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  1. The studies reported here were conducted to ascertain the efficacy of imidacloprid/flumethrin incorporated in a slow-release matrix collar, against infestations of dogs by fleas, ticks, mites and lice. Efficac...

    Authors: Dorothee Stanneck, Eva M Kruedewagen, Josephus J Fourie, Ivan G Horak, Wendell Davis and Klemens J Krieger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:102

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  2. Current front line malaria vector control methods such as indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), rely upon the preference of many primary vectors to feed and/or rest inside ...

    Authors: Aklilu Seyoum, Chadwick H Sikaala, Javan Chanda, Dingani Chinula, Alex J Ntamatungiro, Moonga Hawela, John M Miller, Tanya L Russell, Olivier J T Briët and Gerry F Killeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:101

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  3. The interplay between global warming and invasive arthropods in temperate zones is of utmost interest in terms of the potential expansions of vector-borne diseases. Up to now, investigations on the recent esta...

    Authors: Stephanie Margarete Thomas, Ulla Obermayr, Dominik Fischer, Juergen Kreyling and Carl Beierkuhnlein

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:100

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  4. Flavivirus is a highly heterogeneous viral genus that includes important human pathogens and several viral strains with unknown zoonotic potential. Mosquito-borne flaviviruses have been isolated and characterized...

    Authors: Francesco Cerutti, Mario Giacobini, Andrea Mosca, Ivan Grasso, Luisa Rambozzi, Luca Rossi and Luigi Bertolotti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:99

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  5. Sand flies are the only biologically adapted vectors of Leishmania parasites, however, a possible role in the transmission of Leishmania has been proposed for other hematophagous ectoparasites such as ticks. In o...

    Authors: Laia Solano-Gallego, Luca Rossi, Anna Maria Scroccaro, Fabrizio Montarsi, Marco Caldin, Tommaso Furlanello and Michele Trotta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:98

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  6. The poultry roundworm Ascaridia galli has reappeared in hens kept for egg production in Sweden after having been almost absent a decade ago. Today this is a frequent intestinal nematode parasite in non-caged layi...

    Authors: Johan Höglund, David A Morrison, Annie Engström, Peter Nejsum and Désirée S Jansson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:97

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  7. Anopheles arabiensis (Diptera: Culicidae) is a potential malaria vector commonly present at low altitudes in remote areas in Reunion Island. Little attention has been paid to the environmental conditions driving ...

    Authors: Louis Clément Gouagna, Manpionona Rakotondranary, Sebastien Boyer, Guy Lempérière, Jean-Sébastien Dehecq and Didier Fontenille

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:96

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  8. Car tires are important habitats for mosquito development because of the high density populations they can harbor and their presence in urban settings. Water in experimental tires was treated with one of three...

    Authors: Carlos F Marina, J Guillermo Bond, José Muñoz, Javier Valle, Nelva Chirino and Trevor Williams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:95

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  9. Mosquitoes’ response to artificial lights including color has been exploited in trap designs for improved sampling of mosquito vectors. Earlier studies suggest that mosquitoes are attracted to specific wavelen...

    Authors: David P Tchouassi, Rosemary Sang, Catherine L Sole, Armanda DS Bastos, Lee W Cohnstaedt and Baldwyn Torto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:94

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  10. Over the last few decades, canine and feline thelaziosis caused by Thelazia callipaeda eye worms has gained the attention of the veterinary community due to the spread of this ocular infestation in geographical a...

    Authors: Bruna Motta, Manuela Schnyder, Fabrizio Solari Basano, Fabio Nägeli, Catherine Nägeli, Brigitte Schiessl, Egidio Mallia, Riccardo P Lia, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:85

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  11. Mosquito-borne viruses are transmitted to human hosts via blood-feeding behavior of female mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes seek a host to take blood meals (host-seeking behavior). In order to prevent virus infectio...

    Authors: Yuki Fukumitsu, Keiichi Irie, Tomomitsu Satho, Hitoshi Aonuma, Hamady Dieng, Abu Hassan Ahmad, Yukihiko Nakashima, Kenichi Mishima, Nobuhiro Kashige and Fumio Miake

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:92

    Content type: Short report

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  12. For parasites with complex life cycles, size at transmission can impact performance in the next host, thereby coupling parasite phenotypes in the two consecutive hosts. However, a handful of studies with paras...

