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  1. The controversy surrounding the potential impact of birds in spirochete transmission dynamics and their capacity to serve as a reservoir has existed for a long time. The majority of analyzed bird species are a...

    Authors: Nataliia Rudenko, Maryna Golovchenko, Natalia M Belfiore, Libor Grubhoffer and James H Oliver Jr
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:4
  2. Rickettsioses are important remerging vector born infections. In Tunisia, many species have been described in humans and vectors. Genotyping is important for tracking pathogen movement between hosts and vector...

    Authors: Abir Znazen, Fatma Khrouf, Nihel Elleuch, Dorra Lahiani, Chakib Marrekchi, Youmna M’Ghirbi, Mounir Ben Jemaa, Ali Bouattour and Adnene Hammami
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:367
  3. A study was conducted to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of two different spot-on topical flea products to control flea infestations on naturally infested dogs and cats in Tampa, FL USA.

    Authors: Michael W Dryden, Patricia A Payne, Vicki Smith, Monica Chwala, Emery Jones, Jacob Davenport, Gabrielle Fadl, Maria F Martinez-Perez de Zeiders, Kathleen Heaney, Pamela Ford and Fangshi Sun
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:366
  4. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the main vectors of dengue viruses. Despite global efforts to reduce the prevalence of dengue using integrated vector management strategies, innovative alternatives are necessary to h...

    Authors: André Luis Costa-da-Silva, Bianca B Kojin, Osvaldo Marinotti, Anthony A James and Margareth Lara Capurro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:364
  5. The parasites Trypanosoma rangeli and Trypanosoma cruzi share vectors and hosts over a wide geographical area in Latin America. In this study, we propose a single molecular approach for simultaneous detection and...

    Authors: Amanda Regina Nichi de Sá, Mário Steindel, Lara Maria Kalempa Demeu, Débora Denardin Lückemeyer, Edmundo Carlos Grisard, Quirino Alves de Lima Neto, Silvana Marques de Araújo, Max Jean de Ornelas Toledo and Mônica Lúcia Gomes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:363
  6. Clonorchis sinensis (C. sinensis, Cs) is a trematode parasite that often causes chronic cumulative infections in the hepatobiliary ducts of the host and can lead to pathological changes by continuously released e...

    Authors: Yanquan Xu, Wenjun Chen, Meng Bian, Xiaoyun Wang, Jiufeng Sun, Hengchang Sun, Feifei Jia, Chi Liang, Xuerong Li, Xiaonong Zhou, Yan Huang and Xinbing Yu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:360
  7. The common tick Ixodes ricinus is the main vector in Europe of the tick-borne encephalitis virus and of several species of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex, which are the etiological agents of Lyme bor...

    Authors: Peter Wilhelmsson, Pontus Lindblom, Linda Fryland, Dag Nyman, Thomas GT Jaenson, Pia Forsberg and Per-Eric Lindgren
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:362
  8. Parasitic diseases are important in animal production because they cause high economic losses. Affected animals often exhibit stereotypical behavioral alterations such as anorexia and inactivity, among others....

    Authors: Claudia Hallal-Calleros, Jorge Morales-Montor, Jaime Abel Vázquez-Montiel, Kurt L Hoffman, Alejandro Nieto-Rodríguez and Fernando Iván Flores-Pérez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:361
  9. Soil-transmitted helminth infections affect tens of millions of individuals in the People’s Republic of China (P.R. China). There is a need for high-resolution estimates of at-risk areas and number of people i...

    Authors: Ying-Si Lai, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Jürg Utzinger and Penelope Vounatsou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:359
  10. Increases in the abundance and distribution of ticks and tick borne disease (TBD) within Europe have been reported extensively over the last 10–20 years. Changes in climate, habitat management, economic patter...

    Authors: Amy L Jennett, Faith D Smith and Richard Wall
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:358
  11. Malaria remains a public health problem in the remote and poor area of Yunnan Province, China. Yunnan faces an increasing risk of imported malaria infections from Mekong river neighboring countries. This study...

