Differential modulation of host immune genes in the kidney and cranium of the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in response to Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae and Myxobolus cerebralis co-infections
Most of the studies on fish diseases focus on single infections, although in nature co-infections occur more often. The two freshwater myxozoan parasites of salmonids, having high economic and ecologic relevan... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohamed H. Kotob, Gokhlesh Kumar, Mona Saleh, Bartolomeo Gorgoglione, Mahmoud Abdelzaher and Mansour El-Matbouli Tags: Research Source Type: research

The opposite roles of PAS-5 and Galectin-1 in immune response during the early infection of Angiostrongylus cantonensis
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a human zoonotic nematode parasite. Our previous studies found that PAS-5 and Galectin-1 (Gal-1) proteins of A. cantonensis could be strongly recognized by sera from mice infected w... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lan-Zhu Yan, Xiao-Meng Shi, Yan-Wen Zu, Yuan-Yuan Shen, Xi-Xi Chen, Meng-Jing Zhao, Xing-Pan Li, Bao-Long Yan and Hui-Cong Huang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Babesia vesperuginis in insectivorous bats from China
To increase understanding of human bacterial and parasitic pathogens in bats, we investigated the prevalence of Babesia spp., Rickettsia spp., Anaplasma spp. and Coxiella burnetii in bats from China. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hui-Ju Han, Jian-Wei Liu, Hong-Ling Wen, Xiang-Rong Qin, Min Zhao, Li-Jun Wang, Chuan-Min Zhou, Rui Qi, Hao Yu and Xue-Jie Yu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling the impact of larviciding on the population dynamics and biting rates of Simulium damnosum (s.l.): implications for vector control as a complementary strategy for onchocerciasis elimination in Africa
In 2012, the World Health Organization set goals for the elimination of onchocerciasis transmission by 2020 in selected African countries. Epidemiological data and mathematical modelling have indicated that el... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Isobel Routledge, Martin Walker, Robert A. Cheke, Samir Bhatt, Pierre Baleguel Nkot, Graham A. Matthews, Didier Baleguel, Hans M. Dobson, Terry L. Wiles and Maria-Gloria Basa ñez Tags: Research Source Type: research

A new Aura virus isolate in Brazil shows segment duplication in the variable region of the nsP3 gene
A new isolate of Aura virus serendipitously discovered as a cell culture contaminant is reported in this manuscript. Aura virus belongs to the family Togaviridae and is classified in the genus Alphavirus. There a... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Luiza Pamplona Mosimann, Mirian Krystel de Siqueira, Ligia Fernanda Ceole and Claudia Nunes Duarte dos Santos Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack: advances in mosquito-borne arbovirus surveillance
Surveillance is critical for the prevention and control of mosquito-borne arboviruses. Detection of elevated or emergent virus activity serves as a warning system to implement appropriate actions to reduce out... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana L. Ram írez, Andrew F. van den Hurk, Dagmar B. Meyer and Scott A. Ritchie Tags: Review Source Type: research

Assessing knowledge about lymphatic filariasis and the implementation of mass drug administration amongst drug deliverers in three districts/cities of Indonesia
This research assesses knowledge amongst drug deliverers about the implementation of mass drug administration (MDA) for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Agam District (West Sumatera Province), the City of Depok (W... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 25, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Christiana R. Titaley, Rita Damayanti, Nugroho Soeharno, Anifatun Mu ’asyaroh, Mark Bradley, Tim Lynam and Alison Krentel Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular characterizations of Cryptosporidium spp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) from Heilongjiang Province, China
Cryptosporidium spp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are prevalent zoonotic pathogens responsible for the high burden of diarrheal diseases worldwide. Rodents are globally overpopulated and are known as reservoirs or... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 24, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wei Zhao, Jianguang Wang, Guangxu Ren, Ziyin Yang, Fengkun Yang, Weizhe Zhang, Yingchu Xu, Aiqin Liu and Hong Ling Tags: Research Source Type: research

