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13th Symposium on Companion Vector-borne Diseases (CVBD)

CVBD13This thematic series comprises papers submitted in relation to the 13th Symposium of the CVBD® World Forum, Windsor, UK, 19th – 22nd March 2018, that was sponsored by Bayer Animal Health.

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

  1. Content type: Review

    Detection of circulating antigen of Dirofilaria immitis has been a mainstay of identifying heartworm infection in clinical practice for the past three decades. Several validated commercial antigen tests have very...

    Authors: Susan Little, Meriam Saleh, Megan Wohltjen and Yoko Nagamori

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:186

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  2. Content type: Research

    Babesia spp. and Hepatozoon spp. are apicomplexan parasites that infect a variety of animals, including canids. Their life-cycle includes an invertebrate hematophagous vector as a definitive host and vertebrates ...

    Authors: Maayan Margalit Levi, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Roni King and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:150

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  3. Content type: Research

    Autochthonous transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, the primary agent of Lyme disease in dogs and people in North America, commonly occurs in the northeastern United States, including the New York City metropolit...

    Authors: Brian H. Herrin, Melissa J. Beall, Xiao Feng, Monica Papeş and Susan E. Little

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:187

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  4. Content type: Research

    The severity of canine leishmaniosis (CanL) due to Leishmania infantum might be affected by other vector-borne organisms that mimic its clinical signs and clinicopathological abnormalities. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Marta Baxarias, Alejandra Álvarez-Fernández, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Laura Ordeix, Alicia Rojas, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Gad Baneth and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:135

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  5. Content type: Research

    In the Mediterranean basin, Leishmania infantum is a major cause of disease in dogs, which are frequently co-infected with other vector-borne pathogens (VBP). However, the associations between dogs with clinical ...

    Authors: Charalampos Attipa, Laia Solano-Gallego, Kostas Papasouliotis, Francesca Soutter, David Morris, Chris Helps, Scott Carver and Séverine Tasker

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:184

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  6. Content type: Research

    Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) have been found infecting cats worldwide. However, studies about feline hemoplasma infections in Spain are scarce. Therefore, the purpose of the research was to evaluate th...

    Authors: David Díaz-Regañón, Alejandra Villaescusa, Tania Ayllón, Fernando Rodríguez-Franco, Mercedes García-Sancho, Beatriz Agulla and Ángel Sainz

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:140

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  7. Content type: Research

    Northeastern Italy is a hotspot for several tick-borne pathogens, transmitted to animals and humans mainly by Ixodes ricinus. Here we compare the results of molecular monitoring of ticks and zoonotic TBPs over a ...

    Authors: Graziana Da Rold, Silvia Ravagnan, Fabio Soppelsa, Elena Porcellato, Mauro Soppelsa, Federica Obber, Carlo Vittorio Citterio, Sara Carlin, Patrizia Danesi, Fabrizio Montarsi and Gioia Capelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:137

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  8. Content type: Research

    The fruit fly Phortica variegata (Drosophilidae: Steganinae) feeds on the ocular secretions of animals and humans, and has been described as an intermediate host of the eye worm Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida: Th...

    Authors: Valentina Marino, Rosa Gálvez, Vito Colella, Juliana Sarquis, Rocío Checa, Ana Montoya, Juan P. Barrera, Sonia Domínguez, Riccardo Paolo Lia, Domenico Otranto and Guadalupe Miró

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:195

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  9. Content type: Short report

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been increasingly recognized in cats living in areas endemic for the disease. Co-infection with Leishmania infantum and other infectious agents is well established in dogs. However...

    Authors: Mary Marcondes, Karina Y. Hirata, Juliana P. Vides, Ludmila S. V. Sobrinho, Jaqueline S. Azevedo, Thállitha S. W. J. Vieira and Rafael F. C. Vieira

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:131

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  10. Content type: Research

    Apicomplexan tick-borne pathogens that cause disease in companion animals include species of Babesia Starcovici, 1893, Cytauxzoon Neitz & Thomas, 1948, Hepatozoon Miller, 1908 and Theileria Bettencourt, Franca & ...

    Authors: Telleasha L. Greay, Alireza Zahedi, Anna-Sheree Krige, Jadyn M. Owens, Robert L. Rees, Una M. Ryan, Charlotte L. Oskam and Peter J. Irwin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:197

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  11. Content type: Research

    Venezuela is an endemic area for human and canine leishmaniosis due to Leishmania infantum and parasites of the Leishmania braziliensis and L. mexicana complexes. Limited data are available on feline leishmaniosi...

    Authors: Aruanai Kalú Rivas, Magdalena Alcover, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Mar Bardagí, Roser Fisa, Cristina Riera, Gad Baneth and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:141

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  12. Content type: Research

    Cats can be carriers of infected arthropods and be infected with several vector-borne pathogens (VBP) but there is limited knowledge about their pathogenic role in cats.

