Willingness and capacity of publicly-funded vector control programs in the USA to engage in tick management
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by James C. Burtis, Erik Foster, Rebecca J. Eisen and Lars Eisen
1d ago
The vast majority of vector-borne diseases in the USA are associated with mosquitoes or ticks. Mosquito control is often conducted as part of community programs run by publicly-funded entities. By contrast, ti ..read more
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Comparative speed of kill provided by lotilaner (Credelio™), sarolaner (Simparica Trio™), and afoxolaner (NexGard™) to control Amblyomma americanum infestations on dogs
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by Kathryn E. Reif, Todd M. Kollasch, Jacqueline C. Neilson, Brian H. Herrin, William G. Ryan, Marjorie C. Bell, Mallory S. Beltz, Michael W. Dryden, Jeba R. J. Jesudoss Chelladurai, Kamilyah R. Miller and Cameron J. Sutherland
1d ago
Canine acaricides with rapid onset and sustained activity can reduce pathogen transmission risk and enhance pet owner experience. This randomized, complete block design, investigator-masked study compared the ..read more
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Developmental stages and molecular phylogeny of Hepatozoon fitzsimonsi (Dias 1953) (Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae) in tortoises Stigmochelys pardalis (Cryptodira: Testudinidae) and ticks of the genus Amblyomma (Acari: Ixodidae) from South Africa
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by Lehlohonolo S. Mofokeng, Edward C. Netherlands, Nico J. Smit and Courtney A. Cook
1d ago
Hepatozoon fitzsimonsi (Dias, 1953) is a frequently found haemogregarine of southern African tortoises. At the time of this species’ reassignment from the genus Haemogregarina to Hepatozoon, developmental stages ..read more
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Description and molecular characterisation of Babesia ailuropodae n. sp., a new piroplasmid species infecting giant pandas
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by Lang Xiong and Guangyou Yang
1d ago
Babesia spp. are protozoan parasites that infect the red blood cells of domesticated animals, wildlife and humans. A few cases of giant pandas (a flagship species in terms of wildlife conservation) infected with ..read more
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Exploring sources of inaccuracy and irreproducibility in the CDC bottle bioassay through direct insecticide quantification
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by Evah F. Peard, Calvin Luu, Kimberly J. Hageman, Rose Sepesy and Scott A. Bernhardt
4d ago
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bottle bioassay is a commonly used susceptibility test for measuring insect response to insecticide exposure. However, inconsistencies and high variability ..read more
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Antennal transcriptome analysis reveals sensory receptors potentially associated with host detection in the livestock pest Lucilia cuprina
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by Juan P. Wulff, Paul V. Hickner, David W. Watson, Steven S. Denning, Esther J. Belikoff and Maxwell J. Scott
4d ago
Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is the main causative agent of flystrike of sheep in Australia and New Zealand. Female flies lay eggs in an open wound or natural orifice, and the develo ..read more
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Retraction Note: csi-miR-96-5p delivered by Clonorchis sinensis extracellular vesicles promotes intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma proliferation and migration via the ferroptosis-related PTEN/SLC7A11/GPX4 axis
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by Li-Jia Wen, Ji-Gang Yin, Yong-Xin Wang, Kai Liu and Ji-Xue Zhao
4d ago
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Molecular assessment of voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) gene mutations in Rhipicephalus microplus from Guangxi, China
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by Na Jiang, Ting Xie, Chunfu Li, Rui Ma, Ai Gao, Mengyun Liu, Shurong Wang, Qingan Zhou, Xiankai Wei, Jian Li, Wei Hu and Xinyu Feng
4d ago
Pyrethroid chemicals are one of the main acaricides used against ticks. Resistance to these chemicals has been reported to be associated with mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) gene of the Rhipi ..read more
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Bionomic characterization of Anopheles mosquitoes in the Ethiopian highlands and lowlands
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by Endashaw Esayas, Muluken Assefa, Adam Bennett, Edward Thomsen, Steven Gowelo, Elodie Vajda, Asefaw Getachew, Temesgen Ashine, Abebaw Yeshaneh, Fikregabrail Aberra Kassa, Mulugeta Demisse, Henry Ntuku, Hunduma Dinka, Lemu Golassa, Neil F. Lobo and Endalamaw Gadisa
1w ago
The protective effectiveness of vector control in malaria relies on how the implemented tools overlap with mosquito species-specific compositions and bionomic traits. In Ethiopia, targeted entomological data e ..read more
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Evaluation of chimeric recombinant antigens for the serodiagnosis of Trypanosoma cruzi in dogs: a promising tool for Chagas disease surveillance
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by Natália Dantas Fontes, Fernanda Lopes Habib, Leonardo Maia Leony, Natália Erdens Maron Freitas, Ângelo Antônio Oliveira Silva, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Antônia Cláudia Jácome da Câmara, Vicente Toscano de Araújo-Neto, Leila Denise Alves Ferreira Amorim, Paola Alejandra Fiorani Celedon, Nilson Ivo Tonin Zanchin and Fred Luciano Neves Santos
1w ago
Chagas disease (CD), a neglected parasitic disease caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, poses a significant health threat in Latin America and has emerged globally because of human migration. Trypanosoma cruzi infects hu ..read more
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