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14th Symposium on Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD)

New Content Item This thematic series comprises papers submitted in relation to the 14th Symposium of the CVBD® World Forum, Trieste, Italy, 25th – 28th March 2019, 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. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum can have several dermatological manifestations. The type of immune response elicited against the parasite appears to be at the basis for such clinical var...

    Authors: Laura Ordeix, Sara Montserrat-Sangrà, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Marta Baxarias and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:575

    Content type: Research

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  2. Rodents are important reservoirs for zoonotic vector-borne agents. Thus, the distribution of rodents and their vicinity to humans and companion animals may have an important impact on human and animal health. ...

    Authors: Anna Obiegala, Kathrin Jeske, Marie Augustin, Nina Król, Stefan Fischer, Katja Mertens-Scholz, Christian Imholt, Josef Suchomel, Marta Heroldova, Herbert Tomaso, Rainer G. Ulrich and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:332

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  3. Infections with Bartonella bacilliformis result in Carrion’s disease in humans. In the first phase of infection, the pathogen causes a hemolytic fever (“Oroya fever”) with case-fatality rates as high as ~90% in u...

    Authors: Meritxell Garcia-Quintanilla, Alexander A. Dichter, Humberto Guerra and Volkhard A. J. Kempf

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:141

    Content type: Review

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  4. Feline babesiosis, sporadically reported from various countries, is of major clinical significance in South Africa, particularly in certain coastal areas. Babesia felis, B. leo, B. lengau and B. microti have been...

    Authors: Anna-Mari Bosman, Barend L. Penzhorn, Kelly A. Brayton, Tanya Schoeman and Marinda C. Oosthuizen

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:138

    Content type: Research

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  5. The interplay of speed of activity of acaricidal products and tick-borne pathogen transmission time is the major driver for disease prevention. This study aimed to investigate the time required for transmissio...

    Authors: Josephus J. Fourie, Alec Evans, Michel Labuschagne, Dionne Crafford, Maxime Madder, Matthias Pollmeier and Bettina Schunack

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:136

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  6. Hyalomma marginatum and Hyalomma rufipes are two-host tick species, which are mainly distributed in southern Europe, Africa and middle-eastern Asia. They are well-known vectors of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever ...

    Authors: Lidia Chitimia-Dobler, Sabine Schaper, Ramona Rieß, Karin Bitterwolf, Dimitrios Frangoulidis, Malena Bestehorn, Andrea Springer, Rainer Oehme, Marco Drehmann, Alexander Lindau, Ute Mackenstedt, Christina Strube and Gerhard Dobler

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:134

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  7. Feline leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania infantum is considered a rare disease in endemic areas, whereas subclinical infections are common. Immune response plays a key role in driving the course of L. infantum i...

    Authors: Vito Priolo, Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Marisa Masucci, David Prandi, Dorotea Ippolito, Federica Bruno, Germano Castelli and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:133

    Content type: Research

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  8. Rodents are important in the life-cycle of ticks as hosts for immature developmental stages. Both rodents and ticks are of public health interest as they are reservoirs and vectors for different tick-borne pat...

    Authors: Daniel Galfsky, Nina Król, Martin Pfeffer and Anna Obiegala

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:131

    Content type: Research

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  9. The aim of this study was to detect and molecularly identify Rickettsia spp. in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) collected from free-roaming dogs in 30 communities from five municipalities in the south of Co...

    Authors: Aldo I. Ortega-Morales, Erika Nava-Reyna, Verónica Ávila-Rodríguez, Vicente H. González-Álvarez, Antonio Castillo-Martínez, Quetzaly K. Siller-Rodríguez, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Filipe Dantas-Torres and Consuelo Almazán

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:130

    Content type: Research

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  10. Canine babesiosis is a severe disease caused by several Babesia spp. A number of names have been proposed for the canine-infecting piroplasmid pathogen initially named Theileria annae Zahler, Rinder, Schein & Got...

    Authors: Gad Baneth, Luís Cardoso, Paula Brilhante-Simões and Leonhard Schnittger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:129

    Content type: Research

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  11. Zoonotic leishmaniosis, caused by the protozoan Leishmania infantum, is a public and animal health problem in Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Mediterranean Basin. Several phlebotomine san...

    Authors: André Pereira, José Manuel Cristóvão, Hugo Vilhena, Ângela Martins, Patrícia Cachola, Joaquim Henriques, Mónica Coimbra, Ana Catarino, Tereza Lestinova, Tatiana Spitzova, Petr Volf, Lenea Campino and Carla Maia

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:128

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  12. While in Europe Babesia canis has been traditionally held responsible for canine piroplasmosis, Babesia microti-like piroplasm (Bml) infection is being ever more observed in dogs, with the first clinical cases re...

    Authors: Rocío Checa, Luis Eusebio Fidalgo, Ana Montoya, Ana María López, Juan Pedro Barrera, Rosa Gálvez, Sara Sánchez de la Nieta, Valentina Marino, Juliana Sarquis and Guadalupe Miró

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:127

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  13. Canine and feline leishmanioses are increasingly reported worldwide and represent a threat to both animal and human health. Despite their relevance, data about leishmanioses in companion animals in the east-ce...

    Authors: Clara Lima, Vito Colella, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Luís Cardoso, Domenico Otranto and Ana Margarida Alho

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:125

    Content type: Short report

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  14. Leishmania infection in cats is being increasingly reported in endemic areas. Nevertheless, only a few clinical cases have been described in cats, and even fewer have provided information on the response to treat...

    Authors: Emanuele Brianti, Nunziata Celi, Ettore Napoli, Jessica M. Abbate, Francesca Arfuso, Gabriella Gaglio, Roberta Iatta, Salvatore Giannetto, Marina Gramiccia and Domenico Otranto

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:121

    Content type: Short report

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  15. The invasive mosquito species, Aedes japonicus japonicus, was detected in northeastern Italy for the first time in 2015, at the border with Austria. After this finding, a more intensive monitoring was carried out...

    Authors: Fabrizio Montarsi, Simone Martini, Alice Michelutti, Graziana Da Rold, Matteo Mazzucato, Davide Qualizza, Domenico Di Gennaro, Marcella Di Fant, Marco Dal Pont, Manlio Palei and Gioia Capelli

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:120

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  16. Canine leishmaniosis (CanL) due to Leishmania infantum is characterized by the development of both cellular and humoral immune responses. The dysfunction of T cell-mediated immunity leads to a lack of proliferati...

    Authors: Pamela Martínez-Orellana, Cristina Maristany, Marta Baxarias, Alejandra Álvarez-Fernández, Antonella Baldassarre, Laura Ordeix and Laia Solano-Gallego

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:119

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  17. From 2012 to 2013, an outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania braziliensis was detected in indigenous villages located in a remote rural area of Pernambuco state, north-eastern Brazil. Considering that ...

    Authors: Kamila Gaudêncio da Silva Sales, Débora Elienai de Oliveira Miranda, Pietra Lemos Costa, Fernando José da Silva, Luciana Aguiar Figueredo, Sinval Pinto Brandão-Filho and Filipe Dantas-Torres

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:118

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  18. The engagement of companion animal owners into the process of collecting epidemiological data can be facilitated through smartphone applications. In April 2018, the “tekenscanner“ (Dutch for tick scanner) app ...

    Authors: Frans Jongejan, Suzanne de Jong, Timo Voskuilen, Louise van den Heuvel, Rick Bouman, Henk Heesen, Carlijn Ijzermans and Laura Berger

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:116

    Content type: Research

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