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  1. The African leopard Panthera pardus pardus (L.) is currently listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) red list of threatened species due to ongoing populatio...

    Authors: Michelle van As, Edward C. Netherlands and Nico J. Smit

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:222

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  2. Lake Tanganyika is considered a biodiversity hotspot with exceptional species richness and level of endemism. Given the global importance of the lake in the field of evolutionary biology, the understudied stat...

    Authors: Nikol Kmentová, Rodney A. Bray, Stephan Koblmüller, Tom Artois, Els Lea R. De Keyzer, Milan Gelnar, Maarten P. M. Vanhove and Simona Georgieva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:221

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  3. Wild carnivores living alongside humans and domestic animals are vulnerable to changes in the infectious disease dynamics in their populations. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence and diver...

    Authors: Storme Viljoen, M. Justin O’Riain, Barend L. Penzhorn, Marine Drouilly, Laurel E. K. Serieys, Bogdan Cristescu, Kristine J. Teichman and Jacqueline M. Bishop

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:220

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  4. Tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) and tabanids (Diptera: Tabanidae) are haematophagous insects of medical and veterinary importance due to their respective role in the biological and mechanical transmission ...

    Authors: Fernando C. Mulandane, Louwtjie P. Snyman, Denise R. A. Brito, Jeremy Bouyer, José Fafetine, Jan Van Den Abbeele, Marinda Oosthuizen, Vincent Delespaux and Luis Neves

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:219

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  5. Dogs and cats in the UK are exposed to many internal parasites which can pose risks to the health of both the pet and their owners. By understanding these endemic parasites and the risks they pose, we can asse...

    Authors: Christopher Pennelegion, Jason Drake, Scott Wiseman and Ian Wright

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:218

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  6. In the Netherlands, Aedes albopictus has been found each year since 2010 during routine exotic mosquito species surveillance at companies that import used tires. We developed habitat suitability models to investi...

    Authors: Adolfo Ibáñez-Justicia, Juan Diego Alcaraz-Hernández, Ron van Lammeren, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Aldo Bergsma, Luca Delucchi, Annapaola Rizzoli and Willem Takken

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:217

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  7. Cercopithifilaria bainae is a filarioid nematode of dogs. Infection with the parasite was not reported in the USA until 2017, when a dog with skin lesions in Florida was diagnosed. Brown dog ticks, Rhipicephalus ...

    Authors: Megan W. Lineberry, Kellee D. Sundstrom, Susan E. Little, Erin M. Stayton and Kelly E. Allen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:216

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  8. Vacuolar H+-ATPase (V-ATPase) is a highly conserved protein complex which hydrolyzes ATP and pumps protons to acidify vacuolar vesicles. Beyond its role in pH maintenance, the involvement of V-ATPase in endocytos...

    Authors: Zhi-Shen Xu, Feng-Jun Li, Geoff Hide, Zhao-Rong Lun and De-Hua Lai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:214

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  9. When the first systematic list of mosquitoes in Nepal was reported in 1990, there was no description of Aedes aegypti (L.), while Aedes albopictus (Skuse) has been included in the Stegomyia subgroup since the 195...

    Authors: Hitoshi Kawada, Kyoko Futami, Yukiko Higa, Ganesh Rai, Takashi Suzuki and Shiba Kumar Rai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:213

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  10. Olfactory cues drive mosquito behaviors such as host-seeking, locating sugar sources and oviposition. These behaviors can vary between sexes and closely related species. For example, the malaria vector Anopheles ...

    Authors: Giridhar Athrey, Zachary Popkin-Hall, Luciano Veiga Cosme, Willem Takken and Michel Andre Slotman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:212

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  11. Triatomine bugs are responsible for the vectorial transmission of the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, a zoonosis affecting 10 million people and with 25 million at risk of inf...

    Authors: Johan M. Calderón and Camila González

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:211

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  12. Recent studies demonstrate that insect-specific viruses can influence the ability of their mosquito hosts to become infected with and transmit arboviruses of medical and veterinary importance. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Nadya Urakova, Marco Brustolin, Renuka E. Joseph, Rebecca M. Johnson, Sujit Pujhari and Jason L. Rasgon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:210

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  13. Babesia gibsoni is an apicomplexan parasite transmitted by ticks, which can infect canine species and cause babesiosis. The apicoplast is an organelle associated with isoprenoids metabolism, is widely present in ...

