By Peter J Hotez; American Society for Microbiology
Presents an summary of the overlooked tropical illnesses (NTDs) and the way they devastate the terrible, basically trapping them in a vicious cycle of utmost poverty via fighting them from operating or reaching their complete highbrow and cognitive development.
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Not with dramatic pathology as are filariasis, or schistosomiasis, but with damage silent and insidious. Now that malaria is being pushed back, hookworm remains the great infection of mankind. . in its production, frequently unrealized, of human misery, debility, and inefficiency in the tropics. Norman Stoll, 1962 The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are the most common infections of the world’s poorest people, and the soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are the most common NTDs. The word helminth comes from the Greek έλμίνς, meaning “worm,”1 and the phrase soil-transmitted refers to the human acquisition of these worms through contact with soil contaminated with either parasite eggs or immature larval stages.
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Forgotten people, forgotten diseases : the neglected tropical diseases and their impact on global health and development by Peter J Hotez; American Society for Microbiology