Peter Hotez (@PeterHotez), Co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on new WHO estimates of the burden of Chagas disease in Latin America. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released new estimates on the number of people living with … Continue reading »The post Chagas Disease: The New Numbers appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
In the editorial section, Sulaiman Bah (134) discusses the possibility of dropping door-to-door enumeration in the next South African census. Priya Agrawal (135) points to Read More
By Craig Spencer at NEJM Public Health Lessons from a Clinician Turned Patient Having and Fighting Ebola — Public Health Lessons from a Clinician Turned Read More
Background: As efforts to contain artemisinin resistance and eliminate Plasmodium falciparum intensify, the accurate diagnosis and prompt effective treatment of malaria are increasingly needed in Myanmar and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).
Background: Studies on the East African coast have shown a recent dramatic decline in malaria vector density and change in composition of sibling species of the Anopheles gambiae complex, paralleled by a major decline in malaria incidence.
Background: The goal of this study was to identify the effect of the change in body mass index (BMI) from childhood to adulthood on body image satisfaction at 23 years of age in members of the 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort in Pelotas, RS, Brazil.
Background: The American Heart Association has proposed an impact goal for the year 2020 to improve cardiovascular health by 20%.
by Anna L. Okello, Iona Beange, Alexandra Shaw, Ignacio Moriyón, Sarah Gabriël, Kevin Bardosh, ICONZ , Maria Vang Johansen, Christopher Saarnak, Samson Mukaratirwa, ADVANZ , Dirk Berkvens, OH-NEXTGEN , Susan C.
by Benoit Stijlemans, Jennifer Cnops, Peter Naniima, Axel Vaast, Viki Bockstal, Patrick De Baetselier, Stefan Magez Extracellular trypanosomes can cause a wide range of diseases and pathological complications in a broad range of mammalian hosts. One common feature of trypanosomosis is the occurrence of anemia, caused by an imbalance between erythropoiesis and red blood cell clearance of aging erythrocytes.
by Till F. Omansen, Jessica L. Porter, Paul D
by Marc Mertens, Zati Vatansever, Slavcho Mrenoshki, Kiril Krstevski, Jovana Stefanovska, Igor Djadjovski, Iskra Cvetkovikj, Robert Farkas, Isolde Schuster, Fabien Donnet, Loic Comtet, Noël Tordo, Mohamed Ben Mechlia, Anne Balkema-Buschmann, Dine Mitrov, Martin H. Groschup Background There are only few assays available for the detection of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus (CCHFV)-specific antibodies in animals, and data about diagnostic sensitivity and specificity are incompletely documented for most of these tests. This is unfortunate since CCHFV antibodies in animals can be used as indicator for virus circulation in a geographic area and therewith potential risk of human exposure.
by Junni Wei, Alana Hansen, Qiyong Liu, Yehuan Sun, Phil Weinstein, Peng Bi Increased incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) has been recognized as a critical challenge to communicable disease control and public health response. This study aimed to quantify the association between climate variation and notified cases of HFMD in selected cities of Shanxi Province, and to provide evidence for disease control and prevention. Meteorological variables and HFMD cases data in 4 major cities (Datong, Taiyuan, Changzhi and Yuncheng) of Shanxi province, China, were obtained from the China Meteorology Administration and China CDC respectively over the period 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013.
Objectives The government of India is promoting and increasing investment in the traditional medicine systems of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) in the northeast region of India.
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