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  1. Although ivermectin is distributed free of charge through the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC), not all eligible individuals within communities receive the annual treatment. This poses a ser...

    Authors: Daniel Yirga, Kebede Deribe, Kifle Woldemichael, Mekite Wondafrash and Wondosen Kassahun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:48

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  2. Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) are vectors of trypanosomes that cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock across sub-Saharan Africa. Tsetse control strategies rely on a detailed understand...

    Authors: Gurdeep K Lall, Alistair C Darby, Bjorn Nystedt, Ewan T MacLeod, Richard P Bishop and Susan C Welburn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:47

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  3. Mosquitoes that breed in temporary pools in remote areas that dry up seasonally are especially difficult to control through chemical or biological means. The annual killifish has been suggested as a means of e...

    Authors: Jonathan R Matias and Araceli Q Adrias

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:46

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  4. Malaria, schistosomiasis and intestinal helminth infections are causes of high morbidity in most tropical parts of the world. Even though these infections often co-exist, most studies focus on individual disea...

    Authors: Humphrey D Mazigo, Rebecca Waihenya, Nicholas JS Lwambo, Ladislaus L Mnyone, Aneth M Mahande, Jeremiah Seni, Maria Zinga, Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J Kweka, Stephen E Mshana, Jorg Heukelbach and Gerald M Mkoji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:44

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  5. Recent evidence suggests that Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis mites collected from scabies endemic communities in northern Australia show increasing tolerance to 5% permethrin and oral ivermectin. Previous finding...

    Authors: Kate E Mounsey, Cielo J Pasay, Larry G Arlian, Marjorie S Morgan, Deborah C Holt, Bart J Currie, Shelley F Walton and James S McCarthy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:43

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  6. Lizards are considered zooprophylactic for almost all Borrelia burgdorferi species, and act as dilution hosts in parts of North America. Whether European lizards significantly reduce the ability of B. burgdorferi

    Authors: Ellen Tijsse-Klasen, Manoj Fonville, Johan HJ Reimerink, Annemarieke Spitzen - van der Sluijs and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:42

    Content type: Research

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  7. During the last decade, Southeast Asian countries have been very successful in reducing the burden of malaria. However, malaria remains endemic in these countries, especially in remote and forested areas. The ...

    Authors: Kohei Takenaka Takano, Ngoc Thi Hong Nguyen, Binh Thi Huong Nguyen, Toshihiko Sunahara, Michio Yasunami, Manh Duc Nguyen and Masahiro Takagi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:41

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  8. Anopheles arabiensis is the major vector of malaria in Ethiopia. Malaria vector control in Ethiopia is based on selective indoor residual spraying using DDT, distribution of long lasting insecticide treated nets ...

    Authors: Meshesha Balkew, Muntaser Ibrahim, Lizette L Koekemoer, Basil D Brooke, Howard Engers, Abraham Aseffa, Teshome Gebre-Michael and Ibrahim Elhassen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:40

    Content type: Research

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  9. Neuropathological consequences of neuroinflammatory processes have been implicated in a wide range of diseases affecting the central nervous system (CNS). Glial cells, the resident immune cells of the CNS, res...

    Authors: Simone Helluy and Frederic Thomas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:38

    Content type: Research

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  10. Tick cell lines are now available from fifteen ixodid and argasid species of medical and veterinary importance. However, some tick cell lines can be difficult to cryopreserve, and improved protocols for short-...

    Authors: Gertrud Lallinger, Erich Zweygarth, Lesley Bell-Sakyi and Lygia MF Passos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:37

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  11. Babesia are emerging health threats to humans and animals in the United States. A collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment, otherwise known as ...

    Authors: Adalberto A Pérez de León, Daniel A Strickman, Donald P Knowles, Durland Fish, Eileen Thacker, José de la Fuente, Peter J Krause, Stephen K Wikel, Ryan S Miller, Gale G Wagner, Consuelo Almazán, Robert Hillman, Matthew T Messenger, Paul O Ugstad, Roberta A Duhaime, Pete D Teel…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:36

    Content type: Meeting report

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  12. Rhipicephalus sanguineus is a ubiquitous tick responsible for transmitting Ehrlichia canis and most likely Anaplasma platys to dogs, as either single or co-infections. The objective of this study was to assess th...

