Tag archive for Infections and infectious diseases

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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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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Prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus

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Prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus: World Health Organization. Interim guidance update 6 September 2016 WHO/ZIKV/MOC/16.1 Rev.3
This document is an update of guidance published on 7 June 2016 to provide advice on the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus …

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Protecting the health and safety of workers in emergency vector control of Aedes mosquitoes. Interim guidance for vector control and health workers

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Protecting the health and safety of workers in emergency vector control of Aedes mosquitoes. Interim guidance for vector control and health workers. World Health Organization Interim Guidance 2016
This guidance concerns space spraying of insecticides, larvicide application and indoor residual spraying for the emergency …

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Infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission

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Infant feeding in areas of Zika virus transmission. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016
This guidance concerns breastfeeding practices in areas of Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission. It is intended to guide governments, ministries of health, policy-makers and health-care workers, in the development of local …

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Times to key events in the course of Zika infection and their implications for surveillance

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Surveillance can do little to reduce the risk of Zika contaminated blood donations. High incidence areas may consider PCR testing for donated blood to ensure safety for use in pregnant women.
Research to determine the time it takes for Zika Virus to …

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Animals in the Zika virus life cycle: What to expect from megadiverse Latin American countries

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Future laboratory, field, and eco-epidemiological research should focus on wildlife hosts to elucidate their role in ZIKV epidemiology in the Americas and enhance the epidemic’s control.
The review aimed to describe ZIKV infection in host animals and its relationship to biodiversity, land …

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Public health Interventions for Aedes control in the time of Zika virus – a meta-review on effectiveness of vector control strategies

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The effectiveness of Aedes control measures is mixed. Use of chemical vector control does not have long term impact, and can induce false sense of security which reduces effectiveness of educational interventions.
The rapid transmission of disease via Aedes mosquitos greatly increases …

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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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