Heterogeneity in the in vitro susceptibility of Loa loa microfilariae to drugs commonly used in parasitological infections
Co-infection with loiasis remains a potential problem in control programs targeting filarial infections. The effects of many anti-parasitic drugs often administered to Loa loa infected people are not well documen... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Abdel J. Njouendou, Fanny F. Fombad, Maeghan O ’Neill, Denis Zofou, Chuck Nutting, Patrick C. Ndongmo, Arnaud J. Kengne-Ouafo, Timothy G. Geary, Charles D. Mackenzie and Samuel Wanji Tags: Research Source Type: research

The missing link in parasite manipulation of host behaviour
The observation that certain species of parasite my adaptively manipulate its host behaviour is a fascinating phenomenon. As a result, the recently established field of ‘host manipulation’ has seen rapid expan... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ryan Herbison, Clement Lagrue and Robert Poulin Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Host specificity of Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotypes in Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus) in China
Enterocytozoon bieneusi is an obligate, intracellular fungus and is commonly reported in humans and animals. To date, there have been no reports of E. bieneusi infections in Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus). ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Meng Qi, Junqiang Li, Aiyun Zhao, Zhaohui Cui, Zilin Wei, Bo Jing and Longxian Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Trends in spatio-temporal dynamics of visceral leishmaniasis cases in a highly-endemic focus of Bihar, India: an investigation based on GIS tools
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Bihar State (India) continues to be endemic, despite the existence of effective treatment and a vector control program to control disease morbidity. A clear understanding of spat... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rakesh Mandal, Shreekant Kesari, Vijay Kumar and Pradeep Das Tags: Research Source Type: research

High mitochondrial sequence divergence in synanthropic flea species (Insecta: Siphonaptera) from Europe and the Mediterranean
Adult fleas are haematophagous ectoparasites of warm-blooded vertebrates, particularly mammals. Among them, the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) and the human flea (Pulex irritans) have high veterinary-medical si... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - April 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: S ándor Hornok, Relja Beck, Róbert Farkas, Andrea Grima, Domenico Otranto, Jenő Kontschán, Nóra Takács, Gábor Horváth, Krisztina Szőke, Sándor Szekeres, Gábor Majoros, Alexandra Juhász, Harold Salant, Regina Hofmann-Lehmann, Michal Stanko and Tags: Research Source Type: research

Population genetics analysis of Phlebotomus papatasi sand flies from Egypt and Jordan based on mitochondrial cytochrome b haplotypes
Phlebotomus papatasi sand flies are major vectors of Leishmania major and phlebovirus infection in North Africa and across the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent. Population genetics is a valuable tool in und... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Catherine M. Flanley, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao, Iliano V. Coutinho-Abreu, Rami Mukbel, Hanafi A. Hanafi, Shabaan S. El-Hossary, Emad El-Din Y. Fawaz, David F. Hoel, Alexander W. Bray, Gwen Stayback, Douglas A. Shoue, Shaden Kamhawi, Mehmet Karaku ş, Kaout Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of an injectable toltrazuril-gleptoferron (Forceris ®) and an oral toltrazuril (Baycox®) + injectable iron dextran for the control of experimentally induced piglet cystoisosporosis
Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhoeal disease and reduced weight gain in suckling piglets, and a toltrazuril-based oral suspension is available for treatment. Recently a combinatorial product with toltrazuril plus... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anja Joachim, Aruna Shrestha, Barbara Freudenschuss, Nicola Palmieri, Barbara Hinney, Hamadi Karembe and Daniel Sperling Tags: Research Source Type: research

A standard photomap of ovarian nurse cell chromosomes and inversion polymorphism in Anopheles beklemishevi
Anopheles beklemishevi is a member of the Maculipennis group of malaria mosquitoes that has the most northern distribution among other members of the group. Although a cytogenetic map for the larval salivary glan... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gleb N. Artemov, Mikhail I. Gordeev, Alina A. Kokhanenko, Anton V. Moskaev, Alena I. Velichevskaya, Vladimir N. Stegniy, Igor V. Sharakhov and Maria V. Sharakhova Tags: Research Source Type: research

