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Neglected Tropical Diseases
Angola is grappling with a yellow fever outbreak, which has infected more than 450 people and killed 178 – the first epidemic of the disease to hit the country in 30 years. The outbreak, which was first reported in the capital city Luanda in December 2015, has since spread to 6 of the country’s 18
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by Robert Moss, Roslyn I. Hickson, Jodie McVernon, James M. McCaw, Krishna Hort, Jim Black, John R.
by Yan Fu, Andreas L. Chryssafidis, John A. Browne, Jack O’Sullivan, Paul A.
by Francianne M. Amorim, Maurício L. Nobre, Leonardo C.
by International Typhoid Consortium , Vanessa K. Wong, Kathryn E.
by Amaya L. Bustinduy, Jennifer F. Friedman, Eyrun Floerecke Kjetland, Amara E.
by Rita Medeiros, Viviane Jusot, Guy Houillon, Anvar Rasuli, Luzia Martorelli, Ana Paula Kataoka, Mohamed Ben Mechlia, Anne-Sophie Le Guern, Liliam Rodrigues, Rhomero Assef, Alvino Maestri, Reynaldo Lima, Yolande Rotivel, Valérie Bosch-Castells, Noël Tordo Background Animal control measures in Latin America have decreased the incidence of urban human rabies transmitted by dogs and cats; currently most cases of human rabies are transmitted by bats. In 2004–2005, rabies outbreaks in populations living in rural Brazil prompted widespread vaccination of exposed and at-risk populations. More than 3,500 inhabitants of Augusto Correa (Pará State) received either post-exposure (PEP) or pre-exposure (PrEP) prophylaxis
by Silvia Runge-Ranzinger, Axel Kroeger, Piero Olliaro, Philip J. McCall, Gustavo Sánchez Tejeda, Linda S. Lloyd, Lokman Hakim, Leigh R
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by Anismrita Lahon, Ravi P. Arya, Alexander R. Kneubehl, Megan B.
by Mohd Jaseem Khan, Amanda Cristina Trabuco, Helda Liz Alfonso, Mario Luis Figueiredo, Weber Cheli Batista, Soraya Jabur Badra, Luiz Tadeu Figueiredo, Marco Aurélio Lavrador, Victor Hugo Aquino Viruses transmitted by small mammals and arthropods serve as global threats to humans. Most emergent and re-emergent viral agents are transmitted by these groups; therefore, the development of high-throughput screening methods for the detection and surveillance of such viruses is of great interest.
by Andrea I. Zambrano, Shekhar Sharma, Kathryn Crowley, Laura Dize, Beatriz E.
by Calvin Sindato, Kim B. Stevens, Esron D. Karimuribo, Leonard E.
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