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All NTDs Need Vaccines, Treatments

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Neglected Tropical Diseases that Kill
Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and Jennifer Herricks, a postdoctoral fellow at the National School of Tropical Medicine, write “that while we urgently need new drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines for Ebola virus infection, the same could be said for [the 10] NTDs listed in Table 1. As the global policy leaders in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere meet in the coming weeks and months, we hope they will consider new Ebola virus technologies in the context of each of our planet’s killer NTDs” (12/2).

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