Microbiology - Background

It is estimated that one sixth of the world’s population suffer from one or more neglected tropical disease (NTDs). Often, those populations most affected are also the poorest and most vulnerable, for whom sickness can take a huge toll on their ability to make a living.

Effective, inexpensive drugs are available for the prevention and control of many of these diseases, and the WHO urges the development of simple diagnostic tools and safe and effective treatment regimens for these diseases. MORU works on many different NTDs, including Dengue Fever, Staphylococcal infections, Leptospirosis, Scrub Typhus and other Rickettsial diseases, and Melioidosis.

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