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10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health workers and other hu...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Zika associated Guillain-Barre syndrome in the United States (P2.327)
Conclusions:Zika can induce GBS after a brief viral illness. Neuropathy can be a mixture of demyelinating and axonal. Dysautonomia may also be present including severe dysphagia, orthostatics and retention.Zika RNA has a short detection window in serum and CSF making a diagnosis time sensitive. Serological assays using IgM and IgG cross-react with other flaviviruses making them unable to differentiate between recent Zika exposure and cross reactivity with Dengue and Chikungunya. Our pt likely had prior exposure to Dengue, being from an endemic area. Prior Dengue exposure may possibly modulate the response to Zika via antib...
Source: Neurology - April 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Tantillo, G., Sclar, G., Vasa, C., Shin, S., Sivak, M. Tags: Zika, Chikungunya, West Nile Virus, and Other Viral Infections I Source Type: research

Neurological involvement in Chikangunya Virus infection (S40.007)
Conclusions:Chikangunya fever is frequently associated with neurological symptoms, especially alteration in sensorium, neutrophilia and hyponatremia in more than two-thirds of the patients, sepsis and hepatorenal dysfunction in almost one third of the patients, CSF lymphocytosis with raised proteins and topographically involves temporal and frontal lobes predominantly.Disclosure: Dr. Anand has nothing to disclose. Dr. Kasundra has nothing to disclose. Dr. Prasad has nothing to disclose. Dr. Handa has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - April 17, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Anand, R., Kasundra, G., Prasad, A., Handa, R. Tags: Infectious Disease: The Neurology of Zika, Chikungunya, and Acute Flaccid Myelitis Source Type: research

Zika Virus Emergence and Expansion: Lessons Learned from Dengue and Chikungunya May Not Provide All the Answers.
Abstract Following the emergence of Zika in the past decade, there are lessons to be learned from similar emergence events of dengue (DENV) and chikungunya (CHIKV). Specifically, as Zika emerges in the Americas there is a natural tendency to apply the knowledge base of DENV and CHIKV to mitigation and control of a virus with such a similar transmission system. However, there are marked differences that may preclude such broad stroke application of this knowledge base without making potentially faulty assumptions. Herein, Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission is reviewed, and the commonalities among these three arboviruse...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - February 22, 2016 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Christofferson RC Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research