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  1. Content type: Research

    Besnoitiosis is caused by different species of intracellular protozoan parasites belonging to the family Sarcocystidae and affecting multiple host species worldwide. Including B. besnoiti, ten species are describ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Liénard, Adriana Nabuco, Sophie Vandenabeele, Bertrand Losson, Irène Tosi, Émilie Bouhsira, Françoise Prévot, Shukri Sharif, Michel Franc, Caroline Vanvinckenroye and Yannick Caron

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:427

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    Mosquitoes are strongly influenced by environmental temperatures, both directly and indirectly via carry-over effects, a phenomenon by which adult phenotypes are shaped indirectly by the environmental conditions ...

    Authors: Michelle V. Evans, Justine C. Shiau, Nicole Solano, Melinda A. Brindley, John M. Drake and Courtney C. Murdock

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:426

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    The geographical distribution of ticks on companion animals needs to be monitored to develop and plan effective control measures, as suggested by the European Scientific Counsel on Companion Animal Parasites. ...

    Authors: Maria Paola Maurelli, Paola Pepe, Liliana Colombo, Rob Armstrong, Elena Battisti, Maria Elena Morgoglione, Dimitris Counturis, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, Ezio Ferroglio and Stefania Zanet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:420

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    The leishmaniases comprise a spectrum of clinical manifestations caused by different species of Leishmania. Identification of species is important for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up management. However, there...

    Authors: Karl Erik Müller, Ricardo Andrade Zampieri, Juliana Ide Aoki, Sandra Marcia Muxel, Audun Helge Nerland and Lucile Maria Floeter-Winter

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:421

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  5. Content type: Research

    The Northern pike, Esox lucius, is a large, long-lived, top-predator fish species and occupies a broad range of aquatic environments. This species is on its way to becoming an important model organism and has the...

    Authors: Bahram Sayyaf Dezfuli, Luisa Giari, Massimo Lorenzoni, Antonella Carosi, Maurizio Manera and Giampaolo Bosi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:424

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  6. Content type: Research

    An investigation was conducted in West Central Florida, USA to evaluate the efficacy of either topically applied fluralaner or topically applied selamectin to control flea infestations, minimize dermatologic l...

    Authors: Michael W. Dryden, Michael S. Canfield, Cara Bocon, Letitia Phan, Emily Niedfeldt, Amanda Kinnon, Stanislaw A. Warcholek, Vicki Smith, Todd S. Bress, Nicole Smith, Kathleen Heaney, Christine Royal, Dorothy Normile, Robert Armstrong and Fangshi Sun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:422

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  7. Content type: Research

    Safety and efficacy of the combined monthly use of spot-on fipronil 6.76% w/v / permethrin 50.48% w/v (Frontline Tri-Act®) and chewable tablets of afoxolaner 1.9% w/w / milbemycin oxime 0.4% w/w (NexGard Spect...

    Authors: Jessica M. Abbate, Ettore Napoli, Francesca Arfuso, Gabriella Gaglio, Salvatore Giannetto, Lenaig Halos, Frederic Beugnet and Emanuele Brianti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:425

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  8. Content type: Research

    Investigation of insecticide resistance mechanisms is considered a vital first step towards the creation of effective strategies to control resistant mosquitoes and manage mosquito-borne diseases. Our previous...

    Authors: Dan Zhou, Baiyun Duan, Yang Xu, Lei Ma, Bo Shen, Yan Sun and Changliang Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:419

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Rhodnius pallescens, the only species of this genus reported in Panama, has a wide geographical distribution and is associated with most cases of Chagas disease and human infections with Trypanosoma rangeli in th...

    Authors: Azael Saldaña, Ana María Santamaría, Vanessa Pineda, Vanessa Vásquez, Nicole L. Gottdenker and José E. Calzada

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:423

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  10. Content type: Research

    Lotilaner, approved for dogs as a chewable tablet formulation, has separately been developed for oral use in cats (CredelioTM chewable tablets for cats), to meet the need for an easy to use, safe and rapidly effe...

    Authors: Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake and Steve Nanchen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:413

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    Lotilaner is approved for dogs as a chewable tablet formulation. It has separately been developed for oral administration in cats (Credelio™ chewable tablets for cats) to meet the need for an easy to use, safe...

    Authors: Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald and Steve Nanchen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:408

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  12. Content type: Review

    West Nile virus (WNV) is the aetiological agent of the mosquito-borne zoonotic disease West Nile fever. The virus, first isolated in Uganda in 1937, evolved into two distinct lineages in sub-Saharan Africa (SS...

