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  1. Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue fever, was first reported in Yunnan in 2002. Now, this species is found in nine counties in border areas of south-west Yunnan. Related dengue fever outbreaks have been reported...

    Authors: Pengbo Liu, Liang Lu, Jinyong Jiang, Yuhong Guo, Mingdong Yang and Qiyong Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:561

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  2. The ecology of many mosquitoes, including Anopheles farauti, the dominant malaria vector in the southwest Pacific including the Solomon Islands, remains inadequately understood. Studies to map fine scale vector d...

    Authors: Edgar J. M. Pollard, Tanya L. Russell, Allan Apairamo and Thomas R. Burkot

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:558

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  3. Transmission of malaria in the highlands of Ethiopia is poorly understood and usually attributed to importation by mobile populations or local transmission by Anopheles arabiensis. To characterize and identify An...

    Authors: Wossenseged Lemma, Kassahune Alemu, Meserete Birhanie, Ligabaw Worku, Julie Niedbalski, Mary Ann McDowell and Neil F. Lobo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:557

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  4. The aim of this study was to assess potential associations between Giardia duodenalis infection in dogs, as determined by three diagnostic tests, and dog’s group of origin, fecal consistency, age, sex, neuter sta...

    Authors: Mathilde Uiterwijk, Rolf Nijsse, Frans N. J. Kooyman, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Lapo Mughini-Gras and Harm W. Ploeger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:556

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  5. Oxyspirura petrowi (Spirurida: Thelaziidae), a heteroxenous nematode of birds across the USA, may play a role in the decline of the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) in the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of West ...

    Authors: Aravindan Kalyanasundaram, Matthew Z. Brym, Kendall R. Blanchard, Cassandra Henry, Kalin Skinner, Brett J. Henry, Jessica Herzog, Alyssa Hay and Ronald J. Kendall

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:555

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  6. The threat of mosquito-borne diseases is increasing in continental Europe as demonstrated by several autochthonous chikungunya, dengue and West Nile virus outbreaks. In Switzerland, despite the presence of com...

    Authors: Nadja C. Wipf, Valeria Guidi, Mauro Tonolla, Michela Ruinelli, Pie Müller and Olivier Engler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:554

    Content type: Research

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  7. The northern fowl mite (NFM), Ornithonyssus sylviarum, is an obligatory hematophagous ectoparasite of birds and one of the most important pests in the poultry industry on several continents. Although NFM poses a ...

    Authors: Biswajit Bhowmick, Jianguo Zhao, Øivind Øines, Tianlin Bi, Chenghong Liao, Lei Zhang and Qian Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:553

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  8. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is one of the 100 worst invasive species in the world and the vector for several arboviruses including dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses. Understanding the populatio...

    Authors: Yong Wei, Jiatian Wang, Zhangyao Song, Yulan He, Zihao Zheng, Peiyang Fan, Dizi Yang, Guofa Zhou, Daibin Zhong and Xueli Zheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:552

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  9. Ixodes ricinus is the predominant tick species in Europe and the primary pathogen vector for both humans and animals. These ticks are frequently involved in the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato), ...

    Authors: Emilie Lejal, Maud Marsot, Karine Chalvet-Monfray, Jean-François Cosson, Sara Moutailler, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat and Thomas Pollet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:551

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  10. In order to evaluate the risk of human exposure to tick-borne pathogens in Belgium, a study on the prevalence of several pathogens was conducted on feeding ticks removed from humans in 2017.

    Authors: Tinne Lernout, Nick De Regge, Katrien Tersago, Manoj Fonville, Vanessa Suin and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:550

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  11. Avian malaria parasites are a highly diverse group that commonly infect birds and have deleterious effects on their hosts. Some parasite lineages are geographically widespread and infect many host species in m...

    Authors: Martina Ferraguti, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Luz García-Longoria, Ramón Soriguer, Jordi Figuerola and Alfonso Marzal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:548

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  12. Following publication of the original article [1], the have authors flagged that the information in the legend of Fig. 1 is detailed in the wrong order.

    Authors: John A. Ohiolei, Joshua Luka, Guo-Qiang Zhu, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Abdullahi A. Magaji, Mughees A. Alvi, Yan-Tao Wu, Jian-Qiu Li, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:547

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:520

  13. Merozoite proteins of the malaria parasites involved in the invasion of red blood cells are selected by host immunity and their diversity is greatly influenced by changes in malaria epidemiology. In the Greate...

