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  1. Content type: Research

    Pseudosuccinea columella is one of the most widespread vectors of Fasciola hepatica, a globally distributed trematode that affects humans, livestock and wildlife. The exclusive occurrence in Cuba of susceptible a...

    Authors: Annia Alba, Antonio A. Vázquez, Jorge Sánchez, David Duval, Hilda M. Hernández, Emeline Sabourin, Marion Vittecoq, Sylvie Hurtrez-Boussés and Benjamin Gourbal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:559

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    Evidence concerning the environmental influence on monogenean transmission and infection processes is widely accepted, although only the effects of a limited number of abiotic factors on particular monogenean ...

    Authors: Mar Villar-Torres, Francisco Esteban Montero, Juan Antonio Raga and Aigües Repullés-Albelda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:558

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    Dipylidium caninum is a common tapeworm of dogs contracted from ingestion of fleas containing the infective cysticercoid stage. Fluralaner is a systemically distributed isoxazoline class insecticide that delivers...

    Authors: Deepa Gopinath, Leon Meyer, Jehane Smith and Rob Armstrong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:557

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    Almost 3500 tick samples, originally collected via a nationwide citizen science campaign in 2015, were screened to reveal the prevalence and distribution of a wide spectrum of established and putative tick-borne ...

    Authors: Maija Laaksonen, Tero Klemola, Eeva Feuth, Jani J. Sormunen, Anna Puisto, Satu Mäkelä, Ritva Penttinen, Kai Ruohomäki, Jari Hänninen, Ilari E. Sääksjärvi, Ilppo Vuorinen, Hein Sprong, Jukka Hytönen and Eero J. Vesterinen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:556

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    Since 2008 indoor residual spraying (IRS) has become one of the interventions for malaria control in Ghana. Key partners in the scale-up of IRS have been the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and AngloGo...

    Authors: Benjamin Abuaku, Collins Ahorlu, Paul Psychas, Philip Ricks, Samuel Oppong, Sedzro Mensah, William Sackey and Kwadwo A Koram

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:555

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    The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) system is increasingly being used for genome editing experiments. It is a system to add, delete and/or ...

    Authors: Muhammad Majeed, Hatem Soliman, Gokhlesh Kumar, Mansour El-Matbouli and Mona Saleh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:554

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    Identification of vectors is of prime importance in the field of medical entomology for both operational and research purposes. An external quality assessment of mosquito identification capacities was carried ...

    Authors: Frédéric Jourdain, Marie Picard, Tatiana Sulesco, Nabil Haddad, Zoubir Harrat, Samer Saleh Sawalha, Filiz Günay, Khalil Kanani, Taher Shaibi, Denys Akhramenko, M’hammed Sarih, Enkelejda Velo, Lusine Paronyan, Igor Pajovic, Chafika Faraj, Irakli Sikharulidze…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:553

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    Urine filtration and microhaematuria reagent strips are basic standard diagnostic methods to detect urogenital schistosomiasis. We assessed their accuracy for the diagnosis of light intensity infections with Schi...

    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 2018 11:552

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    The myxosporean Myxidium giardi Cépède, 1906 was described infecting the kidney of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L.), having spindle-shaped myxospores and terminal sub-spherical polar capsules. Since then,...

    Authors: Mark A. Freeman and Árni Kristmundsson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:551

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    Increasing pyrethroid resistance has been an undesirable correlate of the rapid increase in coverage of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) since 2000. Whilst monitoring of resistance levels has increased markedly...


    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:550

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Aedes aegypti is the principal vector of several important arboviruses. Among the methods of vector control to limit transmission of disease are genetic strategies that involve the release of sterile or genetical...

    Authors: Joe Turner, Ritesh Krishna, Arjen E. van’t Hof, Elizabeth R. Sutton, Kelly Matzen and Alistair C. Darby

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:549

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    Entomological surveillance for pathogens based on molecular screening of putative arthropod vectors such as blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) is becoming increasingly important. Surveillance provides a means to...

    Authors: Guilherme G Verocai, Kimberly J Nelson, R Trey Callahan, Joseph Wakoli Wekesa, Hassan K Hassan and Eric P Hoberg

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:547

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    Ticks are important ectoparasites of horses that can affect animal welfare and vector several infectious, including zoonotic, diseases. In order to investigate the species distribution, epidemiology and season...

    Authors: Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Yuval Gottlieb, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu and Amir Steinman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:546

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    As currently implemented, malaria vector surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa targets endophagic and endophilic mosquitoes, leaving exophagic (outdoor blood-feeding) mosquitoes underrepresented. We evaluated the...

