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  1. The blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, transmits most vector-borne diseases in the US. It vectors seven pathogens of public health relevance, including the emerging human pathogen Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Nev...

    Authors: L. Rainer Butler, Nisha Singh, Liron Marnin, Luisa M. Valencia, Anya J. O’Neal, Francy E. Cabrera Paz, Dana K. Shaw, Adela S. Oliva Chavez and Joao H. F. Pedra
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:57
  2. The closely related Angiostrongylus cantonensis and Angiostrongylus malaysiensis have been reported to coexist in Thailand and share similar hosts and life cycles. Recently, in an angiostrongyliasis outbreak in T...

    Authors: Chanisara Kaenkaew, Abigail Hui En Chan, Naowarat Saralamba, Jiraporn Ruangsittichai, Kittipong Chaisiri, Vachirapong Charoennitiwat and Urusa Thaenkham
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:56
  3. Rodents play an important role in the life cycle of ixodid and argasid ticks, particularly as hosts of larvae and nymphs. The great gerbil (Rhombomys opimus), the preferred prey item of several carnivores (e.g. t...

    Authors: Gang Liu, Wenbo Tan, Huiqian Wang, Xiaoshuang Han, Sándor Hornok, Shanshan Zhao, Ligu Mi, Suwen Wang, Meihua Yang and Yuanzhi Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:55
  4. Armenia is considered particularly vulnerable to life-threatening vector-borne diseases (VBDs) including malaria, West Nile virus disease and leishmaniasis. However, information relevant for the control of the...

    Authors: Lusine Paronyan, Lilit Babayan, Haykuhi Vardanyan, Arsen Manucharyan, Kyriaki Maria Papapostolou, Sofia Balaska, John Vontas and Konstantinos Mavridis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:54
  5. Understanding the clustering of infections for persistent malaria transmission is critical to determining how and where to target specific interventions. This study aimed to determine the density, blood meal s...

    Authors: Ashenafi Abossie, Assalif Demissew, Hallelujah Getachew, Arega Tsegaye, Teshome Degefa, Kassahun Habtamu, Daibin Zhong, Xiaoming Wang, Ming-Chieh Lee, Guofa Zhou, Christopher L. King, James W. Kazura, Guiyun Yan and Delenasaw Yewhalaw
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:53
  6. Tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) are the definitive biological vectors of African trypanosomes in humans and animals. Controlling this vector is the most promising method of preventing trypanosome transmission. This ...

    Authors: Erick Kibichiy Serem, David Mwangi Mburu, Osman Abdikarim Abdullahi and Joel Ltilitan Bargul
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:52
  7. Babesia canis is a clinically relevant vector-borne pathogen in dogs, and its presence is expanding. The efficacy of Simparica Trio® (Zoetis) in the prevention of B. canis transmission was evaluated at the minimu...

    Authors: Stasia Borowski, Alta Viljoen, Lina D’Hanis, Sean Mahabir and Thomas Geurden
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:51
  8. The majority of vector-borne disease cases in the USA are caused by pathogens spread by ticks, most commonly the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis. Personal protection against tick bites, including use of repel...

    Authors: James C. Burtis, Shelby L. Ford, Christina M. Parise, Rebecca J. Eisen and Lars Eisen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:50
  9. Aedes aegypti, the primary vector of various human arboviral diseases, is a significant public health threat. Aedes aegypti was detected in Iran in 2018, in Hormozgan province, but comprehensive information regar...

    Authors: Azim Paksa, Kourosh Azizi, Saideh Yousefi, Sorna Dabaghmanesh, Saeed Shahabi and Alireza Sanei-Dehkordi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:49
  10. Cats are the primary reservoirs of the bacterium Bartonella henselae, the main cause of cat-scratch disease in humans. The main vector of the bacterium is the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis. In southeastern Euro...

    Authors: Maja Stepanić, Sanja Duvnjak, Irena Reil, Suzana Hađina, Volkhard A. J. Kempf, Silvio Špičić, Željko Mihaljević and Relja Beck
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:48
  11. The house fly, Musca domestica, is a significant carrier of diseases that can impact public health. Repeated use of pyrethroid insecticides may act as a selection pressure for mutations and amino acid substitutio...

