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  1. Content type: Research

    Fasciola gigantica-induced immunomodulation is a major hurdle faced by the host for controlling infection. Here, we elucidated the role of F. gigantica Ras-related protein Rab10 (FgRab10) in the modulation of key...

    Authors: Ai-Ling Tian, MingMin Lu, Fu-Kai Zhang, Guillermo Calderón-Mantilla, Evangelia Petsalaki, XiaoWei Tian, WenJuan Wang, Si-Yang Huang, XiangRui Li, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:579

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    Most malaria vectors belong to species complexes. Sibling species often exhibit divergent behaviors dictating the measures that can be deployed effectively in their control. Despite the importance of the Anophele...

    Authors: Edwin O. Ogola, Ulrike Fillinger, Isabella M. Ondiba, Jandouwe Villinger, Daniel K. Masiga, Baldwyn Torto and David P. Tchouassi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:577

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    Eugenol is a botanical monoterpene that hyperactivates the blood-sucking bug Triatoma infestans, and permethrin is a pyrethroid with a strong triatomicide effect. In the present work, we tested the hypothesis tha...

    Authors: Mercedes María Noel Reynoso, Alejandro Lucia, Eduardo Nicolás Zerba and Raúl Adolfo Alzogaray

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:573

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    Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a leading cause of death in tropical regions of the world. Despite efforts to reduce transmission, rebounds associated with the persistence of malaria vectors have remained a...

    Authors: Gesham Magombedze, Neil M. Ferguson and Azra C. Ghani

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:576

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    Babesia bovis belongs to the phylum Apicomplexa and is the major causal agent of bovine babesiosis, the most important veterinary disease transmitted by arthropods. In apicomplexan parasites, the interaction betw...

    Authors: Mario Hidalgo-Ruiz, Carlos E. Suarez, Miguel A. Mercado-Uriostegui, Ruben Hernandez-Ortiz, Juan Alberto Ramos, Edelmira Galindo-Velasco, Gloria León-Ávila, José Manuel Hernández and Juan Mosqueda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:575

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    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry technology (MALDI-TOF MS) is an innovative tool that has been shown to be effective for the identification of numerous arthropod gro...

    Authors: Anubis Vega-Rúa, Nonito Pagès, Albin Fontaine, Christopher Nuccio, Lyza Hery, Daniella Goindin, Joel Gustave and Lionel Almeras

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:574

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    Leishmania infantum is the aetiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). Numerous strains and/or zymodemes have been identified and characterized by multilocus enzyme electro...

    Authors: Marcello Ceccarelli, Aurora Diotallevi, Francesca Andreoni, Fabrizio Vitale, Luca Galluzzi and Mauro Magnani

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:572

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    Zoonotic endoparasites pose risks to pets and people. The European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) created risk groupings for dogs (A-D) and for cats (A-B), with the highest risk pets (G...

    Authors: Jessica McNamara, Jason Drake, Scott Wiseman and Ian Wright

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:571

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    Control of the sea louse Caligus rogercresseyi in the Chilean salmonid industry is reliant on chemical treatments. Azamethiphos was introduced in 2013, although other organophosphates were previously used. In 201...

    Authors: Celia Agusti-Ridaura, Michael Dondrup, Tor E. Horsberg, Jong S. Leong, Ben F. Koop, Sandra Bravo, Julio Mendoza and Kiranpreet Kaur

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:570

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    A century of debates on the taxonomy of members of the Metastrongyloidea Molin, 1861 led to many reclassifications. Considering the inconstant genus assignation and lack of genetic data, the main aim of this s...

    Authors: Georgiana Deak, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Joerg Hirzmann, Vito Colella, Flaviu Alexandru Tăbăran, Maria Alfonsa Cavalera, Florinel Gheorghe Brudașcă, Christian Bauer, Angela Monica Ionică, Amer Alić, Domenico Otranto and Călin Mircea Gherman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:568

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  11. Content type: Review

    Taenia solium and Taenia saginata are food-borne parasites of global importance. In eastern Europe only fragmented information is available on the epidemiology of these zoonotic parasites in humans and animal pop...

    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 2018 11:569

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    The white-naped squirrel, Simosciurus nebouxii (previously known as Sciurus stramineus), has recently been identified as an important natural host for Trypanosoma cruzi in Ecuador. The nests of this species have ...

    Authors: Sofía Ocaña-Mayorga, Simón E. Lobos, Verónica Crespo-Pérez, Anita G. Villacís, C. Miguel Pinto and Mario J. Grijalva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:567

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Blastocystis spp. are the most prevalent intestinal eukaryotes identified in humans, with at least 17 genetic subtypes (ST) based on genes coding for the small-subunit ribosomal RNA (18S). It has been argued that...

