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  1. Content type: Research

    Evaluating and improving mating success and competitive ability of laboratory-reared transgenic mosquito strains will enhance the effectiveness of proposed disease-control strategies that involve deployment of...

    Authors: Andrew Aldersley, Arissara Pongsiri, Kamonchanok Bunmee, Udom Kijchalao, Wachiraphan Chittham, Thanyalak Fansiri, Nattaphol Pathawong, Alima Qureshi, Laura C. Harrington, Alongkot Ponlawat and Lauren J. Cator

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:357

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    Mosquito-borne pathogens are important causes of diseases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Knowledge of the mosquito fauna is needed for the appropriate control of the vectors that transmit the pathogens and pr...

    Authors: Azzam M. Alahmed, Kashif Munawar, Sayed M. S. Khalil and Ralph E. Harbach

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:356

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    Malaria is the most important vector-borne disease in the world. Epidemiological and ecological studies of malaria traditionally utilize detection of Plasmodium sporozoites in whole mosquitoes or salivary glands ...

    Authors: Ana L. Ramírez, Andrew F. van den Hurk, Ian M. Mackay, Annie S. P. Yang, Glen R. Hewitson, Jamie L. McMahon, Justin A. Boddey, Scott A. Ritchie and Sara M. Erickson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:355

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    The analysis of large mosquito samples is expensive and time-consuming, delaying the efficient timing of vector control measurements. Processing a fraction of a sample using a subsampling method can significan...

    Authors: Linda Jaworski, Stephanie Jansen, Wolf Peter Pfitzner, Matthias Beck, Norbert Becker, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Ellen Kiel and Renke Lühken

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:354

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  5. Content type: Research

    Faecal egg counts (FEC) and the FEC reduction test (FECRT) for assessing gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infection and efficacy of anthelmintics are rarely carried out on ruminant farms because of the cost of ...

    Authors: Laura Rinaldi, Alessandra Amadesi, Elaudy Dufourd, Antonio Bosco, Marion Gadanho, Anne Lehebel, Maria Paola Maurelli, Alain Chauvin, Johannes Charlier, Giuseppe Cringoli, Nadine Ravinet and Christophe Chartier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:353

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    Taenia solium (cysticercosis) is a parasitic cestode that is endemic in rural populations where open defecation is common and free-roaming pigs have access to human feces. The purpose of this study was to examine...

    Authors: Ian W. Pray, Claudio Muro, Ricardo Gamboa, Percy Vilchez, Wayne Wakeland, William Pan, William E. Lambert, Hector H. Garcia and Seth E. O’Neal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:352

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    Anopheles maculatus (s.s.) is an important vector of malaria in Indonesia. Previously it was considered the only member of the Maculatus Group present in Indonesia. A novel species was recently identified in the ...

    Authors: Triwibowo Ambar Garjito, Umi Widiastuti, Mujiyono Mujiyono, Mega Tyas Prihatin, Widiarti Widiarti, Riyani Setyaningsih, Siti Alfiah, Barandi Sapta Widartono, Din Syafruddin, Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto, Laurent Gavotte, Michael J. Bangs, Sylvie Manguin and Roger Frutos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:351

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  8. Content type: Research

    Non-human primates are often infected with human-pathogenic Cryptosporidium hominis subtypes, but rarely with Cryptosporidium parvum. In this study, 1452 fecal specimens were collected from farmed crab-eating mac...

    Authors: Li Chen, Suhui Hu, Wen Jiang, Jianguo Zhao, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Chenghong Liao, Qian Han, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:350

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  9. Content type: Research

    Four species of Strongyloides, Strongyloides felis, Strongyloides planiceps, Strongyloides stercoralis and Strongyloides tumefaciens, have been identified in cats based on morphology and location in the host with...

    Authors: Judit M. Wulcan, Michelle M. Dennis, Jennifer K. Ketzis, Thomas J. Bevelock and Guilherme G. Verocai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:349

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    In the last decade, resistance to antimonials has become a serious problem due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms used by Leishmania parasites to survive under dru...

