Neglected Tropical Diseases in Pakistan: A Story of Neglect

  • Aisha KHAN Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Park Road, Chakh Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mehreen TARIQ Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Park Road, Chakh Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Sami SIMSEK Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, Elazig, Turkey
  • Muhammad Sohail AFZAL Department of Life Sciences, School of Science, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Majid FASIHI HARANDI ORCID Research Center for Hydatid Diseases in Iran, Department of Medical Parasitology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
  • Shahzad ALI Wildlife Epidemiology and Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Wildlife & Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan
  • Rana Muhammad Kamran SHABBIR Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Haroon AHMED Mail Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Park Road, Chakh Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Published
2020-12-07
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KHAN A, TARIQ M, SIMSEK S, AFZAL MS, FASIHI HARANDI M, ALI S, SHABBIR RMK, AHMED H. Neglected Tropical Diseases in Pakistan: A Story of Neglect. Iran J Parasitol. 15(4):618-620.
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