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  • Reuters

    U.N. holds emergency meeting in Asia as China battles African swine fever

    5 September 2018

    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.

  • ABC RN

    Jonathan Quick: The End of Epidemics - The Drawing Room on ABC Radio National

    5 September 2018

    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.

  • Global Times

    Myanmar calls for cooperation in combating antimicrobial resistance

    4 September 2018

    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. 

  • Infectious Diseases of Poverty

    Correlation between adult pyrethroid resistance and knockdown resistance (kdr) mutations in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) field populations in China

    4 September 2018

    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.

  • Health Affairs

    Tuberculosis Is A Threat To Global Health Security

    4 September 2018

    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?

  • Longitude Prize


    4 September 2018

    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.

  • Infectious Diseases of Poverty

    Impact, economic evaluation, and sustainability of integrated vector management in urban settings to prevent vector-borne diseases: a scoping review

    3 September 2018

    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.


  • The guardian

    'It’s not if, it’s when': the deadly pig disease spreading around the world

    3 September 2018

    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

  • Vaccine (Journal)

    The effectiveness of influenza vaccination against medically-attended illnesses in Hong Kong across three years with different degrees of vaccine match, 2014–17

    3 September 2018

    3 SEP - Objective: To evaluate influenza VE against medically-attended illness in different age groups and against specific influenza types/subtypes in Hong Kong.

  • Infectious Diseases of Poverty

    Interventions for vector-borne diseases focused on housing and hygiene in urban areas: a scoping review

    3 September 2018

    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.


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