Canine babesiosis treatment rates in South African veterinary clinics between 2011 and 2016
This study tested this ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - July 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Robert Lavan, Kaan Tunceli, Hendrik de Swardt, Carolyn Chelchinskey, Mats Abatzidis and Rob Armstrong Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Assessment of vector competence of UK mosquitoes for Usutu virus of African origin
Usutu virus (USUV) is an emerging zoonotic virus originally from sub-Saharan Africa. It has been introduced into Europe on multiple occasions, causing substantial mortality within the Eurasian blackbird (Turdus m... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - July 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luis M. Hern ández-Triana, Maria Fernández de Marco, Karen L. Mansfield, Leigh Thorne, Sarah Lumley, Denise Marston, Anthony A. Fooks and Nick Johnson Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Expression profiling of Trypanosoma congolense genes during development in the tsetse fly vector Glossina morsitans morsitans
The tsetse transmitted parasitic flagellate Trypanosoma congolense causes animal African trypanosomosis (AAT) across sub-Saharan Africa. AAT negatively impacts agricultural, economic, nutritional and subsequently... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - July 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Erick O. Awuoche, Brian L. Weiss, Paul O. Mireji, Aur élien Vigneron, Benson Nyambega, Grace Murilla and Serap Aksoy Tags: Research Source Type: research

Competitive suppression of dengue virus replication occurs in chikungunya and dengue co-infected Mexican infants
Co-circulation of dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is increasing worldwide but information on the viral dynamics and immune response to DENV-CHIKV co-infection, particularly in young infants, ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - July 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mussaret B Zaidi, Julio Garcia-Cordero, Ricardo Rivero-Gomez, Josselin Corzo-Gomez, Mar ía Elena González y Almeida, Raúl Bonilla-Moreno, José Bustos-Arriaga, Nicolás Villegas-Sepulveda, Leopoldo Flores-Romo and Leticia Cedillo-Barron Tags: Research Source Type: research

Isolation and identification of Asaia sp. in Anopheles spp. mosquitoes collected from Iranian malaria settings: steps toward applying paratransgenic tools against malaria
In recent years, the genus Asaia (Rhodospirillales: Acetobacteraceae) has been isolated from different Anopheles species and presented as a promising tool to combat malaria. This bacterium has unique features suc... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 28, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Abbas Rami, Abbasali Raz, Sedigheh Zakeri and Navid Dinparast Djadid Tags: Research Source Type: research

Multiplexed-tandem PCR (MT-PCR) assay to detect and differentiate gastrointestinal nematodes of alpacas
Gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs) frequently infect South American camelids (alpacas and llamas) and cause economic losses due to reduced production of fiber, meat and/or leather. Our knowledge about the epide... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 28, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohammed H. Rashid, Hagos Gebrekidan and Abdul Jabbar Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Use of quantitative PCR to assess the efficacy of albendazole against Necator americanus and Ascaris spp. in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste
Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) including Ascaris lumbricoides, Necator americanus, Ancylostoma spp. and Trichuris trichiura are cause of significant global morbidity. To mitigate their disease burden, at-risk ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 28, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Susana Vaz Nery, Jessica Qi, Stacey Llewellyn, Naomi E. Clarke, Rebecca Traub, Darren J. Gray, Andrew J. Vallely, Gail M. Williams, Ross M. Andrews, James S. McCarthy and Archie C. A. Clements Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatial and temporal relationships between human and canine visceral leishmaniases in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, 2006 –2013
Visceral leishmaniasis is a serious public health problem in Brazil, and control of this disease constitutes a major challenge. The purpose of this study was to assess the existing spatial and temporal relatio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 28, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: F ábio Raphael Pascoti Bruhn, Maria Helena Franco Morais, Denis Lucio Cardoso, Nádia Campos Pereira Bruhn, Fernando Ferreira and Christiane Maria Barcellos Magalhães da Rocha Tags: Research Source Type: research

