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"In comparison to SOC or placebo, IVM did not reduce mortality, length of stay or viral clearance in RCTs in COVID-19 patients with mostly mild disease. IVM did not have an effect on AEs or severe AEs. IVM is not a viable option to treat COVID-19 patients"…
IVM is a great drug...for river blindness, strongyloidiasis, and scabies. Through my advocacy for mass/preventive Rx packages for neglected tropical diseases #NTDs in the early 2000s, my name is associated with providing IVM access to tens of millions of people living in poverty
But as an antiviral for clinical use, I've not seen compelling data, as the new paper I provided from Clinical Infectious Diseases - one of the top journals in our field - appears to confirm. Possibly there is an indication buried somewhere in there, and I'm open, but so far no
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Our 5th and final day of #ParasitesOnline21 will begin shortly with a plenary talk from Prof Santiago Mas-Coma from University of Valencia on: Fascioliasis control in human endemic areas: one health action to complement preventative chemotherapy
Prof Maria-Gloria Basanez introduces Prof Santiago Mas-Coma who was awarded Honorary membership of @BSPparasitology in 2020
Prof Mas-Coma cites his recent paper, which describes this One Health approach to tackle fascioloiasis spread by donkeys, which are important for transport in the Altiplano:… Sheep & cattle also act as reservoirs:… #ParasitesOnline21
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And that's @BSPparasitology's #ParasitesOnline conference just started with an address from @BSPparasitology President, Prof Maria-Gloria Basáñez of @imperialcollege! Delegates come from 53 countries worldwide! What a great week to come! #Parasitology ImageImage
The first #ParasitesOnline Plenary Lecture is from Prof Philippe Guérin of @IDDOnews who is telling us about "Exploring the re-use of existing data for poverty-related diseases: a scientific or an ethical imperative or both?". #Parasitology @BSPparasitology Image
Prof Philippe Guerin describes how we need to better use existing data from scattered clinical trials, and have common standards for reporting and quality; continuing to develop an equitable data platform model (for #NTDs & other diseases). Here's a talk:
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A #thread on our recent paper in @PLOSNTDs examining ecological #evidence-base for #DiseaseControl management practices for #KyasanurForestDisease #AcademicTwitter #Scicomm #OneHealth; paper led by @SarahBurthe from @MonkeyFever_ consortium
#Diseasecontrol strategies originate through endorsements by Governments/academia/authorities; they're often not field-tested robustly; even when they are, evidence is limited to one sector (cf. #OneHealth #Intersectoral approaches);
#publichealth approaches ought to be contextual & their effectiveness ought to be evaluated, yet strategies for disease control often spread through word of mouth and are sometimes untested;
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Live-tweeting about the 1st online conference on noma disease. Stay tune !
#ZeroNoma #NTDs
Opening message by @PeterHotez. Peter is among other things editor of @PLOSNTDs. The journal recently agreed to include noma in the list of eligible diseases for publication. #NTDs
Noma survivor @FidelStrub tells his personal story. Underwent 27 surgical operations ! Moving testimony by a strong advocate !
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There have been several small RCTs over the last weeks suggesting a clinical benefit for #ivermectin for #COVID_19.

It’s time for a MEGA THREAD on ivermectin, aka the “wonder drug”!

Let's start the show !🔥🔥🔥
Ivermectin belongs to the family of avermectins, which are natural fermentation products of soil bacteria. A Nobel Prize of Medicine was awarded for their discovery. Image
Ivermectin is indicated for several parasitic infections: onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, strongyloidiasis, scabies. It works on head lice too. #NTDs

But ivermectin may have a broader therapeutic benefit. Hence its nickname, the “wonder drug”.
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You are not wrong. But it never was that way before? @NASA was launched in by Eisenhower, @PEPFAR #NTDs by W, I know because I worked with Dr Fauci to make it happen. Ok maybe Reagan wasn’t great, but not like this. Our nation was built on science. What the heck happened?
And how do we fix this? When i was chair 🪑 of microbiology at @GWSMHS for 11 years (loved it) I learned that you can get anything done you want as long as you don’t need to take the credit for it and are willing to reach across the aisle
Back then I would think nothing of going to Sen. Sam Brownback’s (R-KS) prayer 🙏 breakfast and walking down the hall to meet with Sen Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Two total ideological opposites, but work together on #NTDs? Not a problem
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Here it is!

#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @…
#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info:…

#sciart #microbiology Image
#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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Hivi karibuni watu wengi wamekuwa na muamko katika michezo na mazoezi ya viungo.
▫️Mazoezi ni njia mojawapo za kuzuia magonjwa yasiyoambukizwa #NTDs.
▫️Katika haya, kumbuka kuwa aina ya viatu unavyovyaa wakati wa mazoezi inabidi iendane na mazoezi unayofanya.
Kukimbia/ Riadha:
Unahitaji viatu vyenye kuulinda mguu wako na kukupa msukumo na 'balance' ukiwa katika mwendo.
▫️Vaa viatu vilivyo na 'cushion' kupunguza mshtuko wa mguu wakati ukikimbia. Hii itakusaidia kuepuka kuteguka, maumivu ya tendon, misuli kukaza au hata mfupa kuvunjika.
Trail Running
Kama unakimbia kwenye njia isiyo tambarare na isiyo na lami yaani, trail running:
▫️Chagua viatu vyenye soli nzito kiasi na "treads" huwa mbali mbali na ndefu zaidi, hivyo huweza kustahimili njia na viunzi mbalimbali utakavyokutana navyo kama mawe, vijiti, miiba nk.
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.@DFID_UK's new #UKAid programme supports neglected tropical disease elimination and the @TheGlobalGoals. We asked our colleague @yarimaezra about how @Sightsavers and partners will help #BeatNTDs and improve the lives of citizens in 13 of the world’s poorest countries #SDG1
“My name is Ezra Yarima, I’ve been working for Sightsavers since 2015. I am a public health specialist in Nigeria, with a monitoring and evaluation background. I am very passionate about disease management and disability prevention.” #BeatNTDs Ezra stands next to a sign in arabic outside a house.
“My favourite part of my job is that I know I am making a difference in the lives of people affected by neglected tropical diseases #NTDs. I cherish the smiles I see post-treatment.” #BeatNTDs Three children looking at the camera smiling
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"Lo más grave de los parásitos es que en muchos lugares se considera un problema resuelto": Norbel Galanti, @uchile , al inicio del Curso Internacional de Biología Molecular de Tripanosomátidos @IPMontevideo Image
Hay #tripanosomátidos en plantas incluso; #leishmania está extendido en todo el mundo; por #Chagas aun mueren miles de personas, alerta Galanti @uchile en Curso #BiolMolTritryp Comienza #NTDs ImageImage
"Tripanosomátidos son probablemente los primeros eukariontes que aparecieron en el planeta, hace unos 2.000 millones de años. Por eso saben mucho más de #biología que nosotros": Norbel Galanti de @uchile Image
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