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Recent summer projects completed by MSc Control of Infectious Diseases students

  • The prevalence of antibodies to dengue and west Nile viruses in Sudanese children presenting with fever.
  • Systematic review of immunofluorescence techniques for the diagnosis of acute scrub typhus infection
  • Available point of care diagnostic tests in control of infectious disease in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Dengue viruses in Colombia - past, present and future
  • Sleeping sickness in Western Kenya: memories of staff and participants involved in the control of sleeping sickness in Lambwe Valley between 1960-1980
  • Spatial analysis of Trypanosoma cruzi infection and triatomine distribution in Colombia and the implications for control policies.
  • Immunological aspects of intestinal helminth infections in Minas Gerais
  • Epidemiology of meningitis in Sharjah 2000-2005
  • What are the drivers for uptake of ecological sanitation in Embangwene, Malawi
  • Survey on filter cloth use in guinea worm eradication in Southern Sudan, factors affecting filter cloth use.
  • The development of a referral network manual for strengthening health care workers attitudes, comprehensive counselling and care practices for HIV/AIDS and TB
  • Modelling the impact of the HIV intervention programme amongst female sex workers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • An assessment of the prevalence of malaria and anaemia in communities with varying degrees of access to health care in Amazonian Venezuela
  • Assessment of the current status of implementation of the intermittent preventative therapy programme in Pemba, Zanzibar
  • Five year impact of mass azithromycin treatment on trachoma in Rombo District , Tanzania .
  • Identification of potential molecular markers of amodiaquine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from different endemic settings.
  • To investigate the importance of Plasmodium falciparum parasites carry CQ resistance markers and the relative risk of treatment failure.
  • Investigation into the management of biological fatalities
  • Aedes aegypti insecticide resistance on the Caribbean cost of Colombia
  • Evaluation of integrated HIV/AIDS project in the microfinance programme in Sierra Leone
  • Human and animal brucellosis in Iran : Analysis of its spatial-temporal pattern and risk-mapping
  • Confirmation of sequential rapid HIV test results using ELISA and Western blot method at regional level in Tanzania
  • A field evaluation of malaria vector control using a plant based anti-mosquito fumigant in Yunnan Province, China
  • Geographical distribution and public health impact of hookworm in East Africa , implications for targeted control
  • Analysing factors that facilitate and constraint adherence to ARV therapy among adults in Uganda which can be useful in planning an intervention.
  • An investigation of the association between levels of recruitment of women volunteers into the MDP microbicides trail in Johannesburg and radio recruitment spots and community based recruitment activities.
  • Factors affecting filter usage in Guinea work endemic districts in Brong Ahafo region, Ghana
  • Testing the insecticidal power of nets reportedly treated (with insecticide) at various intervals in the past
  • HIV/AIDS international NGO's in China
  • Evaluating Schistosomiasis school education programme in Zanzibar
  • What are the constraints of effective household water chlorination in emergencies and how can they be overcome?
  • Assessment of the unmet need and effect of a needle-exchange programme for injecting drug users in the People's Republic of China
  • Factors affecting filter usage in Guinea worm endemic districts in Brong Ahafo region - Ghana
  • Community acceptability of household ceramic water filters distributed during Oxfam's response to the tsunami in Sri Lanka
  • The 1957 and 1968 influenza pandemics: A modern re analysis (literature review)
  • Assessing the use of soap in personal hygiene practices in India: An evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of different data collection tools.
  • Modelling guinea worm eradication
  • Sexual health knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in HIV-positive and HIV-negative Kenyan adolescents
  • Cost of illness of rotavirus diarrhoea in UK correlated with the age of cases - anticipating rotavirus vaccine
  • An assessment of the risk factors and distribution of the sleeping sickness epidemic in Kaberamaido district, Uganda
  • HIV-related stigma: Are faith leaders the way forward?
  • Evaluation of peer HIV education project in Kenema , Sierra Leone