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Guidelines for pregnant women during a Zika Virus outbreak

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Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak – CDC Interim Guidance January 2016
This guidance concerns recommendations for pregnant women considering travel to an area with Zika virus transmission and recommendations for screening, testing, and management of pregnant returning travellers. …

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Epidemiological characteristics of dengue disease in Latin America and the Caribbean

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All four dengue serotypes regularly circulate Latin America and the Caribbean, sometimes with hyperendemic pattern, resulting in an increase in numbers of outbreaks and populations affected in recent years, and yet under-reporting continues resulting in under-estimation of the burden of disease.
Existing …

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Advantage of urine based molecular diagnosis of Zika virus

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Urine and serum collection for molecular testing is recommended for the evaluation of patients for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. Urine is a good alternative testing sample when blood collection is problematic.
It is difficult to diagnose ZIKV infection based on clinical signs …

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Birth defects among fetuses and infants of US women with evidence of possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy

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In completed pregnancies with evidence of risk of Zika infection 6% had Zika-related birth defects, compared with women with first-trimester evidence of Zika-infection where 11% had Zika-associated birth defects – evidence for early screening for virus exposure.
Establishing the magnitude of the …

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Transmission of Zika virus through breast milk and other breastfeeding-related bodily-fluids

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ZIKV was detected in the breast milk of all three  ZIKV infected mothers, however the data was insufficient to conclude ZIKV transmission via breastfeeding.
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection was considered a mild fever illness until recently when an outbreak in South America revealed that the virus …

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Blog – Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and evidence: A worrying trend

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Author: Jeroen Jansen, Evidence Aid Director (August 2015 – February 2018)

In the coming weeks, many will look back on the recent 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (2017GP) in Cancun, Mexico, and reflect on its potential contribution to the implementation of the Sendai Framework …

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Blog – Ethics and Evidence – a year on

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Response to Ethics and evidence, by Donal O’Mathuna and Ethics and Evidence – Reply from Hugo Slim
Both Donal and Hugo agree there are at least three interesting ways in which evidence and ethics are linked. The first has to do with interventions designed to change …

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Transferts en espèces sans condition pour faire face aux catastrophes humanitaires-impacts sur l’utilisation des services de santé et les résultats en matière de soins dans les pays à revenus faible ou intermédiaire

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Il est nécessaire d’avoir des données plus probantes pour parvenir à des conclusions claires concernant l’efficacité des transferts monétaires sans condition aux fins d’améliorer l’utilisation des services de santé et les résultats en matière de soins lors de situations de catastrophe …

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Approches fondées sur la trésorerie dans les situations d’urgences humanitaires

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Les programmes de transferts monétaires et de bons d’alimentation, lorsque qu’ils sont conçus et gérés de manière appropriée peuvent être des méthodes efficaces et rapides pour répondre aux besoins des populations touchées par la crise dans des  contextes variés. Les retombées …

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La lidocaïne administrée par voie intraveineuse pour le traitement des brûlures antérieures ou subies lors d’interventions

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Étant donné que les données probantes cliniques actuelles reposent sur un seul essai contrôlé randomisé, ainsi que sur des séries de cas et des rapports, la lidocaïne administrée par voie intraveineuse doit être considérée comme un agent pharmacologique sous investigation pour …

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