By Bill Brieger: “Twenty-eight years ago efforts to eradicate guinea worm began in earnest. It was the UN Water Decade, and there was optimism that Read More
Neglected Tropical Diseases
By Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases Myanmar’s democratic transition and peace and reconciliation process offer the country a unique opportunity Read More
by James Weger-Lucarelli, Haiyan Chu, Matthew T. Aliota, Charalambos D.
by Peter J. Hotez, Miriam Alvarado, María-Gloria Basáñez, Ian Bolliger, Rupert Bourne, Michel Boussinesq, Simon J.
by Megan E. Reller, Elsio A.
Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Global Health Partners Continue to Urge the Inclusion of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Post-2015 Development Agenda “In a recently released policy brief, partners from the global health community continue to urge all United Nations (U.N.) Member States to ensure that the forthcoming post-2015 framework include…More
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Haiti National Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis — A Model of Success in the Face of Adversity Roland Oscar of the Ministry of Public Health and Population in Haiti and colleagues discuss the many challenges faced in achieving success toward eliminating lymphatic filariasis in Haiti (7/17).
by Patrick Gérardin, Sylvain Sampériz, Duksha Ramful, Brahim Boumahni, Marc Bintner, Jean-Luc Alessandri, Magali Carbonnier, Isabelle Tiran-Rajaoefera, Gilles Beullier, Irénée Boya, Tahir Noormahomed, Jocelyn Okoï, Olivier Rollot, Liliane Cotte, Marie-Christine Jaffar-Bandjee, Alain Michault, François Favier, Monique Kaminski, Alain Fourmaintraux, Xavier Fritel Background Little is known about the neurocognitive outcome in children exposed to perinatal mother-to-child Chikungunya virus (p-CHIKV) infection. Methods The CHIMERE ambispective cohort study compared the neurocognitive function of 33 p-CHIKV-infected children (all but one enrolled retrospectively) at around two years of age with 135 uninfected peers (all enrolled prospectively). Psychomotor development was assessed using the revised Brunet-Lezine scale, examiners blinded to infectious status
by Johan van Griensven, Koert Ritmeijer, Lutgarde Lynen, Ermias Diro
by Adriano C. Coelho, Cristiana T.
by Michael F. Minnick, Burt E. Anderson, Amorce Lima, James M.
by Calvin A. Henard, Eric D.
by Lucienne Tritten, Erica Burkman, Andrew Moorhead, Mohammed Satti, James Geary, Charles Mackenzie, Timothy Geary Filarial nematodes cause chronic and profoundly debilitating diseases in both humans and animals. Applications of novel technology are providing unprecedented opportunities to improve diagnosis and our understanding of the molecular basis for host-parasite interactions. As a first step, we investigated the presence of circulating miRNAs released by filarial nematodes into the host bloodstream.
by Steven T. Stoddard, Helen J. Wearing, Robert C
by Charles Emile Ramarokoto, Anna Overgaard Kildemoes, Bodo Sahondra Randrianasolo, Pascaline Ravoniarimbinina, Vololomboahangy Elisabeth Ravaoalimalala, Peter Leutscher, Eyrun Floerecke Kjetland, Birgitte Jyding Vennervald Background Genital granulomas induced by Schistosoma haematobium eggs can manifest as different lesion types visible by colposcopy; rubbery papules (RP), homogenous sandy patches (HSP) and grainy sandy patches (GSP). Pronounced tissue eosinophilia is a candidate marker for active S.
by André L. Costa-da-Silva, Osvaldo Marinotti, José M. C.