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  1. Content type: Research

    Spatio-temporal variations in malaria burden are currently complex and costly to measure, but are important for decision-making. We measured the spatio-temporal variation of clinical malaria incidence at a fin...

    Authors: Alinune N. Kabaghe, Michael G. Chipeta, Steve Gowelo, Monicah Mburu, Zinenani Truwah, Robert S. McCann, Michèle van Vugt, Martin P. Grobusch and Kamija S. Phiri

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:129

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    East Coast fever (ECF) is a devastating disease of cattle and a significant constraint to improvement of livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa. The protozoan parasite causing ECF, Theileria parva, undergoes ...

    Authors: Cassandra L. Olds, Kathleen L. Mason and Glen A. Scoles

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:126

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    Several studies were carried out in experimental hut station in areas surrounding the city of Bouaké, after the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. They reported increasing resistance levels to insecticide for malaria tr...

    Authors: Dounin Danielle Zoh, Ludovic Phamien Ahoua Alou, Mahama Toure, Cédric Pennetier, Soromane Camara, Dipomin François Traore, Alphonsine Amanan Koffi, Akré Maurice Adja, Ahoua Yapi and Fabrice Chandre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:118

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    Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is an economically significant infection of horses and other equine species caused by the tick-borne protozoa Theileria equi and Babesia caballi. The long-term carrier state in infected ...

    Authors: Vladislav A. Lobanov, Maristela Peckle, Carlos L. Massard, W. Brad Scandrett and Alvin A. Gajadhar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:125

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  5. Content type: Research

    Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) (with pyrethroids) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are the cornerstones of the Sudanese malaria control program. Insecticide resistance to the principal insecticides i...

    Authors: Bashir Adam Ismail, Hmooda Toto Kafy, Jihad Eltaher Sulieman, Krishanthi Subramaniam, Brent Thomas, Abraham Mnzava, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim, Abu Hassan Ahmad, Tessa B. Knox, Immo Kleinschmidt and Martin J. Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:122

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  6. Content type: Research

    Insect microbiota is a dynamic microbial community that can actively participate in defense against pathogens. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a natural entomopathogen widely used as a bioinsecticide for pest cont...

    Authors: Guillaume Tetreau, Stéphanie Grizard, Chandrashekhar D. Patil, Florence-Hélène Tran, Van Tran Van, Renaud Stalinski, Frédéric Laporte, Patrick Mavingui, Laurence Després and Claire Valiente Moro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:121

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  7. Content type: Research

    Microcell parasites are small intracellular protozoans mostly detected in molluscs and can be associated with mortalities. In 2010 and 2011, strong increases in mortality events were reported in different wild...

    Authors: Céline Garcia, Christophe Haond, Bruno Chollet, Mirella Nerac, Emmanuelle Omnes, Jean-Pierre Joly, Christine Dubreuil, Delphine Serpin, Aimé Langlade, Dominique Le Gal, Aouregan Terre-Terrillon, Olivier Courtois, Benjamin Guichard and Isabelle Arzul

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:119

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  8. Content type: Research

    Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is a protozoan parasite that causes trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease, worldwide. In this study, we investigated the prevalence and genetic characterization of T. vaginalis

    Authors: Zhenchao Zhang, Lixia Kang, Weijuan Wang, Xin Zhao, Yuhua Li, Qing Xie, Shuai Wang, Tong He, Han Li, Tingwei Xiao, Yunchao Chen, Suqiong Zuo, Lingmin Kong, Pengju Li and Xiangrui Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:124

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    Two laboratory experiments (Studies 1 and 2) were conducted to confirm the efficacy of an imidacloprid and permethrin combination (Advantix® Spot-on, Bayer) to repel and kill Phlebotomus (Larroussius) perniciosus

    Authors: Emilie Bouhsira, Katrin Deuster, Emmanuel Lienard, Christophe Le Sueur and Michel Franc

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:120

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    Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are responsible for the biological transmission of internationally important arboviruses of livestock. In 2011, a novel Orthobunyavirus was discovered in northe...

    Authors: James Barber, Lara E. Harrup, Rhiannon Silk, Eva Veronesi, Simon Gubbins, Katarzyna Bachanek-Bankowska and Simon Carpenter

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:116

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    Members of the Culex pipiens complex (Cx. pipiens quinquefasciatus in Southern USA) play a critical role in the spillover of urban arboviruses such as West Nile virus or St. Louis encephalitis virus. Field studie...

    Authors: William T. Koval and Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:114

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    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are vectors of bluetongue virus (BTV), African horse sickness virus and Schmallenberg virus (SBV). Outbreaks of both BTV and SBV have affected larg...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Cuéllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Carsten Kirkeby, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Anders Stockmarr, Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindstrom, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J. Conraths, Magdalena Larska, Inger Hamnes…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:112

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  13. Content type: Research

    Preventive chemotherapy with donated anthelminthic drugs is the cornerstone for the control of helminthiases. However, reinfection can occur rapidly in the absence of clean water and sanitation coupled with un...

