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  1. Content type: Research

    Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite endemic to Latin America. Most infections occur in children by vector or congenital transmission. Trypanosoma cruzi establishes a complexity of specific m...

    Authors: Christian Castillo, Ileana Carrillo, Gabriela Libisch, Natalia Juiz, Alejandro Schijman, Carlos Robello and Ulrike Kemmerling

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:479

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  2. Content type: Research

    The sucking louse fauna of endemic Australian rodents has been under-studied for decades. Sixty-five species of native rodents have been recorded in Australia. However, only 11 species of lice have been report...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Haylee J. Weaver, Fan Song, Lance A. Durden and Renfu Shao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:476

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  3. Content type: Review

    Increasing drug resistance in gastrointestinal (GI) parasites of livestock and concerns about chemical residues in animal products and the environment are driving the development of alternative control strateg...

    Authors: Miguel Peña-Espinoza, Angela H. Valente, Stig M. Thamsborg, Henrik T. Simonsen, Ulrik Boas, Heidi L. Enemark, Rodrigo López-Muñoz and Andrew R. Williams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:475

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  4. Content type: Research

    Gasterophilus species are widely distributed around the world. The larvae of these flies parasitize the digestive tract of equids and cause damage, hindering horse breeding and protection of endangered species. H...

    Authors: Boru Zhang, Heqing Huang, Haoyu Wang, Dong Zhang, Hongjun Chu, Xinping Ma, Yan Ge, Make Ente and Kai Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:474

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  5. Content type: Research

    Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are responsible for the biological transmission of arboviruses of international importance between ruminant livestock. These arboviruses include bluetongue viru...

    Authors: Andrew Hope, Simon Gubbins, Christopher Sanders, James Barber, Francesca Stubbins, Matthew Baylis and Simon Carpenter

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:473

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  6. Content type: Research

    Following the emergence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in Ireland in 2012, a sentinel herd surveillance program was established in the south of Ireland with the primary aim of investigating the species compositi...

    Authors: Áine B. Collins, John F. Mee, Michael L. Doherty, Damien J. Barrett and Marion E. England

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:472

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  7. Content type: Research

    Mosquitoes are armed with physiologically active compounds to suppress the host immunity including host inflammatory reaction. However, the specific anti-inflammatory components in mosquitoes remain unknown.

    Authors: Lin Wei, Yang Yang, Yandong Zhou, Min Li, Hailong Yang, Lixian Mu, Qian Qian, Jing Wu and Wei Xu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:470

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  8. Content type: Research

    Microbial communities that inhabit the mosquito body play an import role in host biology and may have potential for mosquito control. However, the forces that shape these microbial communities are poorly under...

    Authors: Ephantus J. Muturi, Doris Lagos-Kutz, Christopher Dunlap, Jose L. Ramirez, Alejandro P. Rooney, Glen L. Hartman, Christopher J. Fields, Gloria Rendon and Chang-Hyun Kim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:468

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  9. Content type: Research

    Many tick species have great morphological similarity and are thus grouped into species complexes. Molecular methods are therefore useful in the classification and identification of ticks. However, little is k...

    Authors: Lan-Hua Li, Yi Zhang, Jia-Zhi Wang, Xi-Shang Li, Shou-Qin Yin, Dan Zhu, Jing-Bo Xue and Sheng-Guo Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:469

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  10. Content type: Research

    The epidemiological profiles of vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, are strongly associated with landscape components. The reduction of malaria burden in endemic and epidemic regions mainly depends on know...

    Authors: Nathalie Amvongo-Adjia, Emmanuela L. Wirsiy, Jacob M. Riveron, Winston P. Chounna Ndongmo, Peter A. Enyong, Flobert Njiokou, Charles S. Wondji and Samuel Wanji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:471

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  11. Content type: Research

    Bluetongue disease, caused by bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8), appeared for the first time in the northern part of Europe in 2006, and subsequently rapidly spread causing severe economic losses to the farm...

    Authors: Anca Ioana Paslaru, Alexander Mathis, Paul Torgerson and Eva Veronesi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:466

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  12. Content type: Research

    Increased use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) over the last decade has considerably improved the control of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is still a paucity of data on the influence o...

    Authors: Roland Bamou, Lili Ranaise Mbakop, Edmond Kopya, Cyrille Ndo, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Timoleon Tchuinkam, Martin Kibet Rono, Joseph Mwangangi and Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:464

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  13. Content type: Research

    Spatial modelling studies of schistosomiasis (SCH) are now commonplace. Covariate values are commonly extracted at survey locations, where infection does not always take place, resulting in an unknown position...

    Authors: Andrea L. Araujo Navas, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Frank Osei, Raffy Jay C. Fornillos, Lydia R. Leonardo and Alfred Stein

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:465

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    The prime significance of species belonging to the genus Culicoides Latreille, 1809 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) is their ability to transmit viruses such as bluetongue virus (BTV) to wild and domestic ruminants. P...

    Authors: Dubravka Pudar, Dušan Petrić, Xavier Allène, Bulent Alten, Nazlı Ayhan, Aleksandar Cvetkovikj, Claire Garros, Teufik Goletić, Filiz Gunay, Kristyna Hlavackova, Aleksandra Ignjatović Ćupina, Mihaela Kavran, Tereza Lestinova, Bruno Mathieu, Ognyan Mikov, Igor Pajović…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:462

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  15. Content type: Review

    Mosquito-borne diseases cause major human diseases in almost every part of the world. In West Africa, and notably in Mali, vector control measures help reduce the impact of mosquito-borne diseases, although ma...

    Authors: Fatalmoudou Tandina, Ogobara Doumbo, Alpha Seydou Yaro, Sékou F. Traoré, Philippe Parola and Vincent Robert

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:467

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  16. Content type: Research

    Blackflies have negative impact on public and animal health due to the haematophagous habit of females. In recent times, in some regions in Spain, blackfly outbreaks are becoming more and more frequent, threat...

    Authors: Ignacio Ruiz-Arrondo, Luis M. Hernández-Triana, Aleksandra Ignjatović-Ćupina, Nadya Nikolova, Javier Alfonso Garza-Hernández, Mario Alberto Rodríguez-Pérez, José A. Oteo, Anthony R. Fooks and Javier Lucientes Curdi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:463

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  17. Content type: Research

    Haemaphysalis longicornis is a tick of importance to health, as it serves as a vector of several pathogens, including Theileria orientalis, Babesia ovata, Rickettsia japonica and the severe fever with thrombocyto...

    Authors: Emmanuel Pacia Hernandez, Kodai Kusakisako, Melbourne Rio Talactac, Remil Linggatong Galay, Takeshi Hatta, Kozo Fujisaki, Naotoshi Tsuji and Tetsuya Tanaka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:460

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  18. Content type: Research

    Due to climate change, the geographical distribution of sand flies during the last decades has shifted northward from latitudes below 45°N in southern Europe to latitudes just above 50N. Recent studies show that...

    Authors: Bilel Chalghaf, Jomâa Chemkhi, Benjamin Mayala, Myriam Harrabi, Goze Bertin Benie, Edwin Michael and Afif Ben Salah

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:461

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  19. Content type: Research

    Ectoparasitic infections are of particular interest for endangered wildlife, as ectoparasites are potential vectors for inter- and intraspecific pathogen transmission and may be indicators to assess the health...

    Authors: Annette Klein, Elke Zimmermann, Ute Radespiel, Frank Schaarschmidt, Andrea Springer and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:459

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  20. Content type: Research

    Piroplasmosis is an important animal disease that is a major constraint to the development of the livestock industry, often resulting in significant economic losses. Therefore, there is an urgent need to furth...

    Authors: Muhammad Adeel Hassan, Junlong Liu, Muhammad Rashid, Naveed Iqbal, Guiquan Guan, Hong Yin and Jianxun Luo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:457

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  21. Content type: Research

    The C-terminal 42 kDa region of merozoite surface protein-1 of Plasmodium falciparum (PfMSP-142) is the target of an immune response. It has been recognised as one of the promising candidate antigens for a blood-...

