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  1. Content type: Research

    Treatment of schistosomiasis has relied on the anthelmintic drug praziquantel (PZQ) for more than a generation. Despite its celebrated performance for treatment and control of schistosomiasis and other platyhe...

    Authors: Maria João Gouveia, Paul J. Brindley, Carlos Azevedo, Fátima Gärtner, José M. C. da Costa and Nuno Vale

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:309

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  2. Content type: Short report

    Haemosporidian parasites are transmitted by dipteran blood-sucking insects but certain vectors remain unidentified for the great majority of described species. Sensitive PCR-based methods are often used for th...

    Authors: Rasa Bernotienė, Rita Žiegytė, Gabrielė Vaitkutė and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:307

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    Rhodnius montenegrensis (Triatominae), a potential vector of Chagas disease, was described after R. robustus-like bugs from southwestern Amazonia. Mitochondrial cytb sequence near-identity with sympatric R. robus...

    Authors: Raíssa N. Brito, Juliana A. Geraldo, Fernando A. Monteiro, Cristiano Lazoski, Rita C. M. Souza and Fernando Abad-Franch

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:305

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    Schistosomiasis is responsible for a considerable global disease burden. This work aimed to improve the therapeutic outcome of the only available antischistosomal drug worldwide, praziquantel (PZQ), by incorpo...

    Authors: Amr Radwan, Naglaa M. El-Lakkany, Samia William, Gina S. El-Feky, Muhammad Y. Al-Shorbagy, Samira Saleh and Sanaa Botros

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:304

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  5. Content type: Review

    Parasites comprise diverse and complex organisms, which substantially impact human and animal health. Most parasites have complex life-cycles, and by virtue of co-evolution have developed multifaceted, often l...

    Authors: Mebrahtu G. Tedla, Alison L. Every and Jean-Pierre Y. Scheerlinck

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:303

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    Tissue transglutaminase (tTG)-regulating IL-13 plays an important role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis resulting from Schistosoma japonicum (Sj) infection. IL-33 and its receptor ST2 are involved in Th2-bia...

    Authors: Zhi-Yong Li, LinZhuo Xiao, GuiYing Lin, JuanJuan Tang, YuQiang Chen, Lan Chen, BaoQi Li, MeiLing Wu, ShuYan Liu, ChuQin Huang, Dominique Ferrandon and Zi Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:302

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  7. Content type: Research

    Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) is caused by the growth of Echinococcus multilocularis larvae in the liver. It is a chronic and potentially lethal parasitic disease. Early stage diagnosis for this disease i...

    Authors: Caigui Lin, Zhong Chen, Lingqiang Zhang, Zhiliang Wei, Kian-Kai Cheng, Yueyue Liu, Guiping Shen, Haining Fan and Jiyang Dong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:300

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  8. Content type: Research

    Insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) against public health insecticides is increasingly reported in Ghana and need to be closely monitored. This study investigated the intensity of insecticide resis...

    Authors: Rebecca Pwalia, Joannitta Joannides, Alidu Iddrisu, Charlotte Addae, Dominic Acquah-Baidoo, Dorothy Obuobi, Godwin Amlalo, Samuel Akporh, Sampson Gbagba, Samuel K. Dadzie, Duncan K. Athinya, Melinda P. Hadi, Helen Pates Jamet and Joseph Chabi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:299

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Urinary schistosomiasis, caused by Schistosoma haematobium, remains a significant public health problem worldwide, despite years of efforts to control it. Haematuria is one of the notable indirect indicators of S...

    Authors: Gordana Panic, Beatrice Barda, Jana Kovač, Jean T. Coulibaly and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:298

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    Effective malaria control relies on evidence-based interventions. Anopheline behaviour and Plasmodium infections were investigated in North Cameroon, following long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) distribution in...

    Authors: Wolfgang Eyisap Ekoko, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Jude Bigoga, Stanislas Mandeng, Michael Piameu, Narcisse Nvondo, Jean-Claude Toto, Philippe Nwane, Salomon Patchoke, Lili Ranaise Mbakop, Jerome Achille Binyang, Martin Donelly, Immo Kleinschmidt, Tessa Knox, Arthur Mbida Mbida, Alain Dongmo…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:297

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    Small ruminants are important hosts for various tick species and tick-associated organisms, many of which are zoonotic. The aim of the present study was to determine the presence of tick-borne protozoans and b...

    Authors: Haoning Wang, Jifei Yang, Muhammad Uzair Mukhtar, Zhijie Liu, Minghai Zhang and Xiaolong Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:296

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  12. Content type: Research

    Baseline information that is essential for determining the areas to target with larval control includes estimates of vector diversity and larval habitat preferences. Due to a lack of such information in Baring...

