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  1. Content type: Research

    East Coast fever (ECF) is a devastating disease of cattle and a significant constraint to improvement of livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa. The protozoan parasite causing ECF, Theileria parva, undergoes ...

    Authors: Cassandra L. Olds, Kathleen L. Mason and Glen A. Scoles

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:126

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    Several studies were carried out in experimental hut station in areas surrounding the city of Bouaké, after the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. They reported increasing resistance levels to insecticide for malaria tr...

    Authors: Dounin Danielle Zoh, Ludovic Phamien Ahoua Alou, Mahama Toure, Cédric Pennetier, Soromane Camara, Dipomin François Traore, Alphonsine Amanan Koffi, Akré Maurice Adja, Ahoua Yapi and Fabrice Chandre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:118

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    Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is an economically significant infection of horses and other equine species caused by the tick-borne protozoa Theileria equi and Babesia caballi. The long-term carrier state in infected ...

    Authors: Vladislav A. Lobanov, Maristela Peckle, Carlos L. Massard, W. Brad Scandrett and Alvin A. Gajadhar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:125

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    Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) (with pyrethroids) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are the cornerstones of the Sudanese malaria control program. Insecticide resistance to the principal insecticides i...

    Authors: Bashir Adam Ismail, Hmooda Toto Kafy, Jihad Eltaher Sulieman, Krishanthi Subramaniam, Brent Thomas, Abraham Mnzava, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim, Abu Hassan Ahmad, Tessa B. Knox, Immo Kleinschmidt and Martin J. Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:122

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    Insect microbiota is a dynamic microbial community that can actively participate in defense against pathogens. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a natural entomopathogen widely used as a bioinsecticide for pest cont...

    Authors: Guillaume Tetreau, Stéphanie Grizard, Chandrashekhar D. Patil, Florence-Hélène Tran, Van Tran Van, Renaud Stalinski, Frédéric Laporte, Patrick Mavingui, Laurence Després and Claire Valiente Moro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:121

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    Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are responsible for the biological transmission of internationally important arboviruses of livestock. In 2011, a novel Orthobunyavirus was discovered in northe...

    Authors: James Barber, Lara E. Harrup, Rhiannon Silk, Eva Veronesi, Simon Gubbins, Katarzyna Bachanek-Bankowska and Simon Carpenter

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:116

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    Members of the Culex pipiens complex (Cx. pipiens quinquefasciatus in Southern USA) play a critical role in the spillover of urban arboviruses such as West Nile virus or St. Louis encephalitis virus. Field studie...

    Authors: William T. Koval and Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:114

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    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are vectors of bluetongue virus (BTV), African horse sickness virus and Schmallenberg virus (SBV). Outbreaks of both BTV and SBV have affected larg...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Cuéllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Carsten Kirkeby, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Anders Stockmarr, Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindstrom, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J. Conraths, Magdalena Larska, Inger Hamnes…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:112

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  9. Content type: Research

    Preventive chemotherapy with donated anthelminthic drugs is the cornerstone for the control of helminthiases. However, reinfection can occur rapidly in the absence of clean water and sanitation coupled with un...

    Authors: Eveline Hürlimann, Kigbafori D. Silué, Fabien Zouzou, Mamadou Ouattara, Thomas Schmidlin, Richard B. Yapi, Clarisse A. Houngbedji, Kouassi Dongo, Bernadette A. Kouadio, Siaka Koné, Bassirou Bonfoh, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Cinthia A. Acka-Douabélé and Giovanna Raso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:115

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    Taenia solium, T. asiatica and T. saginata tapeworms cause human taeniasis and are the origin of porcine and bovine cysticercosis. Furthermore, T. solium eggs can cause human cysticercosis, with neurocysticercosi...

    Authors: María D. Flores, Luis M. Gonzalez, Carolina Hurtado, Yamileth Monje Motta, Cristina Domínguez-Hidalgo, Francisco Jesús Merino, María J. Perteguer and Teresa Gárate

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:117

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    Angiostrongylus vasorum has different freshwater aquatic and terrestrial gastropod molluscs as an intermediate host, e.g. Arion spp. The mollusc Achatina fulica is a danger to public health, given the large diver...