    Authors: Thị Lam Thái, Hojong Jun, Jinyoung Lee, Jung-Mi Kang, Hương Giang Lê, Khin Lin, Kyaw Zin Thant, Woon-Mok Sohn, Tong-Soo Kim and Byoung-Kuk Na

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:455

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  22. Content type: Research

    Malnutrition is common in children in sub-Saharan Africa and is thought to increase the risk of infectious diseases, including malaria. The relationship between malnutrition and malaria was examined in a cohor...

    Authors: Anne L. Wilson, John Bradley, Ballah Kandeh, Kolawole Salami, Umberto D’Alessandro, Margaret Pinder and Steven W. Lindsay

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:451

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  23. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii and Eimeria tenella are two common parasites in poultry. Mixed infections are likely to occur frequently in chickens due to the high prevalence of both pathogens. In this study, we investigate t...

    Authors: Runhui Zhang, Ahmed Thabet, Lysanne Hiob, Wanpeng Zheng, Arwid Daugschies and Berit Bangoura

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:453

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  24. Content type: Research

    Uranotaenia unguiculata Edwards, 1913 is a species of mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) native to central Europe. Recently a novel lineage of the West Nile virus (WNV-lineage 4c) was identified in pools of adult fema...

    Authors: Jeremy V. Camp, Tamás Bakonyi, Zoltán Soltész, Thomas Zechmeister and Norbert Nowotny

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:456

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  25. Content type: Research

    Small mammals are essential in the enzootic cycle of many tick-borne pathogens (TBP). To understand their contribution to the genetic diversity of Borrelia afzelii, the most prevalent TBP in questing Ixodes ricin...

    Authors: Claudia E. Coipan, Gilian L. A. van Duijvendijk, Tim R. Hofmeester, Katsuhisa Takumi and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:454

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  26. Content type: Research

    The apicomplexan parasite Babesia orientalis, the causative agent of water buffalo babesiosis in China, is widespread in central and south China, resulting in a huge economic loss annually. Currently, there is no...

    Authors: Lan He, Pei He, Xiaoying Luo, Muxiao Li, Long Yu, Jiaying Guo, Xueyan Zhan, Guan Zhu and Junlong Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:452

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  27. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In this study, two road-killed marbled polecats (Vormela peregusna) were molecularly analysed for tick-borne pathogens. Rickettsia raoultii, “Candidatus Rickettsia barbariae” and a novel Babesia genotype have bee...

    Authors: Xiafei Liu, Meihua Yang, Guangyuan Liu, Shanshan Zhao, Wumei Yuan, Ronghai Xiao, Wurelihazi Hazihan, Sándor Hornok and Yuanzhi Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:450

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  28. Content type: Meeting report

    Sarcoptic mange is a globally distributed disease caused by the burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabiei, which also causes scabies in humans. A wide and increasing number of wild mammal species are reported to be suscep...

    Authors: Francisca Astorga, Scott Carver, Emily S. Almberg, Giovane R. Sousa, Kimberly Wingfield, Kevin D. Niedringhaus, Peach Van Wick, Luca Rossi, Yue Xie, Paul Cross, Samer Angelone, Christian Gortázar and Luis E. Escobar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:449

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  29. Content type: Research

    Amphibian trypanosomes were the first ever described trypanosomatids. Nevertheless, their taxonomy remains entangled because of pleomorphism and high prevalence of mixed infections. Despite the fact that the f...

    Authors: Viktoria V. Spodareva, Anastasiia Grybchuk-Ieremenko, Alexander Losev, Jan Votýpka, Julius Lukeš, Vyacheslav Yurchenko and Alexei Yu Kostygov

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:447

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  30. Content type: Research

    Throughout Japan, Korea and China, Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks are vectors of Babesia gibsoni, which causes severe and progressive anemia in dogs. This study evaluated the efficacy of a single administration ...

