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  1. Ticks serve as vectors for a diverse array of pathogens, including viruses responsible for both human and livestock diseases. Symbiotic bacteria hold significant potential for controlling tick-borne disease. H...

    Authors: Yu Sun, Chen Chen, Chenghong Zeng, Qianfeng Xia, Chuanfei Yuan and Hua Pei
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:107
  2. Although whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is the preferred genotyping method for most genomic analyses, limitations are often experienced when studying genomes characterized by a high percentage of repetitive ele...

    Authors: Luciano Veiga Cosme, Margaret Corley, Thomas Johnson, Dave W. Severson, Guiyun Yan, Xiaoming Wang, Nigel Beebe, Andrew Maynard, Mariangela Bonizzoni, Ayda Khorramnejad, Ademir Jesus Martins, José Bento Pereira Lima, Leonard E. Munstermann, Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Chun-Hong Chen, Kevin Maringer…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:106
  3. The human sortilin protein is an important drug target and detection marker for cancer research. The sortilin from Toxoplasma gondii transports proteins associated with the apical organelles of the parasite. In t...

    Authors: Chenghuan Li, Ning Jiang, Yize Liu, Yiwei Zhang, Ran Chen, Ying Feng, Xiaoyu Sang and Qijun Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:105
  4. Mosquitoes belonging to the Anopheles gambiae sensu lato complex play a major role in malaria transmission across Africa. This study assessed the relative importance of members of An. gambiae s.l. in malaria tran...

    Authors: Jacques Dollon Mbama Ntabi, Espoir Divin Malda Bali, Abel Lissom, Romaric Akoton, Jean Claude Djontu, Georges Missontsa, Freisnel Hermeland Mouzinga, Marcel Tapsou Baina, Luc Djogbenou, Cyrille Ndo, Charles Wondji, Ayola Akim Adegnika, Arsène Lenga, Steffen Borrmann and Francine Ntoumi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:104
  5. Increasing metabolic resistance in malaria vector mosquitoes resulted in the development of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) with active ingredients (AI) that target them. Bioassays that accurately measure the ...

    Authors: Olukayode G. Odufuwa, John Bradley, Safina Ngonyani, Ahmadi Bakari Mpelepele, Isaya Matanila, Joseph B. Muganga, Rune Bosselmann, Ole Skovmand, Zawadi Mageni Mboma and Sarah Jane Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:103
  6. The integration of molecular data from hosts, parasites, and microbiota can enhance our understanding of the complex biological interactions underlying the resistance of hosts to parasites. Haemonchus contortus, ...

    Authors: Simone Cristina Méo Niciura, Tainã Figueiredo Cardoso, Adriana Mercia Guaratini Ibelli, Cintia Hiromi Okino, Bruno Gabriel Andrade, Magda Vieira Benavides, Ana Carolina de Souza Chagas, Sergio Novita Esteves, Alessandro Pelegrine Minho, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano and Cedric Gondro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:102
  7. In Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, a region with a subtropical climate, Rhipicephalus microplus is present in taurine cattle raised for beef and milk. In addition, ticks resistant to multiple acaricides are present in...

    Authors: Tiago Gallina, Camila dos Santos Lagranha, Giancarlo Bilo, Cristiano Malavolta, Lorena Lopes Ferreira, Fernando de Almeida Borges, Daniel de Castro Rodrigues, Tom Strydom, Siddartha Torres, Emmanuel Arnhold and Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:101
  8. The family Rhabdiasidae (Nematoda: Rhabditida) is a globally distributed group of nematode parasites, with over 110 species parasitic mainly in amphibians and reptiles. However, the systematic position of the ...

    Authors: Jia-Lu Zeng, Hui-Xia Chen, Xue-Feng Ni, Jia-Yi Kang and Liang Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:100
  9. Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) infect more than a quarter of the world’s human population. In the absence of vaccines for most animal and human gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN), treatment of infections prima...

    Authors: François Ngnodandi Belga, Patrick Waindok, Marie-Kristin Raulf, Jonathan Jato, Emmanuel Orman, Steffen Rehbein, Verena Spiegler, Eva Liebau, Andreas Hensel, Dieudonné Ndjonka and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:99
  10. For decades, various agrochemicals have been successfully repurposed for mosquito control. However, preexisting resistance caused in larval and adult populations by unintentional pesticide exposure or other cr...

    Authors: Marilene Ambadiang, Caroline Fouet, Fred Ashu, Calmes Bouaka, Véronique Penlap-Beng and Colince Kamdem
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:98
  11. Mosquito-borne diseases are a major concern for public and veterinary health authorities, highlighting the importance of effective vector surveillance and control programs. Traditional surveillance methods are...

