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  1. Global changes promote the spread of infectious diseases worldwide. In this context, tropical urogenital schistosomiasis is now permanently established in Corsica since its first emergence in 2013. The local p...

    Authors: Stephen Mulero, Olivier Rey, Nathalie Arancibia, Santiago Mas-Coma and Jérôme Boissier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:379

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  2. Insecticidal fabrics are important personal protective measures against mosquitoes, ticks and other disease vectors. In the absence of internationally accepted guidelines, bioefficacy tests have been carried o...

    Authors: Reji Gopalakrishnan, Avik Mazumder, Ruchi Yadav, Damayanti Meher, Ram Singh, Devanathan Sukumaran, Vikas B. Thakare and Meehir Palit

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:375

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  3. Malaria remains an important public health problem in Peru where incidence has been increasing since 2011. Of over 55,000 cases reported in 2017, Plasmodium vivax was the predominant species (76%), with P. falcip...

    Authors: Marlon P. Saavedra, Jan E. Conn, Freddy Alava, Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Catharine Prussing, Sara A. Bickersmith, Jorge L. Sangama, Carlos Fernandez-Miñope, Mitchel Guzman, Carlos Tong, Carlos Valderrama, Joseph M. Vinetz, Dionicia Gamboa and Marta Moreno

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:374

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  4. The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects and alters the neurotransmission in cerebral cortex and other brain regions, leading to neurobehavioral and neuropathologic changes in humans and animals. However,...

    Authors: Jun Ma, Jun-Jun He, Jun-Ling Hou, Chun-Xue Zhou, Fu-Kai Zhang, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:373

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  5. Myiasis is an infestation caused by larvae of Diptera in humans and other vertebrates. In domestic cats, Felis silvestris catus L. (Carnivora: Felidae), four dipteran families have been reported as agents of obli...

    Authors: Marco Pezzi, Teresa Bonacci, Marilena Leis, Elisabetta Mamolini, Maria Gabriella Marchetti, Stjepan Krčmar, Milvia Chicca, Carlo Nicola Francesco Del Zingaro, Michel J. Faucheux and Chiara Scapoli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:372

    Content type: Review

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  6. Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) is a vector-borne zoonotic eye worm with a broad host spectrum. In Europe, it is an emerging threat, having greatly expanded its geographical distribution during the p...

    Authors: Angela Monica Ionică, Georgiana Deak, Gianluca D’Amico, Gheorghe Florin Stan, Gabriel Bogdan Chișamera, Ioana Cristina Constantinescu, Costică Adam, Menelaos Lefkaditis, Călin Mircea Gherman and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:370

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  7. The efficacy of an extended-release injectable moxidectin (0.5 mg/kg) suspension (ProHeart® 12) (PH 12) in preventing the development of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs for 12 months was investigated in laboratory an...

    Authors: Tom L. McTier, Kristina Kryda, Martha Wachowski, Sean Mahabir, Deborah Ramsey, Doug Rugg, Mark Mazaleski, Carol Therrien, Eric Adams, T. Wolff and Dwight D. Bowman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:369

    Content type: Research

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  8. Despite the medical importance of the genus Culex, the mitochondrial genome (mt genome) characteristics of Culex spp. are not well understood. The phylogeny of the genus and particularly the generic status of the...

    Authors: Ling Sun, Ting-Jing Li, Wen-Bo Fu, Zhen-Tian Yan, Feng-Ling Si, Yu-Juan Zhang, Qi-Meng Mao, Bruna Demari-Silva and Bin Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:368

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  9. Biting midges in the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) transmit bluetongue virus (BTV) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) to ruminants, thus exerting a significant economic impact on animal ...

    Authors: Dinesh Erram, Erik M. Blosser and Nathan Burkett-Cadena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:367

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  10. African tetras (Alestidae) belonging to Brycinus Valenciennes are known to be parasitized with monogeneans attributed to two genera, Annulotrema Paperna & Thurston, 1969 and Characidotrema Paperna & Thurston, 196...