    Authors: SD Gaunt, MJ Beall, BA Stillman, L Lorentzen, PPVP Diniz, R Chandrashekar and EB Breitschwerdt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:33

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  13. A serological survey for Dirofilaria immitis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia canis, and Borrelia burgdorferi infections in rural hunting and urban shelter dogs mainly from southwestern regions of the Republ...

    Authors: Sun Lim, Peter J Irwin, SeungRyong Lee, MyungHwan Oh, KyuSung Ahn, BoYoung Myung and SungShik Shin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:32

    Content type: Short report

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  14. Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) is a zoonotic disease caused by Leishmania infantum, a Trypanosomatid protozoan transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies. Leishmaniasis is endemic in southern France, but the influences o...

    Authors: Lise Chamaillé, Annelise Tran, Anne Meunier, Gilles Bourdoiseau, Paul Ready and Jean-Pierre Dedet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:31

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  15. Dirofilaria spp., Acanthocheilonema spp. and Brugia spp. have all been reported in Indian dogs. In previous studies, diagnosis was made by morphological identification only. This is the first geographically strat...

    Authors: Puteri Azaziah Megat Abd Rani, Peter J Irwin, Mukulesh Gatne, Glen T Coleman, Linda M McInnes and Rebecca J Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:30

    Content type: Research

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  16. Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii is an important, emerging, intravascular bacterial pathogen that has been recently isolated from immunocompetent patients with endocarditis, arthritis, neurological disease a...

    Authors: Edward B Breitschwerdt, Ricardo G Maggi, Paul M Lantos, Christopher W Woods, Barbara C Hegarty and Julie M Bradley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:29

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  17. Despite the combination of favourable climate for parasites and vectors, and large populations of stray dogs, information concerning the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of canine vector-borne diseases i...

    Authors: Puteri Azaziah Megat Abd Rani, Peter J Irwin, Mukulesh Gatne, Glen T Coleman and Rebecca J Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:28

    Content type: Review

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  18. Protozoa and bacteria transmitted by arthropods, including ticks and phlebotomine sand flies, may cause a wide range of canine vector-borne diseases. Dogs can be simultaneously or sequentially infected with mu...

    Authors: Luís Cardoso, Yael Yisaschar-Mekuzas, Filipa T Rodrigues, Álvaro Costa, João Machado, Duarte Diz-Lopes and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:27

    Content type: Research

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  19. Canine heartworm (cHW) disease is now recognised as potential cause of serious disease in cats and other felids, especially in endemic areas. In March 2009, a 23-years-old male African leopard (Panthera pardus pa...

    Authors: Sandro Mazzariol, Rudi Cassini, Laura Voltan, Luca Aresu and Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:25

    Content type: Short report

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  20. Human amoebiasis is caused by the parasitic protozoan Entamoeba histolytica that lives in the large intestine of hosts, where can produce asymptomatic colonization until severe invasive infections with blood diar...

    Authors: Cássia AX Costa, Álvaro C Nunes, Anderson J Ferreira, Maria A Gomes and Marcelo V Caliari

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:23

    Content type: Research

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  21. Models of the effects of environmental factors on West Nile virus disease risk have yielded conflicting outcomes. The role of precipitation has been especially difficult to discern from existing studies, due i...

    Authors: Marilyn O Ruiz, Luis F Chaves, Gabriel L Hamer, Ting Sun, William M Brown, Edward D Walker, Linn Haramis, Tony L Goldberg and Uriel D Kitron

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:19

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  22. Fungal biopesticides have the potential to significantly reduce densities of malaria vectors as well as associated malaria transmission. In previous field trials, entomopathogenic fungus was delivered from wit...

    Authors: Dickson W Lwetoijera, Robert D Sumaye, Edith P Madumla, Deogratius R Kavishe, Ladslaus L Mnyone, Tanya L Russell and Fredros O Okumu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:18

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  23. Current strategies for controlling American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL) have been unable to prevent the spread of the disease across Brazil. With no effective vaccine and culling of infected dogs an unpopular...

    Authors: Daniel P Bray, Graziella B Alves, Maria E Dorval, Reginaldo P Brazil and J GC Hamilton

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:16

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  24. Molecular methods to detect Leishmania parasites are considered specific and sensitive, but often not applied in endemic areas of developing countries due to technical complexity. In the present study isothermal,...

    Authors: Claire M Mugasa, Thierry Laurent, Gerard J Schoone, Frank L Basiye, Alfarazdeg A Saad, Sayda el Safi, Piet A Kager and Henk DFH Schallig

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:13

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  25. To accelerate efforts towards control and possibly elimination of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and lymphatic filariasis, optimally located outdoor interventions could be used to complement existing ...

