News tagged with tropical diseases
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
(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 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
Neglected tropical diseases is a new name for old diseases that cause long-term suffering among the worlds poorest people. The Wellcome Trust and others have funded research into these diseases ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Genetic variants in a region of the genome linked to our immune response have been linked to increased risk of podoconiosis, a disfiguring and disabling leg swelling caused by an abnormal reaction to the minerals ...
Genetics Mar 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Georgia will soon begin a study designed to identify new ways of determining treatment efficacy in Chagas disease, a potentially fatal tropical disease ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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 |
(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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU) at the University of Melbourne have collaborated with scientists from the University of Papua New Guinea and the University of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, may be more widespread in Texas than previously thought, according to research from The University ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 17 |
Pharmaceutical giants and the UN intellectual property agency launched Wednesday a collaboration to share certain patented drug information with public organisations.
Medications Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
Wearing shoes could eradicate "in our lifetime" a tropical disease affecting an estimated 4 million people worldwide, according to a medic in the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).
Health Mar 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
GW Researchers, Jeffrey M. Bethony, Ph.D., associate professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, and Paul Brindley, Ph.D., professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine at GW School of Medicine ...
Cancer May 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Challenging conventional wisdom that rabies infections are 100 percent fatal unless immediately treated, scientists studying remote populations in the Peruvian Amazon at risk of rabies from vampire bats found 11 percent of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
New studies support limiting daily sodium consumption to less than 1,500 milligrams, according to a new American Heart Association presidential advisory.
Cardiology Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
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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