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  1. The chemotherapeutic arsenal available to treat visceral leishmaniasis is currently limited, in view of many drawbacks such as high cost, toxicity or emerging resistance. New therapeutic strategies are particu...

    Authors: Hélène Guegan, Kevin Ory, Sorya Belaz, Aurélien Jan, Sarah Dion, Laurent Legentil, Christelle Manuel, Loïc Lemiègre, Thomas Vives, Vincent Ferrières, Jean-Pierre Gangneux and Florence Robert-Gangneux

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:600

    Content type: Research

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  2. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is the agent of tick-borne fever, equine, canine and human granulocytic anaplasmosis. The common route of A. phagocytophilum transmission is through a tick bite, the main vector in Europ...

    Authors: Ioana A. Matei, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Sally J. Cutler, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, Lucía Varela-Castro, Aleksandar Potkonjak, Herve Zeller and Andrei D. Mihalca

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:599

    Content type: Review

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  3. Camel trypanosomiasis or surra is of great concern in Somalia, since the country possesses the largest one-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius) population in the world. Civil war in Somalia has resulted in the dest...

    Authors: Ahmed A. Hassan-Kadle, Abdalla M. Ibrahim, Hamisi S. Nyingilili, Abdulkarim A. Yusuf, Thállitha S. W. J. Vieira and Rafael F. C. Vieira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:598

    Content type: Research

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  4. In recent years, the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus has emerged as a species of major medical concern following its global expansion and involvement in many arbovirus outbreaks. On Réunion Island, Ae. albo...

    Authors: Anne C. Latreille, Pascal Milesi, Hélène Magalon, Patrick Mavingui and Célestine M. Atyame

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:597

    Content type: Research

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  5. Although more modern methods are available, quantitative PCR (qPCR) is reproducible, sensitive and specific with instruments and expertise readily available in many laboratories. As such, the use of qPCR in Crypt...

    Authors: Ian D. Woolsey, Berit Blomstrand, Øivind Øines and Heidi L. Enemark

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:596

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. A variety of tick species infest dogs and cats in North America. Although most of these species also readily feed on people, national data regarding the species and abundance of ticks on dogs and cats are lack...

    Authors: Meriam N. Saleh, Kellee D. Sundstrom, Kathryn T. Duncan, Michelle M. Ientile, Julia Jordy, Parna Ghosh and Susan E. Little

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:595

    Content type: Research

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  7. Malaria parasites form intracellular membranes that separate the parasite from the internal space of erythrocytes, and membrane proteins from the parasites are exported to the host via the membrane. In our previo...

    Authors: Seong-Kyun Lee, Jin-Hee Han, Ji-Hoon Park, Kwon-Soo Ha, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Sunghun Na, Yang Cheng and Eun-Taek Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:594

    Content type: Research

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  8. Kinesin-related gene diversity among strains and species of Leishmania may impact the sensitivity and specificity of serodiagnostic tests for visceral leishmaniasis (VL).

    Authors: Zahra Rezaei, Nick Van Reet, Gholamreza Pouladfar, Vera Kühne, Amin Ramezani, Bahador Sarkari, Bahman Pourabbas and Philippe Büscher

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:593

    Content type: Research

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  9. Eimeria tenella is a highly pathogenic coccidian that causes avian coccidiosis. Both nitromezuril (NZL) and ethanamizuril (EZL) are novel triazine compounds with high anticoccidial activity, but the mechanisms of...

    Authors: Xue-Yan Li, Li-Li Liu, Min Zhang, Li-Fang Zhang, Xiao-Yang Wang, Mi Wang, Ke-Yu Zhang, Ying-Chun Liu, Chun-Mei Wang, Fei-Qun Xue and Chen-Zhong Fei

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:592

    Content type: Research

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  10. Zoonotic taeniid cestodes are amongst the most important food-borne parasites affecting human health worldwide. Contamination of fresh produce with the eggs of Echinococcus granulosus (s.l.), Echinococcus multilo...

    Authors: Caroline F. Frey, Jenna R. Oakley, Vladislav A. Lobanov, Nelson Marreros, Janna M. Schurer and Laura F. Lalonde

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:590

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. Mating swarm segregation in closely related insect species may contribute to reproductive isolation. Visual markers are used for swarm formation; however, it is unknown whether they play a key role in swarm lo...

    Authors: Serge B. Poda, Charles Nignan, Olivier Gnankiné, Roch K. Dabiré, Abdoulaye Diabaté and Olivier Roux

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:589

    Content type: Research

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  12. Theileria parva causes East Coast fever (ECF), one of the most economically important tick-borne diseases of cattle in sub-Saharan Africa. A live immunisation approach using the infection and treatment method (IT...

