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  1. Triatomine bugs are vectors of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas disease. Rhodnius pallescens is a major vector of Chagas disease in Panama. Understanding the microbial ecology of dise...

    Authors: Troy J. Kieran, Kaylee M. H. Arnold, Jesse C. Thomas IV, Christina P. Varian, Azael Saldaña, Jose E. Calzada, Travis C. Glenn and Nicole L. Gottdenker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:504

    Content type: Research

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  2. Cryptosporidium viatorum is a minor Cryptosporidium pathogen in humans. Currently, there is limited information regarding the prevalence and genotypes of C. viatorum in animals in China.

    Authors: Yi-Wei Chen, Wen-Bin Zheng, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Bin-Ze Gui, Qiu-Yan Lv, Jia-Qi Yan, Quan Zhao and Guo-Hua Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:502

    Content type: Short report

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  3. Malaria still has a devastating impact on public health and welfare in Cameroon. Despite the increasing number of studies conducted on disease prevalence, transmission patterns or treatment, there are to date,...

    Authors: Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Cyrille Ndo, Flobert Njiokou, Jude D. Bigoga, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Josiane Etang, Albert Same Ekobo and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:501

    Content type: Review

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  4. The hard tick Haemaphysalis longicornis (Ixodidae) is widely distributed in East Asia, China, Australia and New Zealand. It can transmit many infectious pathogens, including the causative agents of human ricketts...

    Authors: Muhammad Irfan Malik, Mohsin Nawaz, Yanan Wang, Houshuang Zhang, Jie Cao, Yongzhi Zhou, Ibrahim A. Hassan, Md. Nazrul Islam, Muhammad Naveed Anwar and Jinlin Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:500

    Content type: Research

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  5. Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease, targeted by the World Health Organization for reduction in morbidity by 2020. It is caused by parasitic flukes that spread through contamination of local water ...

    Authors: Benjamin S. Collyer, Hugo C. Turner, T. Déirdre Hollingsworth and Matt J. Keeling

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:499

    Content type: Research

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  6. Sound knowledge of the abundance and distribution of intermediate host snails is key to understanding schistosomiasis transmission and to inform effective interventions in endemic areas.

    Authors: Muriel Rabone, Joris Hendrik Wiethase, Fiona Allan, Anouk Nathalie Gouvras, Tom Pennance, Amina Amadou Hamidou, Bonnie Lee Webster, Rabiou Labbo, Aidan Mark Emery, Amadou Djirmay Garba and David Rollinson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:498

    Content type: Research

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  7. Mass drug administration (MDA) with azithromycin is a cornerstone of the trachoma elimination strategy. Although the global prevalence of active trachoma has declined considerably, prevalence persists or even ...

    Authors: Emma M. Harding-Esch, Martin J. Holland, Jean-François Schémann, Ansumana Sillah, Boubacar Sarr, Linus Christerson, Harry Pickering, Sandra Molina-Gonzalez, Isatou Sarr, Aura A. Andreasen, David Jeffries, Chris Grundy, David C. W. Mabey, Bjorn Herrmann and Robin L. Bailey

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:497

    Content type: Research

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  8. Strongyloidiasis is a soil-borne helminthiasis, which, in spite of the up to 370 million people currently estimated to be infected with its causing agent, the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis, is frequently ove...

    Authors: Siyu Zhou, Dorothee Harbecke and Adrian Streit

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:496

    Content type: Methodology

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  9. Our study aimed to assess the diversity of the species of Anaplasmataceae in Senegal that infect animals and ticks in three areas: near Keur Momar Sarr (northern region), Dielmo and Diop (Sine Saloum, central reg...

    Authors: Mustapha Dahmani, Bernard Davoust, Masse Sambou, Hubert Bassene, Pierre Scandola, Tinhinene Ameur, Didier Raoult, Florence Fenollar and Oleg Mediannikov

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:495

    Content type: Research

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  10. Epidemics of dengue, chikungunya and Zika are a growing threat to areas where Aedes aegypti are present. The efficacy of chemical control of Ae. aegypti is threatened by the increasing frequency of insecticide re...

