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July 2015

The release of Ae. aegypti infected with wMelPop strain of the Wolbachia bacterium can be used to crash local populations of this dengue vector (see Ritchie et al. 2015).

Image Credit: Paul Zborowski

From Innovation to Application

Development of a Biosensor-Based Rapid Urine Test for Detection of Urogenital Schistosomiasis

Kathleen E. Mach, Ruchika Mohan, Shailja Patel, Pak Kin Wong, Michael Hsieh, Joseph C. Liao

Symposium

Schistosoma mansoni Eggs in Spleen and Lungs, Mimicking Other Diseases

Federico Gobbi, Giulia Martelli, Luciano Attard, Dora Buonfrate, Andrea Angheben, Valentina Marchese, Laura Bortesi, Maria Gobbo, Elisa Vanino, Pierluigi Viale, Zeno Bisoffi

Review

Potential Biases in Estimating Absolute and Relative Case-Fatality Risks during Outbreaks

Marc Lipsitch, Christl A. Donnelly, Christophe Fraser, Isobel M. Blake, Anne Cori, Ilaria Dorigatti, Neil M. Ferguson, Tini Garske, Harriet L. Mills, Steven Riley, Maria D. Van Kerkhove, Miguel A. Hernán

Research Articles

Comparative Phylogenetic Studies on Schistosoma japonicum and Its Snail Intermediate Host Oncomelania hupensis: Origins, Dispersal and Coevolution

Stephen W. Attwood, Motomu Ibaraki, Yasuhide Saitoh, Naoko Nihei, Daniel A. Janies

Fitness and Phenotypic Characterization of Miltefosine-Resistant Leishmania major

Kimbra G. Turner, Paola Vacchina, Maricela Robles-Murguia, Mariha Wadsworth, Mary Ann McDowell, Miguel A. Morales

Levels of 8-OxodG Predict Hepatobiliary Pathology in Opisthorchis viverrini Endemic Settings in Thailand

Prasert Saichua, Anna Yakovleva, Christine Kamamia, Amar R. Jariwala, Jiraporn Sithithaworn, Banchob Sripa, Paul J. Brindley, Thewarach Laha, Eimorn Mairiang, Chawalit Pairojkul, Narong Khuntikeo, Jason Mulvenna, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Jeffrey M. Bethony

Activity Profile of an FDA-Approved Compound Library against Schistosoma mansoni

Gordana Panic, Mireille Vargas, Ivan Scandale, Jennifer Keiser

The Rapid-Heat LAMPellet Method: A Potential Diagnostic Method for Human Urogenital Schistosomiasis

Javier Gandasegui, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Cristina Carranza-Rodríguez, José Luis Pérez-Arellano, Belén Vicente, Julio López-Abán, Antonio Muro

Circulating miRNAs: Potential Novel Biomarkers for Hepatopathology Progression and Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis Japonica in Two Murine Models

Pengfei Cai, Geoffrey N. Gobert, Hong You, Mary Duke, Donald P. McManus

Modelling the Contributions of Malaria, HIV, Malnutrition and Rainfall to the Decline in Paediatric Invasive Non-typhoidal Salmonella Disease in Malawi

Nicholas A. Feasey, Dean Everett, E. Brian Faragher, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Arthur Kang’ombe, Brigitte Denis, Marko Kerac, Elizabeth Molyneux, Malcolm Molyneux, Andreas Jahn, Melita A. Gordon, Robert S. Heyderman

Evaluation of Cardiac Involvement in Children with Dengue by Serial Echocardiographic Studies

Tawatchai Kirawittaya, In-Kyu Yoon, Sineewanlaya Wichit, Sharone Green, Francis A. Ennis, Robert V. Gibbons, Stephen J. Thomas, Alan L. Rothman, Siripen Kalayanarooj, Anon Srikiatkhachorn

Maternal Infection Is a Risk Factor for Early Childhood Infection in Filariasis

Madhusmita Bal, Prakash K. Sahu, Nityananda Mandal, Ashok K. Satapathy, Manoranjan Ranjit, Shatanu K. Kar

