Category Archives: Infectious Disease Featured 2

Post-Dengue Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis: A Case Report and Meta-Analysis

Dengue, a worldwide prevalent mosquito-borne infectious disease, is a flavivirus spread by several species of Aedes type mosquitos, mainly Aedes aegypti. Dengue has become a dangerous burden and is widely spread in more than…

Read more »
Also posted in Infectious Disease | Tagged | Leave a comment

Candida Auris: A Rapidly Emerging Cause of Hospital-Acquired Multidrug-Resistant Fungal Infections Globally

Candidiasis, which includes both superficial infections and invasive disease, is the most common cause of fungal infection worldwide. Candida bloodstream infections (BSI) cause significant mortality and elicit a major threat to…

Read more »
Also posted in Infectious Disease | Tagged | Leave a comment

Burden and Impact of Plasmodium Vivax in Pregnancy: A Multi-Centre Prospective Observational Study

More than a third of the world′s population is at risk of Plasmodium vivax infection, 90% of whom live in the Asia and the Pacific regions, while the rest live in the American (6%) and African (3%) regions. In comparison with P. falciparum, P. vivax infection has received little attention mostly because it has been considered a relatively benign disease…

Read more »
Also posted in Infectious Disease, Ob/Gyn | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The microbiome composition of Aedes aegypti is not critical for Wolbachia-mediated inhibition of dengue virus

Dengue virus (DENV) is an RNA arbovirus and the causative agent of dengue fever and the more severe dengue haemorrhagic fever. There are four serotypes of DENV (DENV1-4), which together are estimated to infect 390 million people per year. Currently there are no…

Read more »
Also posted in Infectious Disease | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cost-Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Treatment Using Generic Direct-Acting Antivirals Available in India

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects more than 70 million people worldwide and between 6–11 million in India. Chronic HCV infection is the leading cause for cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and…

Read more »
Also posted in Infectious Disease | Tagged | Leave a comment

Combined treatment of miltefosine and paromomycin delays the onset of experimental drug resistance in Leishmania infantum

Depending on the geographical location, visceral leishmaniasis can either be caused by Leishmania donovani (East Africa and Indian subcontinent) or L. infantum (Mediterranean basin, central Asia and Latin America). Although both species are closely related and belong to the same complex (L. donovani complex), transmission of L. donovani is mostly anthroponotic while…

Read more »
Also posted in Infectious Disease | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cholera Forecast for Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the 2015-2016 El Niño: Lessons Learned

Climate variability, specifically the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, has been shown to influence the year-to-year variation of seasonal outbreaks of cholera in Bangladesh. In particular, interannual variations of the disease have been shown to be positively associated with…

Read more »
Also posted in Infectious Disease | Tagged | Leave a comment