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  1. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that causes congenital toxoplasmosis, as well as other serious clinical presentations in immune compromised humans. The parasite has also been rec...

    Authors: Mert Döşkaya, Li Liang, Aarti Jain, Hüseyin Can, Sultan Gülçe İz, Philip Louis Felgner, Aysu Değirmenci Döşkaya, David Huw Davies and Adnan Yüksel Gürüz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:393

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    Blastocystis sp. is a common protozoan parasite frequently identified in the digestive tract of humans and a large variety of animal hosts worldwide, including birds. It exhibits a large genetic diversity with th...

    Authors: Stéphanie Greige, Dima El Safadi, Noémie Bécu, Nausicaa Gantois, Bruno Pereira, Magali Chabé, Sadia Benamrouz-Vanneste, Gabriela Certad, Rima El Hage, Marianne Chemaly, Monzer Hamze and Eric Viscogliosi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:389

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    Gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) can cause significant economic losses in alpacas due to lowered production of fibre and meat. Although no anthelmintics are registered for use in alpacas, various classes of a...

    Authors: Mohammed H. Rashid, Jane L. Vaughan, Mark A. Stevenson, Angus J. D. Campbell, Ian Beveridge and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:388

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    Babesiosis is caused by the invasion of erythrocytes by parasites of the Babesia spp. Babesia microti is one of the primary causative agents of human babesiosis. To better understand the status of the disease, di...

    Authors: Bin Xu, Xiu-Feng Liu, Yu-Chun Cai, Ji-Lei Huang, Rui-Xiang Zhang, Jun-Hu Chen, Xun-Jia Cheng, Xia Zhou, Xue-Nian Xu, Yan Zhou, Ting Zhang, Shen-Bo Chen, Jian Li, Qun-Feng Wu, Cheng-Song Sun, Yong-Feng Fu…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:379

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    Malaria is an important mosquito-borne disease, transmitted to humans by Anopheles mosquitoes. The aim of this study was to gather all records of three main malaria vectors in Iran during the last decades, and to...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd, Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat, Hassan Vatandoost, Shahyad Azari-Hamidian and Kamran Pakdad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:382

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  6. Content type: Research

    Fasciolosis, caused by the liver fluke Fasciola gigantica, and paramphistomosis are widespread in cattle in Tanzania, and the use of trematocides is encouraged by the Government livestock extension officers. Howe...

    Authors: Jahashi Nzalawahe, Rose Hannah, Ahmed A. Kassuku, John R. Stothard, Gerald Coles and Mark C. Eisler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:384

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  7. Content type: Research

    Most people infected with malaria acquire the infection indoors from mosquito vectors that entered the house through open eaves, windows and doors. Structural house improvement (e.g. closed eaves and screened ...

    Authors: Monicah M. Mburu, Malou Juurlink, Jeroen Spitzen, Paula Moraga, Alexandra Hiscox, Themba Mzilahowa, Willem Takken and Robert S. McCann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:383

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  8. Content type: Review

    Co-infection of malaria and intestinal parasites is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa and causes severe disease especially among the poorest populations. It has been shown that an intestinal parasite (helminth)...

    Authors: Aminata Colle Lo, Babacar Faye, Ben Adu Gyan and Linda Eva Amoah

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:387

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  9. Content type: Research

    Co-circulation of dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is increasing worldwide but information on the viral dynamics and immune response to DENV-CHIKV co-infection, particularly in young infants, ...

    Authors: Mussaret B Zaidi, Julio Garcia-Cordero, Ricardo Rivero-Gomez, Josselin Corzo-Gomez, María Elena González y Almeida, Raúl Bonilla-Moreno, José Bustos-Arriaga, Nicolás Villegas-Sepulveda, Leopoldo Flores-Romo and Leticia Cedillo-Barron

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:378

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  10. Content type: Research

    The tsetse transmitted parasitic flagellate Trypanosoma congolense causes animal African trypanosomosis (AAT) across sub-Saharan Africa. AAT negatively impacts agricultural, economic, nutritional and subsequently...

