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  1. Content type: Research

    Giardiasis is a common diarrhoeal disease caused by the protozoan Giardia duodenalis. It is prevalent in low-income countries in the context of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and is fr...

    Authors: Jessica Y. H. Aw, Naomi E. Clarke, James S. McCarthy, Rebecca J. Traub, Salvador Amaral, Md Hamidul Huque, Ross M. Andrews, Darren J. Gray, Archie C. A. Clements and Susana Vaz Nery

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:491

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    The monogenean Benedenia seriolae parasitizes fishes belonging to the genus Seriola, represents a species complex, and causes substantial impact on fish welfare in aquaculture systems worldwide. This study report...

    Authors: J. Antonio Baeza, Fabiola A. Sepúlveda and M. Teresa González

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:490

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    Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a major impediment to livestock production worldwide. Cattle trade and transnational transhumance create risks for the spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases and threaten cat...

    Authors: Barberine A. Silatsa, Gustave Simo, Naftaly Githaka, Stephen Mwaura, Rolin M. Kamga, Farikou Oumarou, Christian Keambou, Richard P. Bishop, Appolinaire Djikeng, Jules-Roger Kuiate, Flobert Njiokou and Roger Pelle

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:489

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  4. Content type: Research

    Sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious skin disease caused by the ectoparasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Although it afflicts over 100 mammal species worldwide, sarcoptic mange remains a disease obscured by variab...

    Authors: Alexandra L. DeCandia, Kennedy N. Leverett and Bridgett M. vonHoldt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:488

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  5. Content type: Research

    The liver plays a central role in the development of canine visceral leishmaniasis. Studies of natural infection in animals and humans indicate a direct relationship between resolution of infection and the for...

    Authors: Isadora S. Lima, Manuela S. Solcá, Wagner L. Tafuri, Washington L. C. dos-Santos and Luiz A. R. de Freitas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:487

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    In the animal production sector, enteritis is responsible for serious economic losses, and intestinal parasitism is a major stress factor leading to malnutrition and lowered performance and animal production e...

    Authors: Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, Rubén Gil-Solsona, Itziar Estensoro, M. Carla Piazzon, Juan Antonio Martos-Sitcha, Amparo Picard-Sánchez, Juan Fuentes, Juan Vicente Sancho, Josep A. Calduch-Giner, Félix Hernández and Jaume Pérez-Sánchez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:486

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    Parasite traits associated with transmission success, such as the number of infective stages released from the host, are expected to be optimized by natural selection. However, in the trematode parasite Schistoso...

    Authors: Winka Le Clecʼh, Robbie Diaz, Frédéric D. Chevalier, Marina McDew-White and Timothy J. C. Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:485

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  8. Content type: Research

    Aedes vexans (Meigen) is considered a nuisance species in central Europe and the Mediterranean region. It is an anthropophilic and mammalophilic floodwater mosquito involved in the transmission of several arbovir...

    Authors: Lotty Birnberg, Sandra Talavera, Carles Aranda, Ana I. Núñez, Sebastian Napp and Núria Busquets

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:484

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  9. Content type: Research

    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides vector multiple veterinary pathogens and are difficult to control. Endosymbionts particularly Wolbachia pipientis may offer an alternative to control populations of Culicoide...

    Authors: Arnab Ghosh, Dane Jasperson, Lee W. Cohnstaedt and Corey L. Brelsfoard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:483

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    Trypanosomes cause disease in humans and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa and rely on tsetse flies as their main insect vector. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa; however, only limited information ...

    Authors: Judith Sophie Weber, Sen Claudine Henriette Ngomtcho, Stephen Saikiu Shaida, Gloria Dada Chechet, Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem, Jonathan Andrew Nok, Mohammed Mamman, Daniel Mbunkah Achukwi and Sørge Kelm

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:481

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  11. Content type: Research

    Endoparasites in dogs and cats are a concern related to pet health and zoonotic risks. Several determinants may affect the endoparasite transmission and infection of dogs and cats such as pet’s lifestyle or re...

    Authors: Clarisse Roussel, Jason Drake and Juan Manuel Ariza

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:480

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  12. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained an error. In the distribution map in Fig. 3, the presence of the mosquito Aedes vittatus was incorrectly indicated for Libya and Egypt.

    Authors: Alazne Díez-Fernández, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Santiago Ruiz, Rafael Gutiérrez-López, Ramón Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:479

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:297

  13. Content type: Research

    Mepraia gajardoi and Mepraia spinolai are endemic triatomine vector species of Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that causes Chagas disease. These vectors inhabit arid, semiarid and Mediterranean areas of Chile. Mepr...

    Authors: Rubén Garrido, Antonella Bacigalupo, Francisco Peña-Gómez, Ramiro O. Bustamante, Pedro E. Cattan, David E. Gorla and Carezza Botto-Mahan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:478

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    The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) is an important worldwide invasive species and can be a locally important vector of chikungunya, dengue and, potentially, Zika. This species is nativ...

    Authors: Maysa Tiemi Motoki, Dina Madera Fonseca, Elliott Frederic Miot, Bruna Demari-Silva, Phoutmany Thammavong, Somsanith Chonephetsarath, Nothasine Phommavanh, Jeffrey Conrad Hertz, Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Paul Trevor Brey and Sebastien Marcombe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:477

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  15. Content type: Research

    Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum are tick-borne infections transmitted by Ixodes scapularis in the eastern USA; both agents cause disease in dogs and people. To characterize changes in seropreva...

    Authors: Bhagya Galkissa Dewage, Susan Little, Mark Payton, Melissa Beall, Jennifer Braff, Donald Szlosek, Jesse Buch and Andrew Knupp

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:476

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  16. Content type: Research

    Inflammation-induced dysfunction of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is involved in schistosomiasis-associated liver fibrosis, and soluble egg antigen (SEA) is a crucial pathogen-associated molecular pattern asso...

    Authors: De-Long Kong, Fan-Yun Kong, Xiang-Ye Liu, Chao Yan, Jie Cui, Ren-Xian Tang and Kui-Yang Zheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:475

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  17. Content type: Research

    The global spread of mosquito-borne diseases (MBD) has presented increasing challenges to public health. The transmission of MBD is mainly attributable to the biting behaviors of female mosquitoes. However, th...

    Authors: Qingqing Yin, Li Li, Xiang Guo, Rangke Wu, Benyun Shi, Yuji Wang, Yingjie Liu, Shang Wu, Yicheng Pan, Qi Wang, Tian Xie, Tian Hu, Dan Xia, Shang Xia, Dzinkambani Moffat Kambalame, Wanyu Li…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:474

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  18. Content type: Research

    A considerable amount of evidence has favored ecological host-fitting, rather than coevolution, as the main mechanism responsible for trypanosome divergence. Nevertheless, beyond the study of human pathogenic ...

    Authors: Sergio D. Pérez, Jared A. Grummer, Renata C. Fernandes-Santos, Caroline Testa José, Emília Patrícia Medici and Arlei Marcili

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:473

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  19. Content type: Research

    The parasitic dinoflagellates of the genus Hematodinium represent the causative agent of so-called bitter or pink crab disease in a broad range of shellfish taxa. Outbreaks of Hematodinium-associated disease can ...

    Authors: Charlotte E. Davies, Frederico M. Batista, Sophie H. Malkin, Jessica E. Thomas, Charlotte C. Bryan, Peter Crocombe, Christopher J. Coates and Andrew F. Rowley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:472

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Rickettsia parkeri strain Atlantic rainforest has emerged in Brazil during the last 10 years, with three laboratory-confirmed human cases. While these cases were epidemiologically associated with the tick Amblyom...

    Authors: Anaiá da Paixão Sevá, Thiago Fernandes Martins, Sebastián Muñoz-Leal, Ana Carla Rodrigues, Adriano Pinter, Hermes R. Luz, Rodrigo N. Angerami and Marcelo B. Labruna

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:471

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  21. Content type: Research

    Transmission of vector-borne virus by insects is a complex mechanism consisting of many different processes; viremia in the host, uptake, infection and dissemination in the vector, and delivery of virus during...

    Authors: René G. P. van Gennip, Barbara S. Drolet, Paula Rozo Lopez, Ashley J. C. Roost, Jan Boonstra and Piet A. van Rijn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:470

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  22. Content type: Research

    The larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus is the causative agent of hydatid disease in humans. This zoonotic parasitic infection remains a major health problem in certain areas of the world where i...

    Authors: Ehsan Ahmadpour, Zahra Godrati-Azar, Adel Spotin, Roghayeh Norouzi, Hamed Hamishehkar, Sanam Nami, Peyman Heydarian, Saba Rajabi, Maryam Mohammadi and Gregorio Perez-Cordon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:469

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  23. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contains an error. In the section entitled “Influence of anthropogenic disruption on parasitic nematode population genetics”, the passage

    Authors: Rebecca Cole and Mark Viney

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:468

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:590

  24. Content type: Research

    Pathogenic protozoans use extracellular vesicles (EVs) for intercellular communication and host manipulation. Acanthamoeba castellanii is a free-living protozoan that may cause severe keratitis and fatal granulom...

