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  1. Content type: Review

    Infections with Bartonella bacilliformis result in Carrion’s disease in humans. In the first phase of infection, the pathogen causes a hemolytic fever (“Oroya fever”) with case-fatality rates as high as ~90% in u...

    Authors: Meritxell Garcia-Quintanilla, Alexander A. Dichter, Humberto Guerra and Volkhard A. J. Kempf

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:141

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  2. Content type: Research

    Feline babesiosis, sporadically reported from various countries, is of major clinical significance in South Africa, particularly in certain coastal areas. Babesia felis, B. leo, B. lengau and B. microti have been...

    Authors: Anna-Mari Bosman, Barend L. Penzhorn, Kelly A. Brayton, Tanya Schoeman and Marinda C. Oosthuizen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:138

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  3. Content type: Research

    The interplay of speed of activity of acaricidal products and tick-borne pathogen transmission time is the major driver for disease prevention. This study aimed to investigate the time required for transmissio...

    Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Alec Evans, Michel Labuschagne, Dionne Crafford, Maxime Madder, Matthias Pollmeier and Bettina Schunack

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:136

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  4. Content type: Research

    While in Europe Babesia canis has been traditionally held responsible for canine piroplasmosis, Babesia microti-like piroplasm (Bml) infection is being ever more observed in dogs, with the first clinical cases re...

    Authors: Rocío Checa, Luis Eusebio Fidalgo, Ana Montoya, Ana María López, Juan Pedro Barrera, Rosa Gálvez, Sara Sánchez de la Nieta, Valentina Marino, Juliana Sarquis and Guadalupe Miró

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:127

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  5. Content type: Research

    From 2012 to 2013, an outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania braziliensis was detected in indigenous villages located in a remote rural area of Pernambuco state, north-eastern Brazil. Considering that ...

    Authors: Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Débora Elienai de Oliveira Miranda, Pietra Lemos Costa, Fernando José da Silva, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo, Sinval Pinto Brandão-Filho and Filipe Dantas-Torres

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:118

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  6. Content type: Research

    The biting behaviour and dispersal of insect vectors in the field underlies the transmission of many diseases. Here, a novel collection methodology coupled with the molecular analysis of blood-meal sources and...

    Authors: James Orsborne, Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Claire L. Jeffries, Mojca Kristan, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Yaw A. Afrane, Kathleen O’Reilly, Eduardo Massad, Chris Drakeley, Thomas Walker and Laith Yakob

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:143

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  7. Content type: Short report

    The invasive temperate mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus is a potential vector for various infectious diseases and therefore a target of vector control measures. Even though established in Germany, it is unclear...

    Authors: Andreas Wieser, Friederike Reuss, Aidin Niamir, Ruth Müller, Robert B. O’Hara and Markus Pfenninger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:142

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  8. Content type: Research

    The 90-kDa heat-shock protein (Hsp90) from Nicotiana benthamiana (NbHsp90.3) is a promising adjuvant, especially for those vaccines that require a T cell-mediated immune response. Toxoplasma gondii SAG1 is consid...

    Authors: Edwin F. Sánchez-López, Mariana G. Corigliano, Romina M. Albarracín, Valeria A. Sander, Ariel Legarralde, Sofía A. Bengoa-Luoni and Marina Clemente

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:140

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  9. Content type: Research

    An imidacloprid/flumethrin collar (Seresto®) was previously shown to prevent infection with Babesia canis, transmitted by Dermacentor reticulatus, in dogs for up to 1 month after application. The present study ev...

    Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Christa de Vos, Dionne Crafford, Matthias Pollmeier and Bettina Schunack

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:139

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  10. Content type: Research

    The south-west insular territories of the Indian Ocean have recently received attention concerning the diversity of arthropods of medical or veterinary interest. While a recent study highlighted the circulatio...

