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  1. The control of the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) is crucial owing to its high vector competence for more than 20 arboviruses—the most important being dengue, chikungunya and Zika viru...

    Authors: Isabel Pauly, Oliver Jakoby and Norbert Becker
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:351
  2. Infection with Trichomonas vaginalis can lead to cervicitis, urethritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, prostatitis and perinatal complications and increased risk of HIV transmission. Here, we used an RPA-based CRI...

    Authors: Shan Li, Xiaocen Wang, Yanhui Yu, Songgao Cao, Juan Liu, Panpan Zhao, Jianhua Li, Xichen Zhang, Xin Li, Nan Zhang, Min Sun, Lili Cao and Pengtao Gong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:350

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  3. It has been reported that the NF-κB pathway, an important component of host defense system against pathogens infections, can be differentially modulated by different Toxoplasma gondii strains, depending on the po...

    Authors: Guanghao Guo, Jianmin Cui, Lindong Song, Lvqing Tang, Sijie Fan, Bang Shen, Rui Fang, Min Hu, Junlong Zhao and Yanqin Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:347
  4. Mosquito-borne diseases (e.g., transmitted by Aedes aegypti) affect almost 700 million people each year and result in the deaths of more than 1 million people annually.

    Authors: Ana Cláudia Piovezan-Borges, Francisco Valente-Neto, Gustavo Lima Urbieta, Susan G. W. Laurence and Fabio de Oliveira Roque
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:346
  5. The Silk Road connected the East and West for over 1500 years. Countries in Central Asia are valuable in addressing the hypothesis that parasites on domestic animals were introduced along the Silk Road. Adult ...

    Authors: Georgiana Deak, Alisher Safarov, Xi Carria Xie, Runting Wang, Andrei Daniel Mihalca and Jan Šlapeta
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:345
  6. Malaria remains endemic in Cameroon, with heterogeneous transmission related to eco-climatic variations, vector diversity and spatial distribution. The intensification of malaria prevention and control through...

    Authors: Pilate N. Kwi, Elvis E. Ewane, Marcel N. Moyeh, Livinus N. Tangi, Vincent N. Ntui, Francis Zeukeng, Denis D. Sofeu-Feugaing, Eric A. Achidi, Fidelis Cho-Ngwa, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa, Jude D. Bigoga and Tobias O. Apinjoh
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:344
  7. Chagas disease (CD) is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted mainly through the feces/urine of infected triatomine bugs. The acute phase lasts 2–3 months and is characterized by high parasitemia and n...

    Authors: Natália Erdens Maron Freitas, Fernanda Lopes Habib, Emily Ferreira Santos, Ângelo Antônio Oliveira Silva, Natália Dantas Fontes, Leonardo Maia Leony, Daniel Dias Sampaio, Marcio Cerqueira de Almeida, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Fred Luciano Neves Santos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:343
  8. Optimal climatic conditions for dengue vector mosquito species may play a significant role in dengue transmission. We previously developed a species-specific Suitable Conditions Index (SCI) for Aedes aegypti and

    Authors: Xinting Lu, Hilary Bambrick, Francesca D. Frentiu, Xiaodong Huang, Callan Davis, Zhongjie Li, Weizhong Yang, Gregor J. Devine and Wenbiao Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:342
  9. Wildlife hosts may serve as reservoirs for strongyles, which can be transmitted to domestic livestock. Therefore, studies evaluating nemabiome compositions in wildlife ruminants are of great use in assessing t...

    Authors: Peter Halvarsson, Paulius Baltrušis, Petter Kjellander and Johan Höglund
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:341
  10. Identification and characterization of larval habitats, documentation of Anopheles spp. composition and abundance, and Plasmodium spp. infection burden are critical components of integrated vector management. The...

    Authors: Wilfred Ouma Otambo, Patrick O. Onyango, Chloe Wang, Julius Olumeh, Benyl M. Ondeto, Ming-Chieh Lee, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K. Githeko, James Kazura, Daibin Zhong, Guofa Zhou, John Githure, Collins Ouma and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:340
  11. Jingmen tick virus (JMTV) is a newly discovered tick-borne virus that can cause disease in humans. This virus has been authenticated as being extremely widespread worldwide and as posing a significant threat t...

    Authors: Yuli Zhang, Zhenfeng Li, Zheng Pang, Zhen Wu, Zhijuan Lin and Guoyu Niu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:339
  12. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has the potential to be a useful tool for assessing key entomological parameters of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes, including age, infectious status and species identity. How...

