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Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions. Tropical diseases include Chagas disease, schistosomiasis, malaria, dengue, leprosy, Buruli ulcer, dracunculiasis, Ebola, cholera, West Nile disease and ye

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Blood test can predict life or death outcome for patients with Ebola virus disease

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have identified a 'molecular barcode' in the blood of patients with Ebola virus disease that can predict whether they are likely to survive or die from the viral infection.

Researchers find that certain anti-influenza compounds also inhibit Zika virus infection

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have shown that three anti-influenza compounds effectively inhibit Zika virus infection in human cells.

Cholera bacteria infect more effectively with a simple twist of shape

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The bacteria that cause the life-threatening disease cholera may initiate infection by coordinating a wave of mass shapeshifting that allows them to more effectively penetrate the intestines of...

Malaria transmission may increase when more parasites are transferred via mosquito bite

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Mosquitos carrying a greater number of malaria-causing parasites may be more likely to cause infection in the people they bite, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens.

Genetically engineered mosquitos resist dengue fever virus

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

After decades of research and countless control attempts, dengue fever - a mosquito-borne viral disease - continues to infect an estimated 390 million people around the world each year.

Malaria elimination: Vaccines should be tested on larger groups of volunteers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

To find an effective vaccine against malaria it is crucial to test candidate vaccines on larger groups of people than previously thought - according to a new study published in PLOS Computational...

Dengue and Zika virus family uses an unexpected approach to hijack human cell machinery

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A group of researchers in Germany have discovered that flaviviruses - a family that includes Dengue, Zika and West Nile viruses - use an unexpected mechanism to hijack the cell's machinery to...

Malaria: Next-generation vaccine shows efficacy, safety in humans

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A novel vaccine that uses a weakened form of a malaria parasite has produced an effective immune response in humans, without any adverse side effects.

Potential evidence of lung-specific Ebola infection found in recovering patient

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists have found potential evidence of Ebola virus replication in the lungs of a person recovering from infection, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.

How we know Zika virus causes Guillain-Barre syndrome and birth defects

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A structured analysis of the evidence confirms that infection with mosquito-borne Zika virus is a cause of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), in addition to microcephaly and...

Why odds are against a large Zika outbreak in the US

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Socioeconomic factors provide protection, but risks of smaller outbreaks remain.Is the United States at risk for a large-scale outbreak of Zika or other mosquito-borne disease?

For the first time, researchers identify key proteins that may make Zika so deadly

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Until it burst onto the scene earlier this year, Zika was an obscure, little-known virus. As a result, scientists know little about how it works.

Devastating elephantiasis disease facing elimination

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A disabling parasitic disease which causes elephantiasis, and threatens around one billion people globally - Lymphatic filariasis - could be eliminated more quickly, thanks to research by the...

Zika virus infection determined by reproductive cycle in mice

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Female mice may be more susceptible to vaginal Zika virus infection during a specific stage of their reproductive cycle, researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology report in...

Why some people may not respond to the malaria vaccine

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Generating protective immunity against the early liver stage of malaria infection is feasible but has been difficult to achieve in regions with high rates of malaria infection.

UTMB researchers develop first chikungunya vaccine from virus that does not affect people

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed the first vaccine for chikungunya fever made from an insect-specific virus that doesn't have any effect on...

El Niño fuelled Zika outbreak, new study suggests

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that a change in weather patterns, brought on by the 'Godzilla' El Niño of 2015, fuelled the Zika outbreak in South America.

Zika-linked birth defects more extensive than previously thought, UCLA-led research finds

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New UCLA-led research finds that Zika-linked abnormalities that occur in human fetuses are more extensive - and severe - than previously thought, with 46 percent of 125 pregnancies among...

NYBC scientist makes groundbreaking discoveries on the parasite that causes river blindness disease

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New York Blood Center (NYBC) has announced that researcher Dr. Sara Lustigman, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology at NYBC's Lindsley F.

Zika antibodies from infected patient thwart infection in mice

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified neutralizing antibodies against Zika virus from an infected patient that fully protected mice from infection, adding to the current arsenal of antibodies in development...

Mutations acquired trans-Pacific may be key to changes in Zika severity

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The Zika virus remains a mystery. Isolated from macaque monkeys in the Ziika Forest in Uganda in 1947, the virus was shown to infect humans not long after, but it was identified as a benign...

Zika virus: top eu-groups join forces in quest for vaccine

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Leading European research groups pool their expertise for the fast development of an effective and affordable vaccine against the Zika virus.

CDC updates Zika guidance for South Miami Beach (FL) area

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for people who travel to or live in the previously identified area of South Miami Beach, FL.

Control of emerging ebola infections could be aided by new monitoring method

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

New research on the 2014 Ebola epidemic tracks the rate at which infections move from one district to another and how often infections cross the borders between countries.

Chemical mosquito controls ineffective in Zika fight

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

Some existing methods for controlling Zika-carrying mosquitos are not effective and may even be counter-productive, according to research by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).