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  1. Content type: Research

    Mosquitoes that feed on animals can survive and mediate residual transmission of malaria even after most humans have been protected with insecticidal bednets or indoor residual sprays. Ivermectin is a widely-u...

    Authors: Carlos J. Chaccour, Kija Ngha’bi, Gloria Abizanda, Angel Irigoyen Barrio, Azucena Aldaz, Fredros Okumu, Hannah Slater, Jose Luis Del Pozo and Gerry Killeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:287

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    Insecticides targeting adult mosquitoes are the main way of controlling malaria. They work not only by killing mosquitoes, but also by repelling and irritating them. Indeed their repellent action gives valuabl...

    Authors: Kevin Thiévent, Lorenz Hofer, Elise Rapp, Mgeni Mohamed Tambwe, Sarah Moore and Jacob C. Koella

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:284

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Understanding mechanisms driving insecticide resistance in vector populations remains a public health priority. To date, most research has focused on the genetic mechanisms underpinning resistance, yet it is u...

    Authors: Marissa K. Grossman, Valentin Uc-Puc, Adriana E. Flores, Pablo C. Manrique-Saide and Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:282

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    Suitable and scalable in vitro culture conditions for parasite maintenance are needed to foster drug research for loiasis, one of the neglected tropical diseases which has attracted only limited attention over re...

    Authors: Denis Zofou, Fanny Fri Fombad, Narcisse V. T. Gandjui, Abdel Jelil Njouendou, Arnaud Jonas Kengne-Ouafo, Patrick W. Chounna Ndongmo, Fabrice R. Datchoua-Poutcheu, Peter A. Enyong, Dizzle Tayong Bita, Mark J. Taylor, Joseph D. Turner and Samuel Wanji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:275

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  5. Content type: Research

    Wetlands are ecosystems in which vectors of avian haemosporidians live and reproduce and where waterbirds join to breed in colonies. Brazil has wetlands at different latitudes, which enables testing the influe...

    Authors: Samira Chahad-Ehlers, Angela Terumi Fushita, Gustavo Augusto Lacorte, Pamela Carla Pereira de Assis and Silvia Nassif Del Lama

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:276

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    Accurate and rapid identification of dipteran vectors is integral for entomological surveys and is a vital component of control programs for mosquito-borne diseases. Conventionally, morphological features are ...

    Authors: Abhishek Mewara, Megha Sharma, Taruna Kaura, Kamran Zaman, Rakesh Yadav and Rakesh Sehgal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:281

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    As forest is the preferred environment for ticks, forestry workers are exposed to tick bites and tick-borne diseases. We assessed the seroprevalence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) antibodies and investigated, ...

    Authors: Mathilde De Keukeleire, Annie Robert, Victor Luyasu, Benoît Kabamba and Sophie O. Vanwambeke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:277

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  8. Content type: Review

    Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease caused by many Leishmania species, which can infect both humans and other mammals. Leishmaniasis is a complex disease, with heterogeneous clinical manifestations ranging fr...

    Authors: Luca Galluzzi, Marcello Ceccarelli, Aurora Diotallevi, Michele Menotta and Mauro Magnani

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:273

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    The whitespotted conger Conger myriaster (Brevoort) (Anguilliformes: Congridae) is an extremely marketable food fish, commonly consumed as sashimi or sushi in some Asian countries (i.e. Japan, Korea and China). C...

    Authors: Hui-Xia Chen, Lu-Ping Zhang, David I. Gibson, Liang Lü, Zhen Xu, Hai-Tao Li, Hui-Dong Ju and Liang Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:274

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  10. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    This study aimed to compare the FECPAKG2 and the McMaster techniques for counting of gastrointestinal nematode eggs in the faeces of alpacas using two floatation solutions (saturated sodium chloride and sucrose s...

    Authors: Mohammed H. Rashid, Mark A. Stevenson, Shea Waenga, Greg Mirams, Angus J. D. Campbell, Jane L. Vaughan and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:278

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    Pharyngostrongylus kappa Mawson, 1965 is a nematode (Strongyloidea: Cloacininae), endemic to the sacculated forestomachs of Australian macropodid marsupials (kangaroos and wallaroos). A recent study revealed gene...

    Authors: Tanapan Sukee, Ian Beveridge and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:271

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    Tsetse flies are the sole vectors of human and animal trypanosomosis. In Burkina Faso, a project aiming to create zones free of tsetse flies and trypanosomosis was executed from June 2006 to December 2013. Aft...

