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Table of Contents: September 2012

Editorial

A New Threat Looming over the Mediterranean Basin: Emergence of Viral Diseases Transmitted by Aedes albopictus Mosquitoes

Giuliano Gasperi, Romeo Bellini, Anna R. Malacrida, Andrea Crisanti, Michele Dottori, Serap Aksoy

Viewpoints

Therapeutics for Dengue: Recommendations for Design and Conduct of Early-Phase Clinical Trials

Cameron P. Simmons, Marcel Wolbers, Minh Nguyet Nguyen, Jamie Whitehorn, Pei Yong Shi, Paul Young, Rosemary Petric, Van Vinh Chau Nguyen, Jeremy Farrar, Bridget Wills

Corticosteroid Use for Paradoxical Reactions during Antibiotic Treatment for Mycobacterium ulcerans

N. Deborah Friedman, Anthony H. McDonald, Michael E. Robson, Daniel P. O'Brien

Symposium

Evidence in Australia for a Case of Airport Dengue

Peter Whelan, Huy Nguyen, Krispin Hajkowicz, Josh Davis, David Smith, Alyssa Pyke, Vicki Krause, Peter Markey

Review

Research Articles

Simple Clinical and Laboratory Predictors of Chikungunya versus Dengue Infections in Adults

Vernon J. Lee, Angela Chow, Xiaohui Zheng, Luis R. Carrasco, Alex R. Cook, David C. Lye, Lee-Ching Ng, Yee-Sin Leo

Factors Associated with Leishmania Asymptomatic Infection: Results from a Cross-Sectional Survey in Highland Northern Ethiopia

Estefanía Custodio, Endalamaw Gadisa, Luis Sordo, Israel Cruz, Javier Moreno, Javier Nieto, Carmen Chicharro, Abraham Aseffa, Zelalem Abraham, Tsegaye Hailu, Carmen Cañavate

Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Dengue Transmission along a Red Sea Coastline: A Longitudinal Entomological and Serological Survey in Port Sudan City

Osama M. E. Seidahmed, Safa A. Hassan, Mohamed A. Soghaier, Hanna A. M. Siam, Fayez T. A. Ahmed, Mubarak M. Elkarsany, Suad M. Sulaiman

Role of Bunyamwera Orthobunyavirus NSs Protein in Infection of Mosquito Cells

Agnieszka M. Szemiel, Anna-Bella Failloux, Richard M. Elliott

Age-Related Patterns in Human Myeloid Dendritic Cell Populations in People Exposed to Schistosoma haematobium Infection

Norman Nausch, Delphine Louis, Olivier Lantz, Isabelle Peguillet, François Trottein, Isobel Y. D. Chen, Laura J. Appleby, Claire D. Bourke, Nicholas Midzi, Takafira Mduluza, Francisca Mutapi

Partially Neutralizing Potency against Emerging Genotype I Virus among Children Received Formalin-Inactivated Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine

Yi-Chin Fan, Jo-Mei Chen, Hsien-Chung Chiu, Yi-Ying Chen, Jen-Wei Lin, Chen-Chang Shih, Chih-Ming Chen, Chao-Chin Chang, Gwong-Jen J. Chang, Shyan-Song Chiou

Molecular Diagnostics for Lassa Fever at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Nigeria: Lessons Learnt from Two Years of Laboratory Operation

Danny A. Asogun, Donatus I. Adomeh, Jacqueline Ehimuan, Ikponmwonsa Odia, Meike Hass, Martin Gabriel, Stephan Ölschläger, Beate Becker-Ziaja, Onikepe Folarin, Eric Phelan, Philomena E. Ehiane, Veritas E. Ifeh, Eghosasere A. Uyigue, Yemisi T. Oladapo, Ekene B. Muoebonam, Osagie Osunde, Andrew Dongo, Peter O. Okokhere, Sylvanus A. Okogbenin, Mojeed Momoh, Sylvester O. Alikah, Odigie C. Akhuemokhan, Peter Imomeh, Maxy A. C. Odike, Stephen Gire, Kristian Andersen, Pardis C. Sabeti, Christian T. Happi, George O. Akpede, Stephan Günther

Death Adder Envenoming Causes Neurotoxicity Not Reversed by Antivenom - Australian Snakebite Project (ASP-16)

Christopher I. Johnston, Margaret A. O'Leary, Simon G. A. Brown, Bart J. Currie, Lambros Halkidis, Richard Whitaker, Benjamin Close, Geoffrey K. Isbister , for the ASP investigators

Candidatus Bartonella merieuxii, a Potential New Zoonotic Bartonella Species in Canids from Iraq

Bruno B. Chomel, Audrey C. McMillan-Cole, Rickie W. Kasten, Matthew J. Stuckey, Shingo Sato, Soichi Maruyama, Pedro P. V. P. Diniz, Edward B. Breitschwerdt

Risk of Potentially Rabid Animal Exposure among Foreign Travelers in Southeast Asia

Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Chatporn Kittitrakul, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Philippe Gautret, Wataru Kashino, Waraluk Tangkanakul, Prangthip Charoenpong, Thitiya Ponam, Suda Sibunruang, Weerapong Phumratanaprapin, Terapong Tantawichien

High Prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum Infection in Carabao from Samar Province, the Philippines: Implications for Transmission and Control

Catherine A. Gordon, Luz P. Acosta, Darren J. Gray, Remigo M. Olveda, Blanca Jarilla, Geoffrey N. Gobert, Allen G. Ross, Donald P. McManus

Generation of Leishmania Hybrids by Whole Genomic DNA Transformation

Adriano C. Coelho, Philippe Leprohon, Marc Ouellette

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Three Leprosy Case Detection Methods in Northern Nigeria

