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  1. Content type: Research

    Eimeria tenella is an obligate intracellular apicomplexan protozoan parasite that has a complex life-cycle. Calcium ions, through various calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPKs), regulate key events in parasite...

    Authors: Ling Lv, Bing Huang, Qiping Zhao, Zongping Zhao, Hui Dong, Shunhai Zhu, Ting Chen, Ming Yan and Hongyu Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:259

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    Genetic manipulation techniques, such as transfection, have been previously reported in many protozoan parasites. In Babesia, stable transfection systems have only been established for bovine Babesia parasites. W...

    Authors: Mingming Liu, Paul Franck Adjou Moumouni, Masahito Asada, Hassan Hakimi, Tatsunori Masatani, Patrick Vudriko, Seung-Hun Lee, Shin-ichiro Kawazu, Junya Yamagishi and Xuenan Xuan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:260

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    Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) originated in a sylvatic cycle of transmission between non-human animal hosts and vector mosquitoes in the forests of Africa. Subsequently the virus jumped out of this ancestral cycle...

    Authors: Rebecca Richman, Diawo Diallo, Mawlouth Diallo, Amadou A. Sall, Oumar Faye, Cheikh T. Diagne, Ibrahima Dia, Scott C. Weaver, Kathryn A. Hanley and Michaela Buenemann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:255

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    Taenia saginata cysticercus is the larval stage of the zoonotic parasite Taenia saginata, with a life-cycle involving both cattle and humans. The public health impact is considered low. The current surveillance s...

    Authors: Bhagyalakshmi Chengat Prakashbabu, Laura Rebecca Marshall, Matteo Crotta, William Gilbert, Jade Cherry Johnson, Lis Alban and Javier Guitian

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:257

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    Extra-Amazonian malaria mortality is 60 times higher than the Amazon malaria mortality. Imported cases correspond to approximately 90% of extra-Amazonian cases. Imported malaria could be a major problem if it ...

    Authors: Hermano Gomes Albuquerque, Paulo Cesar Peiter, Luciano M. Toledo, Jeronimo A. F. Alencar, Paulo C. Sabroza, Cristina G. Dias, Jefferson P. C. Santos and Martha C. Suárez-Mutis

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:256

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    Melophagus ovinus (sheep ked) is a blood-feeding ectoparasite that belongs to the family Hippoboscidae (Diptera: Hippoboscoidea) and mainly parasitizes sheep. The life-cycle of M. ovinus consists of three stages:...

    Authors: Li Zhao, Bo He, Kai-Rui Li, Fei Li, Lu-Yao Zhang, Xian-Qiang Li and Yong-Hong Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:258

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  7. Content type: Research

    The study of physiological and behavioral traits of mosquito vectors has been of growing relevance for the proposition of alternative methods for controlling vector-borne diseases. Despite this, most studies f...

    Authors: Luciana Ordunha Araripe, Jéssica Rodrigues Assunção Bezerra, Gustavo Bueno da Silva Rivas and Rafaela Vieira Bruno

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:254

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    Following the recent discovery of the role of Anopheles rufipes Gough, 1910 in human malaria transmission in the northern savannah of Cameroon, we report here additional information on its feeding and resting hab...

    Authors: Parfait H. Awono-Ambene, Josiane Etang, Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Cyrille Ndo, Wolfgang Ekoko Eyisap, Michael C. Piameu, Elysée S. Mandeng, Ranaise L. Mbakop, Jean Claude Toto, Salomon Patchoke, Abraham P. Mnzava, Tessa B. Knox, Martin Donnelly, Etienne Fondjo and Jude D. Bigoga

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:253

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    Previous data suggest that fecal S100A12 has clinical utility as a biomarker of chronic gastrointestinal inflammation (idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease) in both people and dogs, but the effect of gastroin...

    Authors: Romy M. Heilmann, Aurélien Grellet, Niels Grützner, Shannon M. Cranford, Jan S. Suchodolski, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard and Jörg M. Steiner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:252

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    Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have proven to be advantageous in the diagnosis of leishmaniases, allowing sensitive diagnosis of: (i) cutaneous leishmaniasis in long duration lesions and (ii) viscera...

    Authors: Ana V. Ibarra-Meneses, Israel Cruz, Carmen Chicharro, Carmen Sánchez, Sylvain Biéler, Tobias Broger, Javier Moreno and Eugenia Carrillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:250

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    Understanding the major predictors of disease vectors such as mosquitoes can guide the development of effective and timely strategies for mitigating vector-borne disease outbreaks. This study examined the infl...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Claudia Riegel and Ephantus J. Muturi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:249

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  12. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite commonly found in mammals, has been shown to induce trophoblast cell apoptosis and subsequently cause fetal damage and abortion. Although dense granule protein 15 (GRA1...

