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  1. Vector-borne diseases affecting humans, wildlife and livestock have significantly increased their incidence and distribution in the last decades. Because the interaction among vectors-parasite-vertebrate hosts...

    Authors: Carlos Mora-Rubio, Martina Ferraguti, Sergio Magallanes, Daniel Bravo-Barriga, Irene Hernandez-Caballero, Alfonso Marzal and Florentino de Lope
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:395
  2. In its ‘Road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030’, the World Health Organization outlined its targets for control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and research needed to achieve ...

    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 16:394
  3. Strongyloides stercoralis infection is a common neglected tropical disease distributed worldwide, mainly in tropical and subtropical climates. The impact of S. stercoralis infections on human health ranges from m...

    Authors: Beatriz Crego-Vicente, Begoña Febrer-Sendra, Arlette Nindia, Agostinho Pessela, Sandra Aixut, Joan Martínez-Campreciós, Alejandro Mediavilla, Aroa Silgado, Elena Sulleiro, Begoña Treviño, Israel Molina, Antonio Muro, Fernando Salvador and Pedro Fernández-Soto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:393
  4. Among hard ticks (Acari: Ixodidae), the genus Ixodes comprises the highest number of species, which in turn are most numerous in the Afrotropical zoogeographic region. In South Africa extensive morphological stud...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Jenő Kontschán, Nóra Takács, Heloise Heyne, Áron Botond Kovács, Olivier Plantard, Gergő Keve, Denis Fedorov, Miklós Gyuranecz and Ali Halajian
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:392
  5. The tick Amblyomma cajennense sensu stricto (A. cajennense s.s.) frequently parasitizes animals and humans in the Amazon biome, in addition to being a vector of Rickettsia amblyommatis. In the present study, we e...

    Authors: Flávio Eduardo Saraiva de Araújo, Thiago Fernandes Martins, Carlos Celso Mendonça Ramos, Rafael Michael Silva Nogueira, João Luiz Horacio Faccini, Mariana Avelar Tavares, Nicolas Jalowitzki de Lima, Eduardo Bezerra de Almeida Júnior, Lucas Christian de Sousa-Paula, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Felipe da Silva Krawczak, Livio Martins Costa-Junior, Marcelo Bahia Labruna, Leonardo Teixeira Dall′Agnol and Hermes Ribeiro Luz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:391
  6. Hybridization events between Triatoma spp. have been observed under both natural and laboratory conditions. The ability to produce hybrids can influence different aspects of the parent species, and may even resul...

    Authors: Luísa Martins Sensato Azevedo, Natália Regina Cesaretto, Jader de Oliveira, Amanda Ravazi, Yago Visinho dos Reis, Samanta Cristina Antoniassi Fernandes Tadini, Isabella da Silva Masarin, Kelly Cristine Borsatto, Cleber Galvão, João Aristeu da Rosa, Maria Tercília Vilela de Azeredo-Oliveira and Kaio Cesar Chaboli Alevi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:390
  7. Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted intestinal nematode with a complex life cycle that primarily affects humans, non-human primates, dogs, and occasionally cats. This study presents, to the best of ou...

    Authors: Pablo Borrás, Matías Gastón Pérez, Silvia Repetto, Juan Pedro Barrera, Marikena Guadalupe Risso, Ana Montoya, Guadalupe Miró, Federico Fernandez, Laura Telesca, Collette Britton and Paula Ruybal
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:389
  8. Chromosomal inversion polymorphisms have been associated with adaptive behavioral, physiological, morphological and life history traits in the two main Afrotropical malaria vectors, Anopheles coluzzii and Anophel...

    Authors: Verena Pichler, Antoine Sanou, R. Rebecca Love, Beniamino Caputo, Marco Pombi, Kobie Hyacinth Toe, Moussa W. Guelbeogo, N’Fale Sagnon, Heather M. Ferguson, Hilary Ranson, Alessandra della Torre and Nora J. Besansky
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:388
  9. Several studies have reported the roles of Trichinella spiralis extracellular vesicles in immune regulation and pathogen diagnosis. Currently, the T. spiralis muscle larvae excretory/secretory product (Ts-ML-ES) ...

