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  1. Resting mosquitoes can easily be collected using an aspirating device. The most commonly used mechanical aspirator is the CDC Backpack aspirator. Recently, a simple, and low-cost aspirator called the Prokopack...

    Authors: Marta F Maia, Ailie Robinson, Alex John, Joseph Mgando, Emmanuel Simfukwe and Sarah J Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:124
  2. Schistosomes are parasitic helminths that infect humans through dermo-invasion while in contaminated water. Salmonella are also a common water-borne human pathogen that infects the gastrointestinal tract via the ...

    Authors: Alison E Barnhill, Ekaterina Novozhilova, Tim A Day and Steve A Carlson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:123
  3. Glossina pallidipes has been implicated in the spread of sleeping sickness from southeastern Uganda into Kenya. Recent studies indicated resurgence of G. pallidipes in Lambwe Valley and southeastern Uganda after ...

    Authors: Johnson O Ouma, Jon S Beadell, Chaz Hyseni, Loyce M Okedi, Elliot S Krafsur, Serap Aksoy and Adalgisa Caccone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:122
  4. An often confounding facet of the dynamics of malaria vectors is the aquatic larval habitat availability and suitable conditions under which they can thrive. Here, we investigated the impact of environmental f...

    Authors: Louis C Gouagna, Jean-Sébastien Dehecq, Romain Girod, Sebastien Boyer, Guy Lempérière and Didier Fontenille
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:121
  5. The basic function of the immune system is to protect an organism against infection in order to minimize the fitness costs of being infected. According to life-history theory, energy resources are in a trade-o...

    Authors: Karolína Rohlenová, Serge Morand, Pavel Hyršl, Soňa Tolarová, Martin Flajšhans and Andrea Šimková
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:120
  6. The emergence and massive spread of bluetongue in Western Europe during 2006-2008 had disastrous consequences for sheep and cattle production and confirmed the ability of Palaearctic Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopo...

    Authors: Elvina Viennet, Claire Garros, Renaud Lancelot, Xavier Allène, Laëtitia Gardès, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Didier Crochet, Jean-Claude Delécolle, Catherine Moulia, Thierry Baldet and Thomas Balenghien
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:119
  7. There is a need for improving the method for counting oocysts of Plasmodium berghei in the midgut of Anopheles mosquitoes. The two methods currently used, the formalin fixation method and the mercurochrome staini...

    Authors: Miho Usui, Shinya Fukumoto, Noboru Inoue and Shin-ichiro Kawazu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:118
  8. Anopheles subpictus sensu lato, a widespread vector of malaria in Asia, is reportedly composed of four sibling species A-D based on distinct cytogenetic and morphological characteristics. However An. subpictus sp...

    Authors: Sinnathamby N Surendran, Pavillupillai J Jude and Ranjan Ramasamy
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:117
  9. Disability weights (DWs) are important for estimating burden of disease in terms of disability-adjusted life years. The previous practice of eliciting DWs by expert opinion has been challenged. More recent app...

    Authors: Thomas Fürst, Ivan Müller, Jean T Coulibaly, Adrien K Yao, Jürg Utzinger and Eliézer K N'Goran
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:116
  10. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a high performance method for detecting DNA and holds promise for use in the molecular detection of infectious pathogens, including Plasmodium spp. However, in mos...

    Authors: Zhi-Yong Tao, Hua-Yun Zhou, Hui Xia, Sui Xu, Han-Wu Zhu, Richard L Culleton, Eun-Taek Han, Feng Lu, Qiang Fang, Ya-Ping Gu, Yao-Bao Liu, Guo-Ding Zhu, Wei-Ming Wang, Ju-Lin Li, Jun Cao and Qi Gao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:115
  11. The first workshop towards the control of cestode zoonoses in Asia and Africa was held in Asahikawa Medical University, Japan on 15 and 16 Feb 2011. This meeting was fully supported by the Asian Science and Te...

