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  1. Content type: Research

    The snail Biomphalaria straminea is one of the intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni. Biomphalaria straminea is also an invasive species, known for its strong capability on peripheral expansion, long-distance...

    Authors: Weisi Wang, Qiang Mao, Junmin Yao, Weijia Yang, Qiming Zhang, Wencheng Lu, Zhuohui Deng and Liping Duan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:291

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    Zika virus (ZIKV) spread rapidly in the Americas in 2015. Targeting effective public health interventions for inhabitants of, and travellers to and from, affected countries depends on understanding the risk of...

    Authors: Erin E. Rees, Tatiana Petukhova, Mariola Mascarenhas, Yann Pelcat and Nicholas H. Ogden

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:290

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    One of the major public health challenges in the field of communicable diseases consists of being able to predict where and when a population is at risk of being infected by a pathogen. In the case of vector-b...

    Authors: Gaël Hauser, Olivier Rais, Francisca Morán Cadenas, Yves Gonseth, Mahmoud Bouzelboudjen and Lise Gern

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:289

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    Mosquitoes that feed on animals can survive and mediate residual transmission of malaria even after most humans have been protected with insecticidal bednets or indoor residual sprays. Ivermectin is a widely-u...

    Authors: Carlos J. Chaccour, Kija Ngha’bi, Gloria Abizanda, Angel Irigoyen Barrio, Azucena Aldaz, Fredros Okumu, Hannah Slater, Jose Luis Del Pozo and Gerry Killeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:287

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  5. Content type: Research

    Insecticides targeting adult mosquitoes are the main way of controlling malaria. They work not only by killing mosquitoes, but also by repelling and irritating them. Indeed their repellent action gives valuabl...

    Authors: Kevin Thiévent, Lorenz Hofer, Elise Rapp, Mgeni Mohamed Tambwe, Sarah Moore and Jacob C. Koella

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:284

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  6. Content type: Research

    Entomopathogenic fungi are highly promising agents for controlling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Deploying fungus-impregnated black cloths in PET traps efficiently reduced Ae. aegypti female survival rates under intr...

    Authors: Adriano R. Paula, Leila E. I. Silva, Anderson Ribeiro, Tariq M. Butt, Carlos P. Silva and Richard I. Samuels

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:285

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  7. Content type: Research

    Asymptomatic individuals are one of the major challenges for malaria elimination programs in endemic areas. In the absence of clinical symptoms and with a lower parasite density they constitute silent reservoi...

    Authors: Keillen M. Martins-Campos, Andrea Kuehn, Anne Almeida, Ana Paula M. Duarte, Vanderson S. Sampaio, Íria C. Rodriguez, Sara G. M. da Silva, Claudia María Ríos-Velásquez, José Bento Pereira Lima, Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta, Quique Bassat, Ivo Müller, Marcus Lacerda, Wuelton M. Monteiro and Maria das Graças V. Barbosa Guerra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:288

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Understanding mechanisms driving insecticide resistance in vector populations remains a public health priority. To date, most research has focused on the genetic mechanisms underpinning resistance, yet it is u...

    Authors: Marissa K. Grossman, Valentin Uc-Puc, Adriana E. Flores, Pablo C. Manrique-Saide and Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:282

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  9. Content type: Research

    Suitable and scalable in vitro culture conditions for parasite maintenance are needed to foster drug research for loiasis, one of the neglected tropical diseases which has attracted only limited attention over re...

    Authors: Denis Zofou, Fanny Fri Fombad, Narcisse V. T. Gandjui, Abdel Jelil Njouendou, Arnaud Jonas Kengne-Ouafo, Patrick W. Chounna Ndongmo, Fabrice R. Datchoua-Poutcheu, Peter A. Enyong, Dizzle Tayong Bita, Mark J. Taylor, Joseph D. Turner and Samuel Wanji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:275

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  10. Content type: Research

    Wetlands are ecosystems in which vectors of avian haemosporidians live and reproduce and where waterbirds join to breed in colonies. Brazil has wetlands at different latitudes, which enables testing the influe...

    Authors: Samira Chahad-Ehlers, Angela Terumi Fushita, Gustavo Augusto Lacorte, Pamela Carla Pereira de Assis and Silvia Nassif Del Lama

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:276

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  11. Content type: Research

    Accurate and rapid identification of dipteran vectors is integral for entomological surveys and is a vital component of control programs for mosquito-borne diseases. Conventionally, morphological features are ...

    Authors: Abhishek Mewara, Megha Sharma, Taruna Kaura, Kamran Zaman, Rakesh Yadav and Rakesh Sehgal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:281

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  12. Content type: Research

    As forest is the preferred environment for ticks, forestry workers are exposed to tick bites and tick-borne diseases. We assessed the seroprevalence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) antibodies and investigated, ...

