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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:2, February, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 615-626

Neglected Tropical Diseases: Current Snapshot
Priyanka Soni Gupta1*, Monica Soni2 and Ankur Gupta3
1Department of Microbiology, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

2Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, P.B.M. Hospital, Bikaner, India

3Department of Respiratory Medicine, J.L.N. Medical College, Ajmer, India

*Corresponding author

Tainted in 2005, Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have earned consideration in field of  interest for research, improved financial support with political conviction for keeping a check and their consequent extermination. Beginning with an initial number of 13 neglected tropical diseases – out of which 7 were helminth, 3 bacterial and 3 protozoal infections – the list now includes more than 40 diseases  including fungal, viral and ectoparasitic infections. Globally, a major part of world’s population is infected with one or more NTDs with around  two billion at risk, and half a million people dying every year as a consequence. NTD morbidity rates are significantly higher than the mortality rates and occupies the fourth position in most annihilating group of communicable diseases after LRTIs, HIV, and diarrheal diseases – ranking ahead of malaria or tuberculosis(1,2). We hereby provide a complete overview of the NTDs & their usefulness for the general practitioners treating travellers and migrants in India. Our review provides a comprehensive viewpoint, achievements & challenges of NTDs, as it negatively influences the economic progress, restrains educational performance and development.

Keywords: Neglected, Tropical, Bottom billion

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