PHFI to Provide Research Grants for Zoonoses-Related Research
Infectious Diseases / Medcetera

PHFI to Provide Research Grants for Zoonoses-Related Research

I have recently started working for the Roadmap to Control Zoonoses in India Initiative at the Public Health Foundation of India. As a part of the research capacity building aspect of the project I am currently working on, there is a push to develop intersectoral, multidisciplinary research skills in young researchers. India is emerging as … Continue reading

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Anthelminthic Drug Donation in the Epoch of Drug Resistance
Infectious Diseases

Anthelminthic Drug Donation in the Epoch of Drug Resistance

The Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance has published an interesting review article discussing the impact of scale up of drug donations to control neglected helminthiasis in the developing countries through aid-assisted preventive chemotherapy of vulnerable populations. The highlights of the article include: Scale-up in drug donations for control of Neglected Tropical Diseases subject to Preventive … Continue reading

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Another CCHF Death in Kutch, Gujarat

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever caused by tick borne virus, Nairovirus, belonging to the family Bunyaviridae, has been established as an endemic disease in parts of Gujarat, with sporadic deaths being reported from it every year. The disease is spread by ticks like Hyalomma spp and although it can be treated … Continue reading

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Tularemia Erupts in Wyoming

Tularemia, a disease caused in animals and human beings by the bacteria, Francisella tularensis, can be acquired by man in many ways. The CDC outlines the following routes of transmission of tularemia to man: Tick and deer fly bites Skin contact with infected animals Ingestion of contaminated water Laboratory exposure Inhalation of contaminated dusts or … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Man Dies of Anthrax: Large Scale Disinfection Follows

According to the news report of Focus-Fen, a man died of Anthrax in a Bulgarian village called Mlada Gvardiya in the coastal district of Varna, sparking off a large scale disinfection. The man gave a history of butchering his cow, which is also suspected to have died of anthrax. Then he allegedly passed meat to … Continue reading

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Louisiana Reports First West Nile Cases in 2015

Louisiana has confirmed the first cases of West Nile Virus this year. Out of the three confirmed cases, two were of the neuroinvasive type, which is the more severe manifestation of the disease. WNV is one of the four common causes of viral encephalitis in Louisiana, the others being Saint Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, … Continue reading

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