    Authors: Bernard Abong’o, Xiaoyu Yu, Martin J. Donnelly, Martin Geier, Gabriella Gibson, John Gimnig, Feiko ter Kuile, Neil F. Lobo, Eric Ochomo, Stephen Munga, Maurice Ombok, Aaron Samuels, Stephen J. Torr and Frances M. Hawkes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:533

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    Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is an important zoonotic parasitic disease, endemic in the Mediterranean basin. In this region, transmission of Leishmania infantum, the etiological agent of CanL, is through the bite ...

    Authors: Rita Velez, Tatiana Spitzova, Ester Domenech, Laura Willen, Jordi Cairó, Petr Volf and Montserrat Gállego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:545

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  16. Content type: Short report

    Across most of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes from the Anopheles gambiae complex, comprising seven morphologically indistinguishable but behaviourally-diverse sibling species with ecolog...

    Authors: Dingani Chinula, Busiku Hamainza, Elizabeth Chizema, Deogratius R. Kavishe, Chadwick H. Sikaala and Gerry F. Killeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:544

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    Eggs have epidemiological and taxonomic importance in the subfamily Triatominae, which contains Chagas disease vectors. The metric properties (size and shape) of eggs are useful for distinguishing between clos...

    Authors: Soledad Santillán-Guayasamín, Anita G. Villacís, Mario J. Grijalva and Jean-Pierre Dujardin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:543

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  18. Content type: Research

    Natural parasite infection occurs in wild and domestics animals with more than one parasite species at the same time, generating an infection called polyparasitism. Cystic echinococcosis reports are usually ba...

    Authors: Caroll Stoore, Constanza Andrade, Christian Hidalgo, Felipe Corrêa, Mauricio Jiménez, Marcela Hernandez and Rodolfo Paredes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:542

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    Functional analysis of animal parasitic nematode genes is often quite challenging due to the unavailability of standardised in vitro culture conditions and lack of adequate tools to manipulate these genes. Theref...

    Authors: Magalla Bastian Chalitha Lakmal Somarathne, Yasanthi Illika Nilmini Silva Gunawardene, Naduvilath Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Arjuna Nisantha Bandara Ellepola and Ranil Samantha Dassanayake

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:541

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in codons 167, 198 and 200 of the beta-tubulin isotype 1 gene are associated with benzimidazoles resistance in many helminths. Codon 167 mutation has never been described...

    Authors: Luis Fernando Viana Furtado, João Guilherme Scarpelli Magalhães and Élida Mara Leite Rabelo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:540

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    The differently-diverged parasitic protist Giardia lamblia is known to have minimal machinery for vesicular transport. Yet, it has three paralogues of SNAP, a crucial component that together with NSF brings about...

    Authors: Shankari Prasad Datta, Kuladip Jana, Avisek Mondal, Sandipan Ganguly and Srimonti Sarkar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:539

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    Blood parasites of the genus Haemoproteus Kruse, 1890 are cosmopolitan, might be responsible for mortality in non-adapted birds, and often kill blood-sucking insects. However, this group remains insufficiently in...

    Authors: Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Dovilė Bukauskaitė, Mikas Ilgūnas, Tatjana Iezhova and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:538

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  23. Content type: Research

    The ixodid tick Amblyomma cajennense (sensu lato) complex, widespread throughout South and Central America, is also present in Mexico, Texas and Florida. As a vector of Rickettsia rickettsii, and potentially of o...

    Authors: Pedro Veloso Facury Lasmar, Martin Murphy, Steve Nanchen, Jason Drake, Katherina Coumendouros, Debora Azevedo Borges, Priscila Cardim de Oliveira and Fábio Barbour Scott

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:537

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  24. Content type: Review

    Leishmania spp. depend on effective macrophage infection to establish and develop in mammalian hosts. Both metacyclic promastigotes and amastigotes are able to infect host cells, and thus they rely on several lig...

    Authors: Débora Almeida Merida-de-Barros, Suzana Passos Chaves, Celso Luis Ribeiro Belmiro and João Luiz Mendes Wanderley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:536

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    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are highly prevalent in the Philippines. Mapping the prevalence and high-intensity of STH co-infections can help guide targeted intervention programmes to reduce morb...