    Authors: Qin Liu, Long Yu, Fan Jiang, Muxiao Li, Xueyan Zhan, Yuan Huang, Sen Wang, Xiaoyong Du, Lan He and Junlong Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:209

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  14. Biological controls with predators of larval mosquito vectors have historically focused almost exclusively on insectivorous animals, with few studies examining predatory plants as potential larvacidal agents. ...

    Authors: Jannelle Couret, Marco Notarangelo, Sarashwathy Veera, Noah LeClaire-Conway, Howard S. Ginsberg and Roger L. LeBrun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:208

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  15. The pastoral area of the eastern Tibetan Plateau is highly endemic for human echinococcosis. Domestic dogs are the main definitive host for the transmission of both Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) and E. mul...

    Authors: Xiaodong Weng, Zhiqiang Mu, Xu Wei, Xu Wang, Qingqiu Zuo, Shuo Ma, Youzhong Ding, Xiaoming Wang, Weiping Wu, Philip S. Craig and Zhenghuan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:207

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  16. Intestinal schistosomiasis is still a public health problem in Burundi. Since 2008, annual mass drug administration with praziquantel has been rolled out in 11 endemic districts. The national programme relies ...

    Authors: Paul Bizimana, Katja Polman, Giuseppina Ortu, Meryam Krit, Frédéric Nsabiyumva, Audace Nkeshimana, Urlich Bijabuka, Marcelline Nibakire and Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:206

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  17. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is a parasitic zoonotic disease, endemic in the Mediterranean basin including Spain. While knowledge about CanL, its management, treatment, prevention and control mounts, it remains...

    Authors: Ana Montoya, Rosa Gálvez, Rocío Checa, Juliana Sarquis, Alexandra Plaza, Juan Pedro Barrera, Valentina Marino and Guadalupe Miró

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:205

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  18. This report describes L. infantum infection seroprevalence in dogs in Spain through data obtained from peer-reviewed literature and a cross-sectional serological survey assessing epidemiological and habitat varia...

    Authors: Rosa Gálvez, Ana Montoya, Israel Cruz, Carlos Fernández, Oihane Martín, Rocío Checa, Carmen Chicharro, Silvia Migueláñez, Valentina Marino and Guadalupe Miró

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:204

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  19. Various vector-borne pathogens (VBPs) affect dogs worldwide, with their diversity and force of infection being usually higher in the tropics. Cross-sectional studies have been conducted to investigate the prev...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo, Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Débora Elienai de Oliveira Miranda, Joanna Lúcia de Almeida Alexandre, Yury Yzabella da Silva, Lidiane Gomes da Silva, Guilherme Ribeiro Valle, Vitor Márcio Ribeiro, Domenico Otranto, Katrin Deuster, Matthias Pollmeier and Gertraut Altreuther

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:195

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  20. Borrelia burgdorferi is a tick-borne spirochete that causes Lyme borreliosis (LB). After an initial tick bite, it spreads from the deposition site in the dermis to distant tissues of the host. It is generally bel...

    Authors: Liucun Liang, Jinyong Wang, Lucas Schorter, Thu Phong Nguyen Trong, Shari Fell, Sebastian Ulrich and Reinhard K. Straubinger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:191

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  21. Ixodes spp. are vectors of zoonotic pathogens. All three active life stages (larvae, nymphs, adults) need to feed on a host in order to develop. Usually ticks parasitize attached to the external surface of their ...

    Authors: Maja Haut, Nina Król, Anna Obiegala, Johannes Seeger and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:189

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  22. Population of stray dogs is significant in large cities of Nepal, such as Kathmandu. Most of stray dogs suffer a lack of basic health care. Considering the clinical relevance, the broad distribution and the la...

    Authors: David Díaz-Regañón, Beatriz Agulla, Bidur Piya, Natalia Fernández-Ruiz, Alejandra Villaescusa, Mercedes García-Sancho, Fernando Rodríguez-Franco and Ángel Sainz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:174

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  23. Vector-borne diseases (VBD) are of growing global importance. Sand flies are potential vectors for phleboviruses (family Phenuiviridae) including Toscana virus (TOSV), Sicilian virus, Sandfly fever, Naples virus,...

    Authors: Sandra Oerther, Hanna Jöst, Anna Heitmann, Renke Lühken, Andreas Krüger, Irmgard Steinhausen, Christine Brinker, Susanne Lorentz, Michael Marx, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Torsten Naucke and Norbert Becker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:173

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  24. In sub-Saharan Africa, Amblyomma ticks are vectors of heartwater disease in domestic ruminants, caused by the rickettsial pathogen Ehrlichia ruminantium. Immature tick stages often bite humans, whereby they act a...

