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Medical Term:

tropic diseases


infectious and parasitic diseases endemic in tropic and subtropic zones, including Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, leprosy, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, sleeping sickness, yellow fever, and others; often water or insect borne.

See Also: emerging viruses, under virus

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