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A dengue outbreak investigation in Ningbo City, China

August 15, 2019

A dengue outbreak investigation in Ningbo City, China

Bo Yi, Yi Chen, Tianmu Chen, and colleagues find that DENV-1 can transmit rapidly with a high attack rate in communities, and that reducing human biting rate or adult vector control should be recommended as primary interventions to control rapid transmission of dengue virus at the early stage of an outbreak. 

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Current Issue July 2019

08/08/2019

Editorial

DR Congo and Nigeria: New neglected tropical disease threats and solutions for the bottom 40%

Peter Hotez outlines the impending health crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria as they are projected to be home to almost one-half of the world’s population living in extreme poverty by 2050. Dr. Hotez urges that now is the time to embark on long-term strategies for disease control, including the prioritization of the new biotechnologies that will be needed. Read the Editorial

Image credit: Hotez P (2019)

DR Congo and Nigeria: New neglected tropical disease threats and solutions for the bottom 40%

08/01/2019

Viewpoints

Building research capacity through “Planning for Success”

Ligia Gómez, Nancy Gore Saravia, and colleagues consider unique features of the “Planning for Success” approach to project management training and its regional dissemination model and provide insight into their applicability to other needs for health-research-capacity–strengthening. Read the Viewpoint

Image credit: Gómez L, Jaramillo A, Halpaap B, Launois P, Cuervo LG, Saravia NG (2019)

Building research capacity through “Planning for Success”

08/09/2019

Research Article

Nanoparticles of negramina essential oil and mosquito control

Taciano P. Ferreira, Ana M. S. Maia, and colleagues find that the encapsulation of S. guianensis essential oil in chitosan nanoparticles shows promising potential as a larvicide control alternative and should be considered within strategies for fighting Ae. aegypti. Read the Author Summary

Nanoparticles of negramina essential oil and mosquito control

Image credit: P. Ferreira T, Haddi K, F. T. Corrêa R, Zapata VLB, Piau TB, Souza LFN, et al. (2019)

08/13/2019

Research Article

Suppression of Clonorchis sinensis chemotaxis to cholic acid

Shunyu Li, Jin-Ho Song, Sung-Jong Hong, and colleagues report that the chemotaxis to cholic acid is controlled through dopaminergic neurons and neuropeptides and assert that this observation can be utilized to develop a preventive intervention against infection by C. sinensis. Read the Author Summary

Suppression of Clonorchis sinensis chemotaxis to cholic acid

Image credit: Li S, Song J-H, Kim TI, Yoo WG, Won M-H, Dai F, et al. (2019)

08/14/2019

Research Article

Yellow fever vaccine replication and dissemination in its vector

Lucie Danet, Nolwenn Jouvenet, and colleagues show that the midgut is a powerful barrier that inhibits YFV-17D dissemination in mosquitoes and contribute to the basic understanding of the interactions between viruses and their vectors, which is key for conceiving new approaches in inhibiting virus transmission and designing non-transmissible live virus vaccines. Read the Author Summary

Yellow fever vaccine replication and dissemination in its vector

Image credit: Danet L, Beauclair G, Berthet M, Moratorio G, Gracias S, Tangy F, et al. (2019)

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