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Oct, 2018

ZIKAction Consortium meeting in Rio de Janeiro, 3-5 November, 2018

 

On November 3rd-5th the annual ZIKAction Consortium meeting will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Around 40 researchers, health professionals and project managers from partner organizations are planning to participate in the meeting which aims at overviewing the ongoing project studies and setting goals for the upcoming year.

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Oct, 2018

CHAPAS team win EDCTP Outstanding Research Team Prize

 

Congratulations to the CHAPAS paediatric HIV trials team! It has been awarded the prestigious European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) prize for Outstanding Research Team. The EDCTP prize recognises the team’s scientific excellence, and their major contribution to strengthening clinical research capacity in Africa, and networking between the partners. The CHAPAS (Children with HIV in Africa – Pharmacokinetics and Acceptability of Simple antiretroviral regimens) team has worked together for over a decade. It includes partners in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, the Netherlands and the UK. Their research focuses on […]

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Oct, 2018

SMILE clinical trial: Perinatal HIV Research Unit is first African site to open for recruitment

 

A warm welcome to the PHRU based in Soweto, South Africa, as the SMILE clinical trial’s first African site. In the few days they have been recruiting: Dr Avy Violari (Principal Investigator) and colleagues have already screened three trial participants. We wish them the best success in achieving their goal of 50 children joining SMILE from the greater Johannesburg area in the coming months.

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Oct, 2018

Evidence for multiple sylvatic transmission cycles during the 2016-2017 yellow fever virus outbreak, Brazil

 

Authors: Moreira-Soto A, Torres MC, Lima de Mendonça MC, et al. Published in: Clin Microbiol Infect. 2018;24(9):1019.e1-1019.e4 Objectives Since December 2016, Brazil has experienced an unusually large outbreak of yellow fever (YF). Whether urban transmission may contribute to the extent of the outbreak is unclear. The objective of this study was to characterize YF virus (YFV) genomes and to identify spatial patterns to determine the distribution and origin of YF cases in Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro, the most affected Brazilian states during the current YFV outbreak. […]

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