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  1. Poultry red mite (PRM) (Dermanyssus gallinae) infestations are a cause of anaemia, impaired productivity and stress-related behaviours linked to reduced hen welfare. A study investigated the potential health, wel...

    Authors: Ivo Petersen, Katharina Johannhörster, Eric Pagot, Damian Escribano, Eva Zschiesche, Déborah Temple and Emmanuel Thomas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:181

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  2. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) affects predominantly young patients in highly endemic areas. Improved serological methods are needed for the follow-up of CE cases, especially given the high rates of post-surgical ...

    Authors: Eya Ben Salah, Coralie Barrera, Sana Mosbahi, Bruno Gottstein, Mar Siles-Lucas, Samia Belhassen, Abdellatif Nouri, Hamouda BABBA, Laurence Millon and Wahiba Sakly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:180

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  3. Aedes japonicus japonicus has expanded beyond its native range and has established in multiple European countries, including Belgium. In addition to the population located at Natoye, Belgium, locally established ...

    Authors: Nathalie Smitz, Katrien De Wolf, Isra Deblauwe, Helge Kampen, Francis Schaffner, Jacobus De Witte, Anna Schneider, Ingrid Verlé, Adwine Vanslembrouck, Wouter Dekoninck, Kenny Meganck, Sophie Gombeer, Ann Vanderheyden, Marc De Meyer, Thierry Backeljau, Doreen Werner…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:179

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  4. Feline leishmaniosis is a vector-borne parasitic disease caused by Leishmania spp. Leishmania infection in dogs is prevalent in the Mediterranean basin, but in other animals, such as cats, it could also play a ro...

    Authors: Maria Magdalena Alcover, Asier Basurco, Antonio Fernandez, Cristina Riera, Roser Fisa, Ana Gonzalez, Maite Verde, Ana María Garrido, Héctor Ruíz, Andrés Yzuel and Sergio Villanueva-Saz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:178

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  5. Malaria transmission depends on infected mosquitoes and can be controlled by transmission-blocking drugs. The recently discovered FREP1-mediated malaria transmission pathway is an excellent target to screen dr...

    Authors: Guodong Niu, Xiaohong Wang, Yue Hao, Shambhu Kandel, Guomin Niu, Raphael G. Raptis and Jun Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:177

    Content type: Research

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  6. Ascaris lumbricoides is the most common causative agent of soil-transmitted helminth infections worldwide, with an estimated 450 million people infected with this nematode globally. It is suggested that helminths...

    Authors: Norashikin Mohd-Shaharuddin, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Romano Ngui and Sheila Nathan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:176

    Content type: Research

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  7. Genotyping of polymorphic chromosomal inversions in malaria vectors such as An. coluzzii Coetzee & Wilkerson is important, both because they cause cryptic population structure that can mislead vector analysis and...

    Authors: Raquel Montanez‑Gonzalez, Alexandra C. Vallera, Maria Calzetta, Verena Pichler, Rachel R. Love, Moussa W. Guelbeogo, Roch K. Dabire, Marco Pombi, Carlo Costantini, Frederic Simard, Alessandra della Torre and Nora J. Besansky

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:174

    Content type: Research

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  8. Canine life stage is a key factor in parasite prevalence as clinical signs associated with parasitism are more common in pups. In adult dogs, health status and geographical region may also play a role in paras...

    Authors: Sarah Sweet, Evan Hegarty, Donald J. McCrann, Michael Coyne, Dave Kincaid and Donald Szlosek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:173

    Content type: Research

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  9. Despite remarkable success obtained with current malaria vector control strategies in the last 15 years, additional innovative measures will be needed to achieve the ambitious goals for malaria control set for...

    Authors: Patricia Nicolas, Caroline Kiuru, Martin G. Wagah, Martha Muturi, Urs Duthaler, Felix Hammann, Marta Maia and Carlos Chaccour

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:172

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  10. In Spain, sarcoptic mange was first described in native wildlife in 1987 in Cazorla Natural Park, causing the death of nearly 95% of the local native population of Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Since then, addi...

    Authors: Barbara Moroni, Samer Angelone, Jesús M. Pérez, Anna Rita Molinar Min, Mario Pasquetti, Paolo Tizzani, Jorge Ramón López-Olvera, Marta Valldeperes, José Enrique Granados, Santiago Lavín, Gregorio Mentaberre, Leonor Camacho-Sillero, Carlos Martínez-Carrasco, Alvaro Oleaga, Mónica Candela, Pier Giuseppe Meneguz…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:171

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  11. The argasid tick Ornithodoros erraticus is the main vector of tick-borne human relapsing fever (TBRF) and African swine fever (ASF) in the Mediterranean Basin. Tick salivary proteins secreted to the host at the f...

