PLOS 25/06/15 Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa. Citation: Hotez PJ (2015) Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(6): e0003671. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003671 Editor: Wesley C. Van Voorhis, University of Washington Medical Center, UNITED STATES Published: June 25, 2015 Copyright: © 2015 Peter J. Funding: The author received no specific funding for this work. Competing interests: I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: the author is a patent holder on vaccines against hookworm and schistosomiasis which are currently in clinical trials. While global attention in West Africa is focused on the emergence of Ebola virus infection, new information from the published literature and World Health Organization databases reveals that many other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are far more widespread and also require urgent attention.
Table 1. Doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003671.t001 Malaria remains widespread. References. BMC 11/06/15 Challenges and opportunities associated with neglected tropical disease and water, sanitation and hygiene intersectoral integration programs. All 24 interviews explored possible barriers or challenges to intersectoral collaboration of NTD and WASH programs.
Participants also identified and discussed several needs or ideal conditions for future integration efforts. Both the barriers and the ideal conditions discussed in this section were the most commonly stated themes among interview participants, regardless of sector of work or type of organization. The principal barriers and ideal conditions are characterized below. LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE 01/06/15 The best buy in global public health One of the world's top experts on tropical disease explains why action on poverty-related illnesses is a must – and simpler than we might think. David Molyneux is Director of the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine since 2000.
He is also Executive Secretary of the Executive Group of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Professor Molyneux was Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine from 1991 to 2000, and is currently Professor of Tropical Health Sciences at the University of Liverpool. Some are transmitted by mosquitoes, some are caused by worms and as a diverse group micro-organisms; others by snakebites. They affect the lives and the economic prospects of roughly every fourth person on the planet – usually the poorest. They are neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, a group of 17 different infections many experts consider a far more relevant health problem than, say, H.I.V. or malaria in terms of numbers afflicted.
PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-002248-15 Neglected tropical diseases. PLOS 16/04/15 Neglected Tropical Diseases among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Overview and Update. Abstract The ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) constitute an economic powerhouse, yet these countries also harbor a mostly hidden burden of poverty and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Almost 200 million people live in extreme poverty in ASEAN countries, mostly in the low or lower middle-income countries of Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and Cambodia, and many of them are affected by at least one NTD. However, NTDs are prevalent even among upper middle-income ASEAN countries such as Malaysia and Thailand, especially among the indigenous populations. The three major intestinal helminth infections are the most common NTDs; each helminthiasis is associated with approximately 100 million infections in the region.
In addition, more than 10 million people suffer from either liver or intestinal fluke infections, as well as schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis (LF). Editor: Darren J. Published: April 16, 2015 Introduction. PLOS 31/07/12 Nigeria: “Ground Zero" for the High Prevalence Neglected Tropical Diseases. Citation: Hotez PJ, Asojo OA, Adesina AM (2012) Nigeria: “Ground Zero" for the High Prevalence Neglected Tropical Diseases.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6(7): e1600. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001600 Published: July 31, 2012 Copyright: © Hotez et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: The authors received no funding for this study. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
BLOG BIOMED 30/03/15 News of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Participants at the ISNTD Bites meeting, 2015 What are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)?
Mathew Baylis gives his definition at the annual ISNTD Bites meeting held in London this month. “I see it as meaning a disease that is understudied relative to its impact”. DEFRA 11/03/15 United Kingdom contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals (màj) PLOS 26/02/15 The Gulf of Mexico: A “Hot Zone” for Neglected Tropical Diseases? Citation: Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME, Dumonteil E, Buekens P (2015) The Gulf of Mexico: A “Hot Zone” for Neglected Tropical Diseases?
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(2): e0003481. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003481 Editor: Sima Rafati, Pasteur Institute of Iran, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN Published: February 26, 2015 Copyright: © 2015 Hotez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited Funding: PB is supported by grant number R01AI083563 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. OMS via YOUTUBE – FEV 2015 – Emission vidéo d'1H30 consacrée au même sujet. OMS - FEV 2015 - Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases - Third WHO report on neglected tropical diseases. CDC 10/07/14 Neglected Parasitic Infections (NPIs) in the United States.
Parasitic infections are typically associated with poor and often marginalized communities in low-income countries.
However, these infections are also present in the United States. The neglected parasitic infections (NPIs) are a group of five parasitic diseases that have been targeted by the CDC as priorities for public health action based on the. Strengthening Neglected Tropical Disease Research through Enhancing Research-Site Capacity: An Evaluation of a Novel Web Application to Facilitate Research Collaborations.
