American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is the official scientific journal of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The Society is a nonprofit, professional organization whose mission is to promote world health by the prevention and control of tropical disease through research and education.

Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Website
http://www.ajtmh.org/
Impact factor
2.446 (2010)

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dangerous tick-borne bacterium extremely rare in New Jersey

There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Rutgers researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium ...

Medications

Drug counterfeiters use fear of coronavirus epidemic

Drug counterfeiters are using the corona pandemic to make profits in Africa selling completely ineffective or even harmful medicines. In Cameroon and Congo, five different types of falsified chloroquine tablets have appeared ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A roadmap for adding ivermectin to the malaria toolbox

A group of experts led by Regina Rabinovich and Carlos Chaccour from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has published a roadmap to evaluate—and subsequently implement—ivermectin as a complementary vector ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Poverty as a disease trap

No drug can cure a paradox. That basic truth is at the heart of a new Stanford-led study highlighting how poverty traps make it impossible to eradicate a potentially deadly disease with current approaches.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q fever? A bigger threat to humans than thought

(HealthDay)—You've probably never heard of Q fever, but the bacterial disease may be sickening—and killing—more Americans than once believed, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rocky mountain spotted fever risks examined

In Mexicali, Mexico, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tickborne diseases in the Americas, has affected more than 1,000 people since 2008.

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