Host phylogeny matters: Examining sources of variation in infection risk by blood parasites across a tropical montane bird community in India
Identifying patterns and drivers of infection risk among host communities is crucial to elucidate disease dynamics and predict infectious disease risk in wildlife populations. Blood parasites of the genera Plasmo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 28, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pooja Gupta, C. K. Vishnudas, V. V. Robin and Guha Dharmarajan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of the susceptibility status of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) populations to pyriproxyfen and malathion in a nation-wide monitoring of insecticide resistance performed in Brazil from 2017 to 2018
This study aimed to describe... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kauara Brito Campos, Ademir Jesus Martins, Cynara de Melo Rodovalho, Diogo Fernandes Bellinato, Luciana dos Santos Dias, Maria de Lourdes da Gra ça Macoris, Maria Teresa Macoris Andrighetti, José Bento Pereira Lima and Marcos Takashi Obara Tags: Research Source Type: research

Culex pipiens and Culex restuans egg rafts harbor diverse bacterial communities compared to their midgut tissues
The bacterial communities associated with mosquito eggs are an essential component of the mosquito microbiota, yet there are few studies characterizing and comparing the microbiota of mosquito eggs to other ho... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Elijah O. Juma, Chang-Hyun Kim, Christopher Dunlap, Brian F. Allan and Chris M. Stone Tags: Research Source Type: research

DjinniChip: evaluation of a novel molecular rapid diagnostic device for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in trachoma-endemic areas
The clinical signs of active trachoma are often present in the absence of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection, particularly following mass drug administration. Treatment decisions following impact surveys and ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tamsyn R. Derrick, Natalia Sandetskaya, Harry Pickering, Andreas K ölsch, Athumani Ramadhani, Elias Mafuru, Patrick Massae, Aiweda Malisa, Tara Mtuy, Matthew J. Burton, Martin J. Holland and Dirk Kuhlmeier Tags: Research Source Type: research

Performance of Ag-ELISA in the diagnosis of Taenia solium cysticercosis in naturally infected pigs in Tanzania
Taenia solium is a zoonotic parasite responsible for neurocysticercosis —a major cause of late-onset acquired epilepsy in humans. Lack of affordable, specific and sensitive diagnostic tools hampers control of the ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mwemezi L. Kabululu, Maria V. Johansen, James E. D. Mlangwa, Ernatus M. Mkupasi, Uffe C. Braae, Chiara Trevisan, Angela Colston, Claudia Cordel, Marshall W. Lightowlers and Helena A. Ngowi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of a real-time PCR assay for diagnosis of schistosomiasis japonica in the domestic goat
Schistosomiasis japonica is an infectious disease caused by Schistosoma japonicum that seriously endangers human health. Domestic animals have important roles in disease transmission and goats are considered a pr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 27, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Qinghong Guo, Cheng Chen, Keke Zhou, Yugang Li, Laibao Tong, Yongcheng Yue, Kerou Zhou, Jinming Liu, Zhiqiang Fu, Jiaojiao Lin, Jiaxi Zhao, Pengxiang Sun and Yang Hong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular characterization of the re-emerging West Nile virus in avian species and equids in Israel, 2018, and pathological description of the disease
In this report we describe the molecular and pathological characteristics of West Nile virus (WNV) infection that occurred during the summer and fall of 2018 in avian species and equines. WNV is reported in Is... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gili Schvartz, Yigal Farnoushi, Asaf Berkowitz, Nir Edery, Shelly Hahn, Amir Steinman, Avishai Lublin and Oran Erster Tags: Research Source Type: research

Real-time PCR on skin biopsies for super-spreaders ’ detection in bovine besnoitiosis
Bovine besnoitiosis, an emerging disease in Europe that can be transmitted by vectors, is caused by the apicomplexan Besnoitia besnoiti. Bovine besnoitiosis is difficult to control due to the complexity of its di... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Christelle Grisez, Leslie Bottari, Fran çoise Prévot, Jean-Pierre Alzieu, Emmanuel Liénard, Fabien Corbière, Marie Rameil, Xavier Desclaux, Christophe Lacz, Christian Boulon, Julie Petermann, Jeanne Le Mével, Carine Vilardell and Philippe Jacquiet Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detecting antibodies to Leishmania infantum in horses from areas with different epizooticity levels of canine leishmaniosis and a retrospective revision of Italian data
Leishmania infantum is a vector-borne pathogen endemic in countries in the Mediterranean basin, including Italy. Dogs act as the primary reservoir for this parasite, but other animal species may also be infected.... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 22, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alessia Libera Gazzonis, Filippo Bertero, Iolanda Moretta, Giulia Morganti, Michele Mortarino, Luca Villa, Sergio Aurelio Zanzani, Benedetto Morandi, Riccardo Rinnovati, Fabrizio Vitale, Maria Teresa Manfredi, Luis Cardoso and Fabrizia Veronesi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ketamine can be produced by Pochonia chlamydosporia: an old molecule and a new anthelmintic?
Infection by nematodes is a problem for human health, livestock, and agriculture, as it causes deficits in host health, increases production costs, and incurs a reduced food supply. The control of these parasi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 20, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sebastiao Rodrigo Ferreira, Alan Rodrigues T. Machado, Lu ís Fernando Furtado, Jose Hugo de S. Gomes, Raquel M. de Almeida, Thiago de Oliveira Mendes, Valentina N. Maciel, Fernando Sergio Barbosa, Lorendane M. Carvalho, Lilian Lacerda Bueno, Daniella Cas Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling the impact of climate change on the distribution and abundance of tsetse in Northern Zimbabwe
Climate change is predicted to impact the transmission dynamics of vector-borne diseases. Tsetse flies (Glossina) transmit species of Trypanosoma that cause human and animal African trypanosomiasis. A previous mo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 19, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Joshua Longbottom, Cyril Caminade, Harry S. Gibson, Daniel J. Weiss, Steve Torr and Jennifer S. Lord Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular detection of Rickettsia in fleas from micromammals in Chile
Rickettsial diseases are considered important in public health due to their dispersal capacity determined by the particular characteristics of their reservoirs and/or vectors. Among the latter, fleas play an i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lucila Moreno-Salas, Mario Espinoza-Carniglia, Nicol Lizama-Schmeisser, Luis Gonzalo Torres-Fuentes, Mar ía Carolina Silva-de La Fuente, Marcela Lareschi and Daniel González-Acuña Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of orally and topically administered fluralaner (Bravecto ®) for treatment of client-owned dogs with sarcoptic mange under field conditions
Successful canine sarcoptic mange treatment requires immediate efficacy to eliminate active mites, and sustained activity to prevent re-infestation from in-contact animals and fomites. With extended acaricidal... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rafael Chiummo, Ivo Petersen, Claudia Plehn, Eva Zschiesche, Rainer Roepke and Emmanuel Thomas Tags: Research Source Type: research

Species diversity and insecticide resistance within the Anopheles hyrcanus group in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand
This study aims to identify the species and explore the insecticide susceptibility profile within the Anopheles hyrcanu... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 17, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anchana Sumarnrote, Hans J. Overgaard, Vincent Corbel, Kanutcharee Thanispong, Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap and Sylvie Manguin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Point prevalence mapping reveals hotspot for onchocerciasis transmission in the Ndikinimeki Health District, Centre Region, Cameroon
Ivermectin-based preventive chemotherapy (PC) is distributed annually to all at-risk populations eligible for ivermectin treatment to control and/or eliminate onchocerciasis. Information on the impact of mass ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 16, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ren é Afor Aza’ah, Laurentine Sumo, Ngum Helen Ntonifor, Jean Bopda, Rolph H. Bamou and Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Differences in larval survival and IgG response patterns in long-lasting infections by Trichinella spiralis, Trichinella britovi and Trichinella pseudospiralis in pigs
Domesticated and wild swine play an important role as reservoir hosts of Trichinella spp. and a source of infection for humans. Little is known about the survival of Trichinella larvae in muscles and the duration... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 16, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Edoardo Pozio, Giuseppe Merialdi, Elio Licata, Giacinto Della Casa, Massimo Fabiani, Marco Amati, Simona Cherchi, Mattia Ramini, Valerio Faeti, Maria Interisano, Alessandra Ludovisi, Gianluca Rugna, Gianluca Marucci, Daniele Tonanzi and Maria Angeles G ó Tags: Research Source Type: research

Microbiota characterization in Blastocystis-colonized and Blastocystis-free school-age children from Colombia
Blastocystis is a protist that lives in the intestinal tract of a variety of hosts, including humans. It is still unclear how Blastocystis causes disease, which presents an ongoing challenge for researchers. Desp... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 16, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sergio Casta ñeda, Marina Muñoz, Ximena Villamizar, Paula C. Hernández, Luis Reinel Vásquez, Raúl Yhossef Tito and Juan David Ramírez Tags: Research Source Type: research

First report of Anopheles (Cellia) multicolor during a study of tolerance to salinity of Anopheles arabiensis larvae in Nouakchott, Mauritania
Anopheles multicolor is known to be present in the arid areas of Africa north of the Sahara Desert, especially in oases. To date, its presence in Mauritania has not been reported. Here, we present the first recor... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 16, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohamed Aly Ould Lemrabott, Gilbert Le Goff, Pierre Kengne, Ousmane Ndiaye, Carlo Costantini, Khadijetou Mint Lekweiry, Mohamed Salem Ould Ahmedou Salem, Vincent Robert, Leonardo Basco, Fr édéric Simard and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary Tags: Research Source Type: research

Demonstrating the presence of Ehrlichia canis DNA from different tissues of dogs with suspected subclinical ehrlichiosis
Nowadays, Ehrlichia canis receives increasing attention because of its great morbidity and mortality in animals. Dogs in the subclinical and chronic phases can be asymptomatic, and serological tests show cross-re... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Carlos A. Rodr íguez-Alarcón, Diana M. Beristain-Ruiz, Angélica Olivares-Muñoz, Andrés Quezada-Casasola, Federico Pérez-Casio, Jesús A. Álvarez-Martínez, Jane Tapia-Alanís, José J. Lira-Amaya, Ramón Rivera-Barreno, Orlando S. Cera-Hurtado, Jos Tags: Research Source Type: research

Systemic profile of immune factors in an elderly Italian population affected by chronic strongyloidiasis
Strongyloidiasis caused by Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminthiasis affecting an estimated 370 million people and considered one of the most neglected tropical diseases. Although mostly distr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Natalia Tiberti, Dora Buonfrate, Carmine Carbone, Geny Piro, Zeno Bisoffi and Chiara Piubelli Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) is found where few are looking: assessing mosquito diversity and density outside inhabited areas using diverse sampling methods
One of the promising current approaches to curb malaria lies in genetic vector control, the implementation of which will require an improved understanding of the movement of genetic constructs among mosquito p... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Patric Stephane Epopa, Abdoul Azize Millogo, Catherine Matilda Collins, Ace R. North, Mark Quentin Benedict, Frederic Tripet, Samantha O ʼLoughlin, Roch K. Dabiré, Georges Anicet Ouédraogo and Abdoulaye Diabaté Tags: Research Source Type: research

Performance of the Kato-Katz method and real time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the framework of a randomised controlled trial: treatment efficacy and day-to-day variation
Accurate, scalable and sensitive diagnostic tools are crucial in determining prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), assessing infection intensities and monitoring treatment efficacy. However, assessme... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 15, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ladina Keller, Chandni Patel, Sophie Welsche, Tobias Schindler, Eveline H ürlimann and Jennifer Keiser Tags: Research Source Type: research

