Tropical Disease

A tropical disease is an illness most common or limited to tropical or subtropical areas. Hemorrhagic fevers include several illnesses that affect multiple organ systems. Examples include Ebola hemorrhagic fever and yellow fever. Bacterial tropical diseases include cholera and typhoid fever. Other diseases include malaria, schistosomiasis and filariasis.

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid Fever

Also called: Salmonella Typhi Infection, Typhoid, Enteric Fever Reviewed By:Vikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary Typhoid fever is a potentially life-threatening bacterial illness that occurs when people consume foods or fluids contaminated with the bacteria Salmonella typhi. The bacteria quickly multiply in the body and spread from the intestines to the bloodstream. They may affect …

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Tropical Disease

Tropical Disease – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Reviewed By:Vikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary A tropical disease is an illness that is most common or is limited to tropical or subtropical areas. These areas are characterized by high temperatures and humidity, which are often necessary for the disease-causing organism (vector) or their animal hosts to live. Depending on the disease, it may …

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Malaria

Malaria – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Paludism, Plasmodium Infection, Jungle Fever, Malaria Disease Reviewed By:Vikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary Malaria is a serious tropical disease that can be fatal. It is endemic to more than 100 countries and kills more than 1 million people annually according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Many of the deaths occur after …

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

Also called: Ebola Virus Infection, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Reston, Ebola Ivory Coast, Ebola Zaire Reviewed By:Vikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease that appears sporadically in parts of Africa. Infection with the Ebola virus causes the severe illness, which has a mortality rate of between 50 and 90 percent. There …

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Dengue Virus Infection

Dengue Virus Infection – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Dengue Virus Reviewed By:Vikram Tarugu, M.D., AGA, ACG Summary Dengue virus infection occurs when people are bitten by a mosquito carrying any one of four closely related viruses. In most cases, the disease causes a flu-like illness that passes on its own within a couple of weeks. However, more severe types of dengue …

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