    Authors: Waidi F. Sule, Daniel O. Oluwayelu, Luis M. Hernández-Triana, Anthony R. Fooks, Marietjie Venter and Nicholas Johnson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:414

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  13. Content type: Research

    Chrysomya megacephala is a blow fly species of medical and forensic importance worldwide. Understanding its bionomics is essential for both designing effective fly control programs and its use in forensic investi...

    Authors: Narin Sontigun, Kabkaew L. Sukontason, Tunwadee Klong-klaew, Sangob Sanit, Chutharat Samerjai, Pradya Somboon, Sa-nguansak Thanapornpoonpong, Jens Amendt and Kom Sukontason

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:415

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  14. Content type: Research

    There is a continuing need for novel approaches to tick infestations treatment and control in cats. Lotilaner, an isoxazoline with rapid onset of action, has proven its efficacy against ticks in laboratory stu...

    Authors: Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald and Steve Nanchen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:411

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  15. Content type: Research

    Lotilaner is a new isoxazoline developed as an oral ectoparasiticide for cats and dogs. Its safety, rapid killing onset of action and sustained speed of fleas and ticks kill for a minimum of one month after ad...

    Authors: Daniela Cavalleri, Martin Murphy, Wolfgang Seewald and Steve Nanchen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:410

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  16. Content type: Research

    In a previous screening program for mosquitocides from local edible plants in Thailand, essential oils (EOs) of Cyperus rotundus, Alpinia galanga and Cinnamomum verum, were found to possess promising adulticidal ...

    Authors: Arpaporn Chansang, Danita Champakaew, Anuluck Junkum, Atchariya Jitpakdi, Doungporn Amornlerdpison, Arunee Kongdee Aldred, Doungrat Riyong, Anchalee Wannasan, Jitrawadee Intirach, Roongtawan Muangmoon and Benjawan Pitasawat

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:417

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  17. Content type: Research

    Lassa fever, killing thousands of people annually, is the most reported viral zoonotic disease in Nigeria. Recently, different rodent species carrying diverse lineages of the Lassa virus (LASV) in addition to ...

    Authors: Ayodeji Olayemi, Akinlabi Oyeyiola, Adeoba Obadare, Joseph Igbokwe, Adetunji Samuel Adesina, Francis Onwe, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Nnennaya Anthony Ajayi, Toni Rieger, Stephan Günther and Elisabeth Fichet-Calvet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:416

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  18. Content type: Research

    Sophisticated tools for manipulation of gene expression in select neurons, including neurons that regulate sexually dimorphic behaviors, are increasingly available for analysis of genetic model organisms. Howe...

    Authors: Keshava Mysore, Ping Li and Molly Duman-Scheel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:406

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  19. Content type: Research

    The transmission of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis into humans varies according to species/genotypes of the pathogens. Although infections with both parasites are recorded in Egypt, few data are avai...

    Authors: Doaa Naguib, Adel H. El-Gohary, Dawn Roellig, Amro A. Mohamed, Nagah Arafat, Yuanfei Wang, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:403

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  20. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most important apicomplexan parasites and infects one-third of the human population worldwide. Transformation between the tachyzoite and bradyzoite stages in the intermediate host ...

    Authors: Long-Fei Chen, Xiao-Long Han, Fen-Xiang Li, Yun-Ying Yao, Jin-Ping Fang, Xiao-Ju Liu, Xiao-Cong Li, Kun Wu, Min Liu and Xiao-Guang Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:402

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  21. Content type: Research

    High throughput sequencing (HTS) boosted the discovery of novel viruses and new variants of known viruses. Here we investigated the presence of viruses in 12 pools of sand flies captured in three climatic peri...

    Authors: Michellen S. de Carvalho, Andressa Z. de Lara Pinto, Aquirya Pinheiro, Jorge S. V. Rodrigues, Fernando L. Melo, Leonardo Assis da Silva, Bergmann M. Ribeiro and Renata Dezengrini-Slhessarenko

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:405

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  22. Content type: Research

    Umingmakstrongylus pallikuukensis and Varestrongylus eleguneniensis are two potentially pathogenic lungworms of caribou and muskoxen in the Canadian Arctic. These parasites are currently undergoing northward rang...

