2-methyl butyramide, a previously identified urine biomarker for Ascaris lumbricoides, is not present in infected Indonesian individuals
Previous reports suggest that the 2-methyl butyramide and 2-methyl valeramide metabolites of Ascaris lumbricoides in urine of infected individuals could be considered as urinary biomarkers for active infection. W... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 29, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ole Lagatie, Emmanuel Njumbe Ediage, Jeroen A. Pikkemaat, Yenny Djuardi and Lieven J. Stuyver Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Dengue and yellow fever virus vectors: seasonal abundance, diversity and resting preferences in three Kenyan cities
The transmission patterns of dengue (DENV) and yellow fever (YFV) viruses, especially in urban settings, are influenced by Aedes (Stegomyia) mosquito abundance and behavior. Despite recurrent dengue outbreaks on ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 29, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sheila B. Agha, David P. Tchouassi, Armanda D. S. Bastos and Rosemary Sang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Virus-like particles vaccine containing Clonorchis sinensis tegumental protein induces partial protection against Clonorchis sinensis infection
Human clonorchiasis, caused by the infection of Clonorchis sinensis, is one of the major health problems in Southeast Asia. However, vaccine efficacy against C. sinensis infection remains largely unknown. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 29, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dong-Hun Lee, Ah-Ra Kim, Su-Hwa Lee and Fu-Shi Quan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bacterial diversity of wild-caught Lutzomyia longipalpis (a vector of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil) under distinct physiological conditions by metagenomics analysis
The leishmaniases are a group of diseases caused by protozoans of the genus Leishmania, which are transmitted by the bite of phlebotomine sand flies. In the New World, Lutzomyia longipalpis is the most important ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 29, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Clara Ara újo Machado Pires, Luís Eduardo Martinez Villegas, Thaís Bonifácio Campolina, Alessandra Silva Orfanó, Paulo Filemon Paolucci Pimenta and Nágila Francinete Costa Secundino Tags: Research Source Type: research

Acanthamoeba-mediated cytopathic effect correlates with MBP and AhLBP mRNA expression
In recent years, the concern of Acanthamoeba keratitis has increased since the infection is often associated with contact lens use. Partial 18S rRNA genotypic identification of Acanthamoeba isolates is important ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 28, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sook-Luan Ng, Anisah Nordin, Norzana Abd Ghafar, Yusof Suboh, Noraina Ab Rahim and Kien-Hui Chua Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of a single round of community mass treatment with azithromycin on disease severity and ocular Chlamydia trachomatis load in treatment-na ïve trachoma-endemic island communities in West Africa
Trachoma, a neglected tropical disease, is caused by ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends three annual rounds of community mass drug treatment with azit... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 28, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anna R. Last, Sarah E. Burr, Emma Harding-Esch, Eunice Cassama, Meno Nabicassa, Chrissy h. Roberts, David C. W. Mabey, Martin J. Holland and Robin L. Bailey Tags: Research Source Type: research

Family level variation in Wolbachia-mediated dengue virus blocking in Aedes aegypti
The mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is responsible for transmitting a range of arboviruses including dengue (DENV) and Zika (ZIKV). The global reach of these viruses is increasing due to an expansion of the mosquit... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 28, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gerard Terradas, Scott L. Allen, Stephen F. Chenoweth and Elizabeth A. McGraw Tags: Research Source Type: research

What does not kill it makes it weaker: effects of sub-lethal concentrations of ivermectin on the locomotor activity of Anopheles aquasalis
Malaria remains a major public health concern. Vector control measures based solely on insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) have demonstrated not to be feasible for malaria elimin... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 28, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Vanderson de Souza Sampaio, Gustavo Bueno da Silva Rivas, Kevin Kobylinski, Yudi Tatiana Pinilla, Paulo Filemon Paolluci Pimenta, Jos é Bento Pereira Lima, Rafaela Vieira Bruno, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães Lacerda and Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro Tags: Research Source Type: research

