- Chris Arme, Keele University
- Kathryn Taylor, University of Manchester
ResearchA health education learning package (HELP) about soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections was developed and evaluated among Orang Asli (aboriginal) schoolchildren in Malaysia. Image: The research team with Orang Asli schoolchildren.
ResearchThis study demonstrates that avian hosts that are seropositive for West Nile Virus have a lower probability of malaria infection, indicating the possibility of interactions between these common avian pathogens. Image : Common suburban bird hosts of these two pathogens.
ResearchIncreased productivity from exotic cattle is often upset by East Coast fever (ECF). Indigenous cattle harbour non-clinical ECF, maintaining a source of infection for exotic cattle. Cost-effective control plans should follow the structure of non-clinical Theileria parva infection. Image: Spatial distribution of non-clinical Theileria parva in Uganda.
ResearchA pan-Theileria FRET-qPCR, designed to detect all recognized Theileria spp., was tested on whole blood samples from cattle, water buffalo, goat and sheep of nine provinces in China. Image: Theileriosis in ruminants in China.
Short reportIn small rural communities in Cambodia, household dogs pose a small risk for zoonotic Giardia duodenalis transmission to humans. Image: Giardia cysts from human and dog faeces in Cambodia.
ReviewDomestic mites are well-known to be associated with allergic disorders, but little is known about their parasitic characteristics. This article summarizes the reported cases of human acariasis of pulmonary, intestinal, oral (anaphylaxis), urinary, otic and vaginal systems. Image: Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (female).
ResearchThe fact that no pre-existing SNPs were found in codons 167, 198 and 200 in P. equorum illustrates the difficulties in generalising about mechanisms of resistance between different taxonomic groups of nematodes. Image: An overview of the experimental design for the pool of 100,000 L3. To enable even amplification from all individuals in the pool, a touchdown PCR was carried out.
ResearchCotton area with significant amount of pesticides for crop protection. Pesticide treatments release active components into the environment of which some get directly into the breeding sites of mosquitoes and select insecticide resistance. Image: Mosquito breeding site in cotton area from Bohicon.
Letter to the EditorCurrently, China is moving towards the elimination of schistosomiasis japonica. Here, we describe some previously neglected factors which may threaten the achievement of the goal of schistosomiasis elimination in China. Image: Image: Farewell to the god of plague, a poem written by Chairman Mao Zedong.
ResearchThis study demonstrates that linalool, the most abundant constituent from Cinnamomum camphora leaf extracts, possesses molluscicidal activity against Oncomelania hupensis with major ultrastructural alterations in the gills and hepatopancreas and inhibits infection of Schistosoma japonicum by damages to tegumental integrity of the cercariae. Image: Effect of linalool on integrity of the cercarial tegument.
ResearchL. braziliensis lines overexpressing tryparedoxin peroxidase (TXNPx) are more resistant to antimony tartrate (SbIII) and more tolerant to hydrogen peroxidase. L. infantum lines overexpressing TXNPx did not alter the resistance to SbIII. Image: Tryparedoxin peroxidase is involved in the antimony-resistance phenotype in L. braziliensis.
ResearchA large variety of mammals act as natural reservoirs of Trypanosoma cruzi. In this study, coatis and raccoons may be able to control infection and their role as efficient reservoirs could be questioned.Image: Raccoon and coati coexisting in the area of study.
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- Clues in a Disease Spreader’s Reaction - NYTimes.com
- 20 August 2014
- Structure of malaria invasion protein RH5 with erythrocyte basigin and blocking antibodies
- 13 August 2014
- US assesses virus of the Caribbean
- 01 August 2014
- Virus-helminth coinfection reveals a microbiota-independent mechanism of immunomodulation
- 01 August 2014
- Helminth infection reactivates latent γ-herpesvirus via cytokine competition at a viral promoter
- 01 August 2014
- How helminths go viral
- 01 August 2014
- Money woes cripple Venezuela's health system
- 25 July 2014
- Dengue vaccine trial poses public health quandary
- 24 July 2014
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- Assessing Science
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- PTEX component HSP101 mediates export of diverse malaria effectors into host erythrocytes
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:374
The gut-brain axis: Emerging evidence in health and disease
Published: 23 May 2014
Last updated: 27 June 2014
9th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases
Published: 24 March 2014
Last updated: 26 March 2014
Published: 6 March 2014
Last updated: 16 August 2014
Kinetoplastid Biology & Disease and Filaria Journal
Parasites & Vectors expands upon the scope of two former BioMed Central publications, Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease and Filaria Journal, both of which ceased publication in December 2007. Authors working in the areas covered by these journals are encouraged to submit their work to Parasites & Vectors. The full archives of these two journals remain available from the Kinetoplastid Biology and Disease and Filaria Journal websites and PubMed Central.
Volume 7 Suppl 1 (1 April 2014)
Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases (EurNegVec): with Management Committee and Working Group Meetings of the COST Action TD1303
Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 8-11 April 2014
Annual Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD)
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