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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.
Tackling antimicrobial resistance

Tackling antimicrobial resistance

Parasitic flatworm schistosomiasis much more debilitating than previously thought

Parasitic flatworm schistosomiasis much more debilitating than previously thought

New malaria drug also treats toxoplasmosis

New malaria drug also treats toxoplasmosis

Young children bear the brunt of cholera

Young children bear the brunt of cholera

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Study paves way for mass co-delivery of three antiparasitic drugs

Columbus brought syphilis to Europe

Columbus brought syphilis to Europe

New way to screen for chagas disease in children

New way to screen for chagas disease in children

Neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis

Neglected tropical diseases, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis and schistosomiasis

Does treating worms in people with HIV slow progression to AIDS?

Does treating worms in people with HIV slow progression to AIDS?

Dengue fever health education is "insufficient, under-funded, and irregular" in Cambodia

Dengue fever health education is "insufficient, under-funded, and irregular" in Cambodia

Lymphatic filariasis causes devastating social and economic losses

Lymphatic filariasis causes devastating social and economic losses

Novel approach to discovering drugs for Chagas disease

Novel approach to discovering drugs for Chagas disease

Potential new drugs for tropical disease leishmaniasis

Potential new drugs for tropical disease leishmaniasis

New understanding of tropical disease schistosomiasis

New understanding of tropical disease schistosomiasis

Ivermectin is causing genetic selection in river blindness parasite

Ivermectin is causing genetic selection in river blindness parasite

Mummies provide clues to combat hepatitis B

Mummies provide clues to combat hepatitis B

Warning on Chikungunya virus

Warning on Chikungunya virus

Elimination of Chagas disease by 2010

Elimination of Chagas disease by 2010

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

WHO-based tropical disease research programme to focus on emerging diseases

Vietnam on alert after latest human bird flu death

Vietnam on alert after latest human bird flu death