Los Angeles Times
Not all rabies infections lead to death; some may have resistance
Rabies is generally thought to be universally fatal, but new evidence suggests that is not always the case. A study in Peru suggests that some people -- admittedly a very small percentage of the population -- may have a natural resistance to the rabies virus that protects them from serious illness when they become infected. The results suggest that it may be possible to develop new ways to prevent and treat rabies.
Austria Presse Agentur
Forscher fanden Hinweise auf Tollwut-Resistenzen
Deep in the Peruvian Amazon , scientists have evidence of possible rabies resistance in humans found. "Our results suggest that there might be in certain communities, a kind of natural resistance or increased reaction of the immune system that are exposed to the disease on a regular basis," said Amy Gilbert from the US Centre for Infection Control CDC. (Translated with Google Translate)
The number of malaria deaths has declined significantly in recent years - but for how long? In two studies, researchers examine two areas in the fight against the disease: the spraying of insecticides and the effectiveness of artemisinin. The works are in the " American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene " (AJTMH). (Translated with Google Translate)
The New Times (Rwanda)
Rwanda: HIV Funding Impacts Health Services - Study
A US-funded study has indicated that increased funding of HIV/Aids programmes in Rwanda has benefited other health programmes. Disease-specific programmes can provide sustainable capacity building to health systems when there is conscious intent to do so
Rwanda News Agency
Study defends massive HIV/Aids funding for Rwanda
Even when Rwanda is getting massive funding for HIV/Aids, that has not diverted government’s attention away from fighting unrelated afflictions - such as malaria, measles and malnutrition, says a major study.
Lyme Disease Map Pinpoints Areas Where Disease Poses Biggest Threat
Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The map, which pinpoints areas of the eastern United States where people have the highest risk of contracting Lyme disease, is part of a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Tick Tally Reveals Lyme Disease Risk
Previous maps have shown where people reported cases of [Lyme] disease, but not where they contracted it. The new study includes a map of infected tick infestations. The findings appear in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.