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  1. Content type: Research

    The availability of tick in vitro cell culture systems has facilitated many aspects of tick research, including proteomics. However, certain cell lines have shown a tissue-specific response to infection. Thus, a ...

    Authors: Dmitry S. Loginov, Yana F. Loginova, Filip Dycka, Katharina Böttinger, Pavlina Vechtova and Jan Sterba

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:212

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  2. Content type: Research

    In many malaria-endemic sub-Saharan countries, insecticide resistance poses a threat to existing mosquito control measures, underscoring the need for complementary control methods such as sterile and/or geneti...

    Authors: Nwamaka O. Akpodiete, Abdoulaye Diabate and Frédéric Tripet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:210

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  3. Content type: Research

    Vitellogenin (Vg), a key molecule for oocyte development synthesized in the fat body during blood-feeding, is released into the hemolymph and then taken into the oocytes via Vg receptor (VgR) in ticks. Previously...

    Authors: Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Ryo Mihara, Kozo Fujisaki and Hiroshi Suzuki

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:205

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  4. Content type: Short report

    A number of mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue virus (DENV), Usutu virus (USUV), West Nile virus (WNV) are autochthonously transmitted in Europe and six invasive mosquito species have been detected in this ...

    Authors: Luis M. Hernández-Triana, Elsa Barrero, Sarah Delacour-Estrella, Ignacio Ruiz-Arrondo, Javier Lucientes, Maria del Mar Fernández de Marco, Leigh Thorne, Sarah Lumley, Nicholas Johnson, Karen L. Mansfield and Anthony R. Fooks

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:204

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  5. Content type: Research

    Dogs and cats can transmit zoonotic helminths to humans, e.g. Toxocara spp. and Echinococcus multilocularis. Strategic deworming may help minimize this risk. Studies in several European countries have shown that ...

    Authors: Christina Strube, Ann Neubert, Andrea Springer and Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:203

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  6. Content type: Research

    The frequency and intensity of arboviral epidemics is steadily increasing and posing an intractable public health burden. Current vector control methods are proving ineffectual and despite progress in the deve...

    Authors: Gonçalo Seixas, Richard E. L. Paul, Bianca Pires, Gonçalo Alves, Ana de Jesus, Ana-Clara Silva, Gregor J. Devine and Carla A. Sousa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:202

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  7. Content type: Research

    Pediculus humanus, the human body louse, is widespread where overcrowding and lack of hygiene are present, in areas of the world affected by poverty, war, famine and presence of refugees. It has recently been con...

    Authors: Claudio De Liberato, Adele Magliano, Federico Romiti, Michela Menegon, Fabiola Mancini, Alessandra Ciervo, Marco Di Luca and Luciano Toma

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:201

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  8. Content type: Research

    The thrombospondin-related anonymous protein (TRAP) was first discovered in the sporozoite of Plasmodium falciparum and TRAP family proteins are secreted by micronemes and transported to the parasite surface to p...

    Authors: Xueyan Zhan, Junwei He, Long Yu, Qin Liu, Yali Sun, Zheng Nie, Jiaying Guo, Yangnan Zhao, Muxiao Li, Xiaoying Luo, Lan He and Junlong Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:200

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  9. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is a debilitating neglected tropical disease that affects approximately 190 million people around the world. Praziquantel (PZQ) is the only drug available for use against all Schistosoma species. ...

    Authors: Xiaoli Wang, Dan Yu, Chunxiang Li, Tingzheng Zhan, Tingting Zhang, Huihui Ma, Jing Xu and Chaoming Xia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:199

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  10. Content type: Research

    More than 70 arboviruses have been identified in Australia and the transmission cycles of most are poorly understood. While there is an extensive list of arthropods from which these viruses have been recovered...

    Authors: Narayan Gyawali, Andrew W. Taylor-Robinson, Richard S. Bradbury, David W. Huggins, Leon E. Hugo, Kym Lowry and John G. Aaskov

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:198

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  11. Content type: Research

    Over 60 years ago clinical patterns resembling tick-borne rickettsioses have been described for the first time in Kazakhstan. Since 1995 the incidence of clinical cases of tick-borne rickettsioses in humans se...

