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  1. The diversity of malaria vector populations, expressing various resistance and/or behavioural patterns could explain the reduced effectiveness of vector control interventions reported in some African countries...

    Authors: Nicolas Moiroux, Abdul S Bio-Bangana, Armel Djènontin, Fabrice Chandre, Vincent Corbel and Hélène Guis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:71
  2. Chagas disease is most often transmitted to humans by Trypanosoma cruzi infected triatomine bugs, and remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in Central and South America. Control of Chagas disease...

    Authors: Christo Jose, Nicole Klein, Sarah Wyss, Annabeth Fieck, Ivy Hurwitz and Ravi Durvasula
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:65
  3. The digenean species of Echinostoma (Echinostomatidae) with 37 collar spines that comprise the so-called ‘revolutum’ species complex, qualify as cryptic due to the interspecific homogeneity of characters used to ...

    Authors: Simona Georgieva, Christian Selbach, Anna Faltýnková, Miroslava Soldánová, Bernd Sures, Karl Skírnisson and Aneta Kostadinova
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:64
  4. Intracellular parasites, such as T. gondii, present a plurality of antigens because of the complexity of its life cycle. Compound DNA vaccines bring a new approach and hope for the treatment of toxoplasmosis. In ...

    Authors: Hua Cong, Min Zhang, Qing Xin, Zhiyu Wang, Ying Li, Qunli Zhao, Huaiyu Zhou and Shenyi He
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:63
  5. Tick-borne infections resulting from regular tick infestation in dogs are a common veterinary health problem all over the world. The application of repellent and acaricidal agents to prevent transmission of pa...

    Authors: Michael Leschnik, Andrea Feiler, Georg G Duscher and Anja Joachim
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:62
  6. In Colombia for several years, the Urabá-Bajo Cauca and Alto Sinú region has registered the highest numbers of malaria cases in the country. Malaria vector incrimination and the characterization of entomologic...

    Authors: Nelson Naranjo-Diaz, Doris A Rosero, Guillermo Rua-Uribe, Shirley Luckhart and Margarita M Correa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:61
  7. The occurrence of infections by Dirofilaria immitis in canine and human populations depends on several factors linked to both the definitive and intermediate hosts. Little data are available on the risk of human ...

    Authors: Gioia Capelli, Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono, Giulia Simonato, Rudi Cassini, Stefania Cazzin, Gabriella Cancrini, Domenico Otranto and Mario Pietrobelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:60
  8. A descriptive study was carried out in an area of the Atlantic Forest with autochthonous malaria in the Parelheiros subdistrict on the periphery of the municipality of São Paulo to identify anopheline fauna an...

    Authors: Ana Maria RC Duarte, Diego M Pereira, Marcia B de Paula, Aristides Fernandes, Paulo R Urbinatti, Andressa F Ribeiro, Maria Helena SH Mello, Marco O Matos, Luís F Mucci, Lícia N Fernandes, Delsio Natal and Rosely S Malafronte
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:58
  9. The suppression of indoor malaria transmission requires additional interventions that complement the use of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). Previous studies have examined th...

    Authors: Dickson W Lwetoijera, Samson S Kiware, Zawadi D Mageni, Stefan Dongus, Caroline Harris, Gregor J Devine and Silas Majambere
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:57
  10. Molecules involved in pheromone biosynthesis may represent alternative targets for insect population control. This may be particularly useful in managing the reproduction of Lutzomyia longipalpis, the main vector...

    Authors: Natalia González-Caballero, Jesus G Valenzuela, José MC Ribeiro, Patricia Cuervo and Reginaldo P Brazil
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:56
  11. The dominant, cell surface lipophosphoglycan (LPG) of Leishmania is a multifunctional molecule involved in the interaction with vertebrate and invertebrate hosts. Although the role of LPG on infection has been ex...

    Authors: Izabela Coimbra Ibraim, Rafael Ramiro de Assis, Natália Lima Pessoa, Marco Antônio Campos, Maria Norma Melo, Salvatore Joseph Turco and Rodrigo Pedro Soares
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:54
  12. Mosquito feeding behaviour plays a major role in determining malaria transmission intensity and the impact of specific prevention measures. Human Landing Catch (HLC) is currently the only method that can direc...

    Authors: Silas Majambere, Dennis J Massue, Yeromin Mlacha, Nicodem J Govella, Steven M Magesa and Gerry F Killeen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:53
  13. Approximately 40 species of Sphaeromyxa have been described, all of which are coelozoic parasites from gall bladders of marine fish. They are unique amongst the myxosporeans as they have polar filaments that are ...

    Authors: Árni Kristmundsson and Mark A Freeman
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:51
  14. Aedes albopictus, a ubiquitous mosquito, is one of the main vectors of dengue and yellow fever, representing an important threat to public health worldwide. Peptidases play key roles in processes such as digestio...

