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February 2016

The Amazonian biodiversity of triatomine vectors and the transmission of Chagas disease in French Guiana. Gourbiere et al.

Image Credit: Péneau et al.

Editorials

The BENEFIT Trial: Where Do We Go from Here?

Bernard Pecoul, Carolina Batista, Eric Stobbaerts, Isabella Ribeiro, Rafael Vilasanjuan, Joaquim Gascon, Maria Jesus Pinazo, Silvia Moriana, Silvia Gold, Ana Pereiro, Miriam Navarro, Faustino Torrico, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Peter J. Hotez

Policy Platform

Leprosy Diagnostic Test Development As a Prerequisite Towards Elimination: Requirements from the User’s Perspective

Edith Roset Bahmanyar, William Cairns Smith, Patrick Brennan, Ray Cummings, Malcolm Duthie, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Paul Saunderson, Tin Shwe, Steven Rosen, Annemieke Geluk

From Innovation to Application

Enhancing Decision Support for Vector-Borne Disease Control Programs—The Disease Data Management System

Edward K. Thomsen, Rinki M. Deb, Sophie Dunkley, Marlize Coleman, Geraldine Foster, Miguel Orlans, Michael Coleman

Review

Vibrio cholerae Biofilms and Cholera Pathogenesis

Anisia J. Silva, Jorge A. Benitez

Research Articles

Diagnosis of Bacterial Bloodstream Infections: A 16S Metagenomics Approach

Saskia Decuypere, Conor J. Meehan, Sandra Van Puyvelde, Tessa De Block, Jessica Maltha, Lompo Palpouguini, Marc Tahita, Halidou Tinto, Jan Jacobs, Stijn Deborggraeve

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Lanna Jamile Corrêa da Costa, Marcus Emanuel Barroncas Fernandes

Presence and Persistence of Ebola or Marburg Virus in Patients and Survivors: A Rapid Systematic Review

Julii Brainard, Katherine Pond, Lee Hooper, Kelly Edmunds, Paul Hunter

Laboratory-Enhanced Dengue Sentinel Surveillance in Colombo District, Sri Lanka: 2012-2014

Hasitha Tissera, Ananda Amarasinghe, Sunethra Gunasena, Aruna Dharshan DeSilva, Leong Wei Yee, October Sessions, Chanaka Muthukuda, Paba Palihawadana, Wolfgang Lohr, Peter Byass, Duane J. Gubler, Annelies Wilder-Smith

High Resolution Melting Analysis Targeting hsp70 as a Fast and Efficient Method for the Discrimination of Leishmania Species

Ricardo Andrade Zampieri, Maria Fernanda Laranjeira-Silva, Sandra Marcia Muxel, Ana Carolina Stocco de Lima, Jeffrey Jon Shaw, Lucile Maria Floeter-Winter

Comparison of Efficacy and Safety of Ciclosporin to Prednisolone in the Treatment of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum: Two Randomised, Double Blind, Controlled Pilot Studies in Ethiopia

Saba M. Lambert, Shimelis D. Nigusse, Digafe T. Alembo, Stephen L. Walker, Peter G. Nicholls, Munir H. Idriss, Lawrence K. Yamuah, Diana N. J. Lockwood

Use of a Chagas Urine Nanoparticle Test (Chunap) to Correlate with Parasitemia Levels in T. cruzi/HIV Co-infected Patients

Yagahira E. Castro-Sesquen, Robert H. Gilman, Carolina Mejia, Daniel E. Clark, Jeong Choi, Melissa J. Reimer-McAtee, Rosario Castro, Edward Valencia-Ayala, Jorge Flores, Natalie Bowman, Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, Faustino Torrico, Lance Liotta, Caryn Bern, Alessandra Luchini, The Chagas/HIV Working Group in Bolivia and Peru

Phase 1/2a Trial of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Vaccine Candidate VMP001/AS01B in Malaria-Naive Adults: Safety, Immunogenicity, and Efficacy

Jason W. Bennett, Anjali Yadava, Donna Tosh, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Jack Komisar, Lisa A. Ware, William F. McCarthy, Jessica J. Cowden, Jason Regules, Michele D. Spring, Kristopher Paolino, Joshua D. Hartzell, James F. Cummings, Thomas L. Richie, Joanne Lumsden, Edwin Kamau, Jittawadee Murphy, Cynthia Lee, Falgunee Parekh, Ashley Birkett, Joe Cohen, W. Ripley Ballou, Mark E. Polhemus, Yannick F. Vanloubbeeck, Johan Vekemans, Christian F. Ockenhouse

