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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Species distribution modeling (SDM) has become an increasingly common approach to explore questions about ecology, geography, outbreak risk, and global change as they relate to infectious disease vectors. Here...

    Authors: Catherine A. Lippi, Stephanie J. Mundis, Rachel Sippy, J. Matthew Flenniken, Anusha Chaudhary, Gavriella Hecht, Colin J. Carlson and Sadie J. Ryan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:302
  28. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a tick-vectored, obligately intracellular bacterium that infects a diversity of vertebrate hosts. In North America, the Ap-ha variant of A. phagocytophilum can cause dangerous infecti...

    Authors: Matthew L. Aardema
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:301
  29. 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
  30. Six species of apicomplexan parasites of the genus Babesia, namely B. microti, B. divergens, B. duncani, B. motasi, B. crassa–like and B. venatorum, are considered to be the primary causal agents of human babesio...

    Authors: Yanbo Wang, Shangdi Zhang, Xiaoyun Li, Yueli Nian, Xinyue Liu, Junlong Liu, Hong Yin, Guiquan Guan and Jinming Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:299
  31. Detection of parasite-specific IgG in urine is a sensitive method for diagnosis of strongyloidiasis and gives similar accuracy to serum IgG. However, there are no data concerning detection of IgG subclass in u...

    Authors: Phattharaphon Wongphutorn, Chanika Worasith, Kulthida Y. Kopolrat, Chutima Homwong, Jiraporn Sithithaworn, Chatanun Eamudomkarn, Anchalee Techasen, Patcharaporn Tippayawat, Opal Pitaksakurat, Nuttanan Hongsrichan, Thomas Crellen and Paiboon Sithithaworn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:298
  32. Mosquitoes play an absolute role in the spread of epidemic arbovirus diseases. Worldwide, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the main vectors responsible for the spread of these mosquito-borne diseases. Aedes...

    Authors: Yuepeng Li, Qi An, Zhuo Sun, Xiang Gao and Hongbin Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:297
  33. Feline heartworm disease (HWD) is a complex and often misdiagnosed disease in cats, caused by the filarial nematode Dirofilaria immitis. Despite its significant impact, studies reporting the prevalence of D. immi...

    Authors: Daniel Felipe Barrantes Murillo, Lindsay Starkey, Theresa Wood, Rachel Smith, Byron Blagburn, Joy Bowles, Hill Allen, Caroline Lewis, Yue Shu and Chengming Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:296
  34. The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was marked by an increase in diagnosis and treatment delays for a range of medical conditions. Yet the impact of the pandemic on the management of tick-borne di...

    Authors: Victor Arahirwa, Katherine Tyrlik, Haley Abernathy, Caitlin Cassidy, Aidin Alejo, Odai Mansour, Dana Giandomenico, Amanda Brown Marusiak and Ross M. Boyce
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:295
  35. The zoonotic nematode Thelazia callipaeda infects the eyes of domestic and wild animals and uses canids as primary hosts. It was originally described in Asia, but in the last 20 years it has been reported in many...

    Authors: Maria Sophia Unterköfler, Patrick Dengg, Miriam Niederbacher, Sarah Lindorfer, Antonia Eberle, Alexandra Huck, Katalina Staufer, Carina Zittra, Licha Natalia Wortha, Adnan Hodžić, Georg Gerhard Duscher, Josef Harl, Gerhard Schlüsslmayr, Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Domenico Otranto, Katja Silbermayr…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:294
  36. The effects of ivermectin (endectocide) on mosquito survival make it a potential new malaria vector control tool. The drug can be administered to mosquito disease vectors through blood hosts that include human...

    Authors: Caroline Kiuru, Kelly Ominde, Martha Muturi, Lawrence Babu, Caroline Wanjiku, Carlos Chaccour and Marta Ferreira Maia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:293
  37. In recent years, the usefulness of echocardiography and serum biomarkers in the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in dogs with heartworm disease has been studied. Previously, N-terminal pro B-type natri...

    Authors: Noelia Costa-Rodríguez, Sara N. García-Rodríguez, Jorge I. Matos, Yaiza Falcón-Cordón, Rodrigo Morchón, José A. Montoya-Alonso and Elena Carretón
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:292
  38. Biological invasions have increased significantly with the tremendous growth of international trade and transport. Hematophagous arthropods can be vectors of infectious and potentially lethal pathogens and par...

