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    May 2020
  1. NASH SD, Chernet A, Moncada J, Stewart AEP, et al
    Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection and infectious load among pre-school aged children within trachoma hyperendemic districts receiving the SAFE strategy, Amhara region, Ethiopia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008226.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  2. NAMASIVAYAM S, Diarra B, Diabate S, Sarro YDS, et al
    Patients infected with Mycobacterium africanum versus Mycobacterium tuberculosis possess distinct intestinal microbiota.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008230.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  3. GOOD MF
    Streptococcus: An organism causing diseases beyond neglect.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008095.

    March 2020
  4. SICHEWO PR, Vander Kelen C, Thys S, Michel AL, et al
    Risk practices for bovine tuberculosis transmission to cattle and livestock farming communities living at wildlife-livestock-human interface in northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007618.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  5. LAST A, Versteeg B, Shafi Abdurahman O, Robinson A, et al
    Detecting extra-ocular Chlamydia trachomatis in a trachoma-endemic community in Ethiopia: Identifying potential routes of transmission.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008120.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  6. NAICKER SD, Mpembe RS, Maphanga TG, Zulu TG, et al
    Decreasing fluconazole susceptibility of clinical South African Cryptococcus neoformans isolates over a decade.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008137.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  7. VALERIANO CAT, Lima-Neto RG, Inacio CP, Rabello VBS, et al
    Is Sporothrix chilensis circulating outside Chile?
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008151.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  8. LEMES RMR, Silva CAME, Marques MAM, Atella GC, et al
    Altered composition and functional profile of high-density lipoprotein in leprosy patients.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008138.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  9. LEE EY, Park JY, Kim DR, Song M, et al
    Comparison of anti-Vi IgG responses between two clinical studies of typhoid Vi conjugate vaccines (Vi-DT vs Vi-TT).
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008171.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  10. PHILIP N, Bahtiar Affendy N, Ramli SNA, Arif M, et al
    Leptospira interrogans and Leptospira kirschneri are the dominant Leptospira species causing human leptospirosis in Central Malaysia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008197.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  11. DEPS P, Antunes JM, Santos AR, Collin SM, et al
    Prevalence of Mycobacterium leprae in armadillos in Brazil: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008127.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  12. PHILLIPS MT, Owers KA, Grenfell BT, Pitzer VE, et al
    Changes in historical typhoid transmission across 16 U.S. cities, 1889-1931: Quantifying the impact of investments in water and sewer infrastructures.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008048.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  13. MEDLEY S, Ponder M, Alexander KA
    Anthropogenic landscapes increase Campylobacter jejuni infections in urbanizing banded mongoose (Mungos mungo): A one health approach.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007888.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  14. VAN 'T NOORDENDE AT, Aycheh MW, Schippers A
    The impact of leprosy, podoconiosis and lymphatic filariasis on family quality of life: A qualitative study in Northwest Ethiopia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008173.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  15. DIAZ-GUEVARA P, Montano LA, Duarte C, Zabaleta G, et al
    Surveillance of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in Colombia, 2012-2015.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008040.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  16. ROMERO-ALVAREZ D, Peterson AT, Salzer JS, Pittiglio C, et al
    Potential distributions of Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis causing anthrax in Africa.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008131.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  17. TRENT B, Liang Y, Xing Y, Esqueda M, et al
    Polarized lung inflammation and Tie2/angiopoietin-mediated endothelial dysfunction during severe Orientia tsutsugamushi infection.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007675.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  18. CHOWDHURY F, Bhuiyan TR, Akter A, Bhuiyan MS, et al
    Immunogenicity of a killed bivalent whole cell oral cholera vaccine in forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007989.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  19. INLAMEA OF, Soares P, Ikuta CY, Heinemann MB, et al
    Evolutionary analysis of Mycobacterium bovis genotypes across Africa suggests co-evolution with livestock and humans.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008081.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2020
  20. RODRIGUES ML, Nosanchuk JD
    Fungal diseases as neglected pathogens: A wake-up call to public health officials.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007964.

