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  1. 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...

    Authors: Dovilė Bukauskaitė, Carolina Romeiro Fernandes Chagas, Rasa Bernotienė, Rita Žiegytė, Mikas Ilgūnas, Tatjana Iezhova and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:582

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. 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 ...

    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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:581

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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...

    Authors: Andreas W. Oehm, Alexander Stoll, Cornelia Silaghi, Annette Pfitzner-Friedrich, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer and Christina Strube

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:580

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. 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...

    Authors: Cong J. Hua, Dong Zhang, Hong Zou, Ming Li, Ivan Jakovlić, Shan G. Wu, Gui T. Wang and Wen X. Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:579

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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...

    Authors: Hadian Iman Sasmita, Wu-Chun Tu, Lee-Jin Bong and Kok-Boon Neoh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:578

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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...

    Authors: Jean Claude Dejon-Agobé, 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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:577

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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...

    Authors: Pablo D. Jimenez Castro, Sue B. Howell, John J. Schaefer, Russell W. Avramenko, John S. Gilleard and Ray M. Kaplan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:576

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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...

    Authors: Laura Ordeix, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Marta Baxarias and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:575

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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...

    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, Desmond Akumtoh Nkimbeng, Samuel Teghen…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:574

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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...

    Authors: Anna Mahulu, Catharina Clewing, Björn Stelbrink, Fred D. Chibwana, Immaculate Tumwebaze, J. Russell Stothard and Christian Albrecht

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:573

    Content type: Research

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  11. In the Yucatán 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...

    Authors: Joel Israel Moo-Millan, Audrey Arnal, Silvia Pérez-Carrillo, Anette Hernandez-Andrade, María-Jesús Ramírez-Sierra, Miguel Rosado-Vallado, Eric Dumonteil and Etienne Waleckx

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:572

    Content type: Research

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  12. There are only limited number of reports on molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia duodenalis in dogs and cats in China. This study was conducted to assess the infection rates, genetic identit...

    Authors: Jiayu Li, Xiaoyu Dan, Kexin Zhu, Na Li, Yaqiong Guo, Zezhong Zheng, Yaoyu Feng and Lihua Xiao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:571

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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...

    Authors: Ole Lagatie, Elodie Granjon, Maurice R. Odiere, Maan Zrein and Lieven J. Stuyver

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:570

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. 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,...

    Authors: Arun Sudhagar, Reinhard Ertl, Gokhlesh Kumar and Mansour El-Matbouli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:569

    Content type: Research

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  15. Giardia duodenalis causes giardiasis, with diarrhea as the primary symptom. The trophozoite proliferation of this zoonotic parasite is mainly affected by telomerase, although the mechanism of telomerase regulatio...

    Authors: Jing-Tong Zheng, Nan Zhang, Yan-Hui Yu, Peng-Tao Gong, Xian-He Li, Na Wu, Can Wang, Xiao-Cen Wang, Xin Li, Jian-Hua Li and Xi-Chen Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:568

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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. ...

    Authors: Diana P. Wehrendt, Andrea Gómez-Bravo, Juan C. Ramirez, Carolina Cura, Angélica Pech-May, Janine M. Ramsey, Marcelo Abril, Felipe Guhl and Alejandro G. Schijman

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:567

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. 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...

    Authors: Liliana Rojas-Velázquez, Jenny G. Maloney, Aleksey Molokin, Patricia Morán, Angélica Serrano-Vázquez, Enrique González, Horacio Pérez-Juárez, Cecilia Ximénez and Monica Santin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:566

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Authors: Immaculate Tumwebaze, Catharina Clewing, Marie Claire Dusabe, Julius Tumusiime, Grace Kagoro-Rugunda, Cyril Hammoud and Christian Albrecht

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:565

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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...

    Authors: Noemia Nhancupe, Emilia V. Noormahomed, Sonia Afonso, Staffan Svard and Johan Lindh

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:564

    Content type: Short report

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  20. 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...

