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[Newsdesk] Infectious disease surveillance update

August 1, 2020 0

Summary: On July 4, health care providers at a hospital in Aru Health district, Ituri Provice, DR Congo, reported three cases of bubonic plague. The first patient was a man aged 60 who was admitted with symptoms of fever, diarrhoea and an inguinal bubo; the aspirate of the bubo tested […]

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[Newsdesk] The indirect impact of COVID-19 on women

August 1, 2020 0

Summary: Lockdown measures and school closures affect girls and women differently across the world and may have long-term negative consequences. Talha Burki reports. Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases Read More

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[Profile] Annelies Wilder-Smith

August 1, 2020 0

Summary: Although now a Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Annelies Wilder-Smith did not seek out a career in emerging infectious diseases. Her career goal had always been tropical and travel medicine, “but emerging infectious diseases came to me”, she tells The […]

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[Newsdesk] Research brief

August 1, 2020 0

Summary: US researchers have identified four compounds with in-vitro potency against severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). X-ray crystallography and 3D modelling of molecular docking showed that the compounds targeted the virus’ main protease, Mpro, which is essential in host-cell entry and viral replication. The four compounds, identified after screening […]

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[Correspondence] Diagnostics in the response to antimicrobial resistance

August 1, 2020 0

Summary: In their 6-year update on The Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission on antimicrobial resistance, Ramanan Laxminarayan and colleagues stated that “despite increasing interest in diagnostics, great advances in progress have not been made”.1 In addition, a 2019 review of the progress made since the 2016 O’Neill report on antimicrobial resistance […]

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[Corrections] Correction to Lancet Infect Dis 2020; published online May 21. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30163-8

August 1, 2020 0

Summary: Verheij TJM, Platteel TN. Looking for the optimal treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections. Lancet Infect Dis 2020; published online May 21. https://doi.org/10.1016/ S1473-3099(20)30163-8—In this Comment, the corresponding author’s email address should have been t.j.m.verheij@umcutrecht.nl. This correction has been made to the online version as of July 29, 2020, […]

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[Correspondence] Why we should stop using the word leprosy

August 1, 2020 0

Summary: Patricia Deps and Alice Cruz1 argue that the name leprosy for the disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae should be abolished, saying that “its use as a metaphor for all that is impure, immoral, and dreadful are still prevalent in public imagery”. They advocate using the Portuguese term hanseníase (Hansen’s […]

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[Newsdesk] Death by racism

August 1, 2020 0

Summary: Racial violence and racial health inequities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impact on Blacks. Sharrelle Barber reports. Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases Read More