    Authors: Mohamad Hamdan, Tamilarasan Kamalanathan, Asim Iqbal, Antony Raj Gnanaprakasam, Sabu Shajahan, Mohammad Hamad Alsadeq, Amgd sayed Ali and Mohammad Ali Al-Deeb
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:47
  12. Malaria-associated acute lung injury (MA-ALI) is a well-recognized clinical complication of severe, complicated malaria that is partly driven by sequestrations of infected red blood cells (iRBCs) on lung postc...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Qian Ru Wang, Xinpeng Hou, Qi Wang, Xiaoyan Yang, Tingting Zhou, Xiaobo Liu, Lirong Wu, Jie Wang, Xiaobao Jin, Zhenlong Liu and Bo Huang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:46
  13. Ixodid ticks are distributed across all countries of the Western Balkans, with a high diversity of species. Many of these species serve as vectors of pathogens of veterinary and medical importance. Given the s...

    Authors: Naida Kapo, Ivana Zuber Bogdanović, Ema Gagović, Marina Žekić, Gorana Veinović, Ratko Sukara, Darko Mihaljica, Bojan Adžić, Përparim Kadriaj, Aleksandar Cvetkovikj, Igor Djadjovski, Aleksandar Potkonjak, Enkelejda Velo, Sara Savić, Snežana Tomanović, Jasmin Omeragić…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:45
  14. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex systemic autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of numerous autoantibodies. The interaction of infectious agents (viruses, bacteria and parasites) and ...

    Authors: Zhongzhen Li, Zhiwei Lei, Wanying Yang, Chunxia Jing, Xiaolin Sun, Guang Yang, Xiaozhen Zhao, Mingjiao Zhang, Miaomiao Xu, Yuanjia Tang, Qingwen Wang, Jing Zhao, Zixing Zhou, Zihao Wen, Xiaojing Chen, Qinglin Peng…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:44
  15. Ticks and tick-borne diseases pose significant challenges to cattle production, thus the species identification of ticks and knowledge on their presence, abundance, and dispersal are necessary for the develo...

    Authors: Tianyi Dou, Aidan P. Holman, Samantha R. Hays, Taylor G. Donaldson, Nicolas Goff, Pete D. Teel and Dmitry Kurouski
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:43
  16. Gyrodactylus is a lineage of monogenean flatworm ectoparasites exhibiting many features that make them a suitable model to study the host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics. Previous coevolutionary studies of this ...

    Authors: Hong-Peng Lei, Ivan Jakovlić, Shun Zhou, Xiang Liu, Chuan Yan, Xiao Jin, Bo Wang, Wen-Xiang Li, Gui-Tang Wang and Dong Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:42
  17. Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease (NTD). Cost-effective strategies for large-scale implementation of diagnosis and etiological treatment are urgently needed to comply with NTD control goals. We de...

    Authors: Natalia P. Macchiaverna, Gustavo F. Enriquez, M Sol Gaspe, Lucía I. Rodríguez-Planes, Patricia R. Martinez, Ricardo E. Gürtler and M Victoria Cardinal
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:41
  18. The emergence of diseases of public health concern is enhanced by factors associated with global change, such as the introduction of invasive species. The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), considered a com...

    Authors: Marta Garrigós, Jesús Veiga, Mario Garrido, Clotilde Marín, Jesús Recuero, María José Rosales, Manuel Morales-Yuste and Josué Martínez-de la Puente
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:40
  19. Malaria, a disease transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes, is a major public health problem causing millions of deaths worldwide, mostly among children under the age of 5 years. Biotechnological interventions target...

    Authors: Lamine Mahaman Moustapha, Illiassou Mamane Sadou, Ibrahima Issa Arzika, Laminou Ibrahim Maman, Michel K. Gomgnimbou, Maurice Konkobo, Abdoulaye Diabate and Etienne Bilgo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:39
  20. Anopheles funestus is a major malaria vector in Eastern and Southern Africa and is currently the dominant malaria-transmitting vector in many parts of Tanzania. Previous research has identified its preference for...

