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Newsletter - Issue 45
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
April 15, 2015

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Between compliments and critics, Mais Medicos changes the reality of Brazilian poor communities

The estimates for 2015 are of an increase of the number of doctors to 18,247, working in 4058 cities and 34 Special Sanitary Indigenous Districts (DSEis), benefiting around 63 million people

One of the major critics from the Brazilian population regarding the public health system refers to medical attention.

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NASDAQ quotes BSTM's article on dengue fever vaccine

For the BSTM's Media Coordinator, Dr. Carlos Henrique Nery Costa, the acknowledgment is the crowning of the Society's global work.

World's second largest stock market, behind the NY Stock Exchange, NASDAQ is an economy international reference. As a parameter in the Tropical...

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Before hitting the shelves, pre-clinic studies will be made to evaluate the safety and efficiency parameters, followed by clinical studies in humans

USA and Brazil may release patents to cheapen the production of HIV-preventive gel

A work that involved a partnership with Brazilian scientists allowed the extraction and purification of cianovirin from grown transgenic soy. The substance is found in seaweed and is able to inhibit the HIV's replication in the organism. Now, the technology should be passed to the pharmaceutical industry to elaborate a viricide gel. The patents, however, that may cost millions for the producing

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After released by the SUS, the goal is to attend from 60 to 90 thousand patients in two years

New hepatitis C drugs should be available by the SUS until July

Since the registry of the sofosbuvir was approved by the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) by the end of March, a new faster and more effective treatment is each time closer in Brazil. According to the director of the STD, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis department from the Health Ministry, Dr. Fábio Mesquita, the complete treatment - which includes two other drugs - should be available by the Unified...

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

Effect of red blood cell variants on childhood malaria in Mali: a prospective cohort study

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Modeling infectious disease dynamics in the complex landscape of global health

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The infectiousness of recently infected people could be lower than previously thought

Approaches in a new study show that the year after an individual is infected, they are 1.67 times as infectious as they are afterwards

Those recently infected by the HIV may not transmit viruses as easily as was thought. This is the result of a research...

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April 20 and 21 - 2015

3rd National Conference on Tropical Medicine – 1st Lusophone Conference on Vector borne Diseases

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May 14 and 17 May - 2015

I Conference North / Northeast of Neglected and Reemerging Diseases

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June 14 and 17 - 2015

LI Congress of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine

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September 25 and 30 - 2016

XXV International Congress of Entomology

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