Geography


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Geography: Risks from various geographic areas
Introduction: Numerous diseases have greatly different prevalence or incidence rates in different parts of the world. There are many diseases that are more prevalent in the undeveloped world.

Condition count: 44; see list of conditions below.
Risk factor subtypes: Africa (21), Asia (17), South America (13), tropical areas (25)
Related risk factors: travel (52), poverty (23)
Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Conditions list: The following list of conditions have 'Geography' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:

A

  • African Sleeping sickness ... Africa

    B

  • Bacterial meningitis ... low humidity
  • Blastomycosis ... wooded areas

    C

  • Chagas disease ... rural areas
  • Chancroid ... tropical areas
  • Cholera ... Africa, Asia, Latin America
  • Chronic Bronchitis ... cold wet climate

    D

  • Dengue fever ... tropical areas
  • Dracunculiasis ... Africa

    E

  • East African Trypanosomiasis ... East Africa, rural areas
  • Erythrasma ... tropical areas

    H

  • Heat exhaustion ... tropical climate
  • Heat rash ... humidity, hot weather, tropical areas
  • Hepatoma ... Africa, Far East
  • Histoplasmosis ... Certain USA states
  • Hookworm ... south-eastern United States

    J

  • Japanese encephalitis ... rural areas

    K

  • Kaposi's Sarcoma ... Africa

    L

  • Lassa fever ... West Africa
  • Leprosy ... Myanmar, Africa, South America, Asia, India, Nepal
  • Lyme disease ... tick-infested areas, wooded areas

    M

  • Malaria ... Africa
  • Meningitis ... low humidity
  • Meningococcal disease ... low humidity
  • Mountain sickness ... visiting a high geographic area

    P

  • Pinta ... South America
  • Pneumococcal meningitis ... low humidity
  • Polio ... Africa, South America, Asia

    R

  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... wooded areas
  • Rodent ulcer ... hot climate

    S

  • SARS ... certain parts of Asia, certain parts of Canada
  • Schistosomiasis ... Africa, South America, Asia
  • Sprue ... India

    T

  • Tick bite ... tick-infested areas, wooded areas
  • Tick-borne diseases ... tick-infested areas, wooded areas
  • Trachoma ... rural areas
  • Trichinosis ... rural areas
  • Tuberculosis ... certain countries
  • Typhoid fever ... India

    V

  • Vaginitis ... humidity, hot weather

    W

  • Waterborne Diseases ... rural areas
  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... rural areas, Central Africa, Western Africa
  • West Nile fever ... Africa, Asia and Middle East

    Y

  • Yellow fever ... Africa, South America, tropical areas


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