Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Gateway

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  • An analysis using data from four studies, with random allocation of inpatients with falciparum malaria to treatment with parenteral artesunate or quinine, conducted in Mae Sot Hospital, Thailand, found no evidence for a difference in total admission costs. Assuming this is generalizable to other settings, the higher cost of a course of artesunate should not be considered a barrier for its implementation in the treatment of malaria.
  • This paper illuminates the major gaps in frontline and airport Ebola control and containment, and provides structured opportunities for leaders, governments, academia, industry, and stakeholders to more robustly mobilize and combine resources. Image: Bushmeat seller such as bats, antelopes, porcupines and monkeys is a prized delicacy in much of West Africa countries but can also be a source of acquired Ebola immunity and outbreak, and worth anti-Ebola campaign.
  • This noteworthy case describes a 58 year-old Caucasian women with giant cell arteritis which evaded standard diagnostic criteria. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography finally revealed the arteritis, promoting discussion regarding specific classification for the disease.