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Experience Poverty 2015: Day 3 - Deworm the World Initiative

As I might have mentioned a few times(!) this week I, as part of the Effective Altruism Brighton group, am struggling through Experience Poverty; living on £1.50 a day for food to raise awareness that half the world have to do this every day! 725 more words

Effective Altruism

Coinfection: Complicating Disease Control

What is Coinfection?

Coinfection is the simultaneous presence of two (or more) pathogens or parasites in an organism. The parasites and pathogens within an organism can often interact with each other, through direct competition or activating alternative immune responses. 737 more words

Biology

New PLoS NTD Paper on Endemic Canine Rabies

Abstract

Background

Rabies is a notoriously underreported and neglected disease of low-income countries. This study aims to estimate the public health and economic burden of rabies circulating in domestic dog populations, globally and on a country-by-country basis, allowing an objective assessment of how much this preventable disease costs endemic countries. 470 more words

Outbreak Watch

Looking back and looking forward: What we learnt from the NTD Day

By Sally Theobald, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

“If you do not know where you came from you will not know where you are going” Akan proverb cited by Daniel Boakyo, … 709 more words

Neglected Tropical Diseases

ProMED: An Early Warning System for Emerging Diseases

The fast and effective communication of reliable information is vital during outbreaks such as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Combating infectious disease is one of the Trust’s five focus areas, which is why we are pleased to award five-years of funding to ensure ProMED emails from the International Society of Infectious Disease remain free of charge to users. 416 more words

Science Communication

THE NEGLECTED

You may never have heard of some of the diseases that are mentioned in this post – I certainly hadn’t until I studied them at university – but that makes them even more interesting to read about! 2,056 more words

Infectious Diseases