    Authors: Wei-Chen Lin, Chia-Yun Tsai, Jian-Ming Huang, Shang-Rung Wu, Lichieh Julie Chu and Kuo-Yang Huang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:467

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  25. Content type: Research

    Tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis is a deadly, neglected tropical disease and a major challenge for mixed crop-livestock agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by several species of the genus Trypanosoma

    Authors: Boucader Diarra, Modibo Diarra, Oumar Diall, Boubacar Bass, Youssouf Sanogo, Etienne Coulibaly, Mahamadou Sylla, Weining Zhao, Massimo Paone and Giuliano Cecchi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:466

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  26. Content type: Short report

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is an obligate parasitic intracellular bacterium. It is the causative agent of granulocytic anaplasmosis, with effects on human and animal health. In Europe, the pathogen is mainly trans...

    Authors: Tomasz Szewczyk, Joanna Werszko, Anna W. Myczka, Zdzisław Laskowski and Grzegorz Karbowiak

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:465

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  27. Content type: Research

    Bluetongue disease of ruminants is a typical insect-borne disease caused by bluetongue virus (BTV) of the genus Orbivirus (family Reoviridae) and transmitted by some species of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonida...

    Authors: Ying Liang Duan, Glenn Bellis, Le Li, Hua Chun Li, Hai Sheng Miao, Mei Ling Kou, De Fang Liao, Zheng Wang, Lin Gao and Ji Zhong Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:464

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  28. Content type: Review

    Arboviruses infecting people primarily exist in urban transmission cycles involving urban mosquitoes in densely populated tropical regions. For dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever viruses, sylvatic (for...

    Authors: Matthew John Valentine, Courtney Cuin Murdock and Patrick John Kelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:463

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  29. Content type: Research

    Assessing adult mosquito populations is an important component of disease surveillance programs and ecosystem health assessments. Inference from adult trapping datasets involves comparing populations across sp...

    Authors: Erin E. Gorsich, Brianna R. Beechler, Peter M. van Bodegom, Danny Govender, Milehna M. Guarido, Marietjie Venter and Maarten Schrama

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:462

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  30. Content type: Short report

    Small mammals play an important role in the life-cycle of ticks and are reservoirs for several zoonotic pathogens. The aim of this study was to provide epidemiological data regarding the presence of Borrelia spp....

    Authors: Zsuzsa Kalmár, Attila Dávid Sándor, Ioana Adriana Matei, Angela Ionică, Gianluca D’Amico, Călin Mircea Gherman and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:461

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  31. Content type: Research

    Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are vectors of arboviruses that cause diverse diseases of public health significance. Blood protein digestion by midgut proteases provides anautogenous mosquitoes with the nutrient...

    Authors: Xuemei Li, Jinyu Yang, Qian Pu, Xinyue Peng, Lili Xu and Shiping Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:460

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  32. Content type: Research

    Investigations of Culicoides fauna, including inventories, were carried out in Morocco at different periods after the country had faced major bluetongue and African horse sickness outbreaks. However, no comprehen...

    Authors: Maria Bourquia, Claire Garros, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Laetitia Gardès, Karine Huber, Intissar Boukhari, Jean-Claude Delécolle, Thierry Baldet, Antoine Mignotte, Youssef Lhor, Khalid Khallaayoune and Thomas Balenghien

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:459

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  33. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis primarily affects poor and neglected communities due to their lack of safe water and sanitation facilities. In an effort to improve intervention strategies, the present study investigated the a...

    Authors: Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Zvifadzo Matsena-Zingoni, Cremance Tshuma, Agnes Katsidzira, Bonnie Webster, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Nicholas Midzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:458

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  34. Content type: Research

    Potent granulomatous inflammation responses induced by schistosome eggs and resultant fibrosis are the primary causes of morbidity in schistosomiasis. Recombinant Sj16 (rSj16), a 16-kDa protein of Schistosoma jap...

    Authors: Jia Shen, Lifu Wang, Mei Peng, Zhen Liu, Beibei Zhang, Tao Zhou, Xi Sun and Zhongdao Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:457

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  35. Content type: Methodology

    As mosquitoes are one of the most harmful creatures in the world, recent high-frequency interceptions of invasive mosquito species have emphasized the need to enhance the biological security of the Zhejiang Pr...

    Authors: Tianci Yang, Yili Lin, Cheng Li, Guojun Xie, Jun Qian, Jianmin Yang, Xiang Ma, Limin Wang, Runzi Qi, Bin Yu, Wei Zheng, Zhonghua Wu, Xiaobin Zhang, Xuechun Cao and Jie Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:456

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  36. Content type: Research

    Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are two globally invasive vectors with similar ecological niches. Encounters between them can result in either competitive exclusion or stable co-existence, but it is unclear wh...

    Authors: Talya Shragai, Laura Harrington, Catalina Alfonso-Parra and Frank Avila

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:455

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  37. Content type: Research

    Despite great success in significantly reducing the malaria burden in Viet Nam over recent years, the ongoing presence of malaria vectors and Plasmodium infection in remote forest areas and among marginalised gro...

