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Evaluation of Six Commercially Available Rapid Immunochromatographic Tests for the Diagnosis of Rabies in Brain Material

June 23, 2016

Evaluation of Six Commercially Available Rapid Immunochromatographic Tests for the Diagnosis of Rabies in Brain Material

Conrad Freuling and colleagues compare six lateral flow devices for diagnostic and analytical sensititivity using different sample sets, observing a limited sensitivity of commercially marketed rabies tests. 

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Scabies: Advances in Noninvasive Diagnosis

Giuseppe Micali and colleagues consider the urgency of implementing new techniques.

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06/23/2016

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Messenger RNA-Based Rabies Vaccine

Lothar Stitz and colleagues innoculated mice and adult and newborn pigs with mRNA vaccine, inducing VN titers correlated with protection against rabies virus. Read the Author Summary.    

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Messenger RNA-Based Rabies Vaccine

06/22/2016

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The Molecular and Spatial Epidemiology of Typhoid Fever in Rural Cambodia

Stephen Baker and colleagues performed whole genome sequencing on isolated bacteria obtained from clinical samples taken from children with in Sieam Reap province of Cambodia, finding that proximity to the lake was associated with discrete spatiotemporal typhoid clusters. Read the Author Summary.

The Molecular and Spatial Epidemiology of Typhoid Fever in Rural Cambodia

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06/22/2016

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The Epidemiology of Rift Valley Fever in Mayotte

Using restrospective and prospective serological surveys, Raphaëlle Métras and colleagues plotted the temporal patterns of Rift valley fever in livestock on the African island of Mayotte. Read the Author Summary.

The Epidemiology of Rift Valley Fever in Mayotte

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06/22/2016

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Eosinophil Response in Murine NCC

Using a murine infection model, Astrid Cardona and colleagues observed the role of eosinophils within brains affected with Neurocysticercosis (NCC) suggesting the need to treat NCC by controlling host immune response while while eradicating the parasite. Read the Author Summary.

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Eosinophil Response in Murine NCC

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