West Nile Virus: High Transmission Rate in North-Western European Mosquitoes Indicates Its Epidemic Potential and Warrants Increased Surveillance

Jelke J. Fros, Corinne Geertsema, Chantal B. Vogels, Peter P. Roosjen, Anna-Bella Failloux, Just M. Vlak, Constantianus J. Koenraadt, Willem Takken, Gorben P. Pijlman

Multilevel Analysis of Trachomatous Trichiasis and Corneal Opacity in Nigeria: The Role of Environmental and Climatic Risk Factors on the Distribution of Disease

Jennifer L. Smith, Selvaraj Sivasubramaniam, Mansur M. Rabiu, Fatima Kyari, Anthony W. Solomon, Clare Gilbert

Sequence- and Structure-Based Immunoreactive Epitope Discovery for Burkholderia pseudomallei Flagellin

Arnone Nithichanon, Darawan Rinchai, Alessandro Gori, Patricia Lassaux, Claudio Peri, Oscar Conchillio-Solé, Mario Ferrer-Navarro, Louise J. Gourlay, Marco Nardini, Jordi Vila, Xavier Daura, Giorgio Colombo, Martino Bolognesi, Ganjana Lertmemonkolchai

Co-endemicity of Plasmodium falciparum and Intestinal Helminths Infection in School Age Children in Rural Communities of Kwara State Nigeria

Ayodele Adedoja, Bukola Deborah Tijani, Ajibola A. Akanbi II, Taiwo A. Ojurongbe, Oluwaseyi A. Adeyeba, Olusola Ojurongbe

Mapping and Modelling the Geographical Distribution and Environmental Limits of Podoconiosis in Ethiopia

Kebede Deribe, Jorge Cano, Melanie J. Newport, Nick Golding, Rachel L. Pullan, Heven Sime, Abeba Gebretsadik, Ashenafi Assefa, Amha Kebede, Asrat Hailu, Maria P. Rebollo, Oumer Shafi, Moses J. Bockarie, Abraham Aseffa, Simon I. Hay, Richard Reithinger, Fikre Enquselassie, Gail Davey, Simon J. Brooker

Weather Regulates Location, Timing, and Intensity of Dengue Virus Transmission between Humans and Mosquitoes

Karen M. Campbell, Kristin Haldeman, Chris Lehnig, Cesar V. Munayco, Eric S. Halsey, V. Alberto Laguna-Torres, Martín Yagui, Amy C. Morrison, Chii-Dean Lin, Thomas W. Scott

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Dengue E Protein Domain III-Based DNA Immunisation Induces Strong Antibody Responses to All Four Viral Serotypes

Monica Poggianella, José L. Slon Campos, Kuan Rong Chan, Hwee Cheng Tan, Marco Bestagno, Eng Eong Ooi, Oscar R. Burrone

Is PCR the Next Reference Standard for the Diagnosis of Schistosoma in Stool? A Comparison with Microscopy in Senegal and Kenya

Lynn Meurs, Eric Brienen, Moustapha Mbow, Elizabeth A. Ochola, Souleymane Mboup, Diana M. S. Karanja, W. Evan Secor, Katja Polman, Lisette van Lieshout

Comparison of the Mitochondrial Genomes and Steady State Transcriptomes of Two Strains of the Trypanosomatid Parasite, Leishmania tarentolae

Larry Simpson, Stephen M. Douglass, James A. Lake, Matteo Pellegrini, Feng Li

Application of wMelPop Wolbachia Strain to Crash Local Populations of Aedes aegypti

Scott A. Ritchie, Michael Townsend, Chris J. Paton, Ashley G. Callahan, Ary A. Hoffmann

Quantification of Leishmania (Viannia) Kinetoplast DNA in Ulcers of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Reveals Inter-site and Inter-sampling Variability in Parasite Load

Milagros Suárez, Braulio M. Valencia, Marlene Jara, Milena Alba, Andrea K. Boggild, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas, Jorge Arevalo, Vanessa Adaui

