Author Archives: LSHTM Communications Team

14 – 20 May 2018

A number of LSHTM experts speak to the media on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Peter Piot was interviewed by BBC World Service Radio’s Newshour programme (from 5m40s) and discusses the latest on efforts … Continue reading

7 – 13 May 2018

Peter Piot provides comment to Scientific American on why Ebola continues to re-emerge in DR Congo following the outbreak of the disease in the country: “Due to its huge swathes of forest, the DRC is a reservoir for the virus, … Continue reading

30 April – 6 May 2018

Anton Camacho is quoted by The Daily Telegraph on a new study that suggests the 2018 rainy season in Yemen could trigger another outbreak of cholera in the country. Anton says: “Due to the explosiveness of cholera outbreaks, reactive control … Continue reading

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23 – 29 April 2018

New research co-authored by LSHTM finds that taxing sweet snacks could lead to broader reductions in the amount of sugar purchased than similar increases in the price of sugar-sweetened beverages. Richard Smith said: “We know that increasing the price of … Continue reading

16 – 22 April 2018

A new LSHTM co-led study finds that children infected with malaria parasites produce a distinctive odour making them more attractive to mosquitoes than uninfected children. James Logan provides comment to NPR: “What we didn’t know was which chemicals in body … Continue reading

9 – 15 April 2018

Natacha Protopopoff and Mark Rowland are quoted by Reuters on a new LSHTM-led study that demonstrates a new class of bed net could significantly reduce malaria infection in children by neutralising mosquitos’ ability to resist pyrethoid insecticide. Natacha said: “It’s … Continue reading

26 March – 8 April 2018

Laura Cornelsen is interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Wake up to Money programme about the implementation of a Sugar Tax, and how effective this type of tax can be. Laura said: “We need to think about whether people will … Continue reading

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19 – 25 March 2018

Charlotte Warren-Gash speaks to the Daily Mail on a new LSHTM-led study that found people suffering from flu or pneumonia aged over 40  could be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke in the days after infection. Charlotte said: … Continue reading

12 – 18 March 2018

An editorial by Lucinda Hiam and University of Oxford’s Danny Dorling is reported widely by UK media. Based on latest mortality statistics from the Office for National Statistics, they state that the government is failing to investigate a clear pattern … Continue reading

5 – 11 March 2018

Hilary Bower is interviewed by BBC World Service Radio’s Newsday programme on the current outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria. Hilary is a member of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UKPHRST) and said: “The cases are falling at … Continue reading