Native entomopathogenic Metarhizium spp. from Burkina Faso and their virulence against the malaria vector Anopheles coluzzii and non-target insects
Genetically enhanced Metarhizium pingshaense are being developed for malaria vector control in Burkina Faso. However, not much is known about the local prevalence and pathogenicity of this fungus, so we prospecte... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Etienne Bilgo, Brian Lovett, Raymond J. St. Leger, Antoine Sanon, Roch K. Dabir é and Abdoulaye Diabaté Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Investigation of temperature conditions in Swiss urban and suburban microhabitats for the overwintering suitability of diapausing Aedes albopictus eggs
In Switzerland, the invasive Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is firmly established in the Canton of Ticino, south of the Alps. According to a large-scale distribution model developed in 2013, suitable cli... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Damiana Ravasi, Valeria Guidi, Eleonora Flacio, Peter L üthy, Karl Perron, Samuel Lüdin and Mauro Tonolla Tags: Short report Source Type: research

A novel Babesia orientalis 135-kilodalton spherical body protein like: identification of its secretion into cytoplasm of infected erythrocytes
The spherical body is a distinct organelle only existing in Babesia and Theileria. Spherical body proteins (SBPs) are secreted from spherical bodies and incorporated into the cytoplasm of infected erythrocytes du... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 27, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jiaying Guo, Jinfang Hu, Yali Sun, Long Yu, Junwei He, Pei He, Zheng Nie, Muxiao Li, Xueyan Zhan, Yangnan Zhao, Xiaoying Luo, Junlong Liu, Lan He and Junlong Zhao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reproductive inequalities in the acanthocephalan Corynosoma cetaceum: looking beyond ‘crowding’ effects
At present, much research effort has been devoted to investigate overall ( “average”) responses of parasite populations to specific factors, e.g. density-dependence in fecundity or mortality. However, studies o... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 21, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Francisco Javier Aznar, Jes ús Servando Hernández-Orts, Gabriela Vélez-Rubio, Luis M. Fernández, Nadia T. Muriel and Juan Antonio Raga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Babesiosis in Essex, UK: monitoring and learning lessons from a novel disease outbreak
Canine babesiosis is a parasitic disease caused by apicomplexan protozoa of the genus Babesia, with Babesia canis being a pathogenic and widespread species in mainland Europe. The United Kingdom has thought to ha... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ian Wright Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The epidemiology of Rickettsia felis infecting fleas of companion animals in eastern Australia
This study aimed to determine the prevalence, primary species and genotype(s) of R. felis infecting fleas from dogs and c... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yen Thon Teoh, Sze Fui Hii, Stephen Graves, Robert Rees, John Stenos and Rebecca Justine Traub Tags: Research Source Type: research

New records for Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in small mammal species
Tick-borne diseases pose a major threat in public health. The epidemiological dynamics of these diseases depends on the tick vector species and their hosts, as well as the geographical distribution and ecology... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ioana Adriana Matei, Gianluca D ’Amico, Angela Monica Ionică, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. Sándor, Nicodim Fiţ, Liviu Bogdan, Călin M. Gherman and Andrei Daniel Mihalca Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Ctenocephalides canis is the dominant flea species of dogs in the Republic of Korea
The status of flea infestation in dogs is an important public health concern because of their cosmopolitan distribution worldwide and the flea-borne disease transmission. In the present study, we investigated ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kyu-Sung Ahn, Shin-Eui Huh, Sang-Woo Seol, Ha-Jung Kim, Kuk-Hyun Suh and SungShik Shin Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Molecular evidence for the transovarial passage of Babesia gibsoni in Haemaphysalis hystricis (Acari: Ixodidae) ticks from Taiwan: a novel vector for canine babesiosis
Babesia gibsoni is the predominant tick-borne protozoan blood parasite affecting dogs throughout the Oriental region. Babesia gibsoni is transmitted by Haemaphysalis longicornis, whereas a similar role has been s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Frans Jongejan, Bi-Ling Su, Hsiang-Ju Yang, Laura Berger, Judith Bevers, Pin-Chen Liu, Jou-Chien Fang, Ya-Wen Cheng, Charlotte Kraakman and Nadine Plaxton Tags: Research Source Type: research