    Authors: Akira Ito, Munehiro Okamoto, Tiaoying Li, Toni Wandra, Nyoman S Dharmawan, Kadek I Swastika, Paron Dekumyoy, Teera Kusolsuk, Abmed Davvajav, Anu Davaasuren, Temuulen Dorjsuren, Sissay M Mekonnen, Zerihun H Negasi, Tetsuya Yanagida, Yasuhito Sako, Minoru Nakao…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:114
  12. Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) are known to be highly effective in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality. However, usage varies among households, and such variations in actual usage may seriously limit...

    Authors: Harrysone E Atieli, Guofa Zhou, Yaw Afrane, Ming-Chieh Lee, Isaac Mwanzo, Andrew K Githeko and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:113
  13. Malaria vector intervention and control programs require reliable and accurate information about vector abundance and their seasonal distribution. The availability of reliable information on the spatial and te...

    Authors: Eliningaya J Kweka, Guofa Zhou, Ming-Chieh Lee, Thomas M Gilbreath III, Franklin Mosha, Stephen Munga, Andrew K Githeko and Guiyun Yan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:110
  14. Understanding malaria vector mosquitoes and their infectivity dynamics is of importance in setting up intervention and control programmes. Patterns of malaria transmission have been shown to differ between non...

    Authors: Yousif E Himeidan, Mervet M Elzaki, Eliningaya J Kweka, Muntaser Ibrahim and Ibrahim M Elhassan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:109
  15. Malaria is an important public health problem in Africa. Pregnant women are a vulnerable population and this disease can underlie an increased risk of low-birth weight newborns (< 2500 g); these women therefor...

    Authors: Tania CDA d'Almeida, Marie-Agnès Agboton-Zoumenou, André Garcia, Achille Massougbodji, Valérie Briand, Yacoubou Imorou and Gilles Cottrell
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:108
  16. Malaria vector control programmes that rely on insecticide-based interventions such as indoor house spraying with residual insecticides or insecticide treated bed nets, need to base their decision-making proce...

    Authors: Richard H Hunt, Godwin Fuseini, Steve Knowles, Joseph Stiles-Ocran, Rolf Verster, Maria L Kaiser, Kwang Shik Choi, Lizette L Koekemoer and Maureen Coetzee
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:107
  17. Despite growing awareness of the importance of controlling neglected tropical diseases as a contribution to poverty alleviation and achieving the Millennium Development Goals, there is a need to up-scale progr...

    Authors: David Molyneux, Zuhair Hallaj, Gerald T Keusch, Donald P McManus, Helena Ngowi, Sarah Cleaveland, Pilar Ramos-Jimenez, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Kamal Kar, Ana Sanchez, Amadou Garba, Helene Carabin, Amal Bassili, Claire L Chaignat, Francois-Xavier Meslin, Hind M Abushama…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:106
  18. The insect gut harbors a variety of microorganisms that probably exceed the number of cells in insects themselves. These microorganisms can live and multiply in the insect, contributing to digestion, nutrition...

    Authors: Analiz de O Gaio, Desiely S Gusmão, Adão V Santos, Marília A Berbert-Molina, Paulo FP Pimenta and Francisco JA Lemos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:105
  19. In Argentina, human fascioliasis has never been adequately analysed, although having a physiography, climate, animal prevalences and lymnaeids similar to those of countries where the disease is endemic such as...

    Authors: Roberto Mera y Sierra, Veronica H Agramunt, Pablo Cuervo and Santiago Mas-Coma
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:104
  20. Schistosomiasis japonica is a major public health problem in the endemic areas of China, the Philippines, and Indonesia. To date, a vaccine has not been developed against this disease but immunization with UV-...

    Authors: Dandan Lin, Fang Tian, Haiwei Wu, Yanan Gao, Jingjiao Wu, Donghui Zhang, Minjun Ji, Donald P McManus, Patrick Driguez and Guanling Wu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:103
  21. Entamoeba histolytica is an important protozoan intestinal infection in resource-poor settings, including Vietnam. The study objective was to assess risk factors of E. histolytica infection in a community in Viet...

