Alternative insecticides for larval control of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in Lao PDR: insecticide resistance and semi-field trial study
The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of several arboviruses, such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika, and represents a major public health problem in Southeast Asia. In Laos, where dengue is reemerging, ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: S ébastien Marcombe, Somsanith Chonephetsarath, Phoutmany Thammavong and Paul T. Brey Tags: Research Source Type: research

DNA barcoding and molecular identification of field-collected Culicoides larvae in the Niayes area of Senegal
Biting midge species of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) comprise more than 1300 species distributed worldwide. Several species of Culicoides are vectors of various viruses that can affec... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mame Thierno Bakhoum, Mamadou Sarr, Assane Gueye Fall, Karine Huber, Moussa Fall, Mback é Sembène, Momar Talla Seck, Karien Labuschagne, Laetitia Gardès, Mamadou Ciss, Geoffrey Gimonneau, Jérémy Bouyer, Thierry Baldet and Claire Garros Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transmission blocking sugar baits for the control of Leishmania development inside sand flies using environmentally friendly beta-glycosides and their aglycones
The sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis is the main vector of American visceral leishmaniasis, a disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania. Adults of this insect feed on blood (females only) or sugar from pl... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tain á Neves Ferreira, Daniela Pita-Pereira, Samara Graciane Costa, Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil, Caroline Silva Moraes, Hector Manuel Díaz-Albiter and Fernando Ariel Genta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium and Taenia asiatica): mapping occurrence and areas potentially at risk in East and Southeast Asia
Due to the relative short life span and the limited spatial movement, porcine cysticercosis is an excellent indicator of current local active transmission. The aim of this study was to map at province-level, t... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Uffe Christian Braae, Nguyen Manh Hung, Fadjar Satrija, Virak Khieu, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Arve Lee Willingham Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ecological aspects of Phlebotomines (Diptera: Psychodidae) and the transmission of American cutaneous leishmaniasis agents in an Amazonian/ Guianan bordering area
An entomological study was conducted in the municipality of Oiapoque (lower Oyapock River Basin) in the Brazilian side bordering French Guiana to gain information on the transmission pattern of American cutane... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Thiago Vasconcelos dos Santos, Ghislaine Pr évot, Marine Ginouvès, Rosemere Duarte, Fernando Tobias Silveira, Marinete Marins Póvoa and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Monthly variation in the probability of presence of adult Culicoides populations in nine European countries and the implications for targeted surveillance
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are small hematophagous insects responsible for the transmission of bluetongue virus, Schmallenberg virus and African horse sickness virus to wild ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Carolina Cu éllar, Lene Jung Kjær, Andreas Baum, Anders Stockmarr, Henrik Skovgard, Søren Achim Nielsen, Mats Gunnar Andersson, Anders Lindström, Jan Chirico, Renke Lühken, Sonja Steinke, Ellen Kiel, Jörn Gethmann, Franz J. Conraths, Magdalena L Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Amblyomma maculatum Koch, 1844 (Acari: Ixodidae) group of ticks: phenotypic plasticity or incipient speciation?
The goal of this study was to reassess the taxonomic status of A. maculatum, A. triste and A. tigrinum by phylogenetic analysis of five molecular markers [four mitochondrial: 12S rDNA, 16S rDNA, the control regio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Paula Lado, Santiago Nava, Leonardo Mendoza-Uribe, Abraham G. Caceres, Jesus Delgado-de la Mora, Jesus D. Licona-Enriquez, David Delgado-de la Mora, Marcelo B. Labruna, Lance A. Durden, Michelle E. J. Allerdice, Christopher D. Paddock, Matias P. J. Szab Tags: Research Source Type: research

