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Background: The World Health Organization recommends that regular efficacy monitoring should be undertaken by all malaria endemic countries that have deployed artemisinin combination therapy (ACT).
Background: Understanding of malaria pathogenesis caused by Plasmodium falciparum has been greatly deepened since the introduction of in vitro culture system, but the lack of a method to enrich ring-stage parasites remains a technical challenge.
by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff
Background: The recent decline in malaria incidence in many African countries has been attributed to the provision of prompt and effective anti-malarial treatment using artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and to the widespread distribution of long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs).
Background: Diagnostic techniques based on PCR for the detection of Plasmodium DNA can be highly sensitive and specific.
by Rodrigo Almeida-Paes, Manoel Marques Evangelista de Oliveira, Dayvison Francis Saraiva Freitas, Antônio Carlos Francesconi do Valle, Rosely Maria Zancopé-Oliveira, Maria Clara Gutierrez-Galhardo Background There have been several recent changes in the taxonomy of Sporothrix schenckii as well as new observations regarding the clinical aspects of sporotrichosis. In this study, we determined the identification of the Sporothrix species associated with both classic and unusual clinical aspects of sporotrichosis observed in the endemic area of sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Methodology/Principal Findings To verify whether S.
by Fernando Abad-Franch, Carolina Valença-Barbosa, Otília Sarquis, Marli M. Lima Background Vector-borne diseases are major public health concerns worldwide. For many of them, vector control is still key to primary prevention, with control actions planned and evaluated using vector occurrence records
by Darin S. Evans, Kal Alphonsus, Jon Umaru, Abel Eigege, Emmanuel Miri, Hayward Mafuyai, Carlos Gonzales-Peralta, William Adamani, Elias Pede, Christopher Umbugadu, Yisa Saka, Bridget Okoeguale, Frank O. Richards Background This study was undertaken in five onchocerciasis/lymphatic filariasis (LF) co-endemic local government areas (LGAs) in Plateau and Nasarawa, Nigeria
by Antonio Isidro Carrión Martín, Karla Bil, Papy Salumu, Dominique Baabo, Jatinder Singh, Corry Kik, Annick Lenglet The area of Walikale in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, is intensely affected by conflict and population displacement. Médecins-Sans-Frontières (MSF) returned to provide primary healthcare in July 2012.
by José Angelo Lindoso, Gláucia Fernandes Cota, Alda Maria da Cruz, Hiro Goto, Ana Nilce Silveira Maia-Elkhoury, Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero, Márcia Leite de Sousa-Gomes, Joanna Reis Santos-Oliveira, Ana Rabello Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an endemic zoonotic disease in Latin America caused by Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum, which is transmitted by sand flies from the genus Lutzomyia. VL occurs in 12 countries of Latin America, with 96% of cases reported in Brazil. Recently, an increase in VL, primarily affecting children and young adults, has been observed in urban areas of Latin America
by Asis Khan, Daniel Ajzenberg, Aurélien Mercier, Magalie Demar, Stéphane Simon, Marie Laure Dardé, Qiuling Wang, Shiv Kumar Verma, Benjamin M. Rosenthal, Jitender P.
by T. Eoin West, Nicolle D. Myers, Narisara Chantratita, Wirongrong Chierakul, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Edward A.
by Sasisekhar Bennuru, Sébastien D. S.