Outbreak Prevention & Control Gateway

Welcome to the Outbreak Prevention and Control Gateway. This gateway highlights the latest articles on outbreak prevention and control that is published by BioMed Central journals.


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    Population-based data from 30 sub-Saharan African countries provides country-level prevalence estimates of tobacco use, demonstrating varying use of smoking and smokeless tobacco that are linked to social determinants such as gender, age and education.
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  • We resurrect and redescribe Varestrongylus alces, lungworm of the Eurasian moose (Alces alces). Combined morphological and molecular analyses proved that the species is distinct from other valid Varestrongylus species. Image: Yearling moose bull from Norway.

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Just published in BMC Public Health: Learning from large scale prevention efforts: findings from Avahan

Launched in 2003 with financial backing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Avahan is the world's largest HIV prevention programme. This special supplement documents the role of the initiative in the fight against HIV/AIDS in India.

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