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September 2017

Golden-brown fragments of the liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) eggs after being disrupted on a bench top homogeniser with the aid of ceramic beads prior to DNA 'eggs'-traction. The eggs, which are notoriously hard to crack and even remain intact after freezing, are shown here under a light microscope suspended in lysis buffer. Complete disruption is an important precursor enabling access to the DNA within, ultimately allowing the development of a diagnostic workflow for detection of Fasciola-positive faecal samples. Calvani et al.

Image Credit: Calvani et al. (2017)


Global surgery and the neglected tropical diseases

Vivek Karun, Peter J. Hotez, Todd K. Rosengart


Differential virulence between Asian and African lineages of Zika virus

Yannick Simonin, Debby van Riel, Philippe Van de Perre, Barry Rockx, Sara Salinas

Access to benznidazole for Chagas disease in the United States—Cautious optimism?

Jonathan D. Alpern, Rogelio Lopez-Velez, William M. Stauffer

Global health policy and neglected tropical diseases: Then, now, and in the years to come

Thomas Fürst, Paola Salari, Laura Monzón Llamas, Peter Steinmann, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Fabrizio Tediosi

Advocacy for identifying certain animal diseases as “neglected”

François Louis Roger, Philippe Solano, Jérémy Bouyer, Vincent Porphyre, David Berthier, Marisa Peyre, Pascal Bonnet

Rapid and accurate interpretation of dengue diagnostics in the context of dengue vaccination implementation: Viewpoints and guidelines issued from an experts group consultation

Elizabeth A. Hunsperger, Claudia N. Duarte dos Santos, Huong Thi Que Vu, Sutee Yoksan, Vincent Deubel


Broncho-pleuro-cutaneous fistula and pneumothorax: Rare challenging complications of chest wall eumycetoma

Eiman Siddig Ahmed Saad, Ahmed Hassan Fahal

Mucosal leishmaniasis mimicking T-cell lymphoma in a patient receiving monoclonal antibody against TNFα

Antonio Carlos Nicodemo, Daniel Fernandes Duailibi, Diego Feriani, Maria Irma Seixas Duarte, Valdir Sabbaga Amato

Research Articles

High-resolution profiling of linear B-cell epitopes from mucin-associated surface proteins (MASPs) of Trypanosoma cruzi during human infections

Ignacio M. Durante, Pablo E. La Spina, Santiago J. Carmona, Fernán Agüero, Carlos A. Buscaglia

Chikungunya virus dissemination from the midgut of Aedes aegypti is associated with temporal basal lamina degradation during bloodmeal digestion

Shengzhang Dong, Velmurugan Balaraman, Asher M. Kantor, Jingyi Lin, DeAna G. Grant, Nicole L. Held, Alexander W. E. Franz

Genomic analyses of African Trypanozoon strains to assess evolutionary relationships and identify markers for strain identification

Joshua Brian Richardson, Kuang-Yao Lee, Paul Mireji, John Enyaru, Mark Sistrom, Serap Aksoy, Hongyu Zhao, Adalgisa Caccone

Use of rhodamine B to mark the body and seminal fluid of male Aedes aegypti for mark-release-recapture experiments and estimating efficacy of sterile male releases

Brian J. Johnson, Sara N. Mitchell, Christopher J. Paton, Jessica Stevenson, Kyran M. Staunton, Nigel Snoad, Nigel Beebe, Bradley J. White, Scott A. Ritchie

The diversity of the Chagas parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, infecting the main Central American vector, Triatoma dimidiata, from Mexico to Colombia

Patricia L. Dorn, Annie G. McClure, Meghan D. Gallaspy, Etienne Waleckx, Adrienne S. Woods, Maria Carlota Monroy, Lori Stevens

Impact of environmental factors on neglected emerging arboviral diseases

Camila Lorenz, Thiago S. Azevedo, Flávia Virginio, Breno S. Aguiar, Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto, Lincoln Suesdek

