Neglected Tropical Diseases



Private Financial Backing, Strong Coordination Can Help Eliminate NTDs

The Guardian: Pills, philanthropy, and parasitic worms Ellen Agler, chief executive, and Warren Lancaster, senior vice president of program, both at the End Fund “…The global movement to end NTDs has seen significant momentum in recent years. One of the most promising aspects of this is that new partners have joined the efforts, including private…More


From Paper to Practice: The Need for an Integrated Approach to Ebola Treatment

Ami Waters | Global Health Core | The nurse greets the patient outside a newly constructed tent at the front of the clinic. She has Read More

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New 15 minute test for Ebola to be trialled in Guinea

Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) | A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialled in the coming weeks Read More


Correction: A Novel qPCR Assay for the Detection of African Animal Trypanosomosis in…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff

Correction: Genetic Diversity of Brazilian Aedes aegypti: Patterns following an Eradication…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff

Yemen’s Successful NTD Control Efforts Provide Lessons For Disease Control In Areas Of…

PLOS “Neglected Tropical Diseases”: Yemen: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases against All Odds Elisa Baring, program directorat the END Fund, and Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and chair of the END Fund technical advisory board “…Today, Yemen has some of the highest concentrations of NTDs in the Middle East. … Yemen’s MoPHP [Yemen…More

$100M For NTDs Included In FY15 Spending Bill

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Congress Approves $100 Million for NTD Funding! Alex Gordon, communications associate for the Global Network and the Sabin Vaccine Institute, writes, “…We were very happy to hear that Congress approved $100 million for NTD funding in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and the president signed the budget…More

Human African Trypanosomiasis Presenting at Least 29 Years after Infection—What Can This…

by Darshan Sudarshi, Sarah Lawrence, William Owen Pickrell, Vinay Eligar, Richard Walters, Shumonta Quaderi, Alice Walker, Paul Capewell, Caroline Clucas, Angela Vincent, Francesco Checchi, Annette MacLeod, Michael Brown

Universal Single-Probe RT-PCR Assay for Diagnosis of Dengue Virus Infections

by Erik Alm, Birgitta Lesko, Gunnel Lindegren, Clas Ahlm, Sandra Söderholm, Kerstin I. Falk, Nina Lagerqvist Background Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that has become more prevalent in the last few decades. Most patients are viremic when they present with symptoms, and early diagnosis of dengue is important in preventing severe clinical complications associated with this disease and also represents a key factor in differential diagnosis.

Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Bartonella bacilliformis in Experimentally Infected Sand Flies…

by Nasikarn Angkasekwinai, Erin H. Atkins, Richard N.

Yemen: Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases against All Odds

by Elisa Baring, Peter J. Hotez

Bayesian Risk Mapping and Model-Based Estimation of Schistosoma haematobium–Schistosoma…

by Frédérique Chammartin, Clarisse A. Houngbedji, Eveline Hürlimann, Richard B. Yapi, Kigbafori D

Inhibition of Autoimmune Chagas-Like Heart Disease by Bone Marrow Transplantation

by Maria C. Guimaro, Rozeneide M. Alves, Ester Rose, Alessandro O

Using a Non-Image-Based Medium-Throughput Assay for Screening Compounds Targeting…

by Daniel Paape, Andrew S. Bell, William P. Heal, Jennie A

Long-term Survival and Virulence of Mycobacterium leprae in Amoebal Cysts

by William H. Wheat, Amy L.

High Prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni in Six Health Areas of – Kasansa Health Zone,…

by Sylvie Linsuke, Sabin Nundu, Sylvain Mupoyi, Rodin Mukele, Faustin Mukunda, Madeleine Mbuyi Kabongo, Raquel Inocêncio da Luz, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden, Marc Van Sprundel, Marleen Boelaert, Katja Polman, Pascal Lutumba School-aged children suffer the most from schistosomiasis infection in sub Saharan Africa due to poverty and limited sanitary conditions. Mapping of disease burden is recommended and there is a need of updating prevalence data which is as old as 20 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An epidemiological and parasitological study was carried out in 2011 in the health zone of Kasansa.

Characterization of the Ca2+-Gated and Voltage-Dependent K+-Channel Slo-1 of Nematodes and Its…

by Daniel Kulke, Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Sandra M. Miltsch, Adrian J. Wolstenholme, Aaron R.

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