Dynamic expression of cytokine and transcription factor genes during experimental Fasciola gigantica infection in buffaloes
Determining the mechanisms involved in the immune-pathogenesis of the tropical liver fluke, Fasciola gigantica, is crucial to the development of any effective therapeutic intervention. Here, we examined the diffe... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 8, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wei Shi, Zhi-Yong Wei, Hany M. Elsheikha, Fu-Kai Zhang, Zhao-An Sheng, Ke-Jing Lu, Dong-Ying Wang, Wei-Yi Huang and Xing-Quan Zhu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Variations in visceral leishmaniasis burden, mortality and the pathway to care within Bihar, India
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been targeted by the WHO for elimination as a public health problem ( (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 7, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sarah Jervis, Lloyd A. C. Chapman, Shweta Dwivedi, Morchan Karthick, Aritra Das, Epke A. Le Rutte, Orin Courtenay, Graham F. Medley, Indranath Banerjee, Tanmay Mahapatra, Indrajit Chaudhuri, Sridhar Srikantiah and T. D éirdre Hollingsworth Tags: Research Source Type: research

Household knowledge and practices concerning malaria and indoor residual spraying in an endemic area earmarked for malaria elimination in Iran
Indoor residual spraying of insecticide (IRS) is a key intervention for reducing the burden of malaria infection. Effectiveness and success of this strategy are to a considerable extent dependent on knowledge ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Abdoulhossain Madani, Moussa Soleimani-Ahmadi, Sayed Hossein Davoodi, Alireza Sanei-Dehkordi, Seyed Aghil Jaberhashemi, Mehdi Zare and Teamur Aghamolaei Tags: Research Source Type: research

Babesia vesperuginis, a neglected piroplasmid: new host and geographical records, and phylogenetic relations
Babesia spp. are hemoparasites which infect the red blood cells of a large variety of mammals. In bats, the only known species of the genus is Babesia vesperuginis. However, except a f... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alexandra Corduneanu, Krist ýna Hrazdilová, Attila D. Sándor, Ioana Adriana Matei, Angela Monica Ionică, Levente Barti, Marius-Alexandru Ciocănău, Dragoş Ștefan Măntoiu, Ioan Coroiu, Sándor Hornok, Hans-Peter Fuehrer, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán B Tags: Research Source Type: research

Troglostrongylus brevior: a new parasite for Romania
The genus Troglostrongylus includes nematodes infecting domestic and wild felids. Troglostrongylus brevior was described six decades ago in Palestine and subsequently reported in some European countries (Italy, S... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Georgiana Deak, Angela Monica Ionic ă, Andrei Daniel Mihalca and Călin Mircea Gherman Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Histopathology, microbiology and the inflammatory process associated with Sarcoptes scabiei infection in the Iberian ibex, Capra pyrenaica
Sarcoptic mange has been identified as the most significant infectious disease affecting the Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica). Despite several studies on the effects of mange on ibex, the pathological and clinical ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 4, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jos é Espinosa, Arián Ráez-Bravo, Jorge R. López-Olvera, Jesús M. Pérez, Santiago Lavín, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Francisco J. Cano-Manuel, Paulino Fandos, Ramón C. Soriguer, José Enrique Granados, Diego Romero and Roser Velarde Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular and biochemical characterization of calmodulin from Echinococcus granulosus
Echinococcus granulosus is a harmful cestode parasite that causes cystic echinococcosis in humans as well as various livestock species and wild animals. Calmodulin (CaM), a Ca2+ sensor... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 4, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ning Wang, Xiuqin Zhong, Xingju Song, Xiaobin Gu, Weiming Lai, Yue Xie, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Tagging to endogenous genes of Plasmodium falciparum using CRISPR/Cas9
Plasmodium falciparum is the deadliest malaria parasite. Currently, there are seldom commercial antibodies against P. falciparum proteins, which greatly limits the study on Plasmodium.... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 2, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dexuan Kuang, Jichen Qiao, Zhou Li, Weiwei Wang, Hui Xia, Lubin Jiang, Jiejie Dai, Qiang Fang and Xueyu Dai Tags: Research Source Type: research

