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  1. “Regeneration time” (RT) denotes the time required to obtain a stable mortality rate for mosquitoes exposed to insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) after three consecutive washes of a net in a day. The RT informs t...

    Authors: Aidi Galus Lugenge, Olukayode G. Odufuwa, Jilly Jackson Mseti, Johnson Kyeba Swai, Ole Skovmand and Sarah Jane Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:235
  2. Snail-borne trematodes afflict humans, livestock, and wildlife. Recognizing their zoonotic potential and possible hybridization, a One Health approach is essential for effective control. Given the dearth of kn...

    Authors: Aspire Mudavanhu, Ruben Schols, Emilie Goossens, Tamuka Nhiwatiwa, Tawanda Manyangadze, Luc Brendonck and Tine Huyse
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:234
  3. The adaptive divergence of Aedes aegypti populations to heterogeneous environments can be a driving force behind the recent expansion of their habitat distribution and outbreaks of dengue disease in urbanized are...

    Authors: Atikah Fitria Muharromah, Thaddeus M. Carvajal, Maria Angenica F. Regilme and Kozo Watanabe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:233
  4. Schistosoma japonicum eggs lodge in the liver and induce a fibrotic granulomatous immune response in the liver of host. Galectin 3 (Gal-3) is a protein implicated in fibrosis in multiple organs. However, the path...

    Authors: Ziyun Huang, Xingzhuo Liu, Shiguang Huang and Fangli Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:232
  5. Insect cell lines play a vital role in many aspects of research on disease vectors and agricultural pests. The tsetse fly Glossina morsitans morsitans is an important vector of salivarian trypanosomes in sub-Saha...

    Authors: Lesley Bell-Sakyi, Lee R. Haines, Giovanni Petrucci, Alexandra Beliavskaia, Catherine Hartley, Jing Jing Khoo, Benjamin L. Makepeace, Adly M. M. Abd-Alla and Alistair C. Darby
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:231
  6. Anopheles funestus is a leading vector of malaria in most parts of East and Southern Africa, yet its ecology and responses to vector control remain poorly understood compared with other vectors such as Anopheles ...

    Authors: Joel O. Odero, Ismail H. Nambunga, John P. Masalu, Gustav Mkandawile, Hamis Bwanary, Emmanuel E. Hape, Rukiyah M. Njalambaha, Patrick Tungu, Halfan S. Ngowo, Emmanuel W. Kaindoa, Salum A. Mapua, Najat F. Kahamba, Luca Nelli, Charles Wondji, Lizette L. Koekemoer, David Weetman…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:230
  7. This study examined population genetics of Aedes aegypti in El Salvador and Honduras, two adjacent countries in Central America. Aedes aegypti is associated with yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. Each ...

    Authors: A. L. Joyce, Miguel Moreno, Leonel Palomo, Raul O’Connor and Denis Escobar
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:229
  8. Ivermectin is a well-tolerated anthelminthic drug with wide clinical and veterinary applications. It also has lethal and sublethal effects on mosquitoes. Mass drug administration with ivermectin has therefore ...

    Authors: Monique A. M. Shepherd-Gorringe, Marie W. Pettit and Frances M. Hawkes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:228
  9. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals emitted as products of cell metabolism, which reflects the physiological and pathological conditions of any living organisms. These compounds play a key role as ...

    Authors: Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Giovanni Benelli, Giacinto Salvatore Germinara, Petr Volf and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:227
  10. The giant roundworm Ascaris is an intestinal nematode, causing ascariasis by infecting humans and pigs worldwide. Recent estimates suggest that Ascaris infects over half a billion people, with chronic infections ...

    Authors: Ben P. Jones, Kezia Kozel, Allen Jethro I. Alonte, Kennesa Klariz R. Llanes, Alexandra Juhász, Umer Chaudhry, Sara Roose, Peter Geldhof, Vicente Y. Belizario Jr., Peter Nejsum, J. Russell Stothard, E. James LaCourse, Arnoud H. M. van Vliet, Vachel Gay V. Paller and Martha Betson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:225
  11. Ivermectin mass drug administration to humans or livestock is a potential vector control tool for malaria elimination. Racemic ivermectin is composed of two components, namely a major component (> 80%; ivermec...

    Authors: Pattarapon Khemrattrakool, Thitipong Hongsuwong, Phornpimon Tipthara, Rattawan Kullasakboonsri, Theerawit Phanphoowong, Patchara Sriwichai, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, Podjanee Jittamala, Joel Tarning and Kevin C. Kobylinski
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:224
  12. Batai virus (BATV) is a zoonotic arbovirus of veterinary importance. A high seroprevalence in cows, sheep and goats and infection in different mosquito species has been observed in Central Europe. Therefore, w...

