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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The UK will protect over 200 million people from the pain and disfigurement caused by treatable tropical diseases, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today.
The neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in Uganda are endemic where by every person is at risk of at least one of the reported diseases.
Disease is not contagious: Malaria is a tropical disease caused by a parasite found in the saliva of infected mosquitoes.
If you think you may have come in to contact with a tropical disease contact your GP or else arrange for a post-travel screening at a travel clinic.
Mr Redlich was one of 14 top Australian researchers in tropical medicine who visited Colombia and Brazil in March and April this year to meet their Amazonian peers and investigate opportunities for links and commercial development of vaccines and treatments for tropical diseases.
The cash will be used to create a new building at the Pembroke Place centre to undertake more research into treatments and vaccines for killer tropical diseases.
DOCTORS feared a Vale of Glamorgan man who died suddenly after returning from Africa might have contracted a tropical disease.
This tropical disease is transmitted to man by sandflies.
The UK's support will protect over 200 million people from a future blighted by tropical disease and represents a huge leap towards ending this scourge.
Her research interests are emerging diseases, new diagnosis tests, and tropical disease and travelers.

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