Does antennal sensilla pattern of different populations of Triatoma maculata (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) reveal phenotypic variability?
In Brazil, Triatoma maculata is only found in the State of Roraima and is a vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease. It occurs in wild, peridomestic and domestic habitats, with an urb... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 23, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Josiane Nogueira M üller, Teresa Cristina Monte Gonçalves, Alice Helena Ricardo-Silva, Amanda Coutinho Souza, Francisco Maciel Santos, Rosangela Santos, Nathalia Coelho Vargas, Catarina Macedo Lopes and Ana Laura Carbajal-de-la-Fuente Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Parasitological, serological and molecular survey of camel trypanosomiasis in Somalia
Camel trypanosomiasis or surra is of great concern in Somalia, since the country possesses the largest one-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius) population in the world. Civil war in Somalia has resulted in the dest... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ahmed A. Hassan-Kadle, Abdalla M. Ibrahim, Hamisi S. Nyingilili, Abdulkarim A. Yusuf, Th állitha S. W. J. Vieira and Rafael F. C. Vieira Tags: Research Source Type: research

A review on the eco-epidemiology and clinical management of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and its agent in Europe
Anaplasma phagocytophilum is the agent of tick-borne fever, equine, canine and human granulocytic anaplasmosis. The common route of A. phagocytophilum transmission is through a tick bite, the main vector in Europ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ioana A. Matei, Agust ín Estrada-Peña, Sally J. Cutler, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat, Lucía Varela-Castro, Aleksandar Potkonjak, Herve Zeller and Andrei D. Mihalca Tags: Review Source Type: research

Evaluation of antibody responses to the early transcribed membrane protein family in Plasmodium vivax
Malaria parasites form intracellular membranes that separate the parasite from the internal space of erythrocytes, and membrane proteins from the parasites are exported to the host via the membrane. In our previo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Seong-Kyun Lee, Jin-Hee Han, Ji-Hoon Park, Kwon-Soo Ha, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Sunghun Na, Yang Cheng and Eun-Taek Han Tags: Research Source Type: research

Show us your ticks: a survey of ticks infesting dogs and cats across the USA
A variety of tick species infest dogs and cats in North America. Although most of these species also readily feed on people, national data regarding the species and abundance of ticks on dogs and cats are lack... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Meriam N. Saleh, Kellee D. Sundstrom, Kathryn T. Duncan, Michelle M. Ientile, Julia Jordy, Parna Ghosh and Susan E. Little Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of differences between DNA content of cell-cultured and freely suspended oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum and their suitability as DNA standards in qPCR
Although more modern methods are available, quantitative PCR (qPCR) is reproducible, sensitive and specific with instruments and expertise readily available in many laboratories. As such, the use of qPCR in Crypt... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ian D. Woolsey, Berit Blomstrand, Øivind Øines and Heidi L. Enemark Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

High genetic diversity but no geographical structure of Aedes albopictus populations in R éunion Island
In recent years, the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus has emerged as a species of major medical concern following its global expansion and involvement in many arbovirus outbreaks. On R éunion Island, Ae. albo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 19, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anne C. Latreille, Pascal Milesi, H élène Magalon, Patrick Mavingui and Célestine M. Atyame Tags: Research Source Type: research

A novel protocol to isolate, detect and differentiate taeniid eggs in leafy greens and berries using real-time PCR with melting curve analysis
Zoonotic taeniid cestodes are amongst the most important food-borne parasites affecting human health worldwide. Contamination of fresh produce with the eggs of Echinococcus granulosus (s.l.), Echinococcus multilo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Caroline F. Frey, Jenna R. Oakley, Vladislav A. Lobanov, Nelson Marreros, Janna M. Schurer and Laura F. Lalonde Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Insecticide resistance in Culex quinquefasciatus Say, 1823 in Brazil: a review
Culex quinquefasciatus is a successful invasive species broadly distributed in subtropical regions, including Brazil. It is an extremely annoying mosquito due to its nocturnal biting behavior, in high-density pop... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ramon Pereira Lopes, Jos é Bento Pereira Lima and Ademir Jesus Martins Tags: Review Source Type: research

