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  1. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis is a mosquito-borne disease caused by filarioid nematodes. A comparative understanding of parasite biology and host-parasite interactions can provide information necessary for developing i...

    Authors: Watcharatip Dedkhad, Bruce M Christensen, Lyric C Bartholomay, Deepak Joshi, Chayanit Hempolchom and Atiporn Saeung

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:528

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  2. Content type: Short report

    Dengue is a serious arboviral disease in Sri Lanka with a large number of dengue fever (DF) cases every year. Control of the primary vector Aedes aegypti depends upon larval habitat source reduction and insectici...

    Authors: Sachini D. Fernando, Menaka Hapugoda, Rushika Perera, Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez, William C. Black IV and Nissanka K. De Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:526

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    The merozoite of the zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi invades human erythrocytes via the binding of its Duffy binding protein (PkDBPαII) to the Duffy antigen on the eythrocytes. The Duffy antigen has two immunologica...

    Authors: Mun Yik Fong, Fei Wen Cheong and Yee Ling Lau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:527

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    Anaplasma spp. are Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria transmitted by ticks. Even though numerous studies have detected DNA from Anaplasma spp. in the blood of birds, thus far mammals were the only vert...

    Authors: Ralph Eric Thijl Vanstreels, Michael J. Yabsley, Nola J. Parsons, Liandrie Swanepoel and Pierre A. Pistorius

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:525

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  5. Content type: Review

    The distribution of Taenia saginata in the Americas is unclear. Establishing the distribution, economic burden, and potentials for control of bovine cysticercosis is increasingly important due to the growing dema...

    Authors: Uffe Christian Braae, Lian F. Thomas, Lucy J. Robertson, Veronique Dermauw, Pierre Dorny, Arve Lee Willingham, Anastasios Saratsis and Brecht Devleesschauwer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:518

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    Mosquitoes transmit many vector-borne infectious diseases including malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, and Japanese encephalitis. The insecticidal δ-endotoxins Cry4, Cry11, and Cyt produce...

    Authors: Somphob Leetachewa, Narumol Khomkhum, Somsri Sakdee, Ping Wang and Saengduen Moonsom

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:515

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    Acanthamoebiasis is most often found in patients with immune deficiency, with infections facilitated by the intake of immunosuppressive drugs. The host immune response to Acanthamoeba spp. infection is poorly und...

    Authors: Natalia Łanocha-Arendarczyk, Agnieszka Kolasa-Wołosiuk, Iwona Wojciechowska-Koszko, Karolina Kot, Paulina Roszkowska, Barbara Krasnodębska-Szponder, Edyta Paczkowska, Bogusław Machaliński, Karolina Łuczkowska, Barbara Wiszniewska and Danuta Kosik-Bogacka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:517

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    Whipworms (Nematoda: Trichuridae), among the most common soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), can cause the socioeconomically important disease trichuriasis in various mammalian hosts including humans and non-hu...

    Authors: Yue Xie, Bo Zhao, Eric P. Hoberg, Mei Li, Xuan Zhou, Xiaobin Gu, Weimin Lai, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:516

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    Trypanosoma cruzi invades and replicates inside mammalian cells, which can lead to chronic Chagas disease in humans. Trypanosoma copemani infects Australian marsupials and recent investigations indicate it may be...

    Authors: Crystal Cooper, R. C. Andrew Thompson, Paul Rigby, Alysia Buckley, Christopher Peacock and Peta L. Clode

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:521

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  10. Content type: Short report

    The zoonotic parasite, Giardia duodenalis (syns. G. lamblia and G. intestinalis), has been widely reported in humans and animals, including rodents. The bamboo rat, a rodent species belonged to the subfamily Rhiz...

    Authors: Xun Ma, Yi Wang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Hao-Xian Wu and Guang-Hui Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:520

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    Blastocystis is one of the most common intestinal parasites in humans and animals worldwide. At least 17 subtypes have been identified in mammals and birds. In China, although some studies have reported the occur...

    Authors: Jianguang Wang, Baiyan Gong, Xiaohua Liu, Wei Zhao, Tong Bu, Weizhe Zhang, Aiqin Liu and Fengkun Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:522

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    Cache Valley virus (CVV) is a mosquito-borne orthobunyavirus endemic in North America. The virus is an important agricultural pathogen leading to abortion and embryonic lethality in ruminant species, especiall...

    Authors: Victoria B. Ayers, Yan-Jang S. Huang, Amy C. Lyons, So Lee Park, Stephen Higgs, James I. Dunlop, Alain Kohl, Barry W. Alto, Isik Unlu, Bradley J. Blitvich and Dana L. Vanlandingham

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:519

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    Cryptosporidium spp. are protozoans that cause diarrheal illness in humans and animals, including birds, worldwide. The present study was aimed to revisit the infectivity and pathogenicity of C. avium, recently c...

