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.
The end of January saw the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research’s (LCNTDR; UK) annual anniversary event, this year commemorating the sixth anniversary of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Discover more about the research presented in this report.
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2017, the ISNTD is launching the disease report: “Female Genital Schistosomiasis: the most neglected gynaecological disease”, highlighting the linkages with HIV and calling for accelerating advocacy, policy and intervention collaboration.
Missed out on attending the ISNTD’s Water conference? Read our report of the event, which brought together professionals from both WASH and NTDs in a collaborative forum.
Missed out on attending the British Society for Parasitology’s Autumn Symposium? Read our report of the event here, including talks from Roy Anderson and David Molyneux.
In line with our focus this month on zoonoses, we spoke to Joanne Webster from the Royal Veterinary College, about her involvement in a host of projects on zoonotic parasites, including both schistosomiasis and Toxoplasma.
Take a look at our infographic detailing the current burden of NTDs and the goals set out by the WHO’s Roadmap – are we on track to meet targets?
DeWorm3: Demonstrating the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths
It may be possible to interrupt the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths, which affect nearly 2 billion individuals globally. Here, the authors give an overview of the DeWorm3 project, which aims to test the feasibility of interrupting soil-transmitted helminth transmission.
In this interview, Roy Anderson, Director for the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research speaks about the work undertaken by the Centre and gives his thoughts on the wider NTD field.
Genome-wide miRNAs expression profiles of Schistosoma japonicum schistosomula in response to artesunate
In this study, the authors investigate the miRNA expression profile of Schistosoma japonicum in response to atesunate providing an overview of the complex mechanism.