UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Janice W. Lin DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Mexico REFERENCE: Lin JW, Temple L, Trujillo C, et al. Pica during pregnancy among Mexican-born women: a formative study. Matern Child Nutr. 2015;11(4):550-8. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Although pica, the craving and purposive consumption of non-food substances, is common among many populations, especially during pregnancy, the health consequences are not
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Diego A. Espinosa, Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Brazil, Latin America REFERENCE: Stettler K, Beltramello M, Espinosa DA, et al. Specificity, cross-reactivity and function of antibodies elicited by Zika virus infection. Science. 2016;:aaf8505 SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus with homology to Dengue virus (DENV), has become a public health
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Managua, Nicaragua REFERENCE: Kuan G, Ramirez S, Gresh L, et al. Seroprevalence of Anti-Chikungunya Virus Antibodies in Children and Adults in Managua, Nicaragua, After the First Chikungunya Epidemic, 2014-2015. Bingham A, ed. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(6):e0004773. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004773. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Ae.albopictus mosquitoes.
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Art Reingold DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Brazil, Latin America REFERENCE: Cardoso C, Sabino E, Oliveira C, et al. PM200 Cohort Profile: Longitudinal Study of Patients With Chronic Chagas Cardiomyopathy in Brazil: (Sami-Trop Project). Global Heart. 2016;11(2). doi:10.1016/j.gheart.2016.03.361. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The most important consequence of Chagas Disease (ChD) is Chronic Chagas Cardiomyopathy
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Fermin Reygadas, Joshua S. Gruber, Isha Ray, Kara L. Nelson DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Mexico REFERENCE: Reygadas F, Gruber JS, Ray I, Nelson KL. Field efficacy evaluation and post-treatment contamination risk assessment of an ultraviolet disinfection and safe storage system. Water Res. 2015;85:74-84. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Inconsistent use of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) systems
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2016 REGION: Managua, Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner JJ, Ballesteros G, Gresh L, et al. Clinical evaluation of a single-reaction real-time RT-PCR for pan-dengue and chikungunya virus detection. J Clin Virol. 2016;78:57-61. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) now co-circulate throughout tropical regions of the world, with billions
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Berkeley: Jennifer K. Mann, Kirk R. Smith, John R. Balmes UCSF AUTHOR: Michael J. Guarnieri, Anaite Diaz, Amy P. Heinzerling DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2016 REGION: Guatemala REFERENCE: Heinzerling AP, Guarnieri MJ, Mann JK, et al. Lung function in woodsmoke-exposed Guatemalan children following a chimney stove intervention. Thorax. 2016;71(5):421-8. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Household air pollution (HAP) from solid
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Katharine B. Burmaster, John C. Landefeld, Maureen Lahiff, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Lia C H Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2016 REGION: Dominican Republic REFERENCE: Burmaster KB, Landefeld JC, Rehkopf DH, et al. Impact of a private sector living wage intervention on depressive symptoms among apparel workers in the Dominican Republic: a quasi-experimental study. BMJ Open. 2015;5(8):e007336. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007336.
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 2016 REGION: South America REFERENCE: Aliota MT, Caine EA, Walker EC, Larkin KE, Camacho E, Osorio JE. Characterization of Lethal Zika Virus Infection in AG129 Mice. Harris E, ed. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(4):e0004682. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004682. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) typically causes a mild and self-limiting illness known as Zika
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Miguel Pinedo DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 2016 REGION: Mexico REFERENCE: Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Zúñiga ML, Perez R, Macera CA, Ojeda VD. Deportation and mental health among migrants who inject drugs along the US-Mexico border. Glob Public Health. 2016;:1-16. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: This study describes the prevalence and factors of depressive symptoms among a sample of persons who
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee Riley, Melaine Delcroix, Steve S. Francis DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 2016 REGION: Brazil, Latin America REFERENCE: Da Costa LL, Delcroix M, Dalla Costa ER, et al. A real-time PCR signature to discriminate between tuberculosis and other pulmonary diseases.Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2015;95(4):421-425. doi:10.1016/j.tube.2015.04.008. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to identify a host gene
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Chunling Wang, Eva Harris, Magelda Montoya DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner JJ, Balmaseda A, Gresh L, et al. Homotypic Dengue Virus Reinfections in Nicaraguan Children. J Infect Dis. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Infection with any of the 4 related dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-4) is thought to result in lifelong immunity to homotypic