    Authors: Zhaohui Cui, Dan Song, Meng Qi, Sumei Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:514

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    Several European countries suffered important economic losses during the past decade due to the emergence of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses. Both are viruses of veterinary importance and are spread by Culic...

    Authors: Charlotte Sohier, Isra Deblauwe, Reginald De Deken, Maxime Madder, Christiane Fassotte, Bertrand Losson and Nick De Regge

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:512

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    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease and a major cause of disability worldwide. It is one of the neglected tropical diseases identified by the World Health Organization for eliminati...

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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:513

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    Tengchong County was one of the counties located at the China-Myanmar border with high malaria incidence in the previous decades. As the pilot county for malaria elimination at the border area, Tengchong Count...

    Authors: Shao-sen Zhang, Shui-sen Zhou, Zheng-bin Zhou, Tian-mu Chen, Xue-zhong Wang, Wen-qi Shi, Wei-kang Jiang, Ju-lin Li, Xiao-nong Zhou, Roger Frutos, Sylvie Manguin and Aneta Afelt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:511

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  17. Content type: Research

    Babesia bigemina and B. bovis are two economically important hemoparasites affecting both cattle and buffaloes involved in dairy and beef production. In Colombia, although some parasitological and serological stu...

    Authors: Jeiczon Jaimes-Dueñez, Omar Triana-Chávez, Andrés Holguín-Rocha, Alberto Tobon-Castaño and Ana M. Mejía-Jaramillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:510

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Aedes spp. mosquitoes mainly transmit the arboviruses dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in urban areas, causing a severe public health problem. In 2012–2013, a major dengue outbreak occurred on Ma...

    Authors: Gonçalo Seixas, Henri Jupille, Pei-Shi Yen, Bela Viveiros, Anna-Bella Failloux and Carla Alexandra Sousa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:509

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    Pyrethroids are the most common class of insecticide used worldwide for indoor residual spraying (IRS) against malaria vectors. Water-dispersible granules (WG) are a pyrethroid formulation to be applied after ...

    Authors: Nicolas Moiroux, Armel Djènontin, Barnabas Zogo, Aziz Bouraima, Ibrahim Sidick, Olivier Pigeon and Cédric Pennetier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:508

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  20. Content type: Research

    In Brazil, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a serious public health problem because of its magnitude, geographical expansion and potential harms caused by illnesses, including death. However, VL is largely ignor...

    Authors: Agda M. Oliveira, Rossana V. M. López, Margareth R. Dibo, Lilian A. C. Rodas, Marluci M. Guirado and Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:503

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  21. Content type: Research

    Moose (Alces alces) are a culturally and economically valued species in Minnesota. However, the moose population has experienced a sudden, marked decline in their range, including extirpation in the northwest and...

    Authors: Caroline M. Grunenwald, Erika Butler, Arno Wünschmann, Anibal G. Armien, Michelle Carstensen, Erik Hildebrand, Roger D. Moon and Richard W. Gerhold

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:507

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  22. Content type: Research

    Schistosoma mekongi is one of five major causative agents of human schistosomiasis and is endemic to communities along the Mekong River in southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) and northern Cambodia. S...

    Authors: Orawan Phuphisut, Pravech Ajawatanawong, Yanin Limpanont, Onrapak Reamtong, Supaporn Nuamtanong, Sumate Ampawong, Salisa Chaimon, Paron Dekumyoy, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Brett E. Swierczewski and Poom Adisakwattana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:504

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  23. Content type: Research

    A multi-centre field trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of afoxolaner based chewables (NexGard® or NexGard Spectra®) for the treatment of generalised demodicosis caused by Demodex canis in dogs under fi...

    Authors: Wilfried Lebon, Massimo Beccati, Patrick Bourdeau, Thomas Brement, Vincent Bruet, Agnieszka Cekiera, Odile Crosaz, Céline Darmon, Jacques Guillot, Marion Mosca, Didier Pin, Jaroslaw Popiel, Dorota Pomorska Handwerker, Diane Larsen, Eric Tielemans, Frédéric Beugnet…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:506

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  24. Content type: Research

    Many important vector arthropods are known to stratify vertically in forest environments, a phenomenon which has important implications for vector-borne disease transmission and vector control. Culicoides Latreil...

    Authors: Bethany L. McGregor, Alfred E. Runkel IV, Samantha M. Wisely and Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:505

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  25. Content type: Research

    Biting aquatic insects belonging to the order Hemiptera have been suggested as potential vectors of Mycobacterium ulcerans in endemic areas for Buruli ulcer (BU). If this is the case, these insects would be expec...

