U.S. Scientist Plans To Establish Vaccine Labs To Prevent Disease Outbreaks In Conflict Zones
VOA News: U.S. Scientist Works to Prevent Disease in Conflict Zones
“As bad as things are for people in conflict zones of the Middle East and North Africa, a U.S. health expert says things could get much worse. The breakdown in health infrastructure could open the way to catastrophic epidemics. … [Peter Hotez, who directs vaccine development at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and serves as a U.S. science envoy,] is developing a plan to establish vaccine-producing laboratories, much like the one he operates in Houston, in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Morocco, all of which he said fit the right profile…” (Flakus, 4/10).