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  1. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma japonicum is among the most serious endemic zoonoses in China. To study interactions between schistosomula, the pre-adult juvenile stage, and hosts, it is important to study ...

    Authors: Yan Ru Gao, Wen Ling Huang, Chun Lian Tang, Rong Liu, Qin Ping Zhao, Zhen Ping Ming and Hui Fen Dong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:46

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    Although the detection of Toxoplasma gondii in bovine tissues is rare, beef might be an important source of human infection. The use of molecular techniques, such as magnetic capture qPCR (MC-qPCR), in combinatio...

    Authors: Alison Burrells, Alessandra Taroda, Marieke Opsteegh, Gereon Schares, Julio Benavides, Cecile Dam-Deisz, Paul M. Bartley, Francesca Chianini, Isabella Villena, Joke van der Giessen, Elisabeth A. Innes and Frank Katzer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:45

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    This study was designed to assess the ability of fed male Dermacentor reticulatus ticks to transmit Babesia canis to dogs after being detached from previous canine or ovine hosts.

    Authors: Marie Varloud, Julian Liebenberg and Josephus Fourie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:41

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  4. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, is a zoonotic pathogen associated with sylvatic or domestic transmission cycles, with rodents being suspected to link the two transmission cycles. Infection and ...

    Authors: Simbarashe Chitanga, Edgar Simulundu, Martin C. Simuunza, Katendi Changula, Yongjin Qiu, Masahiro Kajihara, Ryo Nakao, Michelo Syakalima, Ayato Takada, Aaron S. Mweene, Samson Mukaratirwa and Bernard M. Hang’ombe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:40

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    Anopheles (Kerteszia) cruzii is the primary vector of human and simian malarias in Brazilian regions covered by the Atlantic Rainforest. Previous studies found that An. cruzii presents high levels of behavioural,...

    Authors: Guilherme de Rezende Dias, Thais Tenorio Soares Fujii, Bernardo Fernandes Fogel, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento, André Nóbrega Pitaluga, Carlos José Carvalho-Pinto, Antonio Bernardo Carvalho, Alexandre Afrânio Peixoto and Luísa Damazio Pitaluga Rona

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:36

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  6. Content type: Research

    Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) are conserved ligand-gated ion channel receptors, and ionotropic receptors (IRs) were revealed as a new family of iGluRs. Their subdivision was unsettled, and their char...

    Authors: Ting-Ting Wang, Feng-Ling Si, Zheng-Bo He and Bin Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:34

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    Human babesiosis is an infectious disease that is epidemic in various regions all over the world. The predominant causative pathogen of this disease is the intra-erythrocytic parasite Babesia microti. The thiored...

    Authors: Jingwei Huang, Kang Xiong, Houshuang Zhang, Yanzhen Zhao, Jie Cao, Haiyan Gong, Yongzhi Zhou and Jinlin Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:38

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  8. Content type: Research

    Leishmania development in sand flies is confined to the alimentary tract and is closely connected with blood meal digestion. Previously, it has been published that activities of sand fly midgut proteases are harm...

    Authors: Katerina Pruzinova, Jovana Sadlova, Jitka Myskova, Tereza Lestinova, Jozef Janda and Petr Volf

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:37

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  9. Content type: Research

    Clonorchiasis ranks among the most important food-borne parasitic diseases in China. However, due to low compliance to traditional fecal examination techniques in the general population and medical personnel, ...

    Authors: Hong-Mei Li, Men-Bao Qian, Yi-Chao Yang, Zhi-Hua Jiang, Kang Wei, Jia-Xu Chen, Jun-Hu Chen, Ying-Dan Chen and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:35

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    Strongyloides stercoralis and hookworm are two soil-transmitted helminths (STH) that are highly prevalent in Cambodia. Strongyloides stercoralis causes long-lasting infections and significant morbidity but is lar...

    Authors: Armelle Forrer, Virak Khieu, Fabian Schär, Penelope Vounatsou, Frédérique Chammartin, Hanspeter Marti, Sinuon Muth and Peter Odermatt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:33

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    The results presented here are part of a five-year cluster-randomised intervention trial that was implemented to understand how best to gain and sustain control of schistosomiasis through different preventive ...

    Authors: Anna E. Phillips, Pedro H. Gazzinelli-Guimarães, Herminio O. Aurelio, Neerav Dhanani, Josefo Ferro, Rassul Nala, Arminder Deol and Alan Fenwick

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:30

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    Larval stages of the sibling species of parasitic nematodes Anisakis simplex (sensu stricto) (s.s.) (AS) and Anisakis pegreffii (AP) are responsible for a fish-borne zoonosis, known as anisakiasis, that humans aq...