    Authors: Ross N. Cuthbert, Frédéric Darriet, Olivier Chabrerie, Jonathan Lenoir, Franck Courchamp, Cecilia Claeys, Vincent Robert, Frédéric Jourdain, Romain Ulmer, Christophe Diagne, Diego Ayala, Frédéric Simard, Serge Morand and David Renault
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:291
  39. The CAP superfamily proteins are distributed widely in eukaryotes and play crucial roles in various biological processes. However, very little is known about their functions in parasitic nematodes, including Haem...

    Authors: Hui Liu, Zhuolin Tao, Yifan Wang, Xin Liu, Chunqun Wang, Lu Liu and Min Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:290
  40. The zoonotic intracellular alpha-proteobacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a tick-transmitted pathogen. The associations between vertebrate reservoirs and vectors are described as wide-ranging, and it was prev...

    Authors: Julia Fröhlich, Susanne Fischer, Benjamin Bauer, Dietmar Hamel, Barbara Kohn, Marion Ahlers, Anna Obiegala, Evelyn Overzier, Martin Pfeffer, Kurt Pfister, Cristian Răileanu, Steffen Rehbein, Jasmin Skuballa and Cornelia Silaghi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:289
  41. For decades, zinc sulfate centrifugal fecal flotation microscopy (ZCF) has been the mainstay technique for gastrointestinal (GI) parasite screening at veterinary clinics and laboratories. Elsewhere, PCR has re...

    Authors: Christian M. Leutenegger, Cecilia E. Lozoya, Jeffrey Tereski, Jan Andrews, Kelly D. Mitchell, Cathy Meeks, Jennifer L. Willcox, Gregory Freeman, Holly L. Richmond, Christian Savard and Michelle D. Evason
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:288
  42. Cryptocaryon irritans, a common parasite in tropical and subtropical marine teleost fish, has caused serious harm to the marine aquaculture industry. Honokiol was proven to induce C. irritans tomont cytoplasm shr...

    Authors: Zi-Chen Zhao, Man-Yi Jiang, Ji-Hui Huang, Chuan Lin, Wei-Liang Guo, Zhi-Hong Zhong, Qing-Qin Huang, Shao-Long Liu, Heng-Wei Deng and Yong-Can Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:287
  43. Ticks are known to transmit a wide range of diseases, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. The expansion of tick habitats has been intensified in recent years due to various factors such ...

    Authors: Rui Ma, Chunfu Li, Haoqiang Tian, Yan Zhang, Xinyu Feng, Jian Li and Wei Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:286
  44. Clonorchiasis remains a non-negligible global zoonosis, causing serious socioeconomic burdens in endemic areas. Clonorchis sinensis infection typically elicits Th1/Th2 mixed immune responses during the course of ...

    Authors: Yuhong Wu, Xueling Deng, Zhanshuai Wu, Dengyu Liu, Xiaoyin Fu, Lili Tang, Shanshan He, Jiahui Lv, Jilong Wang, Qing Li, Tingzheng Zhan and Zeli Tang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:285
  45. The time required for PCR detection of DNA in human blood meals in vector mosquitoes may vary, depending on the molecular markers used, based on the size and copy number of the amplicons. Detailed knowledge of...

    Authors: Fahimeh Talebzadeh, Masoud Ghadipasha, Jaber Gharehdaghi, Reza Raoofian, Kamal Azam, Mona Koosha and Mohammad Ali Oshaghi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:284
  46. Authors: Alberto N. Barrera-Illanes, María Victoria Micieli, Marina Ibáñez-Shimabukuro, María Soledad Santini, Ademir J. Martins and Sheila Ons
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:283

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  47. Leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease endemic in the Mediterranean region where Leishmania infantum is the causative agent of human and canine infection. Characterization of this parasite at the subspecies level ca...

    Authors: Gloria Buffi, Marcello Ceccarelli, Aurora Diotallevi, Michelalberto Abruzzese, Federica Bruno, Germano Castelli, Fabrizio Vitale, Francesca Andreoni, Daniela Bencardino, Mauro Magnani and Luca Galluzzi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:282
  48. Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are economically important blood-feeding pests closely associated with livestock production. They are the principal vectors of two hemorrhagic disease viruses a...

    Authors: Blythe E. Lawson and Emily G. McDermott
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:281
  49. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), is increasing worldwide. Although there is currently no completely curative treatment, helminthic therapy shows cer...

    Authors: Zhen-Rong Ma, Zhuo-Lin Li, Ni Zhang, Bin Lu, Xuan-Wu Li, Ye-Hong Huang, Dibo Nouhoum, Xian-Shu Liu, Ke-Chun Xiao, Li-Ting Cai, Shao-Rui Xu, Xue-Xian O. Yang, Shuai-Qin Huang and Xiang Wu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:280

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