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- BRAZIL - Prevention plan against Malaria -

Agency FAPESP - A study to be published in the journal Parasites and Vectors indicates a method of using pathogenic fungi as an alternative to prevent the spread of malaria. The proposal is to use floating spores to kill mosquito larvae before they can transmit the disease. There are over 200 million cases of malaria each year, according to the World Health Organization, and the disease is responsible for about 780,000 deaths worldwide in 2009. In Brazil, about 500 thousand cases per year. Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes that breed in water bodies and spend much of their larval stage feeding on fungi and other microorganisms at the water surface .*

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A presentation held at the symposium "The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident", hosted by the Helen Caldicott Foundation from March 11th to March 12th 2013 at the New York Medical Academy, New York City.


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- Alcohol, the leading cause of hospitalization  -


Approximately 400,000 French were hospitalized for a year coma ethyl, hepatitis, cirrhosis or mental disorders due to addiction. These hospitalizations jumped 30% in three years, according to a report from the French Society of Alcoholism taken by Europe 1. Total hospitalizations related to alcohol are twice as likely as those caused by diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Short stays of less than two days grew by 80% in three years and involve more and more women and young people.* 

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- SWEDEN - Muscular strength in male adolescents and premature death: cohort study of one million participants

The objective of the study was to explore the extent to which muscular strength in adolescence is associated with all cause and cause specific premature mortality (<55 years). Low muscular strength in adolescents is an emerging risk factor for major causes of death in young adulthood, such as suicide and cardiovascular diseases. The effect size observed for all cause mortality was equivalent to that for well established risk factors such as elevated body mass index or blood pressure.*

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APRIL  2013


Epidemiological Studies of Radiation Releases from Nuclear Facilities


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- USA - EpiVille, the E learning in Epidemiology  -

Epiville, a learning tool developed specifically for Principles of Epidemiology (P6400), is a set of interactive web-based exercises created by faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and produced by the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning at Columbia University. The primary goal of Epiville is to provide an enhanced web-based learning environment so that students can most efficiently master the main principles of the course. *

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EU sells to Russian Federation meat and dairy products as well as fruits and vegetables.   EU imports agri-food (especially cereals and fisheries) from Russian Federation.   The EU food trades must be taken place according to the rules that ensures safety and wholesome food. EU exportation to Russian Federation will take under requirements set by two Russian Federation agencies Rosselkhoznadzor and Rospotrebnadzor related on the health aspects of public health, animal health and plant health. These requirements are harmonised with Kazakhstan and Belarus, in the framework of a Customs Union (CU). EU and Russian Federation set up a agreement called Memorandum of Understanding. Memorandum governs the political and economic relations between EU and Russian Federation. By this Memorandum it is possible a gradual approximation of Russian legislation towards EU legislation .*

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59th World Statistics Congress (WSC)



25th – 30th August 2013, Hong Kong China

International Statistical Institute

Topics: Epidemiology and further subjects

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- Animals Focus -


Animal Health - Legislation of the Customs Union of Russia -


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- EUROPE - Joint efforts needed to stop transmission of tuberculosis –  Even though the number of notified tuberculosis (TB) cases in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region has continuously gone down, from 474,794 in 2007 to 380,366 in 2011 [1], there is no room for complacency. The number of extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) cases in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) is not decreasing and a considerable number of TB patients do not finish their TB treatment successfully.   On 24 March, World Tuberculosis Day, we commemorate the day when Robert Koch announced the discovery of the cause of TB, the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In 2010, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) used the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day to raise awareness on multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the EU/EEA .*

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- CANADA -  Congenital Anomalies Surveillance Network (CCASN) - CCASN was established in 2002, under the umbrella of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS). It is a national framework to support interdisciplinary collaboration and networking, bringing together research, surveillance and clinical and public health practices, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the quality of surveillance data and expanding our understanding of congenital anomalies.*

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-Recessive mutations in SPTBN2 implicate β-III spectrin in both cognitive and motor development -   ››› Read


- Loss-of-function mutations in MGME1 impair mtDNA replication and cause multisystemic mitochondrial disease -   ›››› Read


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- ISRAEL Health ministry consider banning the sale of electronic cigarettes - Some of the cigarette brands contain nicotine, which is an addictive, toxic substance. Some of the electronic cigarettes does not contain nicotine. These products are not subject to oversight regarding their makeup and the potential health hazards they pose. It is important to stress that not a single electronic cigarette product, whether with or without nicotine, which is currently on sale in Israel, has received approval from the Ministry of Health.*

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- GERMANY - Edible insects - Safety aspects and nutritional composition - In this report, a compilation of 236 nutrient compositions in addition to amino acid spectra and fatty acid compositions as well as mineral and vitamin contents of various edible insects as derived from literature is given and the risks and benefits of entomophagy are discussed. Authors insist with this fact: Liabilities of entomophagy include the possible content of allergenic and toxic substances as well as antinutrients and the presence of pathogens. More data are required for a thorough assessment of the nutritional potential of edible insects and proper processing and decontamination methods have to be developed to ensure food safety. *

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- UK - Novel coronavirus infections Evidence of person-to-person transmission  - In February 2013, novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection was diagnosed in an adult male in the United Kingdom with severe respiratory illness, who had travelled to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia 10 days before symptom onset. Contact tracing identified two secondary cases among family members without recent travel: one developed severe respiratory illness and died, the other an influenza-like illness. No other severe cases were identified or nCoV detected in respiratory samples among 135 contacts followed for 10 days.*

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ISSN 2262-1997

N 25

« E-TOOLS For epidemiology » International Colloque



21th May 2013

Gustave Roussy Institute, Paris.

Topics :  academic research and industrial innovations based on Information and Communication pertinent to Epidemiological research

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Smart phone– new tool for

 livestock health monitoring



Android-based operating systems on mobile phones have advanced enough to replace paper, and thereby, speed reporting of infectious disease outbreaks. The smartphones used in the project contain a digitally reconstructed version of the paper forms required by the various health ministries. Community reporters can attach photos to their reports and also stamp time and GPS coordinates.*

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32nd International Council for Trypanosomiasis Research



Sun, 08 Sep 2013 - Thu, 12 Sep 2013

Khartoum, Soudan.

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