    Authors: Chengyao Li, Chen Li, Fengyan Xu, Haolu Wang, Xuemin Jin, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xiaolei Liu, Ruizhe Wang, Xihuo You, Mingyuan Liu, Xue Bai and Yong Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:387
  10. Filarioids of the genus Cercopithifilaria are little studied, yet widespread parasites, that are relatively unique in being one of the very few nematodes transmitted by hard ticks. These filarioids live in the su...

    Authors: Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Rafael Antonio Nascimento Ramos, Emanuele Brianti and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:386
  11. The Przewalski's horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) is the only surviving wild horse species in the world. A significant population of Przewalski's horses resides in Xinjiang, China. Parasitosis poses a considerable...

    Authors: Huiping Jia, Sijia Gao, Liping Tang, Yajun Fu, Yu Xiong, Make Ente, Shalitanati Mubalake, Changliang Shao, Kai Li, Defu Hu and Dong Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:385
  12. The ticks Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus are two of the most important vectors in Europe. Climate niche modelling has been used in many studies to attempt to explain their distribution and to predict ...

    Authors: Madeleine Noll, Richard Wall, Benjamin L. Makepeace, Hannah Newbury, Lukasz Adaszek, René Bødker, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Jacques Guillot, Isabel Pereira da Fonseca, Julia Probst, Paul Overgaauw, Christina Strube, Fathiah Zakham, Stefania Zanet and Hannah Rose Vineer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:384
  13. Nematodes of the genus Heterorhabditis are important biocontrol agents as they form a lethal combination with their symbiotic Photorhabdus bacteria against agricultural insect pests. This study describes a new sp...

    Authors: Aashaq Hussain Bhat, Ricardo A. R. Machado, Joaquín Abolafia, Alba N. Ruiz-Cuenca, Tarique Hassan Askary, Fuad Ameen and Wasim Muzamil Dass
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:383

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  14. Aedes albopictus is an invasive vector of serious Aedes-borne diseases of global concern. Habitat management remains a critical factor for establishing a cost-effective systematic strategy for sustainable vector ...

    Authors: Xiang Guo, Lei Luo, Yuxiang Long, Pingying Teng, Yuehong Wei, Tian Xie, Li Li, Qingqing Yin, Ziyao Li, Yuji Wang, Jiejun He, Xiatian Ji, Huasheng Zhou, Xiaofan Zhang, Shigang Chen, Yezhen Zhou…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:382
  15. Control of leishmaniasis in the Mediterranean Basin relies on the active contributions from researchers in the fields of animal, human and environmental health. The application of knowledge, perceptions and pr...

    Authors: Rafael Rocha, Cláudia Conceição, Luzia Gonçalves and Carla Maia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:381
  16. Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis (TSTC) is a foodborne, zoonotic neglected tropical disease affecting predominately low- and middle-income countries. Humans are definitive hosts for T. solium, whereas pigs a...

    Authors: Md. Shahadat Hossain, Shafqat Shabir, Philip Toye, Lian F. Thomas and Franco H. Falcone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:380
  17. Toxocariasis has been listed among the most neglected parasitic diseases worldwide, with approximately one fifth of the global population exposed, particularly those living under poverty. In Brazil, communitie...

    Authors: Vamilton Alvares Santarém, Giovanni Kalempa Panazzolo, Louise Bach Kmetiuk, Orlei José Domingues, Isabella Braghin Ferreira, Roberto Teixeira de Souza Filho, João Henrique Farinhas, Fernando Rodrigo Doline, Susana Angélica Zevallos Lescano, Leandro Meneguelli Biondo, Rogério Giuffrida, Alexander Welker Biondo and Giovani Marino Fávero
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:379
  18. Poor owner compliance with monthly control measures means that dogs in Australia can remain susceptible to infestations with fleas, present throughout the whole year, and brown dog ticks, which thrive in tropi...

