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8th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases

This thematic series groups papers presented at the 8th Symposium on Canine Vector-Borne Diseases, St. Petersburg, Russia, 15th-17th April 2013.

Edited by: Professor Chris Arme

Collection published: 15 April 2013

View all collections published in Parasites & Vectors

  1. Research

    Distribution and habitat characterization of the recently introduced invasive mosquito Aedes koreicus [Hulecoeteomyia koreica], a new potential vector and pest in north-eastern Italy

    The container breeding species belonging to the genus Aedes (Meigen) are frequently recorded out of their place of origin. Invasive Aedes species are proven or potential vectors of important Arboviruses and their...

    Fabrizio Montarsi, Simone Martini, Marco Dal Pont, Nicola Delai, Nicola Ferro Milone, Matteo Mazzucato, Fabio Soppelsa, Luigi Cazzola, Stefania Cazzin, Silvia Ravagnan, Silvia Ciocchetta, Francesca Russo and Gioia Capelli

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:292

    Published on: 10 October 2013

  2. Research

    Seroprevalence and risk factors for Rickettsia felis exposure in dogs from Southeast Queensland and the Northern Territory, Australia

    The recent detection of Rickettsia felis DNA in dogs in Australia suggests that dogs are potential mammalian reservoir hosts for this emerging rickettsia. To date, there is no published report addressing the sero...

    Sze-Fui Hii, Mohammad Y Abdad, Steven R Kopp, John Stenos, Robert L Rees and Rebecca J Traub

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:159

    Published on: 3 June 2013

  3. Short report

    Babesia lengau associated with cerebral and haemolytic babesiosis in two domestic cats

    Although reported sporadically from various countries, feline babesiosis appears to be a significant clinical entity only in South Africa, where Babesia felis is usually incriminated as the causative agent. Babes...

    Anna-Mari Bosman, Marinda C Oosthuizen, Estelle H Venter, Johan CA Steyl, Tertius A Gous and Barend L Penzhorn

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:128

    Published on: 1 May 2013

  4. Research

    Co-infection with Anaplasma platys, Bartonella henselae and Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum in a veterinarian

    During a two year period, a 27-year-old female veterinarian experienced migraine headaches, seizures, including status epilepticus, and other neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities. Prior to and during ...

    Ricardo G Maggi, Patricia E Mascarelli, Lauren N Havenga, Vinny Naidoo and Edward B Breitschwerdt

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:103

    Published on: 15 April 2013

  5. Research

    Redescription of Hepatozoon felis (Apicomplexa: Hepatozoidae) based on phylogenetic analysis, tissue and blood form morphology, and possible transplacental transmission

    A Hepatozoon parasite was initially reported from a cat in India in 1908 and named Leucocytozoon felis domestici. Although domestic feline hepatozoonosis has since been recorded from Europe, Africa, Asia and Amer...

    Gad Baneth, Alina Sheiner, Osnat Eyal, Shelley Hahn, Jean-Pierre Beaufils, Yigal Anug and Dalit Talmi-Frank

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:102

    Published on: 15 April 2013

  6. Research

    Bartonella henselae infection in a family experiencing neurological and neurocognitive abnormalities after woodlouse hunter spider bites

    Bartonella species comprise a group of zoonotic pathogens that are usually acquired by vector transmission or by animal bites or scratches.

    Patricia E Mascarelli, Ricardo G Maggi, Sarah Hopkins, B Robert Mozayeni, Chelsea L Trull, Julie M Bradley, Barbara C Hegarty and Edward B Breitschwerdt

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:98

    Published on: 15 April 2013

  7. Research

    Feline vector-borne pathogens in the north and centre of Portugal

    In recent years, several clinical cases and epidemiological studies of feline vector-borne diseases (FVBD) have been reported worldwide. Nonetheless, information on FVBD agents and their prevalence in Portugal...

    Hugo Vilhena, Verónica L Martinez-Díaz, Luís Cardoso, Lisete Vieira, Laura Altet, Olga Francino, Josep Pastor and Ana C Silvestre-Ferreira

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:99

    Published on: 15 April 2013

  8. Short report

    Are vector-borne pathogen co-infections complicating the clinical presentation in dogs?

    Infection by two or more canine vector-borne disease (CVBD)-causing pathogens is common in subtropical and tropical regions where vectors are plentiful. Co-infections may potentiate disease pathogenesis, there...

    Anna Sara De Tommasi, Domenico Otranto, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Gioia Capelli, Edward B Breitschwerdt and Donato de Caprariis

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:97

    Published on: 15 April 2013

  9. Research

    Risk of canine and human exposure to Dirofilaria immitis infected mosquitoes in endemic areas of Italy

    The occurrence of infections by Dirofilaria immitis in canine and human populations depends on several factors linked to both the definitive and intermediate hosts. Little data are available on the risk of human ...

    Gioia Capelli, Antonio Frangipane di Regalbono, Giulia Simonato, Rudi Cassini, Stefania Cazzin, Gabriella Cancrini, Domenico Otranto and Mario Pietrobelli

    Parasites & Vectors 2013 6:60

    Published on: 7 March 2013