NTDs, Other Public Health Threats Require Attention In Ebola-Hit West Africa
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa
Peter Hotez, co-editor in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and a U.S. science envoy
“While global attention in West Africa is focused on the emergence of Ebola virus infection, new information from the published literature and World Health Organization databases reveals that many other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are far more widespread and also require urgent attention. … A massive global response is now underway in the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa. Success on this front may depend on simultaneously fighting Ebola virus infection, NTDs, malaria, and other public health threats” (6/25).