Neglected Tropical Diseases



What Makes Community Engagement Effective?: Lessons from the Eliminate Dengue Program

by Pamela A. Kolopack, Janet A.

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Validation of a Microsphere Immunoassay for Serological Leptospirosis Diagnosis

by Sarah J. Wynwood, Mary-Anne A. Burns, Glenn C

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Chikungunya Virus & the Global Spread of Mosquito-Borne Disease (NEJM Review & Graphic)

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


Correction: Is Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media a Neglected Tropical Disease?

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff

Correction: Validation of Serological Tests for the Detection of Antibodies Against Treponema…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets On U.S. Government Involvement In Various Global…

Kaiser Family Foundation: Updated Global Health Policy Fact Sheets The Kaiser Family Foundation last week released several updated global health fact sheets, including The U.S. Government and International Family Planning & Reproductive Health; The U.S. Government and Global Neglected Tropical Diseases; The U.S. Government and Global Maternal & Child Health; and The U.S. Government and…More

Tissue Localization and Extracellular Matrix Degradation by PI, PII and PIII Snake Venom…

by Cristina Herrera, Teresa Escalante, Mathieu-Benoit Voisin, Alexandra Rucavado, Diego Morazán, Jéssica Kele A. Macêdo, Juan J. Calvete, Libia Sanz, Sussan Nourshargh, José María Gutiérrez, Jay W.

Frequent House Invasion of Trypanosoma cruzi-Infected Triatomines in a Suburban Area of Brazil

by Gilmar Ribeiro Jr., Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves, Renato Barbosa Reis, Carlos Gustavo Silva dos Santos, Alekhine Amorim, Sônia Gumes Andrade, Mitermayer G. Reis Background The demographic transition of populations from rural areas to large urban centers often results in a disordered occupation of forest remnants and increased economic pressure to develop high-income buildings in these areas. Ecological and socioeconomic factors associated with these urban transitions create conditions for the potential transmission of infectious diseases, which was demonstrated for Chagas disease.

Rapid Emergence of Multidrug Resistant, H58-Lineage Salmonella Typhi in Blantyre, Malawi

by Nicholas A. Feasey, Katherine Gaskell, Vanessa Wong, Chisomo Msefula, George Selemani, Save Kumwenda, Theresa J. Allain, Jane Mallewa, Neil Kennedy, Aisleen Bennett, Joram O.

Is Diabetes a Risk Factor for a Severe Clinical Presentation of Dengue? – Review and…

by Nan Shwe Nwe Htun, Peter Odermatt, Ikenna C. Eze, Noémie Boillat-Blanco, Valérie D’Acremont, Nicole Probst-Hensch Background The mean age of acute dengue has undergone a shift towards older ages.

Bayesian Geostatistical Model-Based Estimates of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection in…

by Akinola S. Oluwole, Uwem F. Ekpo, Dimitrios-Alexios Karagiannis-Voules, Eniola M

A Small Antigenic Determinant of the Chikungunya Virus E2 Protein Is Sufficient to Induce…

by Christopher Weber, Sarah M. Büchner, Barbara S.

From Lab to Field: The Influence of Urban Landscapes on the Invasive Potential of Wolbachia in…

by Heverton Leandro Carneiro Dutra, Lilha Maria Barbosa dos Santos, Eric Pearce Caragata, Jéssica Barreto Lopes Silva, Daniel Antunes Maciel Villela, Rafael Maciel-de-Freitas, Luciano Andrade Moreira Background The symbiotic bacterium Wolbachia is currently being trialled as a biocontrol agent in several countries to reduce dengue transmission. Wolbachia can invade and spread to infect all individuals within wild mosquito populations, but requires a high rate of maternal transmission, strong cytoplasmic incompatibility and low fitness costs in the host in order to do so.

Correction: Gut Instincts: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices regarding Soil-Transmitted…

by Louise Lu, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Alexis Medina, Scott Smith, Scott Rozelle

The Missing Millions: A Threat to the Elimination of Leprosy

by William Cairns Smith, Wim van Brakel, Tom Gillis, Paul Saunderson, Jan Hendrik Richardus

Historical Perspective: Snail Control to Prevent Schistosomiasis

by Charles H. King, David Bertsch

U.S. Rep. Crenshaw Urges Continued Cooperative Efforts To End Malaria Worldwide

Ripon Advance: Congressman urges partners in the fight against malaria to keep working “Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance, recently asked leading partners in the fight against malaria to continue working for achievements in that mission…More

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