    Authors: Claire Garros, Karien Labuschagne, Laure Dommergues, M’sa Ben, Thomas Balenghien, Facundo Muñoz, Mame Thierno Bakhoum, Eric Cardinale and Hélène Guis

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:135

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  11. Content type: Short report

    A prospective clinical study evaluated the tolerance and the efficacy of a combination of imidacloprid (10%) and permethrin (50%) (ADVANTIX®: Bayer HC AH, France) applied topically as a spot-on, for the treatment...

    Authors: Eloy Castilla-Castaño, Fabien Moog, Caroline Mandin-Cabaret, Charline Pressanti and Marie Christine Cadiergues

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:132

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  12. Content type: Research

    Understanding how fauna translocation and antiparasitic drug treatment impact parasite community structure within a host is vital for optimising translocation outcomes. Trypanosoma spp. and piroplasms (Babesia an...

    Authors: Amy S. Northover, Stephanie S. Godfrey, Sarah Keatley, Alan J. Lymbery, Adrian F. Wayne, Crystal Cooper, Louise Pallant, Keith Morris and R. C. Andrew Thompson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:126

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  13. Content type: Research

    Outdoor, early-biting, zoophagic behaviours by Anopheles farauti (s.s.) can compromise the effectiveness of bed nets for malaria control. In the Western Pacific region, pigs and dogs represent significant alterna...

    Authors: Cielo J. Pasay, Laith Yakob, Hannah R. Meredith, Romal Stewart, Paul C. Mills, Milou H. Dekkers, Oselyne Ong, Stacey Llewellyn, R. Leon E. Hugo, James S. McCarthy and Gregor J. Devine

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:124

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  14. Content type: Research

    Ectotherms, like mosquitoes, have evolved specific responses to variation in environmental conditions like temperature, and these responses could confer a fitness benefit or cost when carried-over to different...

    Authors: Nnaemeka F. Ezeakacha and Donald A. Yee

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:123

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  15. Content type: Research

    Accurate identification of schistosome species infecting intermediate host snails is important for understanding parasite transmission, schistosomiasis control and elimination. Cercariae emerging from infected...

    Authors: Yves-Nathan T. Tian-Bi, Bonnie Webster, Cyrille K. Konan, Fiona Allan, Nana R. Diakité, Mamadou Ouattara, Diabaté Salia, Amani Koné, Adolphe K. Kakou, Muriel Rabone, Jean T. Coulibaly, Stefanie Knopp, Aboulaye Meïté, Jürg Utzinger, Eliézer K. N’Goran and David Rollinson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:117

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  16. Content type: Research

    Cytauxzoon felis is a tick-transmitted apicomplexan that causes cytauxzoonosis in domestic cats (Felis catus). Even with intensive care, the mortality rate of acute cytauxzoonosis approaches 40% in domestic cats,...

    Authors: Jaime L. Tarigo, Lisa S. Kelly, Holly M. Brown and David S. Peterson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:115

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  17. Content type: Research

    Surveys conducted in 1991–1992 in the Mbam Valley (Cameroon) revealed that onchocerciasis was highly endemic, with community microfilarial loads (CMFL) > 100 microfilariae/snip in some villages. Also in 1991–1...

    Authors: Charlotte Boullé, Alfred K. Njamnshi, Fidèle Dema, Michel K. Mengnjo, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Anne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Cédric G. Lenou-Nanga, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Joseph Kamgno, Cédric B. Chesnais, Michel Boussinesq and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:114

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  18. Content type: Review

    The zoonotic parasite Taenia saginata utilizes bovines as an intermediate host (causing cysticercosis) and humans as the definitive host (causing taeniosis). The public health burden of T. saginata is assumed to ...

    Authors: Anastasios Saratsis, Smaragda Sotiraki, Uffe C. Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Veronique Dermauw, Ramon M. Eichenberger, Lian F. Thomas, Branko Bobić, Pierre Dorny, Sarah Gabriël and Lucy J. Robertson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:113

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  19. Content type: Research

    Aromatic amino acid hydroxylase 2 (AAH2) is a bradyzoite-specific upregulated protein that may alter host behaviour by altering the host dopaminergic pathway. To better understand the role of the parasite’s AA...

