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  1. Content type: Research

    Taenia solium, a zoonotic tapeworm, is responsible for about a third of all preventable epilepsy human cases in endemic regions. In Europe, adequate biosecurity of pig housing and meat inspection practices have d...

    Authors: Marina Meester, Arno Swart, Huifang Deng, Annika van Roon, Chiara Trevisan, Pierre Dorny, Sarah Gabriël, Madalena Vieira-Pinto, Maria Vang Johansen and Joke van der Giessen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:82

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    To develop an efficient sterile insect technique (SIT) programme, the number of sterile males to release, along with the spatial and temporal pattern of their release, has to be determined. Such parameters cou...

    Authors: Gilbert Le Goff, David Damiens, Abdoul-Hamid Ruttee, Laurent Payet, Cyrille Lebon, Jean-Sébastien Dehecq and Louis-Clément Gouagna

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:81

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    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an infectious disease with a variety of clinical signs. The main form of parasite transmission to humans and other mammalian hosts is through the bite of infected arthropod femal...

    Authors: Fabio dos Santos Nogueira, Valdir Carlos Avino, Fredy Galvis-Ovallos, Vera Lucia Pereira-Chioccola, Marcio Antonio Batistella Moreira, Ana Paula Peres Lopes Romariz, Leticia M. Molla and Ingrid Menz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:79

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    Hemotropic mycoplasmas (aka hemoplasmas) are small bacteria which cause infectious anemia in several mammalian species including humans. Information on hemoplasma infections in Cuban bovines remains scarce and...

    Authors: Adrian Alberto Díaz-Sánchez, Belkis Corona-González, Marina L. Meli, Dasiel Obregón Álvarez, Ernesto Vega Cañizares, Osvaldo Fonseca Rodríguez, Evelyn Lobo Rivero and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:78

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  5. Content type: Short report

    In South Asia, the epidemiology of malaria is complex, and transmission mainly occurs in remote areas near international borders. Vector control has been implemented as a key strategy in malaria prevention for...

    Authors: Chan Yang, Xiangyang Feng, Nian Liu, Mei Li and Xinghui Qiu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:77

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  6. Content type: Research

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) and schistosome infections are among the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the world. School-aged children are particularly vulnerable to these chronic infect...

    Authors: Charles Mwandawiro, Collins Okoyo, Jimmy Kihara, Elses Simiyu, Stella Kepha, Suzy J. Campbell, Matthew C. Freeman, Simon J. Brooker and Sammy M. Njenga

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:76

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  7. Content type: Research

    There are many different traps available for studying fly populations. The aim of this study was to find the most suitable trap to collect synanthropic fly populations to assess the impact of increased latrine...

    Authors: Melissa Bell, Seth Irish, Wolf Peter Schmidt, Soumya Nayak, Thomas Clasen and Mary Cameron

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:75

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  8. Content type: Research

    Many mosquito-borne diseases exhibit substantial seasonality, due to strong links between environmental variables and vector and pathogen life-cycles. Further, a range of density-dependent and density-independ...

    Authors: David A. Ewing, Bethan V. Purse, Christina A. Cobbold, Stefanie M. Schäfer and Steven M. White

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:74

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  9. Content type: Research

    Ticks have a negative effect on dairy and beef cattle production systems around the world, with the concomitant risk they represent for the transmission of some important infectious diseases. Colombian cattle ...

    Authors: Juan Felipe Rocha, Rodrigo Martínez, Nicolas López-Villalobos and Steve Todd Morris

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:73

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  10. Content type: Research

    Loiasis is caused by the filarial parasite Loa loa, which is widespread through Central and West Africa and largely confined the tropical equatorial rainforests. The tabanid flies Chrysops silacea and Chrysops di...

    Authors: Xavier Badia-Rius, Hannah Betts, David H. Molyneux and Louise A. Kelly-Hope

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:72

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  11. Content type: Research

    Fleas (Siphonaptera) are the most clinically important ectoparasites of dogs and cats worldwide. Rising levels of pet ownership, climate change and globalisation are increasing the importance of a detailed und...

    Authors: Swaid Abdullah, Chris Helps, Séverine Tasker, Hannah Newbury and Richard Wall

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:71

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  12. Content type: Research

    Novel transgenic mosquito control methods require progressively more realistic evaluation. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of a transgene that causes a male-bias sex ratio on Anopheles gambiae ...

    Authors: Luca Facchinelli, Ace R. North, C. Matilda Collins, Miriam Menichelli, Tania Persampieri, Alessandro Bucci, Roberta Spaccapelo, Andrea Crisanti and Mark Q. Benedict

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:70

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  13. Content type: Research

    Bartonella henselae, Bartonella clarridgeiae and the rare Bartonella koehlerae are zoonotic pathogens, with cats being regarded as the main reservoir hosts. The spread of the infection among cats occurs mainly vi...

