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  1. In the final phase of China’s national programme to eliminate malaria by 2020, it is vitally important to monitor the resistance of malaria vectors for developing effective vector control strategies. In 2017 S...

    Authors: Yuan Fang, Wen-Qi Shi, Jia-Tong Wu, Yuan-Yuan Li, Jing-Bo Xue and Yi Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:396

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  2. West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-transmitted disease of birds that has caused bird population declines and can spill over into human populations. Previous research has identified bird species that infect a ...

    Authors: Morgan P. Kain and Benjamin M. Bolker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:395

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  3. Globally, bacterial vector-borne disease (VBD) exerts a large toll on dogs in terms of morbidity and mortality but nowhere is this more pronounced than in the tropics. Tropical environments permit a burgeoning...

    Authors: Lucas G. Huggins, Anson V. Koehler, Dinh Ng-Nguyen, Stephen Wilcox, Bettina Schunack, Tawin Inpankaew and Rebecca J. Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:394

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  4. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease linked to poverty and is widely endemic, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. For decades, the World Health Organization has called for a larger role of the primary health c...

    Authors: Paul Bizimana, Giuseppina Ortu, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Frédéric Nsabiyumva, Audace Nkeshimana, Elvis Muhimpundu and Katja Polman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:393

    Content type: Review

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  5. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonosis caused by cestodes of Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) complex. In Nigeria, reports on the prevalence of CE, although limited, have been found to vary with location an...

    Authors: John Asekhaen Ohiolei, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Abdullahi Alhaji Magaji, Joshua Luka, Guo-Qiang Zhu, Clement Isaac, Manfred Ebube Odoya, Yan-Tao Wu, Mughees Aizaz Alvi, Rosline James Muku, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:392

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  6. Biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are involved in the transmission of several viruses affecting humans and livestock, particularly bluetongue (BTV). Over the last decade,

    Authors: Pierre Villard, Facundo Muñoz, Thomas Balenghien, Thierry Baldet, Renaud Lancelot and Viviane Hénaux

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:391

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  7. Moniezia expansa (Cyclophyllidea: Anoplocephalidae) is a large species of tapeworm that occurs in sheep and cattle and inhabits the small intestine, causing diarrhea and weight declines, leading to stockbreeding ...

    Authors: Yi Liu, Zhengrong Wang, Shuai Pang, Wenjuan Zhao, Lichao Kang, Yanyan Zhang, Hui Zhang, Jingquan Yang, Zhixin Wang, Pingping Lu, Mengfei Xu, Weiyi Wang, Xinwen Bo and Zhenzhen Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:390

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  8. Two transmission patterns of Sarcoptes scabiei in host mammal communities have been reported based on microsatellite-level genetic studies in the last two decades. While one involves restrictions among different ...

    Authors: Ryota Matsuyama, Toshihiro Yabusaki, Natsuko Senjyu, Tsukasa Okano, Minoru Baba, Tomoka Tsuji-Matsukane, Mayumi Yokoyama, Nobuhide Kido, Teruki Kadosaka, Takuya Kato, Masatsugu Suzuki and Makoto Asano

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:389

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  9. Recent investigations indicate that schistosome infection is closely associated with aberrant glycolipid metabolism. However, the actual glycolipid metabolism gene expression, as well as the possible pathways ...

    Authors: Zhi-Peng Xu, Hao Chang, Yang-Yue Ni, Chen Li, Lin Chen, Min Hou and Min-Jun Ji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:388

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  10. Anilocra capensis Leach, 1818 is the only named species of Anilocra Leach, 1818 from South Africa. Anilocra is a large genus (> 40 species) with high levels of diversity reported from the Caribbean and Indo-West ...

    Authors: Rachel L. Welicky and Nico J. Smit

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:387

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  11. Anopheles albimanus is a malaria vector in Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. Although a public health threat, An. albimanus precopulatory mating behaviors are unknown. Acoustics play impo...