    Authors: Nurkeldi Turebekov, Karlygash Abdiyeva, Ravilya Yegemberdiyeva, Andrey Dmitrovsky, Lyazzat Yeraliyeva, Zhanna Shapiyeva, Aday Amirbekov, Aksoltan Oradova, Zulfiya Kachiyeva, Lyazzat Ziyadina, Michael Hoelscher, Guenter Froeschl, Gerhard Dobler, Josua Zinner, Stefan Frey and Sandra Essbauer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:197

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  12. Content type: Research

    Yellow cattle and water buffalo are important natural reservoir hosts and the main transmission sources of Schistosoma japonicum in endemic areas of China. The worms from the two hosts have marked differences in ...

    Authors: Xingang Yu, Qi Zhai, Zhiqiang Fu, Yang Hong, Jinming Liu, Hao Li, Ke Lu, Chuangang Zhu, Jiaojiao Lin and Guoqing Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:196

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  13. Content type: Research

    In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Leishmania major and L. tropica are the main causative agents of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). The national CL treatment regimen consists of topical 1% clotrimazole...

    Authors: Waleed S. Al-Salem, Carla Solórzano, Gareth D. Weedall, Naomi A. Dyer, Louise Kelly-Hope, Aitor Casas-Sánchez, Yasser Alraey, Essam J. Alyamani, Alice Halliday, Salah M. Balghonaim, Khalid S. Alsohibany, Zeyad Alzeyadi, Mohamed H. Alzahrani, Ali M. Al-Shahrani, Abdullah M. Assiri, Ziad Memish…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:195

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  14. Content type: Short report

    Toxascaris leonina is one of the most common intestinal parasites of canids and felids. In this study, we characterised the entire mitochondrial (mt) genome sequence of T. leonina from the cheetah and compared it...

    Authors: Yuan-Chun Jin, Xiang-Yong Li, Jin-Hui Liu, Xing-Quan Zhu and Guo-Hua Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:194

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  15. Content type: Research

    The epidemiology of feline vector-borne pathogens (FeVBPs) has been less investigated in cats than in dogs. The present study assessed the prevalence of Rickettsia spp., Babesia spp., Cytauxzoon spp. and Leishman...

    Authors: Giulia Morganti, Fabrizia Veronesi, Valentina Stefanetti, Trentina Di Muccio, Eleonora Fiorentino, Manuela Diaferia, Azzurra Santoro, Fabrizio Passamonti and Marina Gramiccia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:193

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  16. Content type: Research

    Cryptosporidium is an important zoonotic parasite that is commonly found in non-human primates (NHPs). Consequently, there is the potential for transmission of this pathogen from NHPs to humans. However, molecula...

    Authors: Wei Zhao, Huanhuan Zhou, Hairong Jin, Meicen Liu, Mingyan Qiu, Lihua Li, Feifei Yin, Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan and Gang Lu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:192

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  17. Content type: Research

    Due to anthelmintic resistance problems, there is a need to discover and develop new drugs for the treatment and control of economically important and pathogenic nematodes of livestock animals. With this focus...

    Authors: Linh Thuy Nguyen, Thomas Kurz, Sarah Preston, Hjoerdis Brueckmann, Beate Lungerich, H. M. P. Dilrukshi Herath, Anson V. Koehler, Tao Wang, Lenka Skálová, Abdul Jabbar and Robin B. Gasser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:191

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  18. Content type: Primer

    African trypanosomes cause human African trypanosomiasis and animal African trypanosomiasis. They are transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa. Although most famous for their mechanisms of immune evas...

    Authors: Mathieu Cayla, Federico Rojas, Eleanor Silvester, Frank Venter and Keith R. Matthews

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:190

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  19. Content type: Review

    Equine gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) have been the subject of intermittent studies in Australia over the past few decades. However, comprehensive information on the epidemiology of equine GINs, the efficac...

