Page-3 of Tropical diseases


Kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as black fever and Dumdum fever is most severe form of leishmaniasis. It is slow progressing indigenous disease caused by single-celled parasite of Leishmania family. It belongs to Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) family ..

Monkey Fever

Monkey Fever or Kyasanur Forest Disease is a tick-borne viral disease. It is caused by Kyasanur forest disease virus (KFDV), a member of the virus family Flaviridae, which also causes dengue and yellow fever. The virus has been detected in ..

National Framework for Malaria Elimination 2016-2030

This framework was released in February, 2016 and aims to eliminate mosquito borne malaria disease from the country by 2030. This was for the first time government’s health policy has framed intervention have deliverables and time-bound targets. Key features of ..

India’s first advanced Homoeopathy Virology lab come up in Kolkata

Shripad Yesso Naik, the Union Minister of State for AYUSH, has inaugurated the India’s first State of art virology laboratory at Dr Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy in Kolkata, West Bengal. The laboratory, established at a cost of ..

List of Human Diseases Caused By Bacteria and Viruses

Disease Causing Agent Infection / Transmission AIDS Human T -cell Leukemia Virus HTLV-III blood and sperms , thru sexual contact homo or heterosexual) Ascariasis Ascaris lumbricoides raw vegetables infected with eggs Athletes’ Foot Trichophyton bad foot hygiene Bacillary Dysentery Shigella ..