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Peter Hotez comments on leishmaniasis infections in Syria in Foreign Policy Magazine

Posted: 06/19/2013

According to Peter Hotez, a professor of molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and founding dean of its National School of Tropical Medicine, lack of preventive medicine -- like nets and spraying for sand flies -- is the main driver of leishmaniasis infections in Syria. As a result, Hotez and his team are working to develop a vaccine that prevents the ulcers from forming -- though it is still in early, pre-clinical stages.

Dr. Peter Hotez Cites Marked Improvements In Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases In Developing Nations

Dr. Peter Hotez, the preeminent virologist, microbiologist, President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and distinguished professor at Baylor College of Medicine where he is the founding Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, recently posted a new article on the PLOS blog that cites marked improvements in the fight to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in developing countries, as well as new initiatives that still need to gain traction in the public sector in order to bolster these efforts.

Jimmy Carter Talks Guinea Worm and Trachoma on the Daily Show

On Tuesday, Jimmy Carter was the guest on the Daily Show with John Stewart. He had a great segment on Guinea Worm and the success of the Carter Foundation over the past 25 years.

View the clip here.      

We're pleased to share that at about 5:15he also discussed “neglected diseases” in general and the goes into detail about his working fighting trachoma in Ethiopia. This is great exposure for NTDs!

ABC News Tweet Chat on NTDs

Neglected tropical diseases were today’s featured topic for ABC News’ weekly health “tweet chat”. ABC’s chief medial correspondent, Dr. Richard Besser hosted the chat and posed various questions and conversation topics to participants about NTDs. Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez and Global Network Managing Director Dr. Neeraj Mistry also participated.

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