    Authors: Najat F. Kahamba, Fredros O. Okumu, Mohammed Jumanne, Khamisi Kifungo, Joel O. Odero, Francesco Baldini, Heather M. Ferguson and Luca Nelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:38

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  21. There is an urgent need for cities to become more climate resilient; one of the key strategies is to include more green spaces in the urban environment. Currently, there is a worry that increasing green spaces...

    Authors: Louie Krol, Melissa Langezaal, Lisa Budidarma, Daan Wassenaar, Emilie A. Didaskalou, Krijn Trimbos, Martha Dellar, Peter M. van Bodegom, Gertjan W. Geerling and Maarten Schrama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:37
  22. When feeding on a vertebrate host, ticks secrete saliva, which is a complex mixture of proteins, lipids, and other molecules. Tick saliva assists the vector in modulating host hemostasis, immunity, and tissue ...

    Authors: Itabajara da Silva Vaz Junior, Stephen Lu, Antônio F. M. Pinto, Jolene K. Diedrich, John R. Yates III, Albert Mulenga, Carlos Termignoni, José Marcos Ribeiro and Lucas Tirloni
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:36
  23. Aedes albopictus has been reported in several Central African countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The establishment of this mosquito species poses a serious threat as a vector of vari...

    Authors: Fabien Vulu, Kyoko Futami, Toshihiko Sunahara, Pitshou Mampuya, Thierry L. Bobanga, Dieudonne Mumba Ngoyi and Noboru Minakawa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:35
  24. Aedes aegypti is the main vector of arboviral diseases worldwide. The species invaded and became established in southern Iran in 2020. Insecticide-based interventions are primarily used for its control. With inse...

    Authors: Ahmadali Enayati, Reza Valadan, Mahboobeh Bagherzadeh, Mohammad Cheraghpour, Seyed Hassan Nikookar, Mahmoud Fazeli-Dinan, Nasibeh Hosseini-Vasoukolaei, Farzaneh Sahraei Rostami, Razieh Shabani Kordshouli, Ahmad Raeisi, Fatemeh Nikpour, Abdolreza Mirolyaei, Fatemeh Bagheri, Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat, Morteza Zaim, David Weetman…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:34
  25. Spotted fever group Rickettsia (SFGR) is the largest group of Rickettsia species of clinical and veterinary importance emerging worldwide. Historically, SFGR cases were linked to Rickettsia rickettsii, the causal...

    Authors: Lídia Gual-Gonzalez, Stella C. W. Self, Kia Zellars, Madeleine Meyer, Kyndall C. Dye-Braumuller, Chris L. Evans, Omar Cantillo-Barraza, Myriam W. Torres and Melissa S. Nolan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:33
  26. In January 2021, a female 1-year-old Kunekune was presented at the University Clinic for Swine with severe reduction of the field of vision resulting in prolonged reaction time when targeting barriers, due to ...

    Authors: Lukas Schwarz, Verena Herb, Sophie Dürlinger, Vera Martin, Nina Poláková, Christa Horvath-Ungerböck, Rene Brunthaler, Christian Knecht, Maximiliane Dippel, Jutta Pikalo, Andrea Ladinig, Anja Joachim and Hans-Peter Fuehrer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:32
  27. The microbiome is known to play key roles in health and disease, including host susceptibility to parasite infections. The freshwater snail Galba truncatula is the intermediate host for many trematode species, in...

    Authors: Peter McCann, Christopher McFarland, Julianne Megaw, Karen Siu-Ting, Cinzia Cantacessi, Gabriel Rinaldi and Geoffrey N. Gobert
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:31
  28. In September 2014, there was sudden upsurge in the number of Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) found dead in the Netherlands. High infection levels with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii were demonstrated, b...

    Authors: Sara R. Wijburg, Margriet G. E. Montizaan, Marja J. L. Kik, Maike Joeres, Garance Cardron, Christine Luttermann, Miriam Maas, Pavlo Maksimov, Marieke Opsteegh and Gereon Schares
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:30
  29. Ticks are an important driver of veterinary health care, causing irritation and sometimes infection to their hosts. We explored epidemiological and geo-referenced data from > 7 million electronic health record...