    Authors: Eva Řehulková, Maria Lujza Kičinjaová, Zuheir N. Mahmoud, Milan Gelnar and Mária Seifertová

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:366

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  11. Anaplasma spp. are tick-borne Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria that infect humans and a wide range of animals. Anaplasma capra has emerged as a human pathogen; however, little is known about the occu...

    Authors: Said Amer, Sungryong Kim, YoungMin Yun and Ki-Jeong Na

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:365

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  12. We investigated the effect of five common habitat types on the diversity and abundance of Anopheles spp. and on the biting rate and time of Anopheles balabacensis (currently the only known vector for Plasmodium k...

    Authors: Tock H. Chua, Benny O. Manin, Indra Vythilingam, Kimberly Fornace and Chris J. Drakeley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:364

    Content type: Research

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  13. Aedes caspius (Pallas, 1771) is a floodwater mosquito species widely distributed in the Western Palaearctic. As an anthropophilic species, its role as an arbovirus vector may be the key for understanding the tran...

    Authors: Ana I. Núñez, Sandra Talavera, Carles Aranda, Lotty Birnberg, Raquel Rivas, Núria Pujol, Marta Verdún, Anna-Bella Failloux and Núria Busquets

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:363

    Content type: Short report

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  14. Rhipicephalus microplus is a hard tick species that has a high impact on cattle health and production in tropical and subtropical regions. Recently, ribosomal DNA and morphological analysis resulted in the reinst...

    Authors: Jos J. A. Trentelman, Hendry Teunissen, Jos A. G. M. Kleuskens, Jos van de Crommert, José de la Fuente, Joppe W. R. Hovius and Theo P. M. Schetters

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:362

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  15. Recent reports reveal the presence of Wolbachia in Ae. aegypti. Our study presents additional support for Wolbachia infection in Ae. aegypti by screening field-collected adult mosquitoes using two Wolbachia-speci...

    Authors: Thaddeus M. Carvajal, Kazuki Hashimoto, Reza Kurniawan Harnandika, Divina M Amalin and Kozo Watanabe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:361

    Content type: Short report

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  16. Perkinsosis, a disease caused by the protist Perkinsus, is responsible for mass mortalities of many molluscan species worldwide. The rapid, early and accurate detection of Perkinsus infection is necessary to reac...

    Authors: Lin Wu, Lingtong Ye, Zhaorui Wang, Yingyi Cui and Jiangyong Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:360

    Content type: Research

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  17. An outbreak of leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum was declared in the southwest of the Madrid region (Spain) in June 2009. This provided a unique opportunity to compare the management of visceral leishma...

    Authors: Luis Horrillo, Alicia Castro, Belén Matía, Laura Molina, Jesús García-Martínez, Jerónimo Jaqueti, Isabel García-Arata, Eugenia Carrillo, Javier Moreno, José Manuel Ruiz-Giardin and Juan San Martín

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:359

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  18. Excretory/secretory products (ESPs) released by parasites influence the development and functions of host dendritic cells (DCs). However, little is known about changes of DNA (hydroxy)methylation on DC develop...

    Authors: Xue-Fang Mei, Wei Shi, Yao-Yao Zhang, Bin Zhu, Yu-Rui Wang, Lin-Jing Hou, Wen-Ping Zhao, Jian Li, Dong-Ying Wang, Hong-Lin Luo and Wei-Yi Huang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:358

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  19. Evaluating and improving mating success and competitive ability of laboratory-reared transgenic mosquito strains will enhance the effectiveness of proposed disease-control strategies that involve deployment of...

    Authors: Andrew Aldersley, Arissara Pongsiri, Kamonchanok Bunmee, Udom Kijchalao, Wachiraphan Chittham, Thanyalak Fansiri, Nattaphol Pathawong, Alima Qureshi, Laura C. Harrington, Alongkot Ponlawat and Lauren J. Cator

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:357

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  20. Mosquito-borne pathogens are important causes of diseases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Knowledge of the mosquito fauna is needed for the appropriate control of the vectors that transmit the pathogens and pr...

    Authors: Azzam M. Alahmed, Kashif Munawar, Sayed M. S. Khalil and Ralph E. Harbach

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:356

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  21. Malaria is the most important vector-borne disease in the world. Epidemiological and ecological studies of malaria traditionally utilize detection of Plasmodium sporozoites in whole mosquitoes or salivary glands ...