    Authors: Serena Cavallero, Fabrizio Lombardo, Xiaopei Su, Marco Salvemini, Cinzia Cantacessi and Stefano D’Amelio

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:31

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  13. Content type: Research

    Anopheles sinensis is an important malaria vector in Southeast Asia. The widespread emergence of insecticide resistance in this mosquito species poses a serious threat to the efficacy of malaria control measures,...

    Authors: Dan Zhou, Yang Xu, Cheng Zhang, Meng-Xue Hu, Yun Huang, Yan Sun, Lei Ma, Bo Shen and Chang-Liang Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:32

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  14. Content type: Review

    Diarrhea caused by opportunistic intestinal protozoa is a common problem in HIV infection. We aimed to establish the prevalence of Cryptosporidium, misrosporidia, and Isospora in HIV-infected people using a syste...

    Authors: Ze-Dong Wang, Quan Liu, Huan-Huan Liu, Shuang Li, Li Zhang, Yong-Kun Zhao and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:28

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  15. Content type: Review

    Key aspects of 36 mosquito-borne arboviruses indigenous to Africa are summarized, including lesser or poorly-known viruses which, like Zika, may have the potential to escape current sylvatic cycling to achieve...

    Authors: Leo Braack, A. Paulo Gouveia de Almeida, Anthony J. Cornel, Robert Swanepoel and Christiaan de Jager

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:29

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    Many zoonotic infectious diseases have emerged and re-emerged over the last two decades. There has been a significant increase in vector-borne diseases due to climate variations that lead to environmental chan...

    Authors: Biram Biteye, Assane G. Fall, Mamadou Ciss, Momar T. Seck, Andrea Apolloni, Moussa Fall, Annelise Tran and Geoffrey Gimonneau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:27

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  17. Content type: Review

    Acanthamoeba spp. are protist pathogens and causative agents of serious infections including keratitis and granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Its ability to convert into dormant and highly resistant cysts form l...

    Authors: Ayaz Anwar, Naveed Ahmed Khan and Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:26

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  18. Content type: Research

    Spillover of parasites at the domestic animal - wildlife interface is a pervasive threat to animal health. Cat and dog fleas (Ctenocephalides felis and C. canis) are among the world’s most invasive and economical...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Clark, Jennifer M. Seddon, Jan Šlapeta and Konstans Wells

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:8

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    Taiwan is geographically located in a region that spans both tropical and subtropical climates (22–25°N and 120–122°E). The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control have found that the ecological habitat of Aedes aegyp...

    Authors: Pui-Jen Tsai, Tang-Huang Lin, Hwa-Jen Teng and Hsi-Chyi Yeh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:22

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  20. Content type: Research

    Infections with the bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus might lead to reduced milk production and detrimental impacts on milk quality resulting in considerable economic losses in dairy farming.

    Authors: Katharina May, Kerstin Brügemann, Sven König and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:24

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  21. Content type: Research

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is an obligate intracellular, tick-transmitted bacterium that causes granulocytic anaplasmosis in humans and several mammalian species including domestic ruminants where it is called tic...

    Authors: Cornelia Silaghi, Marion Nieder, Carola Sauter-Louis, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer, Kurt Pfister and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:20

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    Filariasis and leishmaniasis are two neglected tropical diseases in Mali. Due to distribution and associated clinical features, both diseases are of concern to public health. The goal of this study was to dete...

    Authors: Moussa Brema Sangare, Yaya Ibrahim Coulibaly, Siaka Yamoussa Coulibaly, Michel Emmanuel Coulibaly, Bourama Traore, Ilo Dicko, Ibrahim Moussa Sissoko, Sibiry Samake, Sekou Fantamady Traore, Thomas Bruce Nutman, Jesus Gilberto Valenzuela, Ousmane Faye, Shaden Kamhawi, Fabiano Oliveira, Roshanak Tolouei Semnani and Seydou Doumbia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:18

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  23. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Eighteen of 43 (41.8%) Père David’s deer from Dafeng Elk National Natural Reserve, China, were positive for Anaplasma phagocytophilum based on real-time FRET-PCR and species-specific PCRs targeting the 16S rRNA o...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Zhangping Yang, Patrick Kelly, Jing Li, Yijun Ren and Chengming Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:25

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  24. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is a major socio-economic and public health problem in many sub-Saharan African countries. After large mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns, prevalence of infection rapidly returns to pre-t...

    Authors: Joaquín M. Prada, Panayiota Touloupou, Moses Adriko, Edridah M. Tukahebwa, Poppy H. L. Lamberton and T. Déirdre Hollingsworth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:21

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