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Association between nutritional status and dengue infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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No consistent results were found for the association between the nutritional status and dengue infection.
The aim of this systematic review was to determine the association of nutritional status with the variety of dengue infection and in dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) …

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Community effectiveness of pyriproxyfen as a dengue vector control method: A systematic review

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Pyriproxyfen is highly effective in killing the larvae of dengue transmitting vectors, however the evidence for the reduction of human disease transmission is weak.
The global burden of dengue has risen massively over the past decades. Pyriproxyfen is a slow-acting larvicide …

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Anti-viral effects of medicinal plants in the management of dengue: a systematic review

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Medicinal plant products could be used for the development of potential anti-dengue virus agents.
Safe, low-cost, and effective drugs that can inhibit dengue infection are needed to try to combat dengue infection worldwide. The aim of the systematic review was to identify …

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Microcephaly prevalence in infants born to Zika virus-infected women: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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The prevalence of microcephaly in babies born to women with Zika virus infection varies from 0% to 11% among all pregnancies.
The natural history of Zika virus infection is not well understood. The prevalence of babies affected by the virus is not …

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Assessing the effects of interventions for Aedes aegypti control: systematic review and meta-analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials

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Community mobilisation programmes are an effective intervention to reduce Aedes aegypti entomological indices.
Aedes aegypti mosquito is the vector for dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika viruses. This aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence of effectiveness of different control, using …

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Demand‐side financing measures to increase maternal health service utilisation and improve health outcomes: a systematic review of evidence from low‐ and middle‐income countries

The original systematic review has been updated and published in the form of two open access papers available here (DSF for maternal and newborn health) and here (The effects of cash transfers and vouchers on the use and quality of maternity care services)
For three modes of demand-side financing …

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Psychological therapies for preventing post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents

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Children and adolescents receiving psychological therapies were less likely to be diagnosed with PTSD and had fewer symptoms of PTSD up to a month after treatment compared with those who received no treatment, treatment as usual or were on a waiting …

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Ethnobotanical knowledge on botanical repellents employed in the African region against mosquito vectors

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Native people from Africa regions know three major methods of using repellent plants: (i) production of repellent smoke from burning plants, (ii) hanging plants inside the house or sprinkling leaves on the floor, (iii) the use of plant oils and juices …

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No calm after the storm: A systematic review of human health following flood and storm disasters

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Health changes differently after floods or storms.
The difference in changes to health over time after flood and after storm disasters has not been well-described. This review found that health changes differently after floods or storms. Increases in poisonings, injuries, and gastrointestinal …

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Consentement du personnel soignant à travailler en cas de sinistre : une analyse intégrative de la littérature

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Il existe de nombreuses lacunes dans les données relatives au consentement  du personnel de soins de santé à travailler pendant une catastrophe, concernant par exemple l’influence de la démographie, des connaissances et de la compétence du personnel.  Cependant, certaines données montrent  …

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