Table of Contents: January 2011


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A child with cholera is watched over by a worried relative in a cholera treatment centre, Zanzibar, 2010.

A Zanzibari boy lies ill with cholera at the Chumbuni Cholera Treatment Centre, January 2010. The deployment of reactive vaccination campaigns have the potential to reduce the scale of cholera outbreaks and prevent suffering of vulnerable populations (see Reyburn et al., 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000952).

Image Credit: Lorenz von Seidlein, Menzies School of Health Research



Muscle-Sparing Approach for Recurrent Hydatidosis of the Thigh and Psoas: Report of a Rare Case

Gaetano La Greca, Elia Pulvirenti, Salvatrice Gagliardo, Maria Sofia, Domenico Russello


Cystic Echinococcosis in Spain: Current Situation and Relevance for Other Endemic Areas in Europe

Francisco A. Rojo-Vazquez, Javier Pardo-Lledias, Marcelo Francos-Von Hunefeld, Miguel Cordero-Sanchez, Rufino Alamo-Sanz, Ana Hernandez-Gonzalez, Enrico Brunetti, Mar Siles-Lucas

Research Articles

Gender-Associated Genes in Filarial Nematodes Are Important for Reproduction and Potential Intervention Targets

Ben-Wen Li, Amy C. Rush, Dao-Jun Jiang, Makedonka Mitreva, Sahar Abubucker, Gary J. Weil

Evaluation of Urine CCA Assays for Detection of Schistosoma mansoni Infection in Western Kenya

Hillary L. Shane, Jennifer R. Verani, Bernard Abudho, Susan P. Montgomery, Anna J. Blackstock, Pauline N. M. Mwinzi, Sara E. Butler, Diana M. S. Karanja, W. Evan Secor

The Case for Reactive Mass Oral Cholera Vaccinations

Rita Reyburn, Jacqueline L. Deen, Rebecca F. Grais, Sujit K. Bhattacharya, Dipika Sur, Anna L. Lopez, Mohamed S. Jiddawi, John D. Clemens, Lorenz von Seidlein

Use of Oral Cholera Vaccines in an Outbreak in Vietnam: A Case Control Study

Dang Duc Anh, Anna Lena Lopez, Vu Dinh Thiem, Shannon L. Grahek, Tran Nhu Duong, Jin Kyung Park, Hye Jung Kwon, Michael Favorov, Nguyen Tran Hien, John D. Clemens

Ecological Modeling of Aedes aegypti (L.) Pupal Production in Rural Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand

Jared Aldstadt, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Thanyalak Fansiri, Udom Kijchalao, Jason Richardson, James W. Jones, Thomas W. Scott

Factors Associated with Acquisition of Human Infective and Animal Infective Trypanosome Infections in Domestic Livestock in Western Kenya

Beatrix von Wissmann, Noreen Machila, Kim Picozzi, Eric M. Fèvre, Barend M. deC. Bronsvoort, Ian G. Handel, Susan C. Welburn

Evaluation of Immunoassays for the Diagnosis of Schistosoma japonicum Infection Using Archived Sera

Jing Xu, Rosanna W. Peeling, Jia-Xu Chen, Xiao-Hua Wu, Zhong-Dao Wu, Shi-Ping Wang, Ting Feng, Shao-Hong Chen, Hao Li, Jia-Gang Guo, Xiao-Nong Zhou

A DNA Vaccine against Chikungunya Virus Is Protective in Mice and Induces Neutralizing Antibodies in Mice and Nonhuman Primates

Karthik Mallilankaraman, Devon J. Shedlock, Huihui Bao, Omkar U. Kawalekar, Paolo Fagone, Aarthi A. Ramanathan, Bernadette Ferraro, Jennifer Stabenow, Paluru Vijayachari, Senthil G. Sundaram, Nagarajan Muruganandam, Gopalsamy Sarangan, Padma Srikanth, Amir S. Khan, Mark G. Lewis, J. Joseph Kim, Niranjan Y. Sardesai, Karuppiah Muthumani, David B. Weiner

International Study to Evaluate PCR Methods for Detection of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA in Blood Samples from Chagas Disease Patients

Alejandro G. Schijman, Margarita Bisio, Liliana Orellana, Mariela Sued, Tomás Duffy, Ana M. Mejia Jaramillo, Carolina Cura, Frederic Auter, Vincent Veron, Yvonne Qvarnstrom, Stijn Deborggraeve, Gisely Hijar, Inés Zulantay, Raúl Horacio Lucero, Elsa Velazquez, Tatiana Tellez, Zunilda Sanchez Leon, Lucia Galvão, Debbie Nolder, María Monje Rumi, José E. Levi, Juan D. Ramirez, Pilar Zorrilla, María Flores, Maria I. Jercic, Gladys Crisante, Néstor Añez, Ana M. De Castro, Clara I. Gonzalez, Karla Acosta Viana, Pedro Yachelini, Faustino Torrico, Carlos Robello, Patricio Diosque, Omar Triana Chavez, Christine Aznar, Graciela Russomando, Philippe Büscher, Azzedine Assal, Felipe Guhl, Sergio Sosa Estani, Alexandre DaSilva, Constança Britto, Alejandro Luquetti, Janis Ladzins