    Authors: Daniel P Benesh and Nina Hafer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:90

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  13. Recent data from Ghana indicates that after seven rounds of annual mass drug administration (MDA) there is still sustained transmission albeit at low levels in certain areas where Anopheles melas, An. gambiae s.s...

    Authors: Josephine Ughasi, Hilaria Esiawonam Bekard, Maimouna Coulibaly, Delphina Adabie-Gomez, John Gyapong, Maxwell Appawu, Michael David Wilson and Daniel Adjei Boakye

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:89

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  14. Canine hookworm infection is endemic in Southeast Asian countries with a prevalence ranging from 70% to 100%, with zoonotic transmission representing a potentially significant public health concern. However, t...

    Authors: Mohammed AK Mahdy, Yvonne AL Lim, Romano Ngui, MR Siti Fatimah, Seow H Choy, Nan J Yap, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Jamaiah Ibrahim and Johari Surin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:88

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  15. The Leishmaniases are a group of clinically diverse diseases caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania. To distinguish between species is crucial for correct diagnosis and prognosis as well as for treatment dec...

    Authors: Jose M Requena, Carmen Chicharro, Lineth García, Rudy Parrado, Concepción J Puerta and Carmen Cañavate

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:87

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  16. Understanding the relationship between Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission and health outcomes requires accurate estimates of exposure to infectious mosquitoes. However, measures of exposure such as mosqui...

    Authors: Nyaguara Amek, Nabie Bayoh, Mary Hamel, Kim A Lindblade, John E Gimnig, Frank Odhiambo, Kayla F Laserson, Laurence Slutsker, Thomas Smith and Penelope Vounatsou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:86

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  17. Among ocular vector-borne pathogens, Onchocerca volvulus, the agent of the so-called “river blindness”, affects about 37 million people globally. Other Onchocerca spp. have been sporadically reported as zoonotic ...

    Authors: Domenico Otranto, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Zafer Cebeci, Baris Yeniad, Nesimi Buyukbabani, Ozden Buyukbaba Boral, Andrea Gustinelli, Trimèche Mounir, Yasen Mutafchiev and Odile Bain

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:84

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  18. Culex pipiens L. is the most widespread mosquito vector in temperate regions including North Africa. Cx. pipiens has two recognized forms or biotypes; pipiens and molestus are morphologically indistinguishable wi...

    Authors: Fadila Amraoui, Mhamed Tijane, Mhammed Sarih and Anna-Bella Failloux

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:83

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  19. The objectives of the studies listed here were to ascertain the therapeutic and sustained efficacy of 10% imidacloprid (w/w) and 4.5% flumethrin (w/w) incorporated in a slow-release matrix collar, against labo...

    Authors: Dorothee Stanneck, Eva M Kruedewagen, Josephus J Fourie, Ivan G Horak, Wendell Davis and Klemens J Krieger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:82

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  20. Aedes polynesiensis is the primary vector of Wuchereria bancrofti in the South Pacific and an important vector of dengue virus. An improved understanding of the mosquito population genetics is needed for insight ...

    Authors: Corey L Brelsfoard and Stephen L Dobson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:80

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  21. Two studies evaluating the efficacy of an imidacloprid/flumethrin collar (Seresto®, Bayer Animal Health, IVP), a deltamethrin collar (Scalibor®, MSD, CP1), a fipronil/(s)-methoprene spot-on (Frontline Combo®, ...

    Authors: Ivan G Horak, Josephus J Fourie and Dorothee Stanneck

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:79

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  22. Zanzibar has a long history of lymphatic filariasis (LF) caused by the filarial parasite Wuchereria bancrofti, and transmitted by the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus Say. The LF Programme in Zanzibar has successf...

    Authors: Christopher M Jones, Camille Machin, Khalfan Mohammed, Silas Majambere, Abdullah S Ali, Bakari O Khatib, Juma Mcha, Hilary Ranson and Louise A Kelly-Hope

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:78

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  23. China has approximately one-fifth of the world’s population. Despite the recent success in controlling major parasitic diseases, parasitic diseases remain a significant human health problem in China. Hence, th...

    Authors: Guanghui Zhao, Shenyi He, Lin Chen, Na Shi, Yang Bai and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:77

    Content type: Review

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  24. Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens are transmitted by bloodsucking culicid mosquitoes belonging to Culex, Aedes, Ochlerotatus, Anopheles and Mansonia genera.