The acaricidal speed of kill of orally administered fluralaner against poultry red mites (Dermanyssus gallinae) on laying hens and its impact on mite reproduction
Dermanyssus gallinae, the poultry red mite, is a growing threat to chickens in poultry farms. This nocturnal hematophagous ectoparasite has a rapid rate of proliferation with a negativ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 2, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Maria D. Brauneis, Hartmut Zoller, Heike Williams, Eva Zschiesche and Anja R. Heckeroth Tags: Research Source Type: research

Phenotypic and genotypic monitoring of Schistosoma mansoni in Tanzanian schoolchildren five years into a preventative chemotherapy national control programme
Schistosoma mansoni is a parasite of profound medical importance. Current control focusses on mass praziquantel (PZQ) treatment of populations in endemic areas, termed Preventative Che... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 2, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Charlotte M. Gower, Florian Gehre, Sara R. Marques, Poppy H. L. Lamberton, Nicholas J. Lwambo and Joanne P. Webster Tags: Research Source Type: research

Underexplored diversity of gill monogeneans in cichlids from Lake Tanganyika: eight new species of Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960 (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) from the northern basin of the lake, with remarks on the vagina and the heel of the male copulatory organ
Lake Tanganyika harbours the most diverse cichlid assemblage of the Great African Lakes. Considering its cichlid flocks consist of approximately 250 endemic species, we can hypothesize a high species-richness ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 2, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chahrazed Rahmouni, Maarten P. M. Vanhove and Andrea Šimková Tags: Research Source Type: research

Exploring the diversity of Diplostomum (Digenea: Diplostomidae) in fishes from the River Danube using mitochondrial DNA barcodes
This study was conducted to explore the species diversity and hos... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 2, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Olena Kudlai, Mikul áš Oros, Aneta Kostadinova and Simona Georgieva Tags: Research Source Type: research

A novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification-based test for detecting Neospora caninum DNA
Neospora caninum is a cyst-forming, coccidian parasite which is known to cause neurological disorders in dogs and abortion and neonatal mortality in cows and other livestock. This stud... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andrea Estefan ía Ramos, Marina Muñoz, Jesús Alfredo Cortés-Vecino, Paola Barato and Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Host-specific Dactylogyrus parasites revealing new insights on the historical biogeography of Northwest African and Iberian cyprinid fish
Host specificity in parasites represents the extent to which a parasite ’s distribution is limited to certain host species. Considering host-specific parasites of primarily freshwater fish (such as gill monogen... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 28, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andrea Šimková, Michal Benovics, Imane Rahmouni and Jasna Vukić Tags: Research Source Type: research

A 10-year surveillance of Rickettsiales (Rickettsia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum) in the city of Hanover, Germany, reveals Rickettsia spp. as emerging pathogens in ticks
Rickettsiales (Rickettsia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum) transmitted by ticks are considered (re-)emerging pathogens posing a risk to public health. Nevertheless, year-long monitoring studies on prevalences ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 28, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Katrin Blazejak, Elisabeth Janecek and Christina Strube Tags: Research Source Type: research

Tick-borne pathogens in ticks collected from birds in Taiwan
A variety of human diseases transmitted by arthropod vectors, including ticks, are emerging around the globe. Birds are known to be hosts of ticks and can disperse exotic ticks and tick-borne pathogens. In Tai... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 25, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chi-Chien Kuo, Yi-Fu Lin, Cheng-Te Yao, Han-Chun Shih, Lo-Hsuan Chung, Hsien-Chun Liao, Yu-Cheng Hsu and Hsi-Chieh Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Flotation techniques (FLOTAC and mini-FLOTAC) for detecting gastrointestinal parasites in howler monkeys
Analyses of environmental correlates of the composition of gastrointestinal parasite communities in black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) have been hindered by inadequate calibration techniques of detection and q... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 23, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mayra Alejandra Alvarado-Villalobos, Giuseppe Cringoli, Maria Paola Maurelli, Aurelie Cambou, Laura Rinaldi, Arturo Barbachano-Guerrero, Roger Guevara, Colin A. Chapman and Juan Carlos Serio-Silva Tags: Research Source Type: research

