Tag archive for ‘leishmaniasis’
By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Impavido to treat leishmaniasis receives FDA approval

PRESS RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Impavido (miltefosine) to treat a tropical disease called leishmaniasis. Phlebotomus papatasi sand flyImage/CDC Leishmaniasis is a disease caused More...

By Robert On Monday, March 17th, 2014

Pakistan: More than 1,000 people infected with leishmaniasis in Kohat: Report

More than 1,000 people mostly women and children in Barh, Jabbi, and other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan have contracted leishmaniasis, according to a Pakistani news source recently. The report More...

By Robert On Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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The spread of Leishmaniasis , ‘Mystery disease’ in Central America: A discussion with Dr. Peter Hotez

On the Saturday, March 8 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, Dr. Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of More...

By Robert On Friday, March 7th, 2014

California Polio-like paralysis, Leishmaniasis are the topics to be covered on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show

This Saturday, March 8 at 12 pm, two great expert guests will appear on the Tampa Bay-based talk radio program, Outbreak News This Week with host, Robert Herriman to discuss some big issues in infectious diseases. Slated More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Brazil: Leishmaniasis deaths in Mato Grosso do Sul up 44% since 2010

The number of fatalities due to the parasitic disease, visceral leishmaniasis has increased by 43.75 percent in the  Central-Western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, according to a Campo Grande News report More...

By Robert On Monday, June 17th, 2013

What is leishmaniasis?

There are dozens of countries in the old world and the new where you could get this disfiguring and potentially fatal disease. During the past 2 decades, much of the press has been on soldiers returning from the More...

By Robert On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

As Syria’s health system crumbles, health officials are ‘deeply concerned’ about risk of potential outbreaks: WHO

With the ongoing armed conflict and chaos in Syria between forces loyal to the Syrian Ba’ath Party government and those seeking to oust it going  past two years and counting and the crumbling of the country’s More...

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