New operational taxonomic units of Enterocytozoon in three marsupial species
Enterocytozoon bieneusi is a microsporidian, commonly found in animals, including humans, in various countries. However, there is scant information about this microorganism in Australasia. In the present study, w... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 28, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yan Zhang, Anson V. Koehler, Tao Wang, Shane R. Haydon and Robin B. Gasser Tags: Research Source Type: research

Investigation of the efficacy of fluralaner spot-on (Bravecto ®) against infestations of Ixodes holocyclus on cats
Infestation of cats with the Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus continues to be a threat because of the paralysis that can result from attachment of just a single tick. The outcome can be fatal, particu... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 26, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Petr Fisara, Frank Guerino and Fangshi Sun Tags: Research Source Type: research

Model-based analysis of experimental data from interconnected, row-configured huts elucidates multifaceted effects of a volatile chemical on Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Insecticides used against Aedes aegypti and other disease vectors can elicit a multitude of dose-dependent effects on behavioral and bionomic traits. Estimating the potential epidemiological impact of a product r... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 26, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Quirine A. ten Bosch, Fanny Castro-Llanos, Hortance Manda, Amy C. Morrison, John P. Grieco, Nicole L. Achee and T. Alex Perkins Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clonal amplification of Fasciola hepatica in Galba truncatula: within and between isolate variation of triclabendazole-susceptible and -resistant clones
Fasciola hepatica is of worldwide significance, impacting on the health, welfare and productivity of livestock and regarded by WHO as a re-emerging zoonosis. Triclabendazole (TCBZ), the drug of choice for control... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 26, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jane E. Hodgkinson, Krystyna Cwiklinski, Nicola Beesley, Catherine Hartley, Katherine Allen and Diana J. L. Williams Tags: Research Source Type: research

Whole body transcriptomes and new insights into the biology of the tick Ixodes ricinus
Ixodes ricinus is the most important vector of tick-borne diseases in Europe. A better knowledge of its genome and transcriptome is important for developing control strategies. Previous transcriptomic studies of (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 26, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: N. Pierre Charrier, Marjorie Couton, Maarten J. Voordouw, Olivier Rais, Axelle Durand-Hermouet, Caroline Hervet, Olivier Plantard and Claude Rispe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Twenty years of surveillance for Eastern equine encephalitis virus in mosquitoes in New York State from 1993 to 2012
The year 1971 was the first time in New York State (NYS) that Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) was identified in mosquitoes, in Culiseta melanura and Culiseta morsitans. At that time, state and county hea... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 25, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: JoAnne Oliver, Gary Lukacik, John Kokas, Scott R. Campbell, Laura D. Kramer, James A. Sherwood and John J. Howard Tags: Research Source Type: research

In vitro activity of fluralaner and commonly used acaricides against Dermanyssus gallinae isolates from Europe and Brazil
The poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae negatively impacts bird welfare and health, and interferes with egg production and quality, while emerging acaricide resistance limits control options. Fluralaner, a nove... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 25, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Emmanuel Thomas, Hartmut Zoller, Gabriele Liebisch, Luis Francisco Angeli Alves, Luis Vettorato, Rafael M. Chiummo and Annie Sigognault-Flochlay Tags: Research Source Type: research

A high-risk Zika and dengue transmission hub: virus detections in mosquitoes at a Brazilian university campus
Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) are mosquito-borne flaviviruses prevalent throughout tropical regions. Currently, management of ZIKV and DENV centers on control of the primary vector Aedes aegypti. This... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 22, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alvaro E. Eiras, Simone F. Pires, Kyran M. Staunton, Kelly S. Paix ão, Marcelo C. Resende, Hilcielly A. Silva, Isadora G. Rocha, Bruna A. Oliveira, Anderson M. Peres, Betânia P. Drumond and Scott A. Ritchie Tags: Research Source Type: research

