10 facts about zoonotic neglected tropical diseases
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.