    Authors: Eveline Hürlimann, Kigbafori D. Silué, Fabien Zouzou, Mamadou Ouattara, Thomas Schmidlin, Richard B. Yapi, Clarisse A. Houngbedji, Kouassi Dongo, Bernadette A. Kouadio, Siaka Koné, Bassirou Bonfoh, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Cinthia A. Acka-Douabélé and Giovanna Raso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:115

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  14. Content type: Research

    Taenia solium, T. asiatica and T. saginata tapeworms cause human taeniasis and are the origin of porcine and bovine cysticercosis. Furthermore, T. solium eggs can cause human cysticercosis, with neurocysticercosi...

    Authors: María D. Flores, Luis M. Gonzalez, Carolina Hurtado, Yamileth Monje Motta, Cristina Domínguez-Hidalgo, Francisco Jesús Merino, María J. Perteguer and Teresa Gárate

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:117

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    Angiostrongylus vasorum has different freshwater aquatic and terrestrial gastropod molluscs as an intermediate host, e.g. Arion spp. The mollusc Achatina fulica is a danger to public health, given the large diver...

    Authors: Aytube Lucas Coaglio, Mônica Alves Neves Diniz Ferreira, Walter dos Santos Lima and Cíntia Aparecida de Jesus Pereira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:113

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  16. Content type: Research

    Host selection by mosquitoes plays a central role in the transmission of vector-borne infectious diseases. Although interspecific variation in mosquito attraction has often been reported, the mechanisms underl...

    Authors: Jiayue Yan, Juli Broggi, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Rafael Gutiérrez-López, Laura Gangoso, Ramón Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:110

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    Kato-Katz examination of stool smears is the field-standard method for detecting Schistosoma mansoni infection. However, Kato-Katz misses many active infections, especially of light intensity. Point-of-care circu...

    Authors: Michelle N. Clements, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Sue Binder, Carl H. Campbell Jr, Claudia J. de Dood, Alan Fenwick, Wendy Harrison, Donatien Kayugi, Charles H. King, Dieuwke Kornelis, Onesime Ndayishimiye, Giuseppina Ortu, Mariama Sani Lamine, Antonio Zivieri, Daniel G. Colley and Govert J. van Dam

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:111

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  18. Content type: Research

    While the combination of nifurtimox and eflornithine (NECT) is currently recommended for the treatment of the late stage human African trypansomiasis (HAT), single-agent eflornithine was still the treatment of...

    Authors: Freddie Kansiime, Seraphine Adibaku, Charles Wamboga, Franklin Idi, Charles Drago Kato, Lawrence Yamuah, Michel Vaillant, Deborah Kioy, Piero Olliaro and Enock Matovu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:105

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    Human cystic (CE) and alveolar (AE) echinococcoses are zoonotic parasitic diseases that can be influenced by environmental variability and change through effects on the parasites, animal intermediate and defin...

    Authors: Angela M. Cadavid Restrepo, Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães, Nicholas A. S. Hamm and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:108

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Mosquito-borne diseases are rapidly spreading to vast territories, putting at risk most of the world’s population. A key player in this scenario is Aedes aegypti, a hematophagous species which hosts and transmits...

    Authors: João Silveira Moledo Gesto, Alejandra Saori Araki, Eric Pearce Caragata, Caroline Dantas de Oliveira, Ademir Jesus Martins, Rafaela Vieira Bruno and Luciano Andrade Moreira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:109

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  21. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite characterized by extensive genetic heterogeneity. There are currently six recognised, genetically distinct, monophyletic clades designated discrete typing units (DTUs). T...

    Authors: Fabiola Roman, Alena M. Iñiguez, Matthew Yeo and Ana M. Jansen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:107

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    Ticks are obligate haematophagous ectoparasites of vertebrates and frequently parasitize avian species that can carry them across continents during their long-distance migrations. Ticks may have detrimental ef...

    Authors: Irene Di Lecce, Chiara Bazzocchi, Jacopo G. Cecere, Sara Epis, Davide Sassera, Barbara M. Villani, Gaia Bazzi, Agata Negri, Nicola Saino, Fernando Spina, Claudio Bandi and Diego Rubolini

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:106

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  23. Content type: Research

    Clinical signs of active (inflammatory) trachoma are found in many children in the Solomon Islands, but the majority of these individuals have no serological evidence of previous infection with Chlamydia trachoma...

    Authors: Hristina Vasileva, Robert Butcher, Harry Pickering, Oliver Sokana, Kelvin Jack, Anthony W. Solomon, Martin J. Holland and Chrissy h. Roberts

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:104

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    The prevalence of Leishmania infantum infection in clinically healthy dogs can be several times higher than that of clinical disease in endemic areas. Although treatment is not recommended in dogs with subclinica...

    Authors: Sergi Segarra, Guadalupe Miró, Ana Montoya, Luis Pardo-Marín, Joan Teichenné, Lluís Ferrer and José Joaquín Cerón

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:103

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