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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.
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

Automated rapid blood test provides accurate malaria diagnosis

Automated rapid blood test provides accurate malaria diagnosis

Metabolite 'signatures' can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing diseases

Metabolite 'signatures' can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing diseases

UC San Diego Amazonian Center to receive NIH funding for malaria research

UC San Diego Amazonian Center to receive NIH funding for malaria research

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests

Treating animals may be part of global strategy to eradicate tropical diseases, study suggests

GW researchers develop way to test potency of recombinant hookworm vaccines

GW researchers develop way to test potency of recombinant hookworm vaccines

Researchers develop testing program to study potency of vaccines for neglected tropical diseases

Researchers develop testing program to study potency of vaccines for neglected tropical diseases

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