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Epidemiological, clinical, and public health response characteristics of a large outbreak of diphtheria among the Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 2017 to 2019: A retrospective study.

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BACKGROUND: Unrest in Myanmar in August 2017 resulted in the movement of over 700,000 Rohingya refugees to overcrowded camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. A large outbreak of diphtheria subsequently began in this population.

Polonsky JA Ivey M Mazhar KA Rahman Z le Polain de Waroux O Karo B Jalava K Vong S Baidjoe A Diaz J Finger F Habib ZH Halder CE Haskew C Kaiser L Khan AS Sangal L Shirin T Zaki QA Salam A White K
PLoS medicine 2021 Apr 01; 18(4); e1003587. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003587. Epub 2021 04 01

Decentralised hepatitis C testing and treatment in rural Cambodia: evaluation of a simplified service model integrated in an existing public health system.

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BACKGROUND: Direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) has provided the opportunity for simplified models of care delivered in decentralised settings by non-specialist clinical personnel.

Meiwen Zhang Daniel O’Keefe Jennifer Craig Keo Samley Voeurng Bunreth Pascal Jolivet Suna Balkan Tonia Marquardt Jean-Philippe Dousset Mickael Le Paih
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Published Online March 18, 2021. doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(21)00012-1
Hépatite C Evaluation Cambodge

Community intervention for child tuberculosis active contact investigation and management: study protocol for a parallel cluster randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: There are major gaps in the management of pediatric tuberculosis (TB) contact investigation for rapid identification of active tuberculosis and initiation of preventive therapy.

Vasiliu A Eymard-Duvernay S Tchounga B Atwine D de Carvalho E Ouedraogo S Kakinda M Tchendjou P Turyahabwe S Kuate AK Tiendrebeogo G Dodd PJ Graham SM Cohn J Casenghi M Bonnet M
Trials 2021 Mar 02; 22(1); 180. doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05124-9. Epub 2021 03 02
Cluster randomized controlled trial Community intervention Contact tracing Pediatric tuberculosis Preventive therapy Tuberculosis symptom screening

Improving estimates of the burden of severe wasting: analysis of secondary prevalence and incidence data from 352 sites.

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INTRODUCTION: Estimates of incident cases of severe wasting among young children are not available for most settings but are needed for optimal planning of treatment programmes and burden estimation.

Isanaka S Andersen CT Cousens S Myatt M Briend A Krasevec J Hayashi C Mayberry A Mwirigi L Guerrero S
BMJ global health 2021 03 ; 6(3); doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-004342. Epub 2021 06 24
child health epidemiology nutrition

Hepatitis C viraemic and seroprevalence and risk factors for positivity in Northwest Cambodia: a household cross-sectional serosurvey.

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BACKGROUND: Despite a dramatic reduction in HCV drug costs and simplified models of care, many countries lack important information on prevalence and risk factors to structure effective HCV services.

Lynch E Falq G Sun C Bunchhoeung PDT Huerga H Loarec A Dousset JP Marquardt T Paih ML Maman D
BMC infectious diseases 2021 Feb 26; 21(1); 223. doi: 10.1186/s12879-021-05826-0. Epub 2021 02 26
Cambodia HCV Hepatitis C MSF Sero-prevalence Serosurvey Viraemia