    Authors: Lassané Percoma, Adama Sow, Soumaïla Pagabeleguem, Ahmadou H. Dicko, Oumarou Serdebéogo, Mariam Ouédraogo, Jean-Baptiste Rayaissé, Jérémy Bouyer, Adrien M. G. Belem and Issa Sidibé

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:270

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    Male fruitflies Phortica variegata (Drosophilidae, Steganinae) are the intermediate host of the zoonotic nematode Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae). More than 10 years ago, when T. callipaeda was confi...

    Authors: Jennifer Palfreyman, John Graham-Brown, Cyril Caminade, Paul Gilmore, Domenico Otranto and Diana J. L. Williams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:272

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    Vectors of mosquito-borne diseases in Sri Lanka, except for malaria, belong to the subfamily Culicinae, which includes nearly 84% of the mosquito fauna of the country. Hence, accurate and precise species ident...

    Authors: Thilini Chathurika Weeraratne, Sinnathamby Noble Surendran and S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:266

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  15. Content type: Research

    Infections of sheep with gastrointestinal parasites, especially Haemonchus contortus, have caused serious losses in livestock production, particularly after the emergence of resistance to conventional anthelminti...

    Authors: Luis Eduardo Ferreira, Bruno Iglesias Benincasa, Ana Lúcia Fachin, Silvia Helena Taleb Contini, Suzelei Castro França, Ana Carolina Souza Chagas and Rene Oliveira Beleboni

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:269

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    Transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya are affected by the longevity of the adult female mosquito. Environmental conditions influence the survival of adult female Aed...

    Authors: Chris A. Schmidt, Genevieve Comeau, Andrew J. Monaghan, Daniel J. Williamson and Kacey C. Ernst

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:267

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    Small targets comprising panels of blue and insecticide-treated black netting material each 0.25 × 0.25 m have been shown to attract and kill Glossina fuscipes fuscipes Newstead, 1910 (Diptera: Glossinidae) there...

    Authors: Njelembo J. Mbewe, Rajinder K. Saini, Baldwyn Torto, Janet Irungu, Abdullahi A. Yusuf and Christian W. W. Pirk

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:268

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    Despite long-term research on dirofilariosis in Slovakia, little attention has thus far been paid to Dirofilaria vectors. The particular aim of the present study was molecular screening for filarioid parasites in...

    Authors: Viktória Čabanová, Martina Miterpáková, Daniela Valentová, Hana Blažejová, Ivo Rudolf, Eduard Stloukal, Zuzana Hurníková and Marianna Dzidová

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:261

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  19. Content type: Review

    Dengue virus (DENV), an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, has become a major threat to American human life, reaching approximately 23 million cases from 1980 to 2017. Brazil is among the countries most affe...

    Authors: Tiago Souza Salles, Thayane da Encarnação Sá-Guimarães, Evelyn Seam Lima de Alvarenga, Victor Guimarães-Ribeiro, Marcelo Damião Ferreira de Meneses, Patricia Faria de Castro-Salles, Carlucio Rocha dos Santos, Ana Claudia do Amaral Melo, Marcia Regina Soares, Davis Fernandes Ferreira and Monica Ferreira Moreira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:264

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  20. Content type: Review

    Rickettsioses are among the oldest known infectious diseases. In spite of this, and of the extensive research carried out, many aspects of the biology and epidemiology of tick-borne rickettsiae are far from be...

    Authors: Laura Tomassone, Aránzazu Portillo, Markéta Nováková, Rita de Sousa and José Antonio Oteo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:263

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    Dengue is one of the major health problems in Sri Lanka causing an enormous social and economic burden to the country. An accurate early warning system can enhance the efficiency of preventive measures. The ai...

    Authors: Gayan P. Withanage, Sameera D. Viswakula, Y. I. Nilmini Silva Gunawardena and Menaka D. Hapugoda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:262

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The Esmeraldas focus of onchocerciasis in Ecuador expanded geographically during the 1980s and was associated with severe ocular and skin disease. Mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin started in 1991...

    Authors: Ángel Guevara, Raquel Lovato, Roberto Proaño, Mario A. Rodriguez-Perez, Thomas Unnasch, Philip J. Cooper and Ronald H. Guderian

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:265

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