    Authors: Anna Heitmann, Magdalena Laura Wehmeyer, Renke Lühken, Konstantin Kliemke, Hanna Jöst, Norbert Becker, Michelle Helms, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit and Stephanie Jansen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:223
  13. Culex pipiens pallens is a well-known mosquito vector for several diseases. Deltamethrin, a commonly used pyrethroid insecticide, has been frequently applied to manage adult Cx. pipiens pallens. However, mosquito...

    Authors: Jinze Li, Jiajia Du, Guangshuo Ding, Wenxing Zhang, Yinghui Zhou, Yidan Xu, Dan Zhou, Yan Sun, Xiaoqiu Liu and Bo Shen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:222
  14. The chicken body louse is an obligate ectoparasite of domestic chickens. Chicken body lice feed on feathers, and infestation with this louse is linked to decreases in egg production, hen weight, and feed conve...

    Authors: Amy C. Murillo, Alireza Abdoli, Richard A. Blatchford, Eammon J. Keogh and Alec C. Gerry
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:221
  15. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is an emerging mosquito-borne Orthoflavivirus that poses a significant public health risk in many temperate and tropical regions in Asia. Since the climate in some endemic cou...

    Authors: Janina Krambrich, Dario Akaberi, Johanna F. Lindahl, Åke Lundkvist and Jenny C. Hesson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:220
  16. The main vectors of onchocerciasis in Africa are Simulium damnosum sensu lato, which transmit the causative agent Onchocerca volvulus. The force of transmission is driven by the vector density, hence influencing ...

    Authors: Franklin Ayisi, Dziedzom Komi de Souza, Jamie Tallant, Benjamin Didier Biholong, Eric Bertrand Fokam and Daniel Adjei Boakye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:219
  17. Epigenetic modifications of histones play important roles in the response of eukaryotic organisms to environmental stress. However, many histone acetyltransferases (HATs), which are responsible for histone ace...

    Authors: Tingwei Pei, Miao Zhang, Ziwen Gao, Lu Li, Ziyan Bing, Jianglei Meng, Chuks Fidel Nwanade, Chaohui Yuan, Zhijun Yu and Jingze Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:218
  18. Gut bacteria, which serve as essential modulators, exert a significant impact on insect physiology and behavior and have substantial application potential in pest management. The dynamics of gut bacteria and t...

    Authors: Di Li, Lingjun Wang, Liang Wang, Yanting Gou, Bo Luo, Rong Yan and Hui Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:217
  19. Mosquitoes pose a risk to human health worldwide, and correct species identification and detection of cryptic species are the most important keys for surveillance and control of mosquito vectors. In addition t...

    Authors: Nataša Bušić, Ana Klobučar, Nediljko Landeka, Toni Žitko, Goran Vignjević, Nataša Turić, Mirta Sudarić Bogojević, Enrih Merdić, Mladen Kučinić and Branka Bruvo Mađarić
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:216
  20. Animal African trypanosomiasis, which is caused by different species of African trypanosomes, is a deadly disease in livestock. Although African trypanosomes are often described as blood-borne parasites, ther...

    Authors: Cynthia Mmalebna Amisigo, Gloria Amegatcher, Jack D. Sunter and Theresa Manful Gwira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:215
  21. Triatomines (kissing bugs) are natural vectors of trypanosomes, which are single-celled parasitic protozoans, such as Trypanosoma cruzi, Tconorhini and Trangeli. The understanding of the transmission cycle of...

    Authors: Yunliang Shi, DeHua Lai, Dengyu Liu, Liyan Du, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaoyin Fu, Peichao Deng, Lili Tang, Shanshan He, Xiaoquan Liu, Yanwen Li and Qin Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:214
  22. Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that can lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes, particularly in early pregnancy. Previous studies have illustrated the landscape of decidual immune cells. Howe...

    Authors: Tianyi Fu, Xiaohui Wang, Xiaoyue Zhao, Yuzhu Jiang, Xianbing Liu, Haixia Zhang, Yushan Ren, Zhidan Li and Xuemei Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:213
  23. As a primary vector of bluetongue virus (BTV) in the US, seasonal abundance and diel flight activity of Culicoides sonorensis has been documented, but few studies have examined how time of host-seeking activity i...

    Authors: Xinmi Zhang, Jun Li and Alec C. Gerry
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:212
  24. The health and productivity of dairy goats continue to be impacted by gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) and lungworms (LW). Eprinomectin (EPN) is frequently selected for treatment because it is generally effect...

    Authors: Alexandra Beck, Sarah Thomson, David Reddick, Rike Brunner, Dana Campbell-Wilson, Damien Achard, Naomi Isaka, Anne Trotel and Hamadi Karembe
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:211
  25. Toxocara canis is considered one of the most neglected parasitic zoonoses and threatens the health of millions of people worldwide with a predilection for pediatric and adolescent populations in impoverished comm...

