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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.
Simple prevention methods could reduce tungiasis in children, study suggests

Simple prevention methods could reduce tungiasis in children, study suggests

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

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

Shorter treatment for Chagas disease found to be effective and safer than standard treatment

Shorter treatment for Chagas disease found to be effective and safer than standard treatment

New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus

New sensing tool could aid in early detection of Dengue virus

Researchers unravel how the immune system responds to diffuse cutaneous leishmanisis

Researchers unravel how the immune system responds to diffuse cutaneous leishmanisis

Study: IL10 receptor critical to prevent uncontrolled infection and gut damage

Study: IL10 receptor critical to prevent uncontrolled infection and gut damage

New research detects mosquito known to transmit malaria for the first time in Ethiopia

New research detects mosquito known to transmit malaria for the first time in Ethiopia

Physical contact with primates puts people at risk of infection with new diseases

Physical contact with primates puts people at risk of infection with new diseases

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

INRS professors develop innovative strategy to identify leishmanicidal molecules

INRS professors develop innovative strategy to identify leishmanicidal molecules

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