Parasitic sea louse infestations on wild sea trout: separating the roles of fish farms and temperature
The causal relation between parasitic sea lice on fish farms and sea lice on wild fish is a controversial subject. A specific scientific debate has been whether the statistical association between infestation ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Knut W. Vollset, Lars Qviller, Bj ørnar Skår, Bjørn T. Barlaup and Ian Dohoo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Interactive online application for the prediction, ranking and prioritisation of drug targets in Schistosoma haematobium
Human schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by parasitic worms of the genus Schistosoma that still affects some 200 million people. The mainstay of schistosomiasis control is a single drug, prazi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andreas J. Stroehlein, Robin B. Gasser, Ross S. Hall and Neil D. Young Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spliceosomal introns in Trichomonas vaginalis revisited
The human protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is an organism of interest for understanding eukaryotic evolution. Despite having an unusually large genome and a rich gene repertoire among protists, spliceosom... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Shuqi E. Wang, Abdul S. Amir, Tai Nguyen, Anthony M. Poole and Augusto Simoes-Barbosa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatial-temporal heterogeneity in malaria receptivity is best estimated by vector biting rates in areas nearing elimination
Decisions on when vector control can be withdrawn after malaria is eliminated depend on the receptivity or potential of an area to support vector populations. To guide malaria control and elimination programme... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Thomas R. Burkot, Hugo Bugoro, Allan Apairamo, Robert D. Cooper, Diego F. Echeverry, Danyal Odabasi, Nigel W. Beebe, Victoria Makuru, Honglin Xiao, Jenna R. Davidson, Nicholas A. Deason, Hedrick Reuben, James W. Kazura, Frank H. Collins, Neil F. Lobo and Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular and biochemical characterization of key enzymes in the cysteine and serine metabolic pathways of Acanthamoeba castellanii
Acanthamoeba spp. can cause serious human infections, including Acanthamoeba keratitis, granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and cutaneous acanthamoebiasis. Cysteine biosynthesis and the L-serine metabolic pathway ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 26, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Duo Wu, Meng Feng, Zhi-xin Wang, Ke Qiao, Hiroshi Tachibana and Xun-jia Cheng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Longevity of mass-reared, irradiated and packed male Anopheles arabiensis and Aedes aegypti under simulated environmental field conditions
To ensure the success of a mosquito control programme that integrates the sterile insect technique (SIT), it is highly desirable to release sterile males with a maximal lifespan to increase release effectivene... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicole Jean Culbert, Hamidou Maiga, Nanwintoum S évérin Bimbile Somda, Jeremie Roger Lionel Gilles, Jérémy Bouyer and Wadaka Mamai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular basis of permethrin and DDT resistance in an Anopheles funestus population from Benin
Insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes is threatening the success of malaria control programmes. In order to implement suitable insecticide resistance management strategies, it is necessary to understand ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Genevieve Tchigossou, Rousseau Djouaka, Romaric Akoton, Jacob M Riveron, Helen Irving, Seun Atoyebi, Kabirou Moutairou, Akadiri Yessoufou and Charles S Wondji Tags: Research Source Type: research

A chitinase-like protein from Sarcoptes scabiei as a candidate anti-mite vaccine that contributes to immune protection in rabbits
Scabies is caused by Sarcoptes scabiei burrowing into the stratum corneum of the host ’s skin and is detrimental to the health of humans and animals. Vaccines are an attractive alternative to replace the acaricide... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nengxing Shen, Haojie Zhang, Yongjun Ren, Ran He, Jing Xu, Chunyan Li, Weimin Lai, Xiaobin Gu, Yue Xie, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mitochondrial genomes of two diplectanids (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) expose paraphyly of the order Dactylogyridea and extensive tRNA gene rearrangements
Recent mitochondrial phylogenomics studies have reported a sister-group relationship of the orders Capsalidea and Dactylogyridea, which is inconsistent with previous morphology- and molecular-based phylogenies... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dong Zhang, Wen X. Li, Hong Zou, Shan G. Wu, Ming Li, Ivan Jakovli ć, Jin Zhang, Rong Chen and Gui T. Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Role of mustelids in the life-cycle of ixodid ticks and transmission cycles of four tick-borne pathogens
Elucidating which wildlife species significantly contribute to the maintenance of Ixodes ricinus populations and the enzootic cycles of the pathogens they transmit is imperative in understanding the driving force... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tim R. Hofmeester, Aleksandra I. Krawczyk, Arieke Docters van Leeuwen, Manoj Fonville, Margriet G. E. Montizaan, Koen van den Berge, Jan Gouwy, Sanne C. Ruyts, Kris Verheyen and Hein Sprong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Safety of topical administration of fluralaner plus moxidectin concurrently with praziquantel in cats
Fluralaner provides efficacy against feline ectoparasites following topical administration. Moxidectin is routinely used to treat gastrointestinal nematode infections and prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirof... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Feli M. Walther, Petr Fisara and Rainer K. A. Roepke Tags: Short report Source Type: research

