Correction to: Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: eastern Europe
In the original article [1], the authors Dr Jasmin OMERAGI Ć and Dr Davor ALAGIĆ were erroneously omitted from the co-authors list. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chiara Trevisan, Smaragda Sotiraki, Minerva Laranjo-Gonz ález, Veronique Dermauw, Ziqi Wang, Age Kärssin, Aleksandar Cvetkovikj, Andrea S. Winkler, Annette Abraham, Branko Bobić, Brian Lassen, Carmen Michaela Cretu, Cozma Vasile, Dimitris Arvanitis, Gu Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Geographical heterogeneity in prevalence of subclinical malaria infections at sentinel endemic sites of Myanmar
The malaria burden of Myanmar still remains high within the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia. An important indicator of progress towards malaria elimination is the prevalence of parasite infections i... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ziling Liu, Than Naing Soe, Yan Zhao, Aye Than, Cho Cho, Pyae Linn Aung, Yuling Li, Lin Wang, Huilin Yang, Xiangnan Li, Danni Li, Zhiping Peng, Jiangang Wang, Yan Li, Zhaoqing Yang, Hongning Zhou & hellip; Tags: Research Source Type: research

A quantitative risk assessment for human Taenia solium exposure from home slaughtered pigs in European countries
Taenia solium, a zoonotic tapeworm, is responsible for about a third of all preventable epilepsy human cases in endemic regions. In Europe, adequate biosecurity of pig housing and meat inspection practices have d... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 12, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marina Meester, Arno Swart, Huifang Deng, Annika van Roon, Chiara Trevisan, Pierre Dorny, Sarah Gabri ël, Madalena Vieira-Pinto, Maria Vang Johansen and Joke van der Giessen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Field evaluation of seasonal trends in relative population sizes and dispersal pattern of Aedes albopictus males in support of the design of a sterile male release strategy
To develop an efficient sterile insect technique (SIT) programme, the number of sterile males to release, along with the spatial and temporal pattern of their release, has to be determined. Such parameters cou... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 12, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gilbert Le Goff, David Damiens, Abdoul-Hamid Ruttee, Laurent Payet, Cyrille Lebon, Jean-S ébastien Dehecq and Louis-Clément Gouagna Tags: Research Source Type: research

A previously unreported potential malaria vector in a dry ecology of Kenya
In Kenya, malaria remains a major public health menace equally affecting the semi-arid to arid ecologies. However, entomologic knowledge of malaria vectors in such areas remains poor. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Edwin O. Ogola, Edith Chepkorir, Rosemary Sang and David P. Tchouassi Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Use of miltefosine to treat canine visceral leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania infantum in Brazil
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an infectious disease with a variety of clinical signs. The main form of parasite transmission to humans and other mammalian hosts is through the bite of infected arthropod femal... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 8, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fabio dos Santos Nogueira, Valdir Carlos Avino, Fredy Galvis-Ovallos, Vera Lucia Pereira-Chioccola, Marcio Antonio Batistella Moreira, Ana Paula Peres Lopes Romariz, Leticia M. Molla and Ingrid Menz Tags: Research Source Type: research

Target-site mutations (AChE-G119S and kdr) in Guangxi Anopheles sinensis populations along the China-Vietnam border
In South Asia, the epidemiology of malaria is complex, and transmission mainly occurs in remote areas near international borders. Vector control has been implemented as a key strategy in malaria prevention for... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chan Yang, Xiangyang Feng, Nian Liu, Mei Li and Xinghui Qiu Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Uncovering mechanisms behind mosquito seasonality by integrating mathematical models and daily empirical population data: Culex pipiens in the UK
Many mosquito-borne diseases exhibit substantial seasonality, due to strong links between environmental variables and vector and pathogen life-cycles. Further, a range of density-dependent and density-independ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: David A. Ewing, Bethan V. Purse, Christina A. Cobbold, Stefanie M. Sch äfer and Steven M. White Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparing trap designs and methods for assessing density of synanthropic flies in Odisha, India
There are many different traps available for studying fly populations. The aim of this study was to find the most suitable trap to collect synanthropic fly populations to assess the impact of increased latrine... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Melissa Bell, Seth Irish, Wolf Peter Schmidt, Soumya Nayak, Thomas Clasen and Mary Cameron Tags: Research Source Type: research

