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Neglected Tropical Diseases
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by Christopher Fitzpatrick, Kingsley Asiedu, Jean Jannin Introduction A disabling and disfiguring disease that “begins where the road ends”, yaws is targeted by WHO for eradication by the year 2020. The global campaign is not yet financed. To evaluate yaws eradication within the context of the post-2015 development agenda, we perform a somewhat allegorical cost-effectiveness analysis of eradication, comparing it to a counterfactual in which we simply wait for more roads (the end of poverty)
by Iris J. Gonzalez-Leal, Bianca Röger, Angela Schwarz, Tanja Schirmeister, Thomas Reinheckel, Manfred B. Lutz, Heidrun Moll Resistance and susceptibility to Leishmania major infection in the murine model is determined by the capacity of the host to mount either a protective Th1 response or a Th2 response associated with disease progression
by Salah Uddin Khan, Henrik Salje, A. Hannan, Md.
by Carina P. Pacanaro, Sílvia R.
by Olatunwa J. Olamiju, Francisca O. Olamiju, Adebiyi A.
by Kurtesh Sherifi, Daniel Cadar, Skender Muji, Avni Robaj, Salih Ahmeti, Xhevat Jakupi, Petra Emmerich, Andreas Krüger Despite being a small country, Kosovo represents one of the few foci of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Europe. The distribution of Kosovar tick vectors and the evolution of CCHF virus in ticks are both as yet unknown. A better description of the extent and the genetic diversity of CCHFV in ticks from endemic settings is essential, in order to be controlled.
by Christopher F. Bosio, Austin K. Viall, Clayton O.
by Adrian Miller, Michelle L. Smith, Jenni A. Judd, Rick Speare Background Strongyloides stercoralis infects human hosts mainly through skin contact with contaminated soil
by Irazú Contreras, José A. Estrada, Hannah Guak, Caroline Martel, Alborz Borjian, Benjamin Ralph, Marina T. Shio, Sylvie Fournier, Connie M
by Daniel Wan, Fernanda Ludolf, Daniel G. W.
by Irma Haben, Wiebke Hartmann, Minka Breloer One-third of the human population is infected with parasitic worms. To avoid being eliminated, these parasites actively dampen the immune response of their hosts. This immune modulation also suppresses immune responses to third-party antigens such as vaccines.
by Kingsley Asiedu, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Jean Jannin Background Yaws, one of the 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), is targeted for eradication by 2020 in resolution WHA66.12 of the World Health Assembly (2013) and the WHO roadmap on NTDs (2012). The disease frequently affects children who live in poor socioeconomic conditions. Between 1952 and 1964, WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) led a global eradication campaign using injectable benzathine penicillin.
by Lynn Soong, Hui Wang, Thomas R. Shelite, Yuejin Liang, Nicole L.
by Andre Coetzer, Claude T. Sabeta, Wanda Markotter, Charles E. Rupprecht, Louis H