A randomized, blinded, controlled, multi-centered field study assessing the treatment of gastrointestinal nematode infections in cats with fluralaner plus moxidectin spot-on solution (Bravecto ® Plus)
A spot-on formulation containing fluralaner (280 mg/ml) plus moxidectin (14 mg/ml) (Bravecto ® Plus) was developed for the treatment of nematode infections as well as providing 12 weeks of protection against in... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nadja Rohdich, Eva Zschiesche, Oliver Wolf, Wolfgang Loehlein, Zvezdelina Kirkova, Petar Iliev, Dhimit ër Rapti, Rezart Postoli, Balázs Capári, Róbert Farkas and Rainer K. A. Roepke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of fluralaner plus moxidectin (Bravecto ® Plus spot-on solution for cats) against Otodectes cynotis infestations in cats
The efficacy of the fixed combination of fluralaner plus moxidectin for the treatment of Otodectes cynotis infestations was evaluated in cats after topical application. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Janina Taenzler, Christa de Vos, Rainer K. A. Roepke and Anja R. Heckeroth Tags: Research Source Type: research

Limited genetic diversity of N-terminal of merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) in Plasmodium ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri imported from Africa to China
Plasmodium merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) is released into the bloodstream during merozoite invasion, and thus represents a crucial malarial vaccine target. Although substantial research effort has been devo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 16, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ruilin Chu, Xinxin Zhang, Sui Xu, Limei Chen, Jianxia Tang, Yuhong Li, Jing Chen, Yinghua Xuan, Guoding Zhu, Jun Cao and Yang Cheng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterization of tick organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) upon bacterial and viral infections
In this report, we characterized the role of these conserved molecules in ticks in... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 14, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Vikas Taank, Wenshuo Zhou, Xuran Zhuang, John F. Anderson, Utpal Pal, Hameeda Sultana and Girish Neelakanta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transcriptomic insights into the early host-pathogen interaction of cat intestine with Toxoplasma gondii
Although sexual reproduction of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii exclusively occurs in the cat intestine, knowledge about the alteration of gene expression in the intestine of cats infected with T. gondii is still ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 14, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Meng Wang, Fu-Kai Zhang, Hany M. Elsheikha, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Jun-Jun He, Jian-Xun Luo and Xing-Quan Zhu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dog survey in Russian veterinary hospitals: tick identification and molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens
Species of Canidae in Russia can be infested with up to 24 different tick species; however, the frequency of different tick species infesting domestic dogs across Russia is not known. In addition, tick-borne d... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 14, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Natalia N. Livanova, Natalia V. Fomenko, Ivan A. Akimov, Mikhail J. Ivanov, Nina V. Tikunova, Rob Armstrong and Sergey V. Konyaev Tags: Research Source Type: research

A bite so sweet: the glycobiology interface of tick-host-pathogen interactions
Vector-borne diseases constitute 17% of all infectious diseases in the world; among the blood-feeding arthropods, ticks transmit the highest number of pathogens. Understanding the interactions between the tick... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 14, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pavlina Vechtova, Jarmila Sterbova, Jan Sterba, Marie Vancova, Ryan O. M. Rego, Martin Selinger, Martin Strnad, Maryna Golovchenko, Nataliia Rudenko and Libor Grubhoffer Tags: Review Source Type: research

