Treating Dengue, Schistosomiasis, Chagas Disease and Leishmaniasis

According to PAHO/WHO neglected or ‘forgotten’ infectious diseases are often parasitic diseases which primarily affect the most vulnerable communities. These illnesses often impact on those living in extreme poverty who have terrible access to health services, particularly those in very rural areas or shantytowns. These factors of being poor and being marginalised exacerbate the consequences of the disease compared with …

10 of the Most Important Diseases With No Licensed Vaccine

Vaccination has been successful at controlling many of the world’s diseases. However, there still remain many infectious diseases for which no licensed (US or EU) vaccine exists. Here I’ve selected 10 of them – arranged in no particular order – which I think are especially important. Click Next to read them > I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Next …

Vector salivary protein based vaccine for a neglected tropical disease

Vaccine development is the main aim of the vaccine industry. With 40+ diseases categorised as ‘Neglected' by WHO, a surprisingly large number, is it economically viable for companies to spend time and money on research and development projects on neglected diseases? Tell us below. Some 50% of Neglected Tropical Diseases are Vector-Borne, for example Leishmaniasis, identified by WHO as a …