The campaign included more than 100 athletes that belong to the 5 water sports federations and are in permanent contact with water contaminated with leptospira, a bacterium transmitted by rodents that passes through skin lesions and the contact with the mucosa.
The drill was carried out on Friday, December 3, within the framework of the Conference on Advances in Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Flavivirus Encephalitis organized by Fundación Mundo Sano and the National Institute of Human Viral Diseases “Dr. Julio Maiztegui.”
The world risks losing its most potent treatment for malaria unless steps are quickly taken to prevent the development and spread of drug resistant parasites, according to the new action plan released today by the World Health Organization and Roll Back Malaria partnership.
Inviragen, a company developing vaccines to protect against infections diseases worldwide, and the Program for the Study and Control of Tropical Diseases (PECET), jointly announced the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial of DENVax™ in Colombia
The A. aegypti populations distributed in Brazil would have at least two different origins. That is demonstrated by the genetic analysis performed on mosquitoes from four different geographic regions in the country.
Rat bites are a frequent reason for consultation in the city of Buenos Aires. The Zoonosis Service at Muñiz Hospital assists approximately 100 annual consultations, what can be considered an indicator of the sanitary conditions of the urban areas where an important part of the population lives.
As of 2010 the first pediatric formula of benznidazol will be available for the treatment of children with Chagas disease.
A new variety of spirochaetes belonging to the genus Leptospira has been identified in the Peruvian Amazon region. The variety, reportedly pathogenic to man, has been associated to the genus Rattus.
Several epizooties of yellow fever registered in recent months, together with an increase in the number of cases that have been detected in man, has flashed an alert signal in the vigilance system of the Ministry of Health of Brazil.
Sanitary maps showing the distribution of vector-transmitted infectious diseases have become an important tool when it comes to identifying areas at risk, and planning control and surveillance strategies.
Argentine researchers publish new findings on compounds with parasite growth inhibitory effects.
Federal sanitation policies on control and prevention of Chagas disease transmission through all means were declared of "national interest" and categorized as a priority matter, according to the law published in the Official Bulletin.
Malaria parasite and HIV virus fuel each other by spreading among people. Scientists from several US universities have developed a model which analyzes how these pathogens interact with each other and how this relation promotes the spread of the diseases in areas of risk.