    Authors: Jesus Pinto, Miriam Palomino, Leonardo Mendoza-Uribe, Carmen Sinti, Kelly A. Liebman and Audrey Lenhart

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:494

    Content type: Research

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  11. Over the past five years, as a public service to encourage and accelerate drug discovery for diseases of poverty, the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) has released box sets of 400 compounds named the Malari...

    Authors: Martina Maccesi, Pedro H. N. Aguiar, Valérian Pasche, Melody Padilla, Brian M. Suzuki, Sandro Montefusco, Ruben Abagyan, Jennifer Keiser, Marina M. Mourão and Conor R. Caffrey

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:493

    Content type: Research

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  12. Water mites are among the most diverse organisms inhabiting freshwater habitats and are considered as substantial part of the species communities in springs. As parasites, Hydrachnidia influence other inverteb...

    Authors: Lucas Blattner, Reinhard Gerecke and Stefanie von Fumetti

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:492

    Content type: Research

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  13. Giardiasis is a common diarrhoeal disease caused by the protozoan Giardia duodenalis. It is prevalent in low-income countries in the context of inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and is fr...

    Authors: Jessica Y. H. Aw, Naomi E. Clarke, James S. McCarthy, Rebecca J. Traub, Salvador Amaral, Md Hamidul Huque, Ross M. Andrews, Darren J. Gray, Archie C. A. Clements and Susana Vaz Nery

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:491

    Content type: Research

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  14. The monogenean Benedenia seriolae parasitizes fishes belonging to the genus Seriola, represents a species complex, and causes substantial impact on fish welfare in aquaculture systems worldwide. This study report...

    Authors: J. Antonio Baeza, Fabiola A. Sepúlveda and M. Teresa González

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:490

    Content type: Research

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  15. Ticks and tick-borne diseases are a major impediment to livestock production worldwide. Cattle trade and transnational transhumance create risks for the spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases and threaten cat...

    Authors: Barberine A. Silatsa, Gustave Simo, Naftaly Githaka, Stephen Mwaura, Rolin M. Kamga, Farikou Oumarou, Christian Keambou, Richard P. Bishop, Appolinaire Djikeng, Jules-Roger Kuiate, Flobert Njiokou and Roger Pelle

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:489

    Content type: Research

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  16. Sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious skin disease caused by the ectoparasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Although it afflicts over 100 mammal species worldwide, sarcoptic mange remains a disease obscured by variab...

    Authors: Alexandra L. DeCandia, Kennedy N. Leverett and Bridgett M. vonHoldt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:488

    Content type: Research

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  17. The liver plays a central role in the development of canine visceral leishmaniasis. Studies of natural infection in animals and humans indicate a direct relationship between resolution of infection and the for...

    Authors: Isadora S. Lima, Manuela S. Solcá, Wagner L. Tafuri, Luiz A. R. de Freitas and Washington L. C. dos-Santos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:487

    Content type: Research

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  18. In the animal production sector, enteritis is responsible for serious economic losses, and intestinal parasitism is a major stress factor leading to malnutrition and lowered performance and animal production e...

    Authors: Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, Rubén Gil-Solsona, Itziar Estensoro, M. Carla Piazzon, Juan Antonio Martos-Sitcha, Amparo Picard-Sánchez, Juan Fuentes, Juan Vicente Sancho, Josep A. Calduch-Giner, Félix Hernández and Jaume Pérez-Sánchez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:486

    Content type: Research

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  19. Parasite traits associated with transmission success, such as the number of infective stages released from the host, are expected to be optimized by natural selection. However, in the trematode parasite Schistoso...

    Authors: Winka Le Clecʼh, Robbie Diaz, Frédéric D. Chevalier, Marina McDew-White and Timothy J. C. Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:485

    Content type: Research

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  20. Aedes vexans (Meigen) is considered a nuisance species in central Europe and the Mediterranean region. It is an anthropophilic and mammalophilic floodwater mosquito involved in the transmission of several arbovir...

