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Impact of SARS-CoV-2 interventions on dengue transmission

October 29, 2020

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 interventions on dengue transmission

Jue Tao Lim and colleagues find that social distancing is expected to lead to 4.32 additional cases of dengue per 100,000 individuals in Thailand per month, which equates to 170 more cases per month in the Bangkok province and 2008 cases in the country as a whole. 

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10/29/2020

Policy Platform

SARS-CoV-2 in the Amazon region: a harbinger of doom for Amerindians

Juan David Ramírez and colleagues discuss why the Amazon region is particularly susceptible to the widespread devastation from COVID-19, because of its immunologically fragile native Amerindian inhabitants, epidemiologic vulnerabilities due to remoteness, lack of infrastructure, habitat destruction from deforestation and mining, and, ever-present risk for introduction and emergence of new pathogens. Read the Policy Platform.

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SARS-CoV-2 in the Amazon region: a harbinger of doom for Amerindians

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10/26/2020

Viewpoints

Coronaviruses in Brazilian bats: a matter of concern?

Samuel Cibulski and colleagues argue that due to invasion of natural ecosystems in Brazil which facilitates the contact between people, domestic animals, and wildlife populations, there is good reason to be concerned about a host switching event with a novel coronavirus from a bat, not unlike the current pandemic situation due to SARS-CoV-2. Read the Viewpoint

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Coronaviruses in Brazilian bats: a matter of concern?

10/29/2020

Review

The phosphoinositide regulatory network in Trypanosoma brucei: implications for cell-wide regulation in eukaryotes

Igor Cestari and Kenneth Stuart describe the enzymes and metabolites of the phosphatidylinositol cellular regulatory network, its integration with other cellular regulatory systems that collectively control and coordinate these numerous cellular processes, and a paradigm for how these enzymes and metabolites could function to control and coordinate multiple cellular functions. Read the Review

Image credit: Cestari I, Stuart K

The phosphoinositide regulatory network in Trypanosoma brucei: implications for cell-wide regulation in eukaryotes

10/20/2020

Research Article

Outdoor Residual Insecticide Spraying for the control of the vectors of visceral leishmaniasis: Phlebotomus orientalis in East Africa

Dia-Eldin A. Elnaiem and colleagues demonstrate the feasibility and high entomological efficacy of Outdoor Residual Insecticide Spraying and Restricted Outdoor Residual Insecticide Spraying and the expected low costs relative to current Integrated Vector Management practices. Read the Author Summary

Outdoor Residual Insecticide Spraying for the control of the vectors of visceral leishmaniasis: Phlebotomus orientalis in East Africa

Image credit: Elnaiem D-EA, Dakein O, Alawad AM-A, Alsharif B, Khogali A, Jibreel T, et al.

10/09/2020

Research Article

Prevalence and associated risk factors of Intestinal parasites in rural high-mountain communities of the Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Magda Gileydi Peña-Quistial and colleagues aim to measure the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in domestic animals and children in high mountain populations in the districts of Combia and Toche, Valle del Cauca that have been affected by the armed conflict in Colombia. Read the Author Summary.

Prevalence and associated risk factors of Intestinal parasites in rural high-mountain communities of the Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Image credit: Peña-Quistial MG, Benavides-Montaño JA, Duque NJR, Benavides-Montaño GA

10/20/2020

Research Article

Synthetic sex-aggregation pheromone of Lutzomyia longipalpis attracts males and females over long-distance

Mikel A. González and colleagues establish that both male and female sand flies can be attracted to the synthetic sex-aggregation pheromone in the presence of host odour over distances up to at least 30 meters in the field depending on local environmental and meterological conditions. Read the Author Summary.

Synthetic sex-aggregation pheromone of Lutzomyia longipalpis attracts males and females over long-distance

Image credit: González MA, Bell M, Souza CF, Maciel-de-Freitas R, Brazil RP, Courtenay O, et al.

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