Species distribution and seasonal dynamics of equine tick infestation in two Mediterranean climate niches in Israel
Ticks are important ectoparasites of horses that can affect animal welfare and vector several infectious, including zoonotic, diseases. In order to investigate the species distribution, epidemiology and season... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 16, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Yuval Gottlieb, Dmitry A. Apanaskevich, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu and Amir Steinman Tags: Research Source Type: research

A cryptic species of Onchocerca (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) in blackflies (Simulium spp.) from southern California, USA
Entomological surveillance for pathogens based on molecular screening of putative arthropod vectors such as blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) is becoming increasingly important. Surveillance provides a means to... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 16, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Guilherme G Verocai, Kimberly J Nelson, R Trey Callahan, Joseph Wakoli Wekesa, Hassan K Hassan and Eric P Hoberg Tags: Research Source Type: research

Host Decoy Trap (HDT) with cattle odour is highly effective for collection of exophagic malaria vectors
As currently implemented, malaria vector surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa targets endophagic and endophilic mosquitoes, leaving exophagic (outdoor blood-feeding) mosquitoes underrepresented. We evaluated the... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 15, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Bernard Abong ’o, Xiaoyu Yu, Martin J. Donnelly, Martin Geier, Gabriella Gibson, John Gimnig, Feiko ter Kuile, Neil F. Lobo, Eric Ochomo, Stephen Munga, Maurice Ombok, Aaron Samuels, Stephen J. Torr and Frances M. Hawkes Tags: Research Source Type: research

Seasonal dynamics of canine antibody response to Phlebotomus perniciosus saliva in an endemic area of Leishmania infantum
Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is an important zoonotic parasitic disease, endemic in the Mediterranean basin. In this region, transmission of Leishmania infantum, the etiological agent of CanL, is through the bite ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 11, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Rita Velez, Tatiana Spitzova, Ester Domenech, Laura Willen, Jordi Cair ó, Petr Volf and Montserrat Gállego Tags: Research Source Type: research

Proportional decline of Anopheles quadriannulatus and increased contribution of An. arabiensis to the An. gambiae complex following introduction of indoor residual spraying with pirimiphos-methyl: an observational, retrospective secondary analysis of pre-existing data from south-east Zambia
Across most of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes from the Anopheles gambiae complex, comprising seven morphologically indistinguishable but behaviourally-diverse sibling species with ecolog... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 11, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dingani Chinula, Busiku Hamainza, Elizabeth Chizema, Deogratius R. Kavishe, Chadwick H. Sikaala and Gerry F. Killeen Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Functional analysis of a novel parasitic nematode-specific protein of Setaria digitata larvae in Culex quinquefasciatus by siRNA mediated RNA interference
Functional analysis of animal parasitic nematode genes is often quite challenging due to the unavailability of standardised in vitro culture conditions and lack of adequate tools to manipulate these genes. Theref... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Magalla Bastian Chalitha Lakmal Somarathne, Yasanthi Illika Nilmini Silva Gunawardene, Naduvilath Vishvanath Chandrasekharan, Arjuna Nisantha Bandara Ellepola and Ranil Samantha Dassanayake Tags: Research Source Type: research

Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst location is modified by Fasciola hepatica infection in cattle
Natural parasite infection occurs in wild and domestics animals with more than one parasite species at the same time, generating an infection called polyparasitism. Cystic echinococcosis reports are usually ba... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Caroll Stoore, Constanza Andrade, Christian Hidalgo, Felipe Corr êa, Mauricio Jiménez, Marcela Hernandez and Rodolfo Paredes Tags: Research Source Type: research

Triatominae: does the shape change of non-viable eggs compromise species recognition?
Eggs have epidemiological and taxonomic importance in the subfamily Triatominae, which contains Chagas disease vectors. The metric properties (size and shape) of eggs are useful for distinguishing between clos... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Soledad Santill án-Guayasamín, Anita G. Villacís, Mario J. Grijalva and Jean-Pierre Dujardin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Standardization and application of a modified RFLP-PCR methodology for analysis of polymorphisms linked to treatment resistance in Ancylostoma braziliense
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in codons 167, 198 and 200 of the beta-tubulin isotype 1 gene are associated with benzimidazoles resistance in many helminths. Codon 167 mutation has never been described... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 9, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luis Fernando Viana Furtado, Jo ão Guilherme Scarpelli Magalhães and Élida Mara Leite Rabelo Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Multiple paralogues of α-SNAP in Giardia lamblia exhibit independent subcellular localization and redistribution during encystation and stress
The differently-diverged parasitic protist Giardia lamblia is known to have minimal machinery for vesicular transport. Yet, it has three paralogues of SNAP, a crucial component that together with NSF brings about... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Shankari Prasad Datta, Kuladip Jana, Avisek Mondal, Sandipan Ganguly and Srimonti Sarkar Tags: Research Source Type: research

A new blood parasite of leaf warblers: molecular characterization, phylogenetic relationships, description and identification of vectors
Blood parasites of the genus Haemoproteus Kruse, 1890 are cosmopolitan, might be responsible for mortality in non-adapted birds, and often kill blood-sucking insects. However, this group remains insufficiently in... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Dovil ė Bukauskaitė, Mikas Ilgūnas, Tatjana Iezhova and Gediminas Valkiūnas Tags: Research Source Type: research

Laboratory evaluation of the efficacy of lotilaner (Credelio ™) against Amblyomma cajennense (sensu lato) infestations of dogs
The ixodid tick Amblyomma cajennense (sensu lato) complex, widespread throughout South and Central America, is also present in Mexico, Texas and Florida. As a vector of Rickettsia rickettsii, and potentially of o... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pedro Veloso Facury Lasmar, Martin Murphy, Steve Nanchen, Jason Drake, Katherina Coumendouros, Debora Azevedo Borges, Priscila Cardim de Oliveira and F ábio Barbour Scott Tags: Research Source Type: research

Leishmaniasis and glycosaminoglycans: a future therapeutic strategy?
Leishmania spp. depend on effective macrophage infection to establish and develop in mammalian hosts. Both metacyclic promastigotes and amastigotes are able to infect host cells, and thus they rely on several lig... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: D ébora Almeida Merida-de-Barros, Suzana Passos Chaves, Celso Luis Ribeiro Belmiro and João Luiz Mendes Wanderley Tags: Review Source Type: research

Spatial distribution and populations at risk of A. lumbricoides and T. trichiura co-infections and infection intensity classes: an ecological study
Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are highly prevalent in the Philippines. Mapping the prevalence and high-intensity of STH co-infections can help guide targeted intervention programmes to reduce morb... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kei Owada, Colleen L Lau, Lydia Leonardo, Archie C A Clements, Laith Yakob, Mark Nielsen, H élène Carabin and Ricardo J Soares Magalhães Tags: Research Source Type: research

Activity levels of female Triatoma infestans change depending on physiological condition
Triatoma infestans (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) is the main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease, in South America. Active dispersal of this vector is the principal cause of recolonizat... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 1, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Luciana Abrahan, Pablo Lopez, Ivana Amelotti, Mar ía José Cavallo, Raúl Stariolo, Silvia Catalá, Gerardo Cueto and Verónica Valentinuzzi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Culicoides paolae and C. circumscriptus as potential vectors of avian haemosporidians in an arid ecosystem
Haemosporidians are the most important vector-borne parasites due to their cosmopolitan distribution and their wide range of hosts, including humans. Identification of their vectors is critical to highlight ec... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - October 1, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jes ús Veiga, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Radovan Václav, Jordi Figuerola and Francisco Valera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Culex tarsalis is a competent vector species for Cache Valley virus
Cache Valley virus (CVV) is a mosquito-borne orthobunyavirus endemic in North America. The virus is an important agricultural pathogen leading to abortion and embryonic lethality in ruminant species, especiall... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Victoria B. Ayers, Yan-Jang S. Huang, Amy C. Lyons, So Lee Park, Stephen Higgs, James I. Dunlop, Alain Kohl, Barry W. Alto, Isik Unlu, Bradley J. Blitvich and Dana L. Vanlandingham Tags: Research Source Type: research

