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  1. Mosquitoes inhabiting urban green spaces and cemeteries in Europe represent a crucial facet of public health concern and contribute to the ecological balance. As urbanization intensifies, these areas increasin...

    Authors: Fátima Goiri, Mikel A. González, Aitor Cevidanes, Jesús F. Barandika and Ana L. García-Peréz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:168
  2. Malaria is a major public health concern in Ethiopia, and its incidence could worsen with the spread of the invasive mosquito species Anopheles stephensi in the country. This study aimed to provide updates on the...

    Authors: Temesgen Ashine, Adane Eyasu, Yehenew Asmamaw, Eba Simma, Endalew Zemene, Adrienne Epstein, Rebecca Brown, Nigatu Negash, Abena Kochora, Alison M. Reynolds, Mikiyas Gebremichael Bulto, Temesgen Tafesse, Alemayehu Dagne, Biniyam Lukus, Endashaw Esayas, Sinknesh Wolde Behaksra…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:166
  3. Trichomonas vaginalis is the most common nonviral sexually transmitted disease (STI) worldwide. Vaccination is generally considered to be one of the most effective methods of preventing infectious diseases. Using...

    Authors: Forozan Ghasemi Nezhad, Afsaneh Karmostaji, Parisa Sarkoohi, Behzad Shahbazi, Zahra Gharibi, Batul Negahdari and Khadijeh Ahmadi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:165
  4. The immunocompetence handicap hypothesis suggests that males with a higher testosterone level should be better at developing male secondary traits, but at a cost of suppressed immune performance. As a result, ...

    Authors: Li-Qing Wang, Zhi-Tao Liu, Jian-Jun Wang, Yu-Han Fang, Hao Zhu, Ke Shi, Fu-Shun Zhang and Ling-Ying Shuai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:164
  5. Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is an important infectious disease caused by the metacestode larvae of Echinococcus multilocularis, seriously threatening global public health security. Kupffer cells (KCs) play impor...

    Authors: Guiting Pu, Yanping Li, Tingli Liu, Hong Li, Liqun Wang, Guoliang Chen, Shanling Cao, Hong Yin, Tharheer Oluwashola Amuda, Xiaola Guo and Xuenong Luo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:163
  6. In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), new vector-control tools are needed to target mosquitoes that bite outside during the daytime and night-time to advance malaria elimination.

    Authors: Yuqian Wang, Nakul Chitnis and Emma L. Fairbanks
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:162
  7. : Veterinary knowledge regarding feline heartworm has been increasing significantly over the past two decades. Necropsy surveys of shelter cats have shown feline adult heartworm infection prevalence to be 5–2...

    Authors: C. Thomas Nelson and Calvin M. Johnson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:161
  8. Equine piroplasmosis is caused by two tick-borne protozoan parasites, Theileria equi and Babesia caballi,, which are clinically relevant in susceptible horses, donkeys, and mules. Moreover, equine piroplasmosis s...

    Authors: Frans Jongejan, Cheng Du, Elias Papadopoulos, Valeria Blanda, Santina Di Bella, Vincenza Cannella, Annalisa Guercio, Domenico Vicari, Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Amir Steinman, Gad Baneth, Sanna van Keulen, Iris Hulsebos, Laura Berger and Xiaojun Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:160
  9. The WHO cone bioassay is routinely used to evaluate the bioefficacy of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) for product pre-qualification and confirmation of continued ITN performance during operational monitoring....

    Authors: Jilly Jackson Mseti, Masudi Suleiman Maasayi, Aidi Galus Lugenge, Ahmadi B. Mpelepele, Ummi Abdul Kibondo, Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Olukayode G. Odufuwa, Mgeni Mohamed Tambwe and Sarah Jane Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:159
  10. Authors: Birhan Mengistu, Ewnetu Firdawek Liyew, Melkie Chernet, Geremew Tasew, Santiago Rayment Gomez, Rosie Maddren, Benjamin Collyer, Ufaysa Anjulo, Adugna Tamiru, Kathryn Forbes, Zelalem Mehari, Kebede Deribe, Teshale Yadeta, Mihretab Salasibew, Getachew Tollera and Roy Anderson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:158

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  11. Lyme borreliosis is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe and is often caused by Borrelia afzelii, which is transmitted by Ixodes ricinus ticks. The prevalence and abundance of infected ticks fluctuate in ...

