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11th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases

  1. Research

    Countrywide serological evaluation of canine prevalence for Anaplasma spp., Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato), Dirofilaria immitis and Ehrlichia canis in Mexico

    Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBD) have become a major concern for canine and human public health. The aim of the study described here is to add epidemiological data regarding four pathogens responsible for C...

    Rebeca Movilla, Carlos García, Susanne Siebert and Xavier Roura

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:421

    Published on: 29 July 2016

  2. Research

    Exposure to vector-borne pathogens in candidate blood donor and free-roaming dogs of northeast Italy

    Many vector-borne pathogens including viruses, bacteria, protozoa and nematodes occur in northeast Italy, representing a potential threat to animal and human populations. Little information is available on the...

    Marta Vascellari, Silvia Ravagnan, Antonio Carminato, Stefania Cazzin, Erika Carli, Graziana Da Rold, Laura Lucchese, Alda Natale, Domenico Otranto and Gioia Capelli

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:369

    Published on: 29 June 2016

  3. Research

    Leishmania infantum-specific production of IFN-γ and IL-10 in stimulated blood from dogs with clinical leishmaniosis

    There is limited information available on cytokine profiles in dogs with different degrees of disease severity due to natural infection of Leishmania infantum. The aim of this study was to investigate L. infantum

    Laia Solano-Gallego, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Laura Ordeix and Pamela Martínez-Orellana

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:317

    Published on: 3 June 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:459

  4. Short report

    First detection of Onchocerca lupi infection in dogs in southern Spain

    Onchocerca lupi causes ocular pathology of varying severity in dogs from south-western United States, western Europe and northern Asia. This filarioid has also been recognized as a zoo...

    Guadalupe Miró, Ana Montoya, Rocío Checa, Rosa Gálvez, Juan José Mínguez, Valentina Marino and Domenico Otranto

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:290

    Published on: 18 May 2016

  5. Research

    Parasitic zoonoses associated with dogs and cats: a survey of Portuguese pet owners’ awareness and deworming practices

    Parasitic diseases of companion animals comprise a group of globally distributed and rapidly spreading illnesses that are caused by a wide range of arthropods, helminths and protozoa. In addition to their vete...

    André Pereira, Ângela Martins, Hugo Brancal, Hugo Vilhena, Pedro Silva, Paulo Pimenta, Duarte Diz-Lopes, Nuno Neves, Mónica Coimbra, Ana Catarina Alves, Luís Cardoso and Carla Maia

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:245

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  6. Research

    Borrelia persica infection in dogs and cats: clinical manifestations, clinicopathological findings and genetic characterization

    Relapsing fever (RF) is an acute infectious disease caused by arthropod-borne spirochetes of the genus Borrelia. The disease is characterized by recurrent episodes of fever that concur with spirochetemia. The RF ...

    Gad Baneth, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Tamar Halperin, Yizhak Hershko, Gabriela Kleinerman, Yigal Anug, Ziad Abdeen, Eran Lavy, Itamar Aroch and Reinhard K. Straubinger

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:244

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  7. Research

    Early reduction of Leishmania infantum-specific antibodies and blood parasitemia during treatment in dogs with moderate or severe disease

    Leishmania infantum-specific antibodies are used extensively for the diagnosis and monitoring of treatment in canine leishmaniosis. Different views have been described for the measurem...

    Laia Solano-Gallego, Laura Di Filippo, Laura Ordeix, Marta Planellas, Xavier Roura, Laura Altet, Pamela Martínez-Orellana and Sara Montserrat

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:235

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  8. Research

    A survey of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of companion animals in Australia

    Ticks are among the most important vectors of pathogens affecting companion animals, and also cause health problems such as tick paralysis, anaemia, dermatitis, and secondary infections. Twenty ixodid species ...

    Telleasha L. Greay, Charlotte L. Oskam, Alexander W. Gofton, Robert L. Rees, Una M. Ryan and Peter J. Irwin

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:207

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  9. Review

    Bartonella spp. - a chance to establish One Health concepts in veterinary and human medicine

    Infectious diseases remain a remarkable health threat for humans and animals. In the past, the epidemiology, etiology and pathology of infectious agents affecting humans and animals have mostly been investigat...

