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

Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

The Zika outbreak comes at a time of ongoing advances in data sharing policy, including a new call by the Wellcome Trust for journals and research funders to support open sharing of Zika research.  PLOS Medicine Chief Editor Larry Peiperl and I call on researchers to make full use of these opportunities.

Zika Emergency Puts Open Data Policies to the Test

 

Will Zika become the 2016 NTD of the Year?

A PLOS Speaking of Medicine editorial by Dr. Serap Aksoy and me:

Will Zika become the 2016 NTD of the Year?