    Authors: Ricardo Pérez-Sánchez, Ángel Carnero-Morán, Beatriz Soriano, Carlos Llorens and Ana Oleaga

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:170

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  12. Sichuan province is located in the southwest of China, and was previously a malaria-endemic region. Although no indigenous malaria case has been reported since 2011, the number of imported cases is on the rise...

    Authors: Weiping Qian, Nian Liu, Yan Yang, Juan Liu, Jianhan He, Zuhua Chen, Mei Li and Xinghui Qiu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:169

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  13. The incidence of Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases is increasing in Europe and North America. There is currently much interest in identifying the ecological factors that determine the density of i...

    Authors: Cindy Bregnard, Olivier Rais and Maarten Jeroen Voordouw

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:168

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  14. In 2015, an outbreak of Zika virus spread across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Public health programs promoted vector control behaviors, including covering water storage containers with lids. Such app...

    Authors: Jessie Pinchoff, Martha Silva, Kathryn Spielman and Paul Hutchinson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:167

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  15. Nematodes of the family Cosmocercidae (Ascaridomorpha: Cosmocercoidea) are mainly parasitic in the digestive tract of various amphibians and reptiles worldwide. However, our knowledge of the molecular phylogen...

    Authors: Hui-Xia Chen, Xiao-Hong Gu, Xue-Feng Ni and Liang Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:165

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  16. Recent climate and environmental changes have resulted in the geographical expansion of Mediterranean Leishmania infantum vectors towards northern latitudes and higher altitudes in different European countries, i...

    Authors: Alice Michelutti, Federica Toniolo, Michela Bertola, Marika Grillini, Giulia Simonato, Silvia Ravagnan and Fabrizio Montarsi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:164

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  17. Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) are caused by a wide range of pathogens transmitted by arthropods. They have been an issue of growing importance in recent years; however, there is limited information abou...

    Authors: Ana Mafalda Dordio, Relja Beck, Telmo Nunes, Isabel Pereira da Fonseca and Jacinto Gomes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:163

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  18. The larval bionomics of Aedes across the Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka was investigated to obtain information needed for developing more effective larval source reduction measures to control endemic arbo...

    Authors: Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Tibutius T. P. Jayadas, Vaikunthavasan Thiruchenthooran, Selvarajah Raveendran, Annathurai Tharsan, Sharanga Santhirasegaram, Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Suthakar Karunakaran, Bharathy Ponnaiah, Laksiri Gomes, Gathsaurie N. Malavige and Ranjan Ramasamy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:162

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:218

  19. During the last decades a northward and upward range shift has been observed among many organisms across different taxa. In the northern hemisphere, ticks have been observed to have increased their latitudinal...

    Authors: Nicolas De Pelsmaeker, Lars Korslund and Øyvind Steifetten

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:161

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  20. Entamoeba species harbored by humans have different degrees of pathogenicity. The present study explores the intra- and interspecific diversity, phylogenetic relationships, prevalence and distribution of tetra- a...

    Authors: Deiviane Aparecida Calegar, Kerla Joeline Lima Monteiro, Polyanna Araújo Alves Bacelar, Brenda Bulsara Costa Evangelista, Mayron Morais Almeida, Jéssica Pereira dos Santos, Márcio Neves Boia, Beatriz Coronato-Nunes, Lauren Hubert Jaeger and Filipe Anibal Carvalho-Costa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:160

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  21. Culex pipiens (Cx. pipiens) complex, which acts as a vector of viruses and is widespread and abundant worldwide, including West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and Sindbis virus, can cause serious vector...

    Authors: Xixi Li, Shengli Hu, Haitao Yin, Hongbo Zhang, Dan Zhou, Yan Sun, Lei Ma, Bo Shen and Changliang Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:159

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  22. Theileria orientalis is a tick-borne hemoparasite that causes anemia, ill thrift, and death in cattle globally. The Ikeda strain of T. orientalis is more virulent than other strains, leading to severe clinical si...

    Authors: Kelcey D. Dinkel, David R. Herndon, Susan M. Noh, Kevin K. Lahmers, S. Michelle Todd, Massaro W. Ueti, Glen A. Scoles, Kathleen L. Mason and Lindsay M. Fry

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:157

    Content type: Research

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  23. Scabies and impetigo are endemic in many tropical, low- and middle-income countries. Mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin has emerged as a control strategy for these conditions. In 2019, Timor-Leste ...

    Authors: Alexander Matthews, Brandon Le, Salvador Amaral, Paul Arkell, Merita Monteiro, Naomi Clarke, Terlinda Barros, Joaquim de Jesus Mendonça, Sonia Maria Exposto Gusmão, Leonia Maria dos Reis Seixas, João Henrique Araújo da Piedade, Daniel Engelman, Andrew C. Steer, Nicholas S. S. Fancourt, Jennifer Yan, John Kaldor…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:156

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  24. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Sara Rahimi, Ali Khamesipour, Amir Ahmad Akhavan, Javad Rafnejad, Reza Ahmadkhaniha, Mahmood Bakhtiyari, Arshad Veysi and Kamran Akbarzadeh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:155

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:40

  25. Besnoitia besnoiti is an Apicomplexan protozoa causative of bovine besnoitiosis, a chronic and debilitating disease of cattle, with a variety of pathological findings that could alter some laboratory parameters. ...