    Authors: Luz H. Patino, Carlos Muskus and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:348

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    Live anticoccidial vaccines have been a tremendous success for disease prevention. The establishment of the reverse genetic manipulation platform has enabled the development of Eimeria parasites, the live anticoc...

    Authors: Xinming Tang, Chaoyue Wang, Lin Liang, Dandan Hu, Sixin Zhang, Chunhui Duan, Jingxia Suo, Xianyong Liu, Xun Suo and Shangjin Cui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:347

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  12. Content type: Research

    The poultry red mite (PRM), Dermanyssus gallinae, is one of the most economically deleterious threats to laying-hen industry worldwide. Macrocyclic lactones (MLs) have been widely used in control of mites in mamm...

    Authors: Xiaolin Xu, Chuanwen Wang, Shudong Zhang, Yu Huang, Tingting Pan, Bohan Wang and Baoliang Pan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:345

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  13. Content type: Research

    In 2015–2016, Zika virus (ZIKV) caused serious epidemics in Brazil. The key epidemiological parameters and spatial heterogeneity of ZIKV epidemics in different states in Brazil remain unclear. Early prediction...

    Authors: Shi Zhao, Salihu S. Musa, Hao Fu, Daihai He and Jing Qin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:344

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    Coccidiosis represents a serious threat to the poultry industry, affecting production and causing high morbidity, mortality and significant costs resulting from treatment and prophylaxis. In-feed anticoccidial...

    Authors: Loredana Maria Pop, Erzsébet Varga, Mircea Coroian, Maria E. Nedișan, Viorica Mircean, Mirabela Oana Dumitrache, Lénárd Farczádi, Ibolya Fülöp, Mircea Dumitru Croitoru, Mihaly Fazakas and Adriana Gyӧrke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:343

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  15. Content type: Research

    This study investigated the epidemiological and molecular aspects of dicrocoeliosis in extensive sheep farms.

    Authors: Antonio Scala, Claudia Tamponi, Giorgia Dessì, Giampietro Sedda, Giuliana Sanna, Silvia Carta, Andrea Corda, Philippe Jacquiet, Antonio Varcasia and Ciriaco Ligios

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:342

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  16. Content type: Research

    Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides is a widespread tick species in China and other South East Asian countries, where it is the vector of many pathogens. The objective of this study was to study the role of serpin (se...

    Authors: Zhengmao Xu, Zhibing Lin, Nana Wei, Qing Di, Jie Cao, Yongzhi Zhou, Haiyan Gong, Houshuang Zhang and Jinlin Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:341

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    Schistosoma japonicum (S. japonicum) is an important zoonotic parasite that is prevalent in China and parts of Southeast Asia. Water buffaloes are an important reservoir and the main transmission sources of S. ja...

    Authors: Yudan Mao, Chuanchuan He, Hao Li, Ke Lu, Zhiqiang Fu, Yang Hong, Yamei Jin, Jiaojiao Lin, Xin Zhang and Jinming Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:340

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  18. Content type: Research

    The primary cause of parasitic gastroenteritis in small ruminants in temperate regions is the brown stomach worm, Teladorsagia circumcincta. Host immunity to this parasite is slow to develop, consistent with the ...

    Authors: Daniel R. G. Price, Alasdair J. Nisbet, David Frew, Yvonne Bartley, E. Margaret Oliver, Kevin McLean, Neil F. Inglis, Eleanor Watson, Yolanda Corripio-Miyar and Tom N. McNeilly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:339

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  19. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The taiga tick, Ixodes persulcatus, has previously been limited to eastern Europe and northern Asia, but recently its range has expanded to Finland and northern Sweden. The species is of medical importance, as it...

