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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The spatial distribution of mosquito species in the course of globalization and climate warming is highly dynamic. Different studies have demonstrated the spread and establishment of thermophilic mosquito spec...

    Authors: Renke Lühken, Norbert Becker, Dagmara Dyczko, Felix G. Sauer, Konstantin Kliemke, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit and Katarzyna Rydzanicz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:345
  8. Domperidone (Leisguard®) is an immunomodulatory drug used as a preventive measure in healthy dogs. However, no studies have been published in healthy Leishmania infantum-seropositive dogs. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Marta Baxarias, Giulia Donato, Cristina Mateu, Marta Salichs, Josep Homedes, Guadalupe Miró, Maria Grazia Pennisi and Laia Solano-Gallego
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:344
  9. Malaria is a globally distributed infectious disease. According to the World Health Organization, Angola is one of the six countries that account for over half the global malaria burden in terms of both malari...

    Authors: Begoña Febrer-Sendra, Beatriz Crego-Vicente, Arlette Nindia, Joan Martínez-Campreciós, Sandra Aixut, Alejandro Mediavilla, Aroa Silgado, Inés Oliveira-Souto, Fernando Salvador, Israel Molina, Antonio Muro, Elena Sulleiro and Pedro Fernández-Soto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:343
  10. Pyrethroid resistance in the key malaria vectors threatens the success of pyrethroid-treated nets. To overcome pyrethroid resistance, Interceptor® G2 (IG2), a ‘first-in-class’ dual insecticidal net that combines ...

    Authors: Prisca A. Kweyamba, Lorenz M. Hofer, Ummi A. Kibondo, Rehema Y. Mwanga, Rajabu M. Sayi, Fatuma Matwewe, James W. Austin, Susanne Stutz, Sarah J. Moore, Pie Müller and Mgeni M. Tambwe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:342
  11. Mosquito-borne diseases exert a huge impact on both animal and human populations, posing substantial health risks. The behavioural and fitness traits of mosquitoes, such as locomotion and fecundity, are crucia...

    Authors: Nouman Javed, Adam J. López-Denman, Prasad N. Paradkar and Asim Bhatti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:341
  12. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are membranous structures that are formed during pathophysiology, host-parasite interactions and parasite motility. Typically, apicomplexan-infected host cells secrete EVs which tr...

    Authors: Joshua Seun Olajide, Zigang Qu, Shunli Yang, Bin Yang, Xiao Xu, Jing Wang and Jianping Cai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:339
  13. Calves in dairy cattle production in Switzerland are transported to a fattening farm at the age of 3–5 weeks, and frequently suffer from diarrhoea within the first 14 days after arrival. To characterise the ro...

    Authors: Jessica Bauer, Martin Kaske, Andreas Oehm and Manuela Schnyder
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:338
  14. Borrelia persica causes tick-borne relapsing fever in Israel, the eastern Mediterranean basin, and Asia. Relapsing fever is associated with severe illness and potentially death in humans and animals. Since B. per...

    Authors: Dor Shwartz, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Stephanie Oren, Kobi Aharoni, Nir Edery, Lior Moss, Roni King, Roi Lapid, Reinhard K. Straubinger and Gad Baneth
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:337
  15. This study describes the effectiveness of a novel active pharmaceutical ingredient, fluralaner (isoxazoline class), against important ectoparasites infesting cattle in Brazil.

    Authors: Alvimar José da Costa, João Ricardo de Souza Martins, Fernando de Almeida Borges, Luis Fernando Vettorato, Francisco Bonomi Barufi, Heitor de Oliveira Arriero Amaral, Luara Carolina Abujamra, Daniel de Castro Rodrigues and Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:336
  16. The demonstration that the recently discovered Anopheles symbiont Microsporidia MB blocks malaria transmission in Anopheles arabiensis and undergoes vertical and horizontal transmission suggests that it is a prom...

    Authors: Godfrey Nattoh, Brenda Onyango, Edward Edmond Makhulu, Diana Omoke, Lilian Mbaisi Ang’ang’o, Luna Kamau, Maxwell Machani Gesuge, Eric Ochomo and Jeremy Keith Herren
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:335
  17. Interruption of parasite reproduction by targeting migrating schistosomula is a promising strategy for managing schistosomiasis. Hepatic schistosomula proteins previously identified based on second-generation ...

    Authors: Xianyu Piao, Ning Jiang, Shuai Liu, Jiamei Duan, Hang dai, Nan Hou and Qijun Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:334

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  18. Bed bug infestations are re-emerging in the poultry industry throughout the USA. Although the impacts of bed bugs on birds’ health and welfare are poorly understood, adverse outcomes are expected, including st...

