NEW: CDC Neglected Tropical Diseases website launched

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June 14, 2011

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial diseases that cause substantial illness for more than one billion people globally. Affecting the world’s poorest people, NTDs impair physical and cognitive development, contribute to mother and child illness and death, make it difficult to farm or earn a living, and limit productivity in the workplace. As a result, NTDs trap the poor in a cycle of poverty and disease. This new website provides details about NTDs and the steps CDC is taking to reduce the illness, disability, and death they cause.

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