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UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Stephen Rauch DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: South Africa REFERENCE: Bornman MS, Chevrier J, Rauch S, et al. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane exposure and anogenital distance in the Venda Health Examination of Mothers, Babies and their Environment (VHEMBE) birth cohort study, South Africa. Andrology. 2016;4(4):608-15. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is used for malaria control by 10 countries, nine of

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: Alexandra M. Minnis UCSF AUTHOR: Ariane van der Straten DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: sub-Saharan Africa REFERENCE: Minnis AM, Van der straten A, Salee P, Hendrix CW. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Adherence Measured by Plasma Drug Level in MTN-001: Comparison Between Vaginal Gel and Oral Tablets in Two Geographic Regions. AIDS Behav. 2016;20(7):1541-8. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Despite strong

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: tropical and subtropical regions of the Western Hemisphere REFERENCE: Waggoner JJ, Gresh L, Mohamed-Hadley A, et al. Single-Reaction Multiplex Reverse Transcription PCR for Detection of Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue Viruses. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2016;22(7):1295-1297. doi:10.3201/eid2207.160326. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Clinical manifestations of Zika virus, chikungunya virus, and dengue virus infections

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Alexandra M. Minnis UCSF AUTHOR: Ariane van der Straten (UCSF) DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa REFERENCE: Minnis AM, Van der straten A, Salee P, Hendrix CW. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Adherence Measured by Plasma Drug Level in MTN-001: Comparison Between Vaginal Gel and Oral Tablets in Two Geographic Regions. AIDS Behav. 2016;20(7):1541-8. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Despite strong

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lia C. Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Madagascar, Africa REFERENCE: Fernald LCH, Galasso E, Qamruddin J, et al. A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of nutritional supplementation and promotion of responsive parenting in Madagascar: the MAHAY study design and rationale. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:466. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3097-7. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Over half of the world’s children suffer from

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: Matthew Luskin DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Southeast Asia REFERENCE: Harrison RD, Sreekar R, Brodie JF, et al. Impacts of hunting on tropical forests in Southeast Asia. Conserv Biol. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Although deforestation and forest degradation have long been considered the most significant threats to tropical biodiversity, across Southeast Asia (Northeast India, Indochina,

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Ayse Ercumen DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Bangladesh REFERENCE: Kwong LH, Ercumen A, Pickering AJ, Unicomb L, Davis J, Luby SP. Hand- and Object-Mouthing of Rural Bangladeshi Children 3–18 Months Old. Solo-Gabriele H, Ferguson A, eds. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016;13(6):563. doi:10.3390/ijerph13060563. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Children are exposed to environmental contaminants by

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lia C. H. Fernald DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Madagascar REFERENCE: Fernald LCH, Galasso E, Qamruddin J, et al. A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of nutritional supplementation and promotion of responsive parenting in Madagascar: the MAHAY study design and rationale. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:466. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3097-7. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Over half of the world’s children suffer from poor

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zinyama-Gutsire Rutendo B.L, Cowan Frances DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Zimbabwe REFERENCE: Zinyama-gutsire RB, Christiansen M, Hedley PL, et al. HIV-1 Vertical Transmission in Zimbabwe in 622 Mother and Infant Pairs: Rethinking the Contribution of Mannose Binding Lectin Deficiency in Africa. OMICS. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a major global health problem.

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