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      Neglected tropical diseases: elimination and eradication

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          ABSTRACT

          The term neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) describes a disparate group of diseases which affect populations living in poverty and are important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Global programmes for the control of NTDs benefit large-scale donations made by pharmaceutical companies. A number of NTDs have internationally agreed targets for their control, elimination and eradication. Eradication is defined as the permanent reduction to zero of the worldwide incidence of infection. Elimination is defined as the reduction to zero of the incidence of infection in a specified geographic area. Considerable progress has been made towards elimination and eradication of some NTDs but unexpected new challenges have emerged which threaten the eventual achievement of these goals.

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          Contributors
          Role: medical student
          Role: assistant professor
          Role: professor of communicable diseases
          Journal
          Clin Med (Lond)
          Clin Med (Lond)
          Clinical Medicine
          Royal College of Physicians
          1470-2118
          1473-4893
          March 2019
          : 19
          : 2
          : 157-160
          Affiliations
          AUniversity of Leicester, Leicester, UK
          BLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
          CLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
          Author notes
          Address for correspondence: Dr Michael Marks, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK.Email: michael.marks@ 123456lshtm.ac.uk
          Article
          PMC6454364 PMC6454364 6454364 clinmedicine
          10.7861/clinmedicine.19-2-157
          6454364
          30872302
          aacfe6c7-13c8-49ab-a439-104c78a5288d
          © Royal College of Physicians 2019. All rights reserved.
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          Figures: 0, Tables: 2, References: 23, Pages: 4
          Categories
          CME: Tropical medicine

          Neglected tropical diseases,yaws,trachoma,lymphatic filariasis,guinea worm

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