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Can Zika Virus Spread to Africa?

A relatively new mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. The Zika virus, transmitted by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito, has now spread to at least 25 countries. The Centers for Disease

International Summit on Medical Value Travel – India

Advantage Health Care - India 2015 International Summit on Medical Value Travel Promoting Services Exports From India October 5-7, 2015, New Delhi (India)   Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi – 110002 Hall nos. 7-A, B, C, D, E, F & G   About Event INDIA - A FAST GROWING MEDICAL TOURISM DESTINATION The medical value travel industry has emerged as

Health workers waste costly malaria drugs in Nigeria

  Research shows that health providers who are trained to use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) continue to prescribe costly malaria medicines to people who do not have the illness. Despite their training, the health workers continue to make these pricey mistakes, and rates of using the rapid diagnostic tests are

1 in 10 Malaria drugs are poor quality – Study finds

Substandard medicines more prevalent than fakes in world’s most malaria-burdened country A rigorous analysis of more than 3,000 antimalarials purchased in Enugu, Nigeria found 9.3% to be of poor quality, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. Researchers found 1.2% of the samples to be falsified and 1.3% to be degraded,

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