    Authors: Nosheen Kiran, Ilze Brila, Tapio Mappes, Saana Sipari, Yingying Wang, Erin Welsh and Eva R. Kallio
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:157
  12. Mosquito-borne diseases are on the rise. While climatic factors have been linked to disease occurrences, they do not explain the non-random spatial distribution in disease outbreaks. Landscape-related factors,...

    Authors: Louie Krol, Laure Remmerswaal, Marvin Groen, Jordy G. van der Beek, Reina S. Sikkema, Martha Dellar, Peter M. van Bodegom, Gertjan W. Geerling and Maarten Schrama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:156
  13. Cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis are significant parasitic diseases shared between humans and domestic animals. Due to the close contact between humans and domestic animals in rural areas, it is important to c...

    Authors: Yaru Hao, Aiqin Liu, He Li, Yiyang Zhao, Lan Yao, Bo Yang, Weizhe Zhang and Fengkun Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:155
  14. Water quality is known to influence the development and survival of larval mosquitoes, which affects mosquito-borne pathogen transmission as a function of the number of mosquitoes that reach adulthood and bloo...

    Authors: Kellen C. Pautzke, Allan S. Felsot, John P. Reganold and Jeb P. Owen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:154
  15. Recent studies point to the need to incorporate the detection of non-falciparum species into malaria surveillance activities in sub-Saharan Africa, where 95% of the world’s malaria cases occur. Although malari...

    Authors: Zachary R. Popkin-Hall, Misago D. Seth, Rashid A. Madebe, Rule Budodo, Catherine Bakari, Filbert Francis, Dativa Pereus, David J. Giesbrecht, Celine I. Mandara, Daniel Mbwambo, Sijenunu Aaron, Abdallah Lusasi, Samwel Lazaro, Jeffrey A. Bailey, Jonathan J. Juliano, Julie R. Gutman…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:153
  16. In the family Trypanosomatidae, the genus Trypanosoma contains protozoan parasites that infect a diverse range of hosts, including humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. Wild rodents, as natural reservoir hosts ...

    Authors: Shiyi Wang, Suwen Wang, Xiaoshuang Han, Sándor Hornok, Huiqian Wang, Nan Wang, Gang Liu, Meihua Yang and Yuanzhi Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:152
  17. Clonorchis sinensis infection is one of the risk factors that provokes chronic inflammation, epithelial hyperplasia, periductal fibrosis and even cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). Disrupted or aberrant intercellular comm...

    Authors: Junyeong Yi, Ji Hoon Jeong, Jihee Won, Seok Chung and Jhang Ho Pak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:151
  18. Mosquitoes (Culicidae) are vectors for most malaria parasites of the Plasmodium species and are required for Plasmodium spp. to complete their life cycle. Despite having 16 species of mosquitoes and the detection...

    Authors: E. R. Schoener, D. M. Tompkins, L. Howe and I. C. Castro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:150
  19. Anopheles gambiae continues to be widespread and an important malaria vector species complex in Uganda. New approaches to malaria vector control are being explored including population suppression through swarm r...

    Authors: Krystal Birungi, Danspaid P. Mabuka, Victor Balyesima, Frederic Tripet and Jonathan K. Kayondo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:149
  20. Fleas are important hematophagous insects, infesting mammals and birds with a worldwide distribution. Fleas of medical importance have been reported from various carnivores worldwide, such as felids, canids, o...

    Authors: Georgiana Deak, Angela Monica Ionică, Áron Péter, Attila David Sándor, Ioana Adriana Matei, Gianluca D’Amico, Emmanuel Liénard, Călin Mircea Gherman, Andrei Daniel Mihalca and Emilie Bouhsira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:148
  21. The elimination of schistosomiasis remains a challenging task, with current measures primarily focused on the monitoring and control of Oncomelania hupensis (O. hupensis) snail, the sole intermediate host of Schi...

    Authors: Jing Song, Hongqiong Wang, Shizhu Li, Chunhong Du, Peijun Qian, Wenya Wang, Meifen Shen, Zongya Zhang, Jihua Zhou, Yun Zhang, Chunying Li, Yuwan Hao and Yi Dong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:147
  22. Cryptosporidium parvum is an apicomplexan zoonotic parasite causing the diarrheal illness cryptosporidiosis in humans and animals. To invade the host intestinal epithelial cells, parasitic proteins expressed on t...