    Authors: Erick O. Awuoche, Brian L. Weiss, Paul O. Mireji, Aurélien Vigneron, Benson Nyambega, Grace Murilla and Serap Aksoy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:380

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  11. Content type: Short report

    Usutu virus (USUV) is an emerging zoonotic virus originally from sub-Saharan Africa. It has been introduced into Europe on multiple occasions, causing substantial mortality within the Eurasian blackbird (Turdus m...

    Authors: Luis M. Hernández-Triana, Maria Fernández de Marco, Karen L. Mansfield, Leigh Thorne, Sarah Lumley, Denise Marston, Anthony A. Fooks and Nick Johnson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:381

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  12. Content type: Short report

    South African veterinarians report the perception of a multi-year decline in the number of dogs presenting with clinical babesiosis, a common and serious disease of dogs in the country. This study tested this ...

    Authors: Robert Lavan, Kaan Tunceli, Hendrik de Swardt, Carolyn Chelchinskey, Mats Abatzidis and Rob Armstrong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:386

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  13. Content type: Research

    Fluralaner (Bravecto®, Merck Animal Health, Madison, NJ, USA) is a novel isoxazoline that provides up to 12 weeks flea and tick control when administered orally to dogs. Two assessor-blinded studies, one in do...

    Authors: Sivaja Ranjan, David Young and Fangshi Sun

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:385

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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research

    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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  16. Content type: Research

    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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  17. Content type: Research

    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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  18. Content type: Research

    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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  19. Content type: Research

    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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  20. Content type: Research

    In recent years, the genus Asaia (Rhodospirillales: Acetobacteraceae) has been isolated from different Anopheles species and presented as a promising tool to combat malaria. This bacterium has unique features suc...

    Authors: Abbas Rami, Abbasali Raz, Sedigheh Zakeri and Navid Dinparast Djadid

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:367

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  21. Content type: Research

    Visceral leishmaniasis is a serious public health problem in Brazil, and control of this disease constitutes a major challenge. The purpose of this study was to assess the existing spatial and temporal relatio...

    Authors: Fábio Raphael Pascoti Bruhn, Maria Helena Franco Morais, Denis Lucio Cardoso, Nádia Campos Pereira Bruhn, Fernando Ferreira and Christiane Maria Barcellos Magalhães da Rocha

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:372

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  22. Content type: Research

    Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) including Ascaris lumbricoides, Necator americanus, Ancylostoma spp. and Trichuris trichiura are cause of significant global morbidity. To mitigate their disease burden, at-risk ...

    Authors: Susana Vaz Nery, Jessica Qi, Stacey Llewellyn, Naomi E. Clarke, Rebecca Traub, Darren J. Gray, Andrew J. Vallely, Gail M. Williams, Ross M. Andrews, James S. McCarthy and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:373

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) frequently infect South American camelids (alpacas and llamas) and cause economic losses due to reduced production of fiber, meat and/or leather. Our knowledge about the epide...

    Authors: Mohammed H. Rashid, Hagos Gebrekidan and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:370

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  24. Content type: Research

    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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  25. Content type: Research

    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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  26. Content type: Research

    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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  27. Content type: Research

    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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  28. Content type: Research

    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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  29. Content type: Research

    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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  30. Content type: Research

    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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  31. Content type: Research

    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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  32. Content type: Research

    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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  33. Content type: Research

    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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  34. Content type: Research

    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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  35. Content type: Research

    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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  36. Content type: Research

    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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  37. Content type: Research

    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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  38. Content type: Research

    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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  39. Content type: Research

    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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  40. Content type: Research

    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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  41. Content type: Research

    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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. Content type: Research

    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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  45. Content type: Research

    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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  46. Content type: Research

    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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  47. 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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  48. Content type: Research

    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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