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  1. Malaria around the China-Myanmar border is a serious health problem in the countries of South-East Asia. An. minimus is a principle malaria vector with a wide geographic distribution in this area. Malaria is ende...

    Authors: Guo Yu, Guiyun Yan, Naixin Zhang, Daibin Zhong, Ying Wang, Zhengbo He, Zhentian Yan, Wenbo Fu, Feilong Yang and Bin Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:264

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  2. Protostrongylus rufescens is a metastrongyloid nematode of small ruminants, such as sheep and goats, causing protostrongylosis. In spite of its importance, the ecology and epidemiology of this parasite are not en...

    Authors: Abdul Jabbar, Namitha Mohandas, Aaron R Jex and Robin B Gasser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:263

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  3. Dengue control methods are reliant upon control of the vector, primarily Aedes aegypti. Current adulticiding methods in North Queensland include treating premises with residual synthetic pyrethroid insecticides (...

    Authors: Scott A Ritchie and Gregor J Devine

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:262

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  4. Ticks are obligate hematophagous ectoparasites that suppress the host’s immune and inflammatory responses by secreting immuno-modulatory and anti-inflammatory molecules in their saliva. In previous studies we ...

    Authors: Nina M Poole, Gayatri Mamidanna, Richard A Smith, Lewis B Coons and Judith A Cole

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:261

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  5. Human Schistosoma haematobium infection that causes urinary schistosomiasis occurs in Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, and China is only endemic for S. japonicum. In this report, we reported an imported case...

    Authors: Hai-Yong Hua, Wei Wang, Guo-Qun Cao, Feng Tang and You-Sheng Liang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:260

    Content type: Short report

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  6. Lutzomyia umbratilis (a probable species complex) is the main vector of Leishmania guyanensis in the northern region of Brazil. Lutzomyia anduzei has been implicated as a secondary vector of this parasite. These ...

    Authors: Vera Margarete Scarpassa and Ronildo Baiatone Alencar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:258

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  7. Sarcocystis species are protozoan parasites with a wide host range including snakes. Although there were several reports of Sarcocytis species in snakes, their distribution and prevalence are still not fully expl...

    Authors: Yee Ling Lau, Phooi Yee Chang, Vellayan Subramaniam, Yit Han Ng, Rohela Mahmud, Arine Fadzlun Ahmad and Mun Yik Fong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:257

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  8. Entomopathogenic fungi could be useful tools for reducing populations of the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti. Here the efficiency of fungus (Metarhizium anisopliae) impregnated cloths (with and without imidacloprid...

    Authors: Adriano R Paula, Aline T Carolino, Carlos P Silva, César R Pereira and Richard I Samuels

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:256

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  9. Resistance to pyrethroid insecticides is widespread among populations of Aedes aegypti, the main vector for the dengue virus. Several different point mutations within the voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) gene ...

    Authors: Steven A Stenhouse, Suriya Plernsub, Jintana Yanola, Nongkran Lumjuan, Anchalee Dantrakool, Wej Choochote and Pradya Somboon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:253

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  10. Third-stage larvae of the Pseudoterranova decipiens species complex (also known as sealworms) have been reported in at least 40 marine fish species belonging to 21 families and 10 orders along the South American ...

    Authors: Jesús S Hernández-Orts, Francisco J Aznar, Isabel Blasco-Costa, Néstor A García, María Víllora-Montero, Enrique A Crespo, Juan A Raga and Francisco E Montero

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:252

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  11. Lymnaea palustris and L. fuscus are members of the European stagnicolines (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae). The role of stagnicolines in transmission of Fasciola hepatica has been often proposed. To assess the possible r...

    Authors: Adam Novobilský, Martin Kašný, Luboš Beran, Daniel Rondelaud and Johan Höglund

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:251

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  12. Amebiasis caused by Entamoeba histolytica is the third leading cause of death worldwide. This pathogenic amoeba is morphologically indistinguishable from E. dispar and E. moshkovskii, the non-pathogenic species. ...

