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  • Hookworms and anemia in women

    Published September 26, 2008 | No responses yet
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    As posted in Neglected Tropical Diseases Society Science Daily reports of a recent study in the PLoS showing that almost 7 million pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with hookworms and at risk for anemia. According to the study, completed through systemic investigation of literature, 37.7 million women in the region, and millions more
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    Parasites may boost HIV infection rates

    Published July 24, 2008 | No responses yet
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    As posted in Neglected Tropical Diseases Society The New Scientist reports of a recently released publication by Chenin et al. suggesting that parasitic infections in co-endemic regions may account for the greater rates of HIV-1 infections in these regions. “Evan Secor of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and his colleagues infected macaques
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    Marzieh Ghiasi