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Newsletter - Issue 12
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
July 16, 2012

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Consumption of African monkey meat may be spreading new lethal virus

Researchers believe the virus may be jumping from one species to another, and although it is too early to tell if the virus is a really dangerous to humans, there are reasons to be concerned

It is estimated that eighty percent of the meat consumed in Cameroon, on the west coast of Africa, is "hunted meat". The favorite dishes in the country are gorilla, chimpanzee and monkey, because of their tender and juicy meat. It is believed that about 3,000 gorillas are illegally killed in southern Cameroon every year to meet this demand. The information was published by the British newspaper The Independent.The report warns that the habit can be harmful to health. Three-quarters of all new human viruses are known to originate from animals, and some scientists believe that humans are particularly susceptible to those that come from the monkeys. It is argued that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) originated from chimpanzees.

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Community members are trained to use a rating system program, via cell phone, to identify potential patients with tuberculosis

A low cost, new technology promises to improve tuberculosis control

"Current tuberculosis technologies have reached their limit. New advances in disease control are only possible with the development of innovative approaches", says the director of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD)...

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Sanitation is socially selective: the lack of sound environmental conditions, for a large fraction of the population coincides with social, educational, economic and ecological marginalization.

Basic sanitation is a matter of health and sustainable development

The Sustainable Development Indicators (IDS 2012) released by the IBGE, during the Rio + 20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, June 16-22, in the state capital, outline Brazil's landscape in four dimensions: environmental, social, economic and institutional. The 62...

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As well as Brazilians, researchers in California are experimenting to develop a malaria vaccine

Malaria is a disease almost exclusive to tropical or developing countries and 1/3 of the world's population lives in areas at risk of infection by Plasmodium falciparum

A report by ScienceDaily revealed that biologists at the University of California, San Diego (USA), are experimenting for the production of a potential algae-based vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum, which causes the most lethal form of malaria. The fact promises to pave the way for development of a low cost immunobiological...

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AIDS: more than 30 years after the discovery, there is still much to be done to prevent the illness

The AIDS epidemic has affected more than 60 million people worldwide, and has caused the deaths of about 25 million

Although AIDS has dramatically receded from our consciosness and our conversations, after powerful drugs began to stem the tide of death, the problem continues to haunt Brazilian society, and many other societies around the world. The AIDS epidemic has affected more than 60 million people worldwide, and has caused the deaths of about 25 million. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that between 30 and 35 million people are currently infected.

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Charter Capital: Life expectancy in poor countries may increase to 20% if they focus on treating AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and maternal and child health

The epidemic of child trafficking and junk mail

Maternal and infant mortality has fallen markedly since 1990 in poor countries

Research done in RJ brings forward the fight against tuberculosis

Experts discuss epidemic of motorcycle accidents

County Hall launches campaign "Motorbikes without trauma"

Cost to the SUS with motorcyclists grows 113% in three years

Air bag can save the lives of bikers

American scientist defends use of vaccine in the fight against AIDS

ossibility of cholera outbreak is remote, says Health Secretary

Economist doubts that Rio +20 discusses changes in food production

One in seven people go hungry in the world, says Graziano

America and the Caribbean are far from ending hunger and poverty, says OEA

FAO: 'forgotten foods' are essential for fighting hunger

Manifesto of the Tropic of Capricorn

Rose's Divine Love - A mother's battle for her children's health

Children in west Africa forced to eat locusts, World Vision says

Pestilence, famine and climate change: Horseman of the Apocalypse

Rising number of CCHF infections in Iranian provinces

Brazil claims successful test of parasite vaccine

Gene clue to drug resistance in African sleeping

Warming climate spreads tropical disease

Colombian health officials warn of possible skin disease outbreak

Infectious disease transmission on aircraft to be studied

Thomson Reuters Finds Increase in New Research for 'Neglected' Tropical Diseases

Experts find antibody that smothers, kills dengue virus

India's 'untreatable' tuberculosis alarms experts

China: Survey Reveals a Growing Number of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Cases

Indira Avas Yojana hits roadblock for lack of funds in Bihar

There is chronic famine in India, says Binayak Sen

Finetuning the Fight Against AIDS in Cuba

Alertan sobre mayor incidencia del sida en sur de EE.UU.

Olvidos que matan

El alcalde de Nueva York pasea por favelas de Río de Janeiro

CDC: Uso de casco en motos ahorra 3.000 millones de dólares a EEUU

July 22

International AIDS conference - Washington, USA

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July 22 to 27

64th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC) Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA) – São Luís/MA

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August 29th - 31st

LSS2012: 'Global Health meets Infection Biology'organized by the Global Health Institute (GHI) - Lausanne, Switzerland

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September 01 to 06

The International Symposium on Leishmaniais Vaccines Ouro Preto/MG

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September 19-21

RSTMH 2012 biennial meeting 'Discovery and Delivery of New Paradigms in Global Health' - Warwick, UK

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