News tagged with tropical diseases
Researchers have identified the dose of dengue virus in human blood that is required to infect mosquitoes when they bite. Mosquitoes are essential for transmitting the virus between people so the findings have important implications ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new, highly sensitive blood test that quickly detects even the lowest levels of malaria parasites in the body could make a dramatic difference in efforts to tackle the disease in the UK and across the world, according to ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
"Borreliosis" or "Lyme disease" is caused by the bacterium "Borrelia burgdorferi". In Austria approximately 16,000 people fall ill with borreliosis annually following a tick bite. Roughly every fifth tick in Austria carries ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Stealth is a well-known concept in military tactics. Almost since the invention of radar, the hunt began for counter-technologies to hide aircraft and missiles from detection – most successfully ...
Immunology Feb 05, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists used an iPhone and a camera lens to diagnose intestinal worms in rural Tanzania, a breakthrough that could help doctors treat patients infected with the parasites, a study said on Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | 3.9 / 5 (8) | 1
There may be nearly four times as many people infected with the tropical disease dengue globally than was previously believed, according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
For the first time, researchers have mapped the genomes of tapeworms to reveal potential drug targets on which existing drugs could act. The genomes provide a new resource that offers faster ways to develop urgently needed ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A protein produced by mast cells in the immune system may predict which people infected with dengue virus will develop life-threatening complications, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-National University ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have made a promising advance for controlling dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites. They've rapidly replaced mosquitoes in the wild with skeeters that don't spread the dengue ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 24, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A commonly held theory says that flu virus originates every year in Southeast and Eastern Asia, making this region the source of seasonal flu epidemics in other parts of the world.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Stopping the spread of dengue infection— a potentially fatal tropical disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito— could be one of the biggest challenges of our time. About half of the human ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Phys.org)—A team of international marine scientists has reported a 60 per cent increase in the incidence of cases of Ciguatera poisoning among people living in Pacific Island nations.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Water-associated infectious disease outbreaks are more likely to occur in areas where a region's population density is growing, according to a new global analysis of economic and environmental conditions that influence the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—A Vietnamese immigrant in California died of a massive infection with parasitic worms that spread throughout his body, including his lungs. They had remained dormant until his immune system ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Internet-based news and Twitter feeds were faster than traditional sources at detecting the onset and progression of the cholera epidemic in post-earthquake Haiti that has already killed more than 6500 people and sickened ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions. The diseases are less prevalent in temperate climates, due in part to the occurrence of a cold season, which controls the insect population by forcing hibernation. Insects such as mosquitoes and flies are by far the most common disease carrier, or vector. These insects may carry a parasite, bacterium or virus that is infectious to humans and animals. Most often disease is transmitted by an insect "bite", which causes transmission of the infectious agent through subcutaneous blood exchange. Vaccines are not available for any of the diseases listed here.
Some of the strategies for controlling tropical diseases include:
Human exploration of tropical rainforests, deforestation, rising immigration and increased international air travel and other tourism to tropical regions has led to an increased incidence of such diseases.
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