Proteomic analysis of the second-generation merozoites of Eimeria tenella under nitromezuril and ethanamizuril stress
Eimeria tenella is a highly pathogenic coccidian that causes avian coccidiosis. Both nitromezuril (NZL) and ethanamizuril (EZL) are novel triazine compounds with high anticoccidial activity, but the mechanisms of... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Xue-Yan Li, Li-Li Liu, Min Zhang, Li-Fang Zhang, Xiao-Yang Wang, Mi Wang, Ke-Yu Zhang, Ying-Chun Liu, Chun-Mei Wang, Fei-Qun Xue and Chen-Zhong Fei Tags: Research Source Type: research

Expression of a rK39 homologue from an Iranian Leishmania infantum isolate in Leishmania tarentolae for serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis
Kinesin-related gene diversity among strains and species of Leishmania may impact the sensitivity and specificity of serodiagnostic tests for visceral leishmaniasis (VL). (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 18, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zahra Rezaei, Nick Van Reet, Gholamreza Pouladfar, Vera K ühne, Amin Ramezani, Bahador Sarkari, Bahman Pourabbas and Philippe Büscher Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessing the blood meal hosts of Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes taeniorhynchus in Isla Santa Cruz, Gal ápagos
Blood meal host selection by mosquito vectors is an important component in understanding disease dynamics of pathogens that threaten endemic fauna in isolated islands such as Gal ápagos. Research on the feeding... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Samoa Asigau, Sawsan Salah and Patricia G. Parker Tags: Research Source Type: research

Biological attributes of the kissing bug Triatoma rubrofasciata from Vietnam
Triatoma rubrofasciata is the only kissing bug species distributed globally. In the Americas, this species transmits the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, responsible for Chagas disease. The presence of T. rubrofasciat... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ho Viet Hieu, Le Thanh Do, Sebasti án Pita, Hoang Ha, Pham Thi Khoa, Pham Anh Tuan, Ta Phuong Mai, Ngo Giang Lien and Francisco Panzera Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and genetic characterization of Toxoplasma gondii in naturally infected backyard pigs intended for familial consumption in Romania
Foodborne toxoplasmosis in humans can be due to the exposure to tissue cysts of Toxoplasma gondii through the consumption of meat, including pork, of infected animals. Traditional Romanian food habits include por... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anamaria Ioana Pa ştiu, Anamaria Cozma-Petruț, Aurélien Mercier, Anamaria Balea, Lokman Galal, Viorica Mircean, Dana Liana Pusta, Liviu Bogdan and Adriana Györke Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic and antigenic variation of the bovine tick-borne pathogen Theileria parva in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa
Theileria parva causes East Coast fever (ECF), one of the most economically important tick-borne diseases of cattle in sub-Saharan Africa. A live immunisation approach using the infection and treatment method (IT... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gaston S. Amzati, Appolinaire Djikeng, David O. Odongo, Herman Nimpaye, Kgomotso P. Sibeko, Jean-Berckmans B. Muhigwa, Maxime Madder, Nathalie Kirschvink and Tanguy Marcotty Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sex aggregation and species segregation cues in swarming mosquitoes: role of ground visual markers
Mating swarm segregation in closely related insect species may contribute to reproductive isolation. Visual markers are used for swarm formation; however, it is unknown whether they play a key role in swarm lo... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 16, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Serge B. Poda, Charles Nignan, Olivier Gnankin é, Roch K. Dabiré, Abdoulaye Diabaté and Olivier Roux Tags: Research Source Type: research

Active dispersal of Aedes albopictus: a mark-release-recapture study using self-marking units
Understanding the dispersal dynamics of invasive mosquito species is fundamental to improve vector surveillance and to target control efforts. Aedes albopictus has been deemed a poor flyer as its range of active ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 12, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Laura Vavassori, Adam Saddler and Pie M üller Tags: Research Source Type: research

