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Ticks and tick-borne diseases: a One Health perspective.
Morphological and genetic diversity of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato from the New and Old Worlds
- F. Dantas-Torres, M. Latrofa, G. Annoscia, A. Giannelli, A. Parisi, D. Otranto
- BiologyParasites & Vectors
- 23 July 2013
The tropical species and the temperate species (=southern lineage) are paraphyletic groups and the occurrence of R. turanicus in the Mediterranean region is confirmed.
Vector-borne helminths of dogs and humans in Europe
The reasons underlying the increasing trend in distribution of vector-borne helminths in Europe are investigated, the diagnostic and control strategies currently available are discussed and the authors’ opinion on some topics related to VBH are provided.
Diagnosis of Hepatozoon canis in young dogs by cytology and PCR
It is demonstrated that H. canis infection can spread among young dogs infested by R. sanguineus and be present in the majority of the exposed population within 6 months, although when PCR is not available, cytology on buffy coat should be preferred to blood smear evaluation.
Species composition of Gasterophilus spp. (Diptera, Oestridae) causing equine gastric myiasis in southern Italy: parasite biodiversity and risks for extinction.
A review of dicrocoeliosis of ruminants including recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment.
Recent advances on Dirofilaria repens in dogs and humans in Europe
Improved diagnostic tools are warranted to bring D. repens diagnosis to the state of D. immitis diagnosis, as well as improved screening of imported dogs and promotion of preventative measures among veterinarians and dog owners.
Lungworms of the genus Troglostrongylus (Strongylida: Crenosomatidae): neglected parasites for domestic cats.
Effects of global changes on the climatic niche of the tick Ixodes ricinus inferred by species distribution modelling
Under future climatic scenarios most of the current distribution area of I. ricinus could remain suitable and significantly increase at a continental geographic scale, therefore disease outbreaks of pathogens transmitted by this tick species could emerge in previous non-endemic geographic areas.