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Potentially dangerous parasite found in Canada's far North

Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center have released their finding on an outbreak of intestinal illnesses in 10 indigenous villages between April 2013 and 2014 in Canada's far North.

Tropical disease experts banned from tropical disease conference

In an ironic twist, Louisiana state health officials are prohibiting scientists who has visited Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days from attending a meeting on tropical diseases in New Orleans.

Colombia first country in the world to banish ‘river blindness’

The World Health Organization has confirmed Colombia as the first country in the world having eliminated Onchocerciasis (river blindness), a neglected tropical disease which infects approximately 37 million people in 35 countries worldwide.

New drug to tackle malaria

A promising new antimalarial drug with the potential to cure the mosquito-borne disease and block its transmission with low doses has progressed to an advanced trial stage.

New sensitive test for malaria developed

Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have collaborated on the development of what has been heralded as the most sensitive laboratory technique for the determination of malaria transmission.
 

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