    Authors: Frans Jongejan, Laura Berger, Suzanne Busser, Iris Deetman, Manon Jochems, Tiffany Leenders, Barry de Sitter, Francine van der Steen, Jeanette Wentzel and Hein Stoltsz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:172

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  25. The blood-feeding behaviour of female sand flies may increase their likelihood of acquiring and transmitting Leishmania parasites. Studies on the host usage by these insects may thus improve our understanding of ...

    Authors: Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Débora Elienai de Oliveira Miranda, Marcelo Henrique Santos Paiva, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo, Domenico Otranto and Filipe Dantas-Torres

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:131

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  26. Babesiosis is a protozoan tick-borne infection associated with anemia and life-threatening disease in humans, domestic and wildlife animals. Dogs are infected by at least six well-characterized Babesia spp. that ...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Adam Joseph Birkenheuer, Megan Elizabeth Schreeg, Hagar Prince, Monica Florin-Christensen, Leonhard Schnittger and Itamar Aroch

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:130

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  27. Canine leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is a neglected zoonosis transmitted by sand flies like Phlebotomus perniciosus. Clinical signs and disease susceptibility vary according to various factors, incl...

    Authors: Alexis C. Burnham, Laura Ordeix, M. Magdalena Alcover, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Laura Willen, Tatiana Spitzova, Petr Volf and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:129

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  28. In endemic areas of zoonotic leishmaniosis caused by L. infantum, early detection of Leishmania infection in dogs is essential to control the dissemination of the parasite to humans. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Carla Maia, José Cristóvão, André Pereira, Tatiana Kostalova, Tereza Lestinova, Petra Sumova, Petr Volf and Lenea Campino

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:119

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  29. The ability of tick-borne agents to survive in stored blood bags is a key factor for their transmissibility by blood transfusion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival and potential infectivity of Ri...

    Authors: Laura Lucchese, Silvia Ravagnan, Graziana Da Rold, Federica Toniolo, Wendy Wurzburger, Monica Mion, Antonio Carminato, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Gioia Capelli, Alda Natale and Marta Vascellari

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:118

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  30. Dirofilaria immitis, Leishmania infantum and Toxoplasma gondii are zoonotic parasites which can affect domestic cats. Considering the lack of published data from the local feline population, this study aimed to a...

    Authors: Michelle Neves, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Carolina Martins, Raquel Fino, Cláudia Paixão, Liliana Damil, Clara Lima, Ana Margarida Alho, Henk D. F. H. Schallig, Jitender P. Dubey and Luís Cardoso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:117

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  31. Feline vector-borne pathogens (FeVBPs) have been increasingly investigated for their impact on cat health and their zoonotic potential. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of FeVBPs and h...

    Authors: Maria Stefania Latrofa, Roberta Iatta, Federica Toniolo, Tommaso Furlanello, Silvia Ravagnan, Gioia Capelli, Bettina Schunack, Bruno Chomel, Andrea Zatelli, Jairo Mendoza-Roldan, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:116

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  32. Ascaris roundworms are the parasitic nematodes responsible for causing human and porcine ascariasis. Whereas A. lumbricoides is the most common soil-transmitted helminth infecting humans in the world, A. suum cau...

    Authors: Alicia Diosdado, Fernando Simón, Rodrigo Morchón and Javier González-Miguel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:203

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  33. Malaria vector mosquitoes acquire midgut microbiota primarily from their habitat. The homeostasis of these microbial communities plays an essential role in the mosquito longevity, the most essential factor in ...

    Authors: Serkadis Debalke, Tibebu Habtewold, George K. Christophides and Luc Duchateau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:202

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  34. Recent reports have demonstrated the presence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) genomic material in Hyalomma aegyptium ticks feeding primarily on tortoises belonging to the genus Testudo. This rais...

    Authors: Sirri Kar, Sergio E. Rodriguez, Gurkan Akyildiz, Maria N. B. Cajimat, Rifat Bircan, Megan C. Mears, Dennis A. Bente and Aysen G. Keles

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:201

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  35. Approximately 30% of children worldwide are infected with gastrointestinal parasites. Depending on the species, parasites can disrupt intestinal bacterial microbiota affecting essential vitamin biosynthesis.

    Authors: Rojelio Mejia, Ashish Damania, Rebecca Jeun, Patricia E. Bryan, Paola Vargas, Marisa Juarez, Pamela S. Cajal, Julio Nasser, Alejandro Krolewiecki, Emilie Lefoulon, Courtney Long, Evan Drake, Rubén O. Cimino and Barton Slatko

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:200

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  36. Borrelia miyamotoi is a relapsing fever Borrelia species transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. Human disease caused by B. miyamotoi was first described in Russia and later in the USA and Japan. Addi...

