ABC News posted a video Thursday entitled “Parasitic Worms,” which features Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Dr. David Diemert discussing Sabin Vaccine Development work in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The video, which was produced in 2010 by Rockhopper, highlights the pervasiveness of hookworm infection among children in Brazil.

By Stephanie Bricking, Albert B. Sabin Archivist, University of Cincinnati

Greater R&D Funding Needed to Fight Diseases Affecting World’s Poor

Despite significant advancements in increasing distribution and development of vaccines against childhood killer diseases – including pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and Haemophilus influenzae Type B – global efforts to reduce the burden of infection from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has greatly lagged, argues Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) President Dr. Peter Hotez in an article for the June edition of Health Affairs.

In partnership with the Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology and the Walter Reid Army Institute for Research, the Sabin Vaccine Institute has successfully expressed the hookworm-derived antigen Na-APR-1.

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