Protection and Security Before, During, and After Insecticide Use

Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 11/2018. This training package contains a series of training videos for vector control program workers in the Region of the Americas. Diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, and Chagas disease have become important public health problems; the successful use of pesticides depends on their appropriate use in controlling these diseases. These videos cover personal protective measures and biosafety (before, during, and after insecticide fogging); operation, calibration, and maintenance of public health equipment used for hot and cold fogging; and communication with communities. (Video or Multimedia)
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A college degree was far from the minds of Joshua and Caleb Marceau growing up on a small farm on the Flathead Indian Reservation in rural northwestern Montana. Their world centered on powwows, tending cattle and chicken, fishing in streams, and working the 20-acre ranch their parents own. Despite their innate love of learning and science, the idea of applying to and paying for college seemed out of reach. Then, opportunities provided through NIGMS, mentors, and scholarships led them from a local tribal college to advanced degrees in biomedical science. Today, both Joshua and Caleb are Ph.D.-level scientists working to imp...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Being a Scientist Infectious Diseases Scientific Process Training Source Type: blogs
Nanorobots swimming in blood vessels, in silico clinical trials instead of experimenting with drugs on animals and people, remote brain surgeries with the help of 5G networks – the second part of our shortlist on some astonishing ideas and innovations that could give us a glimpse into the future of medicine is ready for you to digest. Here, we’re going beyond the first part with medical tricorders, the CRISPR/Cas-9 gene-editing method, and other futuristic medical technologies to watch for. 11) In silico clinical trials against testing drugs on animals As technologies transform every aspect of healthcare,...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers 3d printing AI bioprinting blockchain clinical trials CRISPR digital digital health drug development genetics Innovat Source Type: blogs
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has pledged to release $12 million to end epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other preventable and treatable disease across the globe.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
In this study we analyze the distribution of apicomplexans across a range of both host-associated and free-living environments. Using publicly available small subunit (SSU) rRNA gene databases, high-throughput environmental sequencing (HTES) surveys, and our own generated HTES data, we developed an apicomplexan reference database, which includes the largest apicomplexan SSU rRNA tree available to date and encompasses comprehensive sampling of this group and their closest relatives. This tree allowed us to identify and correct incongruences in the molecular identification of apicomplexan sequences. Analyzing the diversity a...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTheAn. hyrcanus group in this study could be divided into two clusters, in one of whichAn. belenrae, An. sinensis andAn. kleini were most closely related. More molecular markers would make greater contribution to phylogenetic analysis.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Date: Tuesday, 11 26, 2019; Speaker: Susan Pierce, Ph.D., Chief, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID; Building: 35; GF640
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Esther Oiknine-Djian, Shikma Bar-On, Ido Laskov, Daniel Lantsberg, Richard K. Haynes, Amos Panet, Dana G. WolfAbstractWe have recently shown that the artemisinin derivative artemisone, which was screened against malaria in human clinical studies, is a potent inhibitor of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). Here we evaluated the antiviral effect of artemisone when employed in 2-drug combinations with approved and experimental anti-HCMV agents. Using the Chou-Talalay method, we found that in-vitro combination of artemisone with cidofovir, brinci...
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
This study evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of BZ, itraconazole (ITZ) and BZ + ITZ in dogs infected with VL-10 T. cruzi strain in the acute phase (Ethic protocol number 2013/28). Twenty young mongrel dogs were inoculated with 2.0 × 103 blood trypomastigotes/kg and divided into four groups: treated with BZ, ITZ and BZ + ITZ for 60 days, and control group (INT-infected not treated). The parasitemia of the BZ + ITZ and BZ groups were similar and showed significant reduction compared to the INT group. The ITZ group also showed significant parasitemia reduct...
Source: MethodsX - Category: Science Source Type: research
[Global Fund] Lyon, France -At the opening of the Sixth Replenishment conference, the Global Fund announced a range of private sector partners that will spur innovation to accelerate the end to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the world's deadliest infectious diseases.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Dry drains will reduce the numbers of mosquitoes breeding, but now the Aedes aegypti mosquito is going underground to breed underground in available water and flying to feed. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPSBy Zadie NeufvilleKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 18 2017 (IPS)There were surprised gasps when University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor John Agard told journalists at an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting in late November 2016 that mosquitoes were not only living longer, but were “breeding in septic tanks underground”.For many, it explained why months of fogging at the height of Zika and Chikung...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tags: Caribbean Climate Wire Climate Change Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Projects Water & Sanitation Chagas Disease Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mosquitoes Zika Virus Source Type: news
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