Frequently repeated mass administration of ivermectin during transmission season may reduce the incidence of uncomplicated malaria episodes in children living in endemic regions, according to study results published in the Lancet.1 Since 2017, when researchers at the World Health Organization suggested that the global fight against malaria had stalled,2 novel ways to prevent the transmission…
Only 1.0 percent of reported cases of spotted fever rickettsioses (SFR) meet the confirmed case definition.
The drug artesunate will become the first-line treatment for severe malaira in the US.
The addition of azithromycin to seasonal malaria chemoprevention may reduce mortality and morbidity in African children.
An expert meeting convened at NIAID, NIH, in Rockville, Maryland, in 2016 to discuss the rationale and design of malaria vaccine trials in pregnant women.
Compared with placebo, single-dose tafenoquine significantly lowered risk for Plasmodium vivax malaria relapse at 6 months.
A novel malaria vaccine candidate is well tolerated and induced functionally active antibodies.
The TIDES trial is investigating the safety and efficacy of 2 doses of TAK-003 in preventing dengue fever caused by any of the 4 dengue virus serotypes.
Screening blood donations for Babesia microti in endemic areas eliminates transfusion-transmitted babesiosis effectively.
Tribendimidine 400 mg has demonstrated efficacy and tolerability in children with mild hookworm infections.
Chemoprophylaxis with tafenoquine is safe and effective for preventing malaria in healthy non-immune individuals challenged with blood stage P falciparum.
Placental malaria has a profound effect on the fetal immune system, and prenatal malaria exposure categories may drive heterogeneity to malaria susceptibility.
A single triple-drug treatment for lymphatic filariasis may prove to be more effective and potent than a double-drug regimen.
Benznidazole treatment during the early phases of chronic Chagas disease infection reduced parasitemia significantly.
Rising temperatures contribute to more ticks and greater availability of hosts
Iron deficiency may protect African children against malaria infection when defined using ferritin and transferrin saturation.
The first confirmed U.S. case of a virus carried by South American rodents occurred earlier this year.
An outbreak of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County has so far resulted in 57 cases, including 20 in Pasadena and nine in downtown Los Angeles.
A natural variability of genotype-determined, CYP2D6-dependent metabolism of primaquine phosphate is associated with an increased risk of failure in the treatment of P vivax malaria.
Chloroquine with either 7- or 14-day primaquine regimens provided highly effective radical cure of vivax malaria on the Thailand-Myanmar border.