    Authors: María I. González-Pérez, Bastian Faulhaber, Carles Aranda, Mark Williams, Pancraç Villalonga, Manuel Silva, Hugo Costa Osório, Joao Encarnaçao, Sandra Talavera and Núria Busquets
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:97
  12. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the infection of the protozoa Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), and safe and effective therapeutic drugs are lacking. Mitochondria, is an important organelle that mainta...

    Authors: Zhendi Liu, Jiao Mo, Yetian Li, Siyang Liu, Qingyuan Zeng and Jili Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:96
  13. Culex pipiens sensu stricto (s.s.) is considered the primary vector of Usutu virus and West Nile virus, and consists of two morphologically identical but behaviourally distinct biotypes (Cx. pipiens biotype pipie...

    Authors: Rody Blom, Louie Krol, Melissa Langezaal, Maarten Schrama, Krijn B. Trimbos, Daan Wassenaar and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:95
  14. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) nematodes prefer to live in the intestines of wild animals, causing damage and even death, and posing a zoonotic risk. The polyparasitism of GIT nematodes results in the complex dy...

    Authors: Hongyi Li, Zhengjiu Ren, Weijian Wang, Fei Shen, Jingyi Huang, Chuyue Wang, Jinzhi Lu, Xi Pan, Lihua Xiao, Yaoyu Feng and Dongjuan Yuan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:94
  15. Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a vector-borne pathogen of livestock, emerges periodically in the western US. In New Mexico (NM), US, most cases occur close to the Rio Grande River, implicating black flies (Sim...

    Authors: Madelin J. Whelpley, Lawrence H. Zhou, Jeremy Rascon, Bailey Payne, Brett Moehn, Katherine I. Young, Chad E. Mire, Debra P. C. Peters, Luis L. Rodriguez and Kathryn A. Hanley
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:93
  16. Haemaphysalis concinna, carrying multiple pathogens, has attracted increasing attention because of its expanded geographical range and significant role in disease transmission. This study aimed to identify the po...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Xiao-Yu Han, Run-Ze Ye, Qing Xu, Xiao-Yang Wang, Ze-Hui Li, Yi Sun, Ke Song, Bao-Yu Wang, Shan-Shan Wang, Jin-Yue Liu, Lin Zhao and Wu-Chun Cao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:92
  17. Over the past two decades, dengue fever (DF) has emerged as a significant arboviral disease in Yunnan province, China, particularly in the China-Myanmar border area. Aedes aegypti, an invasive mosquito species, p...

    Authors: Li Chen, Kemei Zhou, Jun Shi, Yuting Zheng, Xiaotao Zhao, Qingyun Du, Yingkun Lin, Xaioxiong Yin, Jinyong Jiang and Xinyu Feng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:91
  18. ParSCo (Parasitology Summer Course) is an intense, 1-week-long summer course organized by the Parasitology Unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy, with the support of the Worl...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Livia Perles, Juan Pedro Barrera, Renata Fagundes-Moreira, Mariaelisa Carbonara, Antonio Varcasia, Emanuele Brianti, Georgiana Deak, Alicia Rojas, Guadalupe Miró, Petr Volf, Gad Baneth and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:89
  19. Aedes aegypti is associated with dengue, Zika, and chikungunya transmission. These arboviruses are responsible for national outbreaks with severe public health implications. Vector control is one of the tools use...

    Authors: Josiane Nogueira Müller, Allan Kardec Ribeiro Galardo, Ana Paula Sales de Andrade Corrêa, Maria de Lourdes da Graça Macoris, Maria Alice Varjal de Melo-Santos, Mitsue Maia Nakazawa, Ademir Jesus Martins and José Bento Pereira Lima
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:88
  20. Changing geographical and seasonal activity patterns of ticks may increase the risk of tick infestation and tick-borne pathogen (TBP) transmission for both humans and animals.

    Authors: Julia Probst, Andrea Springer, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:87
  21. Cystic echinococcosis (CE), caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato, is a zoonotic parasitic disease of economic and public health importance worldwide, especially in the Mediterranean ar...

    Authors: Martina Nocerino, Paola Pepe, Antonio Bosco, Elena Ciccone, Maria Paola Maurelli, Franck Boué, Gérald Umhang, Justine Pellegrini, Samia Lahmar, Yousra Said, Smaragda Sotiraki, Panagiota Ligda, AbdElkarim Laatamna, Giorgio Saralli, Orlando Paciello, Maria Chiara Alterisio…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:86
  22. Human ocular toxocariasis (OT), caused by pet roundworm Toxocara canis (Nematoda Ascaridoidea), is a worldwide ocular parasitic infection that poses a severe threat to eyesight, especially in school-aged children...

