Vaccine News Daily

Vaccine News Daily reports on a statement by Sabin's CEO, Ambassador Michael W. Marine, regarding the New York Times’ publishing of a front-page article on the subject of schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by freshwater snails.

"Schistosomiasis infects more than 200 million people worldwide and causes horrific symptoms, especially in girls and women. The disease kills 300,000 people annually, making it the second deadliest parasitic disease after malaria.
 
The disease was featured in an article by Donald G. McNeil Jr. titled “A Simple Theory, and a Proposal, on H.I.V. In Africa.” The article said that schistosomiasis has been identified as a co-factor in the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa."