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  1. Content type: Research

    As currently implemented, malaria vector surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa targets endophagic and endophilic mosquitoes, leaving exophagic (outdoor blood-feeding) mosquitoes underrepresented. We evaluated the...

    Authors: Bernard Abong’o, Xiaoyu Yu, Martin J. Donnelly, Martin Geier, Gabriella Gibson, John Gimnig, Feiko ter Kuile, Neil F. Lobo, Eric Ochomo, Stephen Munga, Maurice Ombok, Aaron Samuels, Stephen J. Torr and Frances M. Hawkes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:533

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    Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is an important zoonotic parasitic disease, endemic in the Mediterranean basin. In this region, transmission of Leishmania infantum, the etiological agent of CanL, is through the bite ...

    Authors: Rita Velez, Tatiana Spitzova, Ester Domenech, Laura Willen, Jordi Cairó, Petr Volf and Montserrat Gállego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:545

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  3. Content type: Short report

    Across most of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes from the Anopheles gambiae complex, comprising seven morphologically indistinguishable but behaviourally-diverse sibling species with ecolog...

    Authors: Dingani Chinula, Busiku Hamainza, Elizabeth Chizema, Deogratius R. Kavishe, Chadwick H. Sikaala and Gerry F. Killeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:544

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    Functional analysis of animal parasitic nematode genes is often quite challenging due to the unavailability of standardised in vitro culture conditions and lack of adequate tools to manipulate these genes. Theref...

    Authors: Magalla Bastian Chalitha Lakmal Somarathne, Yasanthi Illika Nilmini Silva Gunawardene, Naduvilath Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Arjuna Nisantha Bandara Ellepola and Ranil Samantha Dassanayake

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:541

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    Eggs have epidemiological and taxonomic importance in the subfamily Triatominae, which contains Chagas disease vectors. The metric properties (size and shape) of eggs are useful for distinguishing between clos...

    Authors: Soledad Santillán-Guayasamín, Anita G. Villacís, Mario J. Grijalva and Jean-Pierre Dujardin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:543

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    Natural parasite infection occurs in wild and domestics animals with more than one parasite species at the same time, generating an infection called polyparasitism. Cystic echinococcosis reports are usually ba...

    Authors: Caroll Stoore, Constanza Andrade, Christian Hidalgo, Felipe Corrêa, Mauricio Jiménez, Marcela Hernandez and Rodolfo Paredes

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:542

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  7. Content type: Short report

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in codons 167, 198 and 200 of the beta-tubulin isotype 1 gene are associated with benzimidazoles resistance in many helminths. Codon 167 mutation has never been described...

    Authors: Luis Fernando Viana Furtado, João Guilherme Scarpelli Magalhães and Élida Mara Leite Rabelo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:540

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  8. Content type: Research

    Blood parasites of the genus Haemoproteus Kruse, 1890 are cosmopolitan, might be responsible for mortality in non-adapted birds, and often kill blood-sucking insects. However, this group remains insufficiently in...

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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:538

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  9. Content type: Research

    The differently-diverged parasitic protist Giardia lamblia is known to have minimal machinery for vesicular transport. Yet, it has three paralogues of SNAP, a crucial component that together with NSF brings about...

    Authors: Shankari Prasad Datta, Kuladip Jana, Avisek Mondal, Sandipan Ganguly and Srimonti Sarkar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:539

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  10. Content type: Research

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are highly prevalent in the Philippines. Mapping the prevalence and high-intensity of STH co-infections can help guide targeted intervention programmes to reduce morb...

    Authors: Kei Owada, Colleen L Lau, Lydia Leonardo, Archie C A Clements, Laith Yakob, Mark Nielsen, Hélène Carabin and Ricardo J Soares Magalhães

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:535

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  11. Content type: Review

    Leishmania spp. depend on effective macrophage infection to establish and develop in mammalian hosts. Both metacyclic promastigotes and amastigotes are able to infect host cells, and thus they rely on several lig...

    Authors: Débora Almeida Merida-de-Barros, Suzana Passos Chaves, Celso Luis Ribeiro Belmiro and João Luiz Mendes Wanderley

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:536

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  12. Content type: Research

    The ixodid tick Amblyomma cajennense (sensu lato) complex, widespread throughout South and Central America, is also present in Mexico, Texas and Florida. As a vector of Rickettsia rickettsii, and potentially of o...

    Authors: Pedro Veloso Facury Lasmar, Martin Murphy, Steve Nanchen, Jason Drake, Katherina Coumendouros, Debora Azevedo Borges, Priscila Cardim de Oliveira and Fábio Barbour Scott

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:537

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  13. Content type: Research

    Haemosporidians are the most important vector-borne parasites due to their cosmopolitan distribution and their wide range of hosts, including humans. Identification of their vectors is critical to highlight ec...