The population genetics of parasitic nematodes of wild animals
Parasitic nematodes are highly diverse and common, infecting virtually all animal species, and the importance of their roles in natural ecosystems is increasingly becoming apparent. How genes flow within and a... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 13, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rebecca Cole and Mark Viney Tags: Review Source Type: research

Lymphatic filariasis transmission in Rufiji District, southeastern Tanzania: infection status of the human population and mosquito vectors after twelve rounds of mass drug administration
Control of lymphatic filariasis (LF) in most of the sub-Saharan African countries is based on annual mass drug administration (MDA) using a combination of ivermectin and albendazole. Monitoring the impact of t... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 13, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Clarer Jones, Billy Ngasala, Yahya A. Derua, Donath Tarimo, Lisa Reimer, Moses Bockarie and Mwelecele N. Malecela Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and genetic diversity of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in sheep in China
Enterocytozoon bieneusi is a common species of microsporidia that not only influences human health but also threatens animal productive performance and value. However, there have been no systematic studies of the... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Heng Yang, Rongsheng Mi, Long Cheng, Yan Huang, Rui An, Yehua Zhang, Haiyan Jia, Xiaoli Zhang, Xu Wang, Xiangan Han and Zhaoguo Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Trichinella britovi muscle larvae and adult worms: stage-specific and common antigens detected by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis-based immunoblotting
Trichinella britovi is the second most common species of Trichinella that may affect human health. As an early diagnosis of trichinellosis is crucial for effective treatment, it is important to identify sensitive... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sylwia Grzelak, Bo żena Moskwa and Justyna Bień Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of the Brazilian Visceral Leishmaniasis Surveillance and Control Programme in reducing the prevalence and incidence of Leishmania infantum infection
Control strategies adopted by the Brazilian Visceral Leishmaniasis Surveillance and Control Programme (VLSCP) include identifying and culling seropositive infected dogs, early diagnosis and treatment of human ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Iara Caixeta Marques da Rocha, Let ícia Helena Marques dos Santos, Wendel Coura-Vital, Gisele Macedo Rodrigues da Cunha, Fernanda do Carmo Magalhães, Thais Almeida Marques da Silva, Maria Helena Franco Morais, Edward Oliveira, Ilka Afonso Reis and Mari Tags: Research Source Type: research

Seroprevalence and current infections of canine vector-borne diseases in Nicaragua
Vector-borne diseases constitute a major problem for veterinary and public health, especially in tropical regions like Central America. Domestic dogs may be infected with several vector-borne pathogens of zoon... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andrea Springer, Victor M. Montenegro, Sabine Schicht, Nikola Pantchev and Christina Strube Tags: Research Source Type: research

