American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)

Healio brings you the highlights from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ASTMH, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

Takeda dengue vaccine candidate may protect against all four serotypes

November 14, 2018
Preliminary data regarding a live-attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate developed by Takeda show that the vaccine may be able to protect…
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Dogs sniff out malaria in children’s socks

October 29, 2018
Dogs can detect the odor of malaria parasites on socks that children wear overnight — and their noses are sensitive to lower levels of…
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Neurological abnormalities common in patients with West Nile virus

November 15, 2017
BALTIMORE — Nearly half of patients with West Nile virus had neurological abnormalities in a recent study. A significant proportion of patients…
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Group B Streptococcus estimated to cause nearly 150,000 stillbirths, infant deaths

November 14, 2017
BALTIMORE — Group B Streptococcus infection may cause almost 150,000 stillbirths and infant deaths each year globally, according to research…
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Asian tiger mosquito greater vector for Zika virus after second feeding

November 9, 2017
BALTIMORE — A second feeding for invasive mosquitoes spreading in the United States and Europe may make it more likely to spread Zika and other…
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VIDEO: Noninfectious bloodmeals increase vector competence of Aedes aegypti

November 8, 2017
BALTIMORE — Douglas E. Brackney, PhD, virologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, discusses how blood feeding enhances…
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Dengue vaccine shows promising results at 18 months

November 8, 2017
Takeda’s investigational dengue vaccine had an acceptable safety profile and induced a sustained antibody response after 18 months, according…
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Malaria breath test shows promise in clinical trial

November 6, 2017
New evidence shows that malaria parasites can alter patients’ breath to attract mosquitos and drive disease transmission. Researchers have used…
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High HEV seroprevalence among internally displaced people in South Sudan

December 6, 2016
Research presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting revealed a high seroprevalence of hepatitis E among
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Researchers say simultaneous infection of Zika, chikungunya possible

November 25, 2016
New research presented at the 2016 America Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting found mosquitoes can carry more than one…