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  1. Anopheles gambiae plant-sugar feeding was thought to be rare and physiologically optional. Unlike adult females, males have no alternative source of energy and soon die with only water, yet they might be competen...

    Authors: Richard E Gary Jr, James W Cannon III and Woodbridge A Foster
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:19
  2. Schistosoma mansoni uses Biomphalaria glabrata as an intermediate host during its complex life cycle. In the snail, the parasite initially transforms from a miracidium into a mother sporocyst and during this proc...

    Authors: Zahida Zahoor, Angela J Davies, Ruth S Kirk, David Rollinson and Anthony J Walker
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:18
  3. Rickettsia felis is an obligate intracellular bacterium belonging to the spotted fever group, suspected to cause a murine typhus-like illness in humans, with a cosmopolitan distribution. This study was designed t...

    Authors: Gioia Capelli, Fabrizio Montarsi, Elena Porcellato, Giulia Maioli, Carmelo Furnari, Laura Rinaldi, Gaetano Oliva and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  4. With the spread of pyrethroid resistance in mosquitoes, the combination of an insecticide (carbamate or organophosphate) with a repellent (DEET) is considered as a promising alternative strategy for the treatm...

    Authors: Julien Bonnet, Cédric Pennetier, Stéphane Duchon, Bruno Lapied and Vincent Corbel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:17
  5. The extinction of species across the globe is accelerating, directly or indirectly due to human activities. Biological impoverishment, habitat fragmentation, climate change, increasing toxification, and the ra...

    Authors: A Alonso Aguirre
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  6. Canine leishmaniosis is a severe systemic disease caused by the kinetoplastid protozoan Leishmania infantum, an obligatory intracellular parasite of mammalian macrophages, transmitted by the bite of phlebotomine ...

    Authors: Valentina Foglia Manzillo, Rosa Paparcone, Silvia Cappiello, Roberta De Santo, Paolo Bianciardi and Gaetano Oliva
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  7. Canine hepatozoonosis is caused by Hepatozoon canis and Hepatozoon americanum, apicomplexan parasites transmitted to dogs by ingestion of infectious stages. Although the two agents are phylogenetically related, s...

    Authors: Susan E Little, Kelly E Allen, Eileen M Johnson, Roger J Panciera, Mason V Reichard and Sidney A Ewing
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  8. Bartonella spp. are important pathogens in human and veterinary medicine, and bartonellosis is considered as an emerging zoonosis that is being reported with increasing frequency. Of 22 known species and subspeci...

    Authors: Edward B Breitschwerdt and Ricardo G Maggi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  9. Ecological and climatic changes, human and animal population dynamics are among the several factors that have favoured the spread or the (re)introduction and establishment of "novel" vector species and pathoge...

    Authors: Domenico Otranto, Gioia Capelli and Claudio Genchi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  10. Canine leishmaniosis is widespread in South America, where a number of Leishmania species have been isolated or molecularly characterised from dogs. Most cases of canine leishmaniosis are caused by Leishmania inf...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 2 Supplement 1

  11. Despite recent advances in our understanding of the basic biology behind transmission of zoonotic infectious diseases harbored by arthropod vectors these diseases remain threatening public health concerns. For...

    Authors: Hiroka Aonuma, Aya Yoshimura, Namal Perera, Naoaki Shinzawa, Hironori Bando, Sugao Oshiro, Bryce Nelson, Shinya Fukumoto and Hirotaka Kanuka
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:15
  12. This case reports the efficacy of metaflumizone plus amitraz spot-on formulation (ProMeris Duo®; Fort Dodge) against generalized demodectic mange. A two year-old male dog presented at clinical examination with po...

    Authors: Viviana D Tarallo, Riccardo P Lia, Mariateresa Sasanelli, Claudia Cafarchia and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:13
  13. The remarkable mutualistic associations between termites and protists are in large part responsible for the evolutionary success of these eusocial insects. It is unknown when this symbiosis was first establish...