    Authors: Pratap Kafle, Stephanie J. Peacock, Sarah Grond, Karin Orsel and Susan Kutz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:400

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:446

  23. Content type: Research

    The brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu stricto) is reputed to be the most widespread tick of domestic dogs worldwide and has also been implicated in the transmission of many pathogens to dogs and huma...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Rafael Antonio Nascimento Ramos, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Gioia Capelli, Antonio Parisi, Daniele Porretta, Sandra Urbanelli and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:398

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  24. Content type: Research

    Myxozoans are a group of cnidarian parasites, the present taxonomy of which favors a more comprehensive characterization strategy combining spore morphology, biological traits (host/organ specificity, tissue t...

    Authors: Qingxiang Guo, Mingjun Huang, Yang Liu, Xiuping Zhang and Zemao Gu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:399

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  25. Content type: Research

    The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti transmits viral diseases that have plagued humans for centuries. Its ancestral home are forests of Africa and ~400–600 years ago it invaded the New World and later Europe a...

    Authors: Panayiota Kotsakiozi, Andrea Gloria-Soria, Francis Schaffner, Vincent Robert and Jeffrey R. Powell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:396

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  26. Content type: Research

    T follicular helper (TFH) cells are fundamental for the development of humoral immunity. In our previous study, we found that PD-1 deficiency substantially promoted the expansion of Plasmodium-specific TFH cells ...

    Authors: Taiping Liu, Xiangyun Cheng, Yan Ding, Feng Zhu, Yong Fu, Xiaohong Peng and Wenyue Xu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:397

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  27. Content type: Research

    Coccidiosis due to Eimeria spp. infections in lambs causes increased mortality and substantial production losses, and anticoccidials are important for control of the infection. Anticoccidial resistance has been r...

    Authors: Ane Odden, Heidi L. Enemark, Antonio Ruiz, Lucy J. Robertson, Cecilie Ersdal, Silje K. Nes, Vibeke Tømmerberg and Snorre Stuen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:394

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  28. Content type: Research

    Bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) are obligate, blood-sucking ectoparasites of bats with specialized morphology, life-cycle and ecology. Bat flies are occasionally infected by different species...

    Authors: Tamara Szentiványi, Danny Haelewaters, Walter P. Pfliegler, Laura Clément, Philippe Christe and Olivier Glaizot

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:395

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  29. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that causes congenital toxoplasmosis, as well as other serious clinical presentations in immune compromised humans. The parasite has also been rec...

    Authors: Mert Döşkaya, Li Liang, Aarti Jain, Hüseyin Can, Sultan Gülçe İz, Philip Louis Felgner, Aysu Değirmenci Döşkaya, David Huw Davies and Adnan Yüksel Gürüz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:393

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  30. Content type: Research

    Blastocystis sp. is a common protozoan parasite frequently identified in the digestive tract of humans and a large variety of animal hosts worldwide, including birds. It exhibits a large genetic diversity with th...

    Authors: Stéphanie Greige, Dima El Safadi, Noémie Bécu, Nausicaa Gantois, Bruno Pereira, Magali Chabé, Sadia Benamrouz-Vanneste, Gabriela Certad, Rima El Hage, Marianne Chemaly, Monzer Hamze and Eric Viscogliosi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:389

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  31. Content type: Research

    Gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) can cause significant economic losses in alpacas due to lowered production of fibre and meat. Although no anthelmintics are registered for use in alpacas, various classes of a...

    Authors: Mohammed H. Rashid, Jane L. Vaughan, Mark A. Stevenson, Angus J. D. Campbell, Ian Beveridge and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:388

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  32. Content type: Research

    To date, investigations on the immune response to Cystoisospora suis infections focused on suckling piglets, the age group clinically most affected. Actively immunizing piglets is unfeasible due to their immature...

    Authors: Barbara Freudenschuss, Bärbel Ruttkowski, Aruna Shrestha, Ahmed Abd-Elfattah, Marc Pagès, Andrea Ladinig and Anja Joachim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:390

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  33. Content type: Research

    Members of the Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) complex are one of the major vectors of malaria in Africa. LLINs and IRS are the most effective tools used in vector control of malaria. However, their effectiveness may be...

    Authors: Stravensky Térence Boussougou-Sambe, Wolfgang Ekoko Eyisap, Geraud Canis Taboue Tasse, Stanislas Elysee Mandeng, Lili Ranaise Mbakop, Peter Enyong, Josiane Etang, Eric Bertrand Fokam and Parfait H. Awono-Ambene

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:391

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  34. Content type: Research

    Dirofilariosis is an emerging vector-borne parasitic disease in Europe. Monitoring of wild and domestic carnivores demonstrated circulation of Dirofilaria spp. in Romania in the past. For the implementation of co...

