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How do variations in definitions of “Migrant” and their application influence the access of migrants to health care services?

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Variations in definitions used for “migrant” and for different groups of migrants in different areas can affect health system policies and migrant access to health care.
This systematic review explored this issue using evidence from academic peer-reviewed and grey literature in 169 …

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Interim guidance for prevention of sexual transmission of Zika Virus – United States, 2016 update

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The CDC interim guidance concerns the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus. Zika can be sexually transmitted from a man to his sexual partner, and it is of particular concern during pregnancy. The guidance applies to men who have travelled …

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Zika virus: Epidemiology, current phobia and preparedness for upcoming mass gatherings, with examples from World Olympics and Pilgrimage

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The review describes Zika virus epidemiology, current phobia, and the required preparedness for its prevention during the upcoming Mass Gathering (MG) events.
Zika virus, is thought to cause microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. It is mainly transmitted through bite of Aedes mosquitoes, although, sexual, …

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Zika virus – a review for clinicians

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The review aims to summarize the current epidemiology and clinical features of Zika virus infection, with a focus on the contentious issue of Zika virus and microcephaly.
Zika virus has proven to be a pathogen with the …

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Zika: the origin and spread of a mosquito-borne virus

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For over 70 years, as Zika virus spread from Africa and Asia to the Americas, it variably affected humans from a mild illness to neurological and congenital abnormalities.
Zika, a flavivirus that is transmitted by Aedes mosquitos was first discovered in 1947 …

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Canadian recommendations on the prevention and treatment of Zika virus: Update

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Zika working group on behalf of the committee to advise on tropical medicine and travel (CATMAT)
The guideline concerns the prevention and treatment of Zika virus infection. It is intended for health care professionals who provide advice to Canadians who may …

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Sex differences in Tuberculosis burden and notifications in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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TB prevalence is significantly higher among men than women in low- and middle-income countries, with strong evidence that men are disadvantaged in seeking and/or accessing TB care in many settings.
Global health initiatives have tended to treat “gender” issues in health …

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Extreme weather events in developing countries and related injuries and mental health disorders – a systematic review

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There is an increased burden of psychological diseases and injury due to extreme weather events. This finding needs to be incorporated into activities of prevention, preparedness and general health care of those developing countries increasingly experiencing extreme weather events.
Due to …

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Dengue viral infections in Pakistan and other Asian countries: a comprehensive review

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Dengue is expanding geographically, especially in developing countries. In Pakistan, the incidence of Dengue has been extraordinary in metropolitan cities over the last couple of years.
Infections due to Dengue virus are widespread throughout the world with a high morbidity and mortality …

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Benefit of insecticide-treated nets, curtains and screening on vector borne diseases, excluding malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis

 
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Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITNs), Insecticide-Treated Curtains (ITCs), and Insecticide-Treated Screening (ITS) have good potential to reduce Vector Borne Diseases (VBDs).
ITNs, ITCs, and ITS are the main preventive measures used for the deadly disease, malaria. The same interventions may have benefit on controlling …

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