    Authors: Yuexin Wang, Na Li, Guanda Liang, Luyang Wang, Xiaotian Zhang, Zhaohui Cui, Xiaoying Li, Sumei Zhang and Longxian Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:146
  23. Triatoma garciabesi, a potential vector of the parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, which is the causative agent of Chagas disease, is common in peridomestic and wild environments and found throughout northwes...

    Authors: Thaiane Verly, Sebastián Pita, Ana Laura Carbajal-de-la-Fuente, Gabriela Burgueño-Rodríguez, Romina V. Piccinali, Federico G. Fiad, Néstor Ríos, Francisco Panzera, Patricia Lobbia, Paz Sánchez-Casaccia, Antonieta Rojas de Arias, María José Cavallo, Gisel V. Gigena, Claudia S. Rodríguez and Julieta Nattero
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:145
  24. Previous studies on the tick infestation of birds in the Carpathian Basin focused on songbirds (Passeriformes). Thus, the primary aim of the present work was to extend the scope of previous studies, i.e. to in...

    Authors: Andor Pitó, Boglárka Bukor, Előd Győrig, Vojtěch Brlík, Jenő Kontschán, Gergő Keve, Nóra Takács and Sándor Hornok
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:144
  25. Accurately determining the age and survival probabilities of adult mosquitoes is crucial for understanding parasite transmission, evaluating the effectiveness of control interventions and assessing disease ris...

    Authors: Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Doreen J. Siria, Issa H. Mshani, Sophia H. Mwinyi, Said Abbasi, Mario Gonzalez Jimenez, Klaas Wynne, Francesco Baldini, Simon A. Babayan and Fredros O. Okumu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:143
  26. The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii encodes dozens of phosphatases, among which a plant-like phosphatase absent from mammalian genomes named PPKL, which is involved in regulating brassinosteroid signaling in...

    Authors: Xi-Ting Wu, Xu-Wen Gao, Qiang-Qiang Wang, Kai He, Muhammad Saqib Bilal, Hui Dong, Yi-Dan Tang, Hui-Yong Ding, Yue-Bao Li, Xiao-Yan Tang and Shaojun Long
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:142
  27. Wild deer populations utilizing livestock grazing areas risk cross-species transmission of gastrointestinal nematode parasites (GINs), including GINs with anthelmintic resistance (AR) traits. Wild deer have be...

    Authors: Maggie Lyons, Tony L. Brown, Angela Lahuerta-Marin, Eric. R. Morgan and Paul M. Airs
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:141
  28. Different mosquito control strategies have been implemented to mitigate or prevent mosquito-related public health situations. Modern mosquito control largely relies on multiple approaches, including targeted, ...

    Authors: Zsaklin Varga, Rubén Bueno-Marí, José Risueño Iranzo, Kornélia Kurucz, Gábor Endre Tóth, Brigitta Zana, Safia Zeghbib, Tamás Görföl, Ferenc Jakab and Gábor Kemenesi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:140
  29. Amblyomma is the third most diversified genus of Ixodidae that is distributed across the Indomalayan, Afrotropical, Australasian (IAA), Nearctic and Neotropical biogeographic ecoregions, reaching in the Neotropic...

    Authors: Juan E. Uribe, Samuel Kelava, Santiago Nava, Andrea P. Cotes-Perdomo, Lyda R. Castro, Fredy A. Rivera-Paéz, Silvia Perea, Ben J. Mans, Alexander Gofton, Ernest J. M. Teo, Rafael Zardoya and Stephen C. Barker
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:139
  30. The aim of this study was to determine performance indicators of thick blood smears of 50 µl (TBS-50), following the Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies–Bayesian Latent Class Model (STAR...