    Authors: Mathilde De Keukeleire, Annie Robert, Victor Luyasu, Benoît Kabamba and Sophie O. Vanwambeke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:277

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  13. Content type: Review

    Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease caused by many Leishmania species, which can infect both humans and other mammals. Leishmaniasis is a complex disease, with heterogeneous clinical manifestations ranging fr...

    Authors: Luca Galluzzi, Marcello Ceccarelli, Aurora Diotallevi, Michele Menotta and Mauro Magnani

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:273

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  14. Content type: Research

    The whitespotted conger Conger myriaster (Brevoort) (Anguilliformes: Congridae) is an extremely marketable food fish, commonly consumed as sashimi or sushi in some Asian countries (i.e. Japan, Korea and China). C...

    Authors: Hui-Xia Chen, Lu-Ping Zhang, David I. Gibson, Liang Lü, Zhen Xu, Hai-Tao Li, Hui-Dong Ju and Liang Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:274

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  15. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    This study aimed to compare the FECPAKG2 and the McMaster techniques for counting of gastrointestinal nematode eggs in the faeces of alpacas using two floatation solutions (saturated sodium chloride and sucrose s...

    Authors: Mohammed H. Rashid, Mark A. Stevenson, Shea Waenga, Greg Mirams, Angus J. D. Campbell, Jane L. Vaughan and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:278

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  16. Content type: Research

    Pharyngostrongylus kappa Mawson, 1965 is a nematode (Strongyloidea: Cloacininae), endemic to the sacculated forestomachs of Australian macropodid marsupials (kangaroos and wallaroos). A recent study revealed gene...

    Authors: Tanapan Sukee, Ian Beveridge and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:271

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  17. Content type: Research

    Tsetse flies are the sole vectors of human and animal trypanosomosis. In Burkina Faso, a project aiming to create zones free of tsetse flies and trypanosomosis was executed from June 2006 to December 2013. Aft...

    Authors: Lassané Percoma, Adama Sow, Soumaïla Pagabeleguem, Ahmadou H. Dicko, Oumarou Serdebéogo, Mariam Ouédraogo, Jean-Baptiste Rayaissé, Jérémy Bouyer, Adrien M. G. Belem and Issa Sidibé

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:270

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  18. Content type: Research

    Male fruitflies Phortica variegata (Drosophilidae, Steganinae) are the intermediate host of the zoonotic nematode Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae). More than 10 years ago, when T. callipaeda was confi...

    Authors: Jennifer Palfreyman, John Graham-Brown, Cyril Caminade, Paul Gilmore, Domenico Otranto and Diana J. L. Williams

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:272

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  19. Content type: Research

    Vectors of mosquito-borne diseases in Sri Lanka, except for malaria, belong to the subfamily Culicinae, which includes nearly 84% of the mosquito fauna of the country. Hence, accurate and precise species ident...

    Authors: Thilini Chathurika Weeraratne, Sinnathamby Noble Surendran and S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:266

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  20. Content type: Research

    Infections of sheep with gastrointestinal parasites, especially Haemonchus contortus, have caused serious losses in livestock production, particularly after the emergence of resistance to conventional anthelminti...

    Authors: Luis Eduardo Ferreira, Bruno Iglesias Benincasa, Ana Lúcia Fachin, Silvia Helena Taleb Contini, Suzelei Castro França, Ana Carolina Souza Chagas and Rene Oliveira Beleboni

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:269

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  21. Content type: Research

    Transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya are affected by the longevity of the adult female mosquito. Environmental conditions influence the survival of adult female Aed...

    Authors: Chris A. Schmidt, Genevieve Comeau, Andrew J. Monaghan, Daniel J. Williamson and Kacey C. Ernst

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:267

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  22. Content type: Research

    Small targets comprising panels of blue and insecticide-treated black netting material each 0.25 × 0.25 m have been shown to attract and kill Glossina fuscipes fuscipes Newstead, 1910 (Diptera: Glossinidae) there...

    Authors: Njelembo J. Mbewe, Rajinder K. Saini, Baldwyn Torto, Janet Irungu, Abdullahi A. Yusuf and Christian W. W. Pirk

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:268

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  23. Content type: Research

    Despite long-term research on dirofilariosis in Slovakia, little attention has thus far been paid to Dirofilaria vectors. The particular aim of the present study was molecular screening for filarioid parasites in...

    Authors: Viktória Čabanová, Martina Miterpáková, Daniela Valentová, Hana Blažejová, Ivo Rudolf, Eduard Stloukal, Zuzana Hurníková and Marianna Dzidová

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:261

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  24. Content type: Review

    Dengue virus (DENV), an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, has become a major threat to American human life, reaching approximately 23 million cases from 1980 to 2017. Brazil is among the countries most affe...