A mechanistic study of Toxoplasma gondii ROP18 inhibiting differentiation of C17.2 neural stem cells
Congenital infection of Toxoplasma gondii is an important factor causing birth defects. The neural stem cells (NSCs) are found to be one of the target cells for the parasite during development of the brain. As a ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 23, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xian Zhang, Rui Su, Zhengyang Cheng, Wanbo Zhu, Yelin Li, Yongzhong Wang, Jian Du, Yihong Cai, Qingli Luo, Jilong Shen and Li Yu Tags: Research Source Type: research

First detection of Wolbachia-infected Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Europe: Wolbachia and Cardinium infection across Culicoides communities revealed in Spain
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) transmit pathogens that cause important diseases. No effective technique has been found to properly control either Culicoides spp. abundance or the... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 23, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nonito Pag ès, Francesc Muñoz-Muñoz, Marta Verdún, Núria Pujol and Sandra Talavera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Spatiotemporal distribution and population at risk of soil-transmitted helminth infections following an eight-year school-based deworming programme in Burundi, 2007 –2014
Investigating the effect of successive annual deworming rounds on the spatiotemporal distribution of infection prevalence and numbers at risk for soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) can help identify communities... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 23, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohamad Assoum, Giuseppina Ortu, Maria-Gloria Bas áñez, Colleen Lau, Archie C. A. Clements, Kate Halton, Alan Fenwick and Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessing S. mansoni prevalence in Biomphalaria snails in the Gombe ecosystem of western Tanzania: the importance of DNA sequence data for clarifying species identification
Snails are essential for the transmission and maintenance of schistosomiasis in endemic areas, as they serve as intermediate hosts for schistosome parasites. A clear understanding of the snail species present,... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 23, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jared S. Bakuza, Robert Gillespie, Gamba Nkwengulila, Aileen Adam, Elizabeth Kilbride and Barbara K. Mable Tags: Research Source Type: research

Targeting the master regulator mTOR: a new approach to prevent the neurological of consequences of parasitic infections?
A systematic analysis of 240 causes of death in 2013 revealed that parasitic diseases were responsible for more than one million deaths. The vast majority of these fatalities resulted from protozoan infections... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sheila Donnelly, Wilhelmina M. Huston, Michael Johnson, Natalia Tiberti, Bernadette Saunders, Bronwyn O ’Brien, Catherine Burke, Maurizio Labbate and Valery Combes Tags: Review Source Type: research

Genotyping of polymorphic effectors of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from China
Toxoplasma gondii is an opportunistic protozoan apicomplexan and obligate intracellular parasite that infects a wide range of animals and humans. Rhoptry proteins 5 (ROP5), ROP16, ROP1... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Weisheng Cheng, Cong Wang, Ting Xu, Fang Liu, Faustina Pappoe, Qingli Luo, Yuanhong Xu, Fangli Lu and Jilong Shen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ticks and the city - are there any differences between city parks and natural forests in terms of tick abundance and prevalence of spirochaetes?
Ixodes ricinus ticks are commonly encountered in either natural or urban areas, contributing to Lyme disease agents Borreliella [(Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato)] spp. and Borrelia m... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Maciej Kowalec, Tomasz Szewczyk, Renata Welc-Fal ęciak, Edward Siński, Grzegorz Karbowiak and Anna Bajer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Multidrug resistance-associated protein 4 is a bile transporter of Clonorchis sinensis simulated by in silico docking
Multidrug resistance-associated protein 4 (MRP4) is a member of the C subfamily of the ABC family of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. MRP4 regulates ATP-dependent efflux of various organic anionic subs... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fuhong Dai, Won Gi Yoo, Ji-Yun Lee, Yanyan Lu, Jhang Ho Pak, Woon-Mok Sohn and Sung-Jong Hong Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification of immunogenic proteins of the cysticercoid of Hymenolepis diminuta
A wide range of molecules are used by tapeworm metacestodes to establish successful infection in the hostile environment of the host. Reports indicating the proteins in the cestode-host interactions are limite... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anna Sulima, Justyna Bie ń, Kirsi Savijoki, Anu Näreaho, Rusłan Sałamatin, David Bruce Conn and Daniel Młocicki Tags: Research Source Type: research

