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Help from the sky: Can vultures contribute to Cystic Echinococcosis control in endemic areas?

July 15, 2021

Help from the sky: Can vultures contribute to Cystic Echinococcosis control in endemic areas?

Fiammetta Berlinguer and colleagues present results that indicate vultures remove a significant quantity of infected biomass, simultaneously saving high cost for incineration and carbon emission, and making them an effective tool for biological control of cystic echinococcosis.

Image credit: Berlinguer et al., pntd.0009615

New PLOS Journals are Open for Submission

All five new journals, PLOS Climate, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, PLOS Water, PLOS Digital Health, and                                    PLOS Global Public Health, are open for submission! Please check out our blog post for more information. 

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07/15/2021

Viewpoints

The Myanmar military coup: Propelling the 2030 milestones for neglected tropical diseases further out of reach

Bethany Moos and colleagues argue that the blatant disregard for human rights by the military junta threatens to push already marginalized communities, and, indeed, the whole country of Myanmar, into a worsened healthcare crisis that will move the goal of universal health coverage further down the road. Read their Viewpoint.

Image credit: KMK from Myanmar, Wikimedia Commons

The Myanmar military coup: Propelling the 2030 milestones for neglected tropical diseases further out of reach

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