    Authors: Bernard Mouonniba Somé, Dari F. Da, Ruth McCabe, Nicaise Denis C. Djègbè, Lawata Inès Géraldine Paré, Kadidia Wermé, Karine Mouline, Thierry Lefèvre, Anicet Georges Ouédraogo, Thomas S. Churcher and Roch Kounbobr Dabiré
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:338
  13. Infections are a major threat to human reproductive health because they can induce pregnancy failure, including recurrent abortion, stillbirth, and preterm birth. Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection can resul...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Xu, Guangmei Zheng, Yushan Ren, Xiaohua He, Biwen Peng, Xuemei Hu and Wanhong Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:337
  14. Mathematical modelling of host-parasite systems has seen tremendous developments and broad applications in theoretical and applied ecology. The current study focuses on the infection dynamics of a gyrodactylid...

    Authors: Clement Twumasi, Owen Jones and Joanne Cable
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:336
  15. Cryptosporidium parvum is a zoonotic parasitic protozoan that can infect a variety of animals and humans and is transmitted between hosts via oocysts. The oocyst wall provides strong protection against hostile en...

    Authors: Luyang Wang, Yuexin Wang, Zhaohui Cui, Dongfang Li, Xiaoying Li, Sumei Zhang and Longxian Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:335
  16. Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) are the obligate host of the parasitic roundworm Baylisascaris schroederi. The infection of giant pandas with B. schroederi is very common. At present, little is known about ...

    Authors: Jingyun Xu, Xiaobin Gu, Yue Xie, Ran He, Jing Xu, Lang Xiong, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:334
  17. Varroa destructor is the major ectoparasite of the western honey bee (Apis mellifera). Through both its parasitic life-cycle and its role as a vector of viral pathogens, it can cause major damage to honey bee col...

    Authors: Vincent Piou, Frank Schurr, Eric Dubois and Angélique Vétillard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:333
  18. Melanoma is a malignant tumor with a high mortality rate. Some microorganisms have been shown to activate the immune system and limit cancer progression. The objective of this study is to evaluate the anti-mel...

    Authors: Xiaojin Li, Meng Qi, Kai He, Haiyan Liu, Wenlan Yan, Lizhuo Zhao, Yanyan Jia, Lei He, Chaochao Lv, Min Zhang, Zhiguo Wei, Wenchao Yan, Tianqi Wang, Fuchang Yu and Weifeng Qian
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:332
  19. We conducted a large-scale, passive regional survey of ticks associated with wildlife of the eastern United States. Our primary goals were to better assess the current geographical distribution of exotic Haemaphy...

    Authors: Alec T. Thompson, Seth A. White, Emily E. Doub, Prisha Sharma, Kenna Frierson, Kristen Dominguez, David Shaw, Dustin Weaver, Stacey L. Vigil, Denise L. Bonilla, Mark G. Ruder and Michael J. Yabsley
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:331
  20. An innovative approach has been introduced for identifying and developing novel potent and safe anti-Babesia and anti-Theileria agents for the control of animal piroplasmosis. In the present study, we evaluated t...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdo Rizk, Hanadi B. Baghdadi, Shimaa Abd El-Salam El-Sayed, Rasha Eltaysh and Ikuo Igarashi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:329
  21. Gastropod snails remain strongly understudied, despite their important role in transmitting parasitic diseases. Knowledge of their distribution and population dynamics increases our understanding of the proces...

    Authors: Tim Maes, Zoë De Corte, Carl Vangestel, Massimiliano Virgilio, Nathalie Smitz, Félicité F. Djuikwo-Teukeng, Maria Ioanna Papadaki and Tine Huyse
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:328
  22. Most sand fly species are located in the Americas; some act as vectors of leishmaniasis and other human diseases. In Bolivia, about 25% of Neotropical species have been identified, and only a few have been imp...

    Authors: Eddy Martinez, Renato Leon, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Jean-Pierre Dujardin and François Le Pont
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:327
  23. Optimising insecticide use and managing insecticide resistance are important to sustain gains against malaria using long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Restricting insecticides to where mosquitoes are most...

    Authors: Njelembo J. Mbewe, Mark W. Rowland, Janneke Snetselaar, Salum Azizi, Graham Small, Derric D. Nimmo and Franklin W. Mosha
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:326
  24. Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) is an important neglected tropical illness, which has the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi as etiological agent and blood-feeding insects of the Triatominae subfami...