    Authors: Tiago Souza Salles, Thayane da Encarnação Sá-Guimarães, Evelyn Seam Lima de Alvarenga, Victor Guimarães-Ribeiro, Marcelo Damião Ferreira de Meneses, Patricia Faria de Castro-Salles, Carlucio Rocha dos Santos, Ana Claudia do Amaral Melo, Marcia Regina Soares, Davis Fernandes Ferreira and Monica Ferreira Moreira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:264

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  25. Content type: Review

    Rickettsioses are among the oldest known infectious diseases. In spite of this, and of the extensive research carried out, many aspects of the biology and epidemiology of tick-borne rickettsiae are far from be...

    Authors: Laura Tomassone, Aránzazu Portillo, Markéta Nováková, Rita de Sousa and José Antonio Oteo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:263

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  26. Content type: Research

    Dengue is one of the major health problems in Sri Lanka causing an enormous social and economic burden to the country. An accurate early warning system can enhance the efficiency of preventive measures. The ai...

    Authors: Gayan P. Withanage, Sameera D. Viswakula, Y. I. Nilmini Silva Gunawardena and Menaka D. Hapugoda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:262

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The Esmeraldas focus of onchocerciasis in Ecuador expanded geographically during the 1980s and was associated with severe ocular and skin disease. Mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin started in 1991...

    Authors: Ángel Guevara, Raquel Lovato, Roberto Proaño, Mario A. Rodriguez-Perez, Thomas Unnasch, Philip J. Cooper and Ronald H. Guderian

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:265

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  28. Content type: Research

    Eimeria tenella is an obligate intracellular apicomplexan protozoan parasite that has a complex life-cycle. Calcium ions, through various calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPKs), regulate key events in parasite...

    Authors: Ling Lv, Bing Huang, Qiping Zhao, Zongping Zhao, Hui Dong, Shunhai Zhu, Ting Chen, Ming Yan and Hongyu Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:259

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  29. Content type: Short report

    Genetic manipulation techniques, such as transfection, have been previously reported in many protozoan parasites. In Babesia, stable transfection systems have only been established for bovine Babesia parasites. W...

    Authors: Mingming Liu, Paul Franck Adjou Moumouni, Masahito Asada, Hassan Hakimi, Tatsunori Masatani, Patrick Vudriko, Seung-Hun Lee, Shin-ichiro Kawazu, Junya Yamagishi and Xuenan Xuan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:260

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  30. Content type: Research

    Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) originated in a sylvatic cycle of transmission between non-human animal hosts and vector mosquitoes in the forests of Africa. Subsequently the virus jumped out of this ancestral cycle...

    Authors: Rebecca Richman, Diawo Diallo, Mawlouth Diallo, Amadou A. Sall, Oumar Faye, Cheikh T. Diagne, Ibrahima Dia, Scott C. Weaver, Kathryn A. Hanley and Michaela Buenemann

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:255

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  31. Content type: Research

    Taenia saginata cysticercus is the larval stage of the zoonotic parasite Taenia saginata, with a life-cycle involving both cattle and humans. The public health impact is considered low. The current surveillance s...

    Authors: Bhagyalakshmi Chengat Prakashbabu, Laura Rebecca Marshall, Matteo Crotta, William Gilbert, Jade Cherry Johnson, Lis Alban and Javier Guitian

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:257

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  32. Content type: Research

    Extra-Amazonian malaria mortality is 60 times higher than the Amazon malaria mortality. Imported cases correspond to approximately 90% of extra-Amazonian cases. Imported malaria could be a major problem if it ...

    Authors: Hermano Gomes Albuquerque, Paulo Cesar Peiter, Luciano M. Toledo, Jeronimo A. F. Alencar, Paulo C. Sabroza, Cristina G. Dias, Jefferson P. C. Santos and Martha C. Suárez-Mutis

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:256

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  33. Content type: Research

    Melophagus ovinus (sheep ked) is a blood-feeding ectoparasite that belongs to the family Hippoboscidae (Diptera: Hippoboscoidea) and mainly parasitizes sheep. The life-cycle of M. ovinus consists of three stages:...

    Authors: Li Zhao, Bo He, Kai-Rui Li, Fei Li, Lu-Yao Zhang, Xian-Qiang Li and Yong-Hong Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:258

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  34. Content type: Research

    The study of physiological and behavioral traits of mosquito vectors has been of growing relevance for the proposition of alternative methods for controlling vector-borne diseases. Despite this, most studies f...

