Predicting the spread and persistence of genetically modified dominant sterile male mosquitoes
Reproductive containment provides an opportunity to implement a staged-release strategy for genetic control of malaria vectors, in particular allowing predictions about the spread and persistence of (self-limi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 16, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Adrien Ickowicz, Scott D. Foster, Geoffrey R. Hosack and Keith R. Hayes Tags: Research Source Type: research

Recombinant antigens used as diagnostic tools for lymphatic filariasis
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a parasitic disease caused by the worms Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, or Brugia timori. It is a tropical and subtropical illness that affects approximately 67 million people wo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 15, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andr é Filipe Pastor, Maressa Rhuama Silva, Wagner José Tenório dos Santos, Tamisa Rego, Eduardo Brandão, Osvaldo Pompilio de-Melo-Neto and Abraham Rocha Tags: Review Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors associated with cat parasites in Italy: a multicenter study
Parasites that infect cats include protozoa, helminths and arthropods, many of which are transmissible to humans. Effective control relies on a good knowledge of parasite distribution and the risk factors for ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 15, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marco Genchi, Alice Vismarra, Stefania Zanet, Simone Morelli, Roberta Galuppi, Giuseppe Cringoli, Riccardo Lia, Manuela Diaferia, Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono, Giulia Venegoni, Fabrizio Solari Basano, Antonio Varcasia, Stefania Perrucci, Vincenzo Musel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Seasonal dynamics of Phlebotomus neglectus (Diptera: Psychodidae) in cave microhabitats in Romania and the rediscovery of Sergentomyia minuta (Rondani, 1843) after 50 years
In a countrywide study aiming to update the knowledge on diversity of sand fly species in Romania, a sand fly population was observed in an isolated system of cave microhabitats. The caves are located in the p... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 15, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cristina Daniela Cazan, Cintia Horv áth, Luciana Cătălina Panait, Daniela Porea, Mihai Marinov, Vasile Alexe and Andrei Daniel Mihalca Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of fipronil/(S)-methoprene/eprinomectin/praziquantel (Broadline ®) against Thelazia callipaeda in naturally infected cats
The present clinical field trial was conducted to assess the efficacy of a broad-spectrum parasiticide spot-on formulation containing eprinomectin (Broadline ®) against Thelazia callipaeda eyeworm in naturally inf... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 15, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Stefania Zanet, Simone Morelli, Angela Di Cesare, Stefano B ò, Donato Traversa, Wilfried Lebon, Frederic Beugnet, Giulia Simonato and Ezio Ferroglio Tags: Research Source Type: research

Contrasting effects of the alkaloid ricinine on the capacity of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii to transmit Plasmodium falciparum
Besides feeding on blood, females of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu lato readily feed on natural sources of plant sugars. The impact of toxic secondary phytochemicals contained in plant-derived sugars... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 15, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Domonbabele F. D. S. Hien, Prisca S. L. Par é, Amanda Cooper, Benjamin K. Koama, Edwige Guissou, Koudraogo B. Yaméogo, Rakiswendé S. Yerbanga, Iain W. Farrell, Jean B. Ouédraogo, Olivier Gnankiné, Rickard Ignell, Anna Cohuet, Roch K. Dabiré, Philip Tags: Research Source Type: research

Seroprevalence and prevalence of Babesia vogeli in clinically healthy dogs and their ticks in Costa Rica
Canine babesiosis is a disease caused by a parasite of the genus Babesia which destroys red blood cells. Previous studies have shown the presence of Babesia vogeli in rural areas in Costa Rica using molecular tec... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 14, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andrea Garc ía-Quesada, Ana Jiménez-Rocha, Juan José Romero-Zuñiga and Gaby Dolz Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Hyalomma spp. ticks and associated Anaplasma spp. and Ehrlichia spp. on the Iran-Pakistan border
Anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis are tick-borne diseases affecting humans and livestock, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. Animal husbandry is the main activity of people on the borders of Iran an... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 14, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nayyereh Choubdar, Fateh Karimian, Mona Koosha, Jalil Nejati and Mohammad Ali Oshaghi Tags: Research Source Type: research

