Dr. Peter Hotez answers questions about neglected parasitic infections
In a video interview, Dr. Hotez responds to questions about neglected parasitic infections and what is being done about them.
"Houston and Texas in many respects represent ‘ground zero’ for many of America’s neglected tropical diseases, including parasitic infections,” said Hotez. “We’re at the confluence of poverty and a subtropical climate – two of the major factors that promote these infections, which in reality are major health disparities in the United States. Unfortunately, these diseases have been overshadowed by better known infections, even though parasitic infections are much more common.”