    Authors: Patricia Alarcon-Valdes, Guiehdani Villalobos, Williams Arony Martinez-Flores, Eduardo Lopez-Escamilla, Nelly Raquel Gonzalez-Arenas, Mirza Romero-Valdovinos, Fernando Martinez-Hernandez, Jonnathan Guadalupe Santillan-Benitez and Pablo Maravilla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:564

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  14. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [], the authors reported an error in figure 1:

    Authors: Nicolas J. Wheeler, Nathalie Dinguirard, Joshua Marquez, Adrian Gonzalez, Mostafa Zamanian, Timothy P. Yoshino and Maria G. Castillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:566

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:496

  15. Content type: Research

    Environmental factors, especially ambient temperature and relative humidity affect both mosquitoes and malaria parasites. The early part of sporogony is most sensitive and is affected by high temperatures and ...

    Authors: Mojca Kristan, Tarekegn A. Abeku and Jo Lines

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:560

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  16. Content type: Research

    Protozoan parasites such as Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp., Cyclospora cayetanensis, Toxoplasma gondii and Entamoeba histolytica represent a great challenge to the systems producing water for human cons...

    Authors: Claudia Sánchez, Myriam Consuelo López, Luis Alejandro Galeano, Yvonne Qvarnstrom, Katelyn Houghton and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:563

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  17. Content type: Short report

    West Nile virus (WNV) is endemic in southeastern Romania and, after the unprecedented urban epidemic in Bucharest in 1996 caused by lineage 1 WNV, cases of West Nile fever have been recorded every year. Furthe...

    Authors: Ani Ioana Cotar, Elena Fălcuță, Sorin Dinu, Adriana Necula, Victoria Bîrluțiu, Cornelia Svetlana Ceianu and Florian Liviu Prioteasa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:562

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    Aedes aegypti is the main vector of the dengue, Zika and several other arboviruses. It is highly adapted to urbanized environments and can be found worldwide. Mosquito population control is considered the best st...

    Authors: Ramon Wilk-da-Silva, Morgana Michele Cavalcanti de Souza Leal Diniz, Mauro Toledo Marrelli and André Barretto Bruno Wilke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:561

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    Evidence concerning the environmental influence on monogenean transmission and infection processes is widely accepted, although only the effects of a limited number of abiotic factors on particular monogenean ...

    Authors: Mar Villar-Torres, Francisco Esteban Montero, Juan Antonio Raga and Aigües Repullés-Albelda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:558

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  20. Content type: Research

    Pseudosuccinea columella is one of the most widespread vectors of Fasciola hepatica, a globally distributed trematode that affects humans, livestock and wildlife. The exclusive occurrence in Cuba of susceptible a...

    Authors: Annia Alba, Antonio A. Vázquez, Jorge Sánchez, David Duval, Hilda M. Hernández, Emeline Sabourin, Marion Vittecoq, Sylvie Hurtrez-Boussés and Benjamin Gourbal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:559

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  21. Content type: Research

    Dipylidium caninum is a common tapeworm of dogs contracted from ingestion of fleas containing the infective cysticercoid stage. Fluralaner is a systemically distributed isoxazoline class insecticide that delivers...

    Authors: Deepa Gopinath, Leon Meyer, Jehane Smith and Rob Armstrong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:557

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    Almost 3500 tick samples, originally collected via a nationwide citizen science campaign in 2015, were screened to reveal the prevalence and distribution of a wide spectrum of established and putative tick-borne ...

    Authors: Maija Laaksonen, Tero Klemola, Eeva Feuth, Jani J. Sormunen, Anna Puisto, Satu Mäkelä, Ritva Penttinen, Kai Ruohomäki, Jari Hänninen, Ilari E. Sääksjärvi, Ilppo Vuorinen, Hein Sprong, Jukka Hytönen and Eero J. Vesterinen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:556

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  23. Content type: Research

    The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) system is increasingly being used for genome editing experiments. It is a system to add, delete and/or ...

    Authors: Muhammad Majeed, Hatem Soliman, Gokhlesh Kumar, Mansour El-Matbouli and Mona Saleh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:554

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  24. Content type: Research

    Since 2008 indoor residual spraying (IRS) has become one of the interventions for malaria control in Ghana. Key partners in the scale-up of IRS have been the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and AngloGo...

    Authors: Benjamin Abuaku, Collins Ahorlu, Paul Psychas, Philip Ricks, Samuel Oppong, Sedzro Mensah, William Sackey and Kwadwo A Koram

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:555

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  25. Content type: Research

    Urine filtration and microhaematuria reagent strips are basic standard diagnostic methods to detect urogenital schistosomiasis. We assessed their accuracy for the diagnosis of light intensity infections with Schi...