De novo assembly and annotation of Hyalomma dromedarii tick (Acari: Ixodidae) sialotranscriptome with regard to gender differences in gene expression
Hard ticks are hematophagous ectoparasites characterized by their long-term feeding. The saliva that they secrete during their blood meal is their crucial weapon against host-defense systems including hemostas... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 24, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chaima Bensaoud, Milton Yutaka Nishiyama Jr, Cherif Ben Hamda, Flavio Lichtenstein, Ursula Castro de Oliveira, Fernanda Faria, In ácio Loiola Meirelles Junqueira-de-Azevedo, Kais Ghedira, Ali Bouattour, Youmna M’Ghirbi and Ana Marisa Chudzinski-Tavassi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Field evaluation of an immunochromatographic test for diagnosis of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis
The larval stages of the tapeworms Echinocoocus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis are the causative agents of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) and human alveolar echinococcosis (AE), respectively. Both C... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 23, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chun-hua Gao, Jun-yun Wang, Feng Shi, Dietmar Steverding, Xia Wang, Yue-tao Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Culex flavivirus infection in a Culex pipiens mosquito colony and its effects on vector competence for Rift Valley fever phlebovirus
Rift Valley fever is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease that affects domestic ruminants and humans. Culex flavivirus is an insect-specific flavivirus that naturally exists in field mosquito populations. The inf... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 23, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sandra Talavera, Lotty Birnberg, Ana I. Nu ñez, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Ana Vázquez and Núria Busquets Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterization of MEDLE-1, a protein in early development of Cryptosporidium parvum
Cryptosporidium spp. are important diarrhea-causing pathogens in humans and animals. Comparative genomic analysis indicated that Cryptosporidium-specific MEDLE family proteins may contribute to host adaptation of... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 23, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jilan Fei, Haizhen Wu, Jiayuan Su, Chanchan Jin, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Tick abundance, pathogen prevalence, and disease incidence in two contrasting regions at the northern distribution range of Europe
Emergence of tick-borne diseases is impacting humans and livestock across the Northern Hemisphere. There are, however, large regional variations in number of cases of tick-borne diseases. Some areas have surpr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 22, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Atle Mysterud, Vetle Malmer Stigum, Ingrid Vikingsdal Seland, Anders Herland, W. Ryan Easterday, Solveig Jore, Olav Østerås and Hildegunn Viljugrein Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Toxoplasma gondii ME-49 strain upregulates levels of A20 that inhibit NF- κB activation and promotes apoptosis in human leukaemia T-cell lines
Acute T-lymphocyte leukaemia is a form of haematological malignancy with abnormal activation of NF- κB pathway, which results in high expression of A20 and ABIN1, which constitute a negative feedback mechanism ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 18, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Qian Chen, Min-Hui Pang, Xiao-Hong Ye, Guang Yang and Chen Lin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Aedes vittatus in Spain: current distribution, barcoding characterization and potential role as a vector of human diseases
Aedes vittatus is currently found in Africa, Asia and Europe, where it acts as a vector of pathogens causing animal and human diseases (e.g. chikungunya, Zika and dengue). Like other Aedes species, Ae. vittatus i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 18, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alazne D íez-Fernández, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Santiago Ruiz, Rafael Gutiérrez-López, Ramón Soriguer and Jordi Figuerola Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Development of a rapid field-applicable molecular diagnostic for knockdown resistance (kdr) markers in An. gambiae
The spread of insecticide resistance (IR) is a major threat to vector control programmes for mosquito-borne diseases. Early detection of IR using diagnostic markers could help inform these programmes, especial... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 18, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Vera T. Unwin, Shaun Ainsworth, Emily J. Rippon, El Hadji Amadou Niang, Mark J. I. Paine, David Weetman and Emily R. Adams Tags: Research Source Type: research

