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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) capitalizes on the natural behavior of mosquitoes because Aedes aegypti commonly seeks indoor resting sites after a blood meal. This behavior allows mosquitoes to be exposed to inse...

    Authors: Christina Natalina Silalahi, Aqsa Yasin, Mei-Er Chen, Intan Ahmad and Kok-Boon Neoh
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:117
  4. Schistosomiasis is a disease primarily caused by eggs laid by pathogens called schistosomes. Among the schistosome species infecting humans, Schistosoma japonicum possesses the largest fecundity; each adult femal...

    Authors: Yanmin You, Xu Chen, Lele Huo, Longlong Chen, Gongwen Chen, Mengjie Gu, Cun Yi, Jipeng Wang and Wei Hu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:116
  5. Indoor residual spraying (IRS) was first implemented in the Atacora department, Benin from 2011 to 2012 using bendiocarb (carbamate) followed by annual spraying with pirimiphos-methyl (organophosphate) from 20...

    Authors: Esdras Mahoutin Odjo, Daniel Impoinvil, Arsène Jacques Y. H. Fassinou, Gil Germain Padonou, Rock Aïkpon, Albert Sourou Salako, André Aimé Sominahouin, Constantin Adoha, Boulais Yovogan, Razaki Osse, Olivier Oussou, Filémon Tokponnon, Virgile Gnanguénon, Ahmed Saadani Hassani and Martin C. Akogbeto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:115
  6. Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease, remains an important public health problem. Although there are various methods for diagnosing schistosomiasis, many limitations still exist. Early diagnosis and t...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Rangjiao Liu, Junhui Li, Hongchang Ma, Wenjuan Bao, Jie Jiang, Chen Guo, Deyong Tan, Xing Cheng, Lizhong Dai and Yingzi Ming
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:114
  7. This paper describes changes in the prevalence and intensity of schistosome parasite infections in a project integrating mass drug administration (MDA), water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH), and behavioral ch...

    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 17:113

    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:158

  8. Malaria is a major public health problem in Angola, with Anopheles gambiae sensu lato (s.l.) and An. funestus s.l. being the primary vectors. This study aimed to clarify the information gaps concerning local Anop...

    Authors: Gonçalo Alves, Arlete Dina Troco, Gonçalo Seixas, Rebecca Pabst, Alfredo Francisco, Cani Pedro, Luzala Garcia, José Franco Martins and Sergio Lopes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:112
  9. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis caused by Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). The current treatment for toxoplasmosis remains constrained due to the absence of pharmaceutical interventions. Thus, the pursuit of more effic...

    Authors: Tian-Yi He, Ye-Tian Li, Zhen-Di Liu, Hao Cheng, Yi-Feng Bao and Ji-Li Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:111
  10. The occurrence of higher winter temperatures in Brazilian areas with tropical and highland climates may result in a fifth peak of tick populations during winter in addition to the four generations previously d...

    Authors: Guilherme Henrique Reckziegel, Mariana Green de Freitas, Juliane Francielle Tutija, Vinícius Duarte Rodrigues, Dyego Gonçalves Lino Borges, Murilo Damasceno Brunet de Freitas, Tiago Gallina, Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes, Daniel de Castro Rodrigues, Heitor de Oliveira Arriero Amaral, Tom Strydom, Siddhartha Torres and Fernando de Almeida Borges
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:110
  11. In Italy, malaria was endemic until the 1970s, when it was declared eradicated by WHO. Nowadays, with the persistence of competent mosquito populations, the effect of climate change, and increased possibility ...

    Authors: Gianni Gilioli, Francesco Defilippo, Anna Simonetto, Alessandro Heinzl, Manlio Migliorati, Mattia Calzolari, Sabrina Canziani, Davide Lelli and Antonio Lavazza
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:109
  12. The study of parasites provides insight into intricate ecological relationships in ecosystem dynamics, food web structures, and evolution on multiple scales. Hepatozoon (Eucoccidiorida: Hepatozoidae) is a genus o...

