Health Security Digest

  • The conversation

    A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria

    15 November 2018

    15 NOV Wei-Chiao Huang et al.,

    Is it possible to eradicate malaria? It is a question with which many researchers have grappled, and many ideas have been proposed.

  • ContagionLive

    Global Health Security Meets Infection Prevention

    15 November 2018

    15 NOV - Saskia v. Popescu

    The 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was held last week in Bali, Indonesia, to address the current state of the GHSA, strategies to improve international and national readiness, and to launch the 2024 Framework which serves as a guideline for the next phase of the GHSA. 

  • Physics.org

    Isrupting parasites' family planning could aid malaria fight

    15 November 2018

    15 NOV - Malaria parasites know good times from bad and plan their offspring accordingly, scientists have found, in a development that could inform new treatments.

     

  • New England Journal of Medicine

    Evidence of Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Eastern India

    15 November 2018

    15 NOV - Via CIDRAP

    In this study, we identified G625R as a potential novel mutation that, along with R539T, is associated with artemisinin resistance. Other mutations in kelch13 have previously been reported,4,5 but how this newly identified mutation affects artemisinin resistance and the outcome of infection remains to be elucidated.

  • Centres for disease control and prevention

    Canine Influenza Virus A(H3N2) Clade with Antigenic Variation, China, 2016–2017

    14 November 2018

    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.

  • Sage journals

    Global Health Security: Protecting the United States in an Interconnected World

    14 November 2018

    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

  • Fijian Government

    New international partnership to bring better hospitals, better healthcare for all Fijians

    14 November 2018

    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.
     

  • Infectious Disease Advisor

    Certain Iron Deficiencies May Protect Against Malaria in African Children

    14 November 2018

    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.

  • Medical press

    Maternally acquired Zika immunity can increase dengue disease severity in mouse pups

    14 November 2018

    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.

  • The guardian

    Scientists divided over new research method to combat malaria

    14 November 2018

    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.

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