Competence of mosquitoes native to the United Kingdom to support replication and transmission of Rift Valley fever virus
Rift Valley fever phlebovirus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus causing severe disease in humans and livestock. It is endemic in Africa and spread to the Arabian Peninsula in 2000 raising concerns it could ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 18, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sarah Lumley, Luis M. Hern ández-Triana, Daniel L. Horton, Maria Del Mar Fernández de Marco, Jolyon M. Medlock, Roger Hewson, Anthony R. Fooks and Nicholas Johnson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Shifts in Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) geno-species infections in Ixodes ricinus over a 10-year surveillance period in the city of Hanover (Germany) and Borrelia miyamotoi-specific Reverse Line Blot detection
Lyme borreliosis caused by spirochetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) complex is still the most common tick-borne disease in Europe, posing a considerable threat to public health. The predominant vector... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 18, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Katrin Blazejak, Marie-Kristin Raulf, Elisabeth Janecek, Daniela Jordan, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ornamental bromeliads of Miami-Dade County, Florida are important breeding sites for Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
A major public health concern is the emergence and geographical spread of vector-borne diseases such as Zika and yellow fever. Ornamental bromeliads retaining water in their leaf axils represent potential bree... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 17, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andr é B. B. Wilke, Chalmers Vasquez, Paul J. Mauriello and John C. Beier Tags: Research Source Type: research

Laboratory studies on the oviposition stimuli of Culicoides stellifer (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), a suspected vector of Orbiviruses in the United States
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) exert a significant impact on animal agriculture worldwide because they transmit bluetongue virus (BTV) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EH... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 16, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dinesh Erram and Nathan Burkett-Cadena Tags: Research Source Type: research

Phylogenetic relationships, stage-specific expression and localisation of a unique family of inactive cysteine proteases in Sarcoptes scabiei
Scabies is worldwide one of the most common, yet neglected, parasitic skin infections, affecting a wide range of mammals including humans. Limited treatment options and evidence of emerging mite resistance aga... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 16, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Deepani D. Fernando, Simone L. Reynolds, Martha Zakrzewski, Ehtesham Mofiz, Anthony T. Papenfuss, Deborah Holt and Katja Fischer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Wing morphometrics of Aedes (Ochlerotatus) albifasciatus (Macquart, 1838) (Diptera: Culicidae) from different climatic regions of Argentina
Gene flow restrictions between populations of Aedes albifasciatus, the vector of Western equine encephalitis and Dirophilaria immitis, have been described in the central region of Argentina. Genetic and eco-physi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 16, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Maximiliano J. Garz ón and Nicolás Schweigmann Tags: Research Source Type: research

Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus shiquicus in a small mammal community on the eastern Tibetan Plateau: host species composition, molecular prevalence, and epidemiological implications
The eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau is now recognized as an endemic region with the highest reported human infection rates in the world of human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocula... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 16, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xu Wang, Jiayu Liu, Qingqiu Zuo, Zhiqiang Mu, Xiaodong Weng, Xiaohui Sun, Junyao Wang, Belgees Boufana, Philip S. Craig, Patrick Giraudoux, Francis Raoul and Zhenghuan Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Screening a repurposing library, the Medicines for Malaria Venture Stasis Box, against Schistosoma mansoni
The development of new treatments against schistosomiasis is imperative but lacks commercial interest. Drug repurposing represents a suitable strategy to identify potential treatments, which have already unblo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 15, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Val érian Pasche, Benoît Laleu and Jennifer Keiser Tags: Research Source Type: research

High species diversity of trichostrongyle parasite communities within and between Western Canadian commercial and conservation bison herds revealed by nemabiome metabarcoding
Many trichostrongylid nematode species are reported to infect bison, some of which are major causes of disase and production loss in North American bison herds. However, there is little information on the spec... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 15, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Russell W. Avramenko, Ana Bras, Elizabeth M. Redman, Murray R. Woodbury, Brent Wagner, Todd Shury, Stefano Liccioli, M. Claire Windeyer and John S. Gilleard Tags: Research Source Type: research

