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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.
Humans play key role in distribution and transmission of Bartonella bacteria

Humans play key role in distribution and transmission of Bartonella bacteria

Group of students aim to improve malaria diagnosis using old smartphones

Group of students aim to improve malaria diagnosis using old smartphones

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal

Anopheles species may be important vectors driving spread of Mayaro virus in the U.S.

Anopheles species may be important vectors driving spread of Mayaro virus in the U.S.

Anti-parasite drug may improve long-term prognosis of Chagas patients

Anti-parasite drug may improve long-term prognosis of Chagas patients

Monkeys infected with Zika virus points to a sylvatic transmission cycle

Monkeys infected with Zika virus points to a sylvatic transmission cycle

Survey finds high prevalence of HTLV-1 infection among teens and adults in Gabon

Survey finds high prevalence of HTLV-1 infection among teens and adults in Gabon

Researchers use nanoparticles to treat snake bites

Researchers use nanoparticles to treat snake bites

New ReFRAME drug repurposing collection offers hope for treating major diseases

New ReFRAME drug repurposing collection offers hope for treating major diseases

Special glowing paper strip as rapid, reliable test for infectious diseases

Special glowing paper strip as rapid, reliable test for infectious diseases

Panel of human antibodies developed to neutralize black mamba snake toxin

Panel of human antibodies developed to neutralize black mamba snake toxin

Study shows Bartonella infections in vampire bats are highly prevalent in Peru and Belize

Study shows Bartonella infections in vampire bats are highly prevalent in Peru and Belize

Researchers identify new genetic disorder in a human patient

Researchers identify new genetic disorder in a human patient

LSTM led partnership receives funding to develop drug for treating two neglected tropical diseases

LSTM led partnership receives funding to develop drug for treating two neglected tropical diseases

Researchers identify pathogenic Leptospira strains in Uruguay cattle

Researchers identify pathogenic Leptospira strains in Uruguay cattle

Clinical trial begins to find better treatment for chronic cases of PKDL in Africa

Clinical trial begins to find better treatment for chronic cases of PKDL in Africa

Second case of Monkeypox infection identified in UK

Second case of Monkeypox infection identified in UK

Researchers report increasing incidence of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

Researchers report increasing incidence of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

GW researcher receives grant to examine link between liver fluke infection and bile duct cancer

GW researcher receives grant to examine link between liver fluke infection and bile duct cancer

Effective vaccines for world's most prevalent infectious diseases are missing from pipeline

Effective vaccines for world's most prevalent infectious diseases are missing from pipeline