Old World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Refugee Crises in the Middle East and North Africa

Rebecca Du, Peter J. Hotez, Waleed S. Al-Salem, Alvaro Acosta-Serrano

The Syrian refugee crisis has precipitated a catastrophic outbreak of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis now affecting hundreds of thousands of people living in refugee camps or trapped in conflict zones. A similar situation may also be unfolding in eastern Libya and Yemen.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0004545

 

Mycetoma: The PLOS NTDs Collection

Another one with Dr. Aksoy:

Mycetoma: The PLOS NTDs Collection

 

Impact of the Neglected Tropical Diseases on Human Development in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Nations

The employment of a new “worm index” of human development, together with additional published health information, confirms the important role neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) play in hindering the advancement of many of the world’s Muslim-majority countries.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0003782