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I am doing a power point presentation and I need Diseases Indigenous to Israel and I cannot find anything current other than H5N1 Avian Influenza No human cases have been reported. Cases reported in poultry in Israel, including the West Bank and Gaza from the CDC and in 1994 Three vector-borne diseases, Mediterranean spotted fever, cave fever, and simple cutaneous leishmaniasis, are endemic to Israel.

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Israel has the highest Jewish population in the country. The indigenous disease in Israel and the Jewish population in Israel is the Tay-Sachs disease. Tay-Sachs disease is the most well known Jewish genetic disease. It is caused by an autosomal recessive genetic disorder resulting from a mutation of the gene known as HEXA located on chromosome 15. In this mutation, there is a defect in the deficiency of an enzyme hexosaminidase A. The defect of this enzyme Hex A caused the fatty substance called GM2 ganglioside to accumulates abnormally in nerve ...

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