The negative effect of wood ant presence on tick abundance
Ticks and tick-borne pathogens are a global problem for the health of humans and their livestock. Wood ants are important ecosystem engineers in forests worldwide. Although both taxa are well studied, little i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 15, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Silvia Zingg, Patrick Dolle, Maarten Jeroen Voordouw and Maren Kern Tags: Research Source Type: research

Three Gorges Dam: polynomial regression modeling of water level and the density of schistosome-transmitting snails Oncomelania hupensis
Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China. Oncomelania hupensis (O. hupensis) is the sole intermediate host of Schistosoma japonicum, and its change in distribution and density influences the... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 14, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ya Yang, Jianchuan Gao, Wanting Cheng, Xiang Pan, Yu Yang, Yue Chen, Qingqing Dai, Lan Zhu, Yibiao Zhou and Qingwu Jiang Tags: Research Source Type: research

The blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni cleaves the coagulation protein high molecular weight kininogen (HK) but does not generate the vasodilator bradykinin
Schistosomes are blood dwelling parasitic worms that cause the debilitating disease schistosomiasis. Here we examined the influence of the parasites on their external environment by monitoring the impact of ad... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 14, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Qiang Wang, Akram A. Da ’dara and Patrick J. Skelly Tags: Research Source Type: research

Biomphalaria camerunensis as a viable alternative intermediate host for Schistosoma mansoni in southern Cameroon
Intestinal schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma mansoni was mapped in Cameroon in the 1990s and preventive chemotherapy launched since 2005. A situation analysis conducted in 2011 revealed an increase in schistosom... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 13, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alvine C. Kengne-Fokam, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Mohamed Bagayan and Flobert Njiokou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Composition of sand fly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) and detection of Leishmania DNA (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) in different ecotopes from a rural settlement in the central Amazon, Brazil
Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are vectors of Leishmania species, the etiological agents of leishmaniasis, which is one of the most important emerging infectious diseases in the Americas. In the s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 13, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Erica Cristina da Silva Chagas, Arineia Soares Silva, Nelson Ferreira F é, Lucas Silva Ferreira, Vanderson de Souza Sampaio, Wagner Cosme Morhy Terrazas, Jorge Augusto Oliveira Guerra, Rodrigo Augusto Ferreira de Souza, Henrique Silveira and Maria das Gr Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic diversity within dominant Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotypes in pre-weaned calves
Cattle are commonly infected with the microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon bieneusi. Sequence characterization of E. bieneusi in these animals at the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) locus had identi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chuanxiang Tang, Min Cai, Lin Wang, Yaqiong Guo, Na Li, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spherical Body Protein 2 truncated copy 11 as a specific Babesia bovis attenuation marker
Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is a tick-borne hemoparasitic disease of global impact, and improved control is needed. In B. bovis, spherical body protein 2 (SBP-2) truncated copies 7, 9 and 11 (sbp2t7 (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gina M. Gallego-Lopez, Audrey O. T. Lau, Wendy C. Brown, Wendell C. Johnson, Massaro W. Ueti and Carlos E. Suarez Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Trypanosoma cruzi load in synanthropic rodents from rural areas in Chile
Trypanosoma cruzi is the agent of Chagas disease, a major public health problem in Latin America. Many wild and domestic animals are naturally infected with T. cruzi; rodents are one of the groups which have been... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Esteban Yefi-Quinteros, Catalina Mu ñoz-San Martín, Antonella Bacigalupo, Juana P. Correa and Pedro E. Cattan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification, characterization and heparin binding capacity of a spore-wall, virulence protein from the shrimp microsporidian, Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP)
The microsporidian Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) is a spore-forming, intracellular parasite that causes an economically debilitating disease (hepatopancreatic microsporidiosis or HPM) in cultured shrimp. HPM ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pattana Jaroenlak, Dominic Wiredu Boakye, Rapeepun Vanichviriyakit, Bryony A. P. Williams, Kallaya Sritunyalucksana and Ornchuma Itsathitphaisarn Tags: Research Source Type: research

