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Systematic Review of Ebola Treatment Trials to Assess the Extent to Which They Adhere to Ethical Guidelines

In this paper recently appeared in PLoS One, Richardson and colleagues reports on a systematic review conducted to assess to which extent the Ebola Treatment Trials conducted during the recent outbreak in West Africa adhered to ethical guidelines. Ref: Richardson T, Johnston AM, Draper H (2017) A Systematic Review of Ebola Treatment Trials to Assess […]

Response on growth regulatory activity of three indigenous plant extracts against dengue vector Aedes albopictus (S kuse)

Development of resistance in mosquitoes against synthetic insecticides led to alternative control strategies. In the present study, three plant products from viz., Mimusops elengi (L.), Erythrina variegata (Linn.) and Pongamia pinnata (L.) were screened fo r their mosquitocidal activities. Twenty four hours LC 50 of the methanolic seed extracts of the selected plants against the […]

Mountains, Melting Pot, and Microcosm: Health Care Delay and Dengue/Zika Interplay on Hawaii Island

Human history in the Hawaiian Islands offers a sobering study in the population dynamics of infectious disease. The indigenous population numbering an estimated half million people prior to Western contact in 1778 was reduced to less than 24,000 by 1920. Much of the decline occurred in the earliest decades after contact with Western diseases including […]

Zika and the Blood Supply A Work in Progress

This review aims to summarize the body of knowledge available on Zika virus to date. A comprehensive review of the scientific literature on Zika virus was performed with the aim to stress relevant aspects for healthcare professionals in the non-endemic areas. For several years, the Zika virus infection was considered an extremely rare exotic disease […]

ZIKA VIRUS: A REVIEW FROM THE VIRUS BASICS TO PROPOSED MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

This review aims to summarize the body of knowledge available on Zika virus to date. A comprehensive review of the scientific literature on Zika virus was performed with the aim to stress relevant aspects for healthcare professionals in non-endemic area. For several years, the Zika virus infection was considered an extremely rare exotic disease with poor […]

WHO: ZIKA VIRUS RESEARCH AGENDA OCTOBER 2016

Zika virus is agrowing concern – it is endemic in parts of Africa, has been reported in South East Asia and is becoming established in the Americas and Caribbean. Since its detection in Brazil in 2015, it has emerged as a major public health challenge in the Americas. As of 16 June 20161, 60 countries […]

DISEÑO DE UNA ESTRATEGIA DE SENSIBILIZACIÓN PARA EL CONTROL DEL DENGUE Y DENGUE GRAVE EN COLOMBIA

Las enfermedades transmisibles son causadas por agentes infecciosos o sus productos tóxicos en un huésped idóneo en este caso el hombre, las cuales son conocidas como enfermedades contagiosas o infecciosas entre las cuales encontramos principalmente el Chagas, Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Zika, Infección Respiratoria Aguda, Sífilis, Rabia, Lepra, Tétano, Peste y Tracoma……

Dengue Outbreak in Mombasa City, Kenya, 2013–2014: Entomologic Investigations

Dengue outbreaks were first reported in East Africa in the late 1970s to early 1980s including the 1982 outbreak on the Kenyan coast. In 2011, dengue outbreaks occurred in Mandera in northern Kenya and subsequently in Mombasa city along the Kenyan coast in 2013–2014. Following laboratory confirmation of dengue fever cases, an entomologic investigation was […]