Morphology is not a reliable taxonomic tool for the genus Lernaea: molecular data and experimental infection reveal that L. cyprinacea and L. cruciata are conspecific
Species belonging to the genus Lernaea are cosmopolitan parasites that can infect many different freshwater fish hosts. Due to a high degree of morphological intraspecific variability and high levels of interspec... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Cong J. Hua, Dong Zhang, Hong Zou, Ming Li, Ivan Jakovli ć, Shan G. Wu, Gui T. Wang and Wen X. Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

Diagnosing bovine parafilariosis: utility of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene and internal transcribed spacer region for PCR detection of Parafilaria bovicola in skin biopsies and serohemorrhagic exudates of cattle
Parafilaria bovicola (Nematoda: Filariidae) causes cutaneous bleedings in bovine species. Flies serve as intermediate hosts. In recent years, reports on bovine parafilariosis have become more frequent, corroborat... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Andreas W. Oehm, Alexander Stoll, Cornelia Silaghi, Annette Pfitzner-Friedrich, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer and Christina Strube Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Vaccination of mice with a recombinant novel cathepsin B inhibits Trichinella spiralis development, reduces the fecundity and worm burden
Trichinella spiralis is a major zoonotic tissue-dwelling nematode, which is a public health concern and a serious hazard to animal food safety. It is necessary to exploit an anti-Trichinella vaccine to interrupt ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jing Cui, Yue Han, Xin Yue, Fang Liu, Yan Yan Song, Shu Wei Yan, Jun Jun Lei, Xi Zhang, Peng Jiang and Zhong Quan Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

A new methodology for sporogony research of avian haemoproteids in laboratory-reared Culicoides spp., with a description of the complete sporogonic development of Haemoproteus pastoris
Haemosporidian parasites of the genus Haemoproteus (Haemoproteidae) are widespread and cause haemoproteosis in birds and therefore, their diversity, ecology and evolutionary biology have become subjects of intens... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Dovil ė Bukauskaitė, Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Rasa Bernotienė, Rita Žiegytė, Mikas Ilgūnas, Tatjana Iezhova and Gediminas Valkiūnas Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Schistosoma haematobium infection morbidity, praziquantel effectiveness and reinfection rate among children and young adults in Gabon
Sub-Saharan Africa carries most of the global burden of schistosomiasis. To optimize disease control and reduce morbidity, precise data are needed for control measures adapted to the local epidemiological situ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 10, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jean Claude Dejon-Agob é, Jean Ronald Edoa, Yabo Josiane Honkpehedji, Jeannot Fréjus Zinsou, Bayodé Roméo Adégbitè, Mirabeau Mbong Ngwese, Ance Mangaboula, Bertrand Lell, Martin Peter Grobusch, Benjamin Mordmüller and Ayôla Akim Adegnika Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of larval diets and temperature regimes on life history traits, energy reserves and temperature tolerance of male Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae): optimizing rearing techniques for the sterile insect programmes
Producing high quality sterile males is vital in Aedes aegypti rear-and-release birth control strategies. Larval diets, rearing temperatures, and their interactions determine the accumulation rates of essential n... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 10, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Hadian Iman Sasmita, Wu-Chun Tu, Lee-Jin Bong and Kok-Boon Neoh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Multiple drug resistance in the canine hookworm Ancylostoma caninum: an emerging threat?
The canine hookworm, Ancylostoma caninum is the most prevalent and important intestinal nematode parasite of dogs in the USA. Hookworms are typically well controlled by treatment with all commonly used anthelmint... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 9, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Pablo D. Jimenez Castro, Sue B. Howell, John J. Schaefer, Russell W. Avramenko, John S. Gilleard and Ray M. Kaplan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Toll-like receptors 2, 4 and 7, interferon-gamma and interleukin 10, and programmed death ligand 1 transcripts in skin from dogs of different clinical stages of leishmaniosis
Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum can have several dermatological manifestations. The type of immune response elicited against the parasite appears to be at the basis for such clinical var... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 5, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Laura Ordeix, Sara Montserrat-Sangr à, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Marta Baxarias and Laia Solano-Gallego Tags: Research Source Type: research