    Authors: Maria Stefania Latrofa, Fabrizio Montarsi, Silvia Ciocchetta, Giada Annoscia, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Silvia Ravagnan, Gioia Capelli and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:76

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  25. Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease, which is still endemic in the west and northwest area of China. Canines are the major reservoirs of Leishmania, the etiological agent of human visceral leishmaniasis. Phle...

    Authors: Ke Sun, Wang Guan, Jian-Guo Zhang, Ya-Jing Wang, Yu Tian, Lin Liao, Bin-Bin Yang, Da-Li Chen and Jian-Ping Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:75

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  26. Neoehrlichia mikurensis s an emerging and vector-borne zoonosis: The first human disease cases were reported in 2010. Limited information is available about the prevalence and distribution of Neoehrlichia mikuren...

    Authors: Setareh Jahfari, Manoj Fonville, Paul Hengeveld, Chantal Reusken, Ernst-Jan Scholte, Willem Takken, Paul Heyman, Jolyon M Medlock, Dieter Heylen, Jenny Kleve and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:74

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  27. The control of tick and flea burdens in dogs and cats has become essential to the control of important and emerging vector borne diseases, some of which are zoonoses. Flea worry and flea bite hypersensitivity ...

    Authors: Dorothee Stanneck, Ulrich Ebbinghaus-Kintscher, Eva Schoenhense, Eva M Kruedewagen, Andreas Turberg, Andrew Leisewitz, Wolfgang Jiritschka and Klemens J Krieger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:73

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  28. In Benin, Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the cornerstones of malaria prevention. In the context of high resistance of Anopheles gambiae to pyrethroids, The National ...

    Authors: Gil Germain Padonou, Michel Sezonlin, Razaki Ossé, Nazaire Aizoun, Frédéric Oké-Agbo, Olivier Oussou, Ghélus Gbédjissi and Martin Akogbéto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:72

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  29. Cases of canine neural angiostrongylosis (NA) with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) evaluations in the peer-reviewed literature were tabulated. All cases were from Australia. A retrospective cohort of 59 dogs was con...

    Authors: Julian A Lunn, Rogan Lee, Joanna Smaller, Bruce M MacKay, Terry King, Geraldine B Hunt, Patricia Martin, Mark B Krockenberger, Derek Spielman and Richard Malik

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:70

    Content type: Review

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  30. Global maps, in particular those based on vector distributions, have long been used to help visualise the global extent of malaria. Few, however, have been created with the support of a comprehensive and exten...

    Authors: Marianne E Sinka, Michael J Bangs, Sylvie Manguin, Yasmin Rubio-Palis, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Maureen Coetzee, Charles M Mbogo, Janet Hemingway, Anand P Patil, William H Temperley, Peter W Gething, Caroline W Kabaria, Thomas R Burkot, Ralph E Harbach and Simon I Hay

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:69

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  31. At Yaokoffikro field site near Bouaké, in central Côte d'Ivoire, a group of experimental huts built in 1996 served over many years for the evaluation of insecticides against highly resistant mosquitoes. Breedi...

    Authors: Alphonsine A Koffi, Ludovic P Ahoua Alou, Maurice A Adja, Moussa Koné, Fabrice Chandre and Raphael N'Guessan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:68

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  32. The objective of these two GCP multicentre European clinical field studies was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of a new imidacloprid/flumethrin collar (Seresto®, Bayer AnimalHealth, Investigational ...

    Authors: Dorothee Stanneck, Julia Rass, Isabel Radeloff, Eva Kruedewagen, Christophe Le Sueur, Klaus Hellmann and Klemens Krieger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:66

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  33. Predation of aquatic immature stages has been identified as a major evolutionary force driving habitat segregation and niche partitioning in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto in the humid savan...

    Authors: Geoffrey Gimonneau, Marco Pombi, Roch K Dabiré, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Serge Morand and Frédéric Simard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:65

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  34. Leishmania (Viannia) shawi parasite was first characterized in 1989. Recently the protective effects of soluble leishmanial antigen (SLA) from L. (V.) shawi promastigotes were demonstrated using BALB/c mice, the ...

