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Vector-Borne Diseases article collection

This year's WHO World Health Day focuses on “Small bite, big threat”. We have chosen a selection of vector-borne disease papers published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health for you to view. The collection looks at vector prevention and control, interventions and surveillance in resource-limited countries and includes an Editorial from Professor Maureen Coetzee (Wits Research Institute for Malaria) on dipteran vectors of disease in Africa.

Simply click on the titles below to read the full text articles.

The collection is available to all until 31 May 2014. Beyond this date it will only be accessible to RSTMH Fellows. To find out more about joining RSTMH, please click here.

How important are Dipteran vectors of disease in Africa?
Maureen Coetzee
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2014) 108 (4): 179-180. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru020

Efficacy of malaria prevention during pregnancy in an area of low and unstable transmission: an individually-randomized placebo-controlled trial using intermittent preventive treatment and insecticide-treated nets in the Kabale Highlands, southwestern Uganda
Richard Ndyomugyenyi, Siân E. Clarke, Coll L. Hutchison, Kristian Schultz Hansen and Pascal Magnussen
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2011) 105 (11): 607-616. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.07.012

Households with young children and use of freely distributed bednets in rural Madagascar
Paul J. Krezanoskia, Alison B. Comfort, Alexander C. Tsai and David R. Bangsberg
Int. Health (2014) 6 (1): 29-34 doi: 10.1093/inthealth/iht033 First published online: December 22, 2013

Dengue in the Middle East: a neglected, emerging disease of importance
Ananda Amarasinghe and G. William Letson
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2012) 106 (1): 1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.08.014

Pyrethroid, DDT and malathion resistance in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Jean Pierre Basilua Kanza, Elmostafa El Fahime, Sanaa Alaoui, El Mokhtar Essassi, Basil Brooke, André Nkebolo Malafu and Francis Watsenga Tezzo
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2013) 107 (1): 8-14. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trs002

A community empowerment strategy embedded in a routine dengue vector control programme: A cluster randomised controlled trial
Marta Castro, Lizet Sánchez, Dennis Pérez, Nestor Carbonell, Pierre Lefèvre, Veerle Vanlerberghe and Patrick Van der Stuyft
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2012) 106 (5): 315-321. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2012.01.013

Demographic profile of sylvatic yellow fever in Brazil from 1973 to 2008
Fernando Portela Câmara, Luiz Max de Carvalho and Ana Luisa Bacellar Gomes
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2013) 107 (5): 324-327. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trt014 First published online: February 26, 2013

Characteristics of children hospitalized with dengue fever in an outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Diana Giraldo, Clemax Sant'Anna, André Reynaldo Santos Périssé, Maria de Fatima Pombo March, Ana Paula Souza, Analucia Mendes, Marcia Bonfim and Cristina B. Hofer
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2011) 105 (10): 601-603. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.07.007

Current status of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Beyla and Macenta Prefectures, Forest Guinea
Mary Hodges, Manso M. Koroma, Mamadou S. Baldé, Hamid Turay, Ibrahim Fofanah, Mark J. Divall, Mirko S. Winkler and Yaobi Zhang
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2011) 105 (11): 672-674.

Jigger flea infestation (tungiasis) in rural western Tanzania: high prevalence and severe morbidity
H.D. Mazigo, E. Bahemana, E.T. Konje, O. Dyegura, L.L. Mnyone, E.J. Kweka, B.R. Kidenya and J. Heukelbach
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2012) 106 (4): 259-263. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.12.001

Serological and molecular diagnosis of Japanese encephalitis reveals an increasing public health problem in the state of West Bengal, India
A.Sarkar, D. Taraphdar, S.K. Mukhopadhyay, S. Chakrabarti and S. Chatterjee
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2012) 106 (1): 15-19. doi: 10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.08.011

Review: Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis
P. Srivastava, A. Dayama, S.Mehrotra and S. Sundar
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2011) 105 (1): 1-6 doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2010.09.006

Mosquito age and susceptibility to insecticides
Shavanthi Rajatileka, Joseph Burhani and Hilary Ranson
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2011) 105 (5): 247-253 doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2011.01.009

Community case management of malaria: a pro-poor intervention in rural Kenya
Kendra Siekmans, Salim Sohani, James Kisia Kioko Kiilu, Emmanuel Wamalwa Florence Nelima David Odhiambo Otieno, Andrew Nyandigisi, Willis Akhwale and Augustine Ngindu
Int. Health (2013) 5 (3): 196-204. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/iht017 First published online: July 30, 2013

Call for papers


The RSTMH journals, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health, are looking for submissions of original papers and reviews in all areas of vector-borne disease, including:

  • Chagas disease
  • Chikungunya
  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
  • Dengue
  • Human African Trypanosomiasis
  • Malaria
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Yellow fever

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