Results of a national school-based deworming programme on soil-transmitted helminths infections and schistosomiasis in Kenya: 2012 –2017
Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) and schistosome infections are among the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the world. School-aged children are particularly vulnerable to these chronic infect... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Charles Mwandawiro, Collins Okoyo, Jimmy Kihara, Elses Simiyu, Stella Kepha, Suzy J. Campbell, Matthew C. Freeman, Simon J. Brooker and Sammy M. Njenga Tags: Research Source Type: research

Tick burden in Bos taurus cattle and its relationship with heat stress in three agroecological zones in the tropics of Colombia
Ticks have a negative effect on dairy and beef cattle production systems around the world, with the concomitant risk they represent for the transmission of some important infectious diseases. Colombian cattle ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Juan Felipe Rocha, Rodrigo Mart ínez, Nicolas López-Villalobos and Steve Todd Morris Tags: Research Source Type: research

Environmental factors associated with the distribution of Loa loa vectors Chrysops spp. in Central and West Africa: seeing the forest for the trees
Loiasis is caused by the filarial parasite Loa loa, which is widespread through Central and West Africa and largely confined the tropical equatorial rainforests. The tabanid flies Chrysops silacea and Chrysops di... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 6, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xavier Badia-Rius, Hannah Betts, David H. Molyneux and Louise A. Kelly-Hope Tags: Research Source Type: research

Pathogens in fleas collected from cats and dogs: distribution and prevalence in the UK
Fleas (Siphonaptera) are the most clinically important ectoparasites of dogs and cats worldwide. Rising levels of pet ownership, climate change and globalisation are increasing the importance of a detailed und... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 6, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Swaid Abdullah, Chris Helps, S éverine Tasker, Hannah Newbury and Richard Wall Tags: Research Source Type: research

Large-cage assessment of a transgenic sex-ratio distortion strain on populations of an African malaria vector
Novel transgenic mosquito control methods require progressively more realistic evaluation. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of a transgene that causes a male-bias sex ratio on Anopheles gambiae ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 6, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luca Facchinelli, Ace R. North, C. Matilda Collins, Miriam Menichelli, Tania Persampieri, Alessandro Bucci, Roberta Spaccapelo, Andrea Crisanti and Mark Q. Benedict Tags: Research Source Type: research

A microRNA profile of saliva and role of miR-375 in Haemaphysalis longicornis (Ixodida: Ixodidae)
Tick saliva contains many bioactive molecules that are involved in attachment to the host, blood-feeding and transmission of pathogens. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short non-coding RNAs with a length of ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 1, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Muhammad Irfan Malik, Mohsin Nawaz, Ibrahim A. Hassan, Houshuang Zhang, Haiyan Gong, Jie Cao, Yongzhi Zhou and Jinlin Zhou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a 10% imidacloprid/4.5% flumethrin polymer matrix collar in reducing the risk of Bartonella spp. infection in privately owned cats
Bartonella henselae, Bartonella clarridgeiae and the rare Bartonella koehlerae are zoonotic pathogens, with cats being regarded as the main reservoir hosts. The spread of the infection among cats occurs mainly vi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 1, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Grazia Greco, Emanuele Brianti, Canio Buonavoglia, Grazia Carelli, Matthias Pollmeier, Bettina Schunack, Giulia Dowgier, Gioia Capelli, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Systematic review and meta-analysis on the global distribution, host range, and prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi
Surra is an animal trypanosomosis, caused by infection with Trypanosoma evansi and leading to severe economic loss due to mortality and morbidity. Compared to tsetse-transmitted animal trypanosomoses, little atte... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 31, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Weldegebrial G. Aregawi, Getahun E. Agga, Reta D. Abdi and Philippe B üscher Tags: Review Source Type: research

