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Community based interventions for the prevention and control of Non-Helmintic NTD

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Findings suggest that a range of CBI including drug administration, health education, cleanliness campaigns, vector control and clean water and sanitation facilities have the potential to prevent and control this set of diseases. However, this would require efforts to overcome the …

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Zika virus infection in pregnancy: a systematic review of disease course and complications

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Further research and comprehensive reporting of maternal ZIKV infection and fetal/neonatal complications can provide more effective and evidence-based strategies, guidelines, recommendations and health policies aimed at the management of maternal ZIKV infection. Nonetheless, adherence to current best practices guidelines for prenatal …

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Zika virus disease: a current review of the literature

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Zika virus predominantly circulates in arboreal mosquitoes and wild primates but rarely causes severe infection in humans. The major complications associated with Zika virus infection include congenital microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Zika virus infection is a pandemic that is spreading throughout different …

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Rapid molecular detection of Zika Virus in acute-phase urine samples using the recombinase polymerase amplification assay

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The development of a recombinase polymerase amplification assay is a promising platform for rapid point of need detection of ZIKV in low resource settings and elsewhere (e.g. during mass gathering).
A rapid point-of-care test is needed to detect zika virus, especially at …

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Dengue in Latin America: systematic review of molecular epidemiological trends

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Dengue has spread significantly in Latin America & the Caribbean, both in geographic and in variety of serotypes.
Dengue disease, caused by mosquito-borne dengue virus is a globally significant public health concern in terms of size of at risk population and …

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The Zika virus and pregnancy: evidence, management, and prevention

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Zika virus infection appears to be a mild disease in the general population but a potential threat to the foetus. Mobilization of governmental and public health resources with the focus on prevention is urgently needed.
A Zika virus epidemic has been declared …

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Sexually acquired Zika virus: a systematic review

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ZIKAV may be a sexually transmitted disease, and can be transmitted from asymptomatic and  female carriers.
There have been Zika virus outbreaks in 69 countries and territories since 2015. Although the WHO has recently downgraded it from a Public Health emergency …

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A bibliometric analysis of global Zika research

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While there has been an explosion in the number of articles on Zika published recently, there is still a relative dearth of articles on this topic, plus an urgent need to translate findings into practice.
Since the first recording of Zika virus …

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Zika virus infection, transmission, associated neurological disorders and birth abnormalities: A review of progress in research, properties and knowledge gaps

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While there has been a lot of research into Zika in recent years, significant gaps in knowledge remain: the associations between Zika and foetal malformations, and Zika and  post-infection autoimmune disorders; there are uncertainties about transmission, and about viral  persistence. There …

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Effect of dengue vector control interventions on entomological parameters in developing countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Dengue vector control is effective in reducing vector populations, particularly when interventions use a tailored community-based, integrated approach and combined with educational programmes.
Dengue is an emerging arboviral disease mainly transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, both mosquito species show breeding …

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