Together with plague, smallpox and typhus, epidemics of dysentery have been a major scourge of human populations for centuries(1).
High-resolution spatial analysis of cholera patients reported in Artibonite department, Haiti in 2010-2011.
BACKGROUND: Cholera is caused by Vibrio cholerae, and is transmitted through fecal-oral contact. Infection occurs after the ingestion of the bacteria and is usually asymptomatic.
Light-emitting diode fluorescence microscopy (LED-FM) is recommended by the World Health Organization to replace conventional Ziehl-Neelsen microscopy for pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis. Uptake of LED-FM has been slow.
The 2010 cholera epidemic in Haiti was one of the largest cholera epidemics ever recorded.
BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is a major cause of fetal growth restriction and low birth weight in endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
BACKGROUND: High-quality evidence supporting a community-based treatment protocol for children with severe acute malnutrition, including routine antibiotic use at admission to a nutritional treatment program, remains limited.
Identification of patients who could benefit from bedaquiline or delamanid: a multisite MDR-TB cohort study.
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends adding bedaquiline or delamanid to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) regimens for which four effective drugs are not available, and delamanid for patients at high risk of poo
Detection Yield and Tolerability of String Test for Diagnosis of Childhood Intrathoracic Tuberculosis.
BACKGROUND: Difficulty to obtain sputum in children complicates diagnosis of intrathoracic tuberculosis (TB).
BACKGROUND: Malaria treatment is recommended for patients with suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, whether systeomatically or based on confirmed malaria diagnosis.