    Yvonne Regier, Fiona O’Rourke and Volkhard A. J. Kempf

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:261

    Published on: 10 May 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:330

  10. Research

    Vertical transmission of Anaplasma platys and Leishmania infantum in dogs during the first half of gestation

    Leishmania infantum is a canine zoonotic vector-borne protozoan pathogen transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies, whereas Anaplasma platys is a bacterium most likely transmitted by tick...

    Maria Stefania Latrofa, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Donato de Caprariis, Cinzia Cantacessi, Gioia Capelli, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Edward B. Breitschwerdt and Domenico Otranto

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:269

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  11. Short report

    First report of Thelazia callipaeda infection in wild European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in Portugal

    Thelazia callipaeda is a zoonotic nematode that affects the eyes of domestic and wild animals, including dogs, cats and red foxes. This parasitic eye worm is transmitted by Phortica va...

    Adelina Gama, Isabel Pires, Márcia Canado, Teresa Coutinho, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Luís Cardoso, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:236

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  12. Short report

    Molecular detection of tick-borne bacteria and protozoa in cervids and wild boars from Portugal

    Wildlife can act as reservoir of different tick-borne pathogens, such as bacteria, parasites and viruses. The aim of the present study was to assess the presence of tick-borne bacteria and protozoa with veteri...

    André Pereira, Ricardo Parreira, Mónica Nunes, Afonso Casadinho, Maria Luísa Vieira, Lenea Campino and Carla Maia

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:251

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  13. Short report

    Seroprevalence of vector-borne pathogens and molecular detection of Borrelia afzelii in military dogs from Portugal

    Canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) are increasingly being reported worldwide and represent a serious threat to both animal and public health. Military dogs may constitute a risk group for the agents causing ...

    Ana Margarida Alho, Joana Pita, Ana Amaro, Fátima Amaro, Manuela Schnyder, Felix Grimm, Ana Cristina Custódio, Luís Cardoso, Peter Deplazes and Luís Madeira de Carvalho

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:225

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  14. Short report

    Molecular detection of Leishmania infantum, filariae and Wolbachia spp. in dogs from southern Portugal

    Leishmaniosis caused by the protozoan Leishmania infantum and dirofilariosis caused by the nematodes Dirofilaria immitis or Dirofilaria repens are vector-borne zoonoses widely present in the Mediterranean basin. ...

    Carla Maia, Laura Altet, Lorena Serrano, José Manuel Cristóvão, Maria Dolores Tabar, Olga Francino, Luís Cardoso, Lenea Campino and Xavier Roura

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:170

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  15. Short report

    First report of Cytauxzoon sp. infection in a domestic cat from Portugal

    Cytauxzoonosis is an emerging and life-threatening tick-borne feline disease caused by haemoprotozoan parasites of the genus Cytauxzoon. Information regarding epidemiological and clinical presentation of infectio...

    Ana Margarida Alho, Joana Silva, Maria João Fonseca, Filipa Santos, Cláudia Nunes, Luís Madeira de Carvalho, Manuel Rodrigues and Luís Cardoso

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:220

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  16. Short report

    Leishmania major infection in a dog with cutaneous manifestations

    Leishmania major is a main cause of cutaneous leishmaniasis in humans in an area that stretches from India through Central Asia, the Middle East, to North and West Africa. In Israel, i...

    Gad Baneth, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Maytal Shabat Simon, Ori Brenner, Sarit Gaier, Alicia Rojas and Daniel Yasur-Landau

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:246

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  17. Short report

    Detection of vector-borne pathogens in cats and their ectoparasites in southern Italy

    Vector-borne pathogens are the subject of several investigations due to the zoonotic concern of some of them. However, limited data are available about the simultaneous presence of these pathogens in cats and ...

    Maria-Flaminia Persichetti, Laia Solano-Gallego, Lorena Serrano, Laura Altet, Stefano Reale, Marisa Masucci and Maria-Grazia Pennisi

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:247

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  18. Short report

    Molecular investigation of tick-borne pathogens in dogs from Luanda, Angola

    No molecular data have been available on tick-borne pathogens that infect dogs from Angola. The occurrence of agents from the genera Anaplasma, Babesia, Ehrlichia and Hepatozoon was assessed in 103 domestic dogs ...

    Luís Cardoso, Ana Cristina Oliveira, Sara Granada, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Matan Gilad, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Sérgio Ramalho Sousa, Hugo Vilhena and Gad Baneth

    Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:252

    Published on: 10 May 2016