    Authors: Jesús Veiga, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Radovan Václav, Jordi Figuerola and Francisco Valera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:524

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  14. Content type: Research

    Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is the main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, in South America. Active dispersal of this vector is the principal cause of recolonizat...

    Authors: Luciana Abrahan, Pablo Lopez, Ivana Amelotti, María José Cavallo, Raúl Stariolo, Silvia Catalá, Gerardo Cueto and Verónica Valentinuzzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:534

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  15. Content type: Research

    Infections with soil-transmitted helminths and pathogenic intestinal protozoa pose a considerable public health burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, including Nepal. We assessed the extent...

    Authors: Akina Shrestha, Christian Schindler, Peter Odermatt, Jana Gerold, Séverine Erismann, Subodh Sharma, Rajendra Koju, Jürg Utzinger and Guéladio Cissé

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:532

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  16. Content type: Research

    Fasciola hepatica has always represented a threat to Irish livestock because the Irish climate is highly suitable for the main local intermediate host of the parasite, the snail Galba truncatula. The recent clini...

    Authors: Amalia Naranjo-Lucena, María Pía Munita Corbalán, Ana María Martínez-Ibeas, Guy McGrath, Gerard Murray, Mícheál Casey, Barbara Good, Riona Sayers, Grace Mulcahy and Annetta Zintl

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:531

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  17. Content type: Research

    Within the genus Crepidostomum Braun, 1900, identification of species and taxonomic decisions made only on the basis of adult morphology have resulted in great problems associated with evaluating actual diversity...

    Authors: Romualda Petkevičiūtė, Virmantas Stunžėnas, Alexander E. Zhokhov, Larisa G. Poddubnaya and Gražina Stanevičiūtė

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:530

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  18. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis is a mosquito-borne disease caused by filarioid nematodes. A comparative understanding of parasite biology and host-parasite interactions can provide information necessary for developing i...

    Authors: Watcharatip Dedkhad, Bruce M Christensen, Lyric C Bartholomay, Deepak Joshi, Chayanit Hempolchom and Atiporn Saeung

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:528

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  19. Content type: Research

    Leishmaniosis/leishmaniasis consists of a wide group of diseases, caused by different Leishmania species and having different hosts. Leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum, a disease primarily of dogs and hu...

    Authors: Samara Paulin, Régis Frénais, Emmanuel Thomas and Paul M. Baldwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:529

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Dengue is a serious arboviral disease in Sri Lanka with a large number of dengue fever (DF) cases every year. Control of the primary vector Aedes aegypti depends upon larval habitat source reduction and insectici...

    Authors: Sachini D. Fernando, Menaka Hapugoda, Rushika Perera, Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez, William C. Black IV and Nissanka K. De Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:526

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  21. Content type: Short report

    The merozoite of the zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi invades human erythrocytes via the binding of its Duffy binding protein (PkDBPαII) to the Duffy antigen on the eythrocytes. The Duffy antigen has two immunologica...

    Authors: Mun Yik Fong, Fei Wen Cheong and Yee Ling Lau

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:527

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  22. Content type: Short report

    Anaplasma spp. are Gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria transmitted by ticks. Even though numerous studies have detected DNA from Anaplasma spp. in the blood of birds, thus far mammals were the only vert...

    Authors: Ralph Eric Thijl Vanstreels, Michael J. Yabsley, Nola J. Parsons, Liandrie Swanepoel and Pierre A. Pistorius

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:525

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  23. Content type: Review

    The distribution of Taenia saginata in the Americas is unclear. Establishing the distribution, economic burden, and potentials for control of bovine cysticercosis is increasingly important due to the growing dema...

    Authors: Uffe Christian Braae, Lian F. Thomas, Lucy J. Robertson, Veronique Dermauw, Pierre Dorny, Arve Lee Willingham, Anastasios Saratsis and Brecht Devleesschauwer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:518

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  24. Content type: Research

    Mosquitoes transmit many vector-borne infectious diseases including malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, and Japanese encephalitis. The insecticidal δ-endotoxins Cry4, Cry11, and Cyt produce...

    Authors: Somphob Leetachewa, Narumol Khomkhum, Somsri Sakdee, Ping Wang and Saengduen Moonsom

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:515

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  25. Content type: Research

    Acanthamoebiasis is most often found in patients with immune deficiency, with infections facilitated by the intake of immunosuppressive drugs. The host immune response to Acanthamoeba spp. infection is poorly und...

    Authors: Natalia Łanocha-Arendarczyk, Agnieszka Kolasa-Wołosiuk, Iwona Wojciechowska-Koszko, Karolina Kot, Paulina Roszkowska, Barbara Krasnodębska-Szponder, Edyta Paczkowska, Bogusław Machaliński, Karolina Łuczkowska, Barbara Wiszniewska and Danuta Kosik-Bogacka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:517

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  26. Content type: Research

    Whipworms (Nematoda: Trichuridae), among the most common soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), can cause the socioeconomically important disease trichuriasis in various mammalian hosts including humans and non-hu...

