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Newsletter - Issue 18
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
January 15, 2013

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Alarming rates of urban violence in Brazil

Data show that 37,000 teenagers will be killed in Brazil by 2016. The main victims are young black males, most of whom will be killed by firearms

Data compiled by the Adolescent Homicide Index in (IHA) www.unicef.org.br and recently released by the Human Rights Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic (SDH/PR), United Nations Fund for Children (Unicef), Observatory of Favelas and Laboratory Analysis of Violence, at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (LAV-Uerj), indicate that about 37,000 teenagers will have died in Brazil by 2016.

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Health officials estimate that in Africa a child dies every 45 seconds due to malaria

Africa is
investing in different methods to eliminate malaria

Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death, followed by tuberculosis, HIV and diarrheal diseases. "This is the current situation in Angola", says Dr. Filomeno Fortes, director of the Program to Combat Malaria and coordinator of endemic diseases in the country.

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Clustering within households and a lack of basic hygiene are a reality in large tropical cities

Diseases may emerge and cause worldwide

"The next pandemic to confront us will probably come from wildlife". This statement was made by the American scientific writer David Quammen, in the book Spillover: animal infections and the next human pandemic. In an interview with the magazine Epoca...

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Brazil discusses the incorporation of new technology for the diagnosis of tuberculosis

The advantage of GeneXpert is its rapid production of test results: 2 hours, compared to the 30 to 60 days required for solid culture and 10 to 20 days for liquid culture

The incorporation of GeneXpert technology, which diagnoses tuberculosis, has been a frequent topic of discussion among several scientific societies and also by the Ministry of Health's support committee for the National Tuberculosis Program (CTA-TB). The main difference between GeneXpert...

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Interference in the environment will cause new diseases, says expert

The number of emerging diseases quadrupled during the last half century, largely due to human advancement into wild areas, especially in tropical regions

Diseases have always departed from the forests and fauna and arrived in human populations: the plague and malaria are two examples. This observation was made by Jim Robbins, in the New York Times and Folha de São Paulo

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The section MedTrop World is a new format. In order to facilitate reading and improve our publication, we only highlight some stories in the newsletter and a link that refers to a specially created page on the website of SBMT. In it, readers have access to all of the selected news links for the month.


Noise and slums are in the crosshairs of the House in 2013

Luiz Loures, the Brazilian nominated for executive director of UNAIDS, believes Brazil could be the first country to defeat AIDS

Science and Medicine stopped in time for 1 billion people

Elixirs Made To Fight Malaria Still Shine On The Modern Bar

Obama outlines effort to stem gun violence 'epidemic'

How The U.S. Stopped Malaria, One Cartoon At A Time

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Below is a selection of for this month of january of publications related to Tropical Medicine from important international journals.

Neutrophil count in African mothers and newborns and HIV transmission risk

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A phase 3 trial of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in African infants

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Platelet factor 4 and Duffy antigen required for platelet killing of Plasmodium falciparum

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Immunology. Platelets kill the parasite within

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Polarization of host immune responses by helminth-expressed glycans

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24 March 2013

Third Global Forum on TB Vaccines, Cape Town, South Africa

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13 a 17 de Maio de 2013

Worldleish 5 – V Congresso Mundial de Leishmaniose, Porto de Galinhas/PE

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19-23 May 2013

13th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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10 de setembro de 2013

8th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and Internacional Health, Copenhagen

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10 de setembro de 2013

5th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology, Copenhagen

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