    Authors: Lene Jung Kjær, Arnulf Soleng, Kristin Skarsfjord Edgar, Heidi Elisabeth H. Lindstedt, Katrine Mørk Paulsen, Åshild Kristine Andreassen, Lars Korslund, Vivian Kjelland, Audun Slettan, Snorre Stuen, Petter Kjellander, Madeleine Christensson, Malin Teräväinen, Andreas Baum, Anastasia Isbrand, Laura Mark Jensen…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:338

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    Aedes aegypti were found developing in the water in open public drains (drain-water, DW) in Jaffna city in northern Sri Lanka, a location where the arboviral diseases dengue and chikungunya are endemic.

    Authors: Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Tibutius T. P. Jayadas, Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Sharanga Santhirasegaram, Kalingarajah Karvannan, Thilini C. Weerarathne, S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne and Ranjan Ramasamy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:337

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  21. Content type: Research

    Clonorchiasis is caused by eating of raw or undercooked freshwater fish containing the larvae of Clonorchis sinensis; the Kato-Katz method is widely applied in diagnosis. The improvement of repeated Kato-Katz sme...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Shi-Feng Zhuang, Shi-Qiao Zhu, Xiao-Mao Deng, Zheng-Xiang Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:336

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  22. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, a widespread protozoan in the phylum Apicomplexa. In Europe, several studies have demonstrated the presence of the parasite in tissues of...

    Authors: Mario Santoro, Maurizio Viscardi, Giovanni Sgroi, Nicola DʼAlessio, Vincenzo Veneziano, Roberta Pellicano, Roberta Brunetti and Giovanna Fusco

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:335

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Invasive mosquito species (IMS) of the genus Aedes are a cause of increasing concern in Europe owing to their ability to vector important human viral diseases. Entomological surveillance to early detect alien mos...

    Authors: Marco Ballardini, Stefano Ferretti, Giorgio Chiaranz, Alessandra Pautasso, Maria Vittoria Riina, Giorgia Triglia, Federica Verna, Veronica Bellavia, Maria Cristina Radaelli, Enrica Berio, Annalisa Accorsi, Marina De Camilli, Umberto Cardellino, Nicolò Fiorino, Pier Luigi Acutis, Cristina Casalone…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:334

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    Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are important vectors of infectious diseases, especially those caused by arboviruses such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Aedes aegypti is very well adapted to urban environments...

    Authors: Samuel Demok, Nancy Endersby-Harshman, Rebecca Vinit, Lincoln Timinao, Leanne J. Robinson, Melinda Susapu, Leo Makita, Moses Laman, Ary Hoffmann and Stephan Karl

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:333

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  25. Content type: Research

    Rodents are important reservoirs for zoonotic vector-borne agents. Thus, the distribution of rodents and their vicinity to humans and companion animals may have an important impact on human and animal health. ...

    Authors: Anna Obiegala, Kathrin Jeske, Marie Augustin, Nina Król, Stefan Fischer, Katja Mertens-Scholz, Christian Imholt, Josef Suchomel, Marta Heroldova, Herbert Tomaso, Rainer G. Ulrich and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:332

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  26. Content type: Meeting report

    The past 40 years have seen a dramatic emergence of epidemic arboviral diseases transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. The frequency and magnitude of the epidemics, especially those transmitted by urban Aedes speci...

    Authors: Vincent Corbel, Claire Durot, Nicole L. Achee, Fabrice Chandre, Mamadou B. Coulibaly, Jean-Philippe David, Gregor J. Devine, Isabelle Dusfour, Dina M. Fonseca, John Griego, Waraporn Juntarajumnong, Audrey Lenhart, Shinji Kasai, Ademir J. Martins, Catherine Moyes, Lee Ching Ng…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:331

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  27. Content type: Research

    Endoparasites are considered a major health problem of South American camelids as shown in a recent survey among German and Austrian camelid owners. Although prophylactic and therapeutic measures such as appli...

    Authors: Luise Kultscher, Barbara Hinney, Ronald Schmäschke, Anja Joachim and Thomas Wittek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:330

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  28. Content type: Research

    Wickerhamomyces anomalus is a yeast associated with different insects including mosquitoes, where it is proposed to be involved in symbiotic relationships with hosts. Different symbiotic strains of W. anomalus di...

