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Diagnosis and clinical management of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis: A scoping review of the literature.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:02h | UTC

Diagnosis and clinical management of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis: A scoping review of the literature – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

 


CDC advisory panel backs use of dengue vaccine in high-risk areas, despite delivery challenges.

25 Jun, 2021 | 10:13h | UTC

CDC advisory panel backs use of dengue vaccine in high-risk areas, despite delivery challenges – STAT

 


Cluster-randomized trial: Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti (less susceptible than wild-type A. aegypti to dengue virus infection) deployments reduced the incidence of symptomatic dengue and resulted in fewer hospitalizations.

10 Jun, 2021 | 09:40h | UTC

Efficacy of Wolbachia-Infected Mosquito Deployments for the Control of Dengue – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: ‘Miraculous’ mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77% – BBC

Video Abstract: Efficacy of Wolbachia-infected Mosquito Deployments for the Control of Dengue

 


WHO issues new guidance for research on genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases.

10 Jun, 2021 | 09:38h | UTC

News release: WHO issues new guidance for research on genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases – World Health Organization

Guideline: The guidance framework for testing genetically modified mosquitoes – World Health Organization

 


Malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal

25 Apr, 2021 | 21:17h | UTC

News release: Malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal – University of Oxford

Original study (preprint): High Efficacy of a Low Dose Candidate Malaria Vaccine, R21 in 1 Adjuvant Matrix-M™, with Seasonal Administration to Children in Burkina Faso – The Lancet

Commentaries: Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough – BBC AND Oxford Malaria vaccine proves highly effective in Burkina Faso trial – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Ahead of World Malaria Day, WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:23h | UTC

World Malaria Day: WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025 – World Health Organization

Report: Zeroing in on malaria elimination: Final report of the E-2020 initiative – World Health Organization

 


How COVID hurt the fight against other dangerous diseases

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

How COVID hurt the fight against other dangerous diseases – Nature

Related: World TB Day | Report: COVID-19 Eliminates Twelve Years of Progress Against Tuberculosis AND WHO: Benefits of continuing to provide life-saving HIV services outweigh the risk of COVID-19 transmission by 100 to 1

 


RCT: New shorter regimens of benznidazole monotherapy and in combination with fosravuconazole for treatment of Chagas disease

8 Apr, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

New regimens of benznidazole monotherapy and in combination with fosravuconazole for treatment of Chagas disease (BENDITA): a phase 2, double-blind, randomised trial – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Commentary: Chagas disease: Shorter treatment just as effective as longer one, according to study in Bolivia published by The Lancet – Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

 


Ebola Virus Transmission Initiated by Relapse of Systemic Ebola Virus Disease

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:05h | UTC

Ebola Virus Transmission Initiated by Relapse of Systemic Ebola Virus Disease – New England Journal of Medicine

Related: Resurgence of Ebola Virus disease in Guinea linked to a survivor with virus persistence in seminal fluid for more than 500 days

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Diagnosis and clinical management of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis: A scoping review of the literature

31 Mar, 2021 | 03:01h | UTC

Diagnosis and clinical management of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis: A scoping review of the literature – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

 


Resurgence of Ebola Virus disease in Guinea linked to a survivor with virus persistence in seminal fluid for more than 500 days

14 Mar, 2021 | 20:15h | UTC

Resurgence of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea Linked to a Survivor With Virus Persistence in Seminal Fluid for More Than 500 Days – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Commentaries: Bombshell analysis traces new Ebola outbreak to survivor of West Africa crisis – STAT AND New Ebola outbreak likely sparked by a person infected 5 years ago – Science AND Ebola survivors can pass on the virus: we’re trying to understand what role sex plays – The Conversation AND The latest Ebola outbreak may have started with someone infected years ago – Science News

 


WHO Guidance: Management of people affected by lymphatic filariasis

7 Mar, 2021 | 19:26h | UTC

News release: WHO publishes materials that aim to provide high-quality care to people affected by lymphatic filariasis – World Health Organization

Guidance: Lymphatic filariasis: managing morbidity and preventing disability: an aide-mémoire for national programme managers, 2nd ed. – World Health Organization

 


Systematic review: Atovaquone‐proguanil for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:13h | UTC

Atovaquone‐proguanil for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria – Cochrane Library

Summary: What are the benefits and risks of atovaquone-proguanil for treating uncomplicated malaria caused by the parasite? – Cochrane Library

 


Targeted spraying to prevent malaria in low-transmission setting halves cost of current practice

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:25h | UTC

News release: Targeted spraying to prevent malaria in low-transmission setting halves cost of current practice – Wits University

Original study: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of reactive, targeted indoor residual spraying for malaria control in low-transmission settings: a cluster-randomised, non-inferiority trial in South Africa – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Turning houses into ‘lethal mosquito lures’ nearly halves incidence of malaria in children

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:26h | UTC

News release: Turning houses into ‘lethal mosquito lures’ nearly halves incidence of malaria in children – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Original Study: Impact and cost-effectiveness of a lethal house lure against malaria transmission in central Côte d’Ivoire: a two-arm, cluster-randomised controlled trial – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Clinical Update: Enteric Fever

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:02h | UTC

Enteric fever – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Risk predictors of progression to severe disease during the febrile phase of dengue

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:57h | UTC

Risk predictors of progression to severe disease during the febrile phase of dengue: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 


Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of rare mold infections

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:18h | UTC

Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of rare mould infections: an initiative of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology in cooperation with the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology and the American Society for Microbiology – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO launches consolidated guidelines for malaria

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:27h | UTC

WHO launches consolidated guidelines for malaria – World Health Organization

Online Platform: WHO Guidelines for malaria

 


WHO issues new 10-year plan to end suffering from neglected tropical diseases

29 Jan, 2021 | 01:39h | UTC

News release: WHO issues new 10-year plan to end suffering from neglected tropical diseases – World Health Organization

Report, executive summary and more: Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: A road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030 – World Health Organization

Commentary: New WHO Roadmap Sets Ambitious Targets To Reduce By 90% Neglected Tropical Disease Burden Within Decade – Health Policy Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


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