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Table of Contents: August 2012

COVER

Trypomastigote form of T. cruzi.

Image Credit: Wanderley de Souza, Paulo Henrique Crepaldi, Dirceu E. Teixeira, and Marlene Benchimol.
Issue Image

The image is a drawing of blood cells and the trypomastigote form of T. cruzi as seen by high voltage EM. See de Teixeira et al.

Editorial

Policy Platform

From Innovation to Application

Interactive Multimedia to Teach the Life Cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi, the Causative Agent of Chagas Disease

Dirceu E. Teixeira, Marlene Benchimol, Paulo Henrique Crepaldi, Wanderley de Souza

Detection of Viable Mycobacterium ulcerans in Clinical Samples by a Novel Combined 16S rRNA Reverse Transcriptase/IS2404 Real-Time qPCR Assay

Marcus Beissner, Dominik Symank, Richard Odame Phillips, Yaw Ampem Amoako, Nana-Yaa Awua-Boateng, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Moritz Jansson, Kristina Lydia Huber, Karl-Heinz Herbinger, Florian Battke, Thomas Löscher, Ohene Adjei, Gisela Bretzel

Symposium

A Case of Cutaneous Tuberculosis in a Buruli Ulcer–Endemic Area

Martin W. Bratschi, Earnest Njih Tabah, Miriam Bolz, David Stucki, Sonia Borrell, Sebastien Gagneux, Blanbin Noumen-Djeunga, Thomas Junghanss, Alphonse Um Boock, Gerd Pluschke

Review

Challenges to Licensure of Enterovirus 71 Vaccines

Min-Shi Lee, Fan-Chen Tseng, Jen-Ren Wang, Chia-Yu Chi, Pele Chong, Ih-Jen Su

Research Articles

Safety and Efficacy of the 10-Day Melarsoprol Schedule for the Treatment of Second Stage Rhodesiense Sleeping Sickness

Irene Kuepfer, Caecilia Schmid, Mpairwe Allan, Andrew Edielu, Emma P. Haary, Abbas Kakembo, Stafford Kibona, Johannes Blum, Christian Burri

Why Do People Not Attend for Treatment for Trachomatous Trichiasis in Ethiopia? A Study of Barriers to Surgery

Saul N. Rajak, Esmael Habtamu, Helen A. Weiss, Amir Bedri, Mulat Zerihun, Teshome Gebre, Clare E. Gilbert, Paul M. Emerson, Matthew J. Burton

Detection of Giardia duodenalis Assemblages A and B in Human Feces by Simple, Assemblage-Specific PCR Assays

Ilaria Vanni, Simone Mario Cacciò, Lindy van Lith, Marianne Lebbad, Staffan G. Svärd, Edoardo Pozio, Fabio Tosini

Common Coinfections of Giardia intestinalis and Helicobacter pylori in Non-Symptomatic Ugandan Children

Johan Ankarklev, Elin Hestvik, Marianne Lebbad, Johan Lindh, Deogratias H. Kaddu-Mulindwa, Jan O. Andersson, Thorkild Tylleskär, James K. Tumwine, Staffan G. Svärd

Quinolone Resistance in Absence of Selective Pressure: The Experience of a Very Remote Community in the Amazon Forest

Lucia Pallecchi, Alessandro Bartoloni, Eleonora Riccobono, Connie Fernandez, Antonia Mantella, Donata Magnelli, Dario Mannini, Marianne Strohmeyer, Filippo Bartalesi, Hugo Rodriguez, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Gian Maria Rossolini

Where, When and Why Do Tsetse Contact Humans? Answers from Studies in a National Park of Zimbabwe

Stephen J. Torr, Andrew Chamisa, T. N. Clement Mangwiro, Glyn A. Vale

Oral Susceptibility of Singapore Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus) to Zika Virus

MeiZhi Irene Li, Pei Sze Jeslyn Wong, Lee Ching Ng, Cheong Huat Tan

The “Auto-Dissemination” Approach: A Novel Concept to Fight Aedes albopictus in Urban Areas

Beniamino Caputo, Annamaria Ienco, Daniela Cianci, Marco Pombi, Vincenzo Petrarca, Alberto Baseggio, Gregor J. Devine, Alessandra della Torre

Global Gene Expression Analysis of the Zoonotic Parasite Trichinella spiralis Revealed Novel Genes in Host Parasite Interaction

Xiaolei Liu, Yanxia Song, Ning Jiang, Jielin Wang, Bin Tang, Huijun Lu, Shuai Peng, Zhiguang Chang, Yizhi Tang, Jigang Yin, Mingyuan Liu, Yan Tan, Qijun Chen

The Interactive Roles of Aedes aegypti Super-Production and Human Density in Dengue Transmission

Harish Padmanabha, David Durham, Fabio Correa, Maria Diuk-Wasser, Alison Galvani

Utilization of ELISA Using Thioredoxin Peroxidase-1 and Tandem Repeat Proteins for Diagnosis of Schistosoma japonicum Infection among Water Buffaloes

Jose Ma. M. Angeles, Yasuyuki Goto, Masashi Kirinoki, Masahito Asada, Lydia R. Leonardo, Pilarita T. Rivera, Elena A. Villacorte, Noboru Inoue, Yuichi Chigusa, Shin-ichiro Kawazu

Severe Hemorrhagic Fever in Strain 13/N Guinea Pigs Infected with Lujo Virus

Brian H. Bird, Kimberly A. Dodd, Bobbie R. Erickson, César G. Albariño, Ayan K. Chakrabarti, Laura K. McMullan, Eric Bergeron, Ute Ströeher, Deborah Cannon, Brock Martin, JoAnn D. Coleman-McCray, Stuart T. Nichol, Christina F. Spiropoulou

