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Table of Contents: February 2014

COVER

Walk through the field for vaccination.

Image Credit: Ms HyonJin Jeon (the International Vaccine Institute staff)
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No roads — no problem to get cholera vaccine. See Kar et al.

Editorial

Indonesia: An Emerging Market Economy Beset by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Melody Tan, Rita Kusriastuti, Lorenzo Savioli, Peter J. Hotez

Viewpoints

Detection Of Four Dengue Serotypes Suggests Rise In Hyperendemicity In Urban Centers Of Brazil

Christian Julián Villabona-Arenas, Jessica Luana de Oliveira, Carla de Sousa Capra, Karime Balarini, Mauricio Loureiro, Celso Ricardo Theoto P. Fonseca, Saulo Duarte Passos, Paolo Marinho de Andrade Zanotto

Historical Profiles and Perspectives

From Innovation to Application

Resource Planning for Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Control Programs: Feasibility Study of the Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing (TIPAC)

Olivier J. Wouters, Philip W. Downs, Kathryn L. Zoerhoff, Kathryn R. Crowley, Hannah Frawley, Jennifer Einberg, Brian K. Chu, Molly A. Brady, Roland Oscar, Mireille Jeudi, Anne-Marie Desormeaux, Karleen Coly, Abdel N. Direny, Garib D. Thakur, Raj K. Pokharel, Shekhar Sharma, Dharmpal P. Raman, Santigie Sesay, Mustapha Sonnie, Bernard Kilembe, Upendo Mwingira, Aya Yajima

Reviews

On the Age of Leprosy

Xiang Y. Han, Francisco J. Silva

Impairment of T Cell Function in Parasitic Infections

Vasco Rodrigues, Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva, Mireille Laforge, Ali Ouaissi, Khadija Akharid, Ricardo Silvestre, Jérôme Estaquier

Research Articles

A Multi-species Bait for Chagas Disease Vectors

Theo Mota, Ana C. R. Vitta, Alicia N. Lorenzo-Figueiras, Carla P. Barezani, Carlos L. Zani, Claudio R. Lazzari, Liléia Diotaiuti, Lynne Jeffares, Björn Bohman, Marcelo G. Lorenzo

Comparative Analysis of Salivary Gland Transcriptomes of Phlebotomus orientalis Sand Flies from Endemic and Non-endemic Foci of Visceral Leishmaniasis

Michaela Vlkova, Michal Sima, Iva Rohousova, Tatiana Kostalova, Petra Sumova, Vera Volfova, Erin L. Jaske, Kent D. Barbian, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Asrat Hailu, Alon Warburg, Jose M. C. Ribeiro, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Ryan C. Jochim, Petr Volf

Evaluation of Internet-Based Dengue Query Data: Google Dengue Trends

Rebecca Tave Gluskin, Michael A. Johansson, Mauricio Santillana, John S. Brownstein

Memantine, an Antagonist of the NMDA Glutamate Receptor, Affects Cell Proliferation, Differentiation and the Intracellular Cycle and Induces Apoptosis in Trypanosoma cruzi

Flávia Silva Damasceno, María Julia Barisón, Elisabeth Mieko Furusho Pral, Lisvane Silva Paes, Ariel Mariano Silber

Risk Factors for Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections during the First 3 Years of Life in the Tropics; Findings from a Birth Cohort

Stefanie K. Menzies, Alejandro Rodriguez, Martha Chico, Carlos Sandoval, Nely Broncano, Irene Guadalupe, Philip J. Cooper

Costs Analysis of a Population Level Rabies Control Programme in Tamil Nadu, India

Syed Shahid Abbas, Manish Kakkar, Elizabeth Tacket Rogawski , on behalf of the Roadmap to Combat Zoonoses in India (RCZI) initiative

Pharmacological Approaches That Slow Lymphatic Flow As a Snakebite First Aid

Dirk F. van Helden, Paul A. Thomas, Peter J. Dosen, Mohammad S. Imtiaz, Derek R. Laver, Geoffrey K. Isbister

The Association of Parasitic Infections in Pregnancy and Maternal and Fetal Anemia: A Cohort Study in Coastal Kenya

Elizabeth M. McClure, Steven R. Meshnick, Peter Mungai, Indu Malhotra, Christopher L. King, Robert L. Goldenberg, Michael G. Hudgens, Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Arlene E. Dent

Significantly Lower Anti-Leishmania IgG Responses in Sudanese versus Indian Visceral Leishmaniasis

Tapan Bhattacharyya, Duncan E. Bowes, Sayda El-Safi, Shyam Sundar, Andrew K. Falconar, Om Prakash Singh, Rajiv Kumar, Osman Ahmed, Marleen Boelaert, Michael A. Miles

Immunoepidemiological Profiling of Onchocerciasis Patients Reveals Associations with Microfilaria Loads and Ivermectin Intake on Both Individual and Community Levels

Kathrin Arndts, Sabine Specht, Alexander Y. Debrah, Francesca Tamarozzi, Ute Klarmann Schulz, Sabine Mand, Linda Batsa, Alexander Kwarteng, Mark Taylor, Ohene Adjei, Coralie Martin, Laura E. Layland, Achim Hoerauf

Limited Dengue Virus Replication in Field-Collected Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Infected with Wolbachia

Francesca D. Frentiu, Tasnim Zakir, Thomas Walker, Jean Popovici, Alyssa T. Pyke, Andrew van den Hurk, Elizabeth A. McGraw, Scott L. O'Neill

Parasite-Derived MicroRNAs in Host Serum As Novel Biomarkers of Helminth Infection

Anna M. Hoy, Rachel J. Lundie, Alasdair Ivens, Juan F. Quintana, Norman Nausch, Thorsten Forster, Frances Jones, Narcis B. Kabatereine, David W. Dunne, Francisca Mutapi, Andrew S. MacDonald, Amy H. Buck

Predictive Value of Proteinuria in Adult Dengue Severity

Farhad F. Vasanwala, Tun-Linn Thein, Yee-Sin Leo, Victor C. Gan, Ying Hao, Linda K. Lee, David C. Lye

Mapping the Geographical Distribution of Lymphatic Filariasis in Zambia

Enala T. Mwase, Anna-Sofie Stensgaard, Mutale Nsakashalo-Senkwe, Likezo Mubila, James Mwansa, Peter Songolo, Sheila T. Shawa, Paul E. Simonsen

Comparison of Three Quality of Life Instruments in Lymphatic Filariasis: DLQI, WHODAS 2.0, and LFSQQ

Cristina Thomas, Saravu R. Narahari, Kuthaje S. Bose, Kuthaje Vivekananda, Steven Nwe, Dennis P. West, Mary Kwasny, Roopal V. Kundu

Deliberate Attenuation of Chikungunya Virus by Adaptation to Heparan Sulfate-Dependent Infectivity: A Model for Rational Arboviral Vaccine Design

Christina L. Gardner, Jozef Hritz, Chengqun Sun, Dana L. Vanlandingham, Timothy Y. Song, Elodie Ghedin, Stephen Higgs, William B. Klimstra, Kate D. Ryman

Adult Survivorship of the Dengue Mosquito Aedes aegypti Varies Seasonally in Central Vietnam

Leon E. Hugo, Jason A. L. Jeffery, Brendan J. Trewin, Leesa F. Wockner, Nguyen Thi Yen, Nguyen Hoang Le, Le Trung Nghia, Emma Hine, Peter A. Ryan, Brian H. Kay

Deletion of the NSm Virulence Gene of Rift Valley Fever Virus Inhibits Virus Replication in and Dissemination from the Midgut of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes

Rebekah C. Kading, Mary B. Crabtree, Brian H. Bird, Stuart T. Nichol, Bobbie Rae Erickson, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Brad J. Biggerstaff, Barry R. Miller

Antidiarrheal Efficacy and Cellular Mechanisms of a Thai Herbal Remedy

Lukmanee Tradtrantip, Eun-A Ko, Alan S. Verkman

Computational Studies on Sirtuins from Trypanosoma cruzi: Structures, Conformations and Interactions with Phytochemicals