    Authors: Yan Bi, Weiwei Yu, Wenbiao Hu, Hualiang Lin, Yuming Guo, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Shilu Tong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:357
  12. Trichinella spiralis is a zoonotic tissue-dwelling parasitic nematode that infects humans and other mammals. Its surface proteins are recognized as antigenic in many infected hosts, being directly exposed to the ...

    Authors: Jing Cui, Ruo Dan Liu, Li Wang, Xi Zhang, Peng Jiang, Ming Yuan Liu and Zhong Quan Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:355
  13. In Morocco, the main strategies of leishmaniasis vector control are based on environmental modifications. Use of local residual indoor spraying with synthetic pyrethroids is often envisaged. The need to evalua...

    Authors: Chafika Faraj, El Bachir Adlaoui, Souad Ouahabi, Mohammed Elkohli, Mohammed Elrhazi, Lhousseine Laqraa and Btissam Ameur
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:354
  14. In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria, transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, remains one of the foremost public health concerns. Anopheles gambiae, the primary malaria vector in sub-Saharan Africa, is typically associa...

    Authors: Thomas M Gilbreath III, Eliningaya J Kweka, Yaw A Afrane, Andrew K Githeko and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:353
  15. The goal of the study is to investigate if local agricultural practices have an impact on malaria transmission in four villages located in the same geographical area within a radius of 15 kilometers. Among the...

    Authors: Arthur Sovi, Renaud Govoétchan, Filémon Tokponnon, Hermine Hounkonnou, Rock Aïkpon, Fiacre Agossa, Virgile Gnanguenon, Albert S Salako, Christian Agossou, Razaki Ossè, Mariam Okè, Dina Gbénou, Achille Massougbodji and Martin Akogbéto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:352
  16. The survival of adult female Aedes mosquitoes is a critical component of their ability to transmit pathogens such as dengue viruses. One of the principal determinants of Aedes survival is temperature, which has b...

    Authors: Oliver J Brady, Michael A Johansson, Carlos A Guerra, Samir Bhatt, Nick Golding, David M Pigott, Hélène Delatte, Marta G Grech, Paul T Leisnham, Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas, Linda M Styer, David L Smith, Thomas W Scott, Peter W Gething and Simon I Hay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:351
  17. The Midichloriaceae is a novel family of the order Rickettsiales, that encompasses intracellular bacteria associated with hard ticks (Ixodidae) and other arthropods. The most intensively investigated member of...

    Authors: Chiara Bazzocchi, Mara Mariconti, Davide Sassera, Laura Rinaldi, Elena Martin, Giuseppe Cringoli, Sandra Urbanelli, Claudio Genchi, Claudio Bandi and Sara Epis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:350
  18. The Lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) is the largest Brazilian mammal and despite being distributed in various Brazilian biomes, it is seriously endangered in the Atlantic Rainforest. These hosts were never eval...

    Authors: Igor da Cunha Acosta, Andrea Pereira da Costa, Pablo Henrique Nunes, Maria Fernanda Naegeli Gondim, Andressa Gatti, João Luiz Rossi Jr, Solange Maria Gennari and Arlei Marcili
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:349
  19. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is an emerging pathogen of humans, dogs and other animals, and it is transmitted by ixodid ticks. The objective of the current study was a) detect A. phagocytophilum in dogs and ixodid t...

    Authors: Huarrisson A Santos, Sandra MG Thomé, Cristiane D Baldani, Claudia B Silva, Maristela P Peixoto, Marcus S Pires, Gabriela LV Vitari, Renata L Costa, Tiago M Santos, Isabele C Angelo, Leandro A Santos, João LH Faccini and Carlos L Massard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:348
  20. Lyme borreliosis is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in Europe. Ixodes ricinus also carries other pathogenic bacteria, but corresponding human diseases are rarely reported. Here, we compared the exposure to

    Authors: Ellen Tijsse-Klasen, Hein Sprong and Nenad Pandak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:347
  21. Giardia-infection in cattle is often subclinical or asymptomatic, but it can also cause diarrhoea. The livestock-specific species Giardia bovis is the most frequently observed in cattle, however, the two zoonotic...

