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  1. Cross-border malaria: a major obstacle for malaria elimination.

    Advances in Parasitology 89:79 (2015) PMID 26003036

    Movement of malaria across international borders poses a major obstacle to achieving malaria elimination in the 34 countries that have committed to this goal. In border areas, malaria prevalence is often higher than in other areas due to lower access to health services, treatment-seeking behavio...
  2. Development of malaria transmission-blocking vaccines: from concept to product.

    Advances in Parasitology 89:109 (2015) PMID 26003037

    Despite decades of effort battling against malaria, the disease is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Transmission-blocking vaccines (TBVs) that target sexual stage parasite development could be an integral part of measures for malaria elimination. In the 1950s, Huff et al. first de...
  3. Ecology of free-living metacercariae (trematoda).

    Advances in Parasitology 89:1 (2015) PMID 26003035

    The presence of trematodes with a free-living metacercarial stage is a common feature of most habitats and includes important species such as Fasciola hepatica, Parorchis acanthus and Zygocotyle lunata. These trematodes encyst on the surface of an animal or plant that can act as a transport host...
  4. Prospects for Vector-Based Gene Silencing to Explore Immunobiological Features of Schistosoma mansoni.

    Advances in Parasitology 88:85 (2015) PMID 25911366

    Schistosomiasis is a prevalent, socioeconomically important disease of humans caused by parasites of the genus Schistosoma (schistosomes or blood flukes). Currently, more than 200 million people worldwide are infected with schistosomes. Despite major research efforts, there is only one drug rout...
  5. A perspective on Cryptosporidium and Giardia, with an emphasis on bovines and recent epidemiological findings.

    Advances in Parasitology 88:243 (2015) PMID 25911369

    Cryptosporidium and Giardia are two common aetiological agents of infectious enteritis in humans and animals worldwide. These parasitic protists are usually transmitted by the faecal-oral route, following the ingestion of infective stages (oocysts or cysts). An essential component of the control...
  6. Recent developments in malaria vaccinology.

    Advances in Parasitology 88:1 (2015) PMID 25911364

    The development of a highly effective malaria vaccine remains a key goal to aid in the control and eventual eradication of this devastating parasitic disease. The field has made huge strides in recent years, with the first-generation vaccine RTS,S showing modest efficacy in a Phase III clinical ...
  7. Strongyloidiasis with emphasis on human infections and its different clinical forms.

    Advances in Parasitology 88:165 (2015) PMID 25911368

    Strongyloidiasis (caused by Strongyloides stercoralis, and to a lesser extent by Strongyloides fuelleborni) is one of the most neglected tropical diseases with endemic areas and affecting more than 100 million people worldwide. Chronic infections in endemic areas can be maintained for decades th...
  8. PfEMP1 - A Parasite Protein Family of Key Importance in Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Immunity and Pathogenesis.

    Advances in Parasitology 88:51 (2015) PMID 25911365

    Plasmodium falciparum causes the most severe form of malaria and is responsible for essentially all malaria-related deaths. The accumulation in various tissues of erythrocytes infected by mature P. falciparum parasites can lead to circulatory disturbances and inflammation, and is thought to be a...
  9. Chronobiology of trematode cercarial emergence: from data recovery to epidemiological, ecological and evolutionary implications.

    Advances in Parasitology 88:123 (2015) PMID 25911367

    One major challenge for parasites with complex cycles consists to succeed in the transmission from one host to the next host. To maximize the probability of encountering the right host, numerous trematode species have selected various emergence rhythms occurring during the escape of the short-li...
  10. Ecology, evolution and control of Chagas disease: a century of neglected modelling and a promising future.

    Advances in Parasitology 87:135 (2015) PMID 25765195

    More than 100 years after its formal description, Chagas disease remains a major public health concern in Latin America with a yearly burden of 430,000 Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). The aetiological agent, a protozoan named Trypanosoma cruzi, is mainly transmitted to mammalian hosts by...