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Featuring additional diseases which are not restricted to, but commonly found in, the tropics or subtropics. Including: African Trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease, Dengue, Dracunculiasis, Ebola fever, Flavivirus Infections (Yellow Fever), Hookworm, Leishmaniasis, Lassa fever, Malaria, Marburg virus, Scabies, Schistosomiasis and more... Detailed summary and links to further information from wikipedia and other online resources.
Most often these diseases are transmitted by an insect bite, which causes transmission of the infectious agent through subcutaneous blood exchange. Learn about the life cycles of the parasites and how this affects their human hosts.
Icon Credit: CDC / Dr. Mae Melvin, taken in 1969.
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