NTD

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New Drug Approved to Treat Human African Trypanosomiasis
Dec 4, 2018 | Lindsay Bonesteel

  Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, is a potentially fatal neglected tropical disease.1 The recent approval of a...

Shedding Light on NTDs: Buruli Ulcer
Sep 12, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

    This week’s NTD is a condition that is produced by a bacterium belonging to the same family of microbes that cause leprosy and tuberculosis....

Shedding Light on NTDs: Foodborne Trematode Infections
Sep 5, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

  Summer is the time of year when public health messaging reminds us of foodborne infections from bacteria like Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria....

Shedding Light on NTDs: Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases
Aug 15, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

  To further our NTD discussion from last week, this week we will be discussing soil-transmitted helminthiases. These are intestinal infections...

Shedding Light on NTDs: Schistosomiasis
Aug 8, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

  As we continue to dive into the world of neglected tropical diseases, we find ourselves examining schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease whose impact...

Shedding Light on NTDs: Leprosy
Aug 1, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

  When a 4,000-year-old skeleton located in Rajasthan, India was unearthed in 2009, archeologists were not expecting to find Mycobacterium leprae...

Shedding Light on NTDs: Guinea Worm Disease
Jul 12, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

  Historically referred to as “little dragons”, this week’s NTD is Guinea worm disease. Guinea worm is caused by a parasitic worm that causes severe...

Shedding Light on NTDs: Onchocerciasis / River Blindness
Jun 25, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

  As we officially reach the one-month mark of our summer series, “Shedding Light on NTDs”, we hope you are gaining insight and increasing your...