How much will it cost to eradicate lymphatic filariasis? An analysis of the financial and economic costs of intensified efforts against lymphatic filariasis

Randee J. Kastner, Elisa Sicuri, Christopher M. Stone, Gabriel Matwale, Ambrose Onapa, Fabrizio Tediosi

Effects of schistosomiasis on susceptibility to HIV-1 infection and HIV-1 viral load at HIV-1 seroconversion: A nested case-control study

Jennifer A. Downs, Kathryn M. Dupnik, Govert J. van Dam, Mark Urassa, Peter Lutonja, Dieuwke Kornelis, Claudia J. de Dood, Pytsje Hoekstra, Chifundo Kanjala, Raphael Isingo, Robert N. Peck, Myung Hee Lee, Paul L. A. M. Corstjens, Jim Todd, John M. Changalucha, Warren D. Johnson Jr., Daniel W. Fitzgerald

Impact of Enterobius vermicularis infection and mebendazole treatment on intestinal microbiota and host immune response

Chin-An Yang, Chao Liang, Chia-Li Lin, Chiung-Tzu Hsiao, Ching-Tien Peng, Hung-Chih Lin, Jan-Gowth Chang

Quantitative multiplexed proteomics of Taenia solium cysts obtained from the skeletal muscle and central nervous system of pigs

José Navarrete-Perea, Marta Isasa, Joao A. Paulo, Ricardo Corral-Corral, Jeanette Flores-Bautista, Beatriz Hernández-Téllez, Raúl J. Bobes, Gladis Fragoso, Edda Sciutto, Xavier Soberón, Steven P. Gygi, Juan P. Laclette

Assessment of sesquiterpene lactones isolated from Mikania plants species for their potential efficacy against Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania sp.

Laura C. Laurella, Natacha Cerny, Augusto E. Bivona, Andrés Sánchez Alberti, Gustavo Giberti, Emilio L. Malchiodi, Virginia S. Martino, Cesar A. Catalan, María Rosario Alonso, Silvia I. Cazorla, Valeria P. Sülsen

New insights into experimental visceral leishmaniasis: Real-time in vivo imaging of Leishmania donovani virulence

Guilherme D. Melo, Sophie Goyard, Hervé Lecoeur, Eline Rouault, Pascale Pescher, Laurence Fiette, Alexandre Boissonnas, Paola Minoprio, Thierry Lang

Estimating the burden of scrub typhus: A systematic review

Ana Bonell, Yoel Lubell, Paul N. Newton, John A. Crump, Daniel H. Paris

Visceral leishmaniasis and HIV/AIDS in Brazil: Are we aware enough?

Marcia Leite de Sousa-Gomes, Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero, Guilherme Loureiro Werneck

Household costs of hospitalized dengue illness in semi-rural Thailand

Yesim Tozan, Pitcha Ratanawong, Maquines Odhiambo Sewe, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Pattamaporn Kittayapong

Recombinant vaccines of a CD4+ T-cell epitope promote efficient control of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis burden by restraining primary organ infection

Rodrigo Assunção Holanda, Julián Esteban Muñoz, Lucas Santos Dias, Leandro Buffoni Roque Silva, Julliana Ribeiro Alves Santos, Sthefany Pagliari, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Tatiane Alves Paixão, Carlos Pelleschi Taborda, Daniel Assis Santos, Oscar Bruña-Romero

Molecular genomic characterization of tick- and human-derived severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus isolates from South Korea

Seok-Min Yun, Su-Jin Park, Sun-Whan Park, WooYoung Choi, Hye Won Jeong, Young-Ki Choi, Won-Ja Lee

Low antibody prevalence against Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire, indicates high rate of lethal infections in wildlife

Fee Zimmermann, Susanne M. Köhler, Kathrin Nowak, Susann Dupke, Anne Barduhn, Ariane Düx, Alexander Lang, Hélène M. De Nys, Jan F. Gogarten, Roland Grunow, Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann, Roman M. Wittig, Silke R. Klee, Fabian H. Leendertz

