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Table of Contents: March 2008

Female pregnant tsetse, Glossina morsitans morsitans. Tsetse are vectors of African trypanosomes, agents of sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. In this issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Changyun Hu, Rita V. M. Rio, and colleagues (see e192) report on tsetse-trypanosome interactions, with a focus on host immune response activation of gut infections and its subsequent impact on tsetse's reproductive fitness.

Image Credit: Geoffrey M. Attardo

Editorials

A Global Fund to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases: Is the G8 Hokkaido Toyako 2008 Summit Ready?

Peter J. Hotez, David H. Molyneux, Alan Fenwick, Lorenzo Savioli, Tsutomu Takeuchi

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Decision-Model Estimation of the Age-Specific Disability Weight for Schistosomiasis Japonica: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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