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  1. Glossina fuscipes fuscipes is the primary vector of trypanosomiasis in humans and livestock in Uganda. The Lake Victoria basin has been targeted for tsetse eradication using a rolling carpet initiative, from west...

    Authors: Chaz Hyseni, Agapitus B Kato, Loyce M Okedi, Charles Masembe, Johnson O Ouma, Serap Aksoy and Adalgisa Caccone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:222
  2. Control and eventual elimination of human parasitic diseases in the People's Republic of China (P.R. China) requires novel approaches, particularly in the areas of diagnostics, mathematical modelling, monitori...

    Authors: Jun-Hu Chen, Hen Wang, Jia-Xu Chen, Robert Bergquist, Marcel Tanner, Jürg Utzinger and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:221
  3. Malaria, one of the leading causes of death in Africa, is transmitted by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Problems associated with the development of resistance to chemical insecticides and conc...

    Authors: Irene Ketseoglou and Gustav Bouwer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:220
  4. In Central Asian foci of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniases, mixed infections of Leishmania turanica and L. major have been found in a reservoir host (the great gerbil, Rhombomys opimus) as well as in the sand fly ...

    Authors: Alsu Chajbullinova, Jan Votypka, Jovana Sadlova, Katerina Kvapilova, Veronika Seblova, Jakub Kreisinger, Milan Jirku, Chizu Sanjoba, Sambuu Gantuya, Yoshitsugu Matsumoto and Petr Volf
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:219
  5. The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is native to central and eastern Asia and was purposely introduced into Europe to control aphids. While it proved to be a good biologic...

    Authors: George O Poinar Jr and Tove Steenberg
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:218
  6. African trypanosomes are extracellular protozoan parasites that are transmitted between mammalian hosts by the bite of an infected tsetse fly. Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) or sleeping sickness is caused...

    Authors: Jesca Nakayima, Ryo Nakao, Andy Alhassan, Charles Mahama, Kofi Afakye and Chihiro Sugimoto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:217
  7. Transmission of canine leishmaniasis (CanL), a severe infection caused by L. infantum, usually occurs through the sand fly bite to the vertebrate host. A venereal route of transmission has also been suggested, bu...

    Authors: Laura Manna, Orlando Paciello, Rossella Della Morte and Angelo Elio Gravino
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:216
  8. Chhattisgarh state in central India is highly endemic for malaria and contributes about 13% of annually reported malaria cases in the country with predominance of P. falciparum. Entomological investigations were ...

    Authors: Nutan Nanda, Rajendra M Bhatt, Shri N Sharma, Pallab K Rana, Narayani P Kar, Akash Sharma and Tridibes Adak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:215
  9. Usually the analysis of the various developmental stages of Trypanosoma cruzi in the experimentally infected vertebrate and invertebrate hosts is based on the morphological observations of tissue fragments from a...

    Authors: Cristina Henriques, Daniele P Castro, Leonardo HF Gomes, Eloi S Garcia and Wanderley de Souza
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:214
  10. Biting midges of the Obsoletus species complex of the ceratopogonid genus Culicoides were assumed to be the major vectors of bluetongue virus (BTV) in northern and central Europe during the 2006 outbreak of bluet...

    Authors: Kathrin Lehmann, Doreen Werner, Bernd Hoffmann and Helge Kampen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:213
  11. Malaria is a major public health problem in Ghana. We present a site-specific entomological study of malaria vectors and transmission indices as part of an effort to develop a site for the testing of improved ...

    Authors: David P Tchouassi, Isabella A Quakyi, Ebenezer A Addison, Kwabena M Bosompem, Michael D Wilson, Maxwell A Appawu, Charles A Brown and Daniel A Boakye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:212
  12. A survey of adult anopheline mosquito diversities, collected from September 2009 to August 2010, was conducted in a malaria endemic area of western Thailand. Two anopheline species complexes, Dirus and Minimus...

    Authors: Chatchai Tananchai, Rungarun Tisgratog, Waraporn Juntarajumnong, John P Grieco, Sylvie Manguin, Atchariya Prabaripai and Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:211
  13. Laboratory studies of host-seeking olfactory behaviour in sandflies have largely been restricted to the American visceral leishmaniasis vector Lutzomyia longipalpis. In comparison, almost nothing is known about t...

    Authors: Mara C Pinto, Daniel P Bray, Alvaro E Eiras, Henrique P Carvalheira and Camila P Puertas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:210
  14. The spread of wildlife pathogens into new geographical ranges or populations is a conservation concern for endangered species. Cystodiscus australis and Cystodiscus axonis are two species of myxosporean parasites...

    Authors: Ashlie Hartigan, Lee Peacock, Alex Rosenwax, David N Phalen and Jan Šlapeta
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:208
  15. During recent periods, the islands of the Republic of Seychelles experienced many diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, Bancroft’s filaria and malaria. Mosquitoes transmit the agents that cause these diseases....

    Authors: Gilbert Le Goff, Philippe Boussès, Simon Julienne, Cécile Brengues, Nil Rahola, Gérard Rocamora and Vincent Robert
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:207
  16. Habitat and food supply loss and disruption, together with man’s pursuit of the animal’s unique horn pose significant threats to the charismatic rhinoceros. Filarial worms have been thought to cause cutaneous ...

    Authors: Matthew Mutinda, Moses Otiende, Francis Gakuya, Linus Kariuki, Vincent Obanda, David Ndeere, Ephantus Ndambiri, Edward Kariuki, Isaac Lekolool, Ramón C Soriguer, Luca Rossi and Samer Alasaad
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:206
  17. Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan parasite infecting almost all warm-blooded animals, including birds, with a worldwide distribution. Surveys of T. gondii infection in wild birds have been reported ...

    Authors: Yi-Ming Tian, Fei-Yan Dai, Si-Yang Huang, Zu-Hong Deng, Gang Duan, Dong-Hui Zhou, Jian-Fa Yang, Ya-Biao Weng, Xing-Quan Zhu and Feng-Cai Zou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:205
  18. Entomopathogenic fungi, particularly those belonging to the genera Metarhizium and Beauveria have shown great promise as arthropod vector control tools. These agents, however, have not been evaluated against flea...

    Authors: Ladslaus L Mnyone, Kija R Ng’habi, Humphrey D Mazigo, Abdul A Katakweba and Issa N Lyimo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:204
  19. Synthetic odour baits present an unexploited potential for sampling, surveillance and control of malaria and other mosquito vectors. However, application of such baits is impeded by the unavailability of robus...

    Authors: Wolfgang R Mukabana, Collins K Mweresa, Philemon Omusula, Benedict O Orindi, Renate C Smallegange, Joop JA van Loon and Willem Takken
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:202
  20. The Malanga sleeping sickness focus of the Democratic Republic of Congo has shown an epidemic evolution of disease during the last century. However, following case detection and treatment, the prevalence of th...

    Authors: Gustave Simo, Barberine Silatsa, Njiokou Flobert, Pascal Lutumba, Philemon Mansinsa, Joule Madinga, Emile Manzambi, Reginald De Deken and Tazoacha Asonganyi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:201
  21. The composition of parasite communities in two cyprinid species in southern France – native and threatened Parachondrostoma toxostoma and introduced Chondrostoma nasus – was investigated. In sympatry, these two s...

    Authors: Andrea Šimková, Petra Navrátilová, Martina Dávidová, Markéta Ondračková, Melthide Sinama, Rémi Chappaz, André Gilles and Caroline Costedoat
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:200
  22. Temperature is known to induce changes in mosquito physiology, development, ecology, and in some species, vector competence for arboviruses. Since colonized mosquitoes are reared under laboratory conditions th...

    Authors: Brittany L Dodson, Laura D Kramer and Jason L Rasgon
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:199
  23. Changes in the production of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), a 36 kd protein involved in protein synthesis, within intestinal epithelia can provide an early indication of deviations to normal functi...

    Authors: Bahram Sayyaf Dezfuli, Luisa Giari, Alice Lui, Samantha Squerzanti, Giuseppe Castaldelli, Andrew Paul Shinn, Maurizio Manera and Massimo Lorenzoni
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:198
  24. Development of large scale agro-industries are subject to serious environmental modifications. In malaria endemic areas this would greatly impact on the transmission paradigm. Two cross-sectional entomological...

    Authors: Jude D Bigoga, Ferdinand M Nanfack, Parfait H Awono-Ambene, Salomon Patchoké, Jean Atangana, Vitalis S Otia, Etienne Fondjo, Roger S Moyou and Rose GF Leke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:197
  25. To clarify the extent and putative transmission zone of bovine fasciolosis on the slopes of Mount Elgon, Uganda, conjoint parasitological and malacological surveys, inclusive of inspection of animals at slaugh...

    Authors: Alison Howell, Lawrence Mugisha, Juliet Davies, E James LaCourse, Jennifer Claridge, Diana JL Williams, Louise Kelly-Hope, Martha Betson, Narcis B Kabatereine and J Russell Stothard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:196
  26. Dengue virus, which is transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes is the most important emerging viral disease, infecting more than 50 million people annually. Currently used sticky traps are useful tools for monito...

    Authors: Eloína Maria Mendonça de Santos, Maria Alice Varjal de Melo-Santos, Claudia Maria Fontes de Oliveira, Juliana Cavalcanti Correia and Cleide Maria Ribeiro de Albuquerque
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:195
  27. In this article, we review the epidemiology of East Coast fever (ECF), a tick-borne infection of cattle, in Kenya. The major factors associated with epidemiology of ECF include the agro-ecological zone (AEZ), ...

    Authors: John Gachohi, Rob Skilton, Frank Hansen, Priscilla Ngumi and Philip Kitala
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:194
  28. The epidemiology of malaria in the Senegal River Gorgol valley, southern Mauritania, requires particular attention in the face of ongoing and predicted environmental and climate changes. While “malaria cases” ...

    Authors: Sunkaru Touray, Hampâté Bâ, Ousmane Bâ, Mohamedou Koïta, Cheikh B Ould Ahmed Salem, Moussa Keïta, Doulo Traoré, Ibrahima Sy, Mirko S Winkler, Jürg Utzinger and Guéladio Cissé
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:193
  29. Cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis, are one of the most common ectoparasites infesting dogs and their environments. This study evaluated the efficacy of imidacloprid + pyriproxyfen (PPF) (Advantage® II for Dogs) an...

    Authors: Douglas H Ross, Robert G Arther, Cristiano von Simson, Veronica Doyle and Michael W Dryden
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:192
  30. The aims of this study were to evaluate the host-tick-pathogen interface of Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in restored areas in both questing and host-attached Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulat...

    Authors: Cornelia Silaghi, Dietlinde Woll, Dietmar Hamel, Kurt Pfister, Monia Mahling and Martin Pfeffer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:191
  31. Toxoplasma gondii is prevalent in most areas of the world and may cause abortions or neonatal complications in humans. As the only definitive host, cats play an important role in the epidemiology of the disease. ...

    Authors: Quan Wang, Wei Jiang, Yong-Jun Chen, Chun-Ying Liu, Jin-lei Shi and Xin-tong Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:190
  32. The reduction of malaria parasite transmission by preventing human-vector contact is critical in lowering disease transmission and its outcomes. This underscores the need for effective and long lasting arthrop...

    Authors: Eliningaya J Kweka, Stephen Munga, Aneth M Mahande, Shandala Msangi, Humphrey D Mazigo, Araceli Q Adrias and Jonathan R Matias
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:189
  33. Anopheles funestus is one of the major malaria vectors in tropical Africa. Because of several cycles of drought events that occurred during the 1970s, this species had disappeared from many parts of sahelian Afri...

    Authors: Badara Samb, Ibrahima Dia, Lassana Konate, Diego Ayala, Didier Fontenille and Anna Cohuet
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:188
  34. In this study, a total of 426 human faecal samples were examined for the presence of Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, Entamoeba moshkovskii infection via a combination of microscopic examination and neste...

    Authors: Romano Ngui, Lorainne Angal, Siti Aminah Fakhrurrazi, Yvonne Lim Ai Lian, Lau Yee Ling, Jamaiah Ibrahim and Rohela Mahmud
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:187
  35. Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular parasite with a significant impact on human health. Inside the mammalian and avian hosts, the parasite can undergo rapid development or remain inactive in the cysts. The mech...

    Authors: Jielin Wang, Xiaolei Liu, Boyin Jia, Huijun Lu, Shuai Peng, Xianyu Piao, Nan Hou, Pengfei Cai, Jigang Yin, Ning Jiang and Qijun Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:186
  36. The Natural History Museum (NHM) is developing a repository for schistosomiasis-related material, the Schistosomiasis Collection at NHM (SCAN) as part of its existing Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratory (WW...

    Authors: Aidan M Emery, Fiona E Allan, Muriel E Rabone and David Rollinson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:185
  37. The highest annual incidence of human tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Sweden ever recorded by the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI) occurred last year, 2011. The number of TBE cases rec...

    Authors: Thomas GT Jaenson, Marika Hjertqvist, Tomas Bergström and Åke Lundkvist
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:184
  38. Canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) is caused by Leishmania infantum in all Mediterranean countries. The Leishmania parasite is transmitted by the bite of a corresponding sand fly vector and primarily maintained ...

    Authors: Omar Hamarsheh, Abedalmajeed Nasereddin, Safa Damaj, SamIr Sawalha, Hanan Al-Jawabreh, Kifaya Azmi, Ahmad Amro, Suheir Ereqat, Ziad Abdeen and Amer Al-Jawabreh
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:183
  39. Schistosome and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are recognized as major global public health problems, causing severe and subtle morbidity, including significant educational and nutritional effects ...

    Authors: Pauline NM Mwinzi, Susan P Montgomery, Chrispin O Owaga, Mariam Mwanje, Erick M Muok, John G Ayisi, Kayla F Laserson, Erick M Muchiri, W Evan Secor and Diana MS Karanja
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:182
  40. Anaplasma phagocytophilum infects a wide variety of hosts and causes granulocytic anaplasmosis in humans, horses and dogs and tick-borne fever in ruminants. Infection with A. phagocytophilum results in the modifi...

    Authors: Ruth C Galindo, Nieves Ayllón, Katja Strašek Smrdel, Mariana Boadella, Beatriz Beltrán-Beck, María Mazariegos, Nerea García, José M Pérez de la Lastra, Tatjana Avsic-Zupanc, Katherine M Kocan, Christian Gortazar and José de la Fuente
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:181
  41. Anaplasma phagocytophilum , the causative agent of granulocytic anaplasmosis, affects several species of wild and domesticated mammals, including horses. We used direct and indirect methods to compare and evaluat...

    Authors: Youmna M’ghirbi, Hèla Yaïch, Abderazek Ghorbel and Ali Bouattour
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:180
  42. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is currently regarded as the main metastrongyloid infesting domestic cats, whereas the reports of Troglostrongylus spp. in domestic and wild felids largely remain anecdotic. This paper ...

    Authors: Emanuele Brianti, Gabriella Gaglio, Salvatore Giannetto, Giada Annoscia, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Donato Traversa and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:178
  43. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is among the most important vector borne diseases of humans in Europe and is currently identified as a major health problem in many countries. TBE endemic zones have expanded over...

    Authors: Ashild Andreassen, Solveig Jore, Piotr Cuber, Susanne Dudman, Torstein Tengs, Ketil Isaksen, Hans Olav Hygen, Hildegunn Viljugrein, Gabriel Ånestad, Preben Ottesen and Kirsti Vainio
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:177
  44. Sarcoptic mange caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei is a worldwide disease affecting both humans and animals. Here we report the molecular characterization and evaluation of a recombinant S. scabiei tropomyosin ...

    Authors: Runhui Zhang, Quwu Jise, Wanpeng Zheng, Yongjun Ren, Xiang Nong, Xuhang Wu, Xiaobin Gu, Shuxian Wang, Xuerong Peng, Songjia Lai and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:176
  45. The causative agent of yellow fever is an arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitoes, particularly in Africa. In the Central African Republic since 2006, cases have been notifie...

    Authors: Carine Ngoagouni, Basile Kamgang, Alexandre Manirakiza, Auguste Nangouma, Christophe Paupy, Emmanuel Nakoune and Mirdad Kazanji
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:175
  46. Human and animal fascioliasis is emerging in many world regions, among which Andean countries constitute the largest regional hot spot and Peru the country presenting more human endemic areas. A survey was und...

    Authors: M Dolores Bargues, Patricio Artigas, Messaoud Khoubbane, Pedro Ortiz, Cesar Naquira and Santiago Mas-Coma
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:174
  47. Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium. It is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the world. It is a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Over the past years, the disea...

    Authors: Abebe Alemu, Dagnachew Muluye, Mikrie Mihret, Meaza Adugna and Melkamu Gebeyaw
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:173

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