Malaria in Europe: a rare disease?

Malaria in Europe: a rare disease? Gac Sanit. 2015 Mar 26; Authors: Olaso A, de Górgolas M, Ramos JM PMID: 25818567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gaceta Sanitaria - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Gac Sanit Source Type: research

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Re: Musings on malaria morbidity and mortality after the new Mosquirix® vaccine. Ghana Med J. 2019 Sep;53(3):252-253 Authors: Asante KP, Malm K, Darko DM, Koram KA PMID: 31741498 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Ghana Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: Ghana Med J Source Type: research
Conclusion: Knowledge of malaria, severity of child's illness and parents' drug request influenced the treatment practices of PMVs. Training PMVs on appropriate malaria management and community health education/sensitization to leverage on the influence of client-demand on ACT use is recommended to improve PMVs treatment practice. Funding: This study was conducted using mainly personal funds of the lead author with some support from the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital. PMID: 31741496 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Ghana Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: Ghana Med J Source Type: research
(Scripps Research Institute) The discovery sheds light on how humans who live in close quarters with malaria-carrying mosquitos may evolve defenses against the disease.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Vanguard] Decades ago, cancer was among rare diseases in Nigeria. Today the story has changed. The situation is so bad that almost every day there are new cases in various hospitals across the country. It is almost becoming like malaria.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
By SAURABH JHA, MD For American conservatives, Britain’s NHS is an antiquated Orwellian dystopia. For Brits, even those who don’t love the NHS, American conservatives are better suited to spaghetti westerns, such as Fistful of Dollars, than reality. The twain is unlikely to meet after the recent press surrounding Charlie Gard the infant, now deceased, with a rare, fatal mitochondrial disorder in which mitochondrial DNA is depleted – mitochondrial depletion disorder (MDD). In this condition, the cells lose their power supply and tissues, notably in the brain, die progressively and rapidly. The courts forb...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Patients Source Type: blogs
way Z Abstract Malaria, which is one of the three most important infectious diseases globally, is endemic in many areas of the world. Plasmodium falciparum is not endemic to Turkey but can be seen after travel to epidemic countries. Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) syndrome is a rare disease, which may develop following the transfusion of all types of blood products, including plasma. Here we describe a case of TRALI syndrome in a 29-year-old male, who presented with fever after 15 days of returning from a business trip to Burkina Faso. It developed immediately after the infusion of fresh frozen plasm...
Source: Turkish Society for Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: Turkiye Parazitol Derg Source Type: research
In the May issue of Health Affairs, two papers examine the potential for voucher systems to incentivize drug development in areas of unmet medical need. Co-authors Kevin Outterson and Anthony McDonnell take a look at potential exclusivity voucher programs designed to encourage development of new antibiotics, while David Ridley and Stephane Régnier analyze the effects that expansion of existing priority review voucher (PRV) programs may have on the value of PRVs as a development incentive. Ridley and Régnier’s work is of particular importance as both houses of Congress pursue a spate of legislative propo...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Costs and Spending Drugs and Medical Technology Featured Global Health Health Professionals Quality FDA FDAAA priority review rare diseases Source Type: blogs
The Academy Health* blog presents an interesting quandary in health economics. We aren't quite there yet, but the day may come soon when it is possible to essentially cure genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell. That sounds great!The problem is that these are fairly rare diseases, and that the treatment would be administered only once. So, in order to recoup their research and development costs, the purveyors would have to charge enormous prices -- on the order of a million bucks a pop. That's going to make you think, "Oh, this is like those other moral dilemmas about the allocation of scarce resources....
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Abstract: Rickettsia felis bacterium has been observed since the early twentieth century in the cat flea. It was grown for the first time in my laboratory on cell Xenopus then insect cells particularly Aedes albopictus cells. It grows only at temperature under 30̊C. First described in California, the bacterium is present in the whole world. For a long time it was considered a rare disease associated with fleas. In fact, in recent years, Rickettsia felis was found as the most frequently identified bacteria in patients with fever in tropical countries after malaria.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Type: Invited Presentation Source Type: research
Three years ago, NIH created a program to enable extramural researchers to collaborate with our intramural scientists and use the exceptional resources of the NIH Clinical Center. Since then, 20 awards have been made to support projects of significant breadth, such as a trial for treatment of relapsed leukemia; a malaria vaccine trial; and a trial testing a new cardiac catheter. This is the fourth year that NIH has issued this funding opportunity. The December 15 pre-application deadline is approaching, and I wanted to remind you what this program offers. As described in the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) (PAR 15...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - Category: Research Authors: Tags: blog Open Mike Award Programs Clinical Center Source Type: funding
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