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PLOS NTDs Deputy Editor Daniel Bausch reflects on a Manuscript Writing Workshop recently conducted in Lima, Peru.

On February 19, 2014, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene held a manuscript writing workshop in …

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Tackling Cholera in Haiti: A Multi-Faceted Approach

The PLOS medical journals reflect on Haiti’s cholera epidemic, and the value of moving forward with an emphasis on holistic practice and research.

Almost three years ago, in May of 2011, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases published a Viewpoints piece, Meeting

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Celebrating World Water Day with a good WASH

This coming Saturday marks the 22nd year that the United Nations General Assembly has recognized March 22nd as World Water Day. In observation of this special day, we would like to take a look back at a few

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: NTDs and the End fo the UN MDG, Understanding Defense Mechanisms at the Maternal-fetal Interface, Low-cost Field Microscopy, and More

The following new articles are publishing this week in PLOS NTDs:

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, and there is currently much debate, discussion and jostling for position regarding what should replace them. The results of …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: New Insights Into P. vivax Genome, How Viruses Protect Themselves Against RNA Decay Machinery, Imaging Schisotosomiasis Eggs with Cell Phone Cameras, and More

The following new articles are publishing this week in PLOS NTDs:

P. vivax malaria is poorly understood as the parasite is difficult to study in vitro. In this study James Hester and colleagues use sequence data generated from a …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: NTD Elimination in a Shifting Policy Landscape, the Biology of Microbial Amyloids, Duplication of the Duffy Binding Protein Gene in P. vivax Strains

The following new articles are publishing this week in PLOS NTDs:

The concept of NTDs was established in the aftermath of the Millennium Development Goals. Here, Dr. Peter Hotez summarizes the emergence of several new post-2010 global health documents and …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: How IT Can Benefit NTDs Control, Type 1 Interferon’s Protection Mechanism, the Improbable Transmission of T. cruzi to Humans, and More

The following new articles are publishing this week in PLOS NTDs:

In resource-limited settings, the use of IT in healthcare is emerging as it has in recent decades in the West, and a number of efforts are focusing on the …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: Chagas in North America, T Cells, Antibodies and Protective Immunity Against Dengue, a Closer Look at Bat-transmitted Viruses, and More

The following new articles are publishing this week in PLOS NTDs:

The poorest people living in the Mexico and the U.S. are silently suffering under a heavy burden of Chagas disease, with pregnant women disproportionately affected. Peter Hotez and colleagues

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: a Focus on Aspergillus fumicatus, the Genetics of Mokola Virus, Fruit Flies’ Robust Immune System, and More

The following new articles are publishing this week in PLOS NTDs:

In contrast to all other known virus species in the genus Lyssavirus of the family Rhabdoviridae, Mokola virus is unique in that it appears to be exclusive to Africa …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: First Use of Oral Cholera Vaccine, Studying Ebola Minigenomes, A New Anti-Leishmanial Drug Candidate, and More

The following new articles are publishing this week in PLOS NTDs:

Two safe and effective oral cholera vaccines are recommended by the World Health Organization for cholera prevention and control; however, concerns about the acceptability, potential diversion of resources, cost …

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