- Chris Arme, Keele University
- Kathryn Taylor, University of Manchester
Short reportWe report the finding of Culicoides gornostaevae in Europe for the first time. This species is closely related to C. obsoletus, the main vector of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses in Europe. Image: Male genitalia of Culicodes gornostaevae.
ResearchThe ability of an acaricidal product to kill ticks quickly is key in the context of prevention against tick-borne diseases. The efficacy of an oral formulation of afoxolaner for dogs against I. ricinus ticks was assessed within the first hours post-treatment or re-infestation. Image: Illustration of the feeding process of a female Ixodes ricinus tick on dog skin.
ResearchEvaluation of Biogent (BG) commercial lure against natural human skin volatiles as odour bait sources for improved sampling of adult Ae. aegypti in two different endemic areas of chikungunya and dengue fever in Kenya - Kilifi and Busia Counties. Image: The environments in Busia and Kilifi where field studies comparing the efficacies of natural human odours were carried out.
Short reportLittle is known of the epidemiology of Toxoplasma gondii in the Caribbean. We report a seroprevalence of over 40% in small ruminants from 4 different islands, indicating widespread environmental contamination with oocysts. Image: Toxoplasma infects small ruminants.
ResearchMicroencapsulated DEET repellent was evaluated against pyrethroid resistant, wild free-flying Anopheles arabiensis and Culex quinquefasciatus in experimental huts. To our knowledge this is the first report on DEET as an IRS chemical against mosquitoes. Image: Experimental hut with open and closed verandah side screens.
ResearchA. variegatum is a major vector of R. africae, the etiological agent of African tick-bite fever in Sub-Saharan Africa, Indian Ocean Islands and eastern Caribbean. Image: Female Amblyomma variegatum.
ResearchThe present study confirms the presence and persistence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in populations of Ixodes ricinus ticks in the southern part of Switzerland (Canton Valais) over a period of four years (2010-2013). Image: Ixodes ricinus, the vector of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Western Europe (courtesy Nadia Rieille).
Short reportThe efficacy of a new intranasal vaccine comprised of Leishmania amazonensis serine proteases (LaSP-Ex) is demonstrated in mice. Protection against cutaneous leishmaniasis is accompanied by systemic and in situ Th1 T cell polarization. Image: Intranasal vaccination.
ResearchSimulations of dengue vector mosquitoes for future climates indicate that mosquito abundance could increase or decrease, and that mosquitoes will be smaller and have shorter extrinsic incubation periods for dengue. Image: Aedes aegypti bloodfeeding.(Photo: Paul Zborowski)
ResearchLag rainfall and relative humidity were the most significant variables influencing An. baimaii, An. willmori, An. vagus, and An. subpictus density in Bangladesh. Abundance of these four species positively related to malaria cases. Image: Collection and identification of mosquitoes from the study areas.
ResearchThe overall B. burgdorferi sl infection rate of I. ricinus ticks in the city of Hanover, Germany, was 22.7% with B. afzelii as the most frequent genospecies. Significant seasonal fluctuations as well as local differences were observed. Comparing results with data from 2005, an increase of infected larvae was noted, whereas the other stages revealed no significant differences. Image: Adult female Ixodes ricinus.
ResearchThis study focusses on the spatio-temporal variation of soil-transmitted helminth infection risk in Brazil. We document that the risk has considerably decreased over the past 20 years, mainly because of significant reductions of Ascaris lumbricoides and hookworm infections. Image: Changing patterns of infection risk with Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm over the past 20 years in Brazil.
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Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:427
The gut-brain axis: Emerging evidence in health and disease
Published: 23 May 2014
Last updated: 13 September 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.
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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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