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Neglected Infectious Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Disease # of Cases Worldwide Areas of Prevalence

Ascariasis

807 Million Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Americas

Buruli Ulcer

Unknown West Africa

Chagas' Disease

8-9 Million Americas

Dengue Fever

50 Million South America, Africa

Guinea Worm

25,000 Africa, Middle East, India

Hookworm

576 Million Asia, Africa, Americas

Sleeping Sickness

300,000 - 500,000 Africa

Leishmaniasis

12 million Indian Subcontinent, Americas, Middle East

Leprosy

259,000 New Cases Annually Central and Southern Africa, India, Brazil, Nepal

Leptospirosis

Unknown Americas

Lymphatic Filariasis

120 million India, Sub-Saharan Africa

River Blindness

37 Million

Africa

Rabies

50,000 Deaths per Year India, Asia, Africa

Schistosomiasis

>200 Million

Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Americas

Trachoma

84 Million Africa, Central Asia, Middle East, India, Southeast Asia

Trichuriasis

604 Million Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Americas

 

Adapted from Hotez, P.J. "Forgotten People, Forgtten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases and Their Impact on Global Health and Development" ASM Press (2008)

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WHO = World Health Organization

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