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

Genome-wide identification and characterization of transfer RNA-derived small RNAs in Plasmodium falciparum
Transfer RNA (tRNA)-derived fragments (tRFs) have been widely identified in nature, functioning in diverse biological and pathological situations. Yet, the presence of these small RNAs in Plasmodium spp. remains ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zhensheng Wang, Chunyan Wei, Xiao Hao, Weiwei Deng, Lianhui Zhang, Zenglei Wang and Heng Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Maximising mosquito collections from barrier screens: the impacts of physical design and operation parameters
Traditional methods for collecting outdoor resting mosquitoes are generally inefficient with relatively low numbers caught per unit effort. The barrier screen, designed to intercept mosquitoes as they fly betw... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Edgar J. M. Pollard, Tanya L. Russell and Thomas R. Burkot Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparative bioinformatic analysis suggests that specific dauer-like signalling pathway components regulate Toxocara canis development and migration in the mammalian host
Toxocara canis is quite closely related to Ascaris suum but its biology is more complex, involving a phase of arrested development (diapause or hypobiosis) in tissues as well as transplacental and transmammary tr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Guangxu Ma, Tao Wang, Pasi K. Korhonen, Shuai Nie, Gavin E. Reid, Andreas J. Stroehlein, Anson V. Koehler, Bill C. H. Chang, Andreas Hofmann, Neil D. Young and Robin B. Gasser Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effectiveness of the spot-on combination of moxidectin and imidacloprid (Advocate ®) in the treatment of ocular thelaziosis by Thelazia callipaeda in naturally infected cats
The present study evaluated the therapeutic effectiveness of moxidectin 1.0% (w/v) and imidacloprid 10% (w/v) (Advocate ® spot-on solution for cats, Bayer Animal Health) against natural infections with the eyew... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Domenico Otranto, Fabrizio Solari Basano, Marco Pombi, Gioia Capelli, Roberto Nazzari, Luigi Falsone, Gabriele Petry, Matthias G ünter Pollmeier and Riccardo Paolo Lia Tags: Research Source Type: research

A study of tribendimidine effects in vitro and in vivo on the liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus
The food-borne liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus is an epidemiologically important species and the causative agent of opisthorchiasis across an extensive territory of Eurasia. For decades, treatment of opisthorch... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Maria Y. Pakharukova, Vladimir A. Samsonov, Elena A. Serbina and Viatcheslav A. Mordvinov Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Transmission of Cytauxzoon felis to domestic cats by Amblyomma americanum nymphs
Successful Cytauxzoon felis transmission studies have occurred using Amblyomma americanum adults acquisition-fed as nymphs on an experimentally infected domestic cat or Dermacentor variabilis adults fed as nymphs... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kelly E. Allen, Jennifer E. Thomas, Megan L. Wohltjen and Mason V. Reichard Tags: Research Source Type: research

A cross-sectional screening by next-generation sequencing reveals Rickettsia, Coxiella, Francisella, Borrelia, Babesia, Theileria and Hemolivia species in ticks from Anatolia
Ticks participate as arthropod vectors in the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to humans. Several tick-borne infections have reemerged, along with newly described agents of unexplored pathogenicity. I... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Annika Brinkmann, Olcay Hekimo ğlu, Ender Dinçer, Peter Hagedorn, Andreas Nitsche and Koray Ergünay Tags: Research Source Type: research

Retrospective evaluation of vector-borne infections in dogs imported from the Mediterranean region and southeastern Europe (2007 –2015)
Canine vector-borne infections have gained importance in Germany due to growing tourist traffic and an increased import of dogs from abroad. Endemic regions for pathogens such as Leishmania infantum, Hepatozoon c... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ingo Sch äfer, Maria Volkmann, Pamela Beelitz, Roswitha Merle, Elisabeth Müller and Barbara Kohn Tags: Research Source Type: research

Fine-scale spatial and temporal dynamics of kdr haplotypes in Aedes aegypti from Mexico
As resistance to insecticides increases in disease vectors, it has become exceedingly important to monitor populations for susceptibility. Most studies of field populations of Aedes aegypti have largely character... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 9, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marissa K. Grossman, Julian Rodriguez, Anuar Medina Barreiro, Audrey Lenhart, Pablo Manrique-Saide and Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec Tags: Research Source Type: research

New strains of Japanese encephalitis virus circulating in Shanghai, China after a ten-year hiatus in local mosquito surveillance
Continuous vector pathogen surveillance is essential for preventing outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases. Several mosquito species acting as vectors of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), dengue virus, Zika vir... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 9, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yuan Fang, Yi Zhang, Zheng-Bin Zhou, Shang Xia, Wen-Qi Shi, Jing-Bo Xue, Yuan-Yuan Li and Jia-Tong Wu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Secretome analysis of Strongyloides venezuelensis parasitic stages reveals that soluble and insoluble proteins are involved in its parasitism
Parasites excrete and secrete a wide range of molecules that act as the primary interface with their hosts and play critical roles in establishing parasitism during different stages of infection. Strongyloides ve... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 9, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yasunobu Maeda, Juan Emilio Palomares-Rius, Akina Hino, Tanzila Afrin, Shakhinur Islam Mondal, Ayako Nakatake, Haruhiko Maruyama and Taisei Kikuchi Tags: Research Source Type: research

