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 filariasisĀ (LF), also known as elephantiasis, is another one […]

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 […]