Tropical Disease News and Research

RSS
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.
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

Researchers use gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit impact of parasitic diseases

Researchers use gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit impact of parasitic diseases

Study: Rutin found in fruits and vegetables protect mice against snake venom

Study: Rutin found in fruits and vegetables protect mice against snake venom

New anti-Wolbachia drug could potentially treat onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis

New anti-Wolbachia drug could potentially treat onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis

Speedier examinations may be useful in public health assessments of scabies

Speedier examinations may be useful in public health assessments of scabies

Sleeping sickness parasite exhibits metabolic flexibility and adaptability

Sleeping sickness parasite exhibits metabolic flexibility and adaptability

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

Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV

Schistosomiasis prevention and treatment could help control HIV

Natural flavonoid is effective at treating leishmanisis infections, study shows

Natural flavonoid is effective at treating leishmanisis infections, study shows

EMA recommends first all-oral treatment to tackle deadly sleeping sickness

EMA recommends first all-oral treatment to tackle deadly sleeping sickness