    Authors: Hiroshi Otaki, Junko Sonobe, Martin Murphy, Daniela Cavalleri, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:448

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  31. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained an error.

    Authors: Pratap Kafle, Stephanie J. Peacock, Sarah Grond, Karin Orsel and Susan Kutz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:446

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:400

  32. Content type: Research

    We examined the performance of four in-clinic Giardia diagnostic tests by comparing results to three laboratory methods for detection of Giardia. A set of 177 fecal samples originally submitted to a commercial la...

    Authors: Jennifer Mizhquiri Barbecho, Dwight D. Bowman and Janice L. Liotta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:444

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  33. Content type: Research

    Preventive chemotherapy is the current global control strategy for schistosomiasis. The WHO target coverage rate is at least 75% for school-aged children. In the Philippines, the reported national coverage rat...

    Authors: Marianette T. Inobaya, Thao N. Chau, Shu-Kay Ng, Colin MacDougall, Remigio M. Olveda, Veronica L. Tallo, Jhoys M. Landicho, Carol M. Malacad, Mila F. Aligato, Jerric B. Guevarra and Allen G. Ross

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:441

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  34. Content type: Research

    Mosquito sampling methods target different aspects of mosquito behavior and are subject to trap and location specific biases. The barrier screen sampling method was developed and tested to sample free-flying, ...

    Authors: Jenna R. Davidson, Supratman Sukowati, Shinta, Puji Budi Setia Asih, Din Syafruddin, Robert N. Baskin, Brandy St. Laurent, William A. Hawley, Fang Liu, Thomas R. Burkot, Frank H. Collins and Neil F. Lobo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:440

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  35. Content type: Research

    To accurately diagnose giardiosis in dogs, knowledge of diagnostic test characteristics and expected prevalence are required. The aim of this work was to estimate test characteristics (sensitivity and specific...

    Authors: Mathilde Uiterwijk, Rolf Nijsse, Frans N. J. Kooyman, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Lapo Mughini-Gras, Gerrit Koop and Harm W. Ploeger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:439

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  36. Content type: Research

    Insect-borne diseases could induce severe symptoms in human and clinical signs in animals, such as febrility, erythra, arthralgia and hemorrhagic fever, and cause significant economic losses and pose public he...

    Authors: Hui-yu Wang, Shao-qiang Wu, Li Jiang, Rong-hai Xiao, Ting Li, Lin Mei, Ji-zhou Lv, Jia-jia Liu, Xiang-mei Lin and Xue-qing Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:442

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  37. Content type: Research

    Enteromyxum leei is a myxozoan parasite that produces a slow-progressing intestinal disease. This parasite invades the paracellular space of the intestinal epithelium and progresses from the posterior to the ante...

    Authors: M. Carla Piazzon, Itziar Estensoro, Josep A. Calduch-Giner, Raquel del Pozo, Amparo Picard-Sánchez, Jaume Pérez-Sánchez and Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:443

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  38. Content type: Research

    Chemical-based malaria vector control interventions are threatened by the development of insecticide resistance and changes in the behavior of the vectors, and thus require the development of alternative contr...

    Authors: Samuel C. Kahindi, Simon Muriu, Yahya A. Derua, Xiaoming Wang, Guofa Zhou, Ming-Chieh Lee, Joseph Mwangangi, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:438

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  39. Content type: Research

    Over-expression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter proteins has been implicated in resistance of ticks to acaricides. Tick cell lines are useful for investigating resistance mechanisms, as development o...

    Authors: Carlo Mangia, Alice Vismarra, Marco Genchi, Sara Epis, Claudio Bandi, Giulio Grandi, Lesley Bell-Sakyi, Domenico Otranto, Benedetta Passeri and Laura Kramer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:437

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  40. Content type: Research

    The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is widely distributed in the world; in central Europe, it is the most numerous wild species of the family Canidae. It can play the role of a definitive host for many intestinal parasit...

