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  1. Babesia spp. are intraerythrocytic apicomplexans that digest and utilize red blood cells in a similar way to intraerythrocytic Plasmodium spp., but unlike the latter, are not sensitive to artemisinin. A compariso...

    Authors: Wenwen Si, Chuantao Fang, Chuang Liu, Meng Yin, Wenyue Xu, Yanna Li, Xiaoli Yan, Yujuan Shen, Jianping Cao and Jun Sun
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:193
  2. Studies on the microbiota of ticks have promoted hypotheses about the combined effects of the bacterial community, its functional contributions to the tick’s physiology or probable competition effects with som...

    Authors: Natalia Fernández-Ruiz, Sophia Pinecki-Socias, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Alejandra Wu-Chuang, Apolline Maitre, Dasiel Obregón, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Ignacio de Blas and Ard M. Nijhof
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:189
  3. Here we provide a comparative analysis of the genetic structure of populations (based on nad1 mtDNA) of Isthmiophora melis isolated from the American mink (Neogale vison), an introduced invasive species, commonly...

    Authors: Grzegorz Zaleśny, Gerard Kanarek, Ewa Pyrka, Marta Kołodziej-Sobocińska, Andrzej Zalewski and Joanna Hildebrand
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:188
  4. The lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus infects wild and domestic feline species worldwide and is considered a primary respiratory parasite of cats. Definitive diagnosis is based on the identification of first-st...

    Authors: Alice Vismarra, Manuela Schnyder, Christina Strube, Laura Kramer, Liliana Colombo and Marco Genchi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:187
  5. Ross River virus (RRV) is Australia’s most common and widespread mosquito-transmitted arbovirus and is of significant public health concern. With increasing anthropogenic impacts on wildlife and mosquito popul...

    Authors: Ellen M. de Vries, Noel O. I. Cogan, Aneta J. Gubala, Brendan C. Rodoni and Stacey E. Lynch
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:186
  6. Ticks are obligate bloodsucking parasites responsible for significant economic losses and concerns with human and animal health, mainly due to the transmission of pathogens. Entomopathogenic fungi have been in...

    Authors: Emily Mesquita, Diogo Paes da Costa, Laura Nóbrega Meirelles, Mariana Guedes Camargo, Thaís Almeida Corrêa, Vânia Rita Elias Pinheiro Bittencourt, Irene da Silva Coelho, Huarrisson Azevedo Santos, Richard Alan Humber and Patrícia Silva Golo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:185
  7. Schistosomiasis is a serious but neglected parasitic disease in humans that may lead to liver fibrosis and death. Activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are the principal effectors that promote the accumulati...

    Authors: Hongyan Kong, Qiqin Song, Wenjiang Hu, Shusen Guo, Dandan Xiang, Shuaiwen Huang, Xin Xu, Jinan He, Lanyue Pan, Ran Tao, Haijing Yu and Jiaquan Huang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:184
  8. The body and head lice of humans are conspecific, but only the body louse functions as a vector to transmit bacterial pathogens such as Bartonella quintana. Both louse subspecies have only two antimicrobial pepti...

    Authors: Kyungjae Andrew Yoon, Do Eun Lee, Si Hyeock Lee and Ju Hyeon Kim
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:183
  9. The genus Huffmanela Moravec, 1987 (Nematoda, Trichosomoididae, Huffmanelinae), represents a group of nematodes that infect both marine and freshwater fish, and the main gross feature of infection with different ...

    Authors: Reza Ghanei-Motlagh, Mark D. Fast, David Groman, Gokhlesh Kumar, Hatem Soliman, Mansour El-Matbouli and Mona Saleh
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:182
  10. Human cystic and alveolar echinococcosis are neglected tropical diseases that WHO has prioritized for control in recent years. Both diseases impose substantial burdens on public health and the socio-economy in...

    Authors: Tian Ma, Qian Wang, Mengmeng Hao, Chuizhao Xue, Xu Wang, Shuai Han, Qian Wang, Jiangshan Zhao, Xiao Ma, Xianglin Wu, Xiaofeng Jiang, Lei Cao, Yaming Yang, Yu Feng, Quzhen Gongsang, Jürgen Scheffran…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:181
  11. Historically, malaria due to Plasmodium vivax has been epidemic in Henan Province, China, with Anopheles sinensis as the main vector. The most effective measures to prevent malaria transmission are based on vecto...