    Authors: Kei Owada, Colleen L Lau, Lydia Leonardo, Archie C A Clements, Laith Yakob, Mark Nielsen, Hélène Carabin and Ricardo J Soares Magalhães

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:535

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    Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is the main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, in South America. Active dispersal of this vector is the principal cause of recolonizat...

    Authors: Luciana Abrahan, Pablo Lopez, Ivana Amelotti, María José Cavallo, Raúl Stariolo, Silvia Catalá, Gerardo Cueto and Verónica Valentinuzzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:534

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  27. Content type: Research

    Haemosporidians are the most important vector-borne parasites due to their cosmopolitan distribution and their wide range of hosts, including humans. Identification of their vectors is critical to highlight ec...

    Authors: Jesús Veiga, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Radovan Václav, Jordi Figuerola and Francisco Valera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:524

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    Infections with soil-transmitted helminths and pathogenic intestinal protozoa pose a considerable public health burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, including Nepal. We assessed the extent...

    Authors: Akina Shrestha, Christian Schindler, Peter Odermatt, Jana Gerold, Séverine Erismann, Subodh Sharma, Rajendra Koju, Jürg Utzinger and Guéladio Cissé

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:532

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  29. Content type: Research

    Fasciola hepatica has always represented a threat to Irish livestock because the Irish climate is highly suitable for the main local intermediate host of the parasite, the snail Galba truncatula. The recent clini...

    Authors: Amalia Naranjo-Lucena, María Pía Munita Corbalán, Ana María Martínez-Ibeas, Guy McGrath, Gerard Murray, Mícheál Casey, Barbara Good, Riona Sayers, Grace Mulcahy and Annetta Zintl

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:531

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  30. Content type: Research

    Within the genus Crepidostomum Braun, 1900, identification of species and taxonomic decisions made only on the basis of adult morphology have resulted in great problems associated with evaluating actual diversity...

    Authors: Romualda Petkevičiūtė, Virmantas Stunžėnas, Alexander E. Zhokhov, Larisa G. Poddubnaya and Gražina Stanevičiūtė

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:530

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    Leishmaniosis/leishmaniasis consists of a wide group of diseases, caused by different Leishmania species and having different hosts. Leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum, a disease primarily of dogs and hu...

    Authors: Samara Paulin, Régis Frénais, Emmanuel Thomas and Paul M. Baldwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:529

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  32. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis is a mosquito-borne disease caused by filarioid nematodes. A comparative understanding of parasite biology and host-parasite interactions can provide information necessary for developing i...

    Authors: Watcharatip Dedkhad, Bruce M Christensen, Lyric C Bartholomay, Deepak Joshi, Chayanit Hempolchom and Atiporn Saeung

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:528

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  33. Content type: Short report

    The merozoite of the zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi invades human erythrocytes via the binding of its Duffy binding protein (PkDBPαII) to the Duffy antigen on the eythrocytes. The Duffy antigen has two immunologica...

    Authors: Mun Yik Fong, Fei Wen Cheong and Yee Ling Lau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:527

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  34. Content type: Short report

    Dengue is a serious arboviral disease in Sri Lanka with a large number of dengue fever (DF) cases every year. Control of the primary vector Aedes aegypti depends upon larval habitat source reduction and insectici...

    Authors: Sachini D. Fernando, Menaka Hapugoda, Rushika Perera, Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez, William C. Black IV and Nissanka K. De Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:526

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  35. Content type: Short report

    Anaplasma spp. are Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria transmitted by ticks. Even though numerous studies have detected DNA from Anaplasma spp. in the blood of birds, thus far mammals were the only vert...

    Authors: Ralph Eric Thijl Vanstreels, Michael J. Yabsley, Nola J. Parsons, Liandrie Swanepoel and Pierre A. Pistorius

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:525

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  36. Content type: Research

    Blastocystis is one of the most common intestinal parasites in humans and animals worldwide. At least 17 subtypes have been identified in mammals and birds. In China, although some studies have reported the occur...

    Authors: Jianguang Wang, Baiyan Gong, Xiaohua Liu, Wei Zhao, Tong Bu, Weizhe Zhang, Aiqin Liu and Fengkun Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:522

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    Trypanosoma cruzi invades and replicates inside mammalian cells, which can lead to chronic Chagas disease in humans. Trypanosoma copemani infects Australian marsupials and recent investigations indicate it may be...

    Authors: Crystal Cooper, R. C. Andrew Thompson, Paul Rigby, Alysia Buckley, Christopher Peacock and Peta L. Clode

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:521

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  38. Content type: Short report

    The zoonotic parasite, Giardia duodenalis (syns. G. lamblia and G. intestinalis), has been widely reported in humans and animals, including rodents. The bamboo rat, a rodent species belonged to the subfamily Rhiz...

