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  1. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii infections and cases of clinical toxoplasmosis have been recorded in zoo animals. Wild felids in human care can serve as definitive hosts that shed oocysts, but also as intermediate hosts for th...

    Authors: Maike Lücht, Julia Stagegaard, Franz J. Conraths and Gereon Schares

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:449

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    Public interest for tick-borne pathogens in cattle livestock is rising due to their veterinary and zoonotic importance. Consequently, correct identification of these potential pathogens is crucial to estimate ...

    Authors: Babette Abanda, Archile Paguem, Mamoudou Abdoulmoumini, Manchang Tanyi Kingsley, Alfons Renz and Albert Eisenbarth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:448

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    Toxocara canis, a globally distributed roundworm, can cause debilitating disease in dogs and humans; however, little is known about the metabolomic response of the hosts to T. canis infection. There is an increas...

    Authors: Wen-Bin Zheng, Yang Zou, Hany M. Elsheikha, Guo-Hua Liu, Min-Hua Hu, Shui-Lian Wang and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:447

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  4. Content type: Methodology

    The recent resurgence of interest in sterile insect techniques to control vector mosquitoes has renewed interest in novel methods for observing mating behavior. Malarial vectors of the Anopheles gambiae complex a...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Niang, Charles Nignan, B. Serge Poda, Simon P. Sawadogo, K. Roch Dabiré, Olivier Gnankiné, Frédéric Tripet, Olivier Roux and Abdoulaye Diabaté

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:446

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    Dirofilaria immitis is a filarial parasite of dogs that can cause serious or fatal cardiopulmonary disease. Three studies were conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of monthly treatment with moxidectin in...

    Authors: Kristina Kryda, Robert H. Six, Kelly F. Walsh, Susan J. Holzmer, Sara Chapin, Sean P. Mahabir, Melanie Myers, Tammy Inskeep, Jady Rugg, Blair Cundiff, Aleah Pullins, Michael Ulrich, John W. McCall, Tom L. McTier and Steven J. Maeder

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:445

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    Moxidectin has previously shown limited efficacy (≤ 44.4%) against confirmed macrocyclic lactone (ML)-resistant Dirofilaria immitis strains at 3 µg/kg after single and multiple oral dosages. Three studies were co...

    Authors: Tom L. McTier, Robert H. Six, Aleah Pullins, Sara Chapin, Kristina Kryda, Sean P. Mahabir, Debra J. Woods and Steven J. Maeder

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:444

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  7. Content type: Research

    The common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, is an obligatory blood-feeding ectoparasite that requires a blood meal to molt and produce eggs. Their frequent biting to obtain blood meals and intimate association with hu...

    Authors: Michael L. Fisher, Jay F. Levine, James S. Guy, Hiroyuki Mochizuki, Matthew Breen, Coby Schal and David W. Watson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:436

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  8. Content type: Research

    The sterile insect technique (SIT) for use against mosquitoes consists of several steps including the production of the target species in large numbers, the separation of males and females, the sterilization o...

    Authors: Hanano Yamada, Hamidou Maiga, Jose Juarez, Danilo De Oliveira Carvalho, Wadaka Mamai, Adel Ali, Nanwintoum Severin Bimbile-Somda, Andrew Gordon Parker, Dongjing Zhang and Jeremy Bouyer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:435

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  9. Content type: Research

    The safety of ProHeart® 12 (PH 12; extended-release injectable suspension; 10% moxidectin in glyceryl tristearate microspheres) was evaluated in four studies using Beagle dogs and one study using ivermectin-se...

    Authors: Matthew J. Krautmann, Sean Mahabir, Ann Fielder, Wendy Collard, Tracie L. Wolthuis, Kevin Esch, Tracy Morton, Kent Alleman, Laibin Luo, Erin McCandless, Steven Nederveld, Kristina Kryda, Ryan Carroll and Joseph F. Boucher

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:433

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  10. Content type: Research

    Although the distribution of Giardia duodenalis genotypes in humans has been increasingly reported in recent years, data on possible differences in pathogen transmission between age groups and virulence between g...

    Authors: Yuanfei Wang, Olga Gonzalez-Moreno, Dawn M. Roellig, Laura Oliver, Jordi Huguet, Yaqiong Guo, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:432

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  11. Content type: Research

    Sterile male rear-and-release programmes are of growing interest for controlling Aedes aegypti, including use an “incompatible insect technique” (IIT) to suppress transmission of dengue, Zika, and other viruses. ...

