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  1. Haemosporidian parasites of the genus Polychromophilus infect bats worldwide. They are vectored by obligate ectoparasitic bat flies of the family Nycteribiidae. Despite their global distribution, only five Polych...

    Authors: Branka Bajić, Oskar Werb, Ivana Budinski, Jelena Blagojević, Juliane Schaer and Jaap van Schaik
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:170
  2. Ticks are obligate hematophagous ectoparasites that transmit a variety of pathogens to humans, wildlife and domestic animals. Vaccination is an effective and environmentally friendly method for tick control. F...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Cao, Shu-Wen Xiao, Feng Yang, Xiao-Ya Liu, Hui Lu, Jin-Cheng Zhang and Yong-Hong Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:169
  3. Giardia duodenalis (referred to as Giardia) is a flagellated binucleate protozoan parasite, which causes one of the most common diarrheal diseases, giardiasis, worldwide. Giardia can be infected by Giardiavirus (...

    Authors: Hongbo Zhang, Chunyan Zhao, Xichen Zhang, Jianhua Li, Pengtao Gong, Xiaocen Wang, Xin Li, Xin Wang, Xu Zhang, Shuqin Cheng, Taotao Yue and Nan Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:168
  4. Chagas disease (CD), caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is a serious public health concern in Latin America. Nifurtimox and benznidazole (BZ), the only two drugs currently approved for the treatment of CD,...

    Authors: Davi Alvarenga Lima, Leilane Oliveira Gonçalves, João Luís Reis-Cunha, Paul Anderson Souza Guimarães, Jeronimo Conceição Ruiz, Daniel Barbosa Liarte and Silvane Maria Fonseca Murta
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:167
  5. Vector competence in Aedes aegypti is influenced by various factors. Crucial new control methods can be developed by recognizing which factors affect virus and mosquito interactions.

    Authors: Tse-Yu Chen, Jovana Bozic, Derrick Mathias and Chelsea T. Smartt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:166
  6. Fish-borne zoonotic clonorchiasis, caused by Clonorchis sinensis, is an emerging public health problem in several countries with more than 15 million people infected globally. However, a lack of accurate point-of...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Ma, Xue Bai, Hongchang Li, Jing Ding, Huiyuan Zhang, Yangyuan Qiu, Jing Wang, Xiaolei Liu, Mingyuan Liu, Bin Tang and Ning Xu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:165
  7. Leptotrombidium scutellare is one of the six main vectors of scrub typhus in China and is a putative vector of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). This mite constitutes a large portion of the chigger mi...

    Authors: Wen-Yu Song, Yan Lv, Peng-Wu Yin, Yi-Yu Yang and Xian-Guo Guo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:164
  8. Leishmania infantum is an intracellular protozoan parasite which is endemic in countries of the Mediterranean Basin. Leishmaniosis is increasingly diagnosed in non-endemic areas due to the relocation of dogs from...

    Authors: Marja Klazina de Jong, Aukje Rappoldt, Femke Broere and Christine Jantine Piek
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:163
  9. Most cases of malaria in Brazil are concentrated in the Amazon region. One of the vector control alternatives recommended by the WHO is the long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN). This tool is used in the nine f...

    Authors: Ana Cristina da Silva Ferreira Lima, Allan Kardec Ribeiro Galardo, Josiane Nogueira Müller, Ana Paula Sales de Andrade Corrêa, Kaio Augusto Nabas Ribeiro, Guilherme Abbad Silveira, Andrea Valladão Hijjar, Luiz Guilherme Soares da Roch Bauzer and José Bento Pereira Lima
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:162
  10. In Europe, feline leishmaniosis is commonly caused by Leishmania infantum. There is little knowledge regarding pathogenesis, ocular manifestations and long-term follow-ups in cats with leishmaniosis.

    Authors: Ingo Schäfer, Albert Schmidt, Fritz Gräßer, Andrea Schieszler, Heike Aupperle-Lellbach, Gerhard Loesenbeck, Michaela Gentil, Elisabeth Müller and Torsten J. Naucke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:161
  11. The mosquito Aedes aegypti transmits two of the most serious mosquito-borne viruses, dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV), which results in significant human morbidity and mortality worldwide. The quickly sh...

    Authors: Daniel Chieh-Ding Lin, Shih-Che Weng, Po-Nien Tsao, Justin Jang Hann Chu and Shin-Hong Shiao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:160
  12. Low-income urban communities in the tropics often lack sanitary infrastructure and are overcrowded, favoring Aedes aegypti proliferation and arboviral transmission. However, as Ae. aegypti density is not spatiall...

