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.
  • Analysis of a mouse cross reveals host genes that alter the gut microbiome in addition to dietary factors that do
  • Visit to Metema-Humera lowlands by labour migrants is often associated with risk of contracting kala-azar infection as they spend in the agricultural fields where Phlebotomus orientalis vectors breed. Image: A camp in Gelanzeraf area, Kafta Humera district, where labour migrants live and perform agricultural activities during the rainy season (June -October).
  • This is the first study on seroprevalence of WNV antibody among Orang Asli population of Malaysia. Screening study is significant dueto risk factors such as the abundance of Culex mosquitoes and the migratory birds. Image: Map of places where the study conducted in peninsular Malaysia.
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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.

Edited by Lalit Dandona and Eric Benotsch