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  1. Urogenital schistosomiasis is a major public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa. In Senegal, the disease is endemic in all regions of the country. Recently, WHO strongly recommended including pre-school chil...

    Authors: Doudou Sow, Khadime Sylla, Ndeye Marème Dieng, Bruno Senghor, Papa Mouhamadou Gaye, Cheikh B. Fall, Ndiaw Goumballa, Aldiouma Diallo, Jean Louis A. Ndiaye, Philippe Parola, Cheikh Sokhna, Souleymane Doucouré and Babacar Faye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:43
  2. Despite the absence of a blood meal, embryogenesis involves many processes that require nutrients and other essential elements, including iron. Due to the lack of an external source of these nutrients, these r...

    Authors: Emmanuel Pacia Hernandez, Kei Shimazaki, Hiroko Niihara, Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Kozo Fujisaki and Tetsuya Tanaka
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:42
  3. The liver is responsible for a range of functions in vertebrates, such as metabolism and immunity. In malaria, the liver plays a crucial role in the interaction between the parasite and host. Although malarial...

    Authors: Xueyan Hu, Jie Zhao, Junhui Zhao, Ence Yang and Mozhi Jia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:40
  4. The composition of the microbial flora associated with ixodid ticks has been studied in several species, revealing the importance of geographical origin, developmental stage(s) and feeding status of the tick, ...

    Authors: Giulio Grandi, Giulia Chiappa, Karin Ullman, Per-Eric Lindgren, Emanuela Olivieri, Davide Sassera, Emma Östlund, Anna Omazic, Debora Perissinotto and Robert Söderlund
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:39
  5. Deer species play an important role in the enzootic cycles of several Anaplasma species. While in the Northern Hemisphere ticks of genus Ixodes are well recognized vectors of these intracellular bacteria, less is...

    Authors: Adriana Santodomingo, Richard Thomas, Sofía Robbiano, Juan E. Uribe, Catalina Parragué-Migone, Javier Cabello-Stom, Frank Vera-Otarola, Carola Valencia-Soto, Darío Moreira-Arce, Ezequiel Hidalgo-Hermoso and Sebastián Muñoz-Leal
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:38
  6. Understanding the interactions between bat flies and host bats offer us fundamental insights into the coevolutionary and ecological processes in host-parasite relationships. Here, we investigated the identitie...

    Authors: Emily Shui Kei Poon, Guoling Chen, Hiu Yu Tsang, Chung Tong Shek, Wing Chi Tsui, Huabin Zhao, Benoit Guénard and Simon Yung Wa Sin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:37
  7. The invasive tick species, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is becoming established in the USA, presenting a growing threat to dogs and cats. Two 90-day studies were initiated, the same protocol in each, to confirm the...

    Authors: Melissa Petersen, Riaan Maree, Henda Pretorius, Julian E. Liebenberg and Frank Guerino
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:36
  8. Parasites of the genus Leishmania are unusual unicellular microorganisms in that they are characterized by the capability to subvert in their favor the immune response of mammalian phagocytes, including dendritic...

    Authors: Claudio Bandi, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Domenico Otranto, Alessandro Alvaro, Viviane Noll Louzada-Flores, Massimo Pajoro, Ilaria Varotto-Boccazzi, Matteo Brilli, Alessandro Manenti, Emanuele Montomoli, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti and Sara Epis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:35
  9. Mosquitoes are vectors of various arboviruses belonging to the genera Alphavirus and Flavivirus, and Costa Rica is endemic to several of them. The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the community struc...

    Authors: Luis M. Romero-Vega, Marta Piche-Ovares, Claudio Soto-Garita, Daniel Felipe Barantes Murillo, Luis Guillermo Chaverri, Alejandro Alfaro-Alarcón, Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar and Adriana Troyo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:34
  10. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is one of the most invasive species and a vector of numerous arboviruses. The deleterious effects of long-term and inappropriate use of chemical pesticides have stimula...

    Authors: Wenjuan Liu, Sha An, Peng Cheng, Kexin Zhang, Maoqing Gong, Zhong Zhang and Ruiling Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:33
  11. Central European aerial insectivores are long-distance migrants that winter in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of them employ the fly-and-forage migrating strategy and differ in their food composition. The compositio...

    Authors: Jiljí Sitko and Petr Heneberg
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:32
  12. Malaria control efforts are highly skewed towards Plasmodium falciparum while overlooking other Plasmodium species such as P. malariae. A better understanding of the role of Plasmodium species other than P. falci...

    Authors: Daniel Nguiffo-Nguete, Francis Nongley Nkemngo, Cyrille Ndo, Jean-Pierre Agbor, Stravensky T. Boussougou-Sambe, Luc Salako Djogbénou, Francine Ntoumi, Ayôla A. Adegnika, Steffen Borrmann and Charles S. Wondji
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:31
  13. Alzheimer's disease presents an abnormal cognitive behavior. TgCtwh6 is one of the predominant T. gondii strains prevalent in China. Although T. gondii type II strain infection can cause host cognitive behavioral...

    Authors: Qing Tao, Di Yang, Kunpeng Qin, Lei Liu, Mengmeng Jin, Famin Zhang, Jinjin Zhu, Jie Wang, Qingli Luo, Jian Du, Li Yu, Jilong Shen and Deyong Chu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:30
  14. The histological diagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis can be challenging. Decision support models based on deep learning (DL) are increasingly used to aid pathologists, but data on the histology of tissue-inva...

    Authors: Mihaly Sulyok, Julia Luibrand, Jens Strohäker, Peter Karacsonyi, Leonie Frauenfeld, Ahmad Makky, Sven Mattern, Jing Zhao, Silvio Nadalin, Falko Fend and Christian M. Schürch
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:29
  15. Neospora caninum infection is a major cause of abortion in cattle, which results in serious economic losses to the cattle industry. However, there are no effective drugs or vaccines for the control of N. caninum ...

    Authors: Jin-Ming Chen, Shan-Shan Zhao, De-Liang Tao, Jing-Yu Li, Xin Yang, Ying-Ying Fan, Jun-Ke Song, Qun Liu and Guang-Hui Zhao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:28
  16. Hepatozoon spp. are tick-borne parasites causing subclinical to clinical disease in wild and domestic animals. Aim of this study was to determine Hepatozoon prevalence and species distribution among wild mammals ...

    Authors: Mathilde Uiterwijk, Lea Vojta, Nikica Šprem, Ana Beck, Daria Jurković, Marja Kik, Georg G. Duscher, Adnan Hodžić, Slaven Reljić, Hein Sprong and Relja Beck
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:27
  17. The study of the ecology of Trypanosoma cruzi is challenging due to its extreme adaptive plasticity, resulting in the parasitism of hundreds of mammal species and dozens of triatomine species. The genetic analysi...

    Authors: Thaíla Santos Pessanha, Heitor Miraglia Herrera, Ana Maria Jansen and Alena Mayo Iñiguez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:26
  18. Non-biting flies such as the house fly (Musca domestica), the Australian sheep blowfly (Lucilia cuprina) and the oriental latrine fly (Chrysomya megacephala) may carry many parasites. In the present study, we per...

    Authors: Yufeng Liu, Yuancai Chen, Nanhao Wang, Huikai Qin, Longxian Zhang and Sumei Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:25
  19. Toxoplasmosis is a widespread zoonosis caused by the intracellular protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Limited epidemiological information is available about the prevalence of T. gondii in sheep in Romania, and...

    Authors: Anamaria Ioana Paștiu, Viorica Mircean, Aurélien Mercier, Karine Passebosc-Faure, Nicolas Plault, Marie-Laure Dardé, Radu Blaga, Isabelle Villena, Dana Liana Pusta, Anamaria Cozma-Petruț and Adriana Györke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:24
  20. The diurnal periodicity of Loa loa microfilaraemia is well known but few studies have documented the short- and long-term stability of microfilarial density. It seems stable over time at the community level, but ...

    Authors: Jérémy T. Campillo, Marlhand C. Hemilembolo, Frédéric Louya, Paul Bikita, Sébastien D. S. Pion, Michel Boussinesq, François Missamou and Cédric B. Chesnais
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:23
  21. Ticks and tick-borne pathogens significantly impact both human and animal health and therefore are of major concern to the scientific community. Knowledge of tick-borne pathogens is crucial for prescription of...

