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  1. Content type: Research

    The East Asian mosquito species Aedes koreicus was recorded out of its native range for the first time in Belgium in 2008. Since then, several other European populations or single individuals have been observed t...

    Authors: Wolf Peter Pfitzner, Alice Lehner, Daniel Hoffmann, Christina Czajka and Norbert Becker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:662

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    The tropical climate of the Philippines and the high population of dogs, particularly in cities, favors the life-cycle of the brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato), a vector of several canine tick...

    Authors: Remil L. Galay, Anna Angelica L. Manalo, Sidney Lyndon D. Dolores, Irene Pearl M. Aguilar, Kristina Andrea C. Sandalo, Kathlyn B. Cruz, Billy P. Divina, Masako Andoh, Tatsunori Masatani and Tetsuya Tanaka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:643

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    Knowledge of triatomine food sources in different ecotopes enables the estimation of T. cruzi transmission risk in diverse environments, as well as its dynamics of dispersion and ecological niche. For Triatoma br...

    Authors: Claudia Mendonça Bezerra, Silvia Ermelinda Barbosa, Rita de Cássia Moreira de Souza, Carla Patrícia Barezani, Ricardo Esteban Gürtler, Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr. and Liléia Diotaiuti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:642

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    The sterile insect technique (SIT) aims at suppressing or decreasing insect pest populations by introducing sterile insects into wild populations. SIT requires the mass-production of insects and their steriliz...

    Authors: Serge B. Poda, Edwige Guissou, Hamidou Maïga, Sévérin N. Bimbile-Somda, Jérémie Gilles, Jean-Baptiste Rayaisse, Thierry Lefèvre, Olivier Roux and Roch K. Dabiré

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:641

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    The peritoneal cell populations (PCP) are thought to play a crucial role during the early immune response in Fasciola hepatica infection while newly excysted juveniles (NEJ) are migrating in the peritoneal cavity...

    Authors: Raúl Pérez-Caballero, F. Javier Martínez-Moreno, Rafael Zafra, Verónica Molina-Hernández, Isabel L. Pacheco, M. Teresa Ruiz-Campillo, Alejandro Escamilla, José Pérez, Álvaro Martínez-Moreno and Leandro Buffoni

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:640

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  6. Content type: Research

    Spirocerca lupi is a parasitic nematode of canids that can lead to a severe and potentially fatal disease. Recently, a new species, Spirocerca vulpis, was described from red foxes in Europe, suggesting a high gen...

    Authors: Alicia Rojas, Eran Dvir, Róbert Farkas, Kalyan Sarma, Sonjoy Borthakur, Abdul Jabbar, Alex Markovics, Domenico Otranto and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:639

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  7. Content type: Research

    Intestinal parasites (IP) have been reported in point studies from different provinces of Argentina. The presence of soil-transmitted helminths (STH) was detected in many of these studies, including varied pre...

    Authors: Maria Victoria Periago, Rocío García, Osvaldo Germán Astudillo, Marta Cabrera and Marcelo Claudio Abril

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:638

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    Aedes aegypti is associated with dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika viruses. This vector is widespread in tropical and subtropical areas, and can also occur in temperate areas at higher latitudes. The geo...

    Authors: Andrea L. Joyce, Melany Murillo Torres, Ryan Torres and Miguel Moreno

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:637

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  9. Content type: Review

    Russia is traditionally an endemic area for Taenia saginata infection, where a programme for the prevention of infection has been implemented for sixty years. This paper aims, therefore, to review the recent epid...

    Authors: Branko Bobić, Lian F. Thomas, Olgica Djurković Djaković, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Veronique Dermauw, Pierre Dorny, Uffe Christian Braae, Lucy Robertson, Anastasios Saratsis, Ramon Eichenberger and Paul R. Torgerson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:636

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  10. Content type: Short report

    Natural infections of the endosymbiont bacteria Wolbachia have recently been discovered in populations of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) in Burkina Faso and Mali, West Africa. This Anopheles specif...

    Authors: Francesco Baldini, Justine Rougé, Katharina Kreppel, Gustave Mkandawile, Salum Abdallah Mapua, Maggy Sikulu-Lord, Heather M. Ferguson, Nicodem Govella and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:635

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Rickettsia species belonging to the spotted fever group (SFG) cause infections in humans, domestic animals and wildlife. At least ten SFG Rickettsia species are known to occur in China. However, the distribution ...

    Authors: Shengnan Song, Chuangfu Chen, Meihua Yang, Shanshan Zhao, Baoju Wang, Sándor Hornok, Bolatkhan Makhatov, Kadyken Rizabek and Yuanzhi Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:634

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  12. Content type: Research

    Functional inference on the attachment of acanthocephalans has generally been drawn directly from morphology. However, performance of structures is often non-intuitive and context-dependent, thus performance a...

    Authors: Francisco Javier Aznar, Jesús Servando Hernández-Orts and Juan Antonio Raga

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:633

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  13. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    A cross-sectional study on Trypanosoma cruzi was carried out in 2013 to evaluate the role of dogs as possible source of infection for humans in two rural communities of the highly endemic Bolivian Chaco (Bartolo,...

    Authors: Simona Gabrielli, Michele Spinicci, Fabio Macchioni, David Rojo, Valentina Totino, Patricia Rojas, Mimmo Roselli, Herlan Gamboa, Gabriella Cancrini and Alessandro Bartoloni

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:632

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    Trichinellosis is a meat-borne zoonotic disease caused by parasites of the genus Trichinella. To date, 12 taxa have been described. The identification of Trichinella species is crucial in order to identify the po...

    Authors: Maria Angeles Gómez-Morales, Alessandra Ludovisi, Marco Amati, Simona Cherchi, Daniele Tonanzi and Edoardo Pozio

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:631

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    African trypanosomiases are caused by trypanosomes that are cyclically transmitted by tsetse. Investigations aiming to generate knowledge on the bacterial fauna of tsetse have revealed distinct symbiotic micro...

    Authors: Sartrien Tagueu Kanté, Trésor Melachio, Elvis Ofon, Flobert Njiokou and Gustave Simo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:630

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  16. Content type: Research

    In recent years, human infection by the simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi has increased in Southeast Asia, leading to growing concerns regarding the cross-species spread of the parasite. Consequently, a...

    Authors: Yapan Zhou, Bo Xiao, Ning Jiang, Xiaoyu Sang, Na Yang, Ying Feng, Lubin Jiang and Qijun Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:629

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    Isopoda is a highly diverse order of crustaceans with more than 10,300 species, many of which are parasitic. Taxonomy and phylogeny within the order, especially those of the suborder Cymothoida Wägele, 1989, a...

    Authors: Cong J. Hua, Wen X. Li, Dong Zhang, Hong Zou, Ming Li, Ivan Jakovlić, Shan G. Wu and Gui T. Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:628

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  18. Content type: Research

    Leishmania infantum is the parasite responsible for the disease in humans known as zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL). Dogs are considered the main domestic reservoir of ZVL and sand flies are the proven vecto...

    Authors: Sonia Ares Gomez, Javier Lucientes, Juan Antonio Castillo, Maria Paz Peris, Sarah Delacour, Paula Ortega, Ronald-Vladimir Oropeza and Albert Picado

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:627

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  19. Content type: Research

    The merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) gene encodes for a leading malaria vaccine candidate antigen. However, its extensive polymorphic nature represents a major obstacle to the development of a protective va...

    Authors: Nan Jiun Yap, Indra Vythilingam, Boon Peng Hoh, Xiang Ting Goh, Azdayanti Muslim, Romano Ngui, Yamuna Rajoo, Seow Huey Choy, Timothy William, Tsin Wen Yeo and Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:626

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  20. Content type: Research

    Trichinella spiralis is an important foodborne zoonotic parasite and it is necessary to develop a vaccine in order to interrupt transmission from animals to humans. A 31 kDa protein from T. spiralis (Ts31) is an ...

