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  1. Trypanosomes cause disease in humans and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa and rely on tsetse flies as their main insect vector. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa; however, only limited information ...

    Authors: Judith Sophie Weber, Sen Claudine Henriette Ngomtcho, Stephen Saikiu Shaida, Gloria Dada Chechet, Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem, Jonathan Andrew Nok, Mohammed Mamman, Daniel Mbunkah Achukwi and Sørge Kelm

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:481

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  2. The global spread of mosquito-borne diseases (MBD) has presented increasing challenges to public health. The transmission of MBD is mainly attributable to the biting behaviors of female mosquitoes. However, th...

    Authors: Qingqing Yin, Li Li, Xiang Guo, Rangke Wu, Benyun Shi, Yuji Wang, Yingjie Liu, Shang Wu, Yicheng Pan, Qi Wang, Tian Xie, Tian Hu, Dan Xia, Shang Xia, Dzinkambani Moffat Kambalame, Wanyu Li…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:474

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  3. A considerable amount of evidence has favored ecological host-fitting, rather than coevolution, as the main mechanism responsible for trypanosome divergence. Nevertheless, beyond the study of human pathogenic ...

    Authors: Sergio D. Pérez, Jared A. Grummer, Renata C. Fernandes-Santos, Caroline Testa José, Emília Patrícia Medici and Arlei Marcili

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:473

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  4. The parasitic dinoflagellates of the genus Hematodinium represent the causative agent of so-called bitter or pink crab disease in a broad range of shellfish taxa. Outbreaks of Hematodinium-associated disease can ...

    Authors: Charlotte E. Davies, Frederico M. Batista, Sophie H. Malkin, Jessica E. Thomas, Charlotte C. Bryan, Peter Crocombe, Christopher J. Coates and Andrew F. Rowley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:472

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  5. Rickettsia parkeri strain Atlantic rainforest has emerged in Brazil during the last 10 years, with three laboratory-confirmed human cases. While these cases were epidemiologically associated with the tick Amblyom...

    Authors: Anaiá da Paixão Sevá, Thiago Fernandes Martins, Sebastián Muñoz-Leal, Ana Carla Rodrigues, Adriano Pinter, Hermes R. Luz, Rodrigo N. Angerami and Marcelo B. Labruna

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:471

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  6. Transmission of vector-borne virus by insects is a complex mechanism consisting of many different processes; viremia in the host, uptake, infection and dissemination in the vector, and delivery of virus during...

    Authors: René G. P. van Gennip, Barbara S. Drolet, Paula Rozo Lopez, Ashley J. C. Roost, Jan Boonstra and Piet A. van Rijn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:470

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  7. The larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus is the causative agent of hydatid disease in humans. This zoonotic parasitic infection remains a major health problem in certain areas of the world where i...

    Authors: Ehsan Ahmadpour, Zahra Godrati-Azar, Adel Spotin, Roghayeh Norouzi, Hamed Hamishehkar, Sanam Nami, Peyman Heydarian, Saba Rajabi, Maryam Mohammadi and Gregorio Perez-Cordon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:469

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  8. Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contains an error. In the section entitled “Influence of anthropogenic disruption on parasitic nematode population genetics”, the passage

    Authors: Rebecca Cole and Mark Viney

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:468

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:590

  9. Pathogenic protozoans use extracellular vesicles (EVs) for intercellular communication and host manipulation. Acanthamoeba castellanii is a free-living protozoan that may cause severe keratitis and fatal granulom...

    Authors: Wei-Chen Lin, Chia-Yun Tsai, Jian-Ming Huang, Shang-Rung Wu, Lichieh Julie Chu and Kuo-Yang Huang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:467

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  10. Tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis is a deadly, neglected tropical disease and a major challenge for mixed crop-livestock agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by several species of the genus Trypanosoma

    Authors: Boucader Diarra, Modibo Diarra, Oumar Diall, Boubacar Bass, Youssouf Sanogo, Etienne Coulibaly, Mahamadou Sylla, Weining Zhao, Massimo Paone and Giuliano Cecchi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:466

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  11. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is an obligate parasitic intracellular bacterium. It is the causative agent of granulocytic anaplasmosis, with effects on human and animal health. In Europe, the pathogen is mainly trans...

