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Plasmodium transmission risk differs between mosquito species and parasite lineages

Factors such as the particular combination of parasite-mosquito species, their co-evolutionary history, and the host’s parasite load greatly affect parasite transmission. However, the importance ...

Vector competence of Aedes caspius and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes for Zika virus, Spain

The vector competence of Aedes caspius and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in Spain for the transmission of Zika virus was assessed. Whereas Ae. albopictus mosquitoes were a competent vector, Ae....

Parasite’s cost on insect vectors

Avian Plasmodium and malaria-like parasites of the genus Haemoproteus are widespread vector-borne parasites commonly found infecting birds. These parasites impose deleterious effects on their...
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