News outlets discuss the first report of the WHO’s Ebola Interim Assessment Panel, released on Monday. Agence France-Presse: Experts denounce WHO’s slow Ebola response “A U.N.-sponsored report on Monday denounced the World Health Organization’s slow response to the Ebola outbreak and said the agency still did not have the capacity to tackle a similar crisis…”…More
BBC News: How should the fight against drug resistance be funded? “… ‘Better infection prevention and control in health care settings; a focus on hygiene and sanitation; where appropriate, increasing vaccination uptake,’ says Dr. Charles Penn, the World Health Organization (WHO) coordinator for antimicrobial resistance. All of which would reduce the reliance on antibiotics, he…More
Background: Advances in the development of information and communication technologies have facilitated social interrelationships, but also sexual contacts without appropriate preventive measures.
by Sang-Won Park, Na-Young Ha, Boyeong Ryu, Ji Hwan Bang, Hoyeon Song, Yuri Kim, Gwanghun Kim, Myoung-don Oh, Nam-Hyuk Cho, Jong-koo Lee Background Scrub typhus is an endemic disease in Asia. It has been a rural disease, but indigenous urban cases have been observed in Seoul, South Korea. Urban scrub typhus may have a significant impact because of the large population
by Sagan Friant, Sarah B. Paige, Tony L. Goldberg Bushmeat hunting threatens biodiversity and increases the risk of zoonotic pathogen transmission.
by Rebecca L. Renberg, Xiaojing Yuan, Tamika K. Samuel, Danilo C
Background: Anopheles culicifacies s.l., the major vector of malaria in Sri Lanka, is known to breed in clean and clear water.
Background: The discovery of malaria transmission-blocking compounds is seen as key to malaria elimination strategies and gametocyte-screening platforms are critical filters to identify active molecules.
by Yashdeep Phanse, Brendan M. Dunphy, Jillian L.
by Sergejs Nikisins, Toni Rieger, Pranav Patel, Rolf Müller, Stephan Günther, Matthias Niedrig Lassa virus (LASV) is a causative agent of hemorrhagic fever in West Africa. In recent years, it has been imported several times to Europe and North America. The method of choice for early detection of LASV in blood is RT-PCR.
by A. Desiree LaBeaud, Monica Nayakwadi Singer, Maxim McKibben, Peter Mungai, Eric M. Muchiri, Elisabeth McKibben, Ginny Gildengorin, Laura J
by Andreea Waltmann, Andrew W. Darcy, Ivor Harris, Cristian Koepfli, John Lodo, Ventis Vahi, David Piziki, G. Dennis Shanks, Alyssa E
by Maria Glória Teixeira, Enny S. Paixão, Maria da Conceição N. Costa, Rivaldo V
by Cynthia C. H. Paquette, Yashdeep Phanse, Jillian L.
A recent study in PLOS Pathogens investigates how Epstein-Barr virus and malaria co-infection may create a lethal combination if the timing is right. Epstein-Barr virus and malaria are two infections that can each be controlled on their own, but a new study in … Continue reading » The post Malaria and Epstein-Barr Virus: A Lethal Combination appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau “The World Health Organization (WHO) [Wednesday] reported ‘a substantial increase’ in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea-Bissau because of its…More
The Guardian: Malaria: can we eradicate one of the world’s deadliest diseases? “…[I]n recent years genuine progress has been made in pushing back against this disease, with an estimated 4.3 million lives saved from malaria since 2001, thanks to a colossal global push. … So how can this be sustained? The places where the disease…More