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  1. Tick carrier proteins are able to bind, transport, and store host-blood heme, and thus they function also as antioxidants. Nevertheless, the role of carrier proteins in ticks is not fully understood. Some of t...

    Authors: Jarmila Dupejova, Jan Sterba, Marie Vancova and Libor Grubhoffer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:4
  2. Taenia solium life cycle includes humans as definitive hosts and pigs as intermediate hosts. One of the measures to stop the life cycle of this parasite is by vaccination of pigs. In experiments performed in pigs...

    Authors: Joel Martinez-Ocaña, Mirza Romero-Valdovinos, Rina G de Kaminsky, Pablo Maravilla and Ana Flisser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:3
  3. The mode of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) transmission in the Great Lakes basin is largely unknown. In order to assess the potential role of macroinvertebrates in VHSV transmission, Diporeia spp., a g...

    Authors: Mohamed Faisal and Andrew D Winters
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:2
  4. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the main vectors of dengue viruses to humans. Understanding their biology and interactions with the pathogen are prerequisites for development of dengue transmission control strategie...

    Authors: Jennifer Juhn, Unsar Naeem-Ullah, Bruno Augusto Maciel Guedes, Asif Majid, Judy Coleman, Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta, Waseem Akram, Anthony Amade James and Osvaldo Marinotti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:1
  5. American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) is a re-emerging disease in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is important to understand both the vector and disease distribution to help design control strategies. As a...

    Authors: Paloma Helena Fernandes Shimabukuro, Túllio Romão Ribeiro da Silva, Frederico Octávio Ribeiro Fonseca, Luke Anthony Baton and Eunice Aparecida Bianchi Galati
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:121
  6. Lymphatic filariasis elimination programs are based upon preventative chemotherapy annually in populations with prevalence more than or equal to 1%. The goal is to treat 80% of the eligible, at risk population...

    Authors: Mary H Hodges, Samuel J Smith, Daniel Fussum, Joseph B Koroma, Abdul Conteh, Mustapha Sonnie, Santigie Sesay and Yaobi Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:120
  7. Ticks are vectors of a wide variety of pathogens causing severe diseases in humans and domestic animals. Intestinal digestion of the host blood is an essential process of tick physiology and also a limiting fa...

    Authors: Zdeněk Franta, Helena Frantová, Jitka Konvičková, Martin Horn, Daniel Sojka, Michael Mareš and Petr Kopáček
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:119
  8. Urban agricultural practices are expanding in several cities of the Republic of Benin. This study aims to assess the impact of such practices on transmission of the malaria parasite in major cities of Benin.

    Authors: Anges Yadouléton, Raphael N'Guessan, Hyacinthe Allagbé, Alex Asidi, Michel Boko, Razack Osse, Gil Padonou, Gazard Kindé and Martin Akogbéto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:118
  9. This is the second in a series of three articles documenting the geographical distribution of 41 dominant vector species (DVS) of human malaria. The first paper addressed the DVS of the Americas and the third ...

    Authors: Marianne E Sinka, Michael J Bangs, Sylvie Manguin, Maureen Coetzee, Charles M Mbogo, Janet Hemingway, Anand P Patil, Will H Temperley, Peter W Gething, Caroline W Kabaria, Robi M Okara, Thomas Van Boeckel, H Charles J Godfray, Ralph E Harbach and Simon I Hay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:117
  10. African Swine Fever Virus has devastated more than the half of the domestic pig population in Madagascar since its introduction, probably in 1997-1998. One of the hypotheses to explain its persistence on the i...

    Authors: Julie Ravaomanana, Vincent Michaud, Ferran Jori, Abel Andriatsimahavandy, François Roger, Emmanuel Albina and Laurence Vial
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:115
  11. Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) by demonstration of parasites in tissue smears obtained from bone marrow, spleen or lymph nodes is risky, painful, and difficult. The rK-39 strip test is widely used fo...

    Authors: Md Gulam Musawwir Khan, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Milka Patracia Podder, Makoto Itoh, Kazi M Jamil, Rashidul Haque and Yukiko Wagatsuma
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:114
  12. Cysteine proteases have been shown to be highly relevant for Apicomplexan parasites. In the case of Babesia bovis, a tick-transmitted hemoparasite of cattle, inhibitors of these enzymes were shown to hamper intra...

    Authors: María Mesplet, Ignacio Echaide, Mariana Dominguez, Juan J Mosqueda, Carlos E Suarez, Leonhard Schnittger and Monica Florin-Christensen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:113
  13. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is an economically important tick of cattle involved in the transmission of Babesia bovis, the etiological agent of bovine babesiosis. Commercial anti-tick vaccines based on th...

    Authors: Reginaldo G Bastos, Massaro W Ueti, Donald P Knowles and Glen A Scoles
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:111
  14. Malaria is an endemic disease in Yemen and is responsible for 4.9 deaths per 100,000 population per year and 43,000 disability adjusted life years lost. Although malaria in Yemen is caused mainly by Plasmodium fa...