    Authors: Tomasz Szewczyk, Joanna Werszko, Anna W. Myczka, Zdzisław Laskowski and Grzegorz Karbowiak

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:465

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  12. Bluetongue disease of ruminants is a typical insect-borne disease caused by bluetongue virus (BTV) of the genus Orbivirus (family Reoviridae) and transmitted by some species of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonida...

    Authors: Ying Liang Duan, Glenn Bellis, Le Li, Hua Chun Li, Hai Sheng Miao, Mei Ling Kou, De Fang Liao, Zheng Wang, Lin Gao and Ji Zhong Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:464

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  13. Arboviruses infecting people primarily exist in urban transmission cycles involving urban mosquitoes in densely populated tropical regions. For dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever viruses, sylvatic (for...

    Authors: Matthew John Valentine, Courtney Cuin Murdock and Patrick John Kelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:463

    Content type: Review

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  14. Assessing adult mosquito populations is an important component of disease surveillance programs and ecosystem health assessments. Inference from adult trapping datasets involves comparing populations across sp...

    Authors: Erin E. Gorsich, Brianna R. Beechler, Peter M. van Bodegom, Danny Govender, Milehna M. Guarido, Marietjie Venter and Maarten Schrama

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:462

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  15. Small mammals play an important role in the life-cycle of ticks and are reservoirs for several zoonotic pathogens. The aim of this study was to provide epidemiological data regarding the presence of Borrelia spp....

    Authors: Zsuzsa Kalmár, Attila Dávid Sándor, Ioana Adriana Matei, Angela Ionică, Gianluca D’Amico, Călin Mircea Gherman and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:461

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  16. Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are vectors of arboviruses that cause diverse diseases of public health significance. Blood protein digestion by midgut proteases provides anautogenous mosquitoes with the nutrient...

    Authors: Xuemei Li, Jinyu Yang, Qian Pu, Xinyue Peng, Lili Xu and Shiping Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:460

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  17. Investigations of Culicoides fauna, including inventories, were carried out in Morocco at different periods after the country had faced major bluetongue and African horse sickness outbreaks. However, no comprehen...

    Authors: Maria Bourquia, Claire Garros, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Laetitia Gardès, Karine Huber, Intissar Boukhari, Jean-Claude Delécolle, Thierry Baldet, Antoine Mignotte, Youssef Lhor, Khalid Khallaayoune and Thomas Balenghien

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:459

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  18. Schistosomiasis primarily affects poor and neglected communities due to their lack of safe water and sanitation facilities. In an effort to improve intervention strategies, the present study investigated the a...

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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:458

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  19. Potent granulomatous inflammation responses induced by schistosome eggs and resultant fibrosis are the primary causes of morbidity in schistosomiasis. Recombinant Sj16 (rSj16), a 16-kDa protein of Schistosoma jap...

    Authors: Jia Shen, Lifu Wang, Mei Peng, Zhen Liu, Beibei Zhang, Tao Zhou, Xi Sun and Zhongdao Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:457

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  20. As mosquitoes are one of the most harmful creatures in the world, recent high-frequency interceptions of invasive mosquito species have emphasized the need to enhance the biological security of the Zhejiang Pr...

    Authors: Tianci Yang, Yili Lin, Cheng Li, Guojun Xie, Jun Qian, Jianmin Yang, Xiang Ma, Limin Wang, Runzi Qi, Bin Yu, Wei Zheng, Zhonghua Wu, Xiaobin Zhang, Xuechun Cao and Jie Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:456

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are two globally invasive vectors with similar ecological niches. Encounters between them can result in either competitive exclusion or stable co-existence, but it is unclear wh...

    Authors: Talya Shragai, Laura Harrington, Catalina Alfonso-Parra and Frank Avila

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:455

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  22. Despite great success in significantly reducing the malaria burden in Viet Nam over recent years, the ongoing presence of malaria vectors and Plasmodium infection in remote forest areas and among marginalised gro...

    Authors: Hannah Margaret Edwards, Vu Duc Chinh, Bui Le Duy, Pham Vinh Thanh, Ngo Duc Thang, Dao Minh Trang, Irwin Chavez and Jeffrey Hii

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:454

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  23. The strategy of pooling stool specimens has been extensively used in the field of parasitology in order to facilitate the screening of large numbers of samples whilst minimizing the prohibitive cost of single ...

