Investigating immune responses to parasites using transgenesis
Parasites comprise diverse and complex organisms, which substantially impact human and animal health. Most parasites have complex life-cycles, and by virtue of co-evolution have developed multifaceted, often l... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mebrahtu G. Tedla, Alison L. Every and Jean-Pierre Y. Scheerlinck Tags: Review Source Type: research

Contribution of tissue transglutaminase to the severity of hepatic fibrosis resulting from Schistosoma japonicum infection through the regulation of IL-33/ST2 expression
Tissue transglutaminase (tTG)-regulating IL-13 plays an important role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis resulting from Schistosoma japonicum (Sj) infection. IL-33 and its receptor ST2 are involved in Th2-bia... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zhi-Yong Li, LinZhuo Xiao, GuiYing Lin, JuanJuan Tang, YuQiang Chen, Lan Chen, BaoQi Li, MeiLing Wu, ShuYan Liu, ChuQin Huang, Dominique Ferrandon and Zi Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular detection and identification of tick-borne bacteria and protozoans in goats and wild Siberian roe deer (Capreolus pygargus) from Heilongjiang Province, northeastern China
Small ruminants are important hosts for various tick species and tick-associated organisms, many of which are zoonotic. The aim of the present study was to determine the presence of tick-borne protozoans and b... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Haoning Wang, Jifei Yang, Muhammad Uzair Mukhtar, Zhijie Liu, Minghai Zhang and Xiaolong Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Patterns of anopheline feeding/resting behaviour and Plasmodium infections in North Cameroon, 2011 –2014: implications for malaria control
Effective malaria control relies on evidence-based interventions. Anopheline behaviour and Plasmodium infections were investigated in North Cameroon, following long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) distribution in... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wolfgang Eyisap Ekoko, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Jude Bigoga, Stanislas Mandeng, Michael Piameu, Narcisse Nvondo, Jean-Claude Toto, Philippe Nwane, Salomon Patchoke, Lili Ranaise Mbakop, Jerome Achille Binyang, Martin Donelly, Immo Kleinschmidt, Tessa Knox, A Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Clinitek ®, a point-of-care urinalysis system for the measurement of clinically significant urinary metabolites and detection of haematuria in Schistosoma haematobium infected children in southern Côte d’Ivoire
Urinary schistosomiasis, caused by Schistosoma haematobium, remains a significant public health problem worldwide, despite years of efforts to control it. Haematuria is one of the notable indirect indicators of S... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gordana Panic, Beatrice Barda, Jana Kova č, Jean T. Coulibaly and Jennifer Keiser Tags: Short report Source Type: research