    Authors: Yubing Hu, Lin Wang, Huguette Gaelle Ngassa Mbenda, Myat Thu Soe, Chunyun Yu, Hui Feng, Myat Phone Kyaw, Liwang Cui, Xiaotong Zhu and Yaming Cao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:546

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  14. Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the primary method of malaria prevention. However, the widespread resistance to pyrethroids among major malaria vector species represents a significant threat to the ...

    Authors: Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Mark Rowland, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Ludovic P. A. Alou, Soromane Camara and Raphael N’Guessan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:544

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  15. Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis are major intestinal pathogens that can cause diarrheal diseases in humans, especially children. Enterocytozoon bieneusi is another parasite which can cause gastrointes...

    Authors: Fuchang Yu, Dongfang Li, Yankai Chang, Yayun Wu, Zhenxin Guo, Liting Jia, Jinling Xu, Junqiang Li, Meng Qi, Rongjun Wang and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:543

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  16. Larvae of Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) dwell in host organs for a long time but elicit only a mild inflammatory response, which indicates that the resolution of host inflammation is necessary for parasite...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Chuan-Shan Zhang, Bin-Bin Fang, Zhi-De Li, Liang Li, Xiao-Juan Bi, Wen-Ding Li, Ning Zhang, Ren-Yong Lin and Hao Wen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:542

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  17. Dengue is an arbovirus disease that threatens approximately 200 million people annually worldwide. Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) is anthropophilic mosquito, extremely well adapted to the urban enviro...

    Authors: Rafael Piovezan, Alexandre Visockas, Thiago Salomão de Azevedo, Cláudio José Von Zuben and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:541

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  18. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness globally. The WHO has recommended the SAFE (Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness and Environmental improvements) strategy to eliminate trachoma as a pu...

    Authors: Forest M. Altherr, Andrew W. Nute, Mulat Zerihun, Eshetu Sata, Aisha E. P. Stewart, Demelash Gessese, Berhanu Melak, Tigist Astale, Gedefaw Ayenew, E. Kelly Callahan, Melsew Chanyalew, Bizuayehu Gashaw, Lance A. Waller, Zerihun Tadesse and Scott D. Nash

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:540

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  19. Malaria vector control and research rely heavily on monitoring mosquito populations for the development of resistance to public health insecticides. One standard method for determining resistance in adult mosq...

    Authors: Sean Tomlinson, Henrietta Carrington Yates, Ambrose Oruni, Harun Njoroge, David Weetman, Martin J. Donnelly and Arjen E Van’t Hof

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:539

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  20. Acanthamoeba is well known to produce a blinding keratitis and serious brain infection known as encephalitis. Effective treatment is problematic, and can continue up to a year, and even then, recurrence can ensue...

    Authors: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Stephen K. Roberts, Timothy Yu Yee Ong, Mohammad Ridwane Mungroo, Areeba Anwar and Naveed Ahmed Khan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:538

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  21. It has been reported that there are more than ten antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) belonging to the cecropin family in Musca domestica; however, few of them have been identified, and the functions of the other molec...

    Authors: Jian Peng, Zhaoying Wu, Weiwei Liu, Huiling Long, Guiming Zhu, Guo Guo and Jianwei Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:537

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  22. Knowledge of Ixodes ricinus tick distribution is critical for surveillance and risk management of transmissible tick-borne diseases such as Lyme borreliosis. However, as the ecology of I. ricinus is complex, and ...

    Authors: Rita Ribeiro, Jude I. Eze, Lucy Gilbert, G. R. William Wint, George Gunn, Alastair Macrae, Jolyon M. Medlock and Harriet Auty

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:536

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  23. Red deer (Cervus elaphus) are a common wild definitive host for liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) that have been the subject of limited diagnostic surveillance. This study aimed to explore the extent to which copro...

    Authors: Andrew S. French, Ruth N. Zadoks, Philip J. Skuce, Gillian Mitchell, Danielle K. Gordon-Gibbs and Mark A. Taggart

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:535

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  24. Malaria, one of the largest health burdens worldwide, is caused by Plasmodium spp. infection. Upon infection, the host’s immune system begins to clear the parasites. However, Plasmodium species have evolved to es...

    Authors: Yiwei Zhang, Ning Jiang, Ting Zhang, Ran Chen, Ying Feng, Xiaoyu Sang, Na Yang and Qijun Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:534

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  25. The maintenance of genomic integrity is the responsibility of a complex network, denominated the DNA damage response (DDR), which controls the lesion detection and DNA repair. The main repair pathways are base...

