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Table of Contents: February 2008

COVER

Giardia attached to intestinal cells

Image Credit: Wendy R. Hansen
Issue Image

This scanning electron microscopy image shows a Giardia parasite attached to the carpet-like microvilli of a layer of cultured human intestinal cells. Giardia is a major cause worldwide of diarrheal illness. In this issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Hansen and Fletcher (e169) show that Giardia can be forced to detach from cultured intestinal cells by subjecting them to "tonic shock."

Editorial

Expert Commentary

The Schistosomiasis Research Agenda—What Now?

Jeffrey M. Bethony, Alex Loukas

Review

Endomyocardial Fibrosis: Still a Mystery after 60 Years

Gene Bukhman, John Ziegler, Eldryd Parry

Research Articles

Increased Risk for Entamoeba histolytica Infection and Invasive Amebiasis in HIV Seropositive Men Who Have Sex with Men in Taiwan

Chien-Ching Hung, Dar-Der Ji, Hsin-Yun Sun, Ya-Tien Lee, Shui-Yuan Hsu, Sui-Yuan Chang, Cheng-Hsin Wu, Yun-Hsien Chan, Chin-Fu Hsiao, Wen-Chun Liu, Robert Colebunders

The Prevalence of Previously Undiagnosed Leprosy in the General Population of Northwest Bangladesh

Fake J. Moet, Ron P. Schuring, David Pahan, Linda Oskam, Jan Hendrik Richardus

The High Burden of Cholera in Children: Comparison of Incidence from Endemic Areas in Asia and Africa

Jacqueline L. Deen, Lorenz von Seidlein, Dipika Sur, Magdarina Agtini, Marcelino E. S. Lucas, Anna Lena Lopez, Deok Ryun Kim, Mohammad Ali, John D. Clemens

Genetic Diversity and Microevolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei in the Environment

Narisara Chantratita, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Mongkol Vesaratchavest, Aunchalee Thanwisai, Premjit Amornchai, Sarinna Tumapa, Edward J. Feil, Nicholas P. Day, Sharon J. Peacock

Bioinformatics and Functional Analysis of an Entamoeba histolytica Mannosyltransferase Necessary for Parasite Complement Resistance and Hepatical Infection

Christian Weber, Samantha Blazquez, Sabrina Marion, Christophe Ausseur, Divya Vats, Mickael Krzeminski, Marie-Christine Rigothier, Rachid C. Maroun, Alok Bhattacharya, Nancy Guillén

BCG Revaccination Does Not Protect Against Leprosy in the Brazilian Amazon: A Cluster Randomised Trial

Sérgio S. Cunha, Neal Alexander, Mauricio L. Barreto, Emilia S. Pereira, Inês Dourado, Maria de Fátima Maroja, Yury Ichihara, Silvana Brito, Susan Pereira, Laura C. Rodrigues

Tonic Shock Induces Detachment of Giardia lamblia

Wendy R. Hansen, Daniel A. Fletcher

Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Method for Rapid Detection of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

Zablon Kithinji Njiru, Andrew Stanislaw John Mikosza, Tanya Armstrong, John Charles Enyaru, Joseph Mathu Ndung'u, Andrew Richard Christopher Thompson

Helminth Infection and Eosinophilia and the Risk of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in 1- to 6-Year-Old Children in a Malaria Endemic Area

Philip Bejon, Tabitha W. Mwangi, Brett Lowe, Norbert Peshu, Adrian V. S. Hill, Kevin Marsh

Social Exclusion Modifies Climate and Deforestation Impacts on a Vector-Borne Disease

Luis Fernando Chaves, Justin M. Cohen, Mercedes Pascual, Mark L. Wilson

Correction

Correction: 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, Gert Van der Auwera, Stijn Deborggraeve, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Giannos Orfanos, Tony Reid, Marleen Boelaert