    Authors: Petr Fisara and Frank Guerino
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:378
  19. Oncomelania hupensis is the sole intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum. Its emergence and recurrence pose a constant challenge to the elimination of schistosomiasis in China. It is important to accurately pr...

    Authors: Ning Xu, Yun Zhang, Chunhong Du, Jing Song, Junhui Huang, Yanfeng Gong, Honglin Jiang, Yixin Tong, Jiangfan Yin, Jiamin Wang, Feng Jiang, Yue Chen, Qingwu Jiang, Yi Dong and Yibiao Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:377
  20. Designing, implementing, and upscaling of effective malaria vector control strategies necessitates an understanding of when and where transmission occurs. This study assessed the biting patterns of potentially...

    Authors: Irene Nzioki, Maxwell G. Machani, Shirley A. Onyango, Kevin K. Kabui, Andrew K. Githeko, Eric Ochomo, Guiyun Yan and Yaw A. Afrane
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:376
  21. The longer the duration of protection of an acaricide against canine infestation with Ixodes holocyclus, the lower the risk of gaps in tick control programs that will place dogs at risk of potentially fatal tick-...

    Authors: Petr Fisara and Frank Guerino
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:375
  22. Upon encountering exogenous pathogens, polymorphonucleocytes (PMNs) engage in various processes to destroy them, including releasing neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) that trap pathogens and induce phagocy...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Bin Tang, Xihuo You, Xuepeng Cai, Wanzhong Jia, Xiaolei Liu, Mingyuan Liu, Xuemin Jin and Jing Ding
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:374
  23. Culex (Barraudius) modestus (Ficalbi 1889) are found in temperate regions across Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. These mosquitoes thrive during the summer and prefer to breed in permanent vegetative habitats s...

    Authors: Alina Soto and Leen Delang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:373
  24. Hepatozoon spp. are apicomplexan parasites known to cause musculoskeletal disease in a variety of animals. Two species are known to infect wild and domestic canids in the US: Hepatozoon canis and H. americanum.

    Authors: Eliza Baker, Alex Jensen, Debra Miller, Kayla Buck Garrett, Christopher A. Cleveland, Justin Brown, Kyle Van Why and Richard Gerhold
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:372
  25. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis with a worldwide presence that is caused by the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Active regulation of apoptosis is an important immune mechanism by which host cells resist the...

    Authors: Dingzeyang Su, Shifan Zhu, Zhaofeng Hou, Fuxing Hao, Kangzhi Xu, Fan Xu, Yuyang Zhu, Dandan Liu, Jinjun Xu and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:371
  26. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is characterized by a worldwide distribution and distinguished from other Anaplasmataceae by the broadest range of mammalian hosts and high genetic diversity. The role carnivores play in...

    Authors: Paulina Maria Lesiczka, Izabella Myśliwy, Katarzyna Buńkowska-Gawlik, David Modrý, Kristýna Hrazdilová, Joanna Hildebrand and Agnieszka Perec-Matysiak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:368
  27. Ticks are ectoparasites capable of directly damaging their hosts and transmitting vector-borne diseases. The ixodid tick Haemaphysalis flava has a broad distribution that extends from East to South Asia. This tic...

    Authors: Min Kyu Sang, Hongray Howrelia Patnaik, Jie Eun Park, Dae Kwon Song, Jun Yang Jeong, Chan Eui Hong, Yong Tae Kim, Hyeon Jun Shin, Liu Ziwei, Hee Ju Hwang, So Young Park, Se Won Kang, Seung-Hwan Park, Sung-Jae Cha, Jung Ho Ko, E. Hyun Shin…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:367
  28. Protozoan parasites of the genus Eimeria are the causative agents of chicken coccidiosis. Parasite resistance to most anticoccidial drugs is one of the major challenges to controlling this disease. There is an ur...