Primary Motor Cortex Representation of Handgrip Muscles in Patients with Leprosy

Vagner Wilian Batista e Sá, Maria Katia Gomes, Maria Luíza Sales Rangel, Tiago Arruda Sanchez, Filipe Azaline Moreira, Sebastian Hoefle, Inaiacy Bittencourt Souto, Antônio José Ledo Alves da Cunha, Ana Paula Fontana, Claudia Domingues Vargas

Natural Rabies Infection in a Domestic Fowl (Gallus domesticus): A Report from India

Julie Baby, Reeta Subramaniam Mani, Swapna Susan Abraham, Asha T. Thankappan, Prasad Madhavan Pillai, Ashwini Manoor Anand, Shampur Narayan Madhusudana, Jayachandran Ramachandran, Sachin Sreekumar

Mapping of Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Namibia: The First Large-Scale Protocol to Formally Include Rapid Diagnostic Tests

José Carlos Sousa-Figueiredo, Michelle C. Stanton, Stark Katokele, Moses Arinaitwe, Moses Adriko, Lexi Balfour, Mark Reiff, Warren Lancaster, Bruce H. Noden, Ronnie Bock, J. Russell Stothard

Snake Cathelicidin NA-CATH and Smaller Helical Antimicrobial Peptides Are Effective against Burkholderia thailandensis

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Spatial Distribution of Dengue in a Brazilian Urban Slum Setting: Role of Socioeconomic Gradient in Disease Risk

Mariana Kikuti, Geraldo M. Cunha, Igor A. D. Paploski, Amelia M. Kasper, Monaise M. O. Silva, Aline S. Tavares, Jaqueline S. Cruz, Tássia L. Queiroz, Moreno S. Rodrigues, Perla M. Santana, Helena C. A. V. Lima, Juan Calcagno, Daniele Takahashi, André H. O. Gonçalves, Josélio M. G. Araújo, Kristine Gauthier, Maria A. Diuk-Wasser, Uriel Kitron, Albert I. Ko, Mitermayer G. Reis, Guilherme S. Ribeiro

A Field Study in Benin to Investigate the Role of Mosquitoes and Other Flying Insects in the Ecology of Mycobacterium ulcerans

Barnabas Zogo, Armel Djenontin, Kevin Carolan, Jeremy Babonneau, Jean-François Guegan, Sara Eyangoh, Estelle Marion

Inhibition of Granulomatous Inflammation and Prophylactic Treatment of Schistosomiasis with a Combination of Edelfosine and Praziquantel

Edward Yepes, Rubén E. Varela-M, Julio López-Abán, Jose Rojas-Caraballo, Antonio Muro, Faustino Mollinedo

A Large-Scale Community-Based Outbreak of Paratyphoid Fever Caused by Hospital-Derived Transmission in Southern China

Meiying Yan, Bo Yang, Zhigang Wang, Shukun Wang, Xiaohe Zhang, Yanhua Zhou, Bo Pang, Baowei Diao, Rusong Yang, Shuyu Wu, John D. Klena, Biao Kan

Human Onchocerciasis: Modelling the Potential Long-term Consequences of a Vaccination Programme

Hugo C. Turner, Martin Walker, Sara Lustigman, David W. Taylor, María-Gloria Basáñez

The Hidden Burden of Dengue and Chikungunya in Chennai, India

Isabel Rodríguez-Barraquer, Sunil S. Solomon, Periaswamy Kuganantham, Aylur Kailasom Srikrishnan, Canjeevaram K. Vasudevan, Syed H. Iqbal, Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, Suniti Solomon, Shruti H. Mehta, Derek A. T. Cummings

Incidence of Echinococcus granulosus in Domestic Dogs in Palestine as Revealed by Copro-PCR

Amer Al-Jawabreh, Kamal Dumaidi, Suheir Ereqat, Abedelmajeed Nasereddin, Hanan Al-Jawabreh, Kifaya Azmi, Nahed Al-Laham, Ziad Abdeen

Molecular Design, Synthesis and Trypanocidal Activity of Dipeptidyl Nitriles as Cruzain Inhibitors