    Authors: Grazia Greco, Emanuele Brianti, Canio Buonavoglia, Grazia Carelli, Matthias Pollmeier, Bettina Schunack, Giulia Dowgier, Gioia Capelli, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:69

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    Tick saliva contains many bioactive molecules that are involved in attachment to the host, blood-feeding and transmission of pathogens. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short non-coding RNAs with a length of ...

    Authors: Muhammad Irfan Malik, Mohsin Nawaz, Ibrahim A. Hassan, Houshuang Zhang, Haiyan Gong, Jie Cao, Yongzhi Zhou and Jinlin Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:68

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  15. Content type: Review

    Surra is an animal trypanosomosis, caused by infection with Trypanosoma evansi and leading to severe economic loss due to mortality and morbidity. Compared to tsetse-transmitted animal trypanosomoses, little atte...

    Authors: Weldegebrial G. Aregawi, Getahun E. Agga, Reta D. Abdi and Philippe Büscher

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:67

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  16. Content type: Short report

    Like many trematodes of human health significance, the carcinogenic liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, is spread via fecal contamination of snail habitat. Methods for assessing snail exposure to fecal waste can...

    Authors: Courtney C. Nawrocki, Nadda Kiatsopit, Jutamas Namsanor, Paiboon Sithithaworn and Elizabeth J. Carlton

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:66

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  17. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan protozoan parasite that can cause serious clinical illnesses in both humans and animals. microRNAs (miRNAs) are non-protein-coding RNAs that can regulate the expression of tar...

    Authors: Senyang Li, Jing Yang, Luyao Wang, Fen Du, Junlong Zhao and Rui Fang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:65

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  18. Content type: Research

    Vector-borne pathogens are emerging concerns in multiple regions of Canada. Determining regional prevalence of canine vector-borne pathogens and documenting change will improve clinician awareness, enable targ...

    Authors: Michelle Evason, Jason W. Stull, David L. Pearl, Andrew S. Peregrine, Claire Jardine, Jesse S. Buch, Zachary Lailer, Tom O’Connor, Ramaswamy Chandrashekar and J. Scott Weese

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:64

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  19. Content type: Research

    Ov16 serology is considered a reference method for Onchocerca volvulus epidemiological mapping. Given the suboptimal sensitivity of this test and the fact that seroconversion takes more than a year after infectio...

    Authors: Johnny Vlaminck, Ole Lagatie, Ann Verheyen, Daniel Dana, Bieke Van Dorst, Zeleke Mekonnen, Bruno Levecke and Lieven J. Stuyver

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:63

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  20. Content type: Short report

    In Panama, arboviroses such as dengue fever, and more recently chikungunya fever and Zika disease, are transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Their control is based on the elimination of breeding site...

    Authors: Osiris Murcia, Brigitte Henríquez, Angélica Castro, Susana Koo, Josue Young, Ricardo Márquez, Debora Pérez, Lorenzo Cáceres and Anayansi Valderrama

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:62

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  21. Content type: Research

    Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) is a genus of small biting midges (also known as “no-see ums”) that currently includes 1368 described species. They are proven or suspected vectors for important pathogens af...

    Authors: Ana Vasić, Nemanja Zdravković, Dragoș Aniță, Jovan Bojkovski, Mihai Marinov, Alexander Mathis, Marius Niculaua, Elena Luanda Oșlobanu, Ivan Pavlović, Dušan Petrić, Valentin Pflüger, Dubravka Pudar, Gheorghe Savuţa, Predrag Simeunović, Eva Veronesi and Cornelia Silaghi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:61

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Glycosylphosphatidylinositol is a surface molecule important for host-parasite interactions. Mannosyltransferase (GPI-14) is an essential enzyme for adding mannose on the glycosylphosphatidyl group. This study...

    Authors: Christiana Vargas Ribeiro, Bruna Fonte Boa Rocha, Douglas de Souza Moreira, Vanessa Peruhype-Magalhães and Silvane Maria Fonseca Murta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:60

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Canine demodicosis is classified as localised or generalised according to the extent of the disease. Chronic generalised demodicosis is a difficult skin disease to treat and unlikely to resolve without therapy...

    Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Leon Meyer and Emmanuel Thomas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:59

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  24. Content type: Short report

    Acanthamoeba spp. are the causative agents of a severe keratitis occurring mainly in contact lens wearers. The genus comprises more than 24 species that are currently divided into 20 different genotypes (T1-T20) ...

    Authors: María Isabel Jercic, Carolina Aguayo, Mónica Saldarriaga-Córdoba, Laura Muiño, Stella Maris Chenet, Jaime Lagos, Antonio Osuna and Jorge Fernández

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:58

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  25. Content type: Short report

    Taenia solium is an important zoonotic parasite that infects humans as definitive host (taeniasis) and pigs as intermediate host (cysticercosis). Serological diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis is limited to antig...

