As I was writing this article I received a message from a medical friend in the Midwest regarding one of her patients: “Liz, I need Read More
by Rosaline Macharia, Paul Mireji, Edwin Murungi, Grace Murilla, Alan Christoffels, Serap Aksoy, Daniel Masiga
by Hilda Cristina Grassi, Lisbette C. García, María Lorena Lobo-Sulbarán, Ana Velásquez, Francisco A. Andrades-Grassi, Humberto Cabrera, Jesús E
by Christopher Fitzpatrick, Fiona M. Fleming, Matthew Madin-Warburton, Timm Schneider, Filip Meheus, Kingsley Asiedu, Anthony W. Solomon, Antonio Montresor, Gautam Biswas Background Advocacy around mass treatment for the elimination of selected Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) has typically put the cost per person treated at less than US$ 0.50.
Project Syndicate: Globalizing the Fight Against Non-Communicable Disease George Weisz, professor of the history of medicine at McGill University “Global health organizations and initiatives … have traditionally focused on infectious diseases, from malaria … to smallpox … But there has long been a tiny corner of global health that has targeted chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs)…More
Plasmodium falciparum resistance to anti-malarial drugs remains a major obstacle to malaria control and elimination.
Recent reports of emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance in the Southeast Asia region, including Myanmar, pose a greater threat to malaria control and elimination in India.
by Daiane P. Oldiges, Jacob M. Laughery, Nelson Junior Tagliari, Ronaldo Viana Leite Filho, William C.
by Nadia Amanzougaghene, Jean Akiana, Géor Mongo Ndombe, Bernard Davoust, Nardiouf Sjelin Nsana, Henri-Joseph Parra, Florence Fenollar, Didier Raoult, Oleg Mediannikov Background Head lice, Pediculus humanus capitis, occur in four divergent mitochondrial clades (A, B, C and D), each having particular geographical distributions. Recent studies suggest that head lice, as is the case of body lice, can act as a vector for louse-borne diseases.
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by Anjana Silva, Christopher Johnston, Sanjaya Kuruppu, Daniela Kneisz, Kalana Maduwage, Oded Kleifeld, A. Ian Smith, Sisira Siribaddana, Nicholas A.
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by Mu-Xin Chen, Lin Ai, Jun-Hu Chen, Xin-Yu Feng, Shao-Hong Chen, Yu-Chun Cai, Yan Lu, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Jia-Xu Chen, Wei Hu Background Accurate detection of blood protozoa from clinical samples is important for diagnosis, treatment and control of related diseases. In this preliminary study, a novel DNA microarray system was assessed for the detection of Plasmodium, Leishmania, Trypanosoma, Toxoplasma gondii and Babesia in humans, animals, and vectors, in comparison with microscopy and PCR data.
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: World AIDS Day: U.S. Tradition of Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS Alice Manos, communications intern at the USGLC, discusses U.S. efforts to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, writing, “American leadership is vital to helping achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation.