Communities of practice
A zoonosis is a disease of animals that can be transmitted to humans. Some of the diseases with their own sections on TropIKA.net are zoonoses – for example human African trypanosomiasis and fascioliasis. In our Neglected zoonoses section we aim to cover a range of other zoonotic conditions that also fail to receive sufficient attention worldwide. They include: anthrax, bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis, cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis (NCC), cystic echinococcosis (hydatid disease) and rabies.
14 Jun 2010
Focusing on Africa, the authors of a new review argue for more action against neurocysticercosis – a consequence of Taenia solium infection – which is responsible for many cases of epilepsy.
2 Jun 2010
When interventions are planned, insufficient thought is given as to whether the poorest and most vulnerable members of society will benefit, according to the findings of a new review of the evidence. The reviewers call for more research to assess which infectious disease programmes benefit the poor and to identify the mechanisms that determine “pro-poor effectiveness”.
28 Feb 2011
If health surveillance systems are strengthened and mapping is used to identify “hotspots", then elimination is possible of lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, rabies, trachoma, and soil-transmitted parasites.
28 May 2010
Access to data from the G-FINDER survey will help funders and product developers better understand where funding gaps lie and how their investments fit into the global picture.
24 Feb 2011
The latest G-FINDER report says that funding for basic scientific research has increased but finances available for product development have fallen. How can funders determine where the greatest needs lie and work more closely together?
20 May 2010
So far in the 21st century (and with the exception of malaria and AIDS), only four new products have become available for treating or preventing infections in poor communities.
25 Sep 2008
Although human rabies was previously under control in China, a recent increase in reported cases has highlighted the need for increased vigilance and stringent implementation of control measures.
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