Cryptic intermediate snail host of the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica in Africa
Snails such as Galba truncatula are hosts for trematode flukes causing fascioliasis, a zoonosis that is a major public health problem. Galba truncatula has recently been shown to be a cryptic species complex. Afr... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 4, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anna Mahulu, Catharina Clewing, Bj örn Stelbrink, Fred D. Chibwana, Immaculate Tumwebaze, J. Russell Stothard and Christian Albrecht Tags: Research Source Type: research

Implementation of test-and-treat with doxycycline and temephos ground larviciding as alternative strategies for accelerating onchocerciasis elimination in an area of loiasis co-endemicity: the COUNTDOWN consortium multi-disciplinary study protocol
Onchocerciasis is a priority neglected tropical disease targeted for elimination by 2025. The standard strategy to combat onchocerciasis is annual Community-Directed Treatment with ivermectin (CDTi). Yet, high... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - December 4, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Samuel Wanji, Theobald Mue Nji, Louise Hamill, Laura Dean, Kim Ozano, Abdel J. Njouendou, Raphael A. Abong, Elisabeth Dibando Obie, Andrew Amuam, Relindis Ekanya, Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo, Bertrand L. Ndzeshang, Ebua Gallus Fung, Dum-Buo Nnamdi, De Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of a duplex TaqMan qPCR assay for detection and quantification of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in domestic and sylvatic reservoir hosts
A question of epidemiological relevance in Chagas disease studies is to understand Trypanosoma cruzi transmission cycles and trace the origins of (re)emerging cases in areas under vector or disease surveillance. ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Diana P. Wehrendt, Andrea G ómez-Bravo, Juan C. Ramirez, Carolina Cura, Angélica Pech-May, Janine M. Ramsey, Marcelo Abril, Felipe Guhl and Alejandro G. Schijman Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Transcriptome profiling of posterior kidney of brown trout, Salmo trutta, during proliferative kidney disease
Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae is a myxozoan parasite which causes economically important and emerging proliferative kidney disease (PKD) in salmonids. Brown trout, Salmo trutta is a native fish species of Europe,... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Arun Sudhagar, Reinhard Ertl, Gokhlesh Kumar and Mansour El-Matbouli Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of multiplex Onchocerca volvulus peptide ELISA in non-endemic tropical regions
Currently, serodiagnosis of infection with the helminth parasite Onchocerca volvulus is limited to the Ov-16 IgG4 test, a test that has limited sensitivity and suboptimal specificity. In previous studies, we iden... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ole Lagatie, Elodie Granjon, Maurice R. Odiere, Maan Zrein and Lieven J. Stuyver Tags: Methodology Source Type: research

Genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in dogs and cats in Guangdong, China
This study was conducted to assess the infection rates, genetic identit... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jiayu Li, Xiaoyu Dan, Kexin Zhu, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Zezhong Zheng, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Disentangling Trypanosoma cruzi transmission cycle dynamics through the identification of blood meal sources of natural populations of Triatoma dimidiata in Yucat án, Mexico
In the Yucat án Peninsula, Mexico, Triatoma dimidiata is the main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease. Little effort has been made to identify blood meal sources of T. dimidiata in n... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 29, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Joel Israel Moo-Millan, Audrey Arnal, Silvia P érez-Carrillo, Anette Hernandez-Andrade, María-Jesús Ramírez-Sierra, Miguel Rosado-Vallado, Eric Dumonteil and Etienne Waleckx Tags: Research Source Type: research

