Slide Show: 10 Facts About Zoonotic Neglected Tropical Diseases

May 27, 2015



The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that neglected zoonotic diseases are a subset of the neglected tropical diseases.  Zoonoses are diseases that are naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans and vice versa. The term “neglected” highlights that the diseases affect mainly poor and marginalized populations in low-resource settings. There is now recognition that several zoonotic diseases within the NTDs merit attention and these include rabies, echinococcosis, taeniasis/cysticercosis and foodborne trematodiases. The WHO presents the following 10 Facts About Zoonotic Neglected Tropical Diseases.