Infectious disease threats have consistently caused more health and military impact than battlefield injuries through the 20th and 21st centuries.

Uncertain budget climate threatens safety of U.S. troops, veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 26, 2013 – Current budget restrictions and the threat of future cuts jeopardize the safety and mission readiness of U.S. troops, veterans’ health, and capabilities of the U.S. military’s tropical medicine research and development (R&D), said researchers today in an editorial published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

For those of us in the neglected tropical disease (NTD) community, Washington, DC was an exciting place to be recently.

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