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Table of Contents: November 2013

COVER

Community health workers deliver oral cholera vaccine.

Image Credit: Jonathan Lascher
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Community health workers visit rural Haitian villages with oral cholera vaccine and health and hygiene education messages. See Aibana et al.

Editorial

Disseminated Histoplasmosis in HIV-Infected Patients in South America: A Neglected Killer Continues on Its Rampage

Mathieu Nacher, Antoine Adenis, Sigrid Mc Donald, Margarete Do Socorro Mendonca Gomes, Shanti Singh, Ivina Lopes Lima, Rosilene Malcher Leite, Sandra Hermelijn, Merril Wongsokarijo, Marja Van Eer, Silvia Marques Da Silva, Maurimelia Mesquita Da Costa, Marizette Silva, Maria Calvacante, Terezinha do Menino Jesus Silva Leitao, Beatriz L. Gómez, Angela Restrepo, Angela Tobon, Cristina E. Canteros, Christine Aznar, Denis Blanchet, Vincent Vantilcke, Cyrille Vautrin, Rachida Boukhari, Tom Chiller, Christina Scheel, Angela Ahlquist, Monika Roy, Olivier Lortholary, Bernard Carme, Pierre Couppié, Stephen Vreden

Viewpoints

Policy Platform

Historical Profiles and Perspectives

Reviews

Understanding the Persistence of Plague Foci in Madagascar

Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Katharina Kreppel, Nohal Elissa, Jean-Marc Duplantier, Elisabeth Carniel, Minoarisoa Rajerison, Ronan Jambou

Research Articles

Epidemiological Trends of Dengue Disease in Brazil (2000–2010): A Systematic Literature Search and Analysis

Maria Glória Teixeira, João Bosco Siqueira, Jr, Germano L. C. Ferreira, Lucia Bricks, Graham Joint

Whole Genome Sequencing of Field Isolates Reveals a Common Duplication of the Duffy Binding Protein Gene in Malagasy Plasmodium vivax Strains

Didier Menard, Ernest R. Chan, Christophe Benedet, Arsène Ratsimbasoa, Saorin Kim, Pheaktra Chim, Catherine Do, Benoit Witkowski, Remy Durand, Marc Thellier, Carlo Severini, Eric Legrand, Lise Musset, Bakri Y. M. Nour, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, David Serre, Peter A. Zimmerman

Isolation of Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus from a Horse with Neurological Disease in Brazil

Roberta Rosa, Erica Azevedo Costa, Rafael Elias Marques, Taismara Simas Oliveira, Ronaldo Furtini, Maria Rosa Quaresma Bomfim, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Tatiane Alves Paixão, Renato Lima Santos

Severe South American Ocular Toxoplasmosis Is Associated with Decreased Ifn-γ/Il-17a and Increased Il-6/Il-13 Intraocular Levels

Alejandra de-la-Torre, Arnaud Sauer, Alexander W. Pfaff, Tristan Bourcier, Julie Brunet, Claude Speeg-Schatz, Laurent Ballonzoli, Odile Villard, Daniel Ajzenberg, Natarajan Sundar, Michael E. Grigg, Jorge E. Gomez-Marin, Ermanno Candolfi

Molecular Cloning and Characterization of Taurocyamine Kinase from Clonorchis sinensis: A Candidate Chemotherapeutic Target

Jing-ying Xiao, Ji-Yun Lee, Shinji Tokuhiro, Mitsuru Nagataki, Blanca R. Jarilla, Haruka Nomura, Tae Im Kim, Sung-Jong Hong, Takeshi Agatsuma

Fascioliasis and Intestinal Parasitoses Affecting Schoolchildren in Atlixco, Puebla State, Mexico: Epidemiology and Treatment with Nitazoxanide

José Lino Zumaquero-Ríos, Jorge Sarracent-Pérez, Raúl Rojas-García, Lázara Rojas-Rivero, Yaneth Martínez-Tovilla, María Adela Valero, Santiago Mas-Coma

Ultra-Deep Sequencing of Intra-host Rabies Virus Populations during Cross-species Transmission

Monica K. Borucki, Haiyin Chen-Harris, Victoria Lao, Gilda Vanier, Debra A. Wadford, Sharon Messenger, Jonathan E. Allen

Recent Emergence and Spread of an Arctic-Related Phylogenetic Lineage of Rabies Virus in Nepal

Ganesh R. Pant, Rachel Lavenir, Frank Y. K. Wong, Andrea Certoma, Florence Larrous, Dwij R. Bhatta, Hervé Bourhy, Vittoria Stevens, Laurent Dacheux

Gene Amplification and Point Mutations in Pyrimidine Metabolic Genes in 5-Fluorouracil Resistant Leishmania infantum

Jean-François Ritt, Frédéric Raymond, Philippe Leprohon, Danielle Légaré, Jacques Corbeil, Marc Ouellette

Highly Sensitive In Vivo Imaging of Trypanosoma brucei Expressing “Red-Shifted” Luciferase

Alex P. McLatchie, Hollie Burrell-Saward, Elmarie Myburgh, Michael D. Lewis, Theresa H. Ward, Jeremy C. Mottram, Simon L. Croft, John M. Kelly, Martin C. Taylor

Trypanosoma cruzi Disrupts Thymic Homeostasis by Altering Intrathymic and Systemic Stress-Related Endocrine Circuitries

Ailin Lepletier, Vinicius Frias de Carvalho, Patricia Machado Rodrigues e Silva, Silvina Villar, Ana Rosa Pérez, Wilson Savino, Alexandre Morrot

Naturally Acquired Immune Responses to P. vivax Merozoite Surface Protein 3α and Merozoite Surface Protein 9 Are Associated with Reduced Risk of P. vivax Malaria in Young Papua New Guinean Children

