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.
People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

People with lymphatic filariasis more likely to acquire HIV infection, study shows

Scientists reveal new transmission path for yaws

Scientists reveal new transmission path for yaws

Griffith researchers create Malaria Box to advance drug discovery for major topical diseases

Griffith researchers create Malaria Box to advance drug discovery for major topical diseases

Researchers uncover novel virulence strategies employed by Leishmania parasite

Researchers uncover novel virulence strategies employed by Leishmania parasite

Researchers identify mechanisms triggering hypergammaglobulinemia

Researchers identify mechanisms triggering hypergammaglobulinemia

New and inexpensive technique could help meet global demands for malaria drug

New and inexpensive technique could help meet global demands for malaria drug

FDA approves Vaxchora for prevention of cholera

FDA approves Vaxchora for prevention of cholera

Guardian system can predict risk of dangerous diseases

Guardian system can predict risk of dangerous diseases

Addition of just two DNA bases to LdAQP1 gene helps Black Fever parasite to overcome antimonial drugs

Addition of just two DNA bases to LdAQP1 gene helps Black Fever parasite to overcome antimonial drugs

Genome sequencing shows association between STIs and Trachoma

Genome sequencing shows association between STIs and Trachoma

Researchers take major step towards developing vaccine for river blindness

Researchers take major step towards developing vaccine for river blindness

UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Janssen R&D partner to identify new therapeutic targets for Chagas disease

UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Janssen R&D partner to identify new therapeutic targets for Chagas disease

Treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with regimens may improve outcomes

Treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with regimens may improve outcomes

More effort needed to reduce risks of mosquito-transmitted epidemics in the U.S. and Mexico

More effort needed to reduce risks of mosquito-transmitted epidemics in the U.S. and Mexico

Risk of developing visceral leishmaniasis much higher in transplant patients

Risk of developing visceral leishmaniasis much higher in transplant patients

Experts call on U.S. and Mexican governments to reduce risk of Chagas disease

Experts call on U.S. and Mexican governments to reduce risk of Chagas disease

Snakebite claims thousands of lives every year but remains a 'forgotten killer'

Snakebite claims thousands of lives every year but remains a 'forgotten killer'

NS1 protein can be considered as vital target for development of new drugs to treat dengue: Study

NS1 protein can be considered as vital target for development of new drugs to treat dengue: Study

UC San Diego-led research team awarded $1.89 million to carry out research on leptospirosis

UC San Diego-led research team awarded $1.89 million to carry out research on leptospirosis

Study sheds light on current and potential treatment options for schistosomiasis

Study sheds light on current and potential treatment options for schistosomiasis