Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Anthropocene: The Cases of Zika, Ebola, and Other Infections

While we advance through a geological epoch that increasingly reflects human intervention on a massive scale, we might expect to see the continued expansion of epidemic neglected tropical diseases, as we have recently seen for Zika and Ebola virus infections.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0004648

Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Ebola-Affected Countries of West Africa

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.

http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0003671