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  1. 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
  2. Triatomines (kissing bugs) are natural vectors of trypanosomes, which are single-celled parasitic protozoans, such as Trypanosoma cruzi, Tconorhini and Trangeli. The understanding of the transmission cycle of...

    Authors: Yunliang Shi, DeHua Lai, Dengyu Liu, Liyan Du, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaoyin Fu, Peichao Deng, Lili Tang, Shanshan He, Xiaoquan Liu, Yanwen Li and Qin Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:214
  3. Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes, particularly in early pregnancy. Previous studies have illustrated the landscape of decidual immune cells. Howe...

    Authors: Tianyi Fu, Xiaohui Wang, Xiaoyue Zhao, Yuzhu Jiang, Xianbing Liu, Haixia Zhang, Yushan Ren, Zhidan Li and Xuemei Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:213
  4. As a primary vector of bluetongue virus (BTV) in the US, seasonal abundance and diel flight activity of Culicoides sonorensis has been documented, but few studies have examined how time of host-seeking activity i...

    Authors: Xinmi Zhang, Jun Li and Alec C. Gerry
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:212
  5. The health and productivity of dairy goats continue to be impacted by gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) and lungworms (LW). Eprinomectin (EPN) is frequently selected for treatment because it is generally effect...

    Authors: Alexandra Beck, Sarah Thomson, David Reddick, Rike Brunner, Dana Campbell-Wilson, Damien Achard, Naomi Isaka, Anne Trotel and Hamadi Karembe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:211
  6. Toxocara canis is considered one of the most neglected parasitic zoonoses and threatens the health of millions of people worldwide with a predilection for pediatric and adolescent populations in impoverished comm...

    Authors: Wen-Bin Zheng, Hui-Jie Qiu, Han-Dan Xiao, Yang Zou and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:210
  7. Feline-associated hemotropic Mycoplasma (hemoplasmas) are believed to be transmitted by two primary mechanisms: (1) direct transmission via fighting and (2) vector-borne transmission by the cat flea (Ctenocephali...

    Authors: Charlotte O. Moore, Erin Lashnits, Michael Lappin, Jennifer Hawley and Edward B. Breitschwerdt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:209
  8. Triatoma infestans, Triatoma brasiliensis, Triatoma pseudomaculata and Rhodnius prolixus are vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease. Chickens serve as an important blood food source...

    Authors: Luanderson Cardoso Pereira, Nathalie de Sena Pereira, Andressa Noronha Barbosa da Silva, Clarice de Freitas Bezerra, Kivia Millana de Sousa, João Ciro Fagundes Neto, George Harisson Felinto Sampaio, Carlos Ramon do Nascimento Brito, Rita de Cássia Moreira Souza, Lúcia Maria da Cunha Galvão, Antônia Claudia Jácome da Câmara, Manuela Sales Lima Nascimento and Paulo Marcos Matta Guedes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:208
  9. Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease that afflicts millions of people worldwide; it is caused by Schistosoma, the only dioecious flukes with ZW systems. Schistosoma japonicum is endemic to Asia; the Z ...

    Authors: An Zhou, Wei Zhang, Xueling Ge, Qi Liu, Fang Luo, Shuhua Xu, Wei Hu and Yan Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:207
  10. Angiostrongyliasis is a highly dangerous infectious disease. Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae migrate to the mouse brain and cause symptoms, such as brain swelling and bleeding. Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) are nove...

    Authors: Dong-Hui Cheng, Tian-Ge Jiang, Wen-Bo Zeng, Tian-Mei Li, Yi-Dan Jing, Zhong-Qiu Li, Yun-Hai Guo and Yi Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:205
  11. Mosquito-borne viruses cause various infectious diseases in humans and animals. Oya virus (OYAV) and Ebinur Lake virus (EBIV), belonging to the genus Orthobunyavirus within the family Peribunyaviridae, are recogn...

    Authors: Siyuan Liu, Xiaoyu Wang, Fei Wang, Wahid Zaman, Cihan Yang, Doudou Huang, Haixia Ma, Jinglin Wang, Qiyong Liu, Zhiming Yuan and Han Xia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:204
  12. The role of pathogen genotype in determining disease severity and immunopathology has been studied intensively in microbial pathogens including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses but is poorly understood in...

    Authors: Kathrin S. Jutzeler, Winka Le Clec’h, Frédéric D. Chevalier and Timothy J. C. Anderson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:203
  13. The rising burden of mosquito-borne diseases in Europe extends beyond urban areas, encompassing rural and semi-urban regions near managed and natural wetlands evidenced by recent outbreaks of Usutu and West Ni...

