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  1. Content type: Research

    Malaria is endemic in the southernmost Sahelian zone of Mauritania where the major known mosquito vector is Anopheles arabiensis. Understanding seasonal population dynamics, feeding preferences and insecticide re...

    Authors: Mohamed Aly Ould Lemrabott, Mohamed Salem Ould Ahmedou Salem, Khyarhoum Ould Brahim, Cecile Brengues, Marie Rossignol, Hervé Bogreau, Leonardo Basco, Driss Belghyti, Frédéric Simard and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:232

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    Several cases of food-borne acute Chagas disease (ACD) have been reported in the Brazilian Amazon so far. Up to 2004, the occurrence of ACD by oral transmission, associated with food consumption, was rare. Rec...

    Authors: Renata Trotta Barroso Ferreira, Maria Luiza Cabral, Ronald Sodré Martins, Paula Finamore Araujo, Sérgio Alves da Silva, Constança Britto, Maria Regina Branquinho, Paola Cardarelli-Leite and Otacilio C. Moreira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:233

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    Temperate urban landscapes support persistent and growing populations of Culex and Aedes mosquito vectors. Large urban mosquito populations can represent a significant risk for transmission of emergent arboviral ...

    Authors: Heather Goodman, Andrea Egizi, Dina M. Fonseca, Paul T. Leisnham and Shannon L. LaDeau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:218

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  4. Content type: Research

    Transfluthrin vapour prevents mosquito bites by disrupting their host-seeking behaviors. We measured the additional benefits of combining transfluthrin-treated sisal decorations and long-lasting insecticidal n...

    Authors: John P. Masalu, Fredros O. Okumu, Arnold S. Mmbando, Maggy T. Sikulu-Lord and Sheila B. Ogoma

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:231

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  5. Content type: Research

    Vector control is critical in reducing the disease burden caused by mosquitoes, and insecticides are an effective tool to control vector populations. Resistance to common insecticides is now widespread, and no...

    Authors: Sarah M. Short, Sarah van Tol, Brendan Smith, Yuemei Dong and George Dimopoulos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:229

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  6. Content type: Research

    Zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (ZVL) caused by Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum is an important disease in humans and dogs. Different mammal species are reservoirs but dogs are considered to be the main one. Phl...

    Authors: Sonia Ares Gomez, Javier Lucientes Curdi, Juan Antonio Castillo Hernandez, Paz Peris Peris, Adriana Esteban Gil, Ronald Vladimir Oropeza Velasquez, Paula Ortega Hernandez and Albert Picado

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:230

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  7. Content type: Research

    Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) is an indigenous species and the predominant vector of dengue fever in China. Understanding of genetic diversity and structure of the mosquito would facilitate dengue preventi...

    Authors: Yuyan Guo, Zhangyao Song, Lei Luo, Qingmin Wang, Guofa Zhou, Dizi Yang, Daibin Zhong and Xueli Zheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:228

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  8. Content type: Research

    Co-infection with loiasis remains a potential problem in control programs targeting filarial infections. The effects of many anti-parasitic drugs often administered to Loa loa infected people are not well documen...

    Authors: Abdel J. Njouendou, Fanny F. Fombad, Maeghan O’Neill, Denis Zofou, Chuck Nutting, Patrick C. Ndongmo, Arnaud J. Kengne-Ouafo, Timothy G. Geary, Charles D. Mackenzie and Samuel Wanji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:223

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  9. Content type: Research

    Feline gastrointestinal parasitism constitutes an issue of concern for veterinarians since parasites are widespread and affect animals’ health and welfare. Furthermore, some of these pathogens have zoonotic po...

    Authors: Isaia Symeonidou, Athanasios I. Gelasakis, Konstantinos Arsenopoulos, Athanasios Angelou, Frederic Beugnet and Elias Papadopoulos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:227

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  10. Content type: Research

    Eimeria maxima initiates infection by invading the jejunal epithelial cells of chicken. However, the proteins involved in invasion remain unknown. The research of the molecules that participate in the interaction...

    Authors: Jingwei Huang, Tingqi Liu, Ke Li, Xiaokai Song, Ruofeng Yan, Lixin Xu and Xiangrui Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:226

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  11. Content type: Research

    Malaria mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa have declined significantly in recent years as a result of increased insecticide-treated bed net (ITN) usage. A major challenge to further progress is the emergenc...

    Authors: Bradley J. Main, Amanda Everitt, Anthony J. Cornel, Fereydoun Hormozdiari and Gregory C. Lanzaro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:225

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  12. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    The observation that certain species of parasite may adaptively manipulate its host behaviour is a fascinating phenomenon. As a result, the recently established field of ‘host manipulation’ has seen rapid expa...

