USA: Tropical disease still common in poor areas in the US

A group of germs, viruses and parasites that are typically associated with tropical developing countries are still plaguing poor areas of the United States, according to a new study published in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. (…)

(…) The commonly neglected diseases often result from poor sanitation or inadequate healthcare and they may be brought to the country from overseas or have been existent in the country for a long time. They primarily affect people in the poverty-stricken regions such as Appalachia, inner cities, Mississippi Delta and the border with Mexico, the report says.

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Abstract of the study available at PLOS, by Hotez, P.

Related: LosAngelesTimes: “Many of the diseases are typically associated with tropical developing countries but are surprisingly common in poor regions of the United States, according to the analysis, published in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. “

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