    Authors: Daniel C. Smith, Stefanie M. Schäfer, Nick Golding, Miles A. Nunn, Steven M. White, Amanda Callaghan and Bethan V. Purse
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:201
  14. Mayaro virus (MAYV) is an emerging alphavirus, primarily transmitted by the mosquito Haemagogus janthinomys in Central and South America. However, recent studies have shown that Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus an...

    Authors: Marco Brustolin, Koen Bartholomeeusen, Tatiana Rezende, Kevin K. Ariën and Ruth Müller
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:200
  15. Enteric parasitic infections remain a major public health problem globally. Cryptosporidium spp., Cyclospora spp. and Giardia spp. are parasites that cause diarrhea in the general populations of both developed an...

    Authors: Daniel Oduro, Esther Baafi, Philip Opoku-Agyeman, Tryphena Adams, Akweley Abena Okai, Selassie Bruku, Sandra Kyei, Phillip Banahene, Caleb Danso-Coffie, Emmanuel Boafo, Rhoda Yeboah, Godfred Futagbi and Nancy Odurowah Duah-Quashie
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:199
  16. Tungiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by the adult female sand flea (Tunga penetrans). Dogs are considered important reservoirs of T. penetrans in Brazil. The aim of this study was to determine the mon...

    Authors: Katharine Costa dos Santos, Paula Elisa Brandão Guedes, George Rêgo Albuquerque, Anderson Vieira de Jesus, Anaiá da Paixão Sevá, Joana Thaisa Santos de Oliveira, Jamille Bispo de Carvalho Teixeira, Thammy Vieira Bitar, Tatiani Vitor Harvey, Sofia Nadir Sanches Ramos, Francisco Bonomi Barufi, Fernando de Almeida Borges and Renata Santiago Alberto Carlos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:197
  17. Ixodes inopinatus was described from Spain on the basis of morphology and partial sequencing of 16S ribosomal DNA. However, several studies suggested that morphological differences between I. inopinatus and Ixode...

    Authors: Ondřej Daněk, Alena Hrbatová, Karolina Volfová, Sylvie Ševčíková, Paulina Lesiczka, Markéta Nováková, Sajjad Ghodrati, Kristyna Hrazdilova, Vincenzo Veneziano, Ettore Napoli, Domenico Otranto, Fabrizio Montarsi, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Noureddine Mechouk, Peter Adamík, David Modrý…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:196
  18. Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum are closely related protozoan parasites that are considered important causes of abortion in livestock, causing huge economic losses. Hunan Province ranks 12th in the product...

    Authors: Xi-Long Yi, Wen-He Yang, He-Liang Zheng, Mei-Ling Cao, Jun Xiong, Wen-Cheng Chen, Yu-Jing Zhou, Fen Li, Xing-Quan Zhu and Guo-Hua Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:195
  19. Sarcoptic mange is a serious animal welfare concern in bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus). Fluralaner (Bravecto®) is a novel acaricide that has recently been utilised for treating mange in wombats. The topical...

    Authors: Kotaro Takano, Scott Carver, Yolandi Vermaak, Katja Fischer, Robert J. Harvey and Kate E. Mounsey
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:194
  20. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is one of the most important respiratory nematodes of felines. Infections may lead to respiratory clinical signs with varying severity or even death, emphasizing the need for preventive...

    Authors: Marie-Kristin Raulf, Katharina Raue, Nadja Rohdich, Eva Zschiesche, Jonathan Raue, Kristina Merhof, Holger A. Volk, Manuela Schnyder, Simone Morelli, Donato Traversa, Rainer K. A. Roepke and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:193
  21. Infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis (AC) in humans or mice can lead to severe eosinophilic meningitis or encephalitis, resulting in various neurological impairments. Developing effective neuroprotective dr...

    Authors: Hui Huang, Zhongyuan Zhang, Mengdan Xing, Zihan Jin, Yue Hu, Minyu Zhou, Hang Wei, Yiwen Liang and Zhiyue Lv
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:192
  22. Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that causes severe threats to humans and livestock. Macrophages are the cell type preferentially infected by T. gondii in vivo. Protein phosphoryl...

