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  1. Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis are debilitating diseases caused by filarial nematodes. Disease pathogenesis is induced by inflammatory responses following the death of the parasite. Wolbachia endosymbion...

    Authors: Kelly L Johnston, Bo Wu, Ana Guimarães, Louise Ford, Barton E Slatko and Mark J Taylor

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:99

    Content type: Research

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  2. Stunting and soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections including ascariasis, trichuriasis and hookworm remain major public health problems in school-age pupils in developing countries. The objectives of this ...

    Authors: Yu Shang, Lin-Hua Tang, Shui-Sen Zhou, Ying-Dan Chen, Yi-Chao Yang and Shao-Xiong Lin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:97

    Content type: Research

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  3. One hundred and fifteen patients with symptoms suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) according to Rome III criteria and 209 patients with gastrointestinal symptoms different from IBS (control) were iden...

    Authors: Maria Elena Ramirez-Miranda, Rosaura Hernandez-Castellanos, Eduardo Lopez-Escamilla, David Moncada, Alfredo Rodriguez-Magallan, Carlos Pagaza-Melero, Alberto Gonzalez-Angulo, Ana Flisser, Simon Kawa-Karasik and Pablo Maravilla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:96

    Content type: Short report

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  4. Densonucleosis viruses are the etiological agents of insect's disease. We have reported the isolation of densovirus from India and its distribution among the natural populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes across...

    Authors: Aruna Sivaram, Pradip V Barde, Mangesh D Gokhale, Dinesh K Singh and Devendra T Mourya

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:95

    Content type: Research

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  5. In visceral leishmaniasis (VL), phlebotomine vectors are the main target to reduce for control measures. An attempt has been taken to delineate the association between Phlebotomous argentipes and housing characte...

    Authors: Shreekant Kesari, Gouri Sankar Bhunia, Vijay Kumar, Algarswamy Jeyaram, Alok Ranjan and Pradeep Das

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:94

    Content type: Research

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  6. Studies on biting behaviours and infectivity status of insect vectors are pre-requisites in understanding the epidemiology of the vector- borne diseases and planning effective control measures. A longitudinal ...

    Authors: Monsuru A Adeleke, Chiedu F Mafiana, Sammy O Sam-Wobo, Ganiyu O Olatunde, Uwem F Ekpo, Olaoluwa P Akinwale and Laurent Toe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:93

    Content type: Research

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  7. Genetic modification of mosquitoes offers a promising strategy for the prevention and control of mosquito-borne diseases. For such a strategy to be effective, it is critically important that engineered strains...

    Authors: Constantianus JM Koenraadt, Matthias Kormaksson and Laura C Harrington

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:92

    Content type: Research

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  8. Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are an important tool for controlling malaria. Much attention has been devoted to determine both the effect of LLINs on the reduction of Plasmodium infection rate and on cli...

    Authors: Benjamin G Koudou, Hala Ghattas, Clémence Essé, Christian Nsanzabana, Fabian Rohner, Jürg Utzinger, Brian E Faragher and Andres B Tschannen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:91

    Content type: Research

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  9. The Dicer and Argonaute(AGO) proteins within the small RNA regulatory pathways (SRRPs) play an indispensable role in regulation of gene expression. In this study, we analyzed two genes, Dicer and Argonaute, from

    Authors: Rong Luo, Xiangyang Xue, Zhangxun Wang, Jun Sun, Ying Zou and Weiqing Pan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:90

    Content type: Research

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  10. Commentary and discussion on a recent paper promoting the use of Nothobranchius guentheri, a small African annual fish from the Island of Zanzibar as a tool to control mosquito larvae in temporary bodies of fresh...

    Authors: Martin Reichard, Brian R Watters, Rudolf H Wildekamp, Rainer Sonnenberg, Béla Nagy, Matej Polačik, Stefano Valdesalici, Alessandro Cellerino, Barry J Cooper, Holger Hengstler, John Rosenstock and Ian Sainthouse

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:89

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  11. The resistance of Ae. aegypti to insecticides is already widespread and continues to develop. It represents a serious problem for programmes aimed at the control and prevention of dengue in tropical countries. In...

