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Newsletter - Issue 79
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
February 15, 2018

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Hepatitis Delta: The virus of the poor

The Hepatitis D virus acts as a parasite and must link to Hepatitis B virus for the infection to occur

Hepatitis D, also known as Delta, is considered the most severe form of viral hepatitis in humans. Data calls attention by evidencing that great part of the cases are spreading in an endemic area in Brazil's Western Amazon (Acre, Amazonas, Rondonia and Roraima)...

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Unfortunately, interest in diseases affecting neglected populations is low and there is little funding for the diseases that strike them.

The quest for new drugs for forgotten populations is a priority, says Jadel Kratz

Despite the efforts of the past years, and investments in research and development (R&D) for new drugs for neglected diseases, pharmacological treatment for these diseases is still limited to a few options. The available drugs have significant limitations (associated with the properties of their active ingredients), such as toxicity, low tolerability and effectiveness, parenteral administration, long duration treatment, and high cost. Thus the quest for new effective...

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The extraordinary contributions by Dr. Ruth, the first scientist to be granted the Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal, changed forever researches on malaria vaccines

Responsible for novel malaria discovery is granted the Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal

Along her career, Dr. Ruth Nussenzweig broke taboos and collected numerous awards. Recently she was granted with the "Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal" honor recently created by the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH). Dr. Clara Southmayd Ludlow was the first woman known to publish extensively on the taxonomy of mosquitoes and their occurrence in relation to the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases...

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Study with Brazilian researcher brings future vaccine against malaria vivax to light

In the future PvRBP2b should be seen as an important candidate for the development of vaccines against malaria vivax

Marcelo Urbano Ferreira, one of Brazil's leading malaria experts, is one of the researchers involved in the study recently published...

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The Aedes is still beating humans and this must be changed

We insist the best way to control Aedes is still the use of transgenic mosquitos, as we said above We cannot understand the difficulty in the implementation, which lead the company producing them to withdrawal doing this in Brazil

The Aedes is a very competent mosquito to transmit viral diseases to humans. The list of diseases transmitted is long: dengue, Chikungunya, Mayaro, Zika and yellow fever.

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

Mosquitoes remember human smells, Virginia Tech researchers find

Bacteria block transmission of Zika and Dengue viruses

Study links gut-homing protein levels with HIV infection risk, disease progression

Drug against hepatitis C is also efficient against Zika, says study

Brazil is the country with most open access scientific publications

New vaccine against yellow fever is under tests at Fiocruz

Countering HIV - Three's the Charm?

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Malaria parasite evolution in a test tube

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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 22 to 24 February 2018


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From 04 to 11 April 2018

XIII Advanced Course on HIV Pathogenesis

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From 02 to 05 Setember 2018

54º MedTrop – Congress Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine

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