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  1. To design appropriate schistosomiasis control programmes that include women and preschool-aged children (PSAC) it is essential to assess their disease profile and the risk factors predisposing them to infectio...

    Authors: Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Zvifadzo Matsena-Zingoni, Agnes Katsidzira, Cremance Tshuma, Nyasha Chin’ombe, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Bonnie Webster and Nicholas Midzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:427

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  2. Several trials and reviews have outlined the potential role of larviciding for malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to supplement the core indoor insecticide-based interventions. It has been argued that...

    Authors: Yahya A. Derua, Eliningaya J. Kweka, William N. Kisinza, Andrew K. Githeko and Franklin W. Mosha

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:426

    Content type: Review

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  3. Treatment of Psoroptes ovis in cattle is limited to topical acaricides or systemic treatment with macrocyclic lactones. Treatment failure of macrocyclic lactones has been reported. The aim of this study was to ev...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Chen, Wouter van Mol, Marieke Vanhecke, Luc Duchateau and Edwin Claerebout

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:425

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  4. Pentatrichomonas hominis is a flagellated protozoan that inhabits the large intestine of humans. Although several protozoans have been proposed to have a role in cancer progression, little is known about the epid...

    Authors: Nan Zhang, Hongbo Zhang, Yanhui Yu, Pengtao Gong, Jianhua Li, Ziyi Li, Ting Li, Zhanjie Cong, Chunying Tian, Xiaofeng Liu, Xiuyan Yu and Xichen Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:423

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  5. Haemoproteus (Parahaemoproteus) species (Haemoproteidae) are widespread blood parasites that can cause disease in birds, but information about their vector species, sporogonic development and transmission remain ...

    Authors: Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Dovilė Bukauskaitė, Mikas Ilgūnas, Rasa Bernotienė, Tatjana Iezhova and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:422

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  6. Animal trypanosomosis is endemic in Nigeria, while the human disease caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense is rarely reported nowadays after efforts to bring it under control in the 20th century. The University ...

    Authors: Paschal Ugochukwu Umeakuana, Wendy Gibson, Romanus Chukwuduruo Ezeokonkwo and Boniface Maduka Anene

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:420

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  7. Babesia bovis is the causal agent of Asiatic redwater, transmitted by the pandemic tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. Disease control may target the tick vector using acaricides or anti-tick vaccines, or t...

    Authors: Ben J. Mans, Ronel Pienaar, P. Christo Troskie and Michael P. Combrink

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:419

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  8. Improved surveillance techniques are required to accelerate efforts against major arthropod-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, filariasis, Zika and yellow-fever. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasin...

    Authors: Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Halfan S. Ngowo, Salum A. Mapua, Arnold S. Mmbando, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Khamis Kifungo and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:418

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  9. Phleboviruses are mainly transmitted by sand flies and infections can result in various symptoms, including meningitis and meningoencephalitis. In endemic regions, seroprevalences in humans and animals are hig...

    Authors: Edwin Kniha, Adelheid G. Obwaller, Gerhard Dobler, Wolfgang Poeppl, Gerhard Mooseder and Julia Walochnik

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:416

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  10. Although parasitic isopods can negatively affect the reproduction and ingestion of several commercially important crustaceans, little is known regarding the mechanisms that underlie these effects.

    Authors: Yingdong Li, Xin Li, Weibin Xu, Zhibin Han, Yingying Zhao, Jing Dong, Hua Wei and Qijun Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:415

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  11. Schistosomiasis is a prevalent but neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic trematodes of the genus Schistosoma, with the primary disease-causing species being S. haematobium, S. mansoni and S. japonicum. M...

    Authors: Fengchun Liu, Han Ding, Jiaming Tian, Congyu Zhou, Fei Yang, Wei Shao, Yinan Du, Xin Hou, Cuiping Ren, Jijia Shen and Miao Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:414

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  12. Culex mosquitoes cause considerable biting nuisance and sporadic transmission of arboviral and filarial diseases.

    Authors: Nancy S. Matowo, Said Abbasi, Givemore Munhenga, Marcel Tanner, Salum A. Mapua, David Oullo, Lizette L. Koekemoer, Emanuel Kaindoa, Halfan S. Ngowo, Maureen Coetzee, Jürg Utzinger and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:413

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  13. Stable isotope labeling is a promising method for use in insect mark-capture and dispersal studies. Culicoides biting midges, which transmit several important animal pathogens, including bluetongue virus (BTV) an...

