By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A rare parasitic infection imported from Europe continues to take root in Alberta, Canada. The province is now the North American hotspot for human alveolar echinococcosis...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A suspected case of Guinea worm disease, or dracunculiasis, is being investigated in Agorkpoe Eloekope Community, North Tongu District, Volta Region in Ghana. The...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The results of the first clinical trial of a new vaccine for a neglected tropical disease have demonstrated that it is safe and induces immune responses in patients...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Officials in Vietnam reported a case of Dracunculus in a man with no travel history to Africa or any other endemic part of the world. This is the first case ever of a Dracunculus...

A team from the Leishmaniasis and Chagas Disease Unit , at the ISCIII National Center for Microbiology, has just published in the journal Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases an investigation carried out...

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The Carter Center announced this week that the number of Guinea worm disease cases dropped by 50% in 2020 compared to 2019. This includes a dramatic decrease in cases in the country of Chad. What’s more,...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In 2019, the number of Guinea Worm disease cases tallied were 53, with most cases reported from Chad, nearly double the number seen in 2018. Today, the Carter Center...

Sanofi has signed on December 10th a renewed partnership agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO), consolidating a 20-year collaboration to fight some of the most Neglected Tropical Diseases...

Background: The People’s Republic of China (P. R. China) has made significant progress on schistosomiasis control. Among the 12 provincial-level administrative divisions (PLADs) with schistosomiasis...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The World Health Organization (WHO) announced recently that Malawi has been validated to have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem. MSD, GSK, and the Mectizan...