The epidemiology of porcine Taenia solium cysticercosis in communities of the Central Highlands in Vietnam
Taenia solium cysticercosis, recognized as a neglected tropical disease by the WHO, is distributed mostly in developing countries of Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Pigs and humans act as intermediate... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 22, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dinh Ng-Nguyen, John Noh, Kathleen Breen, Mark Anthony Stevenson, Sukwan Handali and Rebecca Justine Traub Tags: Research Source Type: research

Physiological and immunological responses to Culicoides sonorensis blood-feeding: a murine model
Hematophagous Culicoides spp. biting midges are of great agricultural importance as livestock, equine, and wildlife pests and as vectors of the orbiviruses bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease and African ho... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Christopher J. Lehiy, Lindsey M. Reister-Hendricks, Mark G. Ruder, D. Scott McVey and Barbara S. Drolet Tags: Research Source Type: research

Extracellular release of virulence factor major surface protease via exosomes in Leishmania infantum promastigotes
The Leishmania spp. protozoa are introduced into humans through a sand fly blood meal, depositing the infectious metacyclic promastigote form of the parasite into human skin. Parasites enter a variety of host cel... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Skye Marshall, Patrick H. Kelly, Brajesh K. Singh, R. Marshall Pope, Peter Kim, Bayan Zhanbolat, Mary E. Wilson and Chaoqun Yao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Audit of the community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) for onchocerciasis and factors associated with adherence in three regions of Cameroon
After more than 15 years of community-directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI) in the Centre 1, Littoral 2 and West CDTI projects in Cameroon, the epidemiological evaluation conducted in 2011 revealed that on... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Guy-Roger Kamga, Fanny N. Dissak-Delon, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Benjamin D. Biholong, Stephen Mbigha Ghogomu, Jacob Souopgui, Joseph Kamgno and Annie Robert Tags: Research Source Type: research

Multilocus genotype analysis outlines distinct histories for Trichinella britovi in the neighboring Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Sardinia
The zoonotic nematode Trichinella britovi was discovered in two neighboring Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Sardinia, almost simultaneously at the beginning of the 21st century. An epidemiological link betwe... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Giuseppe La Rosa, Isabelle Vall ée, Gianluca Marucci, François Casabianca, Ennio Bandino, Fabio Galati, Pascal Boireau and Edoardo Pozio Tags: Research Source Type: research

Can the intake of antiparasitic secondary metabolites explain the low prevalence of hemoparasites among wild Psittaciformes?
Parasites can exert selection pressure on their hosts through effects on survival, on reproductive success, on sexually selected ornament, with important ecological and evolutionary consequences, such as chang... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Juan F. Masello, Javier Mart ínez, Luciano Calderón, Michael Wink, Petra Quillfeldt, Virginia Sanz, Jörn Theuerkauf, Luis Ortiz-Catedral, Igor Berkunsky, Dianne Brunton, José A. Díaz-Luque, Mark E. Hauber, Valeria Ojeda, Antoine Barnaud, Laura Casali Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ageing with Chagas disease: an overview of an urban Brazilian cohort in Rio de Janeiro
Chagas disease control programmes have decreased the prevalence of Chagas disease in Latin America. Together with migration to urban areas and increase in life expectancy, a new scenario for Chagas disease has... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alexandre Gomes Vizzoni, Margareth Catoia Varela, Luiz Henrique Conde Sangenis, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano do Brasil and Roberto Magalh ães Saraiva Tags: Research Source Type: research

A new TaqMan method for the reliable diagnosis of Ehrlichia spp. in canine whole blood
Ehrlichiosis is an important emerging infectious disease of the canid family and humans worldwide. To date, no extensive evaluation or validation of a molecular diagnostic test for ehrlichiosis has been publis... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 18, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kirsty Thomson, Tal Yaaran, Alex Belshaw, Lucia Curson, Laurence Tisi, Sarah Maurice and Guy Kiddle Tags: Research Source Type: research

