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Editorial

Texas and Mexico: Sharing a Legacy of Poverty and Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Peter J. Hotez mail,

    hotez@bcm.edu

    Affiliation: Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, and National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Maria Elena Bottazzi,

    Affiliation: Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, and National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Eric Dumonteil,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Parasitología, Centro De Investigaciones Regional “Dr. Hideo Noguchi”, Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), Merida, Mexico

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  • Jesus G. Valenzuela,

    Affiliation: Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Shaden Kamhawi,

    Affiliation: Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jaime Ortega,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados - Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico

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  • Samuel Ponce de Leon Rosales,

    Affiliation: Laboratorios de Biológicos y Reactivos de Mexico (BIRMEX), Mexico City, Mexico

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  • Miguel Betancourt Cravioto,

    Affiliation: Instituto Carlos Slim de la Salud (ICSS), Mexico City, Mexico

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  • Roberto Tapia-Conyer

    Affiliation: Instituto Carlos Slim de la Salud (ICSS), Mexico City, Mexico

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  • Published: March 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001497
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez, Maria Elena Bottazzi
Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, and National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Eric Dumonteil
Laboratorio de Parasitología, Centro De Investigaciones Regional “Dr. Hideo Noguchi”, Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), Merida, Mexico
Jesus G. Valenzuela, Shaden Kamhawi
Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Jaime Ortega
Departamento de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados - Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mexico City, Mexico
Samuel Ponce de Leon Rosales
Laboratorios de Biológicos y Reactivos de Mexico (BIRMEX), Mexico City, Mexico
Miguel Betancourt Cravioto, Roberto Tapia-Conyer
Instituto Carlos Slim de la Salud (ICSS), Mexico City, Mexico

Corresponding Author

Email: hotez@bcm.edu

Competing Interests

Drs. Hotez and Bottazzi are principal investigators for vaccines against hookworm and schistosomiasis currently in development.