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Table of Contents: June 2014

COVER

Anthropomorphized bat attacking a man.

Image Credit: Benjamin Stoner-Duncan
Issue Image

Original fine-line pottery drawing from the Moche Civilization, Northern Peru. 150 AD–800 AD. Image adapted from: Hanula KM, editor (2000) Los Dioses del Antiguo Peru. Lima, Peru: Banco de Credito del Peru. p.150. See Stoner-Duncan et al.

Editorial

Viewpoints

The Need for More Research and Public Health Interventions on Dengue Fever in Burkina Faso

Valéry Ridde, Mabel Carabali, Antarou Ly, Thomas Druetz, Seni Kouanda, Emmanuel Bonnet, Slim Haddad

Vampire Bats and Rabies: Toward an Ecological Solution to a Public Health Problem

Benjamin Stoner-Duncan, Daniel G. Streicker, Christopher M. Tedeschi

African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control 1995–2015: Updated Health Impact Estimates Based on New Disability Weights

Luc E. Coffeng, Wilma A. Stolk, Honorat G. M. Zouré, J. Lennert Veerman, Koffi B. Agblewonu, Michele E. Murdoch, Mounkaila Noma, Grace Fobi, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Donald A. P. Bundy, Dik Habbema, Sake J. de Vlas, Uche V. Amazigo

Hyperendemic Chagas Disease and the Unmet Need for Pacemakers in the Bolivian Chaco

Eva H. Clark, Jackie Sherbuk, Emi Okamoto, Malasa Jois, Gerson Galdos-Cardenas, Julio Vela-Guerra, Gilberto Silvio Menacho-Mendez, Ricardo W. Bozo-Gutierrez, Antonio B. Fernandez, Thomas C. Crawford, Rony Colanzi, Robert H. Gilman, Caryn Bern , for the Working Group on Chagas Disease in Bolivia and Peru

Symposiums

A Severe Case of Buruli Ulcer Disease with Pleural Effusions

Fred S. Sarfo, William Thompson, Richard O. Phillips, Albert Paintsil, Mohammed K. Abass, Michael Frimpong, Justice Abotsi, Kingsley Asiedu, Mark H. Wansbrough-Jones

Hypokalaemia-Induced Rhabdomyolysis after Treatment of Post-Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL) with High-Dose AmBisome in Bangladesh—A Case Report

Ulrika Marking, Margriet den Boer, Asish Kumar Das, Elshafie Mohamed Ahmed, Victoria Rollason, Be-Nazir Ahmed, Robert N. Davidson, Koert Ritmeijer

Reviews

Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV Coinfection in East Africa

Ermias Diro, Lutgarde Lynen, Koert Ritmeijer, Marleen Boelaert, Asrat Hailu, Johan van Griensven

Neglected Zoonotic Diseases—The Long and Winding Road to Advocacy

Hayley E. Mableson, Anna Okello, Kim Picozzi, Susan Christina Welburn

Research Articles

Intrapulmonary Vascular Dilatation Evaluated by 99mTc-MAA Scintigraphy and Its Association with Portal Hypertension in Schistosomiasis

Andréa Simone Siqueira de Queirós, Simone Cristina Soares Brandão, Ana Lúcia Coutinho Domingues, Liana Gonçalves Macedo, Maira Souto Ourem, Edmundo Pessoa Almeida Lopes

Risk Factors for Active Trachoma and Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Treatment-Naïve Trachoma-Hyperendemic Communities of the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea Bissau

Anna R. Last, Sarah E. Burr, Helen A. Weiss, Emma M. Harding-Esch, Eunice Cassama, Meno Nabicassa, David C. Mabey, Martin J. Holland, Robin L. Bailey

Immune Modulating Effects of NKT Cells in a Physiologically Low Dose Leishmania major Infection Model after αGalCer Analog PBS57 Stimulation

Klaus G. Griewank, Beate Lorenz, Michael R. Fischer, Louis Boon, Susanna Lopez Kostka, Esther von Stebut

Variability in Dengue Titer Estimates from Plaque Reduction Neutralization Tests Poses a Challenge to Epidemiological Studies and Vaccine Development

Henrik Salje, Isabel Rodríguez-Barraquer, Kaitlin Rainwater-Lovett, Ananda Nisalak, Butsaya Thaisomboonsuk, Stephen J. Thomas, Stefan Fernandez, Richard G. Jarman, In-Kyu Yoon, Derek A. T. Cummings

A Randomized, Single-Ascending-Dose, Ivermectin-Controlled, Double-Blind Study of Moxidectin in Onchocerca volvulus Infection

