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Fake medicines are undermining global efforts to combat infectious disease, says US journal

Counterfeit and poor quality medicines threaten to undermine decades of progress in global health, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, say papers published on 20 April in a special supplement of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.1  
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Bacteremia and Intravascular Infections with Dr. Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville and is the Division Chief for Infectious Disease. Here, he discusses bacteremia and in...  
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Selecting the right tool for the job: The ethical conundrum surrounding drug trials during deadly, rapidly spreading infectious disease

Randomized clinical trials of new drugs have long been considered the 'gold standard' in determining safety and efficacy before drugs, biologics, vaccines or devices are introduced to the...  
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Just hit 'print': Office inkjet printer could produce simple tool to identify infectious diseases

Consumers are one step closer to benefiting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E.  
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Public health at Anzac Cove: Challenges and lessons

Communicable diseases, particularly gastrointestinal ailments, took an enormous toll on Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in 1915, according to an article published in the Anzac...  
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IDSA: National action plan for combating antibiotic resistant bacteria (carb) - a welcome effort in tackling resistance public health crisis

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) welcomes the release of the...  
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over 4 years ago
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Zoonotic diseases and global viral pandemics

Emergence of new microbesWhile many endemic infectious diseases of humans have been largely contained, new microbes continue to emerge to threaten human and animal...  
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over 4 years ago
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New class of insecticides offers safer, more targeted mosquito control

Purdue researchers have identified a new class of chemical insecticides that could provide a safer, more selective means of controlling mosquitoes that transmit key infectious diseases such as...  
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over 4 years ago
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Diagnosing infectious diseases at the point-of-care

A new 'lab-on-a-disc' technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour - allowing faster...  
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over 4 years ago
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Cattle parasite study suggests new ways to combat infectious diseases

Herds of African cattle could hold the secret to fighting parasitic diseases - such as malaria - in people, research suggests.  
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over 4 years ago
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International Journal of Infectious Diseases marks World TB Day 2015 with publication of special issue

To mark World TB Day, March 24, 2015, the International Journal of Infectious Diseases is publishing a Special Issue that will help raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis and...  
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over 4 years ago
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A regional and global solution to the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)

Controlling the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and other infectious diseases is a multi-national problem that requires a multi-national treatment response, a Policy Forum...  
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Anticonvulsants for cocaine dependence | Cochrane

Cocaine is an illicit drug available as a powder for intranasal or intravenous use or smoked as crack. Short- and long-term use of this drug results in the spread of infectious diseases (for example, AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis), crime, violence and prenatal drug exposure. Cocaine dependence is associated with medical and psychosocial complications and is a major public health problem. No proven pharmacological treatment for cocaine dependence is known. Antidepressant, anticonvulsant and dopaminergic medications have all been studied. The present review looked at the efficacy and safety of anticonvulsant drugs for treating cocaine dependence, both as a class and individually.  
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Dr. David Rhew's Journey from ID doc to Samsung CMO

David Rhew MD joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) at the 2014 mHealth Summit in Washington DC. We talked about his journey from an infectious disease physician t...  
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Ebola and ethics: autopsy of a failure

The current epidemic of Ebola virus disease has attracted medical ethics commentators like bees to a honey pot. No previous infectious disease epidemic has elicited such a flurry of articles on the ethical challenges associated with infection control and treatment in such a short time. Has this been of any use?  
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Ebola and ethics: autopsy of a failure

The current epidemic of Ebola virus disease has attracted medical ethics commentators like bees to a honey pot. No previous infectious disease epidemic has elicited such a flurry of articles on the ethical challenges associated with infection control and treatment in such a short time. Has this been of any use?  
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Ebola: a game changer for vaccines, or a scare that will soon be forgotten?

Scientists say that it is only a matter of time before another neglected infectious disease causes a global public health emergency. So will the world now make these diseases a priority? Sophie Arie reports  
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WHO | WHO issues best practices for naming new human infectious diseases

WHO calls to follow best practices in naming new human infectious diseases to minimize unnecessary negative effects on nations, economies and people.  
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How to Avoid Non-Communicable Diseases

How to Avoid Non-Communicable Diseases At http://bergmanchiropractic.com and http://Owners-Guide.com we strive to educate people on natural solutions to heal...  
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The role of pathogen genomics in assessing disease transmission

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of pathogens enables the sources and patterns of transmission to be identified during specific disease outbreaks and promises to transform epidemiological research on communicable diseases. This review discusses new insights into disease spread and transmission that have come from the use of WGS, particularly when combined with genomic scale phylogenetic analyses. These include elucidation of the mechanisms of cross species transmission, the potential modes of pathogen transmission, and which people in the population contribute most to transmission. Particular attention is paid to the ability of WGS to resolve individual patient to patient transmission events. Importantly, WGS data seem to be sufficiently discriminatory to target cases linked to community or hospital contacts and hence prevent further spread, and to investigate genetically related cases without a clear epidemiological link. Approaches to combine evidence from epidemiological with genomic sequencing observations are summarised. Ongoing genomic surveillance can identify determinants of transmission, monitor pathogen evolution and adaptation, ensure the accurate and timely diagnosis of infections with epidemic potential, and refine strategies for their control.  
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over 4 years ago