  21. CHU T, Liu D, Huai P, Chen X, et al
    Comprehensive measures succeeded in improving early detection of leprosy cases in post-elimination era: Experience from Shandong province, China.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007891.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  22. MAWUNTU AHP, Johar E, Anggraeni R, Feliana F, et al
    Rickettsia felis identified in two fatal cases of acute meningoencephalitis.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007893.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  23. HOTEZ PJ, Booker C
    STOP: Study, Treat, Observe, and Prevent Neglected Diseases of Poverty Act.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008064.

  24. NAKANWAGI M, Ario AR, Kwagonza L, Aceng FL, et al
    Outbreak of gastrointestinal anthrax following eating beef of suspicious origin: Isingiro District, Uganda, 2017.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008026.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  25. RAHMAN SIA, Dyson ZA, Klemm EJ, Khanam F, et al
    Population structure and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella Typhi isolates in urban Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2004 to 2016.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008036.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  26. CARDENAS-DE LA GARZA JA, Welsh O, Cuellar-Barboza A, Suarez-Sanchez KP, et al
    Clinical characteristics and treatment of actinomycetoma in northeast Mexico: A case series.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008123.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  27. WANG H, Yang C, Sun Z, Zheng W, et al
    Genomic epidemiology of Vibrio cholerae reveals the regional and global spread of two epidemic non-toxigenic lineages.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008046.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  28. LAM JY, Low GK, Chee HY
    Diagnostic accuracy of genetic markers and nucleic acid techniques for the detection of Leptospira in clinical samples: A meta-analysis.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008074.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  29. PROCHAZKA M, Timothy J, Pullan R, Kollie K, et al
    "Buruli ulcer and leprosy, they are intertwined": Patient experiences of integrated case management of skin neglected tropical diseases in Liberia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008030.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    January 2020
  30. SVIGALS V, Blair A, Muller S, Sahu Khan A, et al
    Hyperendemic Chlamydia trachomatis sexually transmitted infections among females represent a high burden of asymptomatic disease and health disparity among Pacific Islanders in Fiji.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008022.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  31. MIGLIOLI-GALVAO L, Pestana JOM, Lopes-Santoro G, Torres Goncalves R, et al
    Severe Strongyloides stercoralis infection in kidney transplant recipients: A multicenter case-control study.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007998.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  32. SHARP A, Blake A, Backx J, Panunzi I, et al
    High cholera vaccination coverage following emergency campaign in Haiti: Results from a cluster survey in three rural Communes in the South Department, 2017.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007967.
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  33. HOTEZ PJ, Aksoy S, Brindley PJ, Kamhawi S, et al
    World neglected tropical diseases day.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007999.
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  34. WALKDEN H, Delbaz A, Nazareth L, Batzloff M, et al
    Burkholderia pseudomallei invades the olfactory nerve and bulb after epithelial injury in mice and causes the formation of multinucleated giant glial cells in vitro.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008017.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  35. JUNG SH, Han HW, Koh H, Yu SY, et al
    Patients help other patients: Qualitative study on a longstanding community cooperative to tackle leprosy in India.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0008016.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  36. TEMEIAM N, Jareinpituk S, Phinyo P, Patumanond J, et al
    Development and Validation of a simple score for diagnosis of Leptospirosis at outpatient departments.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007977.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  37. BEVANS AI, Fitzpatrick DM, Stone DM, Butler BP, et al
    Phylogenetic relationships and diversity of bat-associated Leptospira and the histopathological evaluation of these infections in bats from Grenada, West Indies.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007940.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  38. WEI CY, Wang JK, Shih HC, Wang HC, et al
    Invasive plants facilitated by socioeconomic change harbor vectors of scrub typhus and spotted fever.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007519.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  39. HOOFT VAN HUIJSDUIJNEN R, Kojima S, Carter D, Okabe H, et al
    Reassessing therapeutic antibodies for neglected and tropical diseases.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007860.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  40. ACOSTA-JAMETT G, Martinez-Valdebenito C, Beltrami E, Silva-de La Fuente MC, et al
    Identification of trombiculid mites (Acari: Trombiculidae) on rodents from Chiloe Island and molecular evidence of infection with Orientia species.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007619.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  41. VOYSEY M, Pant D, Shakya M, Liu X, et al
    Under-detection of blood culture-positive enteric fever cases: The impact of missing data and methods for adjusting incidence estimates.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007805.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  42. ARASTEHFAR A, Lim W, Daneshnia F, van de Sande WWJ, et al