    Authors: Emily G. McDermott, Bradley A. Mullens, Christie E. Mayo, E. Brendan Roark, Christopher R. Maupin, Alec C. Gerry and Gabriel L. Hamer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:411

    Content type: Short report

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  14. Currently, knowledge regarding the phlebotomine sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae) fauna of Turkey is restricted to regions with endemic leishmaniasis. However, rapidly changing environmental and social condition...

    Authors: Ozge Erisoz Kasap, Yvonne-Marie Linton, Mehmet Karakus, Yusuf Ozbel and Bulent Alten

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:410

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  15. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is the mainstay for vector control intervention of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in India. Little is known on the control effects of IRS on different household types. Here, we asse...

    Authors: Rakesh Mandal, Vijay Kumar, Shreekant Kesari and Pradeep Das

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:409

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  16. In Europe, the tapeworm Dibothriocephalus latus (syn. Diphyllobothrium latum) is a well-known etiological agent of human diphyllobothriosis, which spreads by the consumption of raw fish flesh infected by plerocer...

    Authors: Daniel Barčák, Aneta Yoneva, Hana Sehadová, Mikuláš Oros, Andrea Gustinelli and Roman Kuchta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:408

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  17. The study of the mechanisms by which larvae of the Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito survive exposure to the entomopathogen Lysinibacillus sphaericus has benefited substantially from the generation of laboratory-se...

    Authors: Tatiana Maria Teodoro Rezende, Antonio Mauro Rezende, Gabriel Luz Wallau, Crhisllane Rafaele Santos Vasconcelos, Osvaldo Pompílio de-Melo-Neto, Maria Helena Neves Lobo Silva-Filha and Tatiany Patrícia Romão

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:407

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  18. Trichomonas vaginalis is a human-infecting trichomonad and as such the best studied and the only for which the full genome sequence is available considering its parasitic lifestyle, T. vaginalis encodes an unusua...

    Authors: Maria R. Handrich, Sriram G. Garg, Ewen W. Sommerville, Robert P. Hirt and Sven B. Gould

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:406

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  19. Sarcoptic mange is a broadly distributed parasitic disease caused by Sarcoptes scabiei that affects wild mammals from all over the world, including the Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Selective culling of the sca...

    Authors: Marta Valldeperes, José Enrique Granados, Jesús María Pérez, Inmaculada Castro, Arián Ráez-Bravo, Paulino Fandos, Jorge Ramón López-Olvera, Emmanuel Serrano and Gregorio Mentaberre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:405

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  20. The World Mosquito Program uses Wolbachia pipientis for the biocontrol of arboviruses transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Diagnostic testing for Wolbachia in laboratory colonies and in field-caught mosquito ...

    Authors: Daniela da Silva Gonçalves, David J. Hooker, Yi Dong, Nathan Baran, Peter Kyrylos, Iñaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Cameron P. Simmons and Scott L. O’Neill

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:404

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  21. Haemonchus contortus, a gastrointestinal nematode parasite of sheep, is mainly controlled by anthelmintics; the occurrence of anthelmintic resistance leads to treatment failures and increases economic burden. Bec...

    Authors: Simone Cristina Méo Niciura, Polyana Cristine Tizioto, Caroline Valério Moraes, Giovanna Gabrielle Cruvinel, Ana Cláudia Alexandre de Albuquerque, Raul Costa Mascarenhas Santana, Ana Carolina de Souza Chagas, Sergio Novita Esteves, Magda Vieira Benavides and Alessandro Francisco Talamini do Amarante

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:403

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  22. Ascariasis is a neglected tropical disease that affects 800 million people worldwide. Whereas most people only experience light worm burden, some people experience heavy worm burdens even after several rounds ...

    Authors: Gwendoline Deslyper, Celia V. Holland, Thomas J. Colgan and James C. Carolan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:402

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  23. Combination doxycycline/macrocyclic lactone (ML) protocols have been shown to provide a more rapid adulticidal and microfilaricidal effect than either MLs or doxycycline alone, although female worms were repor...

    Authors: Chiara Lucchetti, Marco Genchi, Luigi Venco, Alessandro Menozzi, Paolo Serventi, Simone Bertini, Chiara Bazzocchi, Laura Helen Kramer and Alice Vismarra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:401

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  24. Sampling methodologies for mosquitoes that are capable of transmitting vector-borne infectious diseases provide critical information on entomological endpoints. Reliable and meaningful field data is vital to t...

