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PLOS Blog Highlights New Articles Published In PLOS NTDs, PLOS Pathogens

The PLOS “Speaking of Medicine” blog highlights several new articles published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and PLOS Pathogens this week. In one highlighted PLOS NTDs article, Francisco Luquero of the Epicentre in Paris, France, and colleagues examine the use of an oral cholera vaccine, Shanchol, by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff “working during the 2012 cholera outbreak in Guinea and how it fits into existing outbreak response strategies.” Also in PLOS NTDs, a study by Sara Dabirian of the Pasteur Institute of Iran and colleagues examines a treatment option for cutaneous leishmaniasis, and a study by Robert Tweyongyere of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and colleagues conducted in the Entebbe peninsula region around Lake Victoria in Uganda “examine[s] what effects praziquantel treatment has on susceptibility to S. mansoni [schistosomiasis] in the children born to women given this drug while pregnant.” Studies published in PLOS Pathogens examine the causes of dental caries, and research into treatments for Ebola virus and skin damage (10/17).