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  1. The use of animal host-targeted pesticide application to control blacklegged ticks, which transmit the Lyme disease bacterium between wildlife hosts and humans, is receiving increased attention as an approach ...

    Authors: Jason S Grear, Robert Koethe, Bart Hoskins, Robert Hillger, Larry Dapsis and Montira Pongsiri

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:292

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  2. Novel vaccine candidates against Schistosoma japonicum are required, and antigens present in the vulnerable larval developmental stage are attractive targets. Post-genomic technologies are now available which can...

    Authors: Hamish EG McWilliam, Patrick Driguez, David Piedrafita, Donald P McManus and Els NT Meeusen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:290

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  3. The Middle East North Africa (MENA) region is under continuous threat of the re-emergence of West Nile virus (WNV) and Rift Valley Fever virus (RVF), two pathogens transmitted by the vector species Culex pipiens.

    Authors: Amy K Conley, Douglas O Fuller, Nabil Haddad, Ali N Hassan, Adel M Gad and John C Beier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:289

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  4. This is the first study in Morocco to estimate snail infection rates at the last historic transmission sites of schistosomiasis, known to be free from new infection among humans since 2004. Screening of large ...

    Authors: Fatima Amarir, Faiza Sebti, Ibrahim Abbasi, Abderrahim Sadak, Hajiba Fellah, Haddou Nhammi, Btissam Ameur, Abderrahman Laamrani El Idrissi and Mohamed Rhajaoui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:288

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  5. Susceptibility to Plasmodium infection in Anopheles gambiae has been proposed to result from naturally occurring polymorphisms that alter the strength of endogenous innate defenses. Despite the fact that some of ...

    Authors: Ashley A Brenton, Lattha Souvannaseng, Kong Cheung, Michael Anishchenko, Aaron C Brault and Shirley Luckhart

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:287

    Content type: Research

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  6. Previous studies have shown that haemosporidian parasites (Haemoproteus (Parahaemoproteus) and Plasmodium) infecting passerine birds have an evolutionary history of host switching with little cospeciation, in par...

    Authors: Diego Santiago-Alarcon, Adriana Rodríguez-Ferraro, Patricia G Parker and Robert E Ricklefs

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:286

    Content type: Research

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  7. Due to climate changes during the last decades, ticks have progressively spread into higher latitudes in northern Europe. Although some tick borne diseases are known to be endemic in Finland, to date there is ...

    Authors: Cristina Pérez Vera, Suvi Kapiainen, Sami Junnikkala, Kirsi Aaltonen, Thomas Spillmann and Olli Vapalahti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:285

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  8. Canine babesiosis due to Babesia canis is an endemic disease in many European countries. A vaccine is available in some countries, but it does not prevent the infection and just helps in reducing the gravity of c...

    Authors: Frederic Beugnet, Lenaig Halos, Diane Larsen, Michel Labuschagné, Heidi Erasmus and Josephus Fourie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:283

    Content type: Research

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  9. Fish are common intermediate hosts of trematode cercariae and their gills can potentially serve as important sites of penetration by these larval stages. We experimentally tested the hypothesis that volume of ...

    Authors: Victor N Mikheev, Anna F Pasternak, E Tellervo Valtonen and Jouni Taskinen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:281

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  10. The use of gravid mosquitoes as vehicles to auto-disseminate larvicides was recently demonstrated for the transfer of pyriproxyfen (PPF) by container-breeding Aedes mosquitoes and presents an appealing idea to ex...

    Authors: Oscar Mbare, Steven W Lindsay and Ulrike Fillinger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:280

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  11. Leptotrombidium pallidum and Leptotrombidium scutellare are the major vector mites for Orientia tsutsugamushi, the causative agent of scrub typhus. Before these organisms can be subjected to whole-genome sequenci...

    Authors: Ju Hyeon Kim, Jong Yul Roh, Deok Ho Kwon, Young Ho Kim, Kyungjae A Yoon, Seungil Yoo, Seung-Jae Noh, Junhyung Park, E-hyun Shin, Mi-Yeoun Park and Si Hyeock Lee

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:279

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  12. Insect vectors have been established as models in Chronobiology for many decades, and recent studies have demonstrated a close relationship between the circadian clock machinery, daily rhythms of activity and ...

