Table of Contents: November 2012


Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: antibiotic susceptibility test of Salmonella spp. carried out at the bench. Antibiotic disks are placed on an inoculated agar plate; the methanol flame is used to sterilize the tweezers. See Lunguya et al.

Image Credit: Jan Jacobs, Institute of Tropical Medicine


Engaging a Rising China through Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter J. Hotez


Yaws Eradication: Facing Old Problems, Raising New Hopes

Andrea Rinaldi

Considerations in the Design of Clinical Trials to Test Novel Entomological Approaches to Dengue Control

Marcel Wolbers, Immo Kleinschmidt, Cameron P. Simmons, Christl A. Donnelly

Research Articles

Serum Proteome and Cytokine Analysis in a Longitudinal Cohort of Adults with Primary Dengue Infection Reveals Predictive Markers of DHF

Yadunanda Kumar, Cui Liang, Zheng Bo, Jagath C. Rajapakse, Eng Eong Ooi, Steven R. Tannenbaum

A New Strategy Based on Smrho Protein Loaded Chitosan Nanoparticles as a Candidate Oral Vaccine against Schistosomiasis

Carolina R. Oliveira, Cíntia M. F. Rezende, Marina R. Silva, Ana Paula Pêgo, Olga Borges, Alfredo M. Goes

A Transcriptomic Analysis of Echinococcus granulosus Larval Stages: Implications for Parasite Biology and Host Adaptation

John Parkinson, James D. Wasmuth, Gustavo Salinas, Cristiano V. Bizarro, Chris Sanford, Matthew Berriman, Henrique B. Ferreira, Arnaldo Zaha, Mark L. Blaxter, Rick M. Maizels, Cecilia Fernández

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A Protein Microarray for the Rapid Screening of Patients Suspected of Infection with Various Food-Borne Helminthiases

Jia-Xu Chen, Mu-Xin Chen, Lin Ai, Jun-Hu Chen, Shao-Hong Chen, Yong-Nian Zhang, Yu-Chun Cai, Xing-Quan Zhu, Xiao-Nong Zhou

Forecast of Dengue Incidence Using Temperature and Rainfall

Yien Ling Hii, Huaiping Zhu, Nawi Ng, Lee Ching Ng, Joacim Rocklöv

Application of PCR in Serum Samples for Diagnosis of Paracoccidioidomycosis in the Southern Bahia-Brazil

Lucas Dias, Leila Falcão de Carvalho, Carla C. Romano

Salivary Antigen SP32 Is the Immunodominant Target of the Antibody Response to Phlebotomus papatasi Bites in Humans

Soumaya Marzouki, Maha Abdeladhim, Chaouki Ben Abdessalem, Fabiano Oliveira, Beya Ferjani, Dana Gilmore, Hechmi Louzir, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Mélika Ben Ahmed

Transcriptional Profiling of the Bladder in Urogenital Schistosomiasis Reveals Pathways of Inflammatory Fibrosis and Urothelial Compromise

Debalina Ray, Tyrrell A. Nelson, Chi-Ling Fu, Shailja Patel, Diana N. Gong, Justin I. Odegaard, Michael H. Hsieh

Live Brugia malayi Microfilariae Inhibit Transendothelial Migration of Neutrophils and Monocytes

Jan-Hendrik Schroeder, Bigboy H. Simbi, Louise Ford, Sara R. Cole, Mark J. Taylor, Charlotte Lawson, Rachel A. Lawrence

The Monetary Burden of Cystic Echinococcosis in Iran

Majid Fasihi Harandi, Christine M. Budke, Sima Rostami

Molecular Changes in Opisthorchis viverrini (Southeast Asian Liver Fluke) during the Transition from the Juvenile to the Adult Stage

Aaron R. Jex, Neil D. Young, Jittiyawadee Sripa, Ross S. Hall, Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck, Thewarach Laha, Banchob Sripa, Robin B. Gasser

Modeling Dynamic Introduction of Chikungunya Virus in the United States

Diego Ruiz-Moreno, Irma Sanchez Vargas, Ken E. Olson, Laura C. Harrington

Differential Anti-Glycan Antibody Responses in Schistosoma mansoni-Infected Children and Adults Studied by Shotgun Glycan Microarray

Angela van Diepen, Cornelis H. Smit, Loes van Egmond, Narcis B. Kabatereine, Angela Pinot de Moira, David W. Dunne, Cornelis H. Hokke

Endemic Foci of the Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia crocidurae in Mali, West Africa, and the Potential for Human Infection

Tom G. Schwan, Jennifer M. Anderson, Job E. Lopez, Robert J. Fischer, Sandra J. Raffel, Brandi N. McCoy, David Safronetz, Nafomon Sogoba, Ousmane Maïga, Sékou F. Traoré

Corticosteroid-Induced Immunosuppression Ultimately Does Not Compromise the Efficacy of Antibiotherapy in Murine Mycobacterium ulcerans Infection

Teresa G. Martins, Gabriela Trigo, Alexandra G. Fraga, José B. Gama, Adhemar Longatto-Filho, Margarida Saraiva, Manuel T. Silva, António G. Castro, Jorge Pedrosa

Epidemiological Assessment of Eight Rounds of Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis in India: Implications for Monitoring and Evaluation

Subramanian Swaminathan, Vanamail Perumal, Srividya Adinarayanan, Krishnamoorthy Kaliannagounder, Ravi Rengachari, Jambulingam Purushothaman