First evidence of the presence of genotype-1 of Japanese encephalitis virus in Culex gelidus in Indonesia
Japanese encephalitis has become a public health threat in Indonesia. Three genotypes have been recorded in Indonesia, i.e. genotype II (GII), genotype III (GIII) and genotype IV (GIV). Genotype I (GI) and gen... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 8, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Triwibowo Ambar Garjito, Mega Tyas Prihatin, Lulus Susanti, Dhian Prastowo, Siti Rofiatus Sa ’adah, Yulian Taviv, Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto, Joko Waluyo, Sylvie Manguin and Roger Frutos Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Population genetics of Anopheles funestus, the African malaria vector, Kenya
Anopheles funestus is among the major malaria vectors in Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa and has been recently implicated in persistent malaria transmission. However, its ecology and genetic diversity remain poorly ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 8, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Edwin O. Ogola, Joel O. Odero, Joseph M. Mwangangi, Daniel K. Masiga and David P. Tchouassi Tags: Research Source Type: research

A novel entomological index, Aedes aegypti Breeding Percentage, reveals the geographical spread of the dengue vector in Singapore and serves as a spatial risk indicator for dengue
Aedes aegypti is an efficient primary vector of dengue, and has a heterogeneous distribution in Singapore. Aedes albopictus, a poor vector of dengue, is native and ubiquitous on the island. Though dengue risk fol... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 8, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Janet Ong, Xu Liu, Jayanthi Rajarethinam, Grace Yap, Derek Ho and Lee Ching Ng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Distribution of Anopheles vectors and potential malaria transmission stability in Europe and the Mediterranean area under future climate change
In the scope of climate change the possible recurrence and/or expansion of vector-borne diseases poses a major concern. The occurrence of vector competent Anopheles species as well as favorable climatic condition... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 8, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Elke Hertig Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anthroponotic transmission of Cryptosporidium parvum predominates in countries with poorer sanitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Globally cryptosporidiosis is one of the commonest causes of mortality in children under 24 months old and may be associated with important longterm health effects. Whilst most strains of Cryptosporidium parvum a... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 8, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Philippa King, Kevin M. Tyler and Paul R. Hunter Tags: Review Source Type: research

Susceptibility to common insecticides and detoxifying enzyme activities in Anopheles sundaicus (sensu lato) after cessation of indoor residual spraying of insecticides in the Jaffna Peninsula and its surroundings in northern Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has been malaria-free since 2013 but re-introduction of malaria transmission by infected overseas travelers is possible due to a prevalence of potent malaria vectors. Knowledge of the insecticide res... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Thilini C. Weerarathne, Amirtharasa Thileepan, S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne, Ranjan Ramasamy and Sinnathamby N. Surendran Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Combination of microbiome analysis and serodiagnostics to assess the risk of pathogen transmission by ticks to humans and animals in central Germany
Arthropod-borne diseases remain a major health-threat for humans and animals worldwide. To estimate the distribution of pathogenic agents and especially Bartonella spp., we conducted tick microbiome analysis and ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yvonne Regier, Kassandra Komma, Markus Weigel, Peter Kraiczy, Arttu Laisi, Arto T. Pulliainen, Torsten Hain and Volkhard A. J. Kempf Tags: Research Source Type: research

Aerobic midgut microbiota of sand fly vectors of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis from northern Iran, a step toward finding potential paratransgenic candidates
Leishmaniasis is caused by Leishmania parasites and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected sand flies. Development of Leishmania to infective metacyclic promastigotes occurs within the sand fly gut... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fateh Karimian, Hassan Vatandoost, Yavar Rassi, Naseh Maleki-Ravasan, Mehdi Mohebali, Mohammad Hasan Shirazi, Mona Koosha, Nayyereh Choubdar and Mohammad Ali Oshaghi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Low genetic diversity of Ehrlichia canis associated with high co-infection rates in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (s.l.)
Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (s.l.) is the most widely distributed ixodid tick and is a vector of major canine and human pathogens. High-throughput technologies have revealed that individual ticks carry a ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 7, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Eleonore Allain, Abdullah S. Ahmad, Muhammad A. Saeed, Imran Rashid, Kamran Ashraf, Lena Yousfi, Wasim Shehzad, Lea Indjein, Manuel Rodriguez-Valle, Agustin Estrada-Pe ña, Dasiel Obregón, Abdul Jabbar and Sara Moutailler Tags: Research Source Type: research

Rapid multiplex gene expression assays for monitoring metabolic resistance in the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae
Metabolic resistance of the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae (s.l.) to insecticides is operationally significant, particularly in combination with target site resistance. However, detection of metabolic res... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - January 6, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Konstantinos Mavridis, Nadja Wipf, Sandrine Medves, Ignacio Erquiaga, Pie M üller and John Vontas Tags: Research Source Type: research