“The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs.” This is Read More
Reuters: ‘Alarming’ superbugs a risk to people, animals, and food, E.U. warns “Superbug bacteria found in people, animals, and food across the European Union pose an ‘alarming’ threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday. A report on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria by…More
The 4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference is underway this week in Chennai, India, and there are several unresolved issues that need to be discussed, the most critical being the sewage that typically ends up staying inside poor urban settlements, with significant health and environmental implications. read more
Objective: To examine the association between complementary feeding and risks of diarrhea and acute respiratory infection (ARI) among HIV-exposed infants aged 6–24 months.
The poo and the loo: a match made in heaven. When you work in global health – and have a toddler – poo is a frequent topic of conversation. Whether it’s breakfast, a walk to the playground, or a nice quiet dinner, I am always up for a good chat about defecation. But not everyone seems to share my affinity for this normal – and oh, so unifying – part of the human experience. So this Valentine’s Day, here are a few reasons why you should love poo, too: read more
by Daisuke Imamura, Masatomo Morita, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Tamaki Mizuno, Taichiro Takemura, Tetsu Yamashiro, Goutam Chowdhury, Gururaja P. Pazhani, Asish K. Mukhopadhyay, Thandavarayan Ramamurthy, Shin-ichi Miyoshi, Makoto Kuroda, Sumio Shinoda, Makoto Ohnishi Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease and a major public health problem in many developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Typhoid, one of the classic infectious diseases afflicting humanity, is still a relatively common illness in many lower-income and middle-income countries (LMIC).1 The disease is associated with chronic fever that, if not treated, can lead to complications such as intestinal perforation or neurological problems.2 The diagnosis of typhoid is complicated because clinical presentation can be non-specific and can resemble a number of other diseases, such as malaria, typhus, and various viral infections.
U.N. News Centre: Haitian Government, U.N., and partners launch two-year plan aimed at saving lives, building resilience “The United Nations together with relief organizations in Haiti have launched a two-year, $291 million response plan with the government to reach more than 2.4 million people across the island that was struck by a devastating hurricane last…More
by Stephen Nash, Alexander J. Mentzer, Swaib A. Lule, Dennison Kizito, Gaby Smits, Fiona R.
by Francis Mhimbira, Jerry Hella, Khadija Said, Lujeko Kamwela, Mohamed Sasamalo, Thomas Maroa, Magreth Chiryamkubi, Grace Mhalu, Christian Schindler, Klaus Reither, Stefanie Knopp, Jürg Utzinger, Sébastien Gagneux, Lukas Fenner Background Helminth infections can negatively affect the immunologic host control, which may increase the risk of progression from latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection to tuberculosis (TB) disease and alter the clinical presentation of TB. We assessed the prevalence and determined the clinical relevance of helminth co-infection among TB patients and household contact controls in urban Tanzania. Methodology Between November 2013 and October 2015, we enrolled adult (≥18 years) sputum smear-positive TB patients and household contact controls without TB during an ongoing TB cohort study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Objective To determine the frequency and concentration of E.
by Euan R. O. Allan, Jacob A
by Vahid H. Gazestani, Chun Wai Yip, Najmeh Nikpour, Natasha Berghuis, Reza Salavati Trypanosomatid parasites cause serious infections in humans and production losses in livestock. Due to the high divergence from other eukaryotes, such as humans and model organisms, the functional roles of many trypanosomatid proteins cannot be predicted by homology-based methods, rendering a significant portion of their proteins as uncharacterized.
by Melissa S. Love, Federico C.