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  1. O’nyong-nyong virus (ONNV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus causing sporadic outbreaks of febrile illness with rash and polyarthralgia. Up to now, ONNV has been restricted to Africa and only two competent vector...

    Authors: Maud Mutsaers, Cecilia Springer Engdahl, Lukas Wilkman, Clas Ahlm, Magnus Evander and Olivia Wesula Lwande
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:133
  2. The trematode parasite Schistosoma mansoni uses an aquatic snail intermediate and a vertebrate definitive host to complete its life cycle. We previously showed that a key transmission trait—the number of cercaria...

    Authors: Winka Le Clec’h, Frédéric D. Chevalier, Kathrin Jutzeler and Timothy J. C. Anderson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:132
  3. Malaria is a vector-borne parasitic disease caused by the apicomplexan protozoan parasite Plasmodium. Malaria is a significant health problem and the leading cause of socioeconomic losses in developing countries....

    Authors: Himani Tripathi, Preshita Bhalerao, Sujeet Singh, Hemant Arya, Bader Saud Alotaibi, Summya Rashid, Mohammad Raghibul Hasan and Tarun Kumar Bhatt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:130
  4. This meeting report presents the key findings and discussion points of a 3-h virtual workshop, held on 21 September 2022, and organized by the “Resilience Against Future Threats through Vector Control (RAFT)” ...

    Authors: Leo Braack, Shobiechah A. Wulandhari, Emmanuel Chanda, Florence Fouque, Corinne S. Merle, Udoka Nwangwu, Raman Velayudhan, Marietjie Venter, A. Gildas Yahouedo, Jo Lines, Poe Poe Aung, Kallista Chan, Tarakegn A. Abeku, James Tibenderana and Sian E. Clarke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:129
  5. Mosquitoes are vectors of many pathogens, such as malaria, dengue virus, yellow fever virus, filaria and Japanese encephalitis virus. Wolbachia are capable of inducing a wide range of reproductive abnormalities i...

    Authors: Yiji Li, Yingbo Sun, Jiaquan Zou, Daibin Zhong, Rui Liu, Chuanlong Zhu, Wenting Li, Yanhe Zhou, Liwang Cui, Guofa Zhou, Gang Lu and Tingting Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:128
  6. Aedes aegypti is a vector of several arboviruses, notably dengue virus (DENV), which causes dengue fever and is often found resting indoors. Culex spp. are largely nuisance mosquitoes but can include species that...

    Authors: Chadapond Seang-arwut, Yupa Hanboonsong, Vithee Muenworn, Joacim Rocklöv, Ubydul Haque, Tipaya Ekalaksananan, Richard E. Paul and Hans J. Overgaard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:127
  7. Sergentomyia minuta (Diptera: Phlebotominae) is an abundant sand fly species in the Mediterranean basin and a proven vector of reptile parasite Leishmania (Sauroleishmania) tarentolae. Although it feeds preferent...

    Authors: Lucie Ticha, Vera Volfova, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Carla Maia, Jovana Sadlova, Domenico Otranto and Petr Volf
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:126
  8. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a heterogeneous group of cell-derived membranous structures that are important mediators of intercellular communication. Arthropods transport nutrients, signaling molecules, wa...

    Authors: Zhengmao Xu, Yanan Wang, Meng Sun, Yongzhi Zhou, Jie Cao, Houshuang Zhang, Xuenan Xuan and Jinlin Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:125
  9. Eimeria parasite infection occurs via ingestion of oocysts. The robust, bilayer oocyst wall is formed from the contents of wall-forming bodies (WFBs), WFB1 and WFB2, located exclusively in macrogametocytes. Eimer...

    Authors: Lele Wang, Dandan Liu, Yang Gao, Zhaofeng Hou, Yu Zhu, Feiyan Wang, Wenjing Li, Amin Zhang, Jinjun Xu, Junjie Hu and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:124
  10. Personal protection measures using insecticide-treated fabric is one of the most effective strategies to prevent the bites of hematophagous insects. Many countries have had success treating fabrics with pyreth...

    Authors: Ajay Kakati, Amartya Banerjee, Parikshit Das, Buddhadeb Saha, Danswrang Goyary, Sanjeev Karmakar, Sumit Kishor, Yangchen D. Bhutia and Pronobesh Chattopadhyay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:122
  11. The use of applications involving single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) has greatly increased since the beginning of the 2000s, with the number of associated techniques expanding rapidly in the field of molec...

    Authors: Manon Blin, Sarah Dametto, Privat Agniwo, Bonnie L. Webster, Etienne Angora, Abdoulaye Dabo and Jérôme Boissier
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:121
  12. Aedes albopictus is an increasingly serious threat in public health due to it is vector of multiple arboviruses that cause devastating human diseases, as well as its widening distribution in recent years. Insecti...

