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Chagas Disease: The New Numbers

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.

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March WHO Bulletin

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

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Having and Fighting Ebola

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

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Improving uptake and use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the context of artemisinin drug…

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).


Sibling species of the Anopheles funestus group, and their infection with malaria and lymphatic…

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.


Change in body weight and body image in young adults: a longitudinal study

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.


Cardiovascular health and the modifiable burden of incident myocardial infarction: the Tromsø…

Background: The American Heart Association has proposed an impact goal for the year 2020 to improve cardiovascular health by 20%.


Raising the Political Profile of the Neglected Zoonotic Diseases: Three Complementary European…

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.


Development of a pHrodo-Based Assay for the Assessment of In Vitro and In Vivo…

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.


In-vitro Activity of Avermectins against Mycobacterium ulcerans

by Till F. Omansen, Jessica L. Porter, Paul D


Circulation of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus in the Former Yugoslav Republic of…

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.


The Effect of Meteorological Variables on the Transmission of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in…

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.


The role of material deprivation and consumerism in the decisions to engage in transactional…

10.1080/17441692.2015.1014393<br/>Mphatso Kamndaya


Unpacking the ‘structural’ in a structural approach for HIV prevention among female sex…

10.1080/17441692.2015.1014823<br/>Yingying Huang


Medical Pluralism amongst Indigenous Peoples in Northeast India – Implications for Health…

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.


Hidden Cross Subsidies, Planned Obfuscation, and Purposeful Overselling: Business as Usual or…

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