    Authors: Barukh B. Rohde, Kyran M. Staunton, Nicholas C. Zeak, Nigel Beebe, Nigel Snoad, Artiom Bondarenco, Catherine Liddington, Jason A. Anderson, Wei Xiang, Richard W. Mankin and Scott A. Ritchie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:417

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  12. Content type: Research

    The southern African yellow dog tick, Haemaphysalis elliptica, occurs in eastern and southern Africa and adults infest domestic and wild carnivores. This tick species is also a vector of the highly virulent Babes...

    Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Julian E. Liebenberg, Dionne Crafford and Robert Six

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:431

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  13. Content type: Research

    The World Health Assembly endorsed the WHO Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Roadmap in 2013, in which NTDs were suggested as tracers of equity in the assessment of progress towards the Sustainable Development ...

    Authors: Seungman Cha, Mousab Siddig Elhag, Young-Ha Lee, Dae-Seong Cho, Hassan Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Ismail and Sung-Tae Hong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:429

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  14. Content type: Research

    To design appropriate schistosomiasis control programmes that include women and preschool-aged children (PSAC) it is essential to assess their disease profile and the risk factors predisposing them to infectio...

    Authors: Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Zvifadzo Matsena-Zingoni, Agnes Katsidzira, Cremance Tshuma, Nyasha Chin’ombe, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Bonnie Webster and Nicholas Midzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:427

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  15. Content type: Review

    Several trials and reviews have outlined the potential role of larviciding for malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to supplement the core indoor insecticide-based interventions. It has been argued that...

    Authors: Yahya A. Derua, Eliningaya J. Kweka, William N. Kisinza, Andrew K. Githeko and Franklin W. Mosha

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:426

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  16. Content type: Research

    Treatment of Psoroptes ovis in cattle is limited to topical acaricides or systemic treatment with macrocyclic lactones. Treatment failure of macrocyclic lactones has been reported. The aim of this study was to ev...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Chen, Wouter van Mol, Marieke Vanhecke, Luc Duchateau and Edwin Claerebout

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:425

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  17. Content type: Research

    Pentatrichomonas hominis is a flagellated protozoan that inhabits the large intestine of humans. Although several protozoans have been proposed to have a role in cancer progression, little is known about the epid...

    Authors: Nan Zhang, Hongbo Zhang, Yanhui Yu, Pengtao Gong, Jianhua Li, Ziyi Li, Ting Li, Zhanjie Cong, Chunying Tian, Xiaofeng Liu, Xiuyan Yu and Xichen Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:423

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  18. Content type: Research

    Haemoproteus (Parahaemoproteus) species (Haemoproteidae) are widespread blood parasites that can cause disease in birds, but information about their vector species, sporogonic development and transmission remain ...

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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:422

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  19. Content type: Research

    Animal trypanosomosis is endemic in Nigeria, while the human disease caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense is rarely reported nowadays after efforts to bring it under control in the 20th century. The University ...

    Authors: Paschal Ugochukwu Umeakuana, Wendy Gibson, Romanus Chukwuduruo Ezeokonkwo and Boniface Maduka Anene

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:420

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  20. Content type: Research

    Babesia bovis is the causal agent of Asiatic redwater, transmitted by the pandemic tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Disease control may target the tick vector using acaricides or anti-tick vaccines, or t...

    Authors: Ben J. Mans, Ronel Pienaar, P. Christo Troskie and Michael P. Combrink

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:419

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  21. Content type: Research

    Improved surveillance techniques are required to accelerate efforts against major arthropod-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, filariasis, Zika and yellow-fever. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasin...

    Authors: Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Halfan S. Ngowo, Salum A. Mapua, Arnold S. Mmbando, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Khamis Kifungo and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:418

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  22. Content type: Research

    Phleboviruses are mainly transmitted by sand flies and infections can result in various symptoms, including meningitis and meningoencephalitis. In endemic regions, seroprevalences in humans and animals are hig...

    Authors: Edwin Kniha, Adelheid G. Obwaller, Gerhard Dobler, Wolfgang Poeppl, Gerhard Mooseder and Julia Walochnik

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:416

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  23. Content type: Research

    Although parasitic isopods can negatively affect the reproduction and ingestion of several commercially important crustaceans, little is known regarding the mechanisms that underlie these effects.

