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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 identify new genetic disorder in a human patient

Researchers identify new genetic disorder in a human patient

Clinical trial begins to find better treatment for chronic cases of PKDL in Africa

Clinical trial begins to find better treatment for chronic cases of PKDL in Africa

GW researcher receives grant to examine link between liver fluke infection and bile duct cancer

GW researcher receives grant to examine link between liver fluke infection and bile duct cancer

Scientists develop urine diagnostic to detect parasitic worms that cause river blindness

Scientists develop urine diagnostic to detect parasitic worms that cause river blindness

Research sheds light on genetic characteristics of Indonesia's rotavirus

Research sheds light on genetic characteristics of Indonesia's rotavirus

Limiting global warming could reduce millions of dengue cases every year

Limiting global warming could reduce millions of dengue cases every year

Bone marrow is an important reservoir for replication and transmission of malaria parasites, shows study

Bone marrow is an important reservoir for replication and transmission of malaria parasites, shows study

Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa

Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa

Simple web-based tool for evidence-based integration of disease control

Simple web-based tool for evidence-based integration of disease control

Simple dietary supplement found to improve birth outcomes

Simple dietary supplement found to improve birth outcomes

Scientists identify single genetic change in Salmonella that plays key role in bloodstream infections

Scientists identify single genetic change in Salmonella that plays key role in bloodstream infections

Edixomed develops revolutionary technology for tackling antimicrobial resistance

Edixomed develops revolutionary technology for tackling antimicrobial resistance

UTEP researchers one step closer to developing effective vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis

UTEP researchers one step closer to developing effective vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis

GHIT Fund announces US$16.7 million to support development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics

GHIT Fund announces US$16.7 million to support development of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics

Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaks

Researchers use NASA’s satellite data to forecast malaria outbreaks

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for children with Chagas disease

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for children with Chagas disease

Fewer disease-carrying mosquitoes live in undisturbed tropical forests, study finds

Fewer disease-carrying mosquitoes live in undisturbed tropical forests, study finds

Scientists discover role of skin in spreading leishmaniasis

Scientists discover role of skin in spreading leishmaniasis

Schistosomiasis: the biggest killer you’ve never heard of?

Schistosomiasis: the biggest killer you’ve never heard of?

UTEP researchers move one step closer to developing first-ever Chagas disease vaccine

UTEP researchers move one step closer to developing first-ever Chagas disease vaccine