    Authors: Marina Papaiakovou, James Wright, Nils Pilotte, Darren Chooneea, Fabian Schär, James E. Truscott, Julia C. Dunn, Iain Gardiner, Judd L. Walson, Steven A. Williams and D. Timothy J. Littlewood

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:443

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  24. As many countries with endemic soil-transmitted helminth (STH) burdens achieve high coverage levels of mass drug administration (MDA) to treat school-aged and pre-school-aged children, understanding the detail...

    Authors: James E. Truscott, Alison K. Ower, Marleen Werkman, Katherine Halliday, William E. Oswald, Paul M. Gichuki, Carlos Mcharo, Simon Brooker, Sammy M. Njenga, Charles Mwandariwo, Judd L. Walson, Rachel Pullan and Roy Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:442

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  25. Sibship reconstruction is a form of parentage analysis that can be used to identify the number of helminth parental genotypes infecting individual hosts using genetic data on only their offspring. This has the...

    Authors: M. Inês Neves, Joanne P. Webster and Martin Walker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:441

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  26. The baseline endemicity profile of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a key benchmark for planning control programmes, monitoring their impact on transmission and assessing the feasibility of achieving elimination. ...

    Authors: Obiora A. Eneanya, Claudio Fronterre, Ifeoma Anagbogu, Chukwu Okoronkwo, Tini Garske, Jorge Cano and Christl A. Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:440

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  27. Schistosomiasis and food-borne trematodiases are not only of major public health concern, but can also have profound implications for livestock production and wildlife conservation. The zoonotic, multi-host na...

    Authors: Stefano Catalano, Amelia Symeou, Kirsty J. Marsh, Anna Borlase, Elsa Léger, Cheikh B. Fall, Mariama Sène, Nicolas D. Diouf, Davide Ianniello, Giuseppe Cringoli, Laura Rinaldi, Khalilou Bâ and Joanne P. Webster

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:439

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  28. Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections affect predominantly socio-economically disadvantaged populations in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Americas. Previous mathematical modelling studies have eval...

    Authors: Carolin Vegvari, James E. Truscott, Klodeta Kura and Roy M. Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:438

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  29. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set elimination (interruption of transmission) as an end goal for schistosomiasis. However, there is currently little guidance on the monitoring and evaluation strategy ...

    Authors: Jaspreet Toor, James E. Truscott, Marleen Werkman, Hugo C. Turner, Anna E. Phillips, Charles H. King, Graham F. Medley and Roy M. Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:437

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  30. Trypanosoma cruzi, the protozoan agent of Chagas disease, is comprised of at least 6 genetic lineages (TcI-TcVI). Their geographical distribution, clinical associations and reservoir hosts are not fully elucidate...

    Authors: Niamh Murphy, Natalia P. Macchiaverna, M. Victoria Cardinal, Tapan Bhattacharyya, Pascal Mertens, Nicolas Zeippen, Yves Gustin, Quentin Gilleman, Ricardo E. Gürtler and Michael A. Miles

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:424

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  31. Cryptosporidium spp. are causative agents of gastrointestinal diseases in a wide variety of vertebrate hosts. Mortality resulting from the disease is low in livestock, although severe cryptosporidiosis has been a...

    Authors: Kareem Hatam-Nahavandi, Ehsan Ahmadpour, David Carmena, Adel Spotin, Berit Bangoura and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:453

    Content type: Review

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  32. Schistosomiasis is a harmful neglected tropical disease caused by infection with Schistosoma spp., such as Schistosoma mansoni. Schistosoma must transition within a molluscan host to survive. Chemical analyses of...

    Authors: Conor E. Fogarty, Min Zhao, Donald P. McManus, Mary G. Duke, Scott F. Cummins and Tianfang Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:452

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  33. Alongshan virus (ALSV) is a novel discovered segmented flavivirus associated with human febrile illness in northeastern China. Ixodes persulcatus is considered as a candidate vector of ALSV in the endemic regions...

    Authors: Ze-Dong Wang, Wei Wang, Ni-Na Wang, Kai Qiu, Xu Zhang, Gegen Tana, Quan Liu and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:450

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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  46. 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

    Content type: Research

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