The main goal of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for TB Control (2016 to 2020) is to reduce tuberculosis (TB) burden by ensuring universal access to timely and quality diagnosis and treatment of all types of TB, and preventing the development of drug resistant TB, says an expert.
The rise of anti-malarial resistant Plasmodium falciparum in areas where malaria is endemic, such as Southeast Asia, calls for the safe and right use of current antimalarials.
Field trials of a biological control program to subdue dengue are showing some promise in reducing the spread of the disease.
A set of statistical models running on the Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) method is used to forecast the incidence of dengue in Singapore and to manage potential outbreaks, reveals an analyst.
Several human and mosquito factors contribute to the re-emergence of chikungunya in the country, says a medical microbiologist.
Individuals carrying the dengue virus (DENV) and showing little to no outward symptoms of the disease may play a larger role in dengue fever epidemics than previously expected, says an expert.
Complicated and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in adults and children should be managed by identifying and treating predisposing or underlying risk factors, with antimicrobial treatment, if needed, based on urine culture results and regional antibiotic resistance patterns, according to new guidelines of the Urological Association of Asia (UAA) and Asian Association of UTI and STD (AAUS).
Infectious complications of prostate biopsy can be prevented by adopting the transperineal approach rather than the transrectal approach, and by pre-biopsy rectal disinfection and meticulous equipment preparation, according to data presented at the 15th Urological Association of Asia Congress held in Hong Kong.