Lionel Sacconnay, Melissa Angleviel, Giuseppe Marco Randazzo, Marcos Marçal Ferreira Queiroz, Emerson Ferreira Queiroz, Jean-Luc Wolfender, Pierre-Alain Carrupt, Alessandra Nurisso

Neurocysticercosis as a Cause of Epilepsy and Seizures in Two Community-Based Studies in a Cysticercosis-Endemic Region in Peru

Luz M. Moyano, Mayuko Saito, Silvia M. Montano, Guillermo Gonzalvez, Sandra Olaya, Viterbo Ayvar, Isidro González, Luis Larrauri, Victor C. W. Tsang, Fernando Llanos, Silvia Rodríguez, Armando E. Gonzalez, Robert H. Gilman, Hector H. Garcia , for The Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru

Molecular, Immunological, and Biological Characterization of Tityus serrulatus Venom Hyaluronidase: New Insights into Its Role in Envenomation

Carolina Campolina Rebello Horta, Bárbara de Freitas Magalhães, Bárbara Bruna Ribeiro Oliveira-Mendes, Anderson Oliveira do Carmo, Clara Guerra Duarte, Liza Figueiredo Felicori, Ricardo Andrez Machado-de-Ávila, Carlos Chávez-Olórtegui, Evanguedes Kalapothakis

Rapid Healing of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis by High-Frequency Electrocauterization and Hydrogel Wound Care with or without DAC N-055: A Randomized Controlled Phase IIa Trial in Kabul

Ahmad Fawad Jebran, Ulrike Schleicher, Reto Steiner, Pia Wentker, Farouq Mahfuz, Hans-Christian Stahl, Faquir Mohammad Amin, Christian Bogdan, Kurt-Wilhelm Stahl

Multilocus Sequence Analysis for Leishmania braziliensis Outbreak Investigation

Mariel A. Marlow, Mariana C. Boité, Gabriel Eduardo M. Ferreira, Mario Steindel, Elisa Cupolillo

A Monoallelic Deletion of the TcCRT Gene Increases the Attenuation of a Cultured Trypanosoma cruzi Strain, Protecting against an In Vivo Virulent Challenge

Fernando J. Sánchez-Valdéz, Cecilia Pérez Brandán, Galia Ramírez, Alejandro D. Uncos, M. Paola Zago, Rubén O. Cimino, Rubén M. Cardozo, Jorge D. Marco, Arturo Ferreira, Miguel Ángel Basombrío

A Repurposing Strategy for Hsp90 Inhibitors Demonstrates Their Potency against Filarial Nematodes

Victoria Gillan, Kerry O'Neill, Kirsty Maitland, Francis M. Sverdrup, Eileen Devaney

Determinants of Heterogeneous Blood Feeding Patterns by Aedes aegypti in Iquitos, Peru

Kelly A. Liebman, Steven T. Stoddard, Robert C. Reiner Jr, T. Alex Perkins, Helvio Astete, Moises Sihuincha, Eric S. Halsey, Tadeusz J. Kochel, Amy C. Morrison, Thomas W. Scott

Schistosoma japonicum Egg Specific Protein SjE16.7 Recruits Neutrophils and Induces Inflammatory Hepatic Granuloma Initiation

Chenyun Wu, Qing Chen, Yan Fang, Jianhua Wu, Yanyan Han, Ying Wang, Yang Yang, Min Chu, Yan Feng, Linping Tan, Xiaokui Guo, Wei Hu, Zhaojun Wang

Serological Evidence of Widespread Circulation of West Nile Virus and Other Flaviviruses in Equines of the Pantanal, Brazil

Alex Pauvolid-Corrêa, Zilca Campos, Raquel Juliano, Jason Velez, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Nicholas Komar

Pilot Assessment of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in the Context of Transmission Assessment Surveys for Lymphatic Filariasis in Benin and Tonga

