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The term ‘tropical diseases’ refers to those infectious diseases that thrive in the hot, humid conditions of the tropics. Almost as a synonym, ‘neglected diseases’ comprise a set of infectious diseases, that primarily affect the poorest of the poor, the most marginalized, and those with the least access to health services, especially impoverished people living in remote rural areas. Diseases transmitted by these vectors like blood-sucking insects are called vector-borne and many Neglected Tropical Diseases are exactly this: vector-borne.