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Newsletter - Issue 77
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
December 15, 2017

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Visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil: where are we going?

The goal to eliminate VL along with the public health problem in Brazil is audacious, but should not be considered impossible

Researcher Guilherme Werneck, PhD in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Parasitic Diseases (Leishmaniasis), has developed during his career activities in the field of Collective...

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Our collaborative project Believe aims to explore ways to cure HIV infection using strategies that use cell re-education to act specifically against the vírus

HIV: Use of neutralizing antibodies calls attention of scientific community, says Esper Georges Kallás

Since the beginning of the Aids epidemic, 36 years ago, scientists have accomplished great advances treating the diseases There is great hope of developing an effective cure able to be applied in large scale. Moreover, the perspective of science developing a way to eliminate the HIV seems to be closer. To infectious diseases expert...

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The researcher studies Leishmania since 1965, when he moved to Brazil and has given contributions to the scientific community and the society

Professor Jeffrey Shaw receives international recognition

Professor Jeffrey Jon Shaw, renowned Tropical Medicine researcher, was granted with the International Honorary Member title by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The honor was giver during the opening ceremony of the 66th Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, Maryland. The title makes the researcher a permanent member of the institution. According to him, as any other international recognition, the Honorary International...

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Malaria: Battle against the disease has lost strength, alerts UnB professor Pedro Tauil

In the past years, until 2016, the incidence, hospitalization and deaths by malaria in Brazil were systematically dropping every year, what could have led to a priority reduction in the disease’s control policy in 2017

The progress in world fight against malaria has stopped. This is the result of a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO). Although global data about 2017 are still unavailable, the “2017 malaria report” gives a wide picture on the progress fighting the disease.

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DNDi engages in research and development for neglected diseases, says Joel Keravec

Our work consists in developing new drugs or new formulations of existing drugs for people living with neglected diseases

Neglected diseases are a group of endemic tropical diseases, affecting mostly poor populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Together, they kill almost 1 million people every annually. Prevention measures and treatment for some of these...

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

Dengue vaccine found to worsen disease symptoms

Birth control for parasites: Researchers reveal new vaccine target for malaria

Rats join mosquitoes as targets for 'gene drive' pest control

Innovative drug for hepatitis C is approved by Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency

One person is infected by the HIV every 17 seconds in the world

Ceará has the second largest dengue incidence in the Country, says Health Ministry

HIV Infection Manifesting as Proximal White Onychomycosis

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Rheumatic Heart Disease - An Iceberg in Tropical Waters

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Carlos Henrique Nery Costa

Assignment editors:
Alberto Novaes
André Siqueira
Carlos Henrique Nery Costa
Guilherme Werneck
Mitermayer Galvão dos Reis

Denise de Quadros
MTb 8458 DRT/RS

Pedro Costa

Graphics and diagramation:
Leandro Matos

From 03 to 19 january 2018

2018 Public Health Collaborative Course in Brazil

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From o2 to 09 February 2018

VI Curso de Verão em Biologia Molecular e Genômica

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From 02 to 05 Setember 2018

54º MedTrop – Congress Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine

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