    Authors: Maria A. González-Morales, Andrea E. Thomson, James Yeatts, Hiroko Enomoto, Ahmed Haija, Richard G. Santangelo, Olivia A. Petritz, Rocio Crespo, Coby Schal and Ronald Baynes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:333
  19. Rickettsiae are obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacteria that are the causative agent of rickettsioses and are spread to vertebrate hosts by arthropods. There are no previous reports of isolation of Ricketts...

    Authors: Jenny J. Chaparro-Gutiérrez, Leidy Y. Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Nicole L. Mendell, Laura N. Robayo-Sánchez, Arlex Rodríguez-Durán, Jesús A. Cortés-Vecino, Diana Fernández, Alejandro Ramírez-Hernández and Donald H. Bouyer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:332
  20. Malaria is endemic in Senegal, with seasonal transmission, and the entire population is at risk. In recent years, high malaria incidence has been reported in urban and peri-urban areas of Senegal. An urban lan...

    Authors: Abdoulaye Diop, Fatou Ndiaye, Katherine Sturm-Ramirez, Lassana Konate, Massila Senghor, El Hadji Diouf, Abdoulaye Kane Dia, Seynabou Diedhiou, Badara Samb, Doudou Sene, Sarah Zohdy, Ellen Dotson, Mame Birame Diouf, Valerie Koscelnik, Lilia Gerberg, Abdoulaye Bangoura…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:331
  21. Eimeria tenella is an obligate intracellular parasitic protozoan that invades the chicken cecum and causes coccidiosis, which induces acute lesions and weight loss. Elucidating the anticoccidial mechanism of acti...

    Authors: Hai-Yang Song, Meng-Ling Deng, Jian-Fa Yang, Jun Ma, Fan-Fan Shu, Wen-Jie Cheng, Xing-Quan Zhu, Feng-Cai Zou and Jun-Jun He
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:330
  22. The emergence and spread of drug resistance in Trichomonas vaginalis parasites has become an important concern in trichomoniasis treatment. Fast and reliable growth assessment is critical for validating in vitro ...

    Authors: Qianqian Chen, Jingzhong Li, Zhensheng Wang, Wei Meng, Heng Wang and Zenglei Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:329
  23. Age structure and longevity constitute fundamental determinants of mosquito populations’ capacity to transmit pathogens. However, investigations on mosquito-borne diseases primarily focus on aspects such as ab...

    Authors: Laura Blanco-Sierra, Simone Mariani, Santi Escartin, Roger Eritja, John R. B. Palmer and Frederic Bartumeus
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:328
  24. Ticks carry microbes, some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals. To assess this One Health challenge, 342 ticks were collected from pet dogs and cats at 10 veterinary clinics in Finland as part of th...

    Authors: Fathiah Zakham, Essi M. Korhonen, Petteri T. Puonti, Robert S. Castrén, Ruut Uusitalo, Teemu Smura, Ravi Kant, Olli Vapalahti, Tarja Sironen and Paula M. Kinnunen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:327
  25. Female mosquitoes need a blood meal after mating for their eggs to develop, and this behavior leads to the spread of pathogens. Therefore, understanding the molecular regulation of reproduction in female mosqu...

    Authors: Junnan Zheng, Jingwei Xu, Ruiming Zhang, Jiajia Du, Huan Wang, Jinze Li, Dan Zhou, Yan Sun and Bo Shen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:326
  26. Dirofilaria immitis, also known as heartworm, is one of the most important parasitic nematodes of domestic dogs, causing a potentially serious disease, cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis, which can be lethal. This sp...

    Authors: Mustafa Alsarraf, Elena Carretón, Lavinia Ciuca, Anastasia Diakou, Dorota Dwużnik-Szarek, Hans-Peter Fuehrer, Marco Genchi, Angela Monica Ionică, Agnieszka Kloch, Laura Helen Kramer, Andrei D. Mihalca, Martina Miterpáková, Rodrigo Morchón, Elias Papadopoulos, Mateusz Pękacz, Laura Rinaldi…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:325
  27. In the Greater Mekong Subregion, case–control studies and national-level analyses have shown an association between malaria transmission and forest activities. The term ‘forest malaria’ hides the diversity of ...