Kwablah Awadzi, Nicholas O. Opoku, Simon K. Attah, Janis Lazdins-Helds, Annette C. Kuesel

Clinical and Parasitological Protection in a Leishmania infantum-Macaque Model Vaccinated with Adenovirus and the Recombinant A2 Antigen

Gabriel Grimaldi Jr, Antonio Teva, Renato Porrozzi, Marcelo A. Pinto, Renato S. Marchevsky, Maria Gabrielle L. Rocha, Miriam S. Dutra, Oscar Bruña-Romero, Ana-Paula Fernandes, Ricardo T. Gazzinelli

Wolbachia Transcription Elongation Factor “Wol GreA” Interacts with α2ββ′σ Subunits of RNA Polymerase through Its Dimeric C-Terminal Domain

Jeetendra Kumar Nag, Nidhi Shrivastava, Dhanvantri Chahar, Chhedi Lal Gupta, Preeti Bajpai, Shailja Misra-Bhattacharya

Cystic Echinococcoses in Mongolia: Molecular Identification, Serology and Risk Factors

Akira Ito, Temuulen Dorjsuren, Anu Davaasuren, Tetsuya Yanagida, Yasuhito Sako, Kazuhiro Nakaya, Minoru Nakao, Oyun-Erdene Bat-Ochir, Tsendjav Ayushkhuu, Narantuya Bazarragchaa, Nyamkhuu Gonchigsengee, Tiaoying Li, Gurbadam Agvaandaram, Abmed Davaajav, Chinchuluun Boldbaatar, Gantigmaa Chuluunbaatar

Madurella mycetomatis Is Highly Susceptible to Ravuconazole

Sarah Abdalla Ahmed, Wendy Kloezen, Frederick Duncanson, Ed E. Zijlstra, G. Sybren de Hoog, Ahmed H. Fahal, Wendy W. J. van de Sande

Reducing Occurrence of Giardia duodenalis in Children Living in Semiarid Regions: Impact of a Large Scale Rainwater Harvesting Initiative

Jacqueline Evangelista Fonseca, Mariângela Carneiro, João Luiz Pena, Enrico A. Colosimo, Nívea Bispo da Silva, André Gabriel F. C. da. Costa, Luciano E. Moreira, Sandy Cairncross, Léo Heller

Identification and Characterization of Seminal Fluid Proteins in the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus

Kathryn E. Boes, José M. C. Ribeiro, Alex Wong, Laura C. Harrington, Mariana F. Wolfner, Laura K. Sirot

Mechanisms of Pyrethroid Resistance in the Dengue Mosquito Vector, Aedes aegypti: Target Site Insensitivity, Penetration, and Metabolism

Shinji Kasai, Osamu Komagata, Kentaro Itokawa, Toshio Shono, Lee Ching Ng, Mutsuo Kobayashi, Takashi Tomita

Regulation of Schistosoma mansoni Development and Reproduction by the Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling Pathway

Luiza Freire de Andrade, Marina de Moraes Mourão, Juliana Assis Geraldo, Fernanda Sales Coelho, Larissa Lopes Silva, Renata Heisler Neves, Angela Volpini, José Roberto Machado-Silva, Neusa Araujo, Rafael Nacif-Pimenta, Conor R. Caffrey, Guilherme Oliveira

Deficiency of p110δ Isoform of the Phosphoinositide 3 Kinase Leads to Enhanced Resistance to Leishmania donovani

Forough Khadem, Zhirong Mou, Dong Liu, Sanjay Varikuti, Abhay Satoskar, Jude E. Uzonna

Invariant NKT Cell Response to Dengue Virus Infection in Human

Ponpan Matangkasombut, Wilawan Chan-in, Anunya Opasawaschai, Pisut Pongchaikul, Nattaya Tangthawornchaikul, Sirijitt Vasanawathana, Wannee Limpitikul, Prida Malasit, Thaneeya Duangchinda, Gavin Screaton, Juthathip Mongkolsapaya

High Reinfection Rate after Preventive Chemotherapy for Fishborne Zoonotic Trematodes in Vietnam

Tore Lier, Dung Trung Do, Maria Vang Johansen, Thi Hop Nguyen, Anders Dalsgaard, Anne Mette Asfeldt

High Prevalence and Spatial Distribution of Strongyloides stercoralis in Rural Cambodia

Virak Khieu, Fabian Schär, Armelle Forrer, Jan Hattendorf, Hanspeter Marti, Socheat Duong, Penelope Vounatsou, Sinuon Muth, Peter Odermatt

