10 facts about zoonotic neglected tropical diseases

May 2015

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Neglected zoonotic diseases are a subset of the neglected tropical diseases. Zoonoses are diseases that are naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans and vice-versa. The term “neglected” highlights that the diseases affect mainly poor and marginalized populations in low-resource settings.

There is now recognition that several zoonotic diseases within the NTDs merit attention and these include rabies, echinococcosis, taeniasis/cysticercosis and foodborne trematodiases.

Read 10 facts about zoonotic neglected tropical diseases (zNTDs)

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