    Authors: Frédéric Darriet, Sébastien Marcombe, Manuel Etienne, André Yébakima, Philip Agnew, Marie-Michelle Yp-Tcha and Vincent Corbel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:88

    Content type: Research

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  12. Mosquito-borne diseases are still a major health risk in many developing countries, and the emergence of multi-insecticide-resistant mosquitoes is threatening the future of vector control. Therefore, new tools...

    Authors: Annabel FV Howard, Raphael N'Guessan, Constantianus JM Koenraadt, Alex Asidi, Marit Farenhorst, Martin Akogbéto, Matthew B Thomas, Bart GJ Knols and Willem Takken

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:87

    Content type: Research

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  13. The recently developed Multiple Displacement Amplification technique (MDA) allows for the production of a large quantity of high quality genomic DNA from low amounts of the original DNA. The goal of this study...

    Authors: Daniel M Avelar and Pedro M Linardi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:86

    Content type: Short report

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  14. Two lymphatic filariasis endemic communities Mampong and Hwida in Ghana have been regularly monitored for impact on transmission after annual mass drug administration (MDA) with albendazole and ivermectin. Aft...

    Authors: Hilaria Amuzu, Michael D Wilson and Daniel A Boakye

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:85

    Content type: Research

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  15. The control efforts on Oncomelania hupensis, the intermediate snail host of Schistosoma japonicum, cannot be easily excluded from the integrated approach of schistosomiasis control in China. Application of chemic...

    Authors: Guo-Jing Yang, Wei Li, Le-Ping Sun, Feng Wu, Kun Yang, Yi-Xin Huang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:84

    Content type: Research

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  16. To implement an Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) strategy through a randomized controlled trial (phase III), 28 villages were selected in southern Benin. No recent entomological data being available in ...

    Authors: Armel Djènontin, Sahabi Bio-Bangana, Nicolas Moiroux, Marie-Claire Henry, Olayidé Bousari, Joseph Chabi, Razaki Ossè, Sébastien Koudénoukpo, Vincent Corbel, Martin Akogbéto and Fabrice Chandre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:83

    Content type: Research

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  17. In East Africa, animal trypanosomiasis is caused by many tsetse transmitted protozoan parasites including Trypanosoma vivax, T. congolense and subspecies of T. brucei s.l. (T. b. brucei and zoonotic human infecti...

    Authors: Andrew P Cox, Olga Tosas, Aimee Tilley, Kim Picozzi, Paul Coleman, Geoff Hide and Susan C Welburn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:82

    Content type: Research

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  18. Mixing repellent and organophosphate (OP) insecticides to better control pyrethroid resistant mosquito vectors is a promising strategy developed for bed net impregnation. Here, we investigated the opportunity ...

    Authors: Cédric Pennetier, Joseph Chabi, Thibaud Martin, Fabrice Chandre, Christophe Rogier, Jean-Marc Hougard and Frédéric Pages

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:81

    Content type: Research

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  19. Entomopathogenic fungi, Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana, are promising bio-pesticides for application against adult malaria mosquito vectors. An understanding of the behavioural responses of mosquit...

    Authors: Ladslaus L Mnyone, Constantianus J M Koenraadt, Issa N Lyimo, Monica W Mpingwa, Willem Takken and Tanya L Russell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:80

    Content type: Research

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  20. The ability of mosquitoes of the genus Aedes and its allies, such as Stegomyia, to transmit diseases such as dengue and yellow fever, makes them important in public health. This study aims to evaluate the use of ...

    Authors: Ary G Silva, Drielle L Almeida, Silas N Ronchi, Amarildo C Bento, Rodrigo Scherer, Alessandro C Ramos and Zilma M A Cruz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:79

    Content type: Research

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  21. A phlebotomine sand fly was noticed in the second floor of an old building in a highly urbanized area of southern Italy. A short-term entomological survey was carried out in the subsequent weeks to this event,...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Maria Stefania Latrofa and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:77

    Content type: Short report

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  22. Cats appear to be the primary reservoir host for Bartonella koehlerae, an alpha Proteobacteria that is most likely transmitted among cat populations by fleas (Ctenocephalides felis). Bartonella koehlerae has caus...