    Authors: Abdulsalam MQ Al-Mekhlafi, Mohammed AK Mahdy, Ahmed A Azazy and Mun Yik Fong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:110
  15. Schistosomiasis remains a major public health problem in endemic countries and is caused by infections with any one of three primary schistosome species. Although there are no vaccines available to date, this ...

    Authors: Xuefeng Wang, Lei Zhang, Ying Chi, Jason Hoellwarth, Sha Zhou, Xiaoyun Wen, Lei He, Feng Liu, Calvin Wu and Chuan Su
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:109
  16. Hemoparasites, like malaria and schistosomes, are constantly faced with the challenges of storing and detoxifying large quantities of heme, released from their catabolism of host erythrocytes. Heme is an essen...

    Authors: Shu Qin Toh, Amber Glanfield, Geoffrey N Gobert and Malcolm K Jones
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:108
  17. Apoptosis is a normal component of the development and health of multicellular organisms. However, apoptosis is now considered a prerogative of unicellular organisms, including the trypanosomatids of the genera T...

    Authors: Despina Smirlis, Michael Duszenko, Antonio Jiménez Ruiz, Effie Scoulica, Patrick Bastien, Nicolas Fasel and Ketty Soteriadou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:107
  18. Fatalities caused by parasitic infections often occur as a result of tissue injury that results from a form of host-cell death known as apoptosis. However, instead of being pathogenic, parasite-induced apoptos...

    Authors: Anne-Lise Bienvenu, Elena Gonzalez-Rey and Stephane Picot
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:106
  19. Apoptosis is a precisely regulated process of cell death which occurs widely in multicellular organisms and is essential for normal development and immune defences. In recent years, interest has grown in the o...

    Authors: Laura C Pollitt, Nick Colegrave, Shahid M Khan, Mohammed Sajid and Sarah E Reece
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:105
  20. The execution of the apoptotic death program in metazoans is characterized by a sequence of morphological and biochemical changes that include cell shrinkage, presentation of phosphatidylserine at the cell sur...

    Authors: Antonio Jiménez-Ruiz, Juan Fernando Alzate, Ewan Thomas MacLeod, Carsten Günter Kurt Lüder, Nicolas Fasel and Hilary Hurd
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:104
  21. Tick parasitism is a major impediment for cattle production in many parts of the world. The southern cattle tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, is an obligate hematophagous parasite of domestic and wild an...

    Authors: Danett K Brake, Stephen K Wikel, Jason P Tidwell and Adalberto A Pérez de León
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:103
  22. Ticks act as vectors of many pathogens of domestic animals and humans. Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Europe is transmitted by the ixodid tick vector Ixodes ricinus. A. phagocytophilum causes a disease with diverse...

    Authors: Katja Strašek Smrdel, Mojca Serdt, Darja Duh, Nataša Knap and Tatjana Avšič Županc
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:102
  23. Cattle fever ticks, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R. (B.) annulatus, vector bovine and equine babesiosis, and have significantly expanded beyond the permanent quarantine zone established in South Texas....

    Authors: Jeanne M Freeman, Ronald B Davey, Lowell S Kappmeyer, Diane M Kammlah and Pia U Olafson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:101
  24. The 6th Meeting of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF6) was held 1-3 June, 2010 in Seoul, Korea, with 150 participants from 38 countries. The year 2010 marks the midpoint between the fir...

    Authors: David Addiss
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:100
  25. Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis are debilitating diseases caused by filarial nematodes. Disease pathogenesis is induced by inflammatory responses following the death of the parasite. Wolbachia endosymbion...

    Authors: Kelly L Johnston, Bo Wu, Ana Guimarães, Louise Ford, Barton E Slatko and Mark J Taylor
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:99
  26. The rapid socio-economic development in Qatar in the last two decades has encouraged a mass influx of immigrant workers, the majority of whom originate from countries with low socio-economic levels, inadequate...

    Authors: Marawan A Abu-Madi, Jerzy M Behnke and Sanjay H Doiphode
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:98
  27. Stunting and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections including ascariasis, trichuriasis and hookworm remain major public health problems in school-age pupils in developing countries. The objectives of this ...

    Authors: Yu Shang, Lin-Hua Tang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Ying-Dan Chen, Yi-Chao Yang and Shao-Xiong Lin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:97
  28. One hundred and fifteen patients with symptoms suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) according to Rome III criteria and 209 patients with gastrointestinal symptoms different from IBS (control) were iden...

    Authors: Maria Elena Ramirez-Miranda, Rosaura Hernandez-Castellanos, Eduardo Lopez-Escamilla, David Moncada, Alfredo Rodriguez-Magallan, Carlos Pagaza-Melero, Alberto Gonzalez-Angulo, Ana Flisser, Simon Kawa-Karasik and Pablo Maravilla
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:96
  29. Densonucleosis viruses are the etiological agents of insect's disease. We have reported the isolation of densovirus from India and its distribution among the natural populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes across...

    Authors: Aruna Sivaram, Pradip V Barde, Mangesh D Gokhale, Dinesh K Singh and Devendra T Mourya
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:95
  30. In visceral leishmaniasis (VL), phlebotomine vectors are the main target to reduce for control measures. An attempt has been taken to delineate the association between Phlebotomous argentipes and housing characte...

