NTD and NCD Co-morbidities: The Example of Dengue Fever

Recent findings of paradoxically high endemicity of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) among populations living in the Group of 20 (G20) countries could portend high rates of these diseases among patients with underlying non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with resultant co-morbidities. Read the article:

http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0004619

 

 

Could the 2016 Summer Olympics be safer from Zika than we think?

There are major concerns about the risks of contracting the Zika virus during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. However, by the time the Olympics begin in August, for very specific reasons, could the risk of contracting Zika as an athlete or spectator be less than has been suggested in some of the popular press?

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Could the 2016 Summer Olympics be safer from Zika than we think?