    Authors: Gustavo BS Rivas, Nataly Araujo de Souza, Alexandre A Peixoto and Rafaela V Bruno

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:278

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  13. Trichobilharzia is the most species rich and widely distributed genus of schistosomes and is known throughout Europe and North America as an agent of human cercarial dermatitis. The disease is caused by an acute ...

    Authors: Scott P Lawton, Rivka M Lim, Juliet P Dukes, Richard T Cook, Anthony J Walker and Ruth S Kirk

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:277

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  14. Pathogen transmission by mosquitos is known to be highly sensitive to mosquito bionomic parameters. Mosquito mark-release-recapture (MMRR) experiments are a standard method for estimating such parameters inclu...

    Authors: Carlos A Guerra, Robert C Reiner Jr, T Alex Perkins, Steve W Lindsay, Janet T Midega, Oliver J Brady, Christopher M Barker, William K Reisen, Laura C Harrington, Willem Takken, Uriel Kitron, Alun L Lloyd, Simon I Hay, Thomas W Scott and David L Smith

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:276

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  15. Fluralaner, a novel isoxazoline, has both acaricidal and insecticidal activity through potent blockage of GABA- and L-glutamate-gated chloride channels. This study investigated the in vitro and in vivo effects of...

    Authors: Heike Williams, David R Young, Tariq Qureshi, Hartmut Zoller and Anja R Heckeroth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:275

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  16. Pyrethroid resistance has been slower to emerge in Anopheles arabiensis than in An. gambiae s.s and An. funestus and, consequently, studies are only just beginning to unravel the genes involved. Permethrin resist...

    Authors: Johnson Matowo, Christopher M Jones, Bilali Kabula, Hilary Ranson, Keith Steen, Franklin Mosha, Mark Rowland and David Weetman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:274

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  17. Most nemerteans (phylum Nemertea) are free-living, but about 50 species are known to be firmly associated with other marine invertebrates. For example, Gononemertes parasita is associated with ascidians, and Neme...

    Authors: Wen-Yan Sun, Dong-Li Xu, Hai-Xia Chen, Wei Shi, Per Sundberg, Malin Strand and Shi-Chun Sun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:273

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  18. Electric nets (e-nets) are used to analyse the flight behaviour of insects and have been used extensively to study the host-oriented flight of tsetse flies. Recently we adapted this tool to analyse the oviposi...

    Authors: Sisay Dugassa, Jenny M Lindh, Steve J Torr, Steven W Lindsay and Ulrike Fillinger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:272

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  19. Copro-parasitological diagnosis is still a challenge in management of helminth infections at individual and community levels in resource-limited settings.

    Authors: Beatrice Barda, Pamela Cajal, Eliana Villagran, Ruben Cimino, Marisa Juarez, Alejandro Krolewiecki, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, Roberto Burioni and Marco Albonico

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:271

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  20. Rickettsia amblyommii is a bacterium in the spotted fever group of organisms associated with the lone star tick (LST), Amblyomma americanum. The LST is the most commonly reported tick to parasitize humans in the ...

    Authors: Katherine A Sayler, Heather L Wamsley, Melanie Pate, Anthony F Barbet and A Rick Alleman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:270

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  21. West Nile Virus (WNV) is an emerging global health threat. Transmission risk is strongly related to the abundance of mosquito vectors, typically Culex pipiens in Europe. Early-warning predictors of mosquito popul...

    Authors: Roberto Rosà, Giovanni Marini, Luca Bolzoni, Markus Neteler, Markus Metz, Luca Delucchi, Elizabeth A Chadwick, Luca Balbo, Andrea Mosca, Mario Giacobini, Luigi Bertolotti and Annapaola Rizzoli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:269

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  22. To monitor adult mosquitoes several trapping devices are available. These are differently constructed and use various mechanisms for mosquito attraction, thus resulting in different trapping sensitivities and ...

    Authors: Renke Lühken, Wolf Peter Pfitzner, Jessica Börstler, Rolf Garms, Katrin Huber, Nino Schork, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Norbert Becker, Egbert Tannich and Andreas Krüger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:268

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  23. Chagas disease in the Amazon region is considered an emerging anthropozoonosis with a predominance of the discrete typing units (DTUs) TcI and TcIV. These DTUs are responsible for cases of acute disease associ...