    Authors: Richard Thomas, Adriana Santodomingo, Liliana Saboya-Acosta, Julian F. Quintero-Galvis, Lucila Moreno, Juan E. Uribe and Sebastián Muñoz-Leal
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:108

    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:226

  13. Ticks serve as vectors for a diverse array of pathogens, including viruses responsible for both human and livestock diseases. Symbiotic bacteria hold significant potential for controlling tick-borne disease. H...

    Authors: Yu Sun, Chen Chen, Chenghong Zeng, Qianfeng Xia, Chuanfei Yuan and Hua Pei
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:107
  14. Although whole-genome sequencing (WGS) is the preferred genotyping method for most genomic analyses, limitations are often experienced when studying genomes characterized by a high percentage of repetitive ele...

    Authors: Luciano Veiga Cosme, Margaret Corley, Thomas Johnson, Dave W. Severson, Guiyun Yan, Xiaoming Wang, Nigel Beebe, Andrew Maynard, Mariangela Bonizzoni, Ayda Khorramnejad, Ademir Jesus Martins, José Bento Pereira Lima, Leonard E. Munstermann, Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Chun-Hong Chen, Kevin Maringer…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:106
  15. The human sortilin protein is an important drug target and detection marker for cancer research. The sortilin from Toxoplasma gondii transports proteins associated with the apical organelles of the parasite. In t...

    Authors: Chenghuan Li, Ning Jiang, Yize Liu, Yiwei Zhang, Ran Chen, Ying Feng, Xiaoyu Sang and Qijun Chen
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:105
  16. Mosquitoes belonging to the Anopheles gambiae sensu lato complex play a major role in malaria transmission across Africa. This study assessed the relative importance of members of An. gambiae s.l. in malaria tran...

    Authors: Jacques Dollon Mbama Ntabi, Espoir Divin Malda Bali, Abel Lissom, Romaric Akoton, Jean Claude Djontu, Georges Missontsa, Freisnel Hermeland Mouzinga, Marcel Tapsou Baina, Luc Djogbenou, Cyrille Ndo, Charles Wondji, Ayola Akim Adegnika, Arsène Lenga, Steffen Borrmann and Francine Ntoumi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:104
  17. Increasing metabolic resistance in malaria vector mosquitoes resulted in the development of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) with active ingredients (AI) that target them. Bioassays that accurately measure the ...

    Authors: Olukayode G. Odufuwa, John Bradley, Safina Ngonyani, Ahmadi Bakari Mpelepele, Isaya Matanila, Joseph B. Muganga, Rune Bosselmann, Ole Skovmand, Zawadi Mageni Mboma and Sarah Jane Moore
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:103
  18. The integration of molecular data from hosts, parasites, and microbiota can enhance our understanding of the complex biological interactions underlying the resistance of hosts to parasites. Haemonchus contortus, ...

    Authors: Simone Cristina Méo Niciura, Tainã Figueiredo Cardoso, Adriana Mercia Guaratini Ibelli, Cintia Hiromi Okino, Bruno Gabriel Andrade, Magda Vieira Benavides, Ana Carolina de Souza Chagas, Sergio Novita Esteves, Alessandro Pelegrine Minho, Luciana Correia de Almeida Regitano and Cedric Gondro
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:102
  19. In Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, a region with a subtropical climate, Rhipicephalus microplus is present in taurine cattle raised for beef and milk. In addition, ticks resistant to multiple acaricides are present in...

    Authors: Tiago Gallina, Camila dos Santos Lagranha, Giancarlo Bilo, Cristiano Malavolta, Lorena Lopes Ferreira, Fernando de Almeida Borges, Daniel de Castro Rodrigues, Tom Strydom, Siddartha Torres, Emmanuel Arnhold and Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:101
  20. The family Rhabdiasidae (Nematoda: Rhabditida) is a globally distributed group of nematode parasites, with over 110 species parasitic mainly in amphibians and reptiles. However, the systematic position of the ...