    Authors: Zhenkai Hao, Junmin Chen, Pei Sun, Linlin Chen, Yuanyuan Zhang, Wenxuan Chen, Dandan Hu, Feifei Bi, Zhenyan Han, Xinming Tang, Jingxia Suo, Xun Suo and Xianyong Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:365
  29. Heat tolerance is a distinct abiotic factor affecting the distribution and abundance of insects. Gut microbiota can contribute to host fitness, thereby increasing resistance to abiotic stress conditions. In th...

    Authors: Lipin Ren, Xiangyan Zhang, Fengqin Yang, Ngando Fernand Jocelin, Yanjie Shang, Qing Wang, Zhuoying Liu and Yadong Guo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:364
  30. Pathogen outbreaks mostly originate from animals, but some species are more likely to trigger epidemics. The giant land snail (Lissachatina fulica) is a widespread invader, a popular exotic pet, and a notorious v...

    Authors: Jérôme M W Gippet, Olivia K Bates, Jérémie Moulin and Cleo Bertelsmeier
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:363
  31. Ischemia-induced inflammatory response is the main pathological mechanism of myocardial infarction (MI)-caused heart tissue injury. It has been known that helminths and worm-derived proteins are capable of mod...

    Authors: Lingqin Wu, Wenhui Yin, Jutai Wen, Shuying Wang, Huihui Li, Xiaoli Wang, Weixiao Zhang, Shuyao Duan, Qiuyu Zhu, Erhe Gao, Shili Wu, Bin Zhan, Rui Zhou and Xiaodi Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:362
  32. Mosquito-specific viruses (MSVs) comprise a variety of different virus families, some of which are known to interfere with infections of medically important arboviruses. Viruses belonging to the family Mesoniviri...

    Authors: Eric Agboli, Jonny Schulze, Stephanie Jansen, Daniel Cadar, Vattipally B. Sreenu, Mayke Leggewie, Mine Altinli, Marlis Badusche, Hanna Jöst, Jessica Börstler, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit and Esther Schnettler
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:361
  33. Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti are known for their potential as vectors of dengue (DENV) and chikungunya (CHIKV) viruses. However, entomological surveys are mostly carried out during epidemics. In Gabon where...

    Authors: Rodrigue Bikangui, Stravensky Terence Boussougou-Sambe, Mahmoudou Saidou, Barclaye Ngossanga, Ange Gatien Doumba Ndalembouly, Ynous Djida, Ayong More, Romuald Beh Mba, Haruka Abe, Yuri Ushijima, Steffen Borrmann, Bertrand Lell, Jiro Yasuda and Ayola Akim Adegnika
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:360
  34. The unicellular protozoan parasite Giardia intestinalis, which primarily infects humans and animals such as cattle and sheep, is having a major negative impact on public health. Giardia is able to evade the recog...

    Authors: Min Sun, Zhiteng Zhao, Ying Li, Lili Cao, Jianhua Li, Xichen Zhang, Xin Li, Nan Zhang, Shuqin Cheng, Xiaocen Wang and Pengtao Gong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:359
  35. Histone acetylation is involved in the regulation of stress responses in multiple organisms. Dermacentor silvarum is an important vector tick species widely distributed in China, and low temperature is a crucial ...

    Authors: Tingwei Pei, Tianai Zhang, Miao Zhang, Chuks F. Nwanade, Ruotong Wang, Zihao Wang, Ruwei Bai, Zhijun Yu and Jingze Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:358
  36. Asymptomatic infection is the most common outcome of exposure to Leishmania parasites. In the Mediterranean region, where Leishmania infantum is endemic, studies on the prevalence of asymptomatic infection have o...

    Authors: Rafael Rocha, Luzia Gonçalves, Cláudia Conceição, Patrícia Andrade, José Manuel Cristóvão, Jorge Condeço, Beatriz Delgado, Cristina Caeiro, Tetyana Kuzmenko, Eugénia Vasconcelos, Maria Antónia Escoval, Carmen Rey, Madalina Guz, Cláudia Norte, Carlos Aldeia, Diego Cruz…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:357
  37. Schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, is a devastating parasitic disease. This progressive and debilitating helminth disease is often associated with poverty and can lead to chronic poor health. Despite on...

