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  1. Content type: Research

    Insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is an increasing threat to vector control tools currently deployed in endemic countries. Resistance management must be an integral part of National Malaria Control Pro...

    Authors: Soromane Camara, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Ludovic P. Ahoua Alou, Kouakou Koffi, Jean-Paul K. Kabran, Aboubacar Koné, Mathieu F. Koffi, Raphaël N’Guessan and Cédric Pennetier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:19

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  2. Content type: Research

    The tick Ixodes ricinus has considerable impact on the health of humans and other terrestrial animals because it transmits several tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) such as B. burgdorferi (sensu lato), which causes Lym...

    Authors: Steffen Ehrmann, Sanne C. Ruyts, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Jürgen Bauhus, Jörg Brunet, Sara A. O. Cousins, Marc Deconchat, Guillaume Decocq, Pieter De Frenne, Pallieter De Smedt, Martin Diekmann, Emilie Gallet-Moron, Stefanie Gärtner, Karin Hansen, Annette Kolb, Jonathan Lenoir…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:23

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  3. Content type: Research

    Spillover of parasites at the domestic animal - wildlife interface is a pervasive threat to animal health. Cat and dog fleas (Ctenocephalides felis and C. canis) are among the world’s most invasive and economical...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Clark, Jennifer M. Seddon, Jan Šlapeta and Konstans Wells

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:8

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  4. Content type: Research

    Taiwan is geographically located in a region that spans both tropical and subtropical climates (22–25°N and 120–122°E). The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control have found that the ecological habitat of Aedes aegyp...

    Authors: Pui-Jen Tsai, Tang-Huang Lin, Hwa-Jen Teng and Hsi-Chyi Yeh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:22

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  5. Content type: Research

    Infections with the bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus might lead to reduced milk production and detrimental impacts on milk quality resulting in considerable economic losses in dairy farming.

    Authors: Katharina May, Kerstin Brügemann, Sven König and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:24

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  6. Content type: Research

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is an obligate intracellular, tick-transmitted bacterium that causes granulocytic anaplasmosis in humans and several mammalian species including domestic ruminants where it is called tic...

    Authors: Cornelia Silaghi, Marion Nieder, Carola Sauter-Louis, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer, Kurt Pfister and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:20

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  7. Content type: Research

    Mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent in Myanmar, with the number of dengue cases showing a significant increase in recent years. Dengue vectors have developed resistance to insecticides and currently used lar...

    Authors: Sai Zaw Min Oo, Sein Thaung, Yan Naung Maung Maung, Khin Myo Aye, Zar Zar Aung, Hlaing Myat Thu, Kyaw Zin Thant and Noboru Minakawa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    The myxosporean parasite Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola commonly infects farmed Atlantic salmon in northern Norway. Heavy infections are associated with pseudobranch lesions, runting and mortality in the salmon p...

    Authors: Are Nylund, Haakon Hansen, Øyvind J. Brevik, Håvard Hustoft, Turhan Markussen, Heidrun Plarre and Egil Karlsbakk

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:17

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  9. Content type: Research

    Some Lutzomyia species are the vectors of human leishmaniasis in the Americas. Visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis are both endemic in the Pacific region of Honduras, but the non-ulcerative form is the more freq...

    Authors: Ángel Mejía, Gabriela Matamoros, Gustavo Fontecha and Wilfredo Sosa-Ochoa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:15

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  10. Content type: Research

    Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is an important neglected tropical illness caused by the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, which is primarily transmitted to humans by hematophagous insects of t...

    Authors: Edson Santos Dantas, Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves, Daniel Antunes Maciel Villela, Fernando Araújo Monteiro and Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:14

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  11. Content type: Research

    During a Plasmodium infection, exposure of human host immune cells to both the asexual and the sexual stages of the parasite elicit immune responses. These responses may be protective and prevent the development ...

    Authors: Linda E. Amoah, Festus K. Acquah, Ruth Ayanful-Torgby, Akua Oppong, Joana Abankwa, Evans K. Obboh, Susheel K. Singh and Michael Theisen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:13

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  12. Content type: Research

    The Culex pipiens complex consists of several morphologically similar, closely related species. In the United States, Cx. pipiens L. is distributed North of 39° latitude, while Cx. quinquefasciatus Say occurs Sou...

    Authors: Andrea L. Joyce, Etienne Melese, Phuong-Thao Ha and Allan Inman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:10

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  13. Content type: Research

    Antibody responses to sand fly saliva have been suggested to be a useful marker of exposure to sand fly bites and Leishmania infection and a potential tool to monitor the effectiveness of entomological interventi...

    Authors: Rupert J. Quinnell, Seyi Soremekun, Paul A. Bates, Matthew E. Rogers, Lourdes M. Garcez and Orin Courtenay

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:7

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  14. Content type: Review

    The tick microbiome comprises communities of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria and eukaryotes, and is being elucidated through modern molecular techniques. The advent of next-generation sequencing (N...

    Authors: Telleasha L. Greay, Alexander W. Gofton, Andrea Paparini, Una M. Ryan, Charlotte L. Oskam and Peter J. Irwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:12

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  15. Content type: Research

    Chemical insecticides have hugely reduced the prevalence of vector-borne diseases around the world, but resistance threatens their continued effectiveness. Despite its importance, cuticle resistance is an unde...

    Authors: Yun Huang, Qin Guo, Xiaohong Sun, Cheng Zhang, Na Xu, Yang Xu, Dan Zhou, Yan Sun, Lei Ma, Changliang Zhu and Bo Shen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:6

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  16. Content type: Research

    In this study for the first time, a Dientamoeba fragilis protein profile by MALDI-TOF MS was created in order to identify specific markers for the application of this technology in the laboratory diagnosis of die...

    Authors: Adriana Calderaro, Mirko Buttrini, Sara Montecchini, Sabina Rossi, Giovanna Piccolo, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Maria Cristina Medici, Carlo Chezzi and Flora De Conto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:11

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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research

    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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  19. Content type: Research

    Only a few studies have examined the presence of Anaplasma marginale and Anaplasma centrale in South Africa, and no studies have comprehensively examined these species across the whole country. To undertake this ...

    Authors: Paidashe Hove, Mamohale E. Chaisi, Kelly A. Brayton, Hamilton Ganesan, Helen N. Catanese, Moses S. Mtshali, Awelani M. Mutshembele, Marinda C. Oosthuizen and Nicola E. Collins

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:5

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  20. Content type: Research

    Anopheles stephensi, the major vector of urban malaria in India, was recently detected for the first time in Sri Lanka in Mannar Island on the northwestern coast. Since there are different biotypes of An. stephen...

    Authors: Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Kanapathy Gajapathy, Sivasingham Arthiyan, Tibutius T. P. Jayadas, Kalingarajah Karvannan, Selvarajah Raveendran, S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne and Ranjan Ramasamy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:3

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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