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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

  8. Unresolved taxonomic classification and paraphyly pervade the flatworm class Monogenea: the class itself may be paraphyletic and split into Polyopisthocotylea and Monopisthocotylea; there are some indications ...

    Authors: Cui-Lan Hao, Nian-Wen Wei, Yan-Jun Liu, Cai-Xia Shi, Kadirden Arken and Cheng Yue
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:83
  9. The World Health Organization ‘Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: A road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030’ outlines the targets for control and elimination of neglecte...

    Authors: Kenneth M. Pfarr, Anna K. Krome, Issraa Al-Obaidi, Hannah Batchelor, Michel Vaillant, Achim Hoerauf, Nicholas O. Opoku and Annette C. Kuesel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:82
  10. 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
  11. Although the tick-borne pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum is currently described as a single species, studies using genetic markers can distinguish groups of variants associated with different hosts, pathogenici...

    Authors: Paulina Maria Lesiczka, Kristyna Hrazdilova, Václav Hönig, David Modrý and Ludek Zurek
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:80
  12. Vector management programs rely on knowledge of the biology and genetic make-up of mosquitoes. Anopheles stephensi is a major invasive urban malaria vector, distributed throughout the Indian subcontinent and Midd...

    Authors: Chaitali Ghosh, Naveen Kumar, Raja Babu Singh Kushwah, Soumya M., Soumya Gopal Joshi, Chethan Kumar Ramanjini, Tejashwini Alalamath, Subhashini Srinivasan, Suresh Subramani, Sampath Kumar and Sunita Swain
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:79
  13. Global changes are reshaping the distribution of vector-borne diseases by spreading vectors to previously non-endemic areas. Since 2013, urogenital schistosomiasis has emerged in Corsica and threatens European...

    Authors: Manon Blin, Bruno Senghor, Jérôme Boissier, Stephen Mulero, Olivier Rey and Julien Portela
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:78
  14. Wolbachia is a Gram-negative endosymbiont associated with several species of arthropods and filarioid nematodes, including Dirofilaria immitis. This endosymbiont may elicit a Th1 response, which is a component of...

    Authors: Maria Stefania Latrofa, Ilaria Varotto-Boccazzi, Viviane Noll Louzada-Flores, Roberta Iatta, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Xavier Roura, Andrea Zatelli, Sara Epis, Claudio Bandi and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:77
  15. Important information on movement pathways and introduction routes of invasive parasites can be obtained by comparing the genetic makeup of an invader with its spatial genetic structure in other distribution a...

    Authors: Alain C. Frantz, Stéphanie Lippert and Mike Heddergott
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:76
  16. This study aims to capture how ticks of the genus Ixodes gained their hosts using network constructs. We propose two alternative hypotheses, namely, an ecological background (ticks and hosts sharing environmental...

    Authors: Agustín Estrada-Peña, Alberto A. Guglielmone and Santiago Nava
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:75
  17. Biomphalaria glabrata is one of the main intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni, the most widespread species of Schistosoma. Our previous studies proved that alternative oxidase (AOX), the terminal oxidase in ...

    Authors: Sha Xu, Yang-Wen-Qing Zhang, Mohamed R. Habib, Shi-Zhu Li, Yi Yuan, Wei Hao Ke, Ni Jiang, Huifen Dong and Qin-Ping Zhao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:73
  18. Treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) remains a major challenge for the public health and medical community. It has been claimed that natural compounds derived from fly larvae have anti-leishmania properti...

    Authors: Sara Rahimi, Javad Rafinejad, Amir Ahmad Akhavan, Reza Ahmadkhaniha, Mahmood Bakhtiyari, Ali Khamesipour and Kamran Akbarzadeh
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:72
  19. Clonorchis sinensis infection causes serious pathological changes in the bile duct and is highly correlated with cholangiocarcinoma. The excretory–secretory products (ESP) of C. sinensis play a critical role in t...

    Authors: Yanfei Chu, Doufei Shi, Nan Wang, Lebin Ren, Naiguo Liu, Fengai Hu, Wei Meng, Sung-Jong Hong and Xuelian Bai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:71
  20. Trypanosomatid parasites are widely distributed in nature and can have a monoxenous or dixenous life-cycle. These parasites thrive in a wide number of insect orders, some of which have an important economic an...

    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 16:69

    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:104

  21. Blood-feeding insects are important vectors for an array of zoonotic pathogens. While previous efforts toward generating molecular resources have largely focused on major vectors of global medical and veterina...

    Authors: Evan J. Kipp, Laramie L. Lindsey, Marissa S. Milstein, Cristina M. Blanco, Julia P. Baker, Christopher Faulk, Jonathan D. Oliver and Peter A. Larsen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:68
  22. Domesticated animals play a role in maintaining residual transmission of Plasmodium parasites of humans, by offering alternative blood meal sources for malaria vectors to survive on. However, the blood of animals...

