Month: March 2016

Tropical worms: they infect a third of the planet so why aren’t we doing more?

Mark Booth, Durham University Several years ago the international health community wanted to raise global awareness about several dozen afflictions that had previously been neglected in favour of HIV/AIDS and malaria. Scientists coined the term neglected tropical diseases to cover everything from sleeping sickness to dengue fever to leprosy, but by far the most prevalent…

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Why evolution must be at the centre of fighting parasitic infections

Why evolution must be at the centre of fighting parasitic infections Mark Booth, Durham University Neglected tropical diseases and other parasitic infections such as malaria affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the tropics and sub-tropics. Each year more than 200 million cases of malaria are recorded across the globe. In total,…

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