UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Wagner, William H. Dow DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Tanzania, Africa REFERENCE: Wagner Z, Gong E, de Walque D, Dow W. The Impact of Positive Income Shocks on Risky Sexual Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania. AIDS and Behavior. 2016. doi:10.1007/s10461-016-1524-5. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: In this paper, we exploit a lottery in Tanzania, which randomly assigned eligible participants
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Colin J. Carlson DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: The Americas REFERENCE: Carlson CJ, Dougherty ER, Getz W. An Ecological Assessment of the Pandemic Threat of Zika Virus. Johansson MA, ed. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(8):e0004968. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004968. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The current outbreak of Zika virus poses a severe threat to human health. While the range of
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner J, Gresh L, Vargas M et al. Viremia and Clinical Presentation in Nicaraguan Patients Infected With Zika Virus, Chikungunya Virus, and Dengue Virus. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016:ciw589. doi:10.1093/cid/ciw589. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Zika virus (ZIKV), chikungunya virus (CHIKV), and dengue virus (DENV) co-circulate in Nicaragua. In this
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Olson DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Vietnam REFERENCE: Olson Z, Staples JA, Mock C, et al. Helmet regulation in Vietnam: impact on health, equity and medical impoverishment. Injury Prevention. 2016;22(4):233-238. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041650. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Vietnam’s 2007 comprehensive motorcycle helmet policy increased helmet use from about 30% of riders to about 93%. We aimed to simulate the
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: John M. Marshall UCSF AUTHOR: Adam Bennett DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 2016 REGION: Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia REFERENCE: Marshall J, Bennett A, Kiware S, Sturrock H. The Hitchhiking Parasite: Why Human Movement Matters to Malaria Transmission and What We Can Do About It. Trends in Parasitology. 2016;32(10):752-755. doi:10.1016/j.pt.2016.07.004. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The failure of the Global Malaria Eradication Program (GMEP) during
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: Ralph A. Catalano, Alison Gemmill DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Norway REFERENCE: Catalano RA, Saxton KB, Gemmill A, Hartig T. Twinning in Norway Following the Oslo Massacre: Evidence of a ‘Bruce Effect’ in Humans. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2016;:1-7. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Emerging theory and empirical work suggest that the ‘Bruce Effect’, or the increase in
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