Summary of public health threats, CDTR week 33/2016
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 14 to 20 August 2016 and includes updates on West Nile virus, malaria in Greece, Zika virus infection and influenza A(H7N9).
Emergency Response Mission: Fighting Malaria in Chad
Pieter Smit is a microbiologist by training, with a specialisation in international public health. He completed his PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine before joining the EUPHEM programme.
11th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM11): Severe malaria non immunes (plenary session)
A lecture about Severe malaria caused by P. knowlesi and P. vivax infections, B. Genton.
11th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM11): Malaria 2009 – Changing epidemiology (Plenary)
Two lectures entitled Malaria decline in Africa – fact or fiction By V. D’Acremont, and Implications for the prevention of traveller’s malaria by A McCarthy.
11th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM11): Low quality of routine microscopy for malaria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Implications for the sick traveler
The authors showed that the quality of routine microscopy for malaria was poor at all levels. Both specificity and sensitivity were low.