    Authors: Elena Arsevska, Tomislav Hengl, David A. Singleton, Peter-John M. Noble, Cyril Caminade, Obiora A. Eneanya, Philip H. Jones, Jolyon M. Medlock, Kayleigh M. Hansford, Carmelo Bonannella and Alan D. Radford
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:29
  30. Plasmodium vivax malaria, with the widest geographic distribution, can cause severe disease and death. Primaquine is the main licensed antimalarial drug that can kill hypnozoites. The dose-dependent acute haemoly...

    Authors: Hui Liu, Jian-Wei Xu, Dao-Wei Deng, Bi Yaw, Hkawn Shawng Nbwi, Chun Wei, Xing-Wu Zhou and Jian-Xiong Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:28
  31. The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), a parasite commonly found on both dogs and cats, is a competent vector for several zoonotic pathogens, including Dipylidium caninum (tapeworms), Bartonella henselae (responsi...

    Authors: Stella Self, Yuan Yang, Heather Walden, Michael J. Yabsley, Christopher McMahan and Brian H. Herrin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:27
  32. Sugar-feeding behaviour is essential for mosquito survival and reproduction, and has been exploited to develop new control strategies, such as the attractive targeted sugar baits (ATSB). This study examined th...

    Authors: Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Jeremiah John Musa, Revocatus Musyangi Musiba, Johnson Kyeba Swai, Ahmad Bakar Mpelepele, Fredros Oketch Okumu and Marta Ferreira Maia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:26
  33. The gastrointestinal epithelium plays an important role in directing recognition by the immune system, and epithelial cells provide the host's front line of defense against microorganisms. However, it is diffi...

    Authors: Huifang Chen, Juan Li, Xiaoting Pan, Zhichao Hu, Jianfeng Cai, Zijie Xia, Nanshan Qi, Shenquan Liao, Zachary Spritzer, Yinshan Bai and Mingfei Sun
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:25
  34. Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) is a vector for pathogens like dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. Its adaptive capacity enables reproduction in temperate climates and development mainly in artificial container...

    Authors: Laura Blanco-Sierra, Eleni C. Savvidou, Evangelia D. Mpakovasili, Charalampos S. Ioannou, Frederic Bartumeus and Nikos T. Papadopoulos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:24
  35. Many pathogens and parasites can infect multiple host species, and the competence of different hosts as pathogen reservoirs is key to understanding their epidemiology. Small mammals are important hosts for the...

    Authors: Lars K. Lindsø, Hildegunn Viljugrein and Atle Mysterud
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:23
  36. Houseflies, Musca domestica L., are an ubiquitous pest that can transmit numerous diseases and threaten human health. Increasing insecticide resistance shown by houseflies necessitates the develop new control alt...

    Authors: Kexin Zhang, Shumin Wang, Ying Li, Yansong Yin, Xinyu Zhang, Qian Zhang, Xinxin Kong, Wenjuan Liu, Dawei Yao, Ruiling Zhang and Zhong Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:22
  37. Strongyloidiasis is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that is caused mainly by Strongyloides stercoralis, with an estimated 600 million people infected worldwide, and in fewer cases by Strongyloides fuelleborni ...

    Authors: Molouk Beiromvand, Alireza Ashiri, Veroni de Ree, Dorothee Harbecke, Christian Rödelsperger, Adrian Streit and Abdollah Rafiei
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:21
  38. Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan parasite that can infect a wide range of warm-blooded animals, including humans. It poses significant health risks, particularly in immunocompromised individuals an...

    Authors: Yang Zou, Xing Yang, Chao Chen, He Ma, Hong-Wei Cao, Jing Jiang, Xin-Yu Wei and Xiao-Xuan Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:20
  39. Understanding aspects related to the physiology and capacity of vectors is essential for effectively controlling vector-borne diseases. The sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis has great importance in medical entomolog...

    Authors: Tainá Neves Ferreira, Lilha M. B. Santos, Vanessa Valladares, Catherine M. Flanley, Mary Ann McDowell, Gabriela A. Garcia, Clélia C. Mello-Silva, Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas and Fernando Ariel Genta
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:19
  40. The unplanned and intensified use of insecticides to control mosquito-borne diseases has led to an upsurge of resistance to commonly used insecticides. Aedes aegypti, the main vector of dengue, chikungunya, and Z...