    Authors: Muhammad A. Saeed, Ian Beveridge, Ghazanfar Abbas, Anne Beasley, Jenni Bauquier, Edwina Wilkes, Caroline Jacobson, Kris J. Hughes, Charles El-Hage, Ryan O’Handley, John Hurley, Lucy Cudmore, Peter Carrigan, Lisa Walter, Brett Tennent-Brown, Martin K. Nielsen…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:188

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  20. Content type: Research

    Signalling pathways have been extensively investigated in the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, but very little is known about these pathways in parasitic nematodes. Here, we constructed a model for th...

    Authors: Guangxu Ma, Tao Wang, Pasi K. Korhonen, Andreas J. Stroehlein, Neil D. Young and Robin B. Gasser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:187

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  21. Content type: Research

    The recent situation of dengue infection in Cirebon district is concerning due to an upsurge trend since the year 2010. The largest dengue outbreak was reported in 2016 which has affected more than 1600 childr...

    Authors: Endang Puji Astuti, Pandji Wibawa Dhewantara, Heni Prasetyowati, Mara Ipa, Cucu Herawati and Kadina Hendrayana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:186

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  22. Content type: Research

    The southern cattle fever tick (SCFT), Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, remains endemic in Puerto Rico. Systematic treatment programmes greatly reduced and even eradicated temporarily this tick from the islan...

    Authors: Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, Pete D. Teel, William E. Grant, Fred Soltero, José Urdaz, Alejandro E. Pérez Ramírez, Robert J. Miller and Adalberto A. Pérez de León

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:185

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  23. Content type: Research

    The social determinants of health (SDHs) condition disease distribution and the ways they are handled. Socio-economic inequalities are closely linked to the occurrence of neglected tropical diseases, but empir...

    Authors: María del Pilar Fernández, María Sol Gaspe and Ricardo E. Gürtler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:184

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  24. Content type: Research

    Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) are large herbivorous aquatic mammals living in limited areas of South, Central and North America. As with other aquatic mammals, Antillean manatees can be infected...

    Authors: Juan Vélez, Jörg Hirzmann, Katerin Arévalo-González, Malin K. Lange, Anika Seipp, Ulrich Gärtner, Anja Taubert, Susana Caballero and Carlos Hermosilla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:183

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  25. Content type: Research

    Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) can recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns and activate downstream signalling pathways, resulting in modulation of host immunity against pathogens. Here, we inves...

    Authors: Si Wang, Dandan Hu, Chaoyue Wang, Xinming Tang, Mengze Du, Xiaolong Gu, Jingxia Suo, Min Hu, Rui Fang, Xingquan Zhu, Xichen Zhang, Aifang Du, Xun Suo and Xianyong Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:182

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  26. Content type: Research

    Natural compounds from plants are known to provide a source of anthelmintic molecules. In previous studies, we have shown that plant extracts from the plant Picria fel-terrae Lour. and particular fractions thereo...

    Authors: Rasika Kumarasingha, Neil D. Young, Tiong-Chia Yeo, Diana S. L. Lim, Chu-Lee Tu, Enzo A. Palombo, Jillian M. Shaw, Robin B. Gasser and Peter R. Boag

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:181

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  27. Content type: Research

    Aedes albopictus (Skuse) is an important vector of chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever and Zika viruses. In the absence of anti-viral medication and with limited availability of a commercial vaccine for public heal...

    Authors: Xiaojie Zhou, Chan Yang, Nian Liu, Mei Li, Ying Tong, Xiaopeng Zeng and Xinghui Qiu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:180

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  28. Content type: Research

    Mosquito population dynamics are driven by large-scale (e.g. climatological) and small-scale (e.g. ecological) factors. While these factors are known to independently influence mosquito populations, it remains...

    Authors: Louie Krol, Erin E. Gorsich, Ellard R. Hunting, Danny Govender, Peter M. van Bodegom and Maarten Schrama

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:179

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  29. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    In a letter to the Editor, Harris considers the eight new species of Apicomplexa that were recently identified and named to be invalid on the basis that only molecular characters were provided in the species d...

