Canine Influenza Virus A(H3N2) Clade with Antigenic Variation, China, 2016–2017
Ahead of print - Yanli Lyu et al.,
A new antigenically and genetically distinct CIV H3N2 clade possessing mutations associated with mammalian adaptation emerged in 2016 and replaced previously circulating strains. This clade probably poses a risk for zoonotic infection.
Scientists divided over new research method to combat malaria
14 NOV - Ian Sample
Research on a radical new way to combat malaria and other devastating diseases could be knocked off track if a UN biodiversity conference imposes a moratorium on the work, a group of scientists have said.
Protection against Malaria: A matter of balance
14 NOV - A balanced production of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines at two years of age protects against clinical malaria in early childhood, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation.
Certain Iron Deficiencies May Protect Against Malaria in African Children
14 NOV - Zahra Masoud
The safety of iron supplementation has been a long-standing concern in malaria-endemic areas and is recommended to be coupled with malaria treatment and prevention strategies in malaria-endemic areas.
Global Health Security: Protecting the United States in an Interconnected World
14 NOV - Rebecca E. Bunnell et al.,
In 2014, the United States joined other nations, international organizations, and key global stakeholders to launch the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to accelerate progress toward full implementation of the International Health Regulations
Maternally acquired Zika immunity can increase dengue disease severity in mouse pups
14 NOV - Based on these reports, La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) investigator Sujan Shresta, Ph.D., who studies both dengue and Zika viruses, began to explore a related question, namely, whether maternal immunity to Zika virus, which is structurally and genetically similar to dengue, might trigger a severe response to dengue infection in offspring.
New international partnership to bring better hospitals, better healthcare for all Fijians
14 NOV - The Fijian Government has signed a Letter of Award with Australia-based Aspen Medical Pty Limited to equip, maintain and operate the Ba and Lautoka hospitals, as well as undertake a vast upgrade of the Lautoka Hospital, bringing specialised, high-quality medical services and modern health facilities direct to all Fijians.
More dengue cases reported from Delhi; toll rises to 1,875
13 NOV - Nearly 280 fresh cases of dengue have been reported over the last one week in the national capital, taking the total number of people diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season to 1,875.
Enterovirus D68 – The New Polio?
13 NOV Via CIDRAP - Hayley Cassidy et al.,
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has emerged over the recent years, with large outbreaks worldwide. Increased occurrence has coincided with improved clinical awareness and surveillance of non-polio enteroviruses. Studies showing its neurotropic nature and the change in pathogenicity have established EV-D68 as a probable cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM).
ResistanceSim: development and acceptability study of a serious game to improve understanding of insecticide resistance management in vector control programmes
13 NOV Edward K. Thomsen et al., - The use of insecticides is the cornerstone of effective malaria vector control. However, the last two decades has seen the ubiquitous use of insecticides, predominantly pyrethroids, causing widespread insecticide resistance and compromising the effectiveness of vector control. Considerable efforts to develop new active ingredients and interventions are underway. However, it is essential to deploy strategies to mitigate the impact of insecticide resistance now, both to maintain the efficacy of currently available tools as well as to ensure the sustainability of new tools as they come to market.