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  1. Content type: Research

    Isopoda is a highly diverse order of crustaceans with more than 10,300 species, many of which are parasitic. Taxonomy and phylogeny within the order, especially those of the suborder Cymothoida Wägele, 1989, a...

    Authors: Cong J. Hua, Wen X. Li, Dong Zhang, Hong Zou, Ming Li, Ivan Jakovlić, Shan G. Wu and Gui T. Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:628

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    Trichinella spiralis is an important foodborne zoonotic parasite and it is necessary to develop a vaccine in order to interrupt transmission from animals to humans. A 31 kDa protein from T. spiralis (Ts31) is an ...

    Authors: Hua Nan Ren, Kai Xia Guo, Yao Zhang, Ge Ge Sun, Ruo Dan Liu, Peng Jiang, Xi Zhang, Li Wang, Jing Cui and Zhong Quan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:625

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    The merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) gene encodes for a leading malaria vaccine candidate antigen. However, its extensive polymorphic nature represents a major obstacle to the development of a protective va...

    Authors: Nan Jiun Yap, Indra Vythilingam, Boon Peng Hoh, Xiang Ting Goh, Azdayanti Muslim, Romano Ngui, Yamuna Rajoo, Seow Huey Choy, Timothy William, Tsin Wen Yeo and Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:626

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    Leishmania infantum is the parasite responsible for the disease in humans known as zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL). Dogs are considered the main domestic reservoir of ZVL and sand flies are the proven vecto...

    Authors: Sonia Ares Gomez, Javier Lucientes, Juan Antonio Castillo, Maria Paz Peris, Sarah Delacour, Paula Ortega, Ronald-Vladimir Oropeza and Albert Picado

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:627

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  5. Content type: Review

    Bartonellosis is a vector-borne zoonotic disease with worldwide distribution that can infect humans and a large number of mammals including small companion animals (cats and dogs). In recent years, an increasi...

    Authors: Alejandra Álvarez-Fernández, Edward B. Breitschwerdt and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:624

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    Diseases caused by parasitic flatworms of rumen tissues (paramphistomosis) are a significant threat to global food security as a cause of morbidity and mortality in ruminant livestock in subtropical and tropic...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Huson, Russell M. Morphew, Nathan R. Allen, Matthew J. Hegarty, Hillary J. Worgan, Susan E. Girdwood, Eleanor L. Jones, Helen C. Phillips, Martin Vickers, Martin Swain, Daniel Smith, Alison H. Kingston-Smith and Peter M. Brophy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:617

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  7. Content type: Research

    This study is the first contribution to the molecular taxonomy of Mesocestoides spp. from domestic and wild carnivores in the Mediterranean area. A total of 13 adult worms and 13 larval stages of Mesocestoides sp...

    Authors: Antonio Varcasia, Daria Sanna, Marco Casu, Samia Lahmar, Giorgia Dessì, Anna Paola Pipia, Claudia Tamponi, Gabriella Gaglio, Gabriela Hrčková, Domenico Otranto and Antonio Scala

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:619

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  8. Content type: Research

    Landscape structure can affect pathogen prevalence and persistence with consequences for human and animal health. Few studies have examined how reservoir host species traits may interact with landscape structu...

    Authors: Caroline Millins, Eleanor R. Dickinson, Petra Isakovic, Lucy Gilbert, Agnieszka Wojciechowska, Victoria Paterson, Feng Tao, Martin Jahn, Elizabeth Kilbride, Richard Birtles, Paul Johnson and Roman Biek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:621

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  9. Content type: Research

    This study aims to provide baseline data on the resistance status to insecticides, the frequency of mechanisms involved and the impact of the association with the synergist piperonyl butoxide (PBO) on resistant A...

    Authors: Albert Sourou Salako, Idelphonse Ahogni, Rock Aïkpon, Aboubakar Sidick, Fortune Dagnon, Arthur Sovi, André Aimé Sominahouin, Fiacre Agossa, Laurent Iyikirenga and Martin C. Akogbeto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:618

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    Leishmaniasis, a disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania, infects roughly 12 million people worldwide, with about two million new cases per year. Prohibitins (PHBs) are highly conserved proteins belon...

