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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 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

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

Global warming will raise risk of Mosquito borne diseases globally

Global warming will raise risk of Mosquito borne diseases globally

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

Study confirms sensitivity of microbiological cultures for detecting cholera

Study confirms sensitivity of microbiological cultures for detecting cholera

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

FIND launches new schistosomiasis program within neglected tropical diseases portfolio

FIND launches new schistosomiasis program within neglected tropical diseases portfolio