    Authors: Alessia Cappelli, Matteo Valzano, Valentina Cecarini, Jovana Bozic, Paolo Rossi, Priscilla Mensah, Consuelo Amantini, Guido Favia and Irene Ricci

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:329

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  29. Content type: Research

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is currently regarded as a single species. However, molecular studies indicate that it can be subdivided into ecotypes, each with distinct but overlapping transmission cycle. Here, we ev...

    Authors: Ryanne I. Jaarsma, Hein Sprong, Katsuhisa Takumi, Maria Kazimirova, Cornelia Silaghi, Atle Mysterud, Ivo Rudolf, Relja Beck, Gábor Földvári, Laura Tomassone, Margit Groenevelt, Reinard R. Everts, Jolianne M. Rijks, Frauke Ecke, Birger Hörnfeldt, David Modrý…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:328

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  30. Content type: Research

    Microsporidians are obligate endoparasites infecting taxonomically diverse hosts. Both vertical (from mother to eggs) and horizontal (between conspecifics or between species) transmission routes are known. Whi...

    Authors: Adrien Quiles, Karolina Bacela-Spychalska, Maria Teixeira, Nicolas Lambin, Michal Grabowski, Thierry Rigaud and Rémi André Wattier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:327

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  31. Content type: Research

    Helminths immunomodulate the host immune system by secreting proteins to create an inhibitory environment as a strategy for survival in the host. As a bystander effect, this balances the host immune system to ...

    Authors: Siying Sun, Huihui Li, Yuan Yuan, Liyuan Wang, Wenxin He, Hong Xie, Shifang Gao, Ruoxue Cheng, Haichun Qian, Hui Jiang, Xiaoli Wang, Bin Zhan, Qiang Fang and Xiaodi Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:326

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  32. Content type: Research

    The important roles of microbial flora in tick biology and ecology have received much attention. Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus are known vectors of various pathogens across Europe, including ...

    Authors: Yan-Kai Zhang, Zhi-Jun Yu, Duo Wang, Víchová Bronislava, Peťko Branislav and Jing-Ze Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:325

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  33. Content type: Review

    The zoonotic tapeworm Taenia saginata, although causing only minor discomfort in humans, is responsible for considerable economic losses in the livestock sector due to condemnation or downgrading of infected beef...

    Authors: Emilie Hendrickx, Lian F. Thomas, Pierre Dorny, Branko Bobić, Uffe Christian Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Ramon M. Eichenberger, Sarah Gabriël, Anastasios Saratsis, Paul R. Torgerson, Lucy J. Robertson and Veronique Dermauw

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:324

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  34. Content type: Research

    Echinococcoses, caused by metacestodes of Echinococcus granulosus (cystic echinococcosis; CE) and E. multilocularis (alveolar echinococcosis; AE), represent major emerging parasitic diseases. These enzootic helmi...

    Authors: Xiumin Han, Jeong-Geun Kim, Hu Wang, Huixia Cai, Xiao Ma, Duc Hieu Duong, Chun-Seob Ahn, Insug Kang and Yoon Kong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:323

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  35. Content type: Research

    Chagas disease is a zoonotic disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The role of dogs as sentinels has been proposed in multiple regions, as they are a domestic reservoir for T. cruzi. Our obj...

    Authors: Ardem Elmayan, Weihong Tu, Brandy Duhon, Preston Marx, Wendy Wolfson, Gary Balsamo, Claudia Herrera and Eric Dumonteil

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:322

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Ticks are important vectors of disease-causing pathogens. With the rise of resistance to chemical acaricides, alternative methods in tick control are warranted. Gene manipulation has been successful in control...

    Authors: Emmanuel Pacia Hernandez, Kodai Kusakisako, Takeshi Hatta and Tetsuya Tanaka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:321

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  37. Content type: Research

    Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) is a widely used mosquitocidal microbial pesticide due to its high toxicity. ATP-binding proteins (ABP) are prevalently detected in insects and are related to reaction aga...