High levels of pyrethroid resistance and super-kdr mutations in the populations of tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus, in Iran
The tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus, is an important ectoparasite causing various health problems. This species is mainly confined to tropical regions; however, insecticide resistance, global warming, and glob... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 14, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohammad Bagher Ghavami, Zarafat Ghahremani, Narges Raeisi and Behrooz Taghiloo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of malaria and scrub typhus co-infection in febrile patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study aimed to investigate the pooled prevalence of malaria and scrub typhus co-infection in febrile patients. Further, it aime... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 14, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Polrat Wilairatana, Saruda Kuraeiad, Pongruj Rattaprasert and Manas Kotepui Tags: Research Source Type: research

MicroRNA-497 induced by Clonorchis sinensis enhances the TGF- β/Smad signaling pathway to promote hepatic fibrosis by targeting Smad7
Various stimuli, including Clonorchis sinensis infection, can cause liver fibrosis. Liver fibrosis is characterized by the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) with massive production of extracellular matr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 14, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Qian-Yang Zhou, Hui-Min Yang, Ji-Xin Liu, Na Xu, Jing Li, Li-Ping Shen, Yu-Zhao Zhang, Stephane Koda, Bei-Bei Zhang, Qian Yu, Jia-Xu Chen, Kui-Yang Zheng and Chao Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Stable transfection system for Babesia sp. Xinjiang
Stable transfection systems have been described in many protozoan parasites, including Plasmodium falciparum, Cryptosporidium parvum, Babesia bovis, Babesia ovata, and Babesia gibsoni. For Babesia sp. Xinjiang (B... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 9, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jinming Wang, Xiaoxing Wang, Guiquan Guan, Jifei Yang, Junlong Liu, Aihong Liu, Youquan Li, Jianxun Luo and Hong Yin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Infection risk varies within urbanized landscapes: the case of coyotes and heartworm
Urbanization can have profound effects on ecological interactions. For host –pathogen interactions, differences have been detected between urban and non-urban landscapes. However, host–pathogen interactions may... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 9, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Katherine E. L. Worsley-Tonks, Stanley D. Gehrt, Chris Anchor, Luis E. Escobar and Meggan E. Craft Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of molecular assays to detect Leishmania donovani in Phlebotomus argentipes fed on post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis patients
Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) caused by Leishmania donovani (LD) is a skin disorder that often appears after treatment of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) patients. PKDL patients are potential reservoirs ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 9, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Md Anik Ashfaq Khan, Khaledul Faisal, Rajashree Chowdhury, Rupen Nath, Prakash Ghosh, Debashis Ghosh, Faria Hossain, Ahmed Abd El Wahed and Dinesh Mondal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Vector competence of human-biting ticks Ixodes scapularis, Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis for Powassan virus
Powassan virus (POWV; genus Flavivirus) is the sole North American member of the tick-borne encephalitis sero-complex and an increasing public health threat in the USA. Maintained in nature by Ixodes spp. ticks, ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 9, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rohit Sharma, Duncan W. Cozens, Philip M. Armstrong and Douglas E. Brackney Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detection of Leishmania tarentolae in lizards, sand flies and dogs in southern Italy, where Leishmania infantum is endemic: hindrances and opportunities
Leishmania tarentolae is a protozoan isolated from geckoes (Tarentola annularis, Tarentola mauritanica), which is considered non-pathogenic and is transmitted by herpetophilic Sergentomyia spp. sand flies. This s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 8, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Roberta Iatta, Ranju R. S. Manoj, Rossella Panarese, Giada Annoscia, Marco Pombi, Andrea Zatelli, Fred Beugnet and Domenico Otranto Tags: Research Source Type: research

