Global Distribution of Tropical Diseases

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4 Jul 2011

Dengue in the American Region. An update.

In the last 30 years, dengue has become an important health problem in terms of morbidity and mortality in this region. Currently, most of the countries in the Americas report dengue endemicity with frequent epidemics, the co-circulation of several dengue serotypes and increased number of dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS) cases.
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27 Jun 2011

After 40 years, RTS,S nears the finish line

With time and trust, partnerships pay off

28 Mar 2011

Dengue: where is it found and what is the impact of climate change?

The geographic distribution of this disease seems to have contracted in the past one hundred years. However, computer models suggest that during the present century the climate will become more suitable for dengue and that it will pose a threat in more areas.
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15 Feb 2011

Registering New Drugs for Low-Income Countries: The African Challenge

Proposals are made as to the best strategies for African regulators to be supported in their efforts to evaluate and approve drugs for their own populations.
Source: PLoS Medicine
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9 Feb 2011

Social science research in the neglected tropical diseases

A series of articles highlights the neglect of the social and ecological factors responsible for the persistence of the infectious diseases of poverty. Also explored is the potential of enhanced interdisciplinary work in the development of long-term solutions.
Source: Health Research Policy and Systems

10 Jan 2011

Dengue: neglected no more?

The race is on to develop the first dengue vaccine, and the front-runner is now in phase III trials. But other efforts to control the world’s most important arthropod-borne viral disease lag behind for lack of R&D.

10 Dec 2010

Deciding on the priorities for tuberculosis research

Improved transparency and increased use of the process of systematic reviews are required in the task of priority setting.
Source: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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6 Dec 2010

Neglect of the social context

The neglected tropical diseases are attracting more research funding but the focus is still on simple biomedical interventions, ignoring the social context in which these diseases occur.
Source: Health Research Policy and Systems
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30 Aug 2010

Evaluating new findings, developing critical faculties –’s Journals Clubs will sponsor journal club meetings across the world.

12 Jul 2010

The challenges of Chagas disease

Over 100 years after its discovery, this infectious disease of poverty afflicts millions but still receives little attention.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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