Neglected Rare Tropical Diseases


A rare disease also referred to as an orphan disease is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population. Most rare diseases are genetic and are present throughout a person's entire life, even if symptoms do not immediately appear.

Rare diseases are characterised by a wide diversity of symptoms and signs that vary not only from disease to disease but also from patient to patient suffering from the same disease. Relatively common symptoms can hide underlying rare diseases, leading to misdiagnosis.

Neglected tropical diseases share a lot in common with rare diseases. Although not all are considered rare, NTDs are often also misdiagnosed and treatments are less available.

These are classified as diseases derived from bacterial and parasitic infections, found in the tropical regions across 149 countries around the world.

Like rare diseases, inaccessibility to treatment due to excessive financial burden, distance from specialists, lack of availability, or limited data on the condition can cause a  suffering, disability, loss of income and even discrimination  for those affected.

These diseases plague some of the world’s poorest communities, which can be devastating economically due to high mortality rates and the cognitive or physical disabilities they can lead to, if left untreated.

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a bunch of bacterial and parasitic infections that affect more than 1 billion population. They are regularly as possible clustered together topographically and people are habitually afflicted with more than one contamination or parasite.

Neglected tropical diseases are a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries – affect more than one billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. Populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors and domestic animals and livestock are those worst affected.

Successful controls can be accomplished when chosen open wellbeing approaches are combined and passed on locally. Trade are guided by the local epidemiology and the accessibility of fitting measures to recognize, expect and control diseases. Various dismissed tropical diseases can be expected, disposed of or indeed demolished with made strides get to existing secure and cost-effective gadgets. Control depends on straightforward mediations that can be carried out by non-specialists too.

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