On the Sunday, November 16 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, the main topics discussed were two parasitic diseases transmitted to humans primarily through a insect vector–Chagas disease...

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The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced Tuesday at the International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA), the launch of a Phase II drug trial to test fexinidazole, a drug shelved in the...

In an article by Daisy Hernandez in The Atlantic Thursday titled, “Northern Virginia: ‘Ground Zero’ for Kissing Bug Disease”, she says that Northern Virginia, home of the most...

The director of the National Eradication Service Vector-Borne Diseases says that the vector for parasitic disease, Chagas disease, is being found with more frequency in cities and urban areas, setting...

November 9, 2013 show: Chagas disease in North America LISTEN to the podcast here Today’s guest: Dr. Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and founding dean of the National School of...

November 2, 2013: Salmonella outbreak and other foodborne illness issues, Chagas research LISTEN to the podcasts HERE and HERE Today’s Guest: Douglas Powell, PhD., Food Scientist and editor of the...

During the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientists from SRI International discussed the development of a simple, inexpensive 3 in 1 test to diagnose three related parasitic...

Some of us travel to Central and South America for various reasons. Some go to volunteer at a medical hospital or to help out in a poor rural community. Others go for jungle and environmental adventures. While...