    Authors: Teresa Cruz-Bustos, Ana Karina Ibarrola-Vannucci, Isabel Díaz-Lozano, José Luis Ramírez and A. Osuna

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:622

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    Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” is a gram-negative bacterium belonging to the family Anaplasmataceae that, in Europe, is transmitted by Ixodes ricinus ticks. “Candidatus N. mikurensis” can cause a severe sys...

    Authors: Clarinda Larsson, Dag Hvidsten, Snorre Stuen, Anna J. Henningsson and Peter Wilhelmsson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:620

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    The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of several arboviruses, such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika, and represents a major public health problem in Southeast Asia. In Laos, where dengue is reemerging, ...

    Authors: Sébastien Marcombe, Somsanith Chonephetsarath, Phoutmany Thammavong and Paul T. Brey

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:616

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    Biting midge species of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) comprise more than 1300 species distributed worldwide. Several species of Culicoides are vectors of various viruses that can affec...

    Authors: Mame Thierno Bakhoum, Mamadou Sarr, Assane Gueye Fall, Karine Huber, Moussa Fall, Mbacké Sembène, Momar Talla Seck, Karien Labuschagne, Laetitia Gardès, Mamadou Ciss, Geoffrey Gimonneau, Jérémy Bouyer, Thierry Baldet and Claire Garros

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:615

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    The sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of American visceral leishmaniasis, a disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania. Adults of this insect feed on blood (females only) or sugar from pl...

    Authors: Tainá Neves Ferreira, Daniela Pita-Pereira, Samara Graciane Costa, Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil, Caroline Silva Moraes, Hector Manuel Díaz-Albiter and Fernando Ariel Genta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:614

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  15. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi, a hemoflagellate protozoan parasite and the etiological agent of Chagas disease (CD), exhibits great genetic and biological diversity. Infected individuals may present clinical manifestations w...

    Authors: Maykon Tavares de Oliveira, Karina Taciana Santos Silva, Leandro Xavier Neves, Max Jean de Ornelas Toledo, William Castro-Borges and Marta de Lana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:611

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  16. Content type: Research

    An entomological study was conducted in the municipality of Oiapoque (lower Oyapock River Basin) in the Brazilian side bordering French Guiana to gain information on the transmission pattern of American cutane...

    Authors: Thiago Vasconcelos dos Santos, Ghislaine Prévot, Marine Ginouvès, Rosemere Duarte, Fernando Tobias Silveira, Marinete Marins Póvoa and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:612

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  17. Content type: Research

    The causal relation between parasitic sea lice on fish farms and sea lice on wild fish is a controversial subject. A specific scientific debate has been whether the statistical association between infestation ...

    Authors: Knut W. Vollset, Lars Qviller, Bjørnar Skår, Bjørn T. Barlaup and Ian Dohoo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:609

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  18. Content type: Research

    The goal of this study was to reassess the taxonomic status of A. maculatum, A. triste and A. tigrinum by phylogenetic analysis of five molecular markers [four mitochondrial: 12S rDNA, 16S rDNA, the control regio...

    Authors: Paula Lado, Santiago Nava, Leonardo Mendoza-Uribe, Abraham G. Caceres, Jesus Delgado-de la Mora, Jesus D. Licona-Enriquez, David Delgado-de la Mora, Marcelo B. Labruna, Lance A. Durden, Michelle E. J. Allerdice, Christopher D. Paddock, Matias P. J. Szabó, José M. Venzal, Alberto A. Guglielmone and Lorenza Beati

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:610

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    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are small hematophagous insects responsible for the transmission of bluetongue virus, Schmallenberg virus and African horse sickness virus to wild ...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Cuéllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Andreas Baum, Anders Stockmarr, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Mats Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindström, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J. Conraths, Magdalena Larska, Marcin Smreczak…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:608

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  20. Content type: Research

    Due to the relative short life span and the limited spatial movement, porcine cysticercosis is an excellent indicator of current local active transmission. The aim of this study was to map at province-level, t...

