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  1. Entomopathogenic fungi, Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana, are promising bio-pesticides for application against adult malaria mosquito vectors. An understanding of the behavioural responses of mosquit...

    Authors: Ladslaus L Mnyone, Constantianus J M Koenraadt, Issa N Lyimo, Monica W Mpingwa, Willem Takken and Tanya L Russell
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:80
  2. The ability of mosquitoes of the genus Aedes and its allies, such as Stegomyia, to transmit diseases such as dengue and yellow fever, makes them important in public health. This study aims to evaluate the use of ...

    Authors: Ary G Silva, Drielle L Almeida, Silas N Ronchi, Amarildo C Bento, Rodrigo Scherer, Alessandro C Ramos and Zilma M A Cruz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:79
  3. A phlebotomine sand fly was noticed in the second floor of an old building in a highly urbanized area of southern Italy. A short-term entomological survey was carried out in the subsequent weeks to this event,...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Maria Stefania Latrofa and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:77
  4. Cats appear to be the primary reservoir host for Bartonella koehlerae, an alpha Proteobacteria that is most likely transmitted among cat populations by fleas (Ctenocephalides felis). Bartonella koehlerae has caus...

    Authors: Edward B Breitschwerdt, Ricardo G Maggi, B Robert Mozayeni, Barbara C Hegarty, Julie M Bradley and Patricia E Mascarelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:76
  5. Odour baited resting boxes are simple, reliable and important tools for sampling malaria vector mosquitoes in surveillance and control programmes in different parts of Africa. To optimize the use of cow urine ...

    Authors: Eliningaya J Kweka, ,Beda J Mwang'onde and Aneth M Mahande
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:75
  6. Insecticide use in public health and agriculture presents a dramatic adaptive challenge to target and non-target insect populations. The rapid development of genetically modulated resistance to insecticides is...

    Authors: Basil D Brooke and Lizette L Koekemoer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:74
  7. The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is considered the major pest of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) and responsible for declines in honey bee populations worldwide. Exploiting the full potential of gene ...

    Authors: Ewan M Campbell, Giles E Budge and Alan S Bowman
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:73
  8. An increasing knowledge of the global risk of malaria shows that the nations of the Americas have the lowest levels of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax endemicity worldwide, sustained, in part, by substantive i...

    Authors: Marianne E Sinka, Yasmin Rubio-Palis, Sylvie Manguin, Anand P Patil, Will H Temperley, Peter W Gething, Thomas Van Boeckel, Caroline W Kabaria, Ralph E Harbach and Simon I Hay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:72

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:210

  9. The Kato-Katz technique is widely used for the diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in epidemiological surveys and is believed to be an inexpensive method. The FLOTAC technique shows a higher sensitivit...

    Authors: Benjamin Speich, Stefanie Knopp, Khalfan A Mohammed, I Simba Khamis, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, David Rollinson and Jürg Utzinger
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:71
  10. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (sl), the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis, is transmitted by ticks of the genus Ixodes as vector. For identification of Borrelia infections in ticks a TaqMan™ minor groove bind...

    Authors: Christina Strube, Victor M Montenegro, Christian Epe, Elke Eckelt and Thomas Schnieder
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:69
  11. Malaria in South Africa is primarily transmitted by Anopheles funestus Giles. Resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in An. funestus in northern Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa, and in neighbouring areas of southern M...

    Authors: O R Wood, S Hanrahan, M Coetzee, L L Koekemoer and B D Brooke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:67
  12. Tick-borne Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Rickettsia spp. are considered to be emerging human pathogens, but only limited data are available on their occurrence in Sweden. Two real-time PCR assays followed by nest...

    Authors: Kristofer Severinsson, Thomas G Jaenson, John Pettersson, Kerstin Falk and Kenneth Nilsson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:66
  13. Insecticide treated plastic sheeting (ITPS), sometimes known as durable lining, has potential as a long-lasting insecticidal surface for malaria vector control when used as lining for interior walls and ceilings ...

    Authors: Fabrice Chandre, Roch K Dabire, Jean-Marc Hougard, Luc S Djogbenou, Seth R Irish, Mark Rowland and Raphael N'Guessan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:65
  14. Intestinal schistosomiasis is often widespread among the populations living around Lake Victoria and on its islands. The Sesse Island group (containing some 84 islands), however, is typically assumed to be a l...