    Authors: Yee Ling Lau, Claudia Anthony, Siti Aminah Fakhrurrazi, Jamaiah Ibrahim, Init Ithoi and Rohela Mahmud

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:250

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  13. Schistosomiasis is a major disease of public health importance in humans occurring in 76 countries of the tropics and sub-tropics. In China, schistosomiasis japonica is one of the highest priorities in communi...

    Authors: Wei Wang, You-Sheng Liang, Qing-Biao Hong and Jian-Rong Dai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:249

    Content type: Review

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  14. Entamoeba histolytica is an intestinal protozoan parasite that causes amoebiasis in humans, affecting up to 50 million people worldwide each year and causing 40,000 to 100,000 deaths annually. EhCP112 is a cystei...

    Authors: Ramón Ocádiz-Ruiz, Wendy Fonseca, Máximo B Martínez, Ramón Ocádiz-Quintanar, Esther Orozco and Mario A Rodríguez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:248

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  15. The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) was launched in 2000 with the goal of stopping transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) through yearly mass drug administration (MDA). Although p...

    Authors: Yaya Ibrahim Coulibaly, Benoit Dembele, Abdallah Amadou Diallo, Sibylle Kristensen, Siaka Konate, Housseini Dolo, Ilo Dicko, Moussa Brema Sangare, Falaye Keita, Boakye A Boatin, Abdel Kader Traore, Thomas B Nutman, Amy D Klion, Yeya Tiemoko Touré and Sekou Fantamady Traore

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:247

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  16. Trichinella spiralis is an intracellular parasite that can cause a serious threat to human health by causing trichinellosis. The aminopeptidase (AP) was found in the proteins produced by T. spiralis infective lar...

    Authors: Ya Lan Zhang, Zhong Quan Wang, Ling Ge Li and Jing Cui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:246

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  17. Tick-borne diseases comprise a group of maladies that are of substantial medical and veterinary significance. A range of tick-borne pathogens, including diverse species of bacteria and protozoa, can infect bot...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Gioia Capelli, Alessio Giannelli, Rafael Antonio Nascimento Ramos, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Cinzia Cantacessi, Donato de Caprariis, Anna Sara De Tommasi, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Vita Lacasella, Viviana Domenica Tarallo, Giancarlo Di Paola, Barbara Qurollo, Edward Breitschwerdt, Dorothee Stanneck and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:245

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  18. Most natural host populations are exposed to a diversity of parasite communities and co-infection of hosts by multiple parasites is commonplace across a diverse range of systems. Co-infection with Leishmania majo...

    Authors: Christopher Khayeka–Wandabwa, Helen Lydiah Kutima, Venny C S Nyambati, Johnstone Ingonga, Elijah Oyoo–Okoth, Lucy Wanja Karani, Bernard Jumba, Kiige Samuel Githuku and Christopher O Anjili

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:244

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  19. Wildlife radio tracking has gained popularity during the recent past. Ecologists and conservationists use radio-collars for different purposes: animal movement monitoring, home range, productivity, population ...

    Authors: Samer Alasaad, José E Granados, Paulino Fandos, Francisco-Javier Cano-Manuel, Ramón C Soriguer and Jesús M Pérez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:242

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  20. Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common parasitic zoonoses. The seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in humans varies widely worldwide. Detection of Toxoplasma-specific antibodies has been a gold standar...

    Authors: Xiaojing Sun, Huijun Lu, Boyin Jia, Zhiguang Chang, Shuai Peng, Jigang Yin, Qijun Chen and Ning Jiang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:241

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  21. Trypanosomiasis is a widespread disease of livestock in Nigeria and a major constraint to the rural economy. The Jos Plateau, Nigeria was free from tsetse flies and the trypanosomes they transmit due to its hi...

