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  1. Content type: Review

    The gastropod-borne nematodes Angiostrongylus vasorum and Aelurostrongylus abstrusus are global causes of cardio/pulmonary diseases in dogs and cats. In the last decade, the number of reports on canine and feline...

    Authors: Felipe Penagos-Tabares, Malin K. Lange, Jenny J. Chaparro-Gutiérrez, Anja Taubert and Carlos Hermosilla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:208

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  2. Content type: Research

    Malaria causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. There are several preventive measures that are currently employed, including insecticide-treated nets (ITNs, including long-lasting insecticidal ne...

    Authors: Kinley Wangdi, Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Justin Clark, Jan J. Barendregt, Michelle L. Gatton, Cathy Banwell, Gerard C. Kelly, Suhail A. R. Doi and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:210

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  3. Content type: Research

    The outbreaks of bluetongue and Schmallenberg disease in Europe have increased efforts to understand the ecology of Culicoides biting midges and their role in pathogen transmission. However, most studies have foc...

    Authors: Tim W. R. Möhlmann, Uno Wennergren, Malin Tälle, Guido Favia, Claudia Damiani, Luca Bracchetti, Willem Takken and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:217

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  4. Content type: Research

    Malaria is a public health problem in Ethiopia and its transmission is generally unstable and seasonal. For the selection of the most appropriate vector control measures, knowledge on the ecology of the vector...

    Authors: Mizan Kindu, Esayas Aklilu, Meshesha Balkew and Teshome Gebre-Michael

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:215

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  5. Content type: Research

    Host-associated microbes, collectively known as the microbiota, play an important role in the biology of multicellular organisms. In mosquito vectors of human pathogens, the gut bacterial microbiota influences...

    Authors: Laura B. Dickson, Amine Ghozlane, Stevenn Volant, Christiane Bouchier, Laurence Ma, Anubis Vega-Rúa, Isabelle Dusfour, Davy Jiolle, Christophe Paupy, Martin N. Mayanja, Alain Kohl, Julius J. Lutwama, Veasna Duong and Louis Lambrechts

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:207

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  6. Content type: Short report

    Giardia duodenalis and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are widespread pathogens that can infect humans and various animal species. Thus far, there are only a few reports of G. duodenalis and E. bieneusi infections in rum...

    Authors: Yuan Song, Wei Li, Haifeng Liu, Zhijun Zhong, Yan Luo, Yao Wei, Wenlong Fu, Zhihua Ren, Ziyao Zhou, Lei Deng, Jianguo Cheng and Guangneng Peng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:204

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  7. Content type: Research

    At present, much research effort has been devoted to investigate overall (“average”) responses of parasite populations to specific factors, e.g. density-dependence in fecundity or mortality. However, studies o...

    Authors: Francisco Javier Aznar, Jesús Servando Hernández-Orts, Gabriela Vélez-Rubio, Luis M. Fernández, Nadia T. Muriel and Juan Antonio Raga

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:203

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  8. Content type: Research

    Cerebral malaria, the main complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection in humans, is associated with persistent neurocognitive sequels both in human disease and the murine experimental model. In recent years,...

    Authors: Luciana Pereira de Sousa, Roberto Farina de Almeida, Flávia Lima Ribeiro-Gomes, Leonardo José de Moura Carvalho, Tadeu Mello e Souza, Diogo Onofre Gomes de Souza and Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:191

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  9. Content type: Research

    Ticks are important carriers of many different zoonotic pathogens. To date, there are many studies about ticks and tick-borne pathogens (TBP), but only a few were carried out in Bulgaria. The present study int...

    Authors: Julian Nader, Nina Król, Martin Pfeffer, Valerie Ohlendorf, Marco Marklewitz, Christian Drosten, Sandra Junglen and Anna Obiegala

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:165

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  10. Content type: Short report

    Some wild animals have been recognized as potential reservoirs of Leishmania infantum infection (e.g. carnivores, lagomorphs, rodents, etc.). Leishmania infantum was also identified infecting humans and lagomorph...

    Authors: Guadalupe Miró, Amelia Troyano, Ana Montoya, Fernando Fariñas, Ma Luisa Fermín, Luís Flores, Carlos Rojo, Rocío Checa, Rosa Gálvez, Valentina Marino, Cristina Fragío and Eva Martínez-Nevado

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:185

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Domestic dogs are not native to sub-Saharan Africa, which may account for their susceptibility to Babesia rossi, of which endemic black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) are natural reservoirs. There is virtually ...

    Authors: Barend L. Penzhorn, Edward C. Netherlands, Courtney A. Cook, Nico J. Smit, Ilse Vorster, Robert F. Harrison-White and Marinda C. Oosthuizen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:158

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Molecular identification of tick-borne pathogen infection in cats from Africa is scarce. The presence of bacterial (Anaplasma and Ehrlichia) and protozoal (Babesia and Hepatozoon) agents was investigated in blood...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Oliveira, Maria Francisca Luz, Sara Granada, Hugo Vilhena, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Luís Cardoso and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:167

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Giardia duodenalis is a flagellated parasite that causes diarrhea in humans and other animals. Although G. duodenalis is found in companion animals worldwide, information regarding the prevalence and genetic char...

    Authors: Lei Deng, Run Luo, Haifeng Liu, Ziyao Zhou, Lingyu Li, Yijun Chai, Leli Yang, Wuyou Wang, Hualin Fu, Zhijun Zhong, Suizhong Cao and Guangneng Peng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:199

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  14. Content type: Research

    Ticks derived from cats have rarely been evaluated for the presence of pathogens. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Bartonella spp., haemoplasma species and Hepat...

    Authors: Florent Duplan, Saran Davies, Serina Filler, Swaid Abdullah, Sophie Keyte, Hannah Newbury, Chris R. Helps, Richard Wall and Séverine Tasker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:201

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  15. Content type: Short report

    Borrelia miyamotoi is a spirochete transmitted by several ixodid tick species. It causes a relapsing fever in humans and is currently considered as an emerging pathogen. In Europe, B. miyamotoi seems to occur at ...

    Authors: Silvia Ravagnan, Laura Tomassone, Fabrizio Montarsi, Aleksandra Iwona Krawczyk, Eleonora Mastrorilli, Hein Sprong, Adelaide Milani, Luca Rossi and Gioia Capelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:130

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  16. Content type: Short report

    Qatar is one of the wealthiest and fastest growing economies in the world, experiencing a rapid increase in human and pet populations. Given the paucity of data on prophylactic measures against endo- and ectop...

    Authors: Ana Margarida Alho, Clara Lima, Vito Colella, Luís Madeira de Carvalho, Domenico Otranto and Luís Cardoso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:133

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  17. Content type: Research

    Ehrlichia canis is a tick-borne bacterium that causes severe, life-threatening disease in dogs, being more prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. Randomized studies conducted in Brazil indicate that the...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Yury Yzabella da Silva, Débora Elienai de Oliveira Miranda, Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:139

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Renal disease is considered the main cause of natural mortality in dogs with canine leishmaniosis. The pathological mechanisms associated with kidney injury in canine leishmaniosis include immune complex glome...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Gilad Segev, Michal Mazaki-Tovi, Hila Chen and Sharon Kuzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:151

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  19. Content type: Research

    Babesia gibsoni is the predominant tick-borne protozoan blood parasite affecting dogs throughout the Oriental region. Babesia gibsoni is transmitted by Haemaphysalis longicornis, whereas a similar role has been s...

    Authors: Frans Jongejan, Bi-Ling Su, Hsiang-Ju Yang, Laura Berger, Judith Bevers, Pin-Chen Liu, Jou-Chien Fang, Ya-Wen Cheng, Charlotte Kraakman and Nadine Plaxton

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:134

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  20. Content type: Short report

    The status of flea infestation in dogs is an important public health concern because of their cosmopolitan distribution worldwide and the flea-borne disease transmission. In the present study, we investigated ...

    Authors: Kyu-Sung Ahn, Shin-Eui Huh, Sang-Woo Seol, Ha-Jung Kim, Kuk-Hyun Suh and SungShik Shin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:196

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  21. Content type: Short report

    Tick-borne diseases pose a major threat in public health. The epidemiological dynamics of these diseases depends on the tick vector species and their hosts, as well as the geographical distribution and ecology...

    Authors: Ioana Adriana Matei, Gianluca D’Amico, Angela Monica Ionică, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Nicodim Fiţ, Liviu Bogdan, Călin M. Gherman and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:193

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  22. Content type: Research

    Flea-borne spotted fever (FBSF) caused by Rickettsia felis is an arthropod-borne zoonosis. This study aimed to determine the prevalence, primary species and genotype(s) of R. felis infecting fleas from dogs and c...

    Authors: Yen Thon Teoh, Sze Fui Hii, Stephen Graves, Robert Rees, John Stenos and Rebecca Justine Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:138

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