by Eric J. Nelson, Jason R. Andrews, Stacey Maples, Michele Barry, John D.
Neglected Tropical Diseases
A new study on a Dengue Vaccine from The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates an unexplained higher incidence of hospitalization for dengue in year 3 Read More
Just US$300 million a year would greatly improve drug delivery for neglected tropical diseases, says coalition.
by Anna Crisford, Ulrich Ebbinghaus-Kintscher, Eva Schoenhense, Achim Harder, Klaus Raming, Ita O’Kelly, Kelechi Ndukwe, Vincent O’Connor, Robert J. Walker, Lindy Holden-Dye The anthelmintic emodepside paralyses adult filarial worms, via a mode of action distinct from previous anthelmintics and has recently garnered interest as a new treatment for onchocerciasis.
by Darina Čejková, Michal Strouhal, Steven J. Norris, George M. Weinstock, David Šmajs Background Pathogenic uncultivable treponemes comprise human and animal pathogens including agents of syphilis, yaws, bejel, pinta, and venereal spirochetosis in rabbits and hares.
by James M. Battisti, Phillip G.
by Mélissanne de Wispelaere, Meret Ricklin, Philippe Souque, Marie-Pascale Frenkiel, Sylvie Paulous, Obdulio Garcìa-Nicolàs, Artur Summerfield, Pierre Charneau, Philippe Desprès Background Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the major cause of viral encephalitis in Southeast Asia. Vaccination of domestic pigs has been suggested as a “one health” strategy to reduce viral disease transmission to humans. The efficiency of two lentiviral TRIP/JEV vectors expressing the JEV envelope prM and E glycoproteins at eliciting protective humoral response was assessed in a mouse model and piglets.
by Gauthier Dobigny, Madougou Garba, Caroline Tatard, Anne Loiseau, Max Galan, Ibrahima Kadaouré, Jean-Pierre Rossi, Mathieu Picardeau, Eric Bertherat Leptospirosis essentially affects human following contact with rodent urine-contaminated water. As such, it was mainly found associated with rice culture, recreational activities and flooding.
Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Adiós! Goodbye, oncho! Mexico joins two other countries in ending onchocerciasis in LAC Mirta Roses Periago, director emeritus of PAHO/WHO and special envoy for the Global Network, discusses progress made by the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region in ending onchocerciasis, also referred to as…More
by Paul R. Torgerson, José E. Hagan, Federico Costa, Juan Calcagno, Michael Kane, Martha S.
by Ermias Diro, Koert Ritmeijer, Marleen Boelaert, Fabiana Alves, Rezika Mohammed, Charles Abongomera, Raffaella Ravinetto, Maaike De Crop, Helina Fikre, Cherinet Adera, Robert Colebunders, Harry van Loen, Joris Menten, Lutgarde Lynen, Asrat Hailu, Johan van Griensven Background Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has become an important opportunistic infection in persons with HIV-infection in VL-endemic areas. The co-infection leads to profound immunosuppression and high rate of annual VL recurrence.
by Rebuma Firdessa, Liam Good, Maria Cecilia Amstalden, Kantaraja Chindera, Nor Fadhilah Kamaruzzaman, Martina Schultheis, Bianca Röger, Nina Hecht, Tobias A. Oelschlaeger, Lorenz Meinel, Tessa Lühmann, Heidrun Moll Background Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a neglected tropical disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania.
by Serene A. Joseph, Martín Casapía, Antonio Montresor, Elham Rahme, Brian J.
by Christian G. Blumentrath, Martin P. Grobusch, Pierre-Blaise Matsiégui, Friedrich Pahlke, Rella Zoleko-Manego, Solange Nzenze-Aféne, Barthélemy Mabicka, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Peter G
by Adriana Echazú, Daniela Bonanno, Marisa Juarez, Silvana P. Cajal, Viviana Heredia, Silvia Caropresi, Ruben O. Cimino, Nicolas Caro, Paola A
by Miriam Bobadilla-del Valle, Pedro Torres-González, Miguel Enrique Cervera-Hernández, Areli Martínez-Gamboa, Brenda Crabtree-Ramirez, Bárbara Chávez-Mazari, Narciso Ortiz-Conchi, Luis Rodríguez-Cruz, Axel Cervantes-Sánchez, Tomasa Gudiño-Enríquez, Carmen Cinta-Severo, José Sifuentes-Osornio, Alfredo Ponce de León Background Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes the majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases in humans; however, in developing countries, human TB caused by M. bovis may be frequent but undetected. Human TB caused by M