    Authors: Zhi-quan He, Ya-bo Hu, Dan Wang, Yu-ting Liu, Cheng-yun Yang, Dan Qian, Rui-min Zhou, De-ling Lu, Su-hua Li, Ying Liu and Hong-wei Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:180
  12. Hippoboscid flies (Diptera: Hippoboscidae), also known as louse flies or keds, are obligate blood-sucking ectoparasites of animals, and accidentally of humans. The potential role of hippoboscids as vectors of ...

    Authors: Miguel Peña-Espinoza, Daniel Em, Bita Shahi-Barogh, Dominik Berer, Georg G. Duscher, Lara van der Vloedt, Walter Glawischnig, Steffen Rehbein, Josef Harl, Maria S. Unterköfler and Hans-Peter Fuehrer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:179
  13. Chagas disease remains a persistent vector-borne neglected tropical disease throughout the Americas and threatens both human and animal health. Diverse control methods have been used to target triatomine vecto...

    Authors: Cassandra Durden, Yuexun Tian, Koyle Knape, Cory Klemashevich, Keri N. Norman, John B. Carey, Sarah A. Hamer and Gabriel L. Hamer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:178
  14. Blastocystis is a common microeukaryotic intestinal parasite in humans and other animal hosts globally. However, no large-scale longitudinal study has ever been conducted for Blastocystis. To understand patterns ...

    Authors: Monica Santin, Aleksey Molokin and Jenny G. Maloney
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:177
  15. A coproantigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) has recently been proposed for detecting ascarid infections in chickens. The excretion pattern of ascarid antigens through chicken faeces and the consis...

    Authors: Oyekunle John Oladosu, Mark Hennies, Manuel Stehr, Cornelia C. Metges, Matthias Gauly and Gürbüz Daş
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:175
  16. Culex mosquitoes are the primary vectors of West Nile virus (WNV) across the USA. Understanding when these vectors are active indicates times when WNV transmission can occur. This study determined the proportion ...

    Authors: Alden Siperstein, Laura W. Pomeroy, Sydney Robare, Lucas Sarko, Hannah Dehus, Taylor Lowmiller, Lydia Fyie and Megan E. Meuti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:173
  17. Sarcoptic mange is one of the main parasitic diseases affecting the Iberian ibex Capra pyrenaica. Scabietic animals suffer a decline in body condition and reproductive fitness and in severe cases may die. Althoug...

    Authors: María J. Fernández-Muñoz, Raquel Castillo-Contreras, Jesús M. Pérez, José E. Granados, Francisco J. Márquez and Antonio J. López-Montoya
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:172
  18. Heligmosomoides bakeri (often mistaken for Heligmosomoides polygyrus) is a promising model for parasitic nematodes with the key advantage of being amenable to study and manipulation within a controlled laboratory...

    Authors: Stephen M. J. Pollo, Aralia Leon-Coria, Hongrui Liu, David Cruces-Gonzalez, Constance A. M. Finney and James D. Wasmuth
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:171
  19. Haemosporidian parasites of the genus Polychromophilus infect bats worldwide. They are vectored by obligate ectoparasitic bat flies of the family Nycteribiidae. Despite their global distribution, only five Polych...

    Authors: Branka Bajić, Oskar Werb, Ivana Budinski, Jelena Blagojević, Juliane Schaer and Jaap van Schaik
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:170
  20. Ticks are obligate hematophagous ectoparasites that transmit a variety of pathogens to humans, wildlife and domestic animals. Vaccination is an effective and environmentally friendly method for tick control. F...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Cao, Shu-Wen Xiao, Feng Yang, Xiao-Ya Liu, Hui Lu, Jin-Cheng Zhang and Yong-Hong Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:169
  21. Giardia duodenalis (referred to as Giardia) is a flagellated binucleate protozoan parasite, which causes one of the most common diarrheal diseases, giardiasis, worldwide. Giardia can be infected by Giardiavirus (...

    Authors: Hongbo Zhang, Chunyan Zhao, Xichen Zhang, Jianhua Li, Pengtao Gong, Xiaocen Wang, Xin Li, Xin Wang, Xu Zhang, Shuqin Cheng, Taotao Yue and Nan Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:168
  22. Chagas disease (CD), caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is a serious public health concern in Latin America. Nifurtimox and benznidazole (BZ), the only two drugs currently approved for the treatment of CD,...

    Authors: Davi Alvarenga Lima, Leilane Oliveira Gonçalves, João Luís Reis-Cunha, Paul Anderson Souza Guimarães, Jeronimo Conceição Ruiz, Daniel Barbosa Liarte and Silvane Maria Fonseca Murta
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:167
  23. Vector competence in Aedes aegypti is influenced by various factors. Crucial new control methods can be developed by recognizing which factors affect virus and mosquito interactions.

