Neglected Tropical Diseases



Insecticidal Paints: A Realistic Approach to Vector Control?

by Karin L. Schiøler, Michael Alifrangis, Uriel Kitron, Flemming Konradsen


News in the Humanosphere: Angola suffers worst Yellow Fever outbreak in 30 years

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


View on Poverty: Rift Valley fever fight is flawed

Unexplained meat bans can alienate people and hurt livelihoods. Salome Bukachi proposes ways to improve response.


‘If an Eye Is Washed Properly, It Means It Would See Clearly’: A Mixed Methods Study of…

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

Psychological and Psychosocial Consequences of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis among Women in…

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.

Diagnostics in Ebola Virus Disease in Resource-Rich and Resource-Limited Settings

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.

Blue Marble Health and the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

by Peter J Hotez, Ashish Damania, Mohsen Naghavi

Genetic Characterization of Spondweni and Zika Viruses and Susceptibility of Geographically…

by Andrew D. Haddow, Farooq Nasar, Hilda Guzman, Alongkot Ponlawat, Richard G. Jarman, Robert B

The Relationship between Active Trachoma and Ocular <i>Chlamydia trachomatis</i>…

by Athumani M. Ramadhani, Tamsyn Derrick, David Macleod, Martin J.

Seroprevalence of Sandfly‐Borne Phleboviruses Belonging to Three Serocomplexes…

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

Dengue Outbreak in Mombasa City, Kenya, 2013–2014: Entomologic Investigations

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.

Vector Competence of American Mosquitoes for Three Strains of Zika Virus

by James Weger-Lucarelli, Claudia Rückert, Nunya Chotiwan, Chilinh Nguyen, Selene M. Garcia Luna, Joseph R. Fauver, Brian D

Environmental Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in the Hawaiian Islands

by Jennifer R. Honda, Nabeeh A. Hasan, Rebecca M.

Factors Associated with the Time of Admission among Notified Dengue Fever Cases in Region VIII…

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.

Integrated Healthcare Delivery: A Qualitative Research Approach to Identifying and Harmonizing…

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

Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Risk of Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis Development in India:…

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

Immunotherapeutic Potential of Eugenol Emulsion in Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis

by Mohammad Islamuddin, Garima Chouhan, Muzamil Yaqub Want, Hani A. Ozbak, Hassan A.

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