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Chagas Disease

Deadly 'Kissing Bugs' Found In Southern States

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Triatomine bugs, known more commonly as "issing bugs," have been found in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, according to the Centers fo...

Experts: Putting Neglected Diseases On The Table Could End World Hunger

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

By Alex Whiting LONDON, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Attempts to end global hunger and improve education are being hampered b...

Chagas Disease: A 2014 World Cup Yellow Card

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Almost 6 million of the most vulnerable people living in the nine World Cup participating Latin American countries today do not receive treatment for their most debilitating neglected tropical disease.

The CDC's New Initiative on Parasitic Infections

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Coinciding with the publication of a series of articles in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the new CDC initiative will prioritize five major parasitic diseases, which are considered neglected because they mainly impact Americans who live in extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States and in degraded urban areas of major US cities.

The New HHS Secretary and America's Neglected Infections of Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The new HHS Secretary will have a lot on her plate in 2014. It is my hope that with her unique skill set, Ms. Burwell will address this vital and most glaring health disparity among the poorest of the poor in the southern United States.

World Health Day

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The global health community has a huge task ahead in order to control or eliminate the worst neglected tropical diseases transmitted by insects or snails.

Science for the Poor: Making Vaccines to Combat Poverty

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Science can offer a lot to prevent these infections, thereby making poor people well enough to go back to work, children healthy and intellectually vibrant, and improving pregnancy outcomes.

Chagas Disease: Urgent Measures Are Needed

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

It would be amazing and life-saving to turn this situation around in 2014. Chagas disease is silently devastating millions of people throughout the Americas -- we need to give a voice to those most in need.

Chagas Disease May Be 'New HIV/AIDS Of The Americas'

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.31.2012 | Green

Chagas disease, a tropical illness that is transmitted by biting insects, may pose a major unseen threat to poor populations in the Americas and Europ...

For Expectant Mothers, Chagas Disease Is Cause for Concern

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

For expectant mothers, what makes Chagas disease especially harmful is that it can be passed to their unborn children, causing highly lethal congenital infections. However, few obstetricians are trained to recognize the signs of Chagas disease.

Inspiring a Generation of Women to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

It's not easy to introduce neglected tropical diseases, or NTDs, to first time audiences. The truth is they may be the most important diseases of girls and women you have never heard of.