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  1. Changing geographical and seasonal activity patterns of ticks may increase the risk of tick infestation and tick-borne pathogen (TBP) transmission for both humans and animals.

    Authors: Julia Probst, Andrea Springer, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:87
  2. Cystic echinococcosis (CE), caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato, is a zoonotic parasitic disease of economic and public health importance worldwide, especially in the Mediterranean ar...

    Authors: Martina Nocerino, Paola Pepe, Antonio Bosco, Elena Ciccone, Maria Paola Maurelli, Franck Boué, Gérald Umhang, Justine Pellegrini, Samia Lahmar, Yousra Said, Smaragda Sotiraki, Panagiota Ligda, AbdElkarim Laatamna, Giorgio Saralli, Orlando Paciello, Maria Chiara Alterisio…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:86
  3. Surveillance data documenting tick and tick-borne disease (TBD) prevalence is needed to develop risk assessments and implement control strategies. Despite extensive research in Africa, there is no standardized...

    Authors: Abigail A. Lilak, David B. Pecor, Graham Matulis, Alexander M. Potter, Rachel N. Wofford, Mary F. Kearney, Stephanie Mitchell, Fatima Jaradat, Arisa Kano, Dawn M. Zimmerman, James M. Hassell, Bersissa Kumsa, Maureen Kamau, Yvonne-Marie Linton and Michael E. von Fricken
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:84
  4. Traditional methods for detecting insect-borne bacterial pathogens are time-consuming and require specialized laboratory facilities, limiting their applicability in areas without access to such resources. Cons...

    Authors: Yonghua Ma, Qingli Niu, Xiaolin Sun, Yuanyuan Li, Huitian Gou, Zexiang Wang and Beibei Song
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:82
  5. Timely diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection is necessary to prevent and control toxoplasmosis transmission. The gold immunochromatographic assay (GICA) is a means of rapidly detecting pathogen in samples. GIC...

    Authors: Jiyuan Fan, Hao Sun, Jiawen Fang, Yafan Gao, Haojie Ding, Bin Zheng, Qingming Kong, Xunhui Zhuo and Shaohong Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:81
  6. Opisthorchis viverrini infection is traditionally diagnosed using the Kato–Katz method and formalin ethyl–acetate concentration technique. However, the limited sensitivity and specificity of these techniques have...

    Authors: Orawan Phuphisut, Akkarin Poodeepiyasawat, Tippayarat Yoonuan, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Charin Thawornkuno, Onrapak Reamtong, Megumi Sato and Poom Adisakwattana
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:80
  7. More than half of the global population lives in areas at risk of dengue (DENV) transmission. Developing an efficient risk prediction system can help curb dengue outbreaks, but multiple variables, including mo...

    Authors: Xiang Guo, Li Li, Wenwen Ren, Minling Hu, Ziyao Li, Shu Zeng, Xiaohua Liu, Yuji Wang, Tian Xie, Qingqing Yin, Yuehong Wei, Lei Luo, Benyun Shi, Chunmei Wang, Rangke Wu, Zhicong Yang…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:79
  8. The large amphibious freshwater apple snail is an important invasive species in China, but there is currently no method available for their surveillance. The development and popularization of smartphones provi...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Xin Ding, Yingshu Zhang, Yougui Yang, Fanzhen Mao, Bixian Ni, Yaobao Liu, Richard Culleton, Yang Dai and Jun Cao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:78
  9. Nematodes of the Ascarididae, Ancylostomatidae and Onchocercidae families are parasites of human and veterinary importance causing infections with high prevalence worldwide. Molecular tools have significantly ...

    Authors: María José Mejías-Alpízar, Catalina Porras-Silesky, Esteban José Rodríguez, Joban Quesada, María Paula Alfaro-Segura, Joby Robleto-Quesada, Ricardo Gutiérrez and Alicia Rojas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:77
  10. Sugar alcohols, such as erythritol, are low-impact candidates for attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) to kill mosquitoes. To determine whether erythritol has a viable future in ATSB formulations, a suite of as...

    Authors: Irvane E. Nelson, Kobi A. Baker, Ary Faraji, Gregory S. White and Christopher S. Bibbs
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:76
  11. Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is one of the most important tick-borne diseases of cattle in tropical and subtropical regions. Babesia bovis parasites have a complex lifecycle, including development wi...

    Authors: Hala E. Hussein, Wendell C. Johnson, Naomi S. Taus and Massaro W. Ueti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:75
  12. The epidemic rebounds observed in 2010 and 2013 in Dielmo, a Senegalese village, during a decade (2008–2019) of universal coverage using a long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) strategy could have contributed t...

