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Surveillance of HIV-1 pol transmitted drug resistance in acutely and recently infected antiretroviral drug-naïve persons in rural western Kenya.


HIV-1 transmitted drug resistance (TDR) is of increasing public health concern in sub-Saharan Africa with the rollout of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy.

Auteurs: Onywera H Maman D Inzaule S Auma E Were K Fredrick H Owiti P Opollo V Etard JF Mukui I Kim AA Zeh C
Référence de l'article: PloS one 2017 ; 12(2); e0171124. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171124. Epub 2017 02 08

Evaluation of the SD Bioline TB Ag MPT64 test for identification of complex from liquid cultures in Southwestern Uganda.


BACKGROUND: To confirm presence of complex, some tuberculosis culture laboratories still rely on para-nitrobenzoic acid (PNB), a traditional technique that requires sub-culturing of clinical isolates and two to three weeks to give res

Auteurs: Orikiriza P Nyehangane D Atwine D Kisakye JJ Kassaza K Amumpaire JM Boum Y
Référence de l'article: African journal of laboratory medicine 2017 ; 6(2); 383. doi: 10.4102/ajlm.v6i2.383. Epub 2017 03 31

Neighborhood-targeted and case-triggered use of a single dose of oral cholera vaccine in an urban setting: Feasibility and vaccine coverage.


INTRODUCTION: In June 2015, a cholera outbreak was declared in Juba, South Sudan. In addition to standard outbreak control measures, oral cholera vaccine (OCV) was proposed.

Auteurs: Parker LA Rumunu J Jamet C Kenyi Y Lino RL Wamala JF Mpairwe AM Muller V Llosa AE Uzzeni F Luquero FJ Ciglenecki I Azman AS
Référence de l'article: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2017 Jun ; 11(6); e0005652. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005652. Epub 2017 06 08

Data-Driven Models of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Dynamics: A Review.


Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) threatens animal health and leads to considerable economic losses worldwide. Progress towards minimizing both veterinary and financial impact of the disease will be made with targeted disease control policies.

Auteurs: Pomeroy LW Bansal S Tildesley M Moreno-Torres KI Moritz M Xiao N Carpenter TE Garabed RB
Référence de l'article: Transboundary and emerging diseases 2017 Jun ; 64(3); 716-728. doi: 10.1111/tbed.12437. Epub 2015 11 18
dynamical models foot-and-mouth disease virus targeted control transmission

Health care workers' perceptions of point-of-care testing in a low-income country-A qualitative study in Southwestern Uganda.


BACKGROUND: Point-of-care (POC) tests have become increasingly available and more widely used in recent years.

Auteurs: Rasti R Nanjebe D Karlström J Muchunguzi C Mwanga-Amumpaire J Gantelius J Mårtensson A Rivas L Galban F Reuterswärd P Andersson Svahn H Alvesson HM Boum Y Alfvén T
Référence de l'article: PloS one 2017 ; 12(7); e0182005. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182005. Epub 2017 07 27

The gender, social and cultural influences on the management and use of unconditional cash transfers in Niger: a qualitative study.


OBJECTIVE: The current qualitative study aimed to identify gender, social and cultural influences on the management and use of unconditional cash transfers as part of a prospective intervention study in Niger.

Auteurs: Scott J Marquer C Berthe F Ategbo EA Grais RF Langendorf C
Référence de l'article: Public health nutrition 2017 Jun ; 20(9); 1657-1665. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017000337. Epub 2017 03 06
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Improved Neonatal Mortality at a District Hospital in Aweil, South Sudan.


Neonatal deaths comprise a growing proportion of global under-five mortality. However, data from the highest-burden areas is sparse.

Auteurs: Thomson J Schaefer M Caminoa B Kahindi D Hurtado N
Référence de l'article: Journal of tropical pediatrics 2017 06 01; 63(3); 189-195. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmw071. Epub 2017 12 20
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Estimating the number of secondary Ebola cases resulting from an unsafe burial and risk factors for transmission during the West Africa Ebola epidemic.


BACKGROUND: Safely burying Ebola infected individuals is acknowledged to be important for controlling Ebola epidemics and was a major component of the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola response.

Auteurs: Tiffany A Dalziel BD Kagume Njenge H Johnson G Nugba Ballah R James D Wone A Bedford J McClelland A
Référence de l'article: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2017 Jun ; 11(6); e0005491. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005491. Epub 2017 06 22

The impact of control strategies and behavioural changes on the elimination of Ebola from Lofa County, Liberia.


The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was stopped by an enormous concerted effort of local communities and national and international organizations.

Auteurs: Funk S Ciglenecki I Tiffany A Gignoux E Camacho A Eggo RM Kucharski AJ Edmunds WJ Bolongei J Azuma P Clement P Alpha TS Sterk E Telfer B Engel G Parker LA Suzuki M Heijenberg N Reeder B
Référence de l'article: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 2017 May 26; 372(1721); Array. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0302. Epub 2017 12 18
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Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria among children in a refugee camp in Northern Uganda: lessons learned.


Northern Uganda hosts a large population of refugees from South Sudan, and malaria is one of the major health problems in the area.

Auteurs: Coldiron ME Lasry E Bouhenia M Das D Okui P Nyehangane D Mwanga J Langendorf C Elder G Salumu L Grais RF
Référence de l'article: Malaria journal 2017 05 23; 16(1); 218. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1869-x. Epub 2017 05 23
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