Monthly Archives: February 2016

Evaluating the Impact of Breastfeeding on Rotavirus Antigenemia and Disease Severity in Indian Children

Rotavirus is the major worldwide cause of acute gastroenteritis with severe dehydrating diarrhea in children below 5 years. WHO estimates that RV is responsible for 40% of AGE amongst children…

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Micro-scale Spatial Clustering of Cholera Risk Factors in Urban Bangladesh

Cholera is responsible for over 100,000 deaths each year and is endemic in many countries. In Bangladesh, approximately 450,000 cases of cholera are estimated each year. Cholera cases have been known to…

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Trends in Malaria in Odisha, India

An Analysis of the 2003–2013 Time-Series Data from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program. Being a major contributor to human morbidity, mortality, and economic adversity, malaria is a significant public health problem in India. With a ubiquitous year-round presence in…

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The Spread of Dengue in an Endemic Urban Milieu–The Case of Delhi, India

Dengue is a tropical and sub-tropical disease whose etiological agent is a virus (the dengue virus, DENV), which is transmitted by mosquitoes. The major mosquito vector is Aedes aegypti, which has adapted to urban conditions…

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Immucillins ImmA and ImmH Are Effective and Non-toxic in the Treatment of Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis

VL is the second most important vector-transmitted protozoa disease, second only to malaria and an important opportunistic infection in patients with HIV. Its main clinical signs in humans and dogs are hypergammaglobulinaemia, hepato-splenomegaly…

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Cost Effectiveness of Implementing Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses Program in District Faridabad, India

Neonatal and infant mortality accounts for 55% and 77% of total under-5 child mortality in India respectively. Reducing high levels of infant and neonatal mortality is the key towards achieving the fourth Millennium Development Goal…

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Cissampelos pareira Linn: Natural Source of Potent Antiviral Activity against All Four Dengue Virus Serotypes

Dengue disease is a major public health concern around the world. It is spread to humans through the bite of Aedes mosquitoes which serve as carriers of the disease-causing viruses. There are four serotypes of…

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