Leandro A. A. Avelar, Cristian D. Camilo, Sérgio de Albuquerque, William B. Fernandes, Cristiana Gonçalez, Peter W. Kenny, Andrei Leitão, James H. McKerrow, Carlos A. Montanari, Erika V. Meñaca Orozco, Jean F. R. Ribeiro, Josmar R. Rocha, Fabiana Rosini, Marta E. Saidel

A Madurella mycetomatis Grain Model in Galleria mellonella Larvae

Wendy Kloezen, Marilyn van Helvert-van Poppel, Ahmed H. Fahal, Wendy W. J. van de Sande

Development of Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assays for Detection of Orientia tsutsugamushi or Rickettsia typhi

Chien-Chung Chao, Tatyana Belinskaya, Zhiwen Zhang, Wei-Mei Ching

Interaction of Mean Temperature and Daily Fluctuation Influences Dengue Incidence in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sifat Sharmin, Kathryn Glass, Elvina Viennet, David Harley

An Outbreak of Chikungunya in Rural Bangladesh, 2011

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Mario A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Nadia A. Fernández-Santos, María E. Orozco-Algarra, José A. Rodríguez-Atanacio, Alfredo Domínguez-Vázquez, Kristel B. Rodríguez-Morales, Olga Real-Najarro, Francisco G. Prado-Velasco, Eddie W. Cupp, Frank O. Richards Jr., Hassan K. Hassan, Jesús F. González-Roldán, Pablo A. Kuri-Morales, Thomas R. Unnasch

Evidence That Rhesus Macaques Self-Cure from a Schistosoma japonicum Infection by Disrupting Worm Esophageal Function: A New Route to an Effective Vaccine?

Xiao-Hong Li, Yu-Xin Xu, Gill Vance, Yun Wang, Long-Bao Lv, Govert J. van Dam, Jian-Ping Cao, R. Alan Wilson

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps are Involved in the Innate Immune Response to Infection with Leptospira

Emilia Scharrig, Agostina Carestia, María F. Ferrer, Maia Cédola, Gabriela Pretre, Ricardo Drut, Mathieu Picardeau, Mirta Schattner, Ricardo M. Gómez

Neorickettsia sennetsu as a Neglected Cause of Fever in South-East Asia

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A Cholera Conjugate Vaccine Containing O-specific Polysaccharide (OSP) of V. cholerae O1 Inaba and Recombinant Fragment of Tetanus Toxin Heavy Chain (OSP:rTTHc) Induces Serum, Memory and Lamina Proprial Responses against OSP and Is Protective in Mice

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Bacterial Infection and Immune Responses in Lutzomyia longipalpis Sand Fly Larvae Midgut

Matthew Heerman, Ju-Lin Weng, Ivy Hurwitz, Ravi Durvasula, Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao

Differential Activation of Human Monocytes and Lymphocytes by Distinct Strains of Trypanosoma cruzi

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Geoffrey K. Isbister, Kalana Maduwage, Ana Saiao, Nicholas A. Buckley, Shaluka F. Jayamanne, Shahmy Seyed, Fahim Mohamed, Umesh Chathuranga, Alexandre Mendes, Chandana Abeysinghe, Harindra Karunathilake, Indika Gawarammana, David G. Lalloo, H. Janaka de Silva

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Chung-Tao Tang, Pi-Chun Li, I-Ju Liu, Mei-Ying Liao, Chiung-Yi Chiu, Day-Yu Chao, Han-Chung Wu

Involvement of Tetraspanin C189 in Cell-to-Cell Spreading of the Dengue Virus in C6/36 Cells

Chao-Fu Yang, Cheng-Hsun Tu, Yin-Ping Lo, Chih-Chieh Cheng, Wei-June Chen

Functional Activity Limitation and Quality of Life of Leprosy Cases in an Endemic Area in Northeastern Brazil

Victor S. Santos, Laudice S. Oliveira, Fabrícia D. N. Castro, Vanessa T. Gois-Santos, Ligia M. D. Lemos, Maria do C. O. Ribeiro, Luis E. Cuevas, Ricardo Q. Gurgel