    Authors: Tse-Yu Chen, Jovana Bozic, Derrick Mathias and Chelsea T. Smartt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:166
  24. Fish-borne zoonotic clonorchiasis, caused by Clonorchis sinensis, is an emerging public health problem in several countries with more than 15 million people infected globally. However, a lack of accurate point-of...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Ma, Xue Bai, Hongchang Li, Jing Ding, Huiyuan Zhang, Yangyuan Qiu, Jing Wang, Xiaolei Liu, Mingyuan Liu, Bin Tang and Ning Xu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:165
  25. Leptotrombidium scutellare is one of the six main vectors of scrub typhus in China and is a putative vector of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). This mite constitutes a large portion of the chigger mi...

    Authors: Wen-Yu Song, Yan Lv, Peng-Wu Yin, Yi-Yu Yang and Xian-Guo Guo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:164
  26. Leishmania infantum is an intracellular protozoan parasite which is endemic in countries of the Mediterranean Basin. Leishmaniosis is increasingly diagnosed in non-endemic areas due to the relocation of dogs from...

    Authors: Marja Klazina de Jong, Aukje Rappoldt, Femke Broere and Christine Jantine Piek
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:163
  27. Most cases of malaria in Brazil are concentrated in the Amazon region. One of the vector control alternatives recommended by the WHO is the long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN). This tool is used in the nine f...

    Authors: Ana Cristina da Silva Ferreira Lima, Allan Kardec Ribeiro Galardo, Josiane Nogueira Müller, Ana Paula Sales de Andrade Corrêa, Kaio Augusto Nabas Ribeiro, Guilherme Abbad Silveira, Andrea Valladão Hijjar, Luiz Guilherme Soares da Roch Bauzer and José Bento Pereira Lima
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:162
  28. In Europe, feline leishmaniosis is commonly caused by Leishmania infantum. There is little knowledge regarding pathogenesis, ocular manifestations and long-term follow-ups in cats with leishmaniosis.

    Authors: Ingo Schäfer, Albert Schmidt, Fritz Gräßer, Andrea Schieszler, Heike Aupperle-Lellbach, Gerhard Loesenbeck, Michaela Gentil, Elisabeth Müller and Torsten J. Naucke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:161
  29. The mosquito Aedes aegypti transmits two of the most serious mosquito-borne viruses, dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV), which results in significant human morbidity and mortality worldwide. The quickly sh...

    Authors: Daniel Chieh-Ding Lin, Shih-Che Weng, Po-Nien Tsao, Justin Jang Hann Chu and Shin-Hong Shiao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:160
  30. Low-income urban communities in the tropics often lack sanitary infrastructure and are overcrowded, favoring Aedes aegypti proliferation and arboviral transmission. However, as Ae. aegypti density is not spatiall...

    Authors: Raquel L. Souza, Romero J. Nazare, Hernan D. Argibay, Maysa Pellizzaro, Rosângela O. Anjos, Moyra M. Portilho, Leile Camila Jacob-Nascimento, Mitermayer G. Reis, Uriel D. Kitron and Guilherme S. Ribeiro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:159
  31. Urbanization can be a significant contributor to the spread of invasive mosquito vector species, and the diseases they carry, as urbanized habitats provide access to a great density of food resources (humans a...

    Authors: László Zsolt Garamszegi, Zoltán Soltész, Kornélia Kurucz and Tamara Szentiványi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:158
  32. The neotropical anopheline mosquito Anopheles darlingi is a major malaria vector in the Americas. Studies on mosquito-associated microbiota have shown that symbiotic bacteria play a major role in host biology. Mo...

    Authors: Katherine D. Mosquera, Louise K. J. Nilsson, Marta Rodrigues de Oliveira, Elerson Matos Rocha, Osvaldo Marinotti, Sebastian Håkansson, Wanderli P. Tadei, Antonia Queiroz Lima de Souza and Olle Terenius
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:156
  33. Abdominal angiostrongyliasis (AA) is a severe parasitic infection caused by the nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis. This disease is characterized by abdominal pain, a strong inflammatory eosinophilic response...

    Authors: Rubens Rodriguez, Javier Mora, Alberto Solano-Barquero, Carlos Graeff-Teixeira and Alicia Rojas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:155
  34. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by species of the genus Leishmania, which are transmitted through the bite of infected female sand flies. Since the first reported outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis i...