Characterisation of proteins in excretory/secretory products collected from salmon lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis
The salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, is an ectoparasitic copepod which feeds on the mucus, skin and blood of salmonid fish species. The parasite can persist on the surface of the fish without any effective ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 11, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Scott Hamilton, Kevin McLean, Sean J. Monaghan, Carol McNair, Neil F. Inglis, Hazel McDonald, Sandra Adams, Randolph Richards, William Roy, Patrick Smith, James Bron, Alasdair J. Nisbet and David Knox Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Wolbachia triple-strain infection generates self-incompatibility in Aedes albopictus and transmission instability in Aedes aegypti
Artificially-introduced transinfections of the intracellular bacterium Wolbachia pipientis have the potential to reduce the vectorial capacity of mosquito populations for viruses such as dengue and chikungunya. A... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 11, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Thomas H. Ant and Steven P. Sinkins Tags: Research Source Type: research

Uneven malaria transmission in geographically distinct districts of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Urbanization is a main trend in developing countries and leads to health transition. Although non-communicable diseases are increasing in cities of low-income countries, vector-borne diseases such as malaria, ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 11, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dieudonn é Diloma Soma, Daouda Kassié, Seydou Sanou, Fatou Biribama Karama, Ali Ouari, Wadaka Mamai, Georges Anicet Ouédraogo, Gérard Salem, Roch Kounbobr Dabiré and Florence Fournet Tags: Research Source Type: research

First report of Cytauxzoon sp. infection in domestic cats in Switzerland: natural and transfusion-transmitted infections
Cytauxzoonosis is an emerging tick-borne disease of domestic and wild felids. Cytauxzoon felis induces severe and often fatal disease in domestic cats. In Europe, clinical and subclinical infections caused by Cyt... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alice Nentwig, Marina L. Meli, Johanna Schrack, Iris M. Reichler, Barbara Riond, Corinne Gloor, Judith Howard, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Barbara Willi Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Efficacy of a novel mode of action of an indoor residual spraying product, SumiShield ® 50WG against susceptible and resistant populations of Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) in Benin, West Africa
Scale-up of the distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying with insecticides over the last decade have contributed to the considerable decrease of malaria morbidity ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fiacre R. Agossa, Gil G. Padonou, Come Z. Koukpo, Jacques Zola-Sahossi, Roseric Azondekon, Osei K. Akuoko, Juniace Ahoga, Boris N ’dombidje, Bruno Akinro, Arsene Jacques Y. H. Fassinou, Michel Sezonlin and Martin C. Akogbeto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Discovery of the pyridylphenylureas as novel molluscicides against the invasive snail Biomphalaria straminea, intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni
The snail Biomphalaria straminea is one of the intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni. Biomphalaria straminea is also an invasive species, known for its strong capability on peripheral expansion, long-distance... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Weisi Wang, Qiang Mao, Junmin Yao, Weijia Yang, Qiming Zhang, Wencheng Lu, Zhuohui Deng and Liping Duan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Influence of climatic factors on Ixodes ricinus nymph abundance and phenology over a long-term monthly observation in Switzerland (2000 –2014)
One of the major public health challenges in the field of communicable diseases consists of being able to predict where and when a population is at risk of being infected by a pathogen. In the case of vector-b... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ga ël Hauser, Olivier Rais, Francisca Morán Cadenas, Yves Gonseth, Mahmoud Bouzelboudjen and Lise Gern Tags: Research Source Type: research

Environmental and social determinants of population vulnerability to Zika virus emergence at the local scale
Zika virus (ZIKV) spread rapidly in the Americas in 2015. Targeting effective public health interventions for inhabitants of, and travellers to and from, affected countries depends on understanding the risk of... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Erin E. Rees, Tatiana Petukhova, Mariola Mascarenhas, Yann Pelcat and Nicholas H. Ogden Tags: Research Source Type: research