    Authors: Hua Nan Ren, Kai Xia Guo, Yao Zhang, Ge Ge Sun, Ruo Dan Liu, Peng Jiang, Xi Zhang, Li Wang, Jing Cui and Zhong Quan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:625

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  21. Content type: Review

    Bartonellosis is a vector-borne zoonotic disease with worldwide distribution that can infect humans and a large number of mammals including small companion animals (cats and dogs). In recent years, an increasi...

    Authors: Alejandra Álvarez-Fernández, Edward B. Breitschwerdt and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:624

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    Leishmaniasis, a disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania, infects roughly 12 million people worldwide, with about two million new cases per year. Prohibitins (PHBs) are highly conserved proteins belon...

    Authors: Teresa Cruz-Bustos, Ana Karina Ibarrola-Vannucci, Isabel Díaz-Lozano, José Luis Ramírez and A. Osuna

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:622

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  23. Content type: Research

    Landscape structure can affect pathogen prevalence and persistence with consequences for human and animal health. Few studies have examined how reservoir host species traits may interact with landscape structu...

    Authors: Caroline Millins, Eleanor R. Dickinson, Petra Isakovic, Lucy Gilbert, Agnieszka Wojciechowska, Victoria Paterson, Feng Tao, Martin Jahn, Elizabeth Kilbride, Richard Birtles, Paul Johnson and Roman Biek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:621

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  24. Content type: Research

    Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” is a gram-negative bacterium belonging to the family Anaplasmataceae that, in Europe, is transmitted by Ixodes ricinus ticks. “Candidatus N. mikurensis” can cause a severe sys...

    Authors: Clarinda Larsson, Dag Hvidsten, Snorre Stuen, Anna J. Henningsson and Peter Wilhelmsson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:620

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  25. Content type: Research

    This study is the first contribution to the molecular taxonomy of Mesocestoides spp. from domestic and wild carnivores in the Mediterranean area. A total of 13 adult worms and 13 larval stages of Mesocestoides sp...

    Authors: Antonio Varcasia, Daria Sanna, Marco Casu, Samia Lahmar, Giorgia Dessì, Anna Paola Pipia, Claudia Tamponi, Gabriella Gaglio, Gabriela Hrčková, Domenico Otranto and Antonio Scala

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:619

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  26. Content type: Research

    This study aims to provide baseline data on the resistance status to insecticides, the frequency of mechanisms involved and the impact of the association with the synergist piperonyl butoxide (PBO) on resistant A...

    Authors: Albert Sourou Salako, Idelphonse Ahogni, Rock Aïkpon, Aboubakar Sidick, Fortune Dagnon, Arthur Sovi, André Aimé Sominahouin, Fiacre Agossa, Laurent Iyikirenga and Martin C. Akogbeto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:618

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  27. Content type: Research

    Diseases caused by parasitic flatworms of rumen tissues (paramphistomosis) are a significant threat to global food security as a cause of morbidity and mortality in ruminant livestock in subtropical and tropic...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Huson, Russell M. Morphew, Nathan R. Allen, Matthew J. Hegarty, Hillary J. Worgan, Susan E. Girdwood, Eleanor L. Jones, Helen C. Phillips, Martin Vickers, Martin Swain, Daniel Smith, Alison H. Kingston-Smith and Peter M. Brophy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:617

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  28. Content type: Research

    The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of several arboviruses, such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika, and represents a major public health problem in Southeast Asia. In Laos, where dengue is reemerging, ...

    Authors: Sébastien Marcombe, Somsanith Chonephetsarath, Phoutmany Thammavong and Paul T. Brey

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:616

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  29. Content type: Research

    Biting midge species of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) comprise more than 1300 species distributed worldwide. Several species of Culicoides are vectors of various viruses that can affec...

    Authors: Mame Thierno Bakhoum, Mamadou Sarr, Assane Gueye Fall, Karine Huber, Moussa Fall, Mbacké Sembène, Momar Talla Seck, Karien Labuschagne, Laetitia Gardès, Mamadou Ciss, Geoffrey Gimonneau, Jérémy Bouyer, Thierry Baldet and Claire Garros

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:615

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  30. Content type: Research

    The sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of American visceral leishmaniasis, a disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania. Adults of this insect feed on blood (females only) or sugar from pl...

    Authors: Tainá Neves Ferreira, Daniela Pita-Pereira, Samara Graciane Costa, Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil, Caroline Silva Moraes, Hector Manuel Díaz-Albiter and Fernando Ariel Genta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:614

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  31. Content type: Research

    Due to the relative short life span and the limited spatial movement, porcine cysticercosis is an excellent indicator of current local active transmission. The aim of this study was to map at province-level, t...

    Authors: Uffe Christian Braae, Nguyen Manh Hung, Fadjar Satrija, Virak Khieu, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Arve Lee Willingham

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:613

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  32. Content type: Research

    An entomological study was conducted in the municipality of Oiapoque (lower Oyapock River Basin) in the Brazilian side bordering French Guiana to gain information on the transmission pattern of American cutane...

    Authors: Thiago Vasconcelos dos Santos, Ghislaine Prévot, Marine Ginouvès, Rosemere Duarte, Fernando Tobias Silveira, Marinete Marins Póvoa and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:612

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  33. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi, a hemoflagellate protozoan parasite and the etiological agent of Chagas disease (CD), exhibits great genetic and biological diversity. Infected individuals may present clinical manifestations w...

    Authors: Maykon Tavares de Oliveira, Karina Taciana Santos Silva, Leandro Xavier Neves, Max Jean de Ornelas Toledo, William Castro-Borges and Marta de Lana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:611

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  34. Content type: Research

    The goal of this study was to reassess the taxonomic status of A. maculatum, A. triste and A. tigrinum by phylogenetic analysis of five molecular markers [four mitochondrial: 12S rDNA, 16S rDNA, the control regio...

    Authors: Paula Lado, Santiago Nava, Leonardo Mendoza-Uribe, Abraham G. Caceres, Jesus Delgado-de la Mora, Jesus D. Licona-Enriquez, David Delgado-de la Mora, Marcelo B. Labruna, Lance A. Durden, Michelle E. J. Allerdice, Christopher D. Paddock, Matias P. J. Szabó, José M. Venzal, Alberto A. Guglielmone and Lorenza Beati

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:610

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  35. Content type: Research

    The causal relation between parasitic sea lice on fish farms and sea lice on wild fish is a controversial subject. A specific scientific debate has been whether the statistical association between infestation ...

    Authors: Knut W. Vollset, Lars Qviller, Bjørnar Skår, Bjørn T. Barlaup and Ian Dohoo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:609

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  36. Content type: Research

    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are small hematophagous insects responsible for the transmission of bluetongue virus, Schmallenberg virus and African horse sickness virus to wild ...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Cuéllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Andreas Baum, Anders Stockmarr, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Mats Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindström, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J. Conraths, Magdalena Larska, Marcin Smreczak…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:608

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  37. Content type: Research

    The human protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is an organism of interest for understanding eukaryotic evolution. Despite having an unusually large genome and a rich gene repertoire among protists, spliceosom...

    Authors: Shuqi E. Wang, Abdul S. Amir, Tai Nguyen, Anthony M. Poole and Augusto Simoes-Barbosa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:607

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  38. Content type: Research

    Decisions on when vector control can be withdrawn after malaria is eliminated depend on the receptivity or potential of an area to support vector populations. To guide malaria control and elimination programme...

    Authors: Thomas R. Burkot, Hugo Bugoro, Allan Apairamo, Robert D. Cooper, Diego F. Echeverry, Danyal Odabasi, Nigel W. Beebe, Victoria Makuru, Honglin Xiao, Jenna R. Davidson, Nicholas A. Deason, Hedrick Reuben, James W. Kazura, Frank H. Collins, Neil F. Lobo and Tanya L. Russell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:606

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  39. Content type: Research

    Human schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic worms of the genus Schistosoma that still affects some 200 million people. The mainstay of schistosomiasis control is a single drug, prazi...

