U.N. holds emergency meeting in Asia as China battles African swine fever
5 SEP - The United Nations is holding an emergency meeting this week with animal health experts in Asia to discuss the threat of African swine fever after the first outbreak of the disease in the region was discovered in China last month.
Jonathan Quick: The End of Epidemics - The Drawing Room on ABC Radio National
5 SEP - Presented by Patricia Karvelas. According to the 2003 British Medical Journal, "Plagues are as certain as death and taxes." But in his new book, Dr Jonathan Quick argues that this doesn't have to be the case.
Myanmar calls for cooperation in combating antimicrobial resistance
4 SEP - Myanmar has called on countries in the Mekong basin region to cooperate in combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) under a regional health security project, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.
Correlation between adult pyrethroid resistance and knockdown resistance (kdr) mutations in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) field populations in China
4 SEP - The five field populations of Ae. albopictus adults were all resistant to deltamethrin, permethrin, beta-cypermethrin and lambda-cyhalothrin. Mutant F1534S was clearly associated with pyrethroid resistance phenotype in Ae. albopictus and this could be developed as a molecular marker to monitor the pyrethroid resistance problem in China.
Tuberculosis Is A Threat To Global Health Security
4 SEP - Heads of state gather this month for the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on tuberculosis, the first time in the disease’s 3,000-year history that such a high-level meeting has been held. So why hold one now?
Q&A: DIAGNOSTIC ADVICE FOR LOW-RESOURCE SETTINGS
4 SEP - We interviewed Dr Cassandra Kelly-Cirino, Head of AMR and Outbreaks at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND(link is external)) – an international non-profit organisation that accelerates the development, evaluation and delivery of high-quality, affordable diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases – about the challenges faced in this domain.
Impact, economic evaluation, and sustainability of integrated vector management in urban settings to prevent vector-borne diseases: a scoping review
3 SEP - The control of vector-borne diseases (VBD) is one of the greatest challenges on the global health agenda. Rapid and uncontrolled urbanization has heightened the interest in addressing these challenges through an integrated vector management (IVM) approach. The aim was to identify components related to impacts, economic evaluation, and sustainability that might contribute to this integrated approach to VBD prevention.
'It’s not if, it’s when': the deadly pig disease spreading around the world
3 SEP - Swine fever has made its way into China, home to half the world’s pigs. Farmers in Estonia are already counting the cost
The effectiveness of influenza vaccination against medically-attended illnesses in Hong Kong across three years with different degrees of vaccine match, 2014–17
3 SEP - Objective: To evaluate influenza VE against medically-attended illness in different age groups and against specific influenza types/subtypes in Hong Kong.
Interventions for vector-borne diseases focused on housing and hygiene in urban areas: a scoping review
3 SEP - Over half the world’s human populations are currently at risk from vector-borne diseases (VBDs), and the heaviest burden is borne by the world’s poorest people, communities, and countries. The aim of this study was to conduct a review on VBD interventions relevant to housing and hygiene (including sanitation and waste management) in urban areas.