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  1. Content type: Research

    A spot-on formulation containing fluralaner (280 mg/ml) plus moxidectin (14 mg/ml) (Bravecto® Plus) has been developed to provide broad spectrum parasite protection for cats. The effectiveness and safety of th...

    Authors: Nadja Rohdich, Eva Zschiesche, Oliver Wolf, Wolfgang Loehlein, Thierry Pobel, Maria José Gil and Rainer K. A. Roepke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:598

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    Plasmodium merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) is released into the bloodstream during merozoite invasion, and thus represents a crucial malarial vaccine target. Although substantial research effort has been devo...

    Authors: Ruilin Chu, Xinxin Zhang, Sui Xu, Limei Chen, Jianxia Tang, Yuhong Li, Jing Chen, Yinghua Xuan, Guoding Zhu, Jun Cao and Yang Cheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:596

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  3. Content type: Review

    Vector-borne diseases constitute 17% of all infectious diseases in the world; among the blood-feeding arthropods, ticks transmit the highest number of pathogens. Understanding the interactions between the tick...

    Authors: Pavlina Vechtova, Jarmila Sterbova, Jan Sterba, Marie Vancova, Ryan O. M. Rego, Martin Selinger, Martin Strnad, Maryna Golovchenko, Nataliia Rudenko and Libor Grubhoffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:594

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    Species of Canidae in Russia can be infested with up to 24 different tick species; however, the frequency of different tick species infesting domestic dogs across Russia is not known. In addition, tick-borne d...

    Authors: Natalia N. Livanova, Natalia V. Fomenko, Ivan A. Akimov, Mikhail J. Ivanov, Nina V. Tikunova, Rob Armstrong and Sergey V. Konyaev

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:591

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  5. Content type: Research

    Although sexual reproduction of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii exclusively occurs in the cat intestine, knowledge about the alteration of gene expression in the intestine of cats infected with T. gondii is still ...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Fu-Kai Zhang, Hany M. Elsheikha, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Jun-Jun He, Jian-Xun Luo and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:592

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    Ixodes scapularis organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) play important roles in tick-rickettsial pathogen interactions. In this report, we characterized the role of these conserved molecules in ticks in...

    Authors: Vikas Taank, Wenshuo Zhou, Xuran Zhuang, John F. Anderson, Utpal Pal, Hameeda Sultana and Girish Neelakanta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:593

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  7. Content type: Research

    Control of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in most of the sub-Saharan African countries is based on annual mass drug administration (MDA) using a combination of ivermectin and albendazole. Monitoring the impact of t...

    Authors: Clarer Jones, Billy Ngasala, Yahya A. Derua, Donath Tarimo, Lisa Reimer, Moses Bockarie and Mwelecele N. Malecela

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:588

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    In northern Finland (Lapland), reindeer are reared as semi-domesticated animals. The region has a short summer season of 2–3 months, yet reindeer are infected with the mosquito-borne filarioid parasite Setaria tu...

    Authors: Najmul Haider, Sauli Laaksonen, Lene Jung Kjær, Antti Oksanen and Rene Bødker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:565

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  9. Content type: Research

    Vector-borne diseases constitute a major problem for veterinary and public health, especially in tropical regions like Central America. Domestic dogs may be infected with several vector-borne pathogens of zoon...

    Authors: Andrea Springer, Victor M. Montenegro, Sabine Schicht, Nikola Pantchev and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:585

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  10. Content type: Research

    Control strategies adopted by the Brazilian Visceral Leishmaniasis Surveillance and Control Programme (VLSCP) include identifying and culling seropositive infected dogs, early diagnosis and treatment of human ...

    Authors: Iara Caixeta Marques da Rocha, Letícia Helena Marques dos Santos, Wendel Coura-Vital, Gisele Macedo Rodrigues da Cunha, Fernanda do Carmo Magalhães, Thais Almeida Marques da Silva, Maria Helena Franco Morais, Edward Oliveira, Ilka Afonso Reis and Mariângela Carneiro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:586

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  11. Content type: Research

    Trichinella britovi is the second most common species of Trichinella that may affect human health. As an early diagnosis of trichinellosis is crucial for effective treatment, it is important to identify sensitive...

    Authors: Sylwia Grzelak, Bożena Moskwa and Justyna Bień

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:584

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  12. Content type: Research

    Enterocytozoon bieneusi is a common species of microsporidia that not only influences human health but also threatens animal productive performance and value. However, there have been no systematic studies of the...

    Authors: Heng Yang, Rongsheng Mi, Long Cheng, Yan Huang, Rui An, Yehua Zhang, Haiyan Jia, Xiaoli Zhang, Xu Wang, Xiangan Han and Zhaoguo Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:587

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  13. Content type: Research

    In the marine environment, transitional zones between major water masses harbour high biodiversity, mostly due to their productivity and by containing representatives of species characteristic of adjacent comm...