    Authors: Dingzeyang Su, Shifan Zhu, Kangzhi Xu, Zhaofeng Hou, Fuxing Hao, Fan Xu, Yifan Lin, Yuyang Zhu, Dandan Liu, Qiangde Duan, Xinjun Zhang, Yuguo Yuan, Jinjun Xu and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:191
  23. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a widespread zoonosis caused by the infection with Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (E. granulosus s.l.). CE cysts mainly develop in the liver of intermediate hosts, characterized ...

    Authors: Xiaodi Du, Ruiqi Hua, Xue He, Wei Hou, Shengqiong Li, Aiguo Yang and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:190
  24. Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular parasitic protozoa, infects approximately 30% of the global population. Contracting T. gondii at the primary infection of the mother can result in neonatal microcephal...

    Authors: Yue Zhong, Cheng Qin, Qing Wang, Maoyuan Ding, Chong Qiu, Yunzhao Xu and Jinling Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:189
  25. Malaria is a serious public health concern worldwide. Early and accurate diagnosis is essential for controlling the disease’s spread and avoiding severe health complications. Manual examination of blood smear ...

    Authors: Dhevisha Sukumarran, Khairunnisa Hasikin, Anis Salwa Mohd Khairuddin, Romano Ngui, Wan Yusoff Wan Sulaiman, Indra Vythilingam and Paul Cliff Simon Divis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:188
  26. In the context of climate change, a growing concern is that vector-pathogen or host-parasite interactions may be correlated with climatic factors, especially increasing temperatures. In the present study, we u...

    Authors: Artur Trzebny, Olena Nahimova and Miroslawa Dabert
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:187
  27. Starting in October 2021, quarterly malacological surveys have been undertaken in Malawi, with the sampling of 12 specified freshwater habitats throughout a calendar year. Each survey monitors the presence of ...

    Authors: S. Jones, A. Juhász, P. Makaula, L. J. Cunningham, J. Archer, C. Nkolokosa, G. Namacha, E. Kambewa, D. Lally, D. R. Kapira, P. Chammudzi, S. A. Kayuni, J. Musaya and J. Russell Stothard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:186
  28. Schistosomiasis, also called bilharziasis, is a neglected tropical disease induced by schistosomes that infects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the life cycle of schistosomiasis, eggs are regarded...

    Authors: Ao Hong, Abdulrahim Umar, Hao Chen, Zheng Yu and Jing Huang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:185
  29. Human malaria, an ancient tropical disease, is caused by infection with protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium and is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. Our understanding of h...

    Authors: Emmanuel Drouin, Patrick Hautecoeur and Miles Markus
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:184
  30. Clothianidin-based indoor residual spraying (IRS) formulations have become available for malaria control as either solo formulations of clothianidin or a mixture of clothianidin with the pyrethroid deltamethri...

    Authors: Thomas Syme, Boris N’dombidjé, Aicha Odjo, Martial Gbegbo, Damien Todjinou and Corine Ngufor
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:183
  31. Anopheles sacharovi, a member of the Anopheles maculipennis complex, was a historical malaria vector in Italy, no longer found since the last report at the end of 1960s. In September 2022, within the Surveillance...

    Authors: Donato Antonio Raele, Francesco Severini, Luciano Toma, Michela Menegon, Daniela Boccolini, Giovanni Tortorella, Marco Di Luca and Maria Assunta Cafiero
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:182
  32. Anopheles mosquitoes are ectothermic and involved in numerous pathogen transmissions. Their life history traits are influenced by several environmental factors such as temperature, relative humidity and photoperi...

    Authors: Nicaise D. C. Djègbè, Dari F. Da, Bernard M. Somé, Lawata Inès G. Paré, Fatoumata Cissé, Wadaka Mamai, Karine Mouline, Simon P. Sawadogo, Joseph D. Challenger, Thomas S. Churcher and Roch K. Dabiré
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:181
  33. Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan intracellular obligate parasite and the etiological agent of toxoplasmosis in humans, domestic animals and wildlife, causing miscarriages and negatively impacting offspring. D...

    Authors: Lisbeth Rojas-Baron, Kira Senk, Carlos Hermosilla, Anja Taubert and Zahady D. Velásquez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:180
  34. Intestinal schistosomiasis remains a worrying health problem, particularly in western Côte d'Ivoire, despite control efforts. It is therefore necessary to understand all the factors involved in the development...

