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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.
Research could open a promising new path to control schistosomiasis

Research could open a promising new path to control schistosomiasis

Research could lead to new ways to fight against schistosomiasis

Research could lead to new ways to fight against schistosomiasis

New leishmaniasis look-alike parasitic infection reported

New leishmaniasis look-alike parasitic infection reported

Study: Transmission of protozoan parasite may cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people

Study: Transmission of protozoan parasite may cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people

Molecular changes are linked with adverse events following treatment of lymphatic filariasis

Molecular changes are linked with adverse events following treatment of lymphatic filariasis

2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases

2019 ASTMH Annual Meeting to focus on Ebola, monkey malaria, and other infectious diseases

Alzheimer’s drug an interesting candidate for the treatment of parasitic Chagas disease

Alzheimer’s drug an interesting candidate for the treatment of parasitic Chagas disease

Study sheds light on the metabolism of Leishmania parasite

Study sheds light on the metabolism of Leishmania parasite

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

FDA approves new drug for specific type of highly treatment-resistant tuberculosis

Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission

Mosquito surveillance in Madagascar reveals new insight into malaria transmission

Consortium receives EU grant to develop new treatment for leishmaniasis

Consortium receives EU grant to develop new treatment for leishmaniasis

Study estimates the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks

Study estimates the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks

Researchers compare American, Pacific and Southeast Asian subtypes of Zika virus

Researchers compare American, Pacific and Southeast Asian subtypes of Zika virus

FDA approves first vaccine for prevention of dengue disease in endemic regions

FDA approves first vaccine for prevention of dengue disease in endemic regions

Texas Biomed awarded $2 million DOD grant to study promising Zika vaccine

Texas Biomed awarded $2 million DOD grant to study promising Zika vaccine

Researchers shed light on evolution and diversity of Leptospira bacteria

Researchers shed light on evolution and diversity of Leptospira bacteria

Study explains most effective actions to control dispersal of mosquitofish in water ecosystems

Study explains most effective actions to control dispersal of mosquitofish in water ecosystems

Simple prevention methods could reduce tungiasis in children, study suggests

Simple prevention methods could reduce tungiasis in children, study suggests

Previous dengue infection could protect against Zika-associated damage

Previous dengue infection could protect against Zika-associated damage

New review identifies trends in dengue research in the Philippines

New review identifies trends in dengue research in the Philippines