    Authors: Hoover Pantoja-Sánchez, Sebastián Gomez, Viviana Velez, Frank W. Avila and Catalina Alfonso-Parra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:386

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  12. Population density, dispersion patterns, flight distances, and survival rate of vector mosquitoes are all contributors to vectorial capacity that may be estimated in a single experimental method: mark-release-...

    Authors: Jenna R. Davidson, Rusdiyah Sudirman, Isra Wahid, Robert N. Baskin, Hajar Hasan, Andi Muhammad Arfah, Nirwana Nur, Muhammad Yusuf Hidayat, Din Syafruddin and Neil F. Lobo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:385

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  13. Cache Valley virus (CVV; Bunyavirales, Peribunyaviridae) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus endemic in North America. Although severe diseases are mainly observed in pregnant ruminants, CVV has also been recognized as...

    Authors: Victoria B. Ayers, Yan-Jang S. Huang, Amy C. Lyons, So Lee Park, James I. Dunlop, Isik Unlu, Alain Kohl, Stephen Higgs, Bradley J. Blitvich and Dana L. Vanlandingham

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:384

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  14. Schistosoma mekongi, which causes schistosomiasis in humans, is an important public health issue in Southeast Asia. Treatment with praziquantel is the primary method of control but emergence of praziquantel resis...

    Authors: Salisa Chaimon, Yanin Limpanont, Onrapak Reamtong, Sumate Ampawong, Orawan Phuphisut, Phiraphol Chusongsang, Jiraporn Ruangsittichai, Usa Boonyuen, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Anthony J. O’Donoghue, Conor R. Caffrey and Poom Adisakwattana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:383

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  15. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, an increasingly relevant arboviral vector, has spread worldwide. However, currently available tools are limited in terms of effective monitoring of vector populations a...

    Authors: Lihua Xie, Wenqiang Yang, Hongmei Liu, Tong Liu, Yugu Xie, Feng Lin, Guofa Zhou, Xiaohong Zhou, Kun Wu, Jinbao Gu, Guiyun Yan and Xiao-Guang Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:382

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  16. Inferring the microbiota diversity of helminths enables depiction of evolutionarily established ecological and pathological traits that characterize a particular parasite-host interaction. In turn, these trait...

    Authors: Ivona Mladineo, Jerko Hrabar, Anamarija Vrbatović, Sanja Duvnjak, Tomislav Gomerčić and Martina Đuras

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:381

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  17. Canine heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease for which treatment is financially burdensome for many pet owners. Prevention is strongly advocated by the veterinary community along with routine testin...

    Authors: Stella W. Self, Cassan N. Pulaski, Christopher S. McMahan, D. Andrew Brown, Michael J. Yabsley and Jenna R. Gettings

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:380

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  18. Life history theory predicts that an individualʼs current reproductive investment should depend on its future reproductive value. A variety of intrinsic biotic and extrinsic factors influence reproductive valu...

    Authors: Nkiru E. Ekechukwu and Frédéric Tripet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:377

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  19. Global changes promote the spread of infectious diseases worldwide. In this context, tropical urogenital schistosomiasis is now permanently established in Corsica since its first emergence in 2013. The local p...

    Authors: Stephen Mulero, Olivier Rey, Nathalie Arancibia, Santiago Mas-Coma and Jérôme Boissier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:379

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  20. Blastocystis is a stramenopile of worldwide significance due to its capacity to colonize several hosts. Based on its high level of genetic diversity, Blastocystis is classified into global ribosomal subtypes (STs...

    Authors: Paula Andrea Jiménez, Jesús Eduardo Jaimes and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:376

    Content type: Review

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  21. Insecticidal fabrics are important personal protective measures against mosquitoes, ticks and other disease vectors. In the absence of internationally accepted guidelines, bioefficacy tests have been carried o...

