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  1. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the prevalence and zoonotic potential of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in deer in China. In this study, 662 fecal samples were collected from 11 farms in Henan and Jilin Provin...

    Authors: Jianying Huang, Zhenjie Zhang, Yiqi Zhang, Yong Yang, Jinfeng Zhao, Rongjun Wang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning, Wanyu Zhang and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:239

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    Various tick-borne infections often occur without specific clinical signs and are therefore notoriously hard to diagnose separately in veterinary practice. Longitudinal studies over multiple tick seasons perfo...

    Authors: Emil Hovius, Arnout de Bruin, Leo Schouls, Joppe Hovius, Niels Dekker and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:238

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    An approach to preventing strongyle infection in horses was tested, comprising rotational pasturing and the administration of spores of two parasiticidal fungi, Mucor circinelloides and Duddingtonia flagrans.

    Authors: José Ángel Hernández, Rita Sánchez-Andrade, Cristiana Filipa Cazapal-Monteiro, Fabián Leonardo Arroyo, Jaime Manuel Sanchís, Adolfo Paz-Silva and María Sol Arias

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:240

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    Controlled blood-feeding is essential for maintaining laboratory colonies of disease-transmitting mosquitoes and investigating pathogen transmission. We evaluated a low-cost artificial feeding (AF) method, as ...

    Authors: Doreen J. Siria, Elis P. A. Batista, Mercy A. Opiyo, Elizangela F. Melo, Robert D. Sumaye, Halfan S. Ngowo, Alvaro E. Eiras and Fredros O. Okumu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:236

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    Onchocerciasis is a chronic parasitic infection originally endemic in 13 discrete regional foci distributed among six countries of Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela). In...

    Authors: Rubén Santiago Nicholls, Sofía Duque, Luz Adriana Olaya, Myriam Consuelo López, Sol Beatriz Sánchez, Alba Lucía Morales and Gloria Inés Palma

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:237

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  6. Content type: Short report

    Piroplasms are unicellular, tick-borne parasites. Among them, during the past decade, an increasing diversity of Babesia spp. has been reported from wild carnivores. On the other hand, despite the known contact o...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Gábor Horváth, Nóra Takács, Jenő Kontschán, Krisztina Szőke and Róbert Farkas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:235

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    The myxozoan Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae, the causative agent of proliferative kidney disease (PKD), is responsible for considerable losses in farmed and wild fish populations in Europe and North America. Recen...

    Authors: Hatem Soliman, Gokhlesh Kumar and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:234

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  8. Content type: Research

    Malaria is endemic in the southernmost Sahelian zone of Mauritania where the major known mosquito vector is Anopheles arabiensis. Understanding seasonal population dynamics, feeding preferences and insecticide re...

    Authors: Mohamed Aly Ould Lemrabott, Mohamed Salem Ould Ahmedou Salem, Khyarhoum Ould Brahim, Cecile Brengues, Marie Rossignol, Hervé Bogreau, Leonardo Basco, Driss Belghyti, Frédéric Simard and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:232

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  9. Content type: Research

    Several cases of food-borne acute Chagas disease (ACD) have been reported in the Brazilian Amazon so far. Up to 2004, the occurrence of ACD by oral transmission, associated with food consumption, was rare. Rec...

    Authors: Renata Trotta Barroso Ferreira, Maria Luiza Cabral, Ronald Sodré Martins, Paula Finamore Araujo, Sérgio Alves da Silva, Constança Britto, Maria Regina Branquinho, Paola Cardarelli-Leite and Otacilio C. Moreira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:233

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    Temperate urban landscapes support persistent and growing populations of Culex and Aedes mosquito vectors. Large urban mosquito populations can represent a significant risk for transmission of emergent arboviral ...

    Authors: Heather Goodman, Andrea Egizi, Dina M. Fonseca, Paul T. Leisnham and Shannon L. LaDeau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:218

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  11. Content type: Research

    Transfluthrin vapour prevents mosquito bites by disrupting their host-seeking behaviors. We measured the additional benefits of combining transfluthrin-treated sisal decorations and long-lasting insecticidal n...

    Authors: John P. Masalu, Fredros O. Okumu, Arnold S. Mmbando, Maggy T. Sikulu-Lord and Sheila B. Ogoma

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:231

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    Vector control is critical in reducing the disease burden caused by mosquitoes, and insecticides are an effective tool to control vector populations. Resistance to common insecticides is now widespread, and no...

    Authors: Sarah M. Short, Sarah van Tol, Brendan Smith, Yuemei Dong and George Dimopoulos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:229

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    Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL) caused by Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum is an important disease in humans and dogs. Different mammal species are reservoirs but dogs are considered to be the main one. Phl...

    Authors: Sonia Ares Gomez, Javier Lucientes Curdi, Juan Antonio Castillo Hernandez, Paz Peris Peris, Adriana Esteban Gil, Ronald Vladimir Oropeza Velasquez, Paula Ortega Hernandez and Albert Picado

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:230

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    Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) is an indigenous species and the predominant vector of dengue fever in China. Understanding of genetic diversity and structure of the mosquito would facilitate dengue preventi...

    Authors: Yuyan Guo, Zhangyao Song, Lei Luo, Qingmin Wang, Guofa Zhou, Dizi Yang, Daibin Zhong and Xueli Zheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:228

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  15. Content type: Research

    Co-infection with loiasis remains a potential problem in control programs targeting filarial infections. The effects of many anti-parasitic drugs often administered to Loa loa infected people are not well documen...

