CDC Launches Initiative Targeting Neglected Parasitic Diseases In U.S.

Huffington Post: The CDC’s New Initiative on Parasitic Infections
Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine

“This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new initiative that targets parasitic diseases in the United States. Coinciding with the publication of a series of articles in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the new CDC initiative will prioritize five major parasitic diseases — Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis and trichomoniasis — which are considered neglected because they mainly impact Americans who live in extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States and in degraded urban areas of major U.S. cities…” (5/8).