    Authors: Raquel L. Souza, Romero J. Nazare, Hernan D. Argibay, Maysa Pellizzaro, Rosângela O. Anjos, Moyra M. Portilho, Leile Camila Jacob-Nascimento, Mitermayer G. Reis, Uriel D. Kitron and Guilherme S. Ribeiro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:159
  13. Urbanization can be a significant contributor to the spread of invasive mosquito vector species, and the diseases they carry, as urbanized habitats provide access to a great density of food resources (humans a...

    Authors: László Zsolt Garamszegi, Zoltán Soltész, Kornélia Kurucz and Tamara Szentiványi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:158

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  14. The neotropical anopheline mosquito Anopheles darlingi is a major malaria vector in the Americas. Studies on mosquito-associated microbiota have shown that symbiotic bacteria play a major role in host biology. Mo...

    Authors: Katherine D. Mosquera, Louise K. J. Nilsson, Marta Rodrigues de Oliveira, Elerson Matos Rocha, Osvaldo Marinotti, Sebastian Håkansson, Wanderli P. Tadei, Antonia Queiroz Lima de Souza and Olle Terenius
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:156
  15. Abdominal angiostrongyliasis (AA) is a severe parasitic infection caused by the nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis. This disease is characterized by abdominal pain, a strong inflammatory eosinophilic response...

    Authors: Rubens Rodriguez, Javier Mora, Alberto Solano-Barquero, Carlos Graeff-Teixeira and Alicia Rojas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:155
  16. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by species of the genus Leishmania, which are transmitted through the bite of infected female sand flies. Since the first reported outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis i...

    Authors: Dziedzom K. de Souza, Seth Offei Addo, Kwame Desewu, Chukwunonso O. Nzelu, Mba T. Mosore, Shirley Nimo-Paintsil, Naiki Attram, Maxwell Appawu, Michael D. Wilson and Daniel A. Boakye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:154
  17. Mosquito seasonal activity is largely driven by weather conditions, most notably temperature, precipitation, and relative humidity. The extent by which these weather variables influence activity is intertwined...

    Authors: Cole Baril, Ben G. Pilling, Milah J. Mikkelsen, Jessica M. Sparrow, Carlyn A. M. Duncan, Cody W. Koloski, Stefanie E. LaZerte and Bryan J. Cassone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:153
  18. Immune complexing of target antigen to high affinity host antibody is recognized to impact the sensitivity of commercial heartworm antigen tests. Published information describing the effect of heat on interfer...

    Authors: Jeff M. Gruntmeir, Jeff R. Abbott, Peter E. Kima, Maureen T. Long, Byron L. Blagburn and Heather S. Walden
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:152
  19. Dirofilaria immitis is the causative agent of heartworm disease in wild and domestic canids, felids, and mustelids. Recent studies demonstrate that additional families in the order Carnivora are also susceptible ...

    Authors: Kaitlyn E. Upton, Christine M. Budke and Guilherme G. Verocai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:150
  20. Compliance failure with administration of heartworm (HW) disease preventives has been reported as the main contributor to HW disease incidence in medicalized dogs. This study aimed to evaluate purchase complia...

    Authors: Kennedy Mwacalimba, Derek Sears, Christopher Brennan, Barbara Poulsen Nautrup, Jenifer Sheehy, Kristine Smith and Christopher Adolph
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:149
  21. Dirofilaria immitis (the canine heartworm) is widespread in the tropics, with prevalence surpassing 30% in high-risk areas. In addition to the suitable climatic conditions that favour mosquito abundance and filar...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Jennifer Ketzis, Gabriela Pérez Tort, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Gad Baneth, Domenico Otranto, Malaika Watanabe, Bui Khanh Linh, Tawin Inpankaew, Pablo Borrás, Sangaran Arumugam, Barend Louis Penzhorn, Adrian Patalinghug Ybañez, Peter Irwin and Rebecca J. Traub
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:148
  22. Mosquitoes serve as the vector of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis), which represents a significant and persistent threat to canine health. A reduction in the longevity and/or reproductive success of mosquit...

    Authors: Christopher Charles Evans, Dorothy Normile, Sheryl Gamble, Frank Guerino, Michael T. Dzimianski and Andrew Riddell Moorhead
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:147
  23. Intracardiac heartworm (IH) disease is a serious condition that can become life threatening if the patient develops caval syndrome. We aim to describe the management and outcome of IH in dogs evaluated by Medv...

    Authors: Jorge Vila and Elisabeth Alost
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:146
  24. Infection by the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, causes significant cardiopulmonary disease, with progression impacted by increasing parasite numbers and duration of infection. The renin–angiotensin–a...

