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Neglected Diseases

Diseases that are underfunded and have low name recognition but are major burdens in less developed countries. The World Health Organization has designated six tropical infectious diseases as being neglected in industrialized countries that are endemic in many developing countries (HELMINTHIASIS; LEPROSY; LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS; ONCHOCERCIASIS; SCHISTOSOMIASIS; and TRACHOMA).

Year introduced: 2011

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Tree Number(s): C23.550.291.890

MeSH Unique ID: D058069

Entry Terms:

  • Disease, Neglected
  • Diseases, Neglected
  • Neglected Disease

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