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  1. Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that causes severe threats to humans and livestock. Macrophages are the cell type preferentially infected by T. gondii in vivo. Protein phosphoryl...

    Authors: Dingzeyang Su, Shifan Zhu, Kangzhi Xu, Zhaofeng Hou, Fuxing Hao, Fan Xu, Yifan Lin, Yuyang Zhu, Dandan Liu, Qiangde Duan, Xinjun Zhang, Yuguo Yuan, Jinjun Xu and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:191
  2. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a widespread zoonosis caused by the infection with Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (E. granulosus s.l.). CE cysts mainly develop in the liver of intermediate hosts, characterized ...

    Authors: Xiaodi Du, Ruiqi Hua, Xue He, Wei Hou, Shengqiong Li, Aiguo Yang and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:190
  3. Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular parasitic protozoa, infects approximately 30% of the global population. Contracting T. gondii at the primary infection of the mother can result in neonatal microcephal...

    Authors: Yue Zhong, Cheng Qin, Qing Wang, Maoyuan Ding, Chong Qiu, Yunzhao Xu and Jinling Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:189
  4. Malaria is a serious public health concern worldwide. Early and accurate diagnosis is essential for controlling the disease’s spread and avoiding severe health complications. Manual examination of blood smear ...

    Authors: Dhevisha Sukumarran, Khairunnisa Hasikin, Anis Salwa Mohd Khairuddin, Romano Ngui, Wan Yusoff Wan Sulaiman, Indra Vythilingam and Paul Cliff Simon Divis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:188
  5. In the context of climate change, a growing concern is that vector-pathogen or host-parasite interactions may be correlated with climatic factors, especially increasing temperatures. In the present study, we u...

    Authors: Artur Trzebny, Olena Nahimova and Miroslawa Dabert
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:187
  6. Starting in October 2021, quarterly malacological surveys have been undertaken in Malawi, with the sampling of 12 specified freshwater habitats throughout a calendar year. Each survey monitors the presence of ...

    Authors: S. Jones, A. Juhász, P. Makaula, L. J. Cunningham, J. Archer, C. Nkolokosa, G. Namacha, E. Kambewa, D. Lally, D. R. Kapira, P. Chammudzi, S. A. Kayuni, J. Musaya and J. Russell Stothard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:186
  7. Schistosomiasis, also called bilharziasis, is a neglected tropical disease induced by schistosomes that infects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the life cycle of schistosomiasis, eggs are regarded...

    Authors: Ao Hong, Abdulrahim Umar, Hao Chen, Zheng Yu and Jing Huang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:185
  8. Human malaria, an ancient tropical disease, is caused by infection with protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium and is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. Our understanding of h...

    Authors: Emmanuel Drouin, Patrick Hautecoeur and Miles Markus
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:184
  9. Clothianidin-based indoor residual spraying (IRS) formulations have become available for malaria control as either solo formulations of clothianidin or a mixture of clothianidin with the pyrethroid deltamethri...

    Authors: Thomas Syme, Boris N’dombidjé, Aicha Odjo, Martial Gbegbo, Damien Todjinou and Corine Ngufor
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:183
  10. Anopheles sacharovi, a member of the Anopheles maculipennis complex, was a historical malaria vector in Italy, no longer found since the last report at the end of 1960s. In September 2022, within the Surveillance...

    Authors: Donato Antonio Raele, Francesco Severini, Luciano Toma, Michela Menegon, Daniela Boccolini, Giovanni Tortorella, Marco Di Luca and Maria Assunta Cafiero
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:182
  11. Anopheles mosquitoes are ectothermic and involved in numerous pathogen transmissions. Their life history traits are influenced by several environmental factors such as temperature, relative humidity and photoperi...

    Authors: Nicaise D. C. Djègbè, Dari F. Da, Bernard M. Somé, Lawata Inès G. Paré, Fatoumata Cissé, Wadaka Mamai, Karine Mouline, Simon P. Sawadogo, Joseph D. Challenger, Thomas S. Churcher and Roch K. Dabiré
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:181
  12. Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan intracellular obligate parasite and the etiological agent of toxoplasmosis in humans, domestic animals and wildlife, causing miscarriages and negatively impacting offspring. D...

    Authors: Lisbeth Rojas-Baron, Kira Senk, Carlos Hermosilla, Anja Taubert and Zahady D. Velásquez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:180
  13. Intestinal schistosomiasis remains a worrying health problem, particularly in western Côte d'Ivoire, despite control efforts. It is therefore necessary to understand all the factors involved in the development...

