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Neglected Tropical Diseases
Just US$300 million a year would greatly improve drug delivery for neglected tropical diseases, says coalition.
by Stephen W. Attwood, Motomu Ibaraki, Yasuhide Saitoh, Naoko Nihei, Daniel A. Janies Background Schistosoma japonicum causes major public health problems in China and the Philippines; this parasite, which is transmitted by freshwater snails of the species Oncomelania hupensis, causes the disease intestinal schistosomiasis in humans and cattle.
by Prasert Saichua, Anna Yakovleva, Christine Kamamia, Amar R. Jariwala, Jiraporn Sithithaworn, Banchob Sripa, Paul J.
by Kimbra G. Turner, Paola Vacchina, Maricela Robles-Murguia, Mariha Wadsworth, Mary Ann McDowell, Miguel A.
by Nicholas A. Feasey, Dean Everett, E. Brian Faragher, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Arthur Kang’ombe, Brigitte Denis, Marko Kerac, Elizabeth Molyneux, Malcolm Molyneux, Andreas Jahn, Melita A
by Javier Gandasegui, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Cristina Carranza-Rodríguez, José Luis Pérez-Arellano, Belén Vicente, Julio López-Abán, Antonio Muro Background Urogenital schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma haematobium is a serious underestimated public health problem affecting 112 million people – particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Microscopic examination of urine samples to detect parasite eggs still remains as definitive diagnosis.
by Gordana Panic, Mireille Vargas, Ivan Scandale, Jennifer Keiser Background As plans to expand mass drug treatment campaigns to fight schistosomiasis form, worries about reliance on praziquantel as the sole available treatment motivate the investigation for novel antischistosomal compounds. Drug repurposing might be an inexpensive and effective source of novel antischistosomal leads.
by Pengfei Cai, Geoffrey N. Gobert, Hong You, Mary Duke, Donald P. McManus Background Schistosomiasis remains a major public health issue, with an estimated 230 million people infected worldwide.
by Madhusmita Bal, Prakash K. Sahu, Nityananda Mandal, Ashok K.
by Tawatchai Kirawittaya, In-Kyu Yoon, Sineewanlaya Wichit, Sharone Green, Francis A. Ennis, Robert V. Gibbons, Stephen J
by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff
by Jelke J. Fros, Corinne Geertsema, Chantal B.
by Peter J. Hotez
by Karen M. Campbell, Kristin Haldeman, Chris Lehnig, Cesar V.
by Ayodele Adedoja, Bukola Deborah Tijani, Ajibola A. Akanbi, Taiwo A.