Elevated blood pressure was found more prevalent in some Bangladeshi coastal communities and a new icddr,b study argues that higher water salinity levels, possibly triggered by climate change, may have a role in this.
Climate change has arguably caused global sea levels to rise, a phenomenon that brings seawater closer to freshwater sources, contaminating freshwater and soil with higher levels of salt.
A study with icddr,b has examined the influences of heatwaves, rainfall and tree cover on cholera - the deadly diarrhoeal disease known for its heavy human death toll worldwide. Heatwave conditions are increasingly warming daytime temperatures and bring fewer cold days.
Published in Nature Disease Primer, a recent review co-authored by icddr,b researchers suggests that rising sea temperature caused by climate change may be favouring the incidence of different vibrio-related diseases, caused by some virulent Vibrio species.
Arsenic-laced water may cause more young deaths
A recent icddr,b study has shown that young adults are 5 times more likely to die at an early age from several diseases other than cancer when exposed to such toxin.
How the Cholera bacteria resist viruses that attack them
An icddr,b study has shown how a proportion of the epidemic cholera bacteria survive attack by viruses that kill bacteria, to cause the subsequent epidemic in the next season.
Pit latrine minor contributor to diarrhoeal diseases in Bangladesh
Groundwater is more often contaminated due to poor hygiene inside tube wells and water containers stored in households, suggests a new icddr,b study.
Most mosquitoes breeding in clean stagnant water are dengue-spreading Aedes
Findings from a survey conducted in Dhaka city 12 wards suggests that refrigerator trays were mostly responsible for Aedes production during wet seasons, alongside plastic drums, vehicle parts and discarded construction materials.
Rohingya population displacement: Concern for spread of drug-resistant malaria?
Influx of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) in Bangladesh increased population movements around the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region.
Behaviour change intervention found effective in improving urban slum hygiene
Hygiene practice of shared toilets within urban slums have shown improvements due to behaviour change intervention coupled with sanitation support.
Children over six may be at greater risk of dengue infection
Children older than six years of age can be at greater risk of dengue fever, identifies a new study with icddr,b, predicting that this may be because they spend more time in crowded places such as schools and parks.