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An analysis of current practices and future priorities The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation… (More)
Vanuatu, an archipelago country in Western Pacific harbouring low Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria transmission, has been implementing a malaria case management policy, recommending parasitological testing of patients with fever and anti-malarial treatment for test-positive only patients. A health facility survey to evaluate the health… (More)
Report of 11 cases of rheumatoid arthritis observed in Malagasy. Frequently, a single joint is concerned at the on-set period and this may raise some questions to differetiate rheumatic fever, gout and osteo-articular tuberculosis, as these three diseases are of high and almost equivalent frequency in the country. Clinical, biological and radiological… (More)
The naso-pharyngo-oral leishmaniasis is not limited to South America. Cases have been reported in Africa showing that its prevalence in this area has been underrated. Its diagnosis is easy and early treatment will prevent facial lesions.
BACKGROUND As part of efforts to eliminate malaria, Vanuatu has piloted the implementation of enhanced malaria surveillance and response strategies since 2011. This involves passive case detection (PCD) in health facilities, proactive case detection (Pro-ACD) and reactive case detection (Re-ACD) in communities using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs).… (More)
This survey has been conducted among blood donors and patients with hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver carcinomas and various causes of liver dysfunction or enlargement. The frequency is 5,4 p. 100 among blood donors and 50 p. 100 among cases of hepatitis.
In kala-azar, anemia is caused by an hemolysis induced by an activation of the complement by antigen-antibodies complexes in which the antigen is wether the parasite itself or a messenger from it.