    Authors: Darcy B. Adin, Meaghan Spalla, Heather Walden, Jeff Gruntmeir, Jorge A. Hernandez and Maureen Long
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:145
  25. This retrospective study evaluated modified three-dose melarsomine treatment protocols in a shelter setting and compared them to the American Heartworm Society (AHS)-recommended protocol.

    Authors: Karen Ann Ward, Linda Susan Jacobson, Aveline Baldasan Lacaden and Kelly Ann Harrison
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:144
  26. Wolbachia pipientis is an endosymbiont bacterium that induces cytoplasmic incompatibility and inhibits arboviral replication in mosquitoes. This study aimed to assess Wolbachia prevalence and genetic diversity in...

    Authors: Aires Januário Fernandes da Moura, Vera Valadas, Silvania Da Veiga Leal, Eddyson Montalvo Sabino, Carla A. Sousa and João Pinto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:142
  27. The distributions of ticks and tick-borne pathogens are thought to have changed rapidly over the last two decades, with their ranges expanding into new regions. This expansion has been driven by a range of env...

    Authors: Madeleine Noll, Richard Wall, Benjamin L. Makepeace and Hannah Rose Vineer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:141
  28. Arboviruses are a group of viruses transmitted to vertebrate hosts by certain blood-feeding arthropods. Among urban vectors of arboviruses, mosquitoes of the genus Aedes are the most common. However, other mosqui...

    Authors: Flávia Barreto De Sousa, Juliana Santana de Curcio, Lívia do Carmo Silva, Diego Michel Fernandes da Silva, Silvia Maria Salem-Izacc, Carlos Eduardo Anunciação, Bergmann Morais Ribeiro, Marco Tulio A. Garcia-Zapata and Elisângela de Paula Silveira-Lacerda
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:140
  29. Clonorchis sinensis granulin (CsGRN), a component of the excretory/secretory products of this species, is a multifunctional growth factor that can promote the metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma cells. However, the ...

    Authors: Qing He, Xiaowen Pan, Yingxuan Yin, Anyuan Xu, Xueqing Yi, Yinjuan Wu and Xuerong Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:139
  30. Infection with the myxozoan parasite Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola causes disease in wild and farmed salmonids in Norway. In the northeast Pacific Ocean, the parasite has been reported in Pacific salmon Oncorhyn...

    Authors: Simon R. M. Jones, Jessica C. Low and Aidan Goodall
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:138
  31. Since 2000, Burkina Faso has experienced regular dengue cases and outbreaks, making dengue an increasingly important health concern for the country. Previous studies in Burkina Faso reported that resistance of Ae...

    Authors: Aboubacar Sombié, Wendegoudi Mathias Ouédraogo, Manabu Oté, Erisha Saiki, Tatsuya Sakurai, Félix Yaméogo, Antoine Sanon, Philip J. McCall, Hirotaka Kanuka, David Weetman and Athanase Badolo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:137
  32. Over the past two decades, Cameroon has recorded one of the highest rates of urban population growth in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that more than 67% of Cameroon's urban population lives in slums, and...

    Authors: Leo Dilane Alenou, Philippe Nwane, Lili Ranaise Mbakop, Michael Piameu, Wolfgang Ekoko, Stanislas Mandeng, Elisabeth Ngo Bikoy, Jean Claude Toto, Hugues Onguina and Josiane Etang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:136
  33. Outbreaks of Aedes-borne arboviral diseases are becoming rampant in Africa. In Ghana, there is no organized arboviral control programme with interventions restricted to mitigate outbreaks. Insecticide application...

    Authors: Anisa Abdulai, Christopher Mfum Owusu-Asenso, Gabriel Akosah-Brempong, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Isaac Kwame Sraku, Simon Kwaku Attah, Akua Obeng Forson, David Weetman and Yaw Asare Afrane
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:135
  34. Insulin-like signaling (IS) in insects is a conserved pathway that regulates development, reproduction and longevity. Insulin-like peptides (ILPs) activate the IS pathway by binding to the insulin receptor (In...

    Authors: Yi Dai, Xin Li, Jinying Ding, Zihan Liang, Renxian Guo, Tangwei Yi, Yihan Zhu, Siqi Chen, Shaohui Liang and Wenquan Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:134
  35. O’nyong-nyong virus (ONNV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus causing sporadic outbreaks of febrile illness with rash and polyarthralgia. Up to now, ONNV has been restricted to Africa and only two competent vector...

