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  1. Content type: Research

    The proportion of mosquitoes infected with malaria is an important entomological metric used to assess the intensity of transmission and the impact of vector control interventions. Currently, the prevalence of...

    Authors: Pedro M. Esperança, Andrew M. Blagborough, Dari F. Da, Floyd E. Dowell and Thomas S. Churcher

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:377

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    Rickettsiae are emerging pathogens causing public health problems in many countries around the world. Rickettsia spp. are found in association with a wide range of arthropods which feed on different species of an...

    Authors: Jana Radzijevskaja, Evelina Kaminskienė, Indrė Lipatova, Dalytė Mardosaitė-Busaitienė, Linas Balčiauskas, Michal Stanko and Algimantas Paulauskas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:375

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    In Catalonia (north-eastern Spain), Taenia saginata has been described in cattle but its occurrence in humans is unclear. Moreover, whether cattle acquired the infection in Catalonia or outside Catalonia and its ...

    Authors: Minerva Laranjo-González, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Famke Jansen, Pierre Dorny, Céline Dupuy, Ana Requena-Méndez and Alberto Allepuz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:376

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    Nematodes of the subfamily Ostertagiinae appear to be rather specific to a species or family of hosts, but some are observed in a wide variety of hosts. The nematode Ostertagia leptospicularis draws special atten...

    Authors: Anna Wyrobisz-Papiewska, Jerzy Kowal, Paweł Nosal, Gabriela Chovancová and Steffen Rehbein

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:369

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    Lyme borreliosis in humans results in a range of clinical manifestations, thought to be partly due to differences in the pathogenicity of the infecting strain. This study compared European human clinical strai...

    Authors: Floriane Gallais, Sylvie J. De Martino, Erik A. Sauleau, Yves Hansmann, Dan Lipsker, Cédric Lenormand, Emilie Talagrand-Reboul, Pierre H. Boyer, Nathalie Boulanger, Benoît Jaulhac and Frédéric Schramm

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:374

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    Larval indices such as Premise Index (PI), Breteau Index (BI) and Container Index (CI) are widely used to interpret the density of dengue vectors in surveillance programmes. These indices may be useful for for...

    Authors: Lahiru Udayanga, Nayana Gunathilaka, Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Iqbal, Mohamed Mujithaba Mohamed Najim, Kusumawathie Pahalagedara and Wimaladharma Abeyewickreme

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:368

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    Ixodes ricinus is the most important vector of tick-borne diseases in Europe. A better knowledge of its genome and transcriptome is important for developing control strategies. Previous transcriptomic studies of

    Authors: N. Pierre Charrier, Marjorie Couton, Maarten J. Voordouw, Olivier Rais, Axelle Durand-Hermouet, Caroline Hervet, Olivier Plantard and Claude Rispe

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:364

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    Fasciola hepatica is of worldwide significance, impacting on the health, welfare and productivity of livestock and regarded by WHO as a re-emerging zoonosis. Triclabendazole (TCBZ), the drug of choice for control...

    Authors: Jane E. Hodgkinson, Krystyna Cwiklinski, Nicola Beesley, Catherine Hartley, Katherine Allen and Diana J. L. Williams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:363

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    Insecticides used against Aedes aegypti and other disease vectors can elicit a multitude of dose-dependent effects on behavioral and bionomic traits. Estimating the potential epidemiological impact of a product r...

    Authors: Quirine A. ten Bosch, Fanny Castro-Llanos, Hortance Manda, Amy C. Morrison, John P. Grieco, Nicole L. Achee and T. Alex Perkins

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:365

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    The poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae negatively impacts bird welfare and health, and interferes with egg production and quality, while emerging acaricide resistance limits control options. Fluralaner, a nove...

    Authors: Emmanuel Thomas, Hartmut Zoller, Gabriele Liebisch, Luis Francisco Angeli Alves, Luis Vettorato, Rafael M. Chiummo and Annie Sigognault-Flochlay

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:361

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    The year 1971 was the first time in New York State (NYS) that Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) was identified in mosquitoes, in Culiseta melanura and Culiseta morsitans. At that time, state and county hea...

    Authors: JoAnne Oliver, Gary Lukacik, John Kokas, Scott R. Campbell, Laura D. Kramer, James A. Sherwood and John J. Howard

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:362

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    Taenia solium cysticercosis, recognized as a neglected tropical disease by the WHO, is distributed mostly in developing countries of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Pigs and humans act as intermediate...