    Authors: Aytube Lucas Coaglio, Mônica Alves Neves Diniz Ferreira, Walter dos Santos Lima and Cíntia Aparecida de Jesus Pereira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:113

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    Host selection by mosquitoes plays a central role in the transmission of vector-borne infectious diseases. Although interspecific variation in mosquito attraction has often been reported, the mechanisms underl...

    Authors: Jiayue Yan, Juli Broggi, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Rafael Gutiérrez-López, Laura Gangoso, Ramón Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:110

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    Kato-Katz examination of stool smears is the field-standard method for detecting Schistosoma mansoni infection. However, Kato-Katz misses many active infections, especially of light intensity. Point-of-care circu...

    Authors: Michelle N. Clements, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Sue Binder, Carl H. Campbell Jr, Claudia J. de Dood, Alan Fenwick, Wendy Harrison, Donatien Kayugi, Charles H. King, Dieuwke Kornelis, Onesime Ndayishimiye, Giuseppina Ortu, Mariama Sani Lamine, Antonio Zivieri, Daniel G. Colley and Govert J. van Dam

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:111

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  14. Content type: Research

    While the combination of nifurtimox and eflornithine (NECT) is currently recommended for the treatment of the late stage human African trypansomiasis (HAT), single-agent eflornithine was still the treatment of...

    Authors: Freddie Kansiime, Seraphine Adibaku, Charles Wamboga, Franklin Idi, Charles Drago Kato, Lawrence Yamuah, Michel Vaillant, Deborah Kioy, Piero Olliaro and Enock Matovu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:105

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  15. Content type: Research

    Human cystic (CE) and alveolar (AE) echinococcoses are zoonotic parasitic diseases that can be influenced by environmental variability and change through effects on the parasites, animal intermediate and defin...

    Authors: Angela M. Cadavid Restrepo, Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Nicholas A. S. Hamm and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:108

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  16. Content type: Short report

    Mosquito-borne diseases are rapidly spreading to vast territories, putting at risk most of the world’s population. A key player in this scenario is Aedes aegypti, a hematophagous species which hosts and transmits...

    Authors: João Silveira Moledo Gesto, Alejandra Saori Araki, Eric Pearce Caragata, Caroline Dantas de Oliveira, Ademir Jesus Martins, Rafaela Vieira Bruno and Luciano Andrade Moreira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:109

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    Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite characterized by extensive genetic heterogeneity. There are currently six recognised, genetically distinct, monophyletic clades designated discrete typing units (DTUs). T...

    Authors: Fabiola Roman, Alena M. Iñiguez, Matthew Yeo and Ana M. Jansen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:107

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  18. Content type: Research

    Ticks are obligate haematophagous ectoparasites of vertebrates and frequently parasitize avian species that can carry them across continents during their long-distance migrations. Ticks may have detrimental ef...

    Authors: Irene Di Lecce, Chiara Bazzocchi, Jacopo G. Cecere, Sara Epis, Davide Sassera, Barbara M. Villani, Gaia Bazzi, Agata Negri, Nicola Saino, Fernando Spina, Claudio Bandi and Diego Rubolini

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:106

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    Clinical signs of active (inflammatory) trachoma are found in many children in the Solomon Islands, but the majority of these individuals have no serological evidence of previous infection with Chlamydia trachoma...

    Authors: Hristina Vasileva, Robert Butcher, Harry Pickering, Oliver Sokana, Kelvin Jack, Anthony W. Solomon, Martin J. Holland and Chrissy h. Roberts

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:104

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  20. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of Leishmania infantum infection in clinically healthy dogs can be several times higher than that of clinical disease in endemic areas. Although treatment is not recommended in dogs with subclinica...

    Authors: Sergi Segarra, Guadalupe Miró, Ana Montoya, Luis Pardo-Marín, Joan Teichenné, Lluís Ferrer and José Joaquín Cerón

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:103

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  21. Content type: Research

    Blood-sucking phlebotomine sand flies are the vectors of the protozoan parasites Leishmania spp. Different Phlebotomus species transmit different Leishmania species causing leishmaniases which are neglected disea...

    Authors: Nikolaos Tsirigotakis, Christoforos Pavlou, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Emmanouil Dokianakis, Christos Kourouniotis, Bulent Alten and Maria Antoniou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:97

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    Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the main vectors for the transmission of several viral pathogens, in particular, dengue, Zika and chikungunya. In the absence of vaccines and treatment, control of Aedes mos...