    Authors: Abdel J. Njouendou, Fanny F. Fombad, Maeghan O’Neill, Denis Zofou, Chuck Nutting, Patrick C. Ndongmo, Arnaud J. Kengne-Ouafo, Timothy G. Geary, Charles D. Mackenzie and Samuel Wanji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:223

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    Feline gastrointestinal parasitism constitutes an issue of concern for veterinarians since parasites are widespread and affect animals’ health and welfare. Furthermore, some of these pathogens have zoonotic po...

    Authors: Isaia Symeonidou, Athanasios I. Gelasakis, Konstantinos Arsenopoulos, Athanasios Angelou, Frederic Beugnet and Elias Papadopoulos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:227

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  17. Content type: Research

    Eimeria maxima initiates infection by invading the jejunal epithelial cells of chicken. However, the proteins involved in invasion remain unknown. The research of the molecules that participate in the interaction...

    Authors: Jingwei Huang, Tingqi Liu, Ke Li, Xiaokai Song, Ruofeng Yan, Lixin Xu and Xiangrui Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:226

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  18. Content type: Research

    Malaria mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa have declined significantly in recent years as a result of increased insecticide-treated bed net (ITN) usage. A major challenge to further progress is the emergenc...

    Authors: Bradley J. Main, Amanda Everitt, Anthony J. Cornel, Fereydoun Hormozdiari and Gregory C. Lanzaro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:225

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  19. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The observation that certain species of parasite may adaptively manipulate its host behaviour is a fascinating phenomenon. As a result, the recently established field of ‘host manipulation’ has seen rapid expa...

    Authors: Ryan Herbison, Clement Lagrue and Robert Poulin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:222

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    Adult fleas are haematophagous ectoparasites of warm-blooded vertebrates, particularly mammals. Among them, the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) and the human flea (Pulex irritans) have high veterinary-medical si...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Relja Beck, Róbert Farkas, Andrea Grima, Domenico Otranto, Jenő Kontschán, Nóra Takács, Gábor Horváth, Krisztina Szőke, Sándor Szekeres, Gábor Majoros, Alexandra Juhász, Harold Salant, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Michal Stanko and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:221

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    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Bihar State (India) continues to be endemic, despite the existence of effective treatment and a vector control program to control disease morbidity. A clear understanding of spat...

    Authors: Rakesh Mandal, Shreekant Kesari, Vijay Kumar and Pradeep Das

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:220

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    Enterocytozoon bieneusi is an obligate, intracellular fungus and is commonly reported in humans and animals. To date, there have been no reports of E. bieneusi infections in Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus). ...

    Authors: Meng Qi, Junqiang Li, Aiyun Zhao, Zhaohui Cui, Zilin Wei, Bo Jing and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:219

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research

    Giardiasis is an important gastrointestinal parasitic disease in humans and other mammals caused by the protozoan Giardia duodenalis. This species complex is represented by genetically distinct groups (assemblage...

    Authors: Yosra A. Helmy, Nastasja G. Spierling, Sabrina Schmidt, Ulrike M. Rosenfeld, Daniela Reil, Christian Imholt, Jens Jacob, Rainer G. Ulrich, Toni Aebischer and Christian Klotz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:213

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  29. Content type: Research

    The spherical body is a distinct organelle only existing in Babesia and Theileria. Spherical body proteins (SBPs) are secreted from spherical bodies and incorporated into the cytoplasm of infected erythrocytes du...

    Authors: Jiaying Guo, Jinfang Hu, Yali Sun, Long Yu, Junwei He, Pei He, Zheng Nie, Muxiao Li, Xueyan Zhan, Yangnan Zhao, Xiaoying Luo, Junlong Liu, Lan He and Junlong Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:205

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  30. Content type: Research

    Phlebotomus papatasi sand flies are major vectors of Leishmania major and phlebovirus infection in North Africa and across the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent. Population genetics is a valuable tool in und...

    Authors: Catherine M. Flanley, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao, Iliano V. Coutinho-Abreu, Rami Mukbel, Hanafi A. Hanafi, Shabaan S. El-Hossary, Emad El-Din Y. Fawaz, David F. Hoel, Alexander W. Bray, Gwen Stayback, Douglas A. Shoue, Shaden Kamhawi, Mehmet Karakuş, Kaouther Jaouadi, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobie-Ershadi, Andreas Krüger…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:214

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  31. Content type: Short report

    In Switzerland, the invasive Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is firmly established in the Canton of Ticino, south of the Alps. According to a large-scale distribution model developed in 2013, suitable cli...

    Authors: Damiana Ravasi, Valeria Guidi, Eleonora Flacio, Peter Lüthy, Karl Perron, Samuel Lüdin and Mauro Tonolla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:212

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  32. Content type: Short report

    Genetically enhanced Metarhizium pingshaense are being developed for malaria vector control in Burkina Faso. However, not much is known about the local prevalence and pathogenicity of this fungus, so we prospecte...

    Authors: Etienne Bilgo, Brian Lovett, Raymond J. St. Leger, Antoine Sanon, Roch K. Dabiré and Abdoulaye Diabaté

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:209

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  33. Content type: Research

    Anopheles beklemishevi is a member of the Maculipennis group of malaria mosquitoes that has the most northern distribution among other members of the group. Although a cytogenetic map for the larval salivary glan...

    Authors: Gleb N. Artemov, Mikhail I. Gordeev, Alina A. Kokhanenko, Anton V. Moskaev, Alena I. Velichevskaya, Vladimir N. Stegniy, Igor V. Sharakhov and Maria V. Sharakhova

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:211

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  34. Content type: Research

    Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhoeal disease and reduced weight gain in suckling piglets, and a toltrazuril-based oral suspension is available for treatment. Recently a combinatorial product with toltrazuril plus...

    Authors: Anja Joachim, Aruna Shrestha, Barbara Freudenschuss, Nicola Palmieri, Barbara Hinney, Hamadi Karembe and Daniel Sperling

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:206

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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