    Authors: Reji Gopalakrishnan, Avik Mazumder, Ruchi Yadav, Damayanti Meher, Ram Singh, Devanathan Sukumaran, Vikas B. Thakare and Meehir Palit

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:375

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  22. Malaria remains an important public health problem in Peru where incidence has been increasing since 2011. Of over 55,000 cases reported in 2017, Plasmodium vivax was the predominant species (76%), with P. falcip...

    Authors: Marlon P. Saavedra, Jan E. Conn, Freddy Alava, Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar, Catharine Prussing, Sara A. Bickersmith, Jorge L. Sangama, Carlos Fernandez-Miñope, Mitchel Guzman, Carlos Tong, Carlos Valderrama, Joseph M. Vinetz, Dionicia Gamboa and Marta Moreno

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:374

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  23. The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects and alters the neurotransmission in cerebral cortex and other brain regions, leading to neurobehavioral and neuropathologic changes in humans and animals. However,...

    Authors: Jun Ma, Jun-Jun He, Jun-Ling Hou, Chun-Xue Zhou, Fu-Kai Zhang, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:373

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  24. Myiasis is an infestation caused by larvae of Diptera in humans and other vertebrates. In domestic cats, Felis silvestris catus L. (Carnivora: Felidae), four dipteran families have been reported as agents of obli...

    Authors: Marco Pezzi, Teresa Bonacci, Marilena Leis, Elisabetta Mamolini, Maria Gabriella Marchetti, Stjepan Krčmar, Milvia Chicca, Carlo Nicola Francesco Del Zingaro, Michel J. Faucheux and Chiara Scapoli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:372

    Content type: Review

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  25. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a neglected parasitic zoonosis prioritized by the WHO for control. Several studies have investigated potential risk factors for CE through questionnaires, mostly carried out on sm...

    Authors: Francesca Tamarozzi, Okan Akhan, Carmen Michaela Cretu, Kamenna Vutova, Massimo Fabiani, Serra Orsten, Patrizio Pezzotti, Gabriela Loredana Popa, Valeri Velev, Mar Siles-Lucas, Enrico Brunetti and Adriano Casulli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:371

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  26. Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae) is a vector-borne zoonotic eye worm with a broad host spectrum. In Europe, it is an emerging threat, having greatly expanded its geographical distribution during the p...

    Authors: Angela Monica Ionică, Georgiana Deak, Gianluca D’Amico, Gheorghe Florin Stan, Gabriel Bogdan Chișamera, Ioana Cristina Constantinescu, Costică Adam, Menelaos Lefkaditis, Călin Mircea Gherman and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:370

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  27. The efficacy of an extended-release injectable moxidectin (0.5 mg/kg) suspension (ProHeart® 12) (PH 12) in preventing the development of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs for 12 months was investigated in laboratory an...

    Authors: Tom L. McTier, Kristina Kryda, Martha Wachowski, Sean Mahabir, Deborah Ramsey, Doug Rugg, Mark Mazaleski, Carol Therrien, Eric Adams, T. Wolff and Dwight D. Bowman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:369

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  28. Despite the medical importance of the genus Culex, the mitochondrial genome (mt genome) characteristics of Culex spp. are not well understood. The phylogeny of the genus and particularly the generic status of the...

    Authors: Ling Sun, Ting-Jing Li, Wen-Bo Fu, Zhen-Tian Yan, Feng-Ling Si, Yu-Juan Zhang, Qi-Meng Mao, Bruna Demari-Silva and Bin Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:368

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  29. Biting midges in the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) transmit bluetongue virus (BTV) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) to ruminants, thus exerting a significant economic impact on animal ...

    Authors: Dinesh Erram, Erik M. Blosser and Nathan Burkett-Cadena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:367

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  30. African tetras (Alestidae) belonging to Brycinus Valenciennes are known to be parasitized with monogeneans attributed to two genera, Annulotrema Paperna & Thurston, 1969 and Characidotrema Paperna & Thurston, 196...

