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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. The prevalence of toxoplasmosis in the general population of Guadalajara, Mexico, is around 32%. Toxoplasmosis can cause ocular lesions and slowing of reaction reflexes. Latent toxoplasmosis has been related w...

    Authors: Ma de la Luz Galván-Ramírez, Laura Verónica Sánchez-Orozco, Laura Rocío Rodríguez, Saúl Rodríguez, Enrique Roig-Melo, Rogelio Troyo Sanromán, Erwin Chiquete and Juan Armendáriz-Borunda
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:294
  31. African Animal Trypanosomiasis (AAT) is a widespread disease of livestock in Nigeria and presents a major constraint to rural economic development. The Jos Plateau was considered free from tsetse flies and the...

    Authors: Ayodele O Majekodunmi, Akinyemi Fajinmi, Charles Dongkum, Kim Picozzi, Ewan MacLeod, Michael V Thrusfield, Alexandra P M Shaw and Susan C Welburn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:293
  32. The container breeding species belonging to the genus Aedes (Meigen) are frequently recorded out of their place of origin. Invasive Aedes species are proven or potential vectors of important Arboviruses and their...

    Authors: Fabrizio Montarsi, Simone Martini, Marco Dal Pont, Nicola Delai, Nicola Ferro Milone, Matteo Mazzucato, Fabio Soppelsa, Luigi Cazzola, Stefania Cazzin, Silvia Ravagnan, Silvia Ciocchetta, Francesca Russo and Gioia Capelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:292
  33. The distribution of genetic diversity of Toxoplasma gondii in wildlife is of interest to understand the transmission of this parasite in the environment. Limited information on T. gondii genotypes has been report...

    Authors: Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Zhong-Zi Lou, Si-Yang Huang, Dong-Hui Zhou, Wan-Zhong Jia, Chunlei Su and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:291
  34. Anopheles sinensis is a principal vector for Plasmodium vivax malaria in most parts of China. Understanding of genetic structure and genetic differentiation of the mosquito should contribute to the vector control...

    Authors: Abdelrafie M Makhawi, Xiao-Bo Liu, Shu-Ran Yang and Qi-Yong Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:290
  35. Onchocerciasis is caused by Onchocerca volvulus and transmitted by Simulium species (black flies). In the Americas, the infection has been previously described in 13 discrete regional foci distributed among six c...

    Authors: Jacinto Convit, Harland Schuler, Rafael Borges, Vimerca Olivero, Alfredo Domínguez-Vázquez, Hortencia Frontado and María E Grillet
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:289
  36. We report a case of a female patient with alveolar echinococcosis (AE) who presented with progressive pulmonary and hepatic lesions and had a fatal outcome. AE affecting the liver, the lungs and the brain had ...

    Authors: Michael Meilinger, Christina Stoeckl, Marion Pollheimer, Peter Kern, Emil C Reisinger, Katharina Seeber, Robert Krause, Holger Flick and Martin Hoenigl
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:287
  37. The last decades have seen a considerable increase in urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, and it is estimated that over 50% of the population will live in urban areas by 2040. Rapid growth of cities combined w...

    Authors: Mbutolwe E Mwakitalu, Mwelecele N Malecela, Erling M Pedersen, Franklin W Mosha and Paul E Simonsen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:286
  38. Tsetse flies are known to be attracted by blue fabrics with a high reflectivity at 460 nm. As the visible spectral distribution of shadows has a maximum at around 460 nm it is suggested that the response to bl...

    Authors: Dietmar Steverding
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:285
  39. Mosquito repellents and emanators confer protection against mosquito bites through spatial action of emanated vapours which are released into the adjoining environment. Synthetic insecticides released into the...

    Authors: Pronobesh Chattopadhyay, Sunil Dhiman, Kangujam Adiya Devi, Subham Banerjee, Bipul Rabha, Ashwani Chaurasia and Vijay Veer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:284
  40. Annual community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) have been carried out since 1999 in the Lekie division (central region of Cameroon where most cases of Loa-related post ivermectin severe adverse events ...

    Authors: Marc K Kouam, Jules B Tchatchueng-Mbougua, Maurice Demanou, Michel Boussinesq, Sébastien DS Pion and Joseph Kamgno
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:283
  41. In the present study we studied and updated the prevalence of the infections caused by gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) and Fasciola hepatica in grazing sheep in the northwest (NW) of Spain for the last six years...

    Authors: María Martínez-Valladares, David Robles-Pérez, Jose Manuel Martínez-Pérez, Coral Cordero-Pérez, Ma del Rosario Famularo, Nélida Fernández-Pato, Camino González-Lanza, Luciano Castañón-Ordóñez and Francisco A Rojo-Vázquez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:282
  42. The northwards spread of acute T. b. rhodesiense sleeping sickness in Uganda has been linked to cattle movements associated with restocking following the end to military conflict in 2006. This study examined the ...

    Authors: Richard Selby, Kevin Bardosh, Kim Picozzi, Charles Waiswa and Susan C Welburn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:281
  43. Physiological resistance and behavioral responses of mosquito vectors to insecticides are critical aspects of the chemical-based disease control equation. The complex interaction between lethal, sub-lethal and...

    Authors: Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Michael J Bangs, Wannapa Suwonkerd, Monthathip Kongmee, Vincent Corbel and Ratchadawan Ngoen-Klan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:280
  44. Haemonchus contortus (order Strongylida) is a common parasitic nematode infecting small ruminants and causing significant economic losses worldwide. Knowledge of genetic variation within and among H. contortus po...

    Authors: Fanyuan Yin, Robin B Gasser, Facai Li, Min Bao, Weiyi Huang, Fengcai Zou, Guanghui Zhao, Chunren Wang, Xin Yang, Yanqin Zhou, Junlong Zhao, Rui Fang and Min Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:279

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