    Authors: Edward B Breitschwerdt, Ricardo G Maggi, B Robert Mozayeni, Barbara C Hegarty, Julie M Bradley and Patricia E Mascarelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:76

    Content type: Research

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  23. Odour baited resting boxes are simple, reliable and important tools for sampling malaria vector mosquitoes in surveillance and control programmes in different parts of Africa. To optimize the use of cow urine ...

    Authors: Eliningaya J Kweka, ,Beda J Mwang'onde and Aneth M Mahande

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:75

    Content type: Research

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  24. Insecticide use in public health and agriculture presents a dramatic adaptive challenge to target and non-target insect populations. The rapid development of genetically modulated resistance to insecticides is...

    Authors: Basil D Brooke and Lizette L Koekemoer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:74

    Content type: Review

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  25. The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is considered the major pest of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) and responsible for declines in honey bee populations worldwide. Exploiting the full potential of gene ...

    Authors: Ewan M Campbell, Giles E Budge and Alan S Bowman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:73

    Content type: Research

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  26. An increasing knowledge of the global risk of malaria shows that the nations of the Americas have the lowest levels of Plasmodium falciparum and P. vivax endemicity worldwide, sustained, in part, by substantive i...

    Authors: Marianne E Sinka, Yasmin Rubio-Palis, Sylvie Manguin, Anand P Patil, Will H Temperley, Peter W Gething, Thomas Van Boeckel, Caroline W Kabaria, Ralph E Harbach and Simon I Hay

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:72

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:210

  27. The Kato-Katz technique is widely used for the diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in epidemiological surveys and is believed to be an inexpensive method. The FLOTAC technique shows a higher sensitivit...

    Authors: Benjamin Speich, Stefanie Knopp, Khalfan A Mohammed, I Simba Khamis, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, David Rollinson and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:71

    Content type: Research

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  28. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (sl), the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis, is transmitted by ticks of the genus Ixodes as vector. For identification of Borrelia infections in ticks a TaqMan™ minor groove bind...

    Authors: Christina Strube, Victor M Montenegro, Christian Epe, Elke Eckelt and Thomas Schnieder

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:69

    Content type: Research

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  29. Malaria in South Africa is primarily transmitted by Anopheles funestus Giles. Resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in An. funestus in northern Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa, and in neighbouring areas of southern M...

    Authors: O R Wood, S Hanrahan, M Coetzee, L L Koekemoer and B D Brooke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:67

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  30. Tick-borne Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Rickettsia spp. are considered to be emerging human pathogens, but only limited data are available on their occurrence in Sweden. Two real-time PCR assays followed by nest...

    Authors: Kristofer Severinsson, Thomas G Jaenson, John Pettersson, Kerstin Falk and Kenneth Nilsson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:66

    Content type: Research

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  31. Insecticide treated plastic sheeting (ITPS), sometimes known as durable lining, has potential as a long-lasting insecticidal surface for malaria vector control when used as lining for interior walls and ceilings ...

    Authors: Fabrice Chandre, Roch K Dabire, Jean-Marc Hougard, Luc S Djogbenou, Seth R Irish, Mark Rowland and Raphael N'Guessan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:65

    Content type: Research

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  32. Intestinal schistosomiasis is often widespread among the populations living around Lake Victoria and on its islands. The Sesse Island group (containing some 84 islands), however, is typically assumed to be a l...

    Authors: Claire J Standley, Moses Adriko, Moses Arinaitwe, Aaron Atuhaire, Francis Kazibwe, Alan Fenwick, Narcis B Kabatereine and J Russell Stothard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:64

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  33. Hemoglobin is a rich source of biologically active peptides, some of which are potent antimicrobials (hemocidins). A few hemocidins have been purified from the midgut contents of ticks. Nonetheless, how antimi...