Infection of Anopheles aquasalis from symptomatic and asymptomatic Plasmodium vivax infections in Manaus, western Brazilian Amazon
Asymptomatic individuals are one of the major challenges for malaria elimination programs in endemic areas. In the absence of clinical symptoms and with a lower parasite density they constitute silent reservoi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Keillen M. Martins-Campos, Andrea Kuehn, Anne Almeida, Ana Paula M. Duarte, Vanderson S. Sampaio, Íria C. Rodriguez, Sara G. M. da Silva, Claudia María Ríos-Velásquez, José Bento Pereira Lima, Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta, Quique Bassat, Ivo Mülle Tags: Research Source Type: research

Improving the delivery and efficiency of fungus-impregnated cloths for control of adult Aedes aegypti using a synthetic attractive lure
Entomopathogenic fungi are highly promising agents for controlling Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Deploying fungus-impregnated black cloths in PET traps efficiently reduced Ae. aegypti female survival rates under intr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Adriano R. Paula, Leila E. I. Silva, Anderson Ribeiro, Tariq M. Butt, Carlos P. Silva and Richard I. Samuels Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transplacental transmission of tick-borne Babesia microti in its natural host Peromyscus leucopus
Babesia microti is an emerging tick-borne pathogen and the causative agent of human babesiosis. Mathematical modeling of the reproductive rate of B. microti indicates that it cannot persist in nature by horizonta... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Danielle M. Tufts and Maria A. Diuk-Wasser Tags: Research Source Type: research

Malaria infection in mosquitoes decreases the personal protection offered by permethrin-treated bednets
Insecticides targeting adult mosquitoes are the main way of controlling malaria. They work not only by killing mosquitoes, but also by repelling and irritating them. Indeed their repellent action gives valuabl... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kevin Thi évent, Lorenz Hofer, Elise Rapp, Mgeni Mohamed Tambwe, Sarah Moore and Jacob C. Koella Tags: Research Source Type: research

Targeting cattle for malaria elimination: marked reduction of Anopheles arabiensis survival for over six months using a slow-release ivermectin implant formulation
Mosquitoes that feed on animals can survive and mediate residual transmission of malaria even after most humans have been protected with insecticidal bednets or indoor residual sprays. Ivermectin is a widely-u... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Carlos J. Chaccour, Kija Ngha ’bi, Gloria Abizanda, Angel Irigoyen Barrio, Azucena Aldaz, Fredros Okumu, Hannah Slater, Jose Luis Del Pozo and Gerry Killeen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Larval density mediates knockdown resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in adult Aedes aegypti
Understanding mechanisms driving insecticide resistance in vector populations remains a public health priority. To date, most research has focused on the genetic mechanisms underpinning resistance, yet it is u... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marissa K. Grossman, Valentin Uc-Puc, Adriana E. Flores, Pablo C. Manrique-Saide and Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of McMaster and FECPAKG2 methods for counting nematode eggs in the faeces of alpacas
This study aimed to compare the FECPAKG2 and the McMaster techniques for counting of gastrointestinal nematode eggs in the faeces of alpacas using two floatation solutions (saturated sodium chloride and sucrose s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohammed H. Rashid, Mark A. Stevenson, Shea Waenga, Greg Mirams, Angus J. D. Campbell, Jane L. Vaughan and Abdul Jabbar Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Equine strongyle communities are constrained by horse sex and species dipersal-fecundity trade-off
Equine strongyles are a major health issue. Large strongyles can cause death of horses while cyathostomins (small strongyles) have shown increased resistance to anthelmintics worldwide. Description of strongyl... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Guillaume Sall é, Sławomir Kornaś and Marta Basiaga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Detection of ascaridoid nematode parasites in the important marine food-fish Conger myriaster (Brevoort) (Anguilliformes: Congridae) from the Zhoushan Fishery, China
The whitespotted conger Conger myriaster (Brevoort) (Anguilliformes: Congridae) is an extremely marketable food fish, commonly consumed as sashimi or sushi in some Asian countries (i.e. Japan, Korea and China). C... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hui-Xia Chen, Lu-Ping Zhang, David I. Gibson, Liang L ü, Zhen Xu, Hai-Tao Li, Hui-Dong Ju and Liang Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

