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COVID 19: the resurgence of NTD’s The global COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent international response to the virus, has led to the halting of thousands of health programmes worldwide. Those particularly impacted were programmes aimed at the eradication and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTD’s). Nearly 2... search all news

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Diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the article was to present the diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic deserves attention, due to its high public health impact. Nonetheless, the diagnostic and treatment needs for NTDs should not be...

Malaria and parasitic neglected tropical diseases: potential syndemics with COVID-19? The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, have surpassed 5 million cases globally. Current models suggest that low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) will have a similar incidence but substantially lower mortality rate than high-income countries. However, malaria and neglected tropical...

Neglecting the effect of COVID-19 on neglected tropical diseases: the Ethiopian perspective. Countries around the world are facing an enormous challenge due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pressure that the pandemic inflicts on health systems could certainly impact on the care, control, and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). From mid-January 2020, Ethiopia started to prepare...

The SARS-CoV-2 crisis and its impact on neglected tropical diseases: threat or opportunity? This article reflects on how the current crisis modifies the future of the NTD sector focused on the five diseases treated through preventative chemotherapy (often called PC-NTDs): soil-transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, and trachoma. The COVID-19 pandemic...

The COVID-19 pandemic should not jeopardize Dengue control. The concurrent circulation of Dengue and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may produce many unfavourable outcomes - such as co-infections; delays in diagnosis, treatment, and mitigation measures; overwhelming of the healthcare system; underreporting of cases; deterioration in surveillance and...


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Preparedness and response to pandemics and other infectious disease emergencies. This chapter discusses the principles and practice of emergency preparedness and response as applied to infectious disease emergencies, using influenza as an example. It describes the epidemiology and spread of pandemic influenza, the detection and tracking of influenza viruses, principles of...

The animal connection. This chapter reviews the animal origins of some of the most serious infectious diseases of humans, which include human immunodeficiency virus infections, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It also discusses the role of bats as a reservoir host for other...

A holistic view to managing the inevitable in high-tech and resource-poor settings. This book chapter provides an introduction into disaster medicine and disaster management in both resource-rich and resource-poor setting. It provides a summary of the specific sections in the book, which specifically discusses the following: mitigation, training and medical preparedness; the...


CAB Reviews – CABI’s e-Journal

Human African trypanosomiasis: current status and eradication efforts. Epidemics of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the twentieth century led to millions of deaths. However, since the start of the twenty-first century, there has been a continued decline in the number of reported cases, due to increased investment and prioritisation of control efforts....

Onchocerciasis: status and progress towards elimination. Craw craw was first described almost 150 years ago. Since then considerable progress has been made in understanding the Onchocerca volvulus life cycle, its effects on the host (blindness, skin disease and epilepsy) and potential control measures. Early attempts were aimed at controlling the black...

Buruli ulcer: currents status and options for future prevention. Buruli ulcer (BU) is a serious skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. Over the last 10 years, the understanding of the epidemiology, ecology, aetiology and physiopathology of BU has progressed considerably. This paper reviews the current knowledge of BU and the options for future...

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