    Authors: Shuxin Zheng, Limei Sun, Li Huang, Yue Xie and Xiaoyan Ding
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:85
  23. Surveillance data documenting tick and tick-borne disease (TBD) prevalence is needed to develop risk assessments and implement control strategies. Despite extensive research in Africa, there is no standardized...

    Authors: Abigail A. Lilak, David B. Pecor, Graham Matulis, Alexander M. Potter, Rachel N. Wofford, Mary F. Kearney, Stephanie Mitchell, Fatima Jaradat, Arisa Kano, Dawn M. Zimmerman, James M. Hassell, Bersissa Kumsa, Maureen Kamau, Yvonne-Marie Linton and Michael E. von Fricken
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:84
  24. Traditional methods for detecting insect-borne bacterial pathogens are time-consuming and require specialized laboratory facilities, limiting their applicability in areas without access to such resources. Cons...

    Authors: Yonghua Ma, Qingli Niu, Xiaolin Sun, Yuanyuan Li, Huitian Gou, Zexiang Wang and Beibei Song
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:82
  25. Timely diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection is necessary to prevent and control toxoplasmosis transmission. The gold immunochromatographic assay (GICA) is a means of rapidly detecting pathogen in samples. GIC...

    Authors: Jiyuan Fan, Hao Sun, Jiawen Fang, Yafan Gao, Haojie Ding, Bin Zheng, Qingming Kong, Xunhui Zhuo and Shaohong Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:81
  26. Opisthorchis viverrini infection is traditionally diagnosed using the Kato–Katz method and formalin ethyl–acetate concentration technique. However, the limited sensitivity and specificity of these techniques have...

    Authors: Orawan Phuphisut, Akkarin Poodeepiyasawat, Tippayarat Yoonuan, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Charin Thawornkuno, Onrapak Reamtong, Megumi Sato and Poom Adisakwattana
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:80
  27. More than half of the global population lives in areas at risk of dengue (DENV) transmission. Developing an efficient risk prediction system can help curb dengue outbreaks, but multiple variables, including mo...

    Authors: Xiang Guo, Li Li, Wenwen Ren, Minling Hu, Ziyao Li, Shu Zeng, Xiaohua Liu, Yuji Wang, Tian Xie, Qingqing Yin, Yuehong Wei, Lei Luo, Benyun Shi, Chunmei Wang, Rangke Wu, Zhicong Yang…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:79
  28. The large amphibious freshwater apple snail is an important invasive species in China, but there is currently no method available for their surveillance. The development and popularization of smartphones provi...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Xin Ding, Yingshu Zhang, Yougui Yang, Fanzhen Mao, Bixian Ni, Yaobao Liu, Richard Culleton, Yang Dai and Jun Cao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:78
  29. Nematodes of the Ascarididae, Ancylostomatidae and Onchocercidae families are parasites of human and veterinary importance causing infections with high prevalence worldwide. Molecular tools have significantly ...

    Authors: María José Mejías-Alpízar, Catalina Porras-Silesky, Esteban José Rodríguez, Joban Quesada, María Paula Alfaro-Segura, Joby Robleto-Quesada, Ricardo Gutiérrez and Alicia Rojas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:77
  30. Sugar alcohols, such as erythritol, are low-impact candidates for attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) to kill mosquitoes. To determine whether erythritol has a viable future in ATSB formulations, a suite of as...

    Authors: Irvane E. Nelson, Kobi A. Baker, Ary Faraji, Gregory S. White and Christopher S. Bibbs
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:76
  31. Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is one of the most important tick-borne diseases of cattle in tropical and subtropical regions. Babesia bovis parasites have a complex lifecycle, including development wi...

    Authors: Hala E. Hussein, Wendell C. Johnson, Naomi S. Taus and Massaro W. Ueti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:75
  32. The epidemic rebounds observed in 2010 and 2013 in Dielmo, a Senegalese village, during a decade (2008–2019) of universal coverage using a long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) strategy could have contributed t...

    Authors: Amélé Nyedzie Wotodjo, Souleymane Doucoure, Nafissatou Diagne, Fatoumata Diene Sarr and Cheikh Sokhna
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:74
  33. Increasing global temperatures and unpredictable climatic extremes have contributed to the spread of vector-borne diseases. The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the main vector of multiple arboviruses that negatively im...

    Authors: Gerard Terradas, Jaime Manzano-Alvarez, Chiara Vanalli, Kristine Werling, Isabella M. Cattadori and Jason L. Rasgon
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:73
  34. Mosquitoes of the Culex pipiens complex are widely distributed vectors for several arboviruses affecting humans. Consequently, their populations have long been controlled using insecticides, in response to which ...

