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  1. Fleas, considered to be the main transmission vectors of Bartonella, are highly prevalent and show great diversity. To date, no investigations have focused on Bartonella vectors in Southeast China. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Shuheng Zhou, Yuwei Nian, Zhiwei Zeng, Tengwei Han, Weijun Liu, Kuicheng Zheng and Fangzhen Xiao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:264
  2. Schistosomiasis is a debilitating neglected tropical disease endemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The role of health facilities in the prevention, diagnosis, control, and elimination of schistosomiasis is poorly doc...

    Authors: Naomi C. Ndum, Lydia Trippler, Ulfat A. Mohammed, Anisa S. Ali, Jan Hattendorf, Jürg Utzinger, Said M. Ali and Stefanie Knopp
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:263
  3. In recent years the Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus has invaded Europe, including the Netherlands. This species is a known vector for a range of arboviruses, possibly including West Nile virus (WNV). As WNV e...

    Authors: Charlotte Linthout, Afonso Dimas Martins, Mariken de Wit, Clara Delecroix, Sandra R. Abbo, Gorben P. Pijlman and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:262
  4. Malaria transmission in Tanzania is driven by mosquitoes of the Anopheles gambiae complex and Anopheles funestus group. The latter includes An. funestus s.s., an anthropophilic vector, which is now strongly resis...

    Authors: Salum Abdallah Mapua, Badara Samb, Ismail Hassan Nambunga, Gustav Mkandawile, Hamis Bwanaly, Emmanuel Wilson Kaindoa, Joel Ouma Odero, John Paliga Masalu, Najat Feruz Kahamba, Emmanuel Elirehema Hape, Nicodem James Govella, Fredros Oketch Okumu and Frederic Tripet
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:261
  5. The Anopheles dirus complex plays a significant role as a malaria vector in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), with varying degrees of vector competence among species. Accurate identification of sibling species ...

    Authors: Manop Saeung, Jutharat Pengon, Chatpong Pethrak, Saranya Thaiudomsup, Suthat Lhaosudto, Atiporn Saeung, Sylvie Manguin, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap and Natapong Jupatanakul
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:260
  6. Powassan virus, a North American tick-borne flavivirus, can cause severe neuroinvasive disease in humans. While Ixodes scapularis are the primary vectors of Powassan virus lineage II (POWV II), also known as deer...

    Authors: Clemence Obellianne, Parker D. Norman, Eliane Esteves and Meghan E. Hermance
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:259
  7. Dirofilaria immitis, commonly known as heartworm (HW), is a parasitic nematode transmitted by various mosquito species, leading to heartworm disease (HWD) in dogs. Diagnosis of HW typically involves antigen or mi...

    Authors: Daniel Felipe Barrantes Murillo, Elyssa J. Campbell, Andrew R. Moorhead and Chengming Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:258
  8. Macroinvertebrate predators such as backswimmers (Heteroptera: Notonectidae), dragonflies (Odonata: Aeshnidae), and predatory diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) naturally inhabit aquatic ecosystems. Some ...

    Authors: Hudson Onen, Martha A. Kaddumukasa, Jonathan K. Kayondo, Anne M. Akol and Frédéric Tripet
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:257
  9. Human toxocariasis is a neglected parasitic disease characterised by the syndromes visceral, cerebral, and ocular larva migrans. This disease is caused by the migrating larvae of Toxocara roundworms from dogs and...

    Authors: Yifan Yang, Yi Chen, Zhiwan Zheng, Lijun Lin, Xueqiu Chen, Chenyu Yang, Die Zhong, Haiyan Wu, Zhiwei Xiong, Sishi Liu, Tao Wang, Yi Yang, Aifang Du and Guangxu Ma
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:256
  10. RNA interference (RNAi) is a target-specific gene silencing method that can be used to determine gene functions and investigate host–pathogen interactions, as well as facilitating the development of ecofriendl...

