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  1. Content type: Research

    Aedes albopictus (Skuse) is an invasive mosquito that has become an important vector of chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses. In the absence of specific antiviral therapy or a vaccine, vector management is the so...

    Authors: Yiji Li, Jiabao Xu, Daibin Zhong, Hong Zhang, Wenqiang Yang, Guofa Zhou, Xinghua Su, Yang Wu, Kun Wu, Songwu Cai, Guiyun Yan and Xiao-Guang Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:4

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    Enterocytozoon bieneusi is reported to be a common microsporidian of humans and animals in various countries. However, E. bieneusi has yet to be recorded in animals in Australia. Here, we undertook the first mole...

    Authors: Yan Zhang, Anson V. Koehler, Tao Wang, Shane R. Haydon and Robin B. Gasser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:2

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  3. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii can invade and replicate in all nucleated cells in a wide range of host species, and infection induces IL-1β production. IL-1β plays central roles in the stimulation of the ...

    Authors: Juan-Hua Quan, Rui Huang, Zhuang Wang, Shuai Huang, In-Wook Choi, Yu Zhou, Young-Ha Lee and Jia-Qi Chu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:1

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  4. Content type: Research

    African trypanosomes are mainly transmitted through the bite of tsetse flies (Glossina spp.). The present study investigated the occurrence of pathogenic trypanosomes in tsetse flies and cattle in tsetse fly-infe...

    Authors: Sen Claudine Henriette Ngomtcho, Judith Sophie Weber, Elisabeth Ngo Bum, Thaddeus Terlumun Gbem, Sørge Kelm and Mbunkah Daniel Achukwi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:631

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  5. Content type: Research

    The leishmaniases are a group of diseases caused by protozoans of the genus Leishmania, which are transmitted by the bite of phlebotomine sand flies. In the New World, Lutzomyia longipalpis is the most important ...

    Authors: Ana Clara Araújo Machado Pires, Luís Eduardo Martinez Villegas, Thaís Bonifácio Campolina, Alessandra Silva Orfanó, Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta and Nágila Francinete Costa Secundino

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:627

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  6. Content type: Research

    Human clonorchiasis, caused by the infection of Clonorchis sinensis, is one of the major health problems in Southeast Asia. However, vaccine efficacy against C. sinensis infection remains largely unknown.

    Authors: Dong-Hun Lee, Ah-Ra Kim, Su-Hwa Lee and Fu-Shi Quan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:626

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  7. Content type: Research

    The transmission patterns of dengue (DENV) and yellow fever (YFV) viruses, especially in urban settings, are influenced by Aedes (Stegomyia) mosquito abundance and behavior. Despite recurrent dengue outbreaks on ...

    Authors: Sheila B. Agha, David P. Tchouassi, Armanda D. S. Bastos and Rosemary Sang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:628

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  8. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Previous reports suggest that the 2-methyl butyramide and 2-methyl valeramide metabolites of Ascaris lumbricoides in urine of infected individuals could be considered as urinary biomarkers for active infection. W...

    Authors: Ole Lagatie, Emmanuel Njumbe Ediage, Jeroen A. Pikkemaat, Yenny Djuardi and Lieven J. Stuyver

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:629

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  9. Content type: Short report

    We present information on Nycteribiidae flies parasitizing the bat families Pteropodidae, Miniopteridae and Vespertilionidae from the Malagasy Region, contributing insight into their diversity and host prefere...

    Authors: Beza Ramasindrazana, Steven M. Goodman, Yann Gomard, Carl W. Dick and Pablo Tortosa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:630

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  10. Content type: Research

    Malaria remains a major public health concern. Vector control measures based solely on insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) have demonstrated not to be feasible for malaria elimin...

    Authors: Vanderson de Souza Sampaio, Gustavo Bueno da Silva Rivas, Kevin Kobylinski, Yudi Tatiana Pinilla, Paulo Filemon Paolluci Pimenta, José Bento Pereira Lima, Rafaela Vieira Bruno, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda and Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:623

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  11. Content type: Research

    The mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is responsible for transmitting a range of arboviruses including dengue (DENV) and Zika (ZIKV). The global reach of these viruses is increasing due to an expansion of the mosquit...

    Authors: Gerard Terradas, Scott L. Allen, Stephen F. Chenoweth and Elizabeth A. McGraw

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:622

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  12. Content type: Research

    Trachoma, a neglected tropical disease, is caused by ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends three annual rounds of community mass drug treatment with azit...

    Authors: Anna R. Last, Sarah E. Burr, Emma Harding-Esch, Eunice Cassama, Meno Nabicassa, Chrissy h. Roberts, David C. W. Mabey, Martin J. Holland and Robin L. Bailey

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:624

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  13. Content type: Research

    In recent years, the concern of Acanthamoeba keratitis has increased since the infection is often associated with contact lens use. Partial 18S rRNA genotypic identification of Acanthamoeba isolates is important ...

    Authors: Sook-Luan Ng, Anisah Nordin, Norzana Abd Ghafar, Yusof Suboh, Noraina Ab Rahim and Kien-Hui Chua

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:625

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  14. Content type: Research

    Throughout large parts of sub-Saharan Africa, seasonal malaria transmission follows mosquito density, approaching zero during the dry season and peaking during the wet season. The mechanisms by which malaria m...