High insecticide resistance intensity of Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) and low efficacy of pyrethroid LLINs in Accra, Ghana
This study investigated the intensity of insecticide resis... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rebecca Pwalia, Joannitta Joannides, Alidu Iddrisu, Charlotte Addae, Dominic Acquah-Baidoo, Dorothy Obuobi, Godwin Amlalo, Samuel Akporh, Sampson Gbagba, Samuel K. Dadzie, Duncan K. Athinya, Melinda P. Hadi, Helen Pates Jamet and Joseph Chabi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Deciphering the metabolic perturbation in hepatic alveolar echinococcosis: a 1H NMR-based metabolomics study
Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) is caused by the growth of Echinococcus multilocularis larvae in the liver. It is a chronic and potentially lethal parasitic disease. Early stage diagnosis for this disease i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Caigui Lin, Zhong Chen, Lingqiang Zhang, Zhiliang Wei, Kian-Kai Cheng, Yueyue Liu, Guiping Shen, Haining Fan and Jiyang Dong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular detection of Hepatozoon felis in cats from Maio Island, Republic of Cape Verde and global distribution of feline hepatozoonosis
Vector-borne diseases are emerging worldwide and have an important zoonotic relevance. In the last few years, the interest in vector-borne pathogens in cats has increased. However, studies on feline vector-bor... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cristina Pereira, Jo ão Pedro Maia, Ricardo Marcos, Camilla Luzzago, Pablo Puente-Payo, Paola Dall’Ara, Augusto Faustino and Stefania Lauzi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Larval species diversity, seasonal occurrence and larval habitat preference of mosquitoes transmitting Rift Valley fever and malaria in Baringo County, Kenya
Baseline information that is essential for determining the areas to target with larval control includes estimates of vector diversity and larval habitat preferences. Due to a lack of such information in Baring... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Isabella M. Ondiba, Florence A. Oyieke, Duncan K. Athinya, Isaac K. Nyamongo and Benson B. A. Estambale Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clearance dynamics of lactate dehydrogenase and aldolase following antimalarial treatment for Plasmodium falciparum infection
Lingering post-treatment parasite antigen in blood complicates malaria diagnosis through antigen detection. Characterization of antigen clearance dynamics is important for interpretation of positive antigen de... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 10, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mateusz M. Plucinski, Peter D. McElroy, Pedro Rafael Dimbu, Filomeno Fortes, Doug Nace, Eric S. Halsey and Eric Rogier Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cultural perception of triatomine bugs and Chagas disease in Bolivia: a cross-sectional field study
Chagas disease remains a major public health risk in Bolivia, particularly among rural indigenous communities. Here we studied the cultural perception of the triatomine vectors and Chagas disease among selecte... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 10, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andrea Salm and J ürg Gertsch Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and diversity of avian blood parasites in a resident northern passerine
Climate-related changes are expected to influence the prevalence and distribution of vector-borne haemosporidian parasites at northern latitudes, although baseline information about resident birds is still lac... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 10, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Caroline Van Hemert, Brandt W. Meixell, Matthew M. Smith and Colleen M. Handel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Is selenoprotein K required for Borrelia burgdorferi infection within the tick vector Ixodes scapularis?
Tick selenoproteins are involved in regulating oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress during prolonged tick feeding on mammalian hosts. How selenoproteins are activated upon tick-borne pathogen infection i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Deepak Kumar, Monica Embers, Thomas N. Mather and Shahid Karim Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity of human head lice and molecular detection of associated bacterial pathogens in Democratic Republic of Congo
Head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis, is an obligatory blood-sucking ectoparasite, distributed worldwide. Phylogenetically, it occurs in five divergent mitochondrial clades (A –E); each exhibiting a particular ge... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Celia Scherelle Boumbanda Koyo, Nadia Amanzougaghene, Bernard Davoust, Leon Tshilolo, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki, Didier Raoult, Oleg Mediannikov and Florence Fenollar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria smear positivity among Kenyan children peaks at intermediate temperatures as predicted by ecological models
Ambient temperature is an important determinant of malaria transmission and suitability, affecting the life-cycle of the Plasmodium parasite and Anopheles vector. Early models predicted a thermal malaria transmis... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 6, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Melisa M. Shah, Amy R. Krystosik, Bryson A. Ndenga, Francis M. Mutuku, Jamie M. Caldwell, Victoria Otuka, Philip K. Chebii, Priscillah W. Maina, Zainab Jembe, Charles Ronga, Donal Bisanzio, Assaf Anyamba, Richard Damoah, Kelsey Ripp, Prasanna Jagannathan, Tags: Research Source Type: research