    Authors: Edwige A. Sokouri, Bernardin Ahouty Ahouty, Martial N’Djetchi, Innocent A. Abé, Ble Gbacla Flora Dominique Yao, Thomas Konan Konan, Annette MacLeod, Harry Noyes, Oscar Nyangiri, Enock Matovu and Mathurin Koffi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:179
  35. To successfully replicate within the host cell, Toxoplasma gondii employs several mechanisms to overcome the host cell defenses and mitigate the harmful effects of the free radicals resulting from its own metabol...

    Authors: Zhi-Wei Zhang, Meng Wang, Li-Xiu Sun, Hany M. Elsheikha, Cheng-Lin Lei, Jin-Lei Wang, Bao-Quan Fu, Jian-Xun Luo, Xing-Quan Zhu and Ting-Ting Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:178
  36. Macrocyclic lactones (MLs) are the only class of drugs currently commercially available that are effective for preventing heartworm disease. The data presented in this article provide information on the effica...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Martin, Elizabeth B. Mitchell, Stephen Yoon, John W. McCall, Becky Fankhauser, Abdelmoneim Mansour, Scott McCall and Matthias Pollmeier
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:176
  37. Helminth extracellular vesicles (EVs) are known to have a three-way communication function among parasitic helminths, their host and the host-associated microbiota. They are considered biological containers th...

    Authors: Enrique Riera-Ferrer, Hynek Mazanec, Ivona Mladineo, Peter Konik, M. Carla Piazzon, Roman Kuchta, Oswaldo Palenzuela, Itziar Estensoro, Javier Sotillo and Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:175
  38. Malaria is one of the most devastating tropical diseases, resulting in loss of lives each year, especially in children under the age of 5 years. Malaria burden, related deaths and stall in the progress against...

    Authors: Eric Ali Ibrahim, Mark Wamalwa, John Odindi and Henri Edouard Zefack Tonnang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:174
  39. Control of the zoonotic food-borne parasite Fasciola hepatica remains a major challenge in humans and livestock. It is estimated that annual economic losses due to fasciolosis can reach US$3.2 billion in agricult...

    Authors: Elora Valderas-García, Verónica Castilla-Gómez de Agüero, Laura González del Palacio, Giulio Galli, Nerea Escala, Marta Ruiz-Somacarrera, Marta González-Warleta, Esther del Olmo, Rafael Balaña-Fouce and María Martínez-Valladares
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:173
  40. Antigen detection in Taenia solium cysticercosis confirms viable infection in the intermediate host (either pig or human). The reference B158/B60 monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based Ag-enzyme-linked immunosorbent ass...

    Authors: Gianfranco Arroyo, Luz Toribio, Sara Garrido, Nancy Chile, Teresa Lopez-Urbina, Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Miguel Muro, Robert H. Gilman, Yesenia Castillo, Pierre Dorny, Seth E. O’Neal, Armando E. Gonzalez and Hector H. Garcia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:172
  41. Identification of mosquitoes greatly relies on morphological specification. Since some species cannot be distinguished reliably by morphological methods, it is important to incorporate molecular techniques int...

    Authors: Julia Reichl, Christina Prossegger, Sarah Petutschnig, Maria Sophia Unterköfler, Karin Bakran-Lebl, Mateusz Markowicz, Alexander Indra and Hans-Peter Fuehrer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:171
  42. Triatoma garciabesi and T. guasayana are considered secondary vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi and frequently invade rural houses in central Argentina. Wing and head structures determine the ability of triatomines to...

    Authors: Federico G. Fiad, Miriam Cardozo, Julieta Nattero, Gisel V. Gigena, David E. Gorla and Claudia S. Rodríguez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:169
  43. Mosquitoes inhabiting urban green spaces and cemeteries in Europe represent a crucial facet of public health concern and contribute to the ecological balance. As urbanization intensifies, these areas increasin...

    Authors: Fátima Goiri, Mikel A. González, Aitor Cevidanes, Jesús F. Barandika and Ana L. García-Peréz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:168
  44. Malaria is a major public health concern in Ethiopia, and its incidence could worsen with the spread of the invasive mosquito species Anopheles stephensi in the country. This study aimed to provide updates on the...

    Authors: Temesgen Ashine, Adane Eyasu, Yehenew Asmamaw, Eba Simma, Endalew Zemene, Adrienne Epstein, Rebecca Brown, Nigatu Negash, Abena Kochora, Alison M. Reynolds, Mikiyas Gebremichael Bulto, Temesgen Tafesse, Alemayehu Dagne, Biniyam Lukus, Endashaw Esayas, Sinknesh Wolde Behaksra…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:166

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