    Authors: George O Poinar Jr
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:12
  14. Ascaris lumbricoides exhibits density-dependent egg production, a process which has a marked impact on both the transmission dynamics and the stability of the parasite population. Evidence suggests that the egg p...

    Authors: Martin Walker, Andrew Hall, Roy M Anderson and María-Gloria Basáñez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:11
  15. The 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health was convened in Lijiang, Yunnan province, People's Republic of China from 8 to 9 September, 2007. The objective was to review progress made with the applicatio...

    Authors: Xiao-Nong Zhou, Shan Lv, Guo-Jing Yang, Thomas K Kristensen, N Robert Bergquist, Jürg Utzinger and John B Malone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:10
  16. The triatomine bugs are vectors of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease. Aggregation behavior plays an important role in their survival by facilitating the location of r...

    Authors: Alicia N Lorenzo Figueiras, Juan R Girotti, Sergio J Mijailovsky and M Patricia Juárez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:8
  17. Since 1987 onchocerciasis control has relied on the donation of ivermectin (Mectizan®, Merck & Co., Inc.) through the Mectizan Donation Programme. Recently, concern has been raised over the appearance of suboptim...

    Authors: Mark J Taylor, Kwablah Awadzi, María-Gloria Basáñez, Nana Biritwum, Daniel Boakye, Boakye Boatin, Moses Bockarie, Thomas S Churcher, Alex Debrah, Geoffrey Edwards, Achim Hoerauf, Sabine Mand, Graham Matthews, Mike Osei-Atweneboana, Roger K Prichard, Samuel Wanji…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:7
  18. Little information is available on the immunological aspect of parasitic Gasterophilus intestinalis (Diptera, Oestridae) larvae causing horse gastric myiasis. The objectives of this research were to analyze the p...

    Authors: Liselore Roelfstra, Cornelia A Deeg, Stefanie M Hauck, Christina Buse, Mathieu Membrez, Bruno Betschart and Kurt Pfister
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:6
  19. Recent studies have revealed expansion by an array of Filarioid nematodes' into the northern boreal region of Finland. The vector-borne nematode, Setaria tundra, caused a serious disease outbreak in the Finnish r...

    Authors: Sauli Laaksonen, Milla Solismaa, Raine Kortet, Jussi Kuusela and Antti Oksanen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:3
  20. Currently, several PCR based diagnostic assays have been developed to improve the detection of pathogenic trypanosomes. These tests include use of species specific primers, single and nested PCRs' based on pri...

    Authors: Samuel M Thumbi, Francis A McOdimba, Reuben O Mosi and Joseph O Jung'a
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:46
  21. Chromosomal inversions have been considered to be potentially important barriers to gene flow in many groups of animals through their effect on recombination suppression in heterokaryotypic individuals. Invers...

    Authors: Kija R Ng'habi, Claudio R Meneses, Anthony J Cornel, Michel A Slotman, Bart GJ Knols, Heather M Ferguson and Gregory C Lanzaro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:45
  22. The incidence of tick-borne encephalitis showed a dramatic spike in several countries in Europe in 2006, a year that was unusually cold in winter but unusually warm and dry in summer and autumn. In this study ...

    Authors: Sarah E Randolph, Loreta Asokliene, Tatjana Avsic-Zupanc, Antra Bormane, Caroline Burri, Lise Gern, Irina Golovljova, Zdenek Hubalek, Natasa Knap, Maceij Kondrusik, Anne Kupca, Milan Pejcoch, Veera Vasilenko and Milda Žygutiene
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:44
  23. The chances of a schistosome cercaria encountering a suitable definitive host may be enhanced by emergence from the molluscan intermediate host with maximal glycogen stores and by an appropriate chronobiologic...

    Authors: Alice Norton, David Rollinson, Louisa Richards and Joanne Webster
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:43
  24. The use of repellent materials from plants against nuisance insects is common with great potential to compliment existing malaria control programmes and this requires evaluation in the field. Ocimum plant spec...

