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Rapid molecular diagnostic test for Zika virus with low demands on sample preparation and instrumentation

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The RT-SIBA method is cost-effective and compatible with portable instrumentation, enabling near patient testing and field use.
Diagnosis of Zika virus has so far relied on serological methods which can be time consuming or nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) which require high …

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Comparison of test results for Zika Virus RNA in urine, serum, and saliva specimens from persons with travel-associated Zika Virus Disease

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Results of testing conducted at Florida Department of Health Bureau of Public Health Laboratories suggest that urine might be the preferred specimen type to identify acute Zika virus disease.
Zika virus is excreted in multiple body fluids, including urine and saliva which …

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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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Improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health: A systematic review of potential interventions

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Sexual and reproductive health education, counseling, and contraceptive provision are effective in increasing sexual knowledge, contraceptive use, and decreasing adolescent pregnancy.
Adolescents have special sexual and reproductive health needs (whether or not they are sexually active or married). This review assesses …

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Symptom variation on the trauma symptom checklist for children: a within-scale meta-analytic review

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Assessment tools for post-traumatic stress symptoms designed for children and adolescents were largely unavailable prior to the introduction of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC). The main objective of this within-scale meta-analytic review was to explore the impact of various …

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Instrument-free point-of-care molecular detection of Zika Virus

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An RT-LAMP system is particularly suitable for resource-poor settings, where centralized laboratory facilities, funds, and trained personnel are in short supply, and for use in doctors’ offices, clinics, and at home.
To test molecular diagnostics as an effective means to detect Zika …

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A systematic review of the mental health impacts of sport and physical activity programmes for adolescents in post-conflict settings

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Despite the international furore surrounding the use of sport for assisting conflict-affected populations, there is not yet convincing evidence of its efficacy as a mental health intervention.
Children and adolescents exposed to violent conflict are at high risk of developing mental …

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