FIND was established in 2003 as a global non-profit dedicated to accelerating the development, evaluation and delivery of high-quality, affordable diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases, including tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, sleeping sickness, hepatitis C, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease and Buruli
ulcer (BU) is a severe infection caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans.
Providing some clarification on this question for the first time, a study by IRD researchers and their partners has shown the relationship over a 40-year period between climate change and epidemics of a disease emerging in Latin America: Buruli
Assessments were carried out for three national programme Sub-Recipients under existing grants, namely the Ministry of Health/HIV Programme, the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli
Ulcer Control Programme, and the National Malaria Control Programme.
The 17 NTDs are: Lymphatic filariasis, Chagas' disease, the leishmaniases, dracunculiasis, human African trypanosomiasis, blinding trachoma, leprosy, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, Buruli
ulcer, dengue fever, cysticercosis, rabies, echinococcosis, foodborne trematodiases and endemic treponematoses
A comparison of DNA extraction procedures for the detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli
ulcer, in clinical and environmental specimens.
Simuliidae), several recent papers addressing Buruli
ulcer in West Africa have implicated naucorids as possible disease vectors (e.
NTDs designated by WHO for control or elimination: Buruli
ulcer, Chagas disease, cysticercosis/taeniasis, dengue / severe dengue, dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease), echinococcosis, food-borne trematodiases, human African trypanosomiasis, the leishmaniases, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, rabies, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, trachoma, and yaws.
Dermatologists, tropical medicine specialists, and others from the US, Europe, Brazil, and Australia outline the epidemiology, clinical aspects, diagnosis, management, and prevention of these diseases, including sexually transmitted infections and dermatological diseases, as well as emerging diseases such as cutaneous leishmaniasis and Buruli
Funds raised at the event will help children and adults in Liberia, West Africa devastated by the rare disease, Buruli
It has released a report 'Working to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases', suggesting ways of fighting 17 illnesses such as Buruli
ulcer disease; Chagas disease; dengue fever; and guinea-worm disease.
Current rates of tuberculosis, Hanson's Disease (leprosy) and the buruli
ulcer (also known as the Bairnsdale ulcer) have increased the importance of studies of mycobacteria.