    Authors: Eliningaya J Kweka, Franklin W Mosha, Asanterabi Lowassa, Aneth M Mahande, Michael J Mahande, Charles P Massenga, Filemoni Tenu, Ester E Lyatuu, Michael A Mboya and Emmanuel A Temu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:42
  25. Screening doors, windows and eaves of houses should reduce house entry by eusynanthropic insects, including the common African house mosquito Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus and other culicines. In the pre-interve...

    Authors: Matthew J Kirby, Philippa West, Clare Green, Momodou Jasseh and Steve W Lindsay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:41
  26. Blastocystis is a prevalent enteric protozoan that infects a variety of vertebrates. Infection with Blastocystis in humans has been associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, skin rash, and ...

    Authors: Kenneth F Boorom, Huw Smith, Laila Nimri, Eric Viscogliosi, Gregory Spanakos, Unaiza Parkar, Lan-Hua Li, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Ülgen Z Ok, Saovanee Leelayoova and Morris S Jones
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:40
  27. The city of Doha in Qatar has a high density of feral cats and there is a high risk of toxoplasmosis for the resident human population. No data currently exist for the prevalence of infection with Toxoplasma gond...

    Authors: Marawan A Abu-Madi, Naema Al-Molawi and Jerzy M Behnke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:39
  28. In our recently published article "Lutzomyia longipalpis s.l. in Brazil and the impact of the Sao Francisco River in the speciation of this sand fly vector" by Iliano V. Coutinho-Abreu et al. a sentence located i...

    Authors: Iliano V Coutinho-Abreu, Ivan V Sonoda, Jose A Fonseca, Marcia A Melo, Valdir Q Balbino and Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigão
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:37

    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:16

  29. Protein kinases are key enzymes that regulate a wide range of cellular processes, including cell-cycle progression, transcription, DNA replication and metabolic functions. These enzymes catalyse the transfer o...

    Authors: Min Hu, Nicole LaRonde-LeBlanc, Paul W Sternberg and Robin B Gasser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:34
  30. As part of an ongoing program assessing the biodiversity and impacts of parasites in Arctic ungulates we examined 72 fecal samples from muskoxen on Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada for Giardia and Cryp...

    Authors: Susan J Kutz, RC Andrew Thompson, Lydden Polley, Kami Kandola, John Nagy, Caroline M Wielinga and Brett T Elkin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:32
  31. The majority of filarial nematodes harbour Wolbachia endobacteria, including the major pathogenic species in humans, Onchocerca volvulus, Brugia malayi and Wuchereria bancrofti. These obligate endosymbionts have ...

    Authors: Jeremy M Foster, Sanjay Kumar, Louise Ford, Kelly L Johnston, Renata Ben, Carlos Graeff-Teixeira and Mark J Taylor
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:31
  32. Intestinal helminth infections of livestock and humans are predominantly controlled by treatment with three classes of synthetic drugs, but some livestock nematodes have now developed resistance to all three c...

    Authors: Jerzy M Behnke, David J Buttle, Gillian Stepek, Ann Lowe and Ian R Duce
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:29
  33. Trichinella infection results in formation of a capsule in infected muscles. The capsule is a residence of the parasite which is composed of the nurse cell and fibrous wall. The process of nurse cell formation is...

    Authors: Zhiliang Wu, Lj Sofronic-Milosavljevic, Isao Nagano and Yuzo Takahashi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:27
  34. Since a large focus of human infection with Plasmodium knowlesi, a simian malaria parasite naturally found in long-tailed and pig tailed macaques, was reported in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, it was pertinent to st...

    Authors: Indra Vythilingam, Yusuf M NoorAzian, Tan Cheong Huat, Adela Ida Jiram, Yusof M Yusri, Abdul H Azahari, Ismail NorParina, Abdullah NoorRain and Sulaiman LokmanHakim
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2008 1:26

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