    Authors: Gaston S. Amzati, Appolinaire Djikeng, David O. Odongo, Herman Nimpaye, Kgomotso P. Sibeko, Jean-Berckmans B. Muhigwa, Maxime Madder, Nathalie Kirschvink and Tanguy Marcotty

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:588

    Content type: Research

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  13. Mites of the genus Chorioptes are non-burrowing and cause mange in a wide range of domestic and wild animals including cattle, horses, sheep, goats, panda, moose, camelids, mydaus and alpacas. Molecular biology a...

    Authors: Ran He, Xiao-Bin Gu, Yue Xie, Xue-Rong Peng, Christiana Angel and Guang-You Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:587

    Content type: Research

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  14. Foodborne toxoplasmosis in humans can be due to the exposure to tissue cysts of Toxoplasma gondii through the consumption of meat, including pork, of infected animals. Traditional Romanian food habits include por...

    Authors: Anamaria Ioana Paştiu, Anamaria Cozma-Petruț, Aurélien Mercier, Anamaria Balea, Lokman Galal, Viorica Mircean, Dana Liana Pusta, Liviu Bogdan and Adriana Györke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:586

    Content type: Research

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  15. Triatoma rubrofasciata is the only kissing bug species distributed globally. In the Americas, this species transmits the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, responsible for Chagas disease. The presence of T. rubrofasciat...

    Authors: Ho Viet Hieu, Le Thanh Do, Sebastián Pita, Hoang Ha, Pham Thi Khoa, Pham Anh Tuan, Ta Phuong Mai, Ngo Giang Lien and Francisco Panzera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:585

    Content type: Research

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  16. Blood meal host selection by mosquito vectors is an important component in understanding disease dynamics of pathogens that threaten endemic fauna in isolated islands such as Galápagos. Research on the feeding...

    Authors: Samoa Asigau, Sawsan Salah and Patricia G. Parker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:584

    Content type: Research

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  17. Haemosporidian parasites of the genus Haemoproteus (Haemoproteidae) are widespread and cause haemoproteosis in birds and therefore, their diversity, ecology and evolutionary biology have become subjects of intens...

    Authors: Dovilė Bukauskaitė, Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Rasa Bernotienė, Rita Žiegytė, Mikas Ilgūnas, Tatjana Iezhova and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:582

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. Trichinella spiralis is a major zoonotic tissue-dwelling nematode, which is a public health concern and a serious hazard to animal food safety. It is necessary to exploit an anti-Trichinella vaccine to interrupt ...

    Authors: Jing Cui, Yue Han, Xin Yue, Fang Liu, Yan Yan Song, Shu Wei Yan, Jun Jun Lei, Xi Zhang, Peng Jiang and Zhong Quan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:581

    Content type: Research

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  19. Parafilaria bovicola (Nematoda: Filariidae) causes cutaneous bleedings in bovine species. Flies serve as intermediate hosts. In recent years, reports on bovine parafilariosis have become more frequent, corroborat...

    Authors: Andreas W. Oehm, Alexander Stoll, Cornelia Silaghi, Annette Pfitzner-Friedrich, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:580

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. Species belonging to the genus Lernaea are cosmopolitan parasites that can infect many different freshwater fish hosts. Due to a high degree of morphological intraspecific variability and high levels of interspec...

    Authors: Cong J. Hua, Dong Zhang, Hong Zou, Ming Li, Ivan Jakovlić, Shan G. Wu, Gui T. Wang and Wen X. Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:579

    Content type: Research

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  21. Producing high quality sterile males is vital in Aedes aegypti rear-and-release birth control strategies. Larval diets, rearing temperatures, and their interactions determine the accumulation rates of essential n...

    Authors: Hadian Iman Sasmita, Wu-Chun Tu, Lee-Jin Bong and Kok-Boon Neoh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:578

    Content type: Research

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  22. Sub-Saharan Africa carries most of the global burden of schistosomiasis. To optimize disease control and reduce morbidity, precise data are needed for control measures adapted to the local epidemiological situ...

    Authors: Jean Claude Dejon-Agobé, Jean Ronald Edoa, Yabo Josiane Honkpehedji, Jeannot Fréjus Zinsou, Bayodé Roméo Adégbitè, Mirabeau Mbong Ngwese, Ance Mangaboula, Bertrand Lell, Martin Peter Grobusch, Benjamin Mordmüller and Ayôla Akim Adegnika

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:577

    Content type: Research

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  23. The canine hookworm, Ancylostoma caninum is the most prevalent and important intestinal nematode parasite of dogs in the USA. Hookworms are typically well controlled by treatment with all commonly used anthelmint...