    Authors: Mohammad Akhoundi, Frédéric Jourdain, Fabrice Chandre, Pascal Delaunay and David Roiz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:101

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  23. Content type: Research

    Trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, is caused by conjunctival Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Trachoma is diagnosed clinically by observation of conjunctival inflammation and/or scarri...

    Authors: Harry Pickering, Martin J. Holland, Anna R. Last, Matthew J. Burton and Sarah E. Burr

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:102

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  24. Content type: Research

    The use of heat-treatment in canine and feline serum has been hypothesized to break the formation of antigen-antibody complexes, thereby freeing the heartworm antigen allowing for detection by commercially ava...

    Authors: Molly D. Savadelis, Jennifer L. Roveto, Cameon M. Ohmes, Joe A. Hostetler, Terry L. Settje, Michael T. Dzimianski and Andrew R. Moorhead

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:98

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    Northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini & Fanzago, 1877), infestations can stress birds, impairing welfare and causing substantial economic losses. A study was undertaken to determine the efficacy...

    Authors: Nancy C. Hinkle, Faris Jirjis, Eugene Szewczyk, Fangshi Sun and Annie Flochlay-Sigognault

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:99

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    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are vectors of Leishmania spp., protozoan parasites responsible for a group of neglected diseases called leishmaniases. Two sand fly genera, Phlebotomus and Sergento...

    Authors: Emmanouil Dokianakis, Nikolaos Tsirigotakis, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Nikos Poulakakis and Maria Antoniou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:94

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  27. Content type: Research

    Chemical control with pyrethroid insecticides has been effective in reducing endemic areas of distribution of Triatoma infestans in the Southern Cone, as well as Bolivia; this had considerably reduced the infesta...

    Authors: Jorge Espinoza Echeverria, Marinely B. Bustamante Gomez, Grasielle Caldas D Ávila Pessoa, Mirko Rojas Cortez, Antonio Nogales Rodriguez and Liléia Gonçalves Diotaiuti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:92

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  28. Content type: Short report

    Neospora caninum is an intracellular obligate apicomplexan parasite responsible for multisystemic lesions in dogs. Being definitive hosts and reservoirs, dogs excrete environmentally resistant oocysts. Breeding b...

    Authors: Rodolfo Villagra-Blanco, Lora Angelova, Theresa Conze, Gereon Schares, Andrea Bärwald, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla and Axel Wehrend

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:96

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  29. Content type: Research

    Parasite evolution is hypothesized to select for levels of parasite virulence that maximise transmission success. When host population densities fluctuate, low levels of virulence with limited impact on the ho...

    Authors: Joachim Mariën, Vincent Sluydts, Benny Borremans, Sophie Gryseels, Bram Vanden Broecke, Christopher A. Sabuni, Abdul A. S. Katakweba, Loth S. Mulungu, Stephan Günther, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Apia W. Massawe and Herwig Leirs

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:90

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  30. Content type: Research

    Ticks are obligate hematophagous parasites important economically and to health. Ticks consume large amounts of blood for their survival and reproduction; however, large amounts of iron in blood could lead to ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Pacia Hernandez, Kodai Kusakisako, Melbourne Rio Talactac, Remil Linggatong Galay, Takeshi Hatta, Tomohide Matsuo, Kozo Fujisaki, Naotoshi Tsuji and Tetsuya Tanaka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:91

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  31. Content type: Short report

    Giardia duodenalis is a parasitic protist that infects a large number of species, being localized in the small intestine. Two of the eight recognized assemblages have zoonotic potential, but studies regarding the...

    Authors: Călin Mircea Gherman, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Adriana Györke and Viorica Mircean

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:86

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    Tropical theileriosis is widely distributed from North Africa to East Asia. It is a tick-borne disease caused by Theileria annulata, an obligate two-host intracellular protozoan parasite of cattle. Theileria annu...

    Authors: Toktam Abbasnia, Ahmad Asoodeh, Gholamreza Habibi and Alireza Haghparast

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:82

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  33. Content type: Research

    Different phleboviruses are important pathogens for humans; most of these viruses are transmitted by sand flies. An increasing number of new phleboviruses have been reported over the past decade, especially in...