    Authors: Sha An, Wenjuan Liu, Jingwen Fu, Zhong Zhang and Ruiling Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:120
  13. Assessment of the safety of heartworm preventatives in dogs with pre-existing patent heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) infections is necessary because rapid adult worm and microfilarial death can lead to severe cli...

    Authors: Sheerin Mathur, Phyllis B. Malpas, Sean Mahabir, Joseph Boucher, Aleah Pullins, Genevieve Gagnon, Tom L. McTier and Steven Maeder
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:119
  14. Trypanosomes are single-celled eukaryotes that rely heavily on post-transcriptional mechanisms to regulate gene expression. RNA-binding proteins play essential roles in regulating the fate, abundance and trans...

    Authors: Gloria Ceballos-Pérez, Miriam Rico-Jiménez, Claudia Gómez-Liñán and Antonio M. Estévez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:118
  15. The majority of the African population lives in rural areas where they heavily depend on crop and livestock production for their livelihoods. Given their socio-economic importance, we initiated a standardized ...

    Authors: Dieter J. A. Heylen, Bersissa Kumsa, Elikira Kimbita, Mwiine Nobert Frank, Dennis Muhanguzi, Frans Jongejan, Safiou Bienvenu Adehan, Alassane Toure, Fred Aboagye-Antwi, Ndudim Isaac Ogo, Nick Juleff, Dionne Crafford, Josephus Fourie, Michel Labuchange and Maxime Madder
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:117
  16. The oriental eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida: Thelaziidae) is an emerging parasitic ocular nematode of carnivores and humans. In domestic animals and humans, the infection causes varying degrees of inflamm...

    Authors: Kandai Doi, Toshihiro Tokiwa, Miyu Imoto, Shyun Chou, Fumiaki Yamasaki, Takuya Kato and Shin-ichi Hayama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:116
  17. Buffaloes are important contributors to the livestock economy in many countries, particularly in Asia, and tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) commonly infect buffaloes, giving rise to serious pathologies other than t...

    Authors: El-Sayed El-Alfy, Ibrahim Abbas, Rana Elseadawy, Somaya Saleh, Bassem Elmishmishy, Shimaa Abd El-Salam El-Sayed and Mohamed Abdo Rizk
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:115
  18. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) play crucial roles in regulating various physiological and pathological processes. However, the role of lncRNAs and mRNAs in mediating the liver respon...

    Authors: Yang Zou, Wen-Bin Zheng, Hany M. Elsheikha, Jun-Jun He, Yi-Xin Lu, Shuai Wang, Aijiang Guo and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:114
  19. Paramoeba perurans is the causative agent of amoebic gill disease (AGD) in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. and many other farmed marine fish species worldwide. The first cases of AGD in Norway were reported in 200...

    Authors: Steffen Blindheim, Linda Andersen, Christiane Trösse, Egil Karlsbakk and Are Nylund
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:112
  20. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a neglected tropical disease caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan West Africa. In southern Chad the most active and persistent f...

    Authors: Mahamat Hissene Mahamat, Adeline Ségard, Jean-Baptiste Rayaisse, Rafael Argiles-Herrero, Andrew Gordon Parker, Philippe Solano, Adly Mohamed Mohamed Abd-Alla, Jérémy Bouyer and Sophie Ravel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:111
  21. A total of 290 mosquito species are recorded in Cambodia among which 43 are known vectors of pathogens. As Cambodia is heavily affected by deforestation, a potential change in the dynamic of vector-borne disea...

    Authors: Antsa Rakotonirina, Pierre-Olivier Maquart, Claude Flamand, Chea Sokha and Sébastien Boyer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:110
  22. Coccidiosis caused by Eimeria is one of the most severe chicken diseases and poses a great economic threat to the poultry industry. Understanding the evolutionary biology of chicken Eimeria parasites underpins de...

    Authors: Xuan Zhou, Lidan Wang, Pengchen Zhu, Zijiang Yang, Zhao Wang, Yijun Chen, Xiaobin Gu, Ran He, Jing Xu, Bo Jing, Guangyou Yang, Shun Chen, Shuangyang Wu and Yue Xie
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:109
  23. Introgression of the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia into Aedes aegypti populations is a biocontrol approach being used to reduce arbovirus transmission. This requires mass release of Wolbachia-infected mosquit...

    Authors: Megan J. Allman, Ya-Hsun Lin, D. Albert Joubert, Jessica Addley-Cook, Maria Camila Mejía-Torres, Cameron P. Simmons, Heather A. Flores and Johanna E. Fraser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:108
  24. Blastocystis is a common intestinal protist with a wide range of hosts. Thus far, 38 subtypes have been identified. In recent years, wild animals have been confronted with habitat fragmentation as well as an incr...

