Tropical medicine is a branch of medicine dedicated to the study and management of diseases found primarily in the tropics. More specifically, tropical medicine deals with infectious diseases that thrive in hot, humid conditions, such as malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, and dengue.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are communicable diseases found in 149 countries in the tropics and subtropics. They affect more than one billion people and their economic cost amounts to billions of dollars every year. Neglected tropical diseases affect primarily people living in poverty, without adequate sanitation and in close contact with infectious vectors and domestic animals and livestock.
The OHC clinic is staffed by highly experienced medical staff trained in epidemiology.
The clinic is led by a medical director specialized in occupational medicine and infectious diseases.
Occupational Health Consultants are one of Maryland's leading occupational health and travel advisory and immunization clinics. Their expertise is in internal medicine and tropical medicine and infectious diseases.