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Human Chrysomya bezziana myiasis: A systematic review

October 16, 2019

Human Chrysomya bezziana myiasis: A systematic review

Xianyi Zhou and colleagues present findings that indicate that C. bezziana myiases still appear to be under-recognized as a serious medical or veterinary condition throughout the world and provide an opportunity for clinicians and health authorities to gain a comprehensive understanding of this disease from its etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, prevention and control.

Image credit: Zhou X, Kambalame DM, Zhou S, Guo X, Xia D, Yang Y, et al. (2019)

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10/17/2019

Viewpoints

Access to prompt diagnosis: The missing link in preventing mental health disorders associated with neglected tropical diseases

Albert Picado and colleagues argue that treating NTDs as soon as possible after infection will reduce the risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders, as the development of such disorders is usually associated with chronicity and late-stage disease. Read the Viewpoint

Image credit: George Amofah, Frank Bonsu, Christopher Tetteh, Jane Okrah, Kwame Asamoa, Kingsley Asiedu, and Jonathan Addy, CDC, Wikimedia Commons

Access to prompt diagnosis: The missing link in preventing mental health disorders associated with neglected tropical diseases

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10/10/2019

Review

Management of insecticide resistance in the major Aedes vectors of arboviruses: Advances and challenges

Isabelle Dusfour, Fabrice Chandre, and colleagues argue that although the impact of insecticide resistance on the efficacy of vector control operations remains broadly unknown, it is of primary importance to implement strategies for preserving the efficacy of treatments and reducing the pathogen transmission during epidemics. Read the Review.

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Management of insecticide resistance in the major Aedes vectors of arboviruses: Advances and challenges

09/19/2019

Editorial

Innovations for the elimination and control of visceral leishmaniasis

Angamuthu Selvapandiyan, Nirmal K. Ganguly, and colleagues discuss the progress made in the visceral leishmaniasis elimination programs in endemic regions worldwide, the current issues with diagnosis, the available drug treatments, and potential prevention measures that can be used to maintain elimination progress. Read the Editorial.

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Innovations for the elimination and control of visceral leishmaniasis

10/14/2019

Research Article

Acute Toxoplasma infection in pregnant women worldwide

Ali Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, and colleagues provide the first comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of the global prevalence of ATI in pregnant women based on 217 studies of a total of 902,228 pregnant women from 74 countries and present findings that indicate a need for universal prenatal screening for early diagnosis and treatment. Read the Author Summary

Acute Toxoplasma infection in pregnant women worldwide

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10/16/2019

Research Article

Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus and parasite infection

Angela Nalwoga and colleagues show that infection with Schistosoma mansoni and malaria parasites is associated with being infected or exposed to Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpesvirus by using samples and data collected from a cluster-randomised trial of intensive versus standard anthelminthic treatment. Read the Author Summary

Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus and parasite infection

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10/14/2019

Research Article

Reservoir of invasive non-Typhoidal Salmonella from household samples in Burkina Faso

Annelies S. Post, Seydou Nakanabo Diallo, and colleagues perform a blood culture surveillance study among children in Nanoro, rural Burkina Faso to assess transmission and reservoir of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella and find results that support the theory that invasive non-Typhoidal Salmonella has a human reservoir. Read the Author Summary

Reservoir of invasive non-Typhoidal Salmonella from household samples in Burkina Faso

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