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15 Apr 2009
Conference hears that there is still a lack of understanding of this disfiguring and disabling disease.
Source: Voice of America; IRIN
Health ministers from high-burden countries meet in Beijing to discuss the bottlenecks slowing down progress against multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).
Source: World Health Organization; Associated Press
14 Apr 2009
The oral cholera vaccine (OCV) is claimed to provide 70% protection. But, meanwhile, there are concerns over the emergence of a virulent hybrid strain of the disease.
Source: Times of India
Study finds that an acridone derivative could be the basis of an effective malaria treatment, with the added bonus of restoring and enhancing the effectiveness of older drugs.
Source: Nature; BBC
River blindness transmission has now ceased in what was formerly one of the regions most seriously afflicted by the diseases in the Americas.
Source: Carter Center; PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
8 Apr 2009
The highly effective immune system of the mosquito may hold the key to blocking the transmission of malaria to humans.
7 Apr 2009
Residents of Port-au-Prince have been distributing de-worming tablets to their communities.
Source: International Action
6 Apr 2009
Interested parties have until15th April to share their ideas on innovative sources of funding that will stimulate research and development activities related to the infectious diseases of poverty.
Source: World Health Organization
Cholera has struck the Southern African nation of Mozambique again but its turbulent neighbour cannot take all the blame.
Source: Relief Web
3 Apr 2009
Fluorescent bacteriophage could offer a simpler form of drug susceptibility testing.
Source: PLoS ONE
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