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  1. Commercial fisheries of lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus have been carried out in Iceland for centuries. Traditionally the most valuable part is the eggs which are harvested for use as a caviar substitute.

    Authors: Mark A Freeman, Jacob M Kasper and Árni Kristmundsson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:49

    Content type: Research

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  2. Considering the increasing importance of small animals travel medicine and the spread of filariae with zoonotic potential to non-endemic European areas, routine filarial diagnosis in dogs is becoming important. D...

    Authors: Johannes Magnis, Susanne Lorentz, Lisa Guardone, Felix Grimm, Marta Magi, Torsten J Naucke and Peter Deplazes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:48

    Content type: Research

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  3. The molecular phylogenetic relationships and population structure of the species of the Anopheles triannulatus complex: Anopheles triannulatus s.s., Anopheles halophylus and the putative species Anopheles triannu...

    Authors: Marta Moreno, Sara Bickersmith, Wesley Harlow, Jessica Hildebrandt, Sascha N McKeon, Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento, Jose R Loaiza, Freddy Ruiz, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Maria AM Sallum, Eduardo S Bergo, Gary N Fritz, Richard C Wilkerson, Yvonne M Linton, Maria J Dantur Juri, Yadira Rangel…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:47

    Content type: Research

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  4. Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are commonly used together in the same households to improve malaria control despite inconsistent evidence on whether such combinations...

    Authors: Fredros O Okumu, Edgar Mbeyela, Godfrey Lingamba, Jason Moore, Alex J Ntamatungiro, Deo R Kavishe, Michael G Kenward, Elizabeth Turner, Lena M Lorenz and Sarah J Moore

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:46

    Content type: Research

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  5. Spirocerca lupi is a life-threating parasitic nematode of dogs that has a cosmopolitan distribution but is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. Despite its veterinary importance in canids, the ep...

    Authors: Guo-Hua Liu, Yan Wang, Hui-Qun Song, Ming-Wei Li, Lin Ai, Xing-Long Yu and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:45

    Content type: Research

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  6. Anopheles arabiensis, the main malaria vector in Ethiopia, shows both anthropophilic and zoophilic behaviours. Insecticide resistance is increasing, and alternative methods of vector control are needed. The objec...

    Authors: Fekadu Massebo, Meshesha Balkew, Teshome Gebre-Michael and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:44

    Content type: Research

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  7. Increasing incidence of DDT and pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes is seen as a limiting factor for malaria vector control. The current study aimed at an in-depth characterization of An. gambiae s.l. r...

    Authors: Philippe Nwane, Josiane Etang, Mouhamadou Chouaїbou, Jean Claude Toto, Alphonsine Koffi, Rémy Mimpfoundi and Frédéric Simard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:41

    Content type: Research

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  8. Blastocystis has been described as the most common intestinal parasite in humans and has an increased impact on public health. However, the transmission of this parasite has not been conclusively determined.

    Authors: Tengku Shahrul Anuar, Mohamed Kamel Abdul Ghani, Siti Nor Azreen, Fatmah Md Salleh and Norhayati Moktar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:40

    Content type: Research

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  9. The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) was launched in 2000, and nearly all endemic countries in the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific regions have now initiated the WHO ...

    Authors: Louise A Kelly-Hope, David H Molyneux and Moses J Bockarie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  10. Wolbachia are maternally inherited endosymbiotic bacteria that manipulate the reproductive success of their insect hosts. Uninfected females that mate with Wolbachia infected males do not reproduce due to cytopla...

    Authors: Andrew P Turley, Myron P Zalucki, Scott L O’Neill and Elizabeth A McGraw

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:36

    Content type: Research

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  11. Theileria equi is a tick-borne apicomplexan hemoparasite that causes equine piroplasmosis. This parasite has a worldwide distribution but the United States was considered to be free of this disease until recently...

