NNB: Guest post on negelcted tropical diseases like schistosomiasis

Over at Nature Network Boston, find a guest post by Karolina Maciag, an MD/PhD student at Harvard Medical  School/Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology Program and Jen Manne, an
ScD/MD student at Harvard School of Public Health/BU School of

Last month, Boston hosted the inaugural Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)
meeting of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID). At the
request of society members from resource-poor countries, the meeting focused on
the NTDs, rather than the “Big Three” of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. In these countries,
disabling and potentially fatal diseases – from schistosomiasis and
onchocerciasis to Chagas Disease, lymphatic filariasis and other helminthic
infections – are endemic…


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