    Authors: Amélé Nyedzie Wotodjo, Souleymane Doucoure, Nafissatou Diagne, Fatoumata Diene Sarr and Cheikh Sokhna
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:74
  13. Increasing global temperatures and unpredictable climatic extremes have contributed to the spread of vector-borne diseases. The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the main vector of multiple arboviruses that negatively im...

    Authors: Gerard Terradas, Jaime Manzano-Alvarez, Chiara Vanalli, Kristine Werling, Isabella M. Cattadori and Jason L. Rasgon
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:73
  14. Mosquitoes of the Culex pipiens complex are widely distributed vectors for several arboviruses affecting humans. Consequently, their populations have long been controlled using insecticides, in response to which ...

    Authors: Soukaina Arich, Najlaa Assaid, Mylène Weill, Fatim-Zohra Tmimi, Hassan Taki, M’hammed Sarih and Pierrick Labbé
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:72
  15. Bluetongue is a non-contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild ruminants. It is transmitted primarily by small hematophagous Diptera belonging to the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)....

    Authors: Soukaina Daif, Ikhlass El Berbri and Ouafaa Fassi Fihri
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:71
  16. Hyalomma marginatum and H. rufipes are two-host tick species, which are mainly distributed in southern Europe, Africa to central Asia but may also be found in Central and Northern Europe through introduction by m...

    Authors: Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, Andrea Springer, Daniel Lang, Alexander Lindau, Katrin Fachet, Gerhard Dobler, Ard M. Nijhof, Christina Strube and Ute Mackenstedt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:70
  17. Sparganosis is a worldwide food-borne parasitic disease caused by spargana infection, which infects the muscle of frogs and snakes as well as many tissues and organs in humans. There are currently no viable tr...

    Authors: Pei Liang, Peng Liang, Kemin Chen, Zhengxin Chen, Yamei Liu, Yujin Lin, Jin Li, Ruijia Fu, Gang Lu and Dayong Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:68
  18. The latest national survey on the distribution of human parasites in China demonstrated that Guangdong was among the endemic provinces with the highest Clonorchis sinensis infection rates. High-resolution, age- a...

    Authors: Si-Yue Huang, Jing-Diao Chen, Qing-Sheng Zeng and Ying-Si Lai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:67
  19. Efforts to evaluate the residual efficacy of new indoor residual spraying (IRS) formulations have identified limitations with the industry standard laboratory sprayer, the Potter Spray Tower (PT). Calibrating ...

    Authors: Jane Bonds, George Parsons, Kyle J. Walker, Annabel Murphy, Rosemary Susan Lees, Derric Nimmo, John Clayton and David Malone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:66
  20. Cryptosporidium spp. are common protozoa causing diarrhea in humans and animals. There are currently only one FDA-approved drug and no vaccines for cryptosporidiosis, largely due to the limited knowledge of the m...

    Authors: Muxiao Li, Xiaohua Sun, Haoyu Chen, Na Li, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao and Yaqiong Guo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:65
  21. Demodex blepharitis (DB) is a common disease of the ocular surface. The characteristics of the bacterial community in eyelash roots after Demodex infestation are still unknown. Knowledge of the characteristics of...

    Authors: Dulei Zou, Xiuhai Lu, Fangying Song, Xiaowei Zhong, Huabo Chen, Ju Zhang, Yabin Tian, Li Pei, Fengjie Li, Xi Lu, Weiyun Shi and Ting Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:64
  22. Amblyomma americanum, the lone star tick, is an aggressive questing species that harbors several pathogens dangerous to humans in the United States. The Southeast in particular has large numbers of this tick due ...

    Authors: Stephanie Bellman, Ellie Fausett, Leah Aeschleman, Audrey Long, Isabella Roeske, Josie Pilchik, Anne Piantadosi and Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:62
  23. Usutu virus (USUV), which is closely related to West Nile virus (WNV), sharing a similar ecology and transmission cycle, was first reported in the UK in the southeast of England in 2020. Both USUV and WNV are ...

    Authors: Nicola Seechurn, M. Trent Herdman, Arturo Hernandez-Colina, Alexander G. C. Vaux, Colin Johnston, Morgan Berrell, Javier Lopez, Lindsay Eckley, Merit Gonzalez-Olvera, Lisa Gillespie, Paul Pearce Kelly, Matthew Baylis and Jolyon M. Medlock
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:61
  24. Toxoplasma gondii is an important protozoan pathogen with medical and veterinary importance worldwide. Drugs currently used for treatment of toxoplasmosis are less effective and sometimes cause serious side effec...

