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November 2017

Appearance of the whole brain from a pig naturally infected with Taenia solium five days after praziquantel treatment and infused with Evans blue two hours prior to necropsy. The black arrows point to blue cysts with increased vascular permeability in surrounding tissues; a clear cyst with unaltered vascular permeability in surrounding tissues is indicated with a white arrow. Mahanty et al.

Image Credit: Dr. Cristina Guerra-Giraldez

Viewpoints

US Gulf Coast states: The rise of neglected tropical diseases in "flyover nation"

Peter J. Hotez, Sheila Jackson Lee

Photo Quiz

A 38-year-old woman with zosteriform skin lesions

Daniel Camprubí, Ana Requena-Méndez, Natalia Rodríguez, M. Eugenia Valls, Adriana García-Herrera, Teresa Estrach, Xavier Fustà, Juan García-Bernalt Diego, Pedro Fernández-Soto, Jose Muñoz

Reviews

Scabies in the age of increasing drug resistance

Samar Khalil, Ossama Abbas, Abdul Ghani Kibbi, Mazen Kurban

Internet-based biosurveillance methods for vector-borne diseases: Are they novel public health tools or just novelties?

Simon Pollett, Benjamin M. Althouse, Brett Forshey, George W. Rutherford, Richard G. Jarman

Zika virus: An updated review of competent or naturally infected mosquitoes

Yanouk Epelboin, Stanislas Talaga, Loïc Epelboin, Isabelle Dusfour

Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent: A threat to the South-East Asia Region Kala-azar Elimination Programme.

Eduard E. Zijlstra, Fabiana Alves, Suman Rijal, Byron Arana, Jorge Alvar

“Omic” investigations of protozoa and worms for a deeper understanding of the human gut “parasitome”

Valeria Marzano, Livia Mancinelli, Giorgia Bracaglia, Federica Del Chierico, Pamela Vernocchi, Francesco Di Girolamo, Stefano Garrone, Hyppolite Tchidjou Kuekou, Patrizia D’Argenio, Bruno Dallapiccola, Andrea Urbani, Lorenza Putignani

Research Articles

Anthelminthic activity of glibenclamide on secondary cystic echinococcosis in mice

Julia A. Loos, María Sandra Churio, Andrea C. Cumino

Chagas disease vector control and Taylor's law

Joel E. Cohen, Lucía I. Rodríguez-Planes, María S. Gaspe, María C. Cecere, Marta V. Cardinal, Ricardo E. Gürtler

TNF-α blockade suppresses pericystic inflammation following anthelmintic treatment in porcine neurocysticercosis

Siddhartha Mahanty, Miguel A. Orrego, Carla Cangalaya, M. Paz Adrianzen, Gianfranco Arroyo, Juan Calcina, Armando E. Gonzalez, Héctor H. García, Cristina Guerra-Giraldez, Theodore E. Nash, for the Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru

The "F" in SAFE: Reliability of assessing clean faces for trachoma control in the field

Sheila K. West, Derick Ansah, Beatriz Munoz, Nicodemus Funga, Harran Mkocha

Seroprevalence of rickettsial infections and Q fever in Bhutan

Tshokey Tshokey, John Stenos, David N. Durrheim, Keith Eastwood, Chelsea Nguyen, Stephen R. Graves

The importance of thinking beyond the water-supply in cholera epidemics: A historical urban case-study

Matthew D. Phelps, Andrew S. Azman, Joseph A. Lewnard, Marina Antillón, Lone Simonsen, Viggo Andreasen, Peter K. M. Jensen, Virginia E. Pitzer

Cross-sectional interview study of fertility, pregnancy, and urogenital schistosomiasis in coastal Kenya: Documented treatment in childhood is associated with reduced odds of subfertility among adult women

Sarah C. Miller-Fellows, Laura Howard, Rebekah Kramer, Vanessa Hildebrand, Jennifer Furin, Francis M. Mutuku, Dunstan Mukoko, Julianne A. Ivy, Charles H. King

Quantitative proteomic analysis of amastigotes from Leishmania (L.) amazonensis LV79 and PH8 strains reveals molecular traits associated with the virulence phenotype

Eloiza de Rezende, Rebeca Kawahara, Mauricio S. Peña, Giuseppe Palmisano, Beatriz S. Stolf

Turning poop into profit: Cost-effectiveness and soil transmitted helminth infection risk associated with human excreta reuse in Vietnam

Ngan Tran-Thi, Rachel J. Lowe, Janna M. Schurer, Tu Vu-Van, Lauren E. MacDonald, Phuc Pham-Duc

Revisiting primary neural leprosy: Clinical, serological, molecular, and neurophysiological aspects