    Authors: Lucho Gomez-Puerta, Ana Vargas-Calla, Yesenia Castillo, Maria Teresa Lopez-Urbina, Pierre Dorny, Hector H. Garcia, Armando E. Gonzalez and Seth E. O’Neal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:57

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  26. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is neglected tropical parasitic disease affecting both humans and animals. Due to the human health impact, population genetic studies have focused on the three main human-infecting schistosome ...

    Authors: Félicité Flore Djuikwo-Teukeng, Alain Kouam Simo, Jean-François Allienne, Olivier Rey, Arouna Njayou Ngapagna, Louis Albert Tchuem-Tchuente and Jérôme Boissier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:56

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  27. Content type: Research

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a vector borne zoonotic disease endemic in humans and dogs in Brazil. Due to the increased risk of human infection secondary to the presence of infected dogs, public health measu...

    Authors: Angela J. Toepp, Glória R. G. Monteiro, José F. V. Coutinho, Adam Leal Lima, Mandy Larson, Geneva Wilson, Tara Grinnage-Pulley, Carolyne Bennett, Kurayi Mahachi, Bryan Anderson, Marie V. Ozanne, Michael Anderson, Hailie Fowler, Molly Parrish, Kelsey Willardson, Jill Saucier…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:54

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  28. Content type: Research

    Aedes japonicus is an invasive vector mosquito from Southeast Asia which has been spreading across central Europe since the year 2000. Unlike the Asian Tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) present in Spain since 200...

    Authors: Roger Eritja, Ignacio Ruiz-Arrondo, Sarah Delacour-Estrella, Francis Schaffner, Jorge Álvarez-Chachero, Mikel Bengoa, María-Ángeles Puig, Rosario Melero-Alcíbar, Aitana Oltra and Frederic Bartumeus

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:53

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  29. Content type: Research

    Vector-borne diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the USA. Effective, convenient prevention methods are needed. Long-lasting permethrin-impregnated (LLPI) clothing can prevent tick bit...

    Authors: Kristin M. Sullivan, Alison Poffley, Sheana Funkhouser, Jeffrey Driver, John Ross, Maria Ospina, Antonia M. Calafat, Charles B. Beard, Avian White, Jo Anne Balanay, Stephanie Richards, Megan Dyer, Thomas N. Mather and Steven Meshnick

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:52

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  30. Content type: Research

    Babesiae are erythrocytic protozoans, which infect the red blood cells of vertebrate hosts to cause disease. Previous studies have described potentially pathogenic infections of Babesia vesperuginis in insectivor...

    Authors: Hafaliana C. Ranaivoson, Jean-Michel Héraud, Heidi K. Goethert, Sam R. Telford III, Lydia Rabetafika and Cara E. Brook

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:51

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  31. Content type: Short report

    Despite the increasingly recognized eco-epidemiological significance of bats, data from molecular analyses of vector-borne bacteria in bat ectoparasites are lacking from several regions of the Old and New Worlds.

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Krisztina Szőke, Marina L. Meli, Attila D. Sándor, Tamás Görföl, Péter Estók, Yuanzhi Wang, Vuong Tan Tu, Dávid Kováts, Sándor A. Boldogh, Alexandra Corduneanu, Kinga M. Sulyok, Miklós Gyuranecz, Jenő Kontschán, Nóra Takács, Ali Halajian…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:50

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  32. Content type: Research

    Several species of nematodes included in the superfamily Metastrongyloidea are recognized agents of parasitic infections in felines. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is the most prevalent species affecting the respirat...

    Authors: Vito Colella, Martin Knaus, Olimpia Lai, Carlo Cantile, Francesca Abramo, Steffen Rehbein and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:49

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  33. Content type: Research

    Species in the Anopheles farauti complex are major malaria vectors in the Asia Pacific region. Anopheline mosquitoes exhibit circadian and diel rhythms in sugar- and blood-feeding (biting), flight activity, ovipo...

    Authors: Giles E. Duffield, Dominic J. Acri, Gary F. George, Aaron D. Sheppard, Nigel W. Beebe, Scott A. Ritchie and Thomas R. Burkot

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:48

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  34. Content type: Research

    Cyclospora cayetanensis is an important enteric pathogen, causing diarrhea and food-borne cyclosporiasis outbreaks. For effective outbreak identification and investigation, it is essential to rapidly assess the g...

    Authors: Yaqiong Guo, Yuanfei Wang, Xiaolan Wang, Longxian Zhang, Ynes Ortega and Yaoyu Feng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:47

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  35. Content type: Research

    The mosquito Aedes albopictus is an important vector for dengue virus (DENV) transmission. The midgut is the first barrier to mosquito infection by DENV, and this barrier is a critical factor affecting the vector...