    Authors: Ayodele O Majekodunmi, Akinyemi Fajinmi, Charles Dongkum, Kim Picozzi, Michael V Thrusfield and Susan C Welburn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:239

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  22. Raising abundance of ticks and tick-borne diseases in Europe is the result of multiple factors including climate changes and human activities. Herein, we investigated the presence and seasonal activity of Ixodes ...

    Authors: Lucia Pangrácová, Markéta Derdáková, Ladislav Pekárik, Ivana Hviščová, Bronislava Víchová, Michal Stanko, Helena Hlavatá and Branislav Peťko

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:238

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  23. The whipworm Trichuris trichiura has been estimated to infect 604 – 795 million people worldwide. The current control strategy against trichuriasis using the benzimidazoles (BZs) albendazole (400 mg) or mebendazo...

    Authors: Tina VA Hansen, Stig M Thamsborg, Annette Olsen, Roger K Prichard and Peter Nejsum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:236

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  24. Low levels of relative humidity are known to decrease the lifespan of mosquitoes. However, most current models of malaria transmission do not account for the effects of relative humidity on mosquito survival. ...

    Authors: Teresa K Yamana and Elfatih A B Eltahir

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:235

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  25. In a Plenary debate at the 51st Spring meeting of the British Society of Parasitology, Bristol, UK, April 8–11, 2013, the bioethicist James Wilson used the value of a life in the present and future to question...

    Authors: Barney Wharam and Luke Lazarou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:234

    Content type: Meeting report

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  26. Baylisascaris schroederi is one of the most common nematodes of the giant panda, and can cause severe baylisascarosis in both wild and captive giant pandas. Previous studies of the giant pandas indicated that thi...

    Authors: Xuan Zhou, Yue Xie, Zhi-he Zhang, Cheng-dong Wang, Yun Sun, Xiao-bin Gu, Shu-xian Wang, Xue-rong Peng and Guang-you Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:233

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  27. Tsetse flies harbor at least three bacterial symbionts: Wigglesworthia glossinidia, Wolbachia pipientis and Sodalis glossinidius. Wigglesworthia and Sodalis reside in the gut in close association with trypanosome...

    Authors: Florence N Wamwiri, Uzma Alam, Paul C Thande, Emre Aksoy, Raphael M Ngure, Serap Aksoy, Johnson O Ouma and Grace A Murilla

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:232

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  28. Population-level studies of parasites have the potential to elucidate patterns of host movement and cross-species interactions that are not evident from host genealogy alone. Bat flies are obligate and general...

    Authors: Kevin J Olival, Carl W Dick, Nancy B Simmons, Juan Carlos Morales, Don J Melnick, Katharina Dittmar, Susan L Perkins, Peter Daszak and Rob DeSalle

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:231

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  29. Temporal and stage specific expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) in embryos, larvae, pupae and adults of Aedes albopictus showed differential expression levels across the four developmental stages, indicating their p...

    Authors: Santhosh Puthiyakunnon, Yunying Yao, Yiji Li, Jinbao Gu, Hongjuan Peng and Xiaoguang Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:230

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  30. American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) is characterized by cutaneous lesions that heal spontaneously or after specific treatment. This paper reports on the analysis of kDNA minicircle sequences from clinical s...

    Authors: Eduardo Henrique Gomes Rodrigues, Fábia Carla da Silva Soares, Roberto Pereira Werkhäuser, Maria Edileuza F de Brito, Octavio Fernandes, Frederico G Coutinho Abath and Adeilton Brandão

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:228

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  31. Toxoplasma gondii is a widely prevalent protozoan parasite that causes serious toxoplasmosis in humans and animals. The present study aimed to determine the genetic diversity of T. gondii isolates from pigs in Ji...

    Authors: Hai-Hai Jiang, Si-Yang Huang, Dong-Hui Zhou, Xiao-Xuan Zhang, Chunlei Su, Shun-Zhou Deng and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:227

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  32. Individuals continuously exposed to malaria gradually acquire immunity that protects from severe disease and high levels of parasitization. Acquired immunity has been incorporated into numerous models of malar...