    Authors: Mengshi Yu, Yongfang Yao, Hongtao Xiao, Meng Xie, Ying Xiong, Shengzhi Yang, Qingyong Ni, Mingwang Zhang and Huailiang Xu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:107
  25. The subgenus Pholeoixodes contains Ixodes species typically associated with birds that nest in cavities or with carnivorous mammals that are burrow-dwelling. Among ticks infesting the latter, Ixodes rugicollis is...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Andrei D. Mihalca, Jenő Kontschán, Nóra Takács, Denis Fedorov, Olivier Plantard and Attila D. Sándor
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:106
  26. Angiogenesis is defined as the formation of new vessels by sprouting of endothelial cells from pre-existing vessels in response to stimuli, such as hypoxia or inflammation. Subcutaneous dirofilariasis, caused by

    Authors: María del Pilar Pérez Rodríguez, Claudia Alarcón-Torrecillas, Miguel Pericacho, Iván Rodríguez-Escolar, Elena Carretón and Rodrigo Morchón
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:105
  27. Authors: Olga Barranco-Gómez, Jessica Carreira De Paula, Jennifer Solano Parada, Tamara Gómez-Moracho, Ana Vic Marfil, María Zafra, Francisco José Orantes Bermejo, Antonio Osuna and Luis Miguel De Pablos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:104

    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:69

  28. Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) can cause severe neurological disease in humans. Its geographical distribution is expanding in Western Europe with unresolved causes and spatial patterns, necessitating enh...

    Authors: Emily L. Pascoe, Ankje de Vries, Helen J. Esser, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt and Hein Sprong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:103
  29. Aedes aegypti is a vector that transmits various viral diseases, including dengue and Zika. The radiation-based sterile insect technique (SIT) has a limited effect on mosquito control because of the difficulty in...

    Authors: Lin-Min Wang, Ni Li, Mao Zhang, Qi Tang, Hong-Zheng Lu, Qing-Ya Zhou, Jia-Xuan Niu, Liang Xiao, Zhe-Yu Peng, Chao Zhang, Miao Liu, Duo-Quan Wang and Sheng-Qun Deng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:102
  30. Mosquito and human behaviour interaction is a key determinant of the maximum level of protection against malaria that can be provided by insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). Nevertheless, scant literature focuses ...

    Authors: Eleonora Perugini, Wamdaogo M. Guelbeogo, Federica Guglielmo, Cristiana Poggi, Eugenio Gabrieli, Hilary Ranson, Alessandra della Torre and Marco Pombi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:101
  31. The proteasome in eukaryotic cells can degrade a variety of proteins and plays an important role in regulating the cell cycle, cell survival and apoptosis. The proteasome receives much attention as a potential...

    Authors: Li He, Hong-Run Zhang, Wen-Da Di, Fang-Fang Li, Chun-Qun Wang, Xin Yang, Xiao-Fang Liu and Min Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:100
  32. The Getah virus (GETV) is a mosquito-borne Alphavirus (family Togaviridae) that is of significant importance in veterinary medicine. It has been associated with major polyarthritis outbreaks in animals, but there...

    Authors: Faustus Akankperiwen Azerigyik, Astri Nur Faizah, Daisuke Kobayashi, Michael Amoa-Bosompem, Ryo Matsumura, Izumi Kai, Toshinori Sasaki, Yukiko Higa, Haruhiko Isawa, Shiroh Iwanaga and Tomoko Ishino
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:99
  33. Apicomplexa consist of numerous pathogenic parasitic protistan genera that invade host cells and reside and replicate within the parasitophorous vacuole (PV). Through this interface, the parasite exchanges nut...

    Authors: Zhenxiao Lu, Hang Hu, Yashan Song, Siyi Zhou, Olalekan Opeyemi Ayanniyi, Qianming Xu, Zhenyu Yue and Congshan Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:98
  34. Despite successful control efforts in China over the past 60 years, zoonotic schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma japonicum remains a threat with transmission ongoing and the risk of localised resurgences prompt...

    Authors: Daniel A. J. Parsons, Anthony J. Walker, Aidan M. Emery, Joanne P. Webster and Scott P. Lawton
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:97
  35. The tick Amblyomma sculptum is the major vector of Rickettsia rickettsii, the causative agent of the highly lethal Brazilian spotted fever. It has been shown that R. rickettsii inhibits apoptosis in both human en...

    Authors: Marcelly Nassar, Larissa A. Martins, Josiane Betim de Assis, Eliane Esteves, Anderson Sá-Nunes, Marcelo B. Labruna, Sirlei Daffre and Andrea C. Fogaça
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:96
  36. Aedes aegypti is one of the main species responsible for the transmission of mosquito-borne pathogens worldwide. The isoxazoline Sarolaner has excellent efficacy as an acaricide against ticks and mites and as an ...