Evaluation of the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationship of praziquantel in the Schistosoma mansoni mouse model

Nada Abla, Jennifer Keiser, Mireille Vargas, Natalie Reimers, Helmut Haas, Thomas Spangenberg

Platelet dysfunction contributes to bleeding complications in patients with probable leptospirosis

Rahajeng N. Tunjungputri, Muhammad Hussein Gasem, Willemijn van der Does, Pandu H. Sasongko, Bambang Isbandrio, Rolf T. Urbanus, Philip G. de Groot, Andre van der Ven, Quirijn de Mast

A scoring model for predicting prognosis of patients with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome

Bei Jia, Xiaomin Yan, Yuxin Chen, Guiyang Wang, Yong Liu, Biyun Xu, Peixin Song, Yang Li, Yali Xiong, Weihua Wu, Yingying Hao, Juan Xia, Zhaoping Zhang, Rui Huang, Chao Wu

Updated estimation of the impact of a Japanese encephalitis immunization program with live, attenuated SA 14-14-2 vaccine in Nepal

Shyam Raj Upreti, Nicole P. Lindsey, Rajendra Bohara, Ganga Ram Choudhary, Sushil Shakya, Mukunda Gautam, Jagat Narain Giri, Marc Fischer, Susan L. Hills

“Koko et les lunettes magiques”: An educational entertainment tool to prevent parasitic worms and diarrheal diseases in Côte d’Ivoire

Clémence Essé, Véronique A. Koffi, Abel Kouamé, Kouassi Dongo, Richard B. Yapi, Honorine M. Moro, Christiane A. Kouakou, Marta S. Palmeirim, Bassirou Bonfoh, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Giovanna Raso

The clinical and microbiological characteristics of enteric fever in Cambodia, 2008-2015

Laura M. F. Kuijpers, Thong Phe, Chhun H. Veng, Kruy Lim, Sovann Ieng, Chun Kham, Nizar Fawal, Laetitia Fabre, Simon Le Hello, Erika Vlieghe, François-Xavier Weill, Jan Jacobs, Willy E. Peetermans

Pyrethroid resistance alters the blood-feeding behavior in Puerto Rican Aedes aegypti mosquitoes exposed to treated fabric

Natasha M. Agramonte, Jeffrey R. Bloomquist, Ulrich R. Bernier

Metabolomics analyses identify platelet activating factors and heme breakdown products as Lassa fever biomarkers

Trevor V. Gale, Timothy M. Horton, Donald S. Grant, Robert F. Garry

Detecting and confirming residual hotspots of lymphatic filariasis transmission in American Samoa 8 years after stopping mass drug administration

Colleen L. Lau, Sarah Sheridan, Stephanie Ryan, Maureen Roineau, Athena Andreosso, Saipale Fuimaono, Joseph Tufa, Patricia M. Graves

A DNA vaccine for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever protects against disease and death in two lethal mouse models

Aura R. Garrison, Charles J. Shoemaker, Joseph W. Golden, Collin J. Fitzpatrick, John J. Suschak, Michelle J. Richards, Catherine V. Badger, Carolyn M. Six, Jacqueline D. Martin, Drew Hannaman, Marko Zivcec, Eric Bergeron, Jeffrey W. Koehler, Connie S. Schmaljohn

Eco-epidemiological analysis of rickettsial seropositivity in rural areas of Colombia: A multilevel approach

Juan C. Quintero V., Luis E. Paternina T., Alexander Uribe Y., Carlos Muskus, Marylin Hidalgo., Juliana Gil., Astrid V. Cienfuegos G., Lisardo Osorio Q., Carlos Rojas A.

