Tropical Disease News and Research

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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.
H5N1 influenza virus survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain

H5N1 influenza virus survivors' antibodies effective at neutralising H5N1 strain

Blood of bird flu survivors promises new treatment for the deadly virus

Blood of bird flu survivors promises new treatment for the deadly virus

World moves closer to eradicating ancient worm disease

World moves closer to eradicating ancient worm disease

Bold proposal to restructure drug development patents

Bold proposal to restructure drug development patents

Drug-enriched salt could prevent elephantiasis

Drug-enriched salt could prevent elephantiasis

World Bank to provide Thailand with $750,000 for HIV/AIDS programs

World Bank to provide Thailand with $750,000 for HIV/AIDS programs

Public standards for world medications to treat neglected infectious diseases

Public standards for world medications to treat neglected infectious diseases

Yaws disease re-emerging

Yaws disease re-emerging

The role of gut worms in allergies

The role of gut worms in allergies

Diagnostics for tuberculosis: Global demand and market potential

Diagnostics for tuberculosis: Global demand and market potential

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

WHO unveils new strategy to fight some of the most neglected tropical diseases

WHO and sanofi-aventis expand programme to fight neglected tropical diseases

WHO and sanofi-aventis expand programme to fight neglected tropical diseases

Bill Gates puts hand in pocket and gives $70 million for research into tropical diseases

Bill Gates puts hand in pocket and gives $70 million for research into tropical diseases

Why H5N1 bird flu is so lethal

Why H5N1 bird flu is so lethal

Weakened immune response resulting from HIV infection can lead to trouble when it comes to treating malaria

Weakened immune response resulting from HIV infection can lead to trouble when it comes to treating malaria

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Waterborne infectious diseases could soon be consigned to history

Meningitis infects 87 who ate un-cooked snails

Meningitis infects 87 who ate un-cooked snails

Asia needs cheap and affordable drugs to fight disease

Asia needs cheap and affordable drugs to fight disease

Cleaning water at household is best diarrhea prevention

Cleaning water at household is best diarrhea prevention

77 die from rare tropical disease on island paradise

77 die from rare tropical disease on island paradise