    Authors: Mattia Calzolari, Chiara Chiapponi, Romeo Bellini, Paolo Bonilauri, Davide Lelli, Ana Moreno, Ilaria Barbieri, Stefano Pongolini, Antonio Lavazza and Michele Dottori

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:84

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    Angiostrongylus vasorum, Crenosoma vulpis and Eucoleus aerophilus are a source of increasing concern, potentially causing significant pulmonary and severe cardiac/systemic diseases in domestic dogs and wild canid...

    Authors: Kathrin Schug, Friederike Krämer, Roland Schaper, Jörg Hirzmann, Klaus Failing, Carlos Hermosilla and Anja Taubert

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:85

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  35. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi uses several strategies to survive in different hosts. A key step in the life-cycle of this parasite is metacyclogenesis, which involves various morphological, biochemical, and genetic changes t...

    Authors: Camila Silva Gonçalves, Andrea Rodrigues Ávila, Wanderley de Souza, Maria Cristina M. Motta and Danielle Pereira Cavalcanti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:83

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  36. Content type: Research

    As ectothermic animals, temperature influences insects in almost every aspect. The potential disease spreading Asian bush mosquito (Aedes japonicus japonicus) is native to temperate East Asia but invasive in seve...

    Authors: Friederike Reuss, Andreas Wieser, Aidin Niamir, Miklós Bálint, Ulrich Kuch, Markus Pfenninger and Ruth Müller

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:81

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  37. Content type: Research

    The Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus is an extremely invasive, globally distributed and medically important vector of various human and veterinary pathogens. In Germany, where this species was recently intro...

    Authors: Ruth Müller, Timm Knautz, Simone Vollroth, Robert Berger, Aljoscha Kreß, Friederike Reuss, David A. Groneberg and Ulrich Kuch

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:80

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  38. Content type: Research

    Dengue is a vector-borne disease caused by the dengue virus (DENV). Despite the crucial role of Aedes mosquitoes in DENV transmission, pure vector indices poorly correlate with human infections. Therefore there i...

    Authors: Luigi Sedda, Ana Paula Pessoa Vilela, Eric Roberto Guimarães Rocha Aguiar, Caio Henrique Pessoa Gaspar, André Nicolau Aquime Gonçalves, Roenick Proveti Olmo, Ana Teresa Saraiva Silva, Lízia de Cássia da Silveira, Álvaro Eduardo Eiras, Betânia Paiva Drumond, Erna Geessien Kroon and João Trindade Marques

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:79

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  39. Content type: Review

    Vector control has been the most effective preventive measure against malaria and other vector-borne diseases. However, due to concerns such as insecticide resistance and budget shortfalls, an integrated contr...

    Authors: Christopher M. Stone, Arne B.R. Witt, Guillermo Cabrera Walsh, Woodbridge A. Foster and Sean T. Murphy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:76

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  40. Content type: Review

    In 2000, the World Health Organization established the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF), with the goal of eliminating the disease as a public health problem by 2020. Since the start o...

    Authors: Lukyn M. Gedge, Alison A. Bettis, Mark H. Bradley, T. Déirdre Hollingsworth and Hugo C. Turner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:75

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  41. Content type: Research

    Biting midges belonging to Culicoides imicola, Culicoides obsoletus complex and Culicoides pulicaris complex (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are increasingly implicated as vectors of bluetongue virus in Palaearctic re...

    Authors: Valeria Blanda, Marcellocalogero Blanda, Francesco La Russa, Rossella Scimeca, Salvatore Scimeca, Rosalia D’Agostino, Michelangelo Auteri and Alessandra Torina

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:78

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  42. Content type: Review

    Dengue is of great concern in various parts of the world, especially in tropical and subtropical countries where the mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are present. The transmission of this virus...

    Authors: Victor Henrique Ferreira-de-Lima and Tamara Nunes Lima-Camara

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:77

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  43. Content type: Research

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a neglected tropical disease (NTD), caused by the intracellular protozoan parasites Leishmania donovani and Leishmania infantum. Symptomatic VL is considered fatal when left untreat...

    Authors: Francisco J. Salguero, Waldo L. Garcia-Jimenez, Isadora Lima and Karin Seifert

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:73

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