Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

About NTDs

  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) encompass a broad spectrum of tropical infections prevalent among low-income populations in developing regions across Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
  • These diseases stem from an array of pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms (helminths).
  • Afflicting more than 1 billion individuals residing in impoverished communities, this group consists of approximately 20 diverse diseases.
  • These diseases significantly impact regions with limited access to healthcare and resources, necessitating urgent attention and comprehensive interventions to address their prevalence and impact on affected communities.

Major NTDs

  • Dengue Fever: Transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, this viral infection results ....
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