    Authors: Rosa Amélia Gonçalves Santana, Laylah Kelre Costa Magalhães, Laise Kelman Costa Magalhães, Suzane Ribeiro Prestes, Marcel Gonçalves Maciel, George Allan Villarouco da Silva, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Felipe Rocha de Brito, Leila Inês de Aguiar Raposo Câmara Coelho, João Marcos Barbosa-Ferreira, Jorge Augusto Oliveira Guerra, Henrique Silveira and Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:267

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  24. Malaria continues to be a major health problem in more than 100 endemic countries located primarily in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. Malaria transmission is a dynamic process and involves...

    Authors: Narayani Prasad Kar, Ashwani Kumar, Om P Singh, Jane M Carlton and Nutan Nanda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:265

    Content type: Review

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  25. This paper examines the individual factors that influence prevalence rates of canine heartworm in the contiguous United States. A data set provided by the Companion Animal Parasite Council, which contains coun...

    Authors: Dongmei Wang, Dwight D Bowman, Heidi E Brown, Laura C Harrington, Phillip E Kaufman, Tanja McKay, Charles Thomas Nelson, Julia L Sharp and Robert Lund

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:264

    Content type: Research

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  26. Trypanosoma cruzi (Kinetoplastida, Trypanosomatidae) infection is an ancient and widespread zoonosis distributed throughout the Americas. Ecologically, Brazil comprises several distinct biomes: Amazonia, Cerrado,...

    Authors: Valdirene S Lima, Ana M Jansen, Louisa A Messenger, Michael A Miles and Martin S Llewellyn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:263

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  27. Malaria transmission in Cameroon is mediated by a plethora of vectors that are heterogeneously distributed across the country depending on the biotope. To effectively guide malaria control operations, regular ...

    Authors: Raymond N Tabue, Thomas Nem, Jean Atangana, Jude D Bigoga, Salomon Patchoke, Frédéric Tchouine, Barrière Y Fodjo, Rose GF Leke and Etienne Fondjo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:262

    Content type: Research

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  28. Filarioids belonging to the genus Cercopithifilaria (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) have been described in dogs in association with Rhipicephalus sanguineus group ticks, which act as their biological vectors. This stu...

    Authors: Helder CE Cortes, Luís Cardoso, Alessio Giannelli, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:261

    Content type: Short report

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  29. Mato Grosso do Sul has been undergoing a process of urbanization which results in loss of native vegetation. This withdrawal makes vectors of man and domestic animals closer, causing changes in the epidemiolog...

    Authors: Ana Rachel Oliveira de Andrade, Baldomero Antonio Kato da Silva, Geucira Cristaldo, Sonia Maria Oliveira de Andrade, Antonio Conceição Paranhos Filho, Alisson Ribeiro, Mirella Ferreira da Cunha Santos and Renato Andreotti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:260

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  30. It is well known that different Eimeria maxima strains exhibit significant antigenic variation. However, the genetic basis of these phenotypes remains unclear.

    Authors: Dandan Liu, Jianmei Li, Liqin Cao, Shangshang Wang, Hongxiao Han, Yantao Wu and Jianping Tao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:259

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  31. The cases of dengue reported earlier in the late 1990s from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) occurred in the cities of Jeddah and Makkah. Although the kingdom has ample financial resources to establish effect...

    Authors: Al Thabiani Aziz, Salman Abdo Al-Shami, Jazem A Mahyoub, Mesed Hatabbi, Abu Hassan Ahmad and Che Salmah Md Rawi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:258

    Content type: Short report

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  32. N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) has been registered for commercial use as an insect repellent for over five decades, and is used widely across the world. Concerns over the safety of DEET first emerged during the 1...

    Authors: Vanessa Chen-Hussey, Ron Behrens and James G Logan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:173

    Content type: Review

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  33. The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) has been using pirimiphos methyl for the first time for indoor residual spraying (IRS) in Benin. The first round was a success with a significant decrease of entomol...

    Authors: Rock Aïkpon, Michel Sèzonlin, Filémon Tokponon, Mariam Okè, Olivier Oussou, Frédéric Oké-Agbo, Raymond Beach and Martin Akogbéto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:256

    Content type: Research

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  34. Cysteine proteinases (CPs) from papaya (Carica papaya) possess anthelmintic properties against human soil-transmitted helminths (STH, Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm), but there is a lack o...

    Authors: Bruno Levecke, David J Buttle, Jerzy M Behnke, Ian R Duce and Jozef Vercruysse

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:255

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  35. Alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the metacestode larval stage of Echinococcus multilocularis, is a zoonosis of public health significance and is highly prevalent in northwest China. To effectively monitor its t...

