What are Italy’s most relevant parasitic Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)?
How can the establishment of the Italian network for NTDs (IN- NTD) help?
Learn more by reading the recent scientific article from OHEJP JRP MEmE published in Parasitology journal.
Neglected tropical diseases are a diverse group of primarily infectious diseases which disproportionately affect poor and marginalised populations/communities worldwide. NTDs are mainly present in low-income countries (tropical and sub-tropical areas) but also occur in upper–middle–income countries, including several in Europe.
This publication describes the discussions from the symposium held by the ‘Italian Society of Parasitology’ in June 2022 (Naples), which focused on:
1) Reviewing the epidemiology of NTDs in Italy, particularly for parasitic infections (both endemic and imported), such as leishmaniasis, cystic and alveolar echinococcosis.
2) Presenting the ‘Italian network on NTDs’ (IN-NTD), a newly established coalition of institutions dedicated to fighting NTDs.
Congratulations to all co-authors, with research led by Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), Rome.
Casulli, A., Antinori, S., Bartoloni, A., D’Amelio, S., Gabrielli, A. F., Gazzoli, G., Rinaldi, L., Bruschi, F., & IN-NTD network (2023). Neglected Tropical Diseases in Italy: introducing IN-NTD, the Italian network for NTDs. Parasitology. 1–7. Advance online publication.