A recent study evaluated characteristics of effective community medicine distributors during mass drug administration for neglected tropical diseases
A new study investigates the effectiveness of mass drug administration to reduce prevalence of mites that cause scabies and their itchy side effects.
New analytical techniques have been developed to evaluate the effectiveness of mass drug administration campaigns and inform progress towards elimination.
New technologies are bringing laboratories to the point-of-collection, improving sensitivity of field investigations and reducing delays
A new study investigates the impact of community directed ivermectin treatment for Onchocerca volvulus on Loa loa infection rates and potential complications.
Populations of mosquitoes in the Sesse Islands in Uganda offer an ideal place to test new intervention strategies
We often use experiments in controlled laboratory infections to understand how parasites impact hosts. Laboratory studies have been crucial in identifying… Read more »
The topic of this blog coincides nicely with Charles Darwin’s birthday week. The techniques that we use to study evolution have changed drastically since… Read more »
Filter-feeders can reduce transmission of trematode parasites
A malaria parasite that normally is transmitted to howler and capuchin monkeys has been found in humans in Rio de Janerio state in Brazil