    Authors: Dziedzom K. de Souza, Seth Offei Addo, Kwame Desewu, Chukwunonso O. Nzelu, Mba T. Mosore, Shirley Nimo-Paintsil, Naiki Attram, Maxwell Appawu, Michael D. Wilson and Daniel A. Boakye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:154
  35. Mosquito seasonal activity is largely driven by weather conditions, most notably temperature, precipitation, and relative humidity. The extent by which these weather variables influence activity is intertwined...

    Authors: Cole Baril, Ben G. Pilling, Milah J. Mikkelsen, Jessica M. Sparrow, Carlyn A. M. Duncan, Cody W. Koloski, Stefanie E. LaZerte and Bryan J. Cassone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:153
  36. Immune complexing of target antigen to high affinity host antibody is recognized to impact the sensitivity of commercial heartworm antigen tests. Published information describing the effect of heat on interfer...

    Authors: Jeff M. Gruntmeir, Jeff R. Abbott, Peter E. Kima, Maureen T. Long, Byron L. Blagburn and Heather S. Walden
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:152
  37. Dirofilaria immitis is the causative agent of heartworm disease in wild and domestic canids, felids, and mustelids. Recent studies demonstrate that additional families in the order Carnivora are also susceptible ...

    Authors: Kaitlyn E. Upton, Christine M. Budke and Guilherme G. Verocai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:150
  38. Compliance failure with administration of heartworm (HW) disease preventives has been reported as the main contributor to HW disease incidence in medicalized dogs. This study aimed to evaluate purchase complia...

    Authors: Kennedy Mwacalimba, Derek Sears, Christopher Brennan, Barbara Poulsen Nautrup, Jenifer Sheehy, Kristine Smith and Christopher Adolph
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:149
  39. Dirofilaria immitis (the canine heartworm) is widespread in the tropics, with prevalence surpassing 30% in high-risk areas. In addition to the suitable climatic conditions that favour mosquito abundance and filar...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Jennifer Ketzis, Gabriela Pérez Tort, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Gad Baneth, Domenico Otranto, Malaika Watanabe, Bui Khanh Linh, Tawin Inpankaew, Pablo Borrás, Sangaran Arumugam, Barend Louis Penzhorn, Adrian Patalinghug Ybañez, Peter Irwin and Rebecca J. Traub
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:148
  40. Mosquitoes serve as the vector of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis), which represents a significant and persistent threat to canine health. A reduction in the longevity and/or reproductive success of mosquit...

    Authors: Christopher Charles Evans, Dorothy Normile, Sheryl Gamble, Frank Guerino, Michael T. Dzimianski and Andrew Riddell Moorhead
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:147
  41. Intracardiac heartworm (IH) disease is a serious condition that can become life threatening if the patient develops caval syndrome. We aim to describe the management and outcome of IH in dogs evaluated by Medv...

    Authors: Jorge Vila and Elisabeth Alost
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:146
  42. Infection by the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, causes significant cardiopulmonary disease, with progression impacted by increasing parasite numbers and duration of infection. The renin–angiotensin–a...

    Authors: Darcy B. Adin, Meaghan Spalla, Heather Walden, Jeff Gruntmeir, Jorge A. Hernandez and Maureen Long
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:145
  43. This retrospective study evaluated modified three-dose melarsomine treatment protocols in a shelter setting and compared them to the American Heartworm Society (AHS)-recommended protocol.

    Authors: Karen Ann Ward, Linda Susan Jacobson, Aveline Baldasan Lacaden and Kelly Ann Harrison
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:144
  44. Wolbachia pipientis is an endosymbiont bacterium that induces cytoplasmic incompatibility and inhibits arboviral replication in mosquitoes. This study aimed to assess Wolbachia prevalence and genetic diversity in...

    Authors: Aires Januário Fernandes da Moura, Vera Valadas, Silvania Da Veiga Leal, Eddyson Montalvo Sabino, Carla A. Sousa and João Pinto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:142
  45. Arboviruses are a group of viruses transmitted to vertebrate hosts by certain blood-feeding arthropods. Among urban vectors of arboviruses, mosquitoes of the genus Aedes are the most common. However, other mosqui...

    Authors: Flávia Barreto De Sousa, Juliana Santana de Curcio, Lívia do Carmo Silva, Diego Michel Fernandes da Silva, Silvia Maria Salem-Izacc, Carlos Eduardo Anunciação, Bergmann Morais Ribeiro, Marco Tulio A. Garcia-Zapata and Elisângela de Paula Silveira-Lacerda
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:140

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