Table of Contents: December 2007


Image Credit: Daniel G. Colley
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Glass of Worms

Shown are 1,659 adult Schistosoma mansoni worms obtained by live surgical perfusion of an 18-year-old patient. In this issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Daniel G. Colley and W. Evan Secor present an agenda for schistosomiasis research (see Colley et al., e32) and ask readers to add comments and discussions to their article, so that "the agenda will serve as one focal point for interactive interchange among the schistosomiasis community, and thus provide a foundation for true collaborations within and across the spectrum of research."


Expert Commentaries

Magnetic Beads for Schistosomiasis Diagnosis

Malcolm K. Jones, Julie Balen

Helminth–HIV Coinfection: Should We Deworm?

Gadi Borkow, Carrie Teicher, Zvi Bentwich

Policy Platform

A Schistosomiasis Research Agenda

Daniel G. Colley, W. Evan Secor


The Global Burden of Disease Assessments—WHO Is Responsible?

Claudia Stein, Tanja Kuchenmüller, Saskia Hendrickx, Annette Prüss-Űstün, Lara Wolfson, Dirk Engels, Jørgen Schlundt

Research Articles

Filariasis in Travelers Presenting to the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network

Ettie M. Lipner, Melissa A. Law, Elizabeth Barnett, Jay S. Keystone, Frank von Sonnenburg, Louis Loutan, D. Rebecca Prevots, Amy D. Klion, Thomas B. Nutman , for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network

Targeted Screening Strategies to Detect Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Children

Michael Z. Levy, Vivian Kawai, Natalie M. Bowman, Lance A. Waller, Lilia Cabrera, Viviana V. Pinedo-Cancino, Amy E. Seitz, Frank J. Steurer, Juan G. Cornejo del Carpio, Eleazar Cordova-Benzaquen, James H. Maguire, Robert H. Gilman, Caryn Bern

A Comparative Study of Leptospirosis and Dengue in Thai Children

Daniel H. Libraty, Khin S. A. Myint, Clinton K. Murray, Robert V. Gibbons, Mammen P. Mammen, Timothy P. Endy, Wenjun Li, David W. Vaughn, Ananda Nisalak, Siripen Kalayanarooj, Duane R. Hospenthal, Sharone Green, Alan L. Rothman, Francis A. Ennis

Risk Factors for Buruli Ulcer: A Case Control Study in Cameroon

Régis Pouillot, Gonçalo Matias, Christelle Mbondji Wondje, Françoise Portaels, Nadia Valin, François Ngos, Adelaïde Njikap, Laurent Marsollier, Arnaud Fontanet, Sara Eyangoh

Pediatric Measles Vaccine Expressing a Dengue Antigen Induces Durable Serotype-specific Neutralizing Antibodies to Dengue Virus

Samantha Brandler, Marianne Lucas-Hourani, Arnaud Moris, Marie-Pascale Frenkiel, Chantal Combredet, Michèle Février, Hugues Bedouelle, Olivier Schwartz, Philippe Desprès, Frédéric Tangy

Population Preference of Net Texture prior to Bed Net Trial in Kala-Azar–Endemic Areas

Murari L. Das, Shri P. Singh, Veerle Vanlerberghe, Suman Rijal, Madhukar Rai, Prahlad Karki, Shyam Sundar, Marleen Boelaert

Risk Factors for Tungiasis in Nigeria: Identification of Targets for Effective Intervention

Uade Samuel Ugbomoiko, Liana Ariza, Ifeanyi Emmanuel Ofoezie, Jörg Heukelbach