    Authors: Pablo D. Jimenez Castro, Sue B. Howell, John J. Schaefer, Russell W. Avramenko, John S. Gilleard and Ray M. Kaplan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:576

    Content type: Research

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  24. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum can have several dermatological manifestations. The type of immune response elicited against the parasite appears to be at the basis for such clinical var...

    Authors: Laura Ordeix, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Marta Baxarias and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:575

    Content type: Research

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  25. Onchocerciasis is a priority neglected tropical disease targeted for elimination by 2025. The standard strategy to combat onchocerciasis is annual Community-Directed Treatment with ivermectin (CDTi). Yet, high...

    Authors: Samuel Wanji, Theobald Mue Nji, Louise Hamill, Laura Dean, Kim Ozano, Abdel J. Njouendou, Raphael A. Abong, Elisabeth Dibando Obie, Andrew Amuam, Relindis Ekanya, Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo, Bertrand L. Ndzeshang, Ebua Gallus Fung, Dum-Buo Nnamdi, Desmond Akumtoh Nkimbeng, Samuel Teghen…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:574

    Content type: Research

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  26. Snails such as Galba truncatula are hosts for trematode flukes causing fascioliasis, a zoonosis that is a major public health problem. Galba truncatula has recently been shown to be a cryptic species complex. Afr...

    Authors: Anna Mahulu, Catharina Clewing, Björn Stelbrink, Fred D. Chibwana, Immaculate Tumwebaze, J. Russell Stothard and Christian Albrecht

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:573

    Content type: Research

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  27. In the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, Triatoma dimidiata is the main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease. Little effort has been made to identify blood meal sources of T. dimidiata in n...

    Authors: Joel Israel Moo-Millan, Audrey Arnal, Silvia Pérez-Carrillo, Anette Hernandez-Andrade, María-Jesús Ramírez-Sierra, Miguel Rosado-Vallado, Eric Dumonteil and Etienne Waleckx

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:572

    Content type: Research

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  28. There are only limited number of reports on molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in dogs and cats in China. This study was conducted to assess the infection rates, genetic identit...

    Authors: Jiayu Li, Xiaoyu Dan, Kexin Zhu, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Zezhong Zheng, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:571

    Content type: Research

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  29. Currently, serodiagnosis of infection with the helminth parasite Onchocerca volvulus is limited to the Ov-16 IgG4 test, a test that has limited sensitivity and suboptimal specificity. In previous studies, we iden...

    Authors: Ole Lagatie, Elodie Granjon, Maurice R. Odiere, Maan Zrein and Lieven J. Stuyver

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:570

    Content type: Methodology

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  30. Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae is a myxozoan parasite which causes economically important and emerging proliferative kidney disease (PKD) in salmonids. Brown trout, Salmo trutta is a native fish species of Europe,...

    Authors: Arun Sudhagar, Reinhard Ertl, Gokhlesh Kumar and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:569

    Content type: Research

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  31. Giardia duodenalis causes giardiasis, with diarrhea as the primary symptom. The trophozoite proliferation of this zoonotic parasite is mainly affected by telomerase, although the mechanism of telomerase regulatio...

    Authors: Jing-Tong Zheng, Nan Zhang, Yan-Hui Yu, Peng-Tao Gong, Xian-He Li, Na Wu, Can Wang, Xiao-Cen Wang, Xin Li, Jian-Hua Li and Xi-Chen Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:568

    Content type: Research

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  32. A question of epidemiological relevance in Chagas disease studies is to understand Trypanosoma cruzi transmission cycles and trace the origins of (re)emerging cases in areas under vector or disease surveillance. ...

    Authors: Diana P. Wehrendt, Andrea Gómez-Bravo, Juan C. Ramirez, Carolina Cura, Angélica Pech-May, Janine M. Ramsey, Marcelo Abril, Felipe Guhl and Alejandro G. Schijman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:567

    Content type: Methodology

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  33. The intestinal parasite Blastocystis is found in humans and animals around the world. It is spread through the consumption of contaminated food and water and has been associated with a variety of intestinal sympt...

    Authors: Liliana Rojas-Velázquez, Jenny G. Maloney, Aleksey Molokin, Patricia Morán, Angélica Serrano-Vázquez, Enrique González, Horacio Pérez-Juárez, Cecilia Ximénez and Monica Santin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:566

    Content type: Research

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  34. Human schistosomiasis is the second most important tropical disease and occurs in two forms in Africa (intestinal and urogenital) caused by the digenetic trematodes Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium

    Authors: Immaculate Tumwebaze, Catharina Clewing, Marie Claire Dusabe, Julius Tumusiime, Grace Kagoro-Rugunda, Cyril Hammoud and Christian Albrecht

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:565

    Content type: Research

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  35. Porcine cysticercosis has a negative impact on human health and the meat industry, as it makes infected meat unaproprieted for consuption and it is the main etiology of epileptic seizures in developing countri...

