A recent study looks at how human impact on the landscape impacts large rodents, the tick populations they support, and a deadly bacteria that can infect humans
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- World’s largest rodent and its role in the emergence of Brazilian spotted fever - 15th November 2019
- Reconciling disease risk with livelihood needs in high schistosomiasis transmission settings - 13th September 2019
- How to effectively deliver drugs on a mass scale - 19th July 2019
Discussions with villagers in Senegal reveal high levels of schistosomiasis knowledge but inevitable contact with water for daily needs.
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 »