What tropical diseases are subject to a presumptive service connection?
Pursuant to 38 CFR 3.309, the following tropical diseases are granted service connection as a result of tropical service, although not otherwise established as incurred in service if manifested to a compensable degree within the applicable time limits following service in a period of war or following peacetime service, provided the rebuttable presumption provisions are also satisfied.
- Blackwater fever
- Leishmaniasis, including kala-azar
- Oroya fever
- Yellow fever
- Resultant disorders or diseases originating because of therapy administered in connection with such diseases or as a preventative thereof.