NTDs: Taeniasis and Cysticercosis – you can get epilepsy from contaminated pork

This post is the 16th in a series highlighting the WHO’s list of 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases (now technically 18 as mycetoma was added to the list at the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016). To read the previous posts in this series click here. Today’s post is about taeniasis and cysticercosis, two related […]

NTDs: Soil-transmitted helminthiases – almost 1/4 of the world’s population are infected

This post is the 15th in a series highlighting the WHO’s list of 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases (now technically 18 as mycetoma was added to the list at the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016). To read the previous posts in this series click here. Soil-transmitted helminth infections, caused by various species of parasitic […]

NTDs: Rabies – nearly 100% fatal, but absolutely 100% preventable

This post is the 13th in a series highlighting the WHO’s list of 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases (now technically 18 as mycetoma was added to the list at the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016). To read the previous posts in this series click here. Rabies is classified as a Neglected Tropical Disease, although […]

NTDs: Onchocerciasis – another parasite, another insect bite, this time causing blindness

This post is the 12th in a series highlighting the WHO’s list of 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases (now technically 18 as mycetoma was added to the list at the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016). To read the previous posts in this series click here. Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is a Neglected […]

NTDs: Lymphatic filariasis – mosquitoes plus parasites equal elephantiasis

This post is the 11th in a series highlighting the WHO’s list of 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases (now technically 18 as mycetoma was added to the list at the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016). To read the previous posts in this series click here. Lymphatic filariasis¬†(LF), also known as elephantiasis, is another one […]