    Authors: Uffe Christian Braae, Nguyen Manh Hung, Fadjar Satrija, Virak Khieu, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Arve Lee Willingham

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:613

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  21. Content type: Research

    Decisions on when vector control can be withdrawn after malaria is eliminated depend on the receptivity or potential of an area to support vector populations. To guide malaria control and elimination programme...

    Authors: Thomas R. Burkot, Hugo Bugoro, Allan Apairamo, Robert D. Cooper, Diego F. Echeverry, Danyal Odabasi, Nigel W. Beebe, Victoria Makuru, Honglin Xiao, Jenna R. Davidson, Nicholas A. Deason, Hedrick Reuben, James W. Kazura, Frank H. Collins, Neil F. Lobo and Tanya L. Russell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:606

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  22. Content type: Research

    The human protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is an organism of interest for understanding eukaryotic evolution. Despite having an unusually large genome and a rich gene repertoire among protists, spliceosom...

    Authors: Shuqi E. Wang, Abdul S. Amir, Tai Nguyen, Anthony M. Poole and Augusto Simoes-Barbosa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:607

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  23. Content type: Research

    Human schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic worms of the genus Schistosoma that still affects some 200 million people. The mainstay of schistosomiasis control is a single drug, prazi...

    Authors: Andreas J. Stroehlein, Robin B. Gasser, Ross S. Hall and Neil D. Young

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:605

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  24. Content type: Research

    Acanthamoeba spp. can cause serious human infections, including Acanthamoeba keratitis, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and cutaneous acanthamoebiasis. Cysteine biosynthesis and the L-serine metabolic pathway ...

    Authors: Duo Wu, Meng Feng, Zhi-xin Wang, Ke Qiao, Hiroshi Tachibana and Xun-jia Cheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:604

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  25. Content type: Research

    To ensure the success of a mosquito control programme that integrates the sterile insect technique (SIT), it is highly desirable to release sterile males with a maximal lifespan to increase release effectivene...

    Authors: Nicole Jean Culbert, Hamidou Maiga, Nanwintoum Sévérin Bimbile Somda, Jeremie Roger Lionel Gilles, Jérémy Bouyer and Wadaka Mamai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:603

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  26. Content type: Research

    Elucidating which wildlife species significantly contribute to the maintenance of Ixodes ricinus populations and the enzootic cycles of the pathogens they transmit is imperative in understanding the driving force...

    Authors: Tim R. Hofmeester, Aleksandra I. Krawczyk, Arieke Docters van Leeuwen, Manoj Fonville, Margriet G. E. Montizaan, Koen van den Berge, Jan Gouwy, Sanne C. Ruyts, Kris Verheyen and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:600

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  27. Content type: Research

    Insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes is threatening the success of malaria control programmes. In order to implement suitable insecticide resistance management strategies, it is necessary to understand ...

    Authors: Genevieve Tchigossou, Rousseau Djouaka, Romaric Akoton, Jacob M Riveron, Helen Irving, Seun Atoyebi, Kabirou Moutairou, Akadiri Yessoufou and Charles S Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:602

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  28. Content type: Research

    Recent mitochondrial phylogenomics studies have reported a sister-group relationship of the orders Capsalidea and Dactylogyridea, which is inconsistent with previous morphology- and molecular-based phylogenies...

    Authors: Dong Zhang, Wen X. Li, Hong Zou, Shan G. Wu, Ming Li, Ivan Jakovlić, Jin Zhang, Rong Chen and Gui T. Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:601

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  29. Content type: Research

    Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei burrowing into the stratum corneum of the host’s skin and is detrimental to the health of humans and animals. Vaccines are an attractive alternative to replace the acaricide...

