NTDs: Leprosy – not a disease of the past but still a disease of the present

This post is the 10th 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. Mycobacterium leprae┬ácauses leprosy, which can result in a chronic […]

NTDs: Leishmaniasis – yet another disease transmitted by insects

This post is the 9th 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. In continuing on with our Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) […]

NTDs: Human African trypanosomiasis – a fly bite can lead to neurological issues and death

This post is the 8th 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. Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) is a fatal parasitic […]

NTDs: Foodborne trematodiases – the pitfalls of accidentally eating parasitic worms

This post is the 7th 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. The term “foodborne trematodiases” encompasses a group of parasitic […]

NTDs: Dengue and chikungunya – those pesky mosquitoes can kill you

This post is the 3rd 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. Dengue and chikungunya are both mosquito-borne viral diseases.The incidence […]