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11th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases

 This thematic series groups papers presented at the 11th Symposium on Companion Vector-borne Diseases, Miami, USA, 09th – 12th May 2016, that was sponsored by Bayer Animal Health.

The article processing charges (APC) for the articles in this series were funded by Bayer HealthCare - Animal Health division. All articles in this series have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process and each article can also be found individually in the journal.

Published on 10th May 2016 in Parasites & Vectors

  1. 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...

    Authors: Rebeca Movilla, Carlos García, Susanne Siebert and Xavier Roura
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:421
  2. Light is known to excite photosensitizers (PS) to produce cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the presence of oxygen. This modality is attractive for designing control measures against animal diseases a...

    Authors: Kwang Poo Chang and Bala K. Kolli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:396
  3. 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...

    Authors: Marta Vascellari, Silvia Ravagnan, Antonio Carminato, Stefania Cazzin, Erika Carli, Graziana Da Rold, Laura Lucchese, Alda Natale, Domenico Otranto and Gioia Capelli
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:369
  4. Tick-borne infections are no longer confined to rural areas, they are documented with increasing frequency in urban settlements across the world. They are known to cause diseases in humans as well as in their ...

    Authors: Nina Król, Anna Obiegala, Martin Pfeffer, Elżbieta Lonc and Dorota Kiewra
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:351
  5. 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

    Authors: Laia Solano-Gallego, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Laura Ordeix and Pamela Martínez-Orellana
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:317

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

  6. 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...

    Authors: Guadalupe Miró, Ana Montoya, Rocío Checa, Rosa Gálvez, Juan José Mínguez, Valentina Marino and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:290
  7. 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...

    Authors: Maria Stefania Latrofa, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Donato de Caprariis, Cinzia Cantacessi, Gioia Capelli, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Edward B. Breitschwerdt and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:269
  8. 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...

    Authors: Yvonne Regier, Fiona O’Rourke and Volkhard A. J. Kempf
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:261

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

  9. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) is an important zoonosis caused by Leishmania (L.) infantum. Transmission of L. infantum to dogs (and humans) is mainly through the bite of infected sandflies, but the parasite can als...

    Authors: Torsten J Naucke, Silke Amelung and Susanne Lorentz
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:256
  10. The genus Bartonella is comprised of a rapidly increasing number of pathogenic species that induce a seemingly diverse spectrum of neurological symptoms. During the 12 year period that followed the initial onset ...

    Authors: Nandhakumar Balakrishnan, Marna Ericson, Ricardo Maggi and Edward B. Breitschwerdt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:254
  11. 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 ...

    Authors: Luís Cardoso, Ana Cristina Oliveira, Sara Granada, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Matan Gilad, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Sérgio Ramalho Sousa, Hugo Vilhena and Gad Baneth
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:252
  12. 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...

    Authors: André Pereira, Ricardo Parreira, Mónica Nunes, Afonso Casadinho, Maria Luísa Vieira, Lenea Campino and Carla Maia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:251
  13. 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 ...

    Authors: Maria-Flaminia Persichetti, Laia Solano-Gallego, Lorena Serrano, Laura Altet, Stefano Reale, Marisa Masucci and Maria-Grazia Pennisi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:247
  14. 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...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Maytal Shabat Simon, Ori Brenner, Sarit Gaier, Alicia Rojas and Daniel Yasur-Landau
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:246
  15. 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...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:245
  16. 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 ...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Tamar Halperin, Yizhak Hershko, Gabriela Kleinerman, Yigal Anug, Ziad Abdeen, Eran Lavy, Itamar Aroch and Reinhard K. Straubinger
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:244
  17. 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...

    Authors: Adelina Gama, Isabel Pires, Márcia Canado, Teresa Coutinho, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Luís Cardoso, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Domenico Otranto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:236
  18. 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...

    Authors: Laia Solano-Gallego, Laura Di Filippo, Laura Ordeix, Marta Planellas, Xavier Roura, Laura Altet, Pamela Martínez-Orellana and Sara Montserrat
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:235
  19. 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 ...

    Authors: 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
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:225
  20. 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...

    Authors: Ana Margarida Alho, Joana Silva, Maria João Fonseca, Filipa Santos, Cláudia Nunes, Luís Madeira de Carvalho, Manuel Rodrigues and Luís Cardoso
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:220
  21. 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 ...

    Authors: Telleasha L. Greay, Charlotte L. Oskam, Alexander W. Gofton, Robert L. Rees, Una M. Ryan and Peter J. Irwin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:207
  22. 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. ...

    Authors: Carla Maia, Laura Altet, Lorena Serrano, José Manuel Cristóvão, Maria Dolores Tabar, Olga Francino, Luís Cardoso, Lenea Campino and Xavier Roura
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2016 9:170