    Authors: Noemia Nhancupe, Emilia V. Noormahomed, Sonia Afonso, Staffan Svard and Johan Lindh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:564

    Content type: Short report

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  36. The salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) infests farmed and wild salmonid fishes, causing considerable economic damage to the salmon farming industry. Infestations of farmed salmon are controlled using a combin...

    Authors: Joseph L. Humble, Greta Carmona-Antoñanzas, Carol M. McNair, David R. Nelson, David I. Bassett, Ingibjørg Egholm, James E. Bron, Michaël Bekaert and Armin Sturm

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:563

    Content type: Research

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  37. Reunion Island regularly faces outbreaks of epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD) and bluetongue (BT), two viral diseases transmitted by haematophagous midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to ...

    Authors: Yannick Grimaud, Hélène Guis, Frédéric Chiroleu, Floriane Boucher, Annelise Tran, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Maxime Duhayon, Catherine Cêtre-Sossah, Olivier Esnault, Eric Cardinale and Claire Garros

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:562

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  38. Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue fever, was first reported in Yunnan in 2002. Now, this species is found in nine counties in border areas of south-west Yunnan. Related dengue fever outbreaks have been reported...

    Authors: Pengbo Liu, Liang Lu, Jinyong Jiang, Yuhong Guo, Mingdong Yang and Qiyong Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:561

    Content type: Research

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  39. Tapeworms lack a canonical piRNA-pathway, raising the question of how they can silence existing mobile genetic elements (MGE). Investigation towards the underlying mechanisms requires information on tapeworm t...

    Authors: Michaela Herz and Klaus Brehm

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:560

    Content type: Research

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  40. The ecology of many mosquitoes, including Anopheles farauti, the dominant malaria vector in the southwest Pacific including the Solomon Islands, remains inadequately understood. Studies to map fine scale vector d...

    Authors: Edgar J. M. Pollard, Tanya L. Russell, Allan Apairamo and Thomas R. Burkot

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:558

    Content type: Research

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  41. Transmission of malaria in the highlands of Ethiopia is poorly understood and usually attributed to importation by mobile populations or local transmission by Anopheles arabiensis. To characterize and identify An...

    Authors: Wossenseged Lemma, Kassahune Alemu, Meserete Birhanie, Ligabaw Worku, Julie Niedbalski, Mary Ann McDowell and Neil F. Lobo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:557

    Content type: Short report

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  42. The aim of this study was to assess potential associations between Giardia duodenalis infection in dogs, as determined by three diagnostic tests, and dog’s group of origin, fecal consistency, age, sex, neuter sta...

    Authors: Mathilde Uiterwijk, Rolf Nijsse, Frans N. J. Kooyman, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Lapo Mughini-Gras and Harm W. Ploeger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:556

    Content type: Research

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  43. Oxyspirura petrowi (Spirurida: Thelaziidae), a heteroxenous nematode of birds across the USA, may play a role in the decline of the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) in the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of West ...

    Authors: Aravindan Kalyanasundaram, Matthew Z. Brym, Kendall R. Blanchard, Cassandra Henry, Kalin Skinner, Brett J. Henry, Jessica Herzog, Alyssa Hay and Ronald J. Kendall

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:555

    Content type: Research

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  44. The northern fowl mite (NFM), Ornithonyssus sylviarum, is an obligatory hematophagous ectoparasite of birds and one of the most important pests in the poultry industry on several continents. Although NFM poses a ...

    Authors: Biswajit Bhowmick, Jianguo Zhao, Øivind Øines, Tianlin Bi, Chenghong Liao, Lei Zhang and Qian Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:553

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  45. Ixodes ricinus is the predominant tick species in Europe and the primary pathogen vector for both humans and animals. These ticks are frequently involved in the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato), ...

    Authors: Emilie Lejal, Maud Marsot, Karine Chalvet-Monfray, Jean-François Cosson, Sara Moutailler, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat and Thomas Pollet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:551

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  46. Avian malaria parasites are a highly diverse group that commonly infect birds and have deleterious effects on their hosts. Some parasite lineages are geographically widespread and infect many host species in m...

    Authors: Martina Ferraguti, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Luz García-Longoria, Ramón Soriguer, Jordi Figuerola and Alfonso Marzal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:548

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  47. Following publication of the original article [1], the have authors flagged that the information in the legend of Fig. 1 is detailed in the wrong order.

    Authors: John A. Ohiolei, Joshua Luka, Guo-Qiang Zhu, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Abdullahi A. Magaji, Mughees A. Alvi, Yan-Tao Wu, Jian-Qiu Li, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:547

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:520