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NEWSLETTER - Issue 129 - April 15, 2022

Snakebite envenomation: the deadliest of NTDs

It is estimated that there are about 5.4 million snakebites per year in the world

Dangerous act of hunting and consuming armadillo meat

In Brazil, armadillo hunting is a risk activity for infections, but the danger is also in the handling and consumption of meat

Leprosy: anti-PGL-I serology for Mycobacterium leprae infection and qPCR RLEP to confirm diagnosis

Serological tests may act as assistants in the surveillance of contacts and/or population at risk

Schistosomiasis vaccine developed in Brazil is hope against the disease

At the first moment, the vaccine focuses on reducing the re-infection of schistosomiasis

Case Report

Diarrhea in a patient living with HIV

Intestinal spirochetosis is a rare disease, but it can be diagnosed if the doctor is aware of this diagnosis and warns the pathologist about this possibility

good science

Discovering disease-causing pathogens in resource-scarce Southeast Asia using a global metagenomic pathogen monitoring system

Strain and rupture of HIV-1 capsids during uncoating

Effectiveness of the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine in health-care workers in South Africa (the Sisonke study): results from a single-arm, open-label, phase 3B, implementation study

The Lancet Nigeria Commission: investing in health and the future of the nation

Population health outcomes in Nigeria compared with other west African countries, 1998-2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study

Modeling food fortification contributions to micronutrient requirements in Malawi using Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys


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