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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


Neglected Tropical Diseases

neglected tropical diseases

Notifiable Conditions       

The World Health Organization lists 17 conditions as neglected tropical diseases.  The following neglected tropical diseases have a history of transmission in Texas or transmission could occur in Texas. The diseases listed below are all required to be reported in Texas.

Ascariasis (Soil-transmitted helminthiases)

Chagas Disease

Dengue Fever & Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF)


Fascioliasis (foodborne trematode)

Hookworm (ancylostomiasis)(Soil-transmitted helminthiases)


Leprosy (Hansens' Disease)

Paragonimiasis (foodborne trematode)


Taeniasis and neurocysticercosis

Trichuriasis (Soil-transmitted helminthiases)



Last updated April 1, 2019