Culture of fecal indicator bacteria from snail intestinal tubes as a tool for assessing the risk of Opisthorchis viverrini infection in Bithynia snail habitat
Like many trematodes of human health significance, the carcinogenic liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, is spread via fecal contamination of snail habitat. Methods for assessing snail exposure to fecal waste can... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 30, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Courtney C. Nawrocki, Nadda Kiatsopit, Jutamas Namsanor, Paiboon Sithithaworn and Elizabeth J. Carlton Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Expression profile of microRNAs in porcine alveolar macrophages after Toxoplasma gondii infection
Toxoplasma gondii is an apicomplexan protozoan parasite that can cause serious clinical illnesses in both humans and animals. microRNAs (miRNAs) are non-protein-coding RNAs that can regulate the expression of tar... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 29, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Senyang Li, Jing Yang, Luyao Wang, Fen Du, Junlong Zhao and Rui Fang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Patent infections with soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosoma mansoni are not associated with increased prevalence of antibodies to the Onchocerca volvulus peptide epitopes OvMP-1 and OvMP-23
Ov16 serology is considered a reference method for Onchocerca volvulus epidemiological mapping. Given the suboptimal sensitivity of this test and the fact that seroconversion takes more than a year after infectio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Johnny Vlaminck, Ole Lagatie, Ann Verheyen, Daniel Dana, Bieke Van Dorst, Zeleke Mekonnen, Bruno Levecke and Lieven J. Stuyver Tags: Research Source Type: research

Presence of the point mutations Val1016Gly in the voltage-gated sodium channel detected in a single mosquito from Panama
In Panama, arboviroses such as dengue fever, and more recently chikungunya fever and Zika disease, are transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Their control is based on the elimination of breeding site... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Osiris Murcia, Brigitte Henr íquez, Angélica Castro, Susana Koo, Josue Young, Ricardo Márquez, Debora Pérez, Lorenzo Cáceres and Anayansi Valderrama Tags: Review Source Type: research

Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma spp., Ehrlichia spp. and Dirofilaria immitis in Canadian dogs, 2008 to 2015: a repeat cross-sectional study
Vector-borne pathogens are emerging concerns in multiple regions of Canada. Determining regional prevalence of canine vector-borne pathogens and documenting change will improve clinician awareness, enable targ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Michelle Evason, Jason W. Stull, David L. Pearl, Andrew S. Peregrine, Claire Jardine, Jesse S. Buch, Zachary Lailer, Tom O ’Connor, Ramaswamy Chandrashekar and J. Scott Weese Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mannosyltransferase (GPI-14) overexpression protects promastigote and amastigote forms of Leishmania braziliensis against trivalent antimony
This study... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 25, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Christiana Vargas Ribeiro, Bruna Fonte Boa Rocha, Douglas de Souza Moreira, Vanessa Peruhype-Magalh ães and Silvane Maria Fonseca Murta Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Efficacy of topically administered fluralaner or imidacloprid/moxidectin on dogs with generalised demodicosis
Canine demodicosis is classified as localised or generalised according to the extent of the disease. Chronic generalised demodicosis is a difficult skin disease to treat and unlikely to resolve without therapy... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 25, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Leon Meyer and Emmanuel Thomas Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Species diversity, host preference and arbovirus detection of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in south-eastern Serbia
Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) is a genus of small biting midges (also known as “no-see ums”) that currently includes 1368 described species. They are proven or suspected vectors for important pathogens af... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 25, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Vasi ć, Nemanja Zdravković, Dragoș Aniță, Jovan Bojkovski, Mihai Marinov, Alexander Mathis, Marius Niculaua, Elena Luanda Oșlobanu, Ivan Pavlović, Dušan Petrić, Valentin Pflüger, Dubravka Pudar, Gheorghe Savuţa, Predrag Simeunović, Eva Ver Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genotypic diversity of Acanthamoeba strains isolated from Chilean patients with Acanthamoeba keratitis
Acanthamoeba spp. are the causative agents of a severe keratitis occurring mainly in contact lens wearers. The genus comprises more than 24 species that are currently divided into 20 different genotypes (T1-T20) ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 25, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mar ía Isabel Jercic, Carolina Aguayo, Mónica Saldarriaga-Córdoba, Laura Muiño, Stella Maris Chenet, Jaime Lagos, Antonio Osuna and Jorge Fernández Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Review of “Pests and vector-borne diseases in the livestock industry” edited by Claire Garros, Jérémy Bouyer, Willem Takken and Renate C. Smallegange
Claire Garros, J érémy Bouyer, Willem Takken and Renate C. Smallegange, Editors) (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 24, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lu ís Cardoso Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Evaluation of cross-reactivity to Taenia hydatigena and Echinococcus granulosus in the enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot assay for the diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis
Taenia solium is an important zoonotic parasite that infects humans as definitive host (taeniasis) and pigs as intermediate host (cysticercosis). Serological diagnosis of porcine cysticercosis is limited to antig... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 24, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lucho Gomez-Puerta, Ana Vargas-Calla, Yesenia Castillo, Maria Teresa Lopez-Urbina, Pierre Dorny, Hector H. Garcia, Armando E. Gonzalez and Seth E. O ’Neal Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Population genetic structure of Schistosoma bovis in Cameroon
Schistosomiasis is neglected tropical parasitic disease affecting both humans and animals. Due to the human health impact, population genetic studies have focused on the three main human-infecting schistosome ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 24, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: F élicité Flore Djuikwo-Teukeng, Alain Kouam Simo, Jean-François Allienne, Olivier Rey, Arouna Njayou Ngapagna, Louis Albert Tchuem-Tchuente and Jérôme Boissier Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bioabsorption and effectiveness of long-lasting permethrin-treated uniforms over three months among North Carolina outdoor workers
Vector-borne diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the USA. Effective, convenient prevention methods are needed. Long-lasting permethrin-impregnated (LLPI) clothing can prevent tick bit... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kristin M. Sullivan, Alison Poffley, Sheana Funkhouser, Jeffrey Driver, John Ross, Maria Ospina, Antonia M. Calafat, Charles B. Beard, Avian White, Jo Anne Balanay, Stephanie Richards, Megan Dyer, Thomas N. Mather and Steven Meshnick Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comorbid infections induce progression of visceral leishmaniasis
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a vector borne zoonotic disease endemic in humans and dogs in Brazil. Due to the increased risk of human infection secondary to the presence of infected dogs, public health measu... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Angela J. Toepp, Gl ória R. G. Monteiro, José F. V. Coutinho, Adam Leal Lima, Mandy Larson, Geneva Wilson, Tara Grinnage-Pulley, Carolyne Bennett, Kurayi Mahachi, Bryan Anderson, Marie V. Ozanne, Michael Anderson, Hailie Fowler, Molly Parrish, Kelsey Wi Tags: Research Source Type: research

First detection of Aedes japonicus in Spain: an unexpected finding triggered by citizen science
Aedes japonicus is an invasive vector mosquito from Southeast Asia which has been spreading across central Europe since the year 2000. Unlike the Asian Tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) present in Spain since 200... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Roger Eritja, Ignacio Ruiz-Arrondo, Sarah Delacour-Estrella, Francis Schaffner, Jorge Álvarez-Chachero, Mikel Bengoa, María-Ángeles Puig, Rosario Melero-Alcíbar, Aitana Oltra and Frederic Bartumeus Tags: Research Source Type: research