    Authors: Jacek Karamon, Joanna Dąbrowska, Maciej Kochanowski, Małgorzata Samorek-Pieróg, Jacek Sroka, Mirosław Różycki, Ewa Bilska-Zając, Jolanta Zdybel and Tomasz Cencek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:436

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  41. Content type: Research

    The horn fly Haematobia irritans is a blood-sucking ectoparasite responsible for substantial economic loss of livestock. Like other hematophagous arthropods species, the successful blood-feeding of H. irritans is...

    Authors: Martin Breijo, Eliane Esteves, Bruna Bizzarro, Priscila G. Lara, Josiane B. Assis, Sergio Rocha, Lucía Pastro, Cecilia Fernández, Ana Meikle and Anderson Sá-Nunes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:435

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  42. Content type: Research

    Triatomine insects are vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causal agent of Chagas disease. The insect-parasite interaction has been studied in relation to the transmission and prevalence of this disease. For most t...

    Authors: Guadalupe Favila-Ruiz, J. Guillermo Jiménez-Cortés, Alex Córdoba-Aguilar, Paz María Salazar-Schettino, Ana E. Gutiérrez-Cabrera, Armando Pérez-Torres, José Antonio De Fuentes-Vicente, Mauro O. Vences-Blanco, Martha I. Bucio-Torres, A. Laura Flores-Villegas and Margarita Cabrera-Bravo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:434

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  43. Content type: Research

    Vector-borne diseases are major public health concerns, and their control is threatened by the spread of insecticide resistance in vector populations. In this context, the use of repellents is an alternative a...

    Authors: Margaux Mulatier, Ludovic Phamien Ahoua Alou, Fabrice Chandre, Cédric Pennetier, Laurent Dormont and Anna Cohuet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:432

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  44. Content type: Research

    The spherical body, a membrane bound organelle localized in the apical organelle complex, is unique to Babesia and Theileria spp. The spherical body proteins (SBPs) secreted by spherical bodies include SBP1, SBP2...

    Authors: Jiaying Guo, Muxiao Li, Yali Sun, Long Yu, Pei He, Zheng Nie, Xueyan Zhan, Yangnan Zhao, Xiaoying Luo, Sen Wang, Siqi Aoyang, Qin Liu, Cuiqin Huang, Lan He and Junlong Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:433

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  45. Content type: Research

    From 2011 to 2015, seven trachoma impact surveys in 150 districts across Amhara, Ethiopia, included in their design a nested study to estimate the zonal prevalence of intestinal parasite infections including s...

    Authors: Andrew W. Nute, Tekola Endeshaw, Aisha E. P. Stewart, Eshetu Sata, Belay Bayissasse, Mulat Zerihun, Demelash Gessesse, Ambahun Chernet, Melsew Chanyalew, Zerihun Tedessse, Jonathan D. King, Paul M. Emerson, E. Kelly Callahan and Scott D. Nash

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:431

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  46. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) control in most countries of sub-Saharan Africa is based on annual mass drug administration (MDA) with a combination of ivermectin and albendazole, in order to interrupt transmission....

    Authors: Yahya A. Derua, William N. Kisinza and Paul E. Simonsen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:429

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  47. Content type: Research

    The strongylid parasite Haemonchus contortus causes severe anemia in domestic animals worldwide. Effective preventive and therapeutical agents are lacking, because of drug resistance and that little is known abou...

    Authors: Ling Zhang, Lingyun Mou, Xueqiu Chen, Yi Yang, Min Hu, Xiangrui Li, Xun Suo, Xing-Quan Zhu and Aifang Du

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:430

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  48. Content type: Short report

    Hepatozoon silvestris is an emerging apicomplexan parasite discovered in European wild cats from Bosnia and Herzegovina and blood samples of a domestic cat from Southern Italy in 2017. It has also been identified...

    Authors: Kristel Kegler, Ursina Nufer, Amer Alic, Horst Posthaus, Philipp Olias and Walter Basso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:428

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