    Authors: Telleasha L. Greay, Alireza Zahedi, Anna-Sheree Krige, Jadyn M. Owens, Robert L. Rees, Una M. Ryan, Charlotte L. Oskam and Peter J. Irwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:178

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  30. Content type: Research

    In Lithuania, the first case of canine subcutaneous dirofilariosis was recorded in 2010. Since then, an increasing number of cases of canine dirofilariosis have been documented in different veterinary clinics ...

    Authors: Vytautas Sabūnas, Jana Radzijevskaja, Povilas Sakalauskas, Saulius Petkevičius, Birutė Karvelienė, Jolanta Žiliukienė, Indrė Lipatova and Algimantas Paulauskas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:177

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  31. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium vivax contains approximately 5400 coding genes, more than 40% of which code for hypothetical proteins that have not been functionally characterized. In a previous preliminary screening using pooled ser...

    Authors: Yang Cheng, Bo Wang, Feng Lu, Md Atique Ahmed, Jin-Hee Han, Sung Hun Na, Kwon-Soo Ha, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong and Eun-Taek Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:176

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  32. Content type: Research

    The zoonotic parasite Taenia saginata transmits between humans, the definitive host (causing taeniosis), and bovines as the intermediate host (causing cysticercosis). Central and western Asia and the Caucasus hav...

    Authors: Paul R. Torgerson, Aida M. Abdybekova, Gulnara Minbaeva, Zhanna Shapiyeva, Lian F. Thomas, Veronique Dermauw, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sarah Gabriël, Pierre Dorny, Uffe Christian Braae, Anastasios Saratsis, Lucy J. Robertson and Branko Bobić

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:175

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  33. Content type: Research

    Vector control remains the most important tool to prevent malaria transmission. However, it is now severely constrained by the appearance of physiological and behavioral insecticide resistance. Therefore, the ...

    Authors: Serkadis Debalke, Tibebu Habtewold, Luc Duchateau and George K. Christophides

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:174

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  34. Content type: Research

    Schistosome parasites lay up to a thousand eggs per day inside the veins of their mammalian hosts. The immature eggs deposited by females against endothelia of venules will embryonate within days. Approximatel...

    Authors: Carolina De Marco Verissimo, Jeremy Potriquet, Hong You, Donald P. McManus, Jason Mulvenna and Malcolm K. Jones

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:173

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  35. Content type: Short report

    Blastocystis is a common protist that can infect domestic and wild animals worldwide. Yak (Bos grunniens), an ancient species which can survive in alpine regions, has supplied necessities to local residents in pl...

    Authors: Mei Ren, Jun-ke Song, Fan Yang, Min Zou, Pin-xue Wang, Dan Wang, Hui-jun Zhang, Guang-hui Zhao and Qing Lin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:171

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Mosquito-borne diseases affect millions worldwide, with malaria alone killing over 400 thousand people per year and affecting hundreds of millions. To date, the best strategy to prevent the disease remains ins...

    Authors: Mabel L. Taracena, Catherine M. Hunt, Mark Q. Benedict, Pamela M. Pennington and Ellen M. Dotson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:170

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  37. Content type: Research

    Ticks, as blood-feeding arthropod vectors, have evolved their own unique mechanism to suppress host immune responses and evade immune defenses in order to complete blood-feeding. The immunoregulatory effect of...

    Authors: Nana Wei, Zhibing Lin, Zhengmao Xu, Haiyan Gong, Houshuang Zhang, Yongzhi Zhou, Jie Cao, Guoqing Li and Jinlin Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:169

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  38. Content type: Research

    Flea-borne spotted fever is a zoonosis caused by Rickettsia felis, a Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacterium. The disease has a worldwide distribution including western and eastern sub-Saharan Africa where...

    Authors: Lavel Chinyama Moonga, Kyoko Hayashida, Ryo Nakao, Malimba Lisulo, Chiho Kaneko, Ichiro Nakamura, Yuki Eshita, Aaron S. Mweene, Boniface Namangala, Chihiro Sugimoto and Junya Yamagishi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:168

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  39. Content type: Research

    Culex pipiens pallens is the most abundant Culex mosquito species in northern China and is an important vector of bancroftian filariasis and, potentially, West Nile virus. Insecticides, particularly pyrethroids, ...

    Authors: Hongmei Liu, Lihua Xie, Peng Cheng, Jiabao Xu, Xiaodan Huang, Haifang Wang, Xiao Song, Lijuan Liu, Huaiwei Wang, Jingxuan Kou, Guiyun Yan, Xiao-Guang Chen and Maoqing Gong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:167

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  40. Content type: Research

    Culicoides (Diptera; Ceratoponidae) are tiny, stout, blood-sucking flies with a near worldwide distribution. When present, they are often considered a biting nuisance but in addition, they are involved in the tra...

    Authors: Samuel Wanji, Dizzle Bita Tayong, Rene Ebai, Vera Opoku, Chi Anizette Kien, Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo, Abdel Jelil Njouendou, Raymond Nsaidzedze Ghani, Manuel Ritter, Yaw Alex Debrah, Laura E. Layland, Peter A. Enyong and Achim Hoerauf

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:166

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  41. Content type: Review

    Mosquito-borne diseases are associated with major global health burdens. Aedes spp. and Culex spp. are primarily responsible for the transmission of the most medically important mosquito-borne viruses, including ...

    Authors: Wai-Suet Lee, Julie A. Webster, Eugene T. Madzokere, Eloise B. Stephenson and Lara J. Herrero

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:165

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  42. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium ovale is widely distributed across tropical regions and has two closely related but distinct species, namely P. ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri. Combining genetic characterization with the immunog...

    Authors: Xinxin Zhang, Ruilin Chu, Sui Xu, Haitian Fu, Jianxia Tang, Limei Chen, Xiaodan Shi, Jing Chen, Yuhong Li, Guoding Zhu, Eun-Taek Han, Yinghua Xuan, Jun Cao and Yang Cheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:164

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  43. Content type: Research

    The entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae is a candidate for the integrated management of the disease vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. Metarhizium anisopliae is pathogenic and virulent against Ae. aegypti ...

    Authors: Adriano R. Paula, Anderson Ribeiro, Francisco José Alves Lemos, Carlos P. Silva and Richard I. Samuels

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:163

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  44. Content type: Research

    Little is known regarding risk factors for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Central Africa. To expand on what is known, we studied the epidemiology of LF in two endemic villages in the Democratic Republic of the C...

    Authors: Cédric B. Chesnais, Naomi-Pitchouna Awaca-Uvon, Johnny Vlaminck, Jean-Paul Tambwe, Gary J. Weil, Sébastien D. Pion and Michel Boussinesq

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:162

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  45. Content type: Research

    A cytogenetic analysis of the new local triploid population of the caryophyllidean tapeworm Atractolytocestus huronensis, a unique parthenogenetic species with the ability to colonise new regions, was performed t...

    Authors: Marta Špakulová, Marta Bombarová, Dana Miklisová, Stanislava Nechybová and Iva Langrová

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:161

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  46. Content type: Research

    The diagnosis of filariasis traditionally relies on the detection of circulating microfilariae (mf) using Giemsa-stained thick blood smears. This approach has several limitations. We developed a semi-automated...

    Authors: Achinya Phuakrod, Witsaroot Sripumkhai, Wutthinan Jeamsaksiri, Pattaraluck Pattamang, Ekachai Juntasaro, Therdthai Thienthong, Suporn Foongladda, Paul J. Brindley and Sirichit Wongkamchai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:159

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  47. Content type: Short report

    Giardia spp. is a protozoan pathogen and is the most common enteric parasite of domestic animals and humans. Assays for detecting infection in fecal samples using direct or indirect examinations are important too...

    Authors: Paola Pepe, Davide Ianniello, Leucio Camara Alves, Maria Elena Morgoglione, Maria Paola Maurelli, Antonio Bosco, Giuseppe Cringoli and Laura Rinaldi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:158

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