    Authors: Lotty Birnberg, Sandra Talavera, Carles Aranda, Ana I. Núñez, Sebastian Napp and Núria Busquets

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:484

    Content type: Research

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  21. Biting midges of the genus Culicoides vector multiple veterinary pathogens and are difficult to control. Endosymbionts particularly Wolbachia pipientis may offer an alternative to control populations of Culicoide...

    Authors: Arnab Ghosh, Dane Jasperson, Lee W. Cohnstaedt and Corey L. Brelsfoard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:483

    Content type: Research

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  22. Trypanosomes cause disease in humans and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa and rely on tsetse flies as their main insect vector. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa; however, only limited information ...

    Authors: Judith Sophie Weber, Sen Claudine Henriette Ngomtcho, Stephen Saikiu Shaida, Gloria Dada Chechet, Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem, Jonathan Andrew Nok, Mohammed Mamman, Daniel Mbunkah Achukwi and Sørge Kelm

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:481

    Content type: Research

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  23. Endoparasites in dogs and cats are a concern related to pet health and zoonotic risks. Several determinants may affect the endoparasite transmission and infection of dogs and cats such as pet’s lifestyle or re...

    Authors: Clarisse Roussel, Jason Drake and Juan Manuel Ariza

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:480

    Content type: Research

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  24. Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contained an error. In the distribution map in Fig. 3, the presence of the mosquito Aedes vittatus was incorrectly indicated for Libya and Egypt.

    Authors: Alazne Díez-Fernández, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Santiago Ruiz, Rafael Gutiérrez-López, Ramón Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:479

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:297

  25. Mepraia gajardoi and Mepraia spinolai are endemic triatomine vector species of Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that causes Chagas disease. These vectors inhabit arid, semiarid and Mediterranean areas of Chile. Mepr...

    Authors: Rubén Garrido, Antonella Bacigalupo, Francisco Peña-Gómez, Ramiro O. Bustamante, Pedro E. Cattan, David E. Gorla and Carezza Botto-Mahan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:478

    Content type: Research

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  26. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) is an important worldwide invasive species and can be a locally important vector of chikungunya, dengue and, potentially, Zika. This species is nativ...

    Authors: Maysa Tiemi Motoki, Dina Madera Fonseca, Elliott Frederic Miot, Bruna Demari-Silva, Phoutmany Thammavong, Somsanith Chonephetsarath, Nothasine Phommavanh, Jeffrey Conrad Hertz, Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Paul Trevor Brey and Sebastien Marcombe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:477

    Content type: Research

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  27. Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum are tick-borne infections transmitted by Ixodes scapularis in the eastern USA; both agents cause disease in dogs and people. To characterize changes in seropreva...

    Authors: Bhagya Galkissa Dewage, Susan Little, Mark Payton, Melissa Beall, Jennifer Braff, Donald Szlosek, Jesse Buch and Andrew Knupp

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:476

    Content type: Research

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  28. Inflammation-induced dysfunction of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is involved in schistosomiasis-associated liver fibrosis, and soluble egg antigen (SEA) is a crucial pathogen-associated molecular pattern asso...

    Authors: De-Long Kong, Fan-Yun Kong, Xiang-Ye Liu, Chao Yan, Jie Cui, Ren-Xian Tang and Kui-Yang Zheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:475

    Content type: Research

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  29. The global spread of mosquito-borne diseases (MBD) has presented increasing challenges to public health. The transmission of MBD is mainly attributable to the biting behaviors of female mosquitoes. However, th...

    Authors: Qingqing Yin, Li Li, Xiang Guo, Rangke Wu, Benyun Shi, Yuji Wang, Yingjie Liu, Shang Wu, Yicheng Pan, Qi Wang, Tian Xie, Tian Hu, Dan Xia, Shang Xia, Dzinkambani Moffat Kambalame, Wanyu Li…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:474

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  30. A considerable amount of evidence has favored ecological host-fitting, rather than coevolution, as the main mechanism responsible for trypanosome divergence. Nevertheless, beyond the study of human pathogenic ...

