Tropical Disease News and Research

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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.
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

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

New study provides better understanding on safety of deworming programs

Comprehensive molecular test introduced for diagnosis of malaria caused by P. vivax parasites

Comprehensive molecular test introduced for diagnosis of malaria caused by P. vivax parasites

Dengue mosquito poses greatest danger of spreading Zika virus in Australia

Dengue mosquito poses greatest danger of spreading Zika virus in Australia

Researchers discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic

Researchers discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

Researchers describe a case of tick-borne relapsing fever in Mexico

Researchers describe a case of tick-borne relapsing fever in Mexico

UMSOM's Institute for Genome Sciences receives $17.5 million grant for infectious disease research

UMSOM's Institute for Genome Sciences receives $17.5 million grant for infectious disease research

Researchers engineer a promising treatment for African sleeping sickness

Researchers engineer a promising treatment for African sleeping sickness

Scientists create new models of tropical eye worm for development of anti-filarial drugs

Scientists create new models of tropical eye worm for development of anti-filarial drugs