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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

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Competence of Cimex lectularius Bed Bugs for the Transmission of Bartonella quintana, the Agent…

by Hamza Leulmi, Idir Bitam, Jean Michel Berenger, Hubert Lepidi, Jean Marc Rolain, Lionel Almeras, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola Background Bartonella quintana, the etiologic agent of trench fever and other human diseases, is transmitted by the feces of body lice. Recently, this bacterium has been detected in other arthropod families such as bed bugs, which begs the question of their involvement in B. quintana transmission.


Pan-phylum Comparison of Nematode Metabolic Potential

by Rahul Tyagi, Bruce A. Rosa, Warren G.


Urbanization of Scrub Typhus Disease in South Korea

by Sang-Won Park, Na-Young Ha, Boyeong Ryu, Ji Hwan Bang, Hoyeon Song, Yuri Kim, Gwanghun Kim, Myoung-don Oh, Nam-Hyuk Cho, Jong-koo Lee Background Scrub typhus is an endemic disease in Asia. It has been a rural disease, but indigenous urban cases have been observed in Seoul, South Korea. Urban scrub typhus may have a significant impact because of the large population


Drivers of Bushmeat Hunting and Perceptions of Zoonoses in Nigerian Hunting Communities

by Sagan Friant, Sarah B. Paige, Tony L. Goldberg Bushmeat hunting threatens biodiversity and increases the risk of zoonotic pathogen transmission.


The Heme Transport Capacity of LHR1 Determines the Extent of Virulence in Leishmania…

by Rebecca L. Renberg, Xiaojing Yuan, Tamika K. Samuel, Danilo C


Transcriptome Profiling and Genetic Study Reveal Amplified Carboxylesterase Genes Implicated in…

by Linda Grigoraki, Jacques Lagnel, Ilias Kioulos, Anastasia Kampouraki, Evangelia Morou, Pierrick Labbé, Mylene Weill, John Vontas Background The control of Aedes albopictus, a major vector for viral diseases, such as dengue fever and chikungunya, has been largely reliant on the use of the larvicide temephos for many decades. This insecticide remains a primary control tool for several countries and it is a potential reliable reserve, for emergency epidemics or new invasion cases, in regions such as Europe which have banned its use.


Prevalence and Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in People of Rural Communities of the High…

by Karen A. Alroy, Christine Huang, Robert H. Gilman, Victor R.


High Rates of Asymptomatic, Sub-microscopic Plasmodium vivax Infection and Disappearing…

by Andreea Waltmann, Andrew W. Darcy, Ivor Harris, Cristian Koepfli, John Lodo, Ventis Vahi, David Piziki, G. Dennis Shanks, Alyssa E


Arterial Hypertension and Skin Allergy Are Risk Factors for Progression from Dengue to Dengue…

by Maria Glória Teixeira, Enny S. Paixão, Maria da Conceição N. Costa, Rivaldo V


Snakebites and Scorpion Stings in the Brazilian Amazon: Identifying Research Priorities for a…

by Fan Hui Wen, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Ana Maria Moura da Silva, Denise V. Tambourgi, Iran Mendonça da Silva, Vanderson S.


Biodistribution and Trafficking of Hydrogel Nanoparticles in Adult Mosquitoes

by Cynthia C. H. Paquette, Yashdeep Phanse, Jillian L.


The Contributions of Onchocerciasis Control and Elimination Programs toward the Achievement of…

by Caitlin Dunn, Kelly Callahan, Moses Katabarwa, Frank Richards, Donald Hopkins, P. Craig Withers, Lucas E. Buyon, Deborah McFarland In 2000, 189 member states of the United Nations (UN) developed a plan for peace and development, which resulted in eight actionable goals known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


Biodistribution and Toxicity Studies of PRINT Hydrogel Nanoparticles in Mosquito Larvae and…

by Yashdeep Phanse, Brendan M. Dunphy, Jillian L.


International External Quality Assessment Study for Molecular Detection of Lassa Virus

by Sergejs Nikisins, Toni Rieger, Pranav Patel, Rolf Müller, Stephan Günther, Matthias Niedrig Lassa virus (LASV) is a causative agent of hemorrhagic fever in West Africa. In recent years, it has been imported several times to Europe and North America. The method of choice for early detection of LASV in blood is RT-PCR.


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