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  1. Tsetse fly-transmitted African animal trypanosomosis causes annual losses that run into billions of dollars. The disease is assumed to cause hunger and poverty in most sub-Saharan countries since it represents...

    Authors: Erick O Mungube, Hervé S Vitouley, Emmanuel Allegye-Cudjoe, Oumar Diall, Zakaria Boucoum, Boucader Diarra, Yousouf Sanogo, Thomas Randolph, Burkhard Bauer, Karl-Hans Zessin and Peter-Henning Clausen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:155

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  2. Sleeping sickness, transmitted by G. p. palpalis, is known to be present in the Ivory Coast. G. p. palpalis has recently been reported to occur in several places within the town of Abidjan, including: (i) the Ban...

    Authors: Dramane Kaba, Sophie Ravel, Geneviève Acapovi-Yao, Philippe Solano, Koffi Allou, Henriette Bosson-Vanga, Laetitia Gardes, Eliezer Kouakou N’Goran, Christopher John Schofield, Moussa Koné and Jean-Pierre Dujardin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:153

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  3. Canine and feline parasitic zoonoses have not been given high priority in China, although the role of companion animals as reservoirs for zoonotic parasitic diseases has been recognized worldwide. With an incr...

    Authors: Jia Chen, Min-Jun Xu, Dong-Hui Zhou, Hui-Qun Song, Chun-Ren Wang and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:152

    Content type: Review

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  4. The objective of the study was to determine the sustained effectiveness of 10% imidacloprid (w/w) and 4.5% flumethrin (w/w) incorporated in a slow-release matrix collar in preventing Dipylidium caninum infection ...

    Authors: Josephus J Fourie, Dionne Crafford, Ivan G Horak and Dorothee Stanneck

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:151

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  5. Historically, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh was considered hyperendemic for malaria. To better understand the contemporary malaria epidemiology and to develop new and innovative control strate...

    Authors: Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Sumit Chakma, Wasif A Khan, Gregory E Glass, Abu Naser Mohon, Rubayet Elahi, Laura C Norris, Milka Patracia Podder, Sabeena Ahmed, Rashidul Haque, David A Sack, David J Sullivan Jr and Douglas E Norris

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:150

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  6. Ticks are the most important pathogen vectors in Europe. They are known to be influenced by environmental factors, but these links are usually studied at specific temporal or spatial scales. Focusing on Ixodes ri...

    Authors: Sen Li, Paul Heyman, Christel Cochez, Leopold Simons and Sophie O Vanwambeke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:149

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  7. The understanding of mosquito immune responses can provide valuable tools for development of novel mosquito control strategies. Aiming the study at insect innate immunity, continuous insect cell lines have bee...

    Authors: Ana Beatriz Ferreira Barletta, Maria Clara L Nascimento Silva and Marcos H Ferreira Sorgine

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:148

    Content type: Research

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  8. Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges are vectors for a diversity of pathogens including bluetongue virus (BTV) that generate important economic losses. BTV has expanded its range in recent decades,...

    Authors: Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Javier Martínez, Martina Ferraguti, Antonio Morales-de la Nuez, Noemí Castro and Jordi Figuerola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:147

    Content type: Research

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  9. Echinococcus transmission is known to be affected by various environmental factors, which may be modified by human influence or natural events including global warming. Considerable population growth in the last ...

    Authors: Yu Rong Yang, Archie C A Clements, Darren J Gray, Jo-An M Atkinson, Gail M Williams, Tamsin S Barnes and Donald P McManus

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:146

    Content type: Review

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  10. Microbial ecology of phlebotomine sand flies is not well understood although bacteria likely play an important role in the sand fly biology and vector capacity for Leishmania parasites. In this study, we assessed...

    Authors: Kamila Peterkova-Koci, Maricela Robles-Murguia, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao and Ludek Zurek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:145

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  11. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic to the Pacific coast of Ecuador, and Nyssomyia trapidoi is considered to be its main vector. Dujardin et al. [1] recorded some differences in body pigmentation and isoenzymatic ...

    Authors: Zapata S, Mejía L, Le Pont F, León R, Pesson B, Ravel C, Bichaud L, Charrel R, Cruaud C, Trueba G and Depaquit J

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:144

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  12. Host preference studies in haematophagous insects e.g. Culicoides biting midges are pivotal to assess transmission routes of vector-borne diseases and critical for the development of veterinary contingency plans ...

    Authors: Sandra B Lassen, Søren Achim Nielsen and Michael Kristensen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:143

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  13. Leishmania (V.) braziliensis is a causative agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil. During the parasite life cycle, the promastigotes adhere to the gut of sandflies, to avoid being eliminated with the dejecti...

    Authors: Luzia Monteiro de Castro Côrtes, Mirian Claudia de Souza Pereira, Franklin Souza da Silva, Bernardo Acácio Santini Pereira, Francisco Odêncio de Oliveira Junior, Renata Oliveira de Araújo Soares, Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil, Leny Toma, Carolina Meloni Vicente, Helena Bonciani Nader, Maria de Fátima Madeira, Felio J Bello and Carlos Roberto Alves

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:142

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  14. The status of Toxoplasma gondii infection among primary schoolchildren (PSC) of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (DRSTP), West Africa, remains unknown to date.

    Authors: Chia-Kwung Fan, Lin-Wen Lee, Chien-Wei Liao, Ying-Chieh Huang, Yueh-Lun Lee, Yu-Tai Chang, Ângela dos Santos Ramos José da Costa, Vilfrido Gil, Li-Hsing Chi, Takeshi Nara, Akiko Tsubouchi and Olaoluwa Pheabian Akinwale

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:141

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  15. The characterization of proteins released from filariae is an important step in addressing many of the needs in the diagnosis and treatment of these clinically important parasites, as well as contributing to a...

    Authors: James Geary, Mohamed Satti, Yovany Moreno, Nicole Madrill, Doug Whitten, Selwyn A Headley, Dalen Agnew, Timothy Geary and Charles Mackenzie

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:140

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  16. In the Eastern and Upper Midwestern regions of North America, Ixodes scapularis (L.) is the most abundant tick species encountered by humans and the primary vector of B. burgdorferi, whereas in the southeastern r...

    Authors: Rebecca T Trout Fryxell, C Dayton Steelman, Allen L Szalanski, Ken L Kvamme, Peggy M Billingsley and Philip C Williamson

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:139

    Content type: Research

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  17. The appearance of bluetongue virus (BTV) in 2006 within northern Europe exposed a lack of expertise and resources available across this region to enable the accurate morphological identification of species of Cul...

    Authors: Bruno Mathieu, Catherine Cêtre-Sossah, Claire Garros, David Chavernac, Thomas Balenghien, Simon Carpenter, Marie-Laure Setier-Rio, Régine Vignes-Lebbe, Visotheary Ung, Ermanno Candolfi and Jean-Claude Delécolle

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:137

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  18. Both falciparum and vivax malaria were historically prevalent in China with high incidence. With the control efforts, the annual incidence in the whole country has reduced to 0.0001% except in some areas in th...

    Authors: Jia-Yun Pan, Shui-Sen Zhou, Xiang Zheng, Fang Huang, Duo-Quan Wang, Yu-Zu Shen, Yun-Pu Su, Guang-Chao Zhou, Feng Liu and Jing-Jing Jiang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:136

    Content type: Short report

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  19. Social-ecological systems govern parasitic infections in humans. Within the frame of assessing the accuracy of a rapid diagnostic test for Schistosoma mansoni in Côte d’Ivoire, three different endemicity settings...

    Authors: Jean T Coulibaly, Thomas Fürst, Kigbafori D Silué, Stefanie Knopp, Dimitri Hauri, Mamadou Ouattara, Jürg Utzinger and Eliézer K N’Goran

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:135

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  20. Continuous and excessive application of insecticides has resulted in the rapid development of insecticide resistance in several mosquito species, including Culex pipiens pallens. Previous studies in our laborator...

    Authors: Yan Sun, Ping Zou, Xin-You Yu, Chen Chen, Jing Yu, Lin-Na Shi, Shan-Chao Hong, Dan Zhou, Xue-Lian Chang, Wei-Jie Wang, Bo Shen, Dong-Hui Zhang, Lei Ma and Chang-Liang Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:134

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  21. Schistosomiasis remains a major health problem at global and national levels, contributing to the vulnerability of the poor people in Sudan. Southern Kordofan is affected by Schistosomiasis but the disease pre...

    Authors: Alaa Hammad Ali Abou-Zeid, Tigani Abdullah Abkar and Rashid Osman Mohamed

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:133

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  22. Blastocystis sp. is a common intestinal parasite found in faecal sample surveys. Several studies have implicated human-to-human, zoonotic and waterborne transmissions by Blastocystis sp. However, there has been n...

    Authors: Li Ii Lee, Tan Tian Chye, Biraj Man Karmacharya and Suresh Kumar Govind

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:130

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  23. For many years social economic status has been used as an indicator to characterize malaria treatment seeking behaviors of communities and their adherence to malaria control programs. The present study was the...

    Authors: Asanterabi Lowassa, Humphrey D Mazigo, Aneth M Mahande, Beda J Mwang’onde, Shandala Msangi, Michael J Mahande, Epiphania E Kimaro, Eliapenda Elisante and Eliningaya J Kweka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:129

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  24. Capillaria aerophila, Capillaria boehmi and Trichuris vulpis are trichuroid nematodes affecting wild and companion animals all over the World. The canine intestinal whipworm, T. vulpis, is the most common and wel...

    Authors: Angela Di Cesare, Giuseppe Castagna, Silvana Meloni, Domenico Otranto and Donato Traversa

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:128

    Content type: Short report

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  25. Historical studies have indicated that An. gambiae s.s. is the predominant malaria vector species in Bobo-Dioulasso the second biggest city of Burkina Faso (West Africa). However, over the last decade, An. arabie...

    Authors: Roch K Dabiré, Moussa Namountougou, Simon P Sawadogo, Lassina B Yaro, Hyacinthe K Toé, Ali Ouari, Louis-Clément Gouagna, Frédéric Simard, Fabrice Chandre, Thierry Baldet, Chris Bass and Abdoulaye Diabaté

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:127

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  26. The snail Neotricula aperta transmits Mekong schistosomiasis in southern Laos and Cambodia, with about 1.5 million people at risk of infection. Plans are under consideration for at least 12 hydroelectric power da...

    Authors: Stephen W Attwood and E Suchart Upatham

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:126

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  27. Most epidemiological studies on tick-borne pathogens involve collection of ticks from the environment. An efficient collection method is essential for large sample pools. Our main aim was to evaluate the effic...

    Authors: Călin M Gherman, Andrei D Mihalca, Mirabela O Dumitrache, Adriana Györke, Ioan Oroian, Mignon Sandor and Vasile Cozma

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:125

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  28. Thelazia callipaeda eyeworms are transmitted by the non-biting insect vector Phortica variegata in Europe and infest the conjunctiva(s) of several mammalians, including dogs and humans. Infested hosts might remai...

    Authors: Lisete Vieira, Filipa T Rodrigues, Álvaro Costa, Duarte Diz-Lopes, João Machado, Teresa Coutinho, Joana Tuna, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Luís Cardoso and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:124

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  29. The mosquito Culex quinquefasciatu s, a widespread insect in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, is a vector of multiple arboviruses and parasites, and is considered an important risk to human and vet...

    Authors: Andre Borges-Veloso, Leonardo Saboia-Vahia, Patricia Cuervo, Renata C Pires, Constança Britto, Nilma Fernandes, Claudia M d’Avila-Levy and Jose B De Jesus

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:123

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  30. Studies on malaria vector ecology and development/evaluation of vector control strategies often require measures of mosquito life history traits. Assessing the fecundity of malaria vectors can be carried out b...

    Authors: Ali Mollahosseini, Marie Rossignol, Cédric Pennetier, Anna Cohuet, António dos Anjos, Fabrice Chandre and Hamid Reza Shahbazkia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:122

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  31. Many cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) have been recorded in the Jenin District based on their clinical appearance. Here, their parasites have been characterized in depth.

    Authors: Kifaya Azmi, Lionel Schnur, Gabriele Schonian, Abedelmajeed Nasereddin, Francine Pratlong, Fouad El Baidouri, Christophe Ravel, Jean-Pierre Dedet, Suheir Ereqat and Ziad Abdeen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:121

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  32. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum is an endemic zoonosis in southern European countries. Infected dogs can present rare or atypical forms of the disease and diagnosis can be challenging. T...