Figures Citation: Furtado T, Franzen S, van Loggerenberg F, Carn G, Grahek S, et al. (2014) Strengthening Neglected Tropical Disease Research through Enhancing Research-Site Capacity: An Evaluation of a Novel Web Application to Facilitate Research Collaborations.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(11): e3225. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003225 Editor: Alejandro Javier Krolewiecki, Instituto de Investigaciones en Enfrmedades Tropicales. Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina Published: November 13, 2014 Copyright: © 2014 Furtado et al. Funding: This report is based on research funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Background The increasing number of clinical trials in developing countries brings unique challenges, including highly customised research infrastructure and narrow research focus. Interestingly, sponsors and funders also experience difficulties in locating research sites with which to work.
Methods. ADVANZ - Advocacy for neglected zoonotic diseases. INFECTION ECOLOGY & EPIDEMIOLOGY - 2012 - Threats from emerging and re-emerging neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES - 2012 - Neglected Infectious Diseases: Mechanism of Pathogenesis, Diagnos. Swiss Med Wkly. 2012;142:w13727 Neglected tropical diseases: diagnosis, clinical management, treatment and control.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 February; 6(2): e1475. Neglected Tropical Diseases of the Middle East and North Africa: Review of Their. FDA - AOUT 2011 - DRAFT Guidance for Industry Neglected Tropical Diseases of the Developing World: Developing Drugs for Treatmen. Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex 2011;68(2):86-90 The global burden of neglected tropical diseases. 2010 - CDC’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Program. Louisiana State University - 2011 - Dissertation en ligne : MAPPING AND MODELING OF NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES IN BRAZIL AND BO. A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal. PLOS 31/05/11 Research and Capacity Building for Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Need for a Different Approach.
Abstract Background Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) activity has recently been detected in the Kordufan region of Sudan. Since 2008, several sporadic cases and nosocomial outbreaks associated with high case-fatality have been reported in villages and rural hospitals in the region. Principal Findings In the present study, we describe a cluster of cases occurring in June 2009 in Dunkop village, Abyei District, South Kordufan, Sudan. Conclusions The present investigation illustrates that multiple CCHF virus lineages are circulating in the Kordufan region of Sudan and are associated with recent outbreaks of the disease occurring during 2008–2009.
Author Summary The tick-borne virus which causes the disease Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is known to be widely distributed throughout much of Africa, Southern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southern Russia. Figures Editor: Daniel G. PLOS 26/07/11 The Struggle of Neglected Scientific Groups: Ten Years of NeTropica Efforts to Promote Research in Tropical Diseas.
Figures Citation: Moreno E, Gutiérrez JM, Chaves-Olarte E (2011) The Struggle of Neglected Scientific Groups: Ten Years of NeTropica Efforts to Promote Research in Tropical Diseases in Central America.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(7): e1055. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001055. PLOS 27/07/11 A Review of Exotic Animal Disease in Great Britain and in Scotland Specifically between 1938 and 2007. Results Of the former OIE List A diseases, CSF, FMD, SVD, HPAI (“fowl plague” until 1981 ) and NDV (“fowl pest” until 1962) have all occurred in GB between 1938 and 2007. The remaining OIE List A diseases did not occur: African horse sickness, African swine fever, bluetongue (introduced in 2008), contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, goat and sheep pox, lumpy skin disease, peste des petits ruminants, Rift Valley fever, rinderpest and vesicular stomatitis.
Livestock demographics in Great Britain 1938–2007 The total number of cattle, sheep and pigs farmed in GB almost doubled from 32.7 million in the 1940s to 58.2 million in the 1990s, but then declined following the FMD outbreak in 2001 to 46.5 million (Figure 1, left panels; see Table S1 for all 70-year results). The number of poultry more than doubled from 61.1 million in 1948 to 150.4 million in 2007 (Figure 1, left panels; Table S1). Figure 1. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022066.g001. PLOS 25/10/11 The Neglected Tropical Diseases of India and South Asia: Review of Their Prevalence, Distribution, and Control or. PLOS 13/12/11 Toward an Open-Access Global Database for Mapping, Control, and Surveillance of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Abstract Background After many years of general neglect, interest has grown and efforts came under way for the mapping, control, surveillance, and eventual elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Disease risk estimates are a key feature to target control interventions, and serve as a benchmark for monitoring and evaluation. What is currently missing is a georeferenced global database for NTDs providing open-access to the available survey data that is constantly updated and can be utilized by researchers and disease control managers to support other relevant stakeholders. We describe the steps taken toward the development of such a database that can be employed for spatial disease risk modeling and control of NTDs. Methodology Principal Findings Conclusions An open-access, spatially explicit NTD database offers unique opportunities for disease risk modeling, targeting control interventions, disease monitoring, and surveillance.
Author Summary Figures. BBSRC - 2014 - Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) Reducing the risk to livestock and people Research Programme 2014.