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  1. Content type: Review

    Diarrhea caused by opportunistic intestinal protozoa is a common problem in HIV infection. We aimed to establish the prevalence of Cryptosporidium, misrosporidia, and Isospora in HIV-infected people using a syste...

    Authors: Ze-Dong Wang, Quan Liu, Huan-Huan Liu, Shuang Li, Li Zhang, Yong-Kun Zhao and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:28

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  2. Content type: Review

    Key aspects of 36 mosquito-borne arboviruses indigenous to Africa are summarized, including lesser or poorly-known viruses which, like Zika, may have the potential to escape current sylvatic cycling to achieve...

    Authors: Leo Braack, A. Paulo Gouveia de Almeida, Anthony J. Cornel, Robert Swanepoel and Christiaan de Jager

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:29

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  3. Content type: Research

    Many zoonotic infectious diseases have emerged and re-emerged over the last two decades. There has been a significant increase in vector-borne diseases due to climate variations that lead to environmental chan...

    Authors: Biram Biteye, Assane G. Fall, Mamadou Ciss, Momar T. Seck, Andrea Apolloni, Moussa Fall, Annelise Tran and Geoffrey Gimonneau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:27

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  4. Content type: Research

    Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is an increasing threat to vector control tools currently deployed in endemic countries. Resistance management must be an integral part of National Malaria Control Pro...

    Authors: Soromane Camara, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Ludovic P. Ahoua Alou, Kouakou Koffi, Jean-Paul K. Kabran, Aboubacar Koné, Mathieu F. Koffi, Raphaël N’Guessan and Cédric Pennetier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:19

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  5. Content type: Research

    The tick Ixodes ricinus has considerable impact on the health of humans and other terrestrial animals because it transmits several tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) such as B. burgdorferi (sensu lato), which causes Lym...

    Authors: Steffen Ehrmann, Sanne C. Ruyts, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Jürgen Bauhus, Jörg Brunet, Sara A. O. Cousins, Marc Deconchat, Guillaume Decocq, Pieter De Frenne, Pallieter De Smedt, Martin Diekmann, Emilie Gallet-Moron, Stefanie Gärtner, Karin Hansen, Annette Kolb, Jonathan Lenoir…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:23

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  6. Content type: Research

    Spillover of parasites at the domestic animal - wildlife interface is a pervasive threat to animal health. Cat and dog fleas (Ctenocephalides felis and C. canis) are among the world’s most invasive and economical...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Clark, Jennifer M. Seddon, Jan Šlapeta and Konstans Wells

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:8

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  7. Content type: Research

    Taiwan is geographically located in a region that spans both tropical and subtropical climates (22–25°N and 120–122°E). The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control have found that the ecological habitat of Aedes aegyp...

    Authors: Pui-Jen Tsai, Tang-Huang Lin, Hwa-Jen Teng and Hsi-Chyi Yeh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:22

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  8. Content type: Research

    Infections with the bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus might lead to reduced milk production and detrimental impacts on milk quality resulting in considerable economic losses in dairy farming.

    Authors: Katharina May, Kerstin Brügemann, Sven König and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:24

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  9. Content type: Research

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is an obligate intracellular, tick-transmitted bacterium that causes granulocytic anaplasmosis in humans and several mammalian species including domestic ruminants where it is called tic...

    Authors: Cornelia Silaghi, Marion Nieder, Carola Sauter-Louis, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer, Kurt Pfister and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:20

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  10. Content type: Research

    Filariasis and leishmaniasis are two neglected tropical diseases in Mali. Due to distribution and associated clinical features, both diseases are of concern to public health. The goal of this study was to dete...

    Authors: Moussa Brema Sangare, Yaya Ibrahim Coulibaly, Siaka Yamoussa Coulibaly, Michel Emmanuel Coulibaly, Bourama Traore, Ilo Dicko, Ibrahim Moussa Sissoko, Sibiry Samake, Sekou Fantamady Traore, Thomas Bruce Nutman, Jesus Gilberto Valenzuela, Ousmane Faye, Shaden Kamhawi, Fabiano Oliveira, Roshanak Tolouei Semnani and Seydou Doumbia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:18

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  11. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Eighteen of 43 (41.8%) Père David’s deer from Dafeng Elk National Natural Reserve, China, were positive for Anaplasma phagocytophilum based on real-time FRET-PCR and species-specific PCRs targeting the 16S rRNA o...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Zhangping Yang, Patrick Kelly, Jing Li, Yijun Ren and Chengming Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:25

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  12. Content type: Research

    Schistosomiasis is a major socio-economic and public health problem in many sub-Saharan African countries. After large mass drug administration (MDA) campaigns, prevalence of infection rapidly returns to pre-t...

