Transactions: Volume 116, Issue 11, November 2022

02 Nov 2022

Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene was founded in 1908. Take a look at the articles featured in Volume 116, Issue 11.

This issue includes a lessons from the field article on the lessons learned in the implementation of programmes to eliminate trachoma within conflict zones. It also includes review articles on subjects such as the emerging computational technologies in human leishmaniasis. Original articles in this issue include a study on the two first epidemic peaks of long COVID-19 in Southeast Brazil, as well as a population-based cohort study on the risk factors associated with non-vaccination in Gambian children.

Also in this issue is a case-control study in the Democratic Republic of Congo exploring mental distress and health-related quality of life in gabienese human African trypanosomiasis. The lead author of this study was awarded an RSTMH Small Grant in 2020 (now called RSTMH Early Career Grant) in order to conduct this study.

Review Articles

Emerging computational technologies in human leishmaniasis: where are we?
Felipe Francisco Tuon, Valdir Sabagga Amato, Tiago Zequinao, June Alisson Westarb Cruz

Association of dengue virus non-structural-1 protein with disease severity: a brief review
Charmi Ghetia, Puneet Bhatt, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay

Does latent Toxoplasma infection have a protective effect against developing multiple sclerosis? Evidence from an updated meta-analysis
Ali Rostami, Seyed Mohammad Riahi, Abolfazl Mollalo, Iman Razavian, Nahid Akbari, Elika Marhoommirzabak, Sanaz Mahjour, Behnam Sartip, Mahdi Arshadi, Elnaz Razavian, Ali Ardekani

Original Articles

Long COVID-19 syndrome: a 14-months longitudinal study during the two first epidemic peaks in Southeast Brazil 
Daniel A P de Miranda, Sarah V C Gomes, Priscilla S Filgueiras, Camila A Corsini, Nathalie B F Almeida, Raphael A Silva, Maria Izabella V A R C Medeiros, Raquel V R Vilela, Gabriel R Fernandes, Rafaella F Q Grenfell

Prevalence and risk factors for blood filariasis among HIV-infected adults in Gabon, Central Africa: a pilot study
B Pongui Ngondza, J V Koumba Lengongo, P Mickala, N P M'bondoukwé, J M Ndong Ngomo, B C Moutombi Ditombi, D P Mawili-Mboumba, M K Bouyou-Akotet

Mental distress and health-related quality of life in gambiense human African trypanosomiasis: a case–control study in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Junior Mudji, Nancy Ackam, Yaw Ampem Amoako, Blaise Madinga, Pépé Mumbere, Abigail Agbanyo, Johannes Blum, Richard Odame Phillips, David Hurst Molyneux

Immunoglobulin M seroneutralization for improved confirmation of Japanese encephalitis virus infection in a flavivirus-endemic area 
Tehmina Bharucha, Nazli Ayhan, Boris Pastorino, Sayaphet Rattanavong, Manivanh Vongsouvath, Mayfong Mayxay, Anisone Changthongthip, Onanong Sengvilaipaseuth, Ooyanong Phonemixay, Jean-David Pommier, Christopher Gorman, Nicole Zitzmann, Paul N Newton, Xavier de Lamballerie, Audrey Dubot-Pérès

Impact of climate change on West Nile virus distribution in South America
Camila Lorenz, Thiago Salomão de Azevedo, Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto

Critically ill COVID-19 patients in northeast Brazil: mortality predictors during the first and second waves including SAPS 3 
Ana Paula Pires Lázaro, Polianna Lemos Moura Moreira Albuquerque, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Marza de Sousa Zaranza, Ana Beatriz Batista, Natalia Linhares Ponte Aragão, Andrea Mazza Beliero, Álvaro Rolim Guimarães, Nilcyeli Linhares Aragão, Alessandra Marjorye Maia Leitão, Marcelo Costa Freire de Carvalho, Maria Isabel de Alencar Cavalcante, Fabio Augusto Xerez Mota, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Alice Maria Costa Martins, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior

Risk factors associated with non-vaccination in Gambian children: a population-based cohort study 
Benjamin Young, Golam Sarwar, Ilias Hossain, Grant Mackenzie

Hypocholesterolaemia as a prognostic factor in venomous snakebite: a retrospective study from a single centre in Kerala, India
Jaideep C Menon, Joseph K Joseph, Manoj P Jose, Chandrasekhar Janakiram, Dileep Kumar K, Dhananjaya B Lakappa, Perumana R Sudhakaran, Oomen V Oomen

Implementing laboratory quality management in Africa and central Asia: a model for healthcare improvement
Patrick Mateta, Gary W Procop, Wilson Mtotela, Raymond Nyakuwocha, Glen Fine

An outbreak of Rift Valley fever among peri-urban dairy cattle in northern Tanzania 
William A de Glanville, Kathryn J Allan, James M Nyarobi, Kate M Thomas, Felix Lankester, Tito J Kibona, John R Claxton, Benjamin Brennan, Ryan W Carter, John A Crump, Jo E B Halliday, Georgia Ladbury, Blandina T Mmbaga, Furaha Mramba, Obed M Nyasebwa, Matthew P Rubach, Melinda K Rostal, Paul Sanka, Emmanuel S Swai, Agnieszka M Szemiel, Brian J Willett, Sarah Cleaveland

Recovery of Brucella in raw milk Minas artisanal cheese approved for consumption by official inspection agency in Brazil: assessment of prevalence and risk factors through One Health integrated approaches
Marcio Roberto Silva, André Almeida Santos Duch, Rômulo Tadeu Pace de Assis Lage, Letícia Scafutto de Faria, Liliane Denize Miranda Menezes, João Batista Ribeiro, Guilherme Nunes de Souza, Paulo Martins Soares Filho, Ingred Sales Preis, Érica Bravo Sales, Patrícia Gomes de Souza, Flábio Ribeiro Araújo, Ricardo José de Paula Souza e Guimarães, Tulio Mendes, Christina Pettan-Brewer, Antônio Augusto Fonseca-Júnior


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