American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)

Healio brings you the highlights from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ASTMH, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Human encroachment in Uganda may increase risk for new disease patterns

November 25, 2013
Researchers have identified a wide range of host exposure to mosquito vectors in an area affected by human encroachment in East Africa, suggesting an…
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Schistosomiasis identified in travelers despite brief exposure, high altitude

November 20, 2013
A group of 10 travelers from Israel were infected with schistosomiasis after a single, brief freshwater exposure at Nyinambuga Crater Lake in Uganda…
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Japanese encephalitis, rabies vaccination low among travelers to Asia

November 19, 2013
A low proportion of travelers to Asia completed their vaccination series against rabies and Japanese encephalitis, according to study results…
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Pharmacy sales may be useful in tracking cholera outbreaks

November 18, 2013
Sales of oral rehydration may be an effective tool for tracking cholera outbreaks in a resource-limited setting, according to study findings…
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P. vivax may be overcoming natural resistance found in Africans

November 17, 2013
The Plasmodium vivax parasite appears to be rapidly evolving to overcome resistance conferred by a specific blood type found among millions of people…
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Malaria vaccine roadmap updated

November 16, 2013
Health officials have updated the Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap, calling for the licensing of new vaccines by 2030 that show at least 75%…
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Dengue outbreak risk in US investigated

November 14, 2013
Researchers are studying reasons why dengue fever continues to spread from Key West, Fla., and not in Tucson, Ariz., which has an established vector…
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Distinguishing dengue from febrile illnesses could save thousands

Infectious Disease News, January 2012
PHILADELPHIA — With millions of dengue cases occurring annually, new tools are needed to diagnose dengue from other febrile illnesses — which appear…
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Surveillance, control needed to reduce TB burden among international travelers

Infectious Disease News, January 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Enhanced surveillance and control is needed among foreign-born travelers entering low tuberculosis-burden countries because…
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Chikungunya misdiagnosed, unrecognized cause of febrile illness in Tanzania

Infectious Disease News, January 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Chikungunya infection was a significant but unrecognized cause of febrile illness in northern Tanzania, according to data…