Morphological and molecular characterization of Sarcocystis wenzeli in chickens (Gallus gallus) in China
There has been considerable confusion concerning the number and classification of Sarcocystis spp. in chickens. Scarce nucleotide data of Sarcocystis spp. from chickens are provided in GenBank. The study aimed to... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jing Pan, Chunli Ma, Zhumei Huang, Yulong Ye, Hongxia Zeng, Shuangsheng Deng, Junjie Hu and Jianping Tao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evidence of vector borne transmission of Salmonella enterica enterica serovar Gallinarum and fowl typhoid disease mediated by the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer, 1778)
The poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer, 1778) is a major ectoparasite of poultry. Infestations are found in most laying hen farms in Europe, and breeder flocks have also been reported to be affected. ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Giulio Cocciolo, Elena Circella, Nicola Pugliese, Caterina Lupini, Giulia Mescolini, Elena Catelli, Monika Borchert-Stuhltr äger, Hartmut Zoller, Emmanuel Thomas and Antonio Camarda Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transcription factor FTZ-F1 regulates mosquito cuticular protein CPLCG5 conferring resistance to pyrethroids in Culex pipiens pallens
Culex pipiens pallens poses a serious threat to human health because of its widespread distribution, high carrier capacity for several arboviruses, frequent human-biting, and growth in urban environments. Pyrethr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 14, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yang Xu, Xiaoshan Yang, Xiaohong Sun, Xixi Li, Zhihan Liu, Qi Yin, Lei Ma, Dan Zhou, Yan Sun, Bo Shen and Changliang Zhu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diminished adherence of Biomphalaria glabrata embryonic cell line to sporocysts of Schistosoma mansoni following programmed knockout of the allograft inflammatory factor
Larval development in an intermediate host gastropod snail of the genus Biomphalaria is an obligatory component of the life-cycle of Schistosoma mansoni. Understanding of the mechanism(s) of host defense may hast... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 13, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fernanda Sales Coelho, Rutchanee Rodpai, Andr é Miller, Shannon E. Karinshak, Victoria H. Mann, Omar dos Santos Carvalho, Roberta Lima Caldeira, Marina de Moraes Mourão, Paul J. Brindley and Wannaporn Ittiprasert Tags: Research Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of cyathostomin species-specific prevalence and relative abundance in domestic horses from 1975 –2020: emphasis on geographical region and specimen collection method
Cyathostomins infect virtually all horses, and concomitant infections with 10 or more species per horse is standard. Species-specific knowledge is limited, despite potential species bias in development of dise... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 12, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jennifer L. Bellaw and Martin K. Nielsen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Integrative genomic, proteomic and phenotypic studies of Leishmania donovani strains revealed genetic features associated with virulence and antimony-resistance
Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people worldwide. Emerging drug resistance of Leishmania species poses threaten to the effective control and elimination programme of this negle... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 12, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zhiwan Zheng, Jianping Chen, Guangxu Ma, Abhay R. Satoskar and Jiao Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Mayaro virus and its potential epidemiological consequences in Colombia: an exploratory biomathematics analysis
Mayaro virus (Togaviridae) is an endemic arbovirus of the Americas with epidemiological similarities with the agents of other more prominent diseases such as dengue (Flaviviridae), Zika (Flaviviridae), and chikun... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 8, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Bryan Steven Valencia-Mar ín, Irene Duarte Gandica and Oscar Alexander Aguirre-Obando Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessing the acoustic behaviour of Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) dsxF mutants: implications for vector control
Release of gene-drive mutants to suppress Anopheles mosquito reproduction is a promising method of malaria control. However, many scientific, regulatory and ethical questions remain before transgenic mosquitoes c... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 7, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Matthew P. Su, Marcos Georgiades, Judit Bagi, Kyros Kyrou, Andrea Crisanti and Joerg T. Albert Tags: Research Source Type: research