    Authors: Sié Hermann Pooda, Nicolas Moiroux, Angélique Porciani, Anne-Laure Courjaud, Christophe Roberge, Georges Gaudriault, Issa Sidibé, Adrien Marie Gaston Belem, Jean-Baptiste Rayaissé, Roch K. Dabiré and Karine Mouline
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:66
  23. Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is a neuroinvasive parasite causing neuroinflammation, which in turn is associated with a higher risk for several psycho-behavioral disorders. There is an urgent need to identify dru...

    Authors: Zeyu Cui, Yuying Gong, Xiaotong Luo, Niuyi Zheng, Shimin Tan, Shuxi Liu, Youwei Li, Qingling Wang, Fenfen Sun, Minmin Hu, Wei Pan and Xiaoying Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:65
  24. Equine strongyles encompass more than 64 species of nematode worms that are responsible for growth retardation and the death of animals. The factors underpinning variation in the structure of the equine strong...

    Authors: Michel Boisseau, Núria Mach, Marta Basiaga, Tetiana Kuzmina, Claire Laugier and Guillaume Sallé
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:64
  25. The prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis infection in dogs is increasing globally and spreading into new areas. Prevalence of dirofilariosis in the state of Queensland, Australia, was as high as 90% before the intro...

    Authors: Constantin Constantinoiu, Catriona Croton, Mandy B. A. Paterson, Lyn Knott, Joerg Henning, John Mallyon and Glen T. Coleman
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:63
  26. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) released by helminths play an important role in parasite-host communication. However, little is known about the characteristics and contents of the EVs of Fasciola gigantica, a paras...

    Authors: Zhao-An Sheng, Cui-Lan Wu, Dong-Ying Wang, Shu-Hong Zhong, Xi Yang, Guo-Shun Rao, Hao Peng, Shi-Wen Feng, Jun Li, Wei-Yi Huang and Hong-Lin Luo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:62
  27. Ticks are medically important vectors capable of transmitting a variety of pathogens to and between host species. Although the spectrum of tick-borne RNA viruses has been frequently investigated, the diversity...

    Authors: Yuhang Liu, Lei Guo, Guoshuai Wang, Fei Gao, Zhongzhong Tu, Deming Xu, Lanshun Sun, Le Yi, Guoqiang Zhu, Changchun Tu and Biao He
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:61
  28. The parthenogenic reproductive ability of Haemaphysalis longicornis, facilitating quick life cycle completion and rapid geographic spread and its pathogen vector potential make infestations a risk to human and ca...

    Authors: Melissa Petersen, Riaan Maree, Alta Viljoen, Julian E. Liebenberg and Frank Guerino
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:60
  29. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii. Toxoplasma gondii infection of the lungs can lead to severe pneumonia. However, few studies have reported Toxoplasma pneumonia. Most repo...

    Authors: Long Cheng, Sajid Ur Rahman, Hai-Yan Gong, Rong-Sheng Mi, Yan Huang, Yan Zhang, Ju-Liang Qin, Cheng-Cong Yin, Min Qian and Zhao-Guo Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:59
  30. The diagnostics of ruminant parasites remains one of the cornerstones for parasite control best practices. Field veterinarians have several techniques at their disposal (fecal egg count, coproculture, FAMACHA®...

    Authors: Gustavo Adolfo Sabatini, Fernando de Almeida Borges, Edwin Claerebout, Leonor Sicalo Gianechini, Johan Höglund, Ray Matthew Kaplan, Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes, Sian Mitchell, Laura Rinaldi, Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Pedro Steffan and Robert Woodgate
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:58
  31. Head louse infestation is an important public health problem, and expanding resistance to permethrin is a major challenge to its control. The mapping and detection of pyrethroid resistance are essential to the...

    Authors: Mohammad Bagher Ghavami, Sanaz Panahi, Seyede Maede Nabati, Maryam Ghanbari and Behrooz Taghiloo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:57
  32. Apicomplexan haemoparasites are protozoans that infect a variety of domestic and wild animal species, as well as humans. Data regarding haemoprotozoans in domestic cats are limited; therefore, the aim of this ...

    Authors: Luciana Cătălina Panait, Angela Monica Ionică, Cristina Daniela Cazan, Mircea Coroian, Ana Maria Diacu, Ana Maria Boncea, Cosmin Mateescu and Andrei Daniel Mihalca
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:56
  33. One of the most common behaviors of cats that have an indoor/outdoor lifestyle is to bring hunted “gifts” to their owners, represented by small mammals, reptiles and birds. Access to the outdoors by dogs and c...

    Authors: Jairo Alfonso Mendoza Roldan and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:55
  34. Several studies in both experimentally and naturally infected dogs have reported the adulticide effect of a combination of macrocyclic lactones and doxycycline against Dirofilaria immitis, showing that these prot...

    Authors: Lavinia Ciuca, Alice Vismarra, Dario Constanza, Antonio Di Loria, Leonardo Meomartino, Paolo Ciaramella, Giuseppe Cringoli, Marco Genchi, Laura Rinaldi and Laura Kramer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:54
  35. Opportunistic infections are a ubiquitous complication in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, and Enterocytozoon bieneu...