    Authors: Bodunrin Omokungbe, Alejandra Centurión, Sabrina Stiehler, Antonia Morr, Andreas Vilcinskas, Antje Steinbrink and Kornelia Hardes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:255
  11. Aedes aegypti is the primary mosquito vector for several arboviruses, such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses, which cause frequent outbreaks of human disease in tropical and subtropical regions. Control of ...

    Authors: Anna B. Kawiecki, Amy C. Morrison and Christopher M. Barker
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:254
  12. Fleas are one of the most common and pervasive ectoparasites worldwide, comprising at least 2500 valid species. They are vectors of several disease-causing agents, such as Yersinia pestis. Despite their significa...

    Authors: Yi-Tian Fu, Ying Xun, Yan-Yan Peng, Yu Zhang and Xiang Wu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:253
  13. Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan parasite that is widely distributed in humans and warm-blooded animals. T. gondii chronic infections can cause toxoplasmic encephalopathy, adverse pregnancy, and ma...

    Authors: Haoxin Li, Hao Yuan, Zi-Peng Yang, Yining Song, Jun-Jie Wang, Qingyuan Wen, Yu-Xiang Zheng, Xiu-Xiang Zhang, Miao Yu and Zi-Guo Yuan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:252

    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:295

  14. Salinity, exacerbated by rising sea levels, is a critical environmental cue affecting freshwater ecosystems. Predicting ecosystem structure in response to such changes and their implications for the geographic...

    Authors: Sam Philip Boerlijst, Antje van der Gaast, Lisa Maria Wilhelmina Adema, Roderick Wiebe Bouman, Eline Boelee, Peter Michiel van Bodegom and Maarten Schrama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:251
  15. Flea bites could trigger a series of complex molecular responses in the host. However, our understanding of the responses at the molecular level is still relatively limited. This study quantifies the changes i...

    Authors: Xinchang Lun, Yuan Shi, Yiguan Wang, Ning Zhao, Qiyong Liu, Fengxia Meng, Xiuping Song, Jun Wang and Liang Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:250
  16. Multiple species of the genera Cytauxzoon and Hepatozoon can infect wild felines, but the diversity of these and other apicomplexan parasites in Eurasian lynx is scarcely known. The aim of this study was to detec...

    Authors: Nannan Cui, Lixin Su, Ziqi Wang, Sándor Hornok, Lijuan Tang, Meihua Yang, Yujiang Zhang, Guoyu Zhao and Yuanzhi Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:249
  17. Sarcoptic mange is a skin disease caused by the contagious ectoparasite Sarcoptes scabiei, capable of suppressing and extirpating wild canid populations. Starting in 2015, we observed a multi-year epizootic of s...

    Authors: Christy N. Wails, Claire C. Helmke, Kathleen M. Black, Roger Ramirez-Barrios, Sarah M. Karpanty, Daniel H. Catlin and James D. Fraser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:248
  18. The interplay between Toxoplasma gondii infection and tumor development is intriguing and not yet fully understood. Some studies showed that T. gondii reversed tumor immune suppression, while some reported the op...

    Authors: Yining Song, Hao Yuan, Xiaoying Yang, Zipeng Yang, Zhaowen Ren, Shuting Qi, Houjing He, Xiu-Xiang Zhang, Tiantian Jiang and Zi-Guo Yuan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:247
  19. Arthropods vector a multitude of human disease-causing organisms, and their geographic ranges are shifting rapidly in response to changing climatic conditions. This is, in turn, altering the landscape of disea...

    Authors: Rafael Vivero-Gomez, Daniela Duque-Granda, Jonathan A. Rader, Adam Stuckert, Ricardo Santander-Gualdron, Gloria Cadavid-Restrepo, Claudia X. Moreno-Herrera and Daniel R. Matute
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:246
  20. Bovine babesiosis is caused by infection with the protozoal parasite Babesia bovis, which is transmitted by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) spp. It can cause mortality rates up to 90% in immunologically naive Bos tauru...