    Authors: Maria Beatriz S. Mota, Marcelo Alex Carvalho, Alvaro N. A. Monteiro and Rafael D. Mesquita

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:533

    Content type: Review

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  26. Trypanosoma cruzi is the causative agent of Chagas disease, which is endemic to subtropical and tropical Americas. The disease treatment remains partially ineffective, involving therapies directed to the parasite...

    Authors: Ferdinando de Paula Silva, Cássia Mariana Bronzon da Costa, Luiz Miguel Pereira, Diego Fernando Silva Lessa, Dimitrius Leonardo Pitol, João Paulo Mardegan Issa, José Clóvis do Prado Júnior and Ana Amélia Carraro Abrahão

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:532

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  27. Scabies, caused by infestation of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, is one of the most severe ectoparasitic diseases in rabbits. Scabies seriously affects the commercial rabbit breeding, causing severe economic losses....

    Authors: Wenrui Wei, Yongjun Ren, Nengxing Shen, Hongyu Song, Jing Xu, Ruiqi Hua, Haojie Zhang, Christiana Angel, Xiaobin Gu, Liangde Kuang, Yue Xie, Xuerong Peng, Xiaohong Xie and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:530

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  28. Some researchers have reported that Toxoplasma gondii can cause serious reproductive impairment in male animals. Specifically, T. gondii destroy the quality of sperm in the epididymis, which affects their sexual ...

    Authors: Yu-Xiang Zheng, Xiu-Xiang Zhang, Jorge A. Hernandez, Yasser S. Mahmmod, Wan-Yi Huang, Gui-Feng Li, Ya-Pei Wang, Xue Zhou, Xiu-Ming Li and Zi-Guo Yuan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:529

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  29. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a neglected disease that is spread to humans by the bites of infected female phlebotomine sand flies. Although this vector-borne disease has been eliminated in most parts of Chin...

    Authors: Fangyu Ding, Qian Wang, Jingying Fu, Shuai Chen, Mengmeng Hao, Tian Ma, Canjun Zheng and Dong Jiang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:528

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  30. The main clinical forms of leishmaniasis in Bangladesh are visceral leishmaniasis and post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis, which are caused by Leishmania donovani. Imported cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is emergin...

    Authors: Md Anik Ashfaq Khan, Rajashree Chowdhury, Rupen Nath, Sören Hansen, Progga Nath, Shomik Maruf, Ahmed Abd El Wahed and Dinesh Mondal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:527

    Content type: Short report

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  31. The oriental rat flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, is the most efficient vector of the plague. Pyrethroid insecticides such as cypermethrin, cyhalothrin and deltamethrin have been often used to limit plague transmission

    Authors: Nian Liu, Xiangyang Feng, Mei Li and Xinghui Qiu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:526

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  32. The present study aimed to identify the national prevalence of Fasciola hepatica in Irish sheep and to conduct a risk analysis assessment based on management and treatment practices in participating flocks. Also,...

    Authors: Maria Pia Munita, Rosemary Rea, Ana Maria Martinez-Ibeas, Noel Byrne, Guy McGrath, Luis Enrique Munita-Corbalan, Mary Sekiya, Grace Mulcahy and Ríona G. Sayers

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:525

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  33. Aedes koreicus was detected in northern Italy for the first time in 2011, and it is now well established in several areas as a new invasive mosquito species. Data regarding the influence of temperature on mosquit...

    Authors: Giovanni Marini, Daniele Arnoldi, Frederic Baldacchino, Gioia Capelli, Giorgio Guzzetta, Stefano Merler, Fabrizio Montarsi, Annapaola Rizzoli and Roberto Rosà

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:524

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  34. Bovine babesiosis is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Babesia and presents a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. Disease severity depends on the type of Babesia species infection. Generally, B. bo...

    Authors: Jinming Wang, Aihong Liu, Shangdi Zhang, Shandian Gao, Muhammad Rashid, Youquan Li, Junlong Liu, Quanying Ma, Zhi Li, Zhijie Liu, Jianxun Luo, Guiquan Guan and Hong Yin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:523

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  35. Insecticides formulated into products that target Anopheles mosquitos have had an immense impact on reducing malaria cases in Africa. However, resistance to currently used insecticides is spreading rapidly and th...

    Authors: Jessica Williams, Lori Flood, Giorgio Praulins, Victoria A. Ingham, John Morgan, Rosemary Susan Lees and Hilary Ranson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:522

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  36. Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin disease of wild and domestic mammals caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Reports of sarcoptic mange in wildlife increased worldwide in the second half of the 20th century, e...

