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Un juego de competencias y marco educativo basado en el consenso para el adiestramiento del personal relacionado con la medicina dedicada a desastres y la preparación de la salud pública

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Dado que se ha dedicado poco esfuerzo a la integración de las competencias en las especialidades relacionadas con la salud, este grupo de expertos desarrolló un juego de competencias y marco educativo de consenso a partir del cual los educadores podrían …

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Principales competencias para el manejo de desastres y la ayuda humanitaria: una revisión sistemática

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El desarrollo y la validación de un marco de competencias comunes para los profesionales involucrados en la respuesta ante las crisis representan un paso decisivo para la profesionalización.
Esta revisión muestra los resultados de la evaluación sistemática de 38 estudios analizados por expertos …

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Zika resources

Zika

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First published 30 September 2016; Last updated 4 June 2019
A new page in the history of Public Health in the 21st century was turned when the world realised, during one of the new outbreaks of ZIKA virus, that infection in a …

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Epidemiology of Zika virus, 1947–2007

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The evidence supports the belief that Zika virus circulated in Africa and Asia for decades, and was only recently introduced to the Americas.
Since 1947, Zika virus has been identified sporadically in humans in Africa and Asia, however, clinically consequential Zika virus …

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Arboviral and other illnesses in travellers returning from Brazil, June 2013 to May 2016: implications for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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During the 2013–15 Brazilian winter months (August and September) there were no cases of Zika virus infection or chikungunya and 3 cases of dengue fever documented in travellers. During October-July 2013 -15 there were 14 cases of Zika, 15 of chikungunya …

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Transmission of Zika virus through breast milk and other breastfeeding-related bodily-fluids: a systematic review

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There was insufficient evidence to determine whether Zika virus could be transmitted via breastfeeding.
ZIKV transmission occurs primarily via the bite of mosquitoes, however perinatal, transfusion, and sexual transmission have also been reported. With the recent increases of ZIKV cases in Central …

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Accuracy of ultrasound scanning relative to reference tests for prenatal diagnosis of microcephaly in the context of Zika virus infection: a systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy

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Evidence suggests that prenatal ultrasound appears more accurate in detecting the absence of microcephaly than its presence.
In 2015, a 20-fold increase in neonatal microcephaly was observed in association with Zika virus infection in pregnant women in Latin America. There is no …

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Zika virus infection in pregnancy: a systematic review of disease course and complications

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Evidence shows that maternal Zika virus infection tended to have more adverse effects on the fetus and the infant than on the mother.
A 20-fold increase in the incidence of microcephaly relative to previous years was reported with the onset of …

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State of knowledge on Zika virus for an adequate laboratory response

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The evidence provides essential Zika virus knowledge to the world laboratory community and identifies knowledge gaps.
The current epidemic of Zika virus has resulted in a large increase in diagnostic requests in the Americas and elsewhere when travelers return from affected areas. …

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Is Dengue vector control deficient in effectiveness or evidence?: Systematic review and meta-analysis

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There is currently scarce reliable evidence on the effectiveness of any Dengue vector control strategy.
Dengue is the most widespread mosquito-borne arboviral disease and vector control methods are the main approach to prevent it. This study reviewed the evidence for effectiveness …

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