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  1. During a two year period, a 27-year-old female veterinarian experienced migraine headaches, seizures, including status epilepticus, and other neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities. Prior to and during ...

    Authors: Ricardo G Maggi, Patricia E Mascarelli, Lauren N Havenga, Vinny Naidoo and Edward B Breitschwerdt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:103
  2. A Hepatozoon parasite was initially reported from a cat in India in 1908 and named Leucocytozoon felis domestici. Although domestic feline hepatozoonosis has since been recorded from Europe, Africa, Asia and Amer...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Alina Sheiner, Osnat Eyal, Shelley Hahn, Jean-Pierre Beaufils, Yigal Anug and Dalit Talmi-Frank
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:102
  3. Bartonella henselae is a zoonotic, alpha Proteobacterium, historically associated with cat scratch disease (CSD), but more recently associated with persistent bacteremia, fever of unknown origin, arthritic and ne...

    Authors: Ricardo G Maggi, Marna Ericson, Patricia E Mascarelli, Julie M Bradley and Edward B Breitschwerdt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:101
  4. In recent years, several clinical cases and epidemiological studies of feline vector-borne diseases (FVBD) have been reported worldwide. Nonetheless, information on FVBD agents and their prevalence in Portugal...

    Authors: Hugo Vilhena, Verónica L Martinez-Díaz, Luís Cardoso, Lisete Vieira, Laura Altet, Olga Francino, Josep Pastor and Ana C Silvestre-Ferreira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:99
  5. Bartonella species comprise a group of zoonotic pathogens that are usually acquired by vector transmission or by animal bites or scratches.

    Authors: Patricia E Mascarelli, Ricardo G Maggi, Sarah Hopkins, B Robert Mozayeni, Chelsea L Trull, Julie M Bradley, Barbara C Hegarty and Edward B Breitschwerdt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:98
  6. Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic pathogenic protozoan parasite, which infects approximately one third of the human population worldwide, causing opportunistic zoonotic toxoplasmosis. The predilection of T. g...

    Authors: Dong-Hui Zhou, Fu-Rong Zhao, Si-Yang Huang, Min-Jun Xu, Hui-Qun Song, Chunlei Su and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:96
  7. Host specificity varies among parasite species. Some parasites are strictly host-specific, others show a specificity for congeneric or non-congeneric phylogenetically related host species, whilst some others a...

    Authors: Andrea Šimková, Martina Dávidová, Ivo Papoušek and Lukáš Vetešník
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:95
  8. Two biological forms of the mosquito Culex pipiens s.s., denoted pipiens and molestus, display behavioural differences that may affect their role as vectors of arboviruses. In this study, the feeding patterns of ...

    Authors: Bruno Gomes, Carla A Sousa, José L Vicente, Leonor Pinho, Isabel Calderón, Eliane Arez, António PG Almeida, Martin J Donnelly and João Pinto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:93
  9. Melanoides tuberculatus (Müller, 1774) (Thiaridae), an introduced gastropod mollusc with a wide geographical distribution in the Neotropics, is the intermediate host of the trematode Centrocestus formosanus (Nish...

    Authors: Everton Gustavo Nunes dos Santos, Viviane da Silva Costa and Cláudia Portes Santos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:92
  10. Sampling malaria vectors and measuring their biting density is of paramount importance for entomological surveys of malaria transmission. Human landing catch (HLC) has been traditionally regarded as a gold sta...

    Authors: Chadwick H Sikaala, Gerry F Killeen, Javan Chanda, Dingani Chinula, John M Miller, Tanya L Russell and Aklilu Seyoum
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:91
  11. Success of sterile insect technique (SIT) is dependent upon the mass rearing and release of quality insects, the production of which is directly related to the suitability of the diet ingredients used. Commerc...

    Authors: Inamullah Khan, Abid Farid and Alam Zeb
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:90
  12. For centuries, immature stages of Dipterans have infested humans and animals, resulting in a pathological condition referred to as myiasis. Myiases are globally distributed but they remain neglected diseases i...

    Authors: Vincent Obanda, Ephantus Muthike Ndambiri, Edward Kingori, Francis Gakuya, Olivia Wesula Lwande and Samer Alasaad
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:89
  13. Canine leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is a parasitic zoonotic disease transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae). Genus Phlebotomus is the biological vector in the Old World and Lut...

    Authors: Marcos Helhazar, José Leitão, Ana Duarte, Luís Tavares and Isabel Pereira da Fonseca
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:88
  14. Physaloptera clausa (Spirurida: Physalopteridae) nematodes parasitize the stomach of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) and cause weight loss, anorexia and gastric lesions. The present study provides the...

    Authors: Tahmine Gorgani, Soraya Naem, Amir Abbass Farshid and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:87
  15. Blastocystis sp. has a worldwide distribution and is often the most common human intestinal protozoan reported in children and adults in developing countries. The clinical relevance of Blastocystis sp. remains co...

