Neglected Tropical Diseases



WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria

The Ebola virus was introduced into Nigeria on 20 July when an infected Liberian man arrived by aeroplane into Lagos, Africa’s most populous city. The man, who died in hospital 5 days later, set off a chain of transmission that infected a total of 19 people, of whom 7 died. According to WHO recommendations, the end of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in a country can be declared once 42 days have passed and no new cases have been detected. The 42 days represents twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola (21 days). This 42-day period starts from the last day that any person in the country had contact with a confirmed or probable Ebola case.


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Dr. Paul Farmer: ‘An Ebola Diagnosis Need Not be a Death Sentence’

Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In HealthDr. Paul Farmer and members of the PIH Advance Ebola Response Team meet with Liberian health care workers during a recent visit to the Martha Tubman Memorial Hospital in Zwedru, Liberia. This week the London Review of Books published an essay by PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer in which he reflects on a recent trip to Liberia and assesses the severity of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


German NTD Network Launched

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Newly Formed German NTD Network Poised to Advance NTD Advocacy Michelle Brooks, policy director for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, writes, “On September 22nd, the Global Network was thrilled to support a launch event for the German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases. … By…More

Correction: Using Molecular Epidemiology to Track Toxoplasma gondii from Terrestrial Carnivores…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff

A One Health Framework for the Evaluation of Rabies Control Programmes: A Case Study from…

by Barbara Häsler, Elly Hiby, Will Gilbert, Nalinika Obeyesekere, Houda Bennani, Jonathan Rushton Background One Health addresses complex challenges to promote the health of all species and the environment by integrating relevant sciences at systems level. Its application to zoonotic diseases is recommended, but few coherent frameworks exist that combine approaches from multiple disciplines. Rabies requires an interdisciplinary approach for effective and efficient management

Chemotherapeutic Potential of 17-AAG against Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Caused by Leishmania…

by Diego M. Santos, Antonio L. O

Caseating Granulomas in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

by Jessica Aoun, Robert Habib, Khalil Charaffeddine, Suad Taraif, Asif Loya, Ibrahim Khalifeh Background Caseating granulomas are often associated with a mycobacterial infection (TB) and are thought to be exceedingly rare in cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). However, no large series has accurately documented the incidence of caseating granulomas in CL. Methods A multiregional cohort consisting of 317 patients with CL [Syria (157), Pakistan (66), Lebanon (47), Saudi Arabia (43), Ethiopia (2) and Iran (2)] was reviewed

Hidden Population Structure and Cross-species Transmission of Whipworms (Trichuris sp.) in…

by Ria R. Ghai, Noah D. Simons, Colin A.

IgG1 as a Potential Biomarker of Post-chemotherapeutic Relapse in Visceral Leishmaniasis, and…

by Tapan Bhattacharyya, Armon Ayandeh, Andrew K. Falconar, Shyam Sundar, Sayda El-Safi, Marissa A. Gripenberg, Duncan E

First WHO Meeting of Stakeholders on Elimination of Gambiense Human African Trypanosomiasis

by Peter Holmes

Identification and Characterization of Hundreds of Potent and Selective Inhibitors of…

by Rosario Diaz, Sandra A. Luengo-Arratta, João D. Seixas, Emanuele Amata, William Devine, Carlos Cordon-Obras, Domingo I.

Evaluation of a Community-Based Trapping Program to Collect Simulium ochraceum sensu lato for…

by Mario A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Monsuru A. Adeleke, Isabel C

Multiplexed Digital mRNA Profiling of the Inflammatory Response in the West Nile Swiss Webster…

by José Peña, Jessica A. Plante, Alda Celena Carillo, Kimberly K. Roberts, Jennifer K

Current Treatment for Venom-Induced Consumption Coagulopathy Resulting from Snakebite

by Kalana Maduwage, Geoffrey K. Isbister Venomous snakebite is considered the single most important cause of human injury from venomous animals worldwide.

P. vivax Malaria and Dengue Fever Co-infection: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Brazilian Amazon

by Belisa M. L.

Correction: Use of Humanised Rat Basophilic Leukaemia Cell Line RS-ATL8 for the Assessment of…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff

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