Tag Archives: tropical disease

Cattle which resist a devastating disease

People in tropical countries fear diseases called sleeping sickness, and other names, caused by tiny parasites called trypanosomes (Trypanosoma spp.) also known as tryps. Now there’s new science suggesting a way to reduce Animal African Trypanosomiasis in cattle (Bos primigenius) … Continue reading

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World Mosquito Day – a Wellcome Perspective

argylesock says… I’m a day late with this reblog. How many more people have died of malaria in that day?

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Mapping Malaria

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Wellcome Image of the Month: Sickle Cell Disease

argylesock says… Here’s a graphic image of what goes wrong when a person has sickle cell anaemia. It’s caused by a recessive allele, meaning that if you’re heterozygous you’re a carrier. You don’t get the disease but if you have … Continue reading

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As livestock farming intensifies in poor countries, so can livestock–and livestock-to-human–diseases

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The health of people and their farm animals in Kenya and other developing countries are closely linked (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘While livestock contribute about 40 per cent of the value of agriculture and forms…

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Neglected tropical diseases

Earlier today, I reblogged a post from the Wellcome Trust about African sleeping sickness, also known as Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT). That blog post mentioned this disease having been nearly eradicated, but now being rife again. What happened? Here’s an … Continue reading

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HAT tip: researchers map African sleeping sickness

argylesock says… Sleeping sickness is one of the diseases caused by trypanosomes, tiny parasites carried by tsetse flies A few minutes ago I remarked on how zebras’ stripes might be involved in defending these animals against tsetse flies. In that … Continue reading

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