    Authors: Joaquín M. Prada, Panayiota Touloupou, Moses Adriko, Edridah M. Tukahebwa, Poppy H. L. Lamberton and T. Déirdre Hollingsworth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:21

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  13. Content type: Research

    Mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent in Myanmar, with the number of dengue cases showing a significant increase in recent years. Dengue vectors have developed resistance to insecticides and currently used lar...

    Authors: Sai Zaw Min Oo, Sein Thaung, Yan Naung Maung Maung, Khin Myo Aye, Zar Zar Aung, Hlaing Myat Thu, Kyaw Zin Thant and Noboru Minakawa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:16

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  14. Content type: Research

    The myxosporean parasite Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola commonly infects farmed Atlantic salmon in northern Norway. Heavy infections are associated with pseudobranch lesions, runting and mortality in the salmon p...

    Authors: Are Nylund, Haakon Hansen, Øyvind J. Brevik, Håvard Hustoft, Turhan Markussen, Heidrun Plarre and Egil Karlsbakk

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:17

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  15. Content type: Research

    Some Lutzomyia species are the vectors of human leishmaniasis in the Americas. Visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis are both endemic in the Pacific region of Honduras, but the non-ulcerative form is the more freq...

    Authors: Ángel Mejía, Gabriela Matamoros, Gustavo Fontecha and Wilfredo Sosa-Ochoa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:15

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  16. Content type: Research

    Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is an important neglected tropical illness caused by the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, which is primarily transmitted to humans by hematophagous insects of t...

    Authors: Edson Santos Dantas, Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves, Daniel Antunes Maciel Villela, Fernando Araújo Monteiro and Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:14

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  17. Content type: Research

    During a Plasmodium infection, exposure of human host immune cells to both the asexual and the sexual stages of the parasite elicit immune responses. These responses may be protective and prevent the development ...

    Authors: Linda E. Amoah, Festus K. Acquah, Ruth Ayanful-Torgby, Akua Oppong, Joana Abankwa, Evans K. Obboh, Susheel K. Singh and Michael Theisen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:13

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  18. Content type: Research

    The Culex pipiens complex consists of several morphologically similar, closely related species. In the United States, Cx. pipiens L. is distributed North of 39° latitude, while Cx. quinquefasciatus Say occurs Sou...

    Authors: Andrea L. Joyce, Etienne Melese, Phuong-Thao Ha and Allan Inman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:10

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  19. Content type: Research

    Antibody responses to sand fly saliva have been suggested to be a useful marker of exposure to sand fly bites and Leishmania infection and a potential tool to monitor the effectiveness of entomological interventi...

    Authors: Rupert J. Quinnell, Seyi Soremekun, Paul A. Bates, Matthew E. Rogers, Lourdes M. Garcez and Orin Courtenay

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:7

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  20. Content type: Review

    The tick microbiome comprises communities of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria and eukaryotes, and is being elucidated through modern molecular techniques. The advent of next-generation sequencing (N...

    Authors: Telleasha L. Greay, Alexander W. Gofton, Andrea Paparini, Una M. Ryan, Charlotte L. Oskam and Peter J. Irwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:12

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  21. Content type: Research

    Chemical insecticides have hugely reduced the prevalence of vector-borne diseases around the world, but resistance threatens their continued effectiveness. Despite its importance, cuticle resistance is an unde...

    Authors: Yun Huang, Qin Guo, Xiaohong Sun, Cheng Zhang, Na Xu, Yang Xu, Dan Zhou, Yan Sun, Lei Ma, Changliang Zhu and Bo Shen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:6

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  22. Content type: Research

    In this study for the first time, a Dientamoeba fragilis protein profile by MALDI-TOF MS was created in order to identify specific markers for the application of this technology in the laboratory diagnosis of die...

    Authors: Adriana Calderaro, Mirko Buttrini, Sara Montecchini, Sabina Rossi, Giovanna Piccolo, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Maria Cristina Medici, Carlo Chezzi and Flora De Conto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:11

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  23. Content type: Research

    Only a few studies have examined the presence of Anaplasma marginale and Anaplasma centrale in South Africa, and no studies have comprehensively examined these species across the whole country. To undertake this ...

    Authors: Paidashe Hove, Mamohale E. Chaisi, Kelly A. Brayton, Hamilton Ganesan, Helen N. Catanese, Moses S. Mtshali, Awelani M. Mutshembele, Marinda C. Oosthuizen and Nicola E. Collins

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:5

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  24. Content type: Research

    Anopheles stephensi, the major vector of urban malaria in India, was recently detected for the first time in Sri Lanka in Mannar Island on the northwestern coast. Since there are different biotypes of An. stephen...

    Authors: Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Kanapathy Gajapathy, Sivasingham Arthiyan, Tibutius T. P. Jayadas, Kalingarajah Karvannan, Selvarajah Raveendran, S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne and Ranjan Ramasamy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:3

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