    Authors: Ana L Lanfranchi, Paola E Braicovich, Delfina M P Cantatore, Manuel M Irigoitia, Marisa D Farber, Verónica Taglioretti and Juan T Timi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:583

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  14. Content type: Research

    Fasciola gigantica-induced immunomodulation is a major hurdle faced by the host for controlling infection. Here, we elucidated the role of F. gigantica Ras-related protein Rab10 (FgRab10) in the modulation of key...

    Authors: Ai-Ling Tian, MingMin Lu, Fu-Kai Zhang, Guillermo Calderón-Mantilla, Evangelia Petsalaki, XiaoWei Tian, WenJuan Wang, Si-Yang Huang, XiangRui Li, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:579

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  15. Content type: Research

    Most malaria vectors belong to species complexes. Sibling species often exhibit divergent behaviors dictating the measures that can be deployed effectively in their control. Despite the importance of the Anophele...

    Authors: Edwin O. Ogola, Ulrike Fillinger, Isabella M. Ondiba, Jandouwe Villinger, Daniel K. Masiga, Baldwyn Torto and David P. Tchouassi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:577

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  16. Content type: Review

    The beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata, causing cysticercosis in bovines and taeniosis in humans, is thought to have a global distribution. In eastern and southern Africa, cattle production plays a crucial role in th...

    Authors: Veronique Dermauw, Pierre Dorny, Uffe Christian Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Lucy J. Robertson, Anastasios Saratsis and Lian F. Thomas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:578

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  17. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is one of the most harmful parasitic diseases worldwide, praziquantel being the only drug in widespread use to treat it. We recently demonstrated that ferrocenyl, ruthenocenyl and benzyl deriva...

    Authors: Valentin Buchter, Jeannine Hess, Gilles Gasser and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:580

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Veterinary clinic transaction records from the USA were examined to determine dog owner purchase patterns for three prescription ectoparasiticides. In-clinic purchases of formulations of fluralaner (with 12-we...

    Authors: Robert Lavan, Rob Armstrong, Kaan Tunceli and Dorothy Normile

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:581

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  19. Content type: Research

    Little is known on the occurrence and identity of Cryptosporidium species in sheep and goats in Algeria. This study aimed at investigating the occurrence of Cryptosporidium species in lambs and goat kids younger ...

    Authors: Djamel Baroudi, Ahcene Hakem, Haileeyesus Adamu, Said Amer, Djamel Khelef, Karim Adjou, Hichem Dahmani, Xiaohua Chen, Dawn Roellig, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:582

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  20. Content type: Research

    Eugenol is a botanical monoterpene that hyperactivates the blood-sucking bug Triatoma infestans, and permethrin is a pyrethroid with a strong triatomicide effect. In the present work, we tested the hypothesis tha...

    Authors: Mercedes María Noel Reynoso, Alejandro Lucia, Eduardo Nicolás Zerba and Raúl Adolfo Alzogaray

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:573

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  21. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a leading cause of death in tropical regions of the world. Despite efforts to reduce transmission, rebounds associated with the persistence of malaria vectors have remained a...

    Authors: Gesham Magombedze, Neil M. Ferguson and Azra C. Ghani

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:576

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  22. Content type: Research

    Babesia bovis belongs to the phylum Apicomplexa and is the major causal agent of bovine babesiosis, the most important veterinary disease transmitted by arthropods. In apicomplexan parasites, the interaction betw...

    Authors: Mario Hidalgo-Ruiz, Carlos E. Suarez, Miguel A. Mercado-Uriostegui, Ruben Hernandez-Ortiz, Juan Alberto Ramos, Edelmira Galindo-Velasco, Gloria León-Ávila, José Manuel Hernández and Juan Mosqueda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:575

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  23. Content type: Research

    Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry technology (MALDI-TOF MS) is an innovative tool that has been shown to be effective for the identification of numerous arthropod gro...

    Authors: Anubis Vega-Rúa, Nonito Pagès, Albin Fontaine, Christopher Nuccio, Lyza Hery, Daniella Goindin, Joel Gustave and Lionel Almeras

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:574

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  24. Content type: Research

    Leishmania infantum is the aetiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). Numerous strains and/or zymodemes have been identified and characterized by multilocus enzyme electro...

    Authors: Marcello Ceccarelli, Aurora Diotallevi, Francesca Andreoni, Fabrizio Vitale, Luca Galluzzi and Mauro Magnani

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:572

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  25. Content type: Research

    Zoonotic endoparasites pose risks to pets and people. The European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) created risk groupings for dogs (A-D) and for cats (A-B), with the highest risk pets (G...

    Authors: Jessica McNamara, Jason Drake, Scott Wiseman and Ian Wright

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:571

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  26. Content type: Research

    Control of the sea louse Caligus rogercresseyi in the Chilean salmonid industry is reliant on chemical treatments. Azamethiphos was introduced in 2013, although other organophosphates were previously used. In 201...

    Authors: Celia Agusti-Ridaura, Michael Dondrup, Tor E. Horsberg, Jong S. Leong, Ben F. Koop, Sandra Bravo, Julio Mendoza and Kiranpreet Kaur

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:570

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  27. Content type: Research

    A century of debates on the taxonomy of members of the Metastrongyloidea Molin, 1861 led to many reclassifications. Considering the inconstant genus assignation and lack of genetic data, the main aim of this s...

    Authors: Georgiana Deak, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Joerg Hirzmann, Vito Colella, Flaviu Alexandru Tăbăran, Maria Alfonsa Cavalera, Florinel Gheorghe Brudașcă, Christian Bauer, Angela Monica Ionică, Amer Alić, Domenico Otranto and Călin Mircea Gherman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:568

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  28. Content type: Review

    Taenia solium and Taenia saginata are food-borne parasites of global importance. In eastern Europe only fragmented information is available on the epidemiology of these zoonotic parasites in humans and animal pop...

    Authors: Chiara Trevisan, Smaragda Sotiraki, Minerva Laranjo-González, Veronique Dermauw, Ziqi Wang, Age Kärssin, Aleksandar Cvetkovikj, Andrea S. Winkler, Annette Abraham, Branko Bobić, Brian Lassen, Carmen Michaela Cretu, Cozma Vasile, Dimitris Arvanitis, Gunita Deksne, Ilievski Boro…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:569

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  29. Content type: Research

    The white-naped squirrel, Simosciurus nebouxii (previously known as Sciurus stramineus), has recently been identified as an important natural host for Trypanosoma cruzi in Ecuador. The nests of this species have ...

    Authors: Sofía Ocaña-Mayorga, Simón E. Lobos, Verónica Crespo-Pérez, Anita G. Villacís, C. Miguel Pinto and Mario J. Grijalva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:567

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  30. Content type: Short report

    Blastocystis spp. are the most prevalent intestinal eukaryotes identified in humans, with at least 17 genetic subtypes (ST) based on genes coding for the small-subunit ribosomal RNA (18S). It has been argued that...

    Authors: Patricia Alarcon-Valdes, Guiehdani Villalobos, Williams Arony Martinez-Flores, Eduardo Lopez-Escamilla, Nelly Raquel Gonzalez-Arenas, Mirza Romero-Valdovinos, Fernando Martinez-Hernandez, Jonnathan Guadalupe Santillan-Benitez and Pablo Maravilla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:564

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  31. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [], the authors reported an error in figure 1:

    Authors: Nicolas J. Wheeler, Nathalie Dinguirard, Joshua Marquez, Adrian Gonzalez, Mostafa Zamanian, Timothy P. Yoshino and Maria G. Castillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:566

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:496

  32. Content type: Research

    Environmental factors, especially ambient temperature and relative humidity affect both mosquitoes and malaria parasites. The early part of sporogony is most sensitive and is affected by high temperatures and ...

    Authors: Mojca Kristan, Tarekegn A. Abeku and Jo Lines

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:560

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  33. Content type: Research

    Protozoan parasites such as Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp., Cyclospora cayetanensis, Toxoplasma gondii and Entamoeba histolytica represent a great challenge to the systems producing water for human cons...

    Authors: Claudia Sánchez, Myriam Consuelo López, Luis Alejandro Galeano, Yvonne Qvarnstrom, Katelyn Houghton and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:563

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  34. Content type: Short report

    West Nile virus (WNV) is endemic in southeastern Romania and, after the unprecedented urban epidemic in Bucharest in 1996 caused by lineage 1 WNV, cases of West Nile fever have been recorded every year. Furthe...

    Authors: Ani Ioana Cotar, Elena Fălcuță, Sorin Dinu, Adriana Necula, Victoria Bîrluțiu, Cornelia Svetlana Ceianu and Florian Liviu Prioteasa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:562

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  35. Content type: Research

    Aedes aegypti is the main vector of the dengue, Zika and several other arboviruses. It is highly adapted to urbanized environments and can be found worldwide. Mosquito population control is considered the best st...

    Authors: Ramon Wilk-da-Silva, Morgana Michele Cavalcanti de Souza Leal Diniz, Mauro Toledo Marrelli and André Barretto Bruno Wilke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:561

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  36. Content type: Research

    Evidence concerning the environmental influence on monogenean transmission and infection processes is widely accepted, although only the effects of a limited number of abiotic factors on particular monogenean ...

    Authors: Mar Villar-Torres, Francisco Esteban Montero, Juan Antonio Raga and Aigües Repullés-Albelda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:558

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  37. Content type: Research

    Pseudosuccinea columella is one of the most widespread vectors of Fasciola hepatica, a globally distributed trematode that affects humans, livestock and wildlife. The exclusive occurrence in Cuba of susceptible a...

    Authors: Annia Alba, Antonio A. Vázquez, Jorge Sánchez, David Duval, Hilda M. Hernández, Emeline Sabourin, Marion Vittecoq, Sylvie Hurtrez-Boussés and Benjamin Gourbal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:559

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  38. Content type: Research

    Dipylidium caninum is a common tapeworm of dogs contracted from ingestion of fleas containing the infective cysticercoid stage. Fluralaner is a systemically distributed isoxazoline class insecticide that delivers...

    Authors: Deepa Gopinath, Leon Meyer, Jehane Smith and Rob Armstrong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:557

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  39. Content type: Research

    Almost 3500 tick samples, originally collected via a nationwide citizen science campaign in 2015, were screened to reveal the prevalence and distribution of a wide spectrum of established and putative tick-borne ...

    Authors: Maija Laaksonen, Tero Klemola, Eeva Feuth, Jani J. Sormunen, Anna Puisto, Satu Mäkelä, Ritva Penttinen, Kai Ruohomäki, Jari Hänninen, Ilari E. Sääksjärvi, Ilppo Vuorinen, Hein Sprong, Jukka Hytönen and Eero J. Vesterinen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:556

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  40. Content type: Research

    The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) system is increasingly being used for genome editing experiments. It is a system to add, delete and/or ...

    Authors: Muhammad Majeed, Hatem Soliman, Gokhlesh Kumar, Mansour El-Matbouli and Mona Saleh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:554

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  41. Content type: Research

    Since 2008 indoor residual spraying (IRS) has become one of the interventions for malaria control in Ghana. Key partners in the scale-up of IRS have been the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and AngloGo...

    Authors: Benjamin Abuaku, Collins Ahorlu, Paul Psychas, Philip Ricks, Samuel Oppong, Sedzro Mensah, William Sackey and Kwadwo A Koram

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:555

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  42. Content type: Research

    Urine filtration and microhaematuria reagent strips are basic standard diagnostic methods to detect urogenital schistosomiasis. We assessed their accuracy for the diagnosis of light intensity infections with Schi...

    Authors: Stefanie Knopp, Shaali M Ame, Jan Hattendorf, Said M Ali, Iddi S Khamis, Faki Bakar, Mwanaidi A Khamis, Bobbie Person, Fatma Kabole and David Rollinson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:552

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  43. Content type: Research

    Identification of vectors is of prime importance in the field of medical entomology for both operational and research purposes. An external quality assessment of mosquito identification capacities was carried ...

    Authors: Frédéric Jourdain, Marie Picard, Tatiana Sulesco, Nabil Haddad, Zoubir Harrat, Samer Saleh Sawalha, Filiz Günay, Khalil Kanani, Taher Shaibi, Denys Akhramenko, M’hammed Sarih, Enkelejda Velo, Lusine Paronyan, Igor Pajovic, Chafika Faraj, Irakli Sikharulidze…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:553

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  44. Content type: Research

    The myxosporean Myxidium giardi Cépède, 1906 was described infecting the kidney of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L.), having spindle-shaped myxospores and terminal sub-spherical polar capsules. Since then,...

    Authors: Mark A. Freeman and Árni Kristmundsson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:551

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  45. Content type: Research

    Increasing pyrethroid resistance has been an undesirable correlate of the rapid increase in coverage of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) since 2000. Whilst monitoring of resistance levels has increased markedly...


    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:550

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  46. Content type: Short report

    Aedes aegypti is the principal vector of several important arboviruses. Among the methods of vector control to limit transmission of disease are genetic strategies that involve the release of sterile or genetical...

    Authors: Joe Turner, Ritesh Krishna, Arjen E. van’t Hof, Elizabeth R. Sutton, Kelly Matzen and Alistair C. Darby

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:549

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  47. Content type: Research

    Entomological surveillance for pathogens based on molecular screening of putative arthropod vectors such as blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) is becoming increasingly important. Surveillance provides a means to...

    Authors: Guilherme G Verocai, Kimberly J Nelson, R Trey Callahan, Joseph Wakoli Wekesa, Hassan K Hassan and Eric P Hoberg

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:547

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  48. Content type: Research

    Ticks are important ectoparasites of horses that can affect animal welfare and vector several infectious, including zoonotic, diseases. In order to investigate the species distribution, epidemiology and season...

    Authors: Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Yuval Gottlieb, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu and Amir Steinman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:546

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