In October 2019 researchers from Brazil identified a new parasite, which presented with similar symptoms to visceral leishmaniasis. To discover more about this novel parasite and other parasitic diseases in Brazil, we interviewed Sandra Maruyama from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar; São Paulo, Brazil) about her research and the future of this field.
Browsing: Parasitic > Neglected Tropical Diseases
The house mouse – introduced by humans via the maritime trade – has dramatically shaped Toxoplasma gondiipopulations in West Africa and around the world, according to new research.
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.
Researchers have reported that, despite control efforts, the incidence of visceral leishmaniasis has risen between 1990 and 2016.
Financial modelling has been used to estimate the costs and likelihood of candidate medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and technologies launching, revealing gaps in the pipeline and in funding.
Continuous mass distribution of azithromycin in northern Ethiopia is effective for trachoma prevention but doesn’t eliminate the disease entirely, according to new research.
Rabies elimination is achievable and cost-effective, but decades of research have failed to translate into multi-national efforts in the worst-affected areas. So why is the ancient rabies virus still terrorizing the lives of so many people across the globe?
A new study has evaluated a point-of-care diagnostic for syphilis and yaws in the Solomon Islands, where previously only serological tests requiring specialist equipment have been available.
Our sister site, MedChemNet, spoke to Joseph Hargan-Calvopiña, Program Manager at BIO Ventures for Global Health, to find out more about their work in global drug development for neglected tropical diseases.
In our latest infographic we provide a visual snapshot of the infections and immune processes that have been linked with the microbiome thus far, explaining some of the evidence