    Authors: Stefanie Knopp, Shaali M Ame, Jan Hattendorf, Said M Ali, Iddi S Khamis, Faki Bakar, Mwanaidi A Khamis, Bobbie Person, Fatma Kabole and David Rollinson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:552

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  26. Content type: Research

    Identification of vectors is of prime importance in the field of medical entomology for both operational and research purposes. An external quality assessment of mosquito identification capacities was carried ...

    Authors: Frédéric Jourdain, Marie Picard, Tatiana Sulesco, Nabil Haddad, Zoubir Harrat, Samer Saleh Sawalha, Filiz Günay, Khalil Kanani, Taher Shaibi, Denys Akhramenko, M’hammed Sarih, Enkelejda Velo, Lusine Paronyan, Igor Pajovic, Chafika Faraj, Irakli Sikharulidze…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:553

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  27. Content type: Research

    The myxosporean Myxidium giardi Cépède, 1906 was described infecting the kidney of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L.), having spindle-shaped myxospores and terminal sub-spherical polar capsules. Since then,...

    Authors: Mark A. Freeman and Árni Kristmundsson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:551

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  28. Content type: Research

    Increasing pyrethroid resistance has been an undesirable correlate of the rapid increase in coverage of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) since 2000. Whilst monitoring of resistance levels has increased markedly...


    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:550

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  29. Content type: Short report

    Aedes aegypti is the principal vector of several important arboviruses. Among the methods of vector control to limit transmission of disease are genetic strategies that involve the release of sterile or genetical...

    Authors: Joe Turner, Ritesh Krishna, Arjen E. van’t Hof, Elizabeth R. Sutton, Kelly Matzen and Alistair C. Darby

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:549

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  30. Content type: Research

    Entomological surveillance for pathogens based on molecular screening of putative arthropod vectors such as blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) is becoming increasingly important. Surveillance provides a means to...

    Authors: Guilherme G Verocai, Kimberly J Nelson, R Trey Callahan, Joseph Wakoli Wekesa, Hassan K Hassan and Eric P Hoberg

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:547

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  31. Content type: Research

    Ticks are important ectoparasites of horses that can affect animal welfare and vector several infectious, including zoonotic, diseases. In order to investigate the species distribution, epidemiology and season...

    Authors: Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Yuval Gottlieb, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu and Amir Steinman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:546

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  32. Content type: Research

    As currently implemented, malaria vector surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa targets endophagic and endophilic mosquitoes, leaving exophagic (outdoor blood-feeding) mosquitoes underrepresented. We evaluated the...

    Authors: Bernard Abong’o, Xiaoyu Yu, Martin J. Donnelly, Martin Geier, Gabriella Gibson, John Gimnig, Feiko ter Kuile, Neil F. Lobo, Eric Ochomo, Stephen Munga, Maurice Ombok, Aaron Samuels, Stephen J. Torr and Frances M. Hawkes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:533

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  33. Content type: Research

    Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is an important zoonotic parasitic disease, endemic in the Mediterranean basin. In this region, transmission of Leishmania infantum, the etiological agent of CanL, is through the bite ...

    Authors: Rita Velez, Tatiana Spitzova, Ester Domenech, Laura Willen, Jordi Cairó, Petr Volf and Montserrat Gállego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:545

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  34. Content type: Short report

    Across most of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes from the Anopheles gambiae complex, comprising seven morphologically indistinguishable but behaviourally-diverse sibling species with ecolog...

    Authors: Dingani Chinula, Busiku Hamainza, Elizabeth Chizema, Deogratius R. Kavishe, Chadwick H. Sikaala and Gerry F. Killeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:544

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  35. Content type: Research

    Functional analysis of animal parasitic nematode genes is often quite challenging due to the unavailability of standardised in vitro culture conditions and lack of adequate tools to manipulate these genes. Theref...

    Authors: Magalla Bastian Chalitha Lakmal Somarathne, Yasanthi Illika Nilmini Silva Gunawardene, Naduvilath Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Arjuna Nisantha Bandara Ellepola and Ranil Samantha Dassanayake

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:541

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  36. Content type: Research

    Eggs have epidemiological and taxonomic importance in the subfamily Triatominae, which contains Chagas disease vectors. The metric properties (size and shape) of eggs are useful for distinguishing between clos...

    Authors: Soledad Santillán-Guayasamín, Anita G. Villacís, Mario J. Grijalva and Jean-Pierre Dujardin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:543

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  37. Content type: Research

    Natural parasite infection occurs in wild and domestics animals with more than one parasite species at the same time, generating an infection called polyparasitism. Cystic echinococcosis reports are usually ba...