    Authors: Carina M Hall, Joseph D Busch, Glen A Scoles, Kristina A Palma-Cagle, Massaro W Ueti, Lowell S Kappmeyer and David M Wagner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:35

    Content type: Research

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  12. Current development efforts of subunit vaccines against Toxoplasma gondii, the etiological agent of toxoplasmosis, have been focused mainly on tachyzoite surface antigen 1 (SAG1). Since microparticles made from p...

    Authors: Shu-Chun Chuang, Jing-Chun Ko, Chaio-Ping Chen, Jia-Tze Du and Chung-Da Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  13. Leishmania species belong to the family Trypanosomatidae and cause leishmaniasis, a geographically widespread disease that infects humans and other vertebrates. This disease remains endemic in China. Due to the l...

    Authors: Bin-Bin Yang, Da-Li Chen, Jian-Ping Chen, Lin Liao, Xiao-Su Hu and Jia-Nan Xu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:32

    Content type: Research

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  14. Millions of people and domestic animals around the world are affected by leishmaniasis, a disease caused by various species of flagellated protozoans in the genus Leishmania that are transmitted by several sand f...

    Authors: Kevin B Temeyer, Danett K Brake, Alexander P Tuckow, Andrew Y Li and Adalberto A Pérez deLeón

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:31

    Content type: Research

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  15. Indiscriminate use of synthetic insecticides to eradicate mosquitoes has caused physiological resistance. Plants provide a reservoir of biochemical compounds; among these compounds some have inhibitory effect ...

    Authors: Virendra K Dua, Arvind Kumar, Akhilesh C Pandey and Sandeep Kumar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  16. Parasitological methods are widely used for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis. However, they are insensitive, particularly in areas of low endemicity, and labour-intensive. Immunoassays based on detection of an...

    Authors: Jean T Coulibaly, Eliézer K N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Michael J Doenhoff and Emily M Dawson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  17. In the first part of this study, we investigated the prevalence and associated key factors of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections among Orang Asli children in rural Malaysia; an alarming high prevalence...

    Authors: Nabil A Nasr, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdulhamid Ahmed, Muhammad Aidil Roslan and Awang Bulgiba

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:28

    Content type: Research

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  18. Despite the continuous efforts to improve the quality of life of Orang Asli (Aborigines) communities, these communities are still plagued with a wide range of health problems including parasitic infections. Th...

    Authors: Nabil A Nasr, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdulhamid Ahmed, Muhammad Aidil Roslan and Awang Bulgiba

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  19. Bartonella henselae is transmitted amongst cats by Ctenocephalides felis and is associated with multiple clinical syndromes in cats and people. In a previous study, monthly spot-on administration of 10% imidaclop...

    Authors: Michael R Lappin, Wendell L Davis, Jennifer R Hawley, Melissa Brewer, Arianne Morris and Dorothee Stanneck

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:26

    Content type: Research

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  20. Eurytrema pancreaticum is one of the most common flukes, which mainly infects ruminants globally and infects human beings accidentally; causing eurytremiasis that has high veterinary and economic importance. Micr...

    Authors: Min-Jun Xu, Chun-Ren Wang, Si-Yang Huang, Jing-Hua Fu, Dong-Hui Zhou, Qiao-Cheng Chang, Xu Zheng and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  21. The brain is the most commonly affected organ during Neospora caninum infection but the mechanisms utilized by this protozoan parasite for traversal of the blood–brain barrier (BBB) are not yet understood. Herein...

    Authors: Hany M Elsheikha, Charlotte L McKinlay, Nashwa A Elsaied and Paul A Smith

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:24

    Content type: Research

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  22. Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. The variety of characteristic and non-specific clinical manifestations is partially explained by its genetic diversity. We inves...

    Authors: Ellen Tijsse-Klasen, Nenad Pandak, Paul Hengeveld, Katsuhisa Takumi, Marion PG Koopmans and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  23. Adult and larval mosquitoes regulate food digestion in their gut with trypsin modulating oostatic factor (TMOF), a decapeptide hormone synthesized by the ovaries and the neuroendocrine system. TMOF is currentl...

    Authors: Layla Kamareddine, Yanhua Fan, Mike A Osta and Nemat O Keyhani

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:22

    Content type: Short report

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  24. Metal uptake and accumulation in fish parasites largely depends on the parasite group with acanthocephalans showing the highest accumulation rates. Additionally, developmental stage (larvae or adult) as well a...

    Authors: Milen Nachev, Gerhard Schertzinger and Bernd Sures

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:21

    Content type: Research

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  25. It is well known that temperature has a major influence on the transmission of malaria parasites to their hosts. However, mathematical models do not always agree about the way in which temperature affects mala...

    Authors: Torleif Markussen Lunde, Mohamed Nabie Bayoh and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:20

    Content type: Research

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  26. When Plasmodium vivax tertian malaria was prevalent in The Netherlands, the use of therapeutic malaria for the treatment of neurosyphilis patients presented an opportunity for biological studies of the parasite’s...

    Authors: Jan Peter Verhave

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:19

    Content type: Review

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  27. Malaria and HIV are among the two most important global health problems of developing countries. They cause more than 4 million deaths a year. These two infections interact bidirectionally and synergistically ...

    Authors: Abebe Alemu, Yitayal Shiferaw, Zelalem Addis, Biniam Mathewos and Wubet Birhan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:18

    Content type: Review

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  28. Indoor residual insecticide spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) are commonly used together even though evidence that such combinations confer greater protection against malaria tha...

    Authors: Fredros O Okumu, Samson S Kiware, Sarah J Moore and Gerry F Killeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:17

    Content type: Research

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  29. Presently, 45% of the total human population of Europe, as well as their domestic and companion animals, are exposed to the risk of vector-borne helminths (VBH) causing diseases. A plethora of intrinsic biolog...

    Authors: Domenico Otranto, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Emanuele Brianti, Donato Traversa, Dusan Petrić, Claudio Genchi and Gioia Capelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:16

    Content type: Review

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  30. Toxoplasmosis, a zoonotic disease distributed worldwide, is an infection caused by the ubiquitous obligatory intracellular coccidian protozoan organism, Toxoplasma gondii. It is a major public health concern beca...

    Authors: Fisseha Walle, Nigatu Kebede, Aster Tsegaye and Tesfu Kassa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  31. Identification of malaria vector breeding sites can enhance control activities. Although associations between malaria vector breeding sites and topography are well recognized, practical models that predict bre...

    Authors: Jephtha C Nmor, Toshihiko Sunahara, Kensuke Goto, Kyoko Futami, George Sonye, Peter Akweywa, Gabriel Dida and Noboru Minakawa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  32. Phlebotomine insects harbor bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens that can cause diseases of public health importance. Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of visceral leishmaniasis in the New World. Insec...

    Authors: Erich L Telleria, Maurício R Viana Sant’Anna, Mohammad O Alkurbi, André N Pitaluga, Rod J Dillon and Yara M Traub-Csekö

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:12

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  33. Satellite measurements have distinct advantages over conventional ground measurements because they can collect the information repeatedly and automatically. Since 1970 globally and 1985 in China, the availabil...

    Authors: Zhijie Zhang, Michecal Ward, Jie Gao, Zengliang Wang, Baodong Yao, Tiejun Zhang and Qingwu Jiang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:11

    Content type: Review

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  34. Insecticide treated materials remain the mainstay for malaria prevention. The current study reports on the entomological impact of cyfluthrin impregnated bed nets on malaria transmission in Mbandjock, a semi u...

    Authors: Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Maurice Demanou, Josiane Etang and Bernard Bouchite

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  35. An important determinant of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission is the spatial distribution of vectors. The primary vectors of West Nile virus (WNV) in Illinois are Culex pipiens Linnaeus (Diptera: Culicidae) an...

    Authors: Allison M Gardner, Tavis K Anderson, Gabriel L Hamer, Dana E Johnson, Kate E Varela, Edward D Walker and Marilyn O Ruiz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:9

    Content type: Research

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  36. On 26 October 2012, veterinary medicine clinicians and researchers, members of Brasileish - Study Group about Animal Leishmaniasis - met at the Regional Council of Veterinary Medicine of Minas Gerais, in the c...

