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    An Introduction to Tropical Infections

    Tropical infections result from poverty, poor sanitation, and inadequate health resources, and impose a substantial economic burden on affected countries. Numerous rare and exotic parasitic and bacterial diseases exist. Viral diseases include Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Lassa fever, Marburg virus disease, Rift Valley fever, yellow fever, Zika disease, chikungunya, dengue fever and rabies. Bacteria cause shigellosis, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, typhus, and diseases caused by drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Parasitic diseases include cryptosporidiosis, malaria, Chagas disease, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniases, food-borne trematodiases and soli-transmitted helminthiases. Fungal diseases include cryptococcosis and mycetoma. Recent advances have been made in human African trypanosomiasis, tuberculosis and malaria, but many areas remain neglected.

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