Mirat Shah

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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality and current available treatments have many limitations. The ability of VL infection to generate life-long immunity offers promise for the development of a VL vaccine. A VL vaccine candidate has recently completed phase I clinical trials. We constructed a computer simulation(More)
With several candidate dengue vaccines under development, this is an important time to help stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, scientists, clinicians, and manufacturers) better understand the potential economic value (cost-effectiveness) of a dengue vaccine, especially while vaccine characteristics and strategies might be readily altered. We developed a(More)
Photolithography of a pH-sensitive photoresist polymer was performed to pattern both lipid bilayers and proteins onto the same surface. The motivation behind this was to create a substrate mimicking an array of antigen-presenting cells. The substrate would consist of signaling ligand, biotin anti-CD3, bound to a lipid bilayer in a regular array of patches.(More)
Healthy children are high transmitters of influenza and can experience poor influenza outcomes. Many questions remain about the efficacy and impect of preventive measures because most existing studies report imprecise proxies of influenza incidence, do not follow subjects throughout the entire influenza season and across multiple influenza seasons, or do(More)
A 60-year-old man from the highlands of Peru with fever and hemolysis ࡗ Carlos Seas, Homarh Villaverde, and Ciro Maguiña 381 Bilateral enlargement of transverse cervical nerve in two patients of leprosy ࡗ Hardeep ARTICLES Real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR for monitoring of blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum infections in malaria human(More)
We evaluated the War on Worms in the Western Visayas (WOW-V) school-based mass treatment strategy in Capiz, the Philippines by assessing potential determinants of program acceptance among parents, teachers, and local health and education officials involved. Written surveys were distributed to parents and teachers assessing knowledge, attitudes and practices(More)
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