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North America Analysis April 2023
We warmly invite you to delve into the April volume of North America Analysis, where we enjoy a multitude of insights from experts in the field from the region.
Nanomedicine: A multipronged approach to tackle infectious diseases
Ruplekha Choudhurie, Senior Industry Analyst/Team Lead, walks us through nanomedicine, explaining a multipronged approach to tackle infectious diseases.
An HPV factsheet – Everything you need to know
HPV is the most common STI in the world, affecting 80% of the population. Here Dr Deborah Lee, from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, addresses the most common issues about HPV in an attempt to aid in the understanding of the condition
Where are Mexico’s dengue fever hotspots?
As many as one in five dengue fever deaths in the Americas occur in Mexico, which is why identifying dengue fever hotspots is so important.
Schistosomiasis: Put parasitic infections on the map
Wendy Harrison, CEO of the SCI Foundation, outlines the importance of putting parasitic infections on the map, with a particular focus on schistosomiasis.
Severe asthma attacks risk doubled following COVID-19 restrictions lift
Adults suffering from asthma had approximately doubled risk of a severe asthma attack after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted in the UK.
COVID-19, communicable disease and immunology
Academic Research Scholar, Prof Wendy M. Purcell, provides an update on COVID-19, communicable disease and immunology.
Hepatitis C virus elimination: A potential global success story
Dr Zisis Kozlakidis and Dr Dewi Nur Aisyah examine Hepatitis C virus elimination and weigh up if this has the potential to become a global success story.
Infection prevention and control: including technology
Dr Zisis Kozlakidis directs our thoughts towards infection prevention and control, including technology, in his two-part series.
After school closures, our focus needs to be on design
Following school closures due to COVID-19, schools need to reopen with safer designs in mind to protect students and help them attain an education.
Tickborne diseases: A growing health problem in the U.S.
Chief of the Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, walks us through a growing health problem in the United States, tickborne diseases.
Gay and bisexual men at highest risk of monkeypox
Gay and bisexual men at highest risk of contracting monkeypox which is spread via sexual intercourse and skin-to-skin contact.
Can monkeypox be transmitted to dogs?
A dog has been infected with monkeypox for the first time and scientists are advising infected individuals to isolate themselves from pets.
One in eight COVID-19 patients develops long COVID symptoms
One in eight adults (12.7%) who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 experience long COVID symptoms, including chest pain, difficulties breathing, painful muscles and more.
COVID-19 originated at Wuhan wet market via raccoon dogs and foxes
3 years later, after COVID-19 has claimed 6.4 million lives, research indicates that COVID-19 originated at the Wuhan wet market.
COVID-19 symptoms are changing with new variants
A sore throat and hoarse voice were the main COVID-19 symptoms with newer variants – but have symptoms changed as variants get smarter?
Seegene develops monkeypox PCR test
South Korea's leading molecular diagnostics (MDx) company Seegene Inc. has developed a PCR to detect positive cases of monkeypox virus within 90 minutes.
Lessons from the mouse model of cutaneous leishmaniasis
Peter Bretscher, from the University of Saskatchewan looks at whether mouse models of cutaneous leishmaniasis are pertinent for vaccination against and treatment of AIDS, infectious diseases, and cancer.
Intercepting smuggled products to protect animal health
Will Wepsala, Public Affairs Specialist at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, walks us through the work of intercepting smuggled products to protect animal health.
Novacyt is powering ahead and tackling emerging health concerns
Empowering employees and examining emerging health threats in a new strategy for business growth is Novacyt CEO David Allmond’s mission in the weeks ahead.