Distribution and genetic diversity of Blastocystis subtypes in various mammal and bird species in northeastern China
Blastocystis is one of the most common intestinal parasites in humans and animals worldwide. At least 17 subtypes have been identified in mammals and birds. In China, although some studies have reported the occur... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jianguang Wang, Baiyan Gong, Xiaohua Liu, Wei Zhao, Tong Bu, Weizhe Zhang, Aiqin Liu and Fengkun Yang Tags: Research Source Type: research

First report of Giardia duodenalis infection in bamboo rats
The zoonotic parasite, Giardia duodenalis (syns. G. lamblia and G. intestinalis), has been widely reported in humans and animals, including rodents. The bamboo rat, a rodent species belonged to the subfamily Rhiz... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xun Ma, Yi Wang, Hui-Jun Zhang, Hao-Xian Wu and Guang-Hui Zhao Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Spectrophotometric analysis of lipid used to examine the phenology of the tick Ixodes ricinus
Ticks store lipid as an energy souce, which depletes progressively between blood meals. The amount of lipid and rate of lipid depletion can be used as a good indicator of the feeding history and assist in expl... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Swaid Abdullah, Saran Davies and Richard Wall Tags: Research Source Type: research

The marsupial trypanosome Trypanosoma copemani is not an obligate intracellular parasite, although it adversely affects cell health
Trypanosoma cruzi invades and replicates inside mammalian cells, which can lead to chronic Chagas disease in humans. Trypanosoma copemani infects Australian marsupials and recent investigations indicate it may be... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 20, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Crystal Cooper, R. C. Andrew Thompson, Paul Rigby, Alysia Buckley, Christopher Peacock and Peta L. Clode Tags: Research Source Type: research

Revisiting the infectivity and pathogenicity of Cryptosporidium avium provides new information on parasitic sites within the host
Cryptosporidium spp. are protozoans that cause diarrheal illness in humans and animals, including birds, worldwide. The present study was aimed to revisit the infectivity and pathogenicity of C. avium, recently c... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 19, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zhaohui Cui, Dan Song, Meng Qi, Sumei Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning and Longxian Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Environmental suitability for lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease and a major cause of disability worldwide. It is one of the neglected tropical diseases identified by the World Health Organization for eliminati... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 17, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Obiora A. Eneanya, Jorge Cano, Ilaria Dorigatti, Ifeoma Anagbogu, Chukwu Okoronkwo, Tini Garske and Christl A. Donnelly Tags: Research Source Type: research

Longitudinal monitoring of Culicoides in Belgium between 2007 and 2011: local variation in population dynamics parameters warrant cautious use of monitoring data
Several European countries suffered important economic losses during the past decade due to the emergence of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses. Both are viruses of veterinary importance and are spread by Culic... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 17, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Charlotte Sohier, Isra Deblauwe, Reginald De Deken, Maxime Madder, Christiane Fassotte, Bertrand Losson and Nick De Regge Tags: Research Source Type: research

Monitoring of malaria vectors at the China-Myanmar border while approaching malaria elimination
Tengchong County was one of the counties located at the China-Myanmar border with high malaria incidence in the previous decades. As the pilot county for malaria elimination at the border area, Tengchong Count... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 15, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Shao-sen Zhang, Shui-sen Zhou, Zheng-bin Zhou, Tian-mu Chen, Xue-zhong Wang, Wen-qi Shi, Wei-kang Jiang, Ju-lin Li, Xiao-nong Zhou, Roger Frutos, Sylvie Manguin and Aneta Afelt Tags: Research Source Type: research

Small-scale field testing of alpha-cypermethrin water-dispersible granules in comparison with the recommended wettable powder formulation for indoor residual spraying against malaria vectors in Benin
Pyrethroids are the most common class of insecticide used worldwide for indoor residual spraying (IRS) against malaria vectors. Water-dispersible granules (WG) are a pyrethroid formulation to be applied after ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicolas Moiroux, Armel Dj ènontin, Barnabas Zogo, Aziz Bouraima, Ibrahim Sidick, Olivier Pigeon and Cédric Pennetier Tags: Research Source Type: research