Babesial infection in the Madagascan flying fox, Pteropus rufus É. Geoffroy, 1803
Babesiae are erythrocytic protozoans, which infect the red blood cells of vertebrate hosts to cause disease. Previous studies have described potentially pathogenic infections of Babesia vesperuginis in insectivor... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hafaliana C. Ranaivoson, Jean-Michel H éraud, Heidi K. Goethert, Sam R. Telford III, Lydia Rabetafika and Cara E. Brook Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular detection of vector-borne bacteria in bat ticks (Acari: Ixodidae, Argasidae) from eight countries of the Old and New Worlds
Despite the increasingly recognized eco-epidemiological significance of bats, data from molecular analyses of vector-borne bacteria in bat ectoparasites are lacking from several regions of the Old and New Worlds. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: S ándor Hornok, Krisztina Szőke, Marina L. Meli, Attila D. Sándor, Tamás Görföl, Péter Estók, Yuanzhi Wang, Vuong Tan Tu, Dávid Kováts, Sándor A. Boldogh, Alexandra Corduneanu, Kinga M. Sulyok, Miklós Gyuranecz, Jenő Kontschán, Nóra Takács Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Mice as paratenic hosts of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus
Several species of nematodes included in the superfamily Metastrongyloidea are recognized agents of parasitic infections in felines. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is the most prevalent species affecting the respirat... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Vito Colella, Martin Knaus, Olimpia Lai, Carlo Cantile, Francesca Abramo, Steffen Rehbein and Domenico Otranto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diel flight activity of wild-caught Anopheles farauti (s.s.) and An. hinesorum malaria mosquitoes from northern Queensland, Australia
Species in the Anopheles farauti complex are major malaria vectors in the Asia Pacific region. Anopheline mosquitoes exhibit circadian and diel rhythms in sugar- and blood-feeding (biting), flight activity, ovipo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Giles E. Duffield, Dominic J. Acri, Gary F. George, Aaron D. Sheppard, Nigel W. Beebe, Scott A. Ritchie and Thomas R. Burkot Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mitochondrial genome sequence variation as a useful marker for assessing genetic heterogeneity among Cyclospora cayetanensis isolates and source-tracking
Cyclospora cayetanensis is an important enteric pathogen, causing diarrhea and food-borne cyclosporiasis outbreaks. For effective outbreak identification and investigation, it is essential to rapidly assess the g... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yaqiong Guo, Yuanfei Wang, Xiaolan Wang, Longxian Zhang, Ynes Ortega and Yaoyu Feng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Targeted surveillance reveals native and invasive mosquito species infected with Usutu virus
The emergence of Usutu virus (USUV) in Europe was first reported in Austria, 2001, and the virus has since spread to many European countries. Initial outbreaks are marked by a mass die-off of European blackbir... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jeremy V. Camp, Jolanta Kolodziejek and Norbert Nowotny Tags: Short report Source Type: research

A combination of climatic conditions determines major within-season dengue outbreaks in Guangdong Province, China
China ’s Guangdong Province experienced a major dengue outbreak in 2014. Here we investigate if the weather conditions contributing to the outbreak can be elucidated by multi-scale models. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xia Wang, Sanyi Tang, Jianhong Wu, Yanni Xiao and Robert A. Cheke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of orally administered fluralaner in dogs against laboratory challenge with Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks
This study evaluated the immediate and persistent efficacy of orally administered fluralaner for control of this tick. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Masanori Toyota, Kyoko Hirama, Tatsumi Suzuki, Rob Armstrong and Tatsuyuki Okinaga Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Screening for differentially expressed miRNAs in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) exposed to DENV-2 and their effect on replication of DENV-2 in C6/36 cells
The mosquito Aedes albopictus is an important vector for dengue virus (DENV) transmission. The midgut is the first barrier to mosquito infection by DENV, and this barrier is a critical factor affecting the vector... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jianxin Su, Gang Wang, Chunxiao Li, Dan Xing, Ting Yan, Xiaojuan Zhu, Qinmei Liu, Qun Wu, Xiaoxia Guo and Tongyan Zhao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effect of meteorological factors on the seasonal prevalence of dengue vectors in upland hilly and lowland Terai regions of Nepal
The expansion of dengue vectors from lowland plains to the upland hilly regions of Nepal suggests the likelihood of increased risk of dengue. Our objective was to assess the effects of meteorological variables... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Reshma Tuladhar, Anjana Singh, Megha Raj Banjara, Ishan Gautam, Meghnath Dhimal, Ajit Varma and Devendra Kumar Choudhary Tags: Research Source Type: research

