Tropical Health

A Simple, Educational Guide to Tropical Medicine + Infectious Diseases

Major Tropical Infections

Malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, tuberculosis, HIV, onchocerciasis, filariasis, loiasis, African trypanosomiasis, South American trypanosomiasis (Chagas’ disease), schistosomiasis, and leprosy

Other Tropical Diseases

Amoebiasis, bacillary dysentery, cholera, giardiasis, intestinal cestode (tapeworm) infections, soil-transmitted helminths, viral hepatitis, liver and intestinal flukes, hydatid disease, pneumonia, lung flukes, tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, pyogenic meningitis, cryptococcal meningitis, encephalitis, acute flaccid paralysis, spastic paralysis, rabies, tetanus, brucellosis, typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, arboviruses, viral hemorrhagic fevers, dengue fever, yellow fever, relapsing fevers, rickettsial infections, leptospirosis, melioidosis, tropical ulcer, buruli ulcer, myiasis, cutaneous larva migrans, scabies and lice, strongyloidiasis, Guinea worm infection (dracunculiasis), histoplasmosis, and other fungal infections

More Health Issues

Non-communicable diseases, hemoglobinopathies and red cell enzymopathies, hematinic deficiencies, refugee health, bites and stings, malnutrition, and eye diseases


Tropical Health is a digital project developed by university student McKenzi Norris. The website was created in response to a seeming lack of well-designed, concise literature about infectious diseases and emerging or endemic ailments in tropical regions around the globe. Too many online resources are bloated with advertisements, inaccessible without payment, or do not capture the attention of individuals. The idea for this project started in October of 2018 and has been under continual construction since. By combining minimalist, contemporary web design with a wealth of knowledge covering the epidemiologies, features, and backgrounds of dozens of infectious diseases, the aim is to make education both more attractive and widely available. Complete access will always be free. There will not be any paywalls, advertisements, or other hindrances. Note that many of the articles have not yet been designed. Please email here for any questions, comments, or suggestions.