The role of gender relations in uptake of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in Alor District, Indonesia
The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis has set 2020 as a target to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem through mass drug administration (MDA) to all eligible people l... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alison Krentel and Kaye Wellings Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development of polymorphic EST microsatellite markers for the sand fly, Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae)
Phlebotomus papatasi is a widely distributed sand fly species in different tropical and sub-tropical regions including the Middle East and North Africa. It is considered an important vector that transmits Leishma... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Omar Hamarsheh, Mehmet Karaku ş, Kifaya Azmi, Kaouther Jaouadi, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Andreas Krüger, Ahmad Amro, Mohamed Amin Kenawy, Mostafa Ramadhan Dokhan, Ziad Abdeen and Mary Ann McDowell Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Mitochondrial genome data confirm that yaks can serve as the intermediate host of Echinococcus canadensis (G10) on the Tibetan Plateau
Cervids used to be considered the only animal intermediate hosts of the G10 genotype of Echinococcus canadensis. Yaks are often herded in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China, where echinococcosis remains prevalent. ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yantao Wu, Li Li, Guoqiang Zhu, Wenhui Li, Nianzhang Zhang, Shuangnan Li, Gang Yao, Wenjun Tian, Baoquan Fu, Hong Yin, Xingquan Zhu, Hongbin Yan and Wanzhong Jia Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Co-circulation of different A. phagocytophilum variants within cattle herds and possible reservoir role for cattle
Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a zoonotic tick-borne intracellular alpha-proteobacterium causing tick-borne fever, which leads to significant economic losses in domestic ruminants in Europe. Its epidemiological cyc... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anne-Claire Lagr ée, Clotilde Rouxel, Maëllys Kevin, Thibaud Dugat, Guillaume Girault, Benoît Durand, Martin Pfeffer, Cornelia Silaghi, Marion Nieder, Henri-Jean Boulouis and Nadia Haddad Tags: Research Source Type: research

A novel progesterone receptor membrane component (PGRMC) in the human and swine parasite Taenia solium: implications to the host-parasite relationship
We have previously reported that progesterone (P4) has a direct in vitro effect on the scolex evagination and growth of Taenia solium cysticerci. Here, we explored the hypothesis that the P4 direct effect on T. s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hugo Aguilar-D íaz, Karen E. Nava-Castro, Galileo Escobedo, Lenin Domínguez-Ramírez, Martín García-Varela, Víctor H. del Río-Araiza, Margarita I. Palacios-Arreola and Jorge Morales-Montor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Environmental risk factors and changing spatial patterns of human seropositivity for Echinococcus spp. in Xiji County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China
Human echinococcoses are parasitic helminth infections that constitute a serious public health concern in several regions across the world. Cystic (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) in China represent a hig... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Angela M. Cadavid Restrepo, Yu Rong Yang, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray, Tamsin S. Barnes, Gail M. Williams, Ricardo J. Soares Magalh ães and Archie C. A. Clements Tags: Research Source Type: research

Elevated Plasmodium infection rates and high pyrethroid resistance in major malaria vectors in a forested area of Cameroon highlight challenges of malaria control
High coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is the cornerstone of the malaria control strategy of the national malaria control program (NMCP) in Cameroon, with a target of reducing malaria transmis... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 8, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cyrille Ndo, Edmond Kopya, Marie Agathe Donbou, Flobert Njiokou, Parfait Awono-Ambene and Charles Wondji Tags: Research Source Type: research

Environmental suitability for Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) whitmani (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) and the occurrence of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil
Leishmaniasis represents an important public health problem in Brazil. The continuous process of urbanization and expansion of human activities in forest areas impacts natural habitats, modifying the ecology o... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 7, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Simone Miranda da Costa, Jos é Luís Passos Cordeiro and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Entamoeba histolytica TBP and TRF1 transcription factors are GAAC-box binding proteins, which display differential gene expression under different stress stimuli and during the interaction with mammalian cells
Entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite responsible for human amebiasis. It causes up to 100,000 deaths worldwide each year. This parasite has two closely related basal transcription factors, the TATA-box... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 7, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ravi Kumar Narayanasamy, Carlos Alberto Casta ñón-Sanchez, Juan Pedro Luna-Arias, Guillermina García-Rivera, Bartolo Avendaño-Borromeo, María Luisa Labra-Barrios, Jesús Valdés, María Esther Herrera-Aguirre and Esther Orozco Tags: Research Source Type: research

