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Prevalence of Bordetella infection in a hospital setting in niamey, niger.


Bordetella pertussis still poses an important health threat in developing countries. In Niger, notified pertussis cases are few despite the low diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis/pentavalent vaccine coverage. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of B.

Auteurs: Jusot V Aberrane S Alé F Laouali B Moussa I Alio SA Adehossi E Collard JM Grais RF
Référence de l'article: Journal of tropical pediatrics 2014 Jun ; 60(3); 223-30. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmu001. Epub 2014 02 14
Niger diagnosis pertussis prevalence

Description of a large measles epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo, 2010-2013.


BACKGROUND: Although measles mortality has declined dramatically in Sub-Saharan Africa, measles remains a major public health problem in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Auteurs: Mancini S Coldiron ME Ronsse A Ilunga BK Porten K Grais RF
Référence de l'article: Conflict and health 2014 ; 8(); 9. doi: 10.1186/1752-1505-8-9. Epub 2014 07 03
Epidemic Infectious Disease Mass Vaccination Measles Supplementary immunization activities

Descriptive epidemiology of typhoid fever during an epidemic in Harare, Zimbabwe, 2012.


BACKGROUND: Typhoid fever remains a significant public health problem in developing countries. In October 2011, a typhoid fever epidemic was declared in Harare, Zimbabwe - the fourth enteric infection epidemic since 2008.

Auteurs: Polonsky JA Martínez-Pino I Nackers F Chonzi P Manangazira P Van Herp M Maes P Porten K Luquero FJ
Référence de l'article: PloS one 2014 ; 9(12); e114702. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114702. Epub 2014 12 08

Use of Vibrio cholerae vaccine in an outbreak in Guinea.


BACKGROUND: The use of vaccines to prevent and control cholera is currently under debate.

Auteurs: Luquero FJ Grout L Ciglenecki I Sakoba K Traore B Heile M Diallo AA Itama C Page AL Quilici ML Mengel MA Eiros JM Serafini M Legros D Grais RF
Référence de l'article: The New England journal of medicine 2014 May 29; 370(22); 2111-20. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1312680. Epub 2014 06 10

CD4+ cell count at antiretroviral therapy initiation and economic restoration in rural Uganda.


OBJECTIVE: To determine whether earlier initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is associated with better economic outcomes.

Auteurs: Venkataramani AS Thirumurthy H Haberer JE Ii YB Siedner MJ Kembabazi A Hunt PW Martin JN Bangsberg DR Tsai AC
Référence de l'article: AIDS (London, England) 2014 May 15; 28(8); 1221-6. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000188. Epub 2015 02 09

Emerging filoviral disease in Uganda: proposed explanations and research directions.


Outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg virus diseases have recently increased in frequency in Uganda.

Auteurs: Polonsky JA Wamala JF de Clerck H Van Herp M Sprecher A Porten K Shoemaker T
Référence de l'article: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2014 May ; 90(5); 790-3. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0374. Epub 2014 02 10

Is introducing rapid culture into the diagnostic algorithm of smear-negative tuberculosis cost-effective?


SETTING: In 2007, the World Health Organization recommended introducing rapid Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture into the diagnostic algorithm of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).

Auteurs: Yakhelef N Audibert M Varaine F Chakaya J Sitienei J Huerga H Bonnet M
Référence de l'article: The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2014 May ; 18(5); 541-6. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.13.0630. Epub 2015 01 26

Modeling the seasonality of Anopheles gambiae s.s. biting rates in a South Benin sanitary zone.


BACKGROUND: Efficient malaria vector control requires knowledge of spatio-temporal vector dynamics. We have classified village groups according to the biting rate profiles of both Anopheles coluzzii and An.

Auteurs: Boussari O Subtil F Moiroux N Djènontin A Iwaz J Corbel V Fonton N Garcia A Etard JF Ecochard R
Référence de l'article: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2014 Apr ; 108(4); 237-43. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru027. Epub 2014 02 26
Anopheles gambiae s.s. Biting rate Classification Latent trajectory modeling Malaria vectors South Benin

Rotavirus surveillance in urban and rural areas of Niger, April 2010-March 2012.


Knowledge of rotavirus epidemiology is necessary to make informed decisions about vaccine introduction and to evaluate vaccine impact.

Auteurs: Page AL Jusot V Mamaty AA Adamou L Kaplon J Pothier P Djibo A Manzo ML Toure B Langendorf C Collard JM Grais RF
Référence de l'article: Emerging infectious diseases 2014 Apr ; 20(4); 573-80. doi: 10.3201/eid2004.131328. Epub 2014 12 16
Africa Niger developing countries diarrheal diseases gastroenteritis genotyping malnutrition rotavirus rotavirus strain G12P[8] surveillance viruses

The polio eradication campaign: time to shift the goal.


The social rejection of the polio eradication campaign in endemic countries challenges an assumption underlying the goal itself: the full compliance of an entire population to a public health programme.

Auteurs: Baron E Magone C
Référence de l'article: International health 2014 Mar ; 6(1); 3-4. doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihu004. Epub 2014 01 31
Polio Polio eradication campaign Poliomyelitis