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January WHO Bulletin

This month’s bulletin features articles about the following: • The Ebola epidemic:   – a turning point for global health   – relects the global health workforce crisis   – vaccine Read More


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


Global Network For NTDs Special Envoys Urge U.N. To Include NTDs In Post-2015 Development Goals

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Special Envoys Urge the Inclusion of NTDs within the Sustainable Development Goals “…Even though NTDs were included in the Outcome Document of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) in 2014, they are not specifically mentioned in [U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s] Synthesis Report. [In…More

Automated High-Content Assay for Compounds Selectively Toxic to Trypanosoma cruzi in a…

by Julio Alonso-Padilla, Ignacio Cotillo, Jesús L. Presa, Juan Cantizani, Imanol Peña, Ana I. Bardera, Jose J

7 ‘Achievable But Ambitious’ NTD Goals For 2015

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: A Wish List for 2015: 7 Achievable Victories in the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases Mirta Roses Periago, former director of the Pan American Health Organization, outlines her “wish list” for 2015, which “includes seven achievable yet ambitious victories for the global health and development community.”…More

Discovery of Mosquito Saliva MicroRNAs during CHIKV Infection

by Payal D. Maharaj, Steven G.

The Influence of HIV and Schistosomiasis on Renal Function: A Cross-sectional Study among…

by Neema M. Kayange, Luke R.

Source Tracking Mycobacterium ulcerans Infections in the Ashanti Region, Ghana

by Charles A. Narh, Lydia Mosi, Charles Quaye, Christelle Dassi, Daniele O. Konan, Samuel C.

Real-time PCR Demonstrates High Prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum in the Philippines:…

by Catherine. A. Gordon, Luz P.

Microsatellite Alterations Are also Present in the Less Aggressive Types of Adult T-Cell…

by Marcelo Magalhães, Pedro D. Oliveira, Achiléa L. Bittencourt, Lourdes Farre Background Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a mature T-cell neoplasia etiologically linked to HTLV-1

Effect of Antenatal Parasitic Infections on Anti-vaccine IgG Levels in Children: A Prospective…

by Indu Malhotra, Maxim McKibben, Peter Mungai, Elisabeth McKibben, Xuelei Wang, Laura J. Sutherland, Eric M. Muchiri, Charles H

Bilateral Conjunctivitis in a Returned Traveller

by Sasha R. Fehily, Gail B. Cross, Andrew J.

Male Mosquitoes as Vehicles for Insecticide

by James W. Mains, Corey L. Brelsfoard, Stephen L.

Bartonella spp. Bacteremia in Blood Donors from Campinas, Brazil

by Luiza Helena Urso Pitassi, Pedro Paulo Vissotto de Paiva Diniz, Diana Gerardi Scorpio, Marina Rovani Drummond, Bruno Grosselli Lania, Maria Lourdes Barjas-Castro, Rovilson Gilioli, Silvia Colombo, Stanley Sowy, Edward B. Breitschwerdt, William L. Nicholson, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho Bartonella species are blood-borne, re-emerging organisms, capable of causing prolonged infection with diverse disease manifestations, from asymptomatic bacteremia to chronic debilitating disease and death.

Characterization of Plasmodium ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri in Western Kenya Utilizing…

by Robin H. Miller, Clifford O. Obuya, Elizabeth W.

Th17 Down-regulation Is Involved in Reduced Progression of Schistosomiasis Fibrosis in ICOSL KO…

by Bo Wang, Song Liang, Yu Wang, Xing-Quan Zhu, Wei Gong, Hui-Qin Zhang, Ying Li, Chao-Ming Xia Background Granulomatous and fibrosing inflammation in response to parasite eggs is the main pathology that occurs during infection with Schistosoma spp. CD4+ T cells play critical roles in both host immune responses against parasitic infection and immunopathology in schistosomiasis,and coordinate many types of immune cells that contribute to fibrosis.

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