A systematic review assessing the potential for release of vector species from competition following insecticide-based population suppression of Anopheles species in Africa
While insecticide-based vector control can effectively target vector species in areas of high malaria endemicity, such as Anopheles gambiae in Africa, residual disease transmission can occur. Understanding the po... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 8, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alima Qureshi and John B. Connolly Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of insemination and blood-feeding on locomotor activity of wild-derived females of the malaria mosquito Anopheles coluzzii
Behavioural shifts in the canonical location and timing of biting have been reported in natural populations of anopheline malaria vectors following the implementation of insecticide-based indoor vector control... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 7, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Amadou S. Traor é, Angélique Porciani, Nicolas Moiroux, Roch K. Dabiré, Frédéric Simard, Carlo Costantini and Karine Mouline Tags: Research Source Type: research

Household-level risk factors for Aedes aegypti pupal density in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Vector-borne diseases are a major cause of disease burden in Guayaquil, Ecuador, especially arboviruses spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Understanding which household characteristics and risk factors lead to h... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 7, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Thien-An Ha, Tom ás M. León, Karina Lalangui, Patricio Ponce, John M. Marshall and Varsovia Cevallos Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of low-dose fipronil bait against blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) larvae feeding on white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) under simulated field conditions
Lyme disease, caused primarily by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, is the most prevalent vector-borne disease in the United States. Treatment of rodent pathogen reservoirs with an oral acaricide may suppress t... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 7, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: David M. Poch é, Kelsey Dawson, Batchimeg Tseveenjav and Richard M. Poché Tags: Research Source Type: research

Babesiosis as a potential threat for bovine production in China
Babesiosis is a tick-borne disease with global impact caused by parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa, genus Babesia. Typically, acute bovine babesiosis (BB) is characterized by fever, anemia, hemoglobinuria, and h... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 7, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lan He, Reginaldo G. Bastos, Yali Sun, Guohua Hua, Guiquan Guan, Junlong Zhao and Carlos E. Suarez Tags: Review Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis on prevalence and distribution of Taenia and Echinococcus infections in Ethiopia
Tapeworm infections are among the tropical neglected parasitic diseases endemically occurring in Ethiopia. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims at estimating the pooled prevalence and distribution of Tae... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nigus Abebe Shumuye, John Asekhaen Ohiolei, Mebrahtu Berhe Gebremedhin, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Wen-Hui Li, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia Tags: Review Source Type: research

Sand fly fauna of South-Eastern Romania, with the description of Phlebotomus (Transphlebotomus) simonahalepae n. sp. (Diptera: Psychodidae)
An entomological study was conducted in the Canaraua Fetii Special Protection Area in the Dobrogea region, South-Eastern Romania. Four sand fly species were recorded at this location between 1968 and 1970: Phlebo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cristina Daniela Cazan, Attila D. S ándor, Ozge Erisoz Kasap, Bulent Alten and Andrei Daniel Mihalca Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bactericidal activity of avian complement: a contribution to understand avian-host tropism of Lyme borreliae
Complement has been considered as an important factor impacting the host –pathogen association of spirochetes belonging to the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex, and may play a role in the spirochete’s ecolo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Valerie S ürth, Isabel Lopes de Carvalho, Maria Sofia Núncio, Ana Cláudia Norte and Peter Kraiczy Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Complete mitogenomes of Anopheles peditaeniatus and Anopheles nitidus and phylogenetic relationships within the genus Anopheles inferred from mitogenomes
Despite the medical importance of mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles in the transmission of malaria and other human diseases, its phylogenetic relationships are not settled, and the characteristics of mitochondria... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jing Guo, Zhen-Tian Yan, Wen-Bo Fu, Huan Yuan, Xu-Dong Li and Bin Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Schistosoma japonicum peptide SJMHE1 inhibits acute and chronic colitis induced by dextran sulfate sodium in mice
Harnessing helminth-based immunoregulation is a novel therapeutic strategy for many immune dysfunction disorders, including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). We previously identified a small molecule peptide... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wenqi Shan, Wenzhe Zhang, Fei Xue, Yongbin Ma, Liyang Dong, Ting Wang, Yu Zheng, Dingqi Feng, Ming Chang, Guoyue Yuan and Xuefeng Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Latrocimicinae completes the phylogeny of Cimicidae: meeting old morphologic data rather than modern host phylogeny
The family Cimicidae includes obligate hematophagous ectoparasites (bed bugs and their relatives) with high veterinary/medical importance. The evolutionary relationships of Cimicidae and their hosts have recen... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 3, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: S ándor Hornok, Tamara Szentiványi, Nóra Takács, Áron Botond Kovács, Olivier Glaizot, Philippe Christe, Nicolas Fasel, Miklós Gyuranecz and Jenő Kontschán Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Identification of anti-horn fly vaccine antigen candidates using a reverse vaccinology approach
The horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans, causes significant production losses to the cattle industry. Horn fly control relies on insecticides; however, alternative control methods such as vaccines are needed d... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 3, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lu ísa N. Domingues, Kylie G. Bendele, Lénaïg Halos, Yovany Moreno, Christian Epe, Monica Figueiredo, Martin Liebstein and Felix D. Guerrero Tags: Research Source Type: research

