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

Treated bed nets still effective against malaria, but resistance a concern

November 17, 2016
Researchers say the treated bed nets that have prevented hundreds of millions of cases of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa during the past 15 years…
Meeting NewsPerspective

West Nile virus increases risk for mortality years after infection

November 14, 2016
In the largest study to investigate the long-term effects of West Nile virus, researchers found that patients aged younger than 60 years who appeared…
Meeting News Coverage

Misdiagnosis of mild tick-borne infections leads to increased reports of Rocky Mountain spotted fever

October 28, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — The misidentification of spotted fever group Rickettsia infections may be responsible for the increased incidence and reduced…
Meeting News Coverage

Ivermectin interrupts malaria transmission in mosquitoes

October 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Newly presented findings suggested that ivermectin is active against multiple strains of malaria and may be capable of…
Meeting News Coverage

Prophylactic platelet transfusion ineffective in dengue patients

October 26, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Preventive platelet transfusion treatment for patients with dengue infection did not appear to be superior to supportive care…
Meeting News Coverage

Chagas disease on the rise, acquired locally among Texas blood donors

November 7, 2014
Some United States Southerners with Chagas disease may have acquired the infection locally, placing them at greater risk for heart disease…
Meeting News Coverage

5 highlights of the ASTMH 2014 Ebola panel

November 5, 2014
During a media event held at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting in New Orleans, a panel of seven infectious …
Meeting News Coverage

Combination treatment safe, effective among African children with malaria

November 5, 2014
Fixed-dose combination artesunate mefloquine was safe and effective among children aged younger than 5 years with Plasmodium falciparum malaria…
Meeting News Coverage

Combination treatment safe, effective among African children with malaria

November 5, 2014
Fixed-dose combination artesunate mefloquine was safe and effective among children aged younger than 5 years with Plasmodium falciparum malaria…
Meeting News Coverage

P. knowlesi malaria cases increasing in Malaysia

November 4, 2014
Sixty-eight percent of malaria patients hospitalized in Malaysian Borneo in 2013 were infected by the once-rare primate malaria parasite Plasmodium