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The Neglected Tropical Diseases of Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review of Disease Burden and Distribution and a Roadmap for Control and Elimination

  • Peter J. Hotez mail,

    mtmpjh@gwumc.edu (PJH); aultstev@paho.org (SKA)

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Maria Elena Bottazzi,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Carlos Franco-Paredes,

    Affiliations: Hospital Infantil de México, Federico Gómez, México, D.F., México, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Steven K. Ault mail,

    mtmpjh@gwumc.edu (PJH); aultstev@paho.org (SKA)

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Mirta Roses Periago

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Washington, D.C., United States of America

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About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez, Maria Elena Bottazzi
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Carlos Franco-Paredes
Hospital Infantil de México, Federico Gómez, México, D.F., México
Carlos Franco-Paredes
Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Steven K. Ault, Mirta Roses Periago
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

PJH is a cofounder of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control and President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. PJH and MEB are inventors on international patents for hookworm vaccines and a hookworm-schistosomiasis vaccine. PJH is also Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. MRP and SKA are the Director and Regional Advisor in Communicable Diseases (Parasitic Diseases/Neglected Diseases) of PAHO/WHO, respectively, and declare no conflict of interests. The contents of this paper are the sole responsibility of the authors and should not be construed as speaking for the policies of PAHO/WHO nor for their governing councils and assemblies.