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We celebrate all the women who have had a pioneering role in advancing science and health!

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@WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @UN @UNESCO @DrTedros On #ScienceDay, let's remember Florence Nightingale, a 19th- century statistician and founder of modern nursing, who understood the benefits of hygiene and sanitation in preventing disease. bit.ly/2EBlu0k
@WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @UN @UNESCO @DrTedros On #ScienceDay, let's remember Fe del Mundo, a paediatrician from the #Philippines, who did pioneering work on infectious diseases including #dengue. She was the first female student at Harvard Medical School. bit.ly/2EBlu0k
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1/ A 46-year-old man with a history of #malaria presented to the @JohnsHopkinsDOM on 8/12/1923 with

-- 3 years of generalized arthralgia
-- intermittent joint swelling

-- 40 lbs weight loss

@CPSolvers @DxRxEdu #medtwitter #MedEd
2/ Exam

-- synovitis of the 2nd and 3rd MCPs

-- diffuse joint tenderness

-- lymphadenopathy

-- pyorrhea alveolaris* of the few remaining teeth.


What do you want to do next? What's your #DDX?

Remember: Sir William Osler died in 1919, so it's all you...
So far, we have #tuberculosis on the differential. “Consumption” or “#phthisis”, wasting away, as #Tb was often referred to, certainly could explain this patients weight loss and adenopathy.

But does it explain the rest?
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1. PhD thesis 'Modelling BCG vaccination in the UK: What is the impact of changing policy?' submitted and everything is totally normal....

Written with #rstats, #bookdown, and #thesisdown.

Read here: bit.ly/seabbs-thesis

#phdchat #epitwitter #openscience #tuberculosis
2. Thanks to my supervisors @n3113n and @Christensen_H + my funders @HPRU_EI + @PHE_uk for the data.
3. Some results: 'getTBinR: an R package for accessing and summarising the World Health Organisation Tuberculosis data'

Code: github.com/seabbs/getTBinR

Paper: doi.org/10.21105/joss.…

#getTBinR
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How far do investments in health Research & Development align with global public health demands and needs?

Check out the WHO Global Observatory
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@WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @doctorsoumya 1% of all funding for health R&D is allocated to diseases such as #malaria and #tuberculosis which account for more than 12.5% of the global burden of disease.
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The recent outbreaks of #Ebola virus disease dramatically exposed the lack of investment in products and approaches to prevent and minimize the impact of pathogens with epidemic potential. 👉bit.ly/2KjkqT0
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1. New (first) paper now available: Exploring the effects of BCG #vaccination in patients diagnosed with #tuberculosis: Observational study using the Enhanced Tuberculosis Surveillance system

Paper: doi.org/10.1016/j.vacc…
Preprint: doi.org/10.1101/366476

#phdchat #rstats
2. Highlights

Evidence of an association between BCG vaccination and reduced all-cause mortality in TB cases.

Weaker evidence of an association between BCG vaccination and reduced repeat TB episodes in TB cases.

Little evidence of an association with other TB outcomes.
3. Background: Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) is one of the most widely-used vaccines worldwide. BCG primarily reduces the progression from infection to disease, however, there is evidence that BCG may provide additional benefits.
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#Tuberculosis kills 1.6 MILLION people each year.

Tuberculosis is:
-The world’s biggest infectious killer
-One of the world’s top ten causes of death
-The top cause of death among people living with HIV

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

#UNGA
The #UNGA High-Level meeting on the fight to #EndTB just started!
You can watch live here via @UNWebTV bit.ly/2xOTsv7
"Our response to TB can expand access to medicines and drive progress towards Universal Health Coverage (HealthForAll) "- Deputy @UN Secretary-General @AminaJMohammed at the #UNGA High-level meeting to #EndTB
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.@SarahbaxterSTM's argues that #fibromyalgia, #mecfs, #lupus, #depression, self-harming and #anorexia are caused by female ambition and fragility.

What's c. 1880 is new again.

thetimes.co.uk/article/kirsty…
This is just so silly. In the 19th century, there was a panic in the medical profession (and among social commentators) about women becoming ill with neurological and "nervous" conditions because they were overworking their brains/nerves, which were naturally weaker than men's.
This “fact” was used to bolster the argument in favor of stopping women's formal education after age 16 and most certainly not letting them enroll in university.
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There is a TB crisis in Nunavut at this very moment. Crisis affecting 14 communities & many children :Stephen Lewis aidsfreeworld.org/commentary/201…
"What became painfully evident was that TB is driven by the social determinants of health. Time and again, we heard of food insecurity..."
"...we heard of excruciating poverty, we heard of mental health, but above all, over and over and over again we heard about housing."- Lewis
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1/ Yury is the 1st person to complete treatment at @MSF’s #tuberculosis treatment programme in #Belarus. Here's his story in a few tweets ⬇
2/ Yury is celebrating a moment he thought would never arrive: he has been cured of a complicated form of TB bit.ly/2vQFBl3 #XDRTB
3/ “I thought everything had ended. That everybody would turn away from me.” Yury learned he was sick with #XDRTB in 2013. #tuberculosis
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