    Authors: Phuc Pham Duc, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Jan Hattendorf, Jakob Zinsstag, Phung Dac Cam and Peter Odermatt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:102
  22. Liver flukes belonging to the genus Fasciola are among the causes of foodborne diseases of parasitic etiology. These parasites cause significant public health problems and substantial economic losses to the lives...

    Authors: Lin Ai, Mu-Xin Chen, Samer Alasaad, Hany M Elsheikha, Juan Li, Hai-Long Li, Rui-Qing Lin, Feng-Cai Zou, Xing-Quan Zhu and Jia-Xu Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:101
  23. Historically, non-native species of Gambusia (Poeciliidae) have been used to control larval stages of the Asian tiger mosquito, Stegomyia albopicta Reinert, Harbach et Kitching, 2004 throughout Italy. The potenti...

    Authors: Giuseppe Paladini, Tine Huyse and Andrew P Shinn
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:100
  24. West Nile virus (WNV) is a widespread pathogen maintained in an enzootic cycle between mosquitoes and birds with occasional spill-over into dead-end hosts such as horses and humans. Migratory birds are believe...

    Authors: Assane G Fall, Amadou Diaïté, Renaud Lancelot, Annelise Tran, Valérie Soti, Eric Etter, Lassana Konaté, Ousmane Faye and Jérémy Bouyer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:99
  25. Infections with the opisthorchid liver flukes Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, and O. felineus cause severe health problems globally, particularly in Southeast Asia. Early identification of the infect...

    Authors: Jiufeng Sun, Jin Xu, Pei Liang, Qiang Mao, Yan Huang, Xiaoli Lv, Chuanhuan Deng, Chi Liang, G S de Hoog and Xinbing Yu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:98
  26. Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are endemic in Sierra Leone confirmed by national mapping in 2008. To better inform planning of preventive chemotherapy strategy, another survey was con...

    Authors: Mary Hodges, Nsa Dada, Anna Wamsley, Jusufu Paye, Emanuel Nyorkor, Mustapha Sonnie, Guy Barnish, Moses Bockarie and Yaobi Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:97
  27. Paragonimiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by an infection with lung flukes that is transmitted through the consumption of undercooked crabs. The disease is often confused with tuberculosis. Paragon...

    Authors: Sylvain G Traoré, Peter Odermatt, Bassirou Bonfoh, Jürg Utzinger, N'da D Aka, Koffi D Adoubryn, Aka Assoumou, Gilles Dreyfuss and Marina Koussémon
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:96
  28. Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern that afflicts millions of people worldwide. Low levels of Schistosoma infection require more sensitive diagnostic methods. In this study, a time-resolved fluo...

    Authors: Chun-Yan Qian, Biao Huang, Chuan-Xin Yu, Jue Zhang, Xu-Ren Yin, Jie Wang, Li-Jun Song, Wei Zhang and Xue-Dan Ke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:95
  29. Malaria remains a significant health problem in Yemen with Plasmodium falciparum being the predominant species which is responsible for 90% of the malaria cases. Despite serious concerns regarding increasing drug...

    Authors: Abdulsalam M Al-Mekhlafi, Mohammed AK Mahdy, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Ahmed A Azazy and Mun Yik Fong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:94
  30. Gnathostoma spinigerum larva is pathogenic, causing gnathostomiasis in humans and certain animals, and is prevalent mainly in Asia. Growth and development of Gnathostoma spinigerum larvae in the cyclopoid copepod...

    Authors: Penchom Janwan, Pewpan M Intapan, Oranuch Sanpool, Luxkhana Sadaow, Tongjit Thanchomnang and Wanchai Maleewong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:93
  31. Temperature is a key determinant of environmental suitability for transmission of human malaria, modulating endemicity in some regions and preventing transmission in others. The spatial modelling of malaria en...

    Authors: Peter W Gething, Thomas P Van Boeckel, David L Smith, Carlos A Guerra, Anand P Patil, Robert W Snow and Simon I Hay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:92
  32. The mosquito Aedes aegypti, vector of dengue fever, is a target for control by entomopathogenic fungi. Recent studies by our group have shown the susceptibility of adult A. aegypti to fungal infection by Metarhiz...