Modeling the Dynamic Transmission of Dengue Fever: Investigating Disease Persistence

Líliam César de Castro Medeiros, César Augusto Rodrigues Castilho, Cynthia Braga, Wayner Vieira de Souza, Leda Regis, Antonio Miguel Vieira Monteiro

Geo-spatial Hotspots of Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome and Genetic Characterization of Seoul Variants in Beijing, China

Shu-Qing Zuo, Li-Qun Fang, Lin Zhan, Pan-He Zhang, Jia-Fu Jiang, Li-Ping Wang, Jia-Qi Ma, Bing-Cai Wang, Ri-Min Wang, Xiao-Ming Wu, Hong Yang, Zhi-Wei Cao, Wu-Chun Cao

Ecology and Geography of Plague Transmission Areas in Northeastern Brazil

John Giles, A. Townsend Peterson, Alzira Almeida

RIG-I, MDA5 and TLR3 Synergistically Play an Important Role in Restriction of Dengue Virus Infection

A. M. A. Nasirudeen, Hui Hui Wong, Peiling Thien, Shengli Xu, Kong-Peng Lam, Ding Xiang Liu

Factors Associated with the Prevalence of Circulating Antigens to Porcine Cysticercosis in Three Villages of Burkina Faso

Rasmané Ganaba, Nicolas Praet, Hélène Carabin, Athanase Millogo, Zékiba Tarnagda, Pierre Dorny, Sennen Hounton, Adama Sow, Pascal Nitiéma, Linda D. Cowan

Temporal Fluctuation of Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Typhi Haplotypes in the Mekong River Delta Region of Vietnam

Kathryn E. Holt, Christiane Dolecek, Tran Thuy Chau, Pham Thanh Duy, Tran Thi Phi La, Nguyen Van Minh Hoang, Tran Vu Thieu Nga, James I. Campbell, Bui Huu Manh, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Tran Tinh Hien, Jeremy Farrar, Gordon Dougan, Stephen Baker

BALB/c Mice Deficient in CD4+ T Cell IL-4Rα Expression Control Leishmania mexicana Load although Female but Not Male Mice Develop a Healer Phenotype

Karen J. Bryson, Owain R. Millington, Thabang Mokgethi, H. Adrienne McGachy, Frank Brombacher, James Alexander

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis in Papua New Guinean Children: The Cost of Continuing Inadequate Measles Vaccine Coverage

Laurens Manning, Moses Laman, Henry Edoni, Ivo Mueller, Harin A. Karunajeewa, David Smith, Ilomo Hwaiwhanje, Peter M. Siba, Timothy M. E. Davis

Activities of Rifampin, Rifapentine and Clarithromycin Alone and in Combination against Mycobacterium ulcerans Disease in Mice

Deepak Almeida, Paul J. Converse, Zahoor Ahmad, Kelly E. Dooley, Eric L. Nuermberger, Jacques H. Grosset

DC-SIGN (CD209) Promoter −336 A/G Polymorphism Is Associated with Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Correlated to DC-SIGN Expression and Immune Augmentation

Lin Wang, Rong-Fu Chen, Jien-Wei Liu, Ing-Kit Lee, Chiu-Ping Lee, Ho-Chang Kuo, Shau-Ku Huang, Kuender D. Yang

From Re-Emergence to Hyperendemicity: The Natural History of the Dengue Epidemic in Brazil

Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, Marli T. Cordeiro, Cynthia Braga, Wayner V. de Souza, Ernesto T. Marques, Derek A. T. Cummings

Towards Delineating Functions within the Fasciola Secreted Cathepsin L Protease Family by Integrating In Vivo Based Sub-Proteomics and Phylogenetics

Russell M. Morphew, Hazel A. Wright, E. James LaCourse, Joanne Porter, John Barrett, Debra J. Woods, Peter M. Brophy

Schistosoma mansoni Infections in Young Children: When Are Schistosome Antigens in Urine, Eggs in Stool and Antibodies to Eggs First Detectable?

J. Russell Stothard, Jose C. Sousa-Figuereido, Martha Betson, Moses Adriko, Moses Arinaitwe, Candia Rowell, Fred Besiyge, Narcis B. Kabatereine