    Authors: Maud Mutsaers, Cecilia Springer Engdahl, Lukas Wilkman, Clas Ahlm, Magnus Evander and Olivia Wesula Lwande
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:133
  36. The trematode parasite Schistosoma mansoni uses an aquatic snail intermediate and a vertebrate definitive host to complete its life cycle. We previously showed that a key transmission trait—the number of cercaria...

    Authors: Winka Le Clec’h, Frédéric D. Chevalier, Kathrin Jutzeler and Timothy J. C. Anderson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:132
  37. Hepatic echinococcosis (HE) is a zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus, and Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis are the most common, causing cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE)...

    Authors: Xuhui Zhang, Lamu Suolang, Yelei Ren, Yifei Wang, Yong Jiang, Xiaofei Zhong, Zehui Gou, Wu Zhou, Juan Chen, Yongzhong Li and Diming Cai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:131
  38. Malaria is a vector-borne parasitic disease caused by the apicomplexan protozoan parasite Plasmodium. Malaria is a significant health problem and the leading cause of socioeconomic losses in developing countries....

    Authors: Himani Tripathi, Preshita Bhalerao, Sujeet Singh, Hemant Arya, Bader Saud Alotaibi, Summya Rashid, Mohammad Raghibul Hasan and Tarun Kumar Bhatt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:130
  39. This meeting report presents the key findings and discussion points of a 3-h virtual workshop, held on 21 September 2022, and organized by the “Resilience Against Future Threats through Vector Control (RAFT)” ...

    Authors: Leo Braack, Shobiechah A. Wulandhari, Emmanuel Chanda, Florence Fouque, Corinne S. Merle, Udoka Nwangwu, Raman Velayudhan, Marietjie Venter, A. Gildas Yahouedo, Jo Lines, Poe Poe Aung, Kallista Chan, Tarakegn A. Abeku, James Tibenderana and Sian E. Clarke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:129
  40. Mosquitoes are vectors of many pathogens, such as malaria, dengue virus, yellow fever virus, filaria and Japanese encephalitis virus. Wolbachia are capable of inducing a wide range of reproductive abnormalities i...

    Authors: Yiji Li, Yingbo Sun, Jiaquan Zou, Daibin Zhong, Rui Liu, Chuanlong Zhu, Wenting Li, Yanhe Zhou, Liwang Cui, Guofa Zhou, Gang Lu and Tingting Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:128
  41. Aedes aegypti is a vector of several arboviruses, notably dengue virus (DENV), which causes dengue fever and is often found resting indoors. Culex spp. are largely nuisance mosquitoes but can include species that...

    Authors: Chadapond Seang-arwut, Yupa Hanboonsong, Vithee Muenworn, Joacim Rocklöv, Ubydul Haque, Tipaya Ekalaksananan, Richard E. Paul and Hans J. Overgaard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:127
  42. Sergentomyia minuta (Diptera: Phlebotominae) is an abundant sand fly species in the Mediterranean basin and a proven vector of reptile parasite Leishmania (Sauroleishmania) tarentolae. Although it feeds preferent...

    Authors: Lucie Ticha, Vera Volfova, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Carla Maia, Jovana Sadlova, Domenico Otranto and Petr Volf
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:126
  43. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a heterogeneous group of cell-derived membranous structures that are important mediators of intercellular communication. Arthropods transport nutrients, signaling molecules, wa...

    Authors: Zhengmao Xu, Yanan Wang, Meng Sun, Yongzhi Zhou, Jie Cao, Houshuang Zhang, Xuenan Xuan and Jinlin Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:125
  44. Eimeria parasite infection occurs via ingestion of oocysts. The robust, bilayer oocyst wall is formed from the contents of wall-forming bodies (WFBs), WFB1 and WFB2, located exclusively in macrogametocytes. Eimer...

    Authors: Lele Wang, Dandan Liu, Yang Gao, Zhaofeng Hou, Yu Zhu, Feiyan Wang, Wenjing Li, Amin Zhang, Jinjun Xu, Junjie Hu and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:124
  45. Personal protection measures using insecticide-treated fabric is one of the most effective strategies to prevent the bites of hematophagous insects. Many countries have had success treating fabrics with pyreth...

    Authors: Ajay Kakati, Amartya Banerjee, Parikshit Das, Buddhadeb Saha, Danswrang Goyary, Sanjeev Karmakar, Sumit Kishor, Yangchen D. Bhutia and Pronobesh Chattopadhyay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:122
  46. The use of applications involving single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) has greatly increased since the beginning of the 2000s, with the number of associated techniques expanding rapidly in the field of molec...

    Authors: Manon Blin, Sarah Dametto, Privat Agniwo, Bonnie L. Webster, Etienne Angora, Abdoulaye Dabo and Jérôme Boissier
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:121

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