    Authors: Diana L. Huestis, Monica L. Artis, Peter A. Armbruster and Tovi Lehmann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:621

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  15. Content type: Research

    Toxocariasis is a worldwide zoonotic parasitic disease mainly caused by Toxocara canis. Humans can be infected by accidental ingestion of T. canis embryonated ovum-contaminated food, water, or encapsulated larvae...

    Authors: Chia-Mei Chou, Yueh-Lun Lee, Chien-Wei Liao, Ying-Chieh Huang and Chia-Kwung Fan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:620

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  16. Content type: Research

    The Asian fish tapeworm Schyzocotyle acheilognathi (Yamaguti, 1934) is an important fish pathogen because of its wide range of intermediate and definitive hosts and its pathological consequences. This study was d...

    Authors: Traimat Boonthai, Seth J. Herbst, Gary E. Whelan, Michelle Gunn Van Deuren, Thomas P. Loch and Mohamed Faisal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:618

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  17. Content type: Research

    Larval nutrition, particularly diet quality, is a key driver in providing sufficient numbers of high quality mosquitoes for biological control strategies such as the sterile insect technique. The diet currentl...

    Authors: Nanwintoum Séverin Bimbilé Somda, Kounbobr Roch Dabiré, Hamidou Maiga, Hanano Yamada, Wadaka Mamai, Olivier Gnankiné, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Antoine Sanon, Jeremy Bouyer and Jeremie Lionel Gilles

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:619

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  18. Content type: Research

    The development of a vaccine for the prevention of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) still represents a significant unmet medical need. A human vaccine can be found if one takes into consideration that many people l...

    Authors: Fernanda Fonseca Ramos, Lourena Emanuele Costa, Daniel Silva Dias, Thaís Teodoro Oliveira Santos, Marcella Rezende Rodrigues, Daniela Pagliara Lage, Beatriz Cristina Silveira Salles, Vívian Tamietti Martins, Patrícia Aparecida Fernandes Ribeiro, Miguel Angel Chávez-Fumagalli, Ana Carolina Silva Dias, Patrícia Terra Alves, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Bruno Mendes Roatt, Daniel Menezes-Souza, Mariana Costa Duarte…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:617

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  19. Content type: Research

    Knowledge on the capacity of Australian ticks to carry Borrelia species is currently limited or missing. To evaluate the potential of ticks to carry bacterial pathogens and their DNA, it is imperative to have a r...

    Authors: Jessica L. Panetta, Radek Šíma, Nichola E. D. Calvani, Ondřej Hajdušek, Shona Chandra, Jessica Panuccio and Jan Šlapeta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:616

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  20. Content type: Research

    Ixodes ricinus, the predominant tick species in Europe, can transmit the causative agents of important human diseases such as Lyme borreliosis (LB), caused by Borrelia spirochetes. In ...

    Authors: Pablo Díaz, Jose Luis Arnal, Susana Remesar, Ana Pérez-Creo, José Manuel Venzal, María Esther Vázquez-López, Alberto Prieto, Gonzalo Fernández, Ceferino Manuel López, Rosario Panadero, Alfredo Benito, Pablo Díez-Baños and Patrocinio Morrondo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:615

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  21. Content type: Research

    Tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) are the prominent vector of African trypanosome parasites (Trypanosoma spp.) in sub-Saharan Africa, and Glossina pallidipes is the most widely distributed species in Kenya. This speci...

    Authors: Rosemary Bateta, Jingwen Wang, Yineng Wu, Brian L. Weiss, Wesley C. Warren, Grace A. Murilla, Serap Aksoy and Paul O. Mireji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:614

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  22. Content type: Research

    Angiostrongylus cantonensis has been the only parasite among Angiostrongylidae to cause human central nervous system infection characterized by eosinophilic meningitis or meningoenceph...

    Authors: Zhang Mengying, Xu Yiyue, Pan Tong, Hu Yue, Yanin Limpanont, Huang Ping, Kamolnetr Okanurak, Wu Yanqi, Paron Dekumyoy, Zhou Hongli, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Wu Zhongdao, Wang Zhi and Lv Zhiyue

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:611

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  23. Content type: Research

    It is well known that reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are involved in the control of pathogens and microbiota in insects. However, the knowledge of the role of ROS and RNS in ...

    Authors: Sandra Patricia Kalil, Rafael Diego da Rosa, Janaína Capelli-Peixoto, Paula Cristiane Pohl, Pedro Lagerblad de Oliveira, Andrea Cristina Fogaça and Sirlei Daffre

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:613

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  24. Content type: Reseach

    In Europe the principal definitive host for Echinococcus multilocularis, causing alveolar echinococcosis in humans, is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Obtaining reliable estimates of the prevalence of E. multilocula...

    Authors: Belen Otero-Abad, Maria Teresa Armua-Fernandez, Peter Deplazes, Paul R. Torgerson and Sonja Hartnack

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:612

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  25. Content type: Research

    The study of RNA binding proteins (RBPs) is of great relevance for understanding processes like post-transcriptional control of gene expression. The post-transcriptional mechanisms are particularly important in L...

    Authors: Paola A. Nocua, Cesar A. Ramirez, José M. Requena and Concepción J. Puerta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2017 10:610

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