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National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travelers' Health

The swath of the earth lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn is home to a variety of severe endemic diseases including: malaria, dracunculiasis or Guinea-worm disease, schistolomiasis, trematode infections, onchocerciasis, leishmaniasis, denge fever, and sleeping sickness. For travelers concerned about possible exposure to both tropical and other diseases, the CDC Travel...
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Most visitors to the Smithsonian Institution's museums in Washington, DC may not be aware of the activities of their Tropical Research Institute, which may have something to do with the fact that is located in Panama. The Institute's history stretches back to the early years of the 20th century, when one of its prime directives was to survey the flora and fauna of the area for the purpose of...
World Health Organization: Tropical Disease Research Programme

Tropical diseases are a serious business, particularly in the developing world, so it's good to know that the World Health Organization has had an independent scientific research group working in this area since 1975. From their homepage, visitors will find sections titled "Research Results", "Grants", and "Publications". Visitors who may not be familiar with their work will want to look over the...
World Health Organization: Tropical Diseases

This World Health Organization website feature focuses on tropical diseases. For visitors unfamiliar with which diseases out there are considered tropical, this website provides informative fact sheets on fourteen different tropical diseases. To view the factsheets, visitors should click on "Fact Sheets on Tropical Diseases", under the General Information heading near the top of the homepage. ...