MCQ #1 Answer

Want another shot at the question? Have a go at it here before you check out the answer!   If the baseline district prevalence of TF in 1–9-year-old children is 10% or greater, antibiotic treatment of all residents should be undertaken annually for 3 years. After these three treatments, a repeat district survey should be…

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MCQ#1: Trachoma Control

When is blanket therapy advised for control of trachoma in a district? a. Prevalence of TF in 1-9 year old children >5% b. Prevalence of TF in 1-9 year old children >10% c. Prevalence of TF in 1-5 year old children >10% d. Prevalence of TF in 1-5 year old children >5%

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Box of Pox: The Return of the Smallpox

According to a CDC media release, vials labeled “Variola”, more commonly known as Smallpox, were found in an unused storage room in a laboratory at the NIH, Bethesda, which was used by the Food and Drug Administration. The laboratory had been shifted and these final materials were being transferred to the new facilities when these…

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Patterns of leishmaniasis among Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 2012A,B) Lesions impinging and possibly hindering the function of vital sensory organs, including the nose and eyesC,D) Lesions >5 cm.E,F) Lesions disfiguring the faceG,H) Special forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis; shown here is a patient with spread and satellite lesions on the hand and armI,J) Patient with 15 lesions.

Diseases of Displaced People: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Scabies, polio, tuberculosis, malaria, and a host of other diseases have been blamed on the penurious conditions that refugees are often forced to live in when in transitional shelters or refugee camps. In an “online ahead of print” report published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, which is run by the CDC, another disease has…

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Thoughts on h-index (and Google Scholar Metrics 2014)

The 2014 Google Scholar Metrics have been released a week or so now. The list for the top twenty journals in Health and Medicine are: [drumroll] Now, one thing that needs to be clarified is that the Google Scholar citation index used is the h-index (over a period of 5 years). The interesting thing is…

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