    Authors: Hongmei Chen, Yijia Guo, Yushu Qiu, Huanbin Huang, Changqing Lin, Min Liu, Xiaoguang Chen, Peiliang Yang and Kun Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:112

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  20. Content type: Research

    A group of insecticides called pyrethroids has been used extensively worldwide and development of pyrethroid resistance within mosquito populations, especially in Aedes aegypti, has rapidly spread through populat...

    Authors: Chonlada Mano, Narissara Jariyapan, Sriwatapron Sor-Suwan, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Suthathip Kittisenachai, Pongsri Tippawangkosol and Pradya Somboon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:111

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  21. Content type: Research

    In Brazil, members of the sand fly species complex Lutzomyia longipalpis transmit Leishmania infantum, a protist parasite that causes visceral leishmaniasis. Male Lu. longipalpis produce a sex pheromone that is a...

    Authors: Mikel A. González, Melissa J. Bell, Scott A. Bernhardt, Reginaldo P. Brazil, Erin Dilger, Orin Courtenay and James G. C. Hamilton

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:110

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  22. Content type: Review

    After the first detection of the Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus in the year 2000 in France, its invasive nature was revealed in 2008 in Switzerland and Germany. In the following years, accumulating...

    Authors: Marcel B. Koban, Helge Kampen, Dorothee E. Scheuch, Linus Frueh, Cornelius Kuhlisch, Nele Janssen, Johannes L. M. Steidle, Günter A. Schaub and Doreen Werner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:109

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  23. Content type: Research

    Eurycea sosorum (Barton Springs salamander) and Eurycea nana (San Macros salamander) are listed as endangered and threatened species, respectively, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) with habitats rest...

    Authors: Xue Yu, Rachel L. Hoyle, Fengguang Guo, Cameron M. Ratliff, Valentin Cantu, Justin Crow, Lixin Xiang, J. Jill Heatley and Guan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:108

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  24. Content type: Research

    Anopheles maculatus, a species of the Maculatus Group of subgenus Cellia (Diptera: Culicidae), is an important vector of human malarial protozoa in Java, Indonesia. However, the identity of this species in Indone...

    Authors: Rusdiyah Sudirman Made Ali, Isra Wahid, Atiporn Saeung, Anchalee Wannasan, Ralph E. Harbach and Pradya Somboon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:107

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  25. Content type: Research

    The Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus is an invasive species native to East Asia and has become established in North America and Europe. On both continents, the species has spread over wide areas. Sin...

    Authors: Antje Kerkow, Ralf Wieland, Marcel B. Koban, Franz Hölker, Jonathan M. Jeschke, Doreen Werner and Helge Kampen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:106

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  26. Content type: Research

    Hepatocellular carcinoma-associated antigen 59 (HCA59), which is one of the most important excretory/secretory products of Haemonchus contortus (HcESPs), is known to have antigenic functions. However, its immunom...

    Authors: QiangQiang Wang, LingYan Wu, Muhammad Waqqas Hasan, MingMin Lu, WenJuan Wang, RuoFeng Yan, LiXin Xu, XiaoKai Song and XiangRui Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:105

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  27. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic parasite of global importance. The outcome of infection in humans can depend on a number of factors including the infecting stage of the parasite, inoculating dose and virulence of...

    Authors: Clare M. Hamilton, Lauren Black, Solange Oliveira, Alison Burrells, Paul M. Bartley, Renata Pimentel B. Melo, Francesca Chianini, Javier Palarea-Albaladejo, Elisabeth A. Innes, Patrick J. Kelly and Frank Katzer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:104

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  28. Content type: Research

    In 2012, the first dengue virus outbreak was reported on the Portuguese island of Madeira with 1080 confirmed cases. Dengue virus of serotype 1 (DENV-1), probably imported from Venezuela, caused this outbreak ...

