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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.
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

Is open source the answer for finding cures for tropical diseases?

Is open source the answer for finding cures for tropical diseases?

Scientists warn of urban malaria in Africa and South East Asia

Scientists warn of urban malaria in Africa and South East Asia

All patients in study clear parasite that causes African sleeping sickness

All patients in study clear parasite that causes African sleeping sickness

Diseases are being neglected in wake of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Diseases are being neglected in wake of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Breakthrough discovery on Leishmaniasis, world's most deadly tropical diseases

Breakthrough discovery on Leishmaniasis, world's most deadly tropical diseases

Study shows safe, effective therapy for previously untreated patients with HIV & hepatitis C

Study shows safe, effective therapy for previously untreated patients with HIV & hepatitis C

Malaria mortality rate in Africa and Asia could double in a few decades as the drug used most frequently is rendered useless

Malaria mortality rate in Africa and Asia could double in a few decades as the drug used most frequently is rendered useless

Researchers discover how world’s most serous tropical diseases - Leishmaniasis is spread

Researchers discover how world’s most serous tropical diseases - Leishmaniasis is spread

U.S. team to battle malaria in Peru

U.S. team to battle malaria in Peru

Expert to help WHO in Dili, East Timor with tropical diseases

Expert to help WHO in Dili, East Timor with tropical diseases

UK pet owners who take their animals on holiday to Europe could bring back tropical diseases

UK pet owners who take their animals on holiday to Europe could bring back tropical diseases

Five million village doctors in rural China to be re-trained

Five million village doctors in rural China to be re-trained

Immtech signs agreement with CombinatoRx to test Immtech compounds as potential cancer treatment

Immtech signs agreement with CombinatoRx to test Immtech compounds as potential cancer treatment

GSK and WHO collaborate to fight malaria

GSK and WHO collaborate to fight malaria