Exploratory Space-Time Analyses of Rift Valley Fever in South Africa in 2008–2011

Raphaëlle Métras, Thibaud Porphyre, Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Alan Kemp, Peter N. Thompson, Lisa M. Collins, Richard G. White

Transcriptomic Signature of Leishmania Infected Mice Macrophages: A Metabolic Point of View

Imen Rabhi, Sameh Rabhi, Rym Ben-Othman, Axel Rasche, Adriani Daskalaki, Bernadette Trentin, David Piquemal, Béatrice Regnault, Albert Descoteaux, Lamia Guizani-Tabbane , Sysco Consortium

Atypical Systemic Leishmaniasis to Be Considered in the Differential of Patients Presenting with Depressed Immunity

Nuha Nuwayri-Salti, Khouzama Knio, Adham Jammoul, Rajaa Fakhoury, Karim A. Sarhane, Hania Nakkash-Chmaisse

Combining Hydrology and Mosquito Population Models to Identify the Drivers of Rift Valley Fever Emergence in Semi-Arid Regions of West Africa

Valérie Soti, Annelise Tran, Pascal Degenne, Véronique Chevalier, Danny Lo Seen, Yaya Thiongane, Mawlouth Diallo, Jean-François Guégan, Didier Fontenille

Potential for Rabies Control through Dog Vaccination in Wildlife-Abundant Communities of Tanzania

Meagan C. Fitzpatrick, Katie Hampson, Sarah Cleaveland, Lauren Ancel Meyers, Jeffrey P. Townsend, Alison P. Galvani

Involvement of CD4+ Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells in Persistence of Leishmania donovani in the Liver of Alymphoplastic aly/aly Mice

Saruda Tiwananthagorn, Kazuya Iwabuchi, Manabu Ato, Tatsuya Sakurai, Hirotomo Kato, Ken Katakura

In Vitro Silencing of Brugia malayi Trehalose-6-Phosphate Phosphatase Impairs Embryogenesis and In Vivo Development of Infective Larvae in Jirds

Susheela Kushwaha, Prashant Kumar Singh, Mohd. Shahab, Manisha Pathak, Shailja Misra Bhattacharya

Toxocariasis and Epilepsy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Graziella Quattrocchi, Alessandra Nicoletti, Benoit Marin, Elisa Bruno, Michel Druet-Cabanac, Pierre-Marie Preux

The MASP Family of Trypanosoma cruzi: Changes in Gene Expression and Antigenic Profile during the Acute Phase of Experimental Infection

Sara Lopes dos Santos, Leandro Martins Freitas, Francisco Pereira Lobo, Gabriela Flávia Rodrigues-Luiz, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Anny Carolline Silva Oliveira, Luciana Oliveira Andrade, Égler Chiari, Ricardo Tostes Gazzinelli, Santuza Maria Ribeiro Teixeira, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Daniella Castanheira Bartholomeu

Spatial Heterogeneity and Risk Maps of Community Infestation by Triatoma infestans in Rural Northwestern Argentina

Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, Cynthia Spillmann, Mario Zaidenberg, Ricardo E. Gürtler, Uriel Kitron

Phenotypic Characterization of Peripheral T Cells and Their Dynamics in Scrub Typhus Patients

Bon-A Cho, Youngho Ko, Yeon-Sook Kim, Sanguk Kim, Myung-Sik Choi, Ik-Sang Kim, Hang-Rae Kim, Nam-Hyuk Cho

Administration of Triclabendazole Is Safe and Effective in Controlling Fascioliasis in an Endemic Community of the Bolivian Altiplano

Fidel Villegas, René Angles, René Barrientos, Gary Barrios, María Adela Valero, Kamal Hamed, Heiner Grueninger, Steven K. Ault, Antonio Montresor, Dirk Engels, Santiago Mas-Coma, Albis Francesco Gabrielli

Moving from Rabies Research to Rabies Control: Lessons from India

Manish Kakkar, Vidya Venkataramanan, Sampath Krishnan, Ritu Singh Chauhan, Syed Shahid Abbas , on behalf of Roadmap to Combat Zoonoses in India (RCZI) initiative

Refining the Global Spatial Limits of Dengue Virus Transmission by Evidence-Based Consensus

Oliver J. Brady, Peter W. Gething, Samir Bhatt, Jane P. Messina, John S. Brownstein, Anne G. Hoen, Catherine L. Moyes, Andrew W. Farlow, Thomas W. Scott, Simon I. Hay

Amoebae as Potential Environmental Hosts for Mycobacterium ulcerans and Other Mycobacteria, but Doubtful Actors in Buruli Ulcer Epidemiology

Sophie Gryseels, Diana Amissah, Lies Durnez, Koen Vandelannoote, Herwig Leirs, Johan De Jonckheere, Manuel T. Silva, Françoise Portaels, Anthony Ablordey, Miriam Eddyani

Heterogeneity of Environments Associated with Transmission of Visceral Leishmaniasis in South-Eastern France and Implication for Control Strategies

Benoit Faucher, Jean Gaudart, Francoise Faraut, Christelle Pomares, Charles Mary, Pierre Marty, Renaud Piarroux

An Analytical Method for Assessing Stage-Specific Drug Activity in Plasmodium vivax Malaria: Implications for Ex Vivo Drug Susceptibility Testing

Douglas H. Kerlin, Kane Boyce, Jutta Marfurt, Julie A. Simpson, Enny Kenangalem, Qin Cheng, Ric N. Price, Michelle L. Gatton