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neglected tropical diseases
In 2023, six nations were able to eliminate virtually all cases of at least one of the illnesses on the World Health Organization's priority list of "neglected tropical diseases."
It's called noma. It's a potentially fatal bacterial infection. And it's been so neglected that it wasn't even on the official WHO list of Neglected Tropical Disease — until now.
Nodding syndrome is a rare neurological condition that can result in head nodding and violent seizures. Some researchers think they know the cause, but questions remain.
It's called noma and is a disease of poverty, striking mainly children. Most patients die. Survivors are badly disfigured. Now there's a campaign to add it to the list of neglected tropical diseases
The medication fights hookworm. It's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.
U.S. doctors treating Chagas disease have long wanted FDA approval for a treatment that's widely used in Latin America. But when Martin Shkreli took interest, those doctors panicked — then mobilized.