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Cholera in Yemen: Why are vaccines not being used?

PLOS Medicine Specialty Consulting Editor Lorenz von Seidlein urges the WHO to act in response current cholera outbreak in Yemen According to Oxfam/BBC the current cholera outbreak in Yemen has caused more cases and deaths

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Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal on America’s Opioid Epidemic

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Vectors Collection: A Call for Papers

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases announces a collection on vector-borne diseases. Research submissions are now being invited, with a deadline of January 1, 2018. As previously noted in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), while the last

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In Honor of the late Dr. David Thorley-Lawson

Samuel H. Speck, PLOS Pathogens Section Editor, and Alexander Poltorak, Associate Professor at Tufts University, remember their friend and colleague David Thorley-Lawson, and reflect on his contributions to the understanding of Epstein-Barr virus. Epstein-Barr virus

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PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity

The editors of PLOS Medicine together with guest editors Carolyn S. P. Lam, Kazem Rahimi, and Steven Steinhubl are delighted to announce a forthcoming special issue focused on cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity. Research submissions are

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A PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Trauma

An overview of the first week of the PLOS Medicine Trauma Special Issue This month, PLOS Medicine is proud to present our Special Issue on Traumatic Injury. Guest Editors Professor Karim Brohi (Queen Mary University of London)

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Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis in Cameroon

PLOS NTDs Editors-in-Chief Peter Hotez and Serap Aksoy discuss new research and the global effort towards eliminating lymphatic filariasis. One of the most significant, yet often unheralded, accomplishments from the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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American Zika in 2016 and 2017: The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll

As North America heads into summer, Peter Hotez, co-Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, discusses the risk for Zika outbreaks and hopes Mr. Hyde doesn’t rear his ugly head. In 1886 Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson published

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PLOS Collection on Minimally Invasive Autopsies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

PLOS Medicine Senior Editor Amy Ross introduces the Minimally Invasive Autopsy Collection High quality data on the cause of death are important to help prioritize health policies, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where mortality burden

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Epicentre/ Médecins Sans Frontières Scientific Day 2017: Research and Discussion from the…

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PLOS Medicine Announces a Call for Research Papers, on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment…

Guest editors Nicola Low of the University of Bern, Switzerland and Nathalie Broutet of the World Health Organization, along with PLOS Medicine Senior Editor Richard Turner, discuss the rationale for a call for papers on sexually

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New ICMJE Requirements and the PLOS Data Policy

PLOS Medicine Chief Editor Larry Peiperl discusses the PLOS data policy in relation to new ICMJE requirements around sharing data from clinical trials In January 2016, member journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),

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New Health Workforce Action Plan Dodging the Difficult Questions

Mit Philips and Marielle Bemelmans of  Médecins Sans Frontières discuss the looming issue of how to afford an expanded health workforce in the countries that need it most The Seventieth World Health Assembly is currently underway

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MSF Scientific Days: An Opportunity to Think Critically and Do Better

Paul Simpson, Deputy Editor of PLOS Medicine, looks forward to the upcoming Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Scientific Days Conference Those interested in medical humanitarian research may well be heading to London next week

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