With the recent release of the movie “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” I’m seeing a few blog posts and articles pop up about the hegemonic Read More
by Donato Antonio Raele, Nicola Pugliese, Domenico Galante, Laura Maria Latorre, Maria Assunta Cafiero Dirofilariasis by Dirofilaria repens is an important mosquito vector borne parasitosis, and the dog represents the natural host and reservoir of the parasite. This filarial nematode can also induce disease in humans, and in the last decades an increasing number of cases have been being reported. The present study describes the first loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay to detect D
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by Pei Xuan Lee, Li Ching Ong, Eshele Anak Libau, Sylvie Alonso Dengue virus (DENV) causes a spectrum of diseases ranging from self-limiting dengue fever to severe conditions such as haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) is thought to explain the occurrence of severe dengue whereby pre-existing binding but non-neutralising antibodies enhance DENV infection.
No one knows for certain the full implications of Britain’s narrow vote to leave the European Union (EU). Since Britain has been a major player in malaria research and development aid, questions naturally arise of whether the British exit (Brexit) from the EU will affect development aid and global research generally and malaria aid and research specifically. Earlier this week the Brookings Institution examined the ways that a Brexit could affect Africa. Here are some of the possibilities adapted to malaria – Volatility in the global economic market will affect not only the British economy but also those of malaria endemic countries, possibly reducing the reducing available funds for national contributions to malaria control at home, a major goal for sustaining malaria control and elimination Britain specifically may not be able to sustain its financial contributions to malaria aid through the Global Fund, bilateral malaria programs and of course it would no longer contribute to the European Development Fund which currently stands at nearly 15% of its total. The British economy which like all modern nations depends on trade would be affected by the need to renegotiate hundreds of trade agreements around the world.
The Atlantic: Zika Is the ‘Most Difficult’ Emergency Health Response Ever, CDC Official Says “…[T]he White House has threatened to veto the [Zika funding] bill. Which would mean still no federal funding for what Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called ‘the most difficult’ emergency response the…More
CQ HealthBeat: Friday: Senate Trouble for Zika Response Funding Package “…Senators face a decision next week on the fate of a supplemental spending package to fund efforts to battle the Zika virus. Senate rules allow the conference report to jump onto the Senate agenda and avoid amendment haggling. However, the measure faces a procedural vote…More
The Atlantic: A Surprising Link Between Zika and Dengue “…New research shows that certain dengue antibodies can either neutralize Zika — or help it replicate. The findings, published in two separate papers on Thursday, may be a crucial step toward developing a vaccine for Zika…” (LaFrance, 6/23). Reuters: Previous exposure to dengue may make Zika…More
Reuters: GAVI alliance offers matched funds for GSK malaria vaccine pilot “The GAVI global vaccine alliance has offered funding of up to $27.5 million for pilot tests of GlaxoSmithKline’s first-generation malaria vaccine, but only if other organizations promise to match that commitment…” (Kelland, 6/23).
Washington Post: It’s us against Zika — whose side is Congress on? Editorial Board “…More than four months after President Obama requested nearly $1.9 billion in emergency funding to deal with a public health emergency, the House voted for $1.1 billion but saddled it with unnecessary partisan baubles. This may further delay action against the…More
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Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingTags: zikaA Zika funding agreement signed off on by House and Senate Republicans early this morning would allocate $1.1 billion — the same amount allotted in a Senate bill passed last month — to efforts to control the mosquito-borne virus and its impacts, which include severe and disabling birth defects. But with the resemblance between the […](Read more…)