    Authors: Camille Lacroux, Sarah Bonnet, Emmanuelle Pouydebat, Marie Buysse, Nil Rahola, Sabine Rakotobe, John-Paul Okimat, Rachid Koual, Edward Asalu, Sabrina Krief and Olivier Duron
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:22
  22. The continued spread of insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors of malaria and arboviral diseases may lead to operational failure of insecticide-based interventions if resistance is not monitored and manage...

    Authors: Vincent Corbel, Mara D. Kont, Martha Liliana Ahumada, Laura Andréo, Bazoma Bayili, Koama Bayili, Basil Brooke, Jesús A. Pinto Caballero, Ben Lambert, Thomas S. Churcher, Stephane Duchon, Josiane Etang, Adriana E. Flores, Kasinathan Gunasekaran, Waraporn Juntarajumnong, Matt Kirby…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:21
  23. Schistosomiasis is a major neglected tropical disease that affects up to 250 million individuals worldwide. The diagnosis of human schistosomiasis is mainly based on the microscopic detection of the parasite’s...

    Authors: Jurena Christiane Ebersbach, Marcello Otake Sato, Matheus Pereira de Araújo, Megumi Sato, Sören L. Becker and Issa Sy
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:20
  24. Although wild ungulate populations are heavily monitored throughout Europe, we understand little of how parasites affect population dynamics, and there is no systematic, long-term monitoring of parasite divers...

    Authors: Marie L. Davey, Stefaniya Kamenova, Frode Fossøy, Erling J. Solberg, Rebecca Davidson, Atle Mysterud and Christer M. Rolandsen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:19
  25. More than half of the world’s population suffers from epidemic diseases that are spread by mosquitoes. The primary strategy used to stop the spread of mosquito-borne diseases is vector control. Interference RN...

    Authors: Xiaowen Fei, Xiaodan Huang, Zhijie Li, Xinghan Li, Changhao He, Sha Xiao, Yajun Li, Xiuxia Zhang and Xiaodong Deng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:18
  26. Mosquito-borne diseases affect millions of people. Chemical insecticides are currently employed against mosquitoes. However, many cases of insecticide resistance have been reported. Entomopathogenic fungi (EPF...

    Authors: Ricardo de Oliveira Barbosa Bitencourt, Thaís Almeida Corrêa, Jacenir Santos-Mallet, Huarrison Azevedo Santos, Carl Lowenberger, Haika Victória Sales Moreira, Patrícia Silva Gôlo, Vânia Rita Elias Pinheiro Bittencourt and Isabele da Costa Angelo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:17
  27. Babesia bovis, an intra-erythrocytic apicomplexan parasite, is one of the causative agents of bovine babesiosis, the most important tick-borne disease of cattle in tropical and subtropical regions. Babesia bovis ...

    Authors: Hala E. Hussein, Wendell C. Johnson and Massaro W. Ueti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:16
  28. A high prevalence of parasites may result from life-long persistence of infection or from high reinfection rates. We have studied blood parasites in a breeding population of the accipitrid raptor, Eurasian spa...

    Authors: Milena Svobodová, Ivan Čepička, Lenka Zídková, Aysheshm Kassahun, Jan Votýpka, Lubomír Peške, Kristýna Hrazdilová, Jana Brzoňová, Petr Voříšek and Karel Weidinger
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:15
  29. Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) is the leading protozoan causing malaria, the most devastating parasitic disease. To ensure transmission, a small subset of Pf parasites differentiate into the sexual forms (gametocytes...

    Authors: Abel Cruz Camacho, Edo Kiper, Sonia Oren, Nir Zaharoni, Netta Nir, Noam Soffer, Yael Noy, Bar Ben David, Anna Rivkin, Ron Rotkopf, Dan Michael, Teresa G. Carvalho and Neta Regev-Rudzki
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:14
  30. Molecular analysis of blood meals is increasingly used to identify the hosts of biting insects such as midges and mosquitoes. Successful host identification depends on the availability of sufficient host DNA t...

