PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Public Library of Science
History
2007-present
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http://www.plosntds.org/
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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel Leptospira strain that can infect humans

Malaysian researchers have identified the two species of the Leptospira genus of bacteria responsible for most cases of leptospirosis in the country and discovered a new strain capable of infecting humans.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hygienic housing key to eliminating visceral leishmaniasis

A new study conducted in Nepal highlights household hygiene as key to eliminating visceral leishmaniasis, a disfiguring and often fatal disease caused by the Leishmania donovani parasite that is transmitted by the bite of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds immune cells can defend against multiple viruses

An underlying virus does not stop the body's immune system from launching a strong defense against a second, newly introduced virus, according to a Yale-led study that appears in the March 9 online edition of the journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Invasion of exotic plants elevates disease risks

Invasive plants can not only interfere with the recovery of native plants, but also become hotbeds of arthropod disease vectors. Increased numbers of chigger mites that can transmit deadly scrub typhus were observed under ...

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Stopping onchocerciasis on two sides of a border

Pathogens don't pay attention to international borders, with transmission and endemic areas often stretching between countries. In the new work, Moses Katabarwa of the Carter Center, USA, and colleagues report in PLOS Neglected ...

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