    Authors: Soukaina Arich, Najlaa Assaid, Mylène Weill, Fatim-Zohra Tmimi, Hassan Taki, M’hammed Sarih and Pierrick Labbé
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:72
  35. Bluetongue is a non-contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild ruminants. It is transmitted primarily by small hematophagous Diptera belonging to the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)....

    Authors: Soukaina Daif, Ikhlass El Berbri and Ouafaa Fassi Fihri
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:71
  36. Hyalomma marginatum and H. rufipes are two-host tick species, which are mainly distributed in southern Europe, Africa to central Asia but may also be found in Central and Northern Europe through introduction by m...

    Authors: Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, Andrea Springer, Daniel Lang, Alexander Lindau, Katrin Fachet, Gerhard Dobler, Ard M. Nijhof, Christina Strube and Ute Mackenstedt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:70
  37. Sparganosis is a worldwide food-borne parasitic disease caused by spargana infection, which infects the muscle of frogs and snakes as well as many tissues and organs in humans. There are currently no viable tr...

    Authors: Pei Liang, Peng Liang, Kemin Chen, Zhengxin Chen, Yamei Liu, Yujin Lin, Jin Li, Ruijia Fu, Gang Lu and Dayong Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:68
  38. The latest national survey on the distribution of human parasites in China demonstrated that Guangdong was among the endemic provinces with the highest Clonorchis sinensis infection rates. High-resolution, age- a...

    Authors: Si-Yue Huang, Jing-Diao Chen, Qing-Sheng Zeng and Ying-Si Lai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:67
  39. Efforts to evaluate the residual efficacy of new indoor residual spraying (IRS) formulations have identified limitations with the industry standard laboratory sprayer, the Potter Spray Tower (PT). Calibrating ...

    Authors: Jane Bonds, George Parsons, Kyle J. Walker, Annabel Murphy, Rosemary Susan Lees, Derric Nimmo, John Clayton and David Malone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:66
  40. Cryptosporidium spp. are common protozoa causing diarrhea in humans and animals. There are currently only one FDA-approved drug and no vaccines for cryptosporidiosis, largely due to the limited knowledge of the m...

    Authors: Muxiao Li, Xiaohua Sun, Haoyu Chen, Na Li, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao and Yaqiong Guo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:65
  41. Demodex blepharitis (DB) is a common disease of the ocular surface. The characteristics of the bacterial community in eyelash roots after Demodex infestation are still unknown. Knowledge of the characteristics of...

    Authors: Dulei Zou, Xiuhai Lu, Fangying Song, Xiaowei Zhong, Huabo Chen, Ju Zhang, Yabin Tian, Li Pei, Fengjie Li, Xi Lu, Weiyun Shi and Ting Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:64
  42. Amblyomma americanum, the lone star tick, is an aggressive questing species that harbors several pathogens dangerous to humans in the United States. The Southeast in particular has large numbers of this tick due ...

    Authors: Stephanie Bellman, Ellie Fausett, Leah Aeschleman, Audrey Long, Isabella Roeske, Josie Pilchik, Anne Piantadosi and Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:62
  43. Usutu virus (USUV), which is closely related to West Nile virus (WNV), sharing a similar ecology and transmission cycle, was first reported in the UK in the southeast of England in 2020. Both USUV and WNV are ...

    Authors: Nicola Seechurn, M. Trent Herdman, Arturo Hernandez-Colina, Alexander G. C. Vaux, Colin Johnston, Morgan Berrell, Javier Lopez, Lindsay Eckley, Merit Gonzalez-Olvera, Lisa Gillespie, Paul Pearce Kelly, Matthew Baylis and Jolyon M. Medlock
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:61
  44. Toxoplasma gondii is an important protozoan pathogen with medical and veterinary importance worldwide. Drugs currently used for treatment of toxoplasmosis are less effective and sometimes cause serious side effec...

    Authors: Ru-Xia Han, Pi-Cheng Jiang, Bing Han, Huai-Yu Zhou, Yong-Liang Wang, Jing-Yu Guan, Zhi-Rong Liu, Shen-Yi He and Chun-Xue Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:59
  45. The ornate dog tick Dermacentor reticulatus is second only to the hard tick Ixodes ricinus in terms of importance as a vector of infectious organisms, especially of Babesia canis, the agent of canine babesiosis. ...

    Authors: Dagmara Wężyk, Wiktoria Romanek, Wiktoria Małaszewicz, Jerzy M. Behnke and Anna Bajer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:58

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