The World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region (WPR) and The Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), co-sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP, the World Bank and WHO, are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 call for applications for the Joint TDR/WPR Small Grants Scheme for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty. Background The Small Grants Programme has been a joint initiative of TDR and WPR since 2006. TDR is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. TDR is hosted at WHO, and is sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank and WHO. It supports implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty that leads to health improvement, strengthened research capacity of the individuals and institutions in low- and middle-income countries, and implementation strategies and solutions … [Read more...] about Joint TDR/WPR Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research
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Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Man-pui Sally Chan, Mohsen Farhadloo, Kenneth Winneg, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Dolores Albarracin; Sources affecting knowledge and behavior responses to the Zika virus in US households with current pregnancy, intended pregnancy and a high probability of unintended pregnancy, Journal of Public Health, , fdy085, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy085 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundThis study examined … [Read more...] about Sources affecting knowledge and behavior responses to the Zika virus in US households with current pregnancy, intended pregnancy and a high probability of unintended pregnancy
Diseases spread by mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled in the United States from 2004 to 2016, federal health officials say in a new report. Between these years, more than 640,000 cases of diseases were reported and nine new germs spread by infected mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. In recent years, Chikungunya and Zika viruses caused outbreaks in the United States for the very first time. Specifically, cases where diseases were spread due to tick bites have doubled, although mosquito-borne disease epidemics occur more frequently, according to the CDC. A person who gets bitten by one of these insects can end up with a serious disease like dengue, Zika, Lyme or even plague. Top Tri-State News Photos Gregory Bull/AP (File) New York and New Jersey are among the states that make up the top 20 percent of cases where diseases were spread by mosquitoes. Meanwhile, the tri-state makes up … [Read more...] about Diseases Spread by Mosquito, Tick and Flea Bites Have Tripled in the United States, the CDC Reports
“The number of reported vector-borne disease cases has tripled over the last 13 years,” Petersen told reporters in a telephone briefing. This includes a doubling of diseases transmitted by ticks, which in turn accounted for 60 percent of all vector-borne diseases, he said. West Nile virus is the most common infection spread by mosquitoes in the U.S. It was introduced in New York in 1999 and has since spread across the continent, causing annual epidemics, Petersen said. Zika, which showed up in 2015 as part of its flash spread across the Americas, is now a permanent resident of Puerto Rico and causes sporadic outbreaks in Texas and Florida. “Lyme disease accounted for 82 percent of all tick-borne disease reports during 2004–2016,” the CDC team wrote in their report. Other home-grown bacteria and viruses also live in ticks, mosquitoes and fleas. “Among the diseases on the list that are caused by indigenous pathogens are Lyme disease (Borrelia … [Read more...] about Zika, Lyme drive big increase in bug-borne disease in U.S.
Equitable partnerships for tackling killer infectious diseases CDC/Fred Murphy, via Wikimedia Commons Author : Alimuddin ZumlaProfessor Alimuddin Zumla is a professor of infectious diseases and international health at University College London, UK, and a consultant infectious disease physician at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The appearance of a new infectious disease with high mortality rates can ignite fierce scientific and political competition. A rush by scientists to be first to discover the virus and to claim patents and commercial rights can ensue. The global events surrounding the new killer virus Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) appear no different, as recent political and scientific controversies illustrate. How can we get scientists to work together with unity of purpose to tackle killer infectious diseases? How can we create collaborative international multidisciplinary partnerships and get scientists to … [Read more...] about Equitable partnerships for tackling killer infectious diseases