See if you can connect the dots in this article faster than the dunces at the Los Angeles Times:
Exotic illnesses afflict American poor
A study calls them the 'neglected infections of poverty.'
By Wendy Hansen, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
June 25, 2008
Despite plummeting mortality rates for most infectious diseases over the last century, a group of largely overlooked bacterial, viral and parasitic infections is still plaguing the nation's poor, according to a report released this week.
Many of the diseases are typically associated with tropical developing countries but are surprisingly common in poor regions of the United States, according to the analysis, published in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.