Leprosy, scabies and yaws: Togo’s neglected tropical skin diseases need attention, says study

Neglected tropical diseases are a group of 20 diseases found mostly in tropical regions that are strongly associated with poverty. Among them are skin diseases like scabies, leprosy and yaws. They are caused by some bacteria, viruses, mosquitoes or mites and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), they affect more than one billion people worldwide, mainly in lower-income settings.

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *