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  1. Two studies evaluating the efficacy of an imidacloprid/flumethrin collar (Seresto®, Bayer Animal Health, IVP), a deltamethrin collar (Scalibor®, MSD, CP1), a fipronil/(s)-methoprene spot-on (Frontline Combo®, ...

    Authors: Ivan G Horak, Josephus J Fourie and Dorothee Stanneck
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:79
  2. Zanzibar has a long history of lymphatic filariasis (LF) caused by the filarial parasite Wuchereria bancrofti, and transmitted by the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus Say. The LF Programme in Zanzibar has successf...

    Authors: Christopher M Jones, Camille Machin, Khalfan Mohammed, Silas Majambere, Abdullah S Ali, Bakari O Khatib, Juma Mcha, Hilary Ranson and Louise A Kelly-Hope
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:78
  3. China has approximately one-fifth of the world’s population. Despite the recent success in controlling major parasitic diseases, parasitic diseases remain a significant human health problem in China. Hence, th...

    Authors: Guanghui Zhao, Shenyi He, Lin Chen, Na Shi, Yang Bai and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:77
  4. Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens are transmitted by bloodsucking culicid mosquitoes belonging to Culex, Aedes, Ochlerotatus, Anopheles and Mansonia genera.

    Authors: Maria Stefania Latrofa, Fabrizio Montarsi, Silvia Ciocchetta, Giada Annoscia, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Silvia Ravagnan, Gioia Capelli and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:76
  5. Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease, which is still endemic in the west and northwest area of China. Canines are the major reservoirs of Leishmania, the etiological agent of human visceral leishmaniasis. Phle...

    Authors: Ke Sun, Wang Guan, Jian-Guo Zhang, Ya-Jing Wang, Yu Tian, Lin Liao, Bin-Bin Yang, Da-Li Chen and Jian-Ping Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:75
  6. Neoehrlichia mikurensis s an emerging and vector-borne zoonosis: The first human disease cases were reported in 2010. Limited information is available about the prevalence and distribution of Neoehrlichia mikuren...

    Authors: Setareh Jahfari, Manoj Fonville, Paul Hengeveld, Chantal Reusken, Ernst-Jan Scholte, Willem Takken, Paul Heyman, Jolyon M Medlock, Dieter Heylen, Jenny Kleve and Hein Sprong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:74
  7. The control of tick and flea burdens in dogs and cats has become essential to the control of important and emerging vector borne diseases, some of which are zoonoses. Flea worry and flea bite hypersensitivity ...

    Authors: Dorothee Stanneck, Ulrich Ebbinghaus-Kintscher, Eva Schoenhense, Eva M Kruedewagen, Andreas Turberg, Andrew Leisewitz, Wolfgang Jiritschka and Klemens J Krieger
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:73
  8. In Benin, Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the cornerstones of malaria prevention. In the context of high resistance of Anopheles gambiae to pyrethroids, The National ...

    Authors: Gil Germain Padonou, Michel Sezonlin, Razaki Ossé, Nazaire Aizoun, Frédéric Oké-Agbo, Olivier Oussou, Ghélus Gbédjissi and Martin Akogbéto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:72
  9. Cases of canine neural angiostrongylosis (NA) with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) evaluations in the peer-reviewed literature were tabulated. All cases were from Australia. A retrospective cohort of 59 dogs was con...

    Authors: Julian A Lunn, Rogan Lee, Joanna Smaller, Bruce M MacKay, Terry King, Geraldine B Hunt, Patricia Martin, Mark B Krockenberger, Derek Spielman and Richard Malik
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:70
  10. Global maps, in particular those based on vector distributions, have long been used to help visualise the global extent of malaria. Few, however, have been created with the support of a comprehensive and exten...

    Authors: Marianne E Sinka, Michael J Bangs, Sylvie Manguin, Yasmin Rubio-Palis, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Maureen Coetzee, Charles M Mbogo, Janet Hemingway, Anand P Patil, William H Temperley, Peter W Gething, Caroline W Kabaria, Thomas R Burkot, Ralph E Harbach and Simon I Hay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:69
  11. At Yaokoffikro field site near Bouaké, in central Côte d'Ivoire, a group of experimental huts built in 1996 served over many years for the evaluation of insecticides against highly resistant mosquitoes. Breedi...

    Authors: Alphonsine A Koffi, Ludovic P Ahoua Alou, Maurice A Adja, Moussa Koné, Fabrice Chandre and Raphael N'Guessan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:68
  12. The objective of these two GCP multicentre European clinical field studies was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of a new imidacloprid/flumethrin collar (Seresto®, Bayer AnimalHealth, Investigational ...

    Authors: Dorothee Stanneck, Julia Rass, Isabel Radeloff, Eva Kruedewagen, Christophe Le Sueur, Klaus Hellmann and Klemens Krieger
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:66
  13. Predation of aquatic immature stages has been identified as a major evolutionary force driving habitat segregation and niche partitioning in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto in the humid savan...

    Authors: Geoffrey Gimonneau, Marco Pombi, Roch K Dabiré, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Serge Morand and Frédéric Simard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:65
  14. Leishmania (Viannia) shawi parasite was first characterized in 1989. Recently the protective effects of soluble leishmanial antigen (SLA) from L. (V.) shawi promastigotes were demonstrated using BALB/c mice, the ...

    Authors: Luiz Felipe D Passero, Ana Kely Carvalho, Maria LAC Bordon, Alexis Bonfim-Melo, Karina Carvalho, Esper G Kallás, Bianca BA Santos, Marcos H Toyama, Adriana Paes-Leme, Carlos EP Corbett and Márcia D Laurenti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:64
  15. Formal publication of the Culex genome sequence has closed the human disease vector triangle by meeting the Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti genome sequences. Compared to these other mosquitoes, Culex quinq...

    Authors: BP Niranjan Reddy, Pierrick Labbé and Vincent Corbel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:63
  16. Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) are caused by a wide range of pathogens transmitted to dogs by arthropods including ticks and insects. Many CVBD-agents are of zoonotic concern, with dogs potentially servi...

    Authors: Luís Cardoso, Cláudio Mendão and Luís Madeira de Carvalho
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:62
  17. Ixodes ricinus, a competent vector of several pathogens, is the tick species most frequently reported to bite humans in Europe. The majority of human cases of Lyme borreliosis (LB) and tick-borne encephalitis (TB...

    Authors: Gioia Capelli, Silvia Ravagnan, Fabrizio Montarsi, Silvia Ciocchetta, Stefania Cazzin, Elena Porcellato, Amira Mustafa Babiker, Rudi Cassini, Annalisa Salviato, Giovanni Cattoli and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:61
  18. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum is a widespread endemic disease in the Mediterranean basin, though, so far, the north of Spain has been considered a non-endemic area. The aim of the pres...

    Authors: Guadalupe Miró, Rocío Checa, Ana Montoya, Leticia Hernández, Diana Dado and Rosa Gálvez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:60
  19. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has proved to be a sensitive technique to detect Trypanosoma cruzi in the chronic phase of Chagas disease, which is characterized by low and fluctuating parasitemia. Another te...

    Authors: Nicolás Bravo, Catalina Muñoz, Nicolás Nazal, Miguel Saavedra, Gabriela Martínez, Eduardo Araya, Werner Apt and Inés Zulantay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:59
  20. Characterizing the breeding site of Anopheles sinensis is of major importance for the transition from malaria control to elimination in China. However, little information is available especially regarding the cha...

    Authors: Xiao-Bo Liu, Qi-Yong Liu, Yu-Hong Guo, Jing-Yi Jiang, Dong-Sheng Ren, Guang-Chao Zhou, Can-Jun Zheng, Jing-Li Liu, Yun Chen, Hong-Sheng Li, Hua-Zhong Li and Qun Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:58
  21. The invasive mosquito Aedes albopictus is often considered a poor vector of human pathogens, owing to its catholic feeding behavior. However, it was recently incriminated as a major vector in several Chikungunya ...

    Authors: Basile Kamgang, Elysée Nchoutpouen, Frédéric Simard and Christophe Paupy
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:57
  22. In the past ten years, the Indian Ocean region has been the theatre of severe epidemics of chikungunya and dengue. These outbreaks coincided with a high increase in populations of Aedes albopictus that outcompete...

    Authors: Fara Nantenaina Raharimalala, Lala Harivelo Ravaomanarivo, Pierre Ravelonandro, Lala Sahondra Rafarasoa, Karima Zouache, Van Tran-Van, Laurence Mousson, Anna-Bella Failloux, Eléonore Hellard, Claire Valiente Moro, Bakoly Olga Ralisoa and Patrick Mavingui
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:56
  23. The human-animal bond has been a fundamental feature of mankind's history for millennia. The first, and strongest of these, man's relationship with the dog, is believed to pre-date even agriculture, going back...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Patrick Bourdeau, Gilles Bourdoiseau, Dwight Bowman, Edward Breitschwerdt, Gioia Capelli, Luís Cardoso, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Michael Day, Jean-Pierre Dedet, Gerhard Dobler, Lluís Ferrer, Peter Irwin, Volkhard Kempf, Babara Kohn, Michael Lappin…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:55
  24. Vapour phase spatial repellents deter mosquitoes from attacking one or more humans in a protected space. Simulation models indicate that high coverage of spatial repellents can enhance the impact of long - las...

    Authors: Sheila B Ogoma, Hassan Ngonyani, Emmanuel T Simfukwe, Anthony Mseka, Jason Moore and Gerry F Killeen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:54
  25. Anti-Wolbachia treatment with doxycycline is effective in sterilising and killing adult Onchocerca volvulus nematodes, proving superior to ivermectin and of great potential as an alternative approach for the trea...

    Authors: Francesca Tamarozzi, Nicholas Tendongfor, Peter A Enyong, Mathias Esum, Brian Faragher, Samuel Wanji and Mark J Taylor
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:53
  26. The South-to-North Water Diversion Project (SNWDP) is the largest national water conservancy project in China. However, the Eastern Route Project (ERP) of SNWDP will refer to the habitats of Oncomelania hupensis,...

    Authors: You-Sheng Liang, Wei Wang, Hong-Jun Li, Xue-Hui Shen, Yong-Liang Xu and Jian-Rong Dai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:52
  27. In Morocco, cutaneous leishmaniasis is transmitted by Phlebotomus sergenti and Ph. papatasi. Vector control is mainly based on environmental management but indoor residual spraying with synthetic pyrethroids is a...

    Authors: Chafika Faraj, Souad Ouahabi, El Bachir Adlaoui, Mohammed El Elkohli, Lhousseine Lakraa, Mohammed El Rhazi and Btissam Ameur
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:51
  28. Chronic soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections have been associated with reduced physical fitness, but available evidence is limited. The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to assess the feasibility of...

    Authors: Peiling Yap, Zun-Wei Du, Ran Chen, Li-Ping Zhang, Fang-Wei Wu, Jian Wang, Xue-Zhong Wang, Hui Zhou, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Jürg Utzinger and Peter Steinmann
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:50
  29. It is known that Anaplasma (A.) platys, the causative agent of infectious canine cyclic thrombocytopenia, is endemic in countries of the Mediterranean basin. However, few reports are available from the Balkans. T...

    Authors: Viktor Dyachenko, Nikola Pantchev, Hans-Joerg Balzer, Ariane Meyersen and Reinhard K Straubinger
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:49
  30. As an obligate intracellular parasite, Toxoplasma gondii can infect humans and almost all warm-blooded animals. The consumption of raw or undercooked beef and milk is considered a risk for T. gondii infection in ...

    Authors: Dong-Hui Zhou, Fu-Rong Zhao, Ping Lu, Hui-Yan Xia, Min-Jun Xu, Li-Guo Yuan, Chao Yan, Si-Yang Huang, Shou-Jun Li and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:48
  31. Phlebotomus papatasi the vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is the most widely spread sand fly in Sudan. No data has previously been collected on insecticide susceptibility and/or resistance of this vector, a...

    Authors: Mo'awia Mukhtar Hassan, Sally Osman Widaa, Osman Mohieldin Osman, Mona Siddig Mohammed Numiary, Mihad Abdelaal Ibrahim and Hind Mohammed Abushama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:46
  32. Rhodnius prolixus is one of the main vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, causative agent of Chagas disease. In Central America, it was first discovered in 1915 in El Salvador, from where it spread northwest to Guatemal...

    Authors: Ken Hashimoto and Christopher J Schofield
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:45
  33. Mosquitoes belonging to the Albitarsis Group (Anopheles: Nyssorhynchus) are of importance as malaria vectors across the Neotropics. The Group currently comprises six known species, and recent studies have indicat...

    Authors: Freddy Ruiz-Lopez, Richard C Wilkerson, Jan E Conn, Sascha N McKeon, David M Levin, Martha L Quiñones, Marinete M Póvoa and Yvonne-Marie Linton
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:44
  34. Immunological mechanisms involved in the survival and development of human filarial species in the vertebrate host are poorly known due to the lack of suitable experimental models. In order to understand the r...