    Authors: Yingdong Li, Xin Li, Weibin Xu, Zhibin Han, Yingying Zhao, Jing Dong, Hua Wei and Qijun Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:415

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  24. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is a prevalent but neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic trematodes of the genus Schistosoma, with the primary disease-causing species being S. haematobium, S. mansoni and S. japonicum. M...

    Authors: Fengchun Liu, Han Ding, Jiaming Tian, Congyu Zhou, Fei Yang, Wei Shao, Yinan Du, Xin Hou, Cuiping Ren, Jijia Shen and Miao Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:414

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  25. Content type: Research

    Culex mosquitoes cause considerable biting nuisance and sporadic transmission of arboviral and filarial diseases.

    Authors: Nancy S. Matowo, Said Abbasi, Givemore Munhenga, Marcel Tanner, Salum A. Mapua, David Oullo, Lizette L. Koekemoer, Emanuel Kaindoa, Halfan S. Ngowo, Maureen Coetzee, Jürg Utzinger and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:413

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  26. Content type: Short report

    Stable isotope labeling is a promising method for use in insect mark-capture and dispersal studies. Culicoides biting midges, which transmit several important animal pathogens, including bluetongue virus (BTV) an...

    Authors: Emily G. McDermott, Bradley A. Mullens, Christie E. Mayo, E. Brendan Roark, Christopher R. Maupin, Alec C. Gerry and Gabriel L. Hamer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:411

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  27. Content type: Research

    Currently, knowledge regarding the phlebotomine sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae) fauna of Turkey is restricted to regions with endemic leishmaniasis. However, rapidly changing environmental and social condition...

    Authors: Ozge Erisoz Kasap, Yvonne-Marie Linton, Mehmet Karakus, Yusuf Ozbel and Bulent Alten

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:410

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  28. Content type: Research

    Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is the mainstay for vector control intervention of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in India. Little is known on the control effects of IRS on different household types. Here, we asse...

    Authors: Rakesh Mandal, Vijay Kumar, Shreekant Kesari and Pradeep Das

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:409

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  29. Content type: Research

    In Europe, the tapeworm Dibothriocephalus latus (syn. Diphyllobothrium latum) is a well-known etiological agent of human diphyllobothriosis, which spreads by the consumption of raw fish flesh infected by plerocer...

    Authors: Daniel Barčák, Aneta Yoneva, Hana Sehadová, Mikuláš Oros, Andrea Gustinelli and Roman Kuchta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:408

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  30. Content type: Research

    The study of the mechanisms by which larvae of the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito survive exposure to the entomopathogen Lysinibacillus sphaericus has benefited substantially from the generation of laboratory-se...

    Authors: Tatiana Maria Teodoro Rezende, Antonio Mauro Rezende, Gabriel Luz Wallau, Crhisllane Rafaele Santos Vasconcelos, Osvaldo Pompílio de-Melo-Neto, Maria Helena Neves Lobo Silva-Filha and Tatiany Patrícia Romão

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:407

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  31. Content type: Research

    Trichomonas vaginalis is a human-infecting trichomonad and as such the best studied and the only for which the full genome sequence is available considering its parasitic lifestyle, T. vaginalis encodes an unusua...

    Authors: Maria R. Handrich, Sriram G. Garg, Ewen W. Sommerville, Robert P. Hirt and Sven B. Gould

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:406

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  32. Content type: Short report

    Sarcoptic mange is a broadly distributed parasitic disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei that affects wild mammals from all over the world, including the Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Selective culling of the sca...

    Authors: Marta Valldeperes, José Enrique Granados, Jesús María Pérez, Inmaculada Castro, Arián Ráez-Bravo, Paulino Fandos, Jorge Ramón López-Olvera, Emmanuel Serrano and Gregorio Mentaberre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:405

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  33. Content type: Short report

    The World Mosquito Program uses Wolbachia pipientis for the biocontrol of arboviruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Diagnostic testing for Wolbachia in laboratory colonies and in field-caught mosquito ...

    Authors: Daniela da Silva Gonçalves, David J. Hooker, Yi Dong, Nathan Baran, Peter Kyrylos, Iñaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Cameron P. Simmons and Scott L. O’Neill

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:404

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  34. Content type: Research

    Haemonchus contortus, a gastrointestinal nematode parasite of sheep, is mainly controlled by anthelmintics; the occurrence of anthelmintic resistance leads to treatment failures and increases economic burden. Bec...