    Authors: Jia-Lu Zeng, Hui-Xia Chen, Xue-Feng Ni, Jia-Yi Kang and Liang Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:100
  21. Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) infect more than a quarter of the world’s human population. In the absence of vaccines for most animal and human gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN), treatment of infections prima...

    Authors: François Ngnodandi Belga, Patrick Waindok, Marie-Kristin Raulf, Jonathan Jato, Emmanuel Orman, Steffen Rehbein, Verena Spiegler, Eva Liebau, Andreas Hensel, Dieudonné Ndjonka and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:99
  22. For decades, various agrochemicals have been successfully repurposed for mosquito control. However, preexisting resistance caused in larval and adult populations by unintentional pesticide exposure or other cr...

    Authors: Marilene Ambadiang, Caroline Fouet, Fred Ashu, Calmes Bouaka, Véronique Penlap-Beng and Colince Kamdem
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:98
  23. Mosquito-borne diseases are a major concern for public and veterinary health authorities, highlighting the importance of effective vector surveillance and control programs. Traditional surveillance methods are...

    Authors: María I. González-Pérez, Bastian Faulhaber, Carles Aranda, Mark Williams, Pancraç Villalonga, Manuel Silva, Hugo Costa Osório, Joao Encarnaçao, Sandra Talavera and Núria Busquets
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:97
  24. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the infection of the protozoa Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii), and safe and effective therapeutic drugs are lacking. Mitochondria, is an important organelle that mainta...

    Authors: Zhendi Liu, Jiao Mo, Yetian Li, Siyang Liu, Qingyuan Zeng and Jili Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:96
  25. Culex pipiens sensu stricto (s.s.) is considered the primary vector of Usutu virus and West Nile virus, and consists of two morphologically identical but behaviourally distinct biotypes (Cx. pipiens biotype pipie...

    Authors: Rody Blom, Louie Krol, Melissa Langezaal, Maarten Schrama, Krijn B. Trimbos, Daan Wassenaar and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:95
  26. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) nematodes prefer to live in the intestines of wild animals, causing damage and even death, and posing a zoonotic risk. The polyparasitism of GIT nematodes results in the complex dy...

    Authors: Hongyi Li, Zhengjiu Ren, Weijian Wang, Fei Shen, Jingyi Huang, Chuyue Wang, Jinzhi Lu, Xi Pan, Lihua Xiao, Yaoyu Feng and Dongjuan Yuan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:94
  27. Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a vector-borne pathogen of livestock, emerges periodically in the western US. In New Mexico (NM), US, most cases occur close to the Rio Grande River, implicating black flies (Sim...

    Authors: Madelin J. Whelpley, Lawrence H. Zhou, Jeremy Rascon, Bailey Payne, Brett Moehn, Katherine I. Young, Chad E. Mire, Debra P. C. Peters, Luis L. Rodriguez and Kathryn A. Hanley
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:93
  28. Haemaphysalis concinna, carrying multiple pathogens, has attracted increasing attention because of its expanded geographical range and significant role in disease transmission. This study aimed to identify the po...

    Authors: Jing Liu, Xiao-Yu Han, Run-Ze Ye, Qing Xu, Xiao-Yang Wang, Ze-Hui Li, Yi Sun, Ke Song, Bao-Yu Wang, Shan-Shan Wang, Jin-Yue Liu, Lin Zhao and Wu-Chun Cao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:92
  29. Over the past two decades, dengue fever (DF) has emerged as a significant arboviral disease in Yunnan province, China, particularly in the China-Myanmar border area. Aedes aegypti, an invasive mosquito species, p...

