NEWSLETTER - Issue 89 - December 15, 2018

Clinical Protocol and Therapeutic Guidelines on Chagas Disease: Achievement will bring advances in disease control

Expectations are that this document will extend access to diagnostic and treatment for ill people. It is estimated that the number of people affected by Chagas disease in Brazil is around 1.9 to 4.6 million

Dr. Claudio Salgado warns for lack of leprosy diagnostics in Brazil and in the world

The President of the Brazilian Society of Leprology (SBH), Claudio Salgado, also drew attention to the increase in the number of cases of the disease, which bring other challenges

First exclusively oral treatment for sleeping sickness is approved

The World Health Organization considers the disease a public health problem and sets the goal to eliminate it by 2020. The new treatment renews hopes that it can be completely eliminated

Wild cycle approaches Zika from the population and eradicating the disease may become impossible, warns Dr. Maurício Nogueira

Researchers must now understand the role that the monkeys play in the maintenance of the urban cycle of Zika virus' and how they can become a channel in the route to establish a non-human animals transmission cycle in tropical Latin America


Study proves the effectiveness of medicine to treat Chagas

Brazilian researchers have found that the antiparasitic drug Benznidazole can improve the prognosis of patients with Chagas' disease in the chronic phase

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