Rapid, actionable diagnosis of urban epidemic leptospirosis using a pathogenic Leptospira lipL32-based real-time PCR assay

Irina N. Riediger, Robyn A. Stoddard, Guilherme S. Ribeiro, Sueli M. Nakatani, Suzana D. R. Moreira, Irene Skraba, Alexander W. Biondo, Mitermayer G. Reis, Alex R. Hoffmaster, Joseph M. Vinetz, Albert I. Ko, Elsio A. Wunder Jr

Improved reliability of serological tools for the diagnosis of West Nile fever in horses within Europe

Cécile Beck, Steeve Lowenski, Benoit Durand, Céline Bahuon, Stéphan Zientara, Sylvie Lecollinet

Structural basis for the high specificity of a Trypanosoma congolense immunoassay targeting glycosomal aldolase

Joar Pinto, Steven Odongo, Felicity Lee, Vaiva Gaspariunaite, Serge Muyldermans, Stefan Magez, Yann G.-J. Sterckx

Scrambled eggs: A highly sensitive molecular diagnostic workflow for Fasciola species specific detection from faecal samples

Nichola Eliza Davies Calvani, Peter Andrew Windsor, Russell David Bush, Jan Šlapeta

Trends and correlates of cystic echinococcosis in Chile: 2001–2012

Soledad Colombe, Eri Togami, Fkadu Gelaw, Marina Antillon, Rodrigo Fuentes, Daniel Martin Weinberger

The single cyclic nucleotide-specific phosphodiesterase of the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia represents a potential drug target

Stefan Kunz, Vreni Balmer, Geert Jan Sterk, Michael P. Pollastri, Rob Leurs, Norbert Müller, Andrew Hemphill, Cornelia Spycher

Phylogeographic, genomic, and meropenem susceptibility analysis of Burkholderia ubonensis

Erin P. Price, Derek S. Sarovich, Jessica R. Webb, Carina M. Hall, Sierra A. Jaramillo, Jason W. Sahl, Mirjam Kaestli, Mark Mayo, Glenda Harrington, Anthony L. Baker, Lindsay C. Sidak-Loftis, Erik W. Settles, Madeline Lummis, James M. Schupp, John D. Gillece, Apichai Tuanyok, Jeffrey Warner, Joseph D. Busch, Paul Keim, Bart J. Currie, David M. Wagner

Host outdoor exposure variability affects the transmission and spread of Zika virus: Insights for epidemic control

Marco Ajelli, Imelda K. Moise, Tricia Caroline S. G. Hutchings, Scott C. Brown, Naresh Kumar, Neil F. Johnson, John C. Beier

Melioidosis in lower provincial Cambodia: A case series from a prospective study of sepsis in Takeo Province

Kevin L. Schully, Catherine M. Berjohn, Angela M. Prouty, Amitha Fitkariwala, Tin Som, Darith Sieng, Michael J. Gregory, Andrew Vaughn, Sim Kheng, Vantha Te, Christopher A. Duplessis, James V. Lawler, Danielle V. Clark

First insights in the variability of Borrelia recurrentis genomes

Durdica Marosevic, Gabriele Margos, Reinhard Wallich, Andreas Wieser, Andreas Sing, Volker Fingerle

Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of dengue and other etiologic agents among patients with acute febrile illness, Puerto Rico, 2012–2015

Kay M. Tomashek, Olga D. Lorenzi, Doris A. Andújar-Pérez, Brenda C. Torres-Velásquez, Elizabeth A. Hunsperger, Jorge Luis Munoz-Jordan, Janice Perez-Padilla, Aidsa Rivera, Gladys E. Gonzalez-Zeno, Tyler M. Sharp, Renee L. Galloway, Mindy Glass Elrod, Demetrius L. Mathis, M. Steven Oberste, W. Allan Nix, Elizabeth Henderson, Jennifer McQuiston, Joseph Singleton, Cecilia Kato, Carlos García Gubern, William Santiago-Rivera, Jesús Cruz-Correa, Robert Muns-Sosa, Juan D. Ortiz-Rivera, Gerson Jiménez, Ivonne E. Galarza, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Harold S. Margolis, Luisa I. Alvarado

