A review of Venezuela’s current crisis has given cause for concern, highlighting the increased rate of re-emergence and spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, Chagas disease, dengue and Zika virus.
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The accurate diagnosis of schistosomiasis, in both the mammalian and snail intermediate hosts as well as the environment, is extremely important in proper control and elimination. Despite multiple efforts over last few decades, the search for cheap, sensitive diagnostics for schistosomiasis is ongoing.
Some of the challenges with mass ivermectin administration could be addressed with new drugs or drug combinations with higher effect for the parasite – leading us to ask, what new treatments are currently in the clinical pipeline?
Want to discover the best research that’s occurred this year? Editor, Martha Powell, highlights the best of 2018’s infectious diseases research in an A–Z.
With progress plateauing for a second consecutive year and global financing also levelling off, the WHO has called for a ‘high burden to high impact’ country-led strategy.
Gauri Godbole, from Public Health England, gives us an overview of recent advances and updates in the field of gastrointestinal infections – from the impact of the microbiome to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Researchers from Imperial College London have reported their recent success in using ‘gene drive’ technology to block female mosquito reproduction, resulting in the total collapse of caged populations of Anopheles gambiae in as little as 7–11 generations.
A team of researchers from Imperial College London (UK) have identified compounds which prevent the malarial parasite sexually maturing inside the mosquito.
Genomics is increasingly being adopted into both research and clinical settings. Here, we speak to Dyann Wirth about the use of genomics in the field of malaria, from what it can uncover about the parasite to the hurdles that need to be overcome moving towards elimination.