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Training: An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector (London, UK)

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Title: An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector
Date: 7 November 2017
Location: Central London, UK
Cost: £225/person to include all course materials, lunch and refreshments
Course Outline: Building on his successful and popular courses on systematic reviews in a wide variety of settings, Professor Mike Clarke will run this …

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Zika virus infection and pregnancy

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The Guidelines Project, Brazilian Medical Association 2016
This guideline is intended for physicians, nurses, public health officials and patients at risk of Zika virus infection, with the purpose of assessing the effects on the period of pregnancy and postpartum. The content includes …

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Interim guidance for the evaluation and management of infants with possible congenital Zika Virus Infection

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Update: Interim Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection — United States, August 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2016
This guidance aims to assist US health care providers in the evaluation and management of …

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Zika Virus Infection as a cause of congenital brain abnormalities and Guillain–Barre Syndrome

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Zika virus is a cause of congenital brain abnormalities, and is a trigger for Guillan-Barre syndrome
Unexplained clusters of rare but serious conditions require urgent assessment of causality. As of October 2016, 67 countries reported local transmission of zika virus, of …

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Senior Fundraising Manager

Evidence Aid seeks Senior Fundraising Manager
£34,000 to £40,000 pro-rata (0.5 FTE)
Location: Flexible, including working from home
About Evidence Aid: Evidence Aid was established following the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004 to improve the impact of humanitarian aid by championing an evidence-based approach to …

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Interim guidance for interpretation of Zika Virus antibody test results

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Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance 2016
This guidance concerns the use of Zika virus diagnostic tests using antibodies. Suspected Zika virus disease infection is confirmed with a positive real-time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR), but a negative result …

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Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound scanning for prenatal microcephaly in the context of Zika Virus infection

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Ultrasound diagnostic accuracy of head circumference and occipitofrontal diameter parameters were better at ruling in foetal microcephaly with high diagnostic odds ratio, sensitivity, specificity and positive likelihood ratio.
An accurate prenatal diagnosis of microcephaly is critical for foetal prognosis and decision-making by …

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Zika Virus and Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Is there sufficient evidence for causality

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The link between Zika-related weakness and Guillain–Barre syndrome is unproven.
Worldwide concern over Zika virus causing Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS) soared after recent reports that Zika-related weakness was due to GBS. In April 2016 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported more than 600 …

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Laboratory testing for Zika virus infection

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WHO Interim Guidance 2016 WHO/ZIKV/LAB/16.1.
This interim guidance is for use by staff of laboratories testing for Zika virus infection and for clinical practitioners and public health professionals providing clinical management or surveillance. The guidance is for the current testing strategies of …

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Interim guidance for preconception counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika Virus for persons with possible Zika Virus exposure

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Update: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counselling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Persons with Possible Zika Virus Exposure
CDC Interim Guidance October 2016
This guidance is intended for persons with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive and …

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