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Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of a Dengue Vaccine in Regions of Endemic Disease — NEJM

A new study on a Dengue Vaccine from The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates an unexplained higher incidence of hospitalization for dengue in year 3 Read More

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Poor health systems hamper fight against tropical diseases

Just US$300 million a year would greatly improve drug delivery for neglected tropical diseases, says coalition.

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What Makes Community Engagement Effective?: Lessons from the Eliminate Dengue Program

by Pamela A. Kolopack, Janet A.

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Comparative Phylogenetic Studies on Schistosoma japonicum and Its Snail Intermediate Host…

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.


Levels of 8-OxodG Predict Hepatobiliary Pathology in Opisthorchis viverrini Endemic Settings in…

by Prasert Saichua, Anna Yakovleva, Christine Kamamia, Amar R. Jariwala, Jiraporn Sithithaworn, Banchob Sripa, Paul J.


Fitness and Phenotypic Characterization of Miltefosine-Resistant Leishmania major

by Kimbra G. Turner, Paola Vacchina, Maricela Robles-Murguia, Mariha Wadsworth, Mary Ann McDowell, Miguel A.


Modelling the Contributions of Malaria, HIV, Malnutrition and Rainfall to the Decline in…

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


The Rapid-Heat LAMPellet Method: A Potential Diagnostic Method for Human Urogenital…

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.


Activity Profile of an FDA-Approved Compound Library against Schistosoma mansoni

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.


Circulating miRNAs: Potential Novel Biomarkers for Hepatopathology Progression and Diagnosis of…

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.


Maternal Infection Is a Risk Factor for Early Childhood Infection in Filariasis

by Madhusmita Bal, Prakash K. Sahu, Nityananda Mandal, Ashok K.


Evaluation of Cardiac Involvement in Children with Dengue by Serial Echocardiographic Studies

by Tawatchai Kirawittaya, In-Kyu Yoon, Sineewanlaya Wichit, Sharone Green, Francis A. Ennis, Robert V. Gibbons, Stephen J


Correction: Differences in the Faecal Microbiome in Schistosoma haematobium Infected Children…

by The PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Staff


West Nile Virus: High Transmission Rate in North-Western European Mosquitoes Indicates Its…

by Jelke J. Fros, Corinne Geertsema, Chantal B.


Blue Marble Health Redux: Neglected Tropical Diseases and Human Development in the Group of 20…

by Peter J. Hotez


Weather Regulates Location, Timing, and Intensity of Dengue Virus Transmission between Humans…

by Karen M. Campbell, Kristin Haldeman, Chris Lehnig, Cesar V.


Co-endemicity of Plasmodium falciparum and Intestinal Helminths Infection in School Age…

by Ayodele Adedoja, Bukola Deborah Tijani, Ajibola A. Akanbi, Taiwo A.


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