    Authors: Li Chen, Kemei Zhou, Jun Shi, Yuting Zheng, Xiaotao Zhao, Qingyun Du, Yingkun Lin, Xaioxiong Yin, Jinyong Jiang and Xinyu Feng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:91
  30. ParSCo (Parasitology Summer Course) is an intense, 1-week-long summer course organized by the Parasitology Unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy, with the support of the Worl...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Livia Perles, Juan Pedro Barrera, Renata Fagundes-Moreira, Mariaelisa Carbonara, Antonio Varcasia, Emanuele Brianti, Georgiana Deak, Alicia Rojas, Guadalupe Miró, Petr Volf, Gad Baneth and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:89
  31. Aedes aegypti is associated with dengue, Zika, and chikungunya transmission. These arboviruses are responsible for national outbreaks with severe public health implications. Vector control is one of the tools use...

    Authors: Josiane Nogueira Müller, Allan Kardec Ribeiro Galardo, Ana Paula Sales de Andrade Corrêa, Maria de Lourdes da Graça Macoris, Maria Alice Varjal de Melo-Santos, Mitsue Maia Nakazawa, Ademir Jesus Martins and José Bento Pereira Lima
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:88
  32. Changing geographical and seasonal activity patterns of ticks may increase the risk of tick infestation and tick-borne pathogen (TBP) transmission for both humans and animals.

    Authors: Julia Probst, Andrea Springer, Volker Fingerle and Christina Strube
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:87
  33. Cystic echinococcosis (CE), caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato, is a zoonotic parasitic disease of economic and public health importance worldwide, especially in the Mediterranean ar...

    Authors: Martina Nocerino, Paola Pepe, Antonio Bosco, Elena Ciccone, Maria Paola Maurelli, Franck Boué, Gérald Umhang, Justine Pellegrini, Samia Lahmar, Yousra Said, Smaragda Sotiraki, Panagiota Ligda, AbdElkarim Laatamna, Giorgio Saralli, Orlando Paciello, Maria Chiara Alterisio…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:86
  34. Human ocular toxocariasis (OT), caused by pet roundworm Toxocara canis (Nematoda Ascaridoidea), is a worldwide ocular parasitic infection that poses a severe threat to eyesight, especially in school-aged children...

    Authors: Shuxin Zheng, Limei Sun, Li Huang, Yue Xie and Xiaoyan Ding
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:85
  35. Surveillance data documenting tick and tick-borne disease (TBD) prevalence is needed to develop risk assessments and implement control strategies. Despite extensive research in Africa, there is no standardized...

    Authors: Abigail A. Lilak, David B. Pecor, Graham Matulis, Alexander M. Potter, Rachel N. Wofford, Mary F. Kearney, Stephanie Mitchell, Fatima Jaradat, Arisa Kano, Dawn M. Zimmerman, James M. Hassell, Bersissa Kumsa, Maureen Kamau, Yvonne-Marie Linton and Michael E. von Fricken
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:84
  36. Traditional methods for detecting insect-borne bacterial pathogens are time-consuming and require specialized laboratory facilities, limiting their applicability in areas without access to such resources. Cons...

    Authors: Yonghua Ma, Qingli Niu, Xiaolin Sun, Yuanyuan Li, Huitian Gou, Zexiang Wang and Beibei Song
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:82
  37. Timely diagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii infection is necessary to prevent and control toxoplasmosis transmission. The gold immunochromatographic assay (GICA) is a means of rapidly detecting pathogen in samples. GIC...

    Authors: Jiyuan Fan, Hao Sun, Jiawen Fang, Yafan Gao, Haojie Ding, Bin Zheng, Qingming Kong, Xunhui Zhuo and Shaohong Lu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:81
  38. Opisthorchis viverrini infection is traditionally diagnosed using the Kato–Katz method and formalin ethyl–acetate concentration technique. However, the limited sensitivity and specificity of these techniques have...