    Authors: Joseph L. Humble, Greta Carmona-Antoñanzas, Carol M. McNair, David R. Nelson, David I. Bassett, Ingibjørg Egholm, James E. Bron, Michaël Bekaert and Armin Sturm

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:563

    Content type: Research

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  21. Reunion Island regularly faces outbreaks of epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD) and bluetongue (BT), two viral diseases transmitted by haematophagous midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to ...

    Authors: Yannick Grimaud, Hélène Guis, Frédéric Chiroleu, Floriane Boucher, Annelise Tran, Ignace Rakotoarivony, Maxime Duhayon, Catherine Cêtre-Sossah, Olivier Esnault, Eric Cardinale and Claire Garros

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:562

    Content type: Research

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  22. Aedes aegypti, the vector of dengue fever, was first reported in Yunnan in 2002. Now, this species is found in nine counties in border areas of south-west Yunnan. Related dengue fever outbreaks have been reported...

    Authors: Pengbo Liu, Liang Lu, Jinyong Jiang, Yuhong Guo, Mingdong Yang and Qiyong Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:561

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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...

    Authors: Michaela Herz and Klaus Brehm

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:560

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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...

    Authors: Edgar J. M. Pollard, Tanya L. Russell, Allan Apairamo and Thomas R. Burkot

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:558

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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...

    Authors: Wossenseged Lemma, Kassahune Alemu, Meserete Birhanie, Ligabaw Worku, Julie Niedbalski, Mary Ann McDowell and Neil F. Lobo

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:557

    Content type: Short report

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  26. 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...

    Authors: Mathilde Uiterwijk, Rolf Nijsse, Frans N. J. Kooyman, Jaap A. Wagenaar, Lapo Mughini-Gras and Harm W. Ploeger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:556

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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 ...

    Authors: Aravindan Kalyanasundaram, Matthew Z. Brym, Kendall R. Blanchard, Cassandra Henry, Kalin Skinner, Brett J. Henry, Jessica Herzog, Alyssa Hay and Ronald J. Kendall

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:555

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  28. The threat of mosquito-borne diseases is increasing in continental Europe as demonstrated by several autochthonous chikungunya, dengue and West Nile virus outbreaks. In Switzerland, despite the presence of com...

    Authors: Nadja C. Wipf, Valeria Guidi, Mauro Tonolla, Michela Ruinelli, Pie Müller and Olivier Engler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:554

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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 ...

    Authors: Biswajit Bhowmick, Jianguo Zhao, Øivind Øines, Tianlin Bi, Chenghong Liao, Lei Zhang and Qian Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:553

    Content type: Research

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  30. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is one of the 100 worst invasive species in the world and the vector for several arboviruses including dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses. Understanding the populatio...

    Authors: Yong Wei, Jiatian Wang, Zhangyao Song, Yulan He, Zihao Zheng, Peiyang Fan, Dizi Yang, Guofa Zhou, Daibin Zhong and Xueli Zheng

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:552

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  31. Ixodes ricinus is the predominant tick species in Europe and the primary pathogen vector for both humans and animals. These ticks are frequently involved in the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato), ...

    Authors: Emilie Lejal, Maud Marsot, Karine Chalvet-Monfray, Jean-François Cosson, Sara Moutailler, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat and Thomas Pollet

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:551

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  32. In order to evaluate the risk of human exposure to tick-borne pathogens in Belgium, a study on the prevalence of several pathogens was conducted on feeding ticks removed from humans in 2017.

    Authors: Tinne Lernout, Nick De Regge, Katrien Tersago, Manoj Fonville, Vanessa Suin and Hein Sprong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:550

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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...

    Authors: Martina Ferraguti, Josué Martínez-de la Puente, Luz García-Longoria, Ramón Soriguer, Jordi Figuerola and Alfonso Marzal

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:548

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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.

    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

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:547

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:520

  35. Merozoite proteins of the malaria parasites involved in the invasion of red blood cells are selected by host immunity and their diversity is greatly influenced by changes in malaria epidemiology. In the Greate...