    Authors: Junhui Li, Yu Zhang, Hao Li, Jie Jiang, Chen Guo, Zhaoqin Zhou, Yulin Luo, Chen Zhou and Yingzi Ming
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:356
  38. Malaria parasites such as Plasmodium knowlesi, P. inui, and P. cynomolgi are spread from macaques to humans through the Leucosphyrus Group of Anopheles mosquitoes. It is crucial to know the distribution of these ...

    Authors: Sandthya Pramasivan, Romano Ngui, Nantha Kumar Jeyaprakasam, Van Lun Low, Jonathan Wee Kent Liew and Indra Vythilingam
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:355
  39. Ixodes ricinus is an important vector of several pathogens, primarily in Europe. Recently, Ixodes inopinatus was described from Spain, Portugal, and North Africa and then reported from several European countries....

    Authors: Kristyna Hrazdilova, Ondrej Danek, Alena Hrbatova, Barbora Cervena, Eva Noskova, Peter Adamik, Jan Votypka, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Mechouk Noureddine, David Modry and Ludek Zurek
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:354
  40. The role of the domestic cat as definitive host for Echinococcus multilocularis and thus in environmental contamination with eggs has not yet been entirely resolved. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of E...

    Authors: Rebecca Furtado Jost, Norbert Müller, Nelson Marreros, Gastón Moré, Loic Antoine, Walter Basso and Caroline F. Frey
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:353
  41. Visceral leishmaniosis caused by infection with the zoonotic protozoan Leishmania infantum is a life-threatening disease affecting dogs and humans. The sympatric occurrence of L. infantum and Leishmania tarentola...

    Authors: Roberta Iatta, Mariaelisa Carbonara, Anna Morea, Paolo Trerotoli, Giovanni Benelli, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Maria Alfonsa Cavalera, Gad Baneth, Claudio Bandi, Andrea Zatelli and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:352
  42. Understanding coupled human-environment factors which promote Aedes aegypti abundance is critical to preventing the spread of Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever and dengue viruses. High temperatures and aridity theo...

    Authors: Jenna E. Coalson, Danielle M. Richard, Mary H. Hayden, John Townsend, Dan Damian, Kirk Smith, Andrew Monaghan and Kacey C. Ernst
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:351
  43. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a life-threatening zoonotic disease caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato, which employs various strategies to evade the host immune system for survival. R...

    Authors: Xue He, Guoqing Shao, Xiaodi Du, Ruiqi Hua, Hongyu Song, Yanxin Chen, Xiaowei Zhu and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:350
  44. Taenia solium is a parasite of public health concern, causing human taeniasis and cysticercosis. Two main genotypes have been identified: Asian and African-American. Although characterizing T. solium genotypes is...

    Authors: Gabriel Jiménez-Avalos, Alina Soto-Obando, Maria Solis, Robert H. Gilman, Vitaliano Cama, Armando E. Gonzalez, Hector H. García, Patricia Sheen, David Requena and Mirko Zimic
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:349
  45. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacterium that replicates in neutrophil granulocytes. It is transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex and causes febrile illness called...

    Authors: Anna-Sophia Kruppenbacher, Elisabeth Müller, Matthew L. Aardema, Ingo Schäfer and Friederike D. von Loewenich
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:348
  46. Determination of the interactions between hematophagous mosquitoes and their human hosts is of great importance for better understanding the transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne arboviruses and developing e...

    Authors: Andreu Albó Timor, Federica Lucati, Frederic Bartumeus, Jenny Caner, Santi Escartin, Simone Mariani, John R. B. Palmer and Marc Ventura
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:347
  47. Schistosoma infection is a significant public health issue, affecting over 200 million individuals and threatening 700 million people worldwide. The species prevalent in China is Schistosoma japonicum. Recent stu...

    Authors: Chen Zhou, Junhui Li, Chen Guo, Zhaoqin Zhou, Zhen Yang, Yu Zhang, Jie Jiang, Yu Cai, Jie Zhou, Meng Xia and Yingzi Ming
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:346

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