The annual, temporal and spatial pattern of Setaria tundra outbreaks in Finnish reindeer: a mechanistic transmission model approach
In northern Finland (Lapland), reindeer are reared as semi-domesticated animals. The region has a short summer season of 2 –3 months, yet reindeer are infected with the mosquito-borne filarioid parasite Setaria tu... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Najmul Haider, Sauli Laaksonen, Lene Jung Kj ær, Antti Oksanen and Rene Bødker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Influence of confluent marine currents in an ecotonal region of the South-West Atlantic on the distribution of larval anisakids (Nematoda: Anisakidae)
In the marine environment, transitional zones between major water masses harbour high biodiversity, mostly due to their productivity and by containing representatives of species characteristic of adjacent comm... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana L Lanfranchi, Paola E Braicovich, Delfina M P Cantatore, Manuel M Irigoitia, Marisa D Farber, Ver ónica Taglioretti and Juan T Timi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Zoonotic Cryptosporidium species and subtypes in lambs and goat kids in Algeria
This study aimed at investigating the occurrence of Cryptosporidium species in lambs and goat kids younger ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Djamel Baroudi, Ahcene Hakem, Haileeyesus Adamu, Said Amer, Djamel Khelef, Karim Adjou, Hichem Dahmani, Xiaohua Chen, Dawn Roellig, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dog owner flea/tick medication purchases in the USA
Veterinary clinic transaction records from the USA were examined to determine dog owner purchase patterns for three prescription ectoparasiticides. In-clinic purchases of formulations of fluralaner (with 12-we... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Robert Lavan, Rob Armstrong, Kaan Tunceli and Dorothy Normile Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Assessment of tegumental damage to Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium after in vitro exposure to ferrocenyl, ruthenocenyl and benzyl derivatives of oxamniquine using scanning electron microscopy
Schistosomiasis is one of the most harmful parasitic diseases worldwide, praziquantel being the only drug in widespread use to treat it. We recently demonstrated that ferrocenyl, ruthenocenyl and benzyl deriva... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Valentin Buchter, Jeannine Hess, Gilles Gasser and Jennifer Keiser Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in southern and eastern Africa
The beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata, causing cysticercosis in bovines and taeniosis in humans, is thought to have a global distribution. In eastern and southern Africa, cattle production plays a crucial role in th... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Veronique Dermauw, Pierre Dorny, Uffe Christian Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Lucy J. Robertson, Anastasios Saratsis and Lian F. Thomas Tags: Review Source Type: research

Insights into malaria transmission among Anopheles funestus mosquitoes, Kenya
Most malaria vectors belong to species complexes. Sibling species often exhibit divergent behaviors dictating the measures that can be deployed effectively in their control. Despite the importance of the Anophele... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Edwin O. Ogola, Ulrike Fillinger, Isabella M. Ondiba, Jandouwe Villinger, Daniel K. Masiga, Baldwyn Torto and David P. Tchouassi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Improvement of mosquito identification by MALDI-TOF MS biotyping using protein signatures from two body parts
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry technology (MALDI-TOF MS) is an innovative tool that has been shown to be effective for the identification of numerous arthropod gro... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anubis Vega-R úa, Nonito Pagès, Albin Fontaine, Christopher Nuccio, Lyza Hery, Daniella Goindin, Joel Gustave and Lionel Almeras Tags: Research Source Type: research

Babesia bovis RON2 contains conserved B-cell epitopes that induce an invasion-blocking humoral immune response in immunized cattle
Babesia bovis belongs to the phylum Apicomplexa and is the major causal agent of bovine babesiosis, the most important veterinary disease transmitted by arthropods. In apicomplexan parasites, the interaction betw... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mario Hidalgo-Ruiz, Carlos E. Suarez, Miguel A. Mercado-Uriostegui, Ruben Hernandez-Ortiz, Juan Alberto Ramos, Edelmira Galindo-Velasco, Gloria Le ón-Ávila, José Manuel Hernández and Juan Mosqueda Tags: Research Source Type: research

A trade-off between dry season survival longevity and wet season high net reproduction can explain the persistence of Anopheles mosquitoes
Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains a leading cause of death in tropical regions of the world. Despite efforts to reduce transmission, rebounds associated with the persistence of malaria vectors have remained a... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gesham Magombedze, Neil M. Ferguson and Azra C. Ghani Tags: Research Source Type: research

Eugenol-hyperactivated nymphs of Triatoma infestans become intoxicated faster than non-hyperactivated nymphs when exposed to a permethrin-treated surface
Eugenol is a botanical monoterpene that hyperactivates the blood-sucking bug Triatoma infestans, and permethrin is a pyrethroid with a strong triatomicide effect. In the present work, we tested the hypothesis tha... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mercedes Mar ía Noel Reynoso, Alejandro Lucia, Eduardo Nicolás Zerba and Raúl Adolfo Alzogaray Tags: Research Source Type: research

Survey of European pet owners quantifying endoparasitic infection risk and implications for deworming recommendations
Zoonotic endoparasites pose risks to pets and people. The European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) created risk groupings for dogs (A-D) and for cats (A-B), with the highest risk pets (G... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 1, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jessica McNamara, Jason Drake, Scott Wiseman and Ian Wright Tags: Research Source Type: research