    Authors: Julia Gillhuber, Louise Pallant, Amanda Ash, RC Andrew Thompson, Kurt Pfister and Miriam C Scheuerle
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:346
  22. Mosquito fitness is determined largely by body size and nutritional reserves. Plasmodium infections in the mosquito and resultant transmission of malaria parasites might be compromised by the vector’s nutritional...

    Authors: Willem Takken, Renate C Smallegange, Antoine J Vigneau, Valerie Johnston, Margaret Brown, A Jenny Mordue-Luntz and Peter F Billingsley
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:345
  23. The emergence of pyrethroid resistance in the malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis, threatens to undermine the considerable gains made towards eliminating malaria on Zanzibar. Previously, resistance was restricte...

    Authors: Christopher M Jones, Khamis A Haji, Bakari O Khatib, Judit Bagi, Juma Mcha, Gregor J Devine, Matthew Daley, Bilali Kabula, Abdullah S Ali, Silas Majambere and Hilary Ranson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:343
  24. The dynamic re-emergence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in south Europe and the northward shift to Leishmania-free European countries are well-documented. However, the epidemiology of VL due to Leishmania infantu...

    Authors: Evi Gouzelou, Christos Haralambous, Maria Antoniou, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Franjo Martinković, Tatjana Živičnjak, Despina Smirlis, Francine Pratlong, Jean-Pierre Dedet, Yusuf Özbel, Seray Özensoy Toz, Wolfgang Presber, Gabriele Schönian and Ketty Soteriadou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:342
  25. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) known as Kala-Azar is a serious systemic disease caused by Leishmania donovani parasites (Trypanosomatidae: Kinetoplastida). The disease is prevalent in the Indian Sub-continent, East ...

    Authors: Oscar D Kirstein, Roy Faiman, Araya Gebreselassie, Asrat Hailu, Teshome Gebre-Michael and Alon Warburg
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:341
  26. A commercially available self-test for the detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks was evaluated for its ability to predict erythema migrans formation.

    Authors: Hein Sprong, Arieke Docters van Leeuwen, Manoj Fonville, Margriet Harms, Arnold J van Vliet, Wilfrid van Pelt, José A Ferreira and Cees C van den Wijngaard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:338
  27. Insecticide resistance in sub-Saharan Africa and especially in Benin is a major public health issue hindering the control of the malaria vectors. Each Anopheles species has developed a resistance to one or severa...

    Authors: Annick D Bossou, Sven Mangelinckx, Hounnankpon Yedomonhan, Pelagie M Boko, Martin C Akogbeto, Norbert De Kimpe, Félicien Avlessi and Dominique C K Sohounhloue
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:337
  28. The Caligidae is a family of parasitic copepods containing over 30 recognised genera. They are commercially important parasites as they cause disease in numerous finfish aquaculture facilities globally. Morpho...

    Authors: Mark A Freeman, Hilal Anshary and Kazuo Ogawa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:336
  29. The apicomplexan parasite Neospora caninum causes neosporosis, a disease that leads to abortion or stillbirth in cattle, generating an economic impact on the dairy and beef cattle trade. As an obligatory intracel...

    Authors: Letícia Pollo-Oliveira, Harm Post, Marcio Luis Acencio, Ney Lemke, Henk van den Toorn, Vinicius Tragante, Albert JR Heck, AF Maarten Altelaar and Ana Patrícia Yatsuda
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:335
  30. Biting midges of the genus Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are vectors for the Bluetongue virus, the African horse sickness virus and the recently emerged Schmallenberg virus. Here, species of the C. o...

    Authors: Katharina Brugger and Franz Rubel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:333
  31. The study of vector feeding behaviour is an important step in the understanding of the epidemiology of vector borne diseases. The main objective of this work was to study the spatio-temporal host preferences a...

    Authors: El Hadji Malick Ngom, Jacques-André Ndione, Yamar Ba, Lassana Konaté, Ousmane Faye, Mawlouth Diallo and Ibrahima Dia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:332
  32. Schistosomiasis is a chronic infection, where the host immune response to the parasite changes from a predominantly Th1 to Th2 phenotype, when parasite enters the egg stage, restraining the host inflammatory i...