Leishmania (Mundinia) orientalis n. sp. (Trypanosomatidae), a parasite from Thailand responsible for localised cutaneous leishmaniasis
Leishmaniasis is an emerging disease in Thailand with an unknown incidence or prevalence. Although the number of properly characterized and clinically confirmed cases is about 20, it is suspected that this low... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 18, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Narissara Jariyapan, Teerada Daroontum, Krit Jaiwong, Wetpisit Chanmol, Nuchpicha Intakhan, Sriwatapron Sor-suwan, Padet Siriyasatien, Pradya Somboon, Michelle D. Bates and Paul A. Bates Tags: Research Source Type: research

Occurrence of health-compromising protozoan and helminth infections in tortoises kept as pet animals in Germany
Exotic reptiles such as tortoises, have become increasingly common domestic pets worldwide and are known to host different gastrointestinal parasites. Some of these parasites bear zoonotic potential. In the pr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 18, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Malek J. Hallinger, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla and Frank Mutschmann Tags: Research Source Type: research

Increasing evidence of low lymphatic filariasis prevalence in high risk Loa loa areas in Central and West Africa: a literature review
In West and Central Africa, there is a need to establish the prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti in areas that are co-endemic for Loa loa, in order to implement the appropriate strategies to scale-up interventions... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 15, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Louise A. Kelly-Hope, Janet Hemingway, Mark J. Taylor and David H. Molyneux Tags: Review Source Type: research

Detection of bacterial pathogens in clade E head lice collected from Niger ’s refugees in Algeria
Head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis, are obligate blood-sucking parasites. Phylogenetically, they occur in five divergent mitochondrial clades (A, D, B, C and E), each having a particular geographical distributi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 15, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Meriem Louni, Nadia Amanzougaghene, Nassima Mana, Florence Fenollar, Didier Raoult, Idir Bitam and Oleg Mediannikov Tags: Research Source Type: research

Biodiversity and host-parasite cophylogeny of Sphaerospora (sensu stricto) (Cnidaria: Myxozoa)
Myxozoa are extremely diverse microscopic parasites belonging to the Cnidaria. Their life-cycles alternate between vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, predominantly in aquatic habitats. Members of the phylogene... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 15, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sneha Patra, Pavla Barto šová-Sojková, Hana Pecková, Ivan Fiala, Edit Eszterbauer and Astrid S. Holzer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of insecticide-treated bednets and indoor residual spraying in controlling populations of Phlebotomus duboscqi, the vector of Leishmania major in Central Mali
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic neglected tropical disease prevalent in several areas where seasonal malaria transmission is active. We assessed the effect of indoor residual spraying (IRS) and the ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 14, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cheick Amadou Coulibaly, Bourama Traore, Adama Dicko, Sibiry Samake, Ibrahim Sissoko, Jennifer M. Anderson, Jesus Valenzuela, Sekou F. Traore, Ousmane Faye, Shaden Kamhawi, Fabiano Oliveira and Seydou Doumbia Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of resting traps to examine the behaviour and ecology of mosquito vectors in an area of rapidly changing land use in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
Widespread deforestation occurring in the tropics is hypothesized to impact the transmission of vector-borne diseases (VBD). Predicting how environmental changes will impact VBD transmission is dependent on un... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 14, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rebecca Brown, Chua Tock Hing, Kimberly Fornace and Heather M. Ferguson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Pyrethroid resistance in the major malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis in Nouakchott, Mauritania
Mauritania is one of the African countries with ongoing malaria transmission where data on insecticide resistance of local malaria vectors are limited despite an increasing use of long-lasting insecticide-trea... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 13, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Aichetou Mint Mohamed Lemine, Mohamed Aly Ould Lemrabott, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Leonardo K. Basco, Herv é Bogreau, Ousmane Faye and Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic differentiation of the oriental rat flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, from two sympatric host species
In this study, we measured the genetic differentiation among ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fang Zhao, Tongzuo Zhang, Jianping Su, Zuhao Huang, Aiguo Wu and Gonghua Lin Tags: Research Source Type: research

