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Table of Contents: October 2007

COVER

Hope

Image Credit: © 2007 Emma Burns
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by Emma Burns

Emma Burns is a science illustrator who uses traditional and digital media to create images that depict a story or convey meaning with a single glance. A passionate interest in both biology and the arts led her to a combination of the two professions, wherein she creates artwork that reflects the scientific realm. Along with her lifelong interest in art, Emma earned a degree in Biology from the University of York. Inspired by the knowledge she gained, she set sail for California, where she took a graduate program in Science Illustration. She is fascinated by the natural world, and flora and fauna are commonly found in her illustrations. Emma feels that it is important to use art to depict global health issues and articulate them in a way that draws the attention of the general public.

Editorials

Expert Commentary

Policy Platform

The Future of Onchocerciasis Control in Africa

Catherine Hodgkin, David H. Molyneux, Adenike Abiose, Bernhard Philippon, Michael R. Reich, J. Hans Remme, Bjorn Thylefors, Mamadou Traore, Karen Grepin

Research Articles

Perturbation of the Dimer Interface of Triosephosphate Isomerase and its Effect on Trypanosoma cruzi

Vanesa Olivares-Illana, Adela Rodríguez-Romero, Ingeborg Becker, Miriam Berzunza, Juventino García, Ruy Pérez-Montfort, Nallely Cabrera, Francisco López-Calahorra, Marieta Tuena de Gómez-Puyou, Armando Gómez-Puyou

Development of Highly Organized Lymphoid Structures in Buruli Ulcer Lesions after Treatment with Rifampicin and Streptomycin

Daniela Schütte, Alphonse Um-Boock, Ernestina Mensah-Quainoo, Peter Itin, Peter Schmid, Gerd Pluschke

A Dominant Clone of Leptospira interrogans Associated with an Outbreak of Human Leptospirosis in Thailand

Janjira Thaipadungpanit, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Wirongrong Chierakul, Lee D. Smythe, Wimol Petkanchanapong, Roongrueng Limpaiboon, Apichat Apiwatanaporn, Andrew T. Slack, Yupin Suputtamongkol, Nicholas J. White, Edward J. Feil, Nicholas P. J. Day, Sharon J. Peacock

National Mass Drug Administration Costs for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination

Ann S. Goldman, Victoria H. Guisinger, Moses Aikins, Maria Lourdes E. Amarillo, Vicente Y. Belizario, Bertha Garshong, John Gyapong, Conrad Kabali, Hussein A. Kamal, Sanjat Kanjilal, Dominique Kyelem, Jefrey Lizardo, Mwele Malecela, Godfrey Mubyazi, P. Abdoulaye Nitièma, Reda M. R. Ramzy, Thomas G. Streit, Aaron Wallace, Molly A. Brady, Richard Rheingans, Eric A. Ottesen, Anne C. Haddix

Occurrence of Strongyloides stercoralis in Yunnan Province, China, and Comparison of Diagnostic Methods

Peter Steinmann, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Zun-Wei Du, Jin-Yong Jiang, Li-Bo Wang, Xue-Zhong Wang, Lan-Hua Li, Hanspeter Marti, Jürg Utzinger

Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Patients with Visceral Leishmaniasis Treated by an MSF Clinic in Bakool Region, Somalia, 2004–2006

Marie-Eve Raguenaud, Anna Jansson, Veerle Vanlerberghe, Geert Van der Auwera, Stijn Deborggraeve, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Giannos Orfanos, Tony Reid, Marleen Boelaert

The bandit, a New DNA Transposon from a Hookworm—Possible Horizontal Genetic Transfer between Host and Parasite

Thewarach Laha, Alex Loukas, Supatra Wattanasatitarpa, Jenjira Somprakhon, Nonglack Kewgrai, Paiboon Sithithaworn, Sasithorn Kaewkes, Makedonka Mitreva, Paul J. Brindley

Genetic Selection of Low Fertile Onchocerca volvulus by Ivermectin Treatment

Catherine Bourguinat, Sébastien D. S. Pion, Joseph Kamgno, Jacques Gardon, Brian O. L. Duke, Michel Boussinesq, Roger K. Prichard