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.
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

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

New analysis highlights economic burden of dengue fever

New analysis highlights economic burden of dengue fever

New 'electronic nose' is 95% accurate in identifying deadly disease

New 'electronic nose' is 95% accurate in identifying deadly disease

New WHO strategy aims to reduce the impact of snakebite

New WHO strategy aims to reduce the impact of snakebite

Biologist uses new grant to find ways to eliminate schistosomiasis

Biologist uses new grant to find ways to eliminate schistosomiasis

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

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

New drug for sleeping sickness approved in the Democratic Republic of Congo

New drug for sleeping sickness approved in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Combination therapy shows high efficacy in treating people with leishmaniasis and HIV

Combination therapy shows high efficacy in treating people with leishmaniasis and HIV

DZIF scientists reveal problems with available diagnostics for Zika and chikungunya virus

DZIF scientists reveal problems with available diagnostics for Zika and chikungunya virus

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