    Authors: Eva Legendre, Florian Girond, Vincent Herbreteau, Sokeang Hoeun, Stanislas Rebaudet, Aung Myint Thu, Jade Dean Rae, Laurent Lehot, Sokhna Dieng, Gilles Delmas, François Nosten, Jean Gaudart and Jordi Landier
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:324
  28. Worms of the nematode genus Trichinella are zoonotic pathogens with a worldwide distribution. The first report of Trichinella on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia was for Trichinella britovi, one of the four s...

    Authors: Ennio Bandino, Maria Angeles Gomez-Morales, Diego Brundu, Manuela Soddu, Alessandra Ludovisi, Piera Angela Cabras, Federica Loi, Antonio Pintore and Edoardo Pozio
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:323
  29. Dinobdella ferox is the most frequently reported leech species parasitizing the mammalian nasal cavity. However, the molecular mechanism of this special parasitic behavior has remained largely unknown.

    Authors: Jiang-Wei Gao, Jian-Wei Sun, Xiang-Rong Tong, Hao Wang, Qing-Mei Hu, Yan-Ru Cao, Zhan-Han Zhou and Zi-Chao Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:322
  30. Echinococcus granulosus cyst fluid (EgCF) weakens macrophage inflammatory responses, thereby enabling the parasite to evade the immune system. However, the role of histone modification in this process remains to ...

    Authors: Xiaopeng Wang, Ruolin Lin, Chunxue Fu, Chun Yang, Dan Dong, Xiangwei Wu, Xueling Chen, Lianghai Wang and Jun Hou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:321
  31. The impact of the arbovirus vector Aedes aegypti is of major concern for global public health as the viruses that it transmits affect millions of people each year worldwide. Originating in Africa, Ae. aegypti has...

    Authors: Gildas Hounkanrin, Carine Tchibozo, Felix Gregor Sauer, Eric Agboli, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Anges Yadouleton, Renke Lühken and Hanna Jöst
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:320
  32. Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are important human arbovirus vectors that can spread arboviral diseases such as yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya and Zika. These two mosquito species coexist on Hainan Island an...

    Authors: Minghui Zhao, Xin Ran, Yu Bai, Zu Ma, Jian Gao, Dan Xing, Chunxiao Li, Xiaoxia Guo, Xianyi Jian, Wei Liu, Yun Liao, Kan Chen, Hengduan Zhang and Tongyan Zhao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:319
  33. Mosquitoes carry a variety of viruses that can cause disease in humans, animals and livestock. Surveys for viruses carried by wild mosquitoes can significantly contribute to surveillance efforts and early dete...

    Authors: Xiaomin Tang, Rongting Li, Yanfei Qi, Weiyi Li, Zhihao Liu and Jiahong Wu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:318
  34. Borrelia are important disease-causing tick- and louse-borne spirochaetes than can infect a wide variety of vertebrates, including humans and reptiles. Reptile-associated (REP) Borrelia, once considered a peculia...

    Authors: Alexander William Gofton, Angel Popa-Baez, Ai Takano, Kari Soennichsen, Michelle Michie, Makenna Short, Supriyono Supriyono, Jack Pascoe, Sue Cusbert and Robert Mulley
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:317
  35. Spirometra mansoni can parasitize animals and humans through food and water, causing parasitic zoonosis. Knowledge of the developmental process of S. mansoni is crucial for effective treatment; thus, it is import...

    Authors: Rui Jie Wang, Wen Li, Shi Nan Liu, Si Yao Wang, Peng Jiang, Zhong Quan Wang and Xi Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:316
  36. Pathogens face strong selection from host immune responses, yet many host populations support pervasive pathogen populations. We investigated this puzzle in a model system of Bartonella and rodents from Israel’s ...

    Authors: Ruth Rodríguez-Pastor, Adam Z. Hasik, Nadav Knossow, Enav Bar-Shira, Naama Shahar, Ricardo Gutiérrez, Luis Zaman, Shimon Harrus, Richard E. Lenski, Jeffrey E. Barrick and Hadas Hawlena
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:315
  37. Due to the burden of schistosomiasis (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminths (STH), Togo Ministry of Health launched a program for Preventive Chemotherapy Neglected Tropical Diseases (PC-NTDs) in 2009, initiating...