    Authors: Adriano R Paula, Aline T Carolino, Carlos P Silva and Richard I Samuels
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:91
  33. The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) was established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2000 with the goal of eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem g...

    Authors: Sammy M Njenga, Charles S Mwandawiro, C Njeri Wamae, Dunstan A Mukoko, Anisa A Omar, Masaaki Shimada, Moses J Bockarie and David H Molyneux
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:90
  34. The final article in a series of three publications examining the global distribution of 41 dominant vector species (DVS) of malaria is presented here. The first publication examined the DVS from the Americas,...

    Authors: Marianne E Sinka, Michael J Bangs, Sylvie Manguin, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Anand P Patil, William H Temperley, Peter W Gething, Iqbal RF Elyazar, Caroline W Kabaria, Ralph E Harbach and Simon I Hay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:89
  35. Pregnant women are more susceptible to severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria, which can lead to poor maternal and fetal outcomes. Few data exist on the epidemiology of severe P. falciparum malaria in pregnant wome...

    Authors: Aziem A Ali, Elhassan M Elhassan, Mamoun M Magzoub, Mustafa I Elbashir and Ishag Adam
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:88
  36. The dipstick dye immunoassay (DDIA), recently commercially available in the People's Republic of China (P.R. China), is a rapid and simple test to detect human antibodies against Schistosoma Japonicum. Its perfor...

    Authors: Jing Xu, Ting Feng, Dan-Dan Lin, Qi-Zhi Wang, Li Tang, Xiao-Hua Wu, Jia-Gang Guo, Rosanna W Peeling and Xiao-Nong Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:87
  37. The LeishVet group has formed recommendations designed primarily to help the veterinary clinician in the management of canine leishmaniosis. The complexity of this zoonotic infection and the wide range of its ...

    Authors: Laia Solano-Gallego, Guadalupe Miró, Alek Koutinas, Luis Cardoso, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Luis Ferrer, Patrick Bourdeau, Gaetano Oliva and Gad Baneth
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:86
  38. Co-infections of multiple parasite species in hosts may lead to interspecific associations and subsequently shape the structure of a parasite community. However, few studies have focused on these associations ...

    Authors: Anna Faltýnková, Anssi Karvonen and E Tellervo Valtonen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:85
  39. There is increasing evidence for a latitudinal and altitudinal shift in the distribution range of Ixodes ricinus. The reported incidence of tick-borne disease in humans is on the rise in many European countries a...

    Authors: Solveig Jore, Hildegunn Viljugrein, Merete Hofshagen, Hege Brun-Hansen, Anja B Kristoffersen, Karin Nygård, Edgar Brun, Preben Ottesen, Bente K Sævik and Bjørnar Ytrehus
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:84
  40. Laser microdissection microscopy (LMM) has potential as a research tool because it allows precise excision of target tissues or cells from a complex biological specimen, and facilitates tissue-specific sample ...

    Authors: Young S Hong, Seokyoung Kang, Manjong Han, Geoffrey N Gobert and Malcolm K Jones
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:83
  41. Malaria in the western Kenya highlands is characterized by unstable and high transmission variability which results in epidemics during periods of suitable climatic conditions. The sensitivity of a site to mal...

    Authors: Christine L Wanjala, John Waitumbi, Guofa Zhou and Andrew K Githeko
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:81
  42. Malaria still represents a significant public health problem in China, and the cases dramatically increased in Central China after 2001. Antifolate resistance in Plasmodium vivax is caused by point mutations in g...

    Authors: Fang Huang, Shuisen Zhou, Shaosen Zhang, Weidong Li and Hongwei Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:80
  43. Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) are the main vectors of dengue (DENV) and chikungunya (CHIKV) viruses worldwide. As there is still no vaccine or specific treatment for DENV and C...

    Authors: Basile Kamgang, Sébastien Marcombe, Fabrice Chandre, Elysée Nchoutpouen, Philippe Nwane, Josiane Etang, Vincent Corbel and Christophe Paupy
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2011 4:79

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