Table of Contents

February 2019

Severe tungiasis at the sole of the foot with dozens of embedded sand fleas in different stages of development. Miller, et al. (2019)

Image Credit: Hollman Miller

Policy Platform

Strategy for a globally coordinated response to a priority neglected tropical disease: Snakebite envenoming

David J. Williams, Mohd Abul Faiz, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, Stuart Ainsworth, Tommaso C. Bulfone, Andrea D. Nickerson, Abdulrazaq G. Habib, Thomas Junghanss, Hui Wen Fan, Michael Turner, Robert A. Harrison, David A. Warrell

Historical Profiles and Perspectives

The separation of trypanosomes from blood by anion exchange chromatography: From Sheila Lanham’s discovery 50 years ago to a gold standard for sleeping sickness diagnosis

Veerle Lejon, Philippe Büscher, Romaric Nzoumbou-Boko, Géraldine Bossard, Vincent Jamonneau, Bruno Bucheton, Philippe Truc, Jean-Loup Lemesre, Philippe Solano, Philippe Vincendeau

From Innovation to Application

A modified approach to recover and enumerate Ascaris ova in wastewater and sludge

Vivek B. Ravindran, Aravind Surapaneni, Nicholas D. Crosbie, Jonathan Schmidt, Esmaeil Shahsavari, Nagalakshmi Haleyur, Sarvesh K. Soni, Andrew S. Ball

Social media and control of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Bhutan

Sangay Thinley, Kencho Namgyal, Antonio Montresor

Research Articles

Identification of French Guiana sand flies using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry with a new mass spectra library

Agathe Chavy, Cécile Nabet, Anne Cécile Normand, Arthur Kocher, Marine Ginouves, Ghislaine Prévot, Thiago Vasconcelos dos Santos, Magalie Demar, Renaud Piarroux, Benoît de Thoisy

Rapid detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans with isothermal recombinase polymerase amplification assay

Michael Frimpong, Hubert Senanu Ahor, Ahmed Abd El Wahed, Bernadette Agbavor, Francisca Naana Sarpong, Kenneth Laing, Mark Wansbrough-Jones, Richard Odame Phillips

Genomic instability at the locus of sterol C24-methyltransferase promotes amphotericin B resistance in Leishmania parasites

Andrew W. Pountain, Stefan K. Weidt, Clément Regnault, Paul A. Bates, Anne M. Donachie, Nicholas J. Dickens, Michael P. Barrett

Experimental Zika virus infection of Jamaican fruit bats (Artibeus jamaicensis) and possible entry of virus into brain via activated microglial cells

Ashley Malmlov, Collin Bantle, Tawfik Aboellail, Kaitlyn Wagner, Corey L. Campbell, Miles Eckley, Nunya Chotiwan, Rebekah C. Gullberg, Rushika Perera, Ronald Tjalkens, Tony Schountz

Comparative fitness of West Nile virus isolated during California epidemics

Gabriella Worwa, Andra A. Hutton, Aaron C. Brault, William K. Reisen

Water-induced strong protection against acute exposure to low subzero temperature of adult Aedes albopictus

Meichun Zhang, Dongjing Zhang, Yongjun Li, Qiang Sun, Qin Li, Yali Fan, Yu Wu, Zhiyong Xi, Xiaoying Zheng

The validity of diagnostic cut-offs for commercial and in-house scrub typhus IgM and IgG ELISAs: A review of the evidence

Kartika Saraswati, Meghna Phanichkrivalkosil, Nicholas P. J. Day, Stuart D. Blacksell

Reprogramming of Trypanosoma cruzi metabolism triggered by parasite interaction with the host cell extracellular matrix

Eliciane C. Mattos, Gisele Canuto, Nubia C. Manchola, Rubens D. M. Magalhães, Thomas W. M. Crozier, Douglas J. Lamont, Marina F. M. Tavares, Walter Colli, Michael A. J. Ferguson, Maria Júlia M. Alves

