Many diseases are caused by organisms that thrive in tropical climates or live inside flies that are common in the tropics. Many of these so-called “tropical diseases” are treatable; however, developing countries don't always have access to the medications they need to treat them. Consequently, many people unnecessarily suffer and even die from tropical diseases.
In this section, you will find out about some of the most common tropical diseases, their treatment, and how to prevent them.
Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dangerous Diseases and Epidemics © 2002 by David Perlin, Ph.D., and Ann Cohen. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.