    Authors: Ameyo M. Dorkenoo, Anna E. Phillips, Luke Klein, Fiali Lack, Essoham Ataba, Kossi Yakpa, Atna-Edi Tagba, Bozi-Esso Assoti, Efoe Sossou, Mawèké Tchalim, Gbati Datagni, Anders Seim, Marie Denise Milord and Yao Kassankogno
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:314
  38. Canine hepatozoonosis caused by Hepatozoon canis is a common infection in dogs, with frequent case reports from the Mediterranean region and more recently from several Central European countries, such as Hungary ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Tołkacz, Milena Kretschmer, Sabina Nowak, Robert W. Mysłajek, Mustafa Alsarraf, Dagmara Wężyk and Anna Bajer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:313
  39. Coccidiosis caused by Eimeria zuernii (Eimeriidae: Coccidia) represents a significant economic threat to the bovine industry. Understanding the evolutionary and genetic biology of E. zuernii can assist in new int...

    Authors: Xuan Zhou, Zhao Wang, Pengchen Zhu, Xiaobin Gu, Ran He, Jing Xu, Bo Jing, Lidan Wang, Shun Chen and Yue Xie
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:312
  40. Strengthening the mosquito control measures undertaken by residents of an area where dengue fever is present can significantly decrease the spread of this disease. The aim of this study was to explore the effe...

    Authors: Xinchang Lun, Rui Yang, Linghong Lin, Yiguan Wang, Jun Wang, Yuhong Guo, Pengcheng Xiu, Caiying Zhu, Qiyong Liu, Lei Xu and Fengxia Meng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:311
  41. Blood-sucking phlebotomine sand flies are vectors of the protozoan parasites Leishmania spp. Although the intestinal microbiota is involved in a wide range of biological and physiological processes and has the po...

    Authors: Ahmed Tabbabi, Daiki Mizushima, Daisuke S. Yamamoto and Hirotomo Kato
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:310
  42. The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum utilizes multiple alternative receptor-ligand interactions for the invasion of human erythrocytes. While some P. falciparum clones make use of sialic acid (SA) residues ...

    Authors: Nora Nghochuzie Nganyewo, Fatoumata Bojang, Eniyou Cheryll Oriero, Ndey Fatou Drammeh, Olumide Ajibola, Haddijatou Mbye, Aminata Seedy Jawara, Simon Corea, Gordon Akanzuwine Awandare, Umberto D’Alessandro, Lucas N. Amenga-Etego and Alfred Amambua-Ngwa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:309
  43. Dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1 to -4) can be transmitted vertically in Aedes aegpti mosquitoes. Whether infection with the wMel strain of the endosymbiont Wolbachia can reduce the incidence of vertical transmissi...

    Authors: Kien Duong Thi Hue, Daniela da Silva Goncalves, Vi Tran Thuy, Long Thi Vo, Dui Le Thi, Nhu Vu Tuyet, Giang Nguyen Thi, Trang Huynh Thi Xuan, Nguyet Nguyen Minh, Phong Nguyen Thanh, Sophie Yacoub and Cameron P. Simmons
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:308
  44. After several years without bluetongue disease, a ruminant illness caused by Culicoides-borne bluetongue virus (BTV), two new autochthonous cases were reported in 2018 in Germany. By contrast, Schmallenberg virus...

    Authors: Sarah Groschupp, Helge Kampen and Doreen Werner
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:307
  45. The protozoan parasite Babesia microti that causes the zoonotic disease babesiosis resides in the erythrocytes of its mammalian host during its life-cycle. No effective vaccines are currently available to prevent...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Qianqian Zhang, Wanruo Zhang, Junhu Chen, Jianfeng Dai and Xia Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:306
  46. Microsporidia are a class of obligate intracellular parasitic unicellular eukaryotes that infect a variety of hosts, even including humans. Although different species of microsporidia differ in host range and ...

    Authors: Yuqing Chen, Qing Lv, Hongjie Liao, Zhengkai Xie, Liuyi Hong, Lei Qi, Guoqing Pan, Mengxian Long and Zeyang Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:305
  47. The successful use of semiochemicals to attract insects to traps is based on research on the most suitable compounds and their release profiles over time. Based on the group's promising results, matrices with ...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Bueno, Vicente Estevam Machado, Flávia Benini da Rocha Silva, Fernanda Isadora Boni, Beatriz Stringhetti Ferreira Cury, Maria Palmira Daflon Gremião and Mara Cristina Pinto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:303
  48. Eave tube technology is a novel method of insecticide application that uses an electrostatic coating system to boost insecticide efficacy against resistant mosquitoes. A series of previous experiments showed e...

    Authors: Innocent Z. Tia, Antoine M. G. Barreaux, Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Ludovic P. Ahoua Alou, Soromane Camara, Rosine Z. Wolie, Eleanore D. Sternberg, Amal Dahounto, Gregoire Y. Yapi, Matthew B. Thomas and Raphael N’Guessan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:300

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