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  1. Content type: Research

    Diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) has traditionally relied on stool microscopy, which has a number of critical deficiencies. Molecular diagnostics are powerful tools to identify closely related sp...

    Authors: Nour Rashwan, Aïssatou Diawara, Marilyn E. Scott and Roger K. Prichard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:496

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    The abundant number of kinases that Entamoeba histolytica possesses allows us to assume that the regulation of cellular functions by phosphorylation-dephosphorylation processes is very important. However, the kin...

    Authors: Luilli López-Contreras, Verónica Ivonne Hernández-Ramírez, Mayra Herrera-Martínez, Sarita Montaño, Luis Alejandro Constantino-Jonapa, Bibiana Chávez-Munguía and Patricia Talamás-Rohana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:500

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  3. Content type: Research

    Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) is an expanding mosquito-borne threat to humans and domestic animal populations in the northeastern United States. Outbreaks of EEEV are challenging to predict due to s...

    Authors: Nicholas K. Skaff, Philip M. Armstrong, Theodore G. Andreadis and Kendra S. Cheruvelil

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:501

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  4. Content type: Research

    Classification of Babesia parasites has traditionally relied on morphological differentiation based on piroplasm size and shape. Molecular typing has subsequently revealed a more complex taxonomy for these piropl...

    Authors: Doroteja Huber, Ana Beck, Željka Anzulović, Daria Jurković, Adam Polkinghorne, Gad Baneth and Relja Beck

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:495

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  5. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is one of the most common parasitic diseases affecting millions of humans and animals worldwide. Understanding the signal transduction pathways and the molecular basis of reproductive regulatio...

    Authors: Han Ding, Fengchun Liu, Lulu Zhu, Fei Wu, Quan Liu, Siyu He, Wei Shao, Yinan Du, Cuiping Ren, Jijia Shen and Miao Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:498

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  6. Content type: Research

    Birds play a major role in the maintenance of enzootic cycles of pathogens transmitted by ticks. Due to their mobility, they affect the spatial distribution and abundance of both ticks and pathogens. In the pr...

    Authors: Dieter Heylen, Manoj Fonville, Arieke Docters van Leeuwen, Arjan Stroo, Martin Duisterwinkel, Sip van Wieren, Maria Diuk-Wasser, Arnout de Bruin and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:497

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  7. Content type: Research

    The phylum Apicomplexa comprises a wide variety of parasites of significant medical and economic relevance. These parasites have extremely different host and tissue tropisms; for example Toxoplasma gondii can inv...

    Authors: Virginia Marugan-Hernandez, Rebekah Fiddy, Jazmine Nurse-Francis, Oliver Smith, Laura Pritchard and Fiona M. Tomley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:491

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  8. Content type: Research

    With the increasing interest in vaccines to interrupt malaria transmission, there is a demand for harmonization of current methods to assess Plasmodium transmission in laboratory settings. Potential vaccine candi...

    Authors: Maarten Eldering, Anaïs Bompard, Kazutoyo Miura, Will Stone, Isabelle Morlais, Anna Cohuet, Geert-Jan van Gemert, Patrick M. Brock, Sanna R. Rijpma, Marga van de Vegte-Bolmer, Wouter Graumans, Rianne Siebelink-Stoter, Dari F. Da, Carole A. Long, Merribeth J. Morin, Robert W. Sauerwein…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:489

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Giardiasis, caused by Giardia duodenalis (syn. Giardia intestinalis, Giardia lamblia), is a significant zoonotic parasitic disease of animals and humans worldwide. Accurate genotyping of G. duodenalis is essentia...

    Authors: Sha-Sha Wang, Ya-Jie Yuan, Yan-Ling Yin, Rui-Si Hu, Jun-Ke Song and Guang-Hui Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:490

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  10. Content type: Research

    The DNA barcoding system using the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 mitochondrial gene (cox1 or COI) is highly efficient for discriminating vertebrate and invertebrate species. In the present study, we examined the...

    Authors: Marina Silva Rodrigues, Karina Alessandra Morelli and Ana Maria Jansen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:488

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  11. Content type: Research

    The bacteria of the genus Bartonella are obligate parasites of vertebrates. Their distribution range covers almost the entire world from America, Europe, Asia to Africa and Australia. Some species of Bartonella a...

    Authors: Tomasz Szewczyk, Joanna Werszko, Żaneta Steiner-Bogdaszewska, Witold Jeżewski, Zdzisław Laskowski and Grzegorz Karbowiak

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:487

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  12. Content type: Research

    Leishmaniasis is one of the world’s most neglected diseases caused by at least 20 different species of the protozoan parasite Leishmania. Although new drugs have become recently available, current therapy for lei...

    Authors: Rubén E. Varela-M, Rodrigo Ochoa, Carlos E. Muskus, Antonio Muro and Faustino Mollinedo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:458

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  13. Content type: Research

    Glossina pallidipes is a major vector of both Human and Animal African Trypanosomiasis (HAT and AAT) in Kenya. The disease imposes economic burden on endemic regions in Kenya, includin...

