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: 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 […]

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 […]