Comparative Assessment of ELISAs Using Recombinant Saposin-Like Protein 2 and recombinant Cathepsin L-1 from Fasciola hepatica for the Serodiagnosis of Human Fasciolosis

Bruno Gottstein, Marianne Schneeberger, Ghalia Boubaker, Bernadette Merkle, Cristina Huber, Markus Spiliotis, Norbert Müller, Teresa Garate, Marcus G. Doherr

Strengths and Weaknesses of Global Positioning System (GPS) Data-Loggers and Semi-structured Interviews for Capturing Fine-scale Human Mobility: Findings from Iquitos, Peru

Valerie A. Paz-Soldan, Robert C. Reiner Jr, Amy C. Morrison, Steven T. Stoddard, Uriel Kitron, Thomas W. Scott, John P. Elder, Eric S. Halsey, Tadeusz J. Kochel, Helvio Astete, Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec

Explaining the Host-Finding Behavior of Blood-Sucking Insects: Computerized Simulation of the Effects of Habitat Geometry on Tsetse Fly Movement

Glyn A. Vale, John W. Hargrove, Philippe Solano, Fabrice Courtin, Jean-Baptiste Rayaisse, Michael J. Lehane, Johan Esterhuizen, Inaki Tirados, Stephen J. Torr

Imatinib Treatment Causes Substantial Transcriptional Changes in Adult Schistosoma mansoni In Vitro Exhibiting Pleiotropic Effects

Christin Buro, Svenja Beckmann, Katia C. Oliveira, Colette Dissous, Katia Cailliau, Richard J. Marhöfer, Paul M. Selzer, Sergio Verjovski-Almeida, Christoph G. Grevelding

Protein Kinase C and Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Regulate Movement, Attachment, Pairing and Egg Release in Schistosoma mansoni

Margarida Ressurreição, Paulu De Saram, Ruth S. Kirk, David Rollinson, Aidan M. Emery, Nigel M. Page, Angela J. Davies, Anthony J. Walker

Prevalence of Trachoma in the North Region of Cameroon: Results of a Survey in 15 Health Districts

Blaise Noa Noatina, Giles Kagmeni, Yaya Souleymanou, Henri Claude Moungui, Ann Tarini Hien, Julie Akame, Yaobi Zhang, Assumpta Lucienne Françoise Bella

Comparative Pathogenesis of Alkhumra Hemorrhagic Fever and Kyasanur Forest Disease Viruses in a Mouse Model

Bevan Sawatsky, Alexander J. McAuley, Michael R. Holbrook, Dennis A. Bente

Proteomic Selection of Immunodiagnostic Antigens for Trypanosoma congolense

Jennifer R. Fleming, Lalitha Sastry, Thomas W. M. Crozier, Grant B. Napier, Lauren Sullivan, Michael A. J. Ferguson

Clinical Features and Course of Ocular Toxocariasis in Adults

Seong Joon Ahn, Se Joon Woo, Yan Jin, Yoon-Seok Chang, Tae Wan Kim, Jeeyun Ahn, Jang Won Heo, Hyeong Gon Yu, Hum Chung, Kyu Hyung Park, Sung Tae Hong

Simplagrin, a Platelet Aggregation Inhibitor from Simulium nigrimanum Salivary Glands Specifically Binds to the Von Willebrand Factor Receptor in Collagen and Inhibits Carotid Thrombus Formation In Vivo

Andrezza C. Chagas, Peter McPhie, Hong San, David Narum, Karine Reiter, Fuyuki Tokomasu, Fabio A. Brayner, Luiz C. Alves, José M. C. Ribeiro, Eric Calvo

Performance of Parasitological and Molecular Techniques for the Diagnosis and Surveillance of Gambiense Sleeping Sickness

Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Rosine Ali Ekangu, Marie France Mumvemba Kodi, Patient Pati Pyana, Fatima Balharbi, Mélanie Decq, Victor Kande Betu, Wim Van der Veken, Claude Sese, Joris Menten, Philippe Büscher, Veerle Lejon

Easy Identification of Leishmania Species by Mass Spectrometry

Oussama Mouri, Gloriat Morizot, Gert Van der Auwera, Christophe Ravel, Marie Passet, Nathalie Chartrel, Isabelle Joly, Marc Thellier, Stéphane Jauréguiberry, Eric Caumes, Dominique Mazier, Carine Marinach-Patrice, Pierre Buffet

Targeting Echinococcus multilocularis Stem Cells by Inhibition of the Polo-Like Kinase EmPlk1

