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May 2015

This study illustrates that secondary triatomine vector species, such as Pantrongylus liganrius, seen in this image, are responsible for a significant burden of Chagas disease. This species, P. lignarius, is known to inhabit both domestic and sylvatic ecotopes, and was the only vector species collected in this study. Levy et al.

Image Credit: C. Bern

Editorials

40 Years of the APOC Partnership

Jean-Baptist Roungou, Laurent Yameogo, Chris Mwikisa, Daniel A. Boakye, Donald A. P. Bundy

Policy Platform

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Enabling the Development and Deployment of Next Generation Point-of-Care Diagnostics

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Investing in Onchocerciasis Control: Financial Management of the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)

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