    Authors: Sergio D. Pérez, Jared A. Grummer, Renata C. Fernandes-Santos, Caroline Testa José, Emília Patrícia Medici and Arlei Marcili

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:473

    Content type: Research

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  31. The parasitic dinoflagellates of the genus Hematodinium represent the causative agent of so-called bitter or pink crab disease in a broad range of shellfish taxa. Outbreaks of Hematodinium-associated disease can ...

    Authors: Charlotte E. Davies, Frederico M. Batista, Sophie H. Malkin, Jessica E. Thomas, Charlotte C. Bryan, Peter Crocombe, Christopher J. Coates and Andrew F. Rowley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:472

    Content type: Research

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  32. Rickettsia parkeri strain Atlantic rainforest has emerged in Brazil during the last 10 years, with three laboratory-confirmed human cases. While these cases were epidemiologically associated with the tick Amblyom...

    Authors: Anaiá da Paixão Sevá, Thiago Fernandes Martins, Sebastián Muñoz-Leal, Ana Carla Rodrigues, Adriano Pinter, Hermes R. Luz, Rodrigo N. Angerami and Marcelo B. Labruna

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:471

    Content type: Short report

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  33. Transmission of vector-borne virus by insects is a complex mechanism consisting of many different processes; viremia in the host, uptake, infection and dissemination in the vector, and delivery of virus during...

    Authors: René G. P. van Gennip, Barbara S. Drolet, Paula Rozo Lopez, Ashley J. C. Roost, Jan Boonstra and Piet A. van Rijn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:470

    Content type: Research

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  34. The larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus is the causative agent of hydatid disease in humans. This zoonotic parasitic infection remains a major health problem in certain areas of the world where i...

    Authors: Ehsan Ahmadpour, Zahra Godrati-Azar, Adel Spotin, Roghayeh Norouzi, Hamed Hamishehkar, Sanam Nami, Peyman Heydarian, Saba Rajabi, Maryam Mohammadi and Gregorio Perez-Cordon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:469

    Content type: Research

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  35. Unfortunately, the original version of this article [1] contains an error. In the section entitled “Influence of anthropogenic disruption on parasitic nematode population genetics”, the passage

    Authors: Rebecca Cole and Mark Viney

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:468

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:590

  36. Pathogenic protozoans use extracellular vesicles (EVs) for intercellular communication and host manipulation. Acanthamoeba castellanii is a free-living protozoan that may cause severe keratitis and fatal granulom...

    Authors: Wei-Chen Lin, Chia-Yun Tsai, Jian-Ming Huang, Shang-Rung Wu, Lichieh Julie Chu and Kuo-Yang Huang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:467

    Content type: Research

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  37. Tsetse-transmitted trypanosomosis is a deadly, neglected tropical disease and a major challenge for mixed crop-livestock agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. It is caused by several species of the genus Trypanosoma

    Authors: Boucader Diarra, Modibo Diarra, Oumar Diall, Boubacar Bass, Youssouf Sanogo, Etienne Coulibaly, Mahamadou Sylla, Weining Zhao, Massimo Paone and Giuliano Cecchi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:466

    Content type: Research

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  38. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is an obligate parasitic intracellular bacterium. It is the causative agent of granulocytic anaplasmosis, with effects on human and animal health. In Europe, the pathogen is mainly trans...

    Authors: Tomasz Szewczyk, Joanna Werszko, Anna W. Myczka, Zdzisław Laskowski and Grzegorz Karbowiak

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:465

    Content type: Short report

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  39. Bluetongue disease of ruminants is a typical insect-borne disease caused by bluetongue virus (BTV) of the genus Orbivirus (family Reoviridae) and transmitted by some species of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonida...

    Authors: Ying Liang Duan, Glenn Bellis, Le Li, Hua Chun Li, Hai Sheng Miao, Mei Ling Kou, De Fang Liao, Zheng Wang, Lin Gao and Ji Zhong Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:464

    Content type: Research

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  40. Arboviruses infecting people primarily exist in urban transmission cycles involving urban mosquitoes in densely populated tropical regions. For dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever viruses, sylvatic (for...

