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  1. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is currently regarded as the main metastrongyloid infesting domestic cats, whereas the reports of Troglostrongylus spp. in domestic and wild felids largely remain anecdotic. This paper ...

    Authors: Emanuele Brianti, Gabriella Gaglio, Salvatore Giannetto, Giada Annoscia, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Donato Traversa and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:178
  2. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is among the most important vector borne diseases of humans in Europe and is currently identified as a major health problem in many countries. TBE endemic zones have expanded over...

    Authors: Ashild Andreassen, Solveig Jore, Piotr Cuber, Susanne Dudman, Torstein Tengs, Ketil Isaksen, Hans Olav Hygen, Hildegunn Viljugrein, Gabriel Ånestad, Preben Ottesen and Kirsti Vainio
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:177
  3. Sarcoptic mange caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei is a worldwide disease affecting both humans and animals. Here we report the molecular characterization and evaluation of a recombinant S. scabiei tropomyosin ...

    Authors: Runhui Zhang, Quwu Jise, Wanpeng Zheng, Yongjun Ren, Xiang Nong, Xuhang Wu, Xiaobin Gu, Shuxian Wang, Xuerong Peng, Songjia Lai and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:176
  4. The causative agent of yellow fever is an arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitoes, particularly in Africa. In the Central African Republic since 2006, cases have been notifie...

    Authors: Carine Ngoagouni, Basile Kamgang, Alexandre Manirakiza, Auguste Nangouma, Christophe Paupy, Emmanuel Nakoune and Mirdad Kazanji
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:175
  5. Human and animal fascioliasis is emerging in many world regions, among which Andean countries constitute the largest regional hot spot and Peru the country presenting more human endemic areas. A survey was und...

    Authors: M Dolores Bargues, Patricio Artigas, Messaoud Khoubbane, Pedro Ortiz, Cesar Naquira and Santiago Mas-Coma
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:174
  6. Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium. It is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the world. It is a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Over the past years, the disea...

    Authors: Abebe Alemu, Dagnachew Muluye, Mikrie Mihret, Meaza Adugna and Melkamu Gebeyaw
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:173
  7. Thyroid hormones (TH) modulate growth, development and differentiation and metabolic processes by interacting with thyroid hormone receptors (THRs). The purpose of this study was to identify a novel thyroid ho...

    Authors: Chunhui Qiu, Shengfa Liu, Yang Hong, Zhiqiang Fu, Meimei Wei, Dezhou Ai and Jiaojiao Lin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:172
  8. The tick-borne apicomplexan bovine parasite Theileria annulata is endemic in many tropical and temperate areas, including Minorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). Real-time PCR is widely used for the detection of pirop...

    Authors: Amaia Ros-García, Antoni Nicolás, Ana L García-Pérez, Ramón A Juste and Ana Hurtado
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:171
  9. South Hungary is being monitored for the northward spreading of thermophilic ixodid species, therefore ticks were collected from cattle and wild ruminants (red, fallow and roe deer) in the autumn of 2011.

    Authors: Sándor Hornok and Gábor Horváth
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:170
  10. The life cycle of the brachylaimid trematode species Renylaima capensis, infecting the urinary system of the shrew Myosorex varius (Mammalia: Soricidae: Crocidosoricinae) in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve,...

    Authors: Wilhelm F Sirgel, Patricio Artigas, M Dolores Bargues and Santiago Mas-Coma
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:169
  11. Giardia duodenalis is a common protozoan parasite of humans and animals. Genetic characterization of single loci indicates the existence of eight groups called assemblages, which differ in their host distribution...

    Authors: Katsuhisa Takumi, Arno Swart, Theo Mank, Erica Lasek-Nesselquist, Marianne Lebbad, Simone M Cacciò and Hein Sprong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:168
  12. Ixodes granulatus is widely distributed in various countries of Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Although this tick species is presumed to be the vector for the enzoonotic transmission of Borrelia spirochetes in the Ta...

    Authors: Li-Lian Chao, Li-Ling Liu and Chien-Ming Shih
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:167
  13. Parasites often face a trade-off between exploitation of host resources and transmission probabilities to the next host. In helminths, larval growth, a major component of adult parasite fitness, is linked to e...

    Authors: Lucile Dianne, Loïc Bollache, Clément Lagrue, Nathalie Franceschi and Thierry Rigaud
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:166
  14. African animal trypanosomosis is a major constraint to the rearing of productive livestock in the sub-humid Sudan-Sahel zone of West Africa where cotton is grown. Trypanosomosis is mainly controlled using tryp...

    Authors: Erick O Mungube, Oumar Diall, Maximilian PO Baumann, Antje Hoppenheit, Barbara Hinney, Burkhard Bauer, Yousouf Sanogo, Brehima Maiga, Karl-Hans Zessin, Thomas F Randolph and Peter-Henning Clausen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:164
  15. Since 2008, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) has been engaged in the implementation of indoor residual spraying (IRS) in Benin. The first and second round was a success with a drastic decrease of ma...

    Authors: Razaki Ossè, Rock Aikpon, Gil Germain Padonou, Olivier Oussou, Anges Yadouléton and Martin Akogbéto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:163
  16. Cattle babesiosis is a tick-borne disease of cattle that has severe economic impact on cattle producers throughout the world’s tropical and subtropical countries. The most severe form of the disease is caused ...

    Authors: Andrew M Heekin, Felix D Guerrero, Kylie G Bendele, Leo Saldivar, Glen A Scoles, Cedric Gondro, Vishvanath Nene, Appolinaire Djikeng and Kelly A Brayton
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:162
  17. Hexose transporters (HT) are membrane proteins involved in the uptake of energy-supplying glucose and other hexoses into the cell. Previous studies employing the Differential Display technique have shown that ...

    Authors: Paula F dos Santos, Jerônimo C Ruiz, Rodrigo P P Soares, Douglas S Moreira, Antônio M Rezende, Edson L Folador, Guilherme Oliveira, Alvaro J Romanha and Silvane M F Murta
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:161
  18. Leishmania parasites cause human tegumentary and visceral infections that are commonly referred to as leishmaniasis. Despite the high incidence and prevalence of cases, leishmaniasis has been a neglected disease ...

    Authors: Mariana Silva-Almeida, Bernardo Acácio Santini Pereira, Michelle Lopes Ribeiro-Guimarães and Carlos Roberto Alves
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:160
  19. The emergence and spread of insecticide resistance in the major African malaria vectors Anopheles gambiae s.s. and Anopheles arabiensis may compromise control initiatives based on insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) ...

    Authors: Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Abebe Asale, Kora Tushune, Yehenew Getachew, Luc Duchateau and Niko Speybroeck
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:159
  20. The efficacy and safety of a combination formulation of 10% imidacloprid + 1.0% moxidectin spot-on (Advocate® for Cats, Bayer Animal Health GmbH, Leverkusen, Germany) was tested in 40 African pygmy hedgehogs (Ate...

    Authors: Kyu-Rim Kim, Kyu-Sung Ahn, Dae-Sung Oh and Sung-Shik Shin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:158
  21. Active case detection through mass community screening is a major control strategy against human African trypanosomiasis (HAT, sleeping sickness) caused by T. brucei gambiense. However, its impact can be limited ...

    Authors: Francesco Checchi, Andrew P Cox, François Chappuis, Gerardo Priotto, Daniel Chandramohan and Daniel T Haydon
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:157
  22. Ixodes ricinus ticks transmit Babesia species to vertebrate hosts. Using molecular tools we were able to detect the presence of this piroplasmid in its vector. The aims of this study were to investigate the preva...

    Authors: Øivind Øines, Jana Radzijevskaja, Algimantas Paulauskas and Olav Rosef
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:156
  23. Tsetse fly-transmitted African animal trypanosomosis causes annual losses that run into billions of dollars. The disease is assumed to cause hunger and poverty in most sub-Saharan countries since it represents...

    Authors: Erick O Mungube, Hervé S Vitouley, Emmanuel Allegye-Cudjoe, Oumar Diall, Zakaria Boucoum, Boucader Diarra, Yousouf Sanogo, Thomas Randolph, Burkhard Bauer, Karl-Hans Zessin and Peter-Henning Clausen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:155
  24. Sleeping sickness, transmitted by G. p. palpalis, is known to be present in the Ivory Coast. G. p. palpalis has recently been reported to occur in several places within the town of Abidjan, including: (i) the Ban...

    Authors: Dramane Kaba, Sophie Ravel, Geneviève Acapovi-Yao, Philippe Solano, Koffi Allou, Henriette Bosson-Vanga, Laetitia Gardes, Eliezer Kouakou N’Goran, Christopher John Schofield, Moussa Koné and Jean-Pierre Dujardin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:153
  25. Canine and feline parasitic zoonoses have not been given high priority in China, although the role of companion animals as reservoirs for zoonotic parasitic diseases has been recognized worldwide. With an incr...

    Authors: Jia Chen, Min-Jun Xu, Dong-Hui Zhou, Hui-Qun Song, Chun-Ren Wang and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:152
  26. The objective of the study was to determine the sustained effectiveness of 10% imidacloprid (w/w) and 4.5% flumethrin (w/w) incorporated in a slow-release matrix collar in preventing Dipylidium caninum infection ...

    Authors: Josephus J Fourie, Dionne Crafford, Ivan G Horak and Dorothee Stanneck
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:151
  27. Historically, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh was considered hyperendemic for malaria. To better understand the contemporary malaria epidemiology and to develop new and innovative control strate...

    Authors: Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Sumit Chakma, Wasif A Khan, Gregory E Glass, Abu Naser Mohon, Rubayet Elahi, Laura C Norris, Milka Patracia Podder, Sabeena Ahmed, Rashidul Haque, David A Sack, David J Sullivan Jr and Douglas E Norris
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:150
  28. Ticks are the most important pathogen vectors in Europe. They are known to be influenced by environmental factors, but these links are usually studied at specific temporal or spatial scales. Focusing on Ixodes ri...

    Authors: Sen Li, Paul Heyman, Christel Cochez, Leopold Simons and Sophie O Vanwambeke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:149
  29. The understanding of mosquito immune responses can provide valuable tools for development of novel mosquito control strategies. Aiming the study at insect innate immunity, continuous insect cell lines have bee...

    Authors: Ana Beatriz Ferreira Barletta, Maria Clara L Nascimento Silva and Marcos H Ferreira Sorgine
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:148
  30. Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges are vectors for a diversity of pathogens including bluetongue virus (BTV) that generate important economic losses. BTV has expanded its range in recent decades,...

    Authors: Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Javier Martínez, Martina Ferraguti, Antonio Morales-de la Nuez, Noemí Castro and Jordi Figuerola
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:147
  31. Echinococcus transmission is known to be affected by various environmental factors, which may be modified by human influence or natural events including global warming. Considerable population growth in the last ...

    Authors: Yu Rong Yang, Archie C A Clements, Darren J Gray, Jo-An M Atkinson, Gail M Williams, Tamsin S Barnes and Donald P McManus
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:146
  32. Microbial ecology of phlebotomine sand flies is not well understood although bacteria likely play an important role in the sand fly biology and vector capacity for Leishmania parasites. In this study, we assessed...

    Authors: Kamila Peterkova-Koci, Maricela Robles-Murguia, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao and Ludek Zurek
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:145
  33. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic to the Pacific coast of Ecuador, and Nyssomyia trapidoi is considered to be its main vector. Dujardin et al. [1] recorded some differences in body pigmentation and isoenzymatic ...

    Authors: Zapata S, Mejía L, Le Pont F, León R, Pesson B, Ravel C, Bichaud L, Charrel R, Cruaud C, Trueba G and Depaquit J
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:144
  34. Host preference studies in haematophagous insects e.g. Culicoides biting midges are pivotal to assess transmission routes of vector-borne diseases and critical for the development of veterinary contingency plans ...

    Authors: Sandra B Lassen, Søren Achim Nielsen and Michael Kristensen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:143
  35. Leishmania (V.) braziliensis is a causative agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil. During the parasite life cycle, the promastigotes adhere to the gut of sandflies, to avoid being eliminated with the dejecti...

    Authors: Luzia Monteiro de Castro Côrtes, Mirian Claudia de Souza Pereira, Franklin Souza da Silva, Bernardo Acácio Santini Pereira, Francisco Odêncio de Oliveira Junior, Renata Oliveira de Araújo Soares, Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil, Leny Toma, Carolina Meloni Vicente, Helena Bonciani Nader, Maria de Fátima Madeira, Felio J Bello and Carlos Roberto Alves
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:142
  36. The status of Toxoplasma gondii infection among primary schoolchildren (PSC) of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (DRSTP), West Africa, remains unknown to date.

    Authors: Chia-Kwung Fan, Lin-Wen Lee, Chien-Wei Liao, Ying-Chieh Huang, Yueh-Lun Lee, Yu-Tai Chang, Ângela dos Santos Ramos José da Costa, Vilfrido Gil, Li-Hsing Chi, Takeshi Nara, Akiko Tsubouchi and Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:141
  37. The characterization of proteins released from filariae is an important step in addressing many of the needs in the diagnosis and treatment of these clinically important parasites, as well as contributing to a...

    Authors: James Geary, Mohamed Satti, Yovany Moreno, Nicole Madrill, Doug Whitten, Selwyn A Headley, Dalen Agnew, Timothy Geary and Charles Mackenzie
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:140
  38. In the Eastern and Upper Midwestern regions of North America, Ixodes scapularis (L.) is the most abundant tick species encountered by humans and the primary vector of B. burgdorferi, whereas in the southeastern r...

    Authors: Rebecca T Trout Fryxell, C Dayton Steelman, Allen L Szalanski, Ken L Kvamme, Peggy M Billingsley and Philip C Williamson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:139
  39. The appearance of bluetongue virus (BTV) in 2006 within northern Europe exposed a lack of expertise and resources available across this region to enable the accurate morphological identification of species of Cul...

    Authors: Bruno Mathieu, Catherine Cêtre-Sossah, Claire Garros, David Chavernac, Thomas Balenghien, Simon Carpenter, Marie-Laure Setier-Rio, Régine Vignes-Lebbe, Visotheary Ung, Ermanno Candolfi and Jean-Claude Delécolle
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:137
  40. Both falciparum and vivax malaria were historically prevalent in China with high incidence. With the control efforts, the annual incidence in the whole country has reduced to 0.0001% except in some areas in th...

    Authors: Jia-Yun Pan, Shui-Sen Zhou, Xiang Zheng, Fang Huang, Duo-Quan Wang, Yu-Zu Shen, Yun-Pu Su, Guang-Chao Zhou, Feng Liu and Jing-Jing Jiang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:136
  41. Social-ecological systems govern parasitic infections in humans. Within the frame of assessing the accuracy of a rapid diagnostic test for Schistosoma mansoni in Côte d’Ivoire, three different endemicity settings...

    Authors: Jean T Coulibaly, Thomas Fürst, Kigbafori D Silué, Stefanie Knopp, Dimitri Hauri, Mamadou Ouattara, Jürg Utzinger and Eliézer K N’Goran
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:135
  42. Continuous and excessive application of insecticides has resulted in the rapid development of insecticide resistance in several mosquito species, including Culex pipiens pallens. Previous studies in our laborator...

    Authors: Yan Sun, Ping Zou, Xin-You Yu, Chen Chen, Jing Yu, Lin-Na Shi, Shan-Chao Hong, Dan Zhou, Xue-Lian Chang, Wei-Jie Wang, Bo Shen, Dong-Hui Zhang, Lei Ma and Chang-Liang Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:134
  43. Schistosomiasis remains a major health problem at global and national levels, contributing to the vulnerability of the poor people in Sudan. Southern Kordofan is affected by Schistosomiasis but the disease pre...

    Authors: Alaa Hammad Ali Abou-Zeid, Tigani Abdullah Abkar and Rashid Osman Mohamed
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:133
  44. Blastocystis sp. is a common intestinal parasite found in faecal sample surveys. Several studies have implicated human-to-human, zoonotic and waterborne transmissions by Blastocystis sp. However, there has been n...

    Authors: Li Ii Lee, Tan Tian Chye, Biraj Man Karmacharya and Suresh Kumar Govind
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:130

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