    Authors: Yanyan Jiang, Li Liu, Zhongying Yuan, Aiqin Liu, Jianping Cao and Yujuan Shen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:53
  36. Blastocystis is one of the most common eukaryotic microorganisms colonizing the intestines of both humans and animals, but the conditions under which it may be a pathogen are unclear.

    Authors: Adriana Higuera, Dayana E. Salas-Leiva, Bruce Curtis, Luz H. Patiño, Dandan Zhao, Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist, Marlena Dlutek, Marina Muñoz, Andrew J. Roger and Juan David Ramírez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:52
  37. Anisakiasis is a foodborne disease caused by the third-stage larvae (L3) of two species belonging to the genus Anisakis: Anisakis pegreffii and Anisakis simplex sensu stricto. Both species have been the subject o...

    Authors: Ivona Mladineo, Artemis Charouli, Filip Jelić, Anand Chakroborty and Jerko Hrabar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:51
  38. Limited data are currently available on protozoan parasites of the genus Sarcocystis that infect their avian hosts within the order Anseriformes (waterfowl). To date, no Sarcocystis species has been recorded in ...

    Authors: Junjie Hu, Mingzhu Zhang, Zhipeng Wu, Hongxia Zeng and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:50
  39. Monogenean parasites have never been formally reported on fishes from the Lufira River Basin. In this context, we decided to record the monogenean parasite fauna of three cichlid species found in the Upper Luf...

    Authors: Gyrhaiss Kapepula Kasembele, Auguste Chocha Manda, Emmanuel Abwe, Antoine Pariselle, Fidel Muterezi Bukinga, Tine Huyse, Michiel Willem Paul Jorissen, Emmanuel Jean Willem Michel Nzambemalamu Vreven, Wilmien Jacoba Luus-Powell, Willem Johannes Smit, Joseph Roderick Sara, Jos Snoeks and Maarten Pieterjan Maria Vanhove
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:48
  40. Space spraying of insecticides is still an important means of controlling Aedes and Culex mosquitoes and arboviral diseases. This study evaluated the space spray efficacy of Fludora Co-Max EW, (water-based insect...

    Authors: Julien Z. B. Zahouli, Jean-Denis Dibo, Fofana Diakaridia, Laurence V. A. Yao, Sarah D. Souza, Sebastian Horstmann and Benjamin G. Koudou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:47
  41. Onchocerca lupi is an emerging canine ocular pathogen with zoonotic potential. In Europe, known endemic areas are the Iberian Peninsula and Greece, but the parasite has also been found in Romania, Hungary, and Ge...

    Authors: Maria Sophia Unterköfler, Alexandra Huck, Katja Silbermayr and Hans-Peter Fuehrer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:46
  42. Strongyloidiasis is a neglected tropical disease affecting an estimated 600 million people, particularly in resource-limited settings. The infection can persist lifelong due to unusual auto-infective cycle of Str...

    Authors: Klevia Dishnica, Chiara Piubelli, Marcello Manfredi, Ravi Teja Kondaveeti, Silvia Stefania Longoni, Monica Degani, Dora Buonfrate, Alejandro Giorgetti and Natalia Tiberti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:45
  43. Despite the increasing number of cases of scrub typhus and its expanding geographical distribution in China, its potential distribution in Fujian Province, which is endemic for the disease, has yet to be inves...

    Authors: Xuan Li, Xianyu Wei, Wenwu Yin, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Yuanyong Xu, Liang Wen, Hong Peng, Quan Qian, Hailong Sun and Wenyi Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:44
  44. Urogenital schistosomiasis is a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa. In Senegal, the disease is endemic in all regions of the country. Recently, WHO strongly recommended including pre-school chil...

    Authors: Doudou Sow, Khadime Sylla, Ndeye Marème Dieng, Bruno Senghor, Papa Mouhamadou Gaye, Cheikh B. Fall, Ndiaw Goumballa, Aldiouma Diallo, Jean Louis A. Ndiaye, Philippe Parola, Cheikh Sokhna, Souleymane Doucouré and Babacar Faye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:43
  45. Despite the absence of a blood meal, embryogenesis involves many processes that require nutrients and other essential elements, including iron. Due to the lack of an external source of these nutrients, these r...

    Authors: Emmanuel Pacia Hernandez, Kei Shimazaki, Hiroko Niihara, Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Kozo Fujisaki and Tetsuya Tanaka
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:42
  46. The composition of the microbial flora associated with ixodid ticks has been studied in several species, revealing the importance of geographical origin, developmental stage(s) and feeding status of the tick, ...

    Authors: Giulio Grandi, Giulia Chiappa, Karin Ullman, Per-Eric Lindgren, Emanuela Olivieri, Davide Sassera, Emma Östlund, Anna Omazic, Debora Perissinotto and Robert Söderlund
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:39

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