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Ebola and the Elderly: Focusing on a Vulnerable Population

Certain diseases like pertussis and dementia are associated with distinct populations. Pertussis is generally linked to children and dementia is generally linked to older adults. Read More

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Does socio-economic status explain the differentials in malaria parasite prevalence? Evidence…

Background: Malaria is commonly associated with poverty.

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Strengthen healthcare systems while fighting Ebola, responders tell Congress

Ebola responders returning from West Africa told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that strengthening healthcare systems in Ebola affected countries must be a priority in the global response to the outbreak, both as part of recovery and long-term strategy. “People are not just dying from Ebola, they’re dying from malaria and […](Read more…)

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Intimate partner violence and HIV in sub-Saharan African

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The findings indicate that male controlling behaviour in its own right, or as an indicator of ongoing or severe violence, puts women at risk of HIV infection. HIV prevention interventions should focus on high-prevalence areas and men with controlling behaviour, in addition to violence.


Serological markers for monitoring historical changes in malaria transmission intensity in a…

Background: Monitoring local malaria transmission intensity is essential for planning evidence-based control strategies and evaluating their impact over time.


Ebola and the Elderly: Focusing on a Vulnerable Population

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Certain diseases like pertussis and dementia are associated with distinct populations. Pertussis is generally linked to children and dementia is generally linked to older adults. Read More


Mozambique Aims To Lower Cervical Cancer Rate With Screenings, HPV Vaccinations

VOA News: Mozambique Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccines for School Girls “Mozambique has one of the world’s highest rates of cervical cancer, a disease that kills 4,000 women there every year. A new plan to vaccinate 10-year-old girls could turn the tide in the fight against a devastating illness that is widening an already gaping…More


Increased Funding For NIH Infectious Diseases Research ‘An Investment In Our Health And Our…

Seattle Times: Fund the National Institutes of Health to fight infectious diseases Alan Aderem, president and director of Seattle BioMed “…Disease research is some of the most critical and challenging work of the 21st century. Increased funding to the NIH is the single most important component to discovering new vaccines, drugs, and cures for the…More


Christian Institutions, Organizations Can Play Greater Role In NTD Prevention, Treatment

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Global Christianity and the Control of Its Neglected Tropical Diseases Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS NTDs and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine When data from the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life are superimposed with WHO’s Preventive Chemotherapy…More


Ebola: The Executive Summary, 11/21

To give you an overview of what’s happening in the Ebola outbreak, we’ve organized the latest developments in a curated summary.


Education in the Time of Ebola: Part One

In part one of a series exploring education in the time of Ebola, Ebola Deeply spoke with Joe Sehnert, director of Franciscan Works’ Liberia Mission. The Catholic organization is leading an initiative to keep students learning throughout the crisis, via a program at its 25-acre campus in Black Tom Town, Lower Careysburg. The facility was founded in 2003 to provide care and education for those orphaned by Liberia’s 14 years of civil war.


Does socio-economic status explain the differentials in malaria parasite prevalence? Evidence…

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Background: Malaria is commonly associated with poverty.


Genetic polymorphism and amino acid sequence variation in Plasmodium falciparum GLURP R2 repeat…

Background: The R2 repeat region of GLURP has been reported as a good genetic marker for Plasmodium falciparum genotyping.


Patterns and predictors of malaria care-seeking, diagnostic testing, and artemisinin-based…

Background: Despite recent improvements in malaria prevention strategies, malaria case management remains a weakness in Northern Nigeria, which is underserved and suffers the country’s highest rates of under-five child mortality.


Are topical insect repellents effective against malaria in endemic populations? A systematic…

Background: Recommended vector control tools against malaria, such as long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), mainly target mosquitoes that rest and feed on human hosts indoors.


First imported relapse case of Plasmodium vivax malaria and analysis of its origin by CSP…

In recent years, there has been a substantial increase of imported Plasmodium vivax incidence in Henan Province.


Strengthen healthcare systems while fighting Ebola, responders tell Congress

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Ebola responders returning from West Africa told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday that strengthening healthcare systems in Ebola affected countries must be a priority in the global response to the outbreak, both as part of recovery and long-term strategy. “People are not just dying from Ebola, they’re dying from malaria and […](Read more…)


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