2018 in review: five hot topics in tropical medicine

15 Apr 2019
Leila Makhani, Aisha Khatib, Antoine Corbeil, Ruwandi Kariyawasam, Hira Raheel, Shareese Clarke, Priyanka Challa, Emma Hagopian, Sumontra Chakrabarti, Kevin L. Schwartz and Andrea K. Boggild

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.