    Authors: Luiz Felipe D Passero, Ana Kely Carvalho, Maria LAC Bordon, Alexis Bonfim-Melo, Karina Carvalho, Esper G Kallás, Bianca BA Santos, Marcos H Toyama, Adriana Paes-Leme, Carlos EP Corbett and Márcia D Laurenti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:64

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  35. Formal publication of the Culex genome sequence has closed the human disease vector triangle by meeting the Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti genome sequences. Compared to these other mosquitoes, Culex quinq...

    Authors: BP Niranjan Reddy, Pierrick Labbé and Vincent Corbel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:63

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  36. Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) are caused by a wide range of pathogens transmitted to dogs by arthropods including ticks and insects. Many CVBD-agents are of zoonotic concern, with dogs potentially servi...

    Authors: Luís Cardoso, Cláudio Mendão and Luís Madeira de Carvalho

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:62

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  37. Ixodes ricinus, a competent vector of several pathogens, is the tick species most frequently reported to bite humans in Europe. The majority of human cases of Lyme borreliosis (LB) and tick-borne encephalitis (TB...

    Authors: Gioia Capelli, Silvia Ravagnan, Fabrizio Montarsi, Silvia Ciocchetta, Stefania Cazzin, Elena Porcellato, Amira Mustafa Babiker, Rudi Cassini, Annalisa Salviato, Giovanni Cattoli and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:61

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  38. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum is a widespread endemic disease in the Mediterranean basin, though, so far, the north of Spain has been considered a non-endemic area. The aim of the pres...

    Authors: Guadalupe Miró, Rocío Checa, Ana Montoya, Leticia Hernández, Diana Dado and Rosa Gálvez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:60

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  39. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has proved to be a sensitive technique to detect Trypanosoma cruzi in the chronic phase of Chagas disease, which is characterized by low and fluctuating parasitemia. Another te...

    Authors: Nicolás Bravo, Catalina Muñoz, Nicolás Nazal, Miguel Saavedra, Gabriela Martínez, Eduardo Araya, Werner Apt and Inés Zulantay

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:59

    Content type: Short report

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  40. Characterizing the breeding site of Anopheles sinensis is of major importance for the transition from malaria control to elimination in China. However, little information is available especially regarding the cha...

    Authors: Xiao-Bo Liu, Qi-Yong Liu, Yu-Hong Guo, Jing-Yi Jiang, Dong-Sheng Ren, Guang-Chao Zhou, Can-Jun Zheng, Jing-Li Liu, Yun Chen, Hong-Sheng Li, Hua-Zhong Li and Qun Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:58

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  41. The invasive mosquito Aedes albopictus is often considered a poor vector of human pathogens, owing to its catholic feeding behavior. However, it was recently incriminated as a major vector in several Chikungunya ...

    Authors: Basile Kamgang, Elysée Nchoutpouen, Frédéric Simard and Christophe Paupy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:57

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  42. The human-animal bond has been a fundamental feature of mankind's history for millennia. The first, and strongest of these, man's relationship with the dog, is believed to pre-date even agriculture, going back...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Patrick Bourdeau, Gilles Bourdoiseau, Dwight Bowman, Edward Breitschwerdt, Gioia Capelli, Luís Cardoso, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Michael Day, Jean-Pierre Dedet, Gerhard Dobler, Lluís Ferrer, Peter Irwin, Volkhard Kempf, Babara Kohn, Michael Lappin…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:55

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  43. Vapour phase spatial repellents deter mosquitoes from attacking one or more humans in a protected space. Simulation models indicate that high coverage of spatial repellents can enhance the impact of long - las...

    Authors: Sheila B Ogoma, Hassan Ngonyani, Emmanuel T Simfukwe, Anthony Mseka, Jason Moore and Gerry F Killeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:54

    Content type: Short report

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  44. Anti-Wolbachia treatment with doxycycline is effective in sterilising and killing adult Onchocerca volvulus nematodes, proving superior to ivermectin and of great potential as an alternative approach for the trea...

    Authors: Francesca Tamarozzi, Nicholas Tendongfor, Peter A Enyong, Mathias Esum, Brian Faragher, Samuel Wanji and Mark J Taylor

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:53

    Content type: Short report

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  45. The South-to-North Water Diversion Project (SNWDP) is the largest national water conservancy project in China. However, the Eastern Route Project (ERP) of SNWDP will refer to the habitats of Oncomelania hupensis,...

    Authors: You-Sheng Liang, Wei Wang, Hong-Jun Li, Xue-Hui Shen, Yong-Liang Xu and Jian-Rong Dai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:52

    Content type: Research

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