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Zika Virus in the Americas - Yet Another Arbovirus Threat

Fauci AS, Morens DM, (2016)

N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] Free full text The explosive pandemic of Zika virus infection occurring throughout South America, Central America, and the Caribbean (see map) and potentially threatening the United States is the most recent of four unexpected arrivals of important arthropod-borne viral diseases in the Western Hemisphere over the past 20 years. It follows dengue, which entered this hemisphere stealthily over decades and then more aggressively in the 1990s; West Nile virus, which emerged in 1999; and chikungunya, which emerged in 2013. Are the successive migrations of these viruses unrelated, or do they reflect important new patterns of disease emergence?

Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis by Sputum Microscopy: The Handbook

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; Global Laboratory Initiative; Stop TB Partnership, (2013)

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers

Snider, L.; Van Ommeren, M.; Schafer, A., Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2011)

Mental health and psychosocial support for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants on the move in Europe: A multi-agency guidance note, December 2015

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, International Organization for Migration, World Health Organization, et al., (2015)

This brief guidance note seeks to provide advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency services and/or providing direct assistance to the affected people

Improving nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation, &hygiene: Practical solutions for policy and programmes

Renuka Bery, Sophie Boisson, Lizette Burgers et al., Eds.: WHO, USAID, UNICEF, (2015)

This document provides an overview of the evidence of nutrition gains that can be achieved with improved WASH, a description of key WASH practices, and practical knowledge and guidance on how to integrate WASH into nutrition programmes, including important monitoring and evaluation (M&E) aspects. The document concludes by providing a suite of case-studies and lessons learnt in integrating WASH with nutrition efforts


Hellen Gelband,Jha Prabhat, Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan et al., Eds.: The World Bank, (2015)

This volume presents the complex patterns of cancer incidence and death around the world and evidence on effective and cost-effective ways to control cancers. The Disease Control Priorities Volume 3 evaluation of cancer will indicate where cancer treatment is ineffective and wasteful, and offer alternative cancer care packages that are cost-effective and suited to low-resource settings. Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition: Volume 3

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