Potential of Aedes aegypti populations in Madeira Island to transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses
Aedes spp. mosquitoes mainly transmit the arboviruses dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in urban areas, causing a severe public health problem. In 2012 –2013, a major dengue outbreak occurred on Ma... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gon çalo Seixas, Henri Jupille, Pei-Shi Yen, Bela Viveiros, Anna-Bella Failloux and Carla Alexandra Sousa Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Molecular surveillance and phylogenetic traits of Babesia bigemina and Babesia bovis in cattle (Bos taurus) and water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) from Colombia
Babesia bigemina and B. bovis are two economically important hemoparasites affecting both cattle and buffaloes involved in dairy and beef production. In Colombia, although some parasitological and serological stu... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 12, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jeiczon Jaimes-Due ñez, Omar Triana-Chávez, Andrés Holguín-Rocha, Alberto Tobon-Castaño and Ana M. Mejía-Jaramillo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Vertical stratification of Culicoides biting midges at a Florida big game preserve
Many important vector arthropods are known to stratify vertically in forest environments, a phenomenon which has important implications for vector-borne disease transmission and vector control. Culicoides Latreil... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Bethany L. McGregor, Alfred E. Runkel IV, Samantha M. Wisely and Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena Tags: Research Source Type: research

Efficacy of two formulations of afoxolaner (NexGard ® and NexGard Spectra®) for the treatment of generalised demodicosis in dogs, in veterinary dermatology referral centers in Europe
A multi-centre field trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of afoxolaner based chewables (NexGard ® or NexGard Spectra®) for the treatment of generalised demodicosis caused by Demodex canis in dogs under fi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wilfried Lebon, Massimo Beccati, Patrick Bourdeau, Thomas Brement, Vincent Bruet, Agnieszka Cekiera, Odile Crosaz, C éline Darmon, Jacques Guillot, Marion Mosca, Didier Pin, Jaroslaw Popiel, Dorota Pomorska Handwerker, Diane Larsen, Eric Tielemans, Fréd Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transcriptomic analysis of male and female Schistosoma mekongi adult worms
Schistosoma mekongi is one of five major causative agents of human schistosomiasis and is endemic to communities along the Mekong River in southern Lao People ’s Democratic Republic (Laos) and northern Cambodia. S... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Orawan Phuphisut, Pravech Ajawatanawong, Yanin Limpanont, Onrapak Reamtong, Supaporn Nuamtanong, Sumate Ampawong, Salisa Chaimon, Paron Dekumyoy, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Brett E. Swierczewski and Poom Adisakwattana Tags: Research Source Type: research

Emergence of the arterial worm Elaeophora schneideri in moose (Alces alces) and tabanid fly vectors in northeastern Minnesota, USA
Moose (Alces alces) are a culturally and economically valued species in Minnesota. However, the moose population has experienced a sudden, marked decline in their range, including extirpation in the northwest and... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Caroline M. Grunenwald, Erika Butler, Arno W ünschmann, Anibal G. Armien, Michelle Carstensen, Erik Hildebrand, Roger D. Moon and Richard W. Gerhold Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dispersion of Lutzomyia longipalpis and expansion of visceral leishmaniasis in S ão Paulo State, Brazil: identification of associated factors through survival analysis
In Brazil, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a serious public health problem because of its magnitude, geographical expansion and potential harms caused by illnesses, including death. However, VL is largely ignor... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 10, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Agda M. Oliveira, Rossana V. M. L ópez, Margareth R. Dibo, Lilian A. C. Rodas, Marluci M. Guirado and Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Trypanosoma cruzi transmission in the wild and its most important reservoir hosts in Brazil
Trypanosoma cruzi (Kinetoplastea: Trypanosomatidae) infects all tissues of its hosts, which along with humans, include hundreds of mammalian species in the Americas. The epidemiology of T. cruzi has been changing... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ana Maria Jansen, Samanta Cristina das Chagas Xavier and Andr é Luiz Rodrigues Roque Tags: Review Source Type: research

