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  1. Controlling canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD) is a major concern, since some of these diseases are serious zoonoses. This study was designed to determine seropositivity rates in Spain for agents causing the ...

    Authors: Guadalupe Miró, Ana Montoya, Xavier Roura, Rosa Gálvez and Angel Sainz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:117

    Content type: Research

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  2. Phlebotomus chinensis is a primary vector of visceral leishmaniasis; it occurs in various biotopes with a large geographical distribution, ranging from Yangtze River to northeast China. Phlebotomus sichuanensis, ...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Yajun Ma and Jiannong Xu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:115

    Content type: Research

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  3. The scaling up of malaria vector control efforts in Africa has resulted in changing the malaria vectorial systems across different ecological settings. In view of the ongoing trends in vector population dynami...

    Authors: Joseph M Mwangangi, Ephantus J Muturi, Simon M Muriu, Joseph Nzovu, Janet T Midega and Charles Mbogo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:114

    Content type: Research

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  4. Migrant agricultural workers are a group of people living in poverty with poor housing, sanitary conditions and hygiene practices. Little is known about the epidemiology of infection with Toxoplasma gondii in mig...

    Authors: Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Federico Campillo-Ruiz and Oliver Liesenfeld

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:113

    Content type: Research

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  5. Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, is a geographically widespread anthropozoonosis that is considered a major public health problem in Latin America. Because this parasite presents high genetic variabil...

    Authors: Sonia L Higuera, Felipe Guhl and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:112

    Content type: Short report

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  6. The ability to successfully identify and incriminate pathogen vectors is fundamental to effective pathogen control and management. This task is confounded by the existence of cryptic species complexes. Molecul...

    Authors: Brian Patrick Bourke, Tatiane Porangaba Oliveira, Lincoln Suesdek, Eduardo Sterlino Bergo and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:111

    Content type: Research

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  7. Effective diagnostic tools are necessary to monitor and evaluate interruption of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) transmission. Accurate detection of Wuchereria bancrofti (Wb) microfilaria (mf) is essential to measure t...

    Authors: Catherine Plichart and Aurore Lemoine

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:110

    Content type: Short report

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  8. In southern Mexico, malaria transmission is low, seasonal, and persistent. Because many patients are affected by two or more malaria episodes caused by Plasmodium vivax, we carried out a study to determine the ti...

    Authors: Lilia Gonzalez-Ceron, Jianbing Mu, Frida Santillán, Deirdre Joy, Marco A Sandoval, Gerardo Camas, Xinzhuan Su, Elena V Choy and Rene Torreblanca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:109

    Content type: Research

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  9. Schistosoma mansoni infection is a persistent public health problemin many Kenyan communities. Although praziquantel is available, re-infectionafter chemotherapy treatment is inevitable, especially among children...

    Authors: Henry C Kariuki, Henry Madsen, John H Ouma, Anthony E Butterworth, David W Dunne, Mark Booth, Gachuhi Kimani, Joseph K Mwatha, Eric Muchiri and Birgitte J Vennervald

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:107

    Content type: Research

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  10. The recent article by Mohammed et al. demonstrates an impressive effect of ivermectin mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis on the burden of scabies. Partnering scabies research within the evaluation ...

    Authors: Daniel Engelman, Diana L Martin, Roderick J Hay, Olivier Chosidow, James S McCarthy, L Claire Fuller and Andrew C Steer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:106

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  11. Understanding the biology of malaria vector mosquitoes is crucial to understanding many aspects of the disease, including control and future outcomes. The development rates and survival of two Afrotropical mal...

    Authors: Candice L Lyons, Maureen Coetzee and Steven L Chown

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:104

    Content type: Research

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  12. During a two year period, a 27-year-old female veterinarian experienced migraine headaches, seizures, including status epilepticus, and other neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities. Prior to and during ...

    Authors: Ricardo G Maggi, Patricia E Mascarelli, Lauren N Havenga, Vinny Naidoo and Edward B Breitschwerdt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:103

    Content type: Research

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  13. A Hepatozoon parasite was initially reported from a cat in India in 1908 and named Leucocytozoon felis domestici. Although domestic feline hepatozoonosis has since been recorded from Europe, Africa, Asia and Amer...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Alina Sheiner, Osnat Eyal, Shelley Hahn, Jean-Pierre Beaufils, Yigal Anug and Dalit Talmi-Frank

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:102

    Content type: Research

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  14. Bartonella henselae is a zoonotic, alpha Proteobacterium, historically associated with cat scratch disease (CSD), but more recently associated with persistent bacteremia, fever of unknown origin, arthritic and ne...

    Authors: Ricardo G Maggi, Marna Ericson, Patricia E Mascarelli, Julie M Bradley and Edward B Breitschwerdt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:101

    Content type: Research

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  15. In recent years, several clinical cases and epidemiological studies of feline vector-borne diseases (FVBD) have been reported worldwide. Nonetheless, information on FVBD agents and their prevalence in Portugal...