    Authors: Yue Xie, Bo Zhao, Eric P. Hoberg, Mei Li, Xuan Zhou, Xiaobin Gu, Weimin Lai, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:516

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  27. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi invades and replicates inside mammalian cells, which can lead to chronic Chagas disease in humans. Trypanosoma copemani infects Australian marsupials and recent investigations indicate it may be...

    Authors: Crystal Cooper, R. C. Andrew Thompson, Paul Rigby, Alysia Buckley, Christopher Peacock and Peta L. Clode

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:521

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  28. Content type: Short report

    The zoonotic parasite, Giardia duodenalis (syns. G. lamblia and G. intestinalis), has been widely reported in humans and animals, including rodents. The bamboo rat, a rodent species belonged to the subfamily Rhiz...

    Authors: Xun Ma, Yi Wang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Hao-Xian Wu and Guang-Hui Zhao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:520

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  29. Content type: Research

    Blastocystis is one of the most common intestinal parasites in humans and animals worldwide. At least 17 subtypes have been identified in mammals and birds. In China, although some studies have reported the occur...

    Authors: Jianguang Wang, Baiyan Gong, Xiaohua Liu, Wei Zhao, Tong Bu, Weizhe Zhang, Aiqin Liu and Fengkun Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:522

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  30. Content type: Research

    Cache Valley virus (CVV) is a mosquito-borne orthobunyavirus endemic in North America. The virus is an important agricultural pathogen leading to abortion and embryonic lethality in ruminant species, especiall...

    Authors: Victoria B. Ayers, Yan-Jang S. Huang, Amy C. Lyons, So Lee Park, Stephen Higgs, James I. Dunlop, Alain Kohl, Barry W. Alto, Isik Unlu, Bradley J. Blitvich and Dana L. Vanlandingham

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:519

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  31. Content type: Research

    Cryptosporidium spp. are protozoans that cause diarrheal illness in humans and animals, including birds, worldwide. The present study was aimed to revisit the infectivity and pathogenicity of C. avium, recently c...

    Authors: Zhaohui Cui, Dan Song, Meng Qi, Sumei Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:514

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  32. Content type: Research

    Several European countries suffered important economic losses during the past decade due to the emergence of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses. Both are viruses of veterinary importance and are spread by Culic...

    Authors: Charlotte Sohier, Isra Deblauwe, Reginald De Deken, Maxime Madder, Christiane Fassotte, Bertrand Losson and Nick De Regge

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:512

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  33. Content type: Research

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease and a major cause of disability worldwide. It is one of the neglected tropical diseases identified by the World Health Organization for eliminati...

    Authors: Obiora A. Eneanya, Jorge Cano, Ilaria Dorigatti, Ifeoma Anagbogu, Chukwu Okoronkwo, Tini Garske and Christl A. Donnelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:513

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  34. Content type: Research

    Tengchong County was one of the counties located at the China-Myanmar border with high malaria incidence in the previous decades. As the pilot county for malaria elimination at the border area, Tengchong Count...

    Authors: Shao-sen Zhang, Shui-sen Zhou, Zheng-bin Zhou, Tian-mu Chen, Xue-zhong Wang, Wen-qi Shi, Wei-kang Jiang, Ju-lin Li, Xiao-nong Zhou, Roger Frutos, Sylvie Manguin and Aneta Afelt

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:511

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  35. Content type: Research

    Babesia bigemina and B. bovis are two economically important hemoparasites affecting both cattle and buffaloes involved in dairy and beef production. In Colombia, although some parasitological and serological stu...

    Authors: Jeiczon Jaimes-Dueñez, Omar Triana-Chávez, Andrés Holguín-Rocha, Alberto Tobon-Castaño and Ana M. Mejía-Jaramillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:510

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  36. Content type: Short report

    Aedes spp. mosquitoes mainly transmit the arboviruses dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in urban areas, causing a severe public health problem. In 2012–2013, a major dengue outbreak occurred on Ma...

    Authors: Gonçalo Seixas, Henri Jupille, Pei-Shi Yen, Bela Viveiros, Anna-Bella Failloux and Carla Alexandra Sousa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:509

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  37. Content type: Research

    Pyrethroids are the most common class of insecticide used worldwide for indoor residual spraying (IRS) against malaria vectors. Water-dispersible granules (WG) are a pyrethroid formulation to be applied after ...

    Authors: Nicolas Moiroux, Armel Djènontin, Barnabas Zogo, Aziz Bouraima, Ibrahim Sidick, Olivier Pigeon and Cédric Pennetier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:508

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  38. Content type: Research

    In Brazil, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a serious public health problem because of its magnitude, geographical expansion and potential harms caused by illnesses, including death. However, VL is largely ignor...

