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  1. Content type: Research

    Autochthonous transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, the primary agent of Lyme disease in dogs and people in North America, commonly occurs in the northeastern United States, including the New York City metropolit...

    Authors: Brian H. Herrin, Melissa J. Beall, Xiao Feng, Monica Papeş and Susan E. Little

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:187

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    Population-based studies conducted in Latin America have shown a high proportion of asymptomatic and submicroscopic malarial infections. Considering efforts aiming at regional elimination, it is important to i...

    Authors: Anne C. G. Almeida, Andrea Kuehn, Arthur J. M. Castro, Sheila Vitor-Silva, Erick F. G. Figueiredo, Larissa W. Brasil, Marcelo A. M. Brito, Vanderson S. Sampaio, Quique Bassat, Ingrid Felger, Wanderli P. Tadei, Wuelton M. Monteiro, Ivo Mueller and Marcus V. G. Lacerda

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:194

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    The severity of canine leishmaniosis (CanL) due to Leishmania infantum might be affected by other vector-borne organisms that mimic its clinical signs and clinicopathological abnormalities. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Marta Baxarias, Alejandra Álvarez-Fernández, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Laura Ordeix, Alicia Rojas, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Gad Baneth and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:135

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  4. Content type: Review

    Detection of circulating antigen of Dirofilaria immitis has been a mainstay of identifying heartworm infection in clinical practice for the past three decades. Several validated commercial antigen tests have very...

    Authors: Susan Little, Meriam Saleh, Megan Wohltjen and Yoko Nagamori

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:186

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    In the Mediterranean basin, Leishmania infantum is a major cause of disease in dogs, which are frequently co-infected with other vector-borne pathogens (VBP). However, the associations between dogs with clinical ...

    Authors: Charalampos Attipa, Laia Solano-Gallego, Kostas Papasouliotis, Francesca Soutter, David Morris, Chris Helps, Scott Carver and Séverine Tasker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:184

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    Mass egg production is an important component of Aedes albopictus mosquito control programs, such as the sterile insect technique and incompatible insect technique, which requires the releases of large number of ...

    Authors: Dongjing Zhang, Yongjun Li, Qiang Sun, Xiaoying Zheng, Jeremie R. L. Gilles, Hanano Yamada, Zhongdao Wu, Zhiyong Xi and Yu Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:189

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  7. Content type: Review

    Understanding the non-human reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens is critical for effective disease control, but identifying the relative contributions of the various reservoirs of multi-host pathogens is challengi...

    Authors: Eloise B. Stephenson, Alison J. Peel, Simon A. Reid, Cassie C. Jansen and Hamish McCallum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:188

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  8. Content type: Research

    Host-parasite relationships are expected to be strongly shaped by host specificity, a crucial factor in parasite adaptability and diversification. Because whole host communities have to be considered to assess...

    Authors: Beatriz Tomé, Ana Pereira, Fátima Jorge, Miguel A. Carretero, D. James Harris and Ana Perera

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:190

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  9. Content type: Research

    Ticks and tick-borne pathogens are a global problem for the health of humans and their livestock. Wood ants are important ecosystem engineers in forests worldwide. Although both taxa are well studied, little i...

    Authors: Silvia Zingg, Patrick Dolle, Maarten Jeroen Voordouw and Maren Kern

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:164

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  10. Content type: Research

    Schistosomes are blood dwelling parasitic worms that cause the debilitating disease schistosomiasis. Here we examined the influence of the parasites on their external environment by monitoring the impact of ad...

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Akram A. Da’dara and Patrick J. Skelly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:182

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    Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China. Oncomelania hupensis (O. hupensis) is the sole intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum, and its change in distribution and density influences the...

    Authors: Ya Yang, Jianchuan Gao, Wanting Cheng, Xiang Pan, Yu Yang, Yue Chen, Qingqing Dai, Lan Zhu, Yibiao Zhou and Qingwu Jiang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:183

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    Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are vectors of Leishmania species, the etiological agents of leishmaniasis, which is one of the most important emerging infectious diseases in the Americas. In the s...

    Authors: Erica Cristina da Silva Chagas, Arineia Soares Silva, Nelson Ferreira Fé, Lucas Silva Ferreira, Vanderson de Souza Sampaio, Wagner Cosme Morhy Terrazas, Jorge Augusto Oliveira Guerra, Rodrigo Augusto Ferreira de Souza, Henrique Silveira and Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:180

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    Intestinal schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma mansoni was mapped in Cameroon in the 1990s and preventive chemotherapy launched since 2005. A situation analysis conducted in 2011 revealed an increase in schistosom...

    Authors: Alvine C. Kengne-Fokam, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Mohamed Bagayan and Flobert Njiokou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:181

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  14. Content type: Research

    microRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs widely identified in many mosquitoes. They are reported to play important roles in development, differentiation and innate immunity. However, miRNAs in Anopheles sinen...

    Authors: Xinyu Feng, Xiaojian Zhou, Shuisen Zhou, Jingwen Wang and Wei Hu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:172

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    Typically, carnivores serve as definitive hosts for Sarcocystis spp. parasites; currently, their role as intermediate hosts is being elucidated. The present study aimed to identify and molecularly characterize Sa...

    Authors: Viktorija Kirillova, Petras Prakas, Rafael Calero-Bernal, Inese Gavarāne, José Luis Fernández-García, Manuel Martínez-González, Eglė Rudaitytė-Lukošienė, Miguel Ángel Habela Martínez-Estéllez, Dalius Butkauskas and Muza Kirjušina

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:173

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    Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease burdening millions of people. One drug, praziquantel, is currently used for treatment and control. Clinically relevant drug resistance has not yet been described...

    Authors: Pierre H. H. Schneeberger, Jean T. Coulibaly, Gordana Panic, Claudia Daubenberger, Morgan Gueuning, Jürg E. Frey and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:168

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  17. Content type: Research

    Plasmodium falciparum delayed clearance with the use of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACTs) has been reported in some African countries. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in two genes, P. falciparum

    Authors: Tryphena Adams, Nana Aba A. Ennuson, Neils B. Quashie, Godfred Futagbi, Sena Matrevi, Oheneba C. K. Hagan, Benjamin Abuaku, Kwadwo A. Koram and Nancy O. Duah

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:175

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  18. Content type: Research

    Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that can infect mammalian cells and thereby regulate host gene expression. The long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been demonstrated to be an impo...

    Authors: Wenquan Liu, Liyang Huang, Qimei Wei, Yu Zhang, Shengnan Zhang, Wenting Zhang, Liya Cai and Shaohui Liang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:174

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  19. Content type: Review

    The time it takes for malaria parasites to develop within a mosquito, and become transmissible, is known as the extrinsic incubation period, or EIP. EIP is a key parameter influencing transmission intensity as...

    Authors: Johanna R. Ohm, Francesco Baldini, Priscille Barreaux, Thierry Lefevre, Penelope A. Lynch, Eunho Suh, Shelley A. Whitehead and Matthew B. Thomas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:178

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  20. Content type: Research

    Human cryptosporidiosis is caused primarily by two species of apicomplexan protozoa, Cryptosporidium parvum and C. hominis. In cultured cell monolayers, the parasite undergoes two generations of asexual multiplic...

    Authors: Marzieh Ezzaty Mirhashemi, Farzad Noubary, Susan Chapman-Bonofiglio, Saul Tzipori, Gordon S. Huggins and Giovanni Widmer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:176

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  21. Content type: Research

    The microsporidian Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) is a spore-forming, intracellular parasite that causes an economically debilitating disease (hepatopancreatic microsporidiosis or HPM) in cultured shrimp. HPM ...

    Authors: Pattana Jaroenlak, Dominic Wiredu Boakye, Rapeepun Vanichviriyakit, Bryony A. P. Williams, Kallaya Sritunyalucksana and Ornchuma Itsathitphaisarn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:177

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  22. Content type: Research

    Trypanosoma cruzi is the agent of Chagas disease, a major public health problem in Latin America. Many wild and domestic animals are naturally infected with T. cruzi; rodents are one of the groups which have been...

    Authors: Esteban Yefi-Quinteros, Catalina Muñoz-San Martín, Antonella Bacigalupo, Juana P. Correa and Pedro E. Cattan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:171

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is a tick-borne hemoparasitic disease of global impact, and improved control is needed. In B. bovis, spherical body protein 2 (SBP-2) truncated copies 7, 9 and 11 (sbp2t7

    Authors: Gina M. Gallego-Lopez, Audrey O. T. Lau, Wendy C. Brown, Wendell C. Johnson, Massaro W. Ueti and Carlos E. Suarez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:169

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    Cattle are commonly infected with the microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon bieneusi. Sequence characterization of E. bieneusi in these animals at the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) locus had identi...

    Authors: Chuanxiang Tang, Min Cai, Lin Wang, Yaqiong Guo, Na Li, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:170

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  25. Content type: Research

    As evidence of the infection of domestic animals by Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma sp. ‘Omatjenne’ is presently becoming available, understanding the epidemiological and ecological significance of infect...

    Authors: Sori Teshale, Dirk Geysen, Gobena Ameni, Pierre Dorny and Dirk Berkvens

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:162

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  26. Content type: Research

    Human echinococcoses are parasitic helminth infections that constitute a serious public health concern in several regions across the world. Cystic (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in China represent a hig...