    Authors: Heidi Auerswald, Ana de Jesus, Gonçalo Seixas, Teresa Nazareth, Saraden In, Sokthearom Mao, Veasna Duong, Ana Clara Silva, Richard Paul, Philippe Dussart and Carla Alexandra Sousa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:103

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  29. Content type: Research

    Giardia duodenalis is an important intestinal protozoan infecting both humans and animals, causing significant public health concern and immeasurable economic losses to animal husbandry. Sheep and goats have been...

    Authors: Dan Chen, Yang Zou, Zhao Li, Sha-Sha Wang, Shi-Chen Xie, Lian-Qin Shi, Feng-Cai Zou, Jian-Fa Yang, Guang-Hui Zhao and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:102

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  30. Content type: Research

    Despite similarities in morphology, gene and protein profiles, Entamoeba histolytica and E. moshkovskii show profound differences in pathogenicity. Entamoeba histolytica infection might result in amoebic dysenter...

    Authors: Narumol Khomkhum, Somphob Leetachewa, Aulia Rahmi Pawestri and Saengduen Moonsom

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:101

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  31. Content type: Research

    Vector-borne diseases exert a global economic impact to the livestock industry. Understanding how agriculture practices and acaricide usage affect the ecology of these diseases is important for making informed...

    Authors: Allison Cauvin, Karen Hood, Rebecca Shuman, Jeremy Orange, Jason K. Blackburn, Katherine A. Sayler and Samantha M. Wisely

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:100

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  32. Content type: Review

    Sarcoptic mange, caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite, is an infectious disease of wildlife, domestic animals and humans with international importance. Whilst a variety of treatment and control methods have been ...

    Authors: Madeleine L. Rowe, Pam L. Whiteley and Scott Carver

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:99

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  33. Content type: Research

    Rhoptry protein 18 (ROP18) is a key virulence factor of Toxoplasma gondii. The host’s immune responses mediated by immune-related GTPases (IRGs) could be blocked by ROP18’s kinase activity. ROP18 also interacts w...

    Authors: Kun Yin, Guihua Zhao, Chao Xu, Xiao Qiu, Biwei Wen, Hui Sun, Gongzhen Liu, Ye Liu, Qingsong Zhao, Qingkuan Wei, Bingcheng Huang, Ge Yan and Jianping Cao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:98

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  34. Content type: Research

    Troglostrongylus brevior, a lungworm usually affecting wild felids, has been recently recorded in a number of cases in domestic cats, mainly in Mediterranean areas. Although feline troglostrongylosis is a severe ...

    Authors: Donato Traversa, Fabrizia Veronesi, Patrizia Danesi, Simone Morelli, Paolo E. Crisi, Giulia Morganti, Raffaella Iorio, Fabrizio Pampurini, Roland Schaper, Azzurra Santoro, Barbara Paoletti and Angela Di Cesare

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:97

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  35. Content type: Short report

    Three main enzymes including cathepsin B, cathepsin D and acid phosphatase are involved in vitellin degradation, which is a major biochemical event of the embryonic development and can provide nutrients and me...

    Authors: Tian-Tian Zhang, Zhao-Xi Qiu, Yuan Li, Wen-Ying Wang, Meng-Meng Li, Pei Guo and Jing-Ze Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:96

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  36. Content type: Research

    Cryptosporidium spp. are important causes of gastroenteritis that can be transmitted from humans and animals. We elucidated the distribution of species and gp60 subtypes in human outbreaks classified by transmiss...

    Authors: Rachel M. Chalmers, Guy Robinson, Kristin Elwin and Richard Elson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:95

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  37. Content type: Research

    Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the principal tool for malaria control in Africa and are presently treated with a single class of insecticide; however, increasing levels of insecticide resistance th...

    Authors: Amy Lynd, Samuel Gonahasa, Sarah G. Staedke, Ambrose Oruni, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Grant Dorsey, Jimmy Opigo, Adoke Yeka, Agaba Katureebe, Mary Kyohere, Janet Hemingway, Moses R. Kamya and Martin J. Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:94

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  38. Content type: Research

    Taenia multiceps is a harmful tapeworm and its larval form (coenurus cerebralis) is the causative agent of coenurosis, a disease affecting the health of herbivores, resulting in great economic loss to animal husb...

    Authors: Yuchen Liu, Cheng Guo, Xiaowei Dong, Xiaobin Gu, Yue Xie, Weimin Lai, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:93

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  39. Content type: Research

    Despite their complex life-cycles involving various types of hosts and free-living stages, digenean trematodes are becoming recurrent model systems. The infection and penetration strategy of the larval stages,...

    Authors: Gabrielle S. van Beest, Mar Villar-Torres, Juan Antonio Raga, Francisco Esteban Montero and Ana Born-Torrijos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:92

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  40. Content type: Research

    Opportunistic infections represent a serious health problem for HIV-infected people. Among enteric infections, cryptosporidiosis, a severe and life-threatening diarrheal disease, is of particular importance in...

    Authors: Anna Rosa Sannella, Yupin Suputtamongkol, Ekkarat Wongsawat and Simone M. Cacciò

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:91

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  41. Content type: Research

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus is transmitted to humans and animals through tick bites and is thought to circulate in very strictly defined natural environments called natural foci. The most common tick s...

    Authors: Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, Giulia Lemhöfer, Nina Król, Malena Bestehorn, Gerhard Dobler and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:90

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  42. Content type: Research

    Trichomonas vaginalis is a protozoan parasite that causes trichomoniasis and annually infects approximately 276 million people worldwide. We observed an ambiguously higher probability of trichomoniasis in patient...

    Authors: Hsin-Chung Lin, Kuo-Yang Huang, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Hsin-An Lin, Rei-Min Chen, Chang-Huei Tsao, Wu-Chien Chien and Tzong-Shi Chiueh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:88

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  43. Content type: Research

    The transmission of mosquito-borne pathogens is strongly influenced by the contact rates between mosquitoes and susceptible hosts. The biting rates of mosquitoes depend on different factors including the mosqu...

    Authors: Rafael Gutiérrez-López, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Laura Gangoso, Ramón Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:87

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  44. Content type: Research

    The susceptibility of Anopheles albimanus and An. pseudopunctipennis to local Plasmodium vivax has been associated in southern Mexico with two ookinete surface proteins (Pvs25/28) polymorphism. Perhaps parasite p...

    Authors: Lilia González-Cerón, Mario H. Rodríguez, José A. Nettel-Cruz, Juan E. Hernández-Ávila, Iliana R. Malo-García, Frida Santillán-Valenzuela and Cuauhtémoc Villarreal-Treviño

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:86

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  45. Content type: Correction

    Since publication of the original version of this article [1], it has been flagged that unfortunately there is an error in dosage units in the Discussion section, in the sentence “For example a microfilaricide, e...

    Authors: Chloe Nguyen, Wei Ling Koh, Andrea Casteriano, Niek Beijerink, Christopher Godfrey, Graeme Brown, David Emery and Jan Šlapeta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:85

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:535

  46. Content type: Correction

    In the original article [1], the authors Dr Jasmin OMERAGIĆ and Dr Davor ALAGIĆ were erroneously omitted from the co-authors list.

    Authors: Chiara Trevisan, Smaragda Sotiraki, Minerva Laranjo-González, Veronique Dermauw, Ziqi Wang, Age Kärssin, Aleksandar Cvetkovikj, Andrea S. Winkler, Annette Abraham, Branko Bobić, Brian Lassen, Carmen Michaela Cretu, Cozma Vasile, Dimitris Arvanitis, Gunita Deksne, Ilievski Boro…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:84

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:569

  47. Content type: Research

    The malaria burden of Myanmar still remains high within the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia. An important indicator of progress towards malaria elimination is the prevalence of parasite infections i...

    Authors: Ziling Liu, Than Naing Soe, Yan Zhao, Aye Than, Cho Cho, Pyae Linn Aung, Yuling Li, Lin Wang, Huilin Yang, Xiangnan Li, Danni Li, Zhiping Peng, Jiangang Wang, Yan Li, Zhaoqing Yang, Hongning Zhou…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:83

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