    Authors: Winnie A. Okeyo, Norah P. Saarman, Michael Mengual, Kirstin Dion, Rosemary Bateta, Paul O. Mireji, Sylvance Okoth, Johnson O. Ouma, Collins Ouma, Joel Ochieng, Grace Murilla, Serap Aksoy and Adalgisa Caccone

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:471

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  14. Content type: Research

    This study was designed to determine the distribution and identity of potential intermediate snail hosts of Schistosoma spp. in Bengo, Luanda, Kwanza Norte and Malanje Provinces in north-western Angola. This is a...

    Authors: Fiona Allan, Jose Carlos Sousa-Figueiredo, Aidan M. Emery, Rossely Paulo, Clara Mirante, Alfredo Sebastião, Miguel Brito and David Rollinson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:460

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  15. Content type: Research

    Uranotaenia unguiculata is a Palaearctic mosquito species with poorly known distribution and ecology. This study is aimed at filling the gap in our understanding of the species potenti...

    Authors: Serhii Filatov

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:464

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  16. Content type: Research

    Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are the major epidemic vectors of several arbovirus diseases such as yellow fever, dengue, Zika and chikungunya worldwide. Both Aedes vectors are prese...

    Authors: Basile Kamgang, Aurelie P. Yougang, Micareme Tchoupo, Jacob M. Riveron and Charles Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:469

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  17. Content type: Research

    Neospora caninum, one of the main causes of abortion in cattle, is very effective at crossing the placental barrier and placental damage is crucial in the pathogenesis of abortion. Bov...

    Authors: Laura Jiménez-Pelayo, Marta García-Sánchez, Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, Pilar Horcajo, Esther Collantes-Fernández, Mercedes Gómez-Bautista, Nina Hambruch, Christiane Pfarrer and Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:463

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  18. Content type: Review

    American trypanosomiasis, or Chagas disease, is a growing public health problem in Panama, and further forest degradation due to human population growth is expected to worsen the situation. Most people infecte...

    Authors: Indra G. Rodriguez and Jose R. Loaiza

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:459

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  19. Content type: Research

    Species of Schellackia Reichenow, 1919 have been described from the blood of reptiles distributed worldwide. Recently, Schellackia spp. detected in European and Asian lizards have been molecularly characterised. ...

    Authors: Rodrigo Megía-Palma, Javier Martínez, Dhanashree Paranjpe, Verónica D’Amico, Rocío Aguilar, María Gabriela Palacios, Robert Cooper, Francisco Ferri-Yáñez, Barry Sinervo and Santiago Merino

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:470

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  20. Content type: Research

    Ixodes ricinus is a three-host tick, a principal vector of Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) and one of the main vectors of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus. Iceland is located in the Nor...

    Authors: Matthias Alfredsson, Erling Olafsson, Matthias Eydal, Ester Rut Unnsteinsdottir, Kayleigh Hansford, William Wint, Neil Alexander and Jolyon M. Medlock

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:466

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  21. Content type: Review

    Malaria remains a major public health threat in Cameroon and disease prevention is facing strong challenges due to the rapid expansion of insecticide resistance in vector populations. The present review presen...

    Authors: Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, N. Sonhafouo-Chiana, C. S. Ngadjeu, P. Doumbe-Belisse, A. Talipouo, L. Djamouko-Djonkam, E. Kopya, R. Bamou, P. Awono-Ambene and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:472

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  22. Content type: Research

    The northern Adriatic Sea represents one of the most important neritic foraging grounds for the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta L. in the Mediterranean Sea. Four genera of blood flukes with variable prevale...

    Authors: Erica Marchiori, Enrico Negrisolo, Rudi Cassini, Luisa Garofalo, Lisa Poppi, Cinzia Tessarin and Federica Marcer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:467

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  23. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Data on the prevalence of piroplasms in buffaloes and large game animal species are lacking from several central European countries. Therefore, to investigate the presence of Babesia/Theileria DNA in these hosts,...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, László Sugár, Gábor Horváth, Tibor Kovács, Attila Micsutka, Enikő Gönczi, Barbara Flaisz, Nóra Takács, Róbert Farkas, Marina L. Meli and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:473

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  24. Content type: Short report

    Plasmodium falciparum is sensitive to oxidative stress in vitro and in vivo, and many drugs such as artemisinin, chloroquine and cercosporin interfere in the parasite’s redox system. T...

    Authors: Rodrigo A. C. Sussmann, Wesley L. Fotoran, Emilia A. Kimura and Alejandro M. Katzin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:461

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  25. Content type: Research

    Mutation of the voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) gene, or knockdown resistance (kdr) gene, is an important resistance mechanism of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti mosquitoes against pyrethroids. In many countr...

    Authors: Jassada Saingamsook, Atiporn Saeung, Jintana Yanola, Nongkran Lumjuan, Catherine Walton and Pradya Somboon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:465

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