    Authors: Noé Patrick M’Bondoukwé, Matthieu Owono-Medang, Marie Noëlle Moussavou-Boussougou, Yvan Akoue, Valentin Migueba, Dmitry Bulaev, Anouk Neven, Luice Aurtin Joel James, Sylvie Alberte Ntsame Ella, Denise Patricia Mawili-Mboumba, Julienne Atsame, Michel Vaillant and Marielle Karine Bouyou Akotet
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:138
  31. After ivermectin became available, diethylcarbamazine (DEC) use was discontinued because of severe adverse reactions, including ocular reactions, in individuals with high Onchocerca volvulus microfilaridermia (mi...

    Authors: Eric M. Kanza, Amos Nyathirombo, Jemmah P. Larbelee, Nicholas O. Opoku, Didier K. Bakajika, Hayford M. Howard, Germain L. Mambandu, Maurice M. Nigo, Deogratias Ucima Wonyarossi, Françoise Ngave, Kambale Kasonia Kennedy, Kambale Kataliko, Kpehe M. Bolay, Simon K. Attah, George Olipoh, Sampson Asare…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:137
  32. Maintaining mosquito colonies in the laboratory requires a blood supply so that females' oocytes can mature and oviposition can take place. In this study, a new artificial hematophagy system for colonization a...

    Authors: Angelita Milech, Caroline Quintana Braga, Carolina dos Santos Bermann, Jaqueline Ferreira de Souza, André Ricardo Fajardo, Élvia Silveira Vianna and Camila Belmonte Oliveira
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:136
  33. The geographic distribution and host-parasite interaction networks of Sarcocystis spp. in small mammals in eastern Asia remain incompletely known.

    Authors: Tao Qin, Paula Ortega-Perez, Gudrun Wibbelt, Maklarin B. Lakim, Sulaiman Ginting, Yuvaluk Khoprasert, Konstans Wells, Junjie Hu and Thomas Jäkel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:135
  34. The global temperature has significantly risen in the past century. Studies have indicated that higher temperature intensifies malaria transmission in tropical and temperate countries. Temperature fluctuations...

    Authors: P. K. Kripa, P. S. Thanzeen, Nagaraj Jaganathasamy, Sangamithra Ravishankaran, Anupkumar R. Anvikar and Alex Eapen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:134
  35. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), or kala-azar, is a common comorbidity in patients with AIDS in endemic areas. Many patients continue to experiences relapses of VL despite virological control, but with immunologic...

    Authors: Luis Gustavo Cavalcante Reinaldo, Raimundo José Cunha Araújo Júnior, Thiago Melo Diniz, Rafael de Deus Moura, Antônio José Meneses Filho, Caio Victor Verçosa de Macedo Furtado, Washington Luis Conrado dos Santos, Dorcas Lamounier Costa, Kelsen Dantas Eulálio, Gabriel R. Ferreira and Carlos Henrique Nery Costa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:132
  36. Infection with parasitic nematodes (helminths), particularly those of the order Strongylida (such as Haemonchus contortus), can cause significant and burdensome diseases in humans and animals. Widespread drug (an...

    Authors: Harrison T. Shanley, Aya C. Taki, Joseph J. Byrne, Nghi Nguyen, Tim N. C. Wells, Abdul Jabbar, Brad E. Sleebs and Robin B. Gasser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:131
  37. The impact of access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health education on large-scale deworming programs aimed at controlling soil-transmitted helminth (STH) and schistosome (SCH) infection...

    Authors: Gemechu Tadesse, Yonas Wuletaw, Kalkidan Mekete, Heven Sime, Elodie Yard, Laura Appleby, Jack Grimes, Nigussie Dejene, Iain Gardiner, Adama Kazienga, Souheila Abbeddou, Michael French, Bruno Levecke and Lesley Drake
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:130
  38. Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is the most important tick species affecting cattle in the world. Under field conditions, the non-parasitic phase of R. (B.) microplus is unknown in the Amazon biome, including...

    Authors: Daniela P. Sales, Marcelo H. S. Silva-Junior, Caio P. Tavares, Isabella C. Sousa, Dauana M. Sousa, Danilo R. B. Brito, André M. Camargo, Romário Cerqueira Leite, J. L. H. Faccini, Welber D. Z. Lopes, Marcelo B. Labruna, Hermes R. Luz and Livio M. Costa-Junior
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:129
  39. Endemic domestic dog-ruminant cycles and human cystic echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus have been sporadically reported in the United States. However, there is a paucity of molecular data describin...

    Authors: Jeba R. J. Jesudoss Chelladurai, Theresa A. Quintana, William L. Johnson, Carrie Schmidt, Daniel Righter and Erin Howey
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:128
  40. Wild terrestrial carnivores play a crucial role as reservoir, maintenance, and spillover hosts for a wide parasite variety. They may harbor, shed, and transmit zoonotic parasites and parasites of veterinary im...

    Authors: Alicia Rojas, Nina Germitsch, Stephanie Oren, Alireza Sazmand and Georgiana Deak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:127
  41. Swimmer's itch, an allergic contact dermatitis caused by avian and mammalian blood flukes, is a parasitic infection affecting people worldwide. In particular, avian blood flukes of the genus Trichobilharzia are i...

    Authors: Ruben Schols, Nathalie Smitz, Ann Vanderheyden and Tine Huyse
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:126
  42. The mosquito-borne zoonotic parasite Dirofilaria immitis continues to spread northwards in Europe. This parasite can cause potentially life-threatening heartworm disease in dogs and pulmonary dirofilariasis in hu...

    Authors: Maare Mõttus, Paul F. Mõtsküla and Pikka Jokelainen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:124
  43. Culicoides, also known as biting midges, carry pathogens which include Mansonella perstans. Mansonella perstans is a nematode parasite implicated in a number of disease outcomes. Even though a high prevalence of ...

    Authors: Linda Batsa Debrah, Joseph F. Arthur, Augustine Yeboah, Dorcas O. Owusu, Ernest Adankwah, Isaac Acheampong, Difery Minadzi, Millicent Lamptey, Vera Serwaa Opoku, Wilfred Aniagyei, Monika M. Vivekanandan, Mohammed K. Abass, Amidu Gawusu, Samuel Wanji, Alexander Y. Debrah, Marc Jacobsen…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:123
  44. Schistosomiasis is a water-based parasitic disease that affects humans, livestock and wild animals. While considerable resources are dedicated to the surveillance, disease mapping, control and elimination of h...

    Authors: Jennifer Giovanoli Evack, Jules N. Kouadio, Louise Y. Achi, Bassirou Bonfoh, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jakob Zinsstag, Jürg Utzinger and Oliver Balmer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:122
  45. Onchocerciasis is endemic in 14 of Sierra Leone's 16 districts with high prevalence (47–88.5%) according to skin snips at baseline. After 11 rounds of mass treatment with ivermectin with good coverage, an impa...

    Authors: Ibrahim Kargbo-Labour, Mohamed S. Bah, Natalie V. S. Vinkeles Melchers, Abdulai Conteh, Victoria Redwood-Sawyerr, Wilma A. Stolk, Jusufu Paye, Mustapha Sonnie, Amy Veinoglou, Joseph B. Koroma, Mary H. Hodges, Angela M. Weaver and Yaobi Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:121
  46. In 2022, fluralaner was launched on the market for use in the control of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus microplus after showing 100% efficacy in registration trials against the causative agents of cattle tick feve...

    Authors: Dina Maria Beltran Zapa, Lidia Mendes de Aquino, Luiz Felipe Monteiro Couto, Luciana Maffini Heller, Igor Maciel Lopes de Morais, Vanessa Ferreira Salvador, Luccas Lourenzzo Lima Lins Leal, Artur Siqueira Nunes Trindade, Warley Vieira de Freitas Paula, Nicolas Jalowitzki de Lima, Lorena Lopes Ferreira, Daniel de Castro Rodrigues, Tom Strydom, Siddhartha Torres, Vando Edésio Soares, Caio Marcio de Oliveira Monteiro…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:120
  47. Models that provide high-quality veterinary care for more affordable prices are emerging, but not well documented outside of wellness and preventative care. Effective treatment guidelines for heartworm disease...

    Authors: Meghan B. Still, Dana Tedesco, Christina Hawkins and Holly Putnam
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:119
  48. Neospora caninum is an apicomplexan parasite that is particularly responsible for abortions in cattle and neuromuscular disease in dogs. Due to the limited effectiveness of currently available drugs, there is an ...

    Authors: Fei Wang, Yangfei Xue, Yanqun Pei, Meng Yin, Zhepeng Sun, Zihui Zhou, Jing Liu and Qun Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:118

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