    Authors: Wen-Bin Zheng, Hui-Jie Qiu, Han-Dan Xiao, Yang Zou and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:210
  26. Feline-associated hemotropic Mycoplasma (hemoplasmas) are believed to be transmitted by two primary mechanisms: (1) direct transmission via fighting and (2) vector-borne transmission by the cat flea (Ctenocephali...

    Authors: Charlotte O. Moore, Erin Lashnits, Michael Lappin, Jennifer Hawley and Edward B. Breitschwerdt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:209
  27. Triatoma infestans, Triatoma brasiliensis, Triatoma pseudomaculata and Rhodnius prolixus are vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease. Chickens serve as an important blood food source...

    Authors: Luanderson Cardoso Pereira, Nathalie de Sena Pereira, Andressa Noronha Barbosa da Silva, Clarice de Freitas Bezerra, Kivia Millana de Sousa, João Ciro Fagundes Neto, George Harisson Felinto Sampaio, Carlos Ramon do Nascimento Brito, Rita de Cássia Moreira Souza, Lúcia Maria da Cunha Galvão, Antônia Claudia Jácome da Câmara, Manuela Sales Lima Nascimento and Paulo Marcos Matta Guedes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:208
  28. Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease that afflicts millions of people worldwide; it is caused by Schistosoma, the only dioecious flukes with ZW systems. Schistosoma japonicum is endemic to Asia; the Z ...

    Authors: An Zhou, Wei Zhang, Xueling Ge, Qi Liu, Fang Luo, Shuhua Xu, Wei Hu and Yan Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:207
  29. Angiostrongyliasis is a highly dangerous infectious disease. Angiostrongylus cantonensis larvae migrate to the mouse brain and cause symptoms, such as brain swelling and bleeding. Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) are nove...

    Authors: Dong-Hui Cheng, Tian-Ge Jiang, Wen-Bo Zeng, Tian-Mei Li, Yi-Dan Jing, Zhong-Qiu Li, Yun-Hai Guo and Yi Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:205
  30. Mosquito-borne viruses cause various infectious diseases in humans and animals. Oya virus (OYAV) and Ebinur Lake virus (EBIV), belonging to the genus Orthobunyavirus within the family Peribunyaviridae, are recogn...

    Authors: Siyuan Liu, Xiaoyu Wang, Fei Wang, Wahid Zaman, Cihan Yang, Doudou Huang, Haixia Ma, Jinglin Wang, Qiyong Liu, Zhiming Yuan and Han Xia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:204
  31. The role of pathogen genotype in determining disease severity and immunopathology has been studied intensively in microbial pathogens including bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses but is poorly understood in...

    Authors: Kathrin S. Jutzeler, Winka Le Clec’h, Frédéric D. Chevalier and Timothy J. C. Anderson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:203
  32. The rising burden of mosquito-borne diseases in Europe extends beyond urban areas, encompassing rural and semi-urban regions near managed and natural wetlands evidenced by recent outbreaks of Usutu and West Ni...

    Authors: Daniel C. Smith, Stefanie M. Schäfer, Nick Golding, Miles A. Nunn, Steven M. White, Amanda Callaghan and Bethan V. Purse
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:201
  33. Mayaro virus (MAYV) is an emerging alphavirus, primarily transmitted by the mosquito Haemagogus janthinomys in Central and South America. However, recent studies have shown that Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus an...

    Authors: Marco Brustolin, Koen Bartholomeeusen, Tatiana Rezende, Kevin K. Ariën and Ruth Müller
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:200
  34. Enteric parasitic infections remain a major public health problem globally. Cryptosporidium spp., Cyclospora spp. and Giardia spp. are parasites that cause diarrhea in the general populations of both developed an...

    Authors: Daniel Oduro, Esther Baafi, Philip Opoku-Agyeman, Tryphena Adams, Akweley Abena Okai, Selassie Bruku, Sandra Kyei, Phillip Banahene, Caleb Danso-Coffie, Emmanuel Boafo, Rhoda Yeboah, Godfred Futagbi and Nancy Odurowah Duah-Quashie
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:199
  35. Tungiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by the adult female sand flea (Tunga penetrans). Dogs are considered important reservoirs of T. penetrans in Brazil. The aim of this study was to determine the mon...