Integrated cost-benefit analysis of tsetse control and herd productivity to inform control programs for animal African trypanosomiasis
Animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT) and its tsetse vector are responsible for annual losses estimated in billions of US dollars ($). Recent years have seen the implementation of a series of multinational inte... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 7, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anne Meyer, Hannah R. Holt, Farikou Oumarou, Kalinga Chilongo, William Gilbert, Albane Fauron, Chisoni Mumba and Javier Guitian Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bacillus subtilis spore with surface display of paramyosin from Clonorchis sinensis potentializes a promising oral vaccine candidate
Clonorchiasis caused by Clonorchis sinensis has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. Effective prevention strategies are urgently needed to control this food-borne infectious disease. Previous studies i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 7, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hengchang Sun, Zhipeng Lin, Lu Zhao, Tingjin Chen, Mei Shang, Hongye Jiang, Zeli Tang, Xinyi Zhou, Mengchen Shi, Lina Zhou, Pengli Ren, Honglin Qu, Jinsi Lin, Xuerong Li, Jin Xu, Yan Huang & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

Review of “Ecology and prevention of Lyme borreliosis” edited by Marieta A. H. Braks, Sipke E. van Wieren, Willem Takken and Hein Sprong
Marieta AH Braks, Sipke E van Wieren, Willem Takken and Hein Sprong, Editors (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicholas H. Ogden Tags: Book review Source Type: research

Kala-azar in Darfur: Evidence for indigenous transmission in Al-Malha Locality, North Darfur, western Sudan
Recent reports showed high numbers of visceral leishmaniasis cases in North Darfur, western Sudan. Due to a lack of previous studies, no information is available on local transmission of the disease in these a... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohammed A. Mohammed, Noteila M. Khalid and Mariam A. Aboud Tags: Research Source Type: research

Control of Lyme borreliosis and other Ixodes ricinus-borne diseases
Lyme borreliosis (LB) and other Ixodes ricinus-borne diseases (TBDs) are diseases that emerge from interactions of humans and domestic animals with infected ticks in nature. Nature, environmental and health polic... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hein Sprong, Tal Azagi, Dieuwertje Hoornstra, Ard M. Nijhof, Sarah Knorr, M. Ewoud Baarsma and Joppe W. Hovius Tags: Review Source Type: research

A recombinant Fasciola gigantica 14-3-3 epsilon protein (rFg14-3-3e) modulates various functions of goat peripheral blood mononuclear cells
The molecular structure of Fasciola gigantica 14-3-3 protein has been characterized. However, the involvement of this protein in parasite pathogenesis remains elusive and its effect on the functions of innate imm... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ai-Ling Tian, MingMin Lu, Guillermo Calder ón-Mantilla, Evangelia Petsalaki, Tania Dottorini, XiaoWei Tian, YuJian Wang, Si-Yang Huang, Jun-Ling Hou, XiangRui Li, Hany M. Elsheikha and Xing-Quan Zhu Tags: Research Source Type: research

The role of the peritrophic matrix and red blood cell concentration in Plasmodium vivax infection of Anopheles aquasalis
Plasmodium vivax is predominant in the Amazon region, and enhanced knowledge of its development inside a natural vector, Anopheles aquasalis, is critical for future strategies aimed at blocking parasite developme... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Djane Clarys Baia-da-Silva, Luis Carlos Salazar Alvarez, Omaira Vera Lizcano, Fabio Trindade Maranh ão Costa, Stefanie Costa Pinto Lopes, Alessandra Silva Orfanó, Denner Oliveira Pascoal, Rafael Nacif-Pimenta, Iria Cabral Rodriguez, Maria das Graças Va Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Evaluation of a spot-on imidacloprid-moxidectin formulation (Advocate ®) for the treatment of naturally occurring esophageal spirocercosis in dogs: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study
Dogs are the definitive hosts of Spirocerca lupi. Spirocercosis is treated by prolonged avermectin administration by injection or daily oral doses. In this prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, clinica... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 5, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gilad Segev, Alicia Rojas, Eran Lavy, Marganit Yaffe, Itamar Aroch and Gad Baneth Tags: Research Source Type: research