    Authors: Isabella M. Ondiba, Florence A. Oyieke, Duncan K. Athinya, Isaac K. Nyamongo and Benson B. A. Estambale

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:295

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    Vector-borne diseases are emerging worldwide and have an important zoonotic relevance. In the last few years, the interest in vector-borne pathogens in cats has increased. However, studies on feline vector-bor...

    Authors: Cristina Pereira, João Pedro Maia, Ricardo Marcos, Camilla Luzzago, Pablo Puente-Payo, Paola Dall’Ara, Augusto Faustino and Stefania Lauzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:294

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  14. Content type: Research

    Lingering post-treatment parasite antigen in blood complicates malaria diagnosis through antigen detection. Characterization of antigen clearance dynamics is important for interpretation of positive antigen de...

    Authors: Mateusz M. Plucinski, Peter D. McElroy, Pedro Rafael Dimbu, Filomeno Fortes, Doug Nace, Eric S. Halsey and Eric Rogier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:293

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    Climate-related changes are expected to influence the prevalence and distribution of vector-borne haemosporidian parasites at northern latitudes, although baseline information about resident birds is still lac...

    Authors: Caroline Van Hemert, Brandt W. Meixell, Matthew M. Smith and Colleen M. Handel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:292

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    Head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, is an obligatory blood-sucking ectoparasite, distributed worldwide. Phylogenetically, it occurs in five divergent mitochondrial clades (A–E); each exhibiting a particular ge...

    Authors: Celia Scherelle Boumbanda Koyo, Nadia Amanzougaghene, Bernard Davoust, Leon Tshilolo, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki, Didier Raoult, Oleg Mediannikov and Florence Fenollar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:290

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  17. Content type: Research

    Tick selenoproteins are involved in regulating oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress during prolonged tick feeding on mammalian hosts. How selenoproteins are activated upon tick-borne pathogen infection i...

    Authors: Deepak Kumar, Monica Embers, Thomas N. Mather and Shahid Karim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:289

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  18. Content type: Research

    Ambient temperature is an important determinant of malaria transmission and suitability, affecting the life-cycle of the Plasmodium parasite and Anopheles vector. Early models predicted a thermal malaria transmis...

    Authors: Melisa M. Shah, Amy R. Krystosik, Bryson A. Ndenga, Francis M. Mutuku, Jamie M. Caldwell, Victoria Otuka, Philip K. Chebii, Priscillah W. Maina, Zainab Jembe, Charles Ronga, Donal Bisanzio, Assaf Anyamba, Richard Damoah, Kelsey Ripp, Prasanna Jagannathan, Erin A. Mordecai…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:288

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  19. Content type: Research

    Vector control activities, namely long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), have contributed significantly to the decreasing malaria burden observed in The Gambia since 2008. Ne...

    Authors: Kevin Ochieng’ Opondo, Musa Jawara, Saihou Cham, Ebrima Jatta, Lamin Jarju, Muhammed Camara, Fatou Sanneh, Pa Modou Gaye, Lamin Jadama, Sainey Ceesay, Ebrima Njie, Benoit Sessinou Assogba, Balla Kandeh and Umberto D’Alessandro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:287

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Angiostrongylus vasorum is a nematode living in the pulmonary arteries of canids. Infected dogs develop severe pulmonary lesions which can potentially lead to pulmonary hypertension (PH). However, reports of PH i...

    Authors: Andrea Corda, Silvia Carta, Antonio Varcasia, Claudia Tamponi, Maria Antonietta Evangelisti, Antonio Scala and Maria Luisa Pinna Parpaglia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:286

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  21. Content type: Research

    Apicomplexan protozoans of the genus Eimeria cause coccidiosis, one of the most economically relevant parasitic diseases in chickens. The lack of a complete understanding of molecular mechanisms in the host-paras...

    Authors: Charles Li, Xianghe Yan, Hyun S. Lillehoj, Sungtaek Oh, Liheng Liu, Zhifeng Sun, Changqin Gu, Youngsub Lee, Zhezi Xianyu and Hongyan Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:285

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  22. Content type: Research

    Apoptosis plays a critical role in the embryonic development, homeostasis of immune system and host defense against intracellular microbial pathogens. Infection by the obligate intracellular pathogen Toxoplasma g...

    Authors: Li-Juan Zhou, Min Chen, Santhosh Puthiyakunnon, Cheng He, Jing Xia, Cynthia Y. He, Sheng-Qun Deng and Hong-Juan Peng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:284

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  23. Content type: Research

    Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) represent a wide group of diseases of major significance for canine health. In addition to their veterinary importance, many of these diseases are of great zoonotic concern...

    Authors: Athanasios Angelou, Athanasios I. Gelasakis, Natalia Verde, Nikola Pantchev, Roland Schaper, Ramaswamy Chandrashekar and Elias Papadopoulos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:283

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  24. Content type: Research

    Avian haemosporidian parasites can cause severe disease in their hosts due to excessive exo-erythrocytic merogony and anaemia caused by blood stages. Notably, the development of megalomeronts by species of Haemop...

