Tuesday, July 25, 2017

(LML) New publications on cross-cutting issues and NTDs, July 2017



Leprosy Mailing List – July 25,  2017

Ref.:   (LML) New publications on cross-cutting issues and NTDs, July 2017

From:  Ilse Egers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear Pieter,

This newsletter provides you with a selection of news items and recent publications on cross-cutting issues in NTDs. Our starting point is to add articles covering a wide variety of issues. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to a limited diversity in and shortage of articles on cross-cutting issues and NTDs.

Feel free to contact us (infontd@leprastichting.nl) with any questions or to receive the full text versions if a link to the full text is not included. Our document delivery service is free!

Kind regards,
Ilse Egers
InfoNTD Information officer






How the Gates Foundation seeks to energise the global fight against neglected tropical diseases.
Read more



New publications



The importance of patient compliance in repeated rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) for the elimination of intestinal helminth transmission.
Farrell SH, Truscott JE, Anderson RM. Parasit Vectors. 2017; 10(1):291.
Abstract Systematic non-compliance to chemotherapeutic treatment among a portion of the eligible population is thought to be a major obstacle to the elimination of helminth infections by mass drug administration (MDA). Here we develop an individual-based stochastic model of helminth transmission and MDA treatment to investigate how different patterns of compliance influence the impact of MDA for two groups of helminths, the soil transmitted nematode infections and the schistosome parasites.
Download PDF

Measuring the observance of contact precautions when treating Buruli ulcer patient in a tertiary hospital in Benin.
Ahoyo TA, Fonton PFD, Lozes EMC. Med Res Arch. 2017; 5(5).
Abstract Buruli ulcer, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, remains a public health issue in Benin. Good hygiene is important for its management. We assess the observance of contact precautions practices by healthcare workers. Inadequate compliance was noticed despite good knowledge of standard precautions. The lack of qualified personnel and financial resources allocated for this program justified the weak compliance
Download PDF

Integrated morbidity management for lymphatic filariasis and podoconiosis, Ethiopia.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2017.
Abstract To establish health-care services for integrated lymphoedema morbidity management, the health ministry and partners used existing governmental structures.. Experienced professionals on lymphoedema management trained government-employed health workers on integrated morbidity management. To monitor the integration, an indicator on the number of lymphoedema-treated patients was included in the national health management information system. In Ethiopia, an integrated approach for lymphatic filariasis and podoconiosis morbidity management was feasible. The processes used could be applicable in other settings where these diseases are co-endemic.
Read more

Lymphatic filariasis patient identification in a large urban area of Tanzania: An application of a community-led Mhealth system.
Mwingira U, Chikawe M, Mandara WL, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005748.
Abstract This system of identifying, recording and mapping patients affected by LF greatly assists in planning, locating and prioritising, as well as initiating, appropriate morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) activities. The approach is a feasible framework that could be used in other large urban environments in the LF endemic areas.
Download PDF

Impact of mass drug administration for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Nepal.
Ojha CR, Joshi B, Kc KP, Dumre SP, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005788.
Abstract We assessed the impact of MDAs on LF in selected districts of Nepal after the recommended six MDA rounds had been completed. Although Nepal has achieved significant progress towards LF elimination, five rounds of MDA were not sufficient to disrupt the transmission cycle in all districts, probably because of high baseline prevalence.
Download PDF

Mobile-phone and handheld microscopy for neglected tropical diseases.
Rajchgot J, Coulibaly JT, Keiser J, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):0005550.
No abstract
Download PDF

First evidence of lymphatic filariasis transmission interruption in Cameroon: Progress towards elimination.
Nana-Djeunga HC, Tchouakui M, Njitchouang GR, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(6):e0005633.
Abstract Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is among the 10 neglected tropical diseases targeted for control or elimination by 2020. In Cameroon, once-yearly mass administration of ivermectin and albendazole has been implemented since 2008. The aim of this study was to assess progress towards the elimination goal, looking specifically at the impact of six rounds of MDA on LF transmission in northern Cameroon.
Download PDF

Challenges in developing methods for quantifying the effects of weather and climate on water-associated diseases: A systematic review.
Lo Iacono G, Armstrong B, Fleming LE, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(6):e0005659.
Abstract Climate and weather factors are known to affect the transmission and distribution of infectious diseases and statistical and mathematical modelling are continuously developing to investigate the impact of weather and climate on water-associated diseases. Our objective is to review and summarize statistical and modelling methods used to investigate the effects of weather and climate on infectious diseases associated with water, in order to identify limitations and knowledge gaps in developing of new methods.
Download PDF

Coverage and compliance of mass drug administration against lymphatic filariasis in Kalaburgi district.
Biradar MK, Holyachi S. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2017; 4(7):2502-2505.
Abstract Study was done to assess coverage and compliance of mass drug administration (MDA) against lymphatic filariasis in Kalaburgi districts. This cross-sectional coverage evaluation survey was done in one urban and three rural clusters in district. There is an urgent need for more effective drug delivery strategies and also proper IEC should be done to educate and to improve the coverage and compliance in the districts.
Download PDF

Burden of trachoma in five counties of Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan: Results from population-based surveys.
Sanders AM, Stewart AEP, Makoy S, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(6):e0005658.
Abstract Five counties in Eastern Equatoria state were surveyed in order to monitor progress of programmatic interventions and determine if additional rounds of Mass Drug Administration with azithromycin were needed. The results show that despite years of interventions, four of the five surveyed counties require a minimum of five additional years of SAFE strategy implementation, with the fifth requiring at minimum three more years.
Download PDF

Lessons from implementing mass drug administration for soil transmitted helminths among pre-school aged children during school based deworming program at the Kenyan coast.
Musuva RM, Matey E, Masaku J, et al. BMC Public Health. 2017; 17(1):575.
Abstract In Kenya, during the National school-based deworming exercise, pre-school aged children (PSAC) have to access treatment at primary schools as the pre-school teachers are not trained to carry out deworming. This was a cross-sectional qualitative study using Focus group discussions (FGDs) and Key informant interviews (KIIs). It was conducted in 4 sub-counties with high STH prevalence at the Kenyan coast (Matuga, Malindi, Lunga Lunga and Msambweni) to understand best practices for implementing MDA among PSAC.
Download PDF

Surveillance efforts after mass drug administration to validate elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in Vanuatu.
Taleo F, Taleo G, Graves PM, et al. Trop Med Health. 2017; 24:18.
Abstract Vanuatu was formerly highly endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF), caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. This paper reviews the surveillance activities done after stopping MDA to validate the interruption of transmission and elimination of LF as a public health problem.
Download PDF

Dengue seroprevalence and force of primary infection in a representative population of urban dwelling Indonesian children.
Prayitno A, Taurel A-F, Nealon J, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(6):e0005621.
Abstract Indonesia reports the second highest dengue disease burden in the world; these data are from passive surveillance reports and are likely to be significant underestimates. To better understand dengue infection history and associated risk factors in Indonesia, a representative population-based cross-sectional dengue seroprevalence study was conducted in 1-18-year-old urban children. This study revealed that more than 80% of children aged 10 years or over have experienced dengue infection at least once.
Download PDF

A possible case of mycetoma in ancient Rome (Italy, 2nd-3rd centuries AD).
Killgrove K, Böni T, Galassi FM. SocArXiv. 2017.
Abstract Reports of historical individuals with mycetoma are anecdotal in the palaeopathology literature, particularly in more temperate areas of the world. This article details a probable case of mycetoma in Imperial-era Rome, Italy. Differential diagnoses of leprosy, erosive arthropathy, sarcoidosis, and mycoses are considered. Given the morphology and pattern of the lower leg lesions and the ecology of the disease, the authors conclude that mycetoma is the most likely explanation.
Download PDF

Exploring on the elderly health management model in tropic area.
Song Y, Jiao J-G, Chen Z-J. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2017.
Abstract In this article, based on the characteristics of tropical area, we analyze the beneficial and the disadvantage of tropical area to human health, points out the existing problems in elderly health management pattern in the tropics area, accordingly we discuss how to establish tropical characterized elderly health management, and put forward constructive suggestions.
Download PDF






Neglected Diseases in South East Asia: Building Capacity in Epidemiological Modelling
August 28-September 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University of Malaya
Southeast Asia countries face common threats from infections, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and neglected zoonotic diseases (NZDs) that particularly affect marginalized communities―the most vulnerable to exposure and least able to seek treatment. Understanding the transmission and control of infectious diseases can be aided by mathematical modelling, helping to predict disease outbreaks, quantify intervention impact, estimate economic and health-care burdens, and inform cost-effective public health strategies. This workshop will introduce participants to topics from bacterial & viral to helminth NTDs and NZDs through series of lectures and practicals followed by group discussions and Q&A sessions, addressing: a) basic models for vector-borne diseases; b) infection intensity frameworks for helminth infections, and c) models for zoonotic infections.

Read more

LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder

LML blog link: http://leprosymailinglist.blogspot.it/

Contact: Dr Pieter Schreuder << editorlml@gmail.com

Virusvrij. www.avast.com

No comments: