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Feb, 2020

3rd International Conference on Zika virus and Aedes related infections

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The Third International Conference will include all Aedes related infections in addition to Zika. Aedes related infections have become a concern and continue to be a global threat: with epidemics significantly increasing in South America and western countries, including Europe being under threat. Recently Aedes related outbreak of Yellow Fever has been dominant in Brazil and several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, although the prevalence of Zika virus is in decline, it is still in circulation around the globe and continues to pose a scientific challenge with numerous unanswered aspects. The disease has an enormous […]

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Jun, 2018

International Symposium on Zika Virus Research in Marseille – France

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Registrations are now open for the international conference on Zika Virus to be held in Marseille, France, next June. The event – organized by the EU-funded ZIKAlliance project in collaboration with three other EU-funded Zika projects (ZikaPLAN, ZIKAction, and ZIKAVAX) and the European Society for Virology – will take place at the Faculty of Medicine La Timone. The event will provide an overview of the current status of Zika research – covering from basic to clinical research, epidemiology, environmental studies and social sciences – and an opportunity to present the latest results […]

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Feb, 2018

What we know and what we don’t know about perinatal Zika virus infection: a systematic review

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Authors: Soriano-Arandes A, Rivero-Calle I, Nastouli E, et al. Published in: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2018;16(3):243-254 Introduction: Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has caused the most challenging worldwide infectious epidemic outbreak in recent months. ZIKV causes microcephaly and other congenital malformations. There is a need to perform updated systematic reviews on ZIKV infection periodically because this epidemic is bringing up new evidence with extraordinary speed. Areas covered: Evidence related to ZIKV infection in the gestational, perinatal, and early infant periods covering epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis, risk factors, time of infection during pregnancy, newborn symptoms, treatment, […]

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Jan, 2013

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and acceptability of planned treatment interruptions in HIV-infected children

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Here have been no paediatric randomised trials describing the effect of planned treatment interruptions (PTIs) of antiretroviral therapy (ART) on adherence, or evaluating acceptability of such a strategy. In PENTA 11, HIV-infected children were randomised to CD4-guided PTIs (n = 53) or continuous therapy (CT, n = 56). Carers, and children if appropriate, completed questionnaires on adherence to ART and acceptability of PTIs. There was no difference in reported adherence on ART between CT and PTI groups.

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