First confirmed occurrence of the yellow fever virus and dengue virus vector Aedes (Stegomyia) luteocephalus (Newstead, 1907) in Mozambique
Mozambique, same as many other tropical countries, is at high risk of arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) diseases and recently two dengue virus (DENV) outbreaks occurred in the northern part of the country. The... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Paula Ab ílio, Ayubo Kampango, Eliseu J. Armando, Eduardo S. Gudo, Luís C. B. das Neves, Ricardo Parreira, Mohsin Sidat, José M. Fafetine and António Paulo G. de Almeida Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Efficacy of semi-annual therapy of an extended-release injectable moxidectin suspension and oral doxycycline in Dirofilaria immitis naturally infected dogs
Dirofilaria immitis is a life-threatening nematode spreading globally. Arsenical treatment is currently recommended for removal of adult worms. However, arsenical treatment is not available in some countries, and... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Bruno Alberigi, Julio I. Fernandes, Jonimar P. Paiva, Flavya Mendes-de-Almeida, Fabiana Knackfuss, Alexandre Merlo and Norma Labarthe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Vectors, molecular epidemiology and phylogeny of TBEV in Kazakhstan and central Asia
In the South of Kazakhstan, Almaty Oblast ʼ (region) is endemic for tick-borne encephalitis, with 0.16–0.32 cases/100,000 population between 2016–2018. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Karlygash Abdiyeva, Nurkeldi Turebekov, Ravilya Yegemberdiyeva, Andrey Dmitrovskiy, Lyazzat Yeraliyeva, Zhanna Shapiyeva, Talgat Nurmakhanov, Yerlan Sansyzbayev, Guenter Froeschl, Michael Hoelscher, Josua Zinner, Sandra Essbauer and Stefan Frey Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cellular and molecular changes and immune response in the intestinal mucosa during Trichinella spiralis early infection in rats
The main targets of the host ’s immune system in Trichinella spiralis infection are the adult worms (AW), at the gut level, and the migrant or newborn larvae (NBL), at systemic and pulmonary levels. Most of the st... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mar ía Priscila Saracino, Cecilia Celeste Vila, Melina Cohen, María Virginia Gentilini, Guido Hernán Falduto, Marcela Adriana Calcagno, Estela Roux, Stella Maris Venturiello and Emilio Luis Malchiodi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Variation of mitochondrial minichromosome composition in Hoplopleura lice (Phthiraptera: Hoplopleuridae) from rats
The family Hoplopleuridae contains at least 183 species of blood-sucking lice, which widely parasitize both mice and rats. Fragmented mitochondrial (mt) genomes have been reported in two rat lice (Hoplopleura kit... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 6, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yi-Tian Fu, Yu Nie, De-Yong Duan and Guo-Hua Liu Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Multiscale environmental determinants of Leishmania vectors in the urban-rural context
In South America, cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and visceral leishmaniasis (VL) are emerging diseases, expanding in the border area of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Outbreaks of CL were reported since the 199... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 2, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mar ía Gabriela Quintana, María Soledad Santini, Regino Cavia, Mariela Florencia Martínez, Domingo Javier Liotta, María Soledad Fernández, Adriana Alicia Pérez, José Manuel Direni Mancini, Sofía Lorian Moya, Magalí Gabriela Giuliani and Oscar Dan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Host plasticity supports spread of an aquaculture introduced virus to an ecosystem engineer
The common cockle Cerastoderma edule plays an important ecological role in the marine ecosystem both as an infaunal engineer (reef forming and bioturbation) and a food source for protected bird species in its Eur... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 1, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Babette Bookelaar, Sharon A. Lynch and Sarah C. Culloty Tags: Research Source Type: research

Risk factors for Aedes aegypti household pupal persistence in longitudinal entomological household surveys in urban and rural Kenya
Aedes aegypti is an efficient vector of several arboviruses of public health importance, including Zika and dengue. Currently vector management is the only available avenue for disease control. Development of eff... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 1, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Harun N. Ngugi, Sindiso Nyathi, Amy Krystosik, Bryson Ndenga, Joel O. Mbakaya, Peter Aswani, Peter S. Musunzaji, Lucy W. Irungu, Donal Bisanzio, Uriel Kitron, A. Desiree LaBeaud and Francis Mutuku Tags: Research Source Type: research

Tabanids as possible pathogen vectors in Senegal (West Africa)
Species of the Tabanidae are potent vectors of human and animal diseases, but they have not been thoroughly investigated to date. In Senegal (West Africa), little information is available on these dipterans. O... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 1, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohamed Lamine Keita, Hac ène Medkour, Masse Sambou, Handi Dahmana and Oleg Mediannikov Tags: Research Source Type: research

