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.
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Meredith Minkler, Sama S. Banya, Jason Corburn DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Africa REFERENCE: Marais F, Minkler M, Gibson N, et al. A community-engaged infection prevention and control approach to Ebola. Health Promot Int. 2016;31(2):440-9. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The real missing link in Ebola control efforts to date may lie in the failure to
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: Craig Steinmaus DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Emila, Italy REFERENCE: Vinceti M, Ballotari P, Steinmaus C, et al. Long-term mortality patterns in a residential cohort exposed to inorganic selenium in drinking water. Environ Res. 2016;150:348-356. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Selenium (Se) is a metalloid of considerable nutritional and toxicological importance in humans. To date, limited epidemiologic
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Daniel A. Fletcher DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Cote d’lvoire, Africa REFERENCE: Coulibaly JT, Ouattara M, D’ambrosio MV, et al. Accuracy of Mobile Phone and Handheld Light Microscopy for the Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Protozoa Infections in Côte d’Ivoire. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016;10(6):e0004768. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Handheld light microscopy using compact optics and
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Kirk R. Smith DATE OF PUBLICATION: June 2016 REGION: Beijing, China REFERENCE: Liu J, Mauzerall DL, Chen Q, et al. Air pollutant emissions from Chinese households: A major and underappreciated ambient pollution source. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: China suffers from severe outdoor air pollution and associated public health impacts. In response,