    Authors: Leonardo Saboia-Vahia, André Borges-Veloso, Camila Mesquita-Rodrigues, Patricia Cuervo, Geovane Dias-Lopes, Constança Britto, Ana Paula de Barros Silva and Jose B De Jesus
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:50
  15. Commercial fisheries of lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus have been carried out in Iceland for centuries. Traditionally the most valuable part is the eggs which are harvested for use as a caviar substitute.

    Authors: Mark A Freeman, Jacob M Kasper and Árni Kristmundsson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:49
  16. Considering the increasing importance of small animals travel medicine and the spread of filariae with zoonotic potential to non-endemic European areas, routine filarial diagnosis in dogs is becoming important. D...

    Authors: Johannes Magnis, Susanne Lorentz, Lisa Guardone, Felix Grimm, Marta Magi, Torsten J Naucke and Peter Deplazes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:48
  17. The molecular phylogenetic relationships and population structure of the species of the Anopheles triannulatus complex: Anopheles triannulatus s.s., Anopheles halophylus and the putative species Anopheles triannu...

    Authors: Marta Moreno, Sara Bickersmith, Wesley Harlow, Jessica Hildebrandt, Sascha N McKeon, Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento, Jose R Loaiza, Freddy Ruiz, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Maria AM Sallum, Eduardo S Bergo, Gary N Fritz, Richard C Wilkerson, Yvonne M Linton, Maria J Dantur Juri, Yadira Rangel…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:47
  18. Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are commonly used together in the same households to improve malaria control despite inconsistent evidence on whether such combinations...

    Authors: Fredros O Okumu, Edgar Mbeyela, Godfrey Lingamba, Jason Moore, Alex J Ntamatungiro, Deo R Kavishe, Michael G Kenward, Elizabeth Turner, Lena M Lorenz and Sarah J Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:46
  19. Spirocerca lupi is a life-threating parasitic nematode of dogs that has a cosmopolitan distribution but is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. Despite its veterinary importance in canids, the ep...

    Authors: Guo-Hua Liu, Yan Wang, Hui-Qun Song, Ming-Wei Li, Lin Ai, Xing-Long Yu and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:45
  20. Anopheles arabiensis, the main malaria vector in Ethiopia, shows both anthropophilic and zoophilic behaviours. Insecticide resistance is increasing, and alternative methods of vector control are needed. The objec...

    Authors: Fekadu Massebo, Meshesha Balkew, Teshome Gebre-Michael and Bernt Lindtjørn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:44
  21. Increasing incidence of DDT and pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes is seen as a limiting factor for malaria vector control. The current study aimed at an in-depth characterization of An. gambiae s.l. r...

    Authors: Philippe Nwane, Josiane Etang, Mouhamadou Chouaїbou, Jean Claude Toto, Alphonsine Koffi, Rémy Mimpfoundi and Frédéric Simard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:41
  22. Blastocystis has been described as the most common intestinal parasite in humans and has an increased impact on public health. However, the transmission of this parasite has not been conclusively determined.

    Authors: Tengku Shahrul Anuar, Mohamed Kamel Abdul Ghani, Siti Nor Azreen, Fatmah Md Salleh and Norhayati Moktar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:40
  23. The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) was launched in 2000, and nearly all endemic countries in the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific regions have now initiated the WHO ...

    Authors: Louise A Kelly-Hope, David H Molyneux and Moses J Bockarie
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:39
  24. Wolbachia are maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria that manipulate the reproductive success of their insect hosts. Uninfected females that mate with Wolbachia infected males do not reproduce due to cytopla...

    Authors: Andrew P Turley, Myron P Zalucki, Scott L O’Neill and Elizabeth A McGraw
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:36
  25. Theileria equi is a tick-borne apicomplexan hemoparasite that causes equine piroplasmosis. This parasite has a worldwide distribution but the United States was considered to be free of this disease until recently...

    Authors: Carina M Hall, Joseph D Busch, Glen A Scoles, Kristina A Palma-Cagle, Massaro W Ueti, Lowell S Kappmeyer and David M Wagner
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:35
  26. Current development efforts of subunit vaccines against Toxoplasma gondii, the etiological agent of toxoplasmosis, have been focused mainly on tachyzoite surface antigen 1 (SAG1). Since microparticles made from p...

    Authors: Shu-Chun Chuang, Jing-Chun Ko, Chaio-Ping Chen, Jia-Tze Du and Chung-Da Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:34
  27. Leishmania species belong to the family Trypanosomatidae and cause leishmaniasis, a geographically widespread disease that infects humans and other vertebrates. This disease remains endemic in China. Due to the l...