    Authors: Jinghui Li, Wenjia Zhuang, Li Cong, Wenjun Shi, Xingyan Cai, Fengjuan Huang, Yiteng Liao, Yiyang Liu, Jun Li, Chunxia Chen and Xiao-Ping Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:330
  33. Saliva is a key element of interaction between hematophagous mosquitoes and their vertebrate hosts. In addition to allowing a successful blood meal by neutralizing or delaying hemostatic responses, the salivar...

    Authors: Bruna Bizzarro, Michele S Barros, Ceres Maciel, Daniele I Gueroni, Ciro N Lino, Júlia Campopiano, Michalis Kotsyfakis, Gustavo P Amarante-Mendes, Eric Calvo, Margareth L Capurro and Anderson Sá-Nunes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:329
  34. Helminthiasis is a public health concern in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR, Laos). This study aimed to understand helminth infection and associated risk factors in relation to existing local knowled...

    Authors: Khampheng Phongluxa, Vilavanh Xayaseng, Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Kongsap Akkhavong, Peter van Eeuwijk and Peter Odermatt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:328
  35. High-resolution melting (HRM) provides a low-cost, fast and sensitive scanning method that allows the detection of DNA sequence variations in a single step, which makes it appropriate for application in parasi...

    Authors: Guilherme Brzoskowski Santos, Sergio Martín Espínola, Henrique Bunselmeyer Ferreira, Rogerio Margis and Arnaldo Zaha
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:327
  36. Biting midges are hematophagus ectoparasites of insects, humans and other animals. Culicoides (Trithicoides) anophelis Edwards1922 is a predator of engorged mosquitoes.

    Authors: Yajun Ma, Jiannong Xu, Zhenzhou Yang, Xiaohua Wang, Zhongling Lin, Wei Zhao, Yan Wang, Xiangyu Li and Hua Shi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:326
  37. The south coast of Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil, is endemic for cutaneous and visceral leishmaniases and is frequently visited by tourists from different parts of the world. Since the complex epidemiology o...

    Authors: Bruno Moreira Carvalho, Michele Maximo, Wagner Alexandre Costa, Antonio Luís Ferreira de Santana, Simone Miranda da Costa, Taiana Amancio Neves da Costa Rego, Daniela de Pita Pereira and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:325
  38. Effective malaria control relies on accurate identification of those Anopheles mosquitoes responsible for the transmission of Plasmodium parasites. Anopheles oswaldoi s.l. has been incriminated as a malaria vecto...

    Authors: Freddy Ruiz-Lopez, Richard C Wilkerson, David J Ponsonby, Manuela Herrera, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum, Ivan Dario Velez, Martha L Quiñones, Carmen Flores-Mendoza, Dave D Chadee, Joubert Alarcon, Joubert Alarcon-Ormasa and Yvonne-Marie Linton
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:324
  39. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is enzootic in southeastern France, and military working dogs (MWD) posted in this area are highly exposed. To assess the efficiency of prevention, we performed a serological and cl...

    Authors: Bernard Davoust, Cédric Roqueplo, Daniel Parzy, Stéphanie Watier-Grillot and Jean-Lou Marié
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:323
  40. This study focused on the distribution and abundance of the eggs of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.

    Authors: Lígia Leandro Nunes Serpa, Gisela Rita Alvarenga Monteiro Marques, Ana Paula de Lima, Júlio Cesar Voltolini, Marylene de Brito Arduino, Gerson Laurindo Barbosa, Valmir Roberto Andrade and Virgília Luna Castor de Lima
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:321
  41. Sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are the vectors of Leishmania parasites, the causative agents of leishmaniasis. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is an increasing public health problem in the Republic of Suriname and is ...

    Authors: Alida D Kent, Thiago V Dos Santos, Anielkoemar Gangadin, Ashok Samjhawan, Dennis R A Mans and Henk D F H Schallig
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:318
  42. Effects of Giardia duodenalis on dendritic cell (DC) functions may contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic giardiasis. G. duodenalis lysate has been shown to inhibit the activation of murine DCs through the lig...

    Authors: Janine Obendorf, Pablo Renner Viveros, Michael Fehlings, Christian Klotz, Toni Aebischer and Ralf Ignatius
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:317

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