    Authors: Agda M. Oliveira, Rossana V. M. López, Margareth R. Dibo, Lilian A. C. Rodas, Marluci M. Guirado and Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:503

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  39. Content type: Research

    Moose (Alces alces) are a culturally and economically valued species in Minnesota. However, the moose population has experienced a sudden, marked decline in their range, including extirpation in the northwest and...

    Authors: Caroline M. Grunenwald, Erika Butler, Arno Wünschmann, Anibal G. Armien, Michelle Carstensen, Erik Hildebrand, Roger D. Moon and Richard W. Gerhold

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:507

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  40. Content type: Research

    Schistosoma mekongi is one of five major causative agents of human schistosomiasis and is endemic to communities along the Mekong River in southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) and northern Cambodia. S...

    Authors: Orawan Phuphisut, Pravech Ajawatanawong, Yanin Limpanont, Onrapak Reamtong, Supaporn Nuamtanong, Sumate Ampawong, Salisa Chaimon, Paron Dekumyoy, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Brett E. Swierczewski and Poom Adisakwattana

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:504

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  41. Content type: Research

    A multi-centre field trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of afoxolaner based chewables (NexGard® or NexGard Spectra®) for the treatment of generalised demodicosis caused by Demodex canis in dogs under fi...

    Authors: Wilfried Lebon, Massimo Beccati, Patrick Bourdeau, Thomas Brement, Vincent Bruet, Agnieszka Cekiera, Odile Crosaz, Céline Darmon, Jacques Guillot, Marion Mosca, Didier Pin, Jaroslaw Popiel, Dorota Pomorska Handwerker, Diane Larsen, Eric Tielemans, Frédéric Beugnet…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:506

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  42. Content type: Research

    Many important vector arthropods are known to stratify vertically in forest environments, a phenomenon which has important implications for vector-borne disease transmission and vector control. Culicoides Latreil...

    Authors: Bethany L. McGregor, Alfred E. Runkel IV, Samantha M. Wisely and Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:505

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  43. Content type: Research

    Biting aquatic insects belonging to the order Hemiptera have been suggested as potential vectors of Mycobacterium ulcerans in endemic areas for Buruli ulcer (BU). If this is the case, these insects would be expec...

    Authors: Jorge Cano, Antonio Rodríguez, Hope Simpson, Earnest N. Tabah, Jose F. Gómez and Rachel L. Pullan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:501

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  44. Content type: Research

    The majority of vaccination studies against infection with F. hepatica in a natural host have been conducted at the late stage of the infection when the host's immune response is already immunomodulated by the pa...

    Authors: Raúl Pérez-Caballero, Leandro Buffoni, F. Javier Martínez-Moreno, Rafael Zafra, Verónica Molina-Hernández, José Pérez and Álvaro Martínez-Moreno

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:500

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  45. Content type: Research

    Trichinella spiralis serine protease inhibitor (TsSPI) was identified in ES proteins of adult worms (AW), the TsSPI gene was highly expressed at enteral stage worms (AW and newborn larvae), distributed mainly in ...

    Authors: Yan Yan Song, Yao Zhang, Hua Nan Ren, Ge Ge Sun, Xin Qi, Fan Yang, Peng Jiang, Xi Zhang, Jing Cui and Zhong Quan Wang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:499

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  46. Content type: Review

    Trypanosoma cruzi (Kinetoplastea: Trypanosomatidae) infects all tissues of its hosts, which along with humans, include hundreds of mammalian species in the Americas. The epidemiology of T. cruzi has been changing...

    Authors: Ana Maria Jansen, Samanta Cristina das Chagas Xavier and André Luiz Rodrigues Roque

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:502

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  47. Content type: Research

    Eukaryotic pathogens, including Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Enterocytozoon, have been implicated in neonatal diarrhoea, leading to marked morbidity and mortality in the alpaca (Vicugna pacos) and llama (Lama gla...

    Authors: Anson V. Koehler, Mohammed H. Rashid, Yan Zhang, Jane L. Vaughan, Robin B. Gasser and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:498

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  48. Content type: Research

    The aquatic pulmonate snail Biomphalaria glabrata is a significant vector and laboratory host for the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni, an etiological agent for the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasi...

    Authors: Nicolas J. Wheeler, Nathalie Dinguirard, Joshua Marquez, Adrian Gonzalez, Mostafa Zamanian, Timothy P. Yoshino and Maria G. Castillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:496

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:566

  49. Content type: Short report

    Entomological indices within a specific area vary with climatic factors such as rainfall, temperature and relative humidity. Contributions of such weather parameter fluctuations to the changes in entomological...

    Authors: Abiodun Obembe, Kehinde O. K. Popoola, Adedayo O. Oduola and Samson T. Awolola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:497

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