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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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