Reducing Cost of Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis: Experience of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Pakistan

Naseem Salahuddin, M. Aftab Gohar, Naila Baig-Ansari

Changes in Proteome Profile of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Chronic Chagas Disease

Nisha Jain Garg, Kizhake V. Soman, Maria P. Zago, Sue-Jie Koo, Heidi Spratt, Susan Stafford, Zinzi N. Blell, Shivali Gupta, Julio Nuñez Burgos, Natalia Barrientos, Allan R. Brasier, John E. Wiktorowicz

Metabolomics-Based Discovery of Small Molecule Biomarkers in Serum Associated with Dengue Virus Infections and Disease Outcomes

Natalia V. Voge, Rushika Perera, Sebabrata Mahapatra, Lionel Gresh, Angel Balmaseda, María A. Loroño-Pino, Amber S. Hopf-Jannasch, John T. Belisle, Eva Harris, Carol D. Blair, Barry J. Beaty

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Pascal Miesen, Alasdair Ivens, Amy H. Buck, Ronald P. van Rij

Early Indicators of Fatal Leptospirosis during the 2010 Epidemic in Puerto Rico

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Zika Virus Infection and Stillbirths: A Case of Hydrops Fetalis, Hydranencephaly and Fetal Demise

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Endoscopic Treatment of Biliary Stenosis in Patients with Alveolar Echinococcosis – Report of 7 Consecutive Patients with Serial ERC Approach

Marija Stojkovic, Thomas Junghanss, Mira Veeser, Tim F. Weber, Peter Sauer

Modeling Relapsing Disease Dynamics in a Host-Vector Community

Tammi L. Johnson, Erin L. Landguth, Emily F. Stone

Costs of Dengue Control Activities and Hospitalizations in the Public Health Sector during an Epidemic Year in Urban Sri Lanka

Neil Thalagala, Hasitha Tissera, Paba Palihawadana, Ananda Amarasinghe, Anuradha Ambagahawita, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Donald S. Shepard, Yeşim Tozan

Mating-Induced Transcriptome Changes in the Reproductive Tract of Female Aedes aegypti

Catalina Alfonso-Parra, Yasir H. Ahmed-Braimah, Ethan C. Degner, Frank W. Avila, Susan M. Villarreal, Jeffrey A. Pleiss, Mariana F. Wolfner, Laura C. Harrington

Delayed Time-to-Treatment of an Antisense Morpholino Oligomer Is Effective against Lethal Marburg Virus Infection in Cynomolgus Macaques

Travis K. Warren, Chris A. Whitehouse, Jay Wells, Lisa Welch, Jay S. Charleston, Alison Heald, Donald K. Nichols, Marc E. Mattix, Gustavo Palacios, Jeffrey R. Kugleman, Patrick L. Iversen, Sina Bavari

Seasonal Dynamics of Phlebotomine Sand Fly Species Proven Vectors of Mediterranean Leishmaniasis Caused by Leishmania infantum

Bulent Alten, Carla Maia, Maria Odete Afonso, Lenea Campino, Maribel Jiménez, Estela González, Ricardo Molina, Anne Laure Bañuls, Jorian Prudhomme, Baptiste Vergnes, Celine Toty, Cécile Cassan, Nil Rahola, Magali Thierry, Denis Sereno, Gioia Bongiorno, Riccardo Bianchi, Cristina Khoury, Nikolaos Tsirigotakis, Emmanouil Dokianakis, Maria Antoniou, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Apostolos Mazeris, Mehmet Karakus, Yusuf Ozbel, Suha K. Arserim, Ozge Erisoz Kasap, Filiz Gunay, Gizem Oguz, Sinan Kaynas, Nikoloz Tsertsvadze, Lamzira Tskhvaradze, Ekaterina Giorgobiani, Marina Gramiccia, Petr Volf, Luigi Gradoni

Dog Demography, Animal Bite Management and Rabies Knowledge-Attitude and Practices in the Awash Basin, Eastern Ethiopia

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A Molecular Method to Discriminate between Mass-Reared Sterile and Wild Tsetse Flies during Eradication Programmes That Have a Sterile Insect Technique Component

Soumaïla Pagabeleguem, Geoffrey Gimonneau, Momar Talla Seck, Marc J. B. Vreysen, Baba Sall, Jean-Baptiste Rayaissé, Issa Sidibé, Jérémy Bouyer, Sophie Ravel

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Developing a Time Series Predictive Model for Dengue in Zhongshan, China Based on Weather and Guangzhou Dengue Surveillance Data

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