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Table of Contents: October 2012

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Laguna Paron, Caraz, Peru.

Image Credit: Nuria Sanchez Clemente, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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Laguna Paron is the largest lake in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes. It is 30 km from Caraz, in the Ancash region: one of the most endemic areas for Bartonella bacilliformis. See Sanchez Clemente et al.

Editorial

Now We Are Six

Peter J. Hotez, Serap Aksoy

Viewpoints

Policy Platform

Symposium

Acute Lung, Heart, Liver, and Pancreatic Involvements with Hyponatremia and Retinochoroiditis in a 33-Year-Old French Guianan Patient

Matthieu Groh, Alexandra Faussart, Isabelle Villena, Daniel Ajzenberg, Bernard Carme, Magalie Demar, Véronique Joly, Sandrine Houze, Stéphane Simon, Dominique Aubert, Cécile Charlois-Ou, Patrick Yeni

Research Articles

Agrochemicals against Malaria, Sleeping Sickness, Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease

Matthias Witschel, Matthias Rottmann, Marcel Kaiser, Reto Brun

Bartonella bacilliformis: A Systematic Review of the Literature to Guide the Research Agenda for Elimination

Nuria Sanchez Clemente, Cesar A. Ugarte-Gil, Nelson Solórzano, Ciro Maguiña, Paul Pachas, David Blazes, Robin Bailey, David Mabey, David Moore

Whole Genome Analysis of Leptospira licerasiae Provides Insight into Leptospiral Evolution and Pathogenicity

Jessica N. Ricaldi, Derrick E. Fouts, Jeremy D. Selengut, Derek M. Harkins, Kailash P. Patra, Angelo Moreno, Jason S. Lehmann, Janaki Purushe, Ravi Sanka, Michael Torres, Nicholas J. Webster, Joseph M. Vinetz, Michael A. Matthias

RNAseq Analysis of the Parasitic Nematode Strongyloides stercoralis Reveals Divergent Regulation of Canonical Dauer Pathways

Jonathan D. Stoltzfus, Samuel Minot, Matthew Berriman, Thomas J. Nolan, James B. Lok

Global Burden of Human Brucellosis: A Systematic Review of Disease Frequency

Anna S. Dean, Lisa Crump, Helena Greter, Esther Schelling, Jakob Zinsstag

Human Macrophage Response to L. (Viannia) panamensis: Microarray Evidence for an Early Inflammatory Response

Carolina Ramírez, Yira Díaz-Toro, Jair Tellez, Tiago M. Castilho, Ricardo Rojas, Nicholas A. Ettinger, Irina Tikhonova, Neal D. Alexander, Liliana Valderrama, Janet Hager, Mary E. Wilson, Aiping Lin, Hongyu Zhao, Nancy G. Saravia, Diane McMahon-Pratt

Myocardial Chemokine Expression and Intensity of Myocarditis in Chagas Cardiomyopathy Are Controlled by Polymorphisms in CXCL9 and CXCL10

Luciana Gabriel Nogueira, Ronaldo Honorato Barros Santos, Barbara Maria Ianni, Alfredo Inácio Fiorelli, Eliane Conti Mairena, Luiz Alberto Benvenuti, Amanda Frade, Eduardo Donadi, Fabrício Dias, Bruno Saba, Hui-Tzu Lin Wang, Abilio Fragata, Marcelo Sampaio, Mario Hiroyuki Hirata, Paula Buck, Charles Mady, Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Noedir Antonio Stolf, Jorge Kalil, Edecio Cunha-Neto

Structural and Binding Properties of Two Paralogous Fatty Acid Binding Proteins of Taenia solium Metacestode

Seon-Hee Kim, Young-An Bae, Hyun-Jong Yang, Joo-Ho Shin, Sylvia Paz Diaz-Camacho, Yukifumi Nawa, Insug Kang, Yoon Kong

Cytokine Responses to Novel Antigens in an Indian Population Living in an Area Endemic for Visceral Leishmaniasis

Om Prakash Singh, Carmel B. Stober, Abhishek Kr. Singh, Jenefer M. Blackwell, Shyam Sundar

Controlling Dengue with Vaccines in Thailand

Dennis L. Chao, Scott B. Halstead, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Ira M. Longini Jr.

