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The cytokine/chemokine signatures, in response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis protein, in infants post BCG vaccination were affected by geographical location, season of birth, and timing of vaccination but not associated with the concentration of plasma zinc or inflammatory status.
In a mathematical model, expanding HIV therapy to those in the early stages of infection and targeting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to at-risk individuals is cost-effective, suggesting these strategies could lead to better use of resources.
A study of 17,826 HIV positive people in Nigeria found an increased risk of Kaposi Sarcoma, but not Cervical Cancer or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, when compared to the general population.
Ambroise Wonkam and Bongani Mayosi discuss the problems and prospects for using genomic knowledge to improve the health of Africans and highlight initiatives such as MalariaGEN and H3Africa.
Michel Garenne comments on a series of articles assessing the performance of verbal autopsy methods to establish probable cause of death, highlighting the importance of this work and proposing ways to improve current strategies.
Reproductive Health 2014, 11:30
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:145
BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:242