Photoperiodic responses of Sahelian malaria mosquitoes Anopheles coluzzii and An. arabiensis
Throughout large parts of sub-Saharan Africa, seasonal malaria transmission follows mosquito density, approaching zero during the dry season and peaking during the wet season. The mechanisms by which malaria m... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 27, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Diana L. Huestis, Monica L. Artis, Peter A. Armbruster and Tovi Lehmann Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cost-effective larval diet mixtures for mass rearing of Anopheles arabiensis Patton (Diptera: Culicidae)
Larval nutrition, particularly diet quality, is a key driver in providing sufficient numbers of high quality mosquitoes for biological control strategies such as the sterile insect technique. The diet currentl... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 22, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nanwintoum S éverin Bimbilé Somda, Kounbobr Roch Dabiré, Hamidou Maiga, Hanano Yamada, Wadaka Mamai, Olivier Gnankiné, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Antoine Sanon, Jeremy Bouyer and Jeremie Lionel Gilles Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Asian fish tapeworm Schyzocotyle acheilognathi is widespread in baitfish retail stores  in Michigan, USA
This study was d... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 22, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Traimat Boonthai, Seth J. Herbst, Gary E. Whelan, Michelle Gunn Van Deuren, Thomas P. Loch and Mohamed Faisal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Enhanced expressions of neurodegeneration-associated factors, UPS impairment, and excess A β accumulation in the hippocampus of mice with persistent cerebral toxocariasis
Toxocariasis is a worldwide zoonotic parasitic disease mainly caused by Toxocara canis. Humans can be infected by accidental ingestion of T. canis embryonated ovum-contaminated food, water, or encapsulated larvae... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 22, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chia-Mei Chou, Yueh-Lun Lee, Chien-Wei Liao, Ying-Chieh Huang and Chia-Kwung Fan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Selection strategy of phage-displayed immunogens based on an in vitro evaluation of the Th1 response of PBMCs and their potential use as a vaccine against Leishmania infantum infection
The development of a vaccine for the prevention of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) still represents a significant unmet medical need. A human vaccine can be found if one takes into consideration that many people l... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fernanda Fonseca Ramos, Lourena Emanuele Costa, Daniel Silva Dias, Tha ís Teodoro Oliveira Santos, Marcella Rezende Rodrigues, Daniela Pagliara Lage, Beatriz Cristina Silveira Salles, Vívian Tamietti Martins, Patrícia Aparecida Fernandes Ribeiro, Migue Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular identification of Borrelia spirochetes in questing Ixodes ricinus from northwestern Spain
Ixodes ricinus, the predominant tick species in Europe, can transmit the causative agents of important human diseases such as Lyme borreliosis (LB), caused by Borrelia spirochetes. In ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 20, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pablo D íaz, Jose Luis Arnal, Susana Remesar, Ana Pérez-Creo, José Manuel Venzal, María Esther Vázquez-López, Alberto Prieto, Gonzalo Fernández, Ceferino Manuel López, Rosario Panadero, Alfredo Benito, Pablo Díez-Baños and Patrocinio Morrondo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reptile-associated Borrelia species in the goanna tick (Bothriocroton undatum) from Sydney, Australia
Knowledge on the capacity of Australian ticks to carry Borrelia species is currently limited or missing. To evaluate the potential of ticks to carry bacterial pathogens and their DNA, it is imperative to have a r... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 20, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jessica L. Panetta, Radek Šíma, Nichola E. D. Calvani, Ondřej Hajdušek, Shona Chandra, Jessica Panuccio and Jan Šlapeta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Leishmania braziliensis SCD6 and RBP42 proteins, two factors with RNA binding capacity
The study of RNA binding proteins (RBPs) is of great relevance for understanding processes like post-transcriptional control of gene expression. The post-transcriptional mechanisms are particularly important in L... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 19, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Paola A. Nocua, Cesar A. Ramirez, Jos é M. Requena and Concepción J. Puerta Tags: Research Source Type: research

Latent class models for Echinococcus multilocularis diagnosis in foxes in Switzerland in the absence of a gold standard
In Europe the principal definitive host for Echinococcus multilocularis, causing alveolar echinococcosis in humans, is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Obtaining reliable estimates of the prevalence of E. multilocula... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 19, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Belen Otero-Abad, Maria Teresa Armua-Fernandez, Peter Deplazes, Paul R. Torgerson and Sonja Hartnack Tags: Reseach Source Type: research

Immune-related redox metabolism of embryonic cells of the tick Rhipicephalus microplus (BME26) in response to infection with Anaplasma marginale
It is well known that reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are involved in the control of pathogens and microbiota in insects. However, the knowledge of the role of ROS and RNS in ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 19, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sandra Patricia Kalil, Rafael Diego da Rosa, Jana ína Capelli-Peixoto, Paula Cristiane Pohl, Pedro Lagerblad de Oliveira, Andrea Cristina Fogaça and Sirlei Daffre Tags: Research Source Type: research