    Authors: Katharine Costa dos Santos, Paula Elisa Brandão Guedes, George Rêgo Albuquerque, Anderson Vieira de Jesus, Anaiá da Paixão Sevá, Joana Thaisa Santos de Oliveira, Jamille Bispo de Carvalho Teixeira, Thammy Vieira Bitar, Tatiani Vitor Harvey, Sofia Nadir Sanches Ramos, Francisco Bonomi Barufi, Fernando de Almeida Borges and Renata Santiago Alberto Carlos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:197
  36. Ixodes inopinatus was described from Spain on the basis of morphology and partial sequencing of 16S ribosomal DNA. However, several studies suggested that morphological differences between I. inopinatus and Ixode...

    Authors: Ondřej Daněk, Alena Hrbatová, Karolina Volfová, Sylvie Ševčíková, Paulina Lesiczka, Markéta Nováková, Sajjad Ghodrati, Kristyna Hrazdilova, Vincenzo Veneziano, Ettore Napoli, Domenico Otranto, Fabrizio Montarsi, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Noureddine Mechouk, Peter Adamík, David Modrý…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:196
  37. Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum are closely related protozoan parasites that are considered important causes of abortion in livestock, causing huge economic losses. Hunan Province ranks 12th in the product...

    Authors: Xi-Long Yi, Wen-He Yang, He-Liang Zheng, Mei-Ling Cao, Jun Xiong, Wen-Cheng Chen, Yu-Jing Zhou, Fen Li, Xing-Quan Zhu and Guo-Hua Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:195
  38. Sarcoptic mange is a serious animal welfare concern in bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus). Fluralaner (Bravecto®) is a novel acaricide that has recently been utilised for treating mange in wombats. The topical...

    Authors: Kotaro Takano, Scott Carver, Yolandi Vermaak, Katja Fischer, Robert J. Harvey and Kate E. Mounsey
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:194
  39. Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is one of the most important respiratory nematodes of felines. Infections may lead to respiratory clinical signs with varying severity or even death, emphasizing the need for preventive...

    Authors: Marie-Kristin Raulf, Katharina Raue, Nadja Rohdich, Eva Zschiesche, Jonathan Raue, Kristina Merhof, Holger A. Volk, Manuela Schnyder, Simone Morelli, Donato Traversa, Rainer K. A. Roepke and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:193
  40. Infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis (AC) in humans or mice can lead to severe eosinophilic meningitis or encephalitis, resulting in various neurological impairments. Developing effective neuroprotective dr...

    Authors: Hui Huang, Zhongyuan Zhang, Mengdan Xing, Zihan Jin, Yue Hu, Minyu Zhou, Hang Wei, Yiwen Liang and Zhiyue Lv
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:192
  41. Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that causes severe threats to humans and livestock. Macrophages are the cell type preferentially infected by T. gondii in vivo. Protein phosphoryl...

    Authors: Dingzeyang Su, Shifan Zhu, Kangzhi Xu, Zhaofeng Hou, Fuxing Hao, Fan Xu, Yifan Lin, Yuyang Zhu, Dandan Liu, Qiangde Duan, Xinjun Zhang, Yuguo Yuan, Jinjun Xu and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:191
  42. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a widespread zoonosis caused by the infection with Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (E. granulosus s.l.). CE cysts mainly develop in the liver of intermediate hosts, characterized ...

    Authors: Xiaodi Du, Ruiqi Hua, Xue He, Wei Hou, Shengqiong Li, Aiguo Yang and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:190
  43. Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular parasitic protozoa, infects approximately 30% of the global population. Contracting T. gondii at the primary infection of the mother can result in neonatal microcephal...

    Authors: Yue Zhong, Cheng Qin, Qing Wang, Maoyuan Ding, Chong Qiu, Yunzhao Xu and Jinling Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:189
  44. Malaria is a serious public health concern worldwide. Early and accurate diagnosis is essential for controlling the disease’s spread and avoiding severe health complications. Manual examination of blood smear ...

    Authors: Dhevisha Sukumarran, Khairunnisa Hasikin, Anis Salwa Mohd Khairuddin, Romano Ngui, Wan Yusoff Wan Sulaiman, Indra Vythilingam and Paul Cliff Simon Divis
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:188
  45. In the context of climate change, a growing concern is that vector-pathogen or host-parasite interactions may be correlated with climatic factors, especially increasing temperatures. In the present study, we u...

    Authors: Artur Trzebny, Olena Nahimova and Miroslawa Dabert
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:187
  46. Starting in October 2021, quarterly malacological surveys have been undertaken in Malawi, with the sampling of 12 specified freshwater habitats throughout a calendar year. Each survey monitors the presence of ...

    Authors: S. Jones, A. Juhász, P. Makaula, L. J. Cunningham, J. Archer, C. Nkolokosa, G. Namacha, E. Kambewa, D. Lally, D. R. Kapira, P. Chammudzi, S. A. Kayuni, J. Musaya and J. Russell Stothard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:186

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