Spotlight on July issue of Transactions

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The July issue of Transactions is now available online. The Editorial for this issue is a collaborative piece: Antibiotic resistance is the quintessential One Health issue from Tim Robinson et al. It discusses why integrated approaches to reduce selection pressure and disrupt antimicrobial resistance transmission cycles on a global scale must be sought that are founded not only on sound One Health principles, but also based on economic evidence and on principles of social equity and global access to effective healthcare for people and their animals.

The Editor’s Choice this month is a freely available original research article from Greig et al on the Evaluation of Pastorex meningitis kit performance for the rapid identification of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C in Nigeria. The authors’ report the performance of the Pastorex test kit in field conditions during three sequential NmC outbreaks in northern Nigeria in 2013–2015, comparing Pastorex results with those from culture and PCR conducted by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Meningococci, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Oslo, Norway.

What else is in this issue?

This issue includes an Open Access paper from Clasen et al on the Impact of a rural sanitation programme on safe disposal of child faeces: a cluster randomised trial in Odisha, India as well as four original research articles and two short communications.

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