2018 in review: five hot topics in tropical medicine

Trop Dis Travel Med Vaccines. 2019 Apr 15;5:5. doi: 10.1186/s40794-019-0082-z. eCollection 2019.


The year 2018 heralded many new developments in the field of tropical medicine, including licensure of novel drugs for novel indications, licensure of existing drugs for existing indications but in novel settings, and globalized outbreaks of both vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. We herein describe five top stories in tropical medicine that occurred during 2018, and illuminate the practice-changing development within each story.

Keywords: Human African trypanosomiasis; Ivermectin; Monkeypox; Plasmodium vivax; Strongyloidiasis; Tafenoquine; Yellow fever.

Publication types

  • Review