    Authors: Nengxing Shen, Haojie Zhang, Yongjun Ren, Ran He, Jing Xu, Chunyan Li, Weimin Lai, Xiaobin Gu, Yue Xie, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:599

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  30. Content type: Research

    A spot-on formulation containing fluralaner (280 mg/ml) plus moxidectin (14 mg/ml) (Bravecto® Plus) has been developed to provide broad spectrum parasite protection for cats. The effectiveness and safety of th...

    Authors: Nadja Rohdich, Eva Zschiesche, Oliver Wolf, Wolfgang Loehlein, Thierry Pobel, Maria José Gil and Rainer K. A. Roepke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:598

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  31. Content type: Research

    The efficacy of the fixed combination of fluralaner plus moxidectin for the treatment of Otodectes cynotis infestations was evaluated in cats after topical application.

    Authors: Janina Taenzler, Christa de Vos, Rainer K. A. Roepke and Anja R. Heckeroth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:595

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  32. Content type: Research

    A spot-on formulation containing fluralaner (280 mg/ml) plus moxidectin (14 mg/ml) (Bravecto® Plus) was developed for the treatment of nematode infections as well as providing 12 weeks of protection against in...

    Authors: Nadja Rohdich, Eva Zschiesche, Oliver Wolf, Wolfgang Loehlein, Zvezdelina Kirkova, Petar Iliev, Dhimitër Rapti, Rezart Postoli, Balázs Capári, Róbert Farkas and Rainer K. A. Roepke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:589

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  33. Content type: Short report

    Fluralaner provides efficacy against feline ectoparasites following topical administration. Moxidectin is routinely used to treat gastrointestinal nematode infections and prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirof...

    Authors: Feli M. Walther, Petr Fisara and Rainer K. A. Roepke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:597

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  34. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) is released into the bloodstream during merozoite invasion, and thus represents a crucial malarial vaccine target. Although substantial research effort has been devo...

    Authors: Ruilin Chu, Xinxin Zhang, Sui Xu, Limei Chen, Jianxia Tang, Yuhong Li, Jing Chen, Yinghua Xuan, Guoding Zhu, Jun Cao and Yang Cheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:596

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  35. Content type: Review

    Vector-borne diseases constitute 17% of all infectious diseases in the world; among the blood-feeding arthropods, ticks transmit the highest number of pathogens. Understanding the interactions between the tick...

    Authors: Pavlina Vechtova, Jarmila Sterbova, Jan Sterba, Marie Vancova, Ryan O. M. Rego, Martin Selinger, Martin Strnad, Maryna Golovchenko, Nataliia Rudenko and Libor Grubhoffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:594

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  36. Content type: Research

    Species of Canidae in Russia can be infested with up to 24 different tick species; however, the frequency of different tick species infesting domestic dogs across Russia is not known. In addition, tick-borne d...

    Authors: Natalia N. Livanova, Natalia V. Fomenko, Ivan A. Akimov, Mikhail J. Ivanov, Nina V. Tikunova, Rob Armstrong and Sergey V. Konyaev

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:591

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  37. Content type: Research

    Although sexual reproduction of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii exclusively occurs in the cat intestine, knowledge about the alteration of gene expression in the intestine of cats infected with T. gondii is still ...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Fu-Kai Zhang, Hany M. Elsheikha, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Jun-Jun He, Jian-Xun Luo and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:592

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  38. Content type: Research

    Ixodes scapularis organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) play important roles in tick-rickettsial pathogen interactions. In this report, we characterized the role of these conserved molecules in ticks in...

    Authors: Vikas Taank, Wenshuo Zhou, Xuran Zhuang, John F. Anderson, Utpal Pal, Hameeda Sultana and Girish Neelakanta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:593

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  39. Content type: Research

    Control of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in most of the sub-Saharan African countries is based on annual mass drug administration (MDA) using a combination of ivermectin and albendazole. Monitoring the impact of t...