    Authors: Dinh Ng-Nguyen, John Noh, Kathleen Breen, Mark Anthony Stevenson, Sukwan Handali and Rebecca Justine Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:360

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    Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) are mosquito-borne flaviviruses prevalent throughout tropical regions. Currently, management of ZIKV and DENV centers on control of the primary vector Aedes aegypti. This...

    Authors: Alvaro E. Eiras, Simone F. Pires, Kyran M. Staunton, Kelly S. Paixão, Marcelo C. Resende, Hilcielly A. Silva, Isadora G. Rocha, Bruna A. Oliveira, Anderson M. Peres, Betânia P. Drumond and Scott A. Ritchie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:359

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    Hematophagous Culicoides spp. biting midges are of great agricultural importance as livestock, equine, and wildlife pests and as vectors of the orbiviruses bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease and African ho...

    Authors: Christopher J. Lehiy, Lindsey M. Reister-Hendricks, Mark G. Ruder, D. Scott McVey and Barbara S. Drolet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:358

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    Chagas disease control programmes have decreased the prevalence of Chagas disease in Latin America. Together with migration to urban areas and increase in life expectancy, a new scenario for Chagas disease has...

    Authors: Alexandre Gomes Vizzoni, Margareth Catoia Varela, Luiz Henrique Conde Sangenis, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano do Brasil and Roberto Magalhães Saraiva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:354

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    Parasites can exert selection pressure on their hosts through effects on survival, on reproductive success, on sexually selected ornament, with important ecological and evolutionary consequences, such as chang...

    Authors: Juan F. Masello, Javier Martínez, Luciano Calderón, Michael Wink, Petra Quillfeldt, Virginia Sanz, Jörn Theuerkauf, Luis Ortiz-Catedral, Igor Berkunsky, Dianne Brunton, José A. Díaz-Luque, Mark E. Hauber, Valeria Ojeda, Antoine Barnaud, Laura Casalins, Bethany Jackson…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:357

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    The zoonotic nematode Trichinella britovi was discovered in two neighboring Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Sardinia, almost simultaneously at the beginning of the 21st century. An epidemiological link betwe...

    Authors: Giuseppe La Rosa, Isabelle Vallée, Gianluca Marucci, François Casabianca, Ennio Bandino, Fabio Galati, Pascal Boireau and Edoardo Pozio

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:353

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    After more than 15 years of community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) in the Centre 1, Littoral 2 and West CDTI projects in Cameroon, the epidemiological evaluation conducted in 2011 revealed that on...

    Authors: Guy-Roger Kamga, Fanny N. Dissak-Delon, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Benjamin D. Biholong, Stephen Mbigha Ghogomu, Jacob Souopgui, Joseph Kamgno and Annie Robert

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:356

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    The Leishmania spp. protozoa are introduced into humans through a sand fly blood meal, depositing the infectious metacyclic promastigote form of the parasite into human skin. Parasites enter a variety of host cel...

    Authors: Skye Marshall, Patrick H. Kelly, Brajesh K. Singh, R. Marshall Pope, Peter Kim, Bayan Zhanbolat, Mary E. Wilson and Chaoqun Yao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:355

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    Exotic reptiles such as tortoises, have become increasingly common domestic pets worldwide and are known to host different gastrointestinal parasites. Some of these parasites bear zoonotic potential. In the pr...

    Authors: Malek J. Hallinger, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla and Frank Mutschmann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:352

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    Leishmaniasis is an emerging disease in Thailand with an unknown incidence or prevalence. Although the number of properly characterized and clinically confirmed cases is about 20, it is suspected that this low...

    Authors: Narissara Jariyapan, Teerada Daroontum, Krit Jaiwong, Wetpisit Chanmol, Nuchpicha Intakhan, Sriwatapron Sor-suwan, Padet Siriyasatien, Pradya Somboon, Michelle D. Bates and Paul A. Bates

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:351

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    Ehrlichiosis is an important emerging infectious disease of the canid family and humans worldwide. To date, no extensive evaluation or validation of a molecular diagnostic test for ehrlichiosis has been publis...

    Authors: Kirsty Thomson, Tal Yaaran, Alex Belshaw, Lucia Curson, Laurence Tisi, Sarah Maurice and Guy Kiddle

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:350

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    Myxozoa are extremely diverse microscopic parasites belonging to the Cnidaria. Their life-cycles alternate between vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, predominantly in aquatic habitats. Members of the phylogene...

    Authors: Sneha Patra, Pavla Bartošová-Sojková, Hana Pecková, Ivan Fiala, Edit Eszterbauer and Astrid S. Holzer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:347

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    Head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis, are obligate blood-sucking parasites. Phylogenetically, they occur in five divergent mitochondrial clades (A, D, B, C and E), each having a particular geographical distributi...

