The current status of neglected tropical diseases in Japan: A scoping review
by Yuriko Harada, Hanako Iwashita, Taeko Moriyasu, Sachiyo Nagi, Nobuo Saito, Mariko Sugawara-Mikami, Kota Yoshioka, Rie Yotsu, on behalf of Japan NTD Study Group Little attention has been paid to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in high-income countries and no literature provides an overview of NTDs in Japan. This scoping review aims to synthesize the latest evidence and information to understand epidemiology of and public health response to NTDs in Japan. Using three academic databases, we retrieved articles that mentioned NTDs in Japan, written in English or Japanese, and published between 2010 and 2020. Websites of ...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - January 2, 2024 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Yuriko Harada Source Type: research

The current state of knowledge on dracunculiasis: a narrative review of a rare neglected disease
Infez Med. 2023 Dec 1;31(4):500-508. doi: 10.53854/liim-3104-9. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACTDracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease) is a chronic disease that is primarily found in the arid and poor areas of our planet where water supply systems consist of open wells. This parasitic disease is transmitted to humans not only through the consumption of water contaminated with crustaceans harbouring larvae of Dracunculus medinensis, but also through the ingestion of paratenic (frogs) or transport hosts (fish). The natural progression of the disease is caused by adult worms invading connective tissues, leading to blistering and ulcer...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - December 11, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Omar Simonetti Verena Zerbato Cristina Maurel Lavinia Cosimi Stella Babich Fabio Cavalli Stefano Di Bella Davide Pavia Cristiano Pesaresi Roberto Luzzati Source Type: research