Microclimatic temperatures at Danish cattle farms, 2000 –2016: quantifying the temporal and spatial variation in the transmission potential of Schmallenberg virus
Microclimatic temperatures provide better estimates of vector-borne disease transmission parameters than standard meteorological temperatures, as the microclimate represent the actual temperatures to which the... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 5, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Najmul Haider, Ana Carolina Cuellar, Lene Jung Kj ær, Jens Havskov Sørensen and Rene Bødker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fine-scale spatial and temporal variation of clinical malaria incidence and associated factors in children in rural Malawi: a longitudinal study
Spatio-temporal variations in malaria burden are currently complex and costly to measure, but are important for decision-making. We measured the spatio-temporal variation of clinical malaria incidence at a fin... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 5, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alinune N. Kabaghe, Michael G. Chipeta, Steve Gowelo, Monicah Mburu, Zinenani Truwah, Robert S. McCann, Mich èle van Vugt, Martin P. Grobusch and Kamija S. Phiri Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the anti-feeding and insecticidal effects of a topically administered combination of imidacloprid and permethrin (Advantix ®) against Phlebotomus (Larroussius) perniciosus (Newstead, 1911) in dogs following monthly administration
Two laboratory experiments (Studies 1 and 2) were conducted to confirm the efficacy of an imidacloprid and permethrin combination (Advantix ® Spot-on, Bayer) to repel and kill Phlebotomus (Larroussius) perniciosus (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Emilie Bouhsira, Katrin Deuster, Emmanuel Lienard, Christophe Le Sueur and Michel Franc Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and genetic diversity of Trichomonas vaginalis clinical isolates in a targeted population in Xinxiang City, Henan Province, China
In this study, we investigated the prevalence and genetic characterization of T. vaginalis (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zhenchao Zhang, Lixia Kang, Weijuan Wang, Xin Zhao, Yuhua Li, Qing Xie, Shuai Wang, Tong He, Han Li, Tingwei Xiao, Yunchao Chen, Suqiong Zuo, Lingmin Kong, Pengju Li and Xiangrui Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

Descriptions of Mikrocytos venero ïdes n. sp. and Mikrocytos donaxi n. sp. (Ascetosporea: Mikrocytida: Mikrocytiidae), detected during important mortality events of the wedge clam Donax trunculus Linnaeus (Veneroida: Donacidae), in France between 2008 and 2011
Microcell parasites are small intracellular protozoans mostly detected in molluscs and can be associated with mortalities. In 2010 and 2011, strong increases in mortality events were reported in different wild... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: C éline Garcia, Christophe Haond, Bruno Chollet, Mirella Nerac, Emmanuelle Omnes, Jean-Pierre Joly, Christine Dubreuil, Delphine Serpin, Aimé Langlade, Dominique Le Gal, Aouregan Terre-Terrillon, Olivier Courtois, Benjamin Guichard and Isabelle Arzul Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bacterial microbiota of Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae is altered by intoxication with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis
Insect microbiota is a dynamic microbial community that can actively participate in defense against pathogens. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a natural entomopathogen widely used as a bioinsecticide for pest cont... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Guillaume Tetreau, St éphanie Grizard, Chandrashekhar D. Patil, Florence-Hélène Tran, Van Tran Van, Renaud Stalinski, Frédéric Laporte, Patrick Mavingui, Laurence Després and Claire Valiente Moro Tags: Research Source Type: research

Temporal and spatial trends in insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis in Sudan: outcomes from an evaluation of implications of insecticide resistance for malaria vector control
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) (with pyrethroids) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are the cornerstones of the Sudanese malaria control program. Insecticide resistance to the principal insecticides i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 2, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Bashir Adam Ismail, Hmooda Toto Kafy, Jihad Eltaher Sulieman, Krishanthi Subramaniam, Brent Thomas, Abraham Mnzava, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim, Abu Hassan Ahmad, Tessa B. Knox, Immo Kleinschmidt and Martin J. Donnelly Tags: Research Source Type: research