Antimicrobial Resistance and Immunisation

by Authors: Sarah Bunn; Catherine Hall
17th October 2018 • comment
15th August 2018 • comment

The European Mobile Laboratory, EMLab, was the first EBOV diagnostics unit deployed to the outbreak epicentre by WHO in March 2014.

14th June 2016 • comment

Tropical Medicine Global Health Video Seminar, University of Oxford

6th June 2016 • comment

Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases have evolved rapidly in recent decades as outbreaks such as SARS, Avian Influenza, Ebola, MERS, Chikungunya, and Zika virus have demonstrated how quickly infections can cross international borders.

18th March 2016 • comment

The Zika virus is another wild card dealt to us by nature. It was first discovered in 1947.

17th February 2016 • comment

Video seminar by Chelsea McMullen, Operational Support Officer, International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), presented at the University of Oxford, 21st October 2015

16th February 2016 • comment

Call for Papers: Special issue on strengthening tuberculosis diagnostic networks in Africa - African Journal of Laboratory Medicine

22nd January 2016 • comment

Damalie Nakanjako (MBChB, MMED, PhD) is an internist whose work focuses on optimizing HIV treatment outcomes and reducing HIV-associated morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa.

14th December 2015 • comment

East African Leaders Join Together to Develop Country-Specific Plans for Point-of-Care Testing.

25th November 2015 • comment

Two great articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine looking at the increasing risk posed by antimicrobial resistance.

20th November 2015 • comment

Schistosomiasis, is a chronic, debilitating disease. Uganda began a National Control Programme in 2003 with annual MDA of praziquantel. MDA on this scale provides strong selective pressures on the parasite population with an associated risk of drug resistance developing.

21st July 2015 • comment

In this seminar from January 2014, Dr Jane Crawley talks about clinical standardisation in PERCH (Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health), a large case-control study of the causes of and risk factors for severe pneumonia.

3rd June 2015 • comment

Dr Nat Segaren - Medical Director of the Caris Foundation, presents on 'The Haiti National Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV Program'

27th May 2015 • comment

In this seminar Professor Kevin Marsh describes how knowledge of immunity to malaria in humans has developed over the past thirty years and what impact this has for future research.

13th May 2015 • comment
5th February 2015 • comment

Professor Peter Piot, LSHTM, talks about Ebola and implications for Africa and understanding future epidemics at the Martin School, University of Oxford, 16th October 2014.

17th October 2014 • comment

Ebola PPE guidelines - urgent need to revise WHO and CDC guidelines. This video shows an excerpt from keynote address 'The fuss about face masks', Professor Raina MacIntyre from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia.

14th October 2014 • comment

The Ebola virus epidemic may well spread out of Africa. Dr Greg Martin takes a look at some of the variables that contribute to this risk and discusses some steps that should be taken.

18th August 2014 • comment

Two recent articles in the Lancet Global Health give an interesting overview on diagnosis and treatment of Yaws, an endemic treponematose closely related to syphilis.

30th May 2014 • comment

This report, provided by Uniting to Combat NTDs, presents the achievements in 2013 on the control and eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases and includes data on disease burden, epidemiology, etc... of the individual diseases.

1st May 2014 • comment
28th March 2014 • comment

An article highlighting the importance of diagnostics for NTDs, and providing a good overview on their development from a policy perspective.

11th March 2014 • comment

Towards an Understanding of Disengagement from HIV Treatment and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Qualitative Study

by Norma C. Ware, Monique A. Wyatt, Elvin H. Geng, Sylvia F. Kaaya, Oche O. Agbaji, Winnie R. Muyindike, Guerino Chalamilla, Patricia A. Agaba
23rd October 2013 • comment

Prioritizing Congenital Syphilis Control in South China: A Decision Analytic Model to Inform Policy Implementation

by Nicholas X. Tan, Chara Rydzak, Li-Gang Yang, Peter Vickerman, Bin Yang, Rosanna W. Peeling, Sarah Hawkes, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Joseph D. Tucker
23rd October 2013 • comment

Validation of Two Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Kenya

by Jane Mbui, Monique Wasunna, Manica Balasegaram, Adrian Laussemayer, Rashid Juma, Simon Njoroge Njenga, George Kirigi, Mark Riongoita, Roberto de la Tour, Joke van Peteghem, Raymond Omollo, Francois Chappui
23rd October 2013 • comment

