NEWSLETTER - Issue 88 - November 15, 2018

Dengue: Study reveals drastic fall in the vaccine's confidence, safety and efficacy

Fast dissemination of misinformation is undermining the confidence in vaccines crucial to public health, warns Dr. Heidi Larson

One out of every nine people on Earth starved in 2017, points report

If hunger persists, poverty will not be eradicated, natural resources will continue to degrade and forced migration will continue

Increased incidence of syphilis: professionals must be aware of diagnosis and prevention

2016 registered 87,593 cases of acquired syphilis, 20,474 cases of congenital syphilis and 37,436 cases of syphilis in pregnant women

Tuberculosis: Urgent and immediate measures should be taken to accelerate the combat to the disease, alerts Dr. Julio Croda

Developing countries hold the greater TB load, and to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and control the disease, heavy investments are necessary


Maybe this is the right time to take a step forward and do something about leishmaniasis, says Dr. Ali Khamesipour from Tehran

Authorities should be alert, since refugees, especially those from endemic areas or who have recently travelled to these places should be carefully examined

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