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Published today in Medical and Veterinary Entomology a new Special Issue highlighting neglected vector borne bacterial pathogens including Bartonella, Anaplasma, Rickettsia, and Borrelia species. Papers include studies on pathogens infecting lice, hard ticks, soft ticks, fleas, bat flies and deer keds.

The full issue is available to read here, free for a limited time

Video abstracts

Editors Choice: Olafson, P.U., Poh, K.C., Evans, J.R., Skvarla, M.J. & Machtinger, E.T. (2023) Limited detection of shared zoonotic pathogens in deer keds and blacklegged ticks co-parasitizing white-tailed deer in the eastern United States. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 37( 2), 179– 188. Available from:

Short Communication: Szentiványi, T., Heintz, A.-C., Markotter, W., Wassef, J., Christe, P. & Glaizot, O. (2023) Vector-borne protozoan and bacterial pathogen occurrence and diversity in ectoparasites of the Egyptian Rousette bat. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 37( 2), 189– 194. Available from:

Short Communication: Mallick, P.K., Sindhania, A., Gupta, T., Singh, D.P., Saini, S. & Singh, O.P. (2023) First report of classical knockdown resistance (kdr) mutation, L1014F, in human head louse Pediculus humanus capitis (Phthiraptera: Anoplura). Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 37( 2), 209– 212. Available from:

Plain language summary

Short Communication: Basu, S., Debroy, R., Kumar, H., Singh, H., Ramaiah, S. & Anbarasu, A. (2023) Bioactive phytocompounds against specific target proteins of Borrelia recurrentis responsible for louse-borne relapsing fever: Genomics and structural bioinformatics evidence. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 37( 2), 213– 218. Available from:

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