    Authors: Edwige A. Sokouri, Bernardin Ahouty Ahouty, Martial N’Djetchi, Innocent A. Abé, Ble Gbacla Flora Dominique Yao, Thomas Konan Konan, Annette MacLeod, Harry Noyes, Oscar Nyangiri, Enock Matovu and Mathurin Koffi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:179
  14. To successfully replicate within the host cell, Toxoplasma gondii employs several mechanisms to overcome the host cell defenses and mitigate the harmful effects of the free radicals resulting from its own metabol...

    Authors: Zhi-Wei Zhang, Meng Wang, Li-Xiu Sun, Hany M. Elsheikha, Cheng-Lin Lei, Jin-Lei Wang, Bao-Quan Fu, Jian-Xun Luo, Xing-Quan Zhu and Ting-Ting Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:178
  15. Macrocyclic lactones (MLs) are the only class of drugs currently commercially available that are effective for preventing heartworm disease. The data presented in this article provide information on the effica...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Martin, Elizabeth B. Mitchell, Stephen Yoon, John W. McCall, Becky Fankhauser, Abdelmoneim Mansour, Scott McCall and Matthias Pollmeier
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:176
  16. Helminth extracellular vesicles (EVs) are known to have a three-way communication function among parasitic helminths, their host and the host-associated microbiota. They are considered biological containers th...

    Authors: Enrique Riera-Ferrer, Hynek Mazanec, Ivona Mladineo, Peter Konik, M. Carla Piazzon, Roman Kuchta, Oswaldo Palenzuela, Itziar Estensoro, Javier Sotillo and Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:175
  17. Malaria is one of the most devastating tropical diseases, resulting in loss of lives each year, especially in children under the age of 5 years. Malaria burden, related deaths and stall in the progress against...

    Authors: Eric Ali Ibrahim, Mark Wamalwa, John Odindi and Henri Edouard Zefack Tonnang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:174
  18. Control of the zoonotic food-borne parasite Fasciola hepatica remains a major challenge in humans and livestock. It is estimated that annual economic losses due to fasciolosis can reach US$3.2 billion in agricult...

    Authors: Elora Valderas-García, Verónica Castilla-Gómez de Agüero, Laura González del Palacio, Giulio Galli, Nerea Escala, Marta Ruiz-Somacarrera, Marta González-Warleta, Esther del Olmo, Rafael Balaña-Fouce and María Martínez-Valladares
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:173
  19. Antigen detection in Taenia solium cysticercosis confirms viable infection in the intermediate host (either pig or human). The reference B158/B60 monoclonal antibody (mAb)-based Ag-enzyme-linked immunosorbent ass...

    Authors: Gianfranco Arroyo, Luz Toribio, Sara Garrido, Nancy Chile, Teresa Lopez-Urbina, Luis A. Gomez-Puerta, Miguel Muro, Robert H. Gilman, Yesenia Castillo, Pierre Dorny, Seth E. O’Neal, Armando E. Gonzalez and Hector H. Garcia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:172
  20. Identification of mosquitoes greatly relies on morphological specification. Since some species cannot be distinguished reliably by morphological methods, it is important to incorporate molecular techniques int...

    Authors: Julia Reichl, Christina Prossegger, Sarah Petutschnig, Maria Sophia Unterköfler, Karin Bakran-Lebl, Mateusz Markowicz, Alexander Indra and Hans-Peter Fuehrer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:171
  21. Triatoma garciabesi and T. guasayana are considered secondary vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi and frequently invade rural houses in central Argentina. Wing and head structures determine the ability of triatomines to...

    Authors: Federico G. Fiad, Miriam Cardozo, Julieta Nattero, Gisel V. Gigena, David E. Gorla and Claudia S. Rodríguez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:169
  22. Mosquitoes inhabiting urban green spaces and cemeteries in Europe represent a crucial facet of public health concern and contribute to the ecological balance. As urbanization intensifies, these areas increasin...

    Authors: Fátima Goiri, Mikel A. González, Aitor Cevidanes, Jesús F. Barandika and Ana L. García-Peréz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:168
  23. Malaria is a major public health concern in Ethiopia, and its incidence could worsen with the spread of the invasive mosquito species Anopheles stephensi in the country. This study aimed to provide updates on the...

    Authors: Temesgen Ashine, Adane Eyasu, Yehenew Asmamaw, Eba Simma, Endalew Zemene, Adrienne Epstein, Rebecca Brown, Nigatu Negash, Abena Kochora, Alison M. Reynolds, Mikiyas Gebremichael Bulto, Temesgen Tafesse, Alemayehu Dagne, Biniyam Lukus, Endashaw Esayas, Sinknesh Wolde Behaksra…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:166
  24. Trichomonas vaginalis is the most common nonviral sexually transmitted disease (STI) worldwide. Vaccination is generally considered to be one of the most effective methods of preventing infectious diseases. Using...

    Authors: Forozan Ghasemi Nezhad, Afsaneh Karmostaji, Parisa Sarkoohi, Behzad Shahbazi, Zahra Gharibi, Batul Negahdari and Khadijeh Ahmadi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:165
  25. The immunocompetence handicap hypothesis suggests that males with a higher testosterone level should be better at developing male secondary traits, but at a cost of suppressed immune performance. As a result, ...

    Authors: Li-Qing Wang, Zhi-Tao Liu, Jian-Jun Wang, Yu-Han Fang, Hao Zhu, Ke Shi, Fu-Shun Zhang and Ling-Ying Shuai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:164
  26. Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is an important infectious disease caused by the metacestode larvae of Echinococcus multilocularis, seriously threatening global public health security. Kupffer cells (KCs) play impor...

    Authors: Guiting Pu, Yanping Li, Tingli Liu, Hong Li, Liqun Wang, Guoliang Chen, Shanling Cao, Hong Yin, Tharheer Oluwashola Amuda, Xiaola Guo and Xuenong Luo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:163
  27. In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), new vector-control tools are needed to target mosquitoes that bite outside during the daytime and night-time to advance malaria elimination.

    Authors: Yuqian Wang, Nakul Chitnis and Emma L. Fairbanks
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:162
  28. : Veterinary knowledge regarding feline heartworm has been increasing significantly over the past two decades. Necropsy surveys of shelter cats have shown feline adult heartworm infection prevalence to be 5–2...

    Authors: C. Thomas Nelson and Calvin M. Johnson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:161
  29. Equine piroplasmosis is caused by two tick-borne protozoan parasites, Theileria equi and Babesia caballi,, which are clinically relevant in susceptible horses, donkeys, and mules. Moreover, equine piroplasmosis s...

    Authors: Frans Jongejan, Cheng Du, Elias Papadopoulos, Valeria Blanda, Santina Di Bella, Vincenza Cannella, Annalisa Guercio, Domenico Vicari, Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Amir Steinman, Gad Baneth, Sanna van Keulen, Iris Hulsebos, Laura Berger and Xiaojun Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:160
  30. The WHO cone bioassay is routinely used to evaluate the bioefficacy of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) for product pre-qualification and confirmation of continued ITN performance during operational monitoring....

    Authors: Jilly Jackson Mseti, Masudi Suleiman Maasayi, Aidi Galus Lugenge, Ahmadi B. Mpelepele, Ummi Abdul Kibondo, Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Olukayode G. Odufuwa, Mgeni Mohamed Tambwe and Sarah Jane Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:159
  31. Authors: Birhan Mengistu, Ewnetu Firdawek Liyew, Melkie Chernet, Geremew Tasew, Santiago Rayment Gomez, Rosie Maddren, Benjamin Collyer, Ufaysa Anjulo, Adugna Tamiru, Kathryn Forbes, Zelalem Mehari, Kebede Deribe, Teshale Yadeta, Mihretab Salasibew, Getachew Tollera and Roy Anderson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:158

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  32. Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe and is often caused by Borrelia afzelii, which is transmitted by Ixodes ricinus ticks. The prevalence and abundance of infected ticks fluctuate in ...

    Authors: Nosheen Kiran, Ilze Brila, Tapio Mappes, Saana Sipari, Yingying Wang, Erin Welsh and Eva R. Kallio
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:157
  33. Mosquito-borne diseases are on the rise. While climatic factors have been linked to disease occurrences, they do not explain the non-random spatial distribution in disease outbreaks. Landscape-related factors,...

    Authors: Louie Krol, Laure Remmerswaal, Marvin Groen, Jordy G. van der Beek, Reina S. Sikkema, Martha Dellar, Peter M. van Bodegom, Gertjan W. Geerling and Maarten Schrama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:156
  34. Cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis are significant parasitic diseases shared between humans and domestic animals. Due to the close contact between humans and domestic animals in rural areas, it is important to c...

    Authors: Yaru Hao, Aiqin Liu, He Li, Yiyang Zhao, Lan Yao, Bo Yang, Weizhe Zhang and Fengkun Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:155
  35. Water quality is known to influence the development and survival of larval mosquitoes, which affects mosquito-borne pathogen transmission as a function of the number of mosquitoes that reach adulthood and bloo...

    Authors: Kellen C. Pautzke, Allan S. Felsot, John P. Reganold and Jeb P. Owen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:154
  36. Recent studies point to the need to incorporate the detection of non-falciparum species into malaria surveillance activities in sub-Saharan Africa, where 95% of the world’s malaria cases occur. Although malari...

