Tropical medicine is the study, prevention and treatment of those afflictions which are endemic to or particularly affect people within the tropics and subtropics. Many of these diseases have been eradicated in more developed nations outside the tropics. Examples of notable tropical diseases include ebola, malaria and hookworm.

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Knowledge of tropical diseases is often required by medical practitioners working in Northern Australia, along with those working in a humanitarian capacity following tropical disease outbreaks or natural disasters. Most commonly, they are involved in the treatment of those people who have contracted tropical diseases while overseas.

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Relevant Articles What is Tropical Medicine?

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Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is a multi-disciplinary health and tropical medicine research institute located in the tropics.

Australian scientists develop new blood test to identify neglected tropical diseases

Australian scientists are making headway in the long battle to save some of the world's poorest people from chronic disease.

Relevant Cases Re Edwin John Dell and Repatriation Commission [1986] AATA

“Despite their strongly held views that a causal relationship between malaria or other tropical infections and lymphosarcoma had not been shown to exist, all the expert medical witnesses … nevertheless acknowledged that there was a possibility based on the

Re Ronald Arthur Fallows and Repatriation Commission [1986] AATA 230

World War II veteran serving in Papua New Guinea contracted malaria. Expert evidence used.

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Profiles of Experts in Medical - tropical medicine

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field.

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