by Pamela A. Kolopack, Janet A.
Neglected Tropical Diseases
by Sarah J. Wynwood, Mary-Anne A. Burns, Glenn C
This week, The New England Journal of Medicine features an excellent review article and interactive graphic on the recent emergence and spread of Chikungunya Virus. Read More
by Hamza Leulmi, Idir Bitam, Jean Michel Berenger, Hubert Lepidi, Jean Marc Rolain, Lionel Almeras, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola Background Bartonella quintana, the etiologic agent of trench fever and other human diseases, is transmitted by the feces of body lice. Recently, this bacterium has been detected in other arthropod families such as bed bugs, which begs the question of their involvement in B. quintana transmission.
by Rahul Tyagi, Bruce A. Rosa, Warren G.
by Sang-Won Park, Na-Young Ha, Boyeong Ryu, Ji Hwan Bang, Hoyeon Song, Yuri Kim, Gwanghun Kim, Myoung-don Oh, Nam-Hyuk Cho, Jong-koo Lee Background Scrub typhus is an endemic disease in Asia. It has been a rural disease, but indigenous urban cases have been observed in Seoul, South Korea. Urban scrub typhus may have a significant impact because of the large population
by Sagan Friant, Sarah B. Paige, Tony L. Goldberg Bushmeat hunting threatens biodiversity and increases the risk of zoonotic pathogen transmission.
by Rebecca L. Renberg, Xiaojing Yuan, Tamika K. Samuel, Danilo C
by Linda Grigoraki, Jacques Lagnel, Ilias Kioulos, Anastasia Kampouraki, Evangelia Morou, Pierrick Labbé, Mylene Weill, John Vontas Background The control of Aedes albopictus, a major vector for viral diseases, such as dengue fever and chikungunya, has been largely reliant on the use of the larvicide temephos for many decades. This insecticide remains a primary control tool for several countries and it is a potential reliable reserve, for emergency epidemics or new invasion cases, in regions such as Europe which have banned its use.
by Karen A. Alroy, Christine Huang, Robert H. Gilman, Victor R.
by Andreea Waltmann, Andrew W. Darcy, Ivor Harris, Cristian Koepfli, John Lodo, Ventis Vahi, David Piziki, G. Dennis Shanks, Alyssa E
by Maria Glória Teixeira, Enny S. Paixão, Maria da Conceição N. Costa, Rivaldo V
by Fan Hui Wen, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro, Ana Maria Moura da Silva, Denise V. Tambourgi, Iran Mendonça da Silva, Vanderson S.
by Cynthia C. H. Paquette, Yashdeep Phanse, Jillian L.
by Caitlin Dunn, Kelly Callahan, Moses Katabarwa, Frank Richards, Donald Hopkins, P. Craig Withers, Lucas E. Buyon, Deborah McFarland In 2000, 189 member states of the United Nations (UN) developed a plan for peace and development, which resulted in eight actionable goals known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
by Yashdeep Phanse, Brendan M. Dunphy, Jillian L.
by Sergejs Nikisins, Toni Rieger, Pranav Patel, Rolf Müller, Stephan Günther, Matthias Niedrig Lassa virus (LASV) is a causative agent of hemorrhagic fever in West Africa. In recent years, it has been imported several times to Europe and North America. The method of choice for early detection of LASV in blood is RT-PCR.