    Authors: Eva Řehulková, Maria Lujza Kičinjaová, Zuheir N. Mahmoud, Milan Gelnar and Mária Seifertová

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:366

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  31. Anaplasma spp. are tick-borne Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria that infect humans and a wide range of animals. Anaplasma capra has emerged as a human pathogen; however, little is known about the occu...

    Authors: Said Amer, Sungryong Kim, YoungMin Yun and Ki-Jeong Na

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:365

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  32. We investigated the effect of five common habitat types on the diversity and abundance of Anopheles spp. and on the biting rate and time of Anopheles balabacensis (currently the only known vector for Plasmodium k...

    Authors: Tock H. Chua, Benny O. Manin, Indra Vythilingam, Kimberly Fornace and Chris J. Drakeley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:364

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  33. Aedes caspius (Pallas, 1771) is a floodwater mosquito species widely distributed in the Western Palaearctic. As an anthropophilic species, its role as an arbovirus vector may be the key for understanding the tran...

    Authors: Ana I. Núñez, Sandra Talavera, Carles Aranda, Lotty Birnberg, Raquel Rivas, Núria Pujol, Marta Verdún, Anna-Bella Failloux and Núria Busquets

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:363

    Content type: Short report

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  34. Rhipicephalus microplus is a hard tick species that has a high impact on cattle health and production in tropical and subtropical regions. Recently, ribosomal DNA and morphological analysis resulted in the reinst...

    Authors: Jos J. A. Trentelman, Hendry Teunissen, Jos A. G. M. Kleuskens, Jos van de Crommert, José de la Fuente, Joppe W. R. Hovius and Theo P. M. Schetters

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:362

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  35. Recent reports reveal the presence of Wolbachia in Ae. aegypti. Our study presents additional support for Wolbachia infection in Ae. aegypti by screening field-collected adult mosquitoes using two Wolbachia-speci...

    Authors: Thaddeus M. Carvajal, Kazuki Hashimoto, Reza Kurniawan Harnandika, Divina M Amalin and Kozo Watanabe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:361

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  36. Perkinsosis, a disease caused by the protist Perkinsus, is responsible for mass mortalities of many molluscan species worldwide. The rapid, early and accurate detection of Perkinsus infection is necessary to reac...

    Authors: Lin Wu, Lingtong Ye, Zhaorui Wang, Yingyi Cui and Jiangyong Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:360

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  37. An outbreak of leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum was declared in the southwest of the Madrid region (Spain) in June 2009. This provided a unique opportunity to compare the management of visceral leishma...

    Authors: Luis Horrillo, Alicia Castro, Belén Matía, Laura Molina, Jesús García-Martínez, Jerónimo Jaqueti, Isabel García-Arata, Eugenia Carrillo, Javier Moreno, José Manuel Ruiz-Giardin and Juan San Martín

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:359

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  38. Excretory/secretory products (ESPs) released by parasites influence the development and functions of host dendritic cells (DCs). However, little is known about changes of DNA (hydroxy)methylation on DC develop...

    Authors: Xue-Fang Mei, Wei Shi, Yao-Yao Zhang, Bin Zhu, Yu-Rui Wang, Lin-Jing Hou, Wen-Ping Zhao, Jian Li, Dong-Ying Wang, Hong-Lin Luo and Wei-Yi Huang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:358

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  39. Evaluating and improving mating success and competitive ability of laboratory-reared transgenic mosquito strains will enhance the effectiveness of proposed disease-control strategies that involve deployment of...

    Authors: Andrew Aldersley, Arissara Pongsiri, Kamonchanok Bunmee, Udom Kijchalao, Wachiraphan Chittham, Thanyalak Fansiri, Nattaphol Pathawong, Alima Qureshi, Laura C. Harrington, Alongkot Ponlawat and Lauren J. Cator

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:357

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  40. Mosquito-borne pathogens are important causes of diseases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Knowledge of the mosquito fauna is needed for the appropriate control of the vectors that transmit the pathogens and pr...