The first feline and new canine cases of Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida: Thelaziidae) infection in Hungary
In Europe, the first Thelazia callipaeda infections were found in the eyes of some dogs in Italy three decades ago. Since that time, this vector-borne nematode species has been diagnosed in domestic and wild carn... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: R óbert Farkas, Nóra Takács, Mónika Gyurkovszky, Noémi Henszelmann, Judit Kisgergely, Gyula Balka, Norbert Solymosi and Andrea Vass Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Spatial distribution modelling of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting midges, potential vectors of African horse sickness and bluetongue viruses in Senegal
In Senegal, the last epidemic of African horse sickness (AHS) occurred in 2007. The western part of the country (the Niayes area) concentrates modern farms with exotic horses of high value and was highly affec... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Maryam Diarra, Moussa Fall, Assane Gueye Fall, Aliou Diop, Renaud Lancelot, Momar Talla Seck, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Xavier All ène, Jérémy Bouyer and Hélène Guis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detection of Galba truncatula, Fasciola hepatica and Calicophoron daubneyi environmental DNA within water sources on pasture land, a future tool for fluke control?
Increasing trematode prevalence and disease occurrence in livestock is a major concern. With the global spread of anthelmintic resistant trematodes, future control strategies must incorporate approaches focusi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rhys Aled Jones, Peter M. Brophy, Chelsea N. Davis, Teri E. Davies, Holly Emberson, Pauline Rees Stevens and Hefin Wyn Williams Tags: Research Source Type: research

A multi-event capture-recapture analysis of Toxoplasma gondii seroconversion dynamics in farm cats
Domestic cats play a key role in the epidemiology of the parasite Toxoplasma gondii by excreting environmentally-resistant oocysts that may infect humans and other warm-blooded animals. The dynamics of Toxoplasma... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Julie Alice Simon, Roger Pradel, Dominique Aubert, R égine Geers, Isabelle Villena and Marie-Lazarine Poulle Tags: Research Source Type: research

Endemic and emerging arboviral diseases of livestock in Nigeria: a review
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are the largest biologic group of vertebrate viruses and constitute important emerging infectious disease agents globally. Arthropod transmission provides a way for viruse... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 7, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Daniel Oluwayelu, Adebowale Adebiyi and Oyewale Tomori Tags: Review Source Type: research

Catching the fish with the worm: a case study on eDNA detection of the monogenean parasite Gyrodactylus salaris and two of its hosts, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring is growing increasingly popular in aquatic systems as a valuable complementary method to conventional monitoring. However, such tools have not yet been extensively applied f... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Johannes C. Rusch, Haakon Hansen, David A. Strand, Turhan Markussen, Sigurd Hytter ød and Trude Vrålstad Tags: Research Source Type: research

Pyrethroid resistance in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in Southeast Asia: present situation and prospects for management
Human arboviral diseases transmitted by Aedes aegypti such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever remain global public health threats to date. Of these diseases, dengue fever is particularly prevalent in S... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zheng Hua Amelia-Yap, Chee Dhang Chen, Mohd Sofian-Azirun and Van Lun Low Tags: Review Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors associated with ectoparasite infestation of buffaloes in an Amazonian ecosystem
The water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is well adapted in some regions of the Amazon. Of all Brazilian states, Par á contains the largest number of this species, with 510,000 animals, approximately 38% of the Brazili... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Helder Ribeiro Batista, Cristiane Sarturi, Felipe Nascimento Stelmachtchuk, Daniel Rocha Oliveira, Adriana Caroprezo Morini, Solange Maria Gennari, Arlei Marcili, Fernanda Aparecida Nieri Bastos, Lauro Euclides Soares Barata and Antonio Humberto Hamad Min Tags: Research Source Type: research

