tropic diseases

tropic diseases

infectious and parasitic diseases endemic in tropic and subtropic zones, including Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, leprosy, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, sleeping sickness, yellow fever, and others; often water or insect borne.
See also: emerging viruses.
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Its support for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, which promotes disclosure of deals concerning natural resources in the interest of reducing corruption, is also at risk, as is its funding for the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropic Diseases.
Because of the threat of tropic diseases, it was the policy of the American Foreign Missions Board to rotate missionaries away from such locations after three years of service.