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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received $2.95 million Gates Foundation grant to develop better diagnostic tests for worm infections

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Global campaigns to eliminate two tropical parasitic worm infections have been hindered by lack of good diagnostic tools. Since the turn of the century, multinational mass drug-treatment efforts have cut the number of people at risk of lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis by more than half, but more than half a billion people remain at risk. The next phases of these global disease elimination programs will require better tests for detecting people who are infected and infectious for others.