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NEWSLETTER - Issue 124 - November 15, 2021

New Discovery Opens Path for Schistosomiasis Vaccine

In animal tests, antibodies generated in the first infection recognize the parasite causing the disease faster and accelerate cure in cases of reinfection

Tuberculosis deaths rise for the first time in more than a decade, reveals a global report

Increase in deaths was due to the interruption of access to services to tackle tuberculosis and the reduction of resources

MEDTROP Play 2021 ends with more than 3,250 participants

The event, which registered a record number of subscribers, was the first digital congress of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine


Dr. Julio Croda is elected president of the BSTM

New president will lead the Society in the 2021-2023 biennium

Case Report

Dramatic secukinumab-mediated improvements in refractory leprosy-related neuritis via the modulation of T helper 1 (Th1) and T helper 17 (Th17) immune pathways Kurizky PS et al. - Secukinumab in refractory leprosy-related neuritis

In the present report, secukinumab induced a fast and strong reduction in neural inflammation and clinical improvements

Uncoupling vaccination from politics: a call to action

Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune responses


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