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  1. Content type: Research

    Metacercariae of Diplostomum are important fish pathogens, but reliable data on their diversity in natural fish populations are virtually lacking. This study was conducted to explore the species diversity and hos...

    Authors: Olena Kudlai, Mikuláš Oros, Aneta Kostadinova and Simona Georgieva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:592

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    Lake Tanganyika harbours the most diverse cichlid assemblage of the Great African Lakes. Considering its cichlid flocks consist of approximately 250 endemic species, we can hypothesize a high species-richness ...

    Authors: Chahrazed Rahmouni, Maarten P. M. Vanhove and Andrea Šimková

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:591

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    Schistosoma mansoni is a parasite of profound medical importance. Current control focusses on mass praziquantel (PZQ) treatment of populations in endemic areas, termed Preventative Che...

    Authors: Charlotte M. Gower, Florian Gehre, Sara R. Marques, Poppy H. L. Lamberton, Nicholas J. Lwambo and Joanne P. Webster

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:593

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  4. Content type: Research

    Dermanyssus gallinae, the poultry red mite, is a growing threat to chickens in poultry farms. This nocturnal hematophagous ectoparasite has a rapid rate of proliferation with a negativ...

    Authors: Maria D. Brauneis, Hartmut Zoller, Heike Williams, Eva Zschiesche and Anja R. Heckeroth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:594

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    Neospora caninum is a cyst-forming, coccidian parasite which is known to cause neurological disorders in dogs and abortion and neonatal mortality in cows and other livestock. This stud...

    Authors: Andrea Estefanía Ramos, Marina Muñoz, Jesús Alfredo Cortés-Vecino, Paola Barato and Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:590

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  6. Content type: Research

    Rickettsiales (Rickettsia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum) transmitted by ticks are considered (re-)emerging pathogens posing a risk to public health. Nevertheless, year-long monitoring studies on prevalences ...

    Authors: Katrin Blazejak, Elisabeth Janecek and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:588

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    Host specificity in parasites represents the extent to which a parasite’s distribution is limited to certain host species. Considering host-specific parasites of primarily freshwater fish (such as gill monogen...

    Authors: Andrea Šimková, Michal Benovics, Imane Rahmouni and Jasna Vukić

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:589

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    A variety of human diseases transmitted by arthropod vectors, including ticks, are emerging around the globe. Birds are known to be hosts of ticks and can disperse exotic ticks and tick-borne pathogens. In Tai...

    Authors: Chi-Chien Kuo, Yi-Fu Lin, Cheng-Te Yao, Han-Chun Shih, Lo-Hsuan Chung, Hsien-Chun Liao, Yu-Cheng Hsu and Hsi-Chieh Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:587

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    Snails are essential for the transmission and maintenance of schistosomiasis in endemic areas, as they serve as intermediate hosts for schistosome parasites. A clear understanding of the snail species present,...

    Authors: Jared S. Bakuza, Robert Gillespie, Gamba Nkwengulila, Aileen Adam, Elizabeth Kilbride and Barbara K. Mable

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:584

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    Investigating the effect of successive annual deworming rounds on the spatiotemporal distribution of infection prevalence and numbers at risk for soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) can help identify communities...

    Authors: Mohamad Assoum, Giuseppina Ortu, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Colleen Lau, Archie C. A. Clements, Kate Halton, Alan Fenwick and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:583

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    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) transmit pathogens that cause important diseases. No effective technique has been found to properly control either Culicoides spp. abundance or the...

    Authors: Nonito Pagès, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Marta Verdún, Núria Pujol and Sandra Talavera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:582

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    Congenital infection of Toxoplasma gondii is an important factor causing birth defects. The neural stem cells (NSCs) are found to be one of the target cells for the parasite during development of the brain. As a ...

    Authors: Xian Zhang, Rui Su, Zhengyang Cheng, Wanbo Zhu, Yelin Li, Yongzhong Wang, Jian Du, Yihong Cai, Qingli Luo, Jilong Shen and Li Yu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:585

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    Analyses of environmental correlates of the composition of gastrointestinal parasite communities in black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) have been hindered by inadequate calibration techniques of detection and q...

    Authors: Mayra Alejandra Alvarado-Villalobos, Giuseppe Cringoli, Maria Paola Maurelli, Aurelie Cambou, Laura Rinaldi, Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero, Roger Guevara, Colin A. Chapman and Juan Carlos Serio-Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:586

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    Blackflies are an important medical and veterinary group of small blood-sucking insects. Ninety-three blackfly species have been reported in Thailand. However, information on their biodiversity and population ...