    Authors: Maria Flaminia Persichetti, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Angela Vullo, Marisa Masucci, Antonella Migliazzo and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:136

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  13. Content type: Research

    Ticks are transmitting a wide range of bacterial pathogens that cause substantial morbidity and mortality in domestic animals. The full pathogen burden transmitted by tick vectors is incompletely studied in ma...

    Authors: Martin O. Andersson, Conny Tolf, Paula Tamba, Mircea Stefanache, Gabriel Radbea, Dimitrios Frangoulidis, Herbert Tomaso, Jonas Waldenström, Gerhard Dobler and Lidia Chitimia-Dobler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:144

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  14. Content type: Research

    Ticks are important carriers of many different zoonotic pathogens. To date, there are many studies about ticks and tick-borne pathogens (TBP), but only a few were carried out in Bulgaria. The present study int...

    Authors: Julian Nader, Nina Król, Martin Pfeffer, Valerie Ohlendorf, Marco Marklewitz, Christian Drosten, Sandra Junglen and Anna Obiegala

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:165

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  15. Content type: Research

    Babesia gibsoni is the predominant tick-borne protozoan blood parasite affecting dogs throughout the Oriental region. Babesia gibsoni is transmitted by Haemaphysalis longicornis, whereas a similar role has been s...

    Authors: Frans Jongejan, Bi-Ling Su, Hsiang-Ju Yang, Laura Berger, Judith Bevers, Pin-Chen Liu, Jou-Chien Fang, Ya-Wen Cheng, Charlotte Kraakman and Nadine Plaxton

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:134

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  16. Content type: Short report

    The status of flea infestation in dogs is an important public health concern because of their cosmopolitan distribution worldwide and the flea-borne disease transmission. In the present study, we investigated ...

    Authors: Kyu-Sung Ahn, Shin-Eui Huh, Sang-Woo Seol, Ha-Jung Kim, Kuk-Hyun Suh and SungShik Shin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:196

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  17. Content type: Short report

    Some wild animals have been recognized as potential reservoirs of Leishmania infantum infection (e.g. carnivores, lagomorphs, rodents, etc.). Leishmania infantum was also identified infecting humans and lagomorph...

    Authors: Guadalupe Miró, Amelia Troyano, Ana Montoya, Fernando Fariñas, Ma Luisa Fermín, Luís Flores, Carlos Rojo, Rocío Checa, Rosa Gálvez, Valentina Marino, Cristina Fragío and Eva Martínez-Nevado

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:185

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Domestic dogs are not native to sub-Saharan Africa, which may account for their susceptibility to Babesia rossi, of which endemic black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) are natural reservoirs. There is virtually ...

    Authors: Barend L. Penzhorn, Edward C. Netherlands, Courtney A. Cook, Nico J. Smit, Ilse Vorster, Robert F. Harrison-White and Marinda C. Oosthuizen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:158

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  19. Content type: Short report

    Molecular identification of tick-borne pathogen infection in cats from Africa is scarce. The presence of bacterial (Anaplasma and Ehrlichia) and protozoal (Babesia and Hepatozoon) agents was investigated in blood...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Oliveira, Maria Francisca Luz, Sara Granada, Hugo Vilhena, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Ana Patrícia Lopes, Luís Cardoso and Gad Baneth

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:167

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Borrelia miyamotoi is a spirochete transmitted by several ixodid tick species. It causes a relapsing fever in humans and is currently considered as an emerging pathogen. In Europe, B. miyamotoi seems to occur at ...

    Authors: Silvia Ravagnan, Laura Tomassone, Fabrizio Montarsi, Aleksandra Iwona Krawczyk, Eleonora Mastrorilli, Hein Sprong, Adelaide Milani, Luca Rossi and Gioia Capelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:130

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  21. Content type: Short report

    Qatar is one of the wealthiest and fastest growing economies in the world, experiencing a rapid increase in human and pet populations. Given the paucity of data on prophylactic measures against endo- and ectop...

    Authors: Ana Margarida Alho, Clara Lima, Vito Colella, Luís Madeira de Carvalho, Domenico Otranto and Luís Cardoso

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:133

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  22. Content type: Research

    Ehrlichia canis is a tick-borne bacterium that causes severe, life-threatening disease in dogs, being more prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. Randomized studies conducted in Brazil indicate that the...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Yury Yzabella da Silva, Débora Elienai de Oliveira Miranda, Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:139

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Renal disease is considered the main cause of natural mortality in dogs with canine leishmaniosis. The pathological mechanisms associated with kidney injury in canine leishmaniosis include immune complex glome...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Gilad Segev, Michal Mazaki-Tovi, Hila Chen and Sharon Kuzi

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:151

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  24. Content type: Research

    Flea-borne spotted fever (FBSF) caused by Rickettsia felis is an arthropod-borne zoonosis. This study aimed to determine the prevalence, primary species and genotype(s) of R. felis infecting fleas from dogs and c...

    Authors: Yen Thon Teoh, Sze Fui Hii, Stephen Graves, Robert Rees, John Stenos and Rebecca Justine Traub

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2018 11:138

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