    Authors: Tammi L. Johnson, Kelly A. Persinger, Naomi S. Taus, Sara K. Davis, Karen C. Poh, Lowell S. Kappmeyer, Jacob M. Laughery, Janaína Capelli-Peixoto, Kimberly H. Lohmeyer, Massaro W. Ueti and Pia U. Olafson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:245
  21. Snails of the Lymnaeidae family are the intermediate hosts of Fasciola species, the causative agents of fascioliasis. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of Fasciola species in lymnaeid snai...

    Authors: Hossein Galavani, Ali Haniloo, Saber Raeghi, Mohammad Amin Ghatee and Mehdi Karamian
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:244
  22. Authors: Mert Döşkaya, Li Liang, Aarti Jain, Hüseyin Can, Sultan Gülçe İz, Philip Louis Felgner, Aysu Değirmenci Döşkaya, David Huw Davies and Adnan Yüksel Gürüz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:243

    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:393

  23. Proteases produced by Acanthamoeba spp. play an important role in their virulence and may be the key to understanding Acanthamoeba pathogenesis; thus, increasing attention has been directed towards these proteins...

    Authors: Alvie Loufouma-Mbouaka, Tania Martín-Pérez, Martina Köhsler, Zeynep Danisman, Maya Schwarz, Rounik Mazumdar, Ascel Samba-Louaka and Julia Walochnik
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:242
  24. The endangered Formosan black bear (Ursus thibetanus formosanus) is the largest native carnivorous mammal in Taiwan. Diseases, poor management, illegal hunting, and habitat destruction are serious threats to the ...

    Authors: Yi-Lun Tsai, Wittawat Wechtaisong, Ting-Rong Lee, Chun-Hao Chang, Pin-Huan Yu and Mei-Hsiu Hwang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:241
  25. Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, is still a public health problem in Latin America and in the Southern Cone countries, where Triatoma infestans is the main vector. We evaluated the relationships among...

    Authors: Dario E. Elias, Marta V. Cardinal, Natalia P. Macchiaverna, Gustavo F. Enriquez, Ricardo E. Gürtler and M. Sol Gaspe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:240
  26. The spleen plays a critical role in the immune response against malaria parasite infection, where splenic fibroblasts (SFs) are abundantly present and contribute to immune function by secreting type I collagen...

    Authors: Wei-Zhong Kong, Hang-Ye Zhang, Yi-Fan Sun, Jing Song, Jian Jiang, Heng-Yuan Cui, Yu Zhang, Su Han and Yang Cheng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:239
  27. Eukaryotic genes contain introns that are removed by the spliceosomal machinery during mRNA maturation. Introns impose a huge energetic burden on a cell; therefore, they must play an essential role in maintain...

    Authors: Lirong Lin, Yanjing Liu, Rui Liang, Yue Guo, Ruixue Xu, Ruoxi Fan, Zhiwei Jiao, Wenting Zhao, Lixia Yue, Mingke Lu, Shengfa Liu, Xin-zhuan Su and Jian Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:238
  28. Louse flies (Diptera, Hippoboscidae) are important blood-sucking parasites of birds and mammals with a worldwide distribution. The aim of our study was to collect louse flies from birds across multiple sites i...

    Authors: Gergő Keve, Tibor Csörgő, Dávid Kováts, Anikó Benke, Attila Tibor Bende, Hunor Ágoston, Attila Mórocz, Ákos Németh, Enikő Anna Tamás, Attila Huber, József Gyurácz, Gábor Keve, Jenő Kontschán, Anna Németh and Sándor Hornok
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:237
  29. Like other oviparous organisms, the gonotrophic cycle of mosquitoes is not complete until they have selected a suitable habitat to oviposit. In addition to the evolutionary constraints associated with selectiv...

    Authors: Justine C. Shiau, Nathan Garcia-Diaz, Dennis E. Kyle and Ashutosh K. Pathak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:236
  30. “Regeneration time” (RT) denotes the time required to obtain a stable mortality rate for mosquitoes exposed to insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) after three consecutive washes of a net in a day. The RT informs t...

    Authors: Aidi Galus Lugenge, Olukayode G. Odufuwa, Jilly Jackson Mseti, Johnson Kyeba Swai, Ole Skovmand and Sarah Jane Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:235
  31. Snail-borne trematodes afflict humans, livestock, and wildlife. Recognizing their zoonotic potential and possible hybridization, a One Health approach is essential for effective control. Given the dearth of kn...

    Authors: Aspire Mudavanhu, Ruben Schols, Emilie Goossens, Tamuka Nhiwatiwa, Tawanda Manyangadze, Luc Brendonck and Tine Huyse
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:234
  32. The adaptive divergence of Aedes aegypti populations to heterogeneous environments can be a driving force behind the recent expansion of their habitat distribution and outbreaks of dengue disease in urbanized are...

    Authors: Atikah Fitria Muharromah, Thaddeus M. Carvajal, Maria Angenica F. Regilme and Kozo Watanabe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:233
  33. Schistosoma japonicum eggs lodge in the liver and induce a fibrotic granulomatous immune response in the liver of host. Galectin 3 (Gal-3) is a protein implicated in fibrosis in multiple organs. However, the path...

    Authors: Ziyun Huang, Xingzhuo Liu, Shiguang Huang and Fangli Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:232
  34. Insect cell lines play a vital role in many aspects of research on disease vectors and agricultural pests. The tsetse fly Glossina morsitans morsitans is an important vector of salivarian trypanosomes in sub-Saha...

    Authors: Lesley Bell-Sakyi, Lee R. Haines, Giovanni Petrucci, Alexandra Beliavskaia, Catherine Hartley, Jing Jing Khoo, Benjamin L. Makepeace, Adly M. M. Abd-Alla and Alistair C. Darby
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:231
  35. Anopheles funestus is a leading vector of malaria in most parts of East and Southern Africa, yet its ecology and responses to vector control remain poorly understood compared with other vectors such as Anopheles ...

    Authors: Joel O. Odero, Ismail H. Nambunga, John P. Masalu, Gustav Mkandawile, Hamis Bwanary, Emmanuel E. Hape, Rukiyah M. Njalambaha, Patrick Tungu, Halfan S. Ngowo, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Salum A. Mapua, Najat F. Kahamba, Luca Nelli, Charles Wondji, Lizette L. Koekemoer, David Weetman…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:230
  36. This study examined population genetics of Aedes aegypti in El Salvador and Honduras, two adjacent countries in Central America. Aedes aegypti is associated with yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. Each ...

    Authors: A. L. Joyce, Miguel Moreno, Leonel Palomo, Raul O’Connor and Denis Escobar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:229
  37. Ivermectin is a well-tolerated anthelminthic drug with wide clinical and veterinary applications. It also has lethal and sublethal effects on mosquitoes. Mass drug administration with ivermectin has therefore ...

    Authors: Monique A. M. Shepherd-Gorringe, Marie W. Pettit and Frances M. Hawkes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:228
  38. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals emitted as products of cell metabolism, which reflects the physiological and pathological conditions of any living organisms. These compounds play a key role as ...

    Authors: Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Giovanni Benelli, Giacinto Salvatore Germinara, Petr Volf and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:227
  39. The giant roundworm Ascaris is an intestinal nematode, causing ascariasis by infecting humans and pigs worldwide. Recent estimates suggest that Ascaris infects over half a billion people, with chronic infections ...

    Authors: Ben P. Jones, Kezia Kozel, Allen Jethro I. Alonte, Kennesa Klariz R. Llanes, Alexandra Juhász, Umer Chaudhry, Sara Roose, Peter Geldhof, Vicente Y. Belizario Jr., Peter Nejsum, J. Russell Stothard, E. James LaCourse, Arnoud H. M. van Vliet, Vachel Gay V. Paller and Martha Betson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:225
  40. Ivermectin mass drug administration to humans or livestock is a potential vector control tool for malaria elimination. Racemic ivermectin is composed of two components, namely a major component (> 80%; ivermec...