    Authors: Ru-Xia Han, Pi-Cheng Jiang, Bing Han, Huai-Yu Zhou, Yong-Liang Wang, Jing-Yu Guan, Zhi-Rong Liu, Shen-Yi He and Chun-Xue Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:59
  25. The ornate dog tick Dermacentor reticulatus is second only to the hard tick Ixodes ricinus in terms of importance as a vector of infectious organisms, especially of Babesia canis, the agent of canine babesiosis. ...

    Authors: Dagmara Wężyk, Wiktoria Romanek, Wiktoria Małaszewicz, Jerzy M. Behnke and Anna Bajer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:58
  26. The blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, transmits most vector-borne diseases in the US. It vectors seven pathogens of public health relevance, including the emerging human pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Nev...

    Authors: L. Rainer Butler, Nisha Singh, Liron Marnin, Luisa M. Valencia, Anya J. O’Neal, Francy E. Cabrera Paz, Dana K. Shaw, Adela S. Oliva Chavez and Joao H. F. Pedra
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:57
  27. The closely related Angiostrongylus cantonensis and Angiostrongylus malaysiensis have been reported to coexist in Thailand and share similar hosts and life cycles. Recently, in an angiostrongyliasis outbreak in T...

    Authors: Chanisara Kaenkaew, Abigail Hui En Chan, Naowarat Saralamba, Jiraporn Ruangsittichai, Kittipong Chaisiri, Vachirapong Charoennitiwat and Urusa Thaenkham
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:56
  28. Rodents play an important role in the life cycle of ixodid and argasid ticks, particularly as hosts of larvae and nymphs. The great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus), the preferred prey item of several carnivores (e.g. t...

    Authors: Gang Liu, Wenbo Tan, Huiqian Wang, Xiaoshuang Han, Sándor Hornok, Shanshan Zhao, Ligu Mi, Suwen Wang, Meihua Yang and Yuanzhi Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:55
  29. Armenia is considered particularly vulnerable to life-threatening vector-borne diseases (VBDs) including malaria, West Nile virus disease and leishmaniasis. However, information relevant for the control of the...

    Authors: Lusine Paronyan, Lilit Babayan, Haykuhi Vardanyan, Arsen Manucharyan, Kyriaki Maria Papapostolou, Sofia Balaska, John Vontas and Konstantinos Mavridis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:54
  30. Understanding the clustering of infections for persistent malaria transmission is critical to determining how and where to target specific interventions. This study aimed to determine the density, blood meal s...

    Authors: Ashenafi Abossie, Assalif Demissew, Hallelujah Getachew, Arega Tsegaye, Teshome Degefa, Kassahun Habtamu, Daibin Zhong, Xiaoming Wang, Ming-Chieh Lee, Guofa Zhou, Christopher L. King, James W. Kazura, Guiyun Yan and Delenasaw Yewhalaw
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:53
  31. Tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) are the definitive biological vectors of African trypanosomes in humans and animals. Controlling this vector is the most promising method of preventing trypanosome transmission. This ...

    Authors: Erick Kibichiy Serem, David Mwangi Mburu, Osman Abdikarim Abdullahi and Joel Ltilitan Bargul
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:52
  32. Babesia canis is a clinically relevant vector-borne pathogen in dogs, and its presence is expanding. The efficacy of Simparica Trio® (Zoetis) in the prevention of B. canis transmission was evaluated at the minimu...

    Authors: Stasia Borowski, Alta Viljoen, Lina D’Hanis, Sean Mahabir and Thomas Geurden
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:51
  33. The majority of vector-borne disease cases in the USA are caused by pathogens spread by ticks, most commonly the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis. Personal protection against tick bites, including use of repel...

    Authors: James C. Burtis, Shelby L. Ford, Christina M. Parise, Rebecca J. Eisen and Lars Eisen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:50
  34. Aedes aegypti, the primary vector of various human arboviral diseases, is a significant public health threat. Aedes aegypti was detected in Iran in 2018, in Hormozgan province, but comprehensive information regar...

    Authors: Azim Paksa, Kourosh Azizi, Saideh Yousefi, Sorna Dabaghmanesh, Saeed Shahabi and Alireza Sanei-Dehkordi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:49
  35. Cats are the primary reservoirs of the bacterium Bartonella henselae, the main cause of cat-scratch disease in humans. The main vector of the bacterium is the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis. In southeastern Euro...

    Authors: Maja Stepanić, Sanja Duvnjak, Irena Reil, Suzana Hađina, Volkhard A. J. Kempf, Silvio Špičić, Željko Mihaljević and Relja Beck
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:48
  36. The house fly, Musca domestica, is a significant carrier of diseases that can impact public health. Repeated use of pyrethroid insecticides may act as a selection pressure for mutations and amino acid substitutio...

