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Speaking of Medicine: Call for Papers on Dementia

The PLOS Medicine editors prepare for a special issue on dementia and are now accepting submissions.

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07/28/2016

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The World’s Great Religions and Their Neglected Tropical Diseases

PLOS NTDs Editor-in-Chief Peter J. Hotez finds that new information based on data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that practically everyone infected with a major neglected tropical disease (NTD) lives in a Christian-, Muslim-, or Hindu-majority nation. The finding has implications for engaging religious leaders in NTD control and elimination activities.

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The World’s Great Religions and Their Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Human Rabies Survivors in India: An Emerging Paradox?

Reeta Subramaniam (Mani) discusses the paradox of a recent, unusual surge of human rabies survivors in India, while rabies otherwise continues to be a neglected disease present throughout the country, causing significant human mortality and sadly never managing to garner the critical attention that epidemics or outbreaks can draw.

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07/26/2016

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Heat Sensitivity of wMel Wolbachia during Aedes aegypti Development

Jill N. Ulrich and colleagues' findings suggest that the spread of Wolbachia in wild A. aegypti populations and any consequent protection from dengue and Zika viruses might be limited in ecosystems that experience periods of extreme heat, but Wolbachia levels recover partially after temperatures return to normal.

Heat Sensitivity of wMel Wolbachia during Aedes aegypti Development

Image credit: Ulrich JN, et al. (2016)