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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.
Obama's $63 billion global health initiative 'will sustain' PEPFAR, editorial says

Obama's $63 billion global health initiative 'will sustain' PEPFAR, editorial says

Sustainability of ongoing interventions key to successful schistosomiasis control

Sustainability of ongoing interventions key to successful schistosomiasis control

Australia's Dengue risk driven by human adaptation to climate change

Australia's Dengue risk driven by human adaptation to climate change

Global health organizations are doing too little to support health system strengthening

Global health organizations are doing too little to support health system strengthening

Malaria diagnostic tests differ in performance

Malaria diagnostic tests differ in performance

New insights into how to combat avian flu

New insights into how to combat avian flu

New updated clinical guidelines for HIV-associated opportunistic infections

New updated clinical guidelines for HIV-associated opportunistic infections

Coartem tablets approved in U.S. to treat malaria

Coartem tablets approved in U.S. to treat malaria

Intestinal parasites significantly reduce immune response to the cholera toxin

Intestinal parasites significantly reduce immune response to the cholera toxin

Community spread of trachoma could be stopped by treating all household members

Community spread of trachoma could be stopped by treating all household members

River blindness under control in Escuintla, Guatemala

River blindness under control in Escuintla, Guatemala

Lethal risks associated with preparing dog meat

Lethal risks associated with preparing dog meat

Waging war on tropical diseases may be key to U.S. foreign policy

Waging war on tropical diseases may be key to U.S. foreign policy

Sequella, Inc. drug compound SQ109 selected for phase 1B clinical trial program

Sequella, Inc. drug compound SQ109 selected for phase 1B clinical trial program

Remote sensing helps tackle tropical disease schistosomiasis in southern China

Remote sensing helps tackle tropical disease schistosomiasis in southern China

Biomarkers in blood could aid diagnosis of two severe and debilitating forms of malaria

Biomarkers in blood could aid diagnosis of two severe and debilitating forms of malaria

Fractional dose of scarce meningitis vaccine may be effective in outbreak control

Fractional dose of scarce meningitis vaccine may be effective in outbreak control

New tuberculosis test reveals patients at risk

New tuberculosis test reveals patients at risk

Contact lenses are home to pathogenic amoebae

Contact lenses are home to pathogenic amoebae

Tribendimidine shows promise for intestinal worm infections

Tribendimidine shows promise for intestinal worm infections