    Authors: Angela M. Cadavid Restrepo, Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães and Archie C. A. Clements

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:159

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  27. Content type: Research

    We have previously reported that progesterone (P4) has a direct in vitro effect on the scolex evagination and growth of Taenia solium cysticerci. Here, we explored the hypothesis that the P4 direct effect on T. s...

    Authors: Hugo Aguilar-Díaz, Karen E. Nava-Castro, Galileo Escobedo, Lenin Domínguez-Ramírez, Martín García-Varela, Víctor H. del Río-Araiza, Margarita I. Palacios-Arreola and Jorge Morales-Montor

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:161

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  28. Content type: Research

    Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic tick-borne intracellular alpha-proteobacterium causing tick-borne fever, which leads to significant economic losses in domestic ruminants in Europe. Its epidemiological cyc...

    Authors: Anne-Claire Lagrée, Clotilde Rouxel, Maëllys Kevin, Thibaud Dugat, Guillaume Girault, Benoît Durand, Martin Pfeffer, Cornelia Silaghi, Marion Nieder, Henri-Jean Boulouis and Nadia Haddad

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:163

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  29. Content type: Short report

    Cervids used to be considered the only animal intermediate hosts of the G10 genotype of Echinococcus canadensis. Yaks are often herded in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China, where echinococcosis remains prevalent. ...

    Authors: Yantao Wu, Li Li, Guoqiang Zhu, Wenhui Li, Nianzhang Zhang, Shuangnan Li, Gang Yao, Wenjun Tian, Baoquan Fu, Hong Yin, Xingquan Zhu, Hongbin Yan and Wanzhong Jia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:166

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  30. Content type: Short report

    Phlebotomus papatasi is a widely distributed sand fly species in different tropical and sub-tropical regions including the Middle East and North Africa. It is considered an important vector that transmits Leishma...

    Authors: Omar Hamarsheh, Mehmet Karakuş, Kifaya Azmi, Kaouther Jaouadi, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Andreas Krüger, Ahmad Amro, Mohamed Amin Kenawy, Mostafa Ramadhan Dokhan, Ziad Abdeen and Mary Ann McDowell

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:160

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  31. Content type: Research

    High coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is the cornerstone of the malaria control strategy of the national malaria control program (NMCP) in Cameroon, with a target of reducing malaria transmis...

    Authors: Cyrille Ndo, Edmond Kopya, Marie Agathe Donbou, Flobert Njiokou, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Charles Wondji

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:157

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  32. Content type: Research

    Clonorchiasis caused by Clonorchis sinensis has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. Effective prevention strategies are urgently needed to control this food-borne infectious disease. Previous studies i...

    Authors: Hengchang Sun, Zhipeng Lin, Lu Zhao, Tingjin Chen, Mei Shang, Hongye Jiang, Zeli Tang, Xinyi Zhou, Mengchen Shi, Lina Zhou, Pengli Ren, Honglin Qu, Jinsi Lin, Xuerong Li, Jin Xu, Yan Huang…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:156

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  33. Content type: Research

    Animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT) and its tsetse vector are responsible for annual losses estimated in billions of US dollars ($). Recent years have seen the implementation of a series of multinational inte...

    Authors: Anne Meyer, Hannah R. Holt, Farikou Oumarou, Kalinga Chilongo, William Gilbert, Albane Fauron, Chisoni Mumba and Javier Guitian

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:154

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  34. Content type: Research

    Entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite responsible for human amebiasis. It causes up to 100,000 deaths worldwide each year. This parasite has two closely related basal transcription factors, the TATA-box...

    Authors: Ravi Kumar Narayanasamy, Carlos Alberto Castañón-Sanchez, Juan Pedro Luna-Arias, Guillermina García-Rivera, Bartolo Avendaño-Borromeo, María Luisa Labra-Barrios, Jesús Valdés, María Esther Herrera-Aguirre and Esther Orozco

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:153

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  35. Content type: Research

    Leishmaniasis represents an important public health problem in Brazil. The continuous process of urbanization and expansion of human activities in forest areas impacts natural habitats, modifying the ecology o...

    Authors: Simone Miranda da Costa, José Luís Passos Cordeiro and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:155

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  36. Content type: Research

    Cysteine peptidases of clan CA, family C1 account for a major part of proteolytic activity in the haematophagous monogenean Eudiplozoon nipponicum. The full spectrum of cysteine cathepsins is, however, unknown an...

    Authors: Lucie Jedličková, Hana Dvořáková, Jan Dvořák, Martin Kašný, Lenka Ulrychová, Jiří Vorel, Vojtěch Žárský and Libor Mikeš

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:142

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  37. Content type: Review

    Members of the genus Sarcocystis (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) are intracellular protozoan parasites that infect a wide range of domestic and wild animals, resulting in economic losses in production animals worldw...

