by JM Haussig, E Severi, JH Baum et al. Eurosurveillance, Vol, 22, Issue 37, 14 September 2017 Read online at: http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=22875 The 2013–2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa challenged traditional international mechanisms for public health team mobilisation to control outbreaks. … Continue reading

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Mystery disease outbreak in ‘Anycountry’

The Epidemic Preparedness Team’s pre-deployment training http://health.bmz.de/events/Events_2017/Mystery_disease_outbreak_in_Anycountry/index.html Have you already heard of the mysterious disease outbreak in distant ‘Anycountry’, where – through the onset of heavy rainfall – mainly the marginalized nomad population in the south of the country is … Continue reading

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Technology and Market Landscape Hepatitis C Medicines, August 2017

by Andrew Hill, Tracy Swan and Karin Timmermans World Health Organization and UNITAID, 2017 140 pp. 1.7 MB https://unitaid.eu/assets/HCV-Medicines-Landscape_Aug-2017.pdf Direct acting antivirals (DAAs) have revolutionized treatment for hepatitis C. Combinations of DAAs can cure infection with HCV in 12 weeks, … Continue reading

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The Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Vol. 7, Issue 3

http://www.jmidonline.org The new issue (September 2017) of the Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases has been released at the above URL. You are invited to read the Table of Contents and then read/download articles and items of interest for free.

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Multidrug therapy for leprosy: a game changer on the path to elimination

by Cairns S Smith, Ann Aerts, Paul Saunderson et al. Lancet Infect Dis 2017; Vol. 17, No. 9, e293–e297, September 2017 5 pp. 111 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(17)30418-8.pdf Leprosy is present in more than 100 countries, where it remains a major cause … Continue reading

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Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of lower respiratory tract infections in 195 countries: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

by GBD 2015 Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRI) Collaborators Lancet Infect Dis 2017 – Published: 23 August 2017 29 pp. 22.5 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(17)30396-1.pdf Lower respiratory tract infections (LRIs) are the leading infectious cause of death and the fifth-leading cause of … Continue reading

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South African Health Review 2017

by Padarath A, Barron P, editors Health Systems Trust (HST), August 2017 362 pp. 7.0 MB http://www.hst.org.za/publications/South%20African%20Health%20Reviews/HST%20 SAHR%202017%20Web%20Version.pdf Death rates have declined, largely due to successes in HIV, but a lot more needs to be done to defeat its “terrible … Continue reading

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Banished from Bhutan: The story of how a small mountain kingdom eliminated measles

World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017 36 pp. 5.3 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258737/1/9789290225935.pdf Bhutan has shown us that when dedicated men and women come together under committed leadership, they can achieve their goals, surely and convincingly. Through visionary … Continue reading

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A killer nailed: A reconstruction of Maldives´ triumph over measles

World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August, 2017 40 pp. 3.3 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258736/1/9789290225942.pdf Close to four decades ago, Maldives, in collaboration on with WHO, started its programme of immunization on, with the introduction of MCV 1 as part … Continue reading

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From Neglecting To Defeating NTDs

Neglected Tropical Diseases in WHO South Asia Region World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, August 2017 64 pp. 10.9 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258727/1/9789290225751-eng.pdf In the recent past we have seen a major change in the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) landscape. … Continue reading

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