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Travel-associated Zika Virus Disease acquired in the Americas through February 2016: A geosentinel analysis

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Surveillance data helps to identify the clinical manifestations and adverse outcomes of Zika virus disease among travellers and demonstrates a need for global standardization of diagnostic testing; in particular travel advisories and prevention measures …

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Microcephaly and Zika Virus: clinical features and associations

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The current evidence strongly supports the association between microcephaly and Zika infection. All preventive measures must be stimulated.
The increase in microcephaly cases in Northeast Brazil (Oct-Nov 2015) coincided with the emergence of Zika virus in the country (May 2015). The review …

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Agua para la limpieza de heridas

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No hay pruebas de que el uso de agua potable del grifo para limpiar las heridas graves en adultos aumente la infección, y hay ciertas pruebas de que reduce la infección. Sin embargo, no hay pruebas sólidas de que limpiar las …

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Antibióticos para tratar las infecciones intestinales causadas por la Salmonella

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No existen evidencias sobre los beneficios clínicos de los tratamientos con antibióticos en niños y adultos con buena salud afectados por una Salmonella con diarrea leve. Los antibióticos parecen aumentar los efectos adversos y también tienden a prolongar la detección de …

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A literature review of Zika Virus

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Findings reveal that further investigation is needed on the following areas: virus´ vectors and reservoirs, pathogenesis, genetic diversity and potential synergistic effects of co infection with other circulating viruses.
Zika virus is a flavivirus that was initially identified in Aedes africanus …

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Do mosquito coils prevent malaria

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There is no evidence that burning insecticide containing mosquito coils prevent malaria acquisition.
Malaria infects around 5% of world population and causes approximately 1 million deaths each year. Official guidelines often recommend burning mosquito coils as an effective means to prevent disease. …

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Zika Virus Disease Epidemics

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Zika virus infection has probably been underdiagnosed and underreported in disease-endemic settings.
Zika is a mosquito-borne viral disease clinically similar to dengue and other tropical infectious diseases. The study aims to review the epidemiology of Zika virus infection and to describe the …

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Update: Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus – United States, July 2016

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Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC)
The CDC interim guidance for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus, updated in July 2016, applies to all men and women who have travelled to or reside in areas with active Zika …

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El uso de las redes sociales como un medio factible para la vigilancia de enfermedades y gestión de brotes

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En esta evaluación se enfatiza la falta de documentación sobre el uso de las redes sociales para la vigilancia de enfermedades y gestión de brotes. Esto con el objetivo de brindar apoyo y mejorar la salud pública y enfocarse en grupos …

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Las intervenciones para el impétigo

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Existen pruebas fehacientes que demuestran que los tratamientos con mupirocina tópica y ácido fusídico tópico son tanto o más eficaces que el tratamiento oral. No puede precisarse si los antibióticos orales son superiores a los tópicos en este grupo debido a …

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