PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

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

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study gauges efficacy of drugs against pork tapeworm

Taenia solium—also called pork tapeworm—is a parasite which causes disease around the world, particularly in very poor communities with deficient santiation and where pigs roam free. Researchers have now analyzed the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do studies underestimate the prevalence of typhoid?

Blood culture surveillance programs are critical for estimating the prevalence of typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, but cases can be missed when patients don't seek medical care, or seek medical care and don't have a blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

For controlling tsetse flies, fabric color matters

Tsetse flies infest an estimated 10 million square kilometers of sub-Saharan Africa and their bites transmit trypanosome parasites that cause disease in humans and in animals. This week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid diagnostic tests accurately diagnose Chagas disease

Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is the neglected tropical disease with the highest burden in Latin America. Now, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that two commercially-available ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

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

Study pinpoints new drug targets to treat Nipah virus

Nipah virus, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, has a high mortality rate and there are no licensed drugs against it. Now, researchers have used information on the structure of the Nipah virus to identified ...

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