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  1. Content type: Review

    Vector control has been the most effective preventive measure against malaria and other vector-borne diseases. However, due to concerns such as insecticide resistance and budget shortfalls, an integrated contr...

    Authors: Christopher M. Stone, Arne B.R. Witt, Guillermo Cabrera Walsh, Woodbridge A. Foster and Sean T. Murphy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:76

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  2. Content type: Review

    In 2000, the World Health Organization established the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF), with the goal of eliminating the disease as a public health problem by 2020. Since the start o...

    Authors: Lukyn M. Gedge, Alison A. Bettis, Mark H. Bradley, T. Déirdre Hollingsworth and Hugo C. Turner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:75

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  3. Content type: Research

    Biting midges belonging to Culicoides imicola, Culicoides obsoletus complex and Culicoides pulicaris complex (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are increasingly implicated as vectors of bluetongue virus in Palaearctic re...

    Authors: Valeria Blanda, Marcellocalogero Blanda, Francesco La Russa, Rossella Scimeca, Salvatore Scimeca, Rosalia D’Agostino, Michelangelo Auteri and Alessandra Torina

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:78

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  4. Content type: Review

    Dengue is of great concern in various parts of the world, especially in tropical and subtropical countries where the mosquito vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are present. The transmission of this virus...

    Authors: Victor Henrique Ferreira-de-Lima and Tamara Nunes Lima-Camara

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:77

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  5. Content type: Review

    The human helminth infections include ascariasis, trichuriasis, hookworm infections, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis (LF) and onchocerciasis. It is estimated that almost 2 billion people worldwide are in...

    Authors: James E. Wright, Marleen Werkman, Julia C. Dunn and Roy M. Anderson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:65

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  6. Content type: Research

    Chicken coccidiosis, a disease caused by seven species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Coccidia), inflicts severe economic losses on the poultry industry. Eimeria tenella is the one of the most virulent species pathogen...

    Authors: Pu Wang, Jianhua Li, Pengtao Gong, Weirong Wang, Yongxing Ai and Xichen Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:74

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  7. Content type: Short report

    Onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (LF) are major filarial infections targeted for elimination in most endemic sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries by 2020/2025. The current control strategies are built upo...

    Authors: Jorge Cano, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Simon J. O’Hanlon, Afework H. Tekle, Samuel Wanji, Honorat G. Zouré, Maria P. Rebollo and Rachel L. Pullan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:70

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  8. Content type: Research

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a neglected tropical disease (NTD), caused by the intracellular protozoan parasites Leishmania donovani and Leishmania infantum. Symptomatic VL is considered fatal when left untreat...

    Authors: Francisco J. Salguero, Waldo L. Garcia-Jimenez, Isadora Lima and Karin Seifert

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:73

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  9. Content type: Research

    Cardiac fibrosis is a consequence of chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy (CCC). In other cardiovascular diseases, the protagonist role of fibroblasts in cardiac fibrosis is well established. However, the role of c...

    Authors: Laura Lacerda Coelho, Isabela Resende Pereira, Mirian Claudia de Souza Pereira, Liliane Mesquita, Joseli Lannes-Vieira, Daniel Adesse and Luciana Ribeiro Garzoni

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:72

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  10. Content type: Research

    Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is the application of insecticide to the interior walls of household structures that often serve as resting sites for mosquito vectors of malaria. Human exposure to malaria vecto...

    Authors: Dereje Dengela, Aklilu Seyoum, Bradford Lucas, Benjamin Johns, Kristen George, Allison Belemvire, Angela Caranci, Laura C. Norris and Christen M. Fornadel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:71

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  11. Content type: Research

    Human infections by the gastrointestinal helminth Strongyloides stercoralis and the enteric protozoans Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium spp. and Blastocystis spp. are not formally included in the list of 20 ne...

    Authors: Elena Dacal, José M. Saugar, Aida de Lucio, Marta Hernández-de-Mingo, Elena Robinson, Pamela C. Köster, María L. Aznar-Ruiz-de-Alegría, Mateu Espasa, Arlette Ninda, Javier Gandasegui, Elena Sulleiro, Milagros Moreno, Fernando Salvador, Israel Molina, Esperanza Rodríguez and David Carmena

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:67

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  12. Content type: Research

    Post-mass drug administration (MDA) surveillance during the lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination program in Sri Lanka, revealed the re-emergence of brugian filariasis after four decades. This study was done w...

