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Automated phenotyping of mosquito larvae: the search for novel larvicides

June 3, 2021

Automated phenotyping of mosquito larvae: the search for novel larvicides

Steven D. Buckingham and colleagues report that an invertebrate automated phenotyping platform, combined with the algorithm Paragon, provides a robust system for measuring larval motility in Anopheles gambiae, as well as Aedes aegypti, with the capacity for high-throughput screening for new larvicides. 

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06/10/2021

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Oral manifestations in chikungunya patients: A systematic review

Daniela Brostolin da Costa and colleagues aim to identify the main oral manifestations related to chikungunya fever, as well as describe the demographic characteristics of patients, by conducting a systematic review of the literature. Read the Review.

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Oral manifestations in chikungunya patients: A systematic review

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06/03/2021

Viewpoints

The role of diagnostic technologies to measure progress toward WHO 2030 targets for soil-transmitted helminth control programs

Lieven J. Stuyver and Bruno Levecke argue that the traditional Kato-Katz method is suitable and with a proper focus and funding for automation and AI-driven readout, the introduction of a KK-based transformational technology that can fully support WHO 2030 STH roadmap is expected. Read the Viewpoint

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The role of diagnostic technologies to measure progress toward WHO 2030 targets for soil-transmitted helminth control programs

05/27/2021

Viewpoints

One Health and Hansen’s disease in Brazil

Patrícia Deps and Patrícia S. Rosa propose that public health authorities and medical associations in Brazil concerned with Hansen’s disease give serious consideration to updating guidelines in accordance with a One Health approach and consistent with WHO Global Hansen’s Disease Strategy 2021–2030, including informing health professionals and the population about the risk of infection by M. leprae through contact with armadillos. Read their Viewpoint

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One Health and Hansen’s disease in Brazil

06/03/2021

Research Article

Short Report: Adult Aedes abundance and risk of dengue transmission

Janet Ong and colleagues strengthen the evidence for the use of adult Aedes indices for dengue risk assessment and early warning for dengue outbreaks, indicating that entomological indicators of adult Ae. aegypti could be used to anticipate and prioritize areas for dengue control. Read the Author Summary

Short Report: Adult Aedes abundance and risk of dengue transmission

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