    Authors: Muhammad A. Saeed, Mohammed H. Rashid, Jane Vaughan and Abdul Jabbar

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:146

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  38. Content type: Short report

    Plasmodium vivax is predominant in the Amazon region, and enhanced knowledge of its development inside a natural vector, Anopheles aquasalis, is critical for future strategies aimed at blocking parasite developme...

    Authors: Djane Clarys Baia-da-Silva, Luis Carlos Salazar Alvarez, Omaira Vera Lizcano, Fabio Trindade Maranhão Costa, Stefanie Costa Pinto Lopes, Alessandra Silva Orfanó, Denner Oliveira Pascoal, Rafael Nacif-Pimenta, Iria Cabral Rodriguez, Maria das Graças Vale Barbosa Guerra, Marcus Vinicius Guimarães Lacerda, Nagila Francinete Costa Secundino, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro and Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:148

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  39. Content type: Research

    The molecular structure of Fasciola gigantica 14-3-3 protein has been characterized. However, the involvement of this protein in parasite pathogenesis remains elusive and its effect on the functions of innate imm...

    Authors: Ai-Ling Tian, MingMin Lu, Guillermo Calderón-Mantilla, Evangelia Petsalaki, Tania Dottorini, XiaoWei Tian, YuJian Wang, Si-Yang Huang, Jun-Ling Hou, XiangRui Li, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:152

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  40. Content type: Review

    Lyme borreliosis (LB) and other Ixodes ricinus-borne diseases (TBDs) are diseases that emerge from interactions of humans and domestic animals with infected ticks in nature. Nature, environmental and health polic...

    Authors: Hein Sprong, Tal Azagi, Dieuwertje Hoornstra, Ard M. Nijhof, Sarah Knorr, M. Ewoud Baarsma and Joppe W. Hovius

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:145

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  41. Content type: Research

    Recent reports showed high numbers of visceral leishmaniasis cases in North Darfur, western Sudan. Due to a lack of previous studies, no information is available on local transmission of the disease in these a...

    Authors: Mohammed A. Mohammed, Noteila M. Khalid and Mariam A. Aboud

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:149

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  42. Content type: Research

    Spatio-temporal variations in malaria burden are currently complex and costly to measure, but are important for decision-making. We measured the spatio-temporal variation of clinical malaria incidence at a fin...

    Authors: Alinune N. Kabaghe, Michael G. Chipeta, Steve Gowelo, Monicah Mburu, Zinenani Truwah, Robert S. McCann, Michèle van Vugt, Martin P. Grobusch and Kamija S. Phiri

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:129

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  43. Content type: Research

    Microclimatic temperatures provide better estimates of vector-borne disease transmission parameters than standard meteorological temperatures, as the microclimate represent the actual temperatures to which the...

    Authors: Najmul Haider, Ana Carolina Cuellar, Lene Jung Kjær, Jens Havskov Sørensen and Rene Bødker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:128

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  44. Content type: Research

    Dogs are the definitive hosts of Spirocerca lupi. Spirocercosis is treated by prolonged avermectin administration by injection or daily oral doses. In this prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinica...

    Authors: Gilad Segev, Alicia Rojas, Eran Lavy, Marganit Yaffe, Itamar Aroch and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:127

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  45. Content type: Research

    Microcell parasites are small intracellular protozoans mostly detected in molluscs and can be associated with mortalities. In 2010 and 2011, strong increases in mortality events were reported in different wild...

    Authors: Céline Garcia, Christophe Haond, Bruno Chollet, Mirella Nerac, Emmanuelle Omnes, Jean-Pierre Joly, Christine Dubreuil, Delphine Serpin, Aimé Langlade, Dominique Le Gal, Aouregan Terre-Terrillon, Olivier Courtois, Benjamin Guichard and Isabelle Arzul

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:119

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  46. Content type: Research

    Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is a protozoan parasite that causes trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted disease, worldwide. In this study, we investigated the prevalence and genetic characterization of T. vaginalis

    Authors: Zhenchao Zhang, Lixia Kang, Weijuan Wang, Xin Zhao, Yuhua Li, Qing Xie, Shuai Wang, Tong He, Han Li, Tingwei Xiao, Yunchao Chen, Suqiong Zuo, Lingmin Kong, Pengju Li and Xiangrui Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:124

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  47. Content type: Research

    Two laboratory experiments (Studies 1 and 2) were conducted to confirm the efficacy of an imidacloprid and permethrin combination (Advantix® Spot-on, Bayer) to repel and kill Phlebotomus (Larroussius) perniciosus

    Authors: Emilie Bouhsira, Katrin Deuster, Emmanuel Lienard, Christophe Le Sueur and Michel Franc

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:120

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