    Authors: Carlos E Cruz, Andréa C Fogaça, Ernesto S Nakayasu, Cláudia B Angeli, Rodrigo Belmonte, Igor C Almeida, Antônio Miranda, Maria Terêsa M Miranda, Aparecida S Tanaka, Glória R Braz, Charles S Craik, Eric Schneider, Conor R Caffrey and Sirlei Daffre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:63

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  34. Expert opinion-derived disability weights are widely employed for estimating the global burden of diseases and injuries. For chronic diseases such as soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis, it has ...

    Authors: Kathrin Ziegelbauer, Peter Steinmann, Hui Zhou, Zun-Wei Du, Jin-Yong Jiang, Thomas Fürst, Tie-Wu Jia, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Jürg Utzinger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:61

    Content type: Research

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  35. Fibrogenesis is a common feature of many diseases where there is severe insult to the liver. The hepatic stellate cell trans-differentiation into a myofibroblast has been identified as an important event in li...

    Authors: Barrie Anthony, Jeremy T Allen, Yuesheng S Li and Donald P McManus

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:60

    Content type: Review

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  36. In the Mekong region (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos), a large investigation was conducted to assess the susceptibility of Anopheles species against DDT and pyrethroids. In this study, the resistance status of the...

    Authors: Katrijn Verhaeghen, Wim Van Bortel, Ho Dinh Trung, Tho Sochantha, Kalouna Keokenchanh and Marc Coosemans

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:59

    Content type: Research

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  37. The control of schistosomiasis in Nigeria is mainly by mass treatment with praziquantel through the school system, with an absence of any provision for pre-school children. We therefore determined the prevalen...

    Authors: Uwem F Ekpo, Akintunde Laja-Deile, Akinola S Oluwole, Sammy O Sam-Wobo and Chiedu F Mafiana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:58

    Content type: Research

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  38. The freshwater snail Indoplanorbis exustus is found across India, Southeast Asia, central Asia (Afghanistan), Arabia and Africa. Indoplanorbis is of economic importance in that it is responsible for the transmiss...

    Authors: Liang Liu, Mohammed MH Mondal, Mohamed A Idris, Hakim S Lokman, PRV Jayanthe Rajapakse, Fadjar Satrija, Jose L Diaz, E Suchart Upatham and Stephen W Attwood

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:57

    Content type: Research

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  39. Analysis of the data available from traditional faunistic approaches to mollusc-trematode systems covering large spatial and/or temporal scales in Europe convinced us that a parasite community approach in well...

    Authors: Miroslava Soldánová, Christian Selbach, Bernd Sures, Aneta Kostadinova and Ana Pérez-del-Olmo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:56

    Content type: Research

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  40. Ample evidence has shown that blood seeking mosquitoes locate their hosts by following odours produced by the hosts. Odour baited traps would therefore, provide a solution in controlling diseases spread by mos...

    Authors: Eunice A Owino

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:55

    Content type: Research

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:78

  41. Several pathogenic Rickettsia species can be transmitted via Ixodes ricinus ticks to humans and animals. Surveys of I. ricinus for the presence of Rickettsiae using part of its 16S rRNA gene yield a plethora of n...

    Authors: Ellen Tijsse-Klasen, Manoj Fonville, Leo van Overbeek, Johan HJ Reimerink and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:54

    Content type: Short report

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  42. A previously described Taenia saginata HDP2 DNA sequence, a 4-kb polymorphic fragment, was previously used as the basis for developing PCR diagnostic protocols for the species-specific discrimination of T. sagina...

    Authors: Luis M González, Begoña Bailo, Elizabeth Ferrer, Maria D Fernandez García, Leslie JS Harrison, Michael RE Parkhouse, Donald P McManus and Teresa Gárate

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:51

    Content type: Research

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  43. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was recently applied to age-grade and differentiate laboratory reared Anopheles gambiae sensu strico and Anopheles arabiensis sibling species of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato comp...

    Authors: Maggy Sikulu, Gerry F Killeen, Leon E Hugo, Peter A Ryan, Kayla M Dowell, Robert A Wirtz, Sarah J Moore and Floyd E Dowell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:49

    Content type: Short report

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