    Authors: Luciana Ordunha Araripe, Jéssica Rodrigues Assunção Bezerra, Gustavo Bueno da Silva Rivas and Rafaela Vieira Bruno

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:254

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  35. Content type: Research

    Following the recent discovery of the role of Anopheles rufipes Gough, 1910 in human malaria transmission in the northern savannah of Cameroon, we report here additional information on its feeding and resting hab...

    Authors: Parfait H. Awono-Ambene, Josiane Etang, Christophe Antonio-Nkondjio, Cyrille Ndo, Wolfgang Ekoko Eyisap, Michael C. Piameu, Elysée S. Mandeng, Ranaise L. Mbakop, Jean Claude Toto, Salomon Patchoke, Abraham P. Mnzava, Tessa B. Knox, Martin Donnelly, Etienne Fondjo and Jude D. Bigoga

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:253

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  36. Content type: Research

    Previous data suggest that fecal S100A12 has clinical utility as a biomarker of chronic gastrointestinal inflammation (idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease) in both people and dogs, but the effect of gastroin...

    Authors: Romy M. Heilmann, Aurélien Grellet, Niels Grützner, Shannon M. Cranford, Jan S. Suchodolski, Sylvie Chastant-Maillard and Jörg M. Steiner

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:252

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  37. Content type: Research

    Nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) have proven to be advantageous in the diagnosis of leishmaniases, allowing sensitive diagnosis of: (i) cutaneous leishmaniasis in long duration lesions and (ii) viscera...

    Authors: Ana V. Ibarra-Meneses, Israel Cruz, Carmen Chicharro, Carmen Sánchez, Sylvain Biéler, Tobias Broger, Javier Moreno and Eugenia Carrillo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:250

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  38. Content type: Research

    Understanding the major predictors of disease vectors such as mosquitoes can guide the development of effective and timely strategies for mitigating vector-borne disease outbreaks. This study examined the infl...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Claudia Riegel and Ephantus J. Muturi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:249

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  39. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite commonly found in mammals, has been shown to induce trophoblast cell apoptosis and subsequently cause fetal damage and abortion. Although dense granule protein 15 (GRA1...

    Authors: Wei Wei, Fangfang Zhang, He Chen, Yuanyuan Tang, Tian Xing, Qingli Luo, Li Yu, Jian Du, Jilong Shen and Linjie Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:251

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  40. Content type: Research

    Understanding population genetic structure in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae (s.s.) is crucial to inform genetic control and manage insecticide resistance. Unfortunately, species characteristics such as hig...

    Authors: Martin Lukindu, Christina M. Bergey, Rachel M. Wiltshire, Scott T. Small, Brian P. Bourke, Jonathan K. Kayondo and Nora J. Besansky

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:246

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  41. Content type: Research

    Togo is a country previously endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF). In 2010, following nine years of mass drug administration (MDA) for LF, the country established a post-treatment surveillance (PTS) system. W...

    Authors: Monique Ameyo Dorkenoo, Rachel Bronzan, Degninou Yehadji, Mawèke Tchalim, Kossi Yakpa, Santrao Etassoli, Poukpessi Adjeloh, Issaka Maman and Yao Sodahlon

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:244

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  42. Content type: Research

    The global incidences of dengue virus have increased the interest in studying and understanding the mosquito population dynamics. It is predominantly spread by Aedes aegypti in the tropical and sub-tropical count...

    Authors: William M. S. Yamashita, Shyam S. Das and Grigori Chapiro

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:245

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  43. Content type: Research

    Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of Leishmania infantum, the agent of canine and human visceral leishmaniosis in the Americas. Considering that the dog is the main domestic host of the parasite, repellent...

    Authors: André Antonio Cutolo, Fredy Galvis-Ovallos, Elisangela de Souza Neves, Fabiano O. Silva, S. Theodore Chester and Becky Fankhauser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:247

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  44. Content type: Research

    Bovine cysticercosis (BCC) (due to Taenia saginata) is often claimed to cause considerable economic losses to the livestock industry, particularly in beef cattle, but recent studies estimating the economic impact...

    Authors: Famke Jansen, Pierre Dorny, Chiara Trevisan, Veronique Dermauw, Minerva Laranjo-González, Alberto Allepuz, Céline Dupuy, Meryam Krit, Sarah Gabriël and Brecht Devleesschauwer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:241

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  45. Content type: Research

    Libyostrongylus douglassii, Libyostrongylus dentatus and Libyostrongylus magnus are nematodes that infect ostriches. The first species has been identified in ostriches from Africa, Europe, Americas and Oceania. A...

    Authors: Josiana Gomes de Andrade, Bersissa Kumsa, Dinka Ayana, Ricardo Augusto Mendonça Vieira, Clóvis de Paula Santos, Alena Mayo Iñiguez and Renato Augusto DaMatta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:243

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