Category Archives: Other Infectious Diseases

Chlorhexidine for neonatal infection: the ‘game-changer’ we’ve all been waiting for?

by Victoria Ponce Hardy Tropical Medicine and International Health – First published: 12 February 2018 2 pp. 37 kB http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tmi.13032/epdf That chlorhexidine is a useful commodity in the fight against neonatal infection-related mortality is not disputed. However, its presentation as … Continue reading

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Paediatric schistosomiasis: What we know and what we need to know

by Derick N. M. Osakunor, Mark E. J. Woolhouse, Francisca Mutapi PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(2): e0006144 – February 8, 2018 16 pp. 2.7 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006144&type=printable Schistosomiasis affects over 200 million people worldwide, most of whom are children. Research … Continue reading

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Historical perspective: Revisiting the St. Lucia Project, a multi-year comparison trial of schistosomiasis control strategies

by Julianne A. Ivy, Charles H. King, Joseph A. Cook et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(1): e0006223 – January 31, 2018 7 pp. 1.8 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006223&type=printable In 1965, the government of St. Lucia and the Rockefeller Foundation undertook … Continue reading

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Sanitation and water supply coverage thresholds associated with active trachoma: Modeling cross-sectional data from 13 countries

by Joshua V. Garn, Sophie Boisson, Rebecca Willis et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(1): e0006110 –22 January 2018 20 pp. 4.6 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0006110&type=printable Facial cleanliness and sanitation are postulated to reduce trachoma transmission, but there are no previous … Continue reading

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New Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy launches to accelerate progress toward a world without leprosy

by Jessica Cook Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, 2018 3 pp. 333 kB https://www.zeroleprosy.org/zero/wp- content/uploads/2018/01/GlobalPartnershipforZeroLeprosy-Final-24Jan2018_ENG.pdf Ahead of World Leprosy Day on Sunday 28 January 2018, several leading leprosy groups have joined forces to launch a Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy … Continue reading

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Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark

First independent assessment of pharmaceutical company action on AMR Editorial Team: Anna Massey, Deirdre Cogan, Rachel Jones et al. Access to Medicine Foundation, January 2018 185 pp. 5.9 MB https://amrbenchmark.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Antimicrobial-Resistance- Benchmark-2018.pdf Pharmaceutical companies have a long way to go to … Continue reading

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18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

1-4 March 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina In collaboration with the XVIII Congreso de la Sociedad Argentina de Infectología (SADI, the Infectious Diseases Society of Argentina), this meeting will encompass all of the fields of infectious diseases with particular attention being … Continue reading

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Single dose moxidectin versus ivermectin for Onchocerca volvulus infection in Ghana, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a randomised, controlled, double-blind phase 3 trial

by Nicholas O Opoku, Didier K Bakajika, Eric M Kanza et al. The Lancet, Published Online January 17, 2018 10 pp. 552 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32844-1.pdf The morbidity and socioeconomic effects of onchocerciasis, a parasitic disease that is primarily endemic in sub-Saharan … Continue reading

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Donor Landscape – Neglected Tropical Diseases 2016

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), April 2017 28.pp. 27.6 MB(!) https://www.neglecteddiseases.gov/docs/default-source/ntd- documents/donor-landscape-ntd-2016.pdf?sfvrsn=18.pdf The donor landscape has been initiated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.K. Department for … Continue reading

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Human ectoparasites and the spread of plague in Europe during the Second Pandemic

by Katharine R. Dean, Fabienne Krauer, Lars Walløe et al. PNAS Early Edition, December 4, 2017 6 pp. 10 MB http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/01/09/1715640115.full.pdf Rats have long been blamed for spreading the parasites that transmitted plague throughout medieval Europe and Asia, killing millions … Continue reading

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