Prevalence of signs of trachoma, ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection and antibodies to Pgp3 in residents of Kiritimati Island, Kiribati

Anaseini Cama, Andreas Müller, Raebwebwe Taoaba, Robert M. R. Butcher, Iakoba Itibita, Stephanie J. Migchelsen, Tokoriri Kiauea, Harry Pickering, Rebecca Willis, Chrissy h. Roberts, Ana Bakhtiari, Richard T. Le Mesurier, Neal D. E. Alexander, Diana L. Martin, Rabebe Tekeraoi, Anthony W. Solomon, for the Global Trachoma Mapping Project

Effectiveness and economic assessment of routine larviciding for prevention of chikungunya and dengue in temperate urban settings in Europe

Giorgio Guzzetta, Filippo Trentini, Piero Poletti, Frederic Alexandre Baldacchino, Fabrizio Montarsi, Gioia Capelli, Annapaola Rizzoli, Roberto Rosà, Stefano Merler, Alessia Melegaro

Induction of allopurinol resistance in Leishmania infantum isolated from dogs

Daniel Yasur-Landau, Charles L. Jaffe, Adi Doron-Faigenboim, Lior David, Gad Baneth

Knowledge and attitude towards Ebola and Marburg virus diseases in Uganda using quantitative and participatory epidemiology techniques

Luke Nyakarahuka, Eystein Skjerve, Daisy Nabadda, Doreen Chilolo Sitali, Chisoni Mumba, Frank N. Mwiine, Julius J. Lutwama, Stephen Balinandi, Trevor Shoemaker, Clovice Kankya

Cost-effectiveness of a national enterovirus 71 vaccination program in China

Wenjun Wang, Jianwen Song, Jingjing Wang, Yaping Li, Huiling Deng, Mei Li, Ning Gao, Song Zhai, Shuangsuo Dang, Xin Zhang, Xiaoli Jia

Naturally acquired antibody responses to more than 300 Plasmodium vivax proteins in three geographic regions

Rhea J. Longley, Michael T. White, Eizo Takashima, Masayuki Morita, Bernard N. Kanoi, Connie S. N. Li Wai Suen, Inoni Betuela, Andrea Kuehn, Piyarat Sripoorote, Camila T. Franca, Peter Siba, Leanne J. Robinson, Marcus Lacerda, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Takafumi Tsuboi, Ivo Mueller

Quality control methods for Aedes albopictus sterile male production

Fabrizio Balestrino, Arianna Puggioli, Marco Carrieri, Jérémy Bouyer, Romeo Bellini

Target product profiles for the diagnosis of Taenia solium taeniasis, neurocysticercosis and porcine cysticercosis

Meritxell Donadeu, Anna S. Fahrion, Piero L. Olliaro, Bernadette Abela-Ridder

Enhancing case definitions for surveillance of human monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Lynda Osadebe, Christine M. Hughes, Robert Shongo Lushima, Joelle Kabamba, Beatrice Nguete, Jean Malekani, Elisabeth Pukuta, Stomy Karhemere, Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, Emile Wemakoy Okitolonda, Mary G. Reynolds, Andrea M. McCollum

Strong interferon-gamma mediated cellular immunity to scrub typhus demonstrated using a novel whole cell antigen ELISpot assay in rhesus macaques and humans

Manutsanun Sumonwiriya, Daniel H. Paris, Piyanate Sunyakumthorn, Tippawan Anantatat, Kemajittra Jenjaroen, Suchintana Chumseng, Rawiwan Im-erbsin, Ampai Tanganuchitcharnchai, Suthatip Jintaworn, Stuart D. Blacksell, Fazle R. Chowdhury, Barbara Kronsteiner, Prapit Teparrukkul, Robin L. Burke, Eric D. Lombardini, Allen L. Richards, Carl J. Mason, James W. Jones, Nicholas P. J. Day, Susanna J. Dunachie

Development of risk reduction behavioral counseling for Ebola virus disease survivors enrolled in the Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Persistence Study, 2015-2016

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