    Authors: Mohamad Hamdan, Tamilarasan Kamalanathan, Asim Iqbal, Antony Raj Gnanaprakasam, Sabu Shajahan, Mohammad Hamad Alsadeq, Amgd sayed Ali and Mohammad Ali Al-Deeb
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:47
  37. Malaria-associated acute lung injury (MA-ALI) is a well-recognized clinical complication of severe, complicated malaria that is partly driven by sequestrations of infected red blood cells (iRBCs) on lung postc...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Qian Ru Wang, Xinpeng Hou, Qi Wang, Xiaoyan Yang, Tingting Zhou, Xiaobo Liu, Lirong Wu, Jie Wang, Xiaobao Jin, Zhenlong Liu and Bo Huang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:46
  38. Ixodid ticks are distributed across all countries of the Western Balkans, with a high diversity of species. Many of these species serve as vectors of pathogens of veterinary and medical importance. Given the s...

    Authors: Naida Kapo, Ivana Zuber Bogdanović, Ema Gagović, Marina Žekić, Gorana Veinović, Ratko Sukara, Darko Mihaljica, Bojan Adžić, Përparim Kadriaj, Aleksandar Cvetkovikj, Igor Djadjovski, Aleksandar Potkonjak, Enkelejda Velo, Sara Savić, Snežana Tomanović, Jasmin Omeragić…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:45
  39. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex systemic autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of numerous autoantibodies. The interaction of infectious agents (viruses, bacteria and parasites) and ...

    Authors: Zhongzhen Li, Zhiwei Lei, Wanying Yang, Chunxia Jing, Xiaolin Sun, Guang Yang, Xiaozhen Zhao, Mingjiao Zhang, Miaomiao Xu, Yuanjia Tang, Qingwen Wang, Jing Zhao, Zixing Zhou, Zihao Wen, Xiaojing Chen, Qinglin Peng…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:44
  40. Ticks and tick-borne diseases pose significant challenges to cattle production, thus the species identification of ticks and knowledge on their presence, abundance, and dispersal are necessary for the develo...

    Authors: Tianyi Dou, Aidan P. Holman, Samantha R. Hays, Taylor G. Donaldson, Nicolas Goff, Pete D. Teel and Dmitry Kurouski
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:43
  41. Gyrodactylus is a lineage of monogenean flatworm ectoparasites exhibiting many features that make them a suitable model to study the host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics. Previous coevolutionary studies of this ...

    Authors: Hong-Peng Lei, Ivan Jakovlić, Shun Zhou, Xiang Liu, Chuan Yan, Xiao Jin, Bo Wang, Wen-Xiang Li, Gui-Tang Wang and Dong Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:42
  42. Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease (NTD). Cost-effective strategies for large-scale implementation of diagnosis and etiological treatment are urgently needed to comply with NTD control goals. We de...

    Authors: Natalia P. Macchiaverna, Gustavo F. Enriquez, M Sol Gaspe, Lucía I. Rodríguez-Planes, Patricia R. Martinez, Ricardo E. Gürtler and M Victoria Cardinal
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:41
  43. The emergence of diseases of public health concern is enhanced by factors associated with global change, such as the introduction of invasive species. The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), considered a com...

    Authors: Marta Garrigós, Jesús Veiga, Mario Garrido, Clotilde Marín, Jesús Recuero, María José Rosales, Manuel Morales-Yuste and Josué Martínez-de la Puente
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:40

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  44. Malaria, a disease transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes, is a major public health problem causing millions of deaths worldwide, mostly among children under the age of 5 years. Biotechnological interventions target...

    Authors: Lamine Mahaman Moustapha, Illiassou Mamane Sadou, Ibrahima Issa Arzika, Laminou Ibrahim Maman, Michel K. Gomgnimbou, Maurice Konkobo, Abdoulaye Diabate and Etienne Bilgo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:39
  45. Anopheles funestus is a major malaria vector in Eastern and Southern Africa and is currently the dominant malaria-transmitting vector in many parts of Tanzania. Previous research has identified its preference for...

    Authors: Najat F. Kahamba, Fredros O. Okumu, Mohammed Jumanne, Khamisi Kifungo, Joel O. Odero, Francesco Baldini, Heather M. Ferguson and Luca Nelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:38

    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:63

  46. There is an urgent need for cities to become more climate resilient; one of the key strategies is to include more green spaces in the urban environment. Currently, there is a worry that increasing green spaces...

    Authors: Louie Krol, Melissa Langezaal, Lisa Budidarma, Daan Wassenaar, Emilie A. Didaskalou, Krijn Trimbos, Martha Dellar, Peter M. van Bodegom, Gertjan W. Geerling and Maarten Schrama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:37

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