    Authors: Bin-Bin Yang, Da-Li Chen, Jian-Ping Chen, Lin Liao, Xiao-Su Hu and Jia-Nan Xu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:32
  28. Millions of people and domestic animals around the world are affected by leishmaniasis, a disease caused by various species of flagellated protozoans in the genus Leishmania that are transmitted by several sand f...

    Authors: Kevin B Temeyer, Danett K Brake, Alexander P Tuckow, Andrew Y Li and Adalberto A Pérez deLeón
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:31
  29. Indiscriminate use of synthetic insecticides to eradicate mosquitoes has caused physiological resistance. Plants provide a reservoir of biochemical compounds; among these compounds some have inhibitory effect ...

    Authors: Virendra K Dua, Arvind Kumar, Akhilesh C Pandey and Sandeep Kumar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:30
  30. Parasitological methods are widely used for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis. However, they are insensitive, particularly in areas of low endemicity, and labour-intensive. Immunoassays based on detection of an...

    Authors: Jean T Coulibaly, Eliézer K N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Michael J Doenhoff and Emily M Dawson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:29
  31. In the first part of this study, we investigated the prevalence and associated key factors of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections among Orang Asli children in rural Malaysia; an alarming high prevalence...

    Authors: Nabil A Nasr, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdulhamid Ahmed, Muhammad Aidil Roslan and Awang Bulgiba
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:28
  32. Despite the continuous efforts to improve the quality of life of Orang Asli (Aborigines) communities, these communities are still plagued with a wide range of health problems including parasitic infections. Th...

    Authors: Nabil A Nasr, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdulhamid Ahmed, Muhammad Aidil Roslan and Awang Bulgiba
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:27
  33. Bartonella henselae is transmitted amongst cats by Ctenocephalides felis and is associated with multiple clinical syndromes in cats and people. In a previous study, monthly spot-on administration of 10% imidaclop...

    Authors: Michael R Lappin, Wendell L Davis, Jennifer R Hawley, Melissa Brewer, Arianne Morris and Dorothee Stanneck
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:26
  34. Eurytrema pancreaticum is one of the most common flukes, which mainly infects ruminants globally and infects human beings accidentally; causing eurytremiasis that has high veterinary and economic importance. Micr...

    Authors: Min-Jun Xu, Chun-Ren Wang, Si-Yang Huang, Jing-Hua Fu, Dong-Hui Zhou, Qiao-Cheng Chang, Xu Zheng and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:25
  35. The brain is the most commonly affected organ during Neospora caninum infection but the mechanisms utilized by this protozoan parasite for traversal of the blood–brain barrier (BBB) are not yet understood. Herein...

    Authors: Hany M Elsheikha, Charlotte L McKinlay, Nashwa A Elsaied and Paul A Smith
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:24
  36. Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. The variety of characteristic and non-specific clinical manifestations is partially explained by its genetic diversity. We inves...

    Authors: Ellen Tijsse-Klasen, Nenad Pandak, Paul Hengeveld, Katsuhisa Takumi, Marion PG Koopmans and Hein Sprong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:23
  37. Adult and larval mosquitoes regulate food digestion in their gut with trypsin modulating oostatic factor (TMOF), a decapeptide hormone synthesized by the ovaries and the neuroendocrine system. TMOF is currentl...

    Authors: Layla Kamareddine, Yanhua Fan, Mike A Osta and Nemat O Keyhani
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:22
  38. Metal uptake and accumulation in fish parasites largely depends on the parasite group with acanthocephalans showing the highest accumulation rates. Additionally, developmental stage (larvae or adult) as well a...

    Authors: Milen Nachev, Gerhard Schertzinger and Bernd Sures
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:21
  39. It is well known that temperature has a major influence on the transmission of malaria parasites to their hosts. However, mathematical models do not always agree about the way in which temperature affects mala...

    Authors: Torleif Markussen Lunde, Mohamed Nabie Bayoh and Bernt Lindtjørn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:20
  40. When Plasmodium vivax tertian malaria was prevalent in The Netherlands, the use of therapeutic malaria for the treatment of neurosyphilis patients presented an opportunity for biological studies of the parasite’s...

    Authors: Jan Peter Verhave
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:19
  41. Malaria and HIV are among the two most important global health problems of developing countries. They cause more than 4 million deaths a year. These two infections interact bidirectionally and synergistically ...

    Authors: Abebe Alemu, Yitayal Shiferaw, Zelalem Addis, Biniam Mathewos and Wubet Birhan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:18
  42. Toxoplasmosis, a zoonotic disease distributed worldwide, is an infection caused by the ubiquitous obligatory intracellular coccidian protozoan organism, Toxoplasma gondii. It is a major public health concern beca...

    Authors: Fisseha Walle, Nigatu Kebede, Aster Tsegaye and Tesfu Kassa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:15

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