    Madurella real-time PCR, a novel approach for eumycetoma diagnosis.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007845.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  43. CARTEE RT, Thanawastien A, Griffin Iv TJ, Mekalanos JJ, et al
    A phase 1 randomized safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity study of Typhax: A novel protein capsular matrix vaccine candidate for the prevention of typhoid fever.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007912.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  44. NAIR N, Guedes MS, Werts C, Gomes-Solecki M, et al
    The route of infection with Leptospira interrogans serovar Copenhageni affects the kinetics of bacterial dissemination and kidney colonization.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020;14:e0007950.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    December 2019
  45. CHEN X, He J, Liu J, You Y, et al
    Nested PCR and the TaqMan SNP Genotyping Assay enhanced the sensitivity of drug resistance testing of Mycobacterium leprae using clinical specimens of leprosy patients.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007946.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  46. JIN C, Gibani MM, Pennington SH, Liu X, et al
    Treatment responses to Azithromycin and Ciprofloxacin in uncomplicated Salmonella Typhi infection: A comparison of Clinical and Microbiological Data from a Controlled Human Infection Model.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007955.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  47. VERMA A, Beigel B, Smola CC, Kitts-Morgan S, et al
    Evidence of Leptospiral Presence in the Cumberland Gap Region.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007990.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  48. CUCCHI K, Liu R, Collender PA, Cheng Q, et al
    Hydroclimatic drivers of highly seasonal leptospirosis incidence suggest prominent soil reservoir of pathogenic Leptospira spp. in rural western China.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007968.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  49. HOUNMANOU YMG, Leekitcharoenphon P, Kudirkiene E, Mdegela RH, et al
    Genomic insights into Vibrio cholerae O1 responsible for cholera epidemics in Tanzania between 1993 and 2017.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007934.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  50. WEST SK, Nanji AA, Mkocha H, Munoz B, et al
    Evidence for contamination with C. trachomatis in the household environment of children with active Trachoma: A cross-sectional study in Kongwa, Tanzania.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007834.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  51. BEKUMA TT, Mosisa Kebebew G, Desalegn Waktole Z, Markos Cafo J, et al
    Coverage assessment survey following trachoma mass drug administration (MDA) in six districts of Oromia, Western Ethiopia, 2017.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007924.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  52. KATOH S, Cuong NC, Hamaguchi S, Thuy PT, et al
    Challenges in diagnosing scrub typhus among hospitalized patients with undifferentiated fever at a national tertiary hospital in northern Vietnam.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007928.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  53. BREUREC S, Reynaud Y, Frank T, Farra A, et al
    Serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of human Salmonella enterica in Bangui, Central African Republic, from 2004 to 2013.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007917.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  54. YUE Y, Ren D, Liu X, Wang Y, et al
    Spatio-temporal patterns of scrub typhus in mainland China, 2006-2017.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007916.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  55. SMITH S, Liu YH, Carter A, Kennedy BJ, et al
    Severe leptospirosis in tropical Australia: Optimising intensive care unit management to reduce mortality.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007929.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  56. ZUBACH O, Semenyshyn O, Hatsji L, Demchyshyn M, et al
    Leptospira interrogans in mammals in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, 2001-2015.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007793.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    November 2019
  57. KUHLMANN FM, Martin J, Hazen TH, Vickers TJ, et al
    Conservation and global distribution of non-canonical antigens in Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007825.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  58. RASKO DA, Del Canto F, Luo Q, Fleckenstein JM, et al
    Comparative genomic analysis and molecular examination of the diversity of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolates from Chile.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007828.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  59. HOSSAIN M, Islam K, Kelly M, Mayo Smith LM, et al
    Immune responses to O-specific polysaccharide (OSP) in North American adults infected with Vibrio cholerae O1 Inaba.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007874.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  60. MARKS M, Sammut T, Cabral MG, Teixeira da Silva E, et al
    The prevalence of scabies, pyoderma and other communicable dermatoses in the Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007820.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  61. HOODA Y, Sajib MSI, Rahman H, Luby SP, et al
    Molecular mechanism of azithromycin resistance among typhoidal Salmonella strains in Bangladesh identified through passive pediatric surveillance.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007868.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  62. MUNYENYIWA A, Zimba M, Nhiwatiwa T, Barson M, et al