    Authors: Xingwei Ni, Donald P McManus, Hongbin Yan, Jifei Yang, Zhongzi Lou, Hongmin Li, Li Li, Mengtong Lei, Jinzhong Cai, Yanlei Fan, Chunhua Li, Quanyuan Liu, Wangui Shi, Xu Liu, Yadong Zheng, Baoquan Fu…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:254

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  36. Aedes albopictus is widely distributed across tropical and sub-tropical regions and is associated with the transmission of several arboviruses. Although this species is increasingly relevant to public health due ...

    Authors: Leonardo Saboia-Vahia, Patricia Cuervo, Andre Borges-Veloso, Nathália Pinho de Souza, Constança Britto, Geovane Dias-Lopes and Jose Batista De Jesus

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:253

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  37. Dengue virus (DENV) is responsible for up to approximately 300 million infections and an increasing number of deaths related to severe manifestations each year in affected countries throughout the tropics. It ...

    Authors: Daniel M Chisenhall, Rebecca C Christofferson, Michael K McCracken, Ann-Marie F Johnson, Berlin Londono-Renteria and Christopher N Mores

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:252

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  38. Most hematophagous insects use host odours as chemical cues. The odour components, some physiological parameters and host attractiveness are affected by several conditions, including infection by parasites, e....

    Authors: Elis PA Batista, Elizangela FM Costa and Alexandre A Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:251

    Content type: Short report

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  39. Clonorchiasis is a globally important, neglected food-borne disease caused by Clonorchis sinensis (C. sinensis), and it is highly related to cholangiocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. Increased molecular ev...

    Authors: Mengyu Ren, Lei He, Yan Huang, Qiang Mao, Shan Li, Honglin Qu, Meng Bian, Pei Liang, Xueqing Chen, Jinsi Ling, Tingjing Chen, Chi Liang, Xiaoyun Wang, Xuerong Li and Xinbing Yu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:250

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  40. Despite epidemiological importance, few studies have explored whether individual experience and learning could affect the vertebrate host choice of mosquito disease vectors. Here, we investigated whether a fir...

    Authors: Amélie Vantaux, Thierry Lefèvre, Kounbrobr Roch Dabiré and Anna Cohuet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:249

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  41. Monitoring densities of adult mosquito populations is a major challenge in efforts to evaluate the epidemiology of mosquito-borne diseases, and their response to vector control interventions. In the case of ma...

    Authors: Marco Pombi, Wamdaogo M Guelbeogo, Katharina Kreppel, Maria Calzetta, Alphonse Traoré, Antoine Sanou, Hilary Ranson, Heather M Ferguson, N’Fale Sagnon and Alessandra della Torre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:247

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  42. In endemic areas with very low infection prevalence, the frequency and intensity of Echinococcus multilocularis can be extremely low. This necessitates efficient, specific and sensitive molecular tools. We wanted...

    Authors: Øivind Øines, Mats Isaksson, Åsa Hagström, Saraya Tavornpanich and Rebecca K Davidson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:246

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  43. The host-seeking activity in Dermacentor reticulatus ticks undergoes rhythmical changes correlated with environmental conditions. Therefore, this study is focused on investigating the activity of adult stages of ...

    Authors: Alicja Buczek, Katarzyna Bartosik and Zbigniew Zając

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:245

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  44. Despite the amount of awareness created, waterborne disease still poses threat, especially in developing countries. Due to the scarcity of reported data on waterborne parasites, the consumption of unsafe water...

    Authors: Subashini Onichandran, Thulasi Kumar, Cristina C Salibay, Julieta Z Dungca, Hazel AL Tabo, Norbel Tabo, Tian-Chye Tan, Yvonne AL Lim, Nongyao Sawangjaroen, Sucheep Phiriyasamith, Hemah Andiappan, Init Ithoi, Yee-Ling Lau and Veeranoot Nissapatorn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:244

    Content type: Research

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  45. Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease affecting ~200 million people worldwide. Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni are two relatively closely related schistosomes (blood flukes), and the causative agents of u...

    Authors: Tulio D L Campos, Neil D Young, Pasi K Korhonen, Ross S Hall, Stefano Mangiola, Andrew Lonie and Robin B Gasser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2014 7:242

    Content type: Research

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