Updated molecular phylogenetic data for Opisthorchis spp. (Trematoda: Opisthorchioidea) from ducks in Vietnam
An opisthorchiid liver fluke was recently reported from ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) in Binh Dinh Province of Central Vietnam, and referred to as “Opisthorchis viverrini-like”. This species uses common cyprinoid fi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Thanh Thi Ha Dao, Thanh Thi Giang Nguyen, Sarah Gabri ël, Khanh Linh Bui, Pierre Dorny and Thanh Hoa Le Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transcriptomic analysis reveals the key immune-related signalling pathways of Sebastiscus marmoratus in response to infection with the parasitic ciliate Cryptocaryon irritans
False kelpfish (Sebastiscus marmoratus) is one of the target species in artificial breeding in China, and is susceptible to infection by Cryptocaryon irritans, which is an obligate parasitic ciliate that lives in... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fei Yin and Dong Qian Tags: Research Source Type: research

Re-visiting the detection of porcine cysticercosis based on full carcass dissections of naturally Taenia solium infected pigs
Taenia solium is a neglected zoonotic parasite. The performances of existing tools for the diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis need further assessment, and their shortcomings call for a... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 16, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mwelwa Chembensofu, K. E. Mwape, I. Van Damme, E. Hobbs, I. K. Phiri, M. Masuku, G. Zulu, A. Colston, A. L. Willingham, B. Devleesschauwer, A. Van Hul, A. Chota, N. Speybroeck, D. Berkvens, P. Dorny and S. Gabri ël Tags: Research Source Type: research

Environmental variables associated with anopheline larvae distribution and abundance in Yanomami villages within unaltered areas of the Brazilian Amazon
Many indigenous villages in the Amazon basin still suffer from a high malaria burden. Despite this health situation, there are few studies on the bionomics of anopheline larvae in such areas. This publication ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 16, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jordi S ánchez-Ribas, Joseli Oliveira-Ferreira, John E. Gimnig, Cleomar Pereira-Ribeiro, Maycon Sebastião Alberto Santos-Neves and Teresa Fernandes Silva-do-Nascimento Tags: Research Source Type: research

Insight into the genetic diversity of Anaplasma marginale in cattle from ten provinces of China
Anaplasma marginale is an important tick-transmitted rickettsial pathogen of cattle, with worldwide distribution and an important economic impact. The genetic diversity of A. marginale (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 13, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jifei Yang, Rong Han, Zhijie Liu, Qingli Niu, Guiquan Guan, Guangyuan Liu, Jianxun Luo and Hong Yin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Germacranolide-type sesquiterpene lactones from Smallanthus sonchifolius with promising activity against Leishmania mexicana and Trypanosoma cruzi
Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease are life-threatening illnesses caused by the protozoan parasites Leishmania spp. and Trypanosoma cruzi, respectively. They are known as “neglected diseases” due to the lack of eff... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 13, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jer ónimo L. Ulloa, Renata Spina, Agustina Casasco, Patricia B. Petray, Virginia Martino, Miguel A. Sosa, Fernanda M. Frank and Liliana V. Muschietti Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficient high-throughput molecular method to detect Ehrlichia ruminantium in ticks
Ehrlichia ruminantium is the causal agent of heartwater, a fatal tropical disease affecting ruminants with important economic impacts. This bacterium is transmitted by Amblyomma ticks ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 13, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: N ídia Cangi, Valérie Pinarello, Laure Bournez, Thierry Lefrançois, Emmanuel Albina, Luís Neves and Nathalie Vachiéry Tags: Research Source Type: research

Hap2, a novel gene in Babesia bigemina is expressed in tick stages, and specific antibodies block zygote formation
Bovine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by the protozoan parasites of the genus Babesia. In their host vector, Babesia spp. undergo sexual reproduction. Therefore, the development of sexual stages and th... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 13, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Minerva Camacho-Nuez, Diego Josimar Hern ández-Silva, Elizabeth Jacqueline Castañeda-Ortiz, María Elena Paredes-Martínez, Marisol Karina Rocha-Martínez, María Elizbeth Alvarez-Sánchez, Ricardo Francisco Mercado-Curiel, Gabriela Aguilar-Tipacamu and Tags: Research Source Type: research