    Authors: Meriem Louni, Nadia Amanzougaghene, Nassima Mana, Florence Fenollar, Didier Raoult, Idir Bitam and Oleg Mediannikov

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:348

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  25. Content type: Review

    In West and Central Africa, there is a need to establish the prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti in areas that are co-endemic for Loa loa, in order to implement the appropriate strategies to scale-up interventions...

    Authors: Louise A. Kelly-Hope, Janet Hemingway, Mark J. Taylor and David H. Molyneux

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:349

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  26. Content type: Research

    Widespread deforestation occurring in the tropics is hypothesized to impact the transmission of vector-borne diseases (VBD). Predicting how environmental changes will impact VBD transmission is dependent on un...

    Authors: Rebecca Brown, Chua Tock Hing, Kimberly Fornace and Heather M. Ferguson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:346

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    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic neglected tropical disease prevalent in several areas where seasonal malaria transmission is active. We assessed the effect of indoor residual spraying (IRS) and the ...

    Authors: Cheick Amadou Coulibaly, Bourama Traore, Adama Dicko, Sibiry Samake, Ibrahim Sissoko, Jennifer M. Anderson, Jesus Valenzuela, Sekou F. Traore, Ousmane Faye, Shaden Kamhawi, Fabiano Oliveira and Seydou Doumbia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:345

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    Mauritania is one of the African countries with ongoing malaria transmission where data on insecticide resistance of local malaria vectors are limited despite an increasing use of long-lasting insecticide-trea...

    Authors: Aichetou Mint Mohamed Lemine, Mohamed Aly Ould Lemrabott, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Leonardo K. Basco, Hervé Bogreau, Ousmane Faye and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:344

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    Vector control is emerging as an important component of global efforts to control Gambian sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis, HAT). The deployment of insecticide-treated targets (“Tiny Targets”) ...

    Authors: Michelle C. Stanton, Johan Esterhuizen, Inaki Tirados, Hannah Betts and Steve J. Torr

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:340

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    Domestic cats play a key role in the epidemiology of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii by excreting environmentally-resistant oocysts that may infect humans and other warm-blooded animals. The dynamics of Toxoplasma...

    Authors: Julie Alice Simon, Roger Pradel, Dominique Aubert, Régine Geers, Isabelle Villena and Marie-Lazarine Poulle

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:339

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    Increasing trematode prevalence and disease occurrence in livestock is a major concern. With the global spread of anthelmintic resistant trematodes, future control strategies must incorporate approaches focusi...

    Authors: Rhys Aled Jones, Peter M. Brophy, Chelsea N. Davis, Teri E. Davies, Holly Emberson, Pauline Rees Stevens and Hefin Wyn Williams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:342

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    In Senegal, the last epidemic of African horse sickness (AHS) occurred in 2007. The western part of the country (the Niayes area) concentrates modern farms with exotic horses of high value and was highly affec...

    Authors: Maryam Diarra, Moussa Fall, Assane Gueye Fall, Aliou Diop, Renaud Lancelot, Momar Talla Seck, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Xavier Allène, Jérémy Bouyer and Hélène Guis

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:341

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  33. Content type: Short report

    In Europe, the first Thelazia callipaeda infections were found in the eyes of some dogs in Italy three decades ago. Since that time, this vector-borne nematode species has been diagnosed in domestic and wild carn...

    Authors: Róbert Farkas, Nóra Takács, Mónika Gyurkovszky, Noémi Henszelmann, Judit Kisgergely, Gyula Balka, Norbert Solymosi and Andrea Vass

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:338

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    The oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis), which infests several mammals, primarily rats (Rattus spp.), is the most notorious vector of human plague. In this study, we measured the genetic differentiation among ...

    Authors: Fang Zhao, Tongzuo Zhang, Jianping Su, Zuhao Huang, Aiguo Wu and Gonghua Lin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:343

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    The sand fly Phlebotomus argentipes is the vector for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian sub-continent. In Bangladesh since 2012, indoor residual spraying (IRS) was applied in VL endemic areas using deltam...

    Authors: Rajib Chowdhury, Murari Lal Das, Vashkar Chowdhury, Lalita Roy, Shyla Faria, Jyoti Priyanka, Sakila Akter, Narayan Prosad Maheswary, Rajaul Karim Khan, Daniel Argaw and Axel Kroeger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:336

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  36. Content type: Research

    A baseline survey in 2007–2008 found lymphatic filariasis (LF) to be endemic in Sierra Leone in all 14 districts and co-endemic with onchocerciasis in 12 districts. Mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermect...