Andreas Schubert, Uriel Koziol, Katia Cailliau, Mathieu Vanderstraete, Colette Dissous, Klaus Brehm

A High Resolution Case Study of a Patient with Recurrent Plasmodium vivax Infections Shows That Relapses Were Caused by Meiotic Siblings

Andrew Taylor Bright, Micah J. Manary, Ryan Tewhey, Eliana M. Arango, Tina Wang, Nicholas J. Schork, Stephanie K. Yanow, Elizabeth A. Winzeler

Deciphering the Origin of the 2012 Cholera Epidemic in Guinea by Integrating Epidemiological and Molecular Analyses

Stanislas Rebaudet, Martin A. Mengel, Lamine Koivogui, Sandra Moore, Ankur Mutreja, Yacouba Kande, Ousmane Yattara, Véronique Sarr Keita, Berthe-Marie Njanpop-Lafourcade, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Eric Garnotel, Sakoba Keita, Renaud Piarroux

Epidemiology of Leptospira Transmitted by Rodents in Southeast Asia

Jean-François Cosson, Mathieu Picardeau, Mathilde Mielcarek, Caroline Tatard, Yannick Chaval, Yupin Suputtamongkol, Philippe Buchy, Sathaporn Jittapalapong, Vincent Herbreteau, Serge Morand

Interactions between Bacillus anthracis and Plants May Promote Anthrax Transmission

Holly H. Ganz, Wendy C. Turner, Eoin L. Brodie, Martina Kusters, Ying Shi, Heniritha Sibanda, Tamas Torok, Wayne M. Getz

Cytokine Production but Lack of Proliferation in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Chronic Chagas' Disease Cardiomyopathy Patients in Response to T. cruzi Ribosomal P Proteins

Silvia A. Longhi, Augusto Atienza, Graciela Perez Prados, Alcinette Buying, Virginia Balouz, Carlos A. Buscaglia, Radleigh Santos, Laura M. Tasso, Ricardo Bonato, Pablo Chiale, Clemencia Pinilla, Valeria A. Judkowski, Karina A. Gómez

Proteomic Analysis of Mecistocirrus digitatus and Haemonchus contortus Intestinal Protein Extracts and Subsequent Efficacy Testing in a Vaccine Trial

Alison J. Dicker, Neil F. Inglis, Erin D. T. Manson, Subhra Subhadra, Manikkavasagan Illangopathy, Raman Muthusamy, David P. Knox

Infection and Co-infection with Helminths and Plasmodium among School Children in Côte d’Ivoire: Results from a National Cross-Sectional Survey

Richard B. Yapi, Eveline Hürlimann, Clarisse A. Houngbedji, Prisca B. Ndri, Kigbafori D. Silué, Gotianwa Soro, Ferdinand N. Kouamé, Penelope Vounatsou, Thomas Fürst, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Giovanna Raso

Estimating the Burden of Paratyphoid A in Asia and Africa

Michael B. Arndt, Emily M. Mosites, Mu Tian, Mohammad H. Forouzanfar, Ali H. Mokhdad, Margaret Meller, Rion L. Ochiai, Judd L. Walson

A Protein-Conjugate Approach to Develop a Monoclonal Antibody-Based Antigen Detection Test for the Diagnosis of Human Brucellosis

Kailash P. Patra, Mayuko Saito, Vidya L. Atluri, Hortensia G. Rolán, Briana Young, Tobias Kerrinnes, Henk Smits, Jessica N. Ricaldi, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Robert H. Gilman, Renee M. Tsolis, Joseph M. Vinetz

Quantifying the Association between Bovine and Human Trypanosomiasis in Newly Affected Sleeping Sickness Areas of Uganda

Beatrix von Wissmann, Jenna Fyfe, Kim Picozzi, Louise Hamill, Charles Waiswa, Susan C. Welburn

Potent Inhibition of Junín Virus Infection by Interferon in Murine Cells

Cheng Huang, Aida G. Walker, Ashley M. Grant, Olga A. Kolokoltsova, Nadezhda E. Yun, Alexey V. Seregin, Slobodan Paessler

Proteomic Analysis of Adult Ascaris suum Fluid Compartments and Secretory Products

James F. Chehayeb, Alan P. Robertson, Richard J. Martin, Timothy G. Geary

Factors Affecting Perceived Stigma in Leprosy Affected Persons in Western Nepal

Bipin Adhikari, Nils Kaehler, Robert S. Chapman, Shristi Raut, Paul Roche