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  1. Content type: Research

    Air-borne introduction of exotic mosquitoes to Schiphol airport in the Netherlands has been considered plausible based upon findings of mosquitoes in aircraft cabins during 2008, 2010 and 2011. Beginning in 20...

    Authors: A. Ibañez-Justicia, A. Gloria-Soria, W. den Hartog, M. Dik, F. Jacobs and A. Stroo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:603

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  2. Content type: Research

    Determining the mechanisms involved in the immune-pathogenesis of the tropical liver fluke, Fasciola gigantica, is crucial to the development of any effective therapeutic intervention. Here, we examined the diffe...

    Authors: Wei Shi, Zhi-Yong Wei, Hany M. Elsheikha, Fu-Kai Zhang, Zhao-An Sheng, Ke-Jing Lu, Dong-Ying Wang, Wei-Yi Huang and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:602

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  3. Content type: Research

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been targeted by the WHO for elimination as a public health problem (< 1 case/10,000 people/year) in the Indian sub-continent (ISC) by 2020. Bihar State in India, which accounts...

    Authors: Sarah Jervis, Lloyd A. C. Chapman, Shweta Dwivedi, Morchan Karthick, Aritra Das, Epke A. Le Rutte, Orin Courtenay, Graham F. Medley, Indranath Banerjee, Tanmay Mahapatra, Indrajit Chaudhuri, Sridhar Srikantiah and T. Déirdre Hollingsworth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:601

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  4. Content type: Research

    Indoor residual spraying of insecticide (IRS) is a key intervention for reducing the burden of malaria infection. Effectiveness and success of this strategy are to a considerable extent dependent on knowledge ...

    Authors: Abdoulhossain Madani, Moussa Soleimani-Ahmadi, Sayed Hossein Davoodi, Alireza Sanei-Dehkordi, Seyed Aghil Jaberhashemi, Mehdi Zare and Teamur Aghamolaei

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:600

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  5. Content type: Short report

    The genus Troglostrongylus includes nematodes infecting domestic and wild felids. Troglostrongylus brevior was described six decades ago in Palestine and subsequently reported in some European countries (Italy, S...

    Authors: Georgiana Deak, Angela Monica Ionică, Andrei Daniel Mihalca and Călin Mircea Gherman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:599

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  6. Content type: Research

    Babesia spp. are hemoparasites which infect the red blood cells of a large variety of mammals. In bats, the only known species of the genus is Babesia vesperuginis. However, except a f...

    Authors: Alexandra Corduneanu, Kristýna Hrazdilová, Attila D. Sándor, Ioana Adriana Matei, Angela Monica Ionică, Levente Barti, Marius-Alexandru Ciocănău, Dragoş Ștefan Măntoiu, Ioan Coroiu, Sándor Hornok, Hans-Peter Fuehrer, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán Bagó, Katharina Stefke, David Modrý and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:598

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  7. Content type: Research

    Echinococcus granulosus is a harmful cestode parasite that causes cystic echinococcosis in humans as well as various livestock species and wild animals. Calmodulin (CaM), a Ca2+ sensor...

    Authors: Ning Wang, Xiuqin Zhong, Xingju Song, Xiaobin Gu, Weiming Lai, Yue Xie, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:597

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  8. Content type: Research

    Sarcoptic mange has been identified as the most significant infectious disease affecting the Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Despite several studies on the effects of mange on ibex, the pathological and clinical ...

    Authors: José Espinosa, Arián Ráez-Bravo, Jorge R. López-Olvera, Jesús M. Pérez, Santiago Lavín, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Francisco J. Cano-Manuel, Paulino Fandos, Ramón C. Soriguer, José Enrique Granados, Diego Romero and Roser Velarde

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:596

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  9. Content type: Research

    Metacercariae of Diplostomum are important fish pathogens, but reliable data on their diversity in natural fish populations are virtually lacking. This study was conducted to explore the species diversity and hos...

    Authors: Olena Kudlai, Mikuláš Oros, Aneta Kostadinova and Simona Georgieva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:592

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  10. Content type: Research

    Lake Tanganyika harbours the most diverse cichlid assemblage of the Great African Lakes. Considering its cichlid flocks consist of approximately 250 endemic species, we can hypothesize a high species-richness ...

    Authors: Chahrazed Rahmouni, Maarten P. M. Vanhove and Andrea Šimková

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:591

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  11. Content type: Research

    Schistosoma mansoni is a parasite of profound medical importance. Current control focusses on mass praziquantel (PZQ) treatment of populations in endemic areas, termed Preventative Che...

    Authors: Charlotte M. Gower, Florian Gehre, Sara R. Marques, Poppy H. L. Lamberton, Nicholas J. Lwambo and Joanne P. Webster

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:593

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  12. Content type: Research

    Dermanyssus gallinae, the poultry red mite, is a growing threat to chickens in poultry farms. This nocturnal hematophagous ectoparasite has a rapid rate of proliferation with a negativ...

