What are tropical diseases?


There are many tropical diseases that are not present in one’s particular country. Hot and humid climatic conditions are basically ideal for many diseases. The tropical diseases can be transmitted by some insects and can be cured by tropical medicine. Some are water borne and some are carried via food. Most tropical diseases are transmitted through human contact.

Tropical diseases are generally infectious diseases that are found in the topical regions of the world. Social, economic and climatic factors are responsible to transfer these diseases. Tropical diseases like lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, chagas disease and onchocerciasis are the diseases of poor countries creating a problem for public health.

Other tropical diseases include dengue, helminthes, African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, malaria (malaria in Africa), tuberculosis, HIV infection, sexually transmitted infections and schistosomiasis. Other neglected tropical diseases include:

  • Flavivirus infections
  • Scabies
  • Neurocysticerosis
  • Strongylodiasis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Dracunculiasis
  • Buruli ulcer
  • Treponematoses
  • Trichuriasis

Some tropical diseases occur in epidemics and are less known.


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