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  1. Content type: Research

    Autochthonous transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, the primary agent of Lyme disease in dogs and people in North America, commonly occurs in the northeastern United States, including the New York City metropolit...

    Authors: Brian H. Herrin, Melissa J. Beall, Xiao Feng, Monica Papeş and Susan E. Little

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:187

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    Population-based studies conducted in Latin America have shown a high proportion of asymptomatic and submicroscopic malarial infections. Considering efforts aiming at regional elimination, it is important to i...

    Authors: Anne C. G. Almeida, Andrea Kuehn, Arthur J. M. Castro, Sheila Vitor-Silva, Erick F. G. Figueiredo, Larissa W. Brasil, Marcelo A. M. Brito, Vanderson S. Sampaio, Quique Bassat, Ingrid Felger, Wanderli P. Tadei, Wuelton M. Monteiro, Ivo Mueller and Marcus V. G. Lacerda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:194

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    The severity of canine leishmaniosis (CanL) due to Leishmania infantum might be affected by other vector-borne organisms that mimic its clinical signs and clinicopathological abnormalities. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Marta Baxarias, Alejandra Álvarez-Fernández, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Laura Ordeix, Alicia Rojas, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Gad Baneth and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:135

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  4. Content type: Review

    Detection of circulating antigen of Dirofilaria immitis has been a mainstay of identifying heartworm infection in clinical practice for the past three decades. Several validated commercial antigen tests have very...

    Authors: Susan Little, Meriam Saleh, Megan Wohltjen and Yoko Nagamori

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:186

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  5. Content type: Research

    In the Mediterranean basin, Leishmania infantum is a major cause of disease in dogs, which are frequently co-infected with other vector-borne pathogens (VBP). However, the associations between dogs with clinical ...

    Authors: Charalampos Attipa, Laia Solano-Gallego, Kostas Papasouliotis, Francesca Soutter, David Morris, Chris Helps, Scott Carver and Séverine Tasker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:184

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  6. Content type: Research

    The current understanding of the landscape epidemiology of Ross River virus (RRV), Australia’s most common arthropod-borne pathogen, is fragmented due to gaps in surveillance programs and the relatively narrow...

    Authors: Michael G. Walsh and Cameron Webb

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:192

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  7. Content type: Research

    Wolbachia are maternally transmitted bacteria that can manipulate their hosts’ reproduction causing cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI is a sperm-egg incompatibility resulting in embryonic death. Due to this st...

    Authors: Mine Altinli, Filiz Gunay, Bulent Alten, Mylene Weill and Mathieu Sicard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:198

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  8. Content type: Research

    Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) have been found infecting cats worldwide. However, studies about feline hemoplasma infections in Spain are scarce. Therefore, the purpose of the research was to evaluate th...

    Authors: David Díaz-Regañón, Alejandra Villaescusa, Tania Ayllón, Fernando Rodríguez-Franco, Mercedes García-Sancho, Beatriz Agulla and Ángel Sainz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:140

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  9. Content type: Research

    Northeastern Italy is a hotspot for several tick-borne pathogens, transmitted to animals and humans mainly by Ixodes ricinus. Here we compare the results of molecular monitoring of ticks and zoonotic TBPs over a ...

    Authors: Graziana Da Rold, Silvia Ravagnan, Fabio Soppelsa, Elena Porcellato, Mauro Soppelsa, Federica Obber, Carlo Vittorio Citterio, Sara Carlin, Patrizia Danesi, Fabrizio Montarsi and Gioia Capelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:137

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  10. Content type: Research

    The fruit fly Phortica variegata (Drosophilidae: Steganinae) feeds on the ocular secretions of animals and humans, and has been described as an intermediate host of the eye worm Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida: Th...

    Authors: Valentina Marino, Rosa Gálvez, Vito Colella, Juliana Sarquis, Rocío Checa, Ana Montoya, Juan P. Barrera, Sonia Domínguez, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Domenico Otranto and Guadalupe Miró

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:195

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    Babesia spp. and Hepatozoon spp. are apicomplexan parasites that infect a variety of animals, including canids. Their life-cycle includes an invertebrate hematophagous vector as a definitive host and vertebrates ...

    Authors: Maayan Margalit Levi, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Roni King and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:150

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  12. Content type: Short report

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been increasingly recognized in cats living in areas endemic for the disease. Co-infection with Leishmania infantum and other infectious agents is well established in dogs. However...

    Authors: Mary Marcondes, Karina Y. Hirata, Juliana P. Vides, Ludmila S. V. Sobrinho, Jaqueline S. Azevedo, Thállitha S. W. J. Vieira and Rafael F. C. Vieira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:131

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    Apicomplexan tick-borne pathogens that cause disease in companion animals include species of Babesia Starcovici, 1893, Cytauxzoon Neitz & Thomas, 1948, Hepatozoon Miller, 1908 and Theileria Bettencourt, Franca & ...

    Authors: Telleasha L. Greay, Alireza Zahedi, Anna-Sheree Krige, Jadyn M. Owens, Robert L. Rees, Una M. Ryan, Charlotte L. Oskam and Peter J. Irwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:197

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  14. Content type: Research

    Venezuela is an endemic area for human and canine leishmaniosis due to Leishmania infantum and parasites of the Leishmania braziliensis and L. mexicana complexes. Limited data are available on feline leishmaniosi...

    Authors: Aruanai Kalú Rivas, Magdalena Alcover, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Mar Bardagí, Roser Fisa, Cristina Riera, Gad Baneth and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:141

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  15. Content type: Research

    Cats can be carriers of infected arthropods and be infected with several vector-borne pathogens (VBP) but there is limited knowledge about their pathogenic role in cats.

    Authors: Maria Flaminia Persichetti, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Angela Vullo, Marisa Masucci, Antonella Migliazzo and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:136

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  16. Content type: Research

    Ticks are transmitting a wide range of bacterial pathogens that cause substantial morbidity and mortality in domestic animals. The full pathogen burden transmitted by tick vectors is incompletely studied in ma...

    Authors: Martin O. Andersson, Conny Tolf, Paula Tamba, Mircea Stefanache, Gabriel Radbea, Dimitrios Frangoulidis, Herbert Tomaso, Jonas Waldenström, Gerhard Dobler and Lidia Chitimia-Dobler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:144

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  17. Content type: Research

    Mass egg production is an important component of Aedes albopictus mosquito control programs, such as the sterile insect technique and incompatible insect technique, which requires the releases of large number of ...

    Authors: Dongjing Zhang, Yongjun Li, Qiang Sun, Xiaoying Zheng, Jeremie R. L. Gilles, Hanano Yamada, Zhongdao Wu, Zhiyong Xi and Yu Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:189

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  18. Content type: Review

    Understanding the non-human reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens is critical for effective disease control, but identifying the relative contributions of the various reservoirs of multi-host pathogens is challengi...

    Authors: Eloise B. Stephenson, Alison J. Peel, Simon A. Reid, Cassie C. Jansen and Hamish McCallum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:188

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  19. Content type: Research

    Host-parasite relationships are expected to be strongly shaped by host specificity, a crucial factor in parasite adaptability and diversification. Because whole host communities have to be considered to assess...

    Authors: Beatriz Tomé, Ana Pereira, Fátima Jorge, Miguel A. Carretero, D. James Harris and Ana Perera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:190

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  20. Content type: Research

    Ticks and tick-borne pathogens are a global problem for the health of humans and their livestock. Wood ants are important ecosystem engineers in forests worldwide. Although both taxa are well studied, little i...

    Authors: Silvia Zingg, Patrick Dolle, Maarten Jeroen Voordouw and Maren Kern

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:164

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  21. Content type: Research

    Schistosomes are blood dwelling parasitic worms that cause the debilitating disease schistosomiasis. Here we examined the influence of the parasites on their external environment by monitoring the impact of ad...

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Akram A. Da’dara and Patrick J. Skelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:182

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    Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China. Oncomelania hupensis (O. hupensis) is the sole intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum, and its change in distribution and density influences the...

    Authors: Ya Yang, Jianchuan Gao, Wanting Cheng, Xiang Pan, Yu Yang, Yue Chen, Qingqing Dai, Lan Zhu, Yibiao Zhou and Qingwu Jiang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:183

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  23. Content type: Research

    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are vectors of Leishmania species, the etiological agents of leishmaniasis, which is one of the most important emerging infectious diseases in the Americas. In the s...

    Authors: Erica Cristina da Silva Chagas, Arineia Soares Silva, Nelson Ferreira Fé, Lucas Silva Ferreira, Vanderson de Souza Sampaio, Wagner Cosme Morhy Terrazas, Jorge Augusto Oliveira Guerra, Rodrigo Augusto Ferreira de Souza, Henrique Silveira and Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:180

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  24. Content type: Research

    Intestinal schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma mansoni was mapped in Cameroon in the 1990s and preventive chemotherapy launched since 2005. A situation analysis conducted in 2011 revealed an increase in schistosom...

    Authors: Alvine C. Kengne-Fokam, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Mohamed Bagayan and Flobert Njiokou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:181

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