tropical diseases


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trop·i·cal dis·eas·es

(trop'ik-ăl di-zēz'ĕz)
Infectious and parasitic diseases endemic to tropical and subtropical zones, including Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, leprosy, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, sleeping sickness, yellow fever, and others; borne in water and by insects.

tropical diseases

See AMOEBIASIS, CHOLERA, DIPHTHERIA, HOOKWORM, LEISHMANIASIS, MALARIA, MALNUTRITION, ONCHOCERCIASIS, PLAGUE, RABIES, SCHISTOSOMIASIS, SHIGELLOSIS, STRONGYLOIDIASIS, TAPEWORM, TROPICAL SPRUE, TROPICAL ULCER, TRYPANOSOMIASIS, TUBERCULOSIS, TYPHOID, TYPHUS and YELLOW FEVER.
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Once when various tropical diseases had laid low almost every'agent' in the station, he was heard to say, 'Men who come out here should have no entrails.
HE would certainly die--not to speak of two or three others that seemed nearly as bad, and of the rest of them just ready to catch any tropical disease going.
Though he had the look of one wasted by some tropical disease, his movements were much more alert than those of his lounging companion.
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The GPs at my local surgery were unable to treat me and referred me to the tropical diseases centre at the Heath Hospital, Cardiff.
The group of diseases is called Neglected Tropical Diseases, and it includes tropical infections that affect predominantly low-income populations in developing regions in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Dubai Cares on Thursday entered a global partnership to make catalytic interventions and mobilise resources towards combatting 10 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in endemic countries around the world.
Billions of people across the worldrequire proper treatment for the little-known tropical diseases, which can effectively do as much damage as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
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More recently he has worked tirelessly to promote Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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