    Authors: Edson Santos Dantas, Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves, Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas and Fernando Araújo Monteiro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:325
  25. Malaria in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients is an ever-increasing global burden for human health. The present meta-analysis summarizes published literature on the prevalence of malaria infe...

    Authors: Seyedeh-Tarlan Mirzohreh, Hanieh Safarpour, Abdol Sattar Pagheh, Berit Bangoura, Aleksandra Barac and Ehsan Ahmadpour
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:324
  26. Sarcoptes scabiei is globally distributed and one of the most impactful mammalian ectoparasites. Sarcoptic mange, caused by infection with S. scabiei, causes disruption of the epidermis and its bacterial microbio...

    Authors: Christina Næsborg-Nielsen, Raphael Eisenhofer, Tamieka A. Fraser, Vicky Wilkinson, Christopher P. Burridge and Scott Carver
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:323
  27. Sparicotylosis is an enzootic parasitic disease that is well established across the Mediterranean Sea. It is caused by the polyopisthocotylean monogenean Sparicotyle chrysophrii and affects the gills of gilthead ...

    Authors: Enrique Riera-Ferrer, M. Carla Piazzon, Raquel Del Pozo, Oswaldo Palenzuela, Itziar Estensoro and Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:322
  28. Arthropod-borne pathogens and their vectors are present throughout Africa. They have been well studied in livestock of sub-Saharan Africa, but poorly studied in companion animals. Given their socioeconomic imp...

    Authors: Maxime Madder, Michael Day, Bettina Schunack, Josephus Fourie, Michel Labuschange, Wouter van der Westhuizen, Sherry Johnson, Samuel Maina Githigia, Foluke Adedayo Akande, Jahashi Saidi Nzalawahe, Dickson Stuart Tayebwa, Ortwin Aschenborn, Mary Marcondes and Dieter Heylen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:321
  29. Polyarthritis has been associated with canine visceral leishmaniasis (CanVL), and co-infection with Ehrlichia canis is common and may alter clinical manifestations.

    Authors: Alexandre R. S. Silva, Ana A. D. Gomes, Monally C. C. Aquino, Breno F. M. Almeida, Valéria M. F. Lima, Paulo C. Ciarlini, Luciana D. R. Pinoti, Mary Marcondes and Rafael F. C. Vieira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:320
  30. Avian coccidiosis is an important parasitic disease that has serious adverse effects on the global poultry industry. The extensive use of anticoccidial drugs has resulted in an increase in drug resistance. Eth...

    Authors: Peipei Cheng, Chunmei Wang, Lifang Zhang, Chenzhong Fei, Yingchun Liu, Mi Wang, Keyu Zhang, Xiaoyang Wang, Feng Gu and Feiqun Xue
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:319
  31. Cryptocaryon irritans is a fatal parasite for marine teleosts and causes severe economic loss for aquaculture. Galvanized materials have shown efficacy in controlling this parasite infestation through the release...

    Authors: Zhi-Hong Zhong, Zhi-Cheng Li, Han Li, Qing-Kai Guo, Chen-Xi Wang, Ji-Zhen Cao and An-Xing Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:318
  32. Trichodectes canis is a small chewing louse found globally that primarily infests dogs. Limited information is available on the efficacy of isoxazolines against infestation with the chewing louse. In the present ...

    Authors: Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Georgiana Deak, Luciana Cătălina Panait, Ștefan Rabei and Frederic Beugnet
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:317
  33. Mate choice is a fundamental element of sexual selection and has the potential to shape the evolution of traits. Mate choice based on body size has been shown to be a common trait in several arthropod species....

    Authors: Gerardo Fracasso, Dieter Heylen and Erik Matthysen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:316
  34. Aedes koreicus is an invasive alien mosquito species native to Asia now introduced in several European countries, including northern Italy. In this temperate region, mosquito populations survive cold winter tempe...

    Authors: Giovanni Marini, Daniele Arnoldi, Enrico Inama and Annapaola Rizzoli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:315
  35. The local distribution of helminths in dogs and cats and the evaluation of risk of contamination represent an important challenge for veterinarians due to their effects on animal health and their potential zoo...

    Authors: Gilles Bourgoin, Marie-Pierre Callait-Cardinal, Emilie Bouhsira, Bruno Polack, Patrick Bourdeau, Clarisse Roussel Ariza, Lisa Carassou, Emmanuel Lienard and Jason Drake
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:314
  36. Blastocystis sp. is one of the most common colonisers of the intestinal tract that demonstrate strong interaction with accompanying gut bacteria. Previously, the protozoan isolated from individuals with irritable...