Toxoplasma gondii ROP18 inhibits human glioblastoma cell apoptosis through a mitochondrial pathway by targeting host cell P2X1
Apoptosis plays a critical role in the embryonic development, homeostasis of immune system and host defense against intracellular microbial pathogens. Infection by the obligate intracellular pathogen Toxoplasma g... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Li-Juan Zhou, Min Chen, Santhosh Puthiyakunnon, Cheng He, Jing Xia, Cynthia Y. He, Sheng-Qun Deng and Hong-Juan Peng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Eimeria maxima-induced transcriptional changes in the cecal mucosa of broiler chickens
Apicomplexan protozoans of the genus Eimeria cause coccidiosis, one of the most economically relevant parasitic diseases in chickens. The lack of a complete understanding of molecular mechanisms in the host-paras... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Charles Li, Xianghe Yan, Hyun S. Lillehoj, Sungtaek Oh, Liheng Liu, Zhifeng Sun, Changqin Gu, Youngsub Lee, Zhezi Xianyu and Hongyan Zhao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Pulmonary arterial response to Angiostrongylus vasorum in naturally infected dogs: echocardiographic findings in two cases
Angiostrongylus vasorum is a nematode living in the pulmonary arteries of canids. Infected dogs develop severe pulmonary lesions which can potentially lead to pulmonary hypertension (PH). However, reports of PH i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andrea Corda, Silvia Carta, Antonio Varcasia, Claudia Tamponi, Maria Antonietta Evangelisti, Antonio Scala and Maria Luisa Pinna Parpaglia Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Status of insecticide resistance in Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) of The Gambia
Vector control activities, namely long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), have contributed significantly to the decreasing malaria burden observed in The Gambia since 2008. Ne... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kevin Ochieng ’ Opondo, Musa Jawara, Saihou Cham, Ebrima Jatta, Lamin Jarju, Muhammed Camara, Fatou Sanneh, Pa Modou Gaye, Lamin Jadama, Sainey Ceesay, Ebrima Njie, Benoit Sessinou Assogba, Balla Kandeh and Umberto D’Alessandro Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cobalt nanoparticles as novel nanotherapeutics against Acanthamoeba castellanii
Species of Acanthamoeba are facultative pathogens which can cause sight threatening Acanthamoeba keratitis and a rare but deadly brain infection, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Due to conversion of Acanthamo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 3, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ayaz Anwar, Arshid Numan, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Mohammad Khalid and Naveed Ahmed Khan Tags: Research Source Type: research

High drug-loading gold nanoclusters for responsive glucose control in type 1 diabetes
In this study, we aimed to devel... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 3, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yujie Zhang, Mingxin Wu, Wubin Dai, Min Chen, Zhaoyang Guo, Xin Wang, Di Tan, Kui Shi, Longjian Xue, Sheng Liu and Yifeng Lei Tags: Research Source Type: research

Metazoan parasite infracommunities of the dusky flounder (Syacium papillosum) as bioindicators of environmental conditions in the continental shelf of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
We assessed metrics of the metazoan parasite infracommunities of the dusky flounder (Syacium papillosum) as indicators of aquatic environmental health of the Yucatan Shelf (YS) prior to oil extraction. We sampled... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 31, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: V íctor M. Vidal-Martínez, Iván Velázquez-Abunader, Oscar Arturo Centeno-Chalé, Ana Luisa May-Tec, Lilia C. Soler-Jiménez, Daniel Pech, Ismael Mariño-Tapia, Cecilia Enriquez, Omar Zapata-Pérez, Jorge Herrera-Silveira, David I. Hernández-Mena, Sha Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the performance of new sticky pots for outdoor resting malaria vector surveillance in western Kenya
Surveillance of outdoor resting malaria vector populations is crucial to monitor possible changes in vector resting and feeding behaviour following the widespread use of indoor-based vector control interventio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 31, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Teshome Degefa, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Guofa Zhou, Ming-Chieh Lee, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan Tags: Research Source Type: research

rSjp40 inhibits activated hepatic stellate cells by promoting nuclear translocation of YB1 and inducing BMP-7/Smad1/5/8 pathway
Activation of hepatic stellate cells is the dominant pathogenic event during the process of liver fibrosis. Bone morphogenic protein (BMP)-7 has recently been identified as an anti-fibrotic factor and leads to... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 31, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Liuting Chen, Qi Zhou, Ertao Liu, Jiali Zhang, Lian Duan, Dandan Zhu, Jinling Chen and Yinong Duan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of treatment impact on lymphatic filariasis in 13 districts of Benin: progress toward elimination in nine districts despite persistence of transmission in some areas
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is still a public health burden in many developing countries. In Benin, a West African country, at least 6.6 million people are at risk for LF. With the goal of eliminating LF by 2020... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 30, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pelagie M. Boko-Collins, Aurore Ogouyemi-Hounto, Elvire G. Adjinacou-Badou, Laurinda Gbaguidi-Saizonou, Nissou Ines Dossa, Aboudou Dare, Moudachirou Ibikounle, Kathryn L. Zoerhoff, Daniel A. Cohn and Wilfrid Batcho Tags: Research Source Type: research

