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|Title:||Neglected Tropical Diseases in Lebanon||Authors:||Alam, Walid
Bizri, Abdul Rahman
|Affiliations:||Faculty of Medicine||Keywords:||Lebanese Ministry of Public Health
Neglected tropical diseases
|Issue Date:||2022-02-03||Publisher:||National Library of Medicine||Part of:||Acta Parasitologica||Volume:||67||Issue:||2||Start page:||809||End page:||819||Abstract:||
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are highly endemic and distributed within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, affecting an estimated 65 million people. Lebanon suffers from several NTDs as they are either endemic in the country or imported via expats residing in endemic regions, refugees, and foreign labor force. The Syrian crisis and the displacement of refugees to Lebanon have made the country the largest host of refugees per capita right after the Syrian crisis in 2011, peaking in the year of 2013. Additionally, foreign labor in Lebanon come from different countries in Africa and Asia that are endemic with certain NTDs. The Lebanese diaspora is approximately twice the number of those residing in the country and is distributed throughout the continents carrying the risk of importing new NTDs.
|URI:||https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5603||ISSN:||12302821||DOI:||10.1007/s11686-021-00510-4||Open URL:||Link to full text||Type:||Journal Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Medicine|
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