Category Archives: Other Infectious Diseases

CDC Global Health Security Supplement

Volume 23, Supplement – December 2017 236 pp. 7.7 MB https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/pdfs/vol23no13_pdf-version.pdf This special supplement of Emerging Infectious Diseases on global health security presents an inventory of key efforts by CDC, in collaboration with many partners, to foster health security worldwide, … Continue reading

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Online Course: Public Health Interventions in Pandemics and Epidemics

Start: anytime https://openwho.org/courses/public-health-interventions The 21st century has witnessed changes – travel and trade, urbanization, environmental degradation and other trends that increase the risk of disease outbreaks, their spread and amplification into epidemics and pandemics. At the same time, the science … Continue reading

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Global infection prevention and control priorities 2018–22: a call for action

by Benedetta Allegranzi, Claire Kilpatrick, Julie Storr et al. on behalf of the Global Infection Prevention and Control Network The Lancet Global Health, Vol. 5, No. 12, e1178–e1180, December 2017 3 pp. 65 kB http://thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(17)30427-8.pdf The Ebola virus disease outbreak … Continue reading

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Oral fexinidazole for late-stage African Trypanosoma brucei gambiense trypanosomiasis: a pivotal multicentre, randomised, non-inferiority trial

by Victor Kande Betu Ku Mesu, Wilfried Mutombo Kalonji, Clélia Bardonneau et al. The Lancet – Published Online First, November 4, 2017 11 pp. 1.2 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32758-7.pdf Few therapeutic options are available to treat late-stage human African trypanosomiasis, a neglected … Continue reading

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Outpatient Management of Children with World Health Organization Chest Indrawing Pneumonia: Implementation Risks and Proposed Solutions

by Eric D McCollum and Amy Sarah Ginsburg Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 9, 16 October 2017, pp. 1560–1564, 5 pp. 116 kB https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-pdf/65/9/1560/21299374/cix543.pdf This Viewpoints article details recommendation for the World Health Organization Integrated Management of Childhood Illness … Continue reading

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MSF secures lower price for generic hepatitis C treatment

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), 31 October 2017 Read online at: http://www.msf.org/en/article/msf-secures-lower-price-generic-hepatitis-c-treatment On the eve of the World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paolo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has announced that it has secured deals for generic hepatitis C medicines for as … Continue reading

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Not Even Close

Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign 20 pp. 972 kB http://www.msf.org/sites/msf.org/files/hepc_issuebrief_hep_c_2017.pdf This issue brief provides information on currently available hepatitis C virus (HCV) diagnostics and treatments, including pricing and registration information from manufacturers of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). Reasons underlying the continued … Continue reading

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Healthier World, Safer America: A US Government Roadmap for International Action to Prevent the Next Pandemic

by Elana Banin, Brandon Ball, Loren Becker et al. PATH, 2017 36 pp. 1.4 MB https://www.path.org/publications/files/APP_GH_Security_rpt.pdf 2018 marks the centennial of the deadly influenza pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide – including 675,000 Americans. Despite major advances … Continue reading

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TDR Implementation Research Toolkit

The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), Pre-print version for user review (November 2017) 7 Modules (packed with pkzip 5.6 MB): http://adphealth.org/irtoolkit/upload/download/TDR%20Implementation%20research% 20toolkit.zip This toolkit is designed to help you conduct an implementation research (IR) project … Continue reading

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Fighting for Breath: A call to action on childhood pneumonia

by Kevin Watkins, Simon Wright, Alexis Le Nestour et al. The Save the Children Fund, 2017 83 pp. 4.3 MB https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/content/dam/global/reports/health-and- nutrition/fighting-for-breath-final-low-res.pdf Pneumonia is the number one infectious killer of children. It claimed some 920,000 lives in 2015 – more … Continue reading

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