Yesterday the World Health Organization launched a new road map to prevent, control, eliminate and eradicate a set of 20 diseases, termed neglected tropical diseases, by 2030. The new road map “Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals” is a guide, a vision and a call to action.
Our findings suggest that parasites can be transmitted by younger mosquitoes, with potential consequences for increased malaria transmission and challenges to disease control strategies.
As the pandemic continues to keep people at home, dog companions remain in high demand. A recently published consensus statement highlights the parasites and vector-borne diseases disseminated by rehomed dogs and the important actions needed to protect both people and canines.
We would like to start the new year with good news – there has been great progress towards targets of eliminating soil-transmitted helminths in sub-Saharan Africa but there is still some work to be done.
Krisztian Magori proclaims “Good Riddance” to 2020 as he tries to put into perspective all that happened, how Bugbitten weathered it all, and a look towards the work ahead in 2021!