Haemoproteus minutus is highly virulent for Australasian and South American parrots
Haemoproteus and Plasmodium species are widespread avian blood parasites. Several Plasmodium species are known for their high virulence and have caused significant declines in na ïve bird populations. The impact o... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 17, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luis Ortiz-Catedral, Dianne Brunton, Mark F. Stidworthy, Hany M. Elsheikha, Tom Pennycott, Christoph Schulze, Michael Braun, Michael Wink, Helga Gerlach, Helene Pendl, Achim D. Gruber, John Ewen, Javier P érez-Tris, Gediminas Valkiūnas and Philipp Olias Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and genotypic identification of Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in pre-weaned dairy calves in Guangdong, China
Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are common enteric pathogens in humans and animals. Data on the transmission of these pathogens are scarce from Guangdong, China, which has a s... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 17, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yuanyuan Feng, Xiaoqing Gong, Kexin Zhu, Na Li, Zhengjie Yu, Yaqiong Guo, Yabiao Weng, Martin Kv áč, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Probability of dengue transmission and propagation in a non-endemic temperate area: conceptual model and decision risk levels for early alert, prevention and control
Dengue viruses have spread rapidly across tropical regions of the world in recent decades. Today, dengue transmission is observed in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Western Pacific, Africa and in non-endemic are... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cecilia A. Marques-Toledo, Maria Mercedes Bendati, Claudia T. Code ço and Mauro M. Teixeira Tags: Research Source Type: research

Culicoides species community composition and infection status with parasites in an urban environment of east central Texas, USA
Despite their importance as vectors of zoonotic parasites that can impact human and animal health, Culicoides species distribution across different habitat types is largely unknown. Here we document the community... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Estelle Martin, Elaine Chu, Phillip Shults, Andrew Golnar, Dustin A. Swanson, Jamie Benn, Dongmin Kim, Peter Schneider, Samantha Pena, Cassie Culver, Matthew C. I. Medeiros, Sarah A. Hamer and Gabriel L. Hamer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the in vitro and in vivo inhibitory effect of thymoquinone on piroplasm parasites
Developing new antibabesial drugs with a low toxic effect to the animal and with no resistance from Babesia parasites is in urgent demand. In this concern, the antimalarial, anticancer and antioxidant effect of t... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Shimaa Abd El-Salam El-Sayed, Mohamed Abdo Rizk, Naoaki Yokoyama and Ikuo Igarashi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Entomological assessment of the transmission following recrudescence of onchocerciasis in the Como é Valley, Burkina Faso
Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a dermal filariasis caused by infection with the nematode parasite Onchocerca volvulus, transmitted to humans through the bites of blackflies of the genus Simulium. Despite ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lassane Koala, Achille S. Niki èma, Alain B. Paré, François Drabo, Laurent D. Toé, Adrien M. G. Belem, Daniel A. Boakye, Soungalo Traoré and Roch K. Dabiré Tags: Research Source Type: research

Wolbachia introduction into Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) cell lines and its effects on immune-related gene expression and interaction with Leishmania infantum
The leishmaniases are important neglected diseases caused by Leishmania spp. which are transmitted by sand flies, Lutzomyia longipalpis being the main vector of visceral leishmaniasis in the Americas. The methodo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Daniela da Silva Gon çalves, Iñaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Andrea Martins-da-Silva, Erich Loza Telleria, Marcele Neves Rocha, Yara M. Traub-Csekö, Scott L. O’Neill, Maurício Roberto Viana Sant’Anna and Luciano Andrade Moreira Tags: Research Source Type: research

Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) in ectoparasites and reptiles in southern Italy
Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) is a complex containing pathogenic bacteria of which some species, such as Borrelia lusitaniae, use birds, small mammals and reptiles as reservoirs. In Italy, the bacteria have b... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Vito Colella, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Viet Linh Nguyen, Darci Moraes Barros-Battesti, Roberta Iatta, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto Tags: Research Source Type: research