Apoptosis and necroptosis of mouse hippocampal and parenchymal astrocytes, microglia and neurons caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection
Angiostrongylus cantonensis has been the only parasite among Angiostrongylidae to cause human central nervous system infection characterized by eosinophilic meningitis or meningoenceph... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 19, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zhang Mengying, Xu Yiyue, Pan Tong, Hu Yue, Yanin Limpanont, Huang Ping, Kamolnetr Okanurak, Wu Yanqi, Paron Dekumyoy, Zhou Hongli, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Wu Zhongdao, Wang Zhi and Lv Zhiyue Tags: Research Source Type: research

Lipophosphoglycan polymorphisms do not affect Leishmania amazonensis development in the permissive vectors Lutzomyia migonei and Lutzomyia longipalpis
Lipophosphoglycan (LPG) is a dominant surface molecule of Leishmania promastigotes. Its species-specific polymorphisms are found mainly in the sugars that branch off the conserved Gal( β1,4)Man(α1)-PO4 backbone of... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 16, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Paula M. Nogueira, Agna C. Guimar ães, Rafael R. Assis, Jovana Sadlova, Jitka Myskova, Katerina Pruzinova, Jana Hlavackova, Salvatore J. Turco, Ana C. Torrecilhas, Petr Volf and Rodrigo P. Soares Tags: Research Source Type: research

Trichinella spp. biomass has increased in raccoon dogs (Nyctereutes procyonoides) and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Estonia
Raccoon dogs and red foxes are well-adapted hosts for Trichinella spp. The aims of this study were to estimate Trichinella infection prevalence and biomass and to investigate which Trichinella species circulated ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 16, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Age K ärssin, Liidia Häkkinen, Enel Niin, Katrin Peik, Annika Vilem, Pikka Jokelainen and Brian Lassen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ancylostoma ceylanicum infective third-stage larvae are activated by co-culture with HT-29-MTX intestinal epithelial cells
Human hookworm larvae arrest development until they enter an appropriate host. This makes it difficult to access the larvae for studying larval development or host-parasite interactions. While there are in viv... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 15, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Caitlin M. Feather, John M. Hawdon and John C. March Tags: Research Source Type: research

Zika virus can be venereally transmitted between Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Alternative transmission routes have been described for Zika virus (ZIKV). Here, we assessed for the first time the venereal transmission of ZIKV between Aedes aegypti under laboratory conditions. ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 15, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: St éphanie Silva Campos, Rosilainy Surubi Fernandes, Alexandre Araujo Cunha dos Santos, Rafaella Moraes de Miranda, Erich Loza Telleria, Anielly Ferreira-de-Brito, Marcia Gonçalves de Castro, Anna-Bella Failloux, Myrna C. Bonaldo and Ricardo Lourenço-d Tags: Short report Source Type: research

A cross-sectional study on the use and misuse of trypanocides in selected pastoral and agropastoral areas of eastern and northeastern Tanzania
Tsetse-borne African animal trypanosomosis (AAT) greatly influences livestock distribution and significantly slows livestock productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. While a number of control methods targeting the ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 15, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anna F. Ngumbi and Richard S. Silayo Tags: Research Source Type: research

The RIO protein kinase-encoding gene Sj-riok-2 is involved in key reproductive processes in Schistosoma japonicum
Schistosomiasis is one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and is caused by parasitic trematodes of the genus Schistosoma. The pathogenesis of schistosomiasis is caused by eggs whose production is ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 12, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lu Zhao, Xin He, Christoph G. Grevelding, Qing Ye, Ying Li, Robin B. Gasser, Colette Dissous, Mudassar N. Mughal, Yan-Qin Zhou, Jun-Long Zhao and Min Hu Tags: Research Source Type: research

The first detected airline introductions of yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) to Europe, at Schiphol International airport, the Netherlands
Air-borne introduction of exotic mosquitoes to Schiphol airport in the Netherlands has been considered plausible based upon findings of mosquitoes in aircraft cabins during 2008, 2010 and 2011. Beginning in 20... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 8, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: A. Iba ñez-Justicia, A. Gloria-Soria, W. den Hartog, M. Dik, F. Jacobs and A. Stroo Tags: Research Source Type: research

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