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Newsletter - Issue 23
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
June 14, 2013

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BSTM Succession Process
has begun

Tropical Diseases are the result of two great phenomena: climate and economy ou tropics and poverty. Acceping the tropics to be poor forever is not acceptable.

The electoral process that will constitute the new board for the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine (BSTM) is open. The election will take place at the General Assembly, during the annual congress that will be held in Campo Grande (MS) from August 7th and 8th­. Those who cannot attend the conference can vote at the post offices. President of the BSTM for two years, Dr. Carlos Costa believes that changes are positive, once it is not possible to accomplish everything intended in one single mandate.

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People living in slums or in large agglomerations are more exposed to the effect of global warming.

Agglomerations and raise in temperature increase the occurrence of diseases in the tropics

Global warming is likely to cause great troubles to the population, creating crowded slums, as published in theYale Daily News. The news report cautions to high population density, especially with rising temperatures, not only ease diseases transmission...

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A gamma of vaccines are already produced in Brazil. The manufacturers (Butantan and Biomanguinhos) have conditions to join the international market of immunobiologicals.

National Vaccination Calendar will count with new immunobiologicals

The inclusion of vaccines against varicella in September 2013, and Hepatitis A in January 2014 in the Unified Health System (UHS) routine vaccination calendar, was confirmed on the last meeting from the Immunization Advising Committee, last May, in Brasilia.

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Document with leishmaniasis control recommendations is built during Worldleish 5

The letter will bring precaution recommendations for the governments, control programs, Brazilian and other nations' Health Ministries.

Precisely one Thousand, three hundred and seventy seven people were part of the leishmaniasis debate that took place in Porto de Galinhas (PE – Brazil). Worldleish 5, the Fifth World Congress on Leishmaniasis gathered academics, students and technicians, besides people interested in the theme: Leishmania. There were participants of 26 Brazilian Federated Units and of other 50 countries...

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Mathematical model can contribute to fight leishmanisis

The iniciative aims to contribute to elaborating more efficient control strategies, formulating measurable criteria, in order to reach ideal surveillance.

Combine mathematics, the analysis of standard data with the laboratory work in order to better understand viscera leishmaniasis' ecology, epidemiology and evolution. This is the proposition from Dr. Huppert Amit, PhD in Mathematical Biology from the Univeristy of Tel Aviv, and specialist in interdisciplinary research, gathering epidemiology...

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Below is a selection of for this month of april of publications related to Tropical Medicine from important international journals.

Delineating antibody recognition in polyclonal sera from patterns of HIV-1 isolate neutralization

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US Supreme Court to rule on anti-prostitution pledge

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Short-course antiretroviral therapy in primary HIV infection

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HIV: population-based approaches to a pandemic.

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07-10 agosto 2013

XLIX Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Centro de Convenções Arquiteto Rubens Gil Camilo – Campo Grande/MS

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19-23 Maio 2013

8th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and Internacional Health Copenhagen

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10-13 de set. de 2013

5th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology Copenhagen

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22-26 de out. de 2013

XXIII Congresso Brasileiro de Parasitologia Florianópolis/SC

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10 a 13 de set. de 2013

8th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and Internacional Health - Copenhagen

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