    Authors: Andreas J. Stroehlein, Robin B. Gasser, Ross S. Hall and Neil D. Young

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:605

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  40. Content type: Research

    Acanthamoeba spp. can cause serious human infections, including Acanthamoeba keratitis, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and cutaneous acanthamoebiasis. Cysteine biosynthesis and the L-serine metabolic pathway ...

    Authors: Duo Wu, Meng Feng, Zhi-xin Wang, Ke Qiao, Hiroshi Tachibana and Xun-jia Cheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:604

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  41. Content type: Research

    To ensure the success of a mosquito control programme that integrates the sterile insect technique (SIT), it is highly desirable to release sterile males with a maximal lifespan to increase release effectivene...

    Authors: Nicole Jean Culbert, Hamidou Maiga, Nanwintoum Sévérin Bimbile Somda, Jeremie Roger Lionel Gilles, Jérémy Bouyer and Wadaka Mamai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:603

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  42. Content type: Research

    Insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes is threatening the success of malaria control programmes. In order to implement suitable insecticide resistance management strategies, it is necessary to understand ...

    Authors: Genevieve Tchigossou, Rousseau Djouaka, Romaric Akoton, Jacob M Riveron, Helen Irving, Seun Atoyebi, Kabirou Moutairou, Akadiri Yessoufou and Charles S Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:602

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  43. Content type: Research

    Recent mitochondrial phylogenomics studies have reported a sister-group relationship of the orders Capsalidea and Dactylogyridea, which is inconsistent with previous morphology- and molecular-based phylogenies...

    Authors: Dong Zhang, Wen X. Li, Hong Zou, Shan G. Wu, Ming Li, Ivan Jakovlić, Jin Zhang, Rong Chen and Gui T. Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:601

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  44. Content type: Research

    Elucidating which wildlife species significantly contribute to the maintenance of Ixodes ricinus populations and the enzootic cycles of the pathogens they transmit is imperative in understanding the driving force...

    Authors: Tim R. Hofmeester, Aleksandra I. Krawczyk, Arieke Docters van Leeuwen, Manoj Fonville, Margriet G. E. Montizaan, Koen van den Berge, Jan Gouwy, Sanne C. Ruyts, Kris Verheyen and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:600

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  45. Content type: Research

    Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei burrowing into the stratum corneum of the host’s skin and is detrimental to the health of humans and animals. Vaccines are an attractive alternative to replace the acaricide...

    Authors: Nengxing Shen, Haojie Zhang, Yongjun Ren, Ran He, Jing Xu, Chunyan Li, Weimin Lai, Xiaobin Gu, Yue Xie, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:599

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  46. Content type: Research

    A spot-on formulation containing fluralaner (280 mg/ml) plus moxidectin (14 mg/ml) (Bravecto® Plus) has been developed to provide broad spectrum parasite protection for cats. The effectiveness and safety of th...

    Authors: Nadja Rohdich, Eva Zschiesche, Oliver Wolf, Wolfgang Loehlein, Thierry Pobel, Maria José Gil and Rainer K. A. Roepke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:598

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  47. Content type: Short report

    Fluralaner provides efficacy against feline ectoparasites following topical administration. Moxidectin is routinely used to treat gastrointestinal nematode infections and prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirof...

    Authors: Feli M. Walther, Petr Fisara and Rainer K. A. Roepke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:597

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    The efficacy of the fixed combination of fluralaner plus moxidectin for the treatment of Otodectes cynotis infestations was evaluated in cats after topical application.

    Authors: Janina Taenzler, Christa de Vos, Rainer K. A. Roepke and Anja R. Heckeroth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:595

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  49. Content type: Research

    A spot-on formulation containing fluralaner (280 mg/ml) plus moxidectin (14 mg/ml) (Bravecto® Plus) was developed for the treatment of nematode infections as well as providing 12 weeks of protection against in...

    Authors: Nadja Rohdich, Eva Zschiesche, Oliver Wolf, Wolfgang Loehlein, Zvezdelina Kirkova, Petar Iliev, Dhimitër Rapti, Rezart Postoli, Balázs Capári, Róbert Farkas and Rainer K. A. Roepke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:589

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