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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.
Free treatment program against Buruli ulcer in Cameroon not working

Free treatment program against Buruli ulcer in Cameroon not working

Philippines receives $5 million from Chevron for TB eradication efforts

Philippines receives $5 million from Chevron for TB eradication efforts

New role for Natural Killer cells

New role for Natural Killer cells

VioQuest Pharmaceuticals issued new U.S. patent for Lenocta

VioQuest Pharmaceuticals issued new U.S. patent for Lenocta

Old bones could hold the key to tuberculosis

Old bones could hold the key to tuberculosis

Neglected infectious diseases go untreated, undiagnosed in hundreds of thousands of low-income residents in the U.S.

Neglected infectious diseases go untreated, undiagnosed in hundreds of thousands of low-income residents in the U.S.

Neglected infections of poverty in the U.S. are disabling hundreds of thousands of Americans every year

Neglected infections of poverty in the U.S. are disabling hundreds of thousands of Americans every year

Integrated control of malaria and other vector diseases is crucial

Integrated control of malaria and other vector diseases is crucial

Scientists demonstrate feasibility of preventing malaria parasite from becoming sexually mature

Scientists demonstrate feasibility of preventing malaria parasite from becoming sexually mature

More attention to neglected tropical diseases

More attention to neglected tropical diseases

Heatwaves, floods and health concerns - special lecture on climate change and how we're dealing with it

Heatwaves, floods and health concerns - special lecture on climate change and how we're dealing with it

Impact of environment and social gradient on Leptospira infection in urban slums

Impact of environment and social gradient on Leptospira infection in urban slums

Simplified economical method of giving rabies vaccine

Simplified economical method of giving rabies vaccine

Scientists solve arsenic's cancer paradox

Scientists solve arsenic's cancer paradox

Doxycycline effective against filariasis in Southeast Asia

Doxycycline effective against filariasis in Southeast Asia

Leptospira licerasiae, a new species of infectious disease found in Amazon

Leptospira licerasiae, a new species of infectious disease found in Amazon

Experts call for a global fund to combat neglected tropical diseases

Experts call for a global fund to combat neglected tropical diseases

Scientists isolate, characterize the organism that causes Buruli ulcer

Scientists isolate, characterize the organism that causes Buruli ulcer

Parasitic worm Schistosoma mekongi more widespread than previously thought

Parasitic worm Schistosoma mekongi more widespread than previously thought

Reasonable Rx: Solving the drug price crisis

Reasonable Rx: Solving the drug price crisis