    Authors: Orawan Phuphisut, Akkarin Poodeepiyasawat, Tippayarat Yoonuan, Dorn Watthanakulpanich, Charin Thawornkuno, Onrapak Reamtong, Megumi Sato and Poom Adisakwattana
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:80
  39. More than half of the global population lives in areas at risk of dengue (DENV) transmission. Developing an efficient risk prediction system can help curb dengue outbreaks, but multiple variables, including mo...

    Authors: Xiang Guo, Li Li, Wenwen Ren, Minling Hu, Ziyao Li, Shu Zeng, Xiaohua Liu, Yuji Wang, Tian Xie, Qingqing Yin, Yuehong Wei, Lei Luo, Benyun Shi, Chunmei Wang, Rangke Wu, Zhicong Yang…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:79
  40. The large amphibious freshwater apple snail is an important invasive species in China, but there is currently no method available for their surveillance. The development and popularization of smartphones provi...

    Authors: Qiang Zhang, Xin Ding, Yingshu Zhang, Yougui Yang, Fanzhen Mao, Bixian Ni, Yaobao Liu, Richard Culleton, Yang Dai and Jun Cao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:78
  41. Nematodes of the Ascarididae, Ancylostomatidae and Onchocercidae families are parasites of human and veterinary importance causing infections with high prevalence worldwide. Molecular tools have significantly ...

    Authors: María José Mejías-Alpízar, Catalina Porras-Silesky, Esteban José Rodríguez, Joban Quesada, María Paula Alfaro-Segura, Joby Robleto-Quesada, Ricardo Gutiérrez and Alicia Rojas
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:77
  42. Sugar alcohols, such as erythritol, are low-impact candidates for attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) to kill mosquitoes. To determine whether erythritol has a viable future in ATSB formulations, a suite of as...

    Authors: Irvane E. Nelson, Kobi A. Baker, Ary Faraji, Gregory S. White and Christopher S. Bibbs
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:76
  43. Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is one of the most important tick-borne diseases of cattle in tropical and subtropical regions. Babesia bovis parasites have a complex lifecycle, including development wi...

    Authors: Hala E. Hussein, Wendell C. Johnson, Naomi S. Taus and Massaro W. Ueti
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:75
  44. The epidemic rebounds observed in 2010 and 2013 in Dielmo, a Senegalese village, during a decade (2008–2019) of universal coverage using a long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) strategy could have contributed t...

    Authors: Amélé Nyedzie Wotodjo, Souleymane Doucoure, Nafissatou Diagne, Fatoumata Diene Sarr and Cheikh Sokhna
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:74
  45. Increasing global temperatures and unpredictable climatic extremes have contributed to the spread of vector-borne diseases. The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the main vector of multiple arboviruses that negatively im...

    Authors: Gerard Terradas, Jaime Manzano-Alvarez, Chiara Vanalli, Kristine Werling, Isabella M. Cattadori and Jason L. Rasgon
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:73
  46. Mosquitoes of the Culex pipiens complex are widely distributed vectors for several arboviruses affecting humans. Consequently, their populations have long been controlled using insecticides, in response to which ...

    Authors: Soukaina Arich, Najlaa Assaid, Mylène Weill, Fatim-Zohra Tmimi, Hassan Taki, M’hammed Sarih and Pierrick Labbé
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:72
  47. Bluetongue is a non-contagious viral disease that affects both domestic and wild ruminants. It is transmitted primarily by small hematophagous Diptera belonging to the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)....

    Authors: Soukaina Daif, Ikhlass El Berbri and Ouafaa Fassi Fihri
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:71
  48. Hyalomma marginatum and H. rufipes are two-host tick species, which are mainly distributed in southern Europe, Africa to central Asia but may also be found in Central and Northern Europe through introduction by m...

    Authors: Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, Andrea Springer, Daniel Lang, Alexander Lindau, Katrin Fachet, Gerhard Dobler, Ard M. Nijhof, Christina Strube and Ute Mackenstedt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2024 17:70

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