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  1. Content type: Research

    Coccidiosis is recognised as a major parasitic disease in chickens. Eimeria maxima is considered as a highly immunoprotective species within the Eimeria spp. family that infects chickens. In the present research,...

    Authors: Tingqi Liu, Jingwei Huang, Yanlin Li, Muhammad Ehsan, Shuai Wang, Zhouyang Zhou, Xiaokai Song, Ruofeng Yan, Lixin Xu and Xiangrui Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:325

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    After observing differences in the number of reproductive complexes per proglottid within the genus Ligula, the genus Digramma was erected. However, the validity of Digramma has been previously questioned due to ...

    Authors: Wen X. Li, Pei P. Fu, Dong Zhang, Kellyanne Boyce, Bing W. Xi, Hong Zou, Ming Li, Shan G. Wu and Gui T. Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:324

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    The nematophagous fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia can degrade ascarid (e.g. Ascaridia galli) eggs in agar and soil in vitro. However, it has not been investigated how this translates to reduced infection levels in...

    Authors: Sundar Thapa, Stig M. Thamsborg, Rui Wang, Nicolai V. Meyling, Tina S. Dalgaard, Heidi H. Petersen and Helena Mejer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:319

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  4. Content type: Review

    Surveillance is critical for the prevention and control of mosquito-borne arboviruses. Detection of elevated or emergent virus activity serves as a warning system to implement appropriate actions to reduce out...

    Authors: Ana L. Ramírez, Andrew F. van den Hurk, Dagmar B. Meyer and Scott A. Ritchie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:320

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  5. Content type: Short report

    A new isolate of Aura virus serendipitously discovered as a cell culture contaminant is reported in this manuscript. Aura virus belongs to the family Togaviridae and is classified in the genus Alphavirus. There a...

    Authors: Ana Luiza Pamplona Mosimann, Mirian Krystel de Siqueira, Ligia Fernanda Ceole and Claudia Nunes Duarte dos Santos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:321

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    In 2012, the World Health Organization set goals for the elimination of onchocerciasis transmission by 2020 in selected African countries. Epidemiological data and mathematical modelling have indicated that el...

    Authors: Isobel Routledge, Martin Walker, Robert A. Cheke, Samir Bhatt, Pierre Baleguel Nkot, Graham A. Matthews, Didier Baleguel, Hans M. Dobson, Terry L. Wiles and Maria-Gloria Basañez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:316

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    To increase understanding of human bacterial and parasitic pathogens in bats, we investigated the prevalence of Babesia spp., Rickettsia spp., Anaplasma spp. and Coxiella burnetii in bats from China.

    Authors: Hui-Ju Han, Jian-Wei Liu, Hong-Ling Wen, Xiang-Rong Qin, Min Zhao, Li-Jun Wang, Chuan-Min Zhou, Rui Qi, Hao Yu and Xue-Jie Yu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:317

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    Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a human zoonotic nematode parasite. Our previous studies found that PAS-5 and Galectin-1 (Gal-1) proteins of A. cantonensis could be strongly recognized by sera from mice infected w...

    Authors: Lan-Zhu Yan, Xiao-Meng Shi, Yan-Wen Zu, Yuan-Yuan Shen, Xi-Xi Chen, Meng-Jing Zhao, Xing-Pan Li, Bao-Long Yan and Hui-Cong Huang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:318

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    This research assesses knowledge amongst drug deliverers about the implementation of mass drug administration (MDA) for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Agam District (West Sumatera Province), the City of Depok (W...

    Authors: Christiana R. Titaley, Rita Damayanti, Nugroho Soeharno, Anifatun Mu’asyaroh, Mark Bradley, Tim Lynam and Alison Krentel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:315

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    Hard ticks are hematophagous ectoparasites characterized by their long-term feeding. The saliva that they secrete during their blood meal is their crucial weapon against host-defense systems including hemostas...

    Authors: Chaima Bensaoud, Milton Yutaka Nishiyama Jr, Cherif Ben Hamda, Flavio Lichtenstein, Ursula Castro de Oliveira, Fernanda Faria, Inácio Loiola Meirelles Junqueira-de-Azevedo, Kais Ghedira, Ali Bouattour, Youmna M’Ghirbi and Ana Marisa Chudzinski-Tavassi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:314

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    Cryptosporidium spp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are prevalent zoonotic pathogens responsible for the high burden of diarrheal diseases worldwide. Rodents are globally overpopulated and are known as reservoirs or...

    Authors: Wei Zhao, Jianguang Wang, Guangxu Ren, Ziyin Yang, Fengkun Yang, Weizhe Zhang, Yingchu Xu, Aiqin Liu and Hong Ling

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:313

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    Cryptosporidium spp. are important diarrhea-causing pathogens in humans and animals. Comparative genomic analysis indicated that Cryptosporidium-specific MEDLE family proteins may contribute to host adaptation of...

    Authors: Jilan Fei, Haizhen Wu, Jiayuan Su, Chanchan Jin, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:312

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    Rift Valley fever is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease that affects domestic ruminants and humans. Culex flavivirus is an insect-specific flavivirus that naturally exists in field mosquito populations. The inf...

    Authors: Sandra Talavera, Lotty Birnberg, Ana I. Nuñez, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Ana Vázquez and Núria Busquets

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:310

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    The larval stages of the tapeworms Echinocoocus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis are the causative agents of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) and human alveolar echinococcosis (AE), respectively. Both C...

    Authors: Chun-hua Gao, Jun-yun Wang, Feng Shi, Dietmar Steverding, Xia Wang, Yue-tao Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:311

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    Emergence of tick-borne diseases is impacting humans and livestock across the Northern Hemisphere. There are, however, large regional variations in number of cases of tick-borne diseases. Some areas have surpr...

    Authors: Atle Mysterud, Vetle Malmer Stigum, Ingrid Vikingsdal Seland, Anders Herland, W. Ryan Easterday, Solveig Jore, Olav Østerås and Hildegunn Viljugrein

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:309

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    The American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis, is an important vector of pathogens to humans, wildlife and domestic animals in North America. Although this tick species is widely distributed in the USA and Canada...

    Authors: Emily L. Kaufman, Nathan E. Stone, Glen A. Scoles, Crystal M. Hepp, Joseph D. Busch and David M. Wagner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:306

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    Lyme borreliosis caused by spirochetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) complex is still the most common tick-borne disease in Europe, posing a considerable threat to public health. The predominant vector...

    Authors: Katrin Blazejak, Marie-Kristin Raulf, Elisabeth Janecek, Daniela Jordan, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:304

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    Rift Valley fever phlebovirus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus causing severe disease in humans and livestock. It is endemic in Africa and spread to the Arabian Peninsula in 2000 raising concerns it could ...

    Authors: Sarah Lumley, Luis M. Hernández-Triana, Daniel L. Horton, Maria Del Mar Fernández de Marco, Jolyon M. Medlock, Roger Hewson, Anthony R. Fooks and Nicholas Johnson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:308

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    The spread of insecticide resistance (IR) is a major threat to vector control programmes for mosquito-borne diseases. Early detection of IR using diagnostic markers could help inform these programmes, especial...

    Authors: Vera T. Unwin, Shaun Ainsworth, Emily J. Rippon, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Mark J. I. Paine, David Weetman and Emily R. Adams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:307

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Aedes vittatus is currently found in Africa, Asia and Europe, where it acts as a vector of pathogens causing animal and human diseases (e.g. chikungunya, Zika and dengue). Like other Aedes species, Ae. vittatus i...

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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:297

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  21. Content type: Research

    Acute T-lymphocyte leukaemia is a form of haematological malignancy with abnormal activation of NF-κB pathway, which results in high expression of A20 and ABIN1, which constitute a negative feedback mechanism ...

    Authors: Qian Chen, Min-Hui Pang, Xiao-Hong Ye, Guang Yang and Chen Lin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:305

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    A major public health concern is the emergence and geographical spread of vector-borne diseases such as Zika and yellow fever. Ornamental bromeliads retaining water in their leaf axils represent potential bree...

    Authors: André B. B. Wilke, Chalmers Vasquez, Paul J. Mauriello and John C. Beier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:283

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    The eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau is now recognized as an endemic region with the highest reported human infection rates in the world of human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocula...

    Authors: Xu Wang, Jiayu Liu, Qingqiu Zuo, Zhiqiang Mu, Xiaodong Weng, Xiaohui Sun, Junyao Wang, Belgees Boufana, Philip S. Craig, Patrick Giraudoux, Francis Raoul and Zhenghuan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:302

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    Gene flow restrictions between populations of Aedes albifasciatus, the vector of Western equine encephalitis and Dirophilaria immitis, have been described in the central region of Argentina. Genetic and eco-physi...

    Authors: Maximiliano J. Garzón and Nicolás Schweigmann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:303

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  25. Content type: Research

    Scabies is worldwide one of the most common, yet neglected, parasitic skin infections, affecting a wide range of mammals including humans. Limited treatment options and evidence of emerging mite resistance aga...

    Authors: Deepani D. Fernando, Simone L. Reynolds, Martha Zakrzewski, Ehtesham Mofiz, Anthony T. Papenfuss, Deborah Holt and Katja Fischer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:301

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    Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) exert a significant impact on animal agriculture worldwide because they transmit bluetongue virus (BTV) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EH...

    Authors: Dinesh Erram and Nathan Burkett-Cadena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:300

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  27. Content type: Research

    Many trichostrongylid nematode species are reported to infect bison, some of which are major causes of disase and production loss in North American bison herds. However, there is little information on the spec...