    Authors: Thomas Geurden, Sara Chapin, John W. McCall, Abdelmoneim Mansour, Sean P. Mahabir, Kristina Kryda and Tom McTier
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:95
  37. Odocoileus virginianus (the white-tailed deer) is a key reproductive host for medically important tick species, including Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum. Orally administering a systemic acaricide to w...

    Authors: David M. Poché, Donald Wagner, Kylie Green, Zachary Smith, Noah Hawthorne, Batchimeg Tseveenjav and Richard M. Poché
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:94
  38. Head louse females secrete liquid gel, which is mainly composed of the louse nit sheath protein 1 (LNSP1) and LNSP2, when they lay eggs. The gel is crosslinked by transglutaminase (TG) to form the nit sheath, ...

    Authors: Ju Hyeon Kim, Do Eun Lee, Sang Youn Park, John M. Clark and Si Hyeock Lee
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:93
  39. Chilodonella uncinata is an aerobic ciliate capable of switching between being free-living and parasitic on fish fins and gills, causing tissue damage and host mortality. It is widely used as a model organism for...

    Authors: Xia-lian Bu, Wei-shan Zhao, Wen-xiang Li, Hong Zou, Shan-gong Wu, Ming Li and Gui-tang Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:92
  40. The human landing catch (HLC) method, in which human volunteers collect mosquitoes that land on them before they can bite, is used to quantify human exposure to mosquito vectors of disease. Comparing HLCs in t...

    Authors: Mgeni Mohamed Tambwe, Ummi Abdul Kibondo, Olukayode Ganiu Odufuwa, Jason Moore, Ahmed Mpelepele, Rajabu Mashauri, Adam Saddler and Sarah Jane Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:90
  41. The objective of this field study was to assess the effect of treating a considerable portion of a dog population naturally exposed to canine vector-borne pathogens (CVBPs) in endemic areas with a 10% w/w imid...

    Authors: Panagiota Ligda, Manuela Gizzarelli, Despoina Kostopoulou, Valentina Foglia Manzillo, Anastasios Saratsis, Katerina Saratsi, Susan Michler, Hannah Ringeisen, Annette Boegel, Bettina Schunack, Matthias Pollmeier, Michalis Kontrafouris, Ourania Tsatsaki, Gaetano Oliva and Smaragda Sotiraki
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:89
  42. Most haematophagous organisms constantly suck the host’s haemoglobin, which produces toxic free haem. This toxic haem aggregation into the nontoxic crystallisation complex known as haemozoin represents one of ...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Zongshan Zhang, Hui Liu, Shengnan Zhu, Taoxun Zhou, Chunqun Wang and Min Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:88
  43. The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), which is an endangered species, harbors several parasites. Among the ectoparasites that it harbors, ear mites of the genus Loxanoetus have the potential to cause external oti...

    Authors: Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Peter M. DiGeronimo, Erica Ward, Bruce Noden, Francesca De Luca, Elena Fanelli, Domenico Valenzano, Riccardo Paolo Lia and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:87
  44. The New World screwworm fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax, is widely distributed across South America. This parasitic insect is a significant cause of primary myiasis in animals, including dogs. There is an urgent nee...

    Authors: Tássia Lopes do Vale, Alcyjara Rego Costa, Leandro Macedo Miranda, Geovane Ferreira Silva, Naylene Carvalho Sales Silva, Tiago Barbalho Lima, Daniel Praseres Chaves, Heinz Sager, Pedro Veloso Facury Lasmar and Livio Martins Costa–Junior
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:86
  45. Giardia duodenalis is a parasitic organism that can cause giardiasis, an intestinal infection, particularly prevalent in young children, with clinical symptoms of diarrhea. We previously reported that extracellul...

    Authors: Panpan Zhao, Jianhua Li, Xin Li, Jingquan Dong, Xiaocen Wang, Nan Zhang, Shan Li, Min Sun, Xichen Zhang, Zhibang Wang, Min Liang, Ying Li, Lili Cao and Pengtao Gong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:85
  46. Authors: Ricardo de Oliveira Barbosa Bitencourt, Thaís Almeida Corrêa, Jacenir Santos-Mallet, Huarrisson Azevedo Santos, Carl Lowenberger, Haika Victória Sales Moreira, Patrícia Silva Gôlo, Vânia Rita Elias Pinheiro Bittencourt and Isabele da Costa Angelo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:84

    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:17

  47. Endemic lizards of the genus Gallotia are of high ecological value to the terrestrial ecosystem of the archipelago of the Canary Islands, being potent seed spreaders as well as an important component of the diet ...

    Authors: Elena Izquierdo-Rodriguez, Lucia Anettová, Kristýna Hrazdilová, Pilar Foronda and David Modrý
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:81

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