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“Imagine that. Paying attention to a problem and working together to solve it actually works. Five years after the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) convened to set ambitious goals for NTD control for the year 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced “unprecedented progress against” 10 NTDs.”
This Forbes article highlights the work of Trop-G.org researchers Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and editor-in-chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Eric Dumonteil, Ph.D., associate professor, and Claudia Herrera, Ph.D., research assistant professor of tropical medicine at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; and Maria Elena Bottazzi, Ph.D., FASTMH, associate dean, National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.
Read more about the advancements in this overlooked area of tropical medicine.
Discussion of the emergence of Dengue fever in the Gulf region of the United States.
The recent finding that dengue fever has emerged in Houston, Texas—the first major United States city in modern times with autochthonous dengue—adds to previous evidence indicating that the Gulf Coast of the Southern US is under increasing threat from diseases thought previously to affect only developing countries.
Article Source: Hotez PJ, Murray KO, Buekens P (2014) The Gulf Coast: A New American Underbelly of Tropical Diseases and Poverty. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(5): e2760. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002760
A Trop-G research consortium editorial, published February 26, 2015 in PLOS NTDs.
Article Source: The Gulf of Mexico: A “Hot Zone” for Neglected Tropical Diseases? (2015) The Gulf of Mexico: A “Hot Zone” for Neglected Tropical Diseases? PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(2):e0003481. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003481