    Plague in Zimbabwe from 1974 to 2018: A review article.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007761.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  63. CHOUHAN D, Barani Devi T, Chattopadhyay S, Dharmaseelan S, et al
    Mycobacterium abscessus infection in the stomach of patients with various gastric symptoms.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007799.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  64. WANG J, Jin Z, Zhang W, Xie X, et al
    The preventable efficacy of beta-glucan against leptospirosis.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007789.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2019
  65. BURR SE, Hart J, Samikwa L, Chaima D, et al
    Pgp3 seroprevalence and associations with active trachoma and ocular Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Malawi: cross-sectional surveys in six evaluation units.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007749.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  66. HU Y, Qi X, Sun H, Lu Y, et al
    Photodynamic therapy combined with antifungal drugs against chromoblastomycosis and the effect of ALA-PDT on Fonsecaea in vitro.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007849.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  67. LOCKWOOD DNJ, Lambert S, Srikantam A, Darlong J, et al
    Three drugs are unnecessary for treating paucibacillary leprosy-A critique of the WHO guidelines.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007671.

  68. SAKKESTAD ST, Steinsland H, Skrede S, Lillebo K, et al
    A new human challenge model for testing heat-stable toxin-based vaccine candidates for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli diarrhea - dose optimization, clinical outcomes, and CD4+ T cell responses.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007823.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  69. WADAGNI AC, Steinhorst J, Barogui YT, Catraye PM, et al
    Buruli ulcer treatment: Rate of surgical intervention differs highly between treatment centers in West Africa.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007866.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  70. PAZ-SOLDAN VA, Morrison AC, Sopheab H, Schwarz J, et al
    Potential Use of Community-Based Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Febrile Illnesses: Formative Research in Peru and Cambodia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007773.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  71. HASKER E, Malaviya P, Scholar VK, de Koning P, et al
    Post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis and leprosy prevalence and distribution in the Muzaffarpur health and demographic surveillance site.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007798.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  72. TRINH TT, Assig K, Tran QTL, Goehler A, et al
    Erythritol as a single carbon source improves cultural isolation of Burkholderia pseudomallei from rice paddy soils.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007821.
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  73. PICADO A, Nogaro S, Cruz I, Bieler S, et al
    Access to prompt diagnosis: The missing link in preventing mental health disorders associated with neglected tropical diseases.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007679.

  74. KAIRU-WANYOIKE S, Nyamwaya D, Wainaina M, Lindahl J, et al
    Positive association between Brucella spp. seroprevalences in livestock and humans from a cross-sectional study in Garissa and Tana River Counties, Kenya.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007506.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  75. POST AS, Diallo SN, Guiraud I, Lompo P, et al
    Supporting evidence for a human reservoir of invasive non-Typhoidal Salmonella from household samples in Burkina Faso.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007782.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  76. ARMITAGE EP, Senghore E, Darboe S, Barry M, et al
    High burden and seasonal variation of paediatric scabies and pyoderma prevalence in The Gambia: A cross-sectional study.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007801.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  77. MCCORMICK CD, Lea J, Stryjewska BM, Thompson A, et al
    Trends of leprosy and multibacillary infection in the state of Georgia since the early 1900s.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007713.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  78. TELES RMB, Lu J, Tio-Coma M, Goulart IMB, et al
    Identification of a systemic interferon-gamma inducible antimicrobial gene signature in leprosy patients undergoing reversal reaction.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007764.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  79. GREENLAND K, White S, Sommers K, Biran A, et al
    Selecting behaviour change priorities for trachoma 'F' and 'E' interventions: A formative research study in Oromia, Ethiopia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007784.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  80. ALBUQUERQUE P, Nicola AM, Magnabosco DAG, Derengowski LDS, et al
    A hidden battle in the dirt: Soil amoebae interactions with Paracoccidioides spp.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007742.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  81. GOWER EW, Munoz B, Rajak S, Habtamu E, et al
    Pre-operative trichiatic eyelash pattern predicts post-operative trachomatous trichiasis.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007637.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  82. CHEN X, Xing Y, He J, Tan F, et al
    Develop and Field Evolution of Single Tube Nested PCR, SYBRGreen PCR Methods, for the Diagnosis of Leprosy in Paraffin-embedded Formalin Fixed Tissues in Yunnan Province, a Hyper endemic Area of Leprosy in China.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007731.