    Authors: B. A. N. Mendis, V. Peiris, W. A. K. Harshani, H. S. D. Fernando and B. G. D. N. K. de Silva
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:18
  41. Components of excretory/secretory products (ESPs) of helminths have been proposed as vaccine targets and shown to play a role in modulating host immune responses for decades. Such research interest is further ...

    Authors: Fei Wu, Xueqiu Chen, Zhendong Du, Yanqiong Chen, Danni Tong, Jingju Zhang, Yi Yang, Guangxu Ma and Aifang Du
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:17
  42. A significant decrease in malaria morbidity and mortality has been attained using long-lasting insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying. Selective pressure from these control methods influences ch...

    Authors: Osei K. Akuoko, Shittu B. Dhikrullahi, Isaac A. Hinne, Abdul R. Mohammed, Christopher M. Owusu-Asenso, Sylvester Coleman, Samuel K. Dadzie, Rosina Kyerematen, Daniel A. Boakye, Michael D. Wilson and Yaw A. Afrane
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:16
  43. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of different treatment strategies using a new commercial formulation containing pour-on fluralaner on Rhipicephalus microplus infestation in cattle and in pastures ...

    Authors: Lidia Mendes de Aquino, Dina Maria Beltran Zapa, Daniel de Castro Rodrigues, Tom Strydom, Siddhartha Torres, Lorena Lopes Ferreira, Francisco Barufi, Heitor Oliveira Arriero de Amaral, Fernando de Almeida de Borges, Tiago Gallina, Rafael Paranhos de Mendonça, Vando Edésio Soares, Caio Marcio Oliveira Monteiro and Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:15
  44. Trichomonas vaginalis is a protozoan parasite, widely recognized as the most prevalent non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI) globally. This infection is linked to various complications, including pelvic ...

    Authors: Zhenke Yang, Jinghui Wang, Yiming Qi, Yiping Shi, Fakun Li, Weijuan Wang, Xiaowei Tian, Xuefang Mei, Zhenchao Zhang and Shuai Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:14
  45. Leishmaniasis is mainly prevalent in tropical and subtropical developing countries, where chronic undernutrition often co-exists. Undernutrition is reported to promote the progression of leishmaniasis, but its...

    Authors: Jinlei He, Jianhui Zhang, Xuechun Liao, Yuying Xiao, Jiao Li, Zhiwan Zheng, Dali Chen and Jianping Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:8
  46. Intestinal parasitic infections can harm health by causing malnutrition, anemia, impaired growth and cognitive development, and alterations in microbiota composition and immune responses. Therefore, it is cruc...

    Authors: Sudarat Boonyong, Saowalak Hunnangkul, Sirirat Vijit, Suphaluck Wattano, Parwin Tantayapirak, Sumas Loymek and Sirichit Wongkamchai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:13
  47. The high prevalence of metabolic syndrome in low- and middle-income countries is linked to an increase in Western diet consumption, characterized by a high intake of processed foods, which impacts the levels o...

    Authors: Alexandre Menezes, Marilia Peixoto, Melissa Silva, Emylle Costa-Bartuli, Cinara Lima Oliveira, Ana Beatriz Walter-Nuno, Nathan da Cruz Kistenmacker, Jessica Pereira, Isabela Ramos, Gabriela O. Paiva-Silva, Geórgia C. Atella, Patricia Zancan, Mauro Sola-Penna and Fabio M. Gomes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:12
  48. Vector sand fly colonies are a critical component of studies aimed at improving the understanding of the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis and alleviating its global impact. However, among laboratory-co...

    Authors: Chukwunonso O. Nzelu, Claudio Meneses, Christina Bowhay, Iliano V. Coutinho-Abreu, Emily Bennett, Somayeh Bahrami, Brian Bonilla, Shaden Kamhawi, Jesus G. Valenzuela and Nathan C. Peters
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:11
  49. Spatial repellents (SR) may complement current vector control tools and provide additional coverage when people are not under their bednets or are outdoors. Here we assessed the efficacy of a metofluthrin-base...

    Authors: Silas Agumba, Vincent Moshi, Margaret Muchoki, Seline Omondi, Jackline Kosgei, Edward D. Walker, Bernard Abong’o, Nicole Achee, John Grieco and Eric Ochomo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:6

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