• protozoa
  • The protozoa also caused the largest waterborne-disease outbreak ever documented in the United States, making 403,000 people ill in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1993. (wikipedia.org)
  • worm
  • Albendazole, also known as albendazolum, is a medication used for the treatment of a variety of parasitic worm infestations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of these 20, two were targeted for eradication (dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) by 2015 and yaws by 2020), and four for elimination (blinding trachoma, human African trypanosomiasis, leprosy and lymphatic filariasis by 2020). (wikipedia.org)
  • Anemia
  • These symptoms negatively impact nutritional status, including decreased absorption of micronutrients, loss of appetite, weight loss, and intestinal blood loss that can often result in anemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • World Health Organ
  • Twenty neglected tropical diseases are prioritized by the World Health Organization (WHO), though other organizations define NTDs differently. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Health Organization recognizes the seventeen diseases below as neglected tropical diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lorenzo Savioli is a senior United Nations civil servant and the director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • Intestinal parasites produce a variety of symptoms in those affected, most of which manifest themselves in gastrointestinal complications and general weakness. (wikipedia.org)
  • For some parasitic diseases, there is no treatment and, in the case of serious symptoms, medication intended to kill the parasite is administered, whereas, in other cases, symptom relief options are used. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chagas disease does not kill victims rapidly, instead causing years of debilitating chronic symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • genus
  • Genus Besnoitia infects cats that ingest cysts in the tissue of rodents and opossums, but usually do not cause disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • ivermectin
  • Ivermectin is contraindicated in children under the age of five, or those who weigh less than 15 kilograms (33 pounds) and those who are breastfeeding, and have a liver or kidney disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • In earlier times, turpentine was often used for this, but modern drugs do not poison intestinal worms directly. (wikipedia.org)
  • In countries such as these, the burdens of neglected tropical diseases are often overshadowed by other public health issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • The body of the adult disease-causing agent of metagonimiasis is often described as leaf-shaped, similar to most trematodes. (wikipedia.org)
  • state that because parasitic worms may and often do consist of allergens themselves, the degree to which they pacify or agitate the immune response against allergens is a balance of their regulating effects and their allergenic components. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because parasitic worms often induce Th2 cells and lead to suppressed Th1 cells, problems arise when Th1 cells are needed. (wikipedia.org)
  • decrease
  • To effectively decrease the morbidity and mortality of diseases, the population should get access to water from home instead from outside. (wikipedia.org)
  • liver
  • Hydatic disease (aka echinococcosis) of the liver, lung, and peritoneum (caused by the larval form of the dog tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus) or of the alveoli (caused by E. multilocularis) when surgical excision is not possible. (wikipedia.org)
  • causes
  • Invasion of the apical tip of ileal enterocytes by sporozoites and merozoites causes pathology seen in the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disease causes a fifth of all infant deaths and has orphaned 200,000 children. (wikipedia.org)
  • In livestock industry the disease causes heavy economic backlashes due to poor production of milk, meat and wool. (wikipedia.org)
  • Individuals
  • For example, from poverty stem problems such as lack of adequate housing, thus exposing individuals to the vectors of these diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • cases
  • More recent evidence supports its use against parasitic arthropods and insects: Mites such as scabies: It is usually limited to cases that prove to be resistant to topical treatments or that present in an advanced state (such as Norwegian scabies). (wikipedia.org)
  • In many cases poverty is considered the leading risk factor or determinant for such diseases, and in some cases the diseases themselves are identified as barriers to economic development that would end poverty. (wikipedia.org)
  • among
  • This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out among Orang Asli schoolchildren from Sekolah Kebangsaan Betau in Pos Betau, Pahang (200 km northeast Kuala Lumpur) to investigate the effects of vitamin A supplementation on intestinal parasitic reinfections, growth, iron status and educational achievement. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • In other animals it is used to prevent and treat heartworm among other diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • In extreme situations such as in Assam, India, a number of mortality among children is attributed to this disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diseases of poverty is a term sometimes used to collectively describe diseases, disabilities, and health conditions that are more prevalent among the poor than among wealthier people. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • The disease is common in 30 African countries, six Latin American countries, and Yemen. (wikipedia.org)
  • These diseases are common in 149 countries, affecting more than 1.4 billion people (including more than 500 million children) and costing developing economies billions of dollars every year. (wikipedia.org)
  • This theory attempts to explain the rapid increase in allergies and asthma in the last century in the developed world, as well as the relative absence of autoimmune diseases in the developing world, where parasites are more common. (wikipedia.org)
  • Species
  • An additional study examining karyotype data on the three disease-causing agents also supported the nomination of M. miyatai as a separate species. (wikipedia.org)