Tropical diseases updates

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  1. waltky

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    GSK helpin' out WHO...
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    WHO Outlines Strategy to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases
    14 October 2010 - The international pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline announced October 14 that it will donate 400 million more tablets for the treatment of intestinal worms in children. This comes as the World Health Organization is calling on drug companies to donate more medicine to help to eradicate tropical diseases. The WHO says in a new report that one billion people in the world's poorest countries are chronically ill from tropical diseases that receive little attention from drug manufacturers and health organizations.
     
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    Eradicating guinea worm...
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    Will Carter finally defeat guinea worm?
    Saturday, Dec 25, 2010 - The former president has waged war against the disease for more than two decades. The last battle is in the Sudan
     
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    483 Dead Of Cholera In Papua New Guinea...
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    PNG cholera death toll nearly 500
    February 16, 2011 - NEARLY 500 people have died from Papua New Guinea's prolonged cholera outbreak, a top PNG medical official says.
     
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    I live in Mexico and dengue is a terrifying illness especially for parents of small children. But, they thank the wonderful people of the U.S. every single night for banning DDT.

    What do you think would happen is dengue, malaria, and the other mosquito-borne fevers suddenly appeared in the U.S. and Europe? Can you spell DDT?
     
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    Granny tol' Uncle Ferd he can't go armagiller huntin' with his friends no more
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    Eating armadillos blamed for leprosy in the South
    4/27/2011 - Disease likely spreads when people handle, eat the animals, which carry bacteria for disfiguring disease
     
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    Filtering out dengue virus from mosquitoes...
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    Specialized mosquitoes may fight tropical disease
    Wed Aug 24,`11 – Scientists have made a promising advance for controlling dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites. They've rapidly replaced mosquitoes in the wild with skeeters that don't spread the dengue virus.
     
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    Source of cholera pandemic found...
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    Cholera pandemic has a single global source
    25 August 2011 How cholera has spread from the Bay of Bengal
     
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    Preventing ebola...
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    Critical Protein Discovery Could Help Prevent Lethal Ebola Virus
    August 25, 2011 - An international team of scientists has discovered a biochemical route used by the deadly Ebola virus to infect human cells.
     
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    There is no cure or vaccine for guinea worm...
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    Fresh push to rid the world of guinea worm by 2015
    5 October 2011 - The UK government is backing a new campaign to try to rid the world of guinea worm by 2015.
     
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    New malaria vaccine works!...
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    Study shows first-ever malaria vaccine cuts risk of disease in half
    Oct 18, 2011 - The results of a large-scale study of the first-ever malaria vaccine cuts the risk of the disease in half and could save millions of lives of small children.
     
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    Of course the other goodies in the vaccine will kill them too....only slower.
     
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    Using drugs to block bacteria from entering human cells...
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    New Strategy Being Developed in the War on Infectious Diseases
    January 11, 2012 - Many of the drugs we use to fight infections lose their effectiveness as the targeted pathogens acquire resistance to them. So researchers have begun adopting a new strategy. Instead of using drugs to kill the offending pathogens, they're trying to design drugs that can block their entry into human cells before they can cause disease.
     
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    Why haven't these people been given the cholera vaccine?
     
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    Dengue fever is terrible, it's rife here in Laos also. Every year during the wet season, friends and work colleagues come down with the desease.

    Touch wood, I've not yet had it.


    To add,, mosquito borne deseases kill more than a million people every year globally, mainly in developing countries.
     
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    Typhoid outbreak in Zimbabwe...
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    Zimbabwe doctors report 800 typhoid cases
    Sun Jan 29,`12 – An independent doctors' group in Zimbabwe is reporting 800 cases of the bacterial disease typhoid in a recent outbreak.
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    World-travelling superbugs worry scientists
    Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 - Superbugs in Antarctica
     
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    Given that DDT has always been legal for mosquito control, your claim seems to have no factual backing.

    Given that malaria was wiped out in the USA before DDT was invented, that seems to conclusively prove DDT isn't needed. What did eliminate malaria was those socialist public health programs. Alas, there is a certain type of person who hates things that work, purely for ideological reasons.
     
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    Push to eradicate tropical diseases...
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    A Call to Wipe Out Neglected Tropical Diseases
    January 31, 2012 - A global initiative to control or eradicate 10 neglected tropical diseases within the decade was officially launched this week in London. Experts say the initiative is the largest coordinated effort ever undertaken to combat diseases - including sleeping sickness and guinea worm - that affect more than a billion people around the world. Tropical disease experts shared their thoughts with VOA about what impact the initiative is likely to have.
     
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    Usin' bugs to kill bugs...
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    Bacteria used to fight sleeping sickness
    14 February 2012 - The sleeping sickness parasite gets into the bloodstream
     
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    Tis an ill wind dat blows...
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    Wind Offers Clue to Curbing Malaria
    February 14, 2012 - Study: targeting larval pools downwind from malaria hotspots could help control disease
     
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    A way to make malaria drugs cheaper...
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    New malaria method could boost drug production
    Thu Feb 16,`12 – German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price significantly, increasing the availability of treatment for a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.
     

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