    Authors: Wei Wei, Fangfang Zhang, He Chen, Yuanyuan Tang, Tian Xing, Qingli Luo, Li Yu, Jian Du, Jilong Shen and Linjie Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:251

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    Understanding population genetic structure in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae (s.s.) is crucial to inform genetic control and manage insecticide resistance. Unfortunately, species characteristics such as hig...

    Authors: Martin Lukindu, Christina M. Bergey, Rachel M. Wiltshire, Scott T. Small, Brian P. Bourke, Jonathan K. Kayondo and Nora J. Besansky

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:246

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    Togo is a country previously endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF). In 2010, following nine years of mass drug administration (MDA) for LF, the country established a post-treatment surveillance (PTS) system. W...

    Authors: Monique Ameyo Dorkenoo, Rachel Bronzan, Degninou Yehadji, Mawèke Tchalim, Kossi Yakpa, Santrao Etassoli, Poukpessi Adjeloh, Issaka Maman and Yao Sodahlon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:244

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    The global incidences of dengue virus have increased the interest in studying and understanding the mosquito population dynamics. It is predominantly spread by Aedes aegypti in the tropical and sub-tropical count...

    Authors: William M. S. Yamashita, Shyam S. Das and Grigori Chapiro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:245

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    Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of Leishmania infantum, the agent of canine and human visceral leishmaniosis in the Americas. Considering that the dog is the main domestic host of the parasite, repellent...

    Authors: André Antonio Cutolo, Fredy Galvis-Ovallos, Elisangela de Souza Neves, Fabiano O. Silva, S. Theodore Chester and Becky Fankhauser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:247

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    Bovine cysticercosis (BCC) (due to Taenia saginata) is often claimed to cause considerable economic losses to the livestock industry, particularly in beef cattle, but recent studies estimating the economic impact...

    Authors: Famke Jansen, Pierre Dorny, Chiara Trevisan, Veronique Dermauw, Minerva Laranjo-González, Alberto Allepuz, Céline Dupuy, Meryam Krit, Sarah Gabriël and Brecht Devleesschauwer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:241

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  18. Content type: Research

    Libyostrongylus douglassii, Libyostrongylus dentatus and Libyostrongylus magnus are nematodes that infect ostriches. The first species has been identified in ostriches from Africa, Europe, Americas and Oceania. A...

    Authors: Josiana Gomes de Andrade, Bersissa Kumsa, Dinka Ayana, Ricardo Augusto Mendonça Vieira, Clóvis de Paula Santos, Alena Mayo Iñiguez and Renato Augusto DaMatta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:243

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    Little is known about the prevalence and zoonotic potential of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in deer in China. In this study, 662 fecal samples were collected from 11 farms in Henan and Jilin Provin...

    Authors: Jianying Huang, Zhenjie Zhang, Yiqi Zhang, Yong Yang, Jinfeng Zhao, Rongjun Wang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning, Wanyu Zhang and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:239

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    Various tick-borne infections often occur without specific clinical signs and are therefore notoriously hard to diagnose separately in veterinary practice. Longitudinal studies over multiple tick seasons perfo...

    Authors: Emil Hovius, Arnout de Bruin, Leo Schouls, Joppe Hovius, Niels Dekker and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:238

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  21. Content type: Research

    An approach to preventing strongyle infection in horses was tested, comprising rotational pasturing and the administration of spores of two parasiticidal fungi, Mucor circinelloides and Duddingtonia flagrans.

    Authors: José Ángel Hernández, Rita Sánchez-Andrade, Cristiana Filipa Cazapal-Monteiro, Fabián Leonardo Arroyo, Jaime Manuel Sanchís, Adolfo Paz-Silva and María Sol Arias

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:240

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Piroplasms are unicellular, tick-borne parasites. Among them, during the past decade, an increasing diversity of Babesia spp. has been reported from wild carnivores. On the other hand, despite the known contact o...

    Authors: Sándor Hornok, Gábor Horváth, Nóra Takács, Jenő Kontschán, Krisztina Szőke and Róbert Farkas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:235

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  23. Content type: Research

    The myxozoan Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae, the causative agent of proliferative kidney disease (PKD), is responsible for considerable losses in farmed and wild fish populations in Europe and North America. Recen...

    Authors: Hatem Soliman, Gokhlesh Kumar and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:234

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