Real-time PCR applications for diagnosis of leishmaniasis
Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease caused by many Leishmania species, which can infect both humans and other mammals. Leishmaniasis is a complex disease, with heterogeneous clinical manifestations ranging fr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luca Galluzzi, Marcello Ceccarelli, Aurora Diotallevi, Michele Menotta and Mauro Magnani Tags: Review Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Belgian forestry workers and associated risk factors
As forest is the preferred environment for ticks, forestry workers are exposed to tick bites and tick-borne diseases. We assessed the seroprevalence of anti-Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb) antibodies and investigated, ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - May 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mathilde De Keukeleire, Annie Robert, Victor Luyasu, Beno ît Kabamba and Sophie O. Vanwambeke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Predicting the distribution of Phortica variegata and potential for Thelazia callipaeda transmission in Europe and the United Kingdom
Male fruitflies Phortica variegata (Drosophilidae, Steganinae) are the intermediate host of the zoonotic nematode Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida, Thelaziidae). More than 10 years ago, when T. callipaeda was confi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jennifer Palfreyman, John Graham-Brown, Cyril Caminade, Paul Gilmore, Domenico Otranto and Diana J. L. Williams Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of an integrated control campaign on tsetse populations in Burkina Faso
Tsetse flies are the sole vectors of human and animal trypanosomosis. In Burkina Faso, a project aiming to create zones free of tsetse flies and trypanosomosis was executed from June 2006 to December 2013. Aft... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lassan é Percoma, Adama Sow, Soumaïla Pagabeleguem, Ahmadou H. Dicko, Oumarou Serdebéogo, Mariam Ouédraogo, Jean-Baptiste Rayaissé, Jérémy Bouyer, Adrien M. G. Belem and Issa Sidibé Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular and morphological characterisation of Pharyngostrongylus kappa Mawson, 1965 (Nematoda: Strongylida) from Australian macropodid marsupials with the description of a new species, P. patriciae n. sp.
Pharyngostrongylus kappa Mawson, 1965 is a nematode (Strongyloidea: Cloacininae), endemic to the sacculated forestomachs of Australian macropodid marsupials (kangaroos and wallaroos). A recent study revealed gene... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tanapan Sukee, Ian Beveridge and Abdul Jabbar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sticky small target: an effective sampling tool for tsetse fly Glossina fuscipes fuscipes Newstead, 1910
Small targets comprising panels of blue and insecticide-treated black netting material each 0.25 × 0.25 m have been shown to attract and kill Glossina fuscipes fuscipes Newstead, 1910 (Diptera: Glossinidae) there... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 25, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Njelembo J. Mbewe, Rajinder K. Saini, Baldwyn Torto, Janet Irungu, Abdullahi A. Yusuf and Christian W. W. Pirk Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of desiccation stress on adult female longevity in Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae): results of a systematic review and pooled survival analysis
Transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya are affected by the longevity of the adult female mosquito. Environmental conditions influence the survival of adult female Aed... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 25, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chris A. Schmidt, Genevieve Comeau, Andrew J. Monaghan, Daniel J. Williamson and Kacey C. Ernst Tags: Research Source Type: research

Essential oils of Citrus aurantifolia, Anthemis nobile and Lavandula officinalis: in vitro anthelmintic activities against Haemonchus contortus
Infections of sheep with gastrointestinal parasites, especially Haemonchus contortus, have caused serious losses in livestock production, particularly after the emergence of resistance to conventional anthelminti... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 25, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luis Eduardo Ferreira, Bruno Iglesias Benincasa, Ana L úcia Fachin, Silvia Helena Taleb Contini, Suzelei Castro França, Ana Carolina Souza Chagas and Rene Oliveira Beleboni Tags: Research Source Type: research