Appraisal of a Leishmania major Strain Stably Expressing mCherry Fluorescent Protein for Both In Vitro and In Vivo Studies of Potential Drugs and Vaccine against Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Estefania Calvo-Álvarez, Nestor Adrian Guerrero, Raquel Álvarez-Velilla, Christopher Fernández Prada, Jose María Requena, Carmen Punzón, Miguel Ángel Llamas, Francisco J. Arévalo, Luis Rivas, Manuel Fresno, Yolanda Pérez-Pertejo, Rafael Balaña-Fouce, Rosa M. Reguera

Synchrony of Sylvatic Dengue Isolations: A Multi-Host, Multi-Vector SIR Model of Dengue Virus Transmission in Senegal

Benjamin M. Althouse, Justin Lessler, Amadou A. Sall, Mawlouth Diallo, Kathryn A. Hanley, Douglas M. Watts, Scott C. Weaver, Derek A. T. Cummings

A Static-Cidal Assay for Trypanosoma brucei to Aid Hit Prioritisation for Progression into Drug Discovery Programmes

Manu De Rycker, Sandra O'Neill, Dhananjay Joshi, Lorna Campbell, David W. Gray, Alan H. Fairlamb

Open Release of Male Mosquitoes Infected with a Wolbachia Biopesticide: Field Performance and Infection Containment

Linda O'Connor, Catherine Plichart, Ayo Cheong Sang, Corey L. Brelsfoard, Hervé C. Bossin, Stephen L. Dobson

Host Life History Strategy, Species Diversity, and Habitat Influence Trypanosoma cruzi Vector Infection in Changing Landscapes

Nicole L. Gottdenker, Luis Fernando Chaves, José E. Calzada, Azael Saldaña, C. Ronald Carroll

A Novel Procedure for Precise Quantification of Schistosoma japonicum Eggs in Bovine Feces

Bin Xu, Catherine A. Gordon, Wei Hu, Donald P. McManus, Hong-Gen Chen, Darren J. Gray, Chuan Ju, Xiao-Jun Zeng, Geoffrey N. Gobert, Jun Ge, Wei-Ming Lan, Shu-Ying Xie, Wei-Sheng Jiang, Allen G. Ross, Luz P. Acosta, Remigio Olveda, Zheng Feng

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Direct Interaction between EgFABP1, a Fatty Acid Binding Protein from Echinococcus granulosus, and Phospholipid Membranes

Jorge L. Porfido, Gabriela Alvite, Valeria Silva, Malcolm W. Kennedy, Adriana Esteves, Betina Corsico

Affinity Is an Important Determinant of the Anti-Trypanosome Activity of Nanobodies

Guy Caljon, Benoît Stijlemans, Dirk Saerens, Jan Van Den Abbeele, Serge Muyldermans, Stefan Magez, Patrick De Baetselier

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Projecting the Long-Term Impact of School- or Community-Based Mass-Treatment Interventions for Control of Schistosoma Infection

Xiaoxia Wang, David Gurarie, Peter L. Mungai, Eric M. Muchiri, Uriel Kitron, Charles H. King

Development of a Temperature-Switch PCR-Based SNP Typing Method for Mycobacterium ulcerans

Katharina Röltgen, Kobina Assan-Ampah, Emelia Danso, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu, Gerd Pluschke

First Attempt To Validate Human IgG Antibody Response to Nterm-34kDa Salivary Peptide as Biomarker for Evaluating Exposure to Aedes aegypti Bites

Emmanuel Elanga Ndille, Souleymane Doucoure, Georgia Damien, François Mouchet, Papa Makhtar Drame, Sylvie Cornelie, Herbert Noukpo, Sandra Yamadjako, Armel Djenontin, Nicolas Moiroux, Dorothee Misse, Martin Akogbeto, Vincent Corbel, Marie-Claire Henry, Fabrice Chandre, Thierry Baldet, Franck Remoue

Population Genetic Structuring in Opisthorchis viverrini over Various Spatial Scales in Thailand and Lao PDR

Nonglak Laoprom, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Ross H. Andrews, Katsuhiko Ando, Thewarach Laha, Sirawut Klinbunga, Joanne P. Webster, Trevor N. Petney

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Transcriptional Analysis of a Unique Set of Genes Involved in Schistosoma mansoni Female Reproductive Biology

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A Systematic Review of High Quality Diagnostic Tests for Chagas Disease

Anna M. Afonso, Mark H. Ebell, Rick L. Tarleton

Chitinase 3-Like 1 Protein Levels Are Elevated in Schistosoma haematobium Infected Children

Laura J. Appleby, Norman Nausch, Claire D. Bourke, Nadine Rujeni, Nicholas Midzi, Takafira Mduluza, Judith E. Allen, Francisca Mutapi

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Yan Hu, Bin Zhan, Brian Keegan, Ying Y. Yiu, Melanie M. Miller, Kathryn Jones, Raffi V. Aroian

Urban Cholera Transmission Hotspots and Their Implications for Reactive Vaccination: Evidence from Bissau City, Guinea Bissau

Andrew S. Azman, Francisco J. Luquero, Amabelia Rodrigues, Pedro Pablo Palma, Rebecca F. Grais, Cunhate Na Banga, Bryan T. Grenfell, Justin Lessler

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Anna L. Cogen, Stephen L. Walker, Chrissy H. Roberts, Deanna A. Hagge, Kapil D. Neupane, Saraswoti Khadge, Diana N. J. Lockwood

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CT694 and pgp3 as Serological Tools for Monitoring Trachoma Programs

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Chrysomya putoria, a Putative Vector of Diarrheal Diseases

Steven W. Lindsay, Thomas C. Lindsay, Jessica Duprez, Martin J. R. Hall, Brenda A. Kwambana, Musa Jawara, Ikumapayi U. Nurudeen, Neneh Sallah, Nigel Wyatt, Umberto D'Alessandro, Margaret Pinder, Martin Antonio