PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Editors-in-Chief Serap Aksoy and Peter Hotez consider recent outbreaks of Yellow Fever in Africa and Brazil in light of a global rise in vector borne diseases.
UN World Toilet Day highlights the urgent need to address a global sanitation crisis by providing toilets and sewage management systems and to aggressively implement programs of WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene)
Recent findings of paradoxically high endemicity of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) among populations living in the Group of 20 (G20) countries could portend high rates of these diseases among patients with underlying non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with resultant co-morbidities. Read the article:
The United States Gulf Coast’s current risk to Zika transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can be traced back to some important federal health policy decisions made during the 1960s.
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There are major concerns about the risks of contracting the Zika virus during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. However, by the time the Olympics begin in August, for very specific reasons, could the risk of contracting Zika as an athlete or spectator be less than has been suggested in some of the popular press?
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