This audio slideshow explains how a Thai research centre is fighting a more-dangerous strain of the parasite.
The number of hits for wiki pages on Influenza, Flu Season, and Tamiflu correlated better with CDC’s estimates of influenza-like illness better than Google Flu Trends according to an article in PLoS Computational…
; By Deepanjali Jain and Anupama Tantri Partners from multiple sectors, including development banks, play an important role in the response to control and eliminate NTDs – a point highlighted by the report, “Delivering on promises and driving progress: the second report on uniting to combat NTDs”, released in tandem with the commemoration of the second […]
The Vancouver Sun features a multi-part series on malaria. Vancouver Sun: Part 1: Malaria’s huge human cost “…[T]here has been huge progress in a focused assault on the disease that has been underway for just over a decade…” (Cayo, 4/22). Vancouver Sun: Part 2: Malaria a moving target “…[I]nsecticides and drugs face moving targets. Mosquitoes…More
; Less than a year after Colombia eliminated onchocerciasis from its borders, its neighboring country, Venezuela, is making similar strides in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Earlier this month, we were excited to hear that Venezuela interrupted transmission of onchocerciasis in its last remaining focus area of the country – meaning Venezuela is […]
Prevention and Control of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Kenya: Issues and Barriers Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children (common age group is 5 to 15 year olds) in developing countries. Over 15 million people suffer from the condition, resulting in about 233 000 deaths annually. RHD is a chronic heart condition caused by rheumatic fever – whose main symptoms include fever, muscle aches, swollen and painful joints, and in some cases, a red rash. Rheumatic fever is as a result of an untreated strep throat that is caused by bacteria called group A streptococcal (strep) infection. Overcrowding, poor housing conditions, undernutrition and lack of access to healthcare play a role in the persistence of this disease in developing countries
Background: Malaria control interventions have been scaled-up in Zambia in conjunction with a malaria surveillance system.
In the Western world, the diagnosis and management of Plasmodium vivax malaria in pregnant women can be challenging, and the pathogenesis of adverse outcomes for both the mother and the foetus is still poorly known.
Background: Malaria has been shown to change blood counts.
About the guest author In the spirit of World Immunization Week (and in homage to the imminent departure of top 10 list king David Letterman from late night television), Dr. John Boslego, director of PATH’s vaccine development program, presents his top 10 list of ways that vaccines make a difference in global and child health. At risk of going too far with the late-night theme, dare we say, HERE’S JOHN! read more