    Authors: Yubing Hu, Lin Wang, Huguette Gaelle Ngassa Mbenda, Myat Thu Soe, Chunyun Yu, Hui Feng, Myat Phone Kyaw, Liwang Cui, Xiaotong Zhu and Yaming Cao

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:546

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  36. 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 ...

    Authors: Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Mark Rowland, Alphonsine A. Koffi, Ludovic P. A. Alou, Soromane Camara and Raphael N’Guessan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:544

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  37. 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...

    Authors: Fuchang Yu, Dongfang Li, Yankai Chang, Yayun Wu, Zhenxin Guo, Liting Jia, Jinling Xu, Junqiang Li, Meng Qi, Rongjun Wang and Longxian Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:543

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  38. Larvae of Echinococcus granulosus (sensu lato) dwell in host organs for a long time but elicit only a mild inflammatory response, which indicates that the resolution of host inflammation is necessary for parasite...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Chuan-Shan Zhang, Bin-Bin Fang, Zhi-De Li, Liang Li, Xiao-Juan Bi, Wen-Ding Li, Ning Zhang, Ren-Yong Lin and Hao Wen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:542

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  39. Dengue is an arbovirus disease that threatens approximately 200 million people annually worldwide. Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) is anthropophilic mosquito, extremely well adapted to the urban enviro...

    Authors: Rafael Piovezan, Alexandre Visockas, Thiago Salomão de Azevedo, Cláudio José Von Zuben and Maria Anice Mureb Sallum

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:541

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  40. Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness globally. The WHO has recommended the SAFE (Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness and Environmental improvements) strategy to eliminate trachoma as a pu...

    Authors: Forest M. Altherr, Andrew W. Nute, Mulat Zerihun, Eshetu Sata, Aisha E. P. Stewart, Demelash Gessese, Berhanu Melak, Tigist Astale, Gedefaw Ayenew, E. Kelly Callahan, Melsew Chanyalew, Bizuayehu Gashaw, Lance A. Waller, Zerihun Tadesse and Scott D. Nash

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:540

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  41. Malaria vector control and research rely heavily on monitoring mosquito populations for the development of resistance to public health insecticides. One standard method for determining resistance in adult mosq...

    Authors: Sean Tomlinson, Henrietta Carrington Yates, Ambrose Oruni, Harun Njoroge, David Weetman, Martin J. Donnelly and Arjen E Van’t Hof

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:539

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  42. 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...

    Authors: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Stephen K. Roberts, Timothy Yu Yee Ong, Mohammad Ridwane Mungroo, Areeba Anwar and Naveed Ahmed Khan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:538

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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...

    Authors: Jian Peng, Zhaoying Wu, Weiwei Liu, Huiling Long, Guiming Zhu, Guo Guo and Jianwei Wu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:537

    Content type: Research

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  44. Knowledge of Ixodes ricinus tick distribution is critical for surveillance and risk management of transmissible tick-borne diseases such as Lyme borreliosis. However, as the ecology of I. ricinus is complex, and ...

    Authors: Rita Ribeiro, Jude I. Eze, Lucy Gilbert, G. R. William Wint, George Gunn, Alastair Macrae, Jolyon M. Medlock and Harriet Auty

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:536

    Content type: Research

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  45. Red deer (Cervus elaphus) are a common wild definitive host for liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) that have been the subject of limited diagnostic surveillance. This study aimed to explore the extent to which copro...

    Authors: Andrew S. French, Ruth N. Zadoks, Philip J. Skuce, Gillian Mitchell, Danielle K. Gordon-Gibbs and Mark A. Taggart

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:535

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  46. Malaria, one of the largest health burdens worldwide, is caused by Plasmodium spp. infection. Upon infection, the host’s immune system begins to clear the parasites. However, Plasmodium species have evolved to es...

    Authors: Yiwei Zhang, Ning Jiang, Ting Zhang, Ran Chen, Ying Feng, Xiaoyu Sang, Na Yang and Qijun Chen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:534

    Content type: Research

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