    Authors: Ryan Herbison, Clement Lagrue and Robert Poulin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:222

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  13. Content type: Research

    Adult fleas are haematophagous ectoparasites of warm-blooded vertebrates, particularly mammals. Among them, the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) and the human flea (Pulex irritans) have high veterinary-medical si...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Relja Beck, Róbert Farkas, Andrea Grima, Domenico Otranto, Jenő Kontschán, Nóra Takács, Gábor Horváth, Krisztina Szőke, Sándor Szekeres, Gábor Majoros, Alexandra Juhász, Harold Salant, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Michal Stanko and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:221

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  14. Content type: Research

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Bihar State (India) continues to be endemic, despite the existence of effective treatment and a vector control program to control disease morbidity. A clear understanding of spat...

    Authors: Rakesh Mandal, Shreekant Kesari, Vijay Kumar and Pradeep Das

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:220

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  15. Content type: Research

    Enterocytozoon bieneusi is an obligate, intracellular fungus and is commonly reported in humans and animals. To date, there have been no reports of E. bieneusi infections in Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus). ...

    Authors: Meng Qi, Junqiang Li, Aiyun Zhao, Zhaohui Cui, Zilin Wei, Bo Jing and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:219

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  16. Content type: Research

    Host-associated microbes, collectively known as the microbiota, play an important role in the biology of multicellular organisms. In mosquito vectors of human pathogens, the gut bacterial microbiota influences...

    Authors: Laura B. Dickson, Amine Ghozlane, Stevenn Volant, Christiane Bouchier, Laurence Ma, Anubis Vega-Rúa, Isabelle Dusfour, Davy Jiolle, Christophe Paupy, Martin N. Mayanja, Alain Kohl, Julius J. Lutwama, Veasna Duong and Louis Lambrechts

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:207

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  17. Content type: Research

    Giardiasis is an important gastrointestinal parasitic disease in humans and other mammals caused by the protozoan Giardia duodenalis. This species complex is represented by genetically distinct groups (assemblage...

    Authors: Yosra A. Helmy, Nastasja G. Spierling, Sabrina Schmidt, Ulrike M. Rosenfeld, Daniela Reil, Christian Imholt, Jens Jacob, Rainer G. Ulrich, Toni Aebischer and Christian Klotz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:213

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  18. Content type: Research

    The spherical body is a distinct organelle only existing in Babesia and Theileria. Spherical body proteins (SBPs) are secreted from spherical bodies and incorporated into the cytoplasm of infected erythrocytes du...

    Authors: Jiaying Guo, Jinfang Hu, Yali Sun, Long Yu, Junwei He, Pei He, Zheng Nie, Muxiao Li, Xueyan Zhan, Yangnan Zhao, Xiaoying Luo, Junlong Liu, Lan He and Junlong Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:205

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  19. Content type: Research

    Phlebotomus papatasi sand flies are major vectors of Leishmania major and phlebovirus infection in North Africa and across the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent. Population genetics is a valuable tool in und...

    Authors: Catherine M. Flanley, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao, Iliano V. Coutinho-Abreu, Rami Mukbel, Hanafi A. Hanafi, Shabaan S. El-Hossary, Emad El-Din Y. Fawaz, David F. Hoel, Alexander W. Bray, Gwen Stayback, Douglas A. Shoue, Shaden Kamhawi, Mehmet Karakuş, Kaouther Jaouadi, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobie-Ershadi, Andreas Krüger…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:214

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  20. Content type: Short report

    In Switzerland, the invasive Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is firmly established in the Canton of Ticino, south of the Alps. According to a large-scale distribution model developed in 2013, suitable cli...

    Authors: Damiana Ravasi, Valeria Guidi, Eleonora Flacio, Peter Lüthy, Karl Perron, Samuel Lüdin and Mauro Tonolla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:212

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  21. Content type: Short report

    Genetically enhanced Metarhizium pingshaense are being developed for malaria vector control in Burkina Faso. However, not much is known about the local prevalence and pathogenicity of this fungus, so we prospecte...

    Authors: Etienne Bilgo, Brian Lovett, Raymond J. St. Leger, Antoine Sanon, Roch K. Dabiré and Abdoulaye Diabaté

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:209

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  22. Content type: Research

    Anopheles beklemishevi is a member of the Maculipennis group of malaria mosquitoes that has the most northern distribution among other members of the group. Although a cytogenetic map for the larval salivary glan...

    Authors: Gleb N. Artemov, Mikhail I. Gordeev, Alina A. Kokhanenko, Anton V. Moskaev, Alena I. Velichevskaya, Vladimir N. Stegniy, Igor V. Sharakhov and Maria V. Sharakhova

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:211

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  23. Content type: Research

    Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhoeal disease and reduced weight gain in suckling piglets, and a toltrazuril-based oral suspension is available for treatment. Recently a combinatorial product with toltrazuril plus...

    Authors: Anja Joachim, Aruna Shrestha, Barbara Freudenschuss, Nicola Palmieri, Barbara Hinney, Hamadi Karembe and Daniel Sperling

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:206

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