    Authors: Wichai Srisuka, Hiroyuki Takaoka, Yasushi Otsuka, Masako Fukuda, Sorawat Thongsahuan, Kritsana Taai and Atiporn Saeung

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:574

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    The nematode Trichinella pseudospiralis is an intracellular parasite of mammalian skeletal muscle cells and exists in a non-encapsulated form. Previous studies demonstrated that T. pseudospiralis could induce a l...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Xue Bai, Haichao Zhu, Xuelin Wang, Haining Shi, Bin Tang, Pascal Boireau, Xuepeng Cai, Xuenong Luo, Mingyuan Liu and Xiaolei Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:579

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  16. Content type: Research

    False kelpfish (Sebastiscus marmoratus) is one of the target species in artificial breeding in China, and is susceptible to infection by Cryptocaryon irritans, which is an obligate parasitic ciliate that lives in...

    Authors: Fei Yin and Dong Qian

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:576

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  17. Content type: Research

    An opisthorchiid liver fluke was recently reported from ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) in Binh Dinh Province of Central Vietnam, and referred to as “Opisthorchis viverrini-like”. This species uses common cyprinoid fi...

    Authors: Thanh Thi Ha Dao, Thanh Thi Giang Nguyen, Sarah Gabriël, Khanh Linh Bui, Pierre Dorny and Thanh Hoa Le

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:575

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  18. Content type: Research

    A wide range of molecules are used by tapeworm metacestodes to establish successful infection in the hostile environment of the host. Reports indicating the proteins in the cestode-host interactions are limite...

    Authors: Anna Sulima, Justyna Bień, Kirsi Savijoki, Anu Näreaho, Rusłan Sałamatin, David Bruce Conn and Daniel Młocicki

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:577

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  19. Content type: Research

    Multidrug resistance-associated protein 4 (MRP4) is a member of the C subfamily of the ABC family of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. MRP4 regulates ATP-dependent efflux of various organic anionic subs...

    Authors: Fuhong Dai, Won Gi Yoo, Ji-Yun Lee, Yanyan Lu, Jhang Ho Pak, Woon-Mok Sohn and Sung-Jong Hong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:578

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  20. Content type: Research

    Ixodes ricinus ticks are commonly encountered in either natural or urban areas, contributing to Lyme disease agents Borreliella [(Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato)] spp. and Borrelia m...

    Authors: Maciej Kowalec, Tomasz Szewczyk, Renata Welc-Falęciak, Edward Siński, Grzegorz Karbowiak and Anna Bajer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:573

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  21. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic protozoan apicomplexan and obligate intracellular parasite that infects a wide range of animals and humans. Rhoptry proteins 5 (ROP5), ROP16, ROP1...

    Authors: Weisheng Cheng, Cong Wang, Ting Xu, Fang Liu, Faustina Pappoe, Qingli Luo, Yuanhong Xu, Fangli Lu and Jilong Shen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:580

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  22. Content type: Review

    A systematic analysis of 240 causes of death in 2013 revealed that parasitic diseases were responsible for more than one million deaths. The vast majority of these fatalities resulted from protozoan infections...

    Authors: Sheila Donnelly, Wilhelmina M. Huston, Michael Johnson, Natalia Tiberti, Bernadette Saunders, Bronwyn O’Brien, Catherine Burke, Maurizio Labbate and Valery Combes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:581

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  23. Content type: Research

    Many indigenous villages in the Amazon basin still suffer from a high malaria burden. Despite this health situation, there are few studies on the bionomics of anopheline larvae in such areas. This publication ...

    Authors: Jordi Sánchez-Ribas, Joseli Oliveira-Ferreira, John E. Gimnig, Cleomar Pereira-Ribeiro, Maycon Sebastião Alberto Santos-Neves and Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:571

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    Taenia solium is a neglected zoonotic parasite. The performances of existing tools for the diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis need further assessment, and their shortcomings call for a...

    Authors: Mwelwa Chembensofu, K. E. Mwape, I. Van Damme, E. Hobbs, I. K. Phiri, M. Masuku, G. Zulu, A. Colston, A. L. Willingham, B. Devleesschauwer, A. Van Hul, A. Chota, N. Speybroeck, D. Berkvens, P. Dorny and S. Gabriël

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:572

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  25. Content type: Research

    Anaplasma marginale is an important tick-transmitted rickettsial pathogen of cattle, with worldwide distribution and an important economic impact. The genetic diversity of A. marginale

    Authors: Jifei Yang, Rong Han, Zhijie Liu, Qingli Niu, Guiquan Guan, Guangyuan Liu, Jianxun Luo and Hong Yin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:565

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