Exploiting genetic polymorphisms in metabolic enzymes for rapid screening of Leishmania infantum genotypes
Leishmania infantum is the aetiological agent of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). Numerous strains and/or zymodemes have been identified and characterized by multilocus enzyme electro... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 1, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marcello Ceccarelli, Aurora Diotallevi, Francesca Andreoni, Fabrizio Vitale, Luca Galluzzi and Mauro Magnani Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: eastern Europe
Taenia solium and Taenia saginata are food-borne parasites of global importance. In eastern Europe only fragmented information is available on the epidemiology of these zoonotic parasites in humans and animal pop... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chiara Trevisan, Smaragda Sotiraki, Minerva Laranjo-Gonz ález, Veronique Dermauw, Ziqi Wang, Age Kärssin, Aleksandar Cvetkovikj, Andrea S. Winkler, Annette Abraham, Branko Bobić, Brian Lassen, Carmen Michaela Cretu, Cozma Vasile, Dimitris Arvanitis, Gu Tags: Review Source Type: research

Validity of genus Perostrongylus Schlegel, 1934 with new data on Perostrongylus falciformis (Schlegel, 1933) in European badgers, Meles meles (Linnaeus, 1758): distribution, life-cycle and pathology
A century of debates on the taxonomy of members of the Metastrongyloidea Molin, 1861 led to many reclassifications. Considering the inconstant genus assignation and lack of genetic data, the main aim of this s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Georgiana Deak, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Joerg Hirzmann, Vito Colella, Flaviu Alexandru T ăbăran, Maria Alfonsa Cavalera, Florinel Gheorghe Brudașcă, Christian Bauer, Angela Monica Ionică, Amer Alić, Domenico Otranto and Călin Mircea Gherman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Caligus rogercresseyi acetylcholinesterase types and variants: a potential marker for organophosphate resistance
Control of the sea louse Caligus rogercresseyi in the Chilean salmonid industry is reliant on chemical treatments. Azamethiphos was introduced in 2013, although other organophosphates were previously used. In 201... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Celia Agusti-Ridaura, Michael Dondrup, Tor E. Horsberg, Jong S. Leong, Ben F. Koop, Sandra Bravo, Julio Mendoza and Kiranpreet Kaur Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Sequence and structural variation in the genome of the Biomphalaria glabrata embryonic (Bge) cell line
Following publication of the original article [], the authors reported an error in figure 1: (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicolas J. Wheeler, Nathalie Dinguirard, Joshua Marquez, Adrian Gonzalez, Mostafa Zamanian, Timothy P. Yoshino and Maria G. Castillo Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Influence of ecological factors on the presence of a triatomine species associated with the arboreal habitat of a host of Trypanosoma cruzi
The white-naped squirrel, Simosciurus nebouxii (previously known as Sciurus stramineus), has recently been identified as an important natural host for Trypanosoma cruzi in Ecuador. The nests of this species have ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sof ía Ocaña-Mayorga, Simón E. Lobos, Verónica Crespo-Pérez, Anita G. Villacís, C. Miguel Pinto and Mario J. Grijalva Tags: Research Source Type: research

Can the pyruvate: ferredoxin oxidoreductase (PFOR) gene be used as an additional marker to discriminate among Blastocystis strains or subtypes?
Blastocystis spp. are the most prevalent intestinal eukaryotes identified in humans, with at least 17 genetic subtypes (ST) based on genes coding for the small-subunit ribosomal RNA (18S). It has been argued that... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Patricia Alarcon-Valdes, Guiehdani Villalobos, Williams Arony Martinez-Flores, Eduardo Lopez-Escamilla, Nelly Raquel Gonzalez-Arenas, Mirza Romero-Valdovinos, Fernando Martinez-Hernandez, Jonnathan Guadalupe Santillan-Benitez and Pablo Maravilla Tags: Short report Source Type: research