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Tropical diseases encompass all diseases that occur solely, or principally, in the tropics. In practice, the term is often taken to refer to infectious diseases that thrive in hot, humid conditions, such as malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, and dengue.
Researchers discover promising target for treatment of leishmaniasis

Researchers discover promising target for treatment of leishmaniasis

Researchers find explanation for link between persistent infection and long-term immunity

Researchers find explanation for link between persistent infection and long-term immunity

Gambian sleeping sickness could be eliminated in six years in DRC, research reveals

Gambian sleeping sickness could be eliminated in six years in DRC, research reveals

Improving innovation uptake in the NHS

Improving innovation uptake in the NHS

New approach bolsters protein in blood vessels to protect against cerebral malaria

New approach bolsters protein in blood vessels to protect against cerebral malaria

Researchers working to find faster way to treat sleeping sickness using oral drugs

Researchers working to find faster way to treat sleeping sickness using oral drugs

Scientists discover novel African types of Salmonella linked to blood poisoning and death

Scientists discover novel African types of Salmonella linked to blood poisoning and death

People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

Scientists reveal new transmission path for yaws

Scientists reveal new transmission path for yaws

Griffith researchers create Malaria Box to advance drug discovery for major topical diseases

Griffith researchers create Malaria Box to advance drug discovery for major topical diseases

Researchers uncover novel virulence strategies employed by Leishmania parasite

Researchers uncover novel virulence strategies employed by Leishmania parasite

Researchers identify mechanisms triggering hypergammaglobulinemia

Researchers identify mechanisms triggering hypergammaglobulinemia

New and inexpensive technique could help meet global demands for malaria drug

New and inexpensive technique could help meet global demands for malaria drug

FDA approves Vaxchora for prevention of cholera

FDA approves Vaxchora for prevention of cholera

Guardian system can predict risk of dangerous diseases

Guardian system can predict risk of dangerous diseases

Addition of just two DNA bases to LdAQP1 gene helps Black Fever parasite to overcome antimonial drugs

Addition of just two DNA bases to LdAQP1 gene helps Black Fever parasite to overcome antimonial drugs

Genome sequencing shows association between STIs and Trachoma

Genome sequencing shows association between STIs and Trachoma

Researchers take major step towards developing vaccine for river blindness

Researchers take major step towards developing vaccine for river blindness

UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Janssen R&D partner to identify new therapeutic targets for Chagas disease

UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Janssen R&D partner to identify new therapeutic targets for Chagas disease

Treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with regimens may improve outcomes

Treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with regimens may improve outcomes