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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. A fundamental understanding of the spatial distribution and ecology of mosquito larvae is essential for effective vector control intervention strategies. In this study, data-driven decision tree models, genera...

    Authors: Seid Tiku Mereta, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Pieter Boets, Abdulhakim Ahmed, Luc Duchateau, Niko Speybroeck, Sophie O Vanwambeke, Worku Legesse, Luc De Meester and Peter LM Goethals
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:320
  21. A dynamic study on the transmission of malaria was conducted in two areas (R+ area: Low resistance area; R+++ area: High resistance area) in the department of Plateau in South Eastern Benin, where the population ...

    Authors: Arthur Sovi, Roseric Azondékon, Rock Y Aïkpon, Renaud Govoétchan, Filémon Tokponnon, Fiacre Agossa, Albert S Salako, Frédéric Oké-Agbo, Bruno Aholoukpè, Mariam Okè, Dina Gbénou, Achille Massougbodji and Martin Akogbéto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:319
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. In recent years, PCR has been become widely applied for the detection of trypanosomes overcoming many of the constraints of parasitological and serological techniques, being highly sensitive and specific for t...

    Authors: Heba A Ahmed, Kim Picozzi, Susan C Welburn and Ewan T MacLeod
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:316
  25. Clonorchiasis is a chronic neglected disease caused by a liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis. Chemotherapy is the mainstay of control and treatment efficacy is usually determined by microscopic examination of fecal ...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Peiling Yap, Yi-Chao Yang, Hai Liang, Zhi-Hua Jiang, Wei Li, Jürg Utzinger, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jennifer Keiser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:314
  26. Little is known about the diversity, phylogenetic relationships, and biogeography of trypanosomes infecting non-mammalian hosts. In this study, we investigated the influence of host species and biogeography on...

    Authors: Bruno R Fermino, Laerte B Viola, Fernando Paiva, Herakles A Garcia, Catia D de Paula, Robinson Botero-Arias, Carmen S A Takata, Marta Campaner, Patrick B Hamilton, Erney P Camargo and Marta MG Teixeira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:313
  27. Scrub typhus is endemic to a 13,000,000-km2 area of the Asia-Pacific region, and causes an annual incidence of 1 million people. The mortality rate of scrub typhus ranges from 6.1% to 25% in Southeast Asia. Natur...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Zhong-Tang Zhao, Hui-Li Yang, Ai-Hua Zhang, Xing-Qu Xu, Xiang-Peng Meng, Hai-Yu Zhang, Xian-Jun Wang, Zhong Li, Shu-Jun Ding, Li Yang and Lu-Yan Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:312
  28. The distribution of anopheline mosquitoes is determined by temporally dynamic environmental and human-associated variables, operating over a range of spatial scales. Macro-spatial short-term trends are driven ...

    Authors: Martin Walker, Peter Winskill, María-Gloria Basáñez, Joseph M Mwangangi, Charles Mbogo, John C Beier and Janet T Midega
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:311
  29. Close relationships between ticks and microbial communities are important for tick fitness and pathogen colonization and transmission. Haemaphysalis longicornis, distributed widely in China, can carry and transmi...

    Authors: Li-Meng Liu, Jian-Nan Liu, Zhao Liu, Zhi-Jun Yu, Shi-Qi Xu, Xiao-Hong Yang, Tuo Li, Si-Si Li, Li-Da Guo and Jing-Ze Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:310
  30. Onchocerca lupi is a dog parasite of increasing zoonotic concern, with new human cases diagnosed in Turkey, Tunisia, Iran, and the United States. Information about the morphology of this nematode is scant and a d...

    Authors: Yasen Mutafchiev, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Alessio Giannelli, Francesca Abramo, Elias Papadopoulos, Luís Cardoso, Helder Cortes and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:309
  31. Different from three clonal lineages of Toxoplasma gondii in North America and Europe, the genotype China 1 is predominantly prevalent in China. However, there are different virulent isolates within China 1, such...