Characterization of a serine protease inhibitor from Trichinella spiralis and its participation in larval invasion of host ’s intestinal epithelial cells
Trichinella spiralis serine protease inhibitor (TsSPI) was identified in ES proteins of adult worms (AW), the TsSPI gene was highly expressed at enteral stage worms (AW and newborn larvae), distributed mainly in ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yan Yan Song, Yao Zhang, Hua Nan Ren, Ge Ge Sun, Xin Qi, Fan Yang, Peng Jiang, Xi Zhang, Jing Cui and Zhong Quan Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Expression of free radicals by peritoneal cells of sheep during the early stages of Fasciola hepatica infection
The majority of vaccination studies against infection with F. hepatica in a natural host have been conducted at the late stage of the infection when the host's immune response is already immunomodulated by the pa... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ra úl Pérez-Caballero, Leandro Buffoni, F. Javier Martínez-Moreno, Rafael Zafra, Verónica Molina-Hernández, José Pérez and Álvaro Martínez-Moreno Tags: Research Source Type: research

Modelling the spatial distribution of aquatic insects (Order Hemiptera) potentially involved in the transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Africa
Biting aquatic insects belonging to the order Hemiptera have been suggested as potential vectors of Mycobacterium ulcerans in endemic areas for Buruli ulcer (BU). If this is the case, these insects would be expec... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 6, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jorge Cano, Antonio Rodr íguez, Hope Simpson, Earnest N. Tabah, Jose F. Gómez and Rachel L. Pullan Tags: Research Source Type: research

First cross-sectional, molecular epidemiological survey of Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Enterocytozoon in alpaca (Vicugna pacos) in Australia
Eukaryotic pathogens, including Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Enterocytozoon, have been implicated in neonatal diarrhoea, leading to marked morbidity and mortality in the alpaca (Vicugna pacos) and llama (Lama gla... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 5, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anson V. Koehler, Mohammed H. Rashid, Yan Zhang, Jane L. Vaughan, Robin B. Gasser and Abdul Jabbar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mind the weather: a report on inter-annual variations in entomological data within a rural community under insecticide-treated wall lining installation in Kwara State, Nigeria
Entomological indices within a specific area vary with climatic factors such as rainfall, temperature and relative humidity. Contributions of such weather parameter fluctuations to the changes in entomological... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Abiodun Obembe, Kehinde O. K. Popoola, Adedayo O. Oduola and Samson T. Awolola Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Sequence and structural variation in the genome of the Biomphalaria glabrata embryonic (Bge) cell line
The aquatic pulmonate snail Biomphalaria glabrata is a significant vector and laboratory host for the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni, an etiological agent for the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 4, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nicolas J. Wheeler, Nathalie Dinguirard, Joshua Marquez, Adrian Gonzalez, Mostafa Zamanian, Timothy P. Yoshino and Maria G. Castillo Tags: Research Source Type: research

Transmission of Rickettsia raoultii and Rickettsia massiliae DNA by Dermacentor reticulatus and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (s.l.) ticks during artificial feeding
Tick-borne rickettsial pathogens are emerging worldwide and pose an increased health risk to both humans and animals. A plethora of rickettsial species has been identified in ticks recovered from human and ani... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Emanuela Olivieri, Michiel Wijnveld, Marise Bonga, Laura Berger, Maria T. Manfredi, Fabrizia Veronesi and Frans Jongejan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diverse tick-borne microorganisms identified in free-living ungulates in Slovakia
Free-living ungulates are hosts of ixodid ticks and reservoirs of tick-borne microorganisms in central Europe and many regions around the world. Tissue samples and engorged ticks were obtained from roe deer, r... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - September 3, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: M ária Kazimírová, Zuzana Hamšíková, Eva Špitalská, Lenka Minichová, Lenka Mahríková, Radoslav Caban, Hein Sprong, Manoj Fonville, Leonhard Schnittger and Elena Kocianová Tags: Research Source Type: research

