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...

Dogs infected with the Leishmania parasite smell more attractive to female sand flies than males, say researchers. The study published in PLOS Pathogens is led by Professor Gordon Hamilton of Lancaster...

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...

Researchers have taken an important step forward in developing a controlled human infection model to test leishmaniasis vaccines. The University of York-led study identified and characterized a new strain...

While sifting through the archives I stumbled across several old radio interviews that I never published as podcasts. This interview from March 2014 with founding dean of the National School of Tropical...

The number of cases caused by Leishmania, a parasite carried by the sandfly, mainly found in tropical and subtropical areas and in countries around the Mediterranean, has increased in Sweden, according...

Uruguay health officials reported the first human leishmaniasis case in a minor from Salta, according to a news release Wednesday (computer translated). The sandfly vector was first found in the country...

A research team at The University of Texas at El Paso is one step closer to developing an effective human vaccine for cutaneous leishmaniasis, a tropical disease found in Texas and Oklahoma, and affecting...

Leishmaniasis is a group of several related neglected tropical diseases which are all transmitted by the bite of sandflies. Of these, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is the most severe, with very high fatality...

Health officials in Colombia have issued an alert to an outbreak of the disfiguring parasitic infection, leishmaniasis, which has already affected 80 people, according to a La Opinion report (computer...