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  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 6,  2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 30 June).1 New ProtocolKay  AW, González Fernández  L, Takwoingi  Y, Eisenhut  M, Vu  RD, Steingart  KR, Detjen  AK, Mandalakas...
    July 9 2019
  • 2018 Journal Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews rises to 7.755 This year the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is 7.755.  This is an increase on the 2017 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.754.  The Journal Impact Factor is a tool for ranking, evaluating, and comparing...
    June 21 2019
  • Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases and cause more than 700000 deaths annually (WHO 2017). Many of these deaths may be preventable through effective mosquito control, and simple house modifications may contribute to minimising the number of infectious bites.In April 2019, Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (...
    June 20 2019
  • Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups  responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.This short film focuses on the Cochrane Public Health and Health Systems Network, introduces the team,...
    June 20 2019
  • If you are an author of a published Cochrane Review then please complete this important surveyCochrane has launched the 2019 Cochrane author experience survey and want to know what authors think of the 'author experience' and where the priorities should be for future development.The results of this survey will help  prioritise  future...
    June 10 2019
  • Tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. Globally in 2017, of the estimated 10 million people with TB, 3.6 million were not reported to national TB programmes, many of whom were not being diagnosed with their disease. When it is detected early and effectively ...
    June 10 2019
  • Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhoea and a variety of vaccines are used to try to prevent it. The evidence for these is examined in the fourth update of a Cochrane Review, published in March 2019. One of the authors, Hanna Bergman, based in the Cochrane Response team in London UK tells us more  about the problem and the latest...
    June 6 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 5, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 May).1 New ProtocolBauza  V, Sclar  G, Majorin  F, Clasen  T. Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhoea....
    June 6 2019
  • Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in usePlain language summaryWhat is the aim of this review?The aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out if rotavirus vaccines are effective in preventing diarrhoea and deaths in infants and young children. We also aimed to find out if the rotavirus vaccines are safe. We collected and...
    May 29 2019
  • Plain language summaryAdding indoor residual spraying in communities using insecticide‐treated nets for the prevention of malariaWhat was the aim of this review?Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is the regular application of chemical insecticides to household walls. The insecticide lasts for at least four months, killing mosquitoes that land on them...
    May 23 2019

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