First records of tick-borne pathogens in populations of the taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus in Sweden
The common tick Ixodes ricinus and the taiga tick I. persulcatus are the main tick vectors of Borrelia spirochaetes, TBE virus (TBEV) and of several other zoonotic pathogens in the western and eastern areas, resp... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 28, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Thomas G. T. Jaenson and Peter Wilhelmsson Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evidence for densovirus integrations into tapeworm genomes
Tapeworms lack a canonical piRNA-pathway, raising the question of how they can silence existing mobile genetic elements (MGE). Investigation towards the underlying mechanisms requires information on tapeworm t... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Michaela Herz and Klaus Brehm Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genome-wide survey of cytochrome P450 genes in the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kr øyer, 1837)
The salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) infests farmed and wild salmonid fishes, causing considerable economic damage to the salmon farming industry. Infestations of farmed salmon are controlled using a combin... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Joseph L. Humble, Greta Carmona-Anto ñanzas, Carol M. McNair, David R. Nelson, David I. Bassett, Ingibjørg Egholm, James E. Bron, Michaël Bekaert and Armin Sturm Tags: Research Source Type: research

Further evaluation of recombinant Tsol-p27 by enzyme-linked immunoelectrotransfer blot for the serodiagnosis of cysticercosis in pigs from Mozambique
Porcine cysticercosis has a negative impact on human health and the meat industry, as it makes infected meat unaproprieted for consuption and it is the main etiology of epileptic seizures in developing countri... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Noemia Nhancupe, Emilia V. Noormahomed, Sonia Afonso, Staffan Svard and Johan Lindh Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Molecular identification of Bulinus spp. intermediate host snails of Schistosoma spp. in crater lakes of western Uganda with implications for the transmission of the Schistosoma haematobium group parasites
Human schistosomiasis is the second most important tropical disease and occurs in two forms in Africa (intestinal and urogenital) caused by the digenetic trematodes Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Immaculate Tumwebaze, Catharina Clewing, Marie Claire Dusabe, Julius Tumusiime, Grace Kagoro-Rugunda, Cyril Hammoud and Christian Albrecht Tags: Research Source Type: research

Use of next-generation amplicon sequencing to study Blastocystis genetic diversity in a rural human population from Mexico
The intestinal parasite Blastocystis is found in humans and animals around the world. It is spread through the consumption of contaminated food and water and has been associated with a variety of intestinal sympt... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 27, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Liliana Rojas-Vel ázquez, Jenny G. Maloney, Aleksey Molokin, Patricia Morán, Angélica Serrano-Vázquez, Enrique González, Horacio Pérez-Juárez, Cecilia Ximénez and Monica Santin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Unique fine scale village spatial-temporal distributions of Anopheles farauti differ by physiological state and sex
The ecology of many mosquitoes, including Anopheles farauti, the dominant malaria vector in the southwest Pacific including the Solomon Islands, remains inadequately understood. Studies to map fine scale vector d... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 26, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Edgar J. M. Pollard, Tanya L. Russell, Allan Apairamo and Thomas R. Burkot Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anopheles cinereus implicated as a vector of malaria transmission in the highlands of north-west Ethiopia
Transmission of malaria in the highlands of Ethiopia is poorly understood and usually attributed to importation by mobile populations or local transmission by Anopheles arabiensis. To characterize and identify An... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 25, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wossenseged Lemma, Kassahune Alemu, Meserete Birhanie, Ligabaw Worku, Julie Niedbalski, Mary Ann McDowell and Neil F. Lobo Tags: Short report Source Type: research

Host factors associated with Giardia duodenalis infection in dogs across multiple diagnostic tests
The aim of this study was to assess potential associations between Giardia duodenalis infection in dogs, as determined by three diagnostic tests, and dog ’s group of origin, fecal consistency, age, sex, neuter sta... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mathilde Uiterwijk, Rolf Nijsse, Frans N. J. Kooyman, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Lapo Mughini-Gras and Harm W. Ploeger Tags: Research Source Type: research

Correction to: First molecular description, phylogeny and genetic variation of Taenia hydatigena from Nigerian sheep and goats based on three mitochondrial genes
Following publication of the original article [1], the have authors flagged that the information in the legend of Fig. 1 is detailed in the wrong order. (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: John A. Ohiolei, Joshua Luka, Guo-Qiang Zhu, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, Abdullahi A. Magaji, Mughees A. Alvi, Yan-Tao Wu, Jian-Qiu Li, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia Tags: Correction Source Type: research

From Africa to Europe: evidence of transmission of a tropical Plasmodium lineage in Spanish populations of house sparrows
Avian malaria parasites are a highly diverse group that commonly infect birds and have deleterious effects on their hosts. Some parasite lineages are geographically widespread and infect many host species in m... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Martina Ferraguti, Josu é Martínez-de la Puente, Luz García-Longoria, Ramón Soriguer, Jordi Figuerola and Alfonso Marzal Tags: Research Source Type: research

Inhibition of Plasmodium sporogonic stages by ivermectin and other avermectins
The transmissible forms of Plasmodium parasites result from a process of sporogony that takes place inside their obligatory mosquito vector and culminates in the formation of mammalian-infective parasite forms. I... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Raquel Azevedo, Ant ónio M. Mendes and Miguel Prudêncio Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular characterization and genetic diversity of Ornithonyssus sylviarum in chickens (Gallus gallus) from Hainan Island, China
The northern fowl mite (NFM), Ornithonyssus sylviarum, is an obligatory hematophagous ectoparasite of birds and one of the most important pests in the poultry industry on several continents. Although NFM poses a ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Biswajit Bhowmick, Jianguo Zhao, Øivind Øines, Tianlin Bi, Chenghong Liao, Lei Zhang and Qian Han Tags: Research Source Type: research

Life-cycle of Oxyspirura petrowi (Spirurida: Thelaziidae), an eyeworm of the northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus)
Oxyspirura petrowi (Spirurida: Thelaziidae), a heteroxenous nematode of birds across the USA, may play a role in the decline of the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) in the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of West ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 21, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Aravindan Kalyanasundaram, Matthew Z. Brym, Kendall R. Blanchard, Cassandra Henry, Kalin Skinner, Brett J. Henry, Jessica Herzog, Alyssa Hay and Ronald J. Kendall Tags: Research Source Type: research

Molecular characterization of three intestinal protozoans in hospitalized children with different disease backgrounds in Zhengzhou, central China
Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis are major intestinal pathogens that can cause diarrheal diseases in humans, especially children. Enterocytozoon bieneusi is another parasite which can cause gastrointes... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Fuchang Yu, Dongfang Li, Yankai Chang, Yayun Wu, Zhenxin Guo, Liting Jia, Jinling Xu, Junqiang Li, Meng Qi, Rongjun Wang and Longxian Zhang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of an alpha-cypermethrin  + PBO mixture long-lasting insecticidal net VEERALIN® LN against pyrethroid resistant Anopheles gambiae s.s.: an experimental hut trial in M’bé, central Côte d’Ivoire
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the primary method of malaria prevention. However, the widespread resistance to pyrethroids among major malaria vector species represents a significant threat to the ... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 15, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Mark Rowland, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Ludovic P. A. Alou, Soromane Camara and Raphael N ’Guessan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Antimicrobial functional divergence of the cecropin antibacterial peptide gene family in Musca domestica
It has been reported that there are more than ten antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) belonging to the cecropin family in Musca domestica; however, few of them have been identified, and the functions of the other molec... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Jian Peng, Zhaoying Wu, Weiwei Liu, Huiling Long, Guiming Zhu, Guo Guo and Jianwei Wu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Novel insights into the potential role of ion transport in sensory perception in Acanthamoeba
Acanthamoeba is well known to produce a blinding keratitis and serious brain infection known as encephalitis. Effective treatment is problematic, and can continue up to a year, and even then, recurrence can ensue... (Source: Parasites and Vectors)
Source: Parasites and Vectors - November 14, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Stephen K. Roberts, Timothy Yu Yee Ong, Mohammad Ridwane Mungroo, Areeba Anwar and Naveed Ahmed Khan Tags: Research Source Type: research