Sensitive and Specific Immunohistochemical Diagnosis of Human Alveolar Echinococcosis with the Monoclonal Antibody Em2G11

Thomas F. E. Barth, Tobias S. Herrmann, Dennis Tappe, Lorenz Stark, Beate Grüner, Klaus Buttenschoen, Andreas Hillenbrand, Markus Juchems, Doris Henne-Bruns, Petra Kern, Hanns M. Seitz, Peter Möller, Robert L. Rausch, Peter Kern, Peter Deplazes

Diagnosing and Staging of Cystic Echinococcosis: How Do CT and MRI Perform in Comparison to Ultrasound?

Marija Stojkovic, Kerstin Rosenberger, Hans-Ullrich Kauczor, Thomas Junghanss, Waldemar Hosch

Genetic Diversity within Schistosoma haematobium: DNA Barcoding Reveals Two Distinct Groups

Bonnie L. Webster, Aiden M. Emery, Joanne P. Webster, Anouk Gouvras, Amadou Garba, Oumar Diaw, Mohmoudane M. Seye, Louis Albert Tchuem Tchuente, Christopher Simoonga, Joseph Mwanga, Charles Lange, Curtis Kariuki, Khalfan A. Mohammed, J. Russell Stothard, David Rollinson

Trypanosome Diversity in Wildlife Species from the Serengeti and Luangwa Valley Ecosystems

Harriet Auty, Neil E. Anderson, Kim Picozzi, Tiziana Lembo, Joseph Mubanga, Richard Hoare, Robert D. Fyumagwa, Barbara Mable, Louise Hamill, Sarah Cleaveland, Susan C. Welburn

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: Outbreak Investigation and Antibody Prevalence Study

Joel M. Montgomery, Patrick J. Blair, Darin S. Carroll, James N. Mills, Alberto Gianella, Naomi Iihoshi, Ana M. Briggiler, Vidal Felices, Milagros Salazar, James G. Olson, Raisa A. Glabman, Daniel G. Bausch

Optimal Lead Time for Dengue Forecast

Yien Ling Hii, Joacim Rocklöv, Stig Wall, Lee Ching Ng, Choon Siang Tang, Nawi Ng

Leishmania donovani Argininosuccinate Synthase Is an Active Enzyme Associated with Parasite Pathogenesis

Ines Lakhal-Naouar, Armando Jardim, Rona Strasser, Shen Luo, Yukiko Kozakai, Hira L. Nakhasi, Robert C. Duncan

Added Value of Antigen ELISA in the Diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis in Resource Poor Settings

Sarah Gabriël, Joachim Blocher, Pierre Dorny, Emmanuel Nji Abatih, Erich Schmutzhard, Michaeli Ombay, Bartholomayo Mathias, Andrea Sylvia Winkler

Leishmania mexicana Induces Limited Recruitment and Activation of Monocytes and Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells Early during Infection

Patricia M. Petritus, Daniel Manzoni-de-Almeida, Ciara Gimblet, Claudia Gonzalez Lombana, Phillip Scott

Performance and Safety of Praziquantel for Treatment of Intestinal Schistosomiasis in Infants and Preschool Children

José C. Sousa-Figueiredo, Martha Betson, Aaron Atuhaire, Moses Arinaitwe, Annalan M. D. Navaratnam, Narcis B. Kabatereine, Quentin Bickle, J. Russell Stothard

First Discovery of Two Polyketide Synthase Genes for Mitorubrinic Acid and Mitorubrinol Yellow Pigment Biosynthesis and Implications in Virulence of Penicillium marneffei