    Authors: Nicholas Tendongfor, Samuel Wanji, Julius C Ngwa, Mathias E Esum, Sabine Specht, Peter Enyong, Klaus I Matthaei and Achim Hoerauf
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:43
  35. Since the original description and naming of Ascaris lumbricoides from humans by Linnaeus in 1758 and later of Ascaris suum from pigs by Goeze 1782, these species have been considered to be valid. Four hypotheses...

    Authors: Daniela Leles, Scott L Gardner, Karl Reinhard, Alena Iñiguez and Adauto Araujo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:42
  36. The most substantial and best preserved area of Atlantic Forest is within the biogeographical sub-region of Serra do Mar. The topographic complexity of the region creates a diverse array of microclimates, whic...

    Authors: Tatiani C Marques, Brian P Bourke, Gabriel Z Laporta and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:41
  37. The most common treatments for scabies in human and veterinary settings are topical 5% permethrin or systemic treatment with ivermectin. However, these treatments have very little activity against arthropod eg...

    Authors: Cielo Pasay, Jim Rothwell, Kate Mounsey, Andrew Kelly, Beverly Hutchinson, Alon Miezler and James McCarthy
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:40
  38. Blood-feeding patterns of mosquitoes are crucial for incriminating malaria vectors. However, little information is available on the host preferences of Anopheles mosquitoes in Bangladesh. Therefore, the objective...

    Authors: Kabirul Bashar, Nobuko Tuno, Touhid Uddin Ahmed and Abdul Jabber Howlader
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:39
  39. Blastocystis sp. is one of the most common intestinal protozoa in humans. Unlike other intestinal parasitic infections such as giardiasis and cryptosporidiosis, the epidemiology of blastocystosis in children who ...

    Authors: Duangnate Pipatsatitpong, Ram Rangsin, Saovanee Leelayoova, Tawee Naaglor and Mathirut Mungthin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:37
  40. Intestinal parasite infections (IPIs) are among the most significant causes of illness and disease of socially and economically disadvantaged populations in developing countries, including rural areas of the P...

    Authors: Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Tian-Ping Wang, Guo-Jin Cheng, Peter Steinmann, Feng-Feng Wang, Yu-Chun Cai, Xiao-Mei Yin, Jian Guo, Li Zhou and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:36
  41. Toxoplasma gondii is an amphixenosis which has extensive hosts. In recent years, the prevalence of T. gondii in China has been reported, while little is known on the survey of T. gondii infection in northwest Chi...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Yan-hua Wang, Qiang Ye, Peng Meng, Hong Yin and De-lin Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:35
  42. Anopheles subpictus s.l., an important malaria vector in Sri Lanka, is a complex of four morphologically identified sibling species A-D. Species A-D reportedly differ in bio-ecological traits that are important f...

    Authors: Sinnathamby N Surendran, Pavilupillai J Jude, Thilini C Weerarathne, SHP Parakrama Karunaratne and Ranjan Ramasamy
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:34
  43. The effective measures for the control of malaria and filariasis vectors can be achieved by targeting immature stages of anopheline and culicine mosquitoes in productive habitat. To design this strategy, the m...

    Authors: Eliningaya J Kweka, Goufa Zhou, Leila B Beilhe, Amruta Dixit, Yaw Afrane, Thomas M Gilbreath III, Stephen Munga, Mramba Nyindo, Andrew K Githeko and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:33
  44. The risk posed to the United Kingdom by West Nile virus (WNV) has previously been considered low, due to the absence or scarcity of the main Culex sp. bridge vectors. The mosquito Culex modestus is widespread in ...

    Authors: Nick Golding, Miles A Nunn, Jolyon M Medlock, Bethan V Purse, Alexander GC Vaux and Stefanie M Schäfer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:32
  45. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is still an important public health problem in China. In recent years endemic regions spread, prevalence increased, and even an outbreak of the disease occurred in China due to glob...

    Authors: Jun-Yun Wang, Gang Cui, Hai-Tang Chen, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Chun-Hua Gao and Yue-Tao Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:31
  46. This study evaluated the exposure of dogs to three different Ehrlichia spp. in the south and central regions of the United States where vector-borne disease prevalence has been previously difficult to ascertain, ...

    Authors: Melissa J Beall, A Rick Alleman, Ed B Breitschwerdt, Leah A Cohn, C Guillermo Couto, Michael W Dryden, Lynn C Guptill, Cristina Iazbik, Stephen A Kania, Patty Lathan, Susan E Little, Alma Roy, Katherine A Sayler, Brett A Stillman, Elizabeth G Welles, Wendy Wolfson…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:29

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