NEWSLETTER - Issue 97 - August 15, 2019

Children exposed to Zika may have development delays, study finds

Research has also reported two cases of infants born with microcephaly associated with mothers' exposure to Zika virus during pregnancy and who had improved head circumference size after delivery

Household pollution: unregulated use of firewood in Brazilian homes will bring consequences, researcher warns

In Brazil, 14 million families used firewood or charcoal for cooking in 2018. The number represents almost 20% of households, i.e., one in five

2019 Medtrop-Parasit0: Discussion of neglected tropical diseases gathers over 3,000 people

Events debated advances and solutions to diseases affecting about 1 billion people worldwide, especially the vulnerable populations, with scarce financial resources and limited access to health services


Dr. Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos is elected president of the BSTM

Discoverer of over 100 virus species in the Amazon, one of the world's leading virologists will lead the Society in from 2019 to 2021

Outbreak in Bihar was probably encephalopathy rather than encephalitis, says Dr. Dhole, from India

In India, outbreaks of high-mortality acute neurological diseases among children occur annually in Muzaffarpur, the country's largest lychee growing region


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