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. 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. 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”. Many of these diseases are vector transmitted or are zoonoses (diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans) and emergent frontiers of some of them were explored during the meeting; chaired by International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases Director, Marianne Comparet. The first session opened with an account by David Molyneux of the final challenges facing the Guinea Worm Eradication programme. The selection pressures imposed on a parasite by mass drug administration and environmental changes may also be responsible for the appearance of novel hybrid schistosomes in hot spots for schistosomiasis. The theme of zoonoses was continued across several of the presentations. DEFRA 11/03/15 United Kingdom contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals (màj)
The plan outlines the way the 4 administrations of the UK work together to provide a rapid and effective response to exotic notifiable animal diseases.
The plan describes the roles, responsibilities, structures and communications that will be used to co-ordinate the disease outbreak response. The UK plan complements and should be read in conjunction with the individual plans that are produced by each administration in the UK. These provide additional detail on the country specific response arrangements and structures.
PLOS 26/02/15 The Gulf of Mexico: A “Hot Zone” for Neglected Tropical Diseases? 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 Number of people infectedSeverity of the illnessesAbility to prevent and treat them These infections are considered neglected because relatively little attention has been devoted to their surveillance, prevention, and/or treatment. 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. ADVANZ - Advocacy for neglected zoonotic diseases. INFECTION ECOLOGY & EPIDEMIOLOGY - 2012 - Threats from emerging and re-emerging neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) Tim K.
Mackey, MAS1,2* and Bryan A. Liang, MD, PhD, JD1,3,4 1Institute of Health Law Studies, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, USA; 2Joint Doctoral Program on Global Health, University of California San Diego–San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA; 3San Diego Center for Patient Safety, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA; 4Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California, USA Abstract Background: Neglected tropical diseases impact over 1 billion of the world's poorest populations and require special attention. Methods: We reviewed the 17 NTDs classified by the WHO to determine if those NTDs were also categorized by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (‘‘EReNTDs’’).
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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. Electronic Data Capture Tools for Global Health Programs: Evolution of LINKS, an Android-, Web-Based System The rapid expansion of mobile networks globally, coupled with the decreasing cost of mobile equipment, is allowing global health programs increasingly to utilize mobile- and cloud-based technology in their efforts to target important challenges to public health.
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 Individual diseases in Great Britain 1938–2007 Figure 2. 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. BBSRC - 2014 - Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) Reducing the risk to livestock and people Research Programme 2014.