    Authors: Russell W. Avramenko, Ana Bras, Elizabeth M. Redman, Murray R. Woodbury, Brent Wagner, Todd Shury, Stefano Liccioli, M. Claire Windeyer and John S. Gilleard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:299

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  28. Content type: Research

    Urbanization is a main trend in developing countries and leads to health transition. Although non-communicable diseases are increasing in cities of low-income countries, vector-borne diseases such as malaria, ...

    Authors: Dieudonné Diloma Soma, Daouda Kassié, Seydou Sanou, Fatou Biribama Karama, Ali Ouari, Wadaka Mamai, Georges Anicet Ouédraogo, Gérard Salem, Roch Kounbobr Dabiré and Florence Fournet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:296

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  29. Content type: Research

    Artificially-introduced transinfections of the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia pipientis have the potential to reduce the vectorial capacity of mosquito populations for viruses such as dengue and chikungunya. A...

    Authors: Thomas H. Ant and Steven P. Sinkins

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:295

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  30. Content type: Research

    The salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, is an ectoparasitic copepod which feeds on the mucus, skin and blood of salmonid fish species. The parasite can persist on the surface of the fish without any effective ...

    Authors: Scott Hamilton, Kevin McLean, Sean J. Monaghan, Carol McNair, Neil F. Inglis, Hazel McDonald, Sandra Adams, Randolph Richards, William Roy, Patrick Smith, James Bron, Alasdair J. Nisbet and David Knox

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:294

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  31. Content type: Research

    Scale-up of the distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying with insecticides over the last decade have contributed to the considerable decrease of malaria morbidity ...

    Authors: Fiacre R. Agossa, Gil G. Padonou, Come Z. Koukpo, Jacques Zola-Sahossi, Roseric Azondekon, Osei K. Akuoko, Juniace Ahoga, Boris N’dombidje, Bruno Akinro, Arsene Jacques Y. H. Fassinou, Michel Sezonlin and Martin C. Akogbeto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:293

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  32. Content type: Short report

    Cytauxzoonosis is an emerging tick-borne disease of domestic and wild felids. Cytauxzoon felis induces severe and often fatal disease in domestic cats. In Europe, clinical and subclinical infections caused by Cyt...

    Authors: Alice Nentwig, Marina L. Meli, Johanna Schrack, Iris M. Reichler, Barbara Riond, Corinne Gloor, Judith Howard, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Barbara Willi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:292

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    The snail Biomphalaria straminea is one of the intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni. Biomphalaria straminea is also an invasive species, known for its strong capability on peripheral expansion, long-distance...

    Authors: Weisi Wang, Qiang Mao, Junmin Yao, Weijia Yang, Qiming Zhang, Wencheng Lu, Zhuohui Deng and Liping Duan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:291

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  34. Content type: Research

    Zika virus (ZIKV) spread rapidly in the Americas in 2015. Targeting effective public health interventions for inhabitants of, and travellers to and from, affected countries depends on understanding the risk of...

    Authors: Erin E. Rees, Tatiana Petukhova, Mariola Mascarenhas, Yann Pelcat and Nicholas H. Ogden

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:290

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  35. Content type: Research

    One of the major public health challenges in the field of communicable diseases consists of being able to predict where and when a population is at risk of being infected by a pathogen. In the case of vector-b...

    Authors: Gaël Hauser, Olivier Rais, Francisca Morán Cadenas, Yves Gonseth, Mahmoud Bouzelboudjen and Lise Gern

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:289

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  36. 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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  37. Content type: Research

    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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  38. Content type: Research

    Entomopathogenic fungi are highly promising agents for controlling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Deploying fungus-impregnated black cloths in PET traps efficiently reduced Ae. aegypti female survival rates under intr...

    Authors: Adriano R. Paula, Leila E. I. Silva, Anderson Ribeiro, Tariq M. Butt, Carlos P. Silva and Richard I. Samuels

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:285

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  39. Content type: Research

    Asymptomatic individuals are one of the major challenges for malaria elimination programs in endemic areas. In the absence of clinical symptoms and with a lower parasite density they constitute silent reservoi...

    Authors: Keillen M. Martins-Campos, Andrea Kuehn, Anne Almeida, Ana Paula M. Duarte, Vanderson S. Sampaio, Íria C. Rodriguez, Sara G. M. da Silva, Claudia María Ríos-Velásquez, José Bento Pereira Lima, Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta, Quique Bassat, Ivo Müller, Marcus Lacerda, Wuelton M. Monteiro and Maria das Graças V. Barbosa Guerra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:288

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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Content type: Research

    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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  43. Content type: Research

    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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  44. 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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  45. Content type: Research

    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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  46. 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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