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

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
Today is World Mosquito Day and we commemorate the discovery back in 1897 of the link between mosquitoes and malaria. Since this discovery major progress has been achieved in malaria control with insecticide treated…

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Mapping Malaria

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
Integrated maps, combining data from satellites and other sources are providing new insights into malaria interventions. Mun-Keat Looi talks to Abdisalan Noor (pictured), a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow in Kenya, on his work…

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Wellcome Image of the Month: Sickle Cell Disease

Originally posted on Wellcome Trust Blog:
Wednesday 19 June 2013 marks the 5th annual World Sickle Cell Day, created to raise global awareness of sickle cell disease and its serious impact on health. Our image of the month shows two…

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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

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Above: One of the maps produced by the study. The map shows the distribution of HAT risk in Congo, with five deepening shades of colour representing five categories of risk from ‘very low’ to…

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