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  1. Content type: Research

    Mosquito-borne pathogens contribute significantly to the global burden of disease, infecting millions of people each year. Mosquito feeding is critical to the transmission dynamics of pathogens, and thus it is...

    Authors: Eloise B. Stephenson, Amanda K. Murphy, Cassie C. Jansen, Alison J. Peel and Hamish McCallum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:156

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    Toxoplasma gondii, a zoonotic protozoan parasite, infects mammals and birds worldwide. Infection in humans is often asymptomatic, though illnesses can occur in immunocompromised hosts and the fetuses of susceptib...

    Authors: Nicholas Bachand, André Ravel, Patrick Leighton, Craig Stephen, Momar Ndao, Ellen Avard and Emily Jenkins

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:155

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    In the last 50 years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has experienced rapid population growth and urbanization. Urbanization is known to influence biodiversity, and there appears to be a link between the emerge...

    Authors: Jeremy V. Camp, Noushad Karuvantevida, Houda Chouhna, Ebtesam Safi, Junid N. Shah and Norbert Nowotny

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:153

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  4. Content type: Short report

    The tick midgut and salivary glands represent the primary organs for pathogen acquisition and transmission, respectively. Specifically, the midgut is the first organ to have contact with pathogens during the b...

    Authors: Emilie Lejal, Sara Moutailler, Ladislav Šimo, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat and Thomas Pollet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:152

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    A number of reports have demonstrated the role of insect bacterial flora on their host’s physiology and metabolism. The tsetse host and vector of trypanosomes responsible for human sleeping sickness (human Afr...

    Authors: Jean Marc Tsagmo Ngoune, Julie Reveillaud, Guilhem Sempere, Flobert Njiokou, Trésor T. Melachio, Luc Abate, Majoline T. Tchioffo and Anne Geiger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:151

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    Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, is an exotic invasive species in Europe. It has substantial public health relevance due to its potential role in transmitting several human pathogens. Out of the Europe...

    Authors: Mikel A. González, Márcio G. Pavan, Rosilainy S. Fernandes, Núria Busquets, Mariana R. David, Ricardo Lourenço-Oliveira, Ana L. García-Pérez and Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:150

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  7. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that unfortunately an error had been introduced to the Conclusions section of the article’s Abstract, during production of the article.

    Authors: Stefanie Knopp, Shaali M. Ame, Jan Hattendorf, Said M. Ali, Iddi S. Khamis, Faki Bakar, Mwanaidi A. Khamis, Bobbie Person, Fatma Kabole and David Rollinson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:149

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:552

  8. Content type: Research

    Sex separation of mosquitoes at different stages is currently being attempted to ensure the successful release of male mosquitoes in novel vector control approaches. Mechanical and behavioral techniques have b...

    Authors: Nayana Gunathilaka, Tharaka Ranathunge, Lahiru Udayanga, Asha Wijegunawardena, Jeremie Roger Lionel Gilles and Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:148

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  9. Content type: Research

    West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that is mainly transmitted among birds by Culex pipiens mosquitoes. The species Cx. pipiens consists of two biotypes named pipiens and molestus, which together can ...

    Authors: Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Tim W. R. Möhlmann, Niels O. Verhulst, Jeroen Spitzen and Chantal B. F. Vogels

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:147

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  10. Content type: Research

    Although larviciding may be a valuable tool to supplement long-lasting insecticide nets (LLINs) in West Africa in different ecological settings, its actual impact on malaria burden and transmission has yet to ...

    Authors: Barnabas Zogo, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Ludovic P. Ahoua Alou, Florence Fournet, Amal Dahounto, Roch Kounbobr Dabiré, Lamine Baba-Moussa, Nicolas Moiroux and Cédric Pennetier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:146

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Ixodes collaris Hornok, 2016 is a recently discovered tick species associated with bats in Asia. This study provides the description of the male and the larva, as well as high quality drawings of all stages.

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Dávid Murányi, Jenő Kontschán and Vuong Tan Tu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:144

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  12. Content type: Review

    Infections with Bartonella bacilliformis result in Carrion’s disease in humans. In the first phase of infection, the pathogen causes a hemolytic fever (“Oroya fever”) with case-fatality rates as high as ~90% in u...

    Authors: Meritxell Garcia-Quintanilla, Alexander A. Dichter, Humberto Guerra and Volkhard A. J. Kempf

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:141

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  13. Content type: Research

    Feline babesiosis, sporadically reported from various countries, is of major clinical significance in South Africa, particularly in certain coastal areas. Babesia felis, B. leo, B. lengau and B. microti have been...

    Authors: Anna-Mari Bosman, Barend L. Penzhorn, Kelly A. Brayton, Tanya Schoeman and Marinda C. Oosthuizen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:138

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  14. Content type: Research

    The interplay of speed of activity of acaricidal products and tick-borne pathogen transmission time is the major driver for disease prevention. This study aimed to investigate the time required for transmissio...

    Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Alec Evans, Michel Labuschagne, Dionne Crafford, Maxime Madder, Matthias Pollmeier and Bettina Schunack

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:136

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  15. Content type: Research

    Hyalomma marginatum and Hyalomma rufipes are two-host tick species, which are mainly distributed in southern Europe, Africa and middle-eastern Asia. They are well-known vectors of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever ...

    Authors: Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, Sabine Schaper, Ramona Rieß, Karin Bitterwolf, Dimitrios Frangoulidis, Malena Bestehorn, Andrea Springer, Rainer Oehme, Marco Drehmann, Alexander Lindau, Ute Mackenstedt, Christina Strube and Gerhard Dobler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:134

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  16. Content type: Research

    Feline leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is considered a rare disease in endemic areas, whereas subclinical infections are common. Immune response plays a key role in driving the course of L. infantum i...

    Authors: Vito Priolo, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Marisa Masucci, David Prandi, Dorotea Ippolito, Federica Bruno, Germano Castelli and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:133

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    Rodents are important in the life-cycle of ticks as hosts for immature developmental stages. Both rodents and ticks are of public health interest as they are reservoirs and vectors for different tick-borne pat...

    Authors: Daniel Galfsky, Nina Król, Martin Pfeffer and Anna Obiegala

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:131

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  18. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to detect and molecularly identify Rickettsia spp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) collected from free-roaming dogs in 30 communities from five municipalities in the south of Co...

    Authors: Aldo I. Ortega-Morales, Erika Nava-Reyna, Verónica Ávila-Rodríguez, Vicente H. González-Álvarez, Antonio Castillo-Martínez, Quetzaly K. Siller-Rodríguez, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Consuelo Almazán

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:130

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  19. Content type: Research

    Canine babesiosis is a severe disease caused by several Babesia spp. A number of names have been proposed for the canine-infecting piroplasmid pathogen initially named Theileria annae Zahler, Rinder, Schein & Got...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Luís Cardoso, Paula Brilhante-Simões and Leonhard Schnittger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:129

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    Zoonotic leishmaniosis, caused by the protozoan Leishmania infantum, is a public and animal health problem in Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin. Several phlebotomine san...

    Authors: André Pereira, José Manuel Cristóvão, Hugo Vilhena, Ângela Martins, Patrícia Cachola, Joaquim Henriques, Mónica Coimbra, Ana Catarino, Tereza Lestinova, Tatiana Spitzova, Petr Volf, Lenea Campino and Carla Maia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:128

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    While in Europe Babesia canis has been traditionally held responsible for canine piroplasmosis, Babesia microti-like piroplasm (Bml) infection is being ever more observed in dogs, with the first clinical cases re...

    Authors: Rocío Checa, Luis Eusebio Fidalgo, Ana Montoya, Ana María López, Juan Pedro Barrera, Rosa Gálvez, Sara Sánchez de la Nieta, Valentina Marino, Juliana Sarquis and Guadalupe Miró

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:127

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Canine and feline leishmanioses are increasingly reported worldwide and represent a threat to both animal and human health. Despite their relevance, data about leishmanioses in companion animals in the east-ce...

    Authors: Clara Lima, Vito Colella, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Luís Cardoso, Domenico Otranto and Ana Margarida Alho

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:125

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Leishmania infection in cats is being increasingly reported in endemic areas. Nevertheless, only a few clinical cases have been described in cats, and even fewer have provided information on the response to treat...

    Authors: Emanuele Brianti, Nunziata Celi, Ettore Napoli, Jessica M. Abbate, Francesca Arfuso, Gabriella Gaglio, Roberta Iatta, Salvatore Giannetto, Marina Gramiccia and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:121

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  24. Content type: Research

    The invasive mosquito species, Aedes japonicus japonicus, was detected in northeastern Italy for the first time in 2015, at the border with Austria. After this finding, a more intensive monitoring was carried out...

    Authors: Fabrizio Montarsi, Simone Martini, Alice Michelutti, Graziana Da Rold, Matteo Mazzucato, Davide Qualizza, Domenico Di Gennaro, Marcella Di Fant, Marco Dal Pont, Manlio Palei and Gioia Capelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:120

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  25. Content type: Research

    Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) due to Leishmania infantum is characterized by the development of both cellular and humoral immune responses. The dysfunction of T cell-mediated immunity leads to a lack of proliferati...

    Authors: Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Cristina Maristany, Marta Baxarias, Alejandra Álvarez-Fernández, Antonella Baldassarre, Laura Ordeix and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:119

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  26. Content type: Research

    From 2012 to 2013, an outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania braziliensis was detected in indigenous villages located in a remote rural area of Pernambuco state, north-eastern Brazil. Considering that ...

    Authors: Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Débora Elienai de Oliveira Miranda, Pietra Lemos Costa, Fernando José da Silva, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo, Sinval Pinto Brandão-Filho and Filipe Dantas-Torres

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:118

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  27. Content type: Research

    The engagement of companion animal owners into the process of collecting epidemiological data can be facilitated through smartphone applications. In April 2018, the “tekenscanner“ (Dutch for tick scanner) app ...

    Authors: Frans Jongejan, Suzanne de Jong, Timo Voskuilen, Louise van den Heuvel, Rick Bouman, Henk Heesen, Carlijn Ijzermans and Laura Berger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:116

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  28. Content type: Research

    The biting behaviour and dispersal of insect vectors in the field underlies the transmission of many diseases. Here, a novel collection methodology coupled with the molecular analysis of blood-meal sources and...

    Authors: James Orsborne, Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Claire L. Jeffries, Mojca Kristan, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Yaw A. Afrane, Kathleen O’Reilly, Eduardo Massad, Chris Drakeley, Thomas Walker and Laith Yakob

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:143

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  29. Content type: Short report

    The invasive temperate mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus is a potential vector for various infectious diseases and therefore a target of vector control measures. Even though established in Germany, it is unclear...

    Authors: Andreas Wieser, Friederike Reuss, Aidin Niamir, Ruth Müller, Robert B. O’Hara and Markus Pfenninger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:142

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  30. Content type: Research

    The 90-kDa heat-shock protein (Hsp90) from Nicotiana benthamiana (NbHsp90.3) is a promising adjuvant, especially for those vaccines that require a T cell-mediated immune response. Toxoplasma gondii SAG1 is consid...

    Authors: Edwin F. Sánchez-López, Mariana G. Corigliano, Romina M. Albarracín, Valeria A. Sander, Ariel Legarralde, Sofía A. Bengoa-Luoni and Marina Clemente

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:140

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  31. Content type: Research

    An imidacloprid/flumethrin collar (Seresto®) was previously shown to prevent infection with Babesia canis, transmitted by Dermacentor reticulatus, in dogs for up to 1 month after application. The present study ev...

    Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Christa de Vos, Dionne Crafford, Matthias Pollmeier and Bettina Schunack

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:139

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  32. Content type: Research

    The south-west insular territories of the Indian Ocean have recently received attention concerning the diversity of arthropods of medical or veterinary interest. While a recent study highlighted the circulatio...

    Authors: Claire Garros, Karien Labuschagne, Laure Dommergues, M’sa Ben, Thomas Balenghien, Facundo Muñoz, Mame Thierno Bakhoum, Eric Cardinale and Hélène Guis

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:135

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  33. Content type: Short report

    A prospective clinical study evaluated the tolerance and the efficacy of a combination of imidacloprid (10%) and permethrin (50%) (ADVANTIX®: Bayer HC AH, France) applied topically as a spot-on, for the treatment...

    Authors: Eloy Castilla-Castaño, Fabien Moog, Caroline Mandin-Cabaret, Charline Pressanti and Marie Christine Cadiergues

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:132

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  34. Content type: Research

    Understanding how fauna translocation and antiparasitic drug treatment impact parasite community structure within a host is vital for optimising translocation outcomes. Trypanosoma spp. and piroplasms (Babesia an...

    Authors: Amy S. Northover, Stephanie S. Godfrey, Sarah Keatley, Alan J. Lymbery, Adrian F. Wayne, Crystal Cooper, Louise Pallant, Keith Morris and R. C. Andrew Thompson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:126

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  35. Content type: Research

    Outdoor, early-biting, zoophagic behaviours by Anopheles farauti (s.s.) can compromise the effectiveness of bed nets for malaria control. In the Western Pacific region, pigs and dogs represent significant alterna...

    Authors: Cielo J. Pasay, Laith Yakob, Hannah R. Meredith, Romal Stewart, Paul C. Mills, Milou H. Dekkers, Oselyne Ong, Stacey Llewellyn, R. Leon E. Hugo, James S. McCarthy and Gregor J. Devine

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:124

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  36. Content type: Research

    Ectotherms, like mosquitoes, have evolved specific responses to variation in environmental conditions like temperature, and these responses could confer a fitness benefit or cost when carried-over to different...

    Authors: Nnaemeka F. Ezeakacha and Donald A. Yee

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:123

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  37. Content type: Research

    Accurate identification of schistosome species infecting intermediate host snails is important for understanding parasite transmission, schistosomiasis control and elimination. Cercariae emerging from infected...

    Authors: Yves-Nathan T. Tian-Bi, Bonnie Webster, Cyrille K. Konan, Fiona Allan, Nana R. Diakité, Mamadou Ouattara, Diabaté Salia, Amani Koné, Adolphe K. Kakou, Muriel Rabone, Jean T. Coulibaly, Stefanie Knopp, Aboulaye Meïté, Jürg Utzinger, Eliézer K. N’Goran and David Rollinson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:117

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  38. Content type: Research

    Cytauxzoon felis is a tick-transmitted apicomplexan that causes cytauxzoonosis in domestic cats (Felis catus). Even with intensive care, the mortality rate of acute cytauxzoonosis approaches 40% in domestic cats,...

    Authors: Jaime L. Tarigo, Lisa S. Kelly, Holly M. Brown and David S. Peterson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:115

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  39. Content type: Research

    Surveys conducted in 1991–1992 in the Mbam Valley (Cameroon) revealed that onchocerciasis was highly endemic, with community microfilarial loads (CMFL) > 100 microfilariae/snip in some villages. Also in 1991–1...

    Authors: Charlotte Boullé, Alfred K. Njamnshi, Fidèle Dema, Michel K. Mengnjo, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Anne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Cédric G. Lenou-Nanga, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Joseph Kamgno, Cédric B. Chesnais, Michel Boussinesq and Robert Colebunders

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:114

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  40. Content type: Review

    The zoonotic parasite Taenia saginata utilizes bovines as an intermediate host (causing cysticercosis) and humans as the definitive host (causing taeniosis). The public health burden of T. saginata is assumed to ...

    Authors: Anastasios Saratsis, Smaragda Sotiraki, Uffe C. Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Veronique Dermauw, Ramon M. Eichenberger, Lian F. Thomas, Branko Bobić, Pierre Dorny, Sarah Gabriël and Lucy J. Robertson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:113

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  41. Content type: Research

    Aromatic amino acid hydroxylase 2 (AAH2) is a bradyzoite-specific upregulated protein that may alter host behaviour by altering the host dopaminergic pathway. To better understand the role of the parasite’s AA...

    Authors: Hongmei Chen, Yijia Guo, Yushu Qiu, Huanbin Huang, Changqing Lin, Min Liu, Xiaoguang Chen, Peiliang Yang and Kun Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:112

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  42. Content type: Research

    A group of insecticides called pyrethroids has been used extensively worldwide and development of pyrethroid resistance within mosquito populations, especially in Aedes aegypti, has rapidly spread through populat...

    Authors: Chonlada Mano, Narissara Jariyapan, Sriwatapron Sor-Suwan, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Suthathip Kittisenachai, Pongsri Tippawangkosol and Pradya Somboon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:111

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  43. Content type: Review

    After the first detection of the Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus in the year 2000 in France, its invasive nature was revealed in 2008 in Switzerland and Germany. In the following years, accumulating...

    Authors: Marcel B. Koban, Helge Kampen, Dorothee E. Scheuch, Linus Frueh, Cornelius Kuhlisch, Nele Janssen, Johannes L. M. Steidle, Günter A. Schaub and Doreen Werner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:109

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  44. Content type: Research

    Anopheles maculatus, a species of the Maculatus Group of subgenus Cellia (Diptera: Culicidae), is an important vector of human malarial protozoa in Java, Indonesia. However, the identity of this species in Indone...

    Authors: Rusdiyah Sudirman Made Ali, Isra Wahid, Atiporn Saeung, Anchalee Wannasan, Ralph E. Harbach and Pradya Somboon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:107

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  45. Content type: Research

    The Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus is an invasive species native to East Asia and has become established in North America and Europe. On both continents, the species has spread over wide areas. Sin...

    Authors: Antje Kerkow, Ralf Wieland, Marcel B. Koban, Franz Hölker, Jonathan M. Jeschke, Doreen Werner and Helge Kampen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:106

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  46. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic parasite of global importance. The outcome of infection in humans can depend on a number of factors including the infecting stage of the parasite, inoculating dose and virulence of...

    Authors: Clare M. Hamilton, Lauren Black, Solange Oliveira, Alison Burrells, Paul M. Bartley, Renata Pimentel B. Melo, Francesca Chianini, Javier Palarea-Albaladejo, Elisabeth A. Innes, Patrick J. Kelly and Frank Katzer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:104

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