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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 identify gene used to recognize pathogens

Researchers identify gene used to recognize pathogens

Night blindness is a new clinical symptom of Chagas disease

Night blindness is a new clinical symptom of Chagas disease

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

Controlling neglected diseases will boost fight against HIV, TB and Malaria

New combination treatment that could dramatically shorten the length of tuberculosis treatment

New combination treatment that could dramatically shorten the length of tuberculosis treatment

Polyphosphate speeds blood clotting and helps clots last longer

Polyphosphate speeds blood clotting and helps clots last longer

New drug shows promise in fighting Tuberculosis (TB)

New drug shows promise in fighting Tuberculosis (TB)

New drug shows promise in fighting Tuberculosis (TB)

New drug shows promise in fighting Tuberculosis (TB)

Tamiflu may not be as effective as hoped against bird flu

Tamiflu may not be as effective as hoped against bird flu

Tiny worms provide clues to new treatments for diabetes, asthma and hay fever

Tiny worms provide clues to new treatments for diabetes, asthma and hay fever

Harmless bacteria may provide natural protection against deadly MRSA

Harmless bacteria may provide natural protection against deadly MRSA

Wellcome Trust awards £8.1 million to tackle tropical diseases

Wellcome Trust awards £8.1 million to tackle tropical diseases

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Tropical diseases such as sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, river blindness, hookworm, elephantiasis, and blinding trachoma are being ignored

Wet combing four times more effective than chemical treatments for head lice

Wet combing four times more effective than chemical treatments for head lice

What caused leprosy?

What caused leprosy?

Report highlights importance of research into diseases in developing countries

Report highlights importance of research into diseases in developing countries

Vietnam reports another bird flu death

Vietnam reports another bird flu death

Bird flu pandemic a real possibilty

Bird flu pandemic a real possibilty

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

Simple drug has the potential to save many lives threatened by malaria

Malaria experts to unveil top-flight research during international conference

Malaria experts to unveil top-flight research during international conference

Diagnosis of tuberculosis in young children can be confirmed by a straightforward sputum test

Diagnosis of tuberculosis in young children can be confirmed by a straightforward sputum test