Tag: tropical disease

Dengue Vaccine: Takeda Reports Promising Results

In a press release, Takeda announced that its vaccine candidate, TAK-003, reduced illnesses from dengue by 62% and prevented 83.6% of hospitalizations in its phase...

Dengue May Double the Risk of Symptomatic COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a surprising study from the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian scientists found...

Malaria Resistant to Artemisinin Emerging in Africa

A new study shows disturbing evidence that malaria is becoming resistant to artemisinin, a drug critical for treatment in Africa. Although artemisinin resistance has long...

The Tick Talk for Families and Pediatricians

Spring 2021 has arrived with summer quickly approaching. It is our second spring and summer during the pandemic. Travel restrictions have minimally eased for vaccinated...

Zika Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Phase 1 Trial

A Zika virus vaccine candidate prompted antibody responses in 80% of individuals who received two doses in a phase 1 study. Although Zika cases have declined...

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak

A new drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi has infected least 71 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

Controversy Flares Over Ivermectin for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has dropped its recommendation against...

Bringing Traditional Healing Under the Microscope in South Africa

Traditional healer and national coordinator of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) of South Africa, Phephisile Maseko, treats patients with a mix of cannabis and other...

The Vaccine Was Fast. Here’s How to Make it Even Faster

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The most ambitious vaccine deployment in history promises to stop a...

Slow Taper off Antimalarial Avoids Lupus Flare During Remission

Slowly tapering off – or remaining on – antimalarial medications can help prevent disease flare in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who’ve achieved clinical...

Infectious Disease Is an Increasing Threat From Climate Change

“I would argue that the most important reason to care about climate change is because of our children,” Saul Hymes, MD, said at the annual...

Delgocitinib Successful for Hand Eczema in Phase 2b Trial

Delgocitinib cream shows a dose-dependent response in easing chronic hand eczema, a common and difficult-to-treat disorder for which few other topical options are available, new...

Are Human Challenge Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine Worth the Risk?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Vivian Wilt, a 23-year-old graduate student at Northeastern University in Boston,...

Disease-Ridden Mosquitoes Fly Free as Health Depts Focus on COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Bug spray, swollen welts, citronella. It’s mosquito season. And in a...