    Authors: Luca Villa, Alessia Libera Gazzonis, Sergio Aurelio Zanzani, Silvia Mazzola, Alessia Giordano and Maria Teresa Manfredi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:154

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  26. Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite that primarily infects through the oral route. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) play crucial roles in the immune responses generated during par...

    Authors: Jia-Qi Chu, Fei Fei Gao, Weiyun Wu, Chunchao Li, Zhaobin Pan, Jinhui Sun, Hao Wang, Cong Huang, Sang Hyuk Lee, Juan-Hua Quan and Young-Ha Lee

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:153

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  27. The NF-κB signalling pathway has been reported to be related to liver fibrosis, and we investigated whether the NF-κB signalling pathway is involved in liver fibrosis caused by secreted phospholipase A2 of Clonor...

    Authors: Yin-Juan Wu, Qing He, Mei Shang, Ying-Xuan Yin, Ye Li, Xue Du and Xue-Rong Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:152

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  28. With the increasing threat of the worldwide spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases, consumer interest in anti-mosquito textiles that protect against mosquito bites is also increasing. Accordingly, repell...

    Authors: Yasue Morimoto, Hitoshi Kawada, Kan-ya Kuramoto, Takuya Mitsuhashi, Toshinobu Saitoh and Noboru Minakawa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:151

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  29. The spread of pyrethroid resistance in malaria vectors threatens the effectiveness of standard long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN). Synergist nets combine pyrethroid (Py) and piperonyl-butoxide (PBO) to enha...

    Authors: Jackline L. Martin, Franklin W. Mosha, Eliud Lukole, Mark Rowland, Jim Todd, Jacques D. Charlwood, Jacklin F. Mosha and Natacha Protopopoff

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:150

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  30. An accurate test for the diagnosis and post-treatment follow-up of patients with schistosomiasis is needed. We assessed the performance of different laboratory parameters, including the up-converting reporter ...

    Authors: Francesca Tamarozzi, Tamara Ursini, Pytsje T. Hoekstra, Ronaldo Silva, Cecilia Costa, Federico Gobbi, Gerardo B. Monteiro, Leonardo Motta, Govert J. van Dam, Paul L. Corstjens, Lisette van Lieshout and Dora Buonfrate

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:149

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  31. Scabies is caused by burrowing of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei into the stratum corneum. Currently, diagnosis via routine skin scraping is very difficult, and information on the allergenic identification of S. scab...

    Authors: Nengxing Shen, Yuhang Chen, Wenrui Wei, Lang Xiong, Yuanyuan Tao, Jie Xiao, Song Liu, Xue He, Xiaodi Du, Xiaobin Gu, Yue Xie, Jing Xu, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:148

    Content type: Research

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  32. Among Dermanyssoidea, the chicken red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) and the northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) are considered to be the cause of high economic losses endured by the poultry industry in the...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Nóra Takács, Gábor Sipos, Pál Morandini, Attila D. Sándor, Sándor Szekeres, Andrea Grima and Jenő Kontschán

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:147

    Content type: Short report

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  33. Species of Trichinella are globally important foodborne parasites infecting a number of domestic and wild vertebrates, including humans. Free-ranging carnivores can act as sentinel species for detection of Trichi...

    Authors: Rajnish Sharma, N. Jane Harms, Piia M. Kukka, Thomas S. Jung, Sarah E. Parker, Sasha Ross, Peter Thompson, Benjamin Rosenthal, Eric P. Hoberg and Emily J. Jenkins

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:146

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  34. The prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites and the factors influencing infection in the Colorado Rocky Mountains are largely unknown. With climate change expected to promote the expansion of vector and a...

    Authors: Marina D. Rodriguez, Paul F. Doherty, Antoinette J. Piaggio and Kathryn P. Huyvaert

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:145

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  35. Louping ill virus (LIV) and tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) are tick-borne flaviviruses that are both transmitted by the major European tick, Ixodes ricinus. Despite the importance of I. ricinus as an arthro...

    Authors: Manon Lemasson, Grégory Caignard, Yves Unterfinger, Houssam Attoui, Lesley Bell-Sakyi, Edouard Hirchaud, Sara Moutailler, Nicholas Johnson, Damien Vitour, Jennifer Richardson and Sandrine A. Lacour

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:144

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  36. Capillaria aerophila and Capillaria boehmi parasitize the respiratory system of wild and domestic carnivores. Capillaria aerophila inhabits the trachea and bronchi of dogs and cats, while C. boehmi affects the na...