    Authors: Shreekant Kesari, Gouri Sankar Bhunia, Vijay Kumar, Algarswamy Jeyaram, Alok Ranjan and Pradeep Das
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:94
  31. Studies on biting behaviours and infectivity status of insect vectors are pre-requisites in understanding the epidemiology of the vector- borne diseases and planning effective control measures. A longitudinal ...

    Authors: Monsuru A Adeleke, Chiedu F Mafiana, Sammy O Sam-Wobo, Ganiyu O Olatunde, Uwem F Ekpo, Olaoluwa P Akinwale and Laurent Toe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:93
  32. Genetic modification of mosquitoes offers a promising strategy for the prevention and control of mosquito-borne diseases. For such a strategy to be effective, it is critically important that engineered strains...

    Authors: Constantianus JM Koenraadt, Matthias Kormaksson and Laura C Harrington
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:92
  33. Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are an important tool for controlling malaria. Much attention has been devoted to determine both the effect of LLINs on the reduction of Plasmodium infection rate and on cli...

    Authors: Benjamin G Koudou, Hala Ghattas, Clémence Essé, Christian Nsanzabana, Fabian Rohner, Jürg Utzinger, Brian E Faragher and Andres B Tschannen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:91
  34. The Dicer and Argonaute(AGO) proteins within the small RNA regulatory pathways (SRRPs) play an indispensable role in regulation of gene expression. In this study, we analyzed two genes, Dicer and Argonaute, from

    Authors: Rong Luo, Xiangyang Xue, Zhangxun Wang, Jun Sun, Ying Zou and Weiqing Pan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:90
  35. Commentary and discussion on a recent paper promoting the use of Nothobranchius guentheri, a small African annual fish from the Island of Zanzibar as a tool to control mosquito larvae in temporary bodies of fresh...

    Authors: Martin Reichard, Brian R Watters, Rudolf H Wildekamp, Rainer Sonnenberg, Béla Nagy, Matej Polačik, Stefano Valdesalici, Alessandro Cellerino, Barry J Cooper, Holger Hengstler, John Rosenstock and Ian Sainthouse
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:89
  36. The resistance of Ae. aegypti to insecticides is already widespread and continues to develop. It represents a serious problem for programmes aimed at the control and prevention of dengue in tropical countries. In...

    Authors: Frédéric Darriet, Sébastien Marcombe, Manuel Etienne, André Yébakima, Philip Agnew, Marie-Michelle Yp-Tcha and Vincent Corbel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:88
  37. Mosquito-borne diseases are still a major health risk in many developing countries, and the emergence of multi-insecticide-resistant mosquitoes is threatening the future of vector control. Therefore, new tools...

    Authors: Annabel FV Howard, Raphael N'Guessan, Constantianus JM Koenraadt, Alex Asidi, Marit Farenhorst, Martin Akogbéto, Matthew B Thomas, Bart GJ Knols and Willem Takken
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:87
  38. The recently developed Multiple Displacement Amplification technique (MDA) allows for the production of a large quantity of high quality genomic DNA from low amounts of the original DNA. The goal of this study...

    Authors: Daniel M Avelar and Pedro M Linardi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:86
  39. Two lymphatic filariasis endemic communities Mampong and Hwida in Ghana have been regularly monitored for impact on transmission after annual mass drug administration (MDA) with albendazole and ivermectin. Aft...

    Authors: Hilaria Amuzu, Michael D Wilson and Daniel A Boakye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:85
  40. The control efforts on Oncomelania hupensis, the intermediate snail host of Schistosoma japonicum, cannot be easily excluded from the integrated approach of schistosomiasis control in China. Application of chemic...

    Authors: Guo-Jing Yang, Wei Li, Le-Ping Sun, Feng Wu, Kun Yang, Yi-Xin Huang and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:84
  41. To implement an Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy through a randomized controlled trial (phase III), 28 villages were selected in southern Benin. No recent entomological data being available in ...

    Authors: Armel Djènontin, Sahabi Bio-Bangana, Nicolas Moiroux, Marie-Claire Henry, Olayidé Bousari, Joseph Chabi, Razaki Ossè, Sébastien Koudénoukpo, Vincent Corbel, Martin Akogbéto and Fabrice Chandre
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:83
  42. In East Africa, animal trypanosomiasis is caused by many tsetse transmitted protozoan parasites including Trypanosoma vivax, T. congolense and subspecies of T. brucei s.l. (T. b. brucei and zoonotic human infecti...

    Authors: Andrew P Cox, Olga Tosas, Aimee Tilley, Kim Picozzi, Paul Coleman, Geoff Hide and Susan C Welburn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:82
  43. Mixing repellent and organophosphate (OP) insecticides to better control pyrethroid resistant mosquito vectors is a promising strategy developed for bed net impregnation. Here, we investigated the opportunity ...

    Authors: Cédric Pennetier, Joseph Chabi, Thibaud Martin, Fabrice Chandre, Christophe Rogier, Jean-Marc Hougard and Frédéric Pages
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:81
  44. 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
  45. 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

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