    Authors: Maria D. Brauneis, Hartmut Zoller, Heike Williams, Eva Zschiesche and Anja R. Heckeroth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:594

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  13. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum is the deadliest malaria parasite. Currently, there are seldom commercial antibodies against P. falciparum proteins, which greatly limits the study on Plasmodium....

    Authors: Dexuan Kuang, Jichen Qiao, Zhou Li, Weiwei Wang, Hui Xia, Lubin Jiang, Jiejie Dai, Qiang Fang and Xueyu Dai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:595

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  14. Content type: Research

    Neospora caninum is a cyst-forming, coccidian parasite which is known to cause neurological disorders in dogs and abortion and neonatal mortality in cows and other livestock. This stud...

    Authors: Andrea Estefanía Ramos, Marina Muñoz, Jesús Alfredo Cortés-Vecino, Paola Barato and Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:590

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  15. Content type: Research

    Rickettsiales (Rickettsia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum) transmitted by ticks are considered (re-)emerging pathogens posing a risk to public health. Nevertheless, year-long monitoring studies on prevalences ...

    Authors: Katrin Blazejak, Elisabeth Janecek and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:588

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  16. Content type: Research

    Host specificity in parasites represents the extent to which a parasite’s distribution is limited to certain host species. Considering host-specific parasites of primarily freshwater fish (such as gill monogen...

    Authors: Andrea Šimková, Michal Benovics, Imane Rahmouni and Jasna Vukić

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:589

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  17. Content type: Research

    A variety of human diseases transmitted by arthropod vectors, including ticks, are emerging around the globe. Birds are known to be hosts of ticks and can disperse exotic ticks and tick-borne pathogens. In Tai...

    Authors: Chi-Chien Kuo, Yi-Fu Lin, Cheng-Te Yao, Han-Chun Shih, Lo-Hsuan Chung, Hsien-Chun Liao, Yu-Cheng Hsu and Hsi-Chieh Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:587

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  18. Content type: Research

    Snails are essential for the transmission and maintenance of schistosomiasis in endemic areas, as they serve as intermediate hosts for schistosome parasites. A clear understanding of the snail species present,...

    Authors: Jared S. Bakuza, Robert Gillespie, Gamba Nkwengulila, Aileen Adam, Elizabeth Kilbride and Barbara K. Mable

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:584

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  19. Content type: Research

    Investigating the effect of successive annual deworming rounds on the spatiotemporal distribution of infection prevalence and numbers at risk for soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) can help identify communities...

    Authors: Mohamad Assoum, Giuseppina Ortu, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Colleen Lau, Archie C. A. Clements, Kate Halton, Alan Fenwick and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:583

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  20. Content type: Research

    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) transmit pathogens that cause important diseases. No effective technique has been found to properly control either Culicoides spp. abundance or the...

    Authors: Nonito Pagès, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Marta Verdún, Núria Pujol and Sandra Talavera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:582

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  21. Content type: Research

    Congenital infection of Toxoplasma gondii is an important factor causing birth defects. The neural stem cells (NSCs) are found to be one of the target cells for the parasite during development of the brain. As a ...

    Authors: Xian Zhang, Rui Su, Zhengyang Cheng, Wanbo Zhu, Yelin Li, Yongzhong Wang, Jian Du, Yihong Cai, Qingli Luo, Jilong Shen and Li Yu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:585

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  22. Content type: Research

    Analyses of environmental correlates of the composition of gastrointestinal parasite communities in black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) have been hindered by inadequate calibration techniques of detection and q...

    Authors: Mayra Alejandra Alvarado-Villalobos, Giuseppe Cringoli, Maria Paola Maurelli, Aurelie Cambou, Laura Rinaldi, Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero, Roger Guevara, Colin A. Chapman and Juan Carlos Serio-Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:586

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  23. Content type: Research

    Ixodes ricinus ticks are commonly encountered in either natural or urban areas, contributing to Lyme disease agents Borreliella [(Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato)] spp. and Borrelia m...

    Authors: Maciej Kowalec, Tomasz Szewczyk, Renata Welc-Falęciak, Edward Siński, Grzegorz Karbowiak and Anna Bajer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:573

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  24. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic protozoan apicomplexan and obligate intracellular parasite that infects a wide range of animals and humans. Rhoptry proteins 5 (ROP5), ROP16, ROP1...

    Authors: Weisheng Cheng, Cong Wang, Ting Xu, Fang Liu, Faustina Pappoe, Qingli Luo, Yuanhong Xu, Fangli Lu and Jilong Shen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:580

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  25. Content type: Review

    A systematic analysis of 240 causes of death in 2013 revealed that parasitic diseases were responsible for more than one million deaths. The vast majority of these fatalities resulted from protozoan infections...

    Authors: Sheila Donnelly, Wilhelmina M. Huston, Michael Johnson, Natalia Tiberti, Bernadette Saunders, Bronwyn O’Brien, Catherine Burke, Maurizio Labbate and Valery Combes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:581

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