Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Building Capacity and Networks to Address Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Americas (CK-1301-04SUPP2017)

Funding Opportunity ID: 292838 Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-CK13-1301 Opportunity Title: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Building Capacity and Networks to Address Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Americas (CK-1301-04SUPP2017)Opportunity Category: DiscretionaryOpportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative AgreementCategory of Funding Activity: HealthCategory Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 93.099Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)Additional Information on Eligibility: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is the only eligible applicant for this Year 4 supplemental funding.Agency Code: HHS-CDC-NCEZIDAgency Name: Department of Health and Human ServicesCenters for Disease Control - NCEZIDPosted Date: Mar 29, 2017Close Date: Apr 28, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.Last Updated Date: Mar 29, 2017Award Ceiling: $10,000,000Award Floor: $500,000Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000Expected Number of Awards: 1Description: 1. Rabies Elimination: In 2016 CDC, Humane Society International, and Christian Veterinary Mission trained 55 vaccinators on alternative vaccination methods (capture-vaccinate-release &door-tO-door), and conducted a 10,000 dog vaccination campaign to evaluate their ability to conduct these methods. The results were encouraging, with pos...
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Food allergy prevalence has increased over the past 2  decades and is estimated to affect 8% of children and 4% to 10% of adults. There is an unmet need to evaluate new therapeutic modalities that may decrease the risk of food-induced anaphylaxis and improve patients’ quality of life. Oral, epicutaneous, and sublingual food immunotherapies have diff erent safety and efficacy profiles, and their long-term outcome and applicability are unclear. Food allergy trials are currently evaluating different biologics (given as monotherapy or adjunct to immunotherapy), modified food proteins, DNA vaccines, and fecal microbiota transplantation.
Source: Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Monitoring fetal heart rate during pregnancy is essential to assist clinicians in making more timely decisions. Non-invasive monitoring of fetal heart activities using abdominal ECGs is useful for diagnosis of heart defects. However, the extracted fetal ECGs are usually too weak to be robustly detected. Thus, it is a necessity to enhance fetal R-peak since their peaks may be hidden within the signal due to the immaturity of the fetal cardiovascular system. Therefore, to improve the detection of the fetal heartbeat, a novel fetal R-peak enhancement technique was proposed to statistically generate the weighting mask accordin...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Conclusions This study contributes to an understanding of the salient intervention characteristics influencing the use of SSM for STI screening, which can be leveraged to improve the health of students and improve rates of screening. Findings can be used to inform the development of a future innovative, theory-based intervention that promotes the use of SSM to improve STI screening rates, and ultimately decrease the burden of STI-related disease.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: The Real World of STD Prevention Source Type: research
We evaluated the results of an acceptability survey administered online to users of I Want the Kit, which offers Internet-requested kits for sexually transmitted infection screening. User satisfaction was high for I Want the Kit, with many users in our survey being repeat patients of this program. Both male and female respondents preferred genital self-collected swabs over urine collected specimens. Strong interest was expressed in home testing options for other sexually transmitted infections.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Note Source Type: research
Purpose To identify and examine the correlates of multiple bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) hot spot counties in the United States. Methods We assembled and analyzed 5 years (2008–2012) of cross-sectional STI morbidity data to identify multiple bacterial STI (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) hot spot counties using hot spot analysis. Then, we examined the association between the multi-STI hot spots and select multiyear (2008–2012) sociodemographic factors (data obtained from the American Community Survey) using ordered spatial logistic regression analyses. Results Of the 2935 counties, ...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
We conducted a cross-sectional analysis using sexually transmitted disease clinic data to determine test of cure rates among persons diagnosed with pharyngeal gonococcal infections who were treated with a nonceftriaxone, nonazithromycin therapy. Less than 10% returned for a test of cure, highlighting the need to understand factors that can lead to improved compliance.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Note Source Type: research
Conclusions School-going indigenous adolescents in rural Panama have substantial STI burden. Targeted STI screening is required.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions In this study of urban US street-based CFSW, interpersonal and structural factors differentially predicted STIs, and infection rates remained elevated through follow-up despite regular testing, notification, and treatment referral. Focused and multifaceted interventions for sex workers and their sexual partners are urgently needed.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
We examined trends in the etiology of first-episode genital herpes diagnoses over time in a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic population. Methods Using an electronic database, we identified persons diagnosed as having first-episode genital herpes at Public Health – Seattle &King County STD Clinic from 1993 to 2014 and compared risk factors for genital HSV-1 versus herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection. Results Of 52,030 patients with genital ulcers, 3065 (6.15%) had first-episode genital herpes infection: 1022 (33.3%) with HSV-1 and 2043 (67.7%) with HSV-2. Overall, 1154 (37.7%) were women, ...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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