This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: Recognizing Podoconiosis Pioneers, A Vizualized Protozoan Life-Cycle, Antivirulence Therapy Vs. Antibiotics and More

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

Kebede Deribe and colleagues pay tribute to the contributions of Ernest Price and Gail Davey who defined and redefined podoconiosis, documented its burden and raised the international profile of …

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PLOS NTDs Mycetoma Collection: A Call for Papers

Public Health Policy Makers and Disease Control Officials Hungry for More Data

Mycetoma is typically a disease of poor populations and is endemic in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It receives little international attention yet it affects thousands of people …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: Climate, Chemicals and Vector Control, the Incubation of Buruli Ulcer, Supressing Viral Growth, and More

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

Buruli ulcer’s mode of transmission is presently unknown, but in Victoria, Australia, endemic areas have been carefully mapped and patients are known to report single visits or defined exposures …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: Climate Change and the Sand Fly, Implications of Cross-Seeding, Doubling Down on Onchocerciasis Treatment, and More

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Inexorable lethality is still commonly attributed to rabies infection, although there is increasing evidence for non-lethal infection and even recovery from clinical rabies in various animal species and humans. …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: What Moves JEV, How Flaviviruses are “Sensed,” How Pathogens Exploit Cell Death, and More

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As social and cultural factors are increasingly recognized as relevant to the likelihood of infection with Chagas disease, new qualitative methods are being used to study such factors. This …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: Malaria Immunity in Papua New Guinean Children, What We Know About MERS-CoV, the AFM Revolution and More

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Migration is thought to be a factor associated with continued leprosy transmission in Brazil, where the disease remains a continuing public health issue. Dr. Christine Murto and colleagues analyzed

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This Week in PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: the Crisis in U.S. Science Funding, HIV Superinfection Rates in Women, the Phylogeography of JEV, and More

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

Drs. A. Desiree LaBeaud and Hannah McKeating explore the consequences of declining funding in America for all kinds of research, includeing NTDs. New scientists attempting to secure R01 grants, …

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This Week In PLOS NTDs and PLOS Pathogens: Bed Bugs and Infectious Disease, Cholera in Pregnancy, Diversity of M. tuberculosis Populations, and More

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

One potential method for controlling African sleeping sickness relies on releasing genetically modified tsetse that are resistant to carrying the trypanosomiasis parasite. For this strategy to be successful, resistant …

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This Week in PLOS Pathogens and PLOS NTDs: Cultural Issues in Global Health Research, Human Genetic Susceptibility to Invasive Aspergillosis, SIGIRR and Resistance to Colonization by Enteric Bacterial Pathogens, and More

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

Dr. James Lavery and colleagues draw on lessons learned during their experiences with the ESC (Ethical, Social and Cultural) Program of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative to …

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This Week in PLOS NTDs: Schistosomiasis and HIV’s Deadly Link, Pest Control in the Bolivian Chaco, and More

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

Numerous studies confirm that genital infection with Schistosoma haematobium increases the risk of becoming infected with HIV among women in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Martial Ndeffo Mbah and colleagues present

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