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Editorial

Ears of the Armadillo: Global Health Research and Neglected Diseases in Texas

  • Jon Andrus,

    Affiliation: Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Maria Elena Bottazzi,

    Affiliations: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Chow,

    Affiliation: Research!America, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Karen A. Goraleski,

    Affiliation: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Susan P. Fisher-Hoch,

    Affiliation: University of Texas School of Public Health, Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jocelyn K. Lambuth,

    Affiliation: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Bruce Y. Lee,

    Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Harold S. Margolis,

    Affiliation: Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Joseph B. McCormick,

    Affiliation: University of Texas School of Public Health, Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, United States of America

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  • Peter Melby,

    Affiliation: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Kristy O. Murray,

    Affiliation: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Rebeca Rico-Hesse,

    Affiliation: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jesus G. Valenzuela,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Peter J. Hotez mail

    hotez@bcm.edu

    Affiliations: National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas, United States of America, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: June 27, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002021
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Jon Andrus
Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Maria Elena Bottazzi, Jocelyn K. Lambuth, Kristy O. Murray, Rebeca Rico-Hesse, Peter J. Hotez
National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Maria Elena Bottazzi, Peter J. Hotez
Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Jennifer Chow
Research!America, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
Karen A. Goraleski
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, Illinois, United States of America
Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, Joseph B. McCormick
University of Texas School of Public Health, Regional Campus, Brownsville, Texas, United States of America
Bruce Y. Lee
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Harold S. Margolis
Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Peter Melby
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America
Jesus G. Valenzuela
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Peter J. Hotez
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hotez@bcm.edu

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts. Drs. Hotez and Bottazzi are principal investigators involved in the development of vaccines for Chagas disease and leishmaniasis.