    Authors: Chandana H. Mallawarachchi, T. G. A. Nilmini Chandrasena, Ranjan Premaratna, S. M. N. S. M. Mallawarachchi and Nilanthi R. de Silva

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:68

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Malaria in pregnancy is a major cause of poor maternal and infant health, and is associated with the sequestration of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes (IE) in the placenta. The leading vaccine candidate for pr...

    Authors: Mirja Hommel, Jo-Anne Chan, Alexandra J. Umbers, Christine Langer, Stephen J. Rogerson, Joseph D. Smith and James G. Beeson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:69

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  14. Content type: Research

    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are insects of medical importance due to their involvement in the zoonotic transmission of Leishmania spp. to vertebrates. The aim of this work was to study the ecol...

    Authors: Márcia Moreira de Ávila, Andreia Fernandes Brilhante, Cristian Ferreira de Souza, Paula Dias Bevilacqua, Eunice Aparecida Bianchi Galati and Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:64

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  15. Content type: Review

    Leishmaniasis is listed as one of the eight neglected tropical diseases by the World Health Organization and the number of cases in endemic areas has seen a sharp rise in the past decade. More alarmingly, repo...

    Authors: Lahiru Sandaruwan Galgamuwa, Samath D. Dharmaratne and Devika Iddawela

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:60

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  16. Content type: Review

    We present evidence that the dog hookworm (Ancylostoma caninum) is underutilised in the study of host-parasite interactions, particularly as a proxy for the human-hookworm relationship. The inability to passage h...

    Authors: Catherine Shepherd, Phurpa Wangchuk and Alex Loukas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:59

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  17. Content type: Review

    Control of gene expression is crucial for parasite survival and is the result of a series of processes that are regulated to permit fine-tuning of gene expression in response to biological changes during the l...

    Authors: Andréa Rodrigues Ávila, Alexjandro Cabezas-Cruz and Mathieu Gissot

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:62

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  18. Content type: Research

    The Apicomplexa from aquatic environments are understudied relative to their terrestrial counterparts, and the seminal work assessing the phylogenetic relations of fish-infecting lineages is mostly based on fr...

    Authors: Raquel Xavier, Ricardo Severino, Marcos Pérez-Losada, Camino Gestal, Rita Freitas, D. James Harris, Ana Veríssimo, Daniela Rosado and Joanne Cable

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:63

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  19. Content type: Short report

    In spite of the emergence of populations of drug-resistant cyathostomines worldwide, little is known of parasite species responsible for ‘early egg shedding’ in cohorts of horses subjected to treatment with wi...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Molena, Laura E. Peachey, Angela Di Cesare, Donato Traversa and Cinzia Cantacessi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:61

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  20. Content type: Research

    Cystic echinococcosis is a global public health problem; however, the drugs (albendazole and mebendazole) currently recommended by WHO for its treatment, have limited efficacy. Therefore, novel drugs are requi...

    Authors: Jianhai Yin, Congshan Liu, Yujuan Shen, Haobing Zhang and Jianping Cao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:58

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  21. Content type: Research

    Fasciola hepatica is the main agent of fasciolosis, a zoonotic disease affecting livestock worldwide, and an emerging food-borne disease in humans. Even when effective treatments are available, drugs are costly a...

    Authors: Santiago Radio, Santiago Fontenla, Victoria Solana, Anna C. Matos Salim, Flávio Marcos Gomes Araújo, Pedro Ortiz, Cristian Hoban, Estefan Miranda, Valeria Gayo, Fabiano Sviatopolk-Mirsky Pais, Hugo Solana, Guilherme Oliveira, Pablo Smircich and José F. Tort

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:56

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  22. Content type: Review

    During the last decade, scale-up of vector control tools such as long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) contributed to the reduction of malaria morbidity and mortality across...

    Authors: Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Nino Ndjondo Sandjo, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Charles S. Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:57

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  23. Content type: Research

    Malaria is one of the most serious public health problems in the world, and is a major public health problem in Ethiopia. Over the past years, the disease has been consistently reported as the first leading ca...

    Authors: Daniel Gebretsadik, Daniel Getacher Feleke and Mesfin Fiseha

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:55

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  24. Content type: Research

    Forests in urban landscapes differ from their rural counterparts in ways that may alter vector-borne disease dynamics. In urban forest fragments, tick-borne pathogen prevalence is not well characterized; mitig...

    Authors: Solny A. Adalsteinsson, W. Gregory Shriver, Andrias Hojgaard, Jacob L. Bowman, Dustin Brisson, Vincent D’Amico and Jeffrey J. Buler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:54

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