    Authors: Caroll Stoore, Constanza Andrade, Christian Hidalgo, Felipe Corrêa, Mauricio Jiménez, Marcela Hernandez and Rodolfo Paredes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:542

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in codons 167, 198 and 200 of the beta-tubulin isotype 1 gene are associated with benzimidazoles resistance in many helminths. Codon 167 mutation has never been described...

    Authors: Luis Fernando Viana Furtado, João Guilherme Scarpelli Magalhães and Élida Mara Leite Rabelo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:540

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  39. Content type: Research

    Blood parasites of the genus Haemoproteus Kruse, 1890 are cosmopolitan, might be responsible for mortality in non-adapted birds, and often kill blood-sucking insects. However, this group remains insufficiently in...

    Authors: Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Dovilė Bukauskaitė, Mikas Ilgūnas, Tatjana Iezhova and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:538

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  40. Content type: Research

    The differently-diverged parasitic protist Giardia lamblia is known to have minimal machinery for vesicular transport. Yet, it has three paralogues of SNAP, a crucial component that together with NSF brings about...

    Authors: Shankari Prasad Datta, Kuladip Jana, Avisek Mondal, Sandipan Ganguly and Srimonti Sarkar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:539

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  41. Content type: Research

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are highly prevalent in the Philippines. Mapping the prevalence and high-intensity of STH co-infections can help guide targeted intervention programmes to reduce morb...

    Authors: Kei Owada, Colleen L Lau, Lydia Leonardo, Archie C A Clements, Laith Yakob, Mark Nielsen, Hélène Carabin and Ricardo J Soares Magalhães

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:535

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  42. Content type: Review

    Leishmania spp. depend on effective macrophage infection to establish and develop in mammalian hosts. Both metacyclic promastigotes and amastigotes are able to infect host cells, and thus they rely on several lig...

    Authors: Débora Almeida Merida-de-Barros, Suzana Passos Chaves, Celso Luis Ribeiro Belmiro and João Luiz Mendes Wanderley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:536

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  43. Content type: Research

    The ixodid tick Amblyomma cajennense (sensu lato) complex, widespread throughout South and Central America, is also present in Mexico, Texas and Florida. As a vector of Rickettsia rickettsii, and potentially of o...

    Authors: Pedro Veloso Facury Lasmar, Martin Murphy, Steve Nanchen, Jason Drake, Katherina Coumendouros, Debora Azevedo Borges, Priscila Cardim de Oliveira and Fábio Barbour Scott

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:537

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  44. Content type: Research

    Haemosporidians are the most important vector-borne parasites due to their cosmopolitan distribution and their wide range of hosts, including humans. Identification of their vectors is critical to highlight ec...

    Authors: Jesús Veiga, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Radovan Václav, Jordi Figuerola and Francisco Valera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:524

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  45. Content type: Research

    Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is the main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, in South America. Active dispersal of this vector is the principal cause of recolonizat...

    Authors: Luciana Abrahan, Pablo Lopez, Ivana Amelotti, María José Cavallo, Raúl Stariolo, Silvia Catalá, Gerardo Cueto and Verónica Valentinuzzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:534

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  46. Content type: Research

    Infections with soil-transmitted helminths and pathogenic intestinal protozoa pose a considerable public health burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, including Nepal. We assessed the extent...

    Authors: Akina Shrestha, Christian Schindler, Peter Odermatt, Jana Gerold, Séverine Erismann, Subodh Sharma, Rajendra Koju, Jürg Utzinger and Guéladio Cissé

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:532

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  47. Content type: Research

    Fasciola hepatica has always represented a threat to Irish livestock because the Irish climate is highly suitable for the main local intermediate host of the parasite, the snail Galba truncatula. The recent clini...

    Authors: Amalia Naranjo-Lucena, María Pía Munita Corbalán, Ana María Martínez-Ibeas, Guy McGrath, Gerard Murray, Mícheál Casey, Barbara Good, Riona Sayers, Grace Mulcahy and Annetta Zintl

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:531

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  48. Content type: Research

    Within the genus Crepidostomum Braun, 1900, identification of species and taxonomic decisions made only on the basis of adult morphology have resulted in great problems associated with evaluating actual diversity...

    Authors: Romualda Petkevičiūtė, Virmantas Stunžėnas, Alexander E. Zhokhov, Larisa G. Poddubnaya and Gražina Stanevičiūtė

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:530

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  49. Content type: Research

    Leishmaniosis/leishmaniasis consists of a wide group of diseases, caused by different Leishmania species and having different hosts. Leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum, a disease primarily of dogs and hu...

    Authors: Samara Paulin, Régis Frénais, Emmanuel Thomas and Paul M. Baldwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:529

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