    Authors: Claire J Standley, Moses Adriko, Moses Arinaitwe, Aaron Atuhaire, Francis Kazibwe, Alan Fenwick, Narcis B Kabatereine and J Russell Stothard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:64
  15. Hemoglobin is a rich source of biologically active peptides, some of which are potent antimicrobials (hemocidins). A few hemocidins have been purified from the midgut contents of ticks. Nonetheless, how antimi...

    Authors: Carlos E Cruz, Andréa C Fogaça, Ernesto S Nakayasu, Cláudia B Angeli, Rodrigo Belmonte, Igor C Almeida, Antônio Miranda, Maria Terêsa M Miranda, Aparecida S Tanaka, Glória R Braz, Charles S Craik, Eric Schneider, Conor R Caffrey and Sirlei Daffre
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:63
  16. Expert opinion-derived disability weights are widely employed for estimating the global burden of diseases and injuries. For chronic diseases such as soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis, it has ...

    Authors: Kathrin Ziegelbauer, Peter Steinmann, Hui Zhou, Zun-Wei Du, Jin-Yong Jiang, Thomas Fürst, Tie-Wu Jia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jürg Utzinger
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:61
  17. Fibrogenesis is a common feature of many diseases where there is severe insult to the liver. The hepatic stellate cell trans-differentiation into a myofibroblast has been identified as an important event in li...

    Authors: Barrie Anthony, Jeremy T Allen, Yuesheng S Li and Donald P McManus
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:60
  18. In the Mekong region (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos), a large investigation was conducted to assess the susceptibility of Anopheles species against DDT and pyrethroids. In this study, the resistance status of the...

    Authors: Katrijn Verhaeghen, Wim Van Bortel, Ho Dinh Trung, Tho Sochantha, Kalouna Keokenchanh and Marc Coosemans
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:59
  19. The control of schistosomiasis in Nigeria is mainly by mass treatment with praziquantel through the school system, with an absence of any provision for pre-school children. We therefore determined the prevalen...

    Authors: Uwem F Ekpo, Akintunde Laja-Deile, Akinola S Oluwole, Sammy O Sam-Wobo and Chiedu F Mafiana
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:58
  20. The freshwater snail Indoplanorbis exustus is found across India, Southeast Asia, central Asia (Afghanistan), Arabia and Africa. Indoplanorbis is of economic importance in that it is responsible for the transmiss...

    Authors: Liang Liu, Mohammed MH Mondal, Mohamed A Idris, Hakim S Lokman, PRV Jayanthe Rajapakse, Fadjar Satrija, Jose L Diaz, E Suchart Upatham and Stephen W Attwood
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:57
  21. Analysis of the data available from traditional faunistic approaches to mollusc-trematode systems covering large spatial and/or temporal scales in Europe convinced us that a parasite community approach in well...

    Authors: Miroslava Soldánová, Christian Selbach, Bernd Sures, Aneta Kostadinova and Ana Pérez-del-Olmo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:56
  22. Ample evidence has shown that blood seeking mosquitoes locate their hosts by following odours produced by the hosts. Odour baited traps would therefore, provide a solution in controlling diseases spread by mos...

    Authors: Eunice A Owino
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:55

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:78

  23. Several pathogenic Rickettsia species can be transmitted via Ixodes ricinus ticks to humans and animals. Surveys of I. ricinus for the presence of Rickettsiae using part of its 16S rRNA gene yield a plethora of n...

    Authors: Ellen Tijsse-Klasen, Manoj Fonville, Leo van Overbeek, Johan HJ Reimerink and Hein Sprong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:54
  24. A previously described Taenia saginata HDP2 DNA sequence, a 4-kb polymorphic fragment, was previously used as the basis for developing PCR diagnostic protocols for the species-specific discrimination of T. sagina...

    Authors: Luis M González, Begoña Bailo, Elizabeth Ferrer, Maria D Fernandez García, Leslie JS Harrison, Michael RE Parkhouse, Donald P McManus and Teresa Gárate
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:51
  25. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was recently applied to age-grade and differentiate laboratory reared Anopheles gambiae sensu strico and Anopheles arabiensis sibling species of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato comp...

    Authors: Maggy Sikulu, Gerry F Killeen, Leon E Hugo, Peter A Ryan, Kayla M Dowell, Robert A Wirtz, Sarah J Moore and Floyd E Dowell
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:49
  26. Although ivermectin is distributed free of charge through the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), not all eligible individuals within communities receive the annual treatment. This poses a ser...

    Authors: Daniel Yirga, Kebede Deribe, Kifle Woldemichael, Mekite Wondafrash and Wondosen Kassahun
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:48
  27. Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) are vectors of trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock across sub-Saharan Africa. Tsetse control strategies rely on a detailed understand...

