Neglected tropical diseases in non-endemic countries in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: the great forgotten

Journal of Travel Medicine
Volume 28, Issue 1, January 2021
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Neglected tropical diseases in non-endemic countries in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: the great forgotten
Marta Tilli, MD, Piero Olliaro, PhD, Federico Gobbi, PhD, Zeno Bisoffi, PhD, Alessandro Bartoloni, MD
Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 28, Issue 1, January 2021, taaa179, https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa179
In non-endemic countries, the access to healthcare for migrants and other patients with NTDs may be hampered by new barriers linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Low awareness of health care professionals on the opportunistic potential of some NTDs may lead to unfavorable outcome of COVID-19 patients treated with immunomodulatory drugs.