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.

Meeting News Coverage

Parasitic infection inhibited vaccine response in children from rural Kenya

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2012
2011 ASTMH Parasitic infection inhibited vaccine response in children from rural Kenya
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Diarrhea caused significant morbidity in children born to mothers with HIV in Kenya

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2012
2011 ASTMH PHILADELPHIA — Data suggest that children with diarrhea who have mothers with HIV are at increased risk for having repeated diarrheal…
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Acute diarrhea hindered growth in Gambian children aged younger than 5 years

December 14, 2011
2011 ASTMH PHILADELPHIA — Children aged younger than 5 years failed to regain their growth compared with their peers after acute diarrhea…
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HIV upped risk for malaria, Plasmodium parasitemia in adults

December 12, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — Adults with HIV-1 infection were more likely to have Plasmodium parasitemia and combined parasitemia or history of clinical…
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Distinguishing dengue from febrile illnesses could save thousands

December 8, 2011
2011 ASTMH PHILADELPHIA — With millions of dengue cases occurring annually, new tools are needed to diagnose dengue from other febrile illnesses —…
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Japanese encephalitis vaccine campaign effective in Nepal

December 8, 2011
2011 ASTMH PHILADELPHIA — A live-attenuated Japanese encephalitis vaccine campaign was effective at reducing disease incidence in Nepal…
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Growing number of children at risk for dengue fever linked to travel to endemic countries

December 7, 2011
2011 ASTMH PHILADELPHIA — Proper education about dengue fever is needed for parents and children of immigrant families who are from dengue-endemic…
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Japanese encephalitis vaccine campaign effective in Nepal

December 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — A live-attenuated Japanese encephalitis vaccine campaign was effective at reducing disease incidence in Nepal. Therefore…
Meeting News Coverage

Growing number of children at risk for dengue fever linked to travel to endemic countries

December 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — Proper education about dengue fever is needed for parents and children of immigrant families who are from…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Diarrhea causes significant morbidity in children born to mothers with HIV in Kenya

December 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — Preliminary data suggest that children with diarrhea of mothers with HIV are at increased risk for having repeated diarrheal episodes…