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Editor’s Picks: Co-Infection in Tropical Medicine

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Co-infection with more than one pathogen is a continuing challenge in global health, particularly in regions with multiple endemic infectious diseases. Direct and indirect interactions between pathogens can influence the host immune system in complex ways, leading to changes in disease susceptibility, treatment efficacy, and other clinical outcomes. In this Editor’s Picks collection, PLOS ONE Senior Editor Jenna Quinto highlights recent research using epidemiological, molecular, and computational approaches to explore co-infection in tropical diseases, including the “big three” (malaria, tuberculosis, HIV) and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). We welcome further submissions in these areas.

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Risk factors for infection
Treatment approaches and clinical outcomes
Molecular and seroepidemiology
Investigating biological mechanisms
Modeling and prediction
Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV Co-Infection

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases has dedicated this special collection to VL-HIV co-infection in collaboration with Johan van Griensven, Ed Zijlstra and Asrat Hailu.

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Bridging Communities: Co- and Polymicrobial Infections

PLOS Pathogens presents Research Articles that directly tackle how overlapping infections, and the immune responses they stimulate, might interact in novel ways.

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