- Chris Arme, Keele University
- Kathryn Taylor, University of Manchester
ResearchThis study reports the first autochthonous cases of thelaziosis caused by Thelazia callipaeda in foxes, dogs and cats in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia and discusses the potential expansion pathways of this infectuon in the near future. Image: Eye of a red fox infested with Thelazia callipaeda.
ResearchThis is a community-based study, conducted in Hadhramout, Yemen, which showed that malaria is still prevalent due to contributing behavioral related factors, bad housing and poor knowledge to the importance of ITNs and IRS. Image: Map of the study area.
ResearchNational prevalence of malaria in children under five years of age in Burkina Faso was one of the highest ever recorded by DHS surveys. High spatial variation in malaria risk was exhibited and children living in densely populated areas had the lowest risk of infection. Image: Geostatistical map of malaria parasitaemia risk in children under 5 years of age in Burkina Faso (2010).
ResearchThis study shows the involvement of ABC transporters in larval defense against permethrin in Anopheles stephensi and, more in general, confirms the role of ABC transporters in insecticide resistance. Image: Males and females of Anopheles stephensi.
Short reportMitochondrial CO1 and ribosomal ITS2 sequences of Sri Lankan malaria vector Anopheles barbirostris specimens [boxed] show that they form a new molecular type closely resembling An. barbirostris s.s. Image: Map of Sri Lanka and constructed phylogenetic trees.
ResearchThis clinical trial demonstrates the effectiveness of a milbemycin oxime / praziquantel combination product in the prevention of infection of dogs with Dirofilaria repens over the period of one year. Image: Shelter, dogs and personnel.
ResearchMost of the ticks Haemaphysalis longicornis survive the cold winter as unfed nymphs and adults. This study investigated the cold hardiness and biochemical response of the unfed nymphs and adults to low temperature treatments. Image: The unfed adults of Haemaphysalis longicornis on grass.
ResearchField-collected An. gambiae x An. arabiensis hybrids are shown, using multi-locus SNP array data, to represent a range of hybrid generations beyond F1. Such advanced stage hybrids represent a plausible route for introgression of adaptive variants. Image: Principal Coordinate analysis of data from 462 SNPs in sympatric An. gambiae (red), An. arabiensis (blue), and hybrids (orange).
Short reportA health education package, incorporating the video 'The Magic Glasses', can prevent STH infections in Chinese students. It can be incorporated into the school curriculum as part of a regional de-worming program. Image: A screenshot from 'The Magic Glasses' video cartoon.
ResearchA novel haplosporidian infecting the amphipod Diporeia is described. Results of both morphological and molecular analyses suggest the same haplosporidian infects Diporeia populations residing within both Lakes Superior and Michigan. Image: Diporeia sp. collected from the Laurentian Great Lakes.
ResearchThis study is the first to describe the various immunomodulatory effects of a galectin from Haemonchus contortus on goat peripheral monocytes and T cells. Image: Adult worms of H. contortus on the abomasal mucosa.
ResearchWe showed that bacteria and yeasts colonising the gut of phlebotomine sand flies interfere with Leishmania transmission. We also established that Leishmania benefits the sandfly host by providing protection against bacterial entomopathogens. Image: Sand flies already infected with Leishmania challenged with pathogenic Serratia.
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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: 19 June 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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