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A feasibility study using mid-upper arm circumference as the sole anthropometric criterion for admission and discharge in the outpatient treatment for severe acute malnutrition.

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BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends the use of a weight-for-height Z-score (WHZ) and/or mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) as anthropometric criteria for the admission and discharge of young children for the community-

Auteurs: Garba S Salou H Nackers F Ayouba A Escruela M Guindo O Rocaspana M Grais RF Isanaka S
Référence de l'article: BMC nutrition 2021 Aug 12; 7(1); 47. doi: 10.1186/s40795-021-00448-w. Epub 2021 08 12
Admission criteria Community-based management of acute malnutrition Discharge criteria Mid-upper arm circumference Niger Severe acute malnutrition Wasting
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The HIV cascade of care among serodiscordant couples in four high HIV prevalence settings in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Background:
HIV-serodiscordant couples are at high risk of HIV transmission. In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV-serodiscordant couples contribute ~30% of all new infections in the region.

Auteurs: M L Chihana N Conan T Ellman E Poulet D B Garone R Ortuno et al.
Référence de l'article: South African Medical Journal 2021;111(8):768-776. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2021.v111i8.15489
HIV Prevalence ART Africa
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How to improve outbreak response: a case study of integrated outbreak analytics from Ebola in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The emerging field of outbreak analytics calls attention to the need for data from multiple sources to inform evidence-based decision making in managing infectious diseases outbreaks.

Auteurs: Carter SE Ahuka-Mundeke S Pfaffmann Zambruni J Navarro Colorado C van Kleef E Lissouba P Meakin S le Polain de Waroux O Jombart T Mossoko M Bulemfu Nkakirande D Esmail M Earle-Richardson G Degail MA Umutoni C Anoko JN Gobat N
Référence de l'article: BMJ global health 2021 Aug ; 6(8); Array. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006736. Epub 2021 08 20
epidemiology health services research other study design public health viral haemorrhagic fevers
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Performance of six rapid diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 antigen detection and implications for practical use.

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BACKGROUND: Direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins in nasopharyngeal swabs using lateral flow immunoassays is a simple, fast and cheap approach to diagnose the infection.

Auteurs: Fourati S Langendorf C Audureau E Challine D Michel J Soulier A Ahnou N Désveaux I Picard O Ortonne V Gourgeon A Mills C Hémery F Rieux C Pawlotsky JM Malou N Chevaliez S
Référence de l'article: Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology 2021 Jul 25; 142(); 104930. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2021.104930. Epub 2021 07 25
Antigen assay COVID-19 Diagnostic Rapid diagnostic test SARS-CoV-2 Screening
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Auteurs: Adidja A Boum Y Ongolo-Zogo P
Référence de l'article: Nature 2021 Jul ; 595(7865); 30. doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01784-4. Epub 2021 06 30
Developing world Government Public health
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Rotavirus vaccine efficacy up to 2 years of age and against diverse circulating rotavirus strains in Niger: Extended follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Rotavirus vaccination is recommended in all countries to reduce the burden of diarrhea-related morbidity and mortality in children.

Auteurs: Isanaka S Langendorf C McNeal MM Meyer N Plikaytis B Garba S Sayinzoga-Makombe N Soumana I Guindo O Makarimi R Scherrer MF Adehossi E Ciglenecki I Grais RF
Référence de l'article: PLoS medicine 2021 Jul ; 18(7); e1003655. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003655. Epub 2021 07 02
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Serologic response to SARS-CoV-2 in an African population.

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Official case counts suggest Africa has not seen the expected burden of COVID-19 as predicted by international health agencies, and the proportion of asymptomatic patients, disease severity, and mortality burden differ significantly in Africa from what

Auteurs: Fai KN Corine TM Bebell LM Mboringong AB Nguimbis EBPT Nsaibirni R Mbarga NF Eteki L Nikolay B Essomba RG Ndifon M Ntone R Hamadou A Matchim L Tchiasso D Abah Abah AS Essaka R Peppa S Crescence F Ouamba JP Koku MT Mandeng N Fanne M Eyangoh S Mballa GAE Esso L Epée E Njouom R Okomo Assoumou MC Boum Y
Référence de l'article: Scientific African 2021 Jul ; 12(); e00802. doi: 10.1016/j.sciaf.2021.e00802. Epub 2021 05 30
Africa COVID-19 Immunoglobulin Rapid diagnostic tests Serology