    Authors: Joseph B. Koroma, Santigie Sesay, Abdul Conteh, Jusufu Paye, Mohamed Bah, Mustapha Sonnie, Mary H. Hodges and Yaobi Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:334

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    The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is well adapted in some regions of the Amazon. Of all Brazilian states, Pará contains the largest number of this species, with 510,000 animals, approximately 38% of the Brazili...

    Authors: Helder Ribeiro Batista, Cristiane Sarturi, Felipe Nascimento Stelmachtchuk, Daniel Rocha Oliveira, Adriana Caroprezo Morini, Solange Maria Gennari, Arlei Marcili, Fernanda Aparecida Nieri Bastos, Lauro Euclides Soares Barata and Antonio Humberto Hamad Minervino

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:335

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  38. Content type: Review

    Human arboviral diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever remain global public health threats to date. Of these diseases, dengue fever is particularly prevalent in S...

    Authors: Zheng Hua Amelia-Yap, Chee Dhang Chen, Mohd Sofian-Azirun and Van Lun Low

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:332

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  39. Content type: Research

    Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring is growing increasingly popular in aquatic systems as a valuable complementary method to conventional monitoring. However, such tools have not yet been extensively applied f...

    Authors: Johannes C. Rusch, Haakon Hansen, David A. Strand, Turhan Markussen, Sigurd Hytterød and Trude Vrålstad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:333

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  40. Content type: Research

    A century of studies have described particular aspects of relatively few mosquito species in southern Africa, mostly those species involved with disease transmission, specifically malaria and arboviruses. Patt...

    Authors: Anthony J. Cornel, Yoosook Lee, António Paulo Gouveia Almeida, Todd Johnson, Joel Mouatcho, Marietjie Venter, Christiaan de Jager and Leo Braack

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:331

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  41. Content type: Research

    Few details are available on the consumption of ectoparasites, specifically bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae), by their chiropteran hosts while grooming. Such details are important to document ...

    Authors: Riana V. Ramanantsalama, Aristide Andrianarimisa, Achille P. Raselimanana and Steven M. Goodman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:330

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  42. Content type: Research

    The ixodid tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus is the main vector of Theileria parva, wich causes the highly fatal cattle disease East Coast fever (ECF) in sub-Saharan Africa. Rhipicephalus appendiculatus populatio...

    Authors: Gaston S. Amzati, Roger Pelle, Jean-Berckmans B. Muhigwa, Esther G. Kanduma, Appolinaire Djikeng, Maxime Madder, Nathalie Kirschvink and Tanguy Marcotty

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:329

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  43. Content type: Research

    Most of the studies on fish diseases focus on single infections, although in nature co-infections occur more often. The two freshwater myxozoan parasites of salmonids, having high economic and ecologic relevan...

    Authors: Mohamed H. Kotob, Gokhlesh Kumar, Mona Saleh, Bartolomeo Gorgoglione, Mahmoud Abdelzaher and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:326

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  44. Content type: Research

    Paragonimus heterotremus is the main causative agent of paragonimiasis in Thailand. In Western blot diagnostic assays for paragonimiasis, the 35 kDa band present in crude P. heterotremus somatic extracts represen...

    Authors: Kanokkarn Pothong, Chalit Komalamisra, Thareerat Kalambaheti, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Timothy P. Yoshino and Paron Dekumyoy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:322

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  45. Content type: Research

    In Burkina Faso, malaria remains the overall leading cause of morbidity and mortality accounting for 35.12% of consultations, 40.83% of hospitalizations and 37.5% of deaths. Genotyping of malaria parasite popu...

    Authors: Anyirékun Fabrice Somé, Thomas Bazié, Issaka Zongo, R. Serge Yerbanga, Frédéric Nikiéma, Cathérine Neya, Liz Karen Taho and Jean-Bosco Ouédraogo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:323

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    Cystic echinococcosis is a worldwide chronic zoonotic disease caused by infection with the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. Previously, we found significant accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cell...

    Authors: Aiping Yu, Ying Wang, Jianhai Yin, Jing Zhang, Shengkui Cao, Jianping Cao and Yujuan Shen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:327

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    Members of the genus Paragonimus require at least three hosts in their life-cycles. The obligatory first intermediate hosts are freshwater snails. In Vietnam, although seven Paragonimus species have been recorded...

    Authors: Pham Ngoc Doanh, Luu Anh Tu, Hoang Van Hien, Nguyen Van Duc, Yoichiro Horii, David Blair and Yukifumi Nawa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:328

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