Protective immunity by an engineered DNA vaccine for Mayaro virus

Hyeree Choi, Sagar B. Kudchodkar, Emma L. Reuschel, Kanika Asija, Piyush Borole, Michelle Ho, Krzysztof Wojtak, Charles Reed, Stephanie Ramos, Nathen E. Bopp, Patricia V. Aguilar, Scott C. Weaver, J. Joseph Kim, Laurent Humeau, Pablo Tebas, David B. Weiner, Kar Muthumani

Very severe tungiasis in Amerindians in the Amazon lowland of Colombia: A case series

Hollman Miller, Jovana Ocampo, Alvaro Ayala, Julian Trujillo, Hermann Feldmeier

Knowledge, attitudes and practices with regard to schistosomiasis prevention and control: Two cross-sectional household surveys before and after a Community Dialogue intervention in Nampula province, Mozambique

Christian Rassi, Sandrine Martin, Kirstie Graham, Monica Anna de Cola, Celine Christiansen-Jucht, Lauren E. Smith, Ercílio Jive, Anna E. Phillips, James N. Newell, Marilia Massangaie

Inward rectifier potassium (Kir) channels mediate salivary gland function and blood feeding in the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum

Zhilin Li, Kevin R. Macaluso, Lane D. Foil, Daniel R. Swale

Serological evidence of infection with dengue and Zika viruses in horses on French Pacific Islands

Cécile Beck, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Denise Desoutter, Estelle Debergé, Hervé Bichet, Steeve Lowenski, Marine Dumarest, Gaelle Gonzalez, Camille Migné, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Stéphan Zientara, Benoit Durand, Sylvie Lecollinet

Evaluation of a class of isatinoids identified from a high-throughput screen of human kinase inhibitors as anti-Sleeping Sickness agents

Dana M. Klug, Rosario Diaz-Gonzalez, Guiomar Pérez-Moreno, Gloria Ceballos-Pérez, Raquel García-Hernández, Veronica Gomez-Pérez, Luis Miguel Ruiz-Pérez, Domingo I. Rojas-Barros, Francisco Gamarro, Dolores González-Pacanowska, María S. Martínez-Martínez, Pilar Manzano, Lori Ferrins, Conor R. Caffrey, Miguel Navarro, Michael P. Pollastri

Etiology and severity of diarrheal diseases in infants at the semiarid region of Brazil: A case-control study

Aldo A. M. Lima, Domingos B. Oliveira, Josiane S. Quetz, Alexandre Havt, Mara M. G. Prata, Ila F. N. Lima, Alberto M. Soares, José Q. Filho, Noélia L. Lima, Pedro H. Q. S. Medeiros, Ana K. S. Santos, Herlice N. Veras, Rafhaella N. D. G. Gondim, Rafaela C. Pankov, Mariana D. Bona, Francisco A. P. Rodrigues, Renato A. Moreira, Ana C. O. M. Moreira, Marcelo Bertolini, Luciana R. Bertolini, Vicente J. F. Freitas, Eric R. Houpt, Richard L. Guerrant

Comparing the performance of urine and copro-antigen detection in evaluating Opisthorchis viverrini infection in communities with different transmission levels in Northeast Thailand

Chanika Worasith, Chompunoot Wangboon, Kunyarat Duenngai, Nadda Kiatsopit, Kulthida Kopolrat, Anchalee Techasen, Jiraporn Sithithaworn, Narong Khuntikeo, Watcharin Loilome, Nisana Namwat, Puangrat Yongvanit, Elizabeth J. Carlton, Paiboon Sithithaworn

Detection of Zika virus in mouse mammary gland and breast milk

Jose Angel Regla-Nava, Karla M. Viramontes, Teodora Vozdolska, Anh-Thy Huynh, Tom Villani, Graeme Gardner, Michael Johnson, Pamela J. Ferro, Sujan Shresta, Kenneth Kim

Acceptability of Aedes aegypti blood feeding on dengue virus-infected human volunteers for vector competence studies in Iquitos, Peru

Amy C. Morrison, Julia Schwarz, Kanya C. Long, Jhonny Cordova, Jennifer E. Rios, W. Lorena Quiroz, S. Alfonso Vizcarra, Robert D. Hontz, Thomas W. Scott, Louis Lambrechts, Valerie A. Paz Soldan

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Joyce Pijpers, Margriet L. den Boer, Dirk R. Essink, Koert Ritmeijer

Effect of a sanitation intervention on soil-transmitted helminth prevalence and concentration in household soil: A cluster-randomized controlled trial and risk factor analysis

Lauren Steinbaum, John Mboya, Ryan Mahoney, Sammy M. Njenga, Clair Null, Amy J. Pickering

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Feasibility of feeding Aedes aegypti mosquitoes on dengue virus-infected human volunteers for vector competence studies in Iquitos, Peru

Kanya C. Long, Juan Sulca, Isabel Bazan, Helvio Astete, Hugo L. Jaba, Crystyan Siles, Claudine Kocher, Stalin Vilcarromero, Julia Schwarz, Karin S. Escobedo-Vargas, Fanny Castro-Llanos, Leslye Angulo, Guadalupe Flores, Cesar Ramal-Asayag, Eric S. Halsey, Robert D. Hontz, Valerie A. Paz-Soldan, Thomas W. Scott, Louis Lambrechts, Amy C. Morrison

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Potential for sylvatic and urban Aedes mosquitoes from Senegal to transmit the new emerging dengue serotypes 1, 3 and 4 in West Africa

Alioune Gaye, Eryu Wang, Nikos Vasilakis, Hilda Guzman, Diawo Diallo, Cheikh Talla, Yamar Ba, Ibrahima Dia, Scott C. Weaver, Mawlouth Diallo

Maternal Leishmania infantum infection status has significant impact on leishmaniasis in offspring

Angela J. Toepp, Carolyne Bennett, Benjamin Scott, Reid Senesac, Jacob J. Oleson, Christine A. Petersen

A simple score to predict severe leptospirosis

Simon Smith, Brendan J. Kennedy, Alexis Dermedgoglou, Suzanne S. Poulgrain, Matthew P. Paavola, Tarryn L. Minto, Michael Luc, Yu-Hsuan Liu, Josh Hanson

Potential of Aedes albopictus to cause the emergence of arboviruses in Morocco

Fadila Amraoui, Wiem Ben Ayed, Yoann Madec, Chafika Faraj, Oumnia Himmi, Ameur Btissam, Mhammed Sarih, Anna-Bella Failloux

Potential public health benefits from cat eradications on islands

Luz A. de Wit, Donald A. Croll, Bernie Tershy, Dolores Correa, Hector Luna-Pasten, Paulo Quadri, A. Marm Kilpatrick

A chronic bioluminescent model of experimental visceral leishmaniasis for accelerating drug discovery

Raquel Álvarez-Velilla, Maria del Camino Gutiérrez-Corbo, Carmen Punzón, Maria Yolanda Pérez-Pertejo, Rafael Balaña-Fouce, Manuel Fresno, Rosa María Reguera

Effect of Schistosoma mansoni infection and its treatment on antibody responses to measles catch-up immunisation in pre-school children: A randomised trial

Robert Tweyongyere, Beatrice R. Nassanga, Allan Muhwezi, Matthew Odongo, Swaib A. Lule, Rebecca N. Nsubuga, Emily L. Webb, Stephen C. Cose, Alison M. Elliott

Renal and vascular effects of kallikrein inhibition in a model of Lonomia obliqua venom-induced acute kidney injury

Markus Berger, João Alfredo de Moraes, Walter Orlando Beys-da-Silva, Lucélia Santi, Paula Barros Terraciano, David Driemeier, Elizabeth Obino Cirne-Lima, Eduardo Pandolfi Passos, Maria Aparecida Ribeiro Vieira, Thereza Christina Barja-Fidalgo, Jorge Almeida Guimarães

Soil-transmitted helminth reinfection four and six months after mass drug administration: results from the delta region of Myanmar

Julia C. Dunn, Alison A. Bettis, Nay Yee Wyine, Aye Moe Moe Lwin, Aung Tun, Nay Soe Maung, Roy M. Anderson

