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Editorial

Chagas Disease: “The New HIV/AIDS of the Americas”

  • Peter J. Hotez mail,

    hotez@bcm.edu

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

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  • Eric Dumonteil,

    Affiliation: Laboratorio de Parasitologia, Centro de Investigaciones Regionales “Dr Hideyo Noguchi”, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

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  • Laila Woc-Colburn,

    Affiliations: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jose A. Serpa,

    Affiliations: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Sarah Bezek,

    Affiliations: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Morven S. Edwards,

    Affiliations: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Camden J. Hallmark,

    Affiliations: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Laura W. Musselwhite,

    Affiliation: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Benjamin J. Flink,

    Affiliation: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Maria Elena Bottazzi

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

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  • Published: May 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001498

About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez, Maria Elena Bottazzi
Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, and Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Peter J. Hotez, Laila Woc-Colburn, Jose A. Serpa, Sarah Bezek, Morven S. Edwards, Camden J. Hallmark, Maria Elena Bottazzi
National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Eric Dumonteil
Laboratorio de Parasitologia, Centro de Investigaciones Regionales “Dr Hideyo Noguchi”, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Laila Woc-Colburn, Jose A. Serpa
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Sarah Bezek
Department of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Morven S. Edwards
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Camden J. Hallmark
Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Laura W. Musselwhite, Benjamin J. Flink
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hotez@bcm.edu

Competing Interests

Drs. Hotez and Bottazzi are principal investigators on a vaccine in development against Chagas disease.