    Authors: Simone Cristina Méo Niciura, Polyana Cristine Tizioto, Caroline Valério Moraes, Giovanna Gabrielle Cruvinel, Ana Cláudia Alexandre de Albuquerque, Raul Costa Mascarenhas Santana, Ana Carolina de Souza Chagas, Sergio Novita Esteves, Magda Vieira Benavides and Alessandro Francisco Talamini do Amarante

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:403

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  35. Content type: Research

    Ascariasis is a neglected tropical disease that affects 800 million people worldwide. Whereas most people only experience light worm burden, some people experience heavy worm burdens even after several rounds ...

    Authors: Gwendoline Deslyper, Celia V. Holland, Thomas J. Colgan and James C. Carolan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:402

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Combination doxycycline/macrocyclic lactone (ML) protocols have been shown to provide a more rapid adulticidal and microfilaricidal effect than either MLs or doxycycline alone, although female worms were repor...

    Authors: Chiara Lucchetti, Marco Genchi, Luigi Venco, Alessandro Menozzi, Paolo Serventi, Simone Bertini, Chiara Bazzocchi, Laura Helen Kramer and Alice Vismarra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:401

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  37. Content type: Research

    Sampling methodologies for mosquitoes that are capable of transmitting vector-borne infectious diseases provide critical information on entomological endpoints. Reliable and meaningful field data is vital to t...

    Authors: Jenna R. Davidson, Isra Wahid, Rusdiyah Sudirman, Victoria Makuru, Hajar Hasan, Andi Muhammad Arfah, Nirwana Nur, Muhammad Yusuf Hidayat, Allison L. Hendershot, Honglin Xiao, Xiaoyu Yu, Puji Budi Setia Asih, Din Syafruddin and Neil F. Lobo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:399

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Echinococcosis has led to considerable social and economic losses in China, particularly in the endemic communities of the eastern Tibetan Plateau. In China, human cases of Echinococcus granulosus (sensu stricto)...

    Authors: Yunliang Shi, Xiaoling Wan, Ziyue Wang, Jun Li, Zhihua Jiang and Yichao Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:398

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:412

  39. Content type: Research

    La Crosse virus (LACV) infection has been shown to manipulate the blood-feeding behaviors of its main vector, Aedes triseriatus. Here, we investigated the effects of virus infection on serotonin and dopamine and ...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Kevin Chan, Carlyle C. Brewster and Sally L. Paulson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:397

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  40. Content type: Research

    In the final phase of China’s national programme to eliminate malaria by 2020, it is vitally important to monitor the resistance of malaria vectors for developing effective vector control strategies. In 2017 S...

    Authors: Yuan Fang, Wen-Qi Shi, Jia-Tong Wu, Yuan-Yuan Li, Jing-Bo Xue and Yi Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:396

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  41. Content type: Research

    West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-transmitted disease of birds that has caused bird population declines and can spill over into human populations. Previous research has identified bird species that infect a ...

    Authors: Morgan P. Kain and Benjamin M. Bolker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:395

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  42. Content type: Research

    Globally, bacterial vector-borne disease (VBD) exerts a large toll on dogs in terms of morbidity and mortality but nowhere is this more pronounced than in the tropics. Tropical environments permit a burgeoning...

    Authors: Lucas G. Huggins, Anson V. Koehler, Dinh Ng-Nguyen, Stephen Wilcox, Bettina Schunack, Tawin Inpankaew and Rebecca J. Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:394

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  43. Content type: Review

    Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease linked to poverty and is widely endemic, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. For decades, the World Health Organization has called for a larger role of the primary health c...

    Authors: Paul Bizimana, Giuseppina Ortu, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Frédéric Nsabiyumva, Audace Nkeshimana, Elvis Muhimpundu and Katja Polman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:393

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  44. Content type: Research

    Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonosis caused by cestodes of Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) complex. In Nigeria, reports on the prevalence of CE, although limited, have been found to vary with location an...

    Authors: John Asekhaen Ohiolei, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Abdullahi Alhaji Magaji, Joshua Luka, Guo-Qiang Zhu, Clement Isaac, Manfred Ebube Odoya, Yan-Tao Wu, Mughees Aizaz Alvi, Rosline James Muku, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:392

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