Global Trends in Emerging Neglected Tropical Diseases
The emergence and re-emergence of old and new infectious diseases and its rapid spread to other parts of the globe are posing critical challenges in global heath. The reasons behind the spread of these types of vector population and global dispersion are rapid human development, including numerous changes in demographics, populations, the climate change and environmental imbalance. This has also led to zoonoses in the changing human-animal ecosystem, which are impacted by a growing globalized society where pathogens do not recognize geopolitical borders. Within this context, neglected tropical infectious diseases have historically lacked adequate attention in international public health efforts, leading to insufficient prevention and treatment options.