    Authors: Angela Di Cesare, Simone Morelli, Giulia Morganti, Giulia Simonato, Fabrizia Veronesi, Mariasole Colombo, Michele Berlanda, Wilfried Lebon, Matilde Gallo, Frederic Beugnet and Donato Traversa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:143

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  37. To ensure food security, sub-Saharan Africa has initiated massive water resource development projects, such as irrigated agriculture, in recent years. However, such environmental modifications affect the survi...

    Authors: Dawit Hawaria, Solomon Kibret, Assalif Demissew, Arega Tsegaye, Denekew Bitew, Guiyun Yan and Delenasaw Yewhalaw

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:142

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  38. Since their detection in 2013, Aedes aegypti has become a widespread urban pest in California. The availability of cryptic larval breeding sites in residential areas and resistance to insecticides pose significan...

    Authors: Lindsey K. Mack, Erin Taylor Kelly, Yoosook Lee, Katherine K. Brisco, Kaiyuan Victoria Shen, Aamina Zahid, Tess van Schoor, Anthony J. Cornel and Geoffrey M. Attardo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:141

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  39. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Vicky Wilkinson, Kotaro Takano, David Nichols, Alynn Martin, Roz Holme, David Phalen, Kate Mounsey, Michael Charleston, Alexandre Kreiss, Ruth Pye, Elizabeth Browne, Christina Næsborg-Nielsen, Shane A. Richards and Scott Carver

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:140

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:18

  40. Credelio™ (lotilaner; Elanco) is indicated for the treatment of flea and tick infestations on cats at a recommended lotilaner dose rate of 6–24 mg/kg. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of lotilaner ...

    Authors: Tandy Paarlberg, Daniela Karadzovska and Rainer Helbig

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:139

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  41. Chikungunya virus is an alphavirus, primarily transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus. In late 2017–2018, an outbreak of chikungunya occurred in Mombasa county, Kenya, and investigations were conducted to...

    Authors: Joel Lutomiah, Francis Mulwa, James Mutisya, Edith Koskei, Solomon Langat, Albert Nyunja, Hellen Koka, Samson Konongoi, Edith Chepkorir, Victor Ofula, Samuel Owaka, Fredrick Eyase and Rosemary Sang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:138

    Content type: Research

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  42. Blood parasites have been the subject of much research, with numerous reports of the presence of microfilariae in the peripheral blood (circulating microfilariae) of birds belonging to many orders. Current lim...

    Authors: Rasa Binkienė, Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Rasa Bernotienė and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:137

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  43. Tick-borne diseases are common throughout Europe. Ticks transmit pathogens to the host while feeding and together with mosquitoes, they are major vectors of infectious agents worldwide. In recent years, there ...

    Authors: Tania Audino, Alessandra Pautasso, Veronica Bellavia, Valerio Carta, Alessio Ferrari, Federica Verna, Carla Grattarola, Barbara Iulini, Maria Domenica Pintore, Mauro Bardelli, Germano Cassina, Laura Tomassone, Simone Peletto, Valeria Blanda, Alessandra Torina, Maria Caramelli…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:136

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  44. Ticks are ectoparasites that feed on blood of a broad taxonomical range of terrestrial and flying vertebrates and are distributed across a wide range of environmental settings. To date, the species identity, d...

    Authors: Qi Zhou, Jiao Li, Xianguang Guo, Jinlong Liu, Qi Song, Xiong Gong, Han Chen, Jianhui Zhang, Jinlei He, Zhiwan Zheng, Dali Chen and Jianping Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:135

    Content type: Short report

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  45. In March 2017, Togo was declared the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem, but post-validation surveillance has been lacking. In some areas of the co...

    Authors: Monique Ameyo Dorkenoo, Martin Kouame Tchankoni, Degninou Yehadji, Kossi Yakpa, Mawèké Tchalim, Efoe Sossou, Rachel Bronzan and Didier Koumavi Ekouevi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:134

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  46. Schistosomiasis is a highly prevalent parasitic disease that can lead to adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. To our knowledge, there has been no systematic review and meta-analysis of schistosomiasis duri...

    Authors: Ishag Adam, Nadiah A. ALhabardi, Osama Al-Wutayd and Ammar H. Khamis

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:133

    Content type: Review

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  47. Protozoa in the genus Babesia are transmitted to humans through tick bites and cause babesiosis, a malaria-like illness. Vertical transmission of Babesia spp. has been reported in mammals; however, the exact timi...

    Authors: Katarzyna Tołkacz, Anna Rodo, Agnieszka Wdowiarska, Anna Bajer and Małgorzata Bednarska

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:132

    Content type: Research

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