Hotez: a Passion since Adolescence for Studying Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Soon after Peter Jay Hotez read Microbe Hunters, he convinced his parents to give him a microscope. By 14, he refined his career choice of microbiology to a life-long special interest in tropical diseases. At age 51, that interest continues to be a “passion.” Moreover, he considers those neglected tropical diseases “just as important as HIV/AIDS or malaria,” he says.

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