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NEGLECTED PARASITIC DISEASES

Parasitic infections affect millions of people in the world every year

however they gain limited  attention

The neglected parasitic infections are a group of parasitic diseases that have been targeted by the European Commission, amongst others, as a priority for public health. These infections are considered neglected when relatively little attention has been devoted to their surveillance, prevention and treatment. They include Leishmaniasis, Chagas disease and African trypanosomiasis. These respective diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many developing countries and have serious consequences for the socio-economic development of these regions. Primary infections are not the only concern; secondary infections in HIV-infected and immuno- compromised patients also pose grave health risks. A major problem associated with these diseases is their prevalence in third world countries which are the least well-equipped to develop new drugs and invest in R&D.  

Climate change is happening

and scientists estimate it is

adversely impacting global

human health

Over the past five years, attention has been given to the development of new therapies against NTDs in European projects amongst others. Currently NTDs continue to devastate the poorest and most vulnerable populations while their insect vectors are rapidly affecting new communities. All the trypanosomatid diseases have an insect vector. There exists a complex interaction of abiotic factors (temperature, light, humidity, precipitation, etc.), biotic factors (host density, vegetation type, etc.), biological factors (host immunity, etc.), and non-biological factors (travel, trade, etc.), which creates favourable conditions for the development and propagation of NTD epidemics. Many of these factors are influenced by the impact of human activity: climate with emission of greenhouse gases, population densities of wildlife (hunting, reintroduction of animals,  etc), landscape (deforestation, reforestation, urbanisation, intensive agriculture, etc.). Thus, human action is an important factor in the emergence and propagation of NTD in new geographical regions such as the Mediterranean  basin and North America. Besides having direct effects on climate; human activity is having a devastating impact of the balance the global ecosystems.
Together, we will win against  neglected infectious diseases.
NEGLECTED PARASITIC DISEASES

NEGLECTED

PARASITIC

DISEASES

Parasitic infections

affect millions of

people in the world

every year however

they gain limited 

attention

The neglected parasitic infections are a group of parasitic diseases that have been targeted by the European Commission, amongst others, as a priority for public health. These infections are considered neglected when relatively little attention has been devoted to their surveillance, prevention and treatment. They include Leishmaniasis, Chagas disease and African trypanosomiasis. These respective diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in many developing countries and have serious consequences for the socio-economic development of these regions. Primary infections are not the only concern; secondary infections in HIV-infected and immuno-compromised patients also pose grave health risks. A major problem associated with these diseases is their prevalence in third world countries which are the least well-equipped to develop new drugs and invest in R&D.  
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Climate change is

happening and

scientists estimate it is

adversely impacting

global human health

Over the past five years, attention has been given to the development of new therapies against NTDs in European projects amongst others. Currently NTDs continue to devastate the poorest and most vulnerable populations while their insect vectors are rapidly affecting new communities. All the trypanosomatid diseases have an insect vector. There exists a complex interaction of abiotic factors (temperature, light, humidity, precipitation, etc.), biotic factors (host density, vegetation type, etc.), biological factors (host immunity, etc.), and non-biological factors (travel, trade, etc.), which creates favourable conditions for the development and propagation of NTD epidemics. Many of these factors are influenced by the impact of human activity: climate with emission of greenhouse gases, population densities of wildlife (hunting, reintroduction of animals,  etc), landscape (deforestation, reforestation, urbanisation, intensive agriculture, etc.). Thus, human action is an important factor in the emergence and propagation of NTD in new geographical regions such as the Mediterranean  basin and North America. Besides having direct effects on climate; human activity is having a devastating impact of the balance the global ecosystems.
Together, we will win against  neglected infectious diseases.