    Authors: Jorge Cano, Antonio Rodríguez, Hope Simpson, Earnest N. Tabah, Jose F. Gómez and Rachel L. Pullan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:501

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  26. Content type: Research

    The majority of vaccination studies against infection with F. hepatica in a natural host have been conducted at the late stage of the infection when the host's immune response is already immunomodulated by the pa...

    Authors: Raúl Pérez-Caballero, Leandro Buffoni, F. Javier Martínez-Moreno, Rafael Zafra, Verónica Molina-Hernández, José Pérez and Álvaro Martínez-Moreno

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:500

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  27. Content type: Research

    Trichinella spiralis serine protease inhibitor (TsSPI) was identified in ES proteins of adult worms (AW), the TsSPI gene was highly expressed at enteral stage worms (AW and newborn larvae), distributed mainly in ...

    Authors: Yan Yan Song, Yao Zhang, Hua Nan Ren, Ge Ge Sun, Xin Qi, Fan Yang, Peng Jiang, Xi Zhang, Jing Cui and Zhong Quan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:499

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  28. Content type: Review

    Trypanosoma cruzi (Kinetoplastea: Trypanosomatidae) infects all tissues of its hosts, which along with humans, include hundreds of mammalian species in the Americas. The epidemiology of T. cruzi has been changing...

    Authors: Ana Maria Jansen, Samanta Cristina das Chagas Xavier and André Luiz Rodrigues Roque

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:502

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  29. Content type: Research

    Eukaryotic pathogens, including Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Enterocytozoon, have been implicated in neonatal diarrhoea, leading to marked morbidity and mortality in the alpaca (Vicugna pacos) and llama (Lama gla...

    Authors: Anson V. Koehler, Mohammed H. Rashid, Yan Zhang, Jane L. Vaughan, Robin B. Gasser and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:498

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  30. Content type: Research

    The aquatic pulmonate snail Biomphalaria glabrata is a significant vector and laboratory host for the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni, an etiological agent for the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasi...

    Authors: Nicolas J. Wheeler, Nathalie Dinguirard, Joshua Marquez, Adrian Gonzalez, Mostafa Zamanian, Timothy P. Yoshino and Maria G. Castillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:496

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:566

  31. Content type: Short report

    Entomological indices within a specific area vary with climatic factors such as rainfall, temperature and relative humidity. Contributions of such weather parameter fluctuations to the changes in entomological...

    Authors: Abiodun Obembe, Kehinde O. K. Popoola, Adedayo O. Oduola and Samson T. Awolola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:497

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  32. Content type: Research

    Free-living ungulates are hosts of ixodid ticks and reservoirs of tick-borne microorganisms in central Europe and many regions around the world. Tissue samples and engorged ticks were obtained from roe deer, r...

    Authors: Mária Kazimírová, Zuzana Hamšíková, Eva Špitalská, Lenka Minichová, Lenka Mahríková, Radoslav Caban, Hein Sprong, Manoj Fonville, Leonhard Schnittger and Elena Kocianová

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:495

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  33. Content type: Research

    Tick-borne rickettsial pathogens are emerging worldwide and pose an increased health risk to both humans and animals. A plethora of rickettsial species has been identified in ticks recovered from human and ani...

    Authors: Emanuela Olivieri, Michiel Wijnveld, Marise Bonga, Laura Berger, Maria T. Manfredi, Fabrizia Veronesi and Frans Jongejan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:494

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  34. Content type: Short report

    Heartworm medications and many oral or topical flea and tick products are provided as monthly doses while a newer oral flea/tick product, fluralaner (BRAVECTO® Chew), is re-dosed at a 12-week interval. This st...

    Authors: Robert Lavan, Kathleen Heaney, Srinivasan Rajagopalan Vaduvoor and Kaan Tunceli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:493

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  35. Content type: Research

    Bartonella spp. cause persistent bacterial infections in mammals. Although these bacteria are transmitted by blood-feeding arthropods, there is also evidence for vertical transmission in their mammalian hosts. We...

    Authors: Katarzyna Tołkacz, Mohammed Alsarraf, Maciej Kowalec, Dorota Dwużnik, Maciej Grzybek, Jerzy M. Behnke and Anna Bajer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:491

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  36. Content type: Research

    Insecticide spraying campaigns designed to suppress the principal vectors of the Chagas disease usually lack an active surveillance system that copes with house reinvasion. Following an insecticide campaign wi...

