ISNTD Disease Briefs

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November 30, 2017

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by infection with flatworms. At least 200 million people annually are affected with or at high risk of schistosomiasis worldwide and require preventive treatment for this disease. A genital form...

April 1, 2016

Mycetoma is a devastating, chronic infectious disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that can be either bacterial in origin (actinomycetoma) or fungal (eumycetoma). Infection results from inoculation of the infectious pathogen via punc...

January 2, 2016

Chagas disease is one the WHO’s 17 designated neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Its causative agent is the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, predominantly spread by blood-sucking triatomine bugs which typically inhabit poorly-construc...

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