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Undiagnosed treatable tropical disease Strongyloides is resulting in deaths

An Indigenous group from the Northern Territory of Australia claim that a tropical disease, strongyloides, is being misdiagnosed. Itís symptoms tend to be treated by cortisone based drugs which result in up to 60% death rate. The disease is easily treatable.

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About: Undiagnosed treatable tropical disease Strongyloides is resulting in deaths

Date: 1 August 2003

Source: ABC News

URL: http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200308/s915568.htm

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