by Sarah J. Wynwood, Mary-Anne A. Burns, Glenn C
Neglected Tropical Diseases
This week, The New England Journal of Medicine features an excellent review article and interactive graphic on the recent emergence and spread of Chikungunya Virus. Read More
This month’s bulletin features articles about the following: • The Ebola epidemic: – a turning point for global health – relects the global health workforce crisis – vaccine Read More
by Salman A. Rahman, Sheila K.
by Maria A. Guimarães, Rosimeire N. de Oliveira, Leiz M.
by Wendy Gibson, Lori Peacock, Vanessa Ferris, Katrin Fischer, Jennifer Livingstone, James Thomas, Mick Bailey Genetic recombination between pathogens derived from humans and livestock has the potential to create novel pathogen strains, highlighted by the influenza pandemic H1N1/09, which was derived from a re-assortment of swine, avian and human influenza A viruses. Here we investigated whether genetic recombination between subspecies of the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, from humans and animals can generate new strains of human pathogen, T. b
by Ahmed Fahal, EL Sheikh Mahgoub, Ahmed M. EL Hassan, Manar Elsheikh Abdel-Rahman This communication reports on the Mycetoma Research Centre of the University of Khartoum, Sudan experience on 6,792 patients seen during the period 1991–2014.The patients were predominately young (64% under 30 years old) males (76%). The majority (68%) were from the Sudan mycetoma belt and 28% were students.
by Maria P. Rebollo, Khalfan A.
by Olusola Ojurongbe, Akeem Abiodun Akindele, Monsuru Adebayo Adeleke, Matthew Oyebode Oyedeji, Samuel Adeyinka Adedokun, Josephine Folashade Ojo, Callistus Adewale Akinleye, Oloyede Samuel Bolaji, Olusegun Adelowo Adefioye, Oluwaseyi Adegboyega Adeyeba Background Loiasis is currently receiving attention as a disease of public health importance because of the possibility of increased risk of developing neurologic serious adverse event following mass ivermectin treatment against onchocerciasis in individual co-infected with Onchocerca volvulus and Loa loa. Methodology/Principal Findings Rapid assessment procedure for loiasis (RAPLOA) was conducted in 12 communities covering the 3 senatorial districts of Osun State, Nigeria.
by Alexandra P. M. Shaw, Inaki Tirados, Clement T.
by Daniel L. Horton, Lorraine M. McElhinney, Conrad M.
by Sandip Kumar Nandi, Ayon Chakraborty, Alok Kumar Panda, Sougata Sinha Ray, Rajiv Kumar Kar, Anirban Bhunia, Ashis Biswas Adenosine-5’-triphosphate (ATP) is an important phosphate metabolite abundantly found in Mycobacterium leprae bacilli. This pathogen does not derive ATP from its host but has its own mechanism for the generation of ATP. Interestingly, this molecule as well as several antigenic proteins act as bio-markers for the detection of leprosy.
by Michael G. Li, Peter J.
by Anne-Laure Page, Iza Ciglenecki, Ernest Robert Jasmin, Laurence Desvignes, Francesco Grandesso, Jonathan Polonsky, Sarala Nicholas, Kathryn P. Alberti, Klaudia Porten, Francisco J. Luquero Background In 2010 and 2011, Haiti was heavily affected by a large cholera outbreak that spread throughout the country.
by Matthew C. Pitman, Tara Luck, Catherine S. Marshall, Nicholas M
by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff
by Justine A. Assenga, Lucas E.