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This week in The Lancet, an MSF-authored letter discusses the possibility that Ebola virus can persist in some survivors through defective-interfering genomes, and in Emerging Infectious Disease, MSF examines the Ebola outbreak that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2014. An article in Epidemiology and Infection reports on multidrug-resistance surgical site infections in an MSF surgery project in Nigeria.
In PLOS ONE, MSF assesses the feasibility of implementing a strategy for detecting antiretroviral therapy failure using viral load testing in HIV-infected patients before changing to tenofovir for first-line treatment, and a paper describes the profile of participants and publication outputs from the Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative (SORT IT).
Friday is World Humanitarian Day and The Lancet marks this by reflecting on the global response to the refugee and migrant crisis. The health and humanitarian situation in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, is also discussed and is likely to worsen in the coming months unless aid can reach those in the region.
Do not forget that the MSF/LSHTM collaborative symposium on improving care of people with non-communicable diseases in humanitarian settings is on September 2nd – you can watch live online wherever you are in the world. Register to watch here.
The Lancet • Corr***MSF Author***: Defective interfering genomes and Ebola virus persistence
Emerging Infectious Disease • Article***MSF Authors***: Ebola Virus Disease, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2014
JAMA • Article: More Insights Into Zika Virus Infection and Birth Outcomes
PLOS ONE • Research ***MSF Author***: Is There a Need for Viral Load Testing to Assess Treatment Failure in HIV-Infected Patients Who Are about to Change to Tenofovir-Based First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy? Programmatic Findings from Myanmar
PLOS Medicine • Policy Forum: Building from the HIV Response toward Universal Health Coverage
PLOS Medicine • Policy Forum: Transitioning to Country Ownership of HIV Programs in Rwanda
Epidemiology & Infection • Article***MSF Authors***: Multidrug-resistant surgical site infections in a humanitarian surgery project
Lancet Infectious Disease • Article: The cascade of care in diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Neglected Tropical Diseases
American Society for Microbiology • Research: Population Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Praziquantel in Ugandan Children with Intestinal Schistosomiasis: Higher Dosages Are Required for Maximal Efficacy
Malaria Journal • Research: Evaluation of the operational challenges in implementing reactive screen-and-treat and implications of reactive case detection strategies for malaria elimination in a region of low transmission in southern Zambia
Malaria Journal • Research: Sustaining control: lessons from the Lubombo spatial development initiative in southern Africa
Malaria Journal • Research: Eave tubes for malaria control in Africa: an introduction
Health in a humanitarian setting
The Lancet • Editorial: Refugee and migrant crisis: the deficient global response
The Lancet • World Report: Health crisis intensifying in Nigeria's Borno State
The Lancet • World Report: Refugees need health cards, say German doctors
PLOS ONE • Research ***MSF Author***: Building Global Capacity for Conducting Operational Research Using the SORT IT Model: Where and Who?
Compiled by: Holly Baker, Jeffrey Hau, & Kim West
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK
MSF-authored article list assistance:
Frances Williams, Patricia Kahn
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) USA
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