    Authors: Ai-Mei Zhang, Qian Shen, Min Li, Xiu-Cai Xu, He Chen, Yi-Hong Cai, Qing-Li Luo, De-Yong Chu, Li Yu, Jian Du, Zhao-Rong Lun, Yong Wang, Quan Sha and Ji-Long Shen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:308
  32. Knowledge on the temporal dynamics of host/vector/parasite interactions is a pre-requisite to further address relevant questions in the fields of epidemiology and evolutionary ecology of infectious diseases. I...

    Authors: Fabrice Lalubin, Aline Delédevant, Olivier Glaizot and Philippe Christe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:307
  33. Freshwater lymnaeid snails can act as the intermediate hosts for trematode parasites such as the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica, that cause significant economic and biomedical burden worldwide, particularly throug...

    Authors: Claire J Standley, Lucila Prepelitchi, Silvia M Pietrokovsky, Laura Issia, J Russell Stothard and Cristina Wisnivesky-Colli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:304
  34. Neorickettsia are obligate intracellular bacterial endosymbionts of digenean parasites present in all lifestages of digeneans. Quantitative information on the transmission of neorickettsial endosymbionts througho...

    Authors: Stephen E Greiman, Vasyl V Tkach and Jefferson A Vaughan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:303
  35. Leishmaniasis is an emerging vector-borne disease in Sri Lanka. Phlebotomus (Euphlebotomus) argentipes sensu lato Annandale and Brunette 1908 is suspected to be a potential vector. Three sibling species have been...

    Authors: Kanapathy Gajapathy, Lalanthika BS Peiris, Sara L Goodacre, Anjana Silva, Pavilupillai J Jude and Sinnathamby N Surendran
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:302
  36. Parasite distribution is often highly heterogeneous, and intensity of infection depends, among other things, on how well hosts can avoid areas with a high concentration of parasites. We studied the role of fis...

    Authors: Victor N Mikheev, Anna F Pasternak, Jouni Taskinen and Tellervo E Valtonen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:301
  37. Urogenital schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma haematobium is widely distributed across Africa and is increasingly being targeted for control. Genome sequences and population genetic parameters can give insight...

    Authors: Travis C Glenn, Stacey L Lance, Anna M McKee, Bonnie L Webster, Aidan M Emery, Adhemar Zerlotini, Guilherme Oliveira, David Rollinson and Brant C Faircloth
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:300
  38. Past case reports and recent data from LF mapping surveys indicate that LF occurs in Zambia, but no studies have been carried out to document its epidemiology and health implications. The present study assesse...

    Authors: Sheila Tamara Shawa, Enala T Mwase, Erling M Pedersen and Paul E Simonsen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:299
  39. Determining the age of malaria vectors is essential for evaluating the impact of interventions that reduce the survival of wild mosquito populations and for estimating changes in vectorial capacity. Near infra...

    Authors: Alex J Ntamatungiro, Valeriana S Mayagaya, Stefan Rieben, Sarah J Moore, Floyd E Dowell and Marta F Maia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:298
  40. Aedes aegypti is the vector of dengue virus, and its control is essential to prevent disease transmission. Among the agents available to control this species, biolarvicides based on Bacillus thuringiensis serovar...

    Authors: Ana Paula Araújo, Diego Felipe Araujo Diniz, Elisama Helvecio, Rosineide Arruda de Barros, Cláudia Maria Fontes de Oliveira, Constância Flávia Junqueira Ayres, Maria Alice Varjal de Melo-Santos, Lêda Narcisa Regis and Maria Helena Neves Lobo Silva-Filha
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:297
  41. Long lasting insecticidal nets (LN) are a primary method of malaria prevention. Before new types of LN are approved they need to meet quality and efficacy standards set by the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme. ...

    Authors: Robert Malima, Patrick K Tungu, Victor Mwingira, Caroline Maxwell, Stephen M Magesa, Harparkash Kaur, Matthew J Kirby and Mark Rowland
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:296

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