Antibody responses to Plasmodium vivax Duffy binding and Erythrocyte binding proteins predict risk of infection and are associated with protection from clinical Malaria

Wen-Qiang He, Ahmad Rushdi Shakri, Rukmini Bhardwaj, Camila T. França, Danielle I. Stanisic, Julie Healer, Benson Kiniboro, Leanne J. Robinson, Micheline Guillotte-Blisnick, Christèle Huon, Peter Siba, Alan Cowman, Christopher L. King, Wai-Hong Tham, Chetan E. Chitnis, Ivo Mueller

Prevalence of Wēnzhōu virus in small mammals in Yunnan Province, China

Jinxia Wang, Xinglou Yang, Haizhou Liu, Li Wang, Jihua Zhou, Xi Han, Yan Zhu, Weihong Yang, Hong Pan, Yunzhi Zhang, Zhengli Shi

Spatio-temporal characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi infection and discrete typing units infecting hosts and vectors from non-domestic foci of Chile

Camila Ihle-Soto, Eduardo Costoya, Juana P. Correa, Antonella Bacigalupo, Berenice Cornejo-Villar, Viviana Estadella, Aldo Solari, Sylvia Ortiz, Héctor J. Hernández, Carezza Botto-Mahan, David E. Gorla, Pedro E. Cattan

Inadequate knowledge about snakebite envenoming symptoms and application of harmful first aid methods in the community in high snakebite incidence areas of Myanmar

Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Dale Halliday, Robert Cumming, Khin Thida Thwin, Mya Myitzu, Julian White, Sam Alfred, David A. Warrell, David Bacon, Win Naing, Htay Aung, Myat Myat Thein, Nyein Nyein Chit, Sara Serhal, Myat Thet Nwe, Pyae Phyo Aung, Chen Au Peh

Osseous cystic echinococcosis: A case series study at a referral unit in Spain

Begoña Monge-Maillo, María Olmedo Samperio, José Antonio Pérez-Molina, Francesca Norman, Carla Ruth Mejía, Sandra Chamorro Tojeiro, Rogelio López-Vélez

Spontaneous healing of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease in Australian patients

Daniel P. O’Brien, Adrian Murrie, Peter Meggyesy, Jonathan Priestley, Avinash Rajcoomar, Eugene Athan

Parasite specific 7SL-derived small RNA is an effective target for diagnosis of active trypanosomiasis infection

Stephen M. Chiweshe, Pieter C. Steketee, Siddharth Jayaraman, Edith Paxton, Kyriaki Neophytou, Heidi Erasmus, Michel Labuschagne, Anneli Cooper, Annette MacLeod, Finn E. Grey, Liam J. Morrison

A survey on Mycobacterium ulcerans in Mosquitoes and March flies captured from endemic areas of Northern Queensland, Australia

Avishek Singh, William John Hannan McBride, Brenda Govan, Mark Pearson, Scott A. Ritchie

Profile of the tprK gene in primary syphilis patients based on next-generation sequencing

Dan Liu, Man-Li Tong, Xi Luo, Li-Li Liu, Li-Rong Lin, Hui-Lin Zhang, Yong Lin, Jian-Jun Niu, Tian-Ci Yang

Mother-to-child transmission and gestational syphilis: Spatial-temporal epidemiology and demographics in a Brazilian region

Joyce Marinho de Souza, Rogério Giuffrida, Ana Paula Marques Ramos, Glilciane Morceli, Camila H. Coelho, Marcus Vinícius Pimenta Rodrigues

Long term outcomes and prognostics of visceral leishmaniasis in HIV infected patients with use of pentamidine as secondary prophylaxis based on CD4 level: a prospective cohort study in Ethiopia

Ermias Diro, Tansy Edwards, Koert Ritmeijer, Helina Fikre, Charles Abongomera, Aderajew Kibret, Clélia Bardonneau, Peninah Soipei, Brian Mutinda, Raymond Omollo, Johan van Griensven, Eduard E. Zijlstra, Monique Wasunna, Fabiana Alves, Jorge Alvar, Asrat Hailu, Neal Alexander, Séverine Blesson

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