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Tropical-Cluster Diseases

Reference work entry

Definition

Tropical‐Cluster Diseases are a group that comprises several, though not all, of the diseases that are only or mostly present in the tropical area of the word. The diseases included are precisely: Trypanosomiasis (also known as sleeping sickness), Chagas disease (the Americas version of trypanosomiasis), Schistosomiasis (sometimes called bilharziasis), Leishmaniasis (kala azar or black fever), Lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), Onchocerciasis (river blindness).

Keywords

Public Health Social Policy Lymphatic Filariasis Tropical Area River Blindness 
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