    Authors: Awatif M Abdulsalam, Init Ithoi, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdul Hafeez Khan, Abdulhamid Ahmed, Johari Surin and Joon Wah Mak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:86
  16. Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common food borne zoonoses worldwide, and can be a serious life-threatening disease in the congenitally infected fetus and in immunosupressed patients. Among food animals, shee...

    Authors: Sabine B Glor, Renate Edelhofer, Felix Grimm, Peter Deplazes and Walter Basso
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:85
  17. Strongyle parasites are ubiquitous in grazing horses. Strongylus vulgaris, the most pathogenic of the large strongyles, is known for its extensive migration in the mesenteric arterial system. The lifecycle of S. ...

    Authors: Ulla V Andersen, Daniel K Howe, Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam, Nils Toft, Craig R Reinemeyer, Eugene T Lyons, Susanne N Olsen, Jesper Monrad, Peter Nejsum and Martin K Nielsen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:84
  18. Resistance to traditional insecticides represents a threat to the control of disease vectors. The insect growth regulators (IGR) are a potential alternative to control mosquitoes, including resistant populatio...

    Authors: Thiago Affonso Belinato, Ademir Jesus Martins, José Bento Pereira Lima and Denise Valle
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:83
  19. Long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual house spraying (IRS) are the main interventions for the control of malaria vectors in Zanzibar. The aim of the present study was to assess the ...

    Authors: Khamis A Haji, Bakari O Khatib, Stephen Smith, Abdullah S Ali, Gregor J Devine, Maureen Coetzee and Silas Majambere
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:82
  20. A study was conducted to evaluate and compare the efficacy of selamectin, spinosad, and spinosad/milbemycin oxime against the KS1 strain of Ctenocephalides felis on dogs.

    Authors: Michael W Dryden, Patricia A Payne, Vicki Smith, Thomas C Berg and Melanie Lane
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:80
  21. Nowadays long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LNs) are frequently used around the world to protect people against malaria vectors. As they contain insecticide, laboratory control is needed to check whether...

    Authors: Jean Pierre Nabléni Ouattara, Olivier Pigeon and Pieter Spanoghe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:77
  22. Effective control of tick infestation and pathogen transmission requires profound knowledge of tick biology in view of their vector function. The particular time of the year when the different tick species sta...

    Authors: Georg G Duscher, Andrea Feiler, Michael Leschnik and Anja Joachim
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:76
  23. Toxoplasma gondii is found on all continents and can infect all endothermic vertebrates. Toxoplasmosis is a globally important zoonosis with potentially devastating health impacts both for humans and a range of d...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Chadwick, Joanne Cable, Alex Chinchen, Janet Francis, Edward Guy, Eleanor F Kean, Sarah C Paul, Sarah E Perkins, Ellie Sherrard-Smith, Clare Wilkinson and Dan W Forman
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:75
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    Authors: Chris Arme
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:52
  25. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) was implemented in the department of Ouémé-Plateau, southern Benin, in 2008 and withdrawn in 2011, when long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) were distributed to the communities...

    Authors: Razaki A Ossè, Rock Aïkpon, Ghélus Louis Gbédjissi, Virgile Gnanguenon, Michel Sèzonlin, Renaud Govoétchan, Arthur Sovi, Olivier Oussou, Frédéric Oké-Agbo and Martin Akogbéto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:73
  26. The diversity of malaria vector populations, expressing various resistance and/or behavioural patterns could explain the reduced effectiveness of vector control interventions reported in some African countries...

    Authors: Nicolas Moiroux, Abdul S Bio-Bangana, Armel Djènontin, Fabrice Chandre, Vincent Corbel and Hélène Guis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:71
  27. Amblyomma maculatum is the primary vector for Rickettsia parkeri, a spotted fever group rickettsia (SFGR) and human pathogen. Cotton rats and quail are known hosts for larval and nymphal A. maculatum; however, th...

    Authors: Gail Miriam Moraru, Jerome Goddard, Christopher D Paddock and Andrea Varela-Stokes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:70
  28. Six species of the genus Entamoeba, i.e., E. histolytica, E. dispar, E. moshkovskii, E. polecki, E. coli, and E. hartmanii can be found in human stools. Among these, only E. histolytica is considered to be pathog...

    Authors: Helena Lúcia Carneiro Santos, Kakali Bandyopadhyay, Rebecca Bandea, Regina Helena Saramago Peralta, José Mauro Peralta and Alexandre Januário Da Silva
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:69
  29. Over the past decade, a sharp decline of malaria burden has been observed in several countries. Consequently, the conventional entomological methods have become insufficiently sensitive and probably under-esti...