    Authors: Ben Bellekom, Abigail Bailey, Marion England, Zoe Langlands, Owen T. Lewis and Talya D. Hackett
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:13
  31. Culex pipiens pallens (Diptera: Culicidae) can survive at low temperature for long periods. Understanding the effects of low-temperature stress on the gut microflora and gene expression levels in Cx. pipiens pall...

    Authors: Wen-Xiang Lv, Peng Cheng, Jing-Jing Lei, Hui Peng, Chuan-Hui Zang, Zi-Wei Lou, Hong-Mei Liu, Xiu-Xia Guo, Hai-Yang Wang, Hai-Fang Wang, Chong-Xing Zhang, Li-Juan Liu and Mao-Qing Gong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:12
  32. West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne illness in the continental USA. WNV occurrence has high spatiotemporal variation, and current approaches to targeted control of the virus are limite...

    Authors: Karen M. Holcomb, Sarabeth Mathis, J. Erin Staples, Marc Fischer, Christopher M. Barker, Charles B. Beard, Randall J. Nett, Alexander C. Keyel, Matteo Marcantonio, Marissa L. Childs, Morgan E. Gorris, Ilia Rochlin, Marco Hamins-Puértolas, Evan L. Ray, Johnny A. Uelmen, Nicholas DeFelice…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:11
  33. Mosquito vectors of eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) and West Nile virus (WNV) in the USA reside within broad multi-species assemblages that vary in spatial and temporal composition, relative abundance...

    Authors: Mohamed F. Sallam, Shelley Whitehead, Narayani Barve, Amely Bauer, Robert Guralnick, Julie Allen, Yasmin Tavares, Seth Gibson, Kenneth J. Linthicum, Bryan V. Giordano and Lindsay P. Campbell
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:10
  34. Triatoma guasayana is considered an emerging vector of Chagas disease in the Southern Cone of South America. The presence of a triatomine population with brachypterous individuals, in which both wings are reduced...

    Authors: Gisel V. Gigena, Claudia S. Rodríguez, Federico G. Fiad, María Laura Hernández, Ana Laura Carbajal-de-la-Fuente, Romina V. Piccinali, Paz Sánchez Casaccia, Antonieta Rojas de Arias, Patricia Lobbia, Luciana Abrahan, Marinely Bustamante Gomez, Jorge Espinoza, Florencia Cano and Julieta Nattero
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:8
  35. Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral infection, characterized by haemorrhagic fever in humans and transient asymptomatic infection in animals. It is an emerging human health threat cau...

    Authors: Stella A. Atim, Marc Niebel, Shirin Ashraf, Patrick Vudriko, Steven Odongo, Stephen Balinandi, Peace Aber, Ronald Bameka, Anna R. Ademun, Charles Masembe, Robert Tweyongyere and Emma C. Thomson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:7
  36. Ophionyssus natricis is the main species of mite that infests captive reptiles. High infestations may result in the host experiencing general discomfort and deleterious effects, even death. Moreover, O. natricis ...

    Authors: Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Ettore Napoli, Livia Perles, Matteo Marino, Filippo Spadola, Philippe Berny, Bernadette España, Emanuele Brianti, Frederic Beugnet and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:6
  37. The genus Borrelia is composed of two well-defined monophyletic groups, the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex (Bb) and the relapsing fever (RF) group borreliae. Recently, a third group, associated with rept...

    Authors: Yesica López, Sebastián Muñoz-Leal, Caty Martínez, Camilo Guzmán, Alfonso Calderón, Jairo Martínez, Ketty Galeano, Marina Muñoz, Juan David Ramírez, Álvaro A. Faccini-Martínez and Salim Mattar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:5
  38. Trypanosoma evansi infects a large number of wild and domestic animals and causes a spoliative disease known as surra. It is mechanically transmitted, mainly by biting flies of the genera Tabanus and Stomoxys. Th...

    Authors: Carlos José Raupp Ramos, Cintia de Souza Franco, Sabrina Pogere da Luz, Júlia Marques, Ketriane Mota de Souza, Luiz Flávio Nepomuceno do Nascimento, Gabriella Bassi das Neves, Renato Simões Moreira and Luiz Claudio Miletti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:4
  39. Trypanosomes are protozoan parasites of vertebrates that are of medical and veterinary concern. A variety of blood-feeding invertebrates have been identified as vectors, but the role of ticks in trypanosome tr...

