Neglected Tropical Diseases


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Is a Cholera Outbreak Preventable in Post-earthquake Nepal?

by Eric J. Nelson, Jason R. Andrews, Stacey Maples, Michele Barry, John D.


Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of a Dengue Vaccine in Regions of Endemic Disease — NEJM

A new study on a Dengue Vaccine from The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates an unexplained higher incidence of hospitalization for dengue in year 3 Read More

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Poor health systems hamper fight against tropical diseases

Just US$300 million a year would greatly improve drug delivery for neglected tropical diseases, says coalition.


The Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution of Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus: Recent Emergence…

by David T. Williams, Sinéad M. Diviney, Aziz-ur-Rahman Niazi, Peter A.

Establishment of a Canine Rabies Burden in Haiti through the Implementation of a Novel…

by Ryan M Wallace, Hannah Reses, Richard Franka, Pierre Dilius, Natael Fenelon, Lillian Orciari, Melissa Etheart, Apollon Destine, Kelly Crowdis, Jesse D Blanton, Calvin Francisco, Fleurinord Ludder, Victor Del Rio Vilas, Joseph Haim, Max Millien The Republic of Haiti is one of only several countries in the Western Hemisphere in which canine rabies is still endemic. Estimation methods have predicted that 130 human deaths occur per year, yet existing surveillance mechanisms have detected few of these rabies cases. Likewise, canine rabies surveillance capacity has had only limited capacity, detecting only two rabid dogs per year, on average.

Trachoma and Relative Poverty: A Case-Control Study

by Esmael Habtamu, Tariku Wondie, Sintayehu Aweke, Zerihun Tadesse, Mulat Zerihun, Zebideru Zewdie, Kelly Callahan, Paul M. Emerson, Hannah Kuper, Robin L. Bailey, David C

The Impact of Trachomatous Trichiasis on Quality of Life: A Case Control Study

by Esmael Habtamu, Tariku Wondie, Sintayehu Aweke, Zerihun Tadesse, Mulat Zerihun, Zebideru Zewudie, Wondimu Gebeyehu, Kelly Callahan, Paul M. Emerson, Hannah Kuper, Robin L. Bailey, David C

Military, University Public Health Scientists Study Chagas Disease In Texas

The New Yorker: America’s War on the Kissing Bug “…Military science has tightly defined parameters; when it comes to parasitology, only research with practical applications gets funded. [At Army Public Health Command at Joint Base San Antonio], the spectre of risk to personnel — and expensively trained working dogs — meant that a lot of…More

Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Human Cysticercosis in 60 Villages in Three Provinces…

by Hélène Carabin, Athanase Millogo, Assana Cissé, Sarah Gabriël, Ida Sahlu, Pierre Dorny, Cici Bauer, Zekiba Tarnagda, Linda D Cowan, Rasmané Ganaba Background Taenia solium, a zoonotic infection transmitted between humans and pigs, is considered an emerging infection in Sub-Saharan Africa, yet individual and community-level factors associated with the human infection with the larval stages (cysticercosis) are not well understood. This study aims to estimate the magnitude of association of individual-level and village-level factors with current human cysticercosis in 60 villages located in three Provinces of Burkina Faso. Methodology/Principal Findings Baseline cross-sectional data collected between February 2011 and January 2012 from a large community randomized-control trial were used.

Shaking the Tree: Multi-locus Sequence Typing Usurps Current Onchocercid (Filarial Nematode)…

by Emilie Lefoulon, Odile Bain, Jérôme Bourret, Kerstin Junker, Ricardo Guerrero, Israel Cañizales, Yuriy Kuzmin, Tri Baskoro T. Satoto, Jorge Manuel Cardenas-Callirgos, Sueli de Souza Lima, Christian Raccurt, Yasen Mutafchiev, Laurent Gavotte, Coralie Martin During the past twenty years, a number of molecular analyses have been performed to determine the evolutionary relationships of Onchocercidae, a family of filarial nematodes encompassing several species of medical or veterinary importance. However, opportunities for broad taxonomic sampling have been scarce, and analyses were based mainly on 12S rDNA and coxI gene sequences.

Modeling and Validation of Environmental Suitability for Schistosomiasis Transmission Using…

by Yvonne Walz, Martin Wegmann, Stefan Dech, Penelope Vounatsou, Jean-Noël Poda, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Giovanna Raso Background Schistosomiasis is the most widespread water-based disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

Plasmodium vivax Transmission in Africa

by Rosalind E. Howes, Robert C. Reiner Jr., Katherine E

Deltamethrin Resistance Mechanisms in Aedes aegypti Populations from Three French Overseas…

by Isabelle Dusfour, Pilar Zorrilla, Amandine Guidez, Jean Issaly, Romain Girod, Laurent Guillaumot, Carlos Robello, Clare Strode Background Aedes aegypti is a cosmopolite mosquito, vector of arboviruses. The worldwide studies of its insecticide resistance have demonstrated a strong loss of susceptibility to pyrethroids, the major class of insecticide used for vector control. French overseas territories such as French Guiana (South America), Guadeloupe islands (Lesser Antilles) as well as New Caledonia (Pacific Ocean), have encountered such resistance.

Quality of Reporting and Adherence to ARRIVE Guidelines in Animal Studies for Chagas Disease…

by Julián Ernesto Nicolás Gulin, Daniela Marisa Rocco, Facundo García-Bournissen Publication of accurate and detailed descriptions of methods in research articles involving animals is essential for health scientists to accurately interpret published data, evaluate results and replicate findings. Inadequate reporting of key aspects of experimental design may reduce the impact of studies and could act as a barrier to translation of research findings.

Situational Analysis of Lymphatic Filariasis Morbidity in Ahanta West District of Ghana

Objectives Situational analysis of lymphatic filariasis (LF) morbidity and its management in Ahanta West, Ghana, to identify potential barrier to health care for LF patients.

Comparative Genomics of Field Isolates of Mycobacterium bovis and M. caprae Provides Evidence…

by José de la Fuente, Iratxe Díez-Delgado, Marinela Contreras, Joaquín Vicente, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Raquel Tobes, Marina Manrique, Vladimir López, Beatriz Romero, Javier Bezos, Lucas Dominguez, Iker A. Sevilla, Joseba M. Garrido, Ramón Juste, Guillermo Madico, Edward Jones-López, Christian Gortazar Mycobacteria of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) greatly affect humans and animals worldwide.

Prevention of Malaria Resurgence in Greece through the Association of Mass Drug Administration…

by Maria Tseroni, Agoritsa Baka, Christina Kapizioni, Georges Snounou, Sotirios Tsiodras, Maria Charvalakou, Maria Georgitsou, Maria Panoutsakou, Ioanna Psinaki, Maria Tsoromokou, George Karakitsos, Danai Pervanidou, Annita Vakali, Varvara Mouchtouri, Theano Georgakopoulou, Zissis Mamuris, Nikos Papadopoulos, George Koliopoulos, Evangelos Badieritakis, Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Athanasios Tsakris, Jenny Kremastinou, Christos Hadjichristodoulou, MALWEST Project Greece was declared malaria-free in 1974 after a long antimalarial fight. In 2011–2012, an outbreak of P.

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