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Insecticidal Paints: A Realistic Approach to Vector Control?

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

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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

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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.

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Analyses of the Distribution Patterns of <i>Burkholderia pseudomallei</i> and…

by Patoo Withatanung, Narisara Chantratita, Veerachat Muangsombut, Natnaree Saiprom, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai, Jochen Klumpp, Martha R. J.


Model-Informed Risk Assessment and Decision Making for an Emerging Infectious Disease in the…

by Robert Moss, Roslyn I. Hickson, Jodie McVernon, James M. McCaw, Krishna Hort, Jim Black, John R.


Transcriptomic Study on Ovine Immune Responses to Fasciola hepatica

by Yan Fu, Andreas L. Chryssafidis, John A. Browne, Jack O’Sullivan, Paul A.


Identifying Leprosy and Those at Risk of Developing Leprosy by Detection of Antibodies against…

by Francianne M. Amorim, Maurício L. Nobre, Leonardo C.


Molecular Surveillance Identifies Multiple Transmissions of Typhoid in West Africa

by International Typhoid Consortium , Vanessa K. Wong, Kathryn E.


Expanding Praziquantel (PZQ) Access beyond Mass Drug Administration Programs: Paving a Way…

by Amaya L. Bustinduy, Jennifer F. Friedman, Eyrun Floerecke Kjetland, Amara E.


Persistence of Rabies Virus-Neutralizing Antibodies after Vaccination of Rural Population…

by Rita Medeiros, Viviane Jusot, Guy Houillon, Anvar Rasuli, Luzia Martorelli, Ana Paula Kataoka, Mohamed Ben Mechlia, Anne-Sophie Le Guern, Liliam Rodrigues, Rhomero Assef, Alvino Maestri, Reynaldo Lima, Yolande Rotivel, Valérie Bosch-Castells, Noël Tordo Background Animal control measures in Latin America have decreased the incidence of urban human rabies transmitted by dogs and cats; currently most cases of human rabies are transmitted by bats. In 2004–2005, rabies outbreaks in populations living in rural Brazil prompted widespread vaccination of exposed and at-risk populations. More than 3,500 inhabitants of Augusto Correa (Pará State) received either post-exposure (PEP) or pre-exposure (PrEP) prophylaxis


Dengue Contingency Planning: From Research to Policy and Practice

by Silvia Runge-Ranzinger, Axel Kroeger, Piero Olliaro, Philip J. McCall, Gustavo Sánchez Tejeda, Linda S. Lloyd, Lokman Hakim, Leigh R


Vector Competence of French Polynesian <i>Aedes aegypti</i> and <i>Aedes…

by Vaea Richard, Tuterarii Paoaafaite, Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau Background In 2013–2014, French Polynesia experienced for the first time a Zika outbreak. Two Aedes mosquitoes may have contributed to Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission in French Polynesia: the worldwide distributed Ae.


Characterization of a Zika Virus Isolate from Colombia

by Anismrita Lahon, Ravi P. Arya, Alexander R. Kneubehl, Megan B.


DNA Microarray Platform for Detection and Surveillance of Viruses Transmitted by Small Mammals…

by Mohd Jaseem Khan, Amanda Cristina Trabuco, Helda Liz Alfonso, Mario Luis Figueiredo, Weber Cheli Batista, Soraya Jabur Badra, Luiz Tadeu Figueiredo, Marco Aurélio Lavrador, Victor Hugo Aquino Viruses transmitted by small mammals and arthropods serve as global threats to humans. Most emergent and re-emergent viral agents are transmitted by these groups; therefore, the development of high-throughput screening methods for the detection and surveillance of such viruses is of great interest.


The World Health Organization Recommendations for Trachoma Surveillance, Experience in Nepal…

by Andrea I. Zambrano, Shekhar Sharma, Kathryn Crowley, Laura Dize, Beatriz E.


Spatial Heterogeneity of Habitat Suitability for Rift Valley Fever Occurrence in Tanzania: An…

by Calvin Sindato, Kim B. Stevens, Esron D. Karimuribo, Leonard E.


An Extended Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) Scheme for Rapid Direct Typing of…

by Sabrina Weiss, Angela Menezes, Kate Woods, Anisone Chanthongthip, Sabine Dittrich, Agatha Opoku-Boateng, Maimuna Kimuli, Victoria Chalker Background Rapid typing of Leptospira is currently impaired by requiring time consuming culture of leptospires. The objective of this study was to develop an assay that provides multilocus sequence typing (MLST) data direct from patient specimens while minimising costs for subsequent sequencing.


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