    Authors: Pattarapon Khemrattrakool, Thitipong Hongsuwong, Phornpimon Tipthara, Rattawan Kullasakboonsri, Theerawit Phanphoowong, Patchara Sriwichai, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, Podjanee Jittamala, Joel Tarning and Kevin C. Kobylinski
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:224
  41. Batai virus (BATV) is a zoonotic arbovirus of veterinary importance. A high seroprevalence in cows, sheep and goats and infection in different mosquito species has been observed in Central Europe. Therefore, w...

    Authors: Anna Heitmann, Magdalena Laura Wehmeyer, Renke Lühken, Konstantin Kliemke, Hanna Jöst, Norbert Becker, Michelle Helms, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit and Stephanie Jansen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:223
  42. Culex pipiens pallens is a well-known mosquito vector for several diseases. Deltamethrin, a commonly used pyrethroid insecticide, has been frequently applied to manage adult Cx. pipiens pallens. However, mosquito...

    Authors: Jinze Li, Jiajia Du, Guangshuo Ding, Wenxing Zhang, Yinghui Zhou, Yidan Xu, Dan Zhou, Yan Sun, Xiaoqiu Liu and Bo Shen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:222
  43. The chicken body louse is an obligate ectoparasite of domestic chickens. Chicken body lice feed on feathers, and infestation with this louse is linked to decreases in egg production, hen weight, and feed conve...

    Authors: Amy C. Murillo, Alireza Abdoli, Richard A. Blatchford, Eammon J. Keogh and Alec C. Gerry
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:221
  44. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is an emerging mosquito-borne Orthoflavivirus that poses a significant public health risk in many temperate and tropical regions in Asia. Since the climate in some endemic cou...

    Authors: Janina Krambrich, Dario Akaberi, Johanna F. Lindahl, Åke Lundkvist and Jenny C. Hesson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:220
  45. The main vectors of onchocerciasis in Africa are Simulium damnosum sensu lato, which transmit the causative agent Onchocerca volvulus. The force of transmission is driven by the vector density, hence influencing ...

    Authors: Franklin Ayisi, Dziedzom Komi de Souza, Jamie Tallant, Benjamin Didier Biholong, Eric Bertrand Fokam and Daniel Adjei Boakye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:219
  46. Epigenetic modifications of histones play important roles in the response of eukaryotic organisms to environmental stress. However, many histone acetyltransferases (HATs), which are responsible for histone ace...

    Authors: Tingwei Pei, Miao Zhang, Ziwen Gao, Lu Li, Ziyan Bing, Jianglei Meng, Chuks Fidel Nwanade, Chaohui Yuan, Zhijun Yu and Jingze Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:218
  47. Gut bacteria, which serve as essential modulators, exert a significant impact on insect physiology and behavior and have substantial application potential in pest management. The dynamics of gut bacteria and t...

    Authors: Di Li, Lingjun Wang, Liang Wang, Yanting Gou, Bo Luo, Rong Yan and Hui Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:217
  48. Mosquitoes pose a risk to human health worldwide, and correct species identification and detection of cryptic species are the most important keys for surveillance and control of mosquito vectors. In addition t...

    Authors: Nataša Bušić, Ana Klobučar, Nediljko Landeka, Toni Žitko, Goran Vignjević, Nataša Turić, Mirta Sudarić Bogojević, Enrih Merdić, Mladen Kučinić and Branka Bruvo Mađarić
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:216
  49. Animal African trypanosomiasis, which is caused by different species of African trypanosomes, is a deadly disease in livestock. Although African trypanosomes are often described as blood-borne parasites, ther...

    Authors: Cynthia Mmalebna Amisigo, Gloria Amegatcher, Jack D. Sunter and Theresa Manful Gwira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:215

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