    Authors: Carlos Viegas, João Requicha, Carlos Albuquerque, Teresa Sargo, João Machado, Isabel Dias, Maria A Pires, Lenea Campino and Luís Cardoso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:120

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  33. Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) infections, anaemia and malnutrition are major public health problems in school-age children in developing countries. This study was conducted on 289 Orang Asli (aboriginal) sc...

    Authors: Abdulhamid Ahmed, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Abdulelah H Al-Adhroey, Init Ithoi, Awatif M Abdulsalam and Johari Surin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:119

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  34. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, which infects almost all warm-blooded animals, including humans, with a worldwide distribution. However, little is known of...

    Authors: Gang Duan, Yi-Ming Tian, Bi-Feng Li, Jian-Fa Yang, Zi-Li Liu, Fei-Zhou Yuan, Xing-Quan Zhu and Feng-Cai Zou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:118

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  35. Malaria is a public health problem in Ethiopia, and increasingly so in highland areas, possibly because of global warming. This study describes the distribution, breeding habitat and monthly dynamics of anophe...

    Authors: Abebe Animut, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Meshesha Balkew and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:117

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  36. Resistance monitoring is essential in ensuring the success of insecticide based vector control programmes. This study was carried out to assess the susceptibility status of urban populations of Anopheles gambiae ...

    Authors: Adedayo O Oduola, Emmanuel T Idowu, Muyiwa K Oyebola, Adedapo O Adeogun, Judith B Olojede, Olubunmi A Otubanjo and Taiwo S Awolola

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:116

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  37. Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma. The disease remains a serious public health problem in endemic countries and affects at least 207 million people worldw...

    Authors: Yan Lu, Bin Xu, Chuan Ju, Xiaojin Mo, Shenbo Chen, Zheng Feng, Xiaoning Wang and Wei Hu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:115

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  38. Host feeding patterns of Anopheles minimus in relation to ambient environmental conditions were observed during a 2-year period at Tum Sua Village, located in Mae Sot District, Tak Province, in western Thailand, ...

    Authors: Rungarun Tisgratog, Chatchai Tananchai, Waraporn Juntarajumnong, Siripun Tuntakom, Michael J Bangs, Vincent Corbel and Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:114

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  39. The use of insecticides to control malaria vectors is essential to reduce the prevalence of malaria and as a result, the development of insecticide resistance in vector populations is of major concern. Anopheles ...

    Authors: Luisa Nardini, Riann N Christian, Nanette Coetzer, Hilary Ranson, Maureen Coetzee and Lizette L Koekemoer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:113

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  40. Acanthamoeba species are the causative agents of fatal granulomatous encephalitis in humans. Haematogenous spread is thought to be a primary step, followed by blood–brain barrier penetration, in the transmission ...

    Authors: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Junaid Iqbal, Marie-josée Maugueret and Naveed Ahmed Khan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:112

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  41. The opossum Didelphis have been considered as natural hosts of Leishmania parasites in the New World, suggesting an important role in the epidemiology of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL). Among six extant species that...

    Authors: João Carlos Araujo Carreira, Alba Valéria Machado da Silva, Daniela de Pita Pereira and Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:111

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  42. Toxoplasma gondii infection is a global concern, affecting a wide range of warm-blooded animals and humans worldwide, including poultry. Domestic and companion birds are considered to play an important role in th...

    Authors: Wei Cong, Si-Yang Huang, Dong-Hui Zhou, Min-Jun Xu, Song-Ming Wu, Chao Yan, Quan Zhao, Hui-Qun Song and Xing-Quan Zhu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:110

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  43. Chemotherapy with praziquantel (PZQ) is the mainstay of schistosomiasis control. However, there are recent concerns about tolerance or resistance to PZQ, so that monitoring its efficacy in different settings i...

    Authors: Abedaziz M Ahmed, Hana Abbas, Fathi A Mansour, Gasim I Gasim and Ishag Adam

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:108

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  44. Malaria re-emerged in the Huang-Huai Plain of central China during 2006–2008, dominated with Anopheles sinensis as a vector. However, there is no information on strategies based on multi-factor analysis to effect...

    Authors: Shui-sen Zhou, Shao-sen Zhang, Jian-jun Wang, Xiang Zheng, Fang Huang, Wei-dong Li, Xian Xu and Hong-wei Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2012 5:106

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