Virucidal and antiviral activities of pomegranate (Punica granatum) extract against the mosquito-borne Mayaro virus
The arthropod-borne Mayaro virus (MAYV) causes “Mayaro fever,” a disease of medical significance, primarily affecting individuals in permanent contact with forested areas in tropical South America. Recently, M... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 3, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tiago Souza Salles, Marcelo Dami ão Ferreira Meneses, Lucio Ayres Caldas, Thayane Encarnação Sá-Guimarães, Danielle M. de Oliveira, José A. Ventura, Renata Campos Azevedo, Ricardo M. Kuster, Márcia Regina Soares and Davis Fernandes Ferreira Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular detection of Strongyloides sp. in Australian Thoroughbred foals
Strongyloides westeri is found in the small intestine of young horses, mainly in foals up to about 16 weeks of age. The main source of infection for foals is through transmammary transmission, and foals can devel... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 3, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ghazanfar Abbas, Abdul Ghafar, Anson V. Koehler, Jenni Bauquier, Edwina J. A. Wilkes, Caroline Jacobson, Anne Beasley, John Hurley, Lucy Cudmore, Peter Carrigan, Brett Tennent-Brown, Charles El-Hage, Martin K. Nielsen, Charles G. Gauci, Kristopher J. Hugh Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Monthly biological larviciding associated with a tenfold decrease in larval density in fish farming ponds and reduced community-wide malaria incidence in northwestern Brazil
Larvicides are typically applied to fixed and findable mosquito breeding sites, such as fish farming ponds used in commercial aquaculture, to kill immature forms and thereby reduce the size of adult malaria ve... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 3, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pablo S. Fontoura, Marcos F. Silva, Anderson S. da Costa, Francismar S. Ribeiro, Marc ílio S. Ferreira, Simone Ladeia-Andrade, Juliana Tonini, Priscila T. Rodrigues, Marcia C. Castro and Marcelo U. Ferreira Tags: Research Source Type: research

Parasites & Vectors: 13 years devoted to parasitology and tropical medicine
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Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 1, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Retrospective study of canine endoparasites diagnosed by fecal flotation methods analyzed across veterinary parasitology diagnostic laboratories, United States, 2018
Companion animal endoparasites play a substantial role in both veterinary medicine and public health. Updated epidemiological studies are necessary to identify trends in occurrence and distribution of these pa... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 31, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Caroline Sobotyk, Kaitlyn E. Upton, Manigandan Lejeune, Thomas J. Nolan, Antoinette E. Marsh, Brian H. Herrin, Mindy M. Borst, Julie Piccione, Anne M. Zajac, Lauren E. Camp, Cassan N. Pulaski, Lindsay A. Starkey, Cristiano von Simson and Guilherme G. Vero Tags: Research Source Type: research