    Authors: Fredros O Okumu, Edith P Madumla, Alex N John, Dickson W Lwetoijera and Robert D Sumaye

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:12

    Content type: Research

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  26. Human capillariasis caused by Capillaria hepatica (syn. Calodium hepaticum) is a rare disease with no more than 40 cases registered around the world. Classically, the disease has severe symptoms that mimic acute ...

    Authors: Luis Marcelo Aranha Camargo, Juliana de Souza Almeida Aranha Camargo, Luana Janaina de Souza Vera, Pedro di Tarique Crispim Barreto, Eudes Kang Tourinho and Marcia Maria de Souza

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:11

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  27. The natural infection of phlebotomine sand flies by Leishmania parasites was surveyed in a desert area of Pakistan where cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic. Out of 220 female sand flies dissected, one sand fly, P...

    Authors: Hirotomo Kato, Hiroshi Uezato, Hiroshi Sato, Abdul M Bhutto, Farooq R Soomro, Javed H Baloch, Hiroyuki Iwata and Yoshihisa Hashiguchi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:10

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  28. The first Mongolian-Japanese Joint Conference on "Echinococcosis: diagnosis, treatment and prevention in Mongolia" was held in Ulaanbaatar on June 4th, 2009. It was the first chance for Mongolian experts (clinici...

    Authors: A Gurbadam, D Nyamkhuu, G Nyamkhuu, A Tsendjav, O Sergelen, B Narantuya, Z Batsukh, G Battsetseg, B Oyun-Erdene, B Uranchimeg, D Otgonbaatar, D Temuulen, E Bayarmaa, D Abmed, S Tsogtsaikhan, A Usukhbayar…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:8

    Content type: Meeting report

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  29. For disease surveillance and mapping within large-scale control programmes, RDTs are becoming popular. For intestinal schistosomiasis, a commercially available urine-dipstick which detects schistosome circulat...

    Authors: CJ Standley, NJS Lwambo, CN Lange, HC Kariuki, M Adriko and JR Stothard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:7

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  30. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been known to exist in northwest Ethiopia (Humera-Metema lowlands) since the early 1970s associated with large scale agricultural development activities, often resulting in outb...

    Authors: Teshome Gebre-Michael, Meshesha Balkew, Nega Berhe, Asrat Hailu and Yalemtsehay Mekonnen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:6

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  31. The recent publication of the Schistosoma japonicum and S. mansoni genomes has expanded greatly the opportunities for post-genomic schistosomiasis vaccine research. Immunomics protein microarrays provide an excel...

    Authors: Patrick Driguez, Denise L Doolan, Alex Loukas, Philip L Felgner and Donald P McManus

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:4

    Content type: Review

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  32. The aim of this study was to address the role of chickens as bloodmeal sources for female Lutzomyia longipalpis and to test whether chicken blood is harmful to Leishmania parasite development within the sand flie...

    Authors: Mauricio RV Sant'Anna, Alexandre Nascimento, Bruce Alexander, Erin Dilger, Reginaldo R Cavalcante, Hector M Diaz-Albiter, Paul A Bates and Rod J Dillon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:3

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  33. Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem®) has been used as a first-line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum infection since 2004 in Ethiopia. In the present study the therapeutic efficacy of artemether/lum...

    Authors: Ashenafi Assefa, Moges Kassa, Gemechu Tadese, Hussen Mohamed, Abebe Animut and Tesfayae Mengesha

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2010 3:1

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  34. Myiasis is a pathological condition in humans and animals caused by various species of dipterous larvae. Myiasis which occurs in a newborn baby is referred as neonatal myiasis. It is a rare condition and there...

    Authors: Nazni Wasi Ahmad, Anuar Ismail, John Jeffery, Sa'diyah Ibrahim, Azahari Abdul Hadi, Mohd Noor Ibrahim, Heo Chong Chin and Lee Han Lim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:63

    Content type: Short report

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  35. Leishmania parasites must overcome several barriers to achieve transmission by their sand fly vectors. One of the earliest threats is exposure to enzymes during blood meal digestion. Trypsin-like enzymes appear t...

    Authors: Mauricio RV Sant'Anna, Hector Diaz-Albiter, Murad Mubaraki, Rod J Dillon and Paul A Bates

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2009 2:62

    Content type: Research

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