False positive antigen test for Dirofilaria immitis after heat treatment of the blood sample in a microfilaremic dog infected with Acanthocheilonema dracunculoides
Dirofilaria immitis is responsible for heartworm disease in dogs in endemic areas worldwide. Screening for this infection is done by blood tests. Antigen testing is the most sensitive method to detect an infectio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 1, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Viktor Szatm ári, Martin Willem van Leeuwen, Christine Jantine Piek and Luigi Venco Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Rapid detection of Galba truncatula in water sources on pasture-land using loop-mediated isothermal amplification for control of trematode infections
Fascioliasis caused by the trematodes Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica, is a global neglected zoonotic disease estimated to cost the livestock industry over €2.5 billion annually. Farm management measures and s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 30, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chelsea N. Davis, Fiona Tyson, David Cutress, Emma Davies, Dewi Llyr Jones, Peter M. Brophy, Alex Prescott, Michael T. Rose, Manod Williams, Hefin Wyn Williams and Rhys Aled Jones Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: The absence of the drhm gene is not a marker for human-pathogenicity in European Anaplasma phagocytophilum strains
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 30, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Denis B. Langenwalder, Sabine Schmidt, Cornelia Silaghi, Jasmin Skuballa, Nikola Pantchev, Ioana A. Matei, Andrei D. Mihalca, Urs Gilli, Joanna Zajkowska, Martin Ganter, Tove Hoffman, Erik Salaneck, Miroslav Petrovec and Friederike D. von Loewenich Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Sampling scale and season influence the observed relationship between the density of deer and questing Ixodes ricinus nymphs
The relationship between environmentally transmitted tick parasites, Ixodes spp., and their main reproductive host, deer, is generally thought to be positive. However, measuring host abundance and density directl... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Eleanor R Dickinson, Caroline Millins and Roman Biek Tags: Research Source Type: research

Variation in hatching responses of Nematodirus battus eggs to temperature experiences
Nematodirus battus, unlike most other gastrointestinal nematodes, undergoes maturation to an infective larva within the egg. Historically, eggs were considered to require a period of chilling over winter followed... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lynsey A. Melville, Jan Van Dijk, Sian Mitchell, Giles Innocent and David J. Bartley Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology and genotyping of Anaplasma marginale and co-infection with piroplasms and other Anaplasmataceae in cattle and buffaloes from Egypt
Anaplasma marginale is an obligate intracellular bacterium and the main cause of bovine anaplasmosis in tropical and subtropical regions. In Egypt, data regarding the prevalence of A. marginale in ruminant hosts ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 29, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Amira AL-Hosary, Cristian R ăileanu, Oliver Tauchmann, Susanne Fischer, Ard M. Nijhof and Cornelia Silaghi Tags: Research Source Type: research

DNA double-strand breaks in the Toxoplasma gondii-infected cells by the action of reactive oxygen species
The objectives of the pre... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Haohan Zhuang, Chaoqun Yao, Xianfeng Zhao, Xueqiu Chen, Yimin Yang, Siyang Huang, Lingtao Pan, Aifang Du and Yi Yang Tags: Research Source Type: research

The evolution of TNF signaling in platyhelminths suggests the cooptation of TNF receptor in the host-parasite interplay
The TNF signaling pathway is involved in the regulation of many cellular processes (such as apoptosis and cell proliferation). Previous reports indicated the effect of human TNF- α on metabolism, physiology, ge... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Claudio R. Bertevello, Bruno R. A. Russo, Ana C. Tahira, Ednilson Hil ário Lopes-Junior, Ricardo DeMarco and Katia C. Oliveira Tags: Research Source Type: research

Larval ecology and infestation indices of two major arbovirus vectors, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae), in Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of the Congo
Invasive mosquito species, such as Aedes albopictus in Congo can affect the distribution of native species, changing the vector composition and pattern of disease transmission. Here, we comparatively establish th... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 25, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Theodel A. Wilson-Bahun, Basile Kamgang, Ars ène Lenga and Charles S. Wondji Tags: Research Source Type: research

Field-deployable molecular diagnostic platform for arbovirus detection in Aedes aegypti
Surveillance of mosquito infection status is critical for planning and deployment of proper mosquito control initiatives. Point-of-care (POC) detection assays are necessary for monitoring the infection prevale... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 24, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Natalie Rutkowski, Yuemei Dong and George Dimopoulos Tags: Research Source Type: research

Integrating statistical and mechanistic approaches with biotic and environmental variables improves model predictions of the impact of climate and land-use changes on future mosquito-vector abundance, diversity and distributions in Australia
Changes to Australia ’s climate and land-use patterns could result in expanded spatial and temporal distributions of endemic mosquito vectors including Aedes and Culex species that transmit medically important arb... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 23, 2020 Category: Microbiology Authors: Eugene T. Madzokere, Willow Hallgren, Oz Sahin, Julie A. Webster, Cameron E. Webb, Brendan Mackey and Lara J. Herrero Tags: Review Source Type: research