PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Public Library of Science
History
2007-present
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4.752 (2010)

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Engineered DNA vaccine protects against emerging Mayaro virus

Infections by the mosquito-borne Mayaro virus (MAYV) have largely been restricted to people who ventured into the heavily forested areas of Trinidad and Tobago and neighboring regions of South America. However, recent laboratory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What happens when sand fleas burrow in your skin?

Tungiasis, a tropical disease associated with poverty, is caused by the penetration of female sand fleas into a person's skin, usually in their toes or feet. This week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, researchers report ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combination therapy treats leishmaniasis, HIV patients

Coinfection with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been observed in at least 35 countries on four continents and requires special case management. Currently, the World Health Organization ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Madariaga virus spreads to Haiti

Madariaga virus (MADV), or South American eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), has—until now— been found primarily in animals of South and Central America, with the first human outbreak occurring in Panama in 2010. ...

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In Africa, a deadly salmonella strain takes hold

Salmonella is an infectious agent with many faces, appearing in a multitude of strains affecting animals and humans. A distinct form of the bacterial invader has emerged in sub-Saharan Africa and is responsible for severe ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Transgenic mosquito works to control dengue-carrying mosquitos

Releases of the genetically engineered Oxitec mosquito, commonly known as 'Friendly Aedes aegypti', reduced the dengue mosquito population in an area of Juazeiro, Brazil by 95%, well below the modelled threshold for epidemic ...

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