    Authors: Xun Ma, Yi Wang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Hao-Xian Wu and Guang-Hui Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:520

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  39. Content type: Research

    Cache Valley virus (CVV) is a mosquito-borne orthobunyavirus endemic in North America. The virus is an important agricultural pathogen leading to abortion and embryonic lethality in ruminant species, especiall...

    Authors: Victoria B. Ayers, Yan-Jang S. Huang, Amy C. Lyons, So Lee Park, Stephen Higgs, James I. Dunlop, Alain Kohl, Barry W. Alto, Isik Unlu, Bradley J. Blitvich and Dana L. Vanlandingham

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:519

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  40. Content type: Review

    The distribution of Taenia saginata in the Americas is unclear. Establishing the distribution, economic burden, and potentials for control of bovine cysticercosis is increasingly important due to the growing dema...

    Authors: Uffe Christian Braae, Lian F. Thomas, Lucy J. Robertson, Veronique Dermauw, Pierre Dorny, Arve Lee Willingham, Anastasios Saratsis and Brecht Devleesschauwer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:518

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  41. Content type: Research

    Acanthamoebiasis is most often found in patients with immune deficiency, with infections facilitated by the intake of immunosuppressive drugs. The host immune response to Acanthamoeba spp. infection is poorly und...

    Authors: Natalia Łanocha-Arendarczyk, Agnieszka Kolasa-Wołosiuk, Iwona Wojciechowska-Koszko, Karolina Kot, Paulina Roszkowska, Barbara Krasnodębska-Szponder, Edyta Paczkowska, Bogusław Machaliński, Karolina Łuczkowska, Barbara Wiszniewska and Danuta Kosik-Bogacka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:517

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  42. Content type: Research

    Whipworms (Nematoda: Trichuridae), among the most common soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), can cause the socioeconomically important disease trichuriasis in various mammalian hosts including humans and non-hu...

    Authors: Yue Xie, Bo Zhao, Eric P. Hoberg, Mei Li, Xuan Zhou, Xiaobin Gu, Weimin Lai, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:516

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  43. Content type: Research

    Mosquitoes transmit many vector-borne infectious diseases including malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, and Japanese encephalitis. The insecticidal δ-endotoxins Cry4, Cry11, and Cyt produce...

    Authors: Somphob Leetachewa, Narumol Khomkhum, Somsri Sakdee, Ping Wang and Saengduen Moonsom

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:515

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  44. Content type: Research

    Cryptosporidium spp. are protozoans that cause diarrheal illness in humans and animals, including birds, worldwide. The present study was aimed to revisit the infectivity and pathogenicity of C. avium, recently c...

    Authors: Zhaohui Cui, Dan Song, Meng Qi, Sumei Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:514

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  45. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease and a major cause of disability worldwide. It is one of the neglected tropical diseases identified by the World Health Organization for eliminati...

    Authors: Obiora A. Eneanya, Jorge Cano, Ilaria Dorigatti, Ifeoma Anagbogu, Chukwu Okoronkwo, Tini Garske and Christl A. Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:513

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    Several European countries suffered important economic losses during the past decade due to the emergence of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses. Both are viruses of veterinary importance and are spread by Culic...

    Authors: Charlotte Sohier, Isra Deblauwe, Reginald De Deken, Maxime Madder, Christiane Fassotte, Bertrand Losson and Nick De Regge

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:512

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    Tengchong County was one of the counties located at the China-Myanmar border with high malaria incidence in the previous decades. As the pilot county for malaria elimination at the border area, Tengchong Count...

    Authors: Shao-sen Zhang, Shui-sen Zhou, Zheng-bin Zhou, Tian-mu Chen, Xue-zhong Wang, Wen-qi Shi, Wei-kang Jiang, Ju-lin Li, Xiao-nong Zhou, Roger Frutos, Sylvie Manguin and Aneta Afelt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:511

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  48. Content type: Research

    Pyrethroids are the most common class of insecticide used worldwide for indoor residual spraying (IRS) against malaria vectors. Water-dispersible granules (WG) are a pyrethroid formulation to be applied after ...

    Authors: Nicolas Moiroux, Armel Djènontin, Barnabas Zogo, Aziz Bouraima, Ibrahim Sidick, Olivier Pigeon and Cédric Pennetier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:508

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