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    September 2019
  83. SIALA M, Cassan C, Smaoui S, Kammoun S, et al
    A first insight into genetic diversity of Mycobacterium bovis isolated from extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients in South Tunisia assessed by spoligotyping and MIRU VNTR.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007707.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  84. PEREIRA A, Alvares-Saraiva AM, Konno FTC, Spadacci-Morena DD, et al
    B-1 cell-mediated modulation of M1 macrophage profile ameliorates microbicidal functions and disrupt the evasion mechanisms of Encephalitozoon cuniculi.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007674.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  85. ALVES HV, de Moraes AG, Pepineli AC, Tiyo BT, et al
    The impact of KIR/HLA genes on the risk of developing multibacillary leprosy.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007696.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  86. INGLE DJ, Nair S, Hartman H, Ashton PM, et al
    Informal genomic surveillance of regional distribution of Salmonella Typhi genotypes and antimicrobial resistance via returning travellers.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007620.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  87. DA SILVA CO, Dias AA, da Costa Nery JA, de Miranda Machado A, et al
    Neutrophil extracellular traps contribute to the pathogenesis of leprosy type 2 reactions.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007368.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  88. WHISTLER T, Sangwichian O, Jorakate P, Sawatwong P, et al
    Identification of Gram negative non-fermentative bacteria: How hard can it be?
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007729.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  89. TSAI KH, Chung LH, Chien CH, Tung YJ, et al
    Human granulocytic anaplasmosis in Kinmen, an offshore island of Taiwan.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007728.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  90. DEAN L, Tolhurst R, Nallo G, Kollie K, et al
    Neglected tropical disease as a 'biographical disruption': Listening to the narratives of affected persons to develop integrated people centred care in Liberia.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007710.
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  91. DE ANDRADE KVF, Silva Nery J, Moreira Pescarini J, Ramond A, et al
    Geographic and socioeconomic factors associated with leprosy treatment default: An analysis from the 100 Million Brazilian Cohort.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007714.
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  92. LUZ HR, Costa FB, Benatti HR, Ramos VN, et al
    Epidemiology of capybara-associated Brazilian spotted fever.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007734.
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  93. HALL CM, Jaramillo S, Jimenez R, Stone NE, et al
    Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, is rare but ecologically established and widely dispersed in the environment in Puerto Rico.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007727.
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  94. OLIVEIRA JSS, Reis ALMD, Margalho LP, Lopes GL, et al
    Leprosy in elderly people and the profile of a retrospective cohort in an endemic region of the Brazilian Amazon.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007709.
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  95. GILKISON C, Chambers S, Blok DJ, Richardus JH, et al
    Predicting the impact of household contact and mass chemoprophylaxis on future new leprosy cases in South Tarawa, Kiribati: A modelling study.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007646.
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  96. STELMACH RD, Flueckiger RM, Shutt J, Davide-Smith M, et al
    The costs of monitoring trachoma elimination: Impact, surveillance, and trachomatous trichiasis (TT)-only surveys.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007605.
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    August 2019
  97. ZATTI MDS, Arantes TD, Fernandes JAL, Bay MB, et al
    Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification and nested PCR of the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) for Histoplasma capsulatum detection.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007692.
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  98. FRIMPONG M, Agbavor B, Duah MS, Loglo A, et al
    Paradoxical reactions in Buruli ulcer after initiation of antibiotic therapy: Relationship to bacterial load.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019;13:e0007689.
