Detection of Rickettsia spp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) collected from free-roaming dogs in Coahuila state, northern Mexico
The aim of this study was to detect and molecularly identify Rickettsia spp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) collected from free-roaming dogs in 30 communities from five municipalities in the south of Co... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 26, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Aldo I. Ortega-Morales, Erika Nava-Reyna, Ver ónica Ávila-Rodríguez, Vicente H. González-Álvarez, Antonio Castillo-Martínez, Quetzaly K. Siller-Rodríguez, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Consuelo Almazán Tags: Research Source Type: research

Description of the male and the larva of Ixodes collaris Hornok, 2016 with drawings of all stages
This study provides the description of the male and the larva, as well as high quality drawings of all stages. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 26, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: S ándor Hornok, Dávid Murányi, Jenő Kontschán and Vuong Tan Tu Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Plant Hsp90 is a novel adjuvant that elicits a strong humoral and cellular immune response against B- and T-cell epitopes of a Toxoplasma gondii SAG1 peptide
The 90-kDa heat-shock protein (Hsp90) from Nicotiana benthamiana (NbHsp90.3) is a promising adjuvant, especially for those vaccines that require a T cell-mediated immune response. Toxoplasma gondii SAG1 is consid... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 25, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Edwin F. S ánchez-López, Mariana G. Corigliano, Romina M. Albarracín, Valeria A. Sander, Ariel Legarralde, Sofía A. Bengoa-Luoni and Marina Clemente Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling seasonal dynamics, population stability, and pest control in Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae)
The invasive temperate mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus is a potential vector for various infectious diseases and therefore a target of vector control measures. Even though established in Germany, it is unclear... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 25, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andreas Wieser, Friederike Reuss, Aidin Niamir, Ruth M üller, Robert B. O’Hara and Markus Pfenninger Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Investigating the blood-host plasticity and dispersal of Anopheles coluzzii using a novel field-based methodology
The biting behaviour and dispersal of insect vectors in the field underlies the transmission of many diseases. Here, a novel collection methodology coupled with the molecular analysis of blood-meal sources and... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 25, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: James Orsborne, Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Claire L. Jeffries, Mojca Kristan, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Yaw A. Afrane, Kathleen O ’Reilly, Eduardo Massad, Chris Drakeley, Thomas Walker and Laith Yakob Tags: Research Source Type: research

Culicoides Latreille in the sun: faunistic inventory of Culicoides species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Mayotte (Comoros Archipelago, Indian Ocean)
The south-west insular territories of the Indian Ocean have recently received attention concerning the diversity of arthropods of medical or veterinary interest. While a recent study highlighted the circulatio... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Claire Garros, Karien Labuschagne, Laure Dommergues, M ’sa Ben, Thomas Balenghien, Facundo Muñoz, Mame Thierno Bakhoum, Eric Cardinale and Hélène Guis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Climate change models predict southerly shift of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) distribution in Australia
Bioclimatic variables play an integral part in the life-cycle of Ctenocephalides felis, the most common flea found on companion animals. It is essential that we understand the effects of climate on C. felis distr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicole Crkvencic and Jan Šlapeta Tags: Research Source Type: research

A study on the long-term efficacy of Seresto ® collars in preventing Babesia canis (Piana & Galli-Valerio, 1895) transmission to dogs by infected Dermacentor reticulatus (Fabricius, 1794) ticks
An imidacloprid/flumethrin collar (Seresto ®) was previously shown to prevent infection with Babesia canis, transmitted by Dermacentor reticulatus, in dogs for up to 1 month after application. The present study ev... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 22, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Christa de Vos, Dionne Crafford, Matthias Pollmeier and Bettina Schunack Tags: Research Source Type: research

Control of fly strike dermatitis in dogs with a topically applied combination of imidacloprid and permethrin: a prospective open-label controlled clinical trial
A prospective clinical study evaluated the tolerance and the efficacy of a combination of imidacloprid (10%) and permethrin (50%) (ADVANTIX ®: Bayer HC AH, France) applied topically as a spot-on, for the treatment... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Eloy Castilla-Casta ño, Fabien Moog, Caroline Mandin-Cabaret, Charline Pressanti and Marie Christine Cadiergues Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Increased Trypanosoma spp. richness and prevalence of haemoparasite co-infection following translocation
Understanding how fauna translocation and antiparasitic drug treatment impact parasite community structure within a host is vital for optimising translocation outcomes. Trypanosoma spp. and piroplasms (Babesia an... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Amy S. Northover, Stephanie S. Godfrey, Sarah Keatley, Alan J. Lymbery, Adrian F. Wayne, Crystal Cooper, Louise Pallant, Keith Morris and R. C. Andrew Thompson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of 19 years of mass drug administration with ivermectin on epilepsy burden in a hyperendemic onchocerciasis area in Cameroon
Surveys conducted in 1991 –1992 in the Mbam Valley (Cameroon) revealed that onchocerciasis was highly endemic, with community microfilarial loads (CMFL) > 100 microfilariae/snip in some villages. Also in 1991–1... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Charlotte Boull é, Alfred K. Njamnshi, Fidèle Dema, Michel K. Mengnjo, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Anne-Cécile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek, Patrick Suykerbuyk, Cédric G. Lenou-Nanga, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Joseph Kamgno, Cédric B. Chesnais, Michel Boussinesq Tags: Research Source Type: research

Limited genetic variability of Cytauxzoon felis apical membrane antigen-1 (ama1) from domestic cats and bobcats
Cytauxzoon felis is a tick-transmitted apicomplexan that causes cytauxzoonosis in domestic cats (Felis catus). Even with intensive care, the mortality rate of acute cytauxzoonosis approaches 40% in domestic cats,... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jaime L. Tarigo, Lisa S. Kelly, Holly M. Brown and David S. Peterson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular characterization and distribution of Schistosoma cercariae collected from naturally infected bulinid snails in northern and central C ôte d’Ivoire
Accurate identification of schistosome species infecting intermediate host snails is important for understanding parasite transmission, schistosomiasis control and elimination. Cercariae emerging from infected... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yves-Nathan T. Tian-Bi, Bonnie Webster, Cyrille K. Konan, Fiona Allan, Nana R. Diakit é, Mamadou Ouattara, Diabaté Salia, Amani Koné, Adolphe K. Kakou, Muriel Rabone, Jean T. Coulibaly, Stefanie Knopp, Aboulaye Meïté, Jürg Utzinger, Eliézer K. N’ Tags: Research Source Type: research

The role of temperature in affecting carry-over effects and larval competition in the globally invasive mosquito Aedes albopictus
Ectotherms, like mosquitoes, have evolved specific responses to variation in environmental conditions like temperature, and these responses could confer a fitness benefit or cost when carried-over to different... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nnaemeka F. Ezeakacha and Donald A. Yee Tags: Research Source Type: research

Treatment of pigs with endectocides as a complementary tool for combating malaria transmission by Anopheles farauti (s.s.) in Papua New Guinea
Outdoor, early-biting, zoophagic behaviours by Anopheles farauti (s.s.) can compromise the effectiveness of bed nets for malaria control. In the Western Pacific region, pigs and dogs represent significant alterna... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cielo J. Pasay, Laith Yakob, Hannah R. Meredith, Romal Stewart, Paul C. Mills, Milou H. Dekkers, Oselyne Ong, Stacey Llewellyn, R. Leon E. Hugo, James S. McCarthy and Gregor J. Devine Tags: Research Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in the Middle East and North Africa
The zoonotic parasite Taenia saginata utilizes bovines as an intermediate host (causing cysticercosis) and humans as the definitive host (causing taeniosis). The public health burden of T. saginata is assumed to ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anastasios Saratsis, Smaragda Sotiraki, Uffe C. Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Veronique Dermauw, Ramon M. Eichenberger, Lian F. Thomas, Branko Bobi ć, Pierre Dorny, Sarah Gabriël and Lucy J. Robertson Tags: Review Source Type: research

Efficient genome engineering of Toxoplasma gondii using the TALEN technique
Aromatic amino acid hydroxylase 2 (AAH2) is a bradyzoite-specific upregulated protein that may alter host behaviour by altering the host dopaminergic pathway. To better understand the role of the parasite ’s AA... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hongmei Chen, Yijia Guo, Yushu Qiu, Huanbin Huang, Changqing Lin, Min Liu, Xiaoguang Chen, Peiliang Yang and Kun Wu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparative virulence of Caribbean, Brazilian and European isolates of Toxoplasma gondii
Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic parasite of global importance. The outcome of infection in humans can depend on a number of factors including the infecting stage of the parasite, inoculating dose and virulence of... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Clare M. Hamilton, Lauren Black, Solange Oliveira, Alison Burrells, Paul M. Bartley, Renata Pimentel B. Melo, Francesca Chianini, Javier Palarea-Albaladejo, Elisabeth A. Innes, Patrick J. Kelly and Frank Katzer Tags: Research Source Type: research