    Authors: Ana L. Ramírez, Andrew F. van den Hurk, Ian M. Mackay, Annie S. P. Yang, Glen R. Hewitson, Jamie L. McMahon, Justin A. Boddey, Scott A. Ritchie and Sara M. Erickson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:355

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  22. The analysis of large mosquito samples is expensive and time-consuming, delaying the efficient timing of vector control measurements. Processing a fraction of a sample using a subsampling method can significan...

    Authors: Linda Jaworski, Stephanie Jansen, Wolf Peter Pfitzner, Matthias Beck, Norbert Becker, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Ellen Kiel and Renke Lühken

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:354

    Content type: Research

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  23. Faecal egg counts (FEC) and the FEC reduction test (FECRT) for assessing gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infection and efficacy of anthelmintics are rarely carried out on ruminant farms because of the cost of ...

    Authors: Laura Rinaldi, Alessandra Amadesi, Elaudy Dufourd, Antonio Bosco, Marion Gadanho, Anne Lehebel, Maria Paola Maurelli, Alain Chauvin, Johannes Charlier, Giuseppe Cringoli, Nadine Ravinet and Christophe Chartier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:353

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  24. Taenia solium (cysticercosis) is a parasitic cestode that is endemic in rural populations where open defecation is common and free-roaming pigs have access to human feces. The purpose of this study was to examine...

    Authors: Ian W. Pray, Claudio Muro, Ricardo Gamboa, Percy Vilchez, Wayne Wakeland, William Pan, William E. Lambert, Hector H. Garcia and Seth E. O’Neal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:352

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  25. Anopheles maculatus (s.s.) is an important vector of malaria in Indonesia. Previously it was considered the only member of the Maculatus Group present in Indonesia. A novel species was recently identified in the ...

    Authors: Triwibowo Ambar Garjito, Umi Widiastuti, Mujiyono Mujiyono, Mega Tyas Prihatin, Widiarti Widiarti, Riyani Setyaningsih, Siti Alfiah, Barandi Sapta Widartono, Din Syafruddin, Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto, Laurent Gavotte, Michael J. Bangs, Sylvie Manguin and Roger Frutos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:351

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  26. Non-human primates are often infected with human-pathogenic Cryptosporidium hominis subtypes, but rarely with Cryptosporidium parvum. In this study, 1452 fecal specimens were collected from farmed crab-eating mac...

    Authors: Li Chen, Suhui Hu, Wen Jiang, Jianguo Zhao, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Chenghong Liao, Qian Han, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:350

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  27. Four species of Strongyloides, Strongyloides felis, Strongyloides planiceps, Strongyloides stercoralis and Strongyloides tumefaciens, have been identified in cats based on morphology and location in the host with...

    Authors: Judit M. Wulcan, Michelle M. Dennis, Jennifer K. Ketzis, Thomas J. Bevelock and Guilherme G. Verocai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:349

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  28. In the last decade, resistance to antimonials has become a serious problem due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms used by Leishmania parasites to survive under dru...

    Authors: Luz H. Patino, Carlos Muskus and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:348

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  29. Live anticoccidial vaccines have been a tremendous success for disease prevention. The establishment of the reverse genetic manipulation platform has enabled the development of Eimeria parasites, the live anticoc...

    Authors: Xinming Tang, Chaoyue Wang, Lin Liang, Dandan Hu, Sixin Zhang, Chunhui Duan, Jingxia Suo, Xianyong Liu, Xun Suo and Shangjin Cui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:347

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  30. The poultry red mite (PRM), Dermanyssus gallinae, is one of the most economically deleterious threats to laying-hen industry worldwide. Macrocyclic lactones (MLs) have been widely used in control of mites in mamm...

    Authors: Xiaolin Xu, Chuanwen Wang, Shudong Zhang, Yu Huang, Tingting Pan, Bohan Wang and Baoliang Pan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:345

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  31. In 2015–2016, Zika virus (ZIKV) caused serious epidemics in Brazil. The key epidemiological parameters and spatial heterogeneity of ZIKV epidemics in different states in Brazil remain unclear. Early prediction...

    Authors: Shi Zhao, Salihu S. Musa, Hao Fu, Daihai He and Jing Qin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:344

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  32. Coccidiosis represents a serious threat to the poultry industry, affecting production and causing high morbidity, mortality and significant costs resulting from treatment and prophylaxis. In-feed anticoccidial...

    Authors: Loredana Maria Pop, Erzsébet Varga, Mircea Coroian, Maria E. Nedișan, Viorica Mircean, Mirabela Oana Dumitrache, Lénárd Farczádi, Ibolya Fülöp, Mircea Dumitru Croitoru, Mihaly Fazakas and Adriana Gyӧrke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:343

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  33. This study investigated the epidemiological and molecular aspects of dicrocoeliosis in extensive sheep farms.

    Authors: Antonio Scala, Claudia Tamponi, Giorgia Dessì, Giampietro Sedda, Giuliana Sanna, Silvia Carta, Andrea Corda, Philippe Jacquiet, Antonio Varcasia and Ciriaco Ligios

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:342

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  34. Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides is a widespread tick species in China and other South East Asian countries, where it is the vector of many pathogens. The objective of this study was to study the role of serpin (se...

    Authors: Zhengmao Xu, Zhibing Lin, Nana Wei, Qing Di, Jie Cao, Yongzhi Zhou, Haiyan Gong, Houshuang Zhang and Jinlin Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:341

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  35. Schistosoma japonicum (S. japonicum) is an important zoonotic parasite that is prevalent in China and parts of Southeast Asia. Water buffaloes are an important reservoir and the main transmission sources of S. ja...

    Authors: Yudan Mao, Chuanchuan He, Hao Li, Ke Lu, Zhiqiang Fu, Yang Hong, Yamei Jin, Jiaojiao Lin, Xin Zhang and Jinming Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:340

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  36. The primary cause of parasitic gastroenteritis in small ruminants in temperate regions is the brown stomach worm, Teladorsagia circumcincta. Host immunity to this parasite is slow to develop, consistent with the ...

    Authors: Daniel R. G. Price, Alasdair J. Nisbet, David Frew, Yvonne Bartley, E. Margaret Oliver, Kevin McLean, Neil F. Inglis, Eleanor Watson, Yolanda Corripio-Miyar and Tom N. McNeilly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:339

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  37. The taiga tick, Ixodes persulcatus, has previously been limited to eastern Europe and northern Asia, but recently its range has expanded to Finland and northern Sweden. The species is of medical importance, as it...

    Authors: Lene Jung Kjær, Arnulf Soleng, Kristin Skarsfjord Edgar, Heidi Elisabeth H. Lindstedt, Katrine Mørk Paulsen, Åshild Kristine Andreassen, Lars Korslund, Vivian Kjelland, Audun Slettan, Snorre Stuen, Petter Kjellander, Madeleine Christensson, Malin Teräväinen, Andreas Baum, Anastasia Isbrand, Laura Mark Jensen…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:338

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  38. Aedes aegypti were found developing in the water in open public drains (drain-water, DW) in Jaffna city in northern Sri Lanka, a location where the arboviral diseases dengue and chikungunya are endemic.

    Authors: Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Tibutius T. P. Jayadas, Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Sharanga Santhirasegaram, Kalingarajah Karvannan, Thilini C. Weerarathne, S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne and Ranjan Ramasamy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:337

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  39. Clonorchiasis is caused by eating of raw or undercooked freshwater fish containing the larvae of Clonorchis sinensis; the Kato-Katz method is widely applied in diagnosis. The improvement of repeated Kato-Katz sme...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Shi-Feng Zhuang, Shi-Qiao Zhu, Xiao-Mao Deng, Zheng-Xiang Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:336

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  40. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, a widespread protozoan in the phylum Apicomplexa. In Europe, several studies have demonstrated the presence of the parasite in tissues of...