    Authors: Tanja Himmel, Josef Harl, Anna Kübber-Heiss, Cornelia Konicek, Nuhacet Fernández, Carles Juan-Sallés, Mikas Ilgūnas, Gediminas Valkiūnas and Herbert Weissenböck

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:282

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  25. Content type: Research

    The liver fluke Fasciola gigantica modulates several signaling pathways in infected buffaloes to facilitate its survival and establishment of persistent infection. In response to the parasite invasion, buffaloes ...

    Authors: Fu-Kai Zhang, Rui-Si Hu, Hany M. Elsheikha, Zhao-An Sheng, Wei-Yu Zhang, Wen-Bin Zheng, Xing-Quan Zhu and Jun-Jun He

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:281

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  26. Content type: Research

    Species of Acanthamoeba are facultative pathogens which can cause sight threatening Acanthamoeba keratitis and a rare but deadly brain infection, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Due to conversion of Acanthamo...

    Authors: Ayaz Anwar, Arshid Numan, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Mohammad Khalid and Naveed Ahmed Khan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:280

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  27. Content type: Research

    Activation of hepatic stellate cells is the dominant pathogenic event during the process of liver fibrosis. Bone morphogenic protein (BMP)-7 has recently been identified as an anti-fibrotic factor and leads to...

    Authors: Liuting Chen, Qi Zhou, Ertao Liu, Jiali Zhang, Lian Duan, Dandan Zhu, Jinling Chen and Yinong Duan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:279

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  28. Content type: Research

    Surveillance of outdoor resting malaria vector populations is crucial to monitor possible changes in vector resting and feeding behaviour following the widespread use of indoor-based vector control interventio...

    Authors: Teshome Degefa, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Guofa Zhou, Ming-Chieh Lee, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:278

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  29. Content type: Research

    We assessed metrics of the metazoan parasite infracommunities of the dusky flounder (Syacium papillosum) as indicators of aquatic environmental health of the Yucatan Shelf (YS) prior to oil extraction. We sampled...

    Authors: Víctor M. Vidal-Martínez, Iván Velázquez-Abunader, Oscar Arturo Centeno-Chalé, Ana Luisa May-Tec, Lilia C. Soler-Jiménez, Daniel Pech, Ismael Mariño-Tapia, Cecilia Enriquez, Omar Zapata-Pérez, Jorge Herrera-Silveira, David I. Hernández-Mena, Sharon Z. Herzka, Uriel Ordoñez-López and M. Leopoldina Aguirre-Macedo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:277

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  30. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is still a public health burden in many developing countries. In Benin, a West African country, at least 6.6 million people are at risk for LF. With the goal of eliminating LF by 2020...

    Authors: Pelagie M. Boko-Collins, Aurore Ogouyemi-Hounto, Elvire G. Adjinacou-Badou, Laurinda Gbaguidi-Saizonou, Nissou Ines Dossa, Aboudou Dare, Moudachirou Ibikounle, Kathryn L. Zoerhoff, Daniel A. Cohn and Wilfrid Batcho

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:276

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  31. Content type: Research

    Neutrophils play an immunomodulatory role through the release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs are released in response to Leishmania infection, but the mechanism of NET extrusion has not been eluci...

    Authors: Furong Wei, Wenci Gong, Junyun Wang, Yuetao Yang, Jianxiu Liu, Yanjuan Wang and Jianping Cao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:275

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  32. Content type: Research

    Oil palm plantation establishment in Colombia has the potential to impact Chagas disease transmission by increasing the distribution range of Rhodnius prolixus. In fact, previous studies have reported Trypanosoma...

    Authors: Diana Erazo, Nicole L. Gottdenker, Camila González, Felipe Guhl, Monica Cuellar, Troy J. Kieran, Travis C. Glenn, Juan D. Umaña and Juan Cordovez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:274

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  33. Content type: Review

    The transmission soil transmitted helminths (STH) occurs via ingestion of or contact with infective stages present in soil contaminated with human faeces. It follows therefore that efforts to reduce faecal contam...

    Authors: Susana Vaz Nery, Amy J. Pickering, Ebba Abate, Abraham Asmare, Laura Barrett, Jade Benjamin-Chung, Donald A. P. Bundy, Thomas Clasen, Archie C. A. Clements, John M. Colford Jr., Ayse Ercumen, Siobhan Crowley, Oliver Cumming, Matthew C. Freeman, Rashidul Haque, Birhan Mengistu…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:273

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  34. Content type: Short report

    Toltrazuril is frequently administered for the metaphylactic control of piglet cystoisosporosis. In a previous study, the efficacy of parenteral toltrazuril (45 mg/piglet, Group Forceris®) applied on the 2nd d...

