Infectious Disease


How to take morphine in rural Guatemala

Rosa is a 59-year-old woman dying1 of a broken heart: in her heart is a hole that surgeons cannot fix, and the irregular flow of Read More

Our favorite Hub Originals from 2016

In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of our favorite Hub Originals from 2016. The Global Health Hub publishes original pieces from writers engaged in global Read More

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: An Argument For Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Every year, the Guttmacher Institute provides data on pregnancy incidence by intention status and outcome worldwide. In 2012, out of the 213 million pregnancies that Read More


The “Why Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism” Papers

PLOS NTDs co-Editor-in-Chief Peter Hotez lists the key scientific papers refuting the myth that vaccines cause autism I have a unique perspective on the recent headlines surrounding vaccines and their alleged links to autism. I

Development of Plasmodium falciparum specific naïve, atypical, memory and plasma B cells…

B-cells are essential in immunity against malaria, but which sub-sets of B-cells specifically recognize Plasmodium falciparum and when they appear is still largely unknown.

Seroprevalence of Chikungunya Virus in a Rural Community in Brazil

by Rivaldo V. Cunha, Karen S. Trinta, Camila A

Whole Genome Amplification and Reduced-Representation Genome Sequencing of <i>Schistosoma…

by Jonathan A. Shortt, Daren C. Card, Drew R

In Exclusive Interviews With Reuters, Bill Gates, Ray Chambers Discuss Uncertainty Surrounding…

Reuters: Exclusive: Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time “When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world’s new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? In exclusive interviews with Reuters in Davos, Gates and Chambers both voiced…More

Devex Features Q&As With WHO DG Candidates Tedros Adhanom, Miklós Szócska

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus “As health minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saw the impact of disease outbreaks and poor health care firsthand. He witnessed how malaria could devastate an agricultural workforce and leave crops unharvested. … Now as a candidate for the World Health Organization’s director generalship, Tedros seeks to…More

Family Of Indian Woman With XDR-TB Wins Access To Restricted TB Therapy

NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won “A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18, according to the family lawyer.…More

Blog Post Examines Potential Impacts Of Trump Administration On Emerging, Re-Emerging…

BioMed Central’s “BugBitten”: The future of emerging infectious diseases in the Trump era Krisztian Magori, editor at BugBitten and assistant professor of biostatistics in the Department of Biology at Eastern Washington University, writes, “Today marks the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. At the dawn of this new…More

New Issue Of NIH Fogarty International Center’s ‘Global Health Matters’ Available Online

NIH Fogarty International Center: Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health issues, including a profile of Paul Farmer’s advocacy of global health equity and an article examining the use of “big data” in infectious disease surveillance and modeling (January/February 2017).

Guinean Authorities Arrest 8 People For Illicit Sale Of Antimalarial Drugs After USAID OIG…

USAID Office of Inspector General: 8 Arrested in Guinea for Illicit Sale of Antimalarial Drugs “This week, an investigation by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) led local authorities in Guinea to arrest eight individuals for illegally selling drugs to fight malaria. The arrests came after weeks of joint…More

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Fact Sheets Examining Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, PEPFAR’s…

Kaiser Family Foundation: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic This updated fact sheet provides information on current HIV prevalence and incidence, prevention and treatment strategies, and the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic (1/19). Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) This updated fact sheet examines the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan…More

Impact of CD4+ T Cell Responses on Clinical Outcome following Oral Administration of Wild-Type…

by Monica A. McArthur, Wilbur H. Chen, Laurence Magder, Myron M

Integrated Control and Management of Neglected Tropical Skin Diseases

by Oriol Mitjà, Michael Marks, Laia Bertran, Karsor Kollie, Daniel Argaw, Ahmed H. Fahal, Christopher Fitzpatrick, L. Claire Fuller, Bernardo Garcia Izquierdo, Roderick Hay, Norihisa Ishii, Christian Johnson, Jeffrey V

The Socioeconomic Benefit to Individuals of Achieving the 2020 Targets for Five Preventive…

by William K. Redekop, Edeltraud J. Lenk, Marianne Luyendijk, Christopher Fitzpatrick, Louis Niessen, Wilma A.

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