Brian K. Chu, Katherine Gass, Wilfrid Batcho, Malakai 'Ake, Améyo M. Dorkenoo, Elvire Adjinacou, 'Eva Mafi, David G. Addiss

Mass Vaccination with a New, Less Expensive Oral Cholera Vaccine Using Public Health Infrastructure in India: The Odisha Model

Shantanu K. Kar, Binod Sah, Bikash Patnaik, Yang Hee Kim, Anna S. Kerketta, Sunheang Shin, Shyam Bandhu Rath, Mohammad Ali, Vittal Mogasale, Hemant K. Khuntia, Anuj Bhattachan, Young Ae You, Mahesh K. Puri, Anna Lena Lopez, Brian Maskery, Gopinath B. Nair, John D. Clemens, Thomas F. Wierzba

First Detection of Leishmania tropica DNA and Trypanosoma Species in Sergentomyia Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from an Outbreak Area of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Ghana

Chukwunonso O. Nzelu, Hirotomo Kato, Naiki Puplampu, Kwame Desewu, Shirley Odoom, Michael D. Wilson, Tatsuya Sakurai, Ken Katakura, Daniel A. Boakye

Cytokine Network in Scrub Typhus: High Levels of Interleukin-8 Are Associated with Disease Severity and Mortality

Elisabeth Astrup, Jeshina Janardhanan, Kari Otterdal, Thor Ueland, John A. J. Prakash, Tove Lekva, Øystein A. Strand, O. C. Abraham, Kurien Thomas, Jan Kristian Damås, Prasad Mathews, Dilip Mathai, Pål Aukrust, George M. Varghese

A Structural Biology Approach to Understand Human Lymphatic Filarial Infection

Raghavendra Sashi Krishna Nagampalli, Krishnasamy Gunasekaran, Rangarajan Badri Narayanan, Angela Peters, Rajagopalan Bhaskaran

Spatial Analysis Spotlighting Early Childhood Leprosy Transmission in a Hyperendemic Municipality of the Brazilian Amazon Region

Josafá Gonçalves Barreto, Donal Bisanzio, Layana de Souza Guimarães, John Stewart Spencer, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec, Uriel Kitron, Claudio Guedes Salgado

Anti-Anisakis IgE Seroprevalence in the Healthy Croatian Coastal Population and Associated Risk Factors

Ivona Mladineo, Vedran Poljak, Victoria Martínez-Sernández, Florencio M. Ubeira

Where Does Human Plague Still Persist in Latin America?

Maria Cristina Schneider, Patricia Najera, Sylvain Aldighieri, Deise I. Galan, Eric Bertherat, Alfonso Ruiz, Elsy Dumit, Jean Marc Gabastou, Marcos A. Espinal

Zika Virus in Gabon (Central Africa) – 2007: A New Threat from Aedes albopictus?

Gilda Grard, Mélanie Caron, Illich Manfred Mombo, Dieudonné Nkoghe, Statiana Mboui Ondo, Davy Jiolle, Didier Fontenille, Christophe Paupy, Eric Maurice Leroy

Evaluation in Mice of a Conjugate Vaccine for Cholera Made from Vibrio cholerae O1 (Ogawa) O-Specific Polysaccharide

Mohammad Murshid Alam, Megan Kelly Bufano, Peng Xu, Anuj Kalsy, Y. Yu, Y. Wu Freeman, Tania Sultana, Md. Rasheduzzaman Rashu, Ishaan Desai, Grace Eckhoff, Daniel T. Leung, Richelle C. Charles, Regina C. LaRocque, Jason B. Harris, John D. Clements, Stephen B. Calderwood, Firdausi Qadri, W. F. Vann, Pavol Kováč, Edward T. Ryan

No Evidence for Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission in Big Cities Affected by Conflict Related Rural-Urban Migration in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Dziedzom K. de Souza, Santigie Sesay, Marnijina G. Moore, Rashid Ansumana, Charles A. Narh, Karsor Kollie, Maria P. Rebollo, Benjamin G. Koudou, Joseph B. Koroma, Fatorma K. Bolay, Daniel A. Boakye, Moses J. Bockarie