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Newsletter - Issue 14
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
September 14, 2012

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SBMT promotes the International Congress on Tropical Medicine and Malaria in Brazil

This will be the largest Tropical Medicine congress that has ever taken place in Brazil. Profound and decisive approaches will be taken on health and the integration of the tropics, with debated by scientists dedicated to the theme

Progress and challenges for malaria control and health problems such as Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and dengue fever, as well as various bacterial, viral and fungal infections will be on the agenda, during the roundtables and conferences of the XVIII International Congress of Tropical Medicine and Malaria. The event, which takes place on September 23-27, in Rio de Janeiro, promoted by the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine (SBMT) in partnership with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), is an opportunity to exchange experiences.

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Researchers have been warning for years that parasites resistant to even the most modern medicines - artemisinin-based ones - are emerging along the Thailand-Cambodia border

against malaria should only be consumed after quality control

Counterfeit and low quality malaria drugs are a growing threat in fighting the disease. The information was published in the New York Times . The problem, according to Dr. Pedro Tauil, physician, epidemiologist and Tropical Medicine doctor, is that counterfeiting encourages parasite resistance to drugs, making...

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This year the occurrence of Nile fever has had a different aspect and the combination of several factors has promoted the transmission: high temperatures and rainfall create better conditions for vectors to adapt

Nile Fever:
Brazil has no indication of the virus that is causing the epidemic in the U.S.

A total of 1,590 cases of West Nile virus (WNV), including 66 deaths, have been reported this year in the United States. This is the largest number of human casualties reported since 1999, the year in which the mosquito-borne disease was detected in the country, according to information released by Reuters news agency.

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Dengue vaccines should be available on the market in 2015

The vaccine, developed in partnership with the US National Health Institutes, has been tested in the North American continent and is safe. Butatan forecasts the beginning of the first phase of testing in 2012

Over the past 50 years, the number of dengue cases in the world has multiplied. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 200 million new cases per year. To try to reverse the situation, several groups of scientists around the world devote time, money and effort into producing a vaccine: an immunobiological substance able to fight all four serotypes at one time.

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An initiative that serves as an example for other Brazilian states and even countries

The space, which provides differentiated service to patients with zoonosis, arose from the specific demand of patients who had difficulties in being treated in general medicine outpatient clinics - infectious diseases, dermatology, among others

"In Brazil there is no other outpatient clinic for zoonosis. We do not know of any other initiative like this in the world." This statement by Dr. Marcos Vinicius da Silva, director of the Scientific Division of the Emílio Ribas Institute of Infectious...

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Motorcycles Industry charges government incentive

Disease in Crato town killed 1,100 people

Brazil multiplies by 75 its donations of food to countries with famine

Angola starts pre-elimination process of malaria in 2015

Genetic research reveals barriers to combat malaria

Research relates parasite to suicide attempts

Allergies may have arisen to protect against toxins

Low income and high population density are risk factors for tuberculosis

Nobel defends fee to tackle AIDS

Cameroon: Success in the struggle against vertical transmission of AIDS

International AIDS Conference: contradictions between discourse and action. Alessandra Nilo is a journalist and coordinator of the NGO Strategic Policies Ge

In Swaziland, the country most affected by AIDS in the world, grandparents grow marijuana to raise grandchildren

People with natural immunity to rabies identified in Peru

Collar with insecticide to prevent leishmaniasis is tested in Teresina

City of Congo witnessing early stage of the Ebola epidemic

Warrior or Victim? How Shall We Live in the Face of the Continuing AIDS Plague?

WHO: Democratic Republic of Congo reports Ebola outbreak

New book on malaria tells story of Plasmodium falciparum Genome Project

Estudio detecta la presencia de mosquitos tropicales en Polonia

Are humans to blame for the world's most significant global pandemics?

West Sussex charity to map blindness disease

Health and Science - NOTEBOOK: Ross discovers malaria cells in a mosquito's stomach

From Bill Gates, a toilet challenge spills forth

Why you should want a vampire bat bite

Bird Flu Jumps to Seals, Humans Could Be Next

Depression could be Third World disease

No Teen Oral Sex "Epidemic" Says New CDC Study

Suicide 'epidemic' in Army: July was worst month, Pentagon says

Dengue panic sweeps but Kolkata Municipal Corporation sleeps

Prevalence and under-detection of gambiense human African trypanosomiasis during mass screening sessions in Uganda and Sudan

Century-old tuberculosis vaccine may reverse diabetes

West Nile: Dallas Uses Aerial Spraying for the First Time in More than 45 Years

Antisense approach promising for treatment of parasitic infections

77% de menores de 5 años sufren de anemia en Puno

50% de menores de tres años presenta anemia nutricional

19 to 21

RSTMH 2012 biennial meeting -'Discovery and Delivery of New Paradigms in Global Health' - Warwick, UK

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23 to 27

44th Annual Conference of the Society for Vector Ecology
Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in St. Augustine, Florida

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23 to 27

XVIII Internacional Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria - Rio de Janeiro/RJ

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23 to 27

XLVIII Congress of the Brazilian Society for Tropical Medicine
Rio de Janeiro/RJ

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23 to 27

VIII Congress of Biosafety
Salvador, Bahia

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