What makes the Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus feel comfortable in Germany? A fuzzy modelling approach
The Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus is an invasive species native to East Asia and has become established in North America and Europe. On both continents, the species has spread over wide areas. Sin... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Antje Kerkow, Ralf Wieland, Marcel B. Koban, Franz H ölker, Jonathan M. Jeschke, Doreen Werner and Helge Kampen Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic and morphological evidence for a new species of the Maculatus Group of Anopheles subgenus Cellia (Diptera: Culicidae) in Java, Indonesia
Anopheles maculatus, a species of the Maculatus Group of subgenus Cellia (Diptera: Culicidae), is an important vector of human malarial protozoa in Java, Indonesia. However, the identity of this species in Indone... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rusdiyah Sudirman Made Ali, Isra Wahid, Atiporn Saeung, Anchalee Wannasan, Ralph E. Harbach and Pradya Somboon Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Europe, 17 years after its first detection, with a focus on monitoring methods
After the first detection of the Asian bush mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus in the year 2000 in France, its invasive nature was revealed in 2008 in Switzerland and Germany. In the following years, accumulating... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marcel B. Koban, Helge Kampen, Dorothee E. Scheuch, Linus Frueh, Cornelius Kuhlisch, Nele Janssen, Johannes L. M. Steidle, G ünter A. Schaub and Doreen Werner Tags: Review Source Type: research

Protein expression in female salivary glands of pyrethroid-susceptible and resistant strains of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
A group of insecticides called pyrethroids has been used extensively worldwide and development of pyrethroid resistance within mosquito populations, especially in Aedes aegypti, has rapidly spread through populat... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chonlada Mano, Narissara Jariyapan, Sriwatapron Sor-Suwan, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Suthathip Kittisenachai, Pongsri Tippawangkosol and Pradya Somboon Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prediction of Toxoplasma gondii virulence factor ROP18 competitive inhibitors by virtual screening
Rhoptry protein 18 (ROP18) is a key virulence factor of Toxoplasma gondii. The host ’s immune responses mediated by immune-related GTPases (IRGs) could be blocked by ROP18’s kinase activity. ROP18 also interacts w... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kun Yin, Guihua Zhao, Chao Xu, Xiao Qiu, Biwei Wen, Hui Sun, Gongzhen Liu, Ye Liu, Qingsong Zhao, Qingkuan Wei, Bingcheng Huang, Ge Yan and Jianping Cao Tags: Research Source Type: research

The treatment of sarcoptic mange in wildlife: a systematic review
Sarcoptic mange, caused by the Sarcoptes scabiei mite, is an infectious disease of wildlife, domestic animals and humans with international importance. Whilst a variety of treatment and control methods have been ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Madeleine L. Rowe, Pam L. Whiteley and Scott Carver Tags: Review Source Type: research

The impact of vector control on the prevalence of Theileria cervi in farmed Florida white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus
Vector-borne diseases exert a global economic impact to the livestock industry. Understanding how agriculture practices and acaricide usage affect the ecology of these diseases is important for making informed... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Allison Cauvin, Karen Hood, Rebecca Shuman, Jeremy Orange, Jason K. Blackburn, Katherine A. Sayler and Samantha M. Wisely Tags: Research Source Type: research

Host-antibody inductivity of virulent Entamoeba histolytica and non-virulent Entamoeba moshkovskii in a mouse model
Despite similarities in morphology, gene and protein profiles, Entamoeba histolytica and E. moshkovskii show profound differences in pathogenicity. Entamoeba histolytica infection might result in amoebic dysenter... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Narumol Khomkhum, Somphob Leetachewa, Aulia Rahmi Pawestri and Saengduen Moonsom Tags: Research Source Type: research

First dengue virus seroprevalence study on Madeira Island after the 2012 outbreak indicates unreported dengue circulation
In 2012, the first dengue virus outbreak was reported on the Portuguese island of Madeira with 1080 confirmed cases. Dengue virus of serotype 1 (DENV-1), probably imported from Venezuela, caused this outbreak ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - March 13, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Heidi Auerswald, Ana de Jesus, Gon çalo Seixas, Teresa Nazareth, Saraden In, Sokthearom Mao, Veasna Duong, Ana Clara Silva, Richard Paul, Philippe Dussart and Carla Alexandra Sousa Tags: Research Source Type: research

Plasmodium vivax CSP-Pvs25 variants from southern Mexico produce distinct patterns of infectivity for Anopheles albimanus versus An. pseudopunctipennis, in each case independent of geographical origin
The susceptibility of Anopheles albimanus and An. pseudopunctipennis to local Plasmodium vivax has been associated in southern Mexico with two ookinete surface proteins (Pvs25/28) polymorphism. Perhaps parasite p... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 20, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Lilia Gonz ález-Cerón, Mario H. Rodríguez, José A. Nettel-Cruz, Juan E. Hernández-Ávila, Iliana R. Malo-García, Frida Santillán-Valenzuela and Cuauhtémoc Villarreal-Treviño Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: Mosquito-borne heartworm Dirofilaria immitis in dogs from Australia
Discussion section, in the sentence “For example a microfilaricide, e... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - February 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Chloe Nguyen, Wei Ling Koh, Andrea Casteriano, Niek Beijerink, Christopher Godfrey, Graeme Brown, David Emery and Jan Šlapeta Tags: Correction Source Type: research

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