Charles Ezenduka, Erik Post, Steven John, Abdulkarim Suraj, Abdulahi Namadi, Obinna Onwujekwe

Genetic Characterizations of Giardia duodenalis in Sheep and Goats in Heilongjiang Province, China and Possibility of Zoonotic Transmission

Weizhe Zhang, Xiaoli Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Aiqin Liu, Yujuan Shen, Hong Ling, Jianping Cao, Fengkun Yang, Xiaoyun Zhang, Longxian Zhang

Open Source Drug Discovery in Practice: A Case Study

Christine Årdal, John-Arne Røttingen

Whole Genome Sequence of Treponema pallidum ssp. pallidum, Strain Mexico A, Suggests Recombination between Yaws and Syphilis Strains

Helena Pětrošová, Marie Zobaníková, Darina Čejková, Lenka Mikalová, Petra Pospíšilová, Michal Strouhal, Lei Chen, Xiang Qin, Donna M. Muzny, George M. Weinstock, David Šmajs

Leishmania Metacyclogenesis Is Promoted in the Absence of Purines

Tiago Donatelli Serafim, Amanda Braga Figueiredo, Pedro Augusto Carvalho Costa, Eduardo Almeida Marques-da-Silva, Ricardo Gonçalves, Sandra Aparecida Lima de Moura, Nelder Figueiredo Gontijo, Sydnei Magno da Silva, Marilene Suzan Marques Michalick, José Roberto Meyer-Fernandes, Roberto Paes de Carvalho, Silvia Reni Bortolin Uliana, Juliana Lopes Rangel Fietto, Luís Carlos Crocco Afonso

Re-Visiting Trichuris trichiura Intensity Thresholds Based on Anemia during Pregnancy

Theresa W. Gyorkos, Nicolas L. Gilbert, Renée Larocque, Martín Casapía, Antonio Montresor

Epidemiology of Tick-Borne Borreliosis in Morocco

Georges Diatta, Yassine Souidi, Laurent Granjon, Céline Arnathau, Patrick Durand, Gilles Chauvancy, Youssouph Mané, M'hammed Sarih, Driss Belghyti, François Renaud, Jean-François Trape

Field Evaluation of a Coproantigen Detection Test for Fascioliasis Diagnosis and Surveillance in Human Hyperendemic Areas of Andean Countries

María Adela Valero, María Victoria Periago, Ignacio Pérez-Crespo, René Angles, Fidel Villegas, Carlos Aguirre, Wilma Strauss, José R. Espinoza, Patricia Herrera, Angelica Terashima, Hugo Tamayo, Dirk Engels, Albis Francesco Gabrielli, Santiago Mas-Coma

Comparison of Schistosoma mansoni Soluble Cercarial Antigens and Soluble Egg Antigens for Serodiagnosing Schistosome Infections

Huw Smith, Mike Doenhoff, Cara Aitken, Wendi Bailey, Minjun Ji, Emily Dawson, Henk Gilis, Grant Spence, Claire Alexander, Tom van Gool

Transcriptome Patterns from Primary Cutaneous Leishmania braziliensis Infections Associate with Eventual Development of Mucosal Disease in Humans

Ana Claudia Maretti-Mira, Jaime Bittner, Manoel Paes Oliveira-Neto, Minghsun Liu, Dezhi Kang, Huiying Li, Claude Pirmez, Noah Craft

G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 2 Promotes Flaviviridae Entry and Replication

Caroline Le Sommer, Nicholas J. Barrows, Shelton S. Bradrick, James L. Pearson, Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco

Proof-of-Principle of Onchocerciasis Elimination with Ivermectin Treatment in Endemic Foci in Africa: Final Results of a Study in Mali and Senegal

Mamadou O. Traore, Moussa D. Sarr, Alioune Badji, Yiriba Bissan, Lamine Diawara, Konimba Doumbia, Soula F. Goita, Lassana Konate, Kalifa Mounkoro, Amadou F. Seck, Laurent Toe, Seyni Toure, Jan H. F. Remme

Origin and Evolution of Dengue Virus Type 3 in Brazil

Josélio Maria Galvão de Araújo, Gonzalo Bello, Hector Romero, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira

Dolabelladienetriol, a Compound from Dictyota pfaffii Algae, Inhibits the Infection by Leishmania amazonensis

Deivid Costa Soares, Teresa C. Calegari-Silva, Ulisses G. Lopes, Valéria L. Teixeira, Izabel C. N. de Palmer Paixão, Claudio Cirne-Santos, Dumith Chequer Bou-Habib, Elvira M. Saraiva

Molecular Surveillance of Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi by Genotyping and Subtyping Parasites in Wastewater

Na Li, Lihua Xiao, Lin Wang, Shuming Zhao, Xukun Zhao, Liping Duan, Meijin Guo, Lili Liu, Yaoyu Feng

Whole Genome Sequencing of Field Isolates Provides Robust Characterization of Genetic Diversity in Plasmodium vivax

Ernest R. Chan, Didier Menard, Peter H. David, Arsène Ratsimbasoa, Saorin Kim, Pheaktra Chim, Catherine Do, Benoit Witkowski, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Peter A. Zimmerman, David Serre

A Long Neglected World Malaria Map: Plasmodium vivax Endemicity in 2010

Peter W. Gething, Iqbal R. F. Elyazar, Catherine L. Moyes, David L. Smith, Katherine E. Battle, Carlos A. Guerra, Anand P. Patil, Andrew J. Tatem, Rosalind E. Howes, Monica F. Myers, Dylan B. George, Peter Horby, Heiman F. L. Wertheim, Ric N. Price, Ivo Müeller, J. Kevin Baird, Simon I. Hay