Number of people affected by select neglected tropical diseases worldwide as of 2019

This statistic shows the number of people worldwide affected by select neglected tropical diseases each year, as of 2019. It was estimated that around 36 million people are affected annually by lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis. Elephantiasis is caused by parasitic worms and is marked by severe swelling in various parts of the body.

Number of people affected worldwide each year from select neglected tropical diseases as of 2019

Number of people affected in millions
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Sources

Release date

July 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of 2019

Supplementary notes

^ Indicates number requiring preventive chemotherapy.
* Indicates active trachoma, trichiasis, and irreversible blindness due to trachoma.

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Statistics on "Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)"

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