    Authors: Hugo Vilhena, Verónica L Martinez-Díaz, Luís Cardoso, Lisete Vieira, Laura Altet, Olga Francino, Josep Pastor and Ana C Silvestre-Ferreira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:99

    Content type: Research

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  16. Bartonella species comprise a group of zoonotic pathogens that are usually acquired by vector transmission or by animal bites or scratches.

    Authors: Patricia E Mascarelli, Ricardo G Maggi, Sarah Hopkins, B Robert Mozayeni, Chelsea L Trull, Julie M Bradley, Barbara C Hegarty and Edward B Breitschwerdt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:98

    Content type: Research

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  17. Infection by two or more canine vector-borne disease (CVBD)-causing pathogens is common in subtropical and tropical regions where vectors are plentiful. Co-infections may potentiate disease pathogenesis, there...

    Authors: Anna Sara De Tommasi, Domenico Otranto, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Gioia Capelli, Edward B Breitschwerdt and Donato de Caprariis

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:97

    Content type: Short report

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  18. Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic pathogenic protozoan parasite, which infects approximately one third of the human population worldwide, causing opportunistic zoonotic toxoplasmosis. The predilection of T. g...

    Authors: Dong-Hui Zhou, Fu-Rong Zhao, Si-Yang Huang, Min-Jun Xu, Hui-Qun Song, Chunlei Su and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:96

    Content type: Research

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  19. Host specificity varies among parasite species. Some parasites are strictly host-specific, others show a specificity for congeneric or non-congeneric phylogenetically related host species, whilst some others a...

    Authors: Andrea Šimková, Martina Dávidová, Ivo Papoušek and Lukáš Vetešník

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:95

    Content type: Research

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  20. Two biological forms of the mosquito Culex pipiens s.s., denoted pipiens and molestus, display behavioural differences that may affect their role as vectors of arboviruses. In this study, the feeding patterns of ...

    Authors: Bruno Gomes, Carla A Sousa, José L Vicente, Leonor Pinho, Isabel Calderón, Eliane Arez, António PG Almeida, Martin J Donnelly and João Pinto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:93

    Content type: Research

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  21. Melanoides tuberculatus (Müller, 1774) (Thiaridae), an introduced gastropod mollusc with a wide geographical distribution in the Neotropics, is the intermediate host of the trematode Centrocestus formosanus (Nish...

    Authors: Everton Gustavo Nunes dos Santos, Viviane da Silva Costa and Cláudia Portes Santos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:92

    Content type: Short report

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  22. Sampling malaria vectors and measuring their biting density is of paramount importance for entomological surveys of malaria transmission. Human landing catch (HLC) has been traditionally regarded as a gold sta...

    Authors: Chadwick H Sikaala, Gerry F Killeen, Javan Chanda, Dingani Chinula, John M Miller, Tanya L Russell and Aklilu Seyoum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:91

    Content type: Research

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  23. Success of sterile insect technique (SIT) is dependent upon the mass rearing and release of quality insects, the production of which is directly related to the suitability of the diet ingredients used. Commerc...

    Authors: Inamullah Khan, Abid Farid and Alam Zeb

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:90

    Content type: Research

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  24. For centuries, immature stages of Dipterans have infested humans and animals, resulting in a pathological condition referred to as myiasis. Myiases are globally distributed but they remain neglected diseases i...

    Authors: Vincent Obanda, Ephantus Muthike Ndambiri, Edward Kingori, Francis Gakuya, Olivia Wesula Lwande and Samer Alasaad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:89

    Content type: Short report

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  25. Canine leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is a parasitic zoonotic disease transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae). Genus Phlebotomus is the biological vector in the Old World and Lut...

    Authors: Marcos Helhazar, José Leitão, Ana Duarte, Luís Tavares and Isabel Pereira da Fonseca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:88

    Content type: Research

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  26. Physaloptera clausa (Spirurida: Physalopteridae) nematodes parasitize the stomach of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) and cause weight loss, anorexia and gastric lesions. The present study provides the...

    Authors: Tahmine Gorgani, Soraya Naem, Amir Abbass Farshid and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:87

    Content type: Research

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  27. Blastocystis sp. has a worldwide distribution and is often the most common human intestinal protozoan reported in children and adults in developing countries. The clinical relevance of Blastocystis sp. remains co...

    Authors: Awatif M Abdulsalam, Init Ithoi, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdul Hafeez Khan, Abdulhamid Ahmed, Johari Surin and Joon Wah Mak

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:86

    Content type: Research

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  28. Toxoplasmosis is one of the most common food borne zoonoses worldwide, and can be a serious life-threatening disease in the congenitally infected fetus and in immunosupressed patients. Among food animals, shee...

    Authors: Sabine B Glor, Renate Edelhofer, Felix Grimm, Peter Deplazes and Walter Basso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:85

    Content type: Research

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  29. Strongyle parasites are ubiquitous in grazing horses. Strongylus vulgaris, the most pathogenic of the large strongyles, is known for its extensive migration in the mesenteric arterial system. The lifecycle of S. ...