A novel protist parasite, Salmoxcellia vastator n. gen., n. sp. (Xcelliidae, Perkinsozoa), infecting farmed salmonids in Norway
In Norway, x-cell parasites associated with disease in farmed salmonids have been known as a rare phenomenon for two decades. These parasites cause systemic infections in farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 28, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Egil Karlsbakk, Cecilie Flatnes Nyst øyl, Heidrun Plarre and Are Nylund Tags: Research Source Type: research

Isolation of Tibet Orbivirus from Culicoides jacobsoni (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) in China
Tibet Orbivirus (TIBOV) is a recently discovered Orbivirus known to infect cattle, Asian buffalo and goats in south-western China. It was first isolated from mosquitoes and subsequently from biting midges (Culico... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 28, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ying Liang Duan, Zhen Xing Yang, Glenn Bellis and Le Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quantitative PCR assay for the detection of Aedes vigilax in mosquito trap collections containing large numbers of morphologically similar species and phylogenetic analysis of specimens collected in Victoria, Australia
Aedes vigilax is one of the most significant arbovirus vector and pest species in Australia ’s coastal regions. Occurring in multiple countries, this mosquito species occurs as a species complex which has been sep... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 28, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Peter T. Mee, Shani Wong, Karen Brown and Stacey E. Lynch Tags: Research Source Type: research

Risk of dementia in patients with toxoplasmosis: a nationwide, population-based cohort study in Taiwan
Approximately 25 –30% of individuals worldwide are infected with Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), which is difficult to detect in its latent state. We aimed to evaluate the association between toxoplasmosis, the ris... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 28, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hung-Yi Yang, Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Ruei-Yu Su, Chung-Yu Lai, Chuan-Chi Yang and Nian-Sheng Tzeng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Three different mutations in the DNA topoisomerase 1B in Leishmania infantum contribute to resistance to antitumor drug topotecan
The evolution of drug resistance is one of the biggest challenges in leishmaniasis and has prompted the need for new antileishmanial drugs. Repurposing of approved drugs is a faster and very attractive strateg... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 28, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chlo é Rosa-Teijeiro, Victoria Wagner, Audrey Corbeil, Ilda d’Annessa, Philippe Leprohon, Rubens L. do Monte-Neto and Christopher Fernandez-Prada Tags: Research Source Type: research

Optimized DNA-based identification of Toxocara spp. eggs in soil and sand samples
Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati are globally distributed roundworms and causative agents of human toxocariasis, via ingestion of Toxocara eggs. Control of Toxocara infections is constrained by a lack of sensitiv... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 26, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wojciech Jarosz, Jean-Francois Durant, Leonid Mwana Wa Bene Irenge, Renata Fogt-Wyrwas, Hanna Mizgajska-Wiktor and Jean-Luc Gala Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens in mosquitoes from Corsica Island, France
Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens are the main causative agents of heartworm disease and subcutaneous dirofilariasis in domestic and wild canids, respectively. Both pathogens have zoonotic potential and ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 26, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Laidoudi Younes, H élène Barré-Cardi, Samia Bedjaoui, Nazli Ayhan, Marie Varloud, Oleg Mediannikov, Domenico Otranto and Bernard Davoust Tags: Research Source Type: research