    Authors: Azzam M. Alahmed, Kashif Munawar, Sayed M. S. Khalil and Ralph E. Harbach

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:356

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  41. Malaria is the most important vector-borne disease in the world. Epidemiological and ecological studies of malaria traditionally utilize detection of Plasmodium sporozoites in whole mosquitoes or salivary glands ...

    Authors: Ana L. Ramírez, Andrew F. van den Hurk, Ian M. Mackay, Annie S. P. Yang, Glen R. Hewitson, Jamie L. McMahon, Justin A. Boddey, Scott A. Ritchie and Sara M. Erickson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:355

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  42. The analysis of large mosquito samples is expensive and time-consuming, delaying the efficient timing of vector control measurements. Processing a fraction of a sample using a subsampling method can significan...

    Authors: Linda Jaworski, Stephanie Jansen, Wolf Peter Pfitzner, Matthias Beck, Norbert Becker, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Ellen Kiel and Renke Lühken

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:354

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  43. Faecal egg counts (FEC) and the FEC reduction test (FECRT) for assessing gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infection and efficacy of anthelmintics are rarely carried out on ruminant farms because of the cost of ...

    Authors: Laura Rinaldi, Alessandra Amadesi, Elaudy Dufourd, Antonio Bosco, Marion Gadanho, Anne Lehebel, Maria Paola Maurelli, Alain Chauvin, Johannes Charlier, Giuseppe Cringoli, Nadine Ravinet and Christophe Chartier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:353

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  44. Taenia solium (cysticercosis) is a parasitic cestode that is endemic in rural populations where open defecation is common and free-roaming pigs have access to human feces. The purpose of this study was to examine...

    Authors: Ian W. Pray, Claudio Muro, Ricardo Gamboa, Percy Vilchez, Wayne Wakeland, William Pan, William E. Lambert, Hector H. Garcia and Seth E. O’Neal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:352

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  45. Anopheles maculatus (s.s.) is an important vector of malaria in Indonesia. Previously it was considered the only member of the Maculatus Group present in Indonesia. A novel species was recently identified in the ...

    Authors: Triwibowo Ambar Garjito, Umi Widiastuti, Mujiyono Mujiyono, Mega Tyas Prihatin, Widiarti Widiarti, Riyani Setyaningsih, Siti Alfiah, Barandi Sapta Widartono, Din Syafruddin, Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto, Laurent Gavotte, Michael J. Bangs, Sylvie Manguin and Roger Frutos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:351

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  46. Non-human primates are often infected with human-pathogenic Cryptosporidium hominis subtypes, but rarely with Cryptosporidium parvum. In this study, 1452 fecal specimens were collected from farmed crab-eating mac...

    Authors: Li Chen, Suhui Hu, Wen Jiang, Jianguo Zhao, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Chenghong Liao, Qian Han, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:350

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  47. Live anticoccidial vaccines have been a tremendous success for disease prevention. The establishment of the reverse genetic manipulation platform has enabled the development of Eimeria parasites, the live anticoc...

    Authors: Xinming Tang, Chaoyue Wang, Lin Liang, Dandan Hu, Sixin Zhang, Chunhui Duan, Jingxia Suo, Xianyong Liu, Xun Suo and Shangjin Cui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:347

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  48. In 2015–2016, Zika virus (ZIKV) caused serious epidemics in Brazil. The key epidemiological parameters and spatial heterogeneity of ZIKV epidemics in different states in Brazil remain unclear. Early prediction...

    Authors: Shi Zhao, Salihu S. Musa, Hao Fu, Daihai He and Jing Qin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:344

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  49. This study investigated the epidemiological and molecular aspects of dicrocoeliosis in extensive sheep farms.

    Authors: Antonio Scala, Claudia Tamponi, Giorgia Dessì, Giampietro Sedda, Giuliana Sanna, Silvia Carta, Andrea Corda, Philippe Jacquiet, Antonio Varcasia and Ciriaco Ligios

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:342

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