by Karin L. Schiøler, Michael Alifrangis, Uriel Kitron, Flemming Konradsen
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Angola is grappling with a yellow fever outbreak, which has infected more than 450 people and killed 178 – the first epidemic of the disease to hit the country in 30 years. The outbreak, which was first reported in the capital city Luanda in December 2015, has since spread to 6 of the country’s 18
Unexplained meat bans can alienate people and hurt livelihoods. Salome Bukachi proposes ways to improve response.
by Kristen Aiemjoy, Nicole E. Stoller, Sintayehu Gebresillasie, Ayalew Shiferaw, Zerihun Tadesse, Tegene Sewnet, Bezuayehu Ayele, Melsew Chanyalew, Kelly Callahan, Aisha Stewart, Paul M. Emerson, Thomas M
by Mohamed Kouni Chahed, Hédia Bellali, Sonia Ben Jemaa, Tarek Bellaj Background The incidence of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) makes it the most widespread parasitic disease in Tunisia and the Arab world. Yet, few studies have addressed its psychological and psychosocial effects.
by Robert J Shorten, Colin S Brown, Michael Jacobs, Simon Rattenbury, Andrew J. Simpson, Stephen Mepham The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was unprecedented in scale and location.
by Peter J Hotez, Ashish Damania, Mohsen Naghavi
by Andrew D. Haddow, Farooq Nasar, Hilda Guzman, Alongkot Ponlawat, Richard G. Jarman, Robert B
by Athumani M. Ramadhani, Tamsyn Derrick, David Macleod, Martin J.
by Sulaf Alwassouf, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Laurence Bichaud, Pantelis Ntais, Apostolos Mazeris, Maria Antoniou, Remi N. Charrel Phleboviruses transmitted by sandflies are endemic in the Mediterranean area. The last decade has witnessed the description of an accumulating number of novel viruses
by Joel Lutomiah, Roberto Barrera, Albina Makio, James Mutisya, Hellen Koka, Samuel Owaka, Edith Koskei, Albert Nyunja, Fredrick Eyase, Rodney Coldren, Rosemary Sang Dengue outbreaks were first reported in East Africa in the late 1970s to early 1980s including the 1982 outbreak on the Kenyan coast. In 2011, dengue outbreaks occurred in Mandera in northern Kenya and subsequently in Mombasa city along the Kenyan coast in 2013–2014. Following laboratory confirmation of dengue fever cases, an entomologic investigation was conducted to establish the mosquito species, and densities, causing the outbreak.
by James Weger-Lucarelli, Claudia Rückert, Nunya Chotiwan, Chilinh Nguyen, Selene M. Garcia Luna, Joseph R. Fauver, Brian D
by Jennifer R. Honda, Nabeeh A. Hasan, Rebecca M.
by Jason Echavez Abello, Julita Gil Cuesta, Boyd Roderick Cerro, Debarati Guha-Sapir In cases of Dengue fever, late hospital admission can lead to treatment delay and even death. In order to improve early disease notification and management, it is essential to investigate the factors affecting the time of admission of Dengue cases. This study determined the factors associated with the time of admission among notified Dengue cases.
by Arianna Rubin Means, Julie Jacobson, Aryc W. Mosher, Judd L. Walson Background While some evidence supports the beneficial effects of integrating neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs to optimize coverage and reduce costs, there is minimal information regarding when or how to effectively operationalize program integration
by Sushmita Das, Rakesh Mandal, Vidya Nand Rabidas, Neena Verma, Krishna Pandey, Ashok Kumar Ghosh, Sreekant Kesari, Ashish Kumar, Bidyut Purkait, Chandra Sekhar Lal, Pradeep Das Background Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), with the squeal of Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL), is a global threat for health. Studies have shown sodium stibogluconate (SSG) resistance in VL patients with chronic arsenic exposure. Here, we assessed the association between arsenic exposure and risk of developing PKDL in treated VL patients
by Mohammad Islamuddin, Garima Chouhan, Muzamil Yaqub Want, Hani A. Ozbak, Hassan A.