Danielle I. Stanisic, Sarah Javati, Benson Kiniboro, Enmoore Lin, Jianlin Jiang, Balwan Singh, Esmeralda V. S. Meyer, Peter Siba, Cristian Koepfli, Ingrid Felger, Mary R. Galinski, Ivo Mueller

Regulation of Mycolactone, the Mycobacterium ulcerans Toxin, Depends on Nutrient Source

Caroline Deshayes, Shiva Kumar Angala, Estelle Marion, Irène Brandli, Jérémie Babonneau, Laurent Preisser, Sara Eyangoh, Yves Delneste, Pierre Legras, Chantal De Chastellier, Timothy P. Stinear, Mary Jackson, Laurent Marsollier

The Effects of Weather and Climate Change on Dengue

Felipe J. Colón-González, Carlo Fezzi, Iain R. Lake, Paul R. Hunter

Data-Driven Modeling to Assess Receptivity for Rift Valley Fever Virus

Christopher M. Barker, Tianchan Niu, William K. Reisen, David M. Hartley

Population Genetics of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense: Clonality and Diversity within and between Foci

Craig W. Duffy, Lorna MacLean, Lindsay Sweeney, Anneli Cooper, C. Michael R. Turner, Andy Tait, Jeremy Sternberg, Liam J. Morrison, Annette MacLeod

Fecal Occult Blood and Fecal Calprotectin as Point-of-Care Markers of Intestinal Morbidity in Ugandan Children with Schistosoma mansoni Infection

Amaya L. Bustinduy, José C. Sousa-Figueiredo, Moses Adriko, Martha Betson, Alan Fenwick, Narcis Kabatereine, J. Russell Stothard

Trypanosoma cruzi TcSMUG L-surface Mucins Promote Development and Infectivity in the Triatomine Vector Rhodnius prolixus

Marcelo S. Gonzalez, Marcela S. Souza, Eloi S. Garcia, Nadir F. S. Nogueira, Cícero B. Mello, Gaspar E. Cánepa, Santiago Bertotti, Ignacio M. Durante, Patrícia Azambuja, Carlos A. Buscaglia

Genomic Characterisation of Invasive Non-Typhoidal Salmonella enterica Subspecies enterica Serovar Bovismorbificans Isolates from Malawi

Christina Bronowski, Maria C. Fookes, Ruth Gilderthorp, Kevin E. Ashelford, Simon R. Harris, Amos Phiri, Neil Hall, Melita A. Gordon, John Wain, Charles A. Hart, Paul Wigley, Nicholas R. Thomson, Craig Winstanley

High Prevalence of Cysticercosis in People with Epilepsy in Southern Rwanda

Ruth Rottbeck, Jules Fidèle Nshimiyimana, Pierrot Tugirimana, Uta E. Düll, Janko Sattler, Jean-Claudien Hategekimana, Janvier Hitayezu, Irmengard Bruckmaier, Matthias Borchert, Jean Bosco Gahutu, Sebastian Dieckmann, Gundel Harms, Frank P. Mockenhaupt, Ralf Ignatius

Resistance of M. leprae to Quinolones: A Question of Relativity?

Nicolas Veziris, Aurélie Chauffour, Sylvie Escolano, Sarah Henquet, Masanori Matsuoka, Vincent Jarlier, Alexandra Aubry

The Burden of Rabies in Tanzania and Its Impact on Local Communities

Maganga Sambo, Sarah Cleaveland, Heather Ferguson, Tiziana Lembo, Cleophas Simon, Honorati Urassa, Katie Hampson

The Impact of Climatic Risk Factors on the Prevalence, Distribution, and Severity of Acute and Chronic Trachoma

Anita Ramesh, Sari Kovats, Dominic Haslam, Elena Schmidt, Clare E. Gilbert

An Aspartic Protease of the Scabies Mite Sarcoptes scabiei Is Involved in the Digestion of Host Skin and Blood Macromolecules

Wajahat Mahmood, Linda T. Viberg, Katja Fischer, Shelley F. Walton, Deborah C. Holt

Combinatory Microarray and SuperSAGE Analyses Identify Pairing-Dependently Transcribed Genes in Schistosoma mansoni Males, Including Follistatin

Silke Leutner, Katia C. Oliveira, Björn Rotter, Svenja Beckmann, Christin Buro, Steffen Hahnel, Joao P. Kitajima, Sergio Verjovski-Almeida, Peter Winter, Christoph G. Grevelding

Preclinical Evaluation of the Immunogenicity and Safety of an Inactivated Enterovirus 71 Candidate Vaccine

Shi-Hsia Hwa, Yock Ann Lee, Joseph N. Brewoo, Charalambos D. Partidos, Jorge E. Osorio, Joseph D. Santangelo

Relative Risk of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Brazil: A Spatial Analysis in Urban Area

Valdelaine Etelvina Miranda de Araújo, Letícia Cavalari Pinheiro, Maria Cristina de Mattos Almeida, Fernanda Carvalho de Menezes, Maria Helena Franco Morais, Ilka Afonso Reis, Renato Martins Assunção, Mariângela Carneiro

Risk Factors for Visceral Leishmaniasis among Residents and Migrants in Kafta-Humera, Ethiopia

Daniel Argaw, Abate Mulugeta, Mercè Herrero, Nohelly Nombela, Tsegemariam Teklu, Teodros Tefera, Zewdu Belew, Jorge Alvar, Caryn Bern

High Prevalence of Skin Disorders among HTLV-1 Infected Individuals Independent of Clinical Status

Renata Okajima, Augusto C. P. Oliveira, Jerusa Smid, Jorge Casseb, Jose Antonio Sanches Jr.