Progress on elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Sierra Leone
A baseline survey in 2007 –2008 found lymphatic filariasis (LF) to be endemic in Sierra Leone in all 14 districts and co-endemic with onchocerciasis in 12 districts. Mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermect... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Joseph B. Koroma, Santigie Sesay, Abdul Conteh, Jusufu Paye, Mohamed Bah, Mustapha Sonnie, Mary H. Hodges and Yaobi Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Susceptibility of field-collected Phlebotomus argentipes (Diptera: Psychodidae) sand flies from Bangladesh and Nepal to different insecticides
The sand fly Phlebotomus argentipes is the vector for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian sub-continent. In Bangladesh since 2012, indoor residual spraying (IRS) was applied in VL endemic areas using deltam... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rajib Chowdhury, Murari Lal Das, Vashkar Chowdhury, Lalita Roy, Shyla Faria, Jyoti Priyanka, Sakila Akter, Narayan Prosad Maheswary, Rajaul Karim Khan, Daniel Argaw and Axel Kroeger Tags: Research Source Type: research

Rates of hematophagous ectoparasite consumption during grooming by an endemic Madagascar fruit bat
Few details are available on the consumption of ectoparasites, specifically bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae), by their chiropteran hosts while grooming. Such details are important to document ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 1, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Riana V. Ramanantsalama, Aristide Andrianarimisa, Achille P. Raselimanana and Steven M. Goodman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mosquito community composition in South Africa and some neighboring countries
A century of studies have described particular aspects of relatively few mosquito species in southern Africa, mostly those species involved with disease transmission, specifically malaria and arboviruses. Patt... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - June 1, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anthony J. Cornel, Yoosook Lee, Ant ónio Paulo Gouveia Almeida, Todd Johnson, Joel Mouatcho, Marietjie Venter, Christiaan de Jager and Leo Braack Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mitochondrial phylogeography and population structure of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus in the African Great Lakes region
The ixodid tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus is the main vector of Theileria parva, wich causes the highly fatal cattle disease East Coast fever (ECF) in sub-Saharan Africa. Rhipicephalus appendiculatus populatio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 31, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gaston S. Amzati, Roger Pelle, Jean-Berckmans B. Muhigwa, Esther G. Kanduma, Appolinaire Djikeng, Maxime Madder, Nathalie Kirschvink and Tanguy Marcotty Tags: Research Source Type: research

First intermediate hosts of Paragonimus spp. in Vietnam and identification of intramolluscan stages of different Paragonimus species
Members of the genus Paragonimus require at least three hosts in their life-cycles. The obligatory first intermediate hosts are freshwater snails. In Vietnam, although seven Paragonimus species have been recorded... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pham Ngoc Doanh, Luu Anh Tu, Hoang Van Hien, Nguyen Van Duc, Yoichiro Horii, David Blair and Yukifumi Nawa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Microarray analysis of long non-coding RNA expression profiles in monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells in Echinococcus granulosus-infected mice
Cystic echinococcosis is a worldwide chronic zoonotic disease caused by infection with the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. Previously, we found significant accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cell... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Aiping Yu, Ying Wang, Jianhai Yin, Jing Zhang, Shengkui Cao, Jianping Cao and Yujuan Shen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium falciparum msp1 and msp2 genetic diversity and allele frequencies in parasites isolated from symptomatic malaria patients in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, malaria remains the overall leading cause of morbidity and mortality accounting for 35.12% of consultations, 40.83% of hospitalizations and 37.5% of deaths. Genotyping of malaria parasite popu... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anyir ékun Fabrice Somé, Thomas Bazié, Issaka Zongo, R. Serge Yerbanga, Frédéric Nikiéma, Cathérine Neya, Liz Karen Taho and Jean-Bosco Ouédraogo Tags: Research Source Type: research

ELISA based on a recombinant Paragonimus heterotremus protein for serodiagnosis of human paragonimiasis in Thailand
Paragonimus heterotremus is the main causative agent of paragonimiasis in Thailand. In Western blot diagnostic assays for paragonimiasis, the 35 kDa band present in crude P. heterotremus somatic extracts represen... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kanokkarn Pothong, Chalit Komalamisra, Thareerat Kalambaheti, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Timothy P. Yoshino and Paron Dekumyoy Tags: Research Source Type: research