Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 2, P195-205 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.02.007 View full text
Alimuddin Zumla, Andrew Ustianowski

Abstract: The term tropical diseases encompasses all diseases that occur principally in the tropics. This term covers all communicable and noncommunicable diseases, genetic disorders, and disease caused by nutritional deficiencies or environmental conditions (such as heat, humidity, and altitude) that are encountered in areas that lie between, and alongside, the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn belts. In tropical countries, apart from noncommunicable diseases, a severe burden of disease is caused by an array of …

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