Malaria cases and deaths rise following Covid disruption

Infections and fatalities increase as pandemic pushes back efforts to meet global targets
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New research published inThe Lancet shows for the first time the global impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which poses an increasingly serious threat to human health around the world. The study found AMR is directly associated with at least 1.27 million deaths per year, making AMR a leading cause of death globally, higher than HIV/AIDS and malaria. In the United States alone, the CDC estimates AMR affects at least 3 million Americans and results in 48,000 U.S. deaths annually. Today ’s report also builds upona body of evidence further confirming the growing fear about the link betweenCOVID-19 and increasing le...
Source: The Catalyst - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tags: Research and Development Coronavirus Antimicrobial Resistance Source Type: news
Trop Biomed. 2021 Dec 1;38(4):540-551. doi: 10.47665/tb.38.4.097.ABSTRACTDespite the huge loss of lives and massive disruption of the world economy by the COVID -19 pandemic caused by SARS -CoV-2, scientists are yet to come out with an effective therapeutic against this viral disease . Several vaccines have obtained 'emergency approval ', but difficulties are being faced in the even distribution of vaccines amongst high- and low- income countries . On top of it, comorbidities associated with COVID -19 like diabetes, hypertension and malaria can seriously impede the treatment of the main disease, thus increasing the fatalit...
Source: Tropical Biomedicine - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2021 Dec 28;45:e130. doi: 10.26633/RPSP.2021.130. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated social, economic, and health-related disparities, which disproportionately affect persons living in conditions of vulnerability. Such populations include ethnic groups who face discrimination and experience barriers to accessing comprehensive health care. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed these health disparities, and disruptions of essential health services have further widened the gaps in access to health care. Noncommunicable diseases are more prevalent among groups most impacted by p...
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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