    Authors: Jenna R. Davidson, Isra Wahid, Rusdiyah Sudirman, Victoria Makuru, Hajar Hasan, Andi Muhammad Arfah, Nirwana Nur, Muhammad Yusuf Hidayat, Allison L. Hendershot, Honglin Xiao, Xiaoyu Yu, Puji Budi Setia Asih, Din Syafruddin and Neil F. Lobo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:399

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  25. Echinococcosis has led to considerable social and economic losses in China, particularly in the endemic communities of the eastern Tibetan Plateau. In China, human cases of Echinococcus granulosus (sensu stricto)...

    Authors: Yunliang Shi, Xiaoling Wan, Ziyue Wang, Jun Li, Zhihua Jiang and Yichao Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:398

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:412

  26. La Crosse virus (LACV) infection has been shown to manipulate the blood-feeding behaviors of its main vector, Aedes triseriatus. Here, we investigated the effects of virus infection on serotonin and dopamine and ...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Kevin Chan, Carlyle C. Brewster and Sally L. Paulson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:397

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  27. In the final phase of China’s national programme to eliminate malaria by 2020, it is vitally important to monitor the resistance of malaria vectors for developing effective vector control strategies. In 2017 S...

    Authors: Yuan Fang, Wen-Qi Shi, Jia-Tong Wu, Yuan-Yuan Li, Jing-Bo Xue and Yi Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:396

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  28. West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-transmitted disease of birds that has caused bird population declines and can spill over into human populations. Previous research has identified bird species that infect a ...

    Authors: Morgan P. Kain and Benjamin M. Bolker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:395

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  29. Globally, bacterial vector-borne disease (VBD) exerts a large toll on dogs in terms of morbidity and mortality but nowhere is this more pronounced than in the tropics. Tropical environments permit a burgeoning...

    Authors: Lucas G. Huggins, Anson V. Koehler, Dinh Ng-Nguyen, Stephen Wilcox, Bettina Schunack, Tawin Inpankaew and Rebecca J. Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:394

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  30. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease linked to poverty and is widely endemic, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. For decades, the World Health Organization has called for a larger role of the primary health c...

    Authors: Paul Bizimana, Giuseppina Ortu, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Frédéric Nsabiyumva, Audace Nkeshimana, Elvis Muhimpundu and Katja Polman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:393

    Content type: Review

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  31. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonosis caused by cestodes of Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) complex. In Nigeria, reports on the prevalence of CE, although limited, have been found to vary with location an...

    Authors: John Asekhaen Ohiolei, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Abdullahi Alhaji Magaji, Joshua Luka, Guo-Qiang Zhu, Clement Isaac, Manfred Ebube Odoya, Yan-Tao Wu, Mughees Aizaz Alvi, Rosline James Muku, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:392

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  32. Biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are involved in the transmission of several viruses affecting humans and livestock, particularly bluetongue (BTV). Over the last decade,

    Authors: Pierre Villard, Facundo Muñoz, Thomas Balenghien, Thierry Baldet, Renaud Lancelot and Viviane Hénaux

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:391

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  33. Moniezia expansa (Cyclophyllidea: Anoplocephalidae) is a large species of tapeworm that occurs in sheep and cattle and inhabits the small intestine, causing diarrhea and weight declines, leading to stockbreeding ...

    Authors: Yi Liu, Zhengrong Wang, Shuai Pang, Wenjuan Zhao, Lichao Kang, Yanyan Zhang, Hui Zhang, Jingquan Yang, Zhixin Wang, Pingping Lu, Mengfei Xu, Weiyi Wang, Xinwen Bo and Zhenzhen Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:390

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  34. Two transmission patterns of Sarcoptes scabiei in host mammal communities have been reported based on microsatellite-level genetic studies in the last two decades. While one involves restrictions among different ...

    Authors: Ryota Matsuyama, Toshihiro Yabusaki, Natsuko Senjyu, Tsukasa Okano, Minoru Baba, Tomoka Tsuji-Matsukane, Mayumi Yokoyama, Nobuhide Kido, Teruki Kadosaka, Takuya Kato, Masatsugu Suzuki and Makoto Asano

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:389

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  35. Recent investigations indicate that schistosome infection is closely associated with aberrant glycolipid metabolism. However, the actual glycolipid metabolism gene expression, as well as the possible pathways ...

