NEW Meningitis Outbreak Response in Sub-Saharan Africa

Christina Brandes-Barbier, Véronique Millot, Tomas Allen et al, Eds.: World Health Organization WHO, (2014)

WHO Guideline. Since 2010, countries in the meningitis belt have started to introduce a new serogroup A meningococcal conjugate vaccine conferring individual protection and herd immunity. Following the successful roll-out of this vaccine, epidemics due to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A (NmA) are disappearing, but other serogroups (e.g. NmW, NmX and NmC) still cause epidemics, albeit at a lower frequency and of a smaller size. Due to these changes, WHO organized the review of the evidence to provide recommendations for epidemic control, related to operational thresholds for investigation and response to outbreaks, the use of rapid diagnostic tests, antibiotic regimens in epidemics, and prophylaxis for household contacts of cases

NEW Hepatology. A Clinical Textbook

Stefan Mauss, et al., Eds.: Flying Publisher, Boehringer Ingelheim , (2015)

NEW Mass Treatment with Single-Dose Azithromycin for Yaws

Oriol Mitjà, M.D., Ph.D., Wendy Houinei, H.E.O., Penias Moses, et al., (2015)

N Engl J Med 2015;372:703-10. Click on the external link to get access to the article

Mass Treatment with Single-Dose Azithromycin for Yaws. Animation Video

Oriol Mitjà, M.D., Ph.D., Wendy Houinei, H.E.O., Penias Moses, et al., (2015)

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Yaws and other endemic treponematoses Photos

World Health Organization, (2015)

Cases of yaws treated with single-dose oral azithromycin .Click on the link to open the Photo Gallery Accessed Febraury 25, 2015

Eradication of Yaws: Historical Efforts and Achieving WHO's 2020 Target

K. Asedeu; C. Fitzpatrick, J.Jannin, (2014)

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases September 2014 | Volume 8 | Issue 9 | e3016 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003016

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, Eds.: Department of Health and Human Services, (2015)

Provide guidance to HIV care practitioners on the optimal use of antiretroviral (ARV) agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and adolescents.

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