Blue Marble Health: An Innovative Plan to Fight Diseases of the Poor amid Wealth
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Blue Marble Health: An Innovative Plan to Fight Diseases of the Poor amid Wealth

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In 2011, Dr. Peter J. Hotez relocated to Houston to launch Baylor's National School of Tropical Medicine. He was shocked to discover that a number of neglected diseases often associated with developing countries were widespread in impoverished Texas communities. Despite the United States' economic prowess and first-world status, an estimated 12 million Americans living at the poverty level currently suffer from at least one neglected tropical disease, or NTD. Hotez concluded that the world's neglected diseases?which include tuberculosis, hookworm infection, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis?are born first and foremost of extreme poverty. In this book, Hotez describes a new global paradigm known as "blue marble health," through
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ISBN-13 9781421420462
Language English
Binding Paper Back
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Publishing Date 2016-09-01
Total Pages 224