    Authors: Zhi-Peng Xu, Hao Chang, Yang-Yue Ni, Chen Li, Lin Chen, Min Hou and Min-Jun Ji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:388

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  36. Anilocra capensis Leach, 1818 is the only named species of Anilocra Leach, 1818 from South Africa. Anilocra is a large genus (> 40 species) with high levels of diversity reported from the Caribbean and Indo-West ...

    Authors: Rachel L. Welicky and Nico J. Smit

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:387

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  37. Anopheles albimanus is a malaria vector in Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. Although a public health threat, An. albimanus precopulatory mating behaviors are unknown. Acoustics play impo...

    Authors: Hoover Pantoja-Sánchez, Sebastián Gomez, Viviana Velez, Frank W. Avila and Catalina Alfonso-Parra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:386

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  38. Population density, dispersion patterns, flight distances, and survival rate of vector mosquitoes are all contributors to vectorial capacity that may be estimated in a single experimental method: mark-release-...

    Authors: Jenna R. Davidson, Rusdiyah Sudirman, Isra Wahid, Robert N. Baskin, Hajar Hasan, Andi Muhammad Arfah, Nirwana Nur, Muhammad Yusuf Hidayat, Din Syafruddin and Neil F. Lobo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:385

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  39. Cache Valley virus (CVV; Bunyavirales, Peribunyaviridae) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus endemic in North America. Although severe diseases are mainly observed in pregnant ruminants, CVV has also been recognized as...

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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:384

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  40. Schistosoma mekongi, which causes schistosomiasis in humans, is an important public health issue in Southeast Asia. Treatment with praziquantel is the primary method of control but emergence of praziquantel resis...

    Authors: Salisa Chaimon, Yanin Limpanont, Onrapak Reamtong, Sumate Ampawong, Orawan Phuphisut, Phiraphol Chusongsang, Jiraporn Ruangsittichai, Usa Boonyuen, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Anthony J. O’Donoghue, Conor R. Caffrey and Poom Adisakwattana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:383

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  41. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, an increasingly relevant arboviral vector, has spread worldwide. However, currently available tools are limited in terms of effective monitoring of vector populations a...

    Authors: Lihua Xie, Wenqiang Yang, Hongmei Liu, Tong Liu, Yugu Xie, Feng Lin, Guofa Zhou, Xiaohong Zhou, Kun Wu, Jinbao Gu, Guiyun Yan and Xiao-Guang Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:382

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  42. Inferring the microbiota diversity of helminths enables depiction of evolutionarily established ecological and pathological traits that characterize a particular parasite-host interaction. In turn, these trait...

    Authors: Ivona Mladineo, Jerko Hrabar, Anamarija Vrbatović, Sanja Duvnjak, Tomislav Gomerčić and Martina Đuras

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:381

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  43. Canine heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease for which treatment is financially burdensome for many pet owners. Prevention is strongly advocated by the veterinary community along with routine testin...

    Authors: Stella W. Self, Cassan N. Pulaski, Christopher S. McMahan, D. Andrew Brown, Michael J. Yabsley and Jenna R. Gettings

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:380

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  44. Life history theory predicts that an individualʼs current reproductive investment should depend on its future reproductive value. A variety of intrinsic biotic and extrinsic factors influence reproductive valu...

    Authors: Nkiru E. Ekechukwu and Frédéric Tripet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:377

    Content type: Research

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  45. Blastocystis is a stramenopile of worldwide significance due to its capacity to colonize several hosts. Based on its high level of genetic diversity, Blastocystis is classified into global ribosomal subtypes (STs...

    Authors: Paula Andrea Jiménez, Jesús Eduardo Jaimes and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:376

    Content type: Review

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  46. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a neglected parasitic zoonosis prioritized by the WHO for control. Several studies have investigated potential risk factors for CE through questionnaires, mostly carried out on sm...

    Authors: Francesca Tamarozzi, Okan Akhan, Carmen Michaela Cretu, Kamenna Vutova, Massimo Fabiani, Serra Orsten, Patrizio Pezzotti, Gabriela Loredana Popa, Valeri Velev, Mar Siles-Lucas, Enrico Brunetti and Adriano Casulli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:371

    Content type: Research

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