    Authors: Jianxin Su, Gang Wang, Chunxiao Li, Dan Xing, Ting Yan, Xiaojuan Zhu, Qinmei Liu, Qun Wu, Xiaoxia Guo and Tongyan Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:44

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks represent an ectoparasitic health threat to dogs. This study evaluated the immediate and persistent efficacy of orally administered fluralaner for control of this tick.

    Authors: Masanori Toyota, Kyoko Hirama, Tatsumi Suzuki, Rob Armstrong and Tatsuyuki Okinaga

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:43

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  37. Content type: Research

    The expansion of dengue vectors from lowland plains to the upland hilly regions of Nepal suggests the likelihood of increased risk of dengue. Our objective was to assess the effects of meteorological variables...

    Authors: Reshma Tuladhar, Anjana Singh, Megha Raj Banjara, Ishan Gautam, Meghnath Dhimal, Ajit Varma and Devendra Kumar Choudhary

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:42

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  38. Content type: Research

    Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are common enteric pathogens in humans and animals. Data on the transmission of these pathogens are scarce from Guangdong, China, which has a s...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Feng, Xiaoqing Gong, Kexin Zhu, Na Li, Zhengjie Yu, Yaqiong Guo, Yabiao Weng, Martin Kváč, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:41

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  39. Content type: Research

    Haemoproteus and Plasmodium species are widespread avian blood parasites. Several Plasmodium species are known for their high virulence and have caused significant declines in naïve bird populations. The impact o...

    Authors: Luis Ortiz-Catedral, Dianne Brunton, Mark F. Stidworthy, Hany M. Elsheikha, Tom Pennycott, Christoph Schulze, Michael Braun, Michael Wink, Helga Gerlach, Helene Pendl, Achim D. Gruber, John Ewen, Javier Pérez-Tris, Gediminas Valkiūnas and Philipp Olias

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:40

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  40. Content type: Research

    Despite their importance as vectors of zoonotic parasites that can impact human and animal health, Culicoides species distribution across different habitat types is largely unknown. Here we document the community...

    Authors: Estelle Martin, Elaine Chu, Phillip Shults, Andrew Golnar, Dustin A. Swanson, Jamie Benn, Dongmin Kim, Peter Schneider, Samantha Pena, Cassie Culver, Matthew C. I. Medeiros, Sarah A. Hamer and Gabriel L. Hamer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:39

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  41. Content type: Research

    Dengue viruses have spread rapidly across tropical regions of the world in recent decades. Today, dengue transmission is observed in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Western Pacific, Africa and in non-endemic are...

    Authors: Cecilia A. Marques-Toledo, Maria Mercedes Bendati, Claudia T. Codeço and Mauro M. Teixeira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:38

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  42. Content type: Research

    Developing new antibabesial drugs with a low toxic effect to the animal and with no resistance from Babesia parasites is in urgent demand. In this concern, the antimalarial, anticancer and antioxidant effect of t...

    Authors: Shimaa Abd El-Salam El-Sayed, Mohamed Abdo Rizk, Naoaki Yokoyama and Ikuo Igarashi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:37

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  43. Content type: Research

    Transfer RNA (tRNA)-derived fragments (tRFs) have been widely identified in nature, functioning in diverse biological and pathological situations. Yet, the presence of these small RNAs in Plasmodium spp. remains ...

    Authors: Zhensheng Wang, Chunyan Wei, Xiao Hao, Weiwei Deng, Lianhui Zhang, Zenglei Wang and Heng Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:36

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  44. Content type: Research

    Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) is a complex containing pathogenic bacteria of which some species, such as Borrelia lusitaniae, use birds, small mammals and reptiles as reservoirs. In Italy, the bacteria have b...

    Authors: Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Vito Colella, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Viet Linh Nguyen, Darci Moraes Barros-Battesti, Roberta Iatta, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:35

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  45. Content type: Research

    Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a dermal filariasis caused by infection with the nematode parasite Onchocerca volvulus, transmitted to humans through the bites of blackflies of the genus Simulium. Despite ...

    Authors: Lassane Koala, Achille S. Nikièma, Alain B. Paré, François Drabo, Laurent D. Toé, Adrien M. G. Belem, Daniel A. Boakye, Soungalo Traoré and Roch K. Dabiré

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:34

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  46. Content type: Research

    The leishmaniases are important neglected diseases caused by Leishmania spp. which are transmitted by sand flies, Lutzomyia longipalpis being the main vector of visceral leishmaniasis in the Americas. The methodo...

    Authors: Daniela da Silva Gonçalves, Iñaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Andrea Martins-da-Silva, Erich Loza Telleria, Marcele Neves Rocha, Yara M. Traub-Csekö, Scott L. O’Neill, Maurício Roberto Viana Sant’Anna and Luciano Andrade Moreira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:33

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