    Authors: Teresa K Yamana, Arne Bomblies, Ibrahim M Laminou, Jean-Bernard Duchemin and Elfatih A B Eltahir

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:226

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  33. In 2009, residents of Lhasa city, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), China reported large numbers of mosquitoes and bites from these insects. It is unclear whether this was a new phenomenon, which species were inv...

    Authors: Qiyong Liu, Xiaobo Liu, Cirendunzhu, Alistair Woodward, Pengcuociren, Li Bai, Baimaciwang, Shaowei Sang, Dazhen, Fangjun Wan, Lin Zhou, Yuhong Guo, Haixia Wu, Guichang Li, Liang Lu, Jun Wang…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:224

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  34. Insecticide resistance monitoring is essential to help national programmers to implement more effective and sustainable malaria control strategies in endemic countries. The current study aimed at an exploring ...

    Authors: Nazaire Aïzoun, Rock Aïkpon, Gil Germain Padonou, Olivier Oussou, Frédéric Oké-Agbo, Virgile Gnanguenon, Razaki Ossè and Martin Akogbéto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:223

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  35. Serological screening of pregnant women for Toxoplasma gondii-specific antibodies is not practiced as an antenatal care in Tanzania; and there is a limited data about sero-prevalence of T. gondii infection in dev...

    Authors: Berno Mwambe, Stephen E Mshana, Benson R Kidenya, Anthony N Massinde, Humphrey D Mazigo, Denna Michael, Charles Majinge and Uwe Groß

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:222

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  36. Bat trypanosomes have been implicated in the evolutionary history of the T. cruzi clade, which comprises species from a wide geographic and host range in South America, Africa and Europe, including bat-restricted...

    Authors: Luciana Lima, Oneida Espinosa-Álvarez, Patrick B Hamilton, Luis Neves, Carmen SA Takata, Marta Campaner, Márcia Attias, Wanderley de Souza, Erney P Camargo and Marta MG Teixeira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:221

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  37. One of the challenges for monitoring helminth control programmes based on preventive chemotherapy is the lack of a copro-parasitological gold–standard method that combines good sensitivity with quantitative pe...

    Authors: Beatrice Barda, Henry Zepherine, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, Roberto Burioni, Massimo Clementi and Marco Albonico

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:220

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  38. In 2011, we reported occurrence of natural human infections with Brugia pahangi, a filarial worm of dogs and cats, in a surburb of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Our preliminary entomological survey ...

    Authors: Azdayanti Muslim, Mun-Yik Fong, Rohela Mahmud, Yee-Ling Lau and Sinnadurai Sivanandam

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:219

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  39. Lymphatic filariasis (LF) due to Wuchereria bancrofti is being eliminated from Oceania under the Pacific Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis Programme. LF was endemic in Solomon Islands but in the 2010-2020 Strat...

    Authors: Humpress Harrington, James Asugeni, Christopher Jimuru, John Gwalaa, Elmer Ribeyro, Richard Bradbury, Hayley Joseph, Wayne Melrose, David MacLaren and Rick Speare

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:218

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  40. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is an infectious disease caused by flagellate protozoa of the genus Leishmania. In Morocco, anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania tropica is considered as a public health...

    Authors: Malika Ajaoud, Nargys Es-sette, Salsabil Hamdi, Abderahmane Laamrani El-Idrissi, Myriam Riyad and Meryem Lemrani

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:217

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  41. Blastocystis is a ubiquitous, globally distributed intestinal protist infecting humans and a wide range of animals. Several studies have shown that Blastocystis is a potentially zoonotic parasite. A 1996 study re...

    Authors: Wenqi Wang, Leigh Cuttell, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Tawin Inpankaew, Helen Owen and Rebecca J Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:215

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