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Newsletter - Issue 47
Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine
June 15, 2015

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WHO may approve vaccine against malaria in October 2015

The vaccine was developed for Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease still kills 1300 children per Day

The data from the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine final tests were published in late April in the scientific journal The Lancet. According to one of the study's authors, Doctor Brian Greenwood, there is a possibility that the World Health Organization approves the vaccine still this year.

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Portable toilet could help solving the sanitation issues in tropical countries

One of the initiative's authors, the post-doctorate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering Sebastien Tilmans, explains the product and reveals the next steps of the work

The lack of basic sanitation is one of the main causes of disease spread in tropical...

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There is a possibility of a zika epidemic; many people may be infected, since the Aedes is a very disseminated vector throughout Brazil

Despite vaccine, dengue fever vector is still the greatest problem

A vaccine against dengue, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur and that should be available in 2016, is one of the most expected solutions for the Brazilian medical community. News about the product should be disclosed during the 51st Congress of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine (Medtrop/BSTM), which will take place from June 14 to 17 in Fortaleza, Ceara.

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Doctors Marcus Lacerda and Andre Siqueira represented the BSTM in the Fifth INternational Conference of Research on Plasmodium Vivax Malaria, that took place in Indonesia last May

Brazil finishes another phase of study on more efficient treatment for Malaria

The results of a new option to treat malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax should be available to patients until 2017. Tafenoquine, a single-dose drug could change the paradigm of disease combat. The drug study, which already lasts for over a decade, is already in its final phase and is currently conducted in Bangladesh, Peru, Thailand and Brazil.

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

Evolutionary and phenotypic analysis of live virus isolates suggests arthropod origin of a pathogenic RNA virus family

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Mosquitoes: test reveals the presence of the chikungunya virus within an hour

Dr. Turell says the solution could quickly provide public health professionals with information about the presence of the virus among insects vectors

The search for solutions to fight chikungunya, a disease transmitted by the same vectors of dengue fever, has put the scientific community on alert. One of these paths is to streamline the identification of infected mosquitos in order to enhance public health measures in endemic areas, especially in tropical countries.

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June 14 and 24 - 2015

Ongoing Neglected Diseases focusing on kinetoplastids

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August 26 and 29 - 2015

XIX Brazilian Congress of Infectious Diseases (Infecto2015)

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October 02 and20 - 2015

São Paulo School of Advanced Science for the Eradication of Malaria

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September 25 and 30 - 2016

XXV International Congress of Entomology

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