Consider the following:
1. Dengue
2. Leprosy
3. Rabies
Which among the above is / are tropical diseases?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The main tropical diseases in India include Dengue, Trachoma, Leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil-transmitted Helminthiases, Rabies and Kala-azar. The prevalence of these tropical diseases depends on climatic conditions, socio-economic conditions, in appropriate health seeking behavior, migration of population as well as emerging drug and insecticide resistance.

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