The Institute for Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, is inviting applications for a PhD position on the artificial feeding of ticks.
Details of more than 70 scientific papers produced by EDENext teams are now available online.
Carsten Kirkeby, from the National Veterinary Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has successfully defended his PhD thesis, [[Spatio-temporal abundance and dispersal of Culicoides]].
PhD student Liina Voutilainen, from Finland's Finnish Forest Research Institute and University of Helsinki, defends her thesis, [[Interactions between Puumala hantavirus and its host, the bank vole, in the boreal zone]], on June 28 this year.
Researchers have reported back on their study examining the fitness of transgenic male [[Aedes aegypti]] mosquitoes carrying a dominant lethal genetic system, designed for use in a sterile-insect (SIT) pest control system.
Portuguese researchers have detected [[Leishmania major]] DNA in a [[Sergentomyia minuta]] sand fly in the south of the country, putting in doubt the widely held belief that [[Phlebotomus spp]] are the sole vectors of Leishmania in the Old World.
Researchers in Portugal have conducted phlebotomine and canine surveys in the Algarve Region (AR) in the south of the country to identify sand fly blood meal sources and to update the occurrence of [[Leishmania infection]] in vectors and dogs. The area, an important tourist destination, has been considered an endemic region of zoonotic leishmaniasis caused by [[Leishmania infantum]] since the 1980s.
A CIRAD-INRA mixed research unit in Guadeloupe in the French West Indies is offering a three-year PhD studentship in modelling the population dynamics of vector-borne diseases starting this September.
An international team has investigated the lineage 2 West Nile virus (WNV) which first emerged in Hungary in 2004, the first time it had been recorded outside sub-Saharan Africa, and its subsequent explosive spread in 2008 and 2009.
Finnish researchers have reported on the results of their study on the microevolution of [[Puumala hantavirus]] (PUUV) throughout a population cycle of its host, the bank vole ([[Myodes glareolus]]).
An international team has reported on its investigations into the role of surface glycoconjugates in [[Leishmania]] midgut attachment in sand flies.
German scientists have reported on their investigation into the prevalence and16S rRNA gene variants of [[Anaplasma phagocytophilum]] in questing [[Ixodes ricinus ticks in a variety of landscapes]].
Italian researchers have completed their study testing the diagnostic performance of a non-invasive assay, conjunctival swab (CS) nested-PCR (n-PCR), for diagnosing canine leishmaniasis (CanL), in comparison with other alternatives.
Researchers have explored the spatio-temporal risk of contact between humans and malaria vectors, producing predictive maps which could help malaria control programmes to implement more effective vector control strategies.
Spanish researchers have reported on their investigations into an increase in the number of cases of both human visceral leishmaniasis and cutaneous leishmaniasis in the town of Fuenlabrada, south-west of the capital, Madrid.
Researchers investigating the status of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) infection in horses in Austria have reported an unexpectedly high infection rate (26.1%) in a herd of 257 horses of the same breed distributed among three federal states, with young age and male sex positively associated with infection.
Researchers investigating archived tissue samples from dead birds discovered in the Tuscany region of Italy in 1996 have identified the presence of Usutu virus, some five years earlier than its assumed introduction into Europe.
Researchers have reported on their investigations into using semi-quantitative RT-PCR (sqPCR) data to differentiate competent vector species, a task made more urgent by the recent emergence of arboviruses transmitted by [[Culicoides]] biting midges in northern Europe.
Hungarian researchers report the discovery of two [[Hyalomma marginatum rufipes]] ticks, a key vector of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus, on cattle in the south-west of the country.
Researchers investigating the possible circulation of hantaviruses in wild rodents in the United Kingdom have reported the discovery of a novel virus in a field vole ([[Microtus agrestis]]). They are proposing to name this novel virus Tatenale virus, reflecting the medieval name of its place of origin (near Tattenhall, Cheshire, in north-west England).