    Authors: Clarer Jones, Billy Ngasala, Yahya A. Derua, Donath Tarimo, Lisa Reimer, Moses Bockarie and Mwelecele N. Malecela

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:588

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  40. Content type: Research

    In northern Finland (Lapland), reindeer are reared as semi-domesticated animals. The region has a short summer season of 2–3 months, yet reindeer are infected with the mosquito-borne filarioid parasite Setaria tu...

    Authors: Najmul Haider, Sauli Laaksonen, Lene Jung Kjær, Antti Oksanen and Rene Bødker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:565

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  41. Content type: Research

    Vector-borne diseases constitute a major problem for veterinary and public health, especially in tropical regions like Central America. Domestic dogs may be infected with several vector-borne pathogens of zoon...

    Authors: Andrea Springer, Victor M. Montenegro, Sabine Schicht, Nikola Pantchev and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:585

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  42. Content type: Research

    Control strategies adopted by the Brazilian Visceral Leishmaniasis Surveillance and Control Programme (VLSCP) include identifying and culling seropositive infected dogs, early diagnosis and treatment of human ...

    Authors: Iara Caixeta Marques da Rocha, Letícia Helena Marques dos Santos, Wendel Coura-Vital, Gisele Macedo Rodrigues da Cunha, Fernanda do Carmo Magalhães, Thais Almeida Marques da Silva, Maria Helena Franco Morais, Edward Oliveira, Ilka Afonso Reis and Mariângela Carneiro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:586

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  43. Content type: Research

    Trichinella britovi is the second most common species of Trichinella that may affect human health. As an early diagnosis of trichinellosis is crucial for effective treatment, it is important to identify sensitive...

    Authors: Sylwia Grzelak, Bożena Moskwa and Justyna Bień

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:584

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  44. Content type: Research

    Enterocytozoon bieneusi is a common species of microsporidia that not only influences human health but also threatens animal productive performance and value. However, there have been no systematic studies of the...

    Authors: Heng Yang, Rongsheng Mi, Long Cheng, Yan Huang, Rui An, Yehua Zhang, Haiyan Jia, Xiaoli Zhang, Xu Wang, Xiangan Han and Zhaoguo Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:587

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  45. Content type: Research

    In the marine environment, transitional zones between major water masses harbour high biodiversity, mostly due to their productivity and by containing representatives of species characteristic of adjacent comm...

    Authors: Ana L Lanfranchi, Paola E Braicovich, Delfina M P Cantatore, Manuel M Irigoitia, Marisa D Farber, Verónica Taglioretti and Juan T Timi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:583

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  46. Content type: Review

    The beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata, causing cysticercosis in bovines and taeniosis in humans, is thought to have a global distribution. In eastern and southern Africa, cattle production plays a crucial role in th...

    Authors: Veronique Dermauw, Pierre Dorny, Uffe Christian Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Lucy J. Robertson, Anastasios Saratsis and Lian F. Thomas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:578

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  47. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is one of the most harmful parasitic diseases worldwide, praziquantel being the only drug in widespread use to treat it. We recently demonstrated that ferrocenyl, ruthenocenyl and benzyl deriva...

    Authors: Valentin Buchter, Jeannine Hess, Gilles Gasser and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:580

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  48. Content type: Short report

    Veterinary clinic transaction records from the USA were examined to determine dog owner purchase patterns for three prescription ectoparasiticides. In-clinic purchases of formulations of fluralaner (with 12-we...

    Authors: Robert Lavan, Rob Armstrong, Kaan Tunceli and Dorothy Normile

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:581

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  49. Content type: Research

    Little is known on the occurrence and identity of Cryptosporidium species in sheep and goats in Algeria. This study aimed at investigating the occurrence of Cryptosporidium species in lambs and goat kids younger ...

    Authors: Djamel Baroudi, Ahcene Hakem, Haileeyesus Adamu, Said Amer, Djamel Khelef, Karim Adjou, Hichem Dahmani, Xiaohua Chen, Dawn Roellig, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:582

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