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Newsletter - Issue 21
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
April 15, 2013

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Countdown to the first World Congress on Leishmaniasis held in Brazil

Dr. Sinval believes this will be the biggest congress yet and will have the most exciting program, a milestone in the debate over the control of this important endemic in Brazil and around the world

Chosen because it is the leading country in Leishmaniasis research, Brazil also has "a significant number of researchers and research groups, and the highest incidence of the disease in the Americas", notes Dr. Sinval Pinto Brandão Filho, president of the Organizing Committee of Worldleish 5 – Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis.

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The government should invest more in public health, promote a more accurate diagnosis for dogs and ensure appropriate training for health workers

Brazil still bets on euthanasia to combat canine Visceral Leishmaniasis

Euthanasia is recommended as a method to control Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) and should be used along with the other actions recommended by the Ministry of Health (MoH), assures Dr. Renato Vieira Alves, manager of the Technical Unit of Surveillance of Vector Transmission Diseases of the Secretariat of Health Surveillance (SVS/MS).

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One must not forget that VL is a disease of poverty, affecting mostly people excluded from the production process and those neglected by the government and by society itself

Leishmaniasis is a public health problem in the major tropical centers

Also known as kala azar, visceral leishmaniasis (VL), which was previously limited to rural areas and the Northeast, currently affects five Brazilian regions. In recent years the disease has expanded to the Midwest, North and South; by the end of the 1990s, 90% of the occurrences were concentrated in the Northeast...

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Leishmania/HIV: unexpected interaction between two tropical evils

Brazil has emerged as the country that requires most attention due to the large number of cases of both infections

Considered to be an emerging disease with high-severity in various regions of the world, Leishmania/HIV coinfection, the association of infections caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the protozoan Leishmania sp., has increased in terms of the number of cases since the beginning of the 90s.

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Vaccine against various types of Leishmaniasis is still a long way off

Brazil is the only country that practises euthanasia of seropositive dogs as a control measure for VL and despite this practice, the number of human and canine cases have increased alarmingly

Tropical infectious diseases are responsible for a huge number of deaths worldwide and their control has been hampered by the emergence of resistant strains, as in the case of leishmaniasis. Therefore, prevention through vaccination is currently the best alternative to combat them. However, Dr. Alexandre Reis, Clinical Professor of Parasitology...

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

Images in clinical medicine. Strongyloides stercoralis embryonated ova in the lung

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Four-year efficacy of RTS,S/AS01E and its interaction with malaria exposure

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HIV/AIDS. Subset of CD4 cells may hold key to reaching HIV cure

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HIV/AIDS. Early treatment may have cured infant of HIV infection

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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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28-29 May 2013

Conference "Advances in Plasmodium vivax Malaria Research" - Barcelona, Spain

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07-10 agosto 2013

XLIX Congresso da SBMT - Centro de Convenções Arquiteto Rubens Gil Camilo – Campo Grande/MS

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10 a 13 de set. de 2013

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

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