Brattig and Peter U Fischer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:2
  38. Many factors are involved in determining the latitudinal and altitudinal spread of the important tick vector Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Europe, as well as in changes in the distribution within its prior ...

    Authors: Jolyon M Medlock, Kayleigh M Hansford, Antra Bormane, Marketa Derdakova, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Jean-Claude George, Irina Golovljova, Thomas G T Jaenson, Jens-Kjeld Jensen, Per M Jensen, Maria Kazimirova, José A Oteo, Anna Papa, Kurt Pfister, Olivier Plantard, Sarah E Randolph…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:1
  39. Hyalomma aegyptium is a hard-tick with a typical three-host life cycle. The main hosts are Palearctic tortoises of genus Testudo. However, other hosts can be used by immature ticks for feeding in natural conditio...

    Authors: Anamaria I Paștiu, Ioana A Matei, Andrei D Mihalca, Gianluca D’Amico, Mirabela O Dumitrache, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Attila D Sándor, Menelaos Lefkaditis, Călin M Gherman and Vasile Cozma
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:301
  40. Current efforts are underway to quantify the chemical concentration in a treated air space that elicits a spatial repellent (deterrent) response in a vector population. Such information will facilitate identif...

    Authors: Nicole Achee, Penny Masuoka, Philip Smith, Nicholas Martin, Theeraphap Chareonviryiphap, Suppaluck Polsomboon, Joko Hendarto and John Grieco
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:300
  41. Ivermectin and albendazole are used in annual mass drug administration (MDA) for the lymphatic filariasis elimination programmes in African countries co-endemic for onchocerciasis, but have additional impact o...

    Authors: Khalfan A Mohammed, Rinki M Deb, Michelle C Stanton and David H Molyneux
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:299
  42. Praziquantel is the drug of choice in preventive chemotherapy targeting schistosomiasis. Increasing large-scale administration of praziquantel requires monitoring of drug efficacy to detect early signs of deve...

    Authors: Katarina Stete, Stefanie J Krauth, Jean T Coulibaly, Stefanie Knopp, Jan Hattendorf, Ivan Müller, Laurent K Lohourignon, Winfried V Kern, Eliézer K N’Goran and Jürg Utzinger
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:298
  43. Anaemia is known to be one of the outcomes of parasitic infection and it may result in impaired cognitive development, reduced physical work capacity and in severe cases increased risk of mortality, particular...

    Authors: Million Getachew, Delenesaw Yewhalaw, Ketema Tafess, Yehenew Getachew and Ahmed Zeynudin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:296
  44. The tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus is the species with the largest worldwide distribution and is proven to be involved in the transmission of pathogens such as Babesia canis, Ehrlichia canis, Coxiella burnetii, Ri...

    Authors: Flávio Augusto Sanches Politi, Glyn Mara Figueira, Andréa Mendez Araújo, Bruno Rodrigues Sampieri, Maria Izabel Camargo Mathias, Matias Pablo Juan Szabó, Gervásio Henrique Bechara, Lourdes Campaner dos Santos, Wagner Vilegas and Rosemeire Cristina Linhari Rodrigues Pietro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:295
  45. Between 1994 and 2009, a threefold increase has been observed in consultations of general practitioners for tick bites and Lyme disease in The Netherlands. The objective of this study was to determine whether ...

    Authors: Hein Sprong, Agnetha Hofhuis, Fedor Gassner, Willem Takken, Frans Jacobs, Arnold J H van Vliet, Marijn van Ballegooijen, Joke van der Giessen and Katsuhisa Takumi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:294

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