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  1. Content type: Research

    Sophisticated tools for manipulation of gene expression in select neurons, including neurons that regulate sexually dimorphic behaviors, are increasingly available for analysis of genetic model organisms. Howe...

    Authors: Keshava Mysore, Ping Li and Molly Duman-Scheel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:406

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    Umingmakstrongylus pallikuukensis and Varestrongylus eleguneniensis are two potentially pathogenic lungworms of caribou and muskoxen in the Canadian Arctic. These parasites are currently undergoing northward rang...

    Authors: Pratap Kafle, Stephanie J. Peacock, Sarah Grond, Karin Orsel and Susan Kutz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:400

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    The brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu stricto) is reputed to be the most widespread tick of domestic dogs worldwide and has also been implicated in the transmission of many pathogens to dogs and huma...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Rafael Antonio Nascimento Ramos, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Gioia Capelli, Antonio Parisi, Daniele Porretta, Sandra Urbanelli and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:398

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    Myxozoans are a group of cnidarian parasites, the present taxonomy of which favors a more comprehensive characterization strategy combining spore morphology, biological traits (host/organ specificity, tissue t...

    Authors: Qingxiang Guo, Mingjun Huang, Yang Liu, Xiuping Zhang and Zemao Gu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:399

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    The yellow fever mosquito Aedes aegypti transmits viral diseases that have plagued humans for centuries. Its ancestral home are forests of Africa and ~400–600 years ago it invaded the New World and later Europe a...

    Authors: Panayiota Kotsakiozi, Andrea Gloria-Soria, Francis Schaffner, Vincent Robert and Jeffrey R. Powell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:396

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    T follicular helper (TFH) cells are fundamental for the development of humoral immunity. In our previous study, we found that PD-1 deficiency substantially promoted the expansion of Plasmodium-specific TFH cells ...

    Authors: Taiping Liu, Xiangyun Cheng, Yan Ding, Feng Zhu, Yong Fu, Xiaohong Peng and Wenyue Xu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:397

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    Coccidiosis due to Eimeria spp. infections in lambs causes increased mortality and substantial production losses, and anticoccidials are important for control of the infection. Anticoccidial resistance has been r...

    Authors: Ane Odden, Heidi L. Enemark, Antonio Ruiz, Lucy J. Robertson, Cecilie Ersdal, Silje K. Nes, Vibeke Tømmerberg and Snorre Stuen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:394

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  8. Content type: Research

    Bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) are obligate, blood-sucking ectoparasites of bats with specialized morphology, life-cycle and ecology. Bat flies are occasionally infected by different species...

    Authors: Tamara Szentiványi, Danny Haelewaters, Walter P. Pfliegler, Laura Clément, Philippe Christe and Olivier Glaizot

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:395

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  9. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that causes congenital toxoplasmosis, as well as other serious clinical presentations in immune compromised humans. The parasite has also been rec...

    Authors: Mert Döşkaya, Li Liang, Aarti Jain, Hüseyin Can, Sultan Gülçe İz, Philip Louis Felgner, Aysu Değirmenci Döşkaya, David Huw Davies and Adnan Yüksel Gürüz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:393

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  10. Content type: Research

    Blastocystis sp. is a common protozoan parasite frequently identified in the digestive tract of humans and a large variety of animal hosts worldwide, including birds. It exhibits a large genetic diversity with th...

    Authors: Stéphanie Greige, Dima El Safadi, Noémie Bécu, Nausicaa Gantois, Bruno Pereira, Magali Chabé, Sadia Benamrouz-Vanneste, Gabriela Certad, Rima El Hage, Marianne Chemaly, Monzer Hamze and Eric Viscogliosi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:389

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  11. Content type: Research

    Gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) can cause significant economic losses in alpacas due to lowered production of fibre and meat. Although no anthelmintics are registered for use in alpacas, various classes of a...

    Authors: Mohammed H. Rashid, Jane L. Vaughan, Mark A. Stevenson, Angus J. D. Campbell, Ian Beveridge and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:388

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  12. Content type: Research

    To date, investigations on the immune response to Cystoisospora suis infections focused on suckling piglets, the age group clinically most affected. Actively immunizing piglets is unfeasible due to their immature...

    Authors: Barbara Freudenschuss, Bärbel Ruttkowski, Aruna Shrestha, Ahmed Abd-Elfattah, Marc Pagès, Andrea Ladinig and Anja Joachim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:390

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    Members of the Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) complex are one of the major vectors of malaria in Africa. LLINs and IRS are the most effective tools used in vector control of malaria. However, their effectiveness may be...

    Authors: Stravensky Térence Boussougou-Sambe, Wolfgang Ekoko Eyisap, Geraud Canis Taboue Tasse, Stanislas Elysee Mandeng, Lili Ranaise Mbakop, Peter Enyong, Josiane Etang, Eric Bertrand Fokam and Parfait H. Awono-Ambene

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:391

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  14. Content type: Research

    Dirofilariosis is an emerging vector-borne parasitic disease in Europe. Monitoring of wild and domestic carnivores demonstrated circulation of Dirofilaria spp. in Romania in the past. For the implementation of co...

    Authors: Alexandru Tomazatos, Daniel Cadar, Edina Török, Iulia Maranda, Cintia Horváth, Lujza Keresztes, Marina Spinu, Stephanie Jansen, Hanna Jöst, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Egbert Tannich and Renke Lühken

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:392

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  15. Content type: Research

    Babesiosis is caused by the invasion of erythrocytes by parasites of the Babesia spp. Babesia microti is one of the primary causative agents of human babesiosis. To better understand the status of the disease, di...

    Authors: Bin Xu, Xiu-Feng Liu, Yu-Chun Cai, Ji-Lei Huang, Rui-Xiang Zhang, Jun-Hu Chen, Xun-Jia Cheng, Xia Zhou, Xue-Nian Xu, Yan Zhou, Ting Zhang, Shen-Bo Chen, Jian Li, Qun-Feng Wu, Cheng-Song Sun, Yong-Feng Fu…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:379

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    Malaria is an important mosquito-borne disease, transmitted to humans by Anopheles mosquitoes. The aim of this study was to gather all records of three main malaria vectors in Iran during the last decades, and to...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd, Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat, Hassan Vatandoost, Shahyad Azari-Hamidian and Kamran Pakdad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:382

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    Fasciolosis, caused by the liver fluke Fasciola gigantica, and paramphistomosis are widespread in cattle in Tanzania, and the use of trematocides is encouraged by the Government livestock extension officers. Howe...

    Authors: Jahashi Nzalawahe, Rose Hannah, Ahmed A. Kassuku, John R. Stothard, Gerald Coles and Mark C. Eisler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:384

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  18. Content type: Research

    Most people infected with malaria acquire the infection indoors from mosquito vectors that entered the house through open eaves, windows and doors. Structural house improvement (e.g. closed eaves and screened ...

    Authors: Monicah M. Mburu, Malou Juurlink, Jeroen Spitzen, Paula Moraga, Alexandra Hiscox, Themba Mzilahowa, Willem Takken and Robert S. McCann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:383

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  19. Content type: Review

    Co-infection of malaria and intestinal parasites is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa and causes severe disease especially among the poorest populations. It has been shown that an intestinal parasite (helminth)...

    Authors: Aminata Colle Lo, Babacar Faye, Ben Adu Gyan and Linda Eva Amoah

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:387

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    Co-circulation of dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is increasing worldwide but information on the viral dynamics and immune response to DENV-CHIKV co-infection, particularly in young infants, ...

    Authors: Mussaret B Zaidi, Julio Garcia-Cordero, Ricardo Rivero-Gomez, Josselin Corzo-Gomez, María Elena González y Almeida, Raúl Bonilla-Moreno, José Bustos-Arriaga, Nicolás Villegas-Sepulveda, Leopoldo Flores-Romo and Leticia Cedillo-Barron

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:378

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  21. Content type: Research

    The tsetse transmitted parasitic flagellate Trypanosoma congolense causes animal African trypanosomosis (AAT) across sub-Saharan Africa. AAT negatively impacts agricultural, economic, nutritional and subsequently...

    Authors: Erick O. Awuoche, Brian L. Weiss, Paul O. Mireji, Aurélien Vigneron, Benson Nyambega, Grace Murilla and Serap Aksoy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:380

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Usutu virus (USUV) is an emerging zoonotic virus originally from sub-Saharan Africa. It has been introduced into Europe on multiple occasions, causing substantial mortality within the Eurasian blackbird (Turdus m...

    Authors: Luis M. Hernández-Triana, Maria Fernández de Marco, Karen L. Mansfield, Leigh Thorne, Sarah Lumley, Denise Marston, Anthony A. Fooks and Nick Johnson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:381

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  23. Content type: Short report

    South African veterinarians report the perception of a multi-year decline in the number of dogs presenting with clinical babesiosis, a common and serious disease of dogs in the country. This study tested this ...

    Authors: Robert Lavan, Kaan Tunceli, Hendrik de Swardt, Carolyn Chelchinskey, Mats Abatzidis and Rob Armstrong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:386

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  24. Content type: Research

    Fluralaner (Bravecto®, Merck Animal Health, Madison, NJ, USA) is a novel isoxazoline that provides up to 12 weeks flea and tick control when administered orally to dogs. Two assessor-blinded studies, one in do...

    Authors: Sivaja Ranjan, David Young and Fangshi Sun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:385

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  25. Content type: Research

    In recent years, the genus Asaia (Rhodospirillales: Acetobacteraceae) has been isolated from different Anopheles species and presented as a promising tool to combat malaria. This bacterium has unique features suc...

    Authors: Abbas Rami, Abbasali Raz, Sedigheh Zakeri and Navid Dinparast Djadid

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:367

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