First rabies case in Massachusetts for 75 years

A man has caught rabies from a bat in Massachusetts, and is now critically ill. It is the first time someone is known to have caught rabies in the state for 75 years. Continue reading


Disproportionate NTD burden in South Asia

A map of South Asia

A study has found that there is a lack of Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) management in the South Asia, with only one country in the region reaching targets of eliminating soil-transmitted helminth infections.

The comprehensive review published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases recommends that all NTD intervention programs in eight South Asian countries need to be improved to reduce the problem, which affects billions of people. Continue reading