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La vacuna de la tuberculosis se probará en humanos este año

La vacuna de la tuberculosis se probará en humanos este año | Medicina Tropical | Scoop.it

 

El fármaco que apoya Bill Gates lo ha diseñado un grupo de la Universidad de Zaragoza
Hay 10.000 dosis preparadas para comenzar el ensayo clínico que evalúe su eficacia
Gates: "Mucha investigación en tuberculosis y malaria se hace aquí en España"

 

Unas 10.000 dosis de una innovadora vacuna de la tuberculosis diseñada por el equipo de Carlos Martín, de la Universidad de Zaragoza y fabricadas por la biofarmacéutica gallega Biofabri se encuentran a la espera de que las autoridades sanitarias concedan los permisos necesarios para dar comienzo a los ensayos clínicos que demuestren su seguridad y eficacia. “Esperamos que este año empiecen las pruebas en humanos”, apunta este catedrático de Microbiología.

Hasta el momento, la única vacuna preventiva existente frente a esta enfermedad en auge (un tercio de la población mundial está infectada, dos millones de personas mueren cada año) es de 1920 y se ha mostrado un instrumento incapaz de hacer frente a la bacteria causante de la enfermedad, el Mycobacterum tuberculosis.


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Mass Malaria Treatment Coming, Doctors Say - AllAfrica.com

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Mass Malaria Treatment Coming, Doctors Say.......


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Malaria Drug Artemisinin Can Be Made Cheaply Via New Process

Malaria Drug Artemisinin Can Be Made Cheaply Via New Process | Medicina Tropical | Scoop.it
BERLIN -- German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly, increasing the availability of treatment for a disease that kills hundreds of ...

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Malaria No More UK – Ending Malaria Deaths (2/3 of Namibia’s population is at risk from malaria but southern areas are already malaria free.

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Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty

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Extreme poverty in the United States is giving rise to a group of infections known as the neglected tropical diseases, which we ordinarily think of as confined to developing countries.

 

Poor Americans are more likely to contract tropical diseases such as Chagas disease and dengue fever.  Question to ponder: what geographic factors (physical and human) lead poor people in the United States to be more heavily impacted by the spread to these diseases?


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Kimberly Hordern's comment, April 25, 2013 6:23 PM
I think it is absurd that the pharmaceutical companies don't see it beneficial enough to produce the vaccines necessary to prevent outbreaks of the potentially harmful diseases. These people may be low-income, but they are still humans and there is no barrier stopping the spreading to middle-class higher income families.
Brianna Simao's comment, April 30, 2013 10:23 PM
With the level of development in the United States and the amount of technology there is, it is a little surprising to see such a large number of people living in poverty, but at the same time it is almost expected. Minorities make up the bulk of those living in poverty, which are the biggest targets for these rapidly spreading diseases. Since these people unfortunately receive a below average salary, if any at all, they don’t get the proper health care needed and their symptoms are often overlooked or neglected. They are basically prone to get infected because either their health care provider does not have the knowledge to diagnose and treat these diseases before they spread or the patient does not have the money to pay for treatment and vaccines. These prolonged and chronic diseases are what cause them to stay in the financial situations they are in. Helping these people get better healthcare and providing the doctors with the education needed for these diseases would definitely help. I do find it absurd that some pharmacists believe it is unnecessary to make vaccines when this could easily be passed down from a pregnant woman to her offspring, creating another generation of health disasters.
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NTDs creates a vicious poverty cycle, but WE can help end this

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Malaria drug resistance spreading | Lancastria.net Yea Blackburn ...

Malaria drug resistance spreading | Lancastria.net Yea Blackburn ... | Medicina Tropical | Scoop.it
Scientists have found new evidence that resistance to the front-line treatments for malaria is increasing. They have ...

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Global Infectious Disease Research Analyst

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Shoreland, Inc. is the leading global provider of time-sensitive, decision-relevant travel and environmental medicine risk information.

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WHO | World Malaria Report 2011

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The World Malaria Report 2011 summarizes information received from 106 malaria-endemic countries and a range of other sources. It analyses prevention and control measures according to a comprehensive set of indicators, and highlights continued progress towards global malaria targets. This year's report builds primarily on data received from countries for the year 2010. The report shows clear progress in the fight against malaria and a decline in estimated malaria cases and deaths. For the first time, the report contains individual profiles for 99 countries with ongoing malaria transmission.


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Burden Of Neglected Tropical Diseases 2012 - Interactive map #NTDs

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases - Featuring Bill Gates, Margaret Chan, 9 Pharmaceutical Company CEOs, Senior Government Officials, and others.


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Tropika.net - Dengue Infographic: DENGUE: Excelente Representación Visual del Virus, el vector y la enfermedad |

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DENGUE: Excelente Representación Visual del Virus, el vector y la enfermedad | TropIKA.net (En Ingles)


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La 10 mejores innovaciones tecnológicas en medicina del 2012

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El blog con comité científico para debate entre los cardiólogos sobre artículos y novedades en la cardiologia con opiniones y comentarios

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WHO | Factsheet on the World Malaria Report 2013

World Malaria Report 2013 fact sheet. (In 2012, #malaria killed ~482k children under five. That's almost 1 child/minute.

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Study: Pregnant Women Not Gaining Access to Malaria Prevention

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Malaria infections, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, are responsible for the deaths of some 200,000 newborns and 10,000 new mothers each year. The parasitic illness can also cause miscarriage an...

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Africa: Multisectoral Action Framework for Malaria Launched Alongside 68th ... - AllAfrica.com

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Africa: Multisectoral Action Framework for Malaria Launched Alongside 68th ...

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NIH notes progress against malaria on World Malaria Day 2012 ...

NIH notes progress against malaria on World Malaria Day 2012 ... | Medicina Tropical | Scoop.it
NIAID's research portfolio includes an array of projects aimed at better understanding the disease process and finding new and improved ways to diagnose and treat people with malaria, control the mosquitoes that spread it, and prevent malaria ...

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La OMS incorpora tres tratamientos para enfermedades olvidadas a su listado de medicamentos esenciales en niños

La OMS incorpora tres tratamientos para enfermedades olvidadas a su listado de medicamentos esenciales en niños | Medicina Tropical | Scoop.it

La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha dado a conocer esta semana una nueva actualización de su Listado Modelo de Medicamentos Esenciales de Uso Pediátrico, para incorporar tres tratamientos para enfermedades olvidadas en determinados países, como son la malaria, el Chagas y la enfermedad del sueño.

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How open source could help malaria treatment

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In open source drug discovery all data and ideas are freely and immediately shared, and anyone may participate at any level. (Open source in drug research.

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Infectious diseases among travellers and migrants in Europe, EuroTravNet 2010

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To investigate trends in travel-associated morbidity with particular emphasis on emerging infections with the potential for introduction into Europe, diagnoses of 7,408 returning travellers presenting to 16 EuroTravNet sites in 2010 were compared with 2008 and 2009. A significant increase in reported Plasmodium falciparum malaria (n=361 (6% of all travel-related morbidity) vs. n=254 (4%) and 260 (5%); p<0.001), P. vivax malaria (n=51 (1%) vs. n=31 (0.5%) and 38 (1%); p=0.027) and dengue fever (n=299 (5%) vs. n=127 (2%) and 127 (2%); p<0.001) was observed. Giardia lamblia was identified in 16% of patients with acute diarrhoea, with no significant annual variation. The proportion of acute diarrhoea due to Campylobacter increased from 7% in 2008 to 12% in 2010 (p=0.001). We recorded 121 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in 2010, a three-fold increase in the proportionate morbidity from 2008 to 2010. In 2010, 60 (0.8%) cases of chronic Chagas disease, 151 (2%) cases of schistosomiasis and 112 (2%) cases of cutaneous larva migrans were reported. Illness patterns in sentinel travellers, captured by EuroTravnet, continue to highlight the potential role of travellers in the emergence of infectious diseases of public health concern in Europe and the relevance of offering medical travel advice and enforcing specific and adequate prophylaxis.


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WHO | First WHO report on neglected tropical diseases

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Neglected tropical diseases blight the lives of a billion people worldwide and threaten the health of millions more. These close companions of poverty weaken impoverished populations, frustrate the achievement of health in the Millennium Development Goals and impede global public health outcomes.

This report presents evidence to demonstrate that activities undertaken to prevent and control neglected tropical diseases are producing results – and that achievements are being recognized.By 2008, preventive chemotherapy had reached more than 670 million people in 75 countries


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Travel Medicine | Infectious Disease Clinics of North America | Vol 26, Iss 3, Pgs 575-838, (September, 2012) | ScienceDirect.com

Travel Medicine

The online version of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America at ScienceDirect.com, the world's leading platform for high quality peer-reviewed full-text journals.


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