    Authors: André Barembaye Sagna, Jean Biram Sarr, Lobna Gaayeb, Papa Makhtar Drame, Mamadou Ousmane Ndiath, Simon Senghor, Cheikh Saya Sow, Anne Poinsignon, Modou Seck, Emmanuel Hermann, Anne-Marie Schacht, Ngor Faye, Cheikh Sokhna, Franck Remoue and Gilles Riveau
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:68
  30. Culicoides are vectors of e.g. bluetongue virus and Schmallenberg virus in northern Europe. Light trapping is an important tool for detecting the presence and quantifying the abundance of vectors in the field. Un...

    Authors: Carsten Kirkeby, Kaare Græsbøll, Anders Stockmarr, Lasse E Christiansen and René Bødker
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:67
  31. Dicistroviridae is a new family of small, non-enveloped, +ssRNA viruses pathogenic to both beneficial arthropods and insect pests. Little is known about the dicistrovirus replication mechanism or gene function, a...

    Authors: Jailson F B Querido, Jon Agirre, Gerardo A Marti, Diego M A Guérin and Marcelo Sousa Silva
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:66
  32. Chagas disease is most often transmitted to humans by Trypanosoma cruzi infected triatomine bugs, and remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Central and South America. Control of Chagas disease...

    Authors: Christo Jose, Nicole Klein, Sarah Wyss, Annabeth Fieck, Ivy Hurwitz and Ravi Durvasula
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:65
  33. The digenean species of Echinostoma (Echinostomatidae) with 37 collar spines that comprise the so-called ‘revolutum’ species complex, qualify as cryptic due to the interspecific homogeneity of characters used to ...

    Authors: Simona Georgieva, Christian Selbach, Anna Faltýnková, Miroslava Soldánová, Bernd Sures, Karl Skírnisson and Aneta Kostadinova
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:64
  34. Intracellular parasites, such as T. gondii, present a plurality of antigens because of the complexity of its life cycle. Compound DNA vaccines bring a new approach and hope for the treatment of toxoplasmosis. In ...

    Authors: Hua Cong, Min Zhang, Qing Xin, Zhiyu Wang, Ying Li, Qunli Zhao, Huaiyu Zhou and Shenyi He
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:63
  35. Tick-borne infections resulting from regular tick infestation in dogs are a common veterinary health problem all over the world. The application of repellent and acaricidal agents to prevent transmission of pa...

    Authors: Michael Leschnik, Andrea Feiler, Georg G Duscher and Anja Joachim
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:62
  36. In Colombia for several years, the Urabá-Bajo Cauca and Alto Sinú region has registered the highest numbers of malaria cases in the country. Malaria vector incrimination and the characterization of entomologic...

    Authors: Nelson Naranjo-Diaz, Doris A Rosero, Guillermo Rua-Uribe, Shirley Luckhart and Margarita M Correa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:61
  37. The occurrence of infections by Dirofilaria immitis in canine and human populations depends on several factors linked to both the definitive and intermediate hosts. Little data are available on the risk of human ...

    Authors: Gioia Capelli, Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono, Giulia Simonato, Rudi Cassini, Stefania Cazzin, Gabriella Cancrini, Domenico Otranto and Mario Pietrobelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:60
  38. A descriptive study was carried out in an area of the Atlantic Forest with autochthonous malaria in the Parelheiros subdistrict on the periphery of the municipality of São Paulo to identify anopheline fauna an...

    Authors: Ana Maria RC Duarte, Diego M Pereira, Marcia B de Paula, Aristides Fernandes, Paulo R Urbinatti, Andressa F Ribeiro, Maria Helena SH Mello, Marco O Matos, Luís F Mucci, Lícia N Fernandes, Delsio Natal and Rosely S Malafronte
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:58
  39. The suppression of indoor malaria transmission requires additional interventions that complement the use of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). Previous studies have examined th...

    Authors: Dickson W Lwetoijera, Samson S Kiware, Zawadi D Mageni, Stefan Dongus, Caroline Harris, Gregor J Devine and Silas Majambere
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:57
  40. Molecules involved in pheromone biosynthesis may represent alternative targets for insect population control. This may be particularly useful in managing the reproduction of Lutzomyia longipalpis, the main vector...

    Authors: Natalia González-Caballero, Jesus G Valenzuela, José MC Ribeiro, Patricia Cuervo and Reginaldo P Brazil
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:56
  41. The dominant, cell surface lipophosphoglycan (LPG) of Leishmania is a multifunctional molecule involved in the interaction with vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. Although the role of LPG on infection has been ex...

    Authors: Izabela Coimbra Ibraim, Rafael Ramiro de Assis, Natália Lima Pessoa, Marco Antônio Campos, Maria Norma Melo, Salvatore Joseph Turco and Rodrigo Pedro Soares
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:54
  42. Mosquito feeding behaviour plays a major role in determining malaria transmission intensity and the impact of specific prevention measures. Human Landing Catch (HLC) is currently the only method that can direc...

    Authors: Silas Majambere, Dennis J Massue, Yeromin Mlacha, Nicodem J Govella, Steven M Magesa and Gerry F Killeen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:53

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