Thursday, January 6, 2011

List of Tropical Diseases

What is tropical diseases?

Tropical diseases are diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions.

In other word any disease that occurs in the tropics are called tropical diseases.

List of Tropical diseases

1) Amebiasis
2) African trypanosomiasis
It is also called sleeping sickness,It is a parasitic disease, caused by protozoa called trypansomes.
3) Chagas disease:- (also called American trypanosomiasis)
It is a parasitic disease which occurs in the Americas, particularly in South America.
4) Dengue
5) Helminths
6) Leishmaniasis
It is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, and transmitted by the bite of certain species of sand fly.
7) Leprosy
It is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae.
8) Lymphatic filariasis
It is a parasitic disease caused by thread-like parasitic filarial worms called nematode worms, all transmitted by mosquitoes.
9) Tuberculosis
It’s short form is TB), is a bacterial infection of the lungs or other tissues,.It is a communicable disease, transmitted by aerosol expectorant from a cough, sneeze, speak, kiss, or spit. Over one-third of the world's population has been infected by the TB bacterium
10) Myasis (infestation by larvae of flies)
11) Malaria
It caused by a Protozoan parasites transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes, as they are the blood-feeders.
12) Onchocerciasis
13) Schistosomiasis
14) Giardiasis
15) Yellow Fever
16) Tropical ulcer
17) Rabies
18) Worms
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