    Authors: Zachary R. Popkin-Hall, Misago D. Seth, Rashid A. Madebe, Rule Budodo, Catherine Bakari, Filbert Francis, Dativa Pereus, David J. Giesbrecht, Celine I. Mandara, Daniel Mbwambo, Sijenunu Aaron, Abdallah Lusasi, Samwel Lazaro, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Jonathan J. Juliano, Julie R. Gutman…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:153
  37. In the family Trypanosomatidae, the genus Trypanosoma contains protozoan parasites that infect a diverse range of hosts, including humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Wild rodents, as natural reservoir hosts ...

    Authors: Shiyi Wang, Suwen Wang, Xiaoshuang Han, Sándor Hornok, Huiqian Wang, Nan Wang, Gang Liu, Meihua Yang and Yuanzhi Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:152
  38. Clonorchis sinensis infection is one of the risk factors that provokes chronic inflammation, epithelial hyperplasia, periductal fibrosis and even cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Disrupted or aberrant intercellular comm...

    Authors: Junyeong Yi, Ji Hoon Jeong, Jihee Won, Seok Chung and Jhang Ho Pak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:151
  39. Mosquitoes (Culicidae) are vectors for most malaria parasites of the Plasmodium species and are required for Plasmodium spp. to complete their life cycle. Despite having 16 species of mosquitoes and the detection...

    Authors: E. R. Schoener, D. M. Tompkins, L. Howe and I. C. Castro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:150
  40. Anopheles gambiae continues to be widespread and an important malaria vector species complex in Uganda. New approaches to malaria vector control are being explored including population suppression through swarm r...

    Authors: Krystal Birungi, Danspaid P. Mabuka, Victor Balyesima, Frederic Tripet and Jonathan K. Kayondo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:149
  41. Fleas are important hematophagous insects, infesting mammals and birds with a worldwide distribution. Fleas of medical importance have been reported from various carnivores worldwide, such as felids, canids, o...

    Authors: Georgiana Deak, Angela Monica Ionică, Áron Péter, Attila David Sándor, Ioana Adriana Matei, Gianluca D’Amico, Emmanuel Liénard, Călin Mircea Gherman, Andrei Daniel Mihalca and Emilie Bouhsira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:148
  42. The elimination of schistosomiasis remains a challenging task, with current measures primarily focused on the monitoring and control of Oncomelania hupensis (O. hupensis) snail, the sole intermediate host of Schi...

    Authors: Jing Song, Hongqiong Wang, Shizhu Li, Chunhong Du, Peijun Qian, Wenya Wang, Meifen Shen, Zongya Zhang, Jihua Zhou, Yun Zhang, Chunying Li, Yuwan Hao and Yi Dong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:147
  43. Cryptosporidium parvum is an apicomplexan zoonotic parasite causing the diarrheal illness cryptosporidiosis in humans and animals. To invade the host intestinal epithelial cells, parasitic proteins expressed on t...

    Authors: Yuexin Wang, Na Li, Guanda Liang, Luyang Wang, Xiaotian Zhang, Zhaohui Cui, Xiaoying Li, Sumei Zhang and Longxian Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:146
  44. Previous studies on the tick infestation of birds in the Carpathian Basin focused on songbirds (Passeriformes). Thus, the primary aim of the present work was to extend the scope of previous studies, i.e. to in...

    Authors: Andor Pitó, Boglárka Bukor, Előd Győrig, Vojtěch Brlík, Jenő Kontschán, Gergő Keve, Nóra Takács and Sándor Hornok
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:144
  45. The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii encodes dozens of phosphatases, among which a plant-like phosphatase absent from mammalian genomes named PPKL, which is involved in regulating brassinosteroid signaling in...

    Authors: Xi-Ting Wu, Xu-Wen Gao, Qiang-Qiang Wang, Kai He, Muhammad Saqib Bilal, Hui Dong, Yi-Dan Tang, Hui-Yong Ding, Yue-Bao Li, Xiao-Yan Tang and Shaojun Long
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:142
  46. Wild deer populations utilizing livestock grazing areas risk cross-species transmission of gastrointestinal nematode parasites (GINs), including GINs with anthelmintic resistance (AR) traits. Wild deer have be...

    Authors: Maggie Lyons, Tony L. Brown, Angela Lahuerta-Marin, Eric. R. Morgan and Paul M. Airs
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:141
  47. Different mosquito control strategies have been implemented to mitigate or prevent mosquito-related public health situations. Modern mosquito control largely relies on multiple approaches, including targeted, ...

    Authors: Zsaklin Varga, Rubén Bueno-Marí, José Risueño Iranzo, Kornélia Kurucz, Gábor Endre Tóth, Brigitta Zana, Safia Zeghbib, Tamás Görföl, Ferenc Jakab and Gábor Kemenesi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:140

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