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Editorial

The CNCDs and the NTDs: Blurring the Lines Dividing Noncommunicable and Communicable Chronic Diseases

  • Peter J. Hotez mail,

    mtmpjh@gwumc.edu or photez@gwu.edu (PJH); a.daar@utoronto.ca (ASD)

    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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  • Abdallah S. Daar mail

    mtmpjh@gwumc.edu or photez@gwu.edu (PJH); a.daar@utoronto.ca (ASD)

    Affiliation: Program on Life Sciences, Ethics and Policy, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: October 29, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000312

About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University and Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Abdallah S. Daar
Program on Life Sciences, Ethics and Policy, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

ASD declares no competing interests. PJH is Executive Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control and President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute. He is an inventor on two international patents on hookworm vaccines.