Inspired by a conference symposium examining the impacts of schistosomiasis across all ages, we recently wrote an opinion piece detailing gaps in current methods for control that lead to health inequities in some schistosome-endemic communities.
A Kenyan based group of researchers have identified a new microsporidian infecting field-caught mosquitoes that inhibits the development of the the malaria parasite.
The holy grail of malaria research must be the development of an extremely effective vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes cerebral malaria. A multidisciplinary team has recently reported the identification of a novel vaccine candidate that could be added to our arsenal.
Sensitive and specific diagnostic tests for onchocerciasis are currently needed. A recent study evaluated the diagnostic utility of parasite-derived circulating nucleic acids.
Over one-seventh of the world’s population moved within the last year. Migration is only expected to increase in the coming years. What is important to understand about these populations so that we can improve the health of all?