Elimination of Schistosomiasis Transmission in Zanzibar: Baseline Findings before the Onset of a Randomized Intervention Trial

by Stefanie Knopp, Bobbie Person, Shaali M. Ame, Khalfan A. Mohammed, Said M. Ali, I. Simba Khamis, Muriel Rabone, Fiona Allan, Anouk Gouvras, Lynsey Blair, Alain Fenwick, Jurg Utzinger, David Rollinson
22nd October 2013 • comment

Advancing Sino-Indian Cooperation to Combat Tropical Diseases

by Peter Hotez, Sunit K. Singh, Xiao-Nong Zhou
21st October 2013 • comment

Analytical and Clinical Performance of the CDC Real Time RT-PCR Assay for Detection and Typing of Dengue Virus

by Gilberto A Santiago, Edgardo Vergne, Yashira Quiles, Joan Cosme, Jesus Vazquez, Juan F. Medina, Freddy Medina, Candimar Colon, Harold Margolis, Jorge L. Munoz-Jordan
19th July 2013 • comment

Evaluation of a Typhoid/Paratyphoid Diagnostic Assay (TPTest) Detecting Anti-Salmonella IgA in Secretions of Peripheral Blood in Lymphocytes in Patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh

by Farhana Khanam, Alaullah Sheikh, Abu Sayeed, Saraur Bhuiyan, Feroza Kaneez Choudhury, Umme Salma, Shahnaz Pervin, Tania Sultana, Dilruba Ahmed, Doli Goswami, Lokman Hossain, KZ Mamun, Richell C Charles, W. Abdullah Brooks, Stephen B. Calderwood, Alejandro Cravioto, Edward T Ryan, Firdausi Qadri
19th July 2013 • comment

Prospective Evaluation of Three Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis

by Marga GA Goris, Mariska MG Leeflang, Martin Loden, Jiri FP Wagenaar, Paul Klatser, Rudy A Hartseerl, Kimberly R Boer
19th July 2013 • comment
5th July 2013 • comment

Randomised Clinical Trial Investigating the Specificity of Novel Skin Test (C-Tb) for Diagnosis of M. tuberculosis Infection

by Henrik Aggerbeck, Rafaela Giemza, Paulatsya Joshi, Pernille N. Tingskov, Soren T. Hoff, Julia Boyle, Peter Andersen, David J. M. Lewis
26th May 2013 • comment

Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Bihar India: Comparison of the rK39 Rapid Diagnostic Test on Whole Blood Versus Serum

by Greg Matlashewski, Vidya Nand Ravi Das, Krishna Pandey, Dharmendra Singh, Sushmita Das, Ayan Kumar Ghosh, Ravindra Nath Pandey, Pradeep Das
26th May 2013 • comment

Xpert MTB/RIF assay for pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults

by Karen R Steingart, Hojoon Sohn, Ian Schiller, Lorie A Kloda, Catharine C Boehme, Madhu Pai, Nandini Dendukuri
6th March 2013 • comment

Development and Validation of a Novel Diagnostic Test for Human Brucellosis Using a Glyco-engineered Antigen Coupled to Magnetic Beads

by Andrés E. Ciocchini, Diego A. Rey Serantes, Luciano J. Melli, Jeremy A. Iwashkiw, Bettina Deodata, Jorge Wallach, Mario F. FEldman, Juan E. Ugalde, Diego J. Comerci
27th February 2013 • comment

Diagnosis of Brugian Filariasis by Loop- Mediated Isothermal Amplification

by Catherine B. Poole, Nathan A. Tanner, Yinhua Zhang, Thomas C. Evans Jr., Clotilde K. S. Carlow
10th January 2013 • comment

Leishmaniasis Direct Agglutination Test: Using Pictorials as Training Materials to REduce Inter-Reader Variability and Improve Accuracy

by Emily R Adams, Diane Jacquet, Gerard Schoone, Kamlesh Gidwani, Marleern Boelaert, Jane Cunningham
7th January 2013 • comment

Field Evaluation and Impact on Clinical Management of a Rapid Diagnostic Kit That Detects Dengue NS1, IgM and IgG

by Anne-Claire Andries, Veasna Duong, Chantha Ngan, Sivuth Ong, Rekol Huy, Kim Kim Sroin, Vantha Te, Bunthin Y, Patrich Lorn Try, Philippe Buchy
7th January 2013 • comment