    Authors: Mario Santoro, Maurizio Viscardi, Giovanni Sgroi, Nicola DʼAlessio, Vincenzo Veneziano, Roberta Pellicano, Roberta Brunetti and Giovanna Fusco

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:335

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  41. Invasive mosquito species (IMS) of the genus Aedes are a cause of increasing concern in Europe owing to their ability to vector important human viral diseases. Entomological surveillance to early detect alien mos...

    Authors: Marco Ballardini, Stefano Ferretti, Giorgio Chiaranz, Alessandra Pautasso, Maria Vittoria Riina, Giorgia Triglia, Federica Verna, Veronica Bellavia, Maria Cristina Radaelli, Enrica Berio, Annalisa Accorsi, Marina De Camilli, Umberto Cardellino, Nicolò Fiorino, Pier Luigi Acutis, Cristina Casalone…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:334

    Content type: Short report

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  42. Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are important vectors of infectious diseases, especially those caused by arboviruses such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Aedes aegypti is very well adapted to urban environments...

    Authors: Samuel Demok, Nancy Endersby-Harshman, Rebecca Vinit, Lincoln Timinao, Leanne J. Robinson, Melinda Susapu, Leo Makita, Moses Laman, Ary Hoffmann and Stephan Karl

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:333

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  43. Rodents are important reservoirs for zoonotic vector-borne agents. Thus, the distribution of rodents and their vicinity to humans and companion animals may have an important impact on human and animal health. ...

    Authors: Anna Obiegala, Kathrin Jeske, Marie Augustin, Nina Król, Stefan Fischer, Katja Mertens-Scholz, Christian Imholt, Josef Suchomel, Marta Heroldova, Herbert Tomaso, Rainer G. Ulrich and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:332

    Content type: Research

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  44. The past 40 years have seen a dramatic emergence of epidemic arboviral diseases transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. The frequency and magnitude of the epidemics, especially those transmitted by urban Aedes speci...

    Authors: Vincent Corbel, Claire Durot, Nicole L. Achee, Fabrice Chandre, Mamadou B. Coulibaly, Jean-Philippe David, Gregor J. Devine, Isabelle Dusfour, Dina M. Fonseca, John Griego, Waraporn Juntarajumnong, Audrey Lenhart, Shinji Kasai, Ademir J. Martins, Catherine Moyes, Lee Ching Ng…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:331

    Content type: Meeting report

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  45. Endoparasites are considered a major health problem of South American camelids as shown in a recent survey among German and Austrian camelid owners. Although prophylactic and therapeutic measures such as appli...

    Authors: Luise Kultscher, Barbara Hinney, Ronald Schmäschke, Anja Joachim and Thomas Wittek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:330

    Content type: Research

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  46. Wickerhamomyces anomalus is a yeast associated with different insects including mosquitoes, where it is proposed to be involved in symbiotic relationships with hosts. Different symbiotic strains of W. anomalus di...

    Authors: Alessia Cappelli, Matteo Valzano, Valentina Cecarini, Jovana Bozic, Paolo Rossi, Priscilla Mensah, Consuelo Amantini, Guido Favia and Irene Ricci

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:329

    Content type: Research

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  47. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is currently regarded as a single species. However, molecular studies indicate that it can be subdivided into ecotypes, each with distinct but overlapping transmission cycle. Here, we ev...

    Authors: Ryanne I. Jaarsma, Hein Sprong, Katsuhisa Takumi, Maria Kazimirova, Cornelia Silaghi, Atle Mysterud, Ivo Rudolf, Relja Beck, Gábor Földvári, Laura Tomassone, Margit Groenevelt, Reinard R. Everts, Jolianne M. Rijks, Frauke Ecke, Birger Hörnfeldt, David Modrý…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:328

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  48. Helminths immunomodulate the host immune system by secreting proteins to create an inhibitory environment as a strategy for survival in the host. As a bystander effect, this balances the host immune system to ...

    Authors: Siying Sun, Huihui Li, Yuan Yuan, Liyuan Wang, Wenxin He, Hong Xie, Shifang Gao, Ruoxue Cheng, Haichun Qian, Hui Jiang, Xiaoli Wang, Bin Zhan, Qiang Fang and Xiaodi Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:326

    Content type: Research

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