SjCRT, a recombinant Schistosoma japonicum calreticulin, induces maturation of dendritic cells and a Th1-polarized immune response in mice
It is well known that immunization of radiation-attenuated (RA) schistosoma cercariae or schistosomula can induce high levels of protective immunity against schistosoma cercariae reinfection in many animals. M... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 13, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lizhen Ma, Dandan Li, Chunxiu Yuan, Xiangqian Zhang, Na Ta, Xiaochao Zhao, Yumei Li and Xingang Feng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dirofilaria repens transmission in southeastern Finland
The spread of vector-borne diseases to new regions has become a global threat due to climate change, increasing traffic, and movement of people and animals. Dirofilaria repens, the canine subcutaneous filarioid n... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Risto Pietik äinen, Stig Nordling, Sakari Jokiranta, Seppo Saari, Petra Heikkinen, Chris Gardiner, Anne-Marie Kerttula, Tiina Kantanen, Anna Nikanorova, Sauli Laaksonen, Antti Lavikainen and Antti Oksanen Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Successful long-term maintenance of Mansonella perstans in an in vitro culture system
Approximately 114 million people are infected with Mansonella perstans in large proportions of Africa. In contrast to other filariae that infect humans, M. perstans-infected individuals show no distinct pathology... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Abdel Jelil Njouendou, Manuel Ritter, Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo, Chi Anizette Kien, Gandjui Tchamatchoua Victor Narcisse, Fanny Fri Fombad, Dizzle Bita Tayong, Kenneth Pfarr, Laura E. Layland, Achim Hoerauf and Samuel Wanji Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Mosquito larvicidal activity of Cassia tora seed extract and its key anthraquinones aurantio-obtusin and obtusin
The edible and medicinal leguminous plant Cassia tora L. (Fabaceae) is known to possess insecticidal properties against a wide range of plant-feeding insects. However, the bioactivity of extracts of this plant an... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 10, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Valentine C. Mbatchou, David P. Tchouassi, Rita A. Dickson, Kofi Annan, Abraham Y. Mensah, Isaac K. Amponsah, Julia W. Jacob, Xavier Cheseto, Solomon Habtemariam and Baldwyn Torto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of oral moxidectin against susceptible and resistant isolates of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs
Monthly topical and sustained-release injectable formulations of moxidectin are currently marketed; however, an oral formulation, while approved at a dose of 3  μg/kg, is not currently marketed in the United St... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 9, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tom L. McTier, Robert H. Six, Aleah Pullins, Sara Chapin, John W. McCall, Douglas Rugg, Steven J. Maeder and Debra J. Woods Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does evaluation of in vitro microfilarial motility reflect the resistance status of Dirofilaria immitis isolates to macrocyclic lactones?
Several reports have confirmed that macrocyclic lactone-resistant isolates of Dirofilaria immitis are circulating in the United States; however, the prevalence and potential impact of drug resistance is unknown. ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 9, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mary J. Maclean, Molly D. Savadelis, Ruby Coates, Michael T. Dzimianski, Corey Jones, Cynthia Benbow, Bobby E. Storey, Ray M. Kaplan, Andrew R. Moorhead and Adrian J. Wolstenholme Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of heat treatment on Dirofilaria immitis antigen detection in shelter dogs
The diagnosis and management of canine heartworm disease is a growing concern for shelter veterinarians. Although the accuracy of commercial antigen test kits has been widely studied, recent reports have renew... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 9, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Brian A. DiGangi, Carly Dworkin, Jason W. Stull, Jeanette O ’Quin, Morgan Elser, Antoinette E. Marsh, Lesli Groshong, Wendy Wolfson, Brandy Duhon, Katie Broaddus, Elise N. Gingrich, Emily Swiniarski and Elizabeth A. Berliner Tags: Research Source Type: research

Blocking the transmission of heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) to mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) by weekly exposure for one month to microfilaremic dogs treated once topically with dinotefuran-permethrin-pyriproxyfen
This study assessed the influence of a topical ectoparasiticide (dinotefuran-permethrin-pyriproxyfen, DPP, Vectra ®3D, Ceva Animal Health) on the acquisition of heartworm microfilariae by mosquitoes exposed to ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 9, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: John W. McCall, Elizabeth Hodgkins, Marie Varloud, Abdelmoneim Mansour and Utami DiCosty Tags: Research Source Type: research

Microfilarial reduction following ProHeart ® 6 and ProHeart® SR-12 treatment in dogs experimentally inoculated with a resistant isolate of Dirofilaria immitis
Emerging resistance of heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) to macrocyclic lactone (ML) preventives is an increasing concern for veterinarians, pet owners and animal health companies that supply heartworm preventives... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 9, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tom L. McTier, Aleah Pullins, Gregory A. Inskeep, Genevieve Gagnon, Huihao Fan, Adam Schoell, Tara Bidgood, Joyce Login and Patrick Meeus Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium reichenowi EBA-140 merozoite ligand binds to glycophorin D on chimpanzee red blood cells, shedding new light on origins of Plasmodium falciparum
All symptoms of malaria are caused by the intraerythrocytic proliferation of Plasmodium merozoites. Merozoites invade erythrocytes using multiple binding ligands that recognise specific surface receptors. It has ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 7, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Agata Zerka, Radoslaw Kaczmarek, Marcin Czerwinski and Ewa Jaskiewicz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of Bartonella spp. by culture, PCR and serology, in veterinary personnel from Spain
The genus Bartonella includes fastidious, facultative intracellular bacteria mainly transmitted by arthropods and distributed among mammalian reservoirs. Bartonella spp. implicated as etiological agents of zoonos... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 7, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jos é A. Oteo, Ricardo Maggi, Aránzazu Portillo, Julie Bradley, Lara García-Álvarez, Montserrat San-Martín, Xavier Roura and Edward Breitschwerdt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Analysis of near infrared spectra for age-grading of wild populations of Anopheles gambiae
Understanding the age-structure of mosquito populations, especially malaria vectors such as Anopheles gambiae, is important for assessing the risk of infectious mosquitoes, and how vector control interventions ma... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 7, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Benjamin J. Krajacich, Jacob I. Meyers, Haoues Alout, Roch K. Dabir é, Floyd E. Dowell and Brian D. Foy Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of temperature and Wolbachia infection on vector competence of potential dengue vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the transmission of dengue virus serotype 1 in southern Taiwan
We evaluated the impact of temperature and Wolbachia infection on vector competence of the local Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus populations of southern Taiwan in the laboratory. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 7, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cheng-Hui Tsai, Tien-Huang Chen, Cheo Lin, Pei-Yun Shu, Chien-Ling Su and Hwa-Jen Teng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quantifying the intensity of permethrin insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes  in western Kenya
The development and spread of resistance among local vectors to the major classes of insecticides used in Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) poses a major challenge to ma... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Seline Omondi, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Eric Ochomo, Margaret Muchoki, Brigid Kemei, Charles Mbogo and Nabie Bayoh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular and serological detection of bovine babesiosis in Indonesia
Bovine babesiosis, mainly caused by Babesia bovis and B. bigemina, is a huge threat to the livestock industry. In Indonesia, the current distribution of the disease is unknown due to a lack of scientific study. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Azirwan Guswanto, Puttik Allamanda, Euis Siti Mariamah, Sodirun Sodirun, Putut Eko Wibowo, Liliek Indrayani, Rudi Harso Nugroho, I Ketut Wirata, Nur Jannah, Lepsi Putri Dias, Hadi Purnama Wirawan, Rochmadi Yanto, Bumduuren Tuvshintulga, Thillaiampalam Siv Tags: Research Source Type: research

On the complexity of measuring forests microclimate and interpreting its relevance in habitat ecology: the example of Ixodes ricinus ticks
Ecological field research on the influence of meteorological parameters on a forest inhabiting species is confronted with the complex relations between measured data and the real conditions the species is expo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 6, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Denise Boehnke, Reiner Gebhardt, Trevor Petney and Stefan Norra Tags: Research Source Type: research