    Authors: Matthew John Valentine, Courtney Cuin Murdock and Patrick John Kelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:463

    Content type: Review

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  41. Assessing adult mosquito populations is an important component of disease surveillance programs and ecosystem health assessments. Inference from adult trapping datasets involves comparing populations across sp...

    Authors: Erin E. Gorsich, Brianna R. Beechler, Peter M. van Bodegom, Danny Govender, Milehna M. Guarido, Marietjie Venter and Maarten Schrama

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:462

    Content type: Research

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  42. Small mammals play an important role in the life-cycle of ticks and are reservoirs for several zoonotic pathogens. The aim of this study was to provide epidemiological data regarding the presence of Borrelia spp....

    Authors: Zsuzsa Kalmár, Attila Dávid Sándor, Ioana Adriana Matei, Angela Ionică, Gianluca D’Amico, Călin Mircea Gherman and Andrei Daniel Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:461

    Content type: Short report

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  43. Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are vectors of arboviruses that cause diverse diseases of public health significance. Blood protein digestion by midgut proteases provides anautogenous mosquitoes with the nutrient...

    Authors: Xuemei Li, Jinyu Yang, Qian Pu, Xinyue Peng, Lili Xu and Shiping Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:460

    Content type: Research

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  44. Investigations of Culicoides fauna, including inventories, were carried out in Morocco at different periods after the country had faced major bluetongue and African horse sickness outbreaks. However, no comprehen...

    Authors: Maria Bourquia, Claire Garros, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Laetitia Gardès, Karine Huber, Intissar Boukhari, Jean-Claude Delécolle, Thierry Baldet, Antoine Mignotte, Youssef Lhor, Khalid Khallaayoune and Thomas Balenghien

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:459

    Content type: Research

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  45. Schistosomiasis primarily affects poor and neglected communities due to their lack of safe water and sanitation facilities. In an effort to improve intervention strategies, the present study investigated the a...

    Authors: Masceline Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Zvifadzo Matsena-Zingoni, Cremance Tshuma, Agnes Katsidzira, Bonnie Webster, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Nicholas Midzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:458

    Content type: Research

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  46. Potent granulomatous inflammation responses induced by schistosome eggs and resultant fibrosis are the primary causes of morbidity in schistosomiasis. Recombinant Sj16 (rSj16), a 16-kDa protein of Schistosoma jap...

    Authors: Jia Shen, Lifu Wang, Mei Peng, Zhen Liu, Beibei Zhang, Tao Zhou, Xi Sun and Zhongdao Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:457

    Content type: Research

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  47. As mosquitoes are one of the most harmful creatures in the world, recent high-frequency interceptions of invasive mosquito species have emphasized the need to enhance the biological security of the Zhejiang Pr...

    Authors: Tianci Yang, Yili Lin, Cheng Li, Guojun Xie, Jun Qian, Jianmin Yang, Xiang Ma, Limin Wang, Runzi Qi, Bin Yu, Wei Zheng, Zhonghua Wu, Xiaobin Zhang, Xuechun Cao and Jie Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:456

    Content type: Methodology

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  48. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are two globally invasive vectors with similar ecological niches. Encounters between them can result in either competitive exclusion or stable co-existence, but it is unclear wh...

    Authors: Talya Shragai, Laura Harrington, Catalina Alfonso-Parra and Frank Avila

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:455

    Content type: Research

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  49. Despite great success in significantly reducing the malaria burden in Viet Nam over recent years, the ongoing presence of malaria vectors and Plasmodium infection in remote forest areas and among marginalised gro...

    Authors: Hannah Margaret Edwards, Vu Duc Chinh, Bui Le Duy, Pham Vinh Thanh, Ngo Duc Thang, Dao Minh Trang, Irwin Chavez and Jeffrey Hii

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:454

    Content type: Research

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