    Authors: Hannah Margaret Edwards, Vu Duc Chinh, Bui Le Duy, Pham Vinh Thanh, Ngo Duc Thang, Dao Minh Trang, Irwin Chavez and Jeffrey Hii

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:454

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  38. Content type: Research

    The strategy of pooling stool specimens has been extensively used in the field of parasitology in order to facilitate the screening of large numbers of samples whilst minimizing the prohibitive cost of single ...

    Authors: Marina Papaiakovou, James Wright, Nils Pilotte, Darren Chooneea, Fabian Schär, James E. Truscott, Julia C. Dunn, Iain Gardiner, Judd L. Walson, Steven A. Williams and D. Timothy J. Littlewood

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:443

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  39. Content type: Research

    As many countries with endemic soil-transmitted helminth (STH) burdens achieve high coverage levels of mass drug administration (MDA) to treat school-aged and pre-school-aged children, understanding the detail...

    Authors: James E. Truscott, Alison K. Ower, Marleen Werkman, Katherine Halliday, William E. Oswald, Paul M. Gichuki, Carlos Mcharo, Simon Brooker, Sammy M. Njenga, Charles Mwandariwo, Judd L. Walson, Rachel Pullan and Roy Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:442

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  40. Content type: Research

    Sibship reconstruction is a form of parentage analysis that can be used to identify the number of helminth parental genotypes infecting individual hosts using genetic data on only their offspring. This has the...

    Authors: M. Inês Neves, Joanne P. Webster and Martin Walker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:441

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  41. Content type: Research

    The baseline endemicity profile of lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a key benchmark for planning control programmes, monitoring their impact on transmission and assessing the feasibility of achieving elimination. ...

    Authors: Obiora A. Eneanya, Claudio Fronterre, Ifeoma Anagbogu, Chukwu Okoronkwo, Tini Garske, Jorge Cano and Christl A. Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:440

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  42. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis and food-borne trematodiases are not only of major public health concern, but can also have profound implications for livestock production and wildlife conservation. The zoonotic, multi-host na...

    Authors: Stefano Catalano, Amelia Symeou, Kirsty J. Marsh, Anna Borlase, Elsa Léger, Cheikh B. Fall, Mariama Sène, Nicolas D. Diouf, Davide Ianniello, Giuseppe Cringoli, Laura Rinaldi, Khalilou Bâ and Joanne P. Webster

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:439

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  43. Content type: Research

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections affect predominantly socio-economically disadvantaged populations in sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Americas. Previous mathematical modelling studies have eval...

    Authors: Carolin Vegvari, James E. Truscott, Klodeta Kura and Roy M. Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:438

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  44. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has set elimination (interruption of transmission) as an end goal for schistosomiasis. However, there is currently little guidance on the monitoring and evaluation strategy ...

    Authors: Jaspreet Toor, James E. Truscott, Marleen Werkman, Hugo C. Turner, Anna E. Phillips, Charles H. King, Graham F. Medley and Roy M. Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:437

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  45. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi, the protozoan agent of Chagas disease, is comprised of at least 6 genetic lineages (TcI-TcVI). Their geographical distribution, clinical associations and reservoir hosts are not fully elucidate...

    Authors: Niamh Murphy, Natalia P. Macchiaverna, M. Victoria Cardinal, Tapan Bhattacharyya, Pascal Mertens, Nicolas Zeippen, Yves Gustin, Quentin Gilleman, Ricardo E. Gürtler and Michael A. Miles

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:424

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  46. Content type: Review

    Cryptosporidium spp. are causative agents of gastrointestinal diseases in a wide variety of vertebrate hosts. Mortality resulting from the disease is low in livestock, although severe cryptosporidiosis has been a...

    Authors: Kareem Hatam-Nahavandi, Ehsan Ahmadpour, David Carmena, Adel Spotin, Berit Bangoura and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:453

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  47. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is a harmful neglected tropical disease caused by infection with Schistosoma spp., such as Schistosoma mansoni. Schistosoma must transition within a molluscan host to survive. Chemical analyses of...

    Authors: Conor E. Fogarty, Min Zhao, Donald P. McManus, Mary G. Duke, Scott F. Cummins and Tianfang Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:452

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  48. Content type: Research

    Alongshan virus (ALSV) is a novel discovered segmented flavivirus associated with human febrile illness in northeastern China. Ixodes persulcatus is considered as a candidate vector of ALSV in the endemic regions...

    Authors: Ze-Dong Wang, Wei Wang, Ni-Na Wang, Kai Qiu, Xu Zhang, Gegen Tana, Quan Liu and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:450

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