    Authors: Anja Joachim, Nicolas Guerra, Barbara Hinney, Adnan Hodžić, Hamadi Karembe, Aruna Shrestha and Daniel Sperling

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:272

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  35. Content type: Research

    Babesia bigemina is an apicomplexan parasite transovarially transmitted via Rhipicephalus ticks that infect red blood cells and causes bovine babesiosis, a poorly controlled severe acute disease in cattle. New me...

    Authors: Gamila A. R. Bohaliga, Wendell C. Johnson, Naomi S. Taus, Hala E. Hussein, Reginaldo G. Bastos, Carlos E. Suarez, Glen A. Scoles and Massaro W. Ueti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:271

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  36. Content type: Research

    Canine generalized demodicosis is a common parasitic disease caused by the proliferation of Demodex mites. The introduction of isoxazoline class treatments in veterinary dermatology has resulted in apparently eff...

    Authors: Milos Djuric, Natalija Milcic Matic, Darko Davitkov, Uros Glavinic, Dajana Davitkov, Branislav Vejnovic and Zoran Stanimirovic

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:270

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  37. Content type: Research

    There are no effective vaccines against Babesia and Theileria parasites; therefore, therapy depends heavily on antiprotozoal drugs. Treatment options for piroplasmosis are limited; thus, the need for new antiprot...

    Authors: Amani Magdy Beshbishy, Gaber El-Saber Batiha, Naoaki Yokoyama and Ikuo Igarashi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:269

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  38. Content type: Research

    Diphyllobothriosis is an intestinal cestodosis caused by tapeworms of the family Diphyllobothriidae. In France, endemic cases are limited to south-east and due to Dibothriocephalus latus. In this paper, we invest...

    Authors: Brice Autier, Sorya Belaz, Brigitte Degeilh, Jean-Pierre Gangneux and Florence Robert-Gangneux

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:267

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  39. Content type: Review

    Arboviruses represent a significant burden to public health and local economies due to their ability to cause unpredictable and widespread epidemics. To maximize early detection of arbovirus emergence in non-e...

    Authors: Helen J. Esser, Ramona Mögling, Natalie B. Cleton, Henk van der Jeugd, Hein Sprong, Arjan Stroo, Marion P. G. Koopmans, Willem F. de Boer and Chantal B. E. M. Reusken

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:265

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  40. Content type: Research

    The long-distance dispersal of the invasive disease vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus has introduced arthropod-borne viruses into new geographical regions, causing a significant medical and economic burd...

    Authors: Kelly L. Bennett, Carmelo Gómez Martínez, Alejandro Almanza, Jose R. Rovira, W. Owen McMillan, Vanessa Enriquez, Elia Barraza, Marcela Diaz, Javier E. Sanchez-Galan, Ari Whiteman, Rolando A. Gittens and Jose R. Loaiza

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:264

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  41. Content type: Research

    The scale-up in the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying has significantly reduced malaria burden and mortality. However, insecticide resistance, among other fact...

    Authors: Amen N. Fadel, Sulaiman S. Ibrahim, Magellan Tchouakui, Ebai Terence, Murielle J. Wondji, Micareme Tchoupo, Samuel Wanji and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:263

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  42. Content type: Research

    Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Current therapeutic management is limited to treatment with nitroheterocyclic drugs, such as nifurtimox...

    Authors: Jair Téllez, Ibeth Romero, Alvaro José Romanha and Mario Steindel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:262

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  43. Content type: Research

    Elimination of malaria depends on mastering transmission and understanding the biological basis of Plasmodium infection in the vector. The first mosquito organ to interact with the parasite is the midgut and its ...

    Authors: Rosa Amélia Gonçalves Santana, Maurício Costa Oliveira, Iria Cabral, Rubens Celso Andrade Silva Junior, Débora Raysa Teixeira de Sousa, Lucas Ferreira, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Patrícia Abrantes, Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra and Henrique Silveira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:261

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  44. Content type: Research

    Chagas disease is a protozoan infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. The disease has a chronic course in which 20–30% of the patients would develop progressive damage to the cardiovascular system and the gastroin...

    Authors: Juan Espinosa-Pereiro, Adrián Sánchez-Montalvá, Fernando Salvador, Augusto Sao-Avilés, Elena Sulleiro and Israel Molina

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:260

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  45. Content type: Research

    A spot-on formulation of fluralaner plus moxidectin has been designed to provide long-term protection against fleas and ticks, prevent heartworm disease and treat gastrointestinal nematode infections in cats. ...

    Authors: Petr Fisara, Frank Guerino and Fangshi Sun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:259

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  46. Content type: Research

    Vector control interventions using long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are commonly practiced tools for the control of malaria in Ethiopia. In order to evaluate the effect...

    Authors: Dejene Getachew, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Meshesha Balkew and Habte Tekie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:257

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