New & Noteworthy

'ASTMH in Peru' 2018

The 8th Annual “ASTMH in Peru” meeting was held at the Hugo Lumbreras Auditorium of the Cayetano Heredia University on March 21–22, 2018. 


International Chagas Day

April 14, 2018 was International Chagas Day. About 6 million to 7 million people worldwide are estimated to be infected with Trypansosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, according to the WHO. Chagas disease is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 Latin American countries, where it is mostly vector-borne transmitted to humans by contact with faeces or urine of triatomine bugs, known as 'kissing bugs,' among many other names, depending on the geographical area.


First Comprehensive Guidelines on Neurocysticercosis

Published by ASTMH and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Neurocysticercosis—brain cysts from a pork tapeworm infection—hospitalize more than 2,000 in the U.S. every year.