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  1. Content type: Research

    Blood-sucking phlebotomine sand flies are the vectors of the protozoan parasites Leishmania spp. Different Phlebotomus species transmit different Leishmania species causing leishmaniases which are neglected disea...

    Authors: Nikolaos Tsirigotakis, Christoforos Pavlou, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Emmanouil Dokianakis, Christos Kourouniotis, Bulent Alten and Maria Antoniou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:97

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    Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the main vectors for the transmission of several viral pathogens, in particular, dengue, Zika and chikungunya. In the absence of vaccines and treatment, control of Aedes mos...

    Authors: Mohammad Akhoundi, Frédéric Jourdain, Fabrice Chandre, Pascal Delaunay and David Roiz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:101

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    Trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, is caused by conjunctival Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Trachoma is diagnosed clinically by observation of conjunctival inflammation and/or scarri...

    Authors: Harry Pickering, Martin J. Holland, Anna R. Last, Matthew J. Burton and Sarah E. Burr

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:102

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    The use of heat-treatment in canine and feline serum has been hypothesized to break the formation of antigen-antibody complexes, thereby freeing the heartworm antigen allowing for detection by commercially ava...

    Authors: Molly D. Savadelis, Jennifer L. Roveto, Cameon M. Ohmes, Joe A. Hostetler, Terry L. Settje, Michael T. Dzimianski and Andrew R. Moorhead

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:98

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    Northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini & Fanzago, 1877), infestations can stress birds, impairing welfare and causing substantial economic losses. A study was undertaken to determine the efficacy...

    Authors: Nancy C. Hinkle, Faris Jirjis, Eugene Szewczyk, Fangshi Sun and Annie Flochlay-Sigognault

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:99

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    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are vectors of Leishmania spp., protozoan parasites responsible for a group of neglected diseases called leishmaniases. Two sand fly genera, Phlebotomus and Sergento...

    Authors: Emmanouil Dokianakis, Nikolaos Tsirigotakis, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Nikos Poulakakis and Maria Antoniou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:94

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  7. Content type: Research

    Chemical control with pyrethroid insecticides has been effective in reducing endemic areas of distribution of Triatoma infestans in the Southern Cone, as well as Bolivia; this had considerably reduced the infesta...

    Authors: Jorge Espinoza Echeverria, Marinely B. Bustamante Gomez, Grasielle Caldas D Ávila Pessoa, Mirko Rojas Cortez, Antonio Nogales Rodriguez and Liléia Gonçalves Diotaiuti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:92

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  8. Content type: Short report

    Neospora caninum is an intracellular obligate apicomplexan parasite responsible for multisystemic lesions in dogs. Being definitive hosts and reservoirs, dogs excrete environmentally resistant oocysts. Breeding b...

    Authors: Rodolfo Villagra-Blanco, Lora Angelova, Theresa Conze, Gereon Schares, Andrea Bärwald, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla and Axel Wehrend

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:96

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    Parasite evolution is hypothesized to select for levels of parasite virulence that maximise transmission success. When host population densities fluctuate, low levels of virulence with limited impact on the ho...

    Authors: Joachim Mariën, Vincent Sluydts, Benny Borremans, Sophie Gryseels, Bram Vanden Broecke, Christopher A. Sabuni, Abdul A. S. Katakweba, Loth S. Mulungu, Stephan Günther, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Apia W. Massawe and Herwig Leirs

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:90

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    Ticks are obligate hematophagous parasites important economically and to health. Ticks consume large amounts of blood for their survival and reproduction; however, large amounts of iron in blood could lead to ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Pacia Hernandez, Kodai Kusakisako, Melbourne Rio Talactac, Remil Linggatong Galay, Takeshi Hatta, Tomohide Matsuo, Kozo Fujisaki, Naotoshi Tsuji and Tetsuya Tanaka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:91

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Giardia duodenalis is a parasitic protist that infects a large number of species, being localized in the small intestine. Two of the eight recognized assemblages have zoonotic potential, but studies regarding the...

    Authors: Călin Mircea Gherman, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Adriana Györke and Viorica Mircean

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:86

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    Tropical theileriosis is widely distributed from North Africa to East Asia. It is a tick-borne disease caused by Theileria annulata, an obligate two-host intracellular protozoan parasite of cattle. Theileria annu...

    Authors: Toktam Abbasnia, Ahmad Asoodeh, Gholamreza Habibi and Alireza Haghparast

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:82

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    Different phleboviruses are important pathogens for humans; most of these viruses are transmitted by sand flies. An increasing number of new phleboviruses have been reported over the past decade, especially in...

    Authors: Mattia Calzolari, Chiara Chiapponi, Romeo Bellini, Paolo Bonilauri, Davide Lelli, Ana Moreno, Ilaria Barbieri, Stefano Pongolini, Antonio Lavazza and Michele Dottori

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:84

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  14. Content type: Research

    Angiostrongylus vasorum, Crenosoma vulpis and Eucoleus aerophilus are a source of increasing concern, potentially causing significant pulmonary and severe cardiac/systemic diseases in domestic dogs and wild canid...

    Authors: Kathrin Schug, Friederike Krämer, Roland Schaper, Jörg Hirzmann, Klaus Failing, Carlos Hermosilla and Anja Taubert

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:85

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  15. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi uses several strategies to survive in different hosts. A key step in the life-cycle of this parasite is metacyclogenesis, which involves various morphological, biochemical, and genetic changes t...

    Authors: Camila Silva Gonçalves, Andrea Rodrigues Ávila, Wanderley de Souza, Maria Cristina M. Motta and Danielle Pereira Cavalcanti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:83

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    As ectothermic animals, temperature influences insects in almost every aspect. The potential disease spreading Asian bush mosquito (Aedes japonicus japonicus) is native to temperate East Asia but invasive in seve...

    Authors: Friederike Reuss, Andreas Wieser, Aidin Niamir, Miklós Bálint, Ulrich Kuch, Markus Pfenninger and Ruth Müller

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:81

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    The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus is an extremely invasive, globally distributed and medically important vector of various human and veterinary pathogens. In Germany, where this species was recently intro...

    Authors: Ruth Müller, Timm Knautz, Simone Vollroth, Robert Berger, Aljoscha Kreß, Friederike Reuss, David A. Groneberg and Ulrich Kuch

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:80

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  18. Content type: Research

    Dengue is a vector-borne disease caused by the dengue virus (DENV). Despite the crucial role of Aedes mosquitoes in DENV transmission, pure vector indices poorly correlate with human infections. Therefore there i...

    Authors: Luigi Sedda, Ana Paula Pessoa Vilela, Eric Roberto Guimarães Rocha Aguiar, Caio Henrique Pessoa Gaspar, André Nicolau Aquime Gonçalves, Roenick Proveti Olmo, Ana Teresa Saraiva Silva, Lízia de Cássia da Silveira, Álvaro Eduardo Eiras, Betânia Paiva Drumond, Erna Geessien Kroon and João Trindade Marques

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:79

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  19. Content type: Review

    Dengue is of great concern in various parts of the world, especially in tropical and subtropical countries where the mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are present. The transmission of this virus...

    Authors: Victor Henrique Ferreira-de-Lima and Tamara Nunes Lima-Camara

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:77

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