Diogo Fernandes dos Santos, Matheus Rocha Mendonça, Douglas Eulálio Antunes, Elaine Fávaro Pípi Sabino, Raquel Campos Pereira, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Isabela Maria Bernardes Goulart

Safety and efficacy of a freeze-dried trivalent antivenom for snakebites in the Brazilian Amazon: An open randomized controlled phase IIb clinical trial

Iran Mendonça-da-Silva, Antônio Magela Tavares, Jacqueline Sachett, José Felipe Sardinha, Lilian Zaparolli, Maria Fátima Gomes Santos, Marcus Lacerda, Wuelton Marcelo Monteiro

A 23-year retrospective investigation of Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi isolated in a tertiary Kathmandu hospital

Raphaël M. Zellweger, Buddha Basnyat, Poojan Shrestha, Krishna G. Prajapati, Sabina Dongol, Paban K. Sharma, Samir Koirala, Thomas C. Darton, Christiane Dolecek, Corinne N. Thompson, Guy E. Thwaites, Stephen G. Baker, Abhilasha Karkey

Pre-clinical antigenicity studies of an innovative multivalent vaccine for human visceral leishmaniasis

Pedro Cecílio, Begoña Pérez-Cabezas, Laura Fernández, Javier Moreno, Eugenia Carrillo, José M. Requena, Epifanio Fichera, Steven G. Reed, Rhea N. Coler, Shaden Kamhawi, Fabiano Oliveira, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Luigi Gradoni, Reinhard Glueck, Gaurav Gupta, Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva

Neurogenic mediators contribute to local edema induced by Micrurus lemniscatus venom

Luciana Lyra Casais-e-Silva, Catarina Teixeira

Poverty and health among CDC plantation labourers in Cameroon: Perceptions, challenges and coping strategies

Valerie Makoge, Lenneke Vaandrager, Harro Maat, Maria Koelen

Environmental and socio-demographic individual, family and neighborhood factors associated with children intestinal parasitoses at Iguazú, in the subtropical northern border of Argentina

Maria Romina Rivero, Carlos De Angelo, Pablo Nuñez, Martín Salas, Carlos E. Motta, Alicia Chiaretta, Oscar D. Salomón, Song Liang

Prevalence and risk factors associated with Leishmania infection in Trang Province, southern Thailand

Jipada Manomat, Saovanee Leelayoova, Lertwut Bualert, Peerapan Tan-ariya, Suradej Siripattanapipong, Mathirut Mungthin, Tawee Naaglor, Phunlerd Piyaraj

Liposomal amphotericin B in travelers with cutaneous and muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis: Not a panacea

Romain Guery, Benoit Henry, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Claire Rouzaud, Florence Cordoliani, Gundel Harms, Jean-Pierre Gangneux, Françoise Foulet, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Michel Baccard, Gloria Morizot, Paul-Henri Consigny, Antoine Berry, Johannes Blum, Olivier Lortholary, Pierre Buffet, the French Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Study group & the LeishMan network

Analysis of the interactome of Schistosoma mansoni histone deacetylase 8

Stéphanie Caby, Lucile Pagliazzo, Julien Lancelot, Jean-Michel Saliou, Nicolas Bertheaume, Raymond J. Pierce, Emmanuel Roger

Development and preliminary evaluation of a multiplexed amplification and next generation sequencing method for viral hemorrhagic fever diagnostics

Annika Brinkmann, Koray Ergünay, Aleksandar Radonić, Zeliha Kocak Tufan, Cristina Domingo, Andreas Nitsche

The Asian house shrew Suncus murinus as a reservoir and source of human outbreaks of plague in Madagascar

Soanandrasana Rahelinirina, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Sandra Telfer, Cyril Savin, Elisabeth Carniel, Jean-Marc Duplantier

Molecular characterization of tsetse’s proboscis and its response to Trypanosoma congolense infection

Erick O. Awuoche, Brian L. Weiss, Aurélien Vigneron, Paul O. Mireji, Emre Aksoy, Benson Nyambega, Geoffrey M. Attardo, Yineng Wu, Michelle O’Neill, Grace Murilla, Serap Aksoy

Progress towards a leprosy-free country: The experience of Oman

Salah T. Al Awaidy

Allopurinol attenuates acute kidney injury following Bothrops jararaca envenomation

Pedro Henrique França Gois, Monique Silva Martines, Daniela Ferreira, Rildo Volpini, Daniele Canale, Ceila Malaque, Renato Crajoinas, Adriana Castello Costa Girardi, Maria Heloisa Massola Shimizu, Antonio Carlos Seguro

Programmatic factors associated with the limited impact of Community-Directed Treatment with Ivermectin to control Onchocerciasis in three drainage basins of South West Cameroon

Christian Tetteh Duamor, Fabrice Roberto Datchoua-Poutcheu, Winston Patrick Chounna Ndongmo, Aldof Tah Yoah, Ernest Njukang, Emmanuel Kah, Mary Sheena Maingeh, Jonas Arnaud Kengne-Ouaffo, Dizzle Bita Tayong, Peter A. Enyong, Samuel Wanji

The introduction of dengue follows transportation infrastructure changes in the state of Acre, Brazil: A network-based analysis

Raquel Martins Lana, Marcelo Ferreira da Costa Gomes, Tiago França Melo de Lima, Nildimar Alves Honório, Cláudia Torres Codeço

Mycolactone displays anti-inflammatory effects on the nervous system

Caroline Isaac, Annie Mauborgne, Alfonso Grimaldi, Kemy Ade, Michel Pohl, Cristina Limatola, Yves Boucher, Caroline Demangel, Laure Guenin-Macé

Longitudinal survey of two serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) maternity colonies exposed to EBLV-1 (European Bat Lyssavirus type 1): Assessment of survival and serological status variations using capture-recapture models

Emmanuelle Robardet, Christophe Borel, Marie Moinet, Dorothée Jouan, Marine Wasniewski, Jacques Barrat, Franck Boué, Elodie Montchâtre-Leroy, Alexandre Servat, Olivier Gimenez, Florence Cliquet, Evelyne Picard-Meyer

Detection of relapsing fever Borrelia spp., Bartonella spp. and Anaplasmataceae bacteria in argasid ticks in Algeria

Ismail Lafri, Basma El Hamzaoui, Idir Bitam, Hamza Leulmi, Reda Lalout, Oleg Mediannikov, Mohamed Chergui, Mohamed Karakellah, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola

Conservation of a microRNA cluster in parasitic nematodes and profiling of miRNAs in excretory-secretory products and microvesicles of Haemonchus contortus

Henry Y. Gu, Neil D. Marks, Alan D. Winter, William Weir, Thomas Tzelos, Tom N. McNeilly, Collette Britton, Eileen Devaney

Drivers of house invasion by sylvatic Chagas disease vectors in the Amazon-Cerrado transition: A multi-year, state-wide assessment of municipality-aggregated surveillance data

Raíssa N. Brito, David E. Gorla, Liléia Diotaiuti, Anália C. F. Gomes, Rita C. M. Souza, Fernando Abad-Franch

Development and validation of an immunoperoxidase antigen detection test for improved diagnosis of rabies in Indonesia

Ibnu Rahmadane, Andrea F. Certoma, Grantley R. Peck, Yul Fitria, Jean Payne, Axel Colling, Brian J. Shiell, Gary Beddome, Susanne Wilson, Meng Yu, Chris Morrissy, Wojtek P. Michalski, John Bingham, Ian A. Gardner, John D. Allen

Impact of the Ebola outbreak on Trypanosoma brucei gambiense infection medical activities in coastal Guinea, 2014-2015: A retrospective analysis from the Guinean national Human African Trypanosomiasis control program

Mariame Camara, Eric Ouattara, Alexandre Duvignaud, René Migliani, Oumou Camara, Mamadou Leno, Philippe Solano, Bruno Bucheton, Mamadou Camara, Denis Malvy

Rapid clearance of Schistosoma mansoni circulating cathodic antigen after treatment shown by urine strip tests in a Ugandan fishing community – Relevance for monitoring treatment efficacy and re-infection

Anna O. Kildemoes, Birgitte J. Vennervald, Edridah M. Tukahebwa, Narcis B. Kabatereine, Pascal Magnussen, Claudia J. de Dood, André M. Deelder, Shona Wilson, Govert J. van Dam

Csseverin inhibits apoptosis through mitochondria-mediated pathways triggered by Ca2 + dyshomeostasis in hepatocarcinoma PLC cells

Mengchen Shi, Lina Zhou, Lu Zhao, Mei Shang, Tongtong He, Zeli Tang, Hengchang Sun, Pengli Ren, Zhipeng Lin, Tingjin Chen, Jinyun Yu, Jin Xu, Xinbing Yu, Yan Huang

Polyclonal antibodies for the detection of Trypanosoma cruzi circulating antigens

Edith S. Málaga-Machaca, Alessandra Romero-Ramirez, Robert H. Gilman, Sofía Astupiña-Figueroa, Noelia Angulo, Alejandro Florentini, Cinthya J. Lovon-Luque, Remo A. Gonza, Ada del Carpio-Sanz, Inés Cabello, Rosina Camargo, Fernando Recuenco, Liliam A. Barrueta-Soria, Manuela R. Verastegui, Maritza Calderon, Holger Mayta

Biological and phylogenetic characteristics of West African lineages of West Nile virus

Gamou Fall, Nicholas Di Paola, Martin Faye, Moussa Dia, Caio César de Melo Freire, Cheikh Loucoubar, Paolo Marinho de Andrade Zanotto, Ousmane Faye, Amadou Alpha Sall

Quantitative label-free proteomic analysis of human urine to identify novel candidate protein biomarkers for schistosomiasis

Olugbenga Samson Onile, Bridget Calder, Nelson C. Soares, Chiaka I. Anumudu, Jonathan M. Blackburn

The additional benefit of residual spraying and insecticide-treated curtains for dengue control over current best practice in Cuba: Evaluation of disease incidence in a cluster randomized trial in a low burden setting with intensive routine control

Maria Eugenia Toledo, Veerle Vanlerberghe, Julio Popa Rosales, Mayelin Mirabal, Pedro Cabrera, Viviana Fonseca, Tania Gómez Padrón, Mirtha Pérez Menzies, Domingo Montada, Patrick Van der Stuyft

Health seeking behavior following snakebites in Sri Lanka: Results of an island wide community based survey

Dileepa Senajith Ediriweera, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Nipul Kithsiri Gunawardena, Shaluka Francis Jayamanne, David Griffith Lalloo, Hithanadura Janaka de Silva

Zika virus displacement by a chikungunya outbreak in Recife, Brazil

Tereza Magalhaes, Cynthia Braga, Marli T. Cordeiro, Andre L. S. Oliveira, Priscila M. S. Castanha, Ana Paula R. Maciel, Nathalia M. L. Amancio, Pollyanne N. Gouveia, Valter J. Peixoto-da-Silva Jr., Thaciana F. L. Peixoto, Helena Britto, Priscilla V. Lima, Andreza R. S. Lima, Kerstin D. Rosenberger, Thomas Jaenisch, Ernesto T. A. Marques

Distribution and identification of sand flies naturally infected with Leishmania from the Southeastern Peruvian Amazon

Victor Zorrilla, Maxy B. De Los Santos, Liz Espada, Rocío del Pilar Santos, Roberto Fernandez, Albino Urquia, Craig A. Stoops, Sarah-Blythe Ballard, Andres G. Lescano, Gissella M. Vásquez, Hugo O. Valdivia

Status of soil-transmitted helminth infections in schoolchildren in Laguna Province, the Philippines: Determined by parasitological and molecular diagnostic techniques

Mary Lorraine S. Mationg, Catherine A. Gordon, Veronica L. Tallo, Remigio M. Olveda, Portia P. Alday, Mark Donald C. Reñosa, Franziska A. Bieri, Gail M. Williams, Archie C. A. Clements, Peter Steinmann, Kate Halton, Yuesheng Li, Donald P. McManus, Darren J. Gray

Schistosoma, other helminth infections, and associated risk factors in preschool-aged children in urban Tanzania

Khadija Said, Jerry Hella, Stefanie Knopp, Tatu Nassoro, Neema Shija, Fatma Aziz, Francis Mhimbira, Christian Schindler, Upendo Mwingira, Anna M. Mandalakas, Karim Manji, Marcel Tanner, Jürg Utzinger, Lukas Fenner

A review of the global epidemiology of scrub typhus

Guang Xu, David H. Walker, Daniel Jupiter, Peter C. Melby, Christine M. Arcari

Molecular discrimination of Opisthorchis-like eggs from residents in a rural community of central Thailand

Saiwasan Buathong, Saovanee Leelayoova, Mathirut Mungthin, Toon Ruang-areerate, Tawee Naaglor, Picha Suwannahitatorn, Phunlerd Piyaraj, Paanjit Taamasri, Peerapan Tan-ariya

Dynamics of American tegumentary leishmaniasis in a highly endemic region for Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis infection in northeast Brazil

Juliana Silva, Adriano Queiroz, Izabella Moura, Rosana S. Sousa, Luiz Henrique Guimarães, Paulo Roberto Lima Machado, Marcus Lessa, Ednaldo Lago, Mary E. Wilson, Albert Schriefer

The regulation of autophagy differentially affects Trypanosoma cruzi metacyclogenesis

María Cristina Vanrell, Antonella Denisse Losinno, Juan Agustín Cueto, Darío Balcazar, Laura Virginia Fraccaroli, Carolina Carrillo, Patricia Silvia Romano

Neutralizing antibodies for orthobunyaviruses in Pantanal, Brazil

Alex Pauvolid-Corrêa, Zilca Campos, Raquel Soares, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Nicholas Komar

After the epidemic: Zika virus projections for Latin America and the Caribbean

Felipe J. Colón-González, Carlos A. Peres, Christine Steiner São Bernardo, Paul R. Hunter, Iain R. Lake