    Authors: Freddy Franklin, Arutchelvan Rajamanikam, Chandramathi Samudi Raju, Jesjeet Singh Gill, Benedict Francis, Luke Woon Sy-Cherng and Suresh Kumar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:313
  37. Blastocystis is a common protistan parasite inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals. While there are increasing reports characterizing the associations between Blastocystis and the gut microbi...

    Authors: Lei Deng, Jonathan W. J. Lee and Kevin S. W. Tan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:312
  38. Intestinal parasite contamination from infected dogs can place other dogs and humans at risk. A study was initiated to estimate the prevalence of canine intestinal parasitism by collecting fecal samples in cit...

    Authors: Jason Drake, Sarah Sweet, Kingsley Baxendale, Evan Hegarty, Stephanie Horr, Hanne Friis, Troy Goddu, William G. Ryan and Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:311
  39. Ticks are responsible for transmitting several notable pathogens worldwide. Finland lies in a zone where two human-biting tick species co-occur: Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes persulcatus. Tick densities have increase...

    Authors: Ruut Uusitalo, Mika Siljander, Andreas Lindén, Jani J. Sormunen, Juha Aalto, Guy Hendrickx, Eva Kallio, Andrea Vajda, Hilppa Gregow, Heikki Henttonen, Cedric Marsboom, Essi M. Korhonen, Tarja Sironen, Petri Pellikka and Olli Vapalahti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:310
  40. Theileria annulata, a transforming parasite, invades bovine B cells, dendritic cells and macrophages, promoting the uncontrolled proliferation of these cells. This protozoan evolved intricate strategies to subver...

    Authors: Zhi Li, Junlong Liu, Shuaiyang Zhao, Quanying Ma, Zhihong Guo, Aihong Liu, Youquan Li, Guiquan Guan, Jianxun Luo and Hong Yin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:308
  41. Chagas disease, one of the most important neglected tropical diseases in the countries of Latin America, is considered to be a particularly important public health concern in the Amazon region due to increases...

    Authors: Stéphanie Depickère, Anita G. Villacís, Soledad Santillán-Guayasamín, Jorgia Esperanza Callapa Rafael, Simone Frédérique Brenière and Susana Revollo Zepita
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:307
  42. Current recommendations for diagnosis of Dirofilaria immitis infection in dogs rely on the detection of antigen produced largely by adult females coupled with the visualization of microfilariae (mf) in the circul...

    Authors: Veronica Negron, Meriam N. Saleh, Caroline Sobotyk, Joe L. Luksovsky, Tatiani V. Harvey and Guilherme G. Verocai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:306
  43. Bartonella spp. are vector-borne pathogens that cause zoonotic infections in humans. One of the most well-known of these is cat-scratch disease caused by Bartonella henselae and Bartonella clarridgeiae, with cats...

    Authors: Ahmet Efe Köseoğlu, Hüseyin Can, Mervenur Güvendi, Muhammet Karakavuk, Pumla Manyatsi, Sedef Erkunt Alak, Aysu Değirmenci Döşkaya, Aytül Gül, Mert Döşkaya, Adnan Yüksel Gürüz and Cemal Ün
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:305
  44. The aim of this study was to identify local transmission patterns of Cryptosporidium spp. infections among livestock and humans in four extremely rural and remote highland communities in Madagascar.

    Authors: Ralf Krumkamp, Franz J. Conraths, Simone Caccio, Gereon Schares, Benedikt Hogan, Doris Winter, Anna Jaeger, Sophia Melhem, Njari Rakotozandrindrainy, Jürgen May, Raphael Rakotozandrindrainy and Daniel Eibach
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:304
  45. Aedes albopictus is a highly invasive species and an important vector of dengue and chikungunya viruses. Indigenous to Southeast Asia, Ae. albopictus has successfully invaded every inhabited continent, except Ant...

    Authors: Tom Swan, Tanya L. Russell, Kyran M. Staunton, Matt A. Field, Scott A. Ritchie and Thomas R. Burkot
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:303
  46. Ticks are obligate hematophagous arthropods with a world-wide distribution that are extremely important not only in terms of human and animal health but also economically. In Algeria, information on tick speci...

    Authors: Noureddine Mechouk, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Georgiana Deak and Zihad Bouslama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:302

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