    Authors: Pierre H. Boyer, Joris Koetsveld, Laurence Zilliox, Hein Sprong, Émilie Talagrand-Reboul, Yves Hansmann, Sylvie Josiane de Martino, Nathalie Boulanger, Joppe W. Hovius and Benoît Jaulhac

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:199

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  37. Radiation induced sterility is the basis of the Sterile Insect Technique, by which a target insect pest population is suppressed by releasing artificially reared sterile males of the pest species in overfloodi...

    Authors: Hanano Yamada, Hamidou Maiga, Nanwintoum Severin Bimbile-Somda, Danilo O. Carvalho, Wadaka Mamai, Carina Kraupa, Andrew G. Parker, Aiman Abrahim, Georg Weltin, Thomas Wallner, Marc F. Schetelig, Carlos Caceres and Jeremy Bouyer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:198

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  38. Larval indices such as the house index (HI), Breteau index (BI) and container index (CI) are widely used to interpret arbovirus vector density in surveillance programmes. However, the use of such data as an al...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Policarpo Cavalcante, Ricardo Alves de Olinda, Alexandrino Gomes, John Traxler, Matt Smith and Silvana Santos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:197

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  39. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by dimorphic Leishmania species is a parasitic disease with high socioeconomic burden in endemic areas worldwide. Sustaining control of VL in terms of proper and prevailing immu...

    Authors: Md Anik Ashfaq Khan, Jenifar Quaiyum Ami, Khaledul Faisal, Rajashree Chowdhury, Prakash Ghosh, Faria Hossain, Ahmed Abd El Wahed and Dinesh Mondal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:196

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  40. Culicoides biting midges transmit viruses resulting in disease in ruminants and equids such as bluetongue, Schmallenberg disease and African horse sickness. In the past decades, these diseases have led to importa...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Cuéllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Andreas Baum, Anders Stockmarr, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Mats Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindström, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J. Conraths, Magdalena Larska, Marcin Smreczak…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:194

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  41. For long time, canine leishmaniosis (CanL) was considered endemic in the southern, central, and insular regions of Italy, whereas heartworm disease (HW) caused by Dirofilaria immitis was considered endemic in the...

    Authors: Jairo Mendoza-Roldan, Giovanni Benelli, Rossella Panarese, Roberta Iatta, Tommaso Furlanello, Frederic Beugnet, Andrea Zatelli and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:193

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  42. Prior to a major release campaign of sterile insects, including the sterile insect technique, male mosquitoes must be marked and released (small scale) to determine key parameters including wild population abu...

    Authors: Nicole J. Culbert, Maria Kaiser, Nelius Venter, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Jeremie R. L. Gilles and Jérémy Bouyer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:192

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  43. Cystic echinococcosis, caused by the cestode Echinococcus granulosus, is a neglected tropical disease with remarkable morbidity in humans and a problem of worldwide economic importance in livestock industry. Unde...

    Authors: Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Ali Afgar, Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, Seifollah Mortezaei, Ashkan Faridi, Balal Sadeghi and Majid Fasihi Harandi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:190

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  44. Monogenea van Beneden, 1858 is a group of parasitic flatworms, commonly found infecting bony fish. Several genera, such as Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960, are reported to include potential pathogenic species that ca...

    Authors: Mare Geraerts, Fidel Muterezi Bukinga, Maarten P. M. Vanhove, Antoine Pariselle, Auguste Chocha Manda, Emmanuel Vreven, Tine Huyse and Tom Artois

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:187

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  45. From a veterinary-medical point of view, the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, is perhaps the economically most important blood-sucking muscoid fly species (Diptera: Muscidae), owing to its worldwide occurrence, f...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Nóra Takács, Sándor Szekeres, Krisztina Szőke, Jenő Kontschán, Gábor Horváth and László Sugár

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:186

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  46. Enterocytozoon bieneusi is one of common intestinal pathogens in humans and animals including non-human primates (NHPs). Many zoonotic pathogens including E. bieneusi have been found in these animals. However, th...

    Authors: Li Chen, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Jianguo Zhao, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:182

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  47. Leishmaniasis is a human and animal disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania, which is now divided into four subgenera, Leishmania, Viannia, Sauroleishmania and Mundinia. Subgenus Mundinia, established...

    Authors: Tomas Becvar, Padet Siriyasatien, Paul Bates, Petr Volf and Jovana Sádlová

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:181

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