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 sealed the utterance with that smile of his, as though it had been a door opening into a darkness he had in his keeping.
Though he had the look of one wasted by some tropical disease, his movements were much more alert than those of his lounging companion.
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.
Alsalem is a specialist in rare tropical diseases and biosecurity.
Employing tropical medicine pioneers such as Sir Ronald Ross, the first British Nobel Prize winner, who discovered that mosquito bites caused malaria, LSTM rapidly became internationally recognised for its study of tropical diseases. It remains at the forefront of global health, working in partnership with overseas researchers to address health problems of the poorest populations in the tropics through research and education.
The incubation period the time it takes to develop into a disease once the bacteria get into one's body is three to 10 years, or more depending on a person's immunity.In Kenya, leprosy is among the 15 neglected tropical diseases.
THE Anambra State Ministry of Health in Collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, The Carter Centre and other partner Agencies have commenced the 2019 distribution of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) drugs across the 21 council areas in the state.
The agreement aims to control and eradicate a number of marginalised tropical diseases, which are still widespread in Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
QNA Doha THE State of Qatar, represented by the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), signed a $3mn grant agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO), to control and eradicate a number of marginalised tropical diseases, which are still widespread in Africa, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Ambassador of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) under the Ministry of Health has donated several pieces of mattresses to the Suakoko Leprosy Rehabilitation Center in Bong County.

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