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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  • This paper describes malaria metrics, including the incidence of malaria, monthly slide positivity rate, and monthly prevalence of anaemia, for two cohorts of children followed between 2009 and 2013 in Bandiagara, Mali. The major finding is that, despite country-wide roll-out of ITNs and ACT, the incidence of malaria in Bandiagara did not decline over the study period.
  • The efficacy of a new intranasal vaccine comprised of Leishmania amazonensis serine proteases (LaSP-Ex) is demonstrated in mice. Protection against cutaneous leishmaniasis is accompanied by systemic and in situ Th1 T cell polarization. Image: Intranasal vaccination.

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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