    Authors: Guo-hui Zhao, Jian-nan Liu, Xiao-hua Hu, Khadija Batool, Liang Jin, Chen-xu Wu, Juan Wu, Hong Chen, Xiao-yan Jiang, Zhao-hui Yang, Xian-hui Huang, En-jiong Huang, Xiao-Qiang Yu, Xiong Guan and Ling-ling Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:319

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  38. Content type: Research

    Tick-borne rickettsial diseases are caused by pathogens acquired from hard ticks. In particular, Rickettsia slovaca, a zoonotic infectious bacterium causing tick-borne lymphadenopathy (TIBOLA), is transmitted by ...

    Authors: Gabriela Flores-Ramirez, Balázs Sallay, Maksym Danchenko, Olha Lakhneko, Eva Špitalská and Ludovit Skultety

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:318

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  39. Content type: Review

    Glycophorins are heavily glycosylated sialoglycoproteins of human and animal erythrocytes. In humans, there are four glycophorins: A, B, C and D. Glycophorins play an important role in the invasion of red bloo...

    Authors: Ewa Jaskiewicz, Marlena Jodłowska, Radosław Kaczmarek and Agata Zerka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:317

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  40. Content type: Research

    Juvenile gnathiid isopods are common ectoparasites of marine fishes. Each of the three juvenile stages briefly attach to a host to obtain a blood meal but spend most of their time living in the substrate, thus...

    Authors: Gina C. Hendrick, Maureen C. Dolan, Tanja McKay and Paul C. Sikkel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:316

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  41. Content type: Research

    Angiogenesis can occur under pathological conditions when stimuli such as inflammation, vascular obstruction or hypoxia exist. These stimuli are present in cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis (Dirofilaria immitis). Th...

    Authors: Tatiana Zueva, Rodrigo Morchón, Elena Carretón, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso, Alexis Santana, María Dolores Bargues, Santiago Mas-Coma, Alicia Rodríguez-Barbero and Fernando Simón

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:315

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  42. Content type: Research

    Alveolar echinococcosis is a dangerous zoonotic disease caused by larval forms of Echinococcus multilocularis. In its life-cycle, the principal definitive host is the red fox; however, domesticated carnivorous an...

    Authors: Jacek Karamon, Jacek Sroka, Joanna Dąbrowska, Ewa Bilska-Zając, Jolanta Zdybel, Maciej Kochanowski, Mirosław Różycki and Tomasz Cencek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:313

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  43. Content type: Research

    Babesiosis is an economically important disease caused by tick-borne apicomplexan protists of the genus Babesia. Most apicomplexan parasites, including Babesia, have a plastid-derived organelle termed an apicopla...

    Authors: Xiaoxing Wang, Jinming Wang, Junlong Liu, Aihong Liu, Xin He, Jianlin Xu, Zhi Li, Shuaiyang Zhao, Youquan Li, Hong Yin, Jianxun Luo and Guiquan Guan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:312

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  44. Content type: Research

    The cuticle is an indispensable structure that protects the mosquito against adverse environmental conditions and prevents pathogen entry. While most cuticles are hard and rigid, some parts of cuticle are soft...

    Authors: Jing Chen, Hao-Ran Lu, Lei Zhang, Cheng-Hong Liao and Qian Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:311

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  45. Content type: Research

    The tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus, is a serious indoor public health pest in tropical regions causing intense physical discomfort and mental distress to humans. At present, the application of insecticides is...

    Authors: Ranindra Punchihewa, W. A. Priyanka P. de Silva, Thilini C. Weeraratne and S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:310

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  46. Content type: Research

    The heterogeneity of Trypanosoma cruzi infection rates among triatomines insects and animal reservoirs has been studied in independent studies, but little information has been systematised to allow pooled and com...

    Authors: Eliana Rodríguez-Monguí, Omar Cantillo-Barraza, Franklin Edwin Prieto-Alvarado and Zulma M. Cucunubá

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:308

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