    Authors: Marta Victoria Cardinal, Paula Andrea Sartor, María Sol Gaspe, Gustavo Fabián Enriquez, Ivana Colaianni and Ricardo Esteban Gürtler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:492

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  37. Content type: Research

    Intestinal protozoan parasites are major contributors to the global burden of gastrointestinal disease causing significant socioeconomic consequences. Children living in resource-poor settings with restricted ...

    Authors: Raimundo Seguí, Carla Muñoz-Antoli, Debora R. Klisiowicz, Camila Y. Oishi, Pamela C. Köster, Aida de Lucio, Marta Hernández-de-Mingo, Paula Puente, Rafael Toledo, José G. Esteban and David Carmena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:490

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  38. Content type: Research

    Yellow fever virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that persists in an enzoonotic cycle in non-human primates (NHPs) in Brazil, causing disease in humans through spillover events. Yellow fever (YF) re-emerged i...

    Authors: RajReni B. Kaul, Michelle V. Evans, Courtney C. Murdock and John M. Drake

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:488

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  39. Content type: Research

    It is assumed that mosquitoes surviving exposure to spatial repellents when attempting to bite a host will not have significant adverse impacts on their downstream biology. Therefore, a critical knowledge gap ...

    Authors: Christopher S. Bibbs, Daniel A. Hahn, Phillip E. Kaufman and Rui-de Xue

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:486

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  40. Content type: Research

    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is one tick-transmitted disease where the human incidence has increased in some European regions during the last two decades. We aim to find the most important factors causing the...

    Authors: Thomas G. T. Jaenson, Erik H. Petersson, David G. E. Jaenson, Jonas Kindberg, John H.-O. Pettersson, Marika Hjertqvist, Jolyon M. Medlock and Hans Bengtsson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:477

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  41. Content type: Research

    Bats are among the most widely distributed mammals worldwide and can represent hosts or reservoirs for a number of different pathogens. Bartonella spp. are opportunistic bacterial pathogens, which are transmitted...

    Authors: Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Angela Monica Ionică, Sándor Hornok, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán Bagó, Katharina Stefke, Hans-Peter Fuehrer and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:489

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  42. Content type: Research

    Cryptosporidium is a key genus of parasitic protists that infect humans and other vertebrates (mammals and birds). Birds are typically infected with C. avium, C. baileyi, C. galli and/or C. meleagridis, the latte...

    Authors: Cong Liao, Tao Wang, Anson V. Koehler, Yingying Fan, Min Hu and Robin B. Gasser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:484

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  43. Content type: Research

    Understanding the variation in vector-borne disease transmission intensity across time and space relies on a thorough understanding of the impact of environmental factors on vectorial capacity traits of mosqui...

    Authors: Antoine M. G. Barreaux, Chris M. Stone, Priscille Barreaux and Jacob C. Koella

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:485

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  44. Content type: Research

    From three days following host attachment, the Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus, secretes a neurotoxin that annually causes paralysis in approximately 10,000 domestic pets. Lotilaner, a novel isoxazol...

    Authors: Kim Baker, Claudia Ellenberger, Martin Murphy, Daniela Cavalleri, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake, Steve Nanchen and Kristina Hacket

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:487

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  45. Content type: Research

    Human landing catch (HLC) is the most efficient method for Aedes monitoring, but it is not ethical due to its high risk of human exposure to pathogens. We designed trials to assess the performance of an alternati...

    Authors: Qiang Gao, Fei Wang, Xihong Lv, Hui Cao, Jianjun Zhou, Fei Su, Chenglong Xiong and Peien Leng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:483

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  46. Content type: Research

    Current strategies to control mosquito-transmitted infections use insecticides targeted at various stages of the mosquito life-cycle. Control is increasingly compromised by the evolution of insecticide resista...

    Authors: Susana Barbosa, Katherine Kay, Nakul Chitnis and Ian M. Hastings

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:482

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  47. Content type: Research

    Schistosoma haematobium infection in endemic areas varies depending on the nature and complexity of the transmission networks present. Studies of micro-geographical transmission of S. haematobium infection indica...

    Authors: Teckla Angelo, Joram Buza, Safari Methusela Kinung’hi, Henry Curtis Kariuki, Joseph Rogathe Mwanga, David Zadock Munisi and Shona Wilson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:481

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  48. Content type: Research

    Comprehensive understanding of risk factors related to socio-economic and demographic status and knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of local communities play a key role in the design and implementation o...

    Authors: Lahiru Udayanga, Nayana Gunathilaka, Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Iqbal, Kosala Lakmal, Upali S. Amarasinghe and Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:478

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    Bovine babesiosis is caused by apicomplexan pathogens of the genus Babesia such as B. bigemina and B. bovis. These tick-borne pathogens have a complex life-cycle involving asexual multiplication in vertebrate hos...

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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:480

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