    Authors: Rachid Koual, Marie Buysse, Justine Grillet, Florian Binetruy, Sofian Ouass, Hein Sprong, Maxime Duhayon, Nathalie Boulanger, Frédéric Jourdain, Aurélien Alafaci, Julien Verdon, Hélène Verheyden, Claude Rispe, Olivier Plantard and Olivier Duron
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:3
  40. West Nile virus (WNV), primarily vectored by mosquitoes of the genus Culex, is the most important mosquito-borne pathogen in North America, having infected thousands of humans and countless wildlife since its arr...

    Authors: Johnny A. Uelmen Jr., Bennett Lamcyzk, Patrick Irwin, Dan Bartlett, Chris Stone, Andrew Mackay, Arielle Arsenault-Benoit, Sadie J. Ryan, John-Paul Mutebi, Gabriel L. Hamer, Megan Fritz and Rebecca L. Smith
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:2
  41. The saliva of sand flies, vectors of Leishmania parasites, contains several components that exert pharmacological activity facilitating the acquisition of blood by the insect and contributing to the establishment...

    Authors: Cyrine Souissi, Soumaya Marzouki, Ines Elbini-Dhouib, Jed Jebali, Fabiano Oliveira, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Najet Srairi-Abid, Shaden Kamhawi and Melika Ben Ahmed
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:1
  42. The family Capillariidae is a group of thread-like nematodes of 27 genera and over 300 species that infect a great variety of hosts including humans. Among these, some taxa such as the genus Aonchotheca have rema...

    Authors: Yuan-Ping Deng, Suleman, Xue-Ling Zhang, Rong Li, Le-Yan Li, Yi-Tian Fu, Guo-Hua Liu and Chaoqun Yao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:493
  43. The identification and mapping of at-risk populations at a lower administrative level than the district are prerequisites for the planning, resource allocation and design of impactful control intervention meas...

    Authors: Humphrey D. Mazigo, Maria M. Zinga, Stella Kepha, Elodie Yard, Kevin McRee-Mckee, George Kabona, Deogratias D. Ngoma and Andreas Nshala
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:492
  44. With the largest cattle population in Africa and vast swathes of fertile lands infested by tsetse flies, trypanosomosis is a major challenge for Ethiopian farmers. Managing the problem strategically and ration...

    Authors: Tsegaye Gebre, Berisha Kapitano, Dagnachew Beyene, Dereje Alemu, Ahimedin Beshir, Zelalem Worku, Teshome Kifle, Ayana Selamu, Endalew Debas, Aschenaki Kalsa, Netsanet Asfaw, Weining Zhao, Massimo Paone and Giuliano Cecchi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:491
  45. Increasing evidence has shown that non-coding RNA (ncRNA) molecules play fundamental roles in cells, and many are stable in body fluids as circulating RNAs. Study on these ncRNAs will provide insights into tox...

    Authors: Shi-Chen Xie, Chun-Xue Zhou, Bin-Tao Zhai, Wen-Bin Zheng, Guo-Hua Liu and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:490
  46. The flagellated parasite Giardia duodenalis is a major and global cause of diarrhoeal disease. Eight genetically very distinct groups, known as assemblages A to H, have been recognized in the G. duodenalis specie...

    Authors: Christian Klotz, Anna Rosa Sannella, Filip Weisz, Umer Chaudhry, Jacek Sroka, Pavla Tůmová, Eva Nohýnková, Ralf Ignatius, Toni Aebischer, Martha Betson, Karin Troell and Simone M. Cacciò
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:489
  47. Toxoplasma gondii is able to manipulate the host immune system to establish a persistent and efficient infection, contributing to the development of brain abnormalities with behavioral repercussions. In this cont...

    Authors: Ramayana Morais de Medeiros Brito, Ywlliane da Silva Rodrigues Meurer, Jully Anne Lemos Batista, Andréa Lima de Sá, Cássio Ricardo de Medeiros Souza, Janeusa Trindade de Souto and Valter Ferreira de Andrade-Neto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2022 15:487

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