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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 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

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