    Authors: Alexandru Tomazatos, Daniel Cadar, Edina Török, Iulia Maranda, Cintia Horváth, Lujza Keresztes, Marina Spinu, Stephanie Jansen, Hanna Jöst, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Egbert Tannich and Renke Lühken

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:392

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  35. Content type: Research

    Babesiosis is caused by the invasion of erythrocytes by parasites of the Babesia spp. Babesia microti is one of the primary causative agents of human babesiosis. To better understand the status of the disease, di...

    Authors: Bin Xu, Xiu-Feng Liu, Yu-Chun Cai, Ji-Lei Huang, Rui-Xiang Zhang, Jun-Hu Chen, Xun-Jia Cheng, Xia Zhou, Xue-Nian Xu, Yan Zhou, Ting Zhang, Shen-Bo Chen, Jian Li, Qun-Feng Wu, Cheng-Song Sun, Yong-Feng Fu…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:379

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  36. Content type: Research

    Malaria is an important mosquito-borne disease, transmitted to humans by Anopheles mosquitoes. The aim of this study was to gather all records of three main malaria vectors in Iran during the last decades, and to...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd, Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat, Hassan Vatandoost, Shahyad Azari-Hamidian and Kamran Pakdad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:382

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  37. Content type: Research

    Fasciolosis, caused by the liver fluke Fasciola gigantica, and paramphistomosis are widespread in cattle in Tanzania, and the use of trematocides is encouraged by the Government livestock extension officers. Howe...

    Authors: Jahashi Nzalawahe, Rose Hannah, Ahmed A. Kassuku, John R. Stothard, Gerald Coles and Mark C. Eisler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:384

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  38. Content type: Research

    Most people infected with malaria acquire the infection indoors from mosquito vectors that entered the house through open eaves, windows and doors. Structural house improvement (e.g. closed eaves and screened ...

    Authors: Monicah M. Mburu, Malou Juurlink, Jeroen Spitzen, Paula Moraga, Alexandra Hiscox, Themba Mzilahowa, Willem Takken and Robert S. McCann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:383

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  39. Content type: Review

    Co-infection of malaria and intestinal parasites is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa and causes severe disease especially among the poorest populations. It has been shown that an intestinal parasite (helminth)...

    Authors: Aminata Colle Lo, Babacar Faye, Ben Adu Gyan and Linda Eva Amoah

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:387

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  40. Content type: Research

    Co-circulation of dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is increasing worldwide but information on the viral dynamics and immune response to DENV-CHIKV co-infection, particularly in young infants, ...

    Authors: Mussaret B Zaidi, Julio Garcia-Cordero, Ricardo Rivero-Gomez, Josselin Corzo-Gomez, María Elena González y Almeida, Raúl Bonilla-Moreno, José Bustos-Arriaga, Nicolás Villegas-Sepulveda, Leopoldo Flores-Romo and Leticia Cedillo-Barron

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:378

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  41. Content type: Research

    The tsetse transmitted parasitic flagellate Trypanosoma congolense causes animal African trypanosomosis (AAT) across sub-Saharan Africa. AAT negatively impacts agricultural, economic, nutritional and subsequently...

    Authors: Erick O. Awuoche, Brian L. Weiss, Paul O. Mireji, Aurélien Vigneron, Benson Nyambega, Grace Murilla and Serap Aksoy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:380

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  42. Content type: Short report

    Usutu virus (USUV) is an emerging zoonotic virus originally from sub-Saharan Africa. It has been introduced into Europe on multiple occasions, causing substantial mortality within the Eurasian blackbird (Turdus m...

    Authors: Luis M. Hernández-Triana, Maria Fernández de Marco, Karen L. Mansfield, Leigh Thorne, Sarah Lumley, Denise Marston, Anthony A. Fooks and Nick Johnson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:381

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  43. Content type: Short report

    South African veterinarians report the perception of a multi-year decline in the number of dogs presenting with clinical babesiosis, a common and serious disease of dogs in the country. This study tested this ...

    Authors: Robert Lavan, Kaan Tunceli, Hendrik de Swardt, Carolyn Chelchinskey, Mats Abatzidis and Rob Armstrong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:386

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  44. Content type: Research

    Fluralaner (Bravecto®, Merck Animal Health, Madison, NJ, USA) is a novel isoxazoline that provides up to 12 weeks flea and tick control when administered orally to dogs. Two assessor-blinded studies, one in do...

    Authors: Sivaja Ranjan, David Young and Fangshi Sun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:385

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