Wolbachia prevalence in the vector species Culex pipiens and Culex torrentium in a Sindbis virus-endemic region of Sweden
Wolbachia pipientis are endosymbiotic bacteria present in a large proportion of terrestrial arthropods. The species is known to sometimes affect the ability of its host to transmit vector-borne pathogens. Central... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 26, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alexander Bergman and Jenny C. Hesson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular detection and risk factors for Anaplasma platys infection in dogs from Egypt
Anaplasma platys is a tick-borne bacterium which infects blood platelets of dogs, causing canine cyclic thrombocytopenia. The disease is distributed worldwide, particularly in the tropics and subtropics, but info... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 26, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Abdelfattah Selim, Hamdan Almohammed, Abdelhamed Abdelhady, Abdulaziz Alouffi and Fahdah Ayed Alshammari Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Occurrence of tick-borne pathogens in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks from Wester Ross, Northwest Scotland
Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases emerge from increased interactions between humans, other animals, and infected ticks. The risk of acquiring a tick-borne infection varies across space and time, s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 26, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fanny Olsthoorn, Hein Sprong, Manoj Fonville, Mara Rocchi, Jolyon Medlock, Lucy Gilbert and Jaboury Ghazoul Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterization of nit sheath protein functions and transglutaminase-mediated cross-linking in the human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis
Head louse females secrete liquid glue during oviposition, which is solidified to form the nit sheath over the egg. Recently, two homologous proteins, named louse nit sheath protein (LNSP) 1 and LNSP 2, were i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 24, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ju Hyeon Kim, Do Eun Lee, SangYoun Park, John M. Clark and Si Hyeock Lee Tags: Research Source Type: research

Recreational behaviour, risk perceptions, and protective practices against ticks: a cross-sectional comparative study before and during the lockdown enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic in Romania
Gaining insight into the risk perceptions and the knowledge evolution of the public about emerging or changing health risks is vital for the improvement of health promotion activities. Currently, scientific ev... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 23, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Silvia-Diana Bor șan, Sabina Ramona Trif and Andrei Daniel Mihalca Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity and population structure of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato across different regions of Colombia
There has been a long-standing debate over the taxonomic status of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato. Different studies worldwide have reported the occurrence of different well-defined lineages, in addition to (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 23, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luisa P áez-Triana, Marina Muñoz, Giovanny Herrera, Darwin A. Moreno-Pérez, Gabriel A. Tafur-Gómez, Diego Montenegro, Manuel A. Patarroyo, Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi and Juan David Ramírez Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of the transcriptional responses of five Leishmania species to trivalent antimony
Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by several species of Leishmania. The resistance phenotype of these parasites depends on the characteristics of each species, which contributes to increased th... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 21, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Juli án Medina, Lissa Cruz-Saavedra, Luz Helena Patiño, Marina Muñoz and Juan David Ramírez Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology and spatial distribution of Echinococcus granulosus in sheep and goats slaughtered in a hyperendemic European Mediterranean area
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a worldwide parasitic zoonosis caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato affecting livestock, particularly sheep and goats. However, often this parasitosis is ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 21, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Antonio Bosco, Leucio Camara Alves, Paola Cociancic, Alessandra Amadesi, Paola Pepe, Maria Elena Morgoglione, Maria Paola Maurelli, Edyniesky Ferrer-Miranda, Kleber R égis Santoro, Rafael Antonio Nascimento Ramos, Laura Rinaldi and Giuseppe Cringoli Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterizing parasitic nematode faunas in faeces and soil using DNA metabarcoding
Gastrointestinal parasitic nematodes can impact fecundity, development, behaviour, and survival in wild vertebrate populations. Conventional monitoring of gastrointestinal parasitic nematodes in wild populatio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 21, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marie Louise Davey, Kjersti Selstad Utaaker and Frode Foss øy Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Vectra 3D (dinotefuran, pyriproxyfen and permethrin) prevents acquisition of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto by Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes scapularis ticks in an ex vivo feeding model
We evaluated the efficiency of an ex vivo feeding technique using a silicone membrane-based feeding chamber to (i) assess the anti-feeding and acaricidal efficacy of a spot-on combination of dinotefuran, pyrip... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 21, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Djamel Tahir, Btissam Asri, Leon Nicolaas Meyer, Alec Evans, Thomas Mather, Byron Blagburn, Reinhard K. Straubinger, Val érie Choumet, Frans Jongejan and Marie Varloud Tags: Research Source Type: research