Role of the lipoxin A4 receptor in the development of neutrophil extracellular traps in Leishmania infantum infection
Neutrophils play an immunomodulatory role through the release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). NETs are released in response to Leishmania infection, but the mechanism of NET extrusion has not been eluci... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 29, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Furong Wei, Wenci Gong, Junyun Wang, Yuetao Yang, Jianxiu Liu, Yanjuan Wang and Jianping Cao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dibothriocephalus nihonkaiensis: an emerging foodborne parasite in Brittany (France)?
Diphyllobothriosis is an intestinal cestodosis caused by tapeworms of the family Diphyllobothriidae. In France, endemic cases are limited to south-east and due to Dibothriocephalus latus. In this paper, we invest... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Brice Autier, Sorya Belaz, Brigitte Degeilh, Jean-Pierre Gangneux and Florence Robert-Gangneux Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of oral fluralaner for the treatment of canine generalized demodicosis: a molecular-level confirmation
Canine generalized demodicosis is a common parasitic disease caused by the proliferation of Demodex mites. The introduction of isoxazoline class treatments in veterinary dermatology has resulted in apparently eff... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Milos Djuric, Natalija Milcic Matic, Darko Davitkov, Uros Glavinic, Dajana Davitkov, Branislav Vejnovic and Zoran Stanimirovic Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of injectable toltrazuril-iron combination product and oral toltrazuril against early experimental infection of suckling piglets with Cystoisospora suis
Toltrazuril is frequently administered for the metaphylactic control of piglet cystoisosporosis. In a previous study, the efficacy of parenteral toltrazuril (45 mg/piglet, Group Forceris ®) applied on the 2nd d... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anja Joachim, Nicolas Guerra, Barbara Hinney, Adnan Hod žić, Hamadi Karembe, Aruna Shrestha and Daniel Sperling Tags: Short report Source Type: research

The role of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in reducing soil-transmitted helminths: interpreting the evidence and identifying next steps
The transmission soil transmitted helminths (STH) occurs via ingestion of or contact with infective stages present in soil contaminated with human faeces. It follows therefore that efforts to reduce faecal contam... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Susana Vaz Nery, Amy J. Pickering, Ebba Abate, Abraham Asmare, Laura Barrett, Jade Benjamin-Chung, Donald A. P. Bundy, Thomas Clasen, Archie C. A. Clements, John M. Colford Jr., Ayse Ercumen, Siobhan Crowley, Oliver Cumming, Matthew C. Freeman, Rashidul H Tags: Review Source Type: research

Generalist host species drive Trypanosoma cruzi vector infection in oil palm plantations in the Orinoco region, Colombia
Oil palm plantation establishment in Colombia has the potential to impact Chagas disease transmission by increasing the distribution range of Rhodnius prolixus. In fact, previous studies have reported Trypanosoma... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Diana Erazo, Nicole L. Gottdenker, Camila Gonz ález, Felipe Guhl, Monica Cuellar, Troy J. Kieran, Travis C. Glenn, Juan D. Umaña and Juan Cordovez Tags: Research Source Type: research

A combination of metabolic resistance and high frequency of the 1014F kdr mutation is driving pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles coluzzii population from Guinea savanna of Cameroon
The scale-up in the distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying has significantly reduced malaria burden and mortality. However, insecticide resistance, among other fact... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Amen N. Fadel, Sulaiman S. Ibrahim, Magellan Tchouakui, Ebai Terence, Murielle J. Wondji, Micareme Tchoupo, Samuel Wanji and Charles S. Wondji Tags: Research Source Type: research

