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null Volume 34, no. 9, September 2021. Pepper Mild Mottle Virus in Italian waters: a candidate that could work as a viral indicator of faecal contamination. New global targets for Neglected Tropical Diseases in the World Health Organization roadmap 2021-2030. Risk of corruption: monitoring and management through an IT platform

Abstracts:

Pepper Mild Mottle Virus in Italian waters: a candidate that could work as a viral indicator of faecal contamination
Pepper Mild Mottle Virus (PMMoV) is a plant pathogen belonging to the Virgaviridae family that has been detected both in human faecal samples and in different types of water. It has been suggested as a viral indicator of faecal contamination in order to monitor the quality of the water. Here we present a study conducted in Italy by the Italian National Institute of Health with the aim to investigate the occurrence and concentration of PMMoV in different types of water (wastewaters, rivers, ground and marine waters, and drinking water) to spread awareness about its possible use as a viral indicator.


New global targets for Neglected Tropical Diseases in the World Health Organization roadmap 2021-2030
The second World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day was celebrated on the 30th of January 2021. To mark the occasion, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its roadmap for NTDs for the period 2021-2030, which aimes at increasing prevention and control of these too-long neglected diseases. Described here is a global overview on current challenges and future prospects for the WHO NTDs roadmap 2021-2030.


Risk of corruption: monitoring and management through an IT platform
The creation of a IT tool for the management of monitoring and review phases within the cycle of corruptive risk management, shared by the Anti-Corruption Manager and the Referents, implements a modern and effective way of reducing the risk of corruption and ensures its continuous improvement, in accordance with the indications of National Anti-Corruption Plan.

Published 01/10/2021