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  1. Content type: Research

    Vector control is emerging as an important component of global efforts to control Gambian sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis, HAT). The deployment of insecticide-treated targets (“Tiny Targets”) ...

    Authors: Michelle C. Stanton, Johan Esterhuizen, Inaki Tirados, Hannah Betts and Steve J. Torr

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:340

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    Domestic cats play a key role in the epidemiology of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii by excreting environmentally-resistant oocysts that may infect humans and other warm-blooded animals. The dynamics of Toxoplasma...

    Authors: Julie Alice Simon, Roger Pradel, Dominique Aubert, Régine Geers, Isabelle Villena and Marie-Lazarine Poulle

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:339

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    Increasing trematode prevalence and disease occurrence in livestock is a major concern. With the global spread of anthelmintic resistant trematodes, future control strategies must incorporate approaches focusi...

    Authors: Rhys Aled Jones, Peter M. Brophy, Chelsea N. Davis, Teri E. Davies, Holly Emberson, Pauline Rees Stevens and Hefin Wyn Williams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:342

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    The sand fly Phlebotomus argentipes is the vector for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian sub-continent. In Bangladesh since 2012, indoor residual spraying (IRS) was applied in VL endemic areas using deltam...

    Authors: Rajib Chowdhury, Murari Lal Das, Vashkar Chowdhury, Lalita Roy, Shyla Faria, Jyoti Priyanka, Sakila Akter, Narayan Prosad Maheswary, Rajaul Karim Khan, Daniel Argaw and Axel Kroeger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:336

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    A baseline survey in 2007–2008 found lymphatic filariasis (LF) to be endemic in Sierra Leone in all 14 districts and co-endemic with onchocerciasis in 12 districts. Mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermect...

    Authors: Joseph B. Koroma, Santigie Sesay, Abdul Conteh, Jusufu Paye, Mohamed Bah, Mustapha Sonnie, Mary H. Hodges and Yaobi Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:334

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    The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is well adapted in some regions of the Amazon. Of all Brazilian states, Pará contains the largest number of this species, with 510,000 animals, approximately 38% of the Brazili...

    Authors: Helder Ribeiro Batista, Cristiane Sarturi, Felipe Nascimento Stelmachtchuk, Daniel Rocha Oliveira, Adriana Caroprezo Morini, Solange Maria Gennari, Arlei Marcili, Fernanda Aparecida Nieri Bastos, Lauro Euclides Soares Barata and Antonio Humberto Hamad Minervino

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:335

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  7. Content type: Review

    Human arboviral diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever remain global public health threats to date. Of these diseases, dengue fever is particularly prevalent in S...

    Authors: Zheng Hua Amelia-Yap, Chee Dhang Chen, Mohd Sofian-Azirun and Van Lun Low

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:332

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  8. Content type: Research

    Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring is growing increasingly popular in aquatic systems as a valuable complementary method to conventional monitoring. However, such tools have not yet been extensively applied f...

    Authors: Johannes C. Rusch, Haakon Hansen, David A. Strand, Turhan Markussen, Sigurd Hytterød and Trude Vrålstad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:333

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  9. Content type: Research

    A century of studies have described particular aspects of relatively few mosquito species in southern Africa, mostly those species involved with disease transmission, specifically malaria and arboviruses. Patt...

    Authors: Anthony J. Cornel, Yoosook Lee, António Paulo Gouveia Almeida, Todd Johnson, Joel Mouatcho, Marietjie Venter, Christiaan de Jager and Leo Braack

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:331

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    Few details are available on the consumption of ectoparasites, specifically bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae), by their chiropteran hosts while grooming. Such details are important to document ...

    Authors: Riana V. Ramanantsalama, Aristide Andrianarimisa, Achille P. Raselimanana and Steven M. Goodman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:330

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    The ixodid tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus is the main vector of Theileria parva, wich causes the highly fatal cattle disease East Coast fever (ECF) in sub-Saharan Africa. Rhipicephalus appendiculatus populatio...

    Authors: Gaston S. Amzati, Roger Pelle, Jean-Berckmans B. Muhigwa, Esther G. Kanduma, Appolinaire Djikeng, Maxime Madder, Nathalie Kirschvink and Tanguy Marcotty

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:329

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  12. 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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  14. Content type: Research

    Most of the studies on fish diseases focus on single infections, although in nature co-infections occur more often. The two freshwater myxozoan parasites of salmonids, having high economic and ecologic relevan...

    Authors: Mohamed H. Kotob, Gokhlesh Kumar, Mona Saleh, Bartolomeo Gorgoglione, Mahmoud Abdelzaher and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:326

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  15. Content type: Research

    Paragonimus heterotremus is the main causative agent of paragonimiasis in Thailand. In Western blot diagnostic assays for paragonimiasis, the 35 kDa band present in crude P. heterotremus somatic extracts represen...

    Authors: Kanokkarn Pothong, Chalit Komalamisra, Thareerat Kalambaheti, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Timothy P. Yoshino and Paron Dekumyoy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:322

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  16. Content type: Research

    In Burkina Faso, malaria remains the overall leading cause of morbidity and mortality accounting for 35.12% of consultations, 40.83% of hospitalizations and 37.5% of deaths. Genotyping of malaria parasite popu...

    Authors: Anyirékun Fabrice Somé, Thomas Bazié, Issaka Zongo, R. Serge Yerbanga, Frédéric Nikiéma, Cathérine Neya, Liz Karen Taho and Jean-Bosco Ouédraogo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:323

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  17. Content type: Research

    Cystic echinococcosis is a worldwide chronic zoonotic disease caused by infection with the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. Previously, we found significant accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cell...

    Authors: Aiping Yu, Ying Wang, Jianhai Yin, Jing Zhang, Shengkui Cao, Jianping Cao and Yujuan Shen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:327

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  18. Content type: Research

    Members of the genus Paragonimus require at least three hosts in their life-cycles. The obligatory first intermediate hosts are freshwater snails. In Vietnam, although seven Paragonimus species have been recorded...

    Authors: Pham Ngoc Doanh, Luu Anh Tu, Hoang Van Hien, Nguyen Van Duc, Yoichiro Horii, David Blair and Yukifumi Nawa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:328

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  19. Content type: Research

    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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research

    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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  23. Content type: Research

    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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  24. Content type: Research

    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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  25. Content type: Research

    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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  26. Content type: Research

    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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  27. Content type: Research

    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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  28. Content type: Research

    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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  29. Content type: Research

    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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  30. Content type: Research

    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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  31. Content type: Research

    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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  32. Content type: Research

    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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  33. Content type: Research

    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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  35. Content type: Research

    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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Content type: Research

    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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  39. Content type: Research

    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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  40. Content type: Research

    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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  41. 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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  42. Content type: Research

    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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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