A comparative analysis of heartworm medication use patterns for dogs that also receive ectoparasiticides
Heartworm medications and many oral or topical flea and tick products are provided as monthly doses while a newer oral flea/tick product, fluralaner (BRAVECTO ® Chew), is re-dosed at a 12-week interval. This st... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 31, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Robert Lavan, Kathleen Heaney, Srinivasan Rajagopalan Vaduvoor and Kaan Tunceli Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Prevalence of intestinal parasites, with emphasis on the molecular epidemiology of Giardia duodenalis and Blastocystis sp., in the Paranagu á Bay, Brazil: a community survey
Intestinal protozoan parasites are major contributors to the global burden of gastrointestinal disease causing significant socioeconomic consequences. Children living in resource-poor settings with restricted ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Raimundo Segu í, Carla Muñoz-Antoli, Debora R. Klisiowicz, Camila Y. Oishi, Pamela C. Köster, Aida de Lucio, Marta Hernández-de-Mingo, Paula Puente, Rafael Toledo, José G. Esteban and David Carmena Tags: Research Source Type: research

High levels of human infection with Trypanosoma cruzi associated with the domestic density of infected vectors and hosts in a rural area of northeastern Argentina
Insecticide spraying campaigns designed to suppress the principal vectors of the Chagas disease usually lack an active surveillance system that copes with house reinvasion. Following an insecticide campaign wi... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Marta Victoria Cardinal, Paula Andrea Sartor, Mar ía Sol Gaspe, Gustavo Fabián Enriquez, Ivana Colaianni and Ricardo Esteban Gürtler Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bartonella infections in three species of Microtus: prevalence and genetic diversity, vertical transmission and the effect of concurrent Babesia microti infection on its success
Bartonella spp. cause persistent bacterial infections in mammals. Although these bacteria are transmitted by blood-feeding arthropods, there is also evidence for vertical transmission in their mammalian hosts. We... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 30, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Katarzyna To łkacz, Mohammed Alsarraf, Maciej Kowalec, Dorota Dwużnik, Maciej Grzybek, Jerzy M. Behnke and Anna Bajer Tags: Research Source Type: research

Laboratory evaluations of the 3-month efficacy of oral lotilaner (Credelio ™) against experimental infestations of dogs with the Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus
From three days following host attachment, the Australian paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus, secretes a neurotoxin that annually causes paralysis in approximately 10,000 domestic pets. Lotilaner, a novel isoxazol... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Kim Baker, Claudia Ellenberger, Martin Murphy, Daniela Cavalleri, Wolfgang Seewald, Jason Drake, Steve Nanchen and Kristina Hacket Tags: Research Source Type: research

The relationship between size and longevity of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae (s.s.) depends on the larval environment
Understanding the variation in vector-borne disease transmission intensity across time and space relies on a thorough understanding of the impact of environmental factors on vectorial capacity traits of mosqui... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Antoine M. G. Barreaux, Chris M. Stone, Priscille Barreaux and Jacob C. Koella Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular investigation of Cryptosporidium in farmed chickens in Hubei Province, China, identifies ‘zoonotic’ subtypes of C. meleagridis
Cryptosporidium is a key genus of parasitic protists that infect humans and other vertebrates (mammals and birds). Birds are typically infected with C. avium, C. baileyi, C. galli and/or C. meleagridis, the latte... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cong Liao, Tao Wang, Anson V. Koehler, Yingying Fan, Min Hu and Robin B. Gasser Tags: Research Source Type: research

Bartonella DNA in heart tissues of bats in central and eastern Europe and a review of phylogenetic relations of bat-associated bartonellae
Bats are among the most widely distributed mammals worldwide and can represent hosts or reservoirs for a number of different pathogens. Bartonella spp. are opportunistic bacterial pathogens, which are transmitted... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - August 29, 2018 Category: Microbiology Authors: Alexandra Corduneanu, Attila D. S ándor, Angela Monica Ionică, Sándor Hornok, Natascha Leitner, Zoltán Bagó, Katharina Stefke, Hans-Peter Fuehrer and Andrei Daniel Mihalca Tags: Research Source Type: research