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- Hurrell, Benjamin P.; Regli, Ivo B.; Tacchini-Cottier, Fabienne
- Trends in parasitology 2016 v.32 no.5 pp. 392-401
- Leishmania; Phlebotominae; blood meal; dermis; immune response; leishmaniasis; microorganisms; neutrophils; parasite load; parasites; pathogens; public health; vector-borne diseases
- ... Leishmaniases are vector-borne diseases of serious public health importance. During a sand fly blood meal, Leishmania parasites are deposited in the host dermis where neutrophils are rapidly recruited. Neutrophils are the first line of defense and can kill pathogens by an array of mechanisms. They can also form web-like structures called neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) that can trap and/or k ...
- Tangena, Julie-Anne A.; Thammavong, Phoutmany; Wilson, Anne L.; Brey, Paul T.; Lindsay, Steve W.
- Trends in parasitology 2016 v.32 no.5 pp. 402-415
- dengue; disease control; economic development; forests; habitats; health services; humans; insect vectors; land use; malaria; migrant workers; mosquito-borne diseases; parasites; pathogens; plantations; risk; rubber; rubber industry; vector control; wild animals; zoonoses; South East Asia
- ... Unprecedented economic growth in Southeast Asia (SEA) has encouraged the expansion of rubber plantations. This land-use transformation is changing the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. Mature plantations provide ideal habitats for the mosquito vectors of malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. Migrant workers may introduce pathogens into plantation areas, most worryingly artemisinin-resistant malaria par ...