High infestation of invasive Aedes mosquitoes in used tires along the local transport network of Panama
The long-distance dispersal of the invasive disease vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus has introduced arthropod-borne viruses into new geographical regions, causing a significant medical and economic burd... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kelly L. Bennett, Carmelo G ómez Martínez, Alejandro Almanza, Jose R. Rovira, W. Owen McMillan, Vanessa Enriquez, Elia Barraza, Marcela Diaz, Javier E. Sanchez-Galan, Ari Whiteman, Rolando A. Gittens and Jose R. Loaiza Tags: Research Source Type: research

Risk factors associated with sustained circulation of six zoonotic arboviruses: a systematic review for selection of surveillance sites in non-endemic areas
Arboviruses represent a significant burden to public health and local economies due to their ability to cause unpredictable and widespread epidemics. To maximize early detection of arbovirus emergence in non-e... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Helen J. Esser, Ramona M ögling, Natalie B. Cleton, Henk van der Jeugd, Hein Sprong, Arjan Stroo, Marion P. G. Koopmans, Willem F. de Boer and Chantal B. E. M. Reusken Tags: Review Source Type: research

A potential acetyltransferase involved in Leishmania major metacaspase-dependent cell death
Currently, there is no satisfactory treatment for leishmaniases, owing to the cost, mode of administration, side effects and to the increasing emergence of drug resistance. As a consequence, the proteins invol... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Louise Basmaciyan, Nadine Azas and Magali Casanova Tags: Research Source Type: research

A retrospective study on the influence of siblings ’ relatedness in Bolivian patients with chronic Chagas disease
Chagas disease is a protozoan infection caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. The disease has a chronic course in which 20 –30% of the patients would develop progressive damage to the cardiovascular system and the gastroin... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 24, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Juan Espinosa-Pereiro, Adri án Sánchez-Montalvá, Fernando Salvador, Augusto Sao-Avilés, Elena Sulleiro and Israel Molina Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anopheles aquasalis transcriptome reveals autophagic responses to Plasmodium vivax midgut invasion
Elimination of malaria depends on mastering transmission and understanding the biological basis of Plasmodium infection in the vector. The first mosquito organ to interact with the parasite is the midgut and its ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 24, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rosa Am élia Gonçalves Santana, Maurício Costa Oliveira, Iria Cabral, Rubens Celso Andrade Silva Junior, Débora Raysa Teixeira de Sousa, Lucas Ferreira, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Patrícia Abrantes, Maria das Graç Tags: Research Source Type: research

Drug transporter and oxidative stress gene expression in human macrophages infected with benznidazole-sensitive and naturally benznidazole-resistant Trypanosoma cruzi parasites treated with benznidazole
Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Current therapeutic management is limited to treatment with nitroheterocyclic drugs, such as nifurtimox... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 24, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jair T éllez, Ibeth Romero, Alvaro José Romanha and Mario Steindel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Species composition, blood meal hosts and Plasmodium infection rates of Anopheles mosquitoes in Ghibe River Basin, southwestern Ethiopia
Vector control interventions using long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are commonly practiced tools for the control of malaria in Ethiopia. In order to evaluate the effect... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dejene Getachew, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Meshesha Balkew and Habte Tekie Tags: Research Source Type: research

Field data implicating Culicoides stellifer and Culicoides venustus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) as vectors of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) is an Orbivirus of veterinary importance which is transmitted by biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to ruminants. Culicoides sonorensis Wir... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Bethany L. McGregor, Kristin E. Sloyer, Katherine A. Sayler, Olivia Goodfriend, Juan M. Campos Krauer, Carolina Acevedo, Xinmi Zhang, Derrick Mathias, Samantha M. Wisely and Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of a spot-on combination of fluralaner plus moxidectin (Bravecto ® Plus) in cats following repeated experimental challenge with a field isolate of Ctenocephalides felis
A spot-on formulation of fluralaner plus moxidectin has been designed to provide long-term protection against fleas and ticks, prevent heartworm disease and treat gastrointestinal nematode infections in cats. ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Petr Fisara, Frank Guerino and Fangshi Sun Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of intestinal tapeworms on the gut microbiota of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio
Parasitic protozoans, helminths, alter the gut microbiota in mammals, yet little is known about the influence of intestinal cestodes on gut microbiota in fish. In the present study, the composition and diversi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pei P. Fu, Fan Xiong, Wen W. Feng, Hong Zou, Shan G. Wu, Ming Li, Gui T. Wang and Wen X. Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of the mermithid nematode, Romanomermis iyengari, for the biocontrol of Anopheles gambiae, the major malaria vector in sub-Saharan Africa
The intensive use of chemical insecticides against mosquitoes has led to the development of widespread insecticide resistance. Control of Anopheles mosquitoes in malaria endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa has be... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ayaba Z. Abagli, Thiery B. C. Alavo, Rafael Perez-Pacheco and Edward G. Platzer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genotypes and public health potential of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Giardia duodenalis in crab-eating macaques
Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Giardia duodenalis are common human and animal pathogens. Studies have increasingly shown that non-human primates (NHPs) are common hosts of these two zoonotic parasites. However, few ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Li Chen, Jianguo Zhao, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Yuanyuan Feng, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development of large-scale mosquito densovirus production by in vivo methods
Mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs) cause a significant proportion of the global infectious disease burden. Vector control remains the primary strategy available to reduce the transmission of MBDs. However, long-te... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yan Sun, Yunqiao Dong, Jing Li, Zetian Lai, Yanqiang Hao, Peiwen Liu, Xiaoguang Chen and Jinbao Gu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterization of a broad-based mosquito yeast interfering RNA larvicide with a conserved target site in mosquito semaphorin-1a genes
RNA interference (RNAi), which has facilitated functional characterization of mosquito neural development genes such as the axon guidance regulator semaphorin-1a (sema1a), could one day be applied as a new means ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Keshava Mysore, Ping Li, Chien-Wei Wang, Limb K. Hapairai, Nicholas D. Scheel, Jacob S. Realey, Longhua Sun, David W. Severson, Na Wei and Molly Duman-Scheel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Kinetics of local and systemic immune cell responses in whirling disease infection and resistance in rainbow trout
Whirling disease (WD), caused by the myxozoan parasite Myxobolus cerebralis, is responsible for high mortalities in rainbow trout hatcheries and natural populations. To elucidate how resistant and susceptible rai... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mona Saleh, Ruth Montero, Gokhlesh Kumar, Arun Sudhagar, Adina Friedl, Bernd K öllner and Mansour El-Matbouli Tags: Research Source Type: research

Estimating absolute indoor density of Aedes aegypti using removal sampling
Quantification of adult Aedes aegypti abundance indoors has relied on estimates of relative density (e.g. number of adults per unit of sampling or time), most commonly using traps or timed collections using aspir... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Edgar Koyoc-Carde ña, Anuar Medina-Barreiro, Azael Cohuo-Rodríguez, Norma Pavía-Ruz, Audrey Lenhart, Guadalupe Ayora-Talavera, Mike Dunbar, Pablo Manrique-Saide and Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatiotemporal analysis and environmental risk factors of visceral leishmaniasis in an urban setting in S ão Paulo State, Brazil
In Latin America, Brazil harbors the most cases of human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL). Since the early 1980s, the disease has spread to the urban centers of the north, and now the south and west of Brazil; it ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luiz E. Prestes-Carneiro, Loris A. F. Daniel, L ívia C. Almeida, Lourdes Zampieri D’Andrea, André G. Vieira, Ivete R. Anjolete, Lenira André and Edilson F. Flores Tags: Research Source Type: research

Barriers to the National Onchocerciasis Control Programme at operational level in Cameroon: a qualitative assessment of stakeholders ’ views
The global burden of onchocerciasis is the heaviest in sub-Saharan Africa. Studies have shown the importance of the role of Community-Directed Distributors (CDDs) and nurses in onchocerciasis control, but litt... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 20, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fanny Nadia Dissak-Delon, Guy-Roger Kamga, Perrine Claire Humblet, Annie Robert, Jacob Souopgui, Joseph Kamgno, Stephen Mbigha Ghogomu and Isabelle Godin Tags: Research Source Type: research