    PubMed     Abstract available

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    The current epidemiological status of urogenital schistosomiasis among primary school pupils in Katsina State, Nigeria: An imperative for a scale up of water and sanitation initiative and mass administration of medicines with Praziquantel.
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    The role of social determinants of health in the risk and prevention of group A streptococcal infection, acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: A systematic review.
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    Metabolite profiling for biomarkers in Schistosoma haematobium infection and associated bladder pathologies.
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    Addressing the most neglected diseases through an open research model: The discovery of fenarimols as novel drug candidates for eumycetoma.
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    Laboratory and molecular surveillance of paediatric typhoidal Salmonella in Nepal: Antimicrobial resistance and implications for vaccine policy.
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    Cryosurgery for the treatment of cutaneous sporotrichosis in four pregnant women.
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    Plasma and memory B cell responses targeting O-specific polysaccharide (OSP) are associated with protection against Vibrio cholerae O1 infection among household contacts of cholera patients in Bangladesh.
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    A 2015 outbreak of flea-borne rickettsiosis in San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, California.
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  405. GHEBREMARIAM MK, Hlokwe T, Rutten VPMG, Allepuz A, et al
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    The impact of school water, sanitation, and hygiene improvements on infectious disease using serum antibody detection.
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  408. KARASARTOVA D, Gureser AS, Gokce T, Celebi B, et al
    Bacterial and protozoal pathogens found in ticks collected from humans in Corum province of Turkey.
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    Gene target selection for loop-mediated isothermal amplification for rapid discrimination of Treponema pallidum subspecies.
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    PubMed     Abstract available

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    A novel immunotherapy of Brucellosis in cows monitored non invasively through a specific biomarker.
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    Quantification of pathogenic Leptospira in the soils of a Brazilian urban slum.
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    A real-time PCR tool for the surveillance of zoonotic Onchocerca lupi in dogs, cats and potential vectors.
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    Seroepidemiology of helminths and the association with severe malaria among infants and young children in Tanzania.
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    PubMed     Abstract available

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    Q fever in Spain: Description of a new series, and systematic review.
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    Ten years of surveillance of the Yulong plague focus in China and the molecular typing and source tracing of the isolates.
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    Isolated iliac cryptococcosis in an immunocompetent patient.
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    Emergence of Orientia tsutsugamushi as an important cause of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in India.
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    Developing a Buruli ulcer community of practice in Bankim, Cameroon: A model for Buruli ulcer outreach in Africa.
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    Wound healing: Natural history and risk factors for delay in Australian patients treated with antibiotics for Mycobacterium ulcerans disease.
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    Development of a new dipstick (Cholkit) for rapid detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 in acute watery diarrheal stools.
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    February 2018
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    Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex genotypes circulating in Nigeria based on spoligotyping obtained from Ziehl-Neelsen stained slides extracted DNA.
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    Prevalence of trachoma in the Kayes region of Mali eight years after stopping mass drug administration.
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    Rhinoscleroma pathogenesis: The type K3 capsule of Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis is a virulence factor not involved in Mikulicz cells formation.
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    Interventions to maximize facial cleanliness and achieve environmental improvement for trachoma elimination: A review of the grey literature.
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    Quantitative and histological assessment of maternal-fetal transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi in guinea pigs: An experimental model of congenital Chagas disease.
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    Case report: A rare case of urinary myiasis induced by the fourth instar larvae of Telmatoscopus albipunctatus.
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    Identifying cholera "hotspots" in Uganda: An analysis of cholera surveillance data from 2011 to 2016.
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    Development of a Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) scheme for Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue: Application to yaws in Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea.
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    Increased activated memory B-cells in the peripheral blood of patients with erythema nodosum leprosum reactions.
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    The detection of cryptic Plasmodium infection among villagers in Attapeu province, Lao PDR.
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    Elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Ghana: Providing evidence through a pre-validation survey.
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    Assessing the benefits of five years of different approaches to treatment of urogenital schistosomiasis: A SCORE project in Northern Mozambique.
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    November 2017
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    Progress towards a leprosy-free country: The experience of Oman.
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