    Authors: Gurdeep K Lall, Alistair C Darby, Bjorn Nystedt, Ewan T MacLeod, Richard P Bishop and Susan C Welburn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:47
  28. Mosquitoes that breed in temporary pools in remote areas that dry up seasonally are especially difficult to control through chemical or biological means. The annual killifish has been suggested as a means of e...

    Authors: Jonathan R Matias and Araceli Q Adrias
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:46
  29. Malaria, schistosomiasis and intestinal helminth infections are causes of high morbidity in most tropical parts of the world. Even though these infections often co-exist, most studies focus on individual disea...

    Authors: Humphrey D Mazigo, Rebecca Waihenya, Nicholas JS Lwambo, Ladislaus L Mnyone, Aneth M Mahande, Jeremiah Seni, Maria Zinga, Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J Kweka, Stephen E Mshana, Jorg Heukelbach and Gerald M Mkoji
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:44
  30. Recent evidence suggests that Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis mites collected from scabies endemic communities in northern Australia show increasing tolerance to 5% permethrin and oral ivermectin. Previous finding...

    Authors: Kate E Mounsey, Cielo J Pasay, Larry G Arlian, Marjorie S Morgan, Deborah C Holt, Bart J Currie, Shelley F Walton and James S McCarthy
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:43
  31. Lizards are considered zooprophylactic for almost all Borrelia burgdorferi species, and act as dilution hosts in parts of North America. Whether European lizards significantly reduce the ability of B. burgdorferi

    Authors: Ellen Tijsse-Klasen, Manoj Fonville, Johan HJ Reimerink, Annemarieke Spitzen - van der Sluijs and Hein Sprong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:42
  32. During the last decade, Southeast Asian countries have been very successful in reducing the burden of malaria. However, malaria remains endemic in these countries, especially in remote and forested areas. The ...

    Authors: Kohei Takenaka Takano, Ngoc Thi Hong Nguyen, Binh Thi Huong Nguyen, Toshihiko Sunahara, Michio Yasunami, Manh Duc Nguyen and Masahiro Takagi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:41
  33. Anopheles arabiensis is the major vector of malaria in Ethiopia. Malaria vector control in Ethiopia is based on selective indoor residual spraying using DDT, distribution of long lasting insecticide treated nets ...

    Authors: Meshesha Balkew, Muntaser Ibrahim, Lizette L Koekemoer, Basil D Brooke, Howard Engers, Abraham Aseffa, Teshome Gebre-Michael and Ibrahim Elhassen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:40
  34. Neuropathological consequences of neuroinflammatory processes have been implicated in a wide range of diseases affecting the central nervous system (CNS). Glial cells, the resident immune cells of the CNS, res...

    Authors: Simone Helluy and Frederic Thomas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:38
  35. Tick cell lines are now available from fifteen ixodid and argasid species of medical and veterinary importance. However, some tick cell lines can be difficult to cryopreserve, and improved protocols for short-...

    Authors: Gertrud Lallinger, Erich Zweygarth, Lesley Bell-Sakyi and Lygia MF Passos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:37
  36. A serological survey for Dirofilaria immitis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis, and Borrelia burgdorferi infections in rural hunting and urban shelter dogs mainly from southwestern regions of the Republ...

    Authors: Sun Lim, Peter J Irwin, SeungRyong Lee, MyungHwan Oh, KyuSung Ahn, BoYoung Myung and SungShik Shin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:32
  37. Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is a zoonotic disease caused by Leishmania infantum, a Trypanosomatid protozoan transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies. Leishmaniasis is endemic in southern France, but the influences o...

    Authors: Lise Chamaillé, Annelise Tran, Anne Meunier, Gilles Bourdoiseau, Paul Ready and Jean-Pierre Dedet
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:31
  38. Dirofilaria spp., Acanthocheilonema spp. and Brugia spp. have all been reported in Indian dogs. In previous studies, diagnosis was made by morphological identification only. This is the first geographically strat...

    Authors: Puteri Azaziah Megat Abd Rani, Peter J Irwin, Mukulesh Gatne, Glen T Coleman, Linda M McInnes and Rebecca J Traub
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:30
  39. Canine heartworm (cHW) disease is now recognised as potential cause of serious disease in cats and other felids, especially in endemic areas. In March 2009, a 23-years-old male African leopard (Panthera pardus pa...

    Authors: Sandro Mazzariol, Rudi Cassini, Laura Voltan, Luca Aresu and Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:25

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