Table of Contents: March 2008


Tsetse Fly

Image Credit: Geoffrey M. Attardo
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Female pregnant tsetse, Glossina morsitans morsitans. Tsetse are vectors of African trypanosomes, agents of sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. In this issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Changyun Hu, Rita V. M. Rio, and colleagues (see e192) report on tsetse-trypanosome interactions, with a focus on host immune response activation of gut infections and its subsequent impact on tsetse's reproductive fitness.


A Global Fund to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases: Is the G8 Hokkaido Toyako 2008 Summit Ready?

Peter J. Hotez, David H. Molyneux, Alan Fenwick, Lorenzo Savioli, Tsutomu Takeuchi

Expert Commentaries


Controlling Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in Pre-School-Age Children through Preventive Chemotherapy

Marco Albonico, Henrietta Allen, Lester Chitsulo, Dirk Engels, Albis-Francesco Gabrielli, Lorenzo Savioli

Research Articles

First Cultivation and Characterization of Mycobacterium ulcerans from the Environment

Françoise Portaels, Wayne M. Meyers, Anthony Ablordey, António G. Castro, Karim Chemlal, Pim de Rijk, Pierre Elsen, Krista Fissette, Alexandra G. Fraga, Richard Lee, Engy Mahrous, Pamela L. C. Small, Pieter Stragier, Egídio Torrado, Anita Van Aerde, Manuel T. Silva, Jorge Pedrosa

Distribution of Mycobacterium ulcerans in Buruli Ulcer Endemic and Non-Endemic Aquatic Sites in Ghana

Heather R. Williamson, Mark E. Benbow, Khoa D. Nguyen, Dia C. Beachboard, Ryan K. Kimbirauskas, Mollie D. McIntosh, Charles Quaye, Edwin O. Ampadu, Daniel Boakye, Richard W. Merritt, Pamela L. C. Small

Rabies Diagnosis for Developing Countries

Salome Dürr, Service Naïssengar, Rolande Mindekem, Colette Diguimbye, Michael Niezgoda, Ivan Kuzmin, Charles E. Rupprecht, Jakob Zinsstag

Integrating an NTD with One of “The Big Three”: Combined Malaria and Trachoma Survey in Amhara Region of Ethiopia

Paul M. Emerson, Jeremiah Ngondi, Estifanos Biru, Patricia M. Graves, Yeshewamebrat Ejigsemahu, Teshome Gebre, Tekola Endeshaw, Asrat Genet, Aryc W. Mosher, Mulat Zerihun, Ayennew Messele, Frank O. Richards Jr

T Helper 1–Inducing Adjuvant Protects against Experimental Paracoccidioidomycosis

Leandro Licursi de Oliveira, Kely Cristine Coltri, Cristina Ribeiro Barros Cardoso, Maria-Cristina Roque-Barreira, Ademilson Panunto-Castelo

Infections with Immunogenic Trypanosomes Reduce Tsetse Reproductive Fitness: Potential Impact of Different Parasite Strains on Vector Population Structure

Changyun Hu, Rita V. M. Rio, Jan Medlock, Lee R. Haines, Dana Nayduch, Amy F. Savage, Nurper Guz, Geoffrey M. Attardo, Terry W. Pearson, Alison P. Galvani, Serap Aksoy

Albendazole versus Praziquantel in the Treatment of Neurocysticercosis: A Meta-analysis of Comparative Trials

Dimitrios K. Matthaiou, Georgios Panos, Eleni S. Adamidi, Matthew E. Falagas

Decision Tree Algorithms Predict the Diagnosis and Outcome of Dengue Fever in the Early Phase of Illness

Lukas Tanner, Mark Schreiber, Jenny G. H. Low, Adrian Ong, Thomas Tolfvenstam, Yee Ling Lai, Lee Ching Ng, Yee Sin Leo, Le Thi Puong, Subhash G. Vasudevan, Cameron P. Simmons, Martin L. Hibberd, Eng Eong Ooi

Novel Triazine JPC-2067-B Inhibits Toxoplasma gondii In Vitro and In Vivo

Ernest J. Mui, Guy A. Schiehser, Wilbur K. Milhous, Honghue Hsu, Craig W. Roberts, Michael Kirisits, Stephen Muench, David Rice, J. P. Dubey, Joseph W. Fowble, Pradipsinh K. Rathod, Sherry F. Queener, Susan R. Liu, David P. Jacobus, Rima McLeod