More than half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting diseases carried by small organisms like mosquitoes, snails and sand flies.

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have a crippling affect on the people of Myanmar, one of the poorest countries in Asia. A staggering 80% of the population is at risk for one or more of these parasitic and bacterial infections which can cause severe pain and disfigurement.

In 2013, with the support of END7 and the World Health Organization, the Myanmar Ministry of Health protected more than 36 million people from neglecte

Nearly three years ago, Nigeria reported the last case of Guinea worm disease, and this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the country Guinea worm-fr

Photo: Dr. Hotez is interviewed by Bertha Alicia Galindo, journalist and producer for Alcanzando el Conocimiento, at the Miguel Aleman Foundation. Credit: Alcanzando el Conocimiento on Twitter (@alcanzandohoy).

In a new editorial published in PLOS NTDs, Sabin Vaccine Institute president Dr.

new study published in Nature Genetics, led by a team of researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, reveals that the hookworm’s genome has been decoded.

Infectious disease threats have consistently caused more health and military impact than battlefield injuries through the 20th and 21st centuries.

Monday marked the three-year anniversary of the last reported polio case in India — a landmark achievement for a country that reported the highest number of polio cases in the world in 2009. A formal declaration of India as polio-free is expected later this year by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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