    Authors: Ulla V Andersen, Daniel K Howe, Sriveny Dangoudoubiyam, Nils Toft, Craig R Reinemeyer, Eugene T Lyons, Susanne N Olsen, Jesper Monrad, Peter Nejsum and Martin K Nielsen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:84

    Content type: Research

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  30. Resistance to traditional insecticides represents a threat to the control of disease vectors. The insect growth regulators (IGR) are a potential alternative to control mosquitoes, including resistant populatio...

    Authors: Thiago Affonso Belinato, Ademir Jesus Martins, José Bento Pereira Lima and Denise Valle

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:83

    Content type: Research

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  31. Long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) and indoor residual house spraying (IRS) are the main interventions for the control of malaria vectors in Zanzibar. The aim of the present study was to assess the ...

    Authors: Khamis A Haji, Bakari O Khatib, Stephen Smith, Abdullah S Ali, Gregor J Devine, Maureen Coetzee and Silas Majambere

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:82

    Content type: Research

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  32. A study was conducted to evaluate and compare the efficacy of selamectin, spinosad, and spinosad/milbemycin oxime against the KS1 strain of Ctenocephalides felis on dogs.

    Authors: Michael W Dryden, Patricia A Payne, Vicki Smith, Thomas C Berg and Melanie Lane

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:80

    Content type: Research

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  33. Nowadays long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LNs) are frequently used around the world to protect people against malaria vectors. As they contain insecticide, laboratory control is needed to check whether...

    Authors: Jean Pierre Nabléni Ouattara, Olivier Pigeon and Pieter Spanoghe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:77

    Content type: Research

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  34. Effective control of tick infestation and pathogen transmission requires profound knowledge of tick biology in view of their vector function. The particular time of the year when the different tick species sta...

    Authors: Georg G Duscher, Andrea Feiler, Michael Leschnik and Anja Joachim

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:76

    Content type: Research

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  35. Toxoplasma gondii is found on all continents and can infect all endothermic vertebrates. Toxoplasmosis is a globally important zoonosis with potentially devastating health impacts both for humans and a range of d...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Chadwick, Joanne Cable, Alex Chinchen, Janet Francis, Edward Guy, Eleanor F Kean, Sarah C Paul, Sarah E Perkins, Ellie Sherrard-Smith, Clare Wilkinson and Dan W Forman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:75

    Content type: Short report

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  36. Parasites & Vectors would like to thank the following for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for the journal in 2012.

    Authors: Chris Arme

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:52

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  37. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) was implemented in the department of Ouémé-Plateau, southern Benin, in 2008 and withdrawn in 2011, when long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) were distributed to the communities...

    Authors: Razaki A Ossè, Rock Aïkpon, Ghélus Louis Gbédjissi, Virgile Gnanguenon, Michel Sèzonlin, Renaud Govoétchan, Arthur Sovi, Olivier Oussou, Frédéric Oké-Agbo and Martin Akogbéto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:73

    Content type: Research

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  38. Amblyomma maculatum is the primary vector for Rickettsia parkeri, a spotted fever group rickettsia (SFGR) and human pathogen. Cotton rats and quail are known hosts for larval and nymphal A. maculatum; however, th...

    Authors: Gail Miriam Moraru, Jerome Goddard, Christopher D Paddock and Andrea Varela-Stokes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:70

    Content type: Research

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  39. Six species of the genus Entamoeba, i.e., E. histolytica, E. dispar, E. moshkovskii, E. polecki, E. coli, and E. hartmanii can be found in human stools. Among these, only E. histolytica is considered to be pathog...

    Authors: Helena Lúcia Carneiro Santos, Kakali Bandyopadhyay, Rebecca Bandea, Regina Helena Saramago Peralta, José Mauro Peralta and Alexandre Januário Da Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:69

    Content type: Research

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  40. Over the past decade, a sharp decline of malaria burden has been observed in several countries. Consequently, the conventional entomological methods have become insufficiently sensitive and probably under-esti...

    Authors: André Barembaye Sagna, Jean Biram Sarr, Lobna Gaayeb, Papa Makhtar Drame, Mamadou Ousmane Ndiath, Simon Senghor, Cheikh Saya Sow, Anne Poinsignon, Modou Seck, Emmanuel Hermann, Anne-Marie Schacht, Ngor Faye, Cheikh Sokhna, Franck Remoue and Gilles Riveau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:68

    Content type: Research

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  41. Dicistroviridae is a new family of small, non-enveloped, +ssRNA viruses pathogenic to both beneficial arthropods and insect pests. Little is known about the dicistrovirus replication mechanism or gene function, a...

    Authors: Jailson F B Querido, Jon Agirre, Gerardo A Marti, Diego M A Guérin and Marcelo Sousa Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:66

    Content type: Research

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