    Authors: Simone Roberto Rolando Pisano, Fridolin Zimmermann, Luca Rossi, Simon Capt, Ezgi Akdesir, Roland Bürki, Florin Kunz, Francesco Carlo Origgi and Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:521

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  37. Cysticercosis caused by the metacestode larval stage of Taenia hydatigena is a disease of veterinary and economic importance. A considerable level of genetic variation among isolates of different intermediate hos...

    Authors: John A. Ohiolei, Joshua Luka, Guo-Qiang Zhu, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Abdullahi A. Magaji, Mughees A. Alvi, Yan-Tao Wu, Jian-Qiu Li, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:520

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:547

  38. Troglostrongylus brevior is a lungworm of wild felids that recently has been recognized as agent of severe respiratory disease in domestic cats in Mediterranean and Balkan countries. Nevertheless, the information...

    Authors: Anastasia Diakou, Simone Morelli, Dimitris Dimzas, Angela Di Cesare, Gioia Capelli, Chiara Parrinello, Matthias Pollmeier, Roland Schaper and Donato Traversa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:519

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  39. Trachoma, caused by ocular Chlamydia trachomatis, is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Sudan first reported trachoma in the 1930s and has since been consistently endemic. Ocular C. trachomatis ...

    Authors: Abdulazeem Abdulsalam Ibrahim Alkhidir, Martin J. Holland, Wafa Ibrahim Elhag, Charlotte A. Williams, Judith Breuer, Abdah Elfatih Elemam, Khalid Mohamed Khalid El Hussain, Mohammed Elfatih Hussein Ournasseir and Harry Pickering

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:518

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  40. Bovine besnoitiosis, caused by the cyst-forming apicomplexan parasite Besnoitia besnoiti, is a chronic and debilitating cattle disease that continues to spread in Europe in the absence of control tools. In this s...

    Authors: Alejandro Jiménez-Meléndez, María Fernández-Álvarez, Alexandra Calle, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, Carlos Diezma-Díaz, Patricia Vázquez-Arbaizar, Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora and Gema Álvarez-García

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:517

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  41. Haemoproteus parasites (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae) are cosmopolitan in birds and recent molecular studies indicate enormous genetic diversity of these pathogens, which cause diseases in non-adapted avian hosts...

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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:516

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  42. Strongyloidiasis is a health problem in Vietnam, but appropriate information is still limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, geographical distribution, epidemiological aspects, symptom...

    Authors: Nguyen Van De, Pham Ngoc Minh, Le Van Duyet and Santiago Mas-Coma

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:515

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  43. Accurate diagnosis of urogenital schistosomiasis is vital for surveillance and control programmes. While a number of diagnostic techniques are available there is a need for simple, rapid and highly sensitive p...

    Authors: Penelope Rostron, Tom Pennance, Faki Bakar, David Rollinson, Stefanie Knopp, Fiona Allan, Fatma Kabole, Said M. Ali, Shaali M. Ame and Bonnie L. Webster

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:514

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  44. Scrub typhus, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is an important and neglected vector-borne zoonotic disease with an expanding known distribution. The ecology of the disease is complex and poorly understood, impai...

    Authors: Ivo Elliott, Isabelle Pearson, Prabin Dahal, Nigel V. Thomas, Tamalee Roberts and Paul N. Newton

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:513

    Content type: Review

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  45. Haemaphysalis longicornis is the major tick affecting dogs in most of the East Asia/Pacific region and has recently been detected in a number of areas of the USA. This tick is a vector for a number of pathogens o...

    Authors: Kenji Oda, Wakako Yonetake, Takeshi Fujii, Andrew Hodge, Robert H. Six, Steven Maeder and Douglas Rugg

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:509

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  46. The identification and characterization of epitopes facilitate the discovery and development of new therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics for infectious diseases. In this study, we developed a glutathione S-t...

    Authors: Li Ma, Wenrong Zhao, Xunya Hou, Mengmeng Liu, Yanna Li, Li Shen and Xindong Xu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:507

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  47. Countries of eastern Europe are considered, due to several risk factors, more vulnerable to infections with newly (re)emerging pathogens. During the last decade, in several European countries, reports of autoc...

    Authors: Mirabela Oana Dumitrache, Angela Monica Ionică, Eugeniu Voinițchi, Nicolai Chavdar and Gianluca D’Amico

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:505

    Content type: Short report

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