Patrick C. Y. Woo, Ching-Wan Lam, Emily W. T. Tam, Chris K. F. Leung, Samson S. Y. Wong, Susanna K. P. Lau, Kwok-Yung Yuen

Secondary Mapping of Lymphatic Filariasis in Haiti-Definition of Transmission Foci in Low-Prevalence Settings

Naomi Drexler, Charles H. Washington, Maribeth Lovegrove, Caroline Grady, Marie Denise Milord, Thomas Streit, Patrick Lammie

Impact of Amino Acid Substitutions in B Subunit of DNA Gyrase in Mycobacterium leprae on Fluoroquinolone Resistance

Kazumasa Yokoyama, Hyun Kim, Tetsu Mukai, Masanori Matsuoka, Chie Nakajima, Yasuhiko Suzuki

Review of Two Decades of Cholera Diagnostics – How Far Have We Really Come?

Michal H. Dick, Martine Guillerm, Francis Moussy, Claire-Lise Chaignat

Mayaro Virus Infection in Amazonia: A Multimodel Inference Approach to Risk Factor Assessment

Fernando Abad-Franch, Gustavo H. Grimmer, Vanessa S. de Paula, Luiz T. M. Figueiredo, Wornei S. M. Braga, Sérgio L. B. Luz

Ecto-Nucleotidase Activities of Promastigotes from Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis Relates to Parasite Infectivity and Disease Clinical Outcome

Pauline M. Leite, Rodrigo S. Gomes, Amanda B. Figueiredo, Tiago D. Serafim, Wagner L. Tafuri, Carolina C. de Souza, Sandra A. L. Moura, Juliana L. R. Fietto, Maria N. Melo, Fátima Ribeiro-Dias, Milton A. P. Oliveira, Ana Rabello, Luís C. C. Afonso

Serine Protease(s) Secreted by the Nematode Trichuris muris Degrade the Mucus Barrier

Sumaira Z. Hasnain, Michael A. McGuckin, Richard K. Grencis, David J. Thornton

Differential Infectivity by the Oral Route of Trypanosoma cruzi Lineages Derived from Y Strain

Cristian Cortez, Rafael M. Martins, Renan M. Alves, Richard C. Silva, Luciana C. Bilches, Silene Macedo, Vanessa D. Atayde, Silvia Y. Kawashita, Marcelo R. S. Briones, Nobuko Yoshida

Evidence of Microbial Translocation Associated with Perturbations in T Cell and Antigen-Presenting Cell Homeostasis in Hookworm Infections

Palakkal Jovvian George, Rajamanickam Anuradha, Nathella Pavan Kumar, Vasanthapuram Kumaraswami, Thomas B. Nutman, Subash Babu

Costs of Illness Due to Cholera, Costs of Immunization and Cost-Effectiveness of an Oral Cholera Mass Vaccination Campaign in Zanzibar

Christian Schaetti, Mitchell G. Weiss, Said M. Ali, Claire-Lise Chaignat, Ahmed M. Khatib, Rita Reyburn, Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, Raymond Hutubessy

Deaths from Symptomatically Identifiable Furious Rabies in India: A Nationally Representative Mortality Survey

Wilson Suraweera, Shaun K. Morris, Rajesh Kumar, David A. Warrell, Mary J. Warrell, Prabhat Jha , for the Million Death Study Collaborators

Schistosomiasis, Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis, and Sociodemographic Factors Influence Quality of Life of Adults in Côte d'Ivoire

Thomas Fürst, Kigbafori D. Silué, Mamadou Ouattara, Dje N. N'Goran, Lukas G. Adiossan, Yao N'Guessan, Fabian Zouzou, Siaka Koné, Eliézer K. N'Goran, Jürg Utzinger

Dynamics of West Nile Virus Persistence in House Sparrows (Passer domesticus)

Sarah S. Wheeler, Meighan P. Vineyard, Leslie W. Woods, William K. Reisen