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Statistical modeling of the effect of rainfall flushing on dengue transmission in Singapore

December 6, 2018

Statistical modeling of the effect of rainfall flushing on dengue transmission in Singapore

Natasha Markuzon and colleagues applied machine learning and regression approaches to identify rainfall thresholdsfor  mosquito breeding site flushing and estimate the association between the amount of site flushing and dengue outbreaks.

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NTD Modelling Consortium: Insights on data needs

Explore our collection on data collection and mathematical modelling in NTD epidemiology

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10/18/2018

Editorial

Catalyzing NTD gender and equity research: A call for papers

For NTDs, sex and gender roles can have a profound effect on healthcare access, health outcomes, and caregiver responsibilities. The Uniting to Combat NTDs Equity Working Group, in partnership with PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, is inviting manuscripts for a special journal supplement on gender and NTDs. Read the Editorial.

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Catalyzing NTD gender and equity research: A call for papers

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Current Issue November 2018

12/06/2018

Review

Integrated Aedes management for the control of Aedes-borne diseases

David Roiz, Vincent Corbel, and colleagues developed a framework that offers decision-making guidance based on available evidence of effective control of Aedes at different levels of infestation and virus transmission risk. Read the Review here.

Image credit: Roiz D, Wilson AL, Scott TW, Fonseca DM, Jourdain F, Müller P, et al. (2018)

Integrated Aedes management for the control of Aedes-borne diseases

12/06/2018

Policy Platform

WHO Stakeholders meeting on HAT elimination

Michael P. Barrett presents the successes, challenges, and conclusions discussed in the third WHO stakeholders meeting on elimination of gambiense human African trypanosomiasis. Read the Policy Platform here. 

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WHO Stakeholders meeting on HAT elimination

11/30/2018

Research Article

Virulotyping of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi isolates from Pakistan

Yasra Sarwar and colleagues examined the distribution of 56 reported virulence associated factors in 35 local isolates of S. Typhi to identify any variations that can help in designing effective control strategies for typhoid. Read the Author Summary.

Virulotyping of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi isolates from Pakistan

Image credit: Liaquat S, Sarwar Y, Ali A, Haque A, Farooq M, Martinez-Ballesteros I, et al. (2018)

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