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Chagas disease is a potentially life-threatening parasitic disease that affects  up to 300,000 people in the United States and millions in South America. The current treatment regimen is–oral benznidazole...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a report posted on the infectious disease website, ProMED-Mail Friday, officials in Munich reported a case of  urogenital schistosomiasis in a 49-year-old German man with...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the news of the death of 6-year-old Texas boy, Josiah McIntyre, from infection with the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, city of Lake Jackson officials...

PATH announced today they received a grant from Japan’s Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund to develop a new oral treatment option for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. PATH’s...

A class of compounds used for malaria treatment also kill the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium, a leading cause of diarrheal disease and death in children that has no cure, a multi-institution collaboration...

A team led by researchers at the George Washington University (GW) has established a controlled human hookworm infection (CHHI) model to accelerate the development of human hookworm vaccines. Investigators...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that the West African nation of Togo has eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness”...

Children who receive sustained treatment against common parasitic infections grow up to achieve a higher standard of living, with long-lasting health and economic benefits extending to their communities,...

Widespread use of pesticides and other agrochemicals can speed the transmission of the debilitating disease schistosomiasis, while also upsetting the ecological balances in aquatic environments that prevent...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Russian officials report Thursday that 10 people from Altai Republic, near the Mongolian border, were hospitalized with trichinosis after consuming undercooked bear...