    Authors: Vitor Márcio Ribeiro, Sydnei Magno da Silva, Ingrid Menz, Paulo Tabanez, Fábio dos Santos Nogueira, Manfredo Werkhaüser, André Luis S da Fonseca and Filipe Dantas-Torres

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:8

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  37. Lymphatic filariasis (LF) caused by Wuchereria bancrofti is present at high prevalence in some parts of Papua New Guinea. However, there has been no rigorous data-based representative assessment of nationwide pre...

    Authors: Patricia M Graves, Leo Makita, Melinda Susapu, Molly A Brady, Wayne Melrose, Corinne Capuano, Zaixing Zhang, Luo Dapeng, Masayo Ozaki, David Reeve, Kazuyo Ichimori, Walter M Kazadi, Frederick Michna, Moses J Bockarie and Louise A Kelly-Hope

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:7

    Content type: Research

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  38. Jars, tanks, and drums provide favorable rearing/breeding sites for Aedes aegypti in Vietnam. However, the use of insecticides to control mosquitoes at such breeding sites has not been approved in Vietnam since t...

    Authors: Takashi Tsunoda, Hitoshi Kawada, Trang T T Huynh, Loan Le Luu, San Hoang Le, Huu Ngoc Tran, Huong Thi Que Vu, Hieu Minh Le, Futoshi Hasebe, Ataru Tsuzuki and Masahiro Takagi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  39. Filariasis, caused by Brugia malayi, is a public health problem in Thailand. Currently, at least two locations in southern Thailand are reported to be active endemic areas. Two and four Mansonia species are prima...

    Authors: Atiporn Saeung, Chayanit Hempolchom, Visut Baimai, Sorawat Thongsahuan, Kritsana Taai, Narissara Jariyapan, Udom Chaithong and Wej Choochote

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  40. Infections with fish-borne zoonotic trematodes (FZT) including the minute intestinal fluke, Haplorchis pumilio, are highly prevalent in Southeast Asia. However, little is known about the infection dynamics and cl...

    Authors: Sofie Nissen, Stig Milan Thamsborg, Per Walther Kania, Páll S Leifsson, Anders Dalsgaard and Maria Vang Johansen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  41. Pathogenic intestinal protozoa infections are common in school-aged children in the developing world and they are frequently associated with malabsorption syndromes and gastrointestinal morbidity. Since diagno...

    Authors: Benjamin Speich, Hanspeter Marti, Shaali M Ame, Said M Ali, Isaac I Bogoch, Jürg Utzinger, Marco Albonico and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  42. Most filarial species in the genus Onchocerca depend on Wolbachia endobacteria to successfully carry out their life cycle. O. flexuosa is a Wolbachia-free species, but its genome contains Wolbachia-like sequences...

    Authors: Samantha N McNulty, Kerstin Fischer, Kurt C Curtis, Gary J Weil, Norbert W Brattig and Peter U Fischer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  43. Many factors are involved in determining the latitudinal and altitudinal spread of the important tick vector Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Europe, as well as in changes in the distribution within its prior ...

    Authors: Jolyon M Medlock, Kayleigh M Hansford, Antra Bormane, Marketa Derdakova, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Jean-Claude George, Irina Golovljova, Thomas G T Jaenson, Jens-Kjeld Jensen, Per M Jensen, Maria Kazimirova, José A Oteo, Anna Papa, Kurt Pfister, Olivier Plantard, Sarah E Randolph…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:1

    Content type: Review

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  44. Hyalomma aegyptium is a hard-tick with a typical three-host life cycle. The main hosts are Palearctic tortoises of genus Testudo. However, other hosts can be used by immature ticks for feeding in natural conditio...

    Authors: Anamaria I Paștiu, Ioana A Matei, Andrei D Mihalca, Gianluca D’Amico, Mirabela O Dumitrache, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Attila D Sándor, Menelaos Lefkaditis, Călin M Gherman and Vasile Cozma

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:301

    Content type: Research

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