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August 2018

C. sinensis adults were incubated with anti-Cs1 monoclonal antibody. A strong positive reaction was observed in the cells in a granulate, gland-like structure surrounding the acetabulum of C. sinensis adult worms, and a moderately positive reaction was seen in the outer tegument of the acetabulum. Cheng, Xu, et al. (2018)

Image Credit: Xue-Nian Xu, Na Cheng and Yan Zhou

Viewpoints

Precision mapping: An innovative tool and way forward to shrink the map, better target interventions, and accelerate toward the elimination of schistosomiasis

Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, J. Russell Stothard, David Rollinson, Jutta Reinhard-Rupp

The snail Biomphalaria glabrata as a model to interrogate the molecular basis of complex human diseases

Joanna M. Bridger, Paul J. Brindley, Matty Knight

Hajj, Umrah, and the neglected tropical diseases

Mashal M. Almutairi, Waleed Saleh Alsalem, Mazen Hassanain, Peter J. Hotez

Update on drug development targeting parasite cysteine proteases

James H. McKerrow

Policy Platform

Toward the 2020 goal of soil-transmitted helminthiasis control and elimination

Sören L. Becker, Harvy Joy Liwanag, Jedidiah S. Snyder, Oladele Akogun, Vicente Belizario. Jr, Matthew C. Freeman, Theresa W. Gyorkos, Rubina Imtiaz, Jennifer Keiser, Alejandro Krolewiecki, Bruno Levecke, Charles Mwandawiro, Rachel L. Pullan, David G. Addiss, Jürg Utzinger

From Innovation to Application

Rapid, inexpensive, fingerstick, whole-blood, sensitive, specific, point-of-care test for anti-Toxoplasma antibodies

Joseph Lykins, Xuan Li, Pauline Levigne, Ying Zhou, Kamal El Bissati, Fatima Clouser, Martine Wallon, Florence Morel, Karen Leahy, Bouchra El Mansouri, Maryam Siddiqui, Nicole Leong, Morgan Michalowski, Erin Irwin, Perpetua Goodall, Mahmoud Ismail, Monica Christmas, El Bachir Adlaoui, Mohamed Rhajaoui, Amina Barkat, Hua Cong, Ian J. Begeman, Bo Shiun Lai, Despina G. Contopoulos-Ioannidis, Jose G. Montoya, Yvonne Maldonado, Raymund Ramirez, Cindy Press, Francois Peyron, Rima McLeod

Symposium

Potential novel tick-borne Colpodella species parasite infection in patient with neurological symptoms

Jia-Fu Jiang, Rui-Ruo Jiang, Qiao-Cheng Chang, Yuan-Chun Zheng, Bao-Gui Jiang, Yi Sun, Na Jia, Ran Wei, Hong-Bo Liu, Qiu-Bo Huo, Hong Wang, Michael E. von Fricken, Wu-Chun Cao

Reviews

Cysteine proteases as digestive enzymes in parasitic helminths

Conor R. Caffrey, Louise Goupil, Karina M. Rebello, John P. Dalton, David Smith

Cysteine proteases during larval migration and development of helminths in their final host

Alexandra Grote, Conor R. Caffrey, Karina M. Rebello, David Smith, John P. Dalton, Sara Lustigman

Cysteine proteases in protozoan parasites

Jair L. Siqueira-Neto, Anjan Debnath, Laura-Isobel McCall, Jean A. Bernatchez, Momar Ndao, Sharon L. Reed, Philip J. Rosenthal

Research Articles

MyD88 activation in cardiomyocytes contributes to the heart immune response to acute Trypanosoma cruzi infection with no effect on local parasite control

Danni Yohani Santana, Rafael Moysés Salgado, Marina Fevereiro, Rogério Silva do Nascimento, Raissa Fonseca, Niels Olsen Saraiva Câmara, Sabrina Epiphanio, Cláudio Romero Farias Marinho, Maria Luiza Barreto-Chaves, Maria Regina D’ Império-Lima, José M. Álvarez

The importance of dog population contact network structures in rabies transmission

Mirjam Laager, Céline Mbilo, Enos Abdelaziz Madaye, Abakar Naminou, Monique Léchenne, Aurélie Tschopp, Service Kemdongarti Naïssengar, Timo Smieszek, Jakob Zinsstag, Nakul Chitnis

The impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic on agricultural production and livelihoods in Liberia

Tsegaye T. Gatiso, Isabel Ordaz-Németh, Trokon Grimes, Menladi Lormie, Clement Tweh, Hjalmar S. Kühl, Jessica Junker

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Simulation of population dynamics of Bulinus globosus: Effects of environmental temperature on production of Schistosoma haematobium cercariae

Chester Kalinda, Moses J. Chimbari, William E. Grant, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang, Julius N. Odhiambo, Samson Mukaratirwa

Cs1, a Clonorchis sinensis-derived serodiagnostic antigen containing tandem repeats and a signal peptide

Na Cheng, Xue-Nian Xu, Yan Zhou, Yu-Ting Dong, Yi-Fang Bao, Bin Xu, Wei Hu, Zheng Feng

Infection of epididymal epithelial cells and leukocytes drives seminal shedding of Zika virus in a mouse model

Erin M. McDonald, Nisha K. Duggal, Jana M. Ritter, Aaron C. Brault

Immunomodulatory drug methotrexate used to treat patients with chronic inflammatory rheumatisms post-chikungunya does not impair the synovial antiviral and bone repair responses

Yosra Bedoui, Claude Giry, Marie-Christine Jaffar-Bandjee, Jimmy Selambarom, Pascale Guiraud, Philippe Gasque

A systematic review of hepatitis B virus (HBV) drug and vaccine escape mutations in Africa: A call for urgent action

Jolynne Mokaya, Anna L. McNaughton, Martin J. Hadley, Apostolos Beloukas, Anna-Maria Geretti, Dominique Goedhals, Philippa C. Matthews

Estimating dengue under-reporting in Puerto Rico using a multiplier model

Manjunath B. Shankar, Rosa L. Rodríguez-Acosta, Tyler M. Sharp, Kay M. Tomashek, Harold S. Margolis, Martin I. Meltzer

Stratified sero-prevalence revealed overall high disease burden of dengue but suboptimal immunity in younger age groups in Pune, India

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Schistosoma haematobium effects on Plasmodium falciparum infection modified by soil-transmitted helminths in school-age children living in rural areas of Gabon

Jean Claude Dejon-Agobé, Jeannot Fréjus Zinsou, Yabo Josiane Honkpehedji, Ulysse Ateba-Ngoa, Jean-Ronald Edoa, Bayodé Roméo Adegbite, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Michael Ramharter, Peter Gottfried Kremsner, Bertrand Lell, Martin Peter Grobusch, Ayôla Akim Adegnika

Screening of the Pathogen Box for inhibitors with dual efficacy against Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum

Kelly M. Hennessey, Ilse C. Rogiers, Han-Wei Shih, Matthew A. Hulverson, Ryan Choi, Molly C. McCloskey, Grant R. Whitman, Lynn K. Barrett, Ethan A. Merritt, Alexander R. Paredez, Kayode K. Ojo

Pharmacological characterization of crotamine effects on mice hind limb paralysis employing both ex vivo and in vivo assays: Insights into the involvement of voltage-gated ion channels in the crotamine action on skeletal muscles

Sunamita de Carvalho Lima, Lucas de Carvalho Porta, Álvaro da Costa Lima, Joana D’Arc Campeiro, Ywlliane Meurer, Nathália Bernardes Teixeira, Thiago Duarte, Eduardo Brandt Oliveira, Gisele Picolo, Rosely Oliveira Godinho, Regina Helena Silva, Mirian Akemi Furuie Hayashi

Improving clinical and epidemiological predictors of Buruli ulcer

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Toni Whistler, Patranuch Sapchookul, David W. McCormick, Ornuma Sangwichian, Possawat Jorakate, Sirirat Makprasert, Anchalee Jatapai, Sathapana Naorat, Uraiwan Surin, Surathinee Koosakunwat, Surachai Supcharassaeng, Barameht Piralam, Mathew Mikoleit, Henry C. Baggett, Julia Rhodes, Christopher J. Gregory

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Odin Goovaerts, Pauline N. M. Mwinzi, Erick M. O. Muok, Ann Ceulemans, Robert Colebunders, Luc Kestens

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Ana C. Carro, Luana E. Piccini, Elsa B. Damonte

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Bolor Bold, Jan Hattendorf, Agiimaa Shagj, Bayar Tserendovdon, Tsendjav Ayushkhuu, Amgalan Luvsandorj, Jakob Zinsstag, Thomas Junghanss

Is the priority review voucher program stimulating new drug development for tropical diseases?

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Campylobacter, a zoonotic pathogen of global importance: Prevalence and risk factors in the fast-evolving chicken meat system of Nairobi, Kenya

Maud Carron, Yu-Mei Chang, Kelvin Momanyi, James Akoko, John Kiiru, Judy Bettridge, Gemma Chaloner, Jonathan Rushton, Sarah O’Brien, Nicola Williams, Eric M. Fèvre, Barbara Häsler

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James W. Wynne, Timothy P. Stinear, Eugene Athan, Wojtek P. Michalski, Daniel P. O’Brien

Shorter-course treatment for Mycobacterium ulcerans disease with high-dose rifamycins and clofazimine in a mouse model of Buruli ulcer

Paul J. Converse, Deepak V. Almeida, Rokeya Tasneen, Vikram Saini, Sandeep Tyagi, Nicole C. Ammerman, Si-Yang Li, Nicole M. Anders, Michelle A. Rudek, Jacques H. Grosset, Eric L. Nuermberger

Trypanosoma brucei triggers a marked immune response in male reproductive organs

Tânia Carvalho, Sandra Trindade, Sílvia Pimenta, Ana B. Santos, Filipa Rijo-Ferreira, Luísa M. Figueiredo

The effect of temperature increase on the development of Rhodnius prolixus and the course of Trypanosoma cruzi metacyclogenesis

Laura D. Tamayo, Felipe Guhl, Gustavo A. Vallejo, Juan David Ramírez

Human plague associated with Tibetan sheep originates in marmots

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Effectiveness of Lonomia antivenom in recovery from the coagulopathy induced by Lonomia orientoandensis and Lonomia casanarensis caterpillars in rats

Ida S